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The True Deceiver

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Book AuthorTove Jansson

Published in 1982 and only now translated into English, Tove Jansson's novel asks the timeless question, whether it is better to be kind than to be truthful when a poor woman inveigles her way into a wealthy older woman's life.

Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House

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GenreSocial Issues
Book AuthorMindy Lewis

The psychology behind cleaning goes under the cultural microscope in Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House, Mindy Lewis' essay anthology about keeping (or the attempt of keeping) things tidy.

The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories

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Book AuthorPagan Kennedy

In this collection of creative non-fiction, or “true stories,” as the author calls them, Kennedy captures the essential purpose and the deeper good of her subjects--from the author of The Joy of Sed to the world's smartest parrot.

The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself

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Book AuthorHannah Holmes

The idea that humans have a lot in common with animals isn’t a shocking conclusion, but Holmes approaches the subject with endearing honesty.


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Book AuthorGeorgina Harding

Spy novels should be exciting and surprising, but this one is flat and light.

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