Books published by Norton

A work of existential psychology, May’s text is intelligent and engaging, with prose as lovely as the insights are profound.

May sees creativity as the ultimate goal of all people (not merely those traditionally deemed “creative”) and links creativity to well-being and a desire to make the world a better place.


Matthew Battles

Battles’ lively history runs from the ancients to the internet, with tales of libraries built and burned along the way.

My Bread

Jim Lahey & Rick Flaste

Lahey’s simple method for bread making (which trades kneading for time) is worth the hype.

The Big Short

Michael Lewis

Infuriatingly good. There isn’t another writer alive who could take the obscurities of subprime mortgages and credit default swaps and deliver a page-turner like this one.

The Shadow King

Maaza Mengiste

Set in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, The Shadow King centers Hirut, an orphan living as a servant in the home of Kidane, and his wife, Aster.