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PW Show Daily, Day 3, June 7

PW Show Daily, Day 3, June 7

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The quest for booksellerson the floor of BEA can takesome unanticipated turns,like meeting Richard Fordat the entrance to the show.His latest book,
Canada
, hesays graciously, is “oldnews,” and he’s just arrivedat BEA, but he’s looking for-ward to
James Salter
’s new book,
Cassada
, out onSeptember 11 fromCounterpoint. “My God,”he says, “it’s going to be agreat book because a bookfrom Jim Salter is a reasonto stop the trains.”September 11 is a popularday this year, with
KevinPowers
’s debut, a war novelabout two soldiers in Iraq,
The Yellow Birds
(Little,Brown), generating a lot of excitement. MarkLaFramboise from Politics& Prose in Washington,D.C., read it in one sitting.Actually, he says, he readparts of it “standing up,” hewas so impressed. A bigfan, he intends to do every-thing he can to promote it,not only because of the sub-ject but because of the lan-guage. “It’s visceral; thelanguage is so poetic, so lit-erary.” His enthusiasm ismatched by Calvin Crosbyfrom Book Passage in CorteMadera, Calif. “I’m dying toget back to it,” he says. “Tohave captured the experi-ence of Iraq while it’s socurrent is amazing to me.Usually, like with Vietnam,there needs to be some dis-tance, but Powers did itwithout that distance.”“War seems to be a theme,”Crosby says. He’s alsoexcited about
 In theShadow of the Banyan
 (Simon & Schuster) by
Vaddey Ratner
, a novelabout the coming-of-age of a young girl during theCambodian genocide in the1970s. Ratner was five yearsold when the Khmer Rougecame to power in 1975. “It’shistory that I knew so littleabout,” Crosby says. “I weptfor over half the book, itwas so beautiful, wellcrafted, and honest.”Jodie Vinson fromBrookline Booksmith inMassachusetts is eager toread the new
Junot Díaz
,
This Is How You Lose Her 
(Riverhead) and alsoBarbara Kingsolver’s
 Flight Behavior 
(HarperCollins),set in Appalachia. Vinsonheard both authors speakat the author breakfast,which whetted her interest.Kathleen Millard from ElmStreet Books in NewCanaan, Conn., reallywants to read
The Art Forger 
(Algonquin) by
B.A.Shapiro
. “I’m always fasci-nated when famous artgoes missing and stays hid-den for so many years.”She’s also anticipating thenew
Tom Wolfe
,
 Back to Blood
(Little, Brown). “He’sa classic. He’ll live throughthe ages. We’re looking foranother
 Bonfire
.” PeterMalizia of Costco, Canada,is also high on Tom Wolfe.“He’s a big name. If you sellin the States, you sell inCanada.”
Tigers in Red Weather 
 (Little, Brown),
LizaKlaussmann
’s debut novel,set at the end of WWII, isgenerating buzz. (Klauss-mann is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Herman Melville.) MargieScott-Tucker of Book Inc. inSan Francisco says she“loved it” and thinks it will be a big book club book.She also “loved, loved,loved”
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
,
Rachel Joyce
’s novel(another debut fromRandom House). “Everyoneover 50 should read this book,” she says.For Bill Cusumano, of Nicola’s Books in AnnArbor, Mich., it’s
 JohnSaturnall’s Feast
by
Lawrence Norfolk
(Grove).Cusumano calls the story of the orphan, kitchen boy,and finally, master chef, setin 17th-century England“just a wonderful book.”He’s also excited to read
Jon Meacham
’s biographyof 
Thomas Jefferson
 (Random House) because“there hasn’t been a full biography of Jefferson in 30years.” And then there’s
J.K. Rowling 
’s first novel foradults,
The Casual Vacancy
 (Little, Brown). “This is the book everyone is scared of.We’re really worried. Whatif people tell their friendsit’s not Harry Potter?”Land Arnold, of Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, N.C.,in addition to the new
Barbara Kingsolver
, islooking forward to
TheVanishing Act
(Norton) by
Mette Jakobsen
. Arnold’s business partner, JamieFiocco, says that “it doesseem to have a lot of buzz.”
The Big Books:What They’re Saying
By Louisa Ermelino
Introducing
the
 
next
 
big
 
diet
 
revolution
See page 2 »
 
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 Publishers Weekly’s Show Daily
is produced each day during the 2012 BookExpo in New York.
The Show Daily
press office is in room 1C02.
 PW 
’s booth is #3153.
Day
 
3
ThursdayJune 7, 2012
ALL THE BUZZ ONBOOKEXPOAMERICA
 
Millions of dieters are frustrated that they’re eating all theright things—low-fat yogurt, egg-white omelets, whole-grainbread—but still can’t lose weight.Turns out those “diet” foods may be to blame.This groundbreaking book reveals the real secret behindweight gain—
food intolerance
—and provides a powerfulformula for
fast and lasting fat loss:
• Cycle 1:
Transform
your body in just 21 days by eliminatingthe 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance.
• Cycle 2:Customize
the diet for your unique bodychemistry by testing the foods.
• Cycle 3:Sustain
your success for life, without ever“dieting” again.
The Virgin Diet.
 
Drop 7 foods.Lose 7 pounds. Just 7 days.
For more info, visit theHarlequin booth #3739
ON SALE NOVEMBER 27, 2012
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, is one of the nation’s foremost nutrition and fitnessexperts. A 25-year veteran of the health and fitness industry, she has coachedhigh-performance athletes, CEOs and A-list celebrities.She frequently oers health advice for national television, radio and printmedia. She spent two years as the nutrition expert on
Dr. Phil 
and most recentlywas the co-host of TLC’s
Freaky Eaters.
 Visit her at www.jjvirgin.com.
JJ Virgin, top nutrition expertand trainer to the stars
 
Find outwhat thebuzz is allabout!
Get ready for thenext diet revolution.
 
 JonMeacham
Thomas Jefferson
THE ART
of 
POWER 
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of 
American Lion
MEET JON MEACHAM AT BEA THURSDAY, JUNE 7
SIGNING: RANDOM HOUSE BOOTH
#
3940 TABLE 1 10:00 11:00 AM
www.JonMeacham.com
Facebook.com/meachamjon Twitter @jmeacham
THE RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP
 
COMING NOVEMBER 13, 2012
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