- Unjust Deserts: True Crime 2020-2021
“This story did not just come out of left field,” Coen says.
- We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception, and Murder
The pace picks up in the chapters covering the trials, which are enlivened by quotes from the lawyers, and Phelps does a good job exposing the way reality TV coverage can influence and indeed corrupt perceptions of guilt and innocence.
- Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewiring Your Heart
In addition to stories of breakups—hers and those of the women who attend her boot camps—Chan offers advice on how to “live better, learn more,” and practice self-love so readers can thrive in future relationships.
- Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States
Jaggar and Becker offer a comprehensive picture book biography of James Herman Banning, covering his childhood flying kites, the years he spent teaching others to fly, and his triumph as the first Black birdman—with Thomas Cox Allen—to make the transcontinental flight from California to New York.
- Rights Report: Week of November 9, 2020
Stories of the Islands is based on Indonesian folklore and emphasizes female empowerment.
- YA Nonfiction Takes Teen Readers Seriously
When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them (Mar. 2021) is a volume of portraits and first-person accounts of people living with HIV/AIDS and their relationships with their support dogs.
- Scholars Aim to Revitalize Christianity
We ‘get’ stories.
- Game of the Gods
The story sputters a bit in the latter half, particularly with Sultan Khan’s bizarre rant from a psychiatric ward.
- At Algonquin, a Decade of Change Reflected in One Book
Trim sizes, layouts, and covers are all different than they were when the imprint was launched.Howard laughs at the traditional design of some books that had two-column layouts.
- Dune, Volume 1: Book 1
Anderson’s dutiful adaptation covers just the prose version’s first third, in a planned three-volume release.
- DK Makes Its First Foray into Fiction
“We met at Bologna last year and brainstormed the concept of the series and discussed topics we wanted it to cover.
- Q & A with Anna Godbersen
If you’re moving around a lot of point of views and you have a lot of storyline, you can do a little razzle dazzle and cover up a lot of sins.
- Commemorating a Decade of Ally Condie's 'Matched'
Penguin will concurrently release a trade paperback edition of the author’s The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe, a companion novel to the Matched trilogy, with a redesigned cover and a new origin story, “Desertion.”Given the ongoing pandemic, Condie will celebrate Matched’s 10th anniversary and the
- In Conversation: Christopher Paul Curtis and Wendy Lamb
Lamb: The original cover used two Curtis family snapshots.
- What We Didn't Expect: Personal Stories about Premature Birth
Despite the often troubling emotions covered, this collection will predominantly leave readers with a sense of inspiration and gratitude, as summed up by Jayapal when she writes that pain or fear are “usually drowned out by the (mostly) joyful chaos” of life with a new child.