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  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

    The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
    av Atul Gawande

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312430009

    A New York Times Bestseller In this bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures…

  • The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

    The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
    av Olivia Laing

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250118035

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism #1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub A dazzling work of biograph…

  • The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

    The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
    av Olivia Laing

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250039576

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism#1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit HubA dazzling work of biography,…

  • On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

    On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
    av Alice Goffman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250065667

    A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black com…

  • Conversations with Myself

    Conversations with Myself
    av Nelson Mandela

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312611682

    Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him. --from the foreword by President Barack Obama Foreword by President Barack Obama Nelson Mandela i…

  • Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
    av Atul Gawande

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312421700

    Drawing from compelling true accounts of patients and doctors, a provocative examination of the power and limits of modern medicine reveals a world where science is uncertain, information is limited, and deadly mistakes occur. Reprint. 75,000 first…

  • The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

    The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History
    av Jonathan Franzen

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312426408

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up, squirming in his own ber-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," into an adult with strong inconvenient passions. Whe…

  • Far North

    Far North
    av Marcel Theroux

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312429720

    National Book Award Finalist for Fiction "My father had an expression for a thing that turned out bad. He'd say it had gone west. But going west always sounded pretty good to me. After all, westwards is the path of the sun. And through as much histo…

  • Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

    Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History
    av Robert D. Kaplan

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312424930

    From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one o…

  • Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City

    Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
    av Greg Grandin

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312429621

    The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the AmazonIn 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His…

  • The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff
    av Tom Wolfe

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312427566

    From America's nerviest journalist (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. Tom Wolfe at his very best (The New York Times Book R…

  • What Darwin Got Wrong

    What Darwin Got Wrong
    av Jerry Fodor, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312680664

    With a New Afterword"What Darwin Got Wrong" is a remarkable book, one that dares to challenge the theory of natural selection as an explanation for how evolution works--a devastating critique not in the name of religion but in the name of good scien…

  • Eloquent Rage

    Eloquent Rage
    av Brittney Cooper

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250112880

    Far too often, Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women's eloquent rag…

  • When I Was a Child I Read Books

    When I Was a Child I Read Books
    av Marilynne Robinson

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250024053

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A New York Times Bestseller A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Gilead Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as not…

  • Jacob'S Ladder

    Jacob'S Ladder
    av Ludmila Ulitskaya

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250619563

    One of Russia's most renowned literary figures and a Man Booker International Prize nominee, Ludmila Ulitskaya presents what may be her final novel. Jacob's Ladder is a family saga spanning a century of recent Russian history - and represents the su…

  • Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

    Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
    av Francis Fukuyama

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250234643

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state In 2014, Francis Fukuya…

  • Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    av Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250118363

    What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confro…

  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
    av Elizabeth Kolbert

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250062185

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural hi…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name
    av André Aciman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250169440

    Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timoth e Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar(TM) Nominee James Ivory The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay A New York Times Bestseller A USA T…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name
    av André Aciman

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312426781

    Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timoth e Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar(TM) Nominee James Ivory The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay A New York Times Bestseller A USA T…

  • Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall
    av Hilary Mantel

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312429980

    WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by…

  • Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall
    av Hilary Mantel

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250806710

    WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first novel in Hilary Mantel's magnificent trilogy about Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII, in a gorgeous new edition to c…

  • The Eye of the Storm

    The Eye of the Storm
    av Patrick White

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312595326

    In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat wait. It is the dying mother who will command atten…

  • The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us about the Relationship Between Parents and Children

    The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us about the Relationship Between Parents and Children
    av Alison Gopnik

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250132253

    One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of good parenting Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the con…

  • Severance

    Severance
    av Ling Ma

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250214997

    Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. A stunning, audacious book with…

  • On Photography

    On Photography
    av Susan Sontag

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312420093

    Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photogra…

  • Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

    Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    av Jacqueline Winspear

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312426859

    Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist--and World War I veteran--in the fourth entry in the bestselling series London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the contro…

  • Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak

    Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
    av Jean Hatzfeld

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312425036

    A veteran foreign correspondent shares a collection of interviews with ten Hutu men--all tried, convicted, and sentenced for the genocidal killings of their Tutsi neighbors--as they describe their participation in the heinous crimes and their reason…

  • A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

    A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
    av Lucia Berlin

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250094735

    A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday,…

  • Crash

    Crash
    av J. G. Ballard

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250171511

    The Definitive Cult, Postmodern Novel--a Shocking Blend of Violence, Transgression, and Eroticism Reissued with a New Introduction from Zadie Smith When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him…

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays
    av Joan Didion

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250160652

    Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf. Celebrated, iconic, and indispensable, Joan Didion's first work of non…

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

    The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
    av Michael Booth

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250081568

    The Christian Science Monitor's #1 Best Book of the YearA witty, informative, and popular travelogue about the Scandinavian countries and how they may not be as happy or as perfect as we assume, The Almost Nearly Perfect People offers up the ideal m…

