John Bemelmans Marciano
Bloomsbury USA
Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet
..."How America Kept Its Feet." Inventors, activists, and presidents all star in this lively history of America's uncommon measuring system.
Adele Griffin
Soho Press
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone: A Novel
Imagine your bio told through interviews with your acquaintances. In this novel, a late wild young artist is seen through many pairs of eyes.
Simon Denyer
Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India’s Unruly Democracy
A journalist's keen perspective on the injustice, inequality -- and hope of modern India, still the world's largest democracy despite its chaos.
Robert Hellenga
Bloomsbury USA
The Confessions of Frances Godwin
In this novel, a retired school teacher reflects on a life that's taken her from the Midwest to Rome, wrestling with God and surprising transgressions such as how she dealt with her daughter's abusive husband.
Amy O'Leary (contributor, left) Jessica Loudis, et al., editors
Bloomsbury USA
Should I Go to Grad School?
..."41 Answers To An Impossible Question." Among the diverse personal essays here: A young woman selling ornaments from her apartment suddenly aspires to be a producer for a heady public radio show.