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

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 MetropolisAward 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

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir

The Odd Woman and the City: A MemoirA memoir of self discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a

The Way Home in the Night

The Way Home in the NightA mother rabbit and her young bunny are on their way home in the dark night My mother carries me through the quiet streets, the bunny explains Most of our neighbors are already home The bunny can see their lights in the windows, and hear and smell what they might be doing talking on the

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and MeBill 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

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago

An American Summer: Love and Death in ChicagoFrom 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

The Municipalists

The MunicipalistsA 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

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of AmericaA vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been

Imaginary Cities

Imaginary CitiesInspired by the surreal accounts of the explorer and man of a million lies Marco Polo, Imaginary Cities charts the metropolis and the imagination, and the symbiosis therein A work of creative nonfiction, the book roams through space, time and possibility, mapping cities of sound, melancholia and

In Our Mad and Furious City

In Our Mad and Furious CityFor Selvon, Ardan, and Yusuf, growing up under the towers of Stones Estate, summer means what it does anywhere football, music, and freedom, but now, after the killing of a British soldier, riots are spreading across the city, and nowhere is safe While the fury swirls around them, Selvon and Ardan