I Don't Want to Go Home: The Oral History of the Stone Pony - Nick Corasaniti (Harper)

Pregnant and grieving the loss of her grandmother, Ann returns home to her estranged mother and the dilapidated mansion she grew up in. A beautifully written story about three generations of Vietnamese women that explores the sometimes fraught relationships between mothers and daughters.


The Dress Diary: Secrets From a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe - Kate Strasdin (Pegasus Books)

Fashion historian and museum curator, Kate Strasdin, reveals the intricate life of Anne Sykes, a Victorian woman, who kept a scrapbook of fabric documenting her life.


The Britannias: An Archipelago's Tale - Alice Albina (Norton)

This autobiography, travelogue, history, geography, and feminist fantasy explores the storied British islands from Orkney (3000 BC) to the Channel Islands (20th century). Do the island's memories, mythologies, rituals, and artifacts indicate a female authority?


The Wounded World: W. E. B. DuBoise and the First World War - Chad Williams (Picador)

The dramatic, well-researched account of DuBois's failed efforts to write the definitive history of Black participation in World War I.


House of Lillies: The House That Made Medieval France - Justine Firnhaber-Baker (Basic Books)

Recently published and already praised as "one of the most entertaining popular history books published in recent years," this articulate, well-researched story sets the exploits of the Capetian kings against the "fascinating, clever, and often destructive queens and consorts." Forget Game of Thrones.


Van Life: Culture, Vehicles, People, Places - Calum Creasey & Lauren Smith (Lannoo)

A comprehensive guide to the growing nomad culture that explores why people choose this alternative lifestyle, the process of designing and building a converted van, and special moments from the road. Featuring a variety of interviews and stunning photography.


Parisian Days - Banine (Pushkin Press)

Banine (Umm-El-Banine Assadoulaeff), lived a colorful and eventful life (1905-1992) chronicled in 2 memoirs. Parisian Days (1947) concerns her life in Paris after escaping from Baku in the Russian Empire and her husband in Istanbul. Le Figaro described her as "... one of those personages of La vie romanesque who traverse a century, attracting like a lodestone all the singular figures of the times." This reprint is a welcome addition to Pushkin's list.


A Gentleman from Japan - Thomas Lockley (Hanover Square Press)

The forgotten story of the first Japanese man documented to set foot in North America and England. Full of piracy, worldly adventures, and cross-cultural musings.


The Situation Room - George Stephanopoulos (Grand Central Publising)

Former senior adviser to Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos, gives a behind-the-scenes look at what went down in the Situation Room during some of America’s most pivotal moments in recent history.


The Red Hotel - Alan Philips (Pegasus Books)

The Red Hotel recontextualizes the correspondence coming out of Russia during WWII by revealing Stalin’s control over the foreign journalists and their translators staying at the infamous Metropol Hotel.