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Marketing Plans

Co-op available

•  National TV and public radio campaign
•  Outreach to art and travel publications,
websites, and organizations
•  Regional northern California tour
•  Promotion through: www.arttravelsites.com and

Author Hometown: Nevada City, CA

A Paperback Original

6 x 9 | 128 pp

100 color photographs
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-0-940899-56-8 USC

Featuring over 120 art sites for art lovers to enjoy.

This guide contains listings of over 120 contemporary art sites, with over one
hundred full-color photographs, across the United States; art listings rarely
found in other travel guides. If you are an art lover, art-curious, or a mu-
seumgoer, you’ll want to plan future vacations around the places you learn
about in this guidebook; a statewide index is provided. Many of the sites are
family friendly.

You’ll fnd visionary sites, mosaics, murals, college art venues, archi-
tectural wonders, sculpture parks, art museums, kinetic art races, sand cas-
tle competitions, snow sculptures, churches, and more: Queen Califia’s
Magical Garden, Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden, the Rubell Family Collection,
American Visionary Art Museum, Arcosanti, Lightning Field, Skyspace,
Double Negative, Thorncrown Chapel, Wave Organ, Garden of Eden,
Coral Castle, Watts Towers, Forrestiere Underground, Kohler Arts Center,
LongHouse Reserve, and leading living architects’ work, such as that of Rem
Koolhaas, Santiago Calatrava, and Frank Gehry.
An example is the Pagaent of the Masters, an amazing performance that
you’ll fnd enacted only in Laguna Beach, California. It began over sev-
enty-seven years ago. Performers reenact three-dimensional “live paintings.”
Yes, it’s hard to comprehend and amazing to watch. Artworks by Van Gogh,
Boticelli, and Rembrandt come “alive” on stage, creating gasps from the au-
dience. This is only one of the many unusual sites and events that you’ll read
about in Art Travel Guide—armchair art travel at its best.

Connie Terwilliger created ArtNetwork in 1986 to teach fne artists the busi-
ness of art, authoring two books as well as co-authoring two others. Involved
in the arts for over thirty years, her passion comes full-swing in this Art Travel
Guide—which includes her top 120 choices of the best art sites to explore across
the United States.

Art Travel Guide

Must-see Contemporary Art Sites Across the USA

Connie Terwilliger


Selected Backlist from ArtNetwork

Licensing Art 101,
Third Edition Updated

Publishing and Licensing
Your Artwork for Proft

Michael Woodward


8 x 10 | 192 pp

Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.00
978-0-940899-84-1 USC

Art Offce, Second Edition

80+ Business Forms, Charts,
Sample Letters, Legal Documents
& Business Plans

Constance Smith and Sue Viders


8½ x 11 | 112 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.00
978-0-940899-28-5 USC

Power Up with PR

A Publicity Guide for Artists

Jackie Abramian


8 x 10 | 112 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-0-940899-90-2 USC

Advanced Strategies for
Marketing Art

Innovative Ways to Boost
Your Art Career

Constance Smith


8 x 10 | 192 pp

Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.50
978-0-940899-55-1 USC

Art Marketing 101,
Third Edition

A Handbook for the Fine Artist

Constance Smith


8 x 10 | 288 pp

Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $24.00
978-0-940899-49-0 USC

Selling Art 101,
Second Edition

The Art of Creative Selling

Robert Regis Dvorˇák


8 x 10 | 192 pp

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978-0-940899-96-4 USC


Aunt Lute Books—Celebrating Thirty Years

5½ x 8½ | 312 pp
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978-1-879960-85-5 USC

A twenty-ffth anniversary edition of Gloria Anzaldúa’s
classic exploration of border identity.

Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist,
and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and
continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera re-
maps our understanding of what a “border” is, presenting it not as a simple
divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cul-
tural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
This twenty-ffth anniversary edition features a new introduction by schol-
ars Norma Cantú (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aída Hurtado
(University of California at Santa Cruz) as well as a revised critical bibliography.

Gloria Anzaldúa was a Chicana-tejana-lesbian-feminist poet, theorist, and
fction writer from south Texas. She was the editor of the critical anthology
Making Face/Making Soul: Haciendo Caras (Aunt Lute Books, 1990), co-editor of This
Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, and winner of the Before
Columbus Foundation American Book Award. She taught creative writing,
Chicano studies, and feminist studies at University of Texas, San Francisco
State University, Vermont College of Norwich University, and University
of California Santa Cruz. Anzaldúa passed away in 2004 and was honored
around the world for shedding visionary light on the Chicana experience
by receiving the National Association for Chicano Studies Scholar Award in
2005. Gloria was also posthumously awarded her doctoral degree in litera-
ture from the University of California, Santa Cruz. A number of scholar-
ships and book awards, including the Anzaldúa Scholar Activist Award and
the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, are awarded in her
name every year.

