Lichenpedia: A Brief Compendium by Kay Hurley

Lichenpedia is a delightfully entertaining and beautifully illustrated A–Z treasury about the strange, obscure, and remarkable world of lichens, from their unique and essential roles in nature and the ways they are used in dyeing, brewing, and drug-making to how they have inspired writers and artists, from Henry David Thoreau to modern painters.

Dostoyevsky in the Face of Death or Language Haunted by Sex

Poetic, stunning, fascinating, and deeply insightful, Kristeva’s readings of Dostoyevsky are as much about us and our time as they are about him and his works. This book is a celebration of literature and language as an antidote to the extremes of nihilism and fundamentalism that still threaten us today. Kelly Oliver, philosopher, novelist, and professor emerita, Vanderbilt University

Busting the Bankers’ Club

“Gerald Epstein has done something that has needed doing since 2008 — he has written a book that explains our complex, captured financial system to the lay reader. In simple, clear prose, he outlines why we are still fighting financial fires, and what we can do to bridge the Wall Street-Main Street divide. A wonderful way to understand how finance became the tail that wags the dog of our economy. “—Rana Foroohar, Associate Editor, Financial Times

James Bond Will Return

With a stellar lineup of authors offering sharp, original analysis of every James Bond film to date, this book delivers a fascinating retrospective of the 007 franchise at a critical moment in the extended life of the series.Christoph Lindner, editor of The James Bond PhenomenonRevisioning 007, and Resisting James Bond