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NONFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 2020
Family & Relationships
Brother & Sister: A Memoir by Diane Keaton
The Academy Award-winning film star and best-selling author of Then Again presents a memoir of her complicated relationship with a beloved younger brother, who transitioned from a close sibling into a troubled and reclusive alcoholic.
Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons by Cara Natterson
Citing the less-recognized behavioral tendencies of male adolescence that complicate communications between parents and children, a guide to raising teen boys shares strategic guidelines on effective parenting, managing screen time and understanding the sources of negative behavior.
Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World by Madeline Levine
The New York Times best-selling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today’s parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future—and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness.
Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
A fresh new voice in black feminism critiques today’s broader feminist movement.
Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty by Jeff Madrick
Citing the alarming percentage of children who live in poverty in today’s America, an urgent report examines contributing factors, including government indifference, a failing social welfare system and entrenched racism, while outlining a politically feasible option for next steps.
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad. Foreword by Robin DiAngelo.
The host of the "Good Ancestor" podcast presents an updated and expanded edition of the Instagram challenge that launched a cultural movement about taking responsibility for first-person racism to stop unconsciously inflicting pain on others.
The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison by Jason Hardy
A former New Orleans parole officer shares the intertwining stories of seven parolees to reveal shortcomings in a criminal justice system that does not provide former inmates with the tools they need to survive. A first book.
This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers by Jeff Sharlet
The "immersion journalist" and award-winning author of The Family describes his post-heart attack decision forge human connections, in a work of radical empathy that explores topics ranging from the loneliness of dementia to gay pride in Putin's Russia.
An account of the life of the woman best known for creating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death dioramas describes her transition from a wealthy socialite to a leader in modern forensics whose methods are still used today.
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI by Kate Winkler Dawson
Describes the life of America's greatest, and first, forensic scientist, who invented tools that are still being used today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests and fingerprints and solved at least two thousand cases during his forty-year career.
The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer
Documents the true story of Irish national Jeffrey Lendrum and his globetrotting adventures as a smuggler of rare birds, detailing the efforts of British wildlife detective Andy McWilliam to protect the world's endangered birds of prey.
The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy. Updated and Expanded Edition by Elizabeth Kendall with Molly Kendall
An updated, expanded edition of the author's 1981 memoir detailing her six-year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy, which was the basis for the Amazon Original docuseries, includes a new introduction and a new afterword by the author, never-before-seen photos, and a startling new chapter from the author’s daughter.
Describes the fascinating and very real phenomenon of the industrial espionage perpetrated by China and the threat is poses to Western competitiveness and reveals what the United States is doing to combat the theft of proprietary innovation.