Borderlands / La Frontera

The New Mestiza
Fourth Edition

Gloria Anzaldúa

Introduction by Norma Cantú and Aída Hurtado


Selected Backlist from Aunt Lute Books—Celebrating Thirty Years

The Cancer Journals

Special Edition

Audre Lorde

5½ x 8½ | 104 pp
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978-1-879960-73-2 USC

Shell Shaker

LeAnne Howe

5½ x 8½ | 216 pp
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978-1-879960-61-9 USC

Beautiful and Dark

Rosa Montero

Translated by Adrienne Mitchell

5½ x 8½ | 192 pp
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978-1-879960-82-4 USC

Miko Kings

An Indian Baseball Story

LeAnne Howe

5½ x 8½ | 206 pp
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978-1-879960-78-7 USC

The Judy Grahn Reader

Judy Grahn

Edited by Lisa Maria Hogeland

6 x 9 | 336 pp
Trade Paper US $19.95 | CAN $21.95
978-1-879960-80-0 USC

The Aunt Lute Anthology
of U.S. Women Writers,
Volume Two

20th Century

Edited by Lisa Maria Hogeland
and Shay Brawn

6 x 9 | 1416 pp
Trade Paper US $45.00 | CAN $49.50
978-1-879960-77-0 USC


Ballistic Publishing

EXPOSÉ 10 showcases the year’s fnest
new digital art from around the world.

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Social media campaign • Outreach to digital art publications
Promotion through: www.CGSociety.org


8¾ x 11¾ | 240 pp

Color illustrations throughout
Trade Paper US $69.00 | CAN $77.00
978-1-921828-18-8 USC
Paper over Board US $79.00 | CAN $88.00
978-1-921828-19-5 USC

The tenth edition of the world’s fnest new digital art, EXPOSÉ 10 showcases
the year’s best artists and art from around the world. The series features the
categories of: Game Art; Comic/Manga; Portrait (Painted and Rendered);
Fantasy; Fantasy Femmes; Architecture (Exterior and Interior); Concept
Art; Environment; Futurescapes; Matte Painting; Science Fiction; Robotic/
Cyborg; Abstract and Design; Product Design and Still Life; Warriors and
Confict; Whimsical; Surreal; Storytelling; and Transport. Across all these
categories, Ballistic Publishing is uncompromising in its pursuit of qual-
ity, and each image that appears in the EXPOSÉ series is individually color-
corrected to maintain a standard of output that no other art publisher can
match. EXPOSÉ 10 is available in both hardcover and paperback editions.

A behind the scenes look at the
creation of Gears of War 3, featuring
character and environment concept art.

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10,000-copy print run
Social media campaign • Outreach to digital art publications
Promotion through: www.CGSociety.org

A Paperback Original
The Art of the Game
8¾ x 11¾ | 272 pp
Color illustrations throughout
Trade Paper US $65.00 | CAN $71.50
978-1-921828-15-7 USC

The Art of Gears of War 3 takes you behind the scenes of EPIC Games’ biggest re-
lease for 2011, featuring character and environment concept art as well as
production art from the game. The book shows the unseen art that makes
Gears of War 3 one of the most anticipated games of the year and talks to the key
artists who created the blockbuster game. The Art of Gears of War 3 delves into the
process of character and environment concepts with comprehensive galler-
ies of level art, and then shows how those concepts are turned into game art
along with character models, storyboards, and marketing art. In addition to
the hundred-plus pages of concept art, The Art of Gears of War 3 shares insights
from the game’s creators, making it an invaluable learning tool for aspiring
game artists.

The Art of Gears of War 3

Edited by Daniel P. Wade


The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe

Edited by Daniel P. Wade


Ballistic Publishing

d’artiste Fashion Design presents the
techniques of leading fashion artists
through expansive graphic tutorials.

d’artiste Comic Design presents the
techniques and approaches of leading
artists working in comics today.

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Social media campaign • Outreach to art publications
Promotion through: www.CGSociety.org


8¾ x 11¾ | 208 pp

Color illustrations throughout
Slipcased US $75.00 | CAN $82.50
978-1-921828-10-2 USC

d’artiste Fashion Design features talented fashion artists Alessia Zambonin, Annie
Stegg, and Lois van Baarle, who show you the painting and design techniques
to create compelling costume designs for characters. Each page is jammed full
of techniques and approaches that will take your design and illustration skills
to the next level. An invited artist gallery showcases the artists whose work in-
spires and excites the featured artists, and they ofer creative commentaries
on what makes the invited work great. This, the twelfth book in the d’artiste
series, sets the standard for inspiration with a wide selection of fashion styles
and infuences.

