THE MERCY OF THE SKY: The Story of a Tornado
An acclaimed national reporter returns to her hometown to give
an inside account of the deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma,
in May 2013—a dramatic, suspenseful story of human courage in
the face of natural disaster. “Gripping, heartbreaking, and heart-warming….It will leave you emotionally drained but glad you
journeyed into the heart of this extraordinary storm with Bailey as
your guide.”—Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat.
Viking • 320 pp. • 978-0-525-42749-0 • $27.95
THE THIRD PLATE: Field Notes on the Future of Food
“I would call this The Omnivore’s Dilemma 2.0….[It] serves as a brilliant culinary manifesto with a message as obvious as it is overlooked. Promote, grow, and eat a diet that’s in harmony with the
earth and the earth will reward you for it. It’s an inspiring message
that could truly help save our water, air and land before it’s too
late.”—The Chicago Tribune. “A lively mix of food history, environmental philosophy, and restaurant lore…an important and exciting
addition to the sustainability discussion.”— The Wall Street Journal.
Penguin • 496 pp. • 978-0-14-312715-4 • $18.00 •
FARM CITY: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman
who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving
farm. It is a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural
world and what we have given up to live the way we do. “By turns
edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing.”—Michael Pollan, author of
The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
Penguin • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-311728-5 • $17.00 •
Also available: The Essential Urban Farmer 978-0-14-311871-8;
Gone Feral 978-1-59420-443-2
WINDFALL: The Booming Business of Global Warming
McKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the
world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows
us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming is to see it through the eyes of those who see it most clearly—as a market opportunity. By letting climate change continue
unchecked, we are choosing to adapt to a warming world. Containing the resulting surge will be big business; some will benefit,
but much of the planet will suffer. McKenzie Funk has investigated
both sides, and what he has found will shock us all.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-312659-1 • $18.00
The Fight for Our Local Seafood
The author of Four Fish uncovers the unraveling of our nation’s
seafood supply, telling the story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters. “Offers an optimistic perspective on
the connection between preserving our salt marshes and restoring
America’s offshore seafood production....A fascinating discussion
of a multifaceted issue and a passionate call to action.”—Kirkus.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-312743-7 • $17.00 •
Also available: Four Fish 978-0-14-311946-3