The Municipalists

A novel about an unlikely pair of lonely outsiders one human, one AI on an adventure to save the great American city of Metropolis written by one of the most exciting new voices in fiction Charles Yu Named one of the best books of the month by Library Journal Debut of the Month , The Verge

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago

From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago s most turbulent neighborhoods The numbers are staggering over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gun

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by But, at forty eight years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis

Award winning journalist Sam Anderson s long awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny Oklahoma City was born from chaos It was founded in a bizarre but momentous Land Run in 1889, when thousands of people li

A Burglar's Guide to the City

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break ins and escapes, A Burglar s Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us You ll never see the city the same way again At the core of A Burglar s Guide to the City is an un