Rafael de Grenade
Milkweed Editions
Stilwater: Finding Wild Mercy in the Outback
A true account by a young Arizonan, 24, who journeys alone to the wild Australian Outback to rustle cattle and experience a remote life.
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Houghton Mifflin
Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
The lone creative genius is mostly myth, says this author, who profiles many amazing duos -- Lennon-McCartney, the Wright brothers, etc.
Elizabeth Kiem
Soho Press
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy
After her mother mysteriously disappears, a Russian ballerina and her father defect to America in this Cold War spy thriller, a debut novel.
Colman Andrews
My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants
A memoir toasting the fine food and colorful characters behind some great world restaurants.
Caroline Clarke
Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail
Upon learning she was adopted, the author yearns to find her real mother (who turns out to be the daughter of a famous entertainer).