Marketing Plans

Social media campaign • Outreach to art publications
Promotion through: www.CGSociety.org


8¾ x 11¾ | 208 pp

Color illustrations throughout
Slipcased US $75.00 | CAN $82.50
978-1-921828-22-5 USC

d’artiste Comic Design takes you into the creative minds of some of the best comic
artists in the world. Each page is jammed full of techniques and approaches
that will take your illustration skills to the next level. World-class artists invite
the artist whose work inspires and excites them and ofer creative commen-
taries on what makes the invited work great. This, the thirteenth book in the
d’artiste series, sets the standard for inspiration with a wide selection of styles
and infuences. The featured artwork will be absolutely familiar to readers as
the heroes and villains from today’s comics, and provide the next generation
of artists with the insight required to reach that level.

d’artiste Comic Design

Digital Artists Master Class

Edited by Daniel P. Wade

d’artiste Fashion Design

Digital Artists Master Class

Edited by Daniel P. Wade


Behler Publications

Marketing Plans

10,000-copy print run
Co-op available
Advance reader copies

•  National TV and radio campaign
• Good Morning America appearance
•  Outreach to sports and women’s publications
and websites
•  50-city national tour
•  Promotion through:

Author Hometowns: Huntington Beach, CA /
Newport Beach, CA


5½ x 8½ | 250 pp
15 B&W photographs
Trade Paper US $15.95 | CAN $17.50
978-1-933016-78-8 USC

eBook ISBN: 978-1-933016-87-0 W

Ann Meyers Drysdale blasts through basketball barriers and stereotypes
to become one of Time magazine’s “Top 10 Female Sports Pioneers.”

“Annie was one of the best players ever. I didn’t say male or female; I said
ever.”—Bill Russell, former Boston Celtics player

Ann Meyers Drysdale is one of the greatest stars in the history of basketball.
But her rise wasn’t without controversy. Her 1979 NBA bid to play with the
Indiana Pacers brought a barrage of criticism. But Ann simply wanted to play
among the best. She had always competed with the guys, and she never let any-
one keep her down. In You Let Some Girl Beat You? she shares her inspirational
story for the frst time.
A female frst in many categories, Meyers Drysdale was the frst woman
ever signed to a four-year athletic scholarship to UCLA, where she remains
the only four-time Bruin basketball All American, male or female. Ann was
also the only woman ever asked to compete in ABC Sports’ Superstars, pitting
her against elite athletes like Mark Spitz, Joe Frazier, O.J. Simpson, and Mark

After her athletic career Ann Meyers Drysdale went on to do color commen-
tary on all the national stations. She also married Don Drysdale, legendary
pitcher and announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, making them the frst
ever married couple enshrined in their respective sport’s Hall of Fame. Today
Ann continues to break through barriers. She is the only female vice president
in the NBA (she is vice president of the Phoenix Suns), and is also the general
manager of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, which has won two WNBA cham-
pionships since she took over four years ago. The New York Times featured her
prominently in a piece in August 2011 called “Pioneers Continue to Shepherd
Women’s Basketball.” Time magazine recently named her one of the ten great-
est female athletes of all time.

You Let Some Girl Beat You?

The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale

Ann Meyers Drysdale with Joni Ravenna

Foreword by Julius “Dr. J” Erving


Behler Publications

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10,000-copy print run
Co-op available
Advance reader copies

•  National TV and radio campaign
•  Social media campaign
•  Outreach to heart disease publications and
•  Regional West tour

Author Hometown: Fort Collins, CO



A Paperback Original
5½ x 8½ | 300 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-933016-80-1 USC

eBook ISBN: 978-1-933016-79-5 W

A family conquers grief and lost expectations raising their son born with
half a heart while navigating complex medical challenges.

“Anyone who has ever sufered grief, in any form, will beneft from this pas-
sionately honest book. Grief is Amanda Adams’ constant companion, both
her oppressor and her guide, as she gropes her way through a heart-rending
experience.”—Kristin Henderson, author of While They’re at War: The True Story of
American Families on the Homefront

Five months pregnant, Amanda Rose Adams and her husband were given two
abysmal choices regarding her pregnancy: force her baby to fght for his life
through countless invasive and dangerous surgeries, or perform a late term abor-
tion. Despite the fact that Liam was missing half his heart, Amanda chose life.
Amanda’s emotional plate was full as she found herself redefning the usual
expectations a mother has for her child. Instead of wondering where he’d go
to college, she wondered if he would survive his frst birthday. The eventual
acceptance of Amanda’s grief helped her accept her new role as a powerful ad-
vocate. Over the course of seven years, together, as a family, Amanda and her
husband helped Liam endure twelve heart surgeries, each time taking him to
the brink of death.

