Time and Materials

These poems are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture.

These poems are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture.

Ralph Ellison: A Biography

The definitive biography of one of the most important American writers and cultural intellectuals of the twentieth century.

The definitive biography of one of the most important American writers and cultural intellectuals of the twentieth century.

Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution

Altering what we think we know of the Constitution’s origins, Holton tells the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate. 

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry
of the double helix.

Brother, I’m Dying

In this affecting memoir, the author tells the story of her two fathers — her dad and her uncle – and her family’s own diaspora between Haiti and the United States.

In this affecting memoir, the author tells the story of her two fathers — her dad and her uncle – and her family’s own diaspora between Haiti and the United States.

Like You’d Understand, Anyway: Stories

Eleven first-person stories that offer an eclectic overview of the human experience.

Eleven first-person stories that offer an eclectic overview of the human experience.

Varieties of Disturbance: Stories

In her seventh collection, Davis extends her reach as never before in stories that take every form from sociological studies to concise poems.