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Jeff Goodell

Jeff Goodell


Author • Energy & Environment Expert • Investigative Journalist

“The greatest danger we face is not technological hubris, but human apathy.” —Jeff Goodell Through years of research, acclaimed author and investigative journalist Jeff Goodell has established himself as an expert on the coal industry, geoengineering, and climate change. As the price of oil soars and the seas rise, as energy independence and global warming […]

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Jesmyn Ward


Novelist • Essayist • Memoirist

MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In November 2017, she became the first woman and the […]

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Jeremy McCarter

Jeremy McCarter


Cultural Historian • Bestselling Author

Jeremy McCarter is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, with Lin-Manuel Miranda. His newest book, Young Radicals, is about idealists fighting for freedom and equality in the early twentieth century. A common thread in McCarter’s work is the power of storytelling to drive social change—from our country’s rebellious founders to […]

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Hillary Jordan

Hillary Jordan


Bestselling Author • Novelist

Hillary Jordan received her BA in English and political science from Wellesley College and spent fifteen years working as an advertising copywriter before turning to fiction. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. Her first novel, Mudbound, was published in 2008 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, HarperCollins Canada, and Random House UK. […]

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The Flight Attendant

Praise for The Flight Attendant

Bohjalian is an unfaltering storyteller who crosses genres with fluidity, from historical fiction to literary thrillers…a read-in-one-sitting escapade that is as intellectually satisfying as it is emotionally entertaining.

Booklist

All The Light We Cannot See

Praise for All The Light We Cannot See

Hauntingly beautiful.

The New York Times

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Praise for The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

A lush tale infused with clear-eyed compassion, this novel will inspire reflection, discussion and an overwhelming desire to drink rare Chinese tea.

The Washington Post

Anything Is Possible

Praise for Anything Is Possible

It’s hard to believe that a year after the astonishing My Name Is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout could bring us another book that is by every measure its equal, but what Strout proves to us again and again is that where she’s concerned, anything is possible. This book, this writer, are magnificent.

Ann Patchett

The Stars Are Fire

Praise for The Stars Are Fire

I had the sense as I read Shreve’s newest and 18th novel, The Stars Are Fire, that I was in the company of millions of phantom future readers who will adore this novel and devour it and recommend it to all their friends and book clubs.

Kate Christensen, The Portland Press Herald

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Praise for The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg’s characters jump right off the page and into your heart. I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human.

Fannie Flagg, author of The Whole Town’s Talking