Andrew F. Smith
University of California Press
American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food
Tuna used to be sold just for fertilizer. Its history reflects trends in politics, eco-issues, health.
Jenny Bowen
Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains
After a Chinese adoption, the author establishes Half The Sky Foundation to bring love into orphans' lives.
Sean Madigan Hoen
Soho Press
Songs Only You Know: A Memoir
A youthful autobiography set in the punk rock scene of 1990's Detroit.
Sara Davidson
The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life’s Greatest Mystery
In lively conversation about death with an ecumenical-oriented rabbi.
Peter Cherches
Lift Your Right Arm
By a wordsmith, this book of minimalist prose features "Abbot and Costello-like conundrums" to tickle your existential funny bone.