Heart Warriors is Amanda’s personal and emotional story that initiates a
power ful dialogue about infant mortality and hope.

Amanda Rose Adams is a “Heart Mom” and a powerful voice within the coro-
nary heart disease (CHD) community by working closely with cardiolo-
gists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and nurses from Harvard University, Baylor
University, University of Southern California, University of Illinois, and CU
Boulder Medical. She founded two CHD organizations, organizes medical
conferences for Hypoplastic Right Hearts, attends medical advisory board
meetings and national chapter presidents meetings for the Children’s Heart
Foundation, and chaired the Congenital Heart Walk in Colorado. As a pio-
neer of CHD advocacy, she is also frmly rooted in the social network of CHD
parents and survivors.

Heart Warriors

A Family Faces Congenital Heart Disease

Amanda Rose Adams


Bellevue Literary Press

Marketing Plans

10,000-copy print run
Co-op available
Advance reader copies

•  National public radio campaign
•  National print and online campaign
•  Book club outreach
•  10-city US and Canadian tour
•  Giveaways through Goodreads and
•  Promotion through: www.gregoryspatz.com

Author Events

Fresno, CA • Iowa City, IA •
Boston, MA • Portland, OR • Nashville, TN •
Seattle, WA • Spokane, WA

Author Hometown: Spokane, WA



A Paperback Original

5½ x 8¼ | 192 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-934137-42-0 W

eBook ISBN: 978-1-934137-48-2 W

The gripping tale of a young man’s obsession with an Arctic explorer’s
doomed quest to fnd the Northwest Passage.

“A gifted writer.”—Alan Cheuse, NPR’s All Things Considered

“[Spatz ofers] what I look for in any book: people I can dream myself into
and be remade in the process.”—Dorothy Allison, author of Trash and Bastard
Out of Carolina

“One of the most innovative and unusual fctional incarnations I’ve ever read
of the persistent allure of Sir John Franklin’s fnal, fatal Arctic voyage. It’s a
remarkable accomplishment.”—Russell Potter, author of Arctic Spectacles

John Franklin has moved his ffteen-year-old son to the remote northern
Canadian town of Houndstitch to make a new life together after his wife,
Thomas’ mother, left them. Mourning her disappearance, John writes po-
etry and escapes into an afair, while Thomas, isolated and bullied, withdraws
into a fantasy recreation of the infamous Victorian-era arctic expedition led
by British explorer Sir John Franklin. Artistically gifted yet dangerously ob-
sessive, Thomas gives himself scurvy so that he can sympathize with the char-
acters in the flm of his mind—and is almost lost himself.
A poignant tale of the vulnerability of adolescence interspersed with
power fully evoked scenes of the legendary Franklin crew’s descent into de-
spair, madness, and cannibalism on the Arctic tundra, Inukshuk ofers readers a
modern family drama as well as a compelling historical adventure.

Gregory Spatz is the author, most recently, of the novel Fiddler’s Dream. His sto-
ries have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker. A graduate of
the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and recipient of a Washington State Book Award,
he teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and plays the fddle
in the JUNO-nominated bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds.


Gregory Spatz


Bellevue Literary Press

Bellevue Literary Press

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Co-op available
Advance reader copies

•  National public radio campaign
•  National print and online campaign
•  Giveaways through Goodreads and
•  Book trailer
•  Promotion through: www.timhorvath.com

Author Events

Washington, DC • Boston, MA • New York, NY •
Portland, OR • Providence, RI • Seattle, WA

Author Hometown: Stratham, NH

A Paperback Original

5 x 7½ | 192 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-934137-44-4 W

eBook ISBN: 978-1-934137-49-9 W

In Understories, Tim Horvath seats Italo Calvino and Tobias Wolff at a
single table and insists that both order without menus.

“Horvath seems to be channeling, all at once, Borges and Calvino and Kevin
Brockmeier. And it all works.”—Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower

“‘The Understory’ is a terrifc reach through history from the pre- and post-
Nazi era in Germany up to the present. . . . This is a wonderful story, a frst-rate
creation by a fne writer.”—Bill Henderson, president and editor of Pushcart
Press, in his judge’s statement for the Raymond Carver Short Story Award

What if there was a city that consisted only of restaurants? What if Paul Gauguin
had gone to Greenland instead of Tahiti? What if there was a feld called
Umbrology, the study of shadows, where physicists and shadow puppeteers
worked side by side? Tim Horvath explores all of this and more as he blends
the everyday and wