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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

  • One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.  As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2001
  • In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form?an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities?immigrant, female, Chinese, American. ...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita , Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2012
  • Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, The Circle  is the exhilarating novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of  Heroes of the Frontier .   When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world?s most powerful internet company, she feels she?s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus,...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2014
  • See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined,...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2015