  • What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

    What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
    av Thomas Frank

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780805077742

    With a New Afterword by the Author The New York Times bestseller, praised as hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests (Molly Ivins) Hailed as daz…

  • What I Loved

    What I Loved
    av Siri Hustvedt

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312421199

    Siri Hustvedt's What I Loved begins in New York in 1975, when art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a SoHo gallery. He buys the work; tracks down the artist, Bill Wechsler; and the two men embark on…

  • Letters to a Young Novelist

    Letters to a Young Novelist
    av Mario Vargas Llosa

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312421724

    Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, C line, Cort zar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grill…

  • Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

    Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
    av Susan Sontag

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312420130

    In 1978 Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as one of the most liberating books of its time. A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certai…

  • Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

    Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed
    av Meghan Daum

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250081643

    One of the most provocative and talked-about books of the year, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed is the stunning collection exploring one of society's most vexing taboos. One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was…

  • Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973--1974

    Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973--1974
    av Michel Foucault

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312203313

    In Psychiatric Power, the fourth volume in the collection of his groundbreaking lectures at the Coll ge de France, Michel Foucault addresses and expands upon the ideas in his seminal Madness and Civilization, sketching the genealogy of psychiatry an…

  • The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

    The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
    av Alex Ross

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312427719

    Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year Time magazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007 Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007 A Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2007…

  • The World Without Us

    The World Without Us
    av Alan Weisman

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312427900

    Time #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007 Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007 Finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Salon Book Awards 2007 Amazon Top 100 Editors' Picks of 2007 (#4) Barnes and Noble 10 Best of 2007: Politics and…

  • Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

    Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs
    av John Lydon, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312428136

    I have no time for lies and fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die.--John Lydon Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in various media. It has been portrayed as an English class revolt and a reckless diversion that became a marketing dream.…

  • Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

    Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963
    av Susan Sontag

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312428501

    In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The first of three volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, Reborn (1947-1963) reveals one of the most important thinkers and writers of th…

  • Ways of Dying

    Ways of Dying
    av Zakes Mda

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312420918

    Winner of the M-Net Book Prize Shortlisted for the CNA and Noma Awards In Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda's acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a "professional mourner" in a vast and violent city of the new South Africa. Day after day he attends funerals in t…

  • The Collected Stories of Richard Yates: Short Fiction from the Author of Revolutionary Road

    The Collected Stories of Richard Yates: Short Fiction from the Author of Revolutionary Road
    av Richard Yates

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312420819

    The literary event of 2001 is now the paperback event of 2002: "The Collected Stories of Richard Yates" gathers the late author's powerful and peerless short fiction in one comprehensive volume. Praised by such authors as Michael Chabon, Stewart O'N…

  • Black Chalk

    Black Chalk
    av Christopher J. Yates

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250075550

    "This is the smart summer thriller you've been waiting for."--NPR's "All Things Considered" NAMED A MUST READ BY "THE BOSTON GLOBE, "BBC.COM," "AND "NEW YORK POST"""NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY "NPR " A compulsively readable psychological thrill…

  • The Sorrows of an American

    The Sorrows of an American
    av Siri Hustvedt

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312428204

    When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note among their late father's papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. Siri Hustvedt's The Sorrows of an American tells the story of the Davidsen family as brother a…

  • Kill Anything That Moves

    Kill Anything That Moves
    av Nick Turse

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250045065

    Americans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by just a few "bad apples." But as award-winning journalist and historian Nick Turse demonstrates in this groun…

  • Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

    Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
    av Virginia Eubanks

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250215789

    WINNER: The 2019 Lillian Smith Book Award, 2018 McGannon Center Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform: The single most important book about t…

  • Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France 1977--1978

    Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France 1977--1978
    av Michel Foucault

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312203603

    Marking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book takes as its starting point the notion of biopower, studying the foundations of this new technology of power over populations. Distinct from punitive disciplinary systems, the mechanisms…

  • Regarding the Pain of Others

    Regarding the Pain of Others
    av Susan Sontag

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312422196

    Twenty-five years after her classic "On Photography," Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today.How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us?…

  • The Sellout

    The Sellout
    av Paul Beatty

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250083258

    Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The N…

  • Joy Comes in the Morning

    Joy Comes in the Morning
    av Jonathan Rosen

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780312424275

    Deborah Green is a woman of passionate contradictions--a rabbi who craves goodness and surety while wrestling with her own desires and with the sorrow and pain she sees around her. Her life changes when she visits the hospital room of Henry Friedman…

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides
    av Jeffrey Eugenides

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781250074812

    "These pocket-sized titles are stunning....They make the perfect stocking stuffers " - Metro "Bought together or separately, these fiction titles are ideal stocking stuffers for the literature lover." - USA Today The national bestseller from the P…