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Tin House Books
Tin House salutes the artistic edge, but remainsrooted in the tenets of the classic storytellingtradition.
From Portland, Oregon to Portland,Maine—everyone loves Tin House! OK, notexactly Portland, ME–but just slightly northin another lovely coastal town, Camden,there’s a mag called
whoreviewed Tin House’s book called
Asta in theWings
. The book is set in rural Maine, abouta young girl who learns how to creativelycope with growing up in almost utterisolation. Not to mention some of the otherperiodicals that hailed Watson’s debut as thetops:
, and starred reviewsfrom
.2010 brings us the release of many newtitles as well as the new edition of the
How To Do Nothingwith Nobody All Alone By Yourself
by RobertPaul Smith (March). It’s an illustrated how tobook perfect for today’s kids to get themaway from the screen of whatever anddiscover their own imagination. Also on thehot Spring list, is fleeing from the past road-trip,
(ha! get it? “Hot Spring” ison the hot Spring list… anyone?) byGeoffrey Becker (February), short-storycollection,
Call It What You Want
by KeithLee Morris, and the complexities of apartheid-era relationships novel
byMarlene van Nierkerk, trans. Michiel Heyns(May).
“I was immediatelymesmerized . . . Its beautymatches its depth and herachievement is as brilliantas it is haunting.”
—Toni Morrison on
The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The list iseclectic and includes interesting fiction, history,biography, drama, and design.
In 2009, Overlook readers laughed outloud to Overlook’s collection of the veryEnglish-humored
(no, not the puppet)cartoons,
The Best of Punch Cartoons
editedby Helen Walasek. The
New York Times
declared the collection as “…a document of social history as it is a cartoon album…”2009 also saw the rise of Irene Levine’s
Best Friends Forever
, with an appearance onGood Morning America to discuss howwomen should deal with the breakup of nottheir lover, but their best friend. Thesebreakups can be just as painful as those of alover, but are rarely broached by any experts-until now.Do you watch TV? Do you listen to theradio? Do you come within earshot of either?If you do, there was no escaping the nameSusan Boyle last year (Britain’s Got Talentsurprise of the year). Everyone fell in lovewith the spinster-turned-star and werefascinated with her story. Well, Overlook Press has the first book of her story. Youheard it here first – this February 2
, you canget your own copy of
Susan Boyle: DreamsCan Come True
by Alice Montgomery!If, like me, you’re an old-school FoodNetwork fan, then you remember the Two FatLadies who loved their motorbike and putboth Julia Child AND Paula Dean to shamewith their love of butter. This month,Overlook released the US version of the 1997UK best-selling memoir,
Spilling the Beans
,by surviving lady, Clarissa Dickson Wright,recounting her experience with fame,addiction, heartbreak and food.