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Recent Releases

Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014
Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change
Clarence Page
The first collection of columns from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated journalist Clarence Page, touching on politics, social commentary, pop culture, new media, race, and family.
Chicago Portraits
Chicago Tribune Staff
An exploration of Chicago and Chicagoans, told through photographic portraits compiled from the Chicago Tribune's vast historical archives.
Recognition
O.H. Bennett
The emotionally charged story of a woman obsessed with finding a homeless man she glimpses on a street corner, who bears a powerful resemblance to the husband who disappeared from her life a decade earlier.
The Green City Market Cookbook
Great Recipes from Chicago's Award-Winning Farmers Market
Green City Market
The Green City Market Cookbook is the first collection of recipes from the premier Midwest farmers market.
Locally Brewed
Portraits of Craft Breweries from America's Heartland
Anna Blessing
An exploration of 20 small, Midwestern craft breweries, detailing how the microbrew movement has become a regional phenomenon.
The World's Richest Man: Carlos Slim In His Own Words
Tanni Haas
A collection of thought-provoking direct quotes from Carlos Slim, the Mexican magnate listed as the richest man in the world by Forbes from 2010-2013.
Improvise
Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO
Fred Cook
The CEO of PR giant Golin reveals bold and wildly entertaining truths that prove the path to the corner office isn't always the obvious one.
Opportunity Knocking
Lessons from Business Leaders
Lori Ann LaRocco
CNBC producer Lori Ann LaRocco coaxes stories of innovation and success from some of the world's top business leaders, revealing effective strategies that readers can use to identify and seize business opportunities.
Charcutería
The Soul of Spain
Jeffrey Weiss
The first book to introduce authentic Spanish butchering and meat-curing recipes to the American market.
Provence Food and Wine
The Art of Living
François Millo, Viktorija Todorovska
A collection of delicious, healthful, and easy-to-prepare recipes from the Provence region of southern France.

From the Blog

  • "Difference is not deviance"


    A terrific interview with Charles M. Blow, the New York Times columnist whose new book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is just coming... more >>


  • How to flourish in any role at work


    Four simple tips, courtesy of the young entrepreneur Katrina Lake, as seen at the Tribune's Blue Sky business and innovation portal. I'm not always a fan of this kind of short, sweet professional advice, but these are admirably... more >>


  • The employment economy for English and writing majors


    This subject is broached in an appealingly world-weary essay at The Millions by Cathy Day, though it's compromised a bit (just a bit) by the little flash of sentiment at the end. Yes, the humanities are worth studying, devoting one's life to, etc.... more >>


  • What we're looking for right now


    Interested in submitting book ideas to Agate? Here are the things we're most interested in considering this fall: 1. For our Bolden imprint, which is devoted solely to African-American writers: memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies for our "Bolden... more >>


  • Kiese Laymon's Long Division wins Saroyan Prize


    In recognition of this richly deserved award, we're re-posting this Q&A with Kiese Laymon, whose Long Division and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America were published by Agate in summer 2013. What inspired Long Division? Like most of... more >>