May 3, 2013 — At No. 5, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is writer Anna Quindlen's candid and whimsical memoir.
Apr 14, 2013 — Tomás Rivera's ... And the Earth Did Not Devour Him is the account of a boy bearing witness to the injustices faced by migrant workers in the mid-20th century. Author Alex Espinoza says this book showed him that storytelling doesn't have to be private, it can be revolutionary.
Apr 5, 2013 — Debuting at No. 4, Z imagines the life of Jazz Age celebrity Zelda Fitzgerald.
Mar 27, 2013 — Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood being raised by her grandmother in Arkansas, but as a young teenager, she returned to live with her mother, Vivian Baxter. Angelou's Mom & Me & Mom looks back on the long process of reconciliation with the woman who sent her away.
Mar 25, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, Cheryl Strayed recounts her solo trek on the Pacific Crest Trail, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of a North Korean prison camp, and Leymah Gbowee reflects on becoming a Liberian peace activist. In fiction, Rachel Joyce's tale of an unexpected journey arrives in paperback.
Mar 23, 2013 — F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald wed in 1920, and the two went on to have a famously turbulent literary marriage. Would Zelda have been better off without her husband? Novelist Therese Anne Fowler says, "They were two sides of one coin."
Feb 8, 2013 — Holding on to its No. 1 spot, Paula McLain's The Paris Wife imagines the life of Hadley Hemingway.
Dec 27, 2012 — This year's literary heroines aren't defined by their desire to love or be loved — or even to be especially lovable. Writer and critic Parul Sehgal celebrates five sublimely stubborn women, frequently at odds with themselves and always at odds with their times.
Dec 28, 2012 — At No. 6, Wild traces author Cheryl Strayed's crisis after her mother's death and a bitter divorce.
Dec 7, 2012 — At No. 4, Paula McLain's The Paris Wife follows Hemingway's first wife as she navigates 1920s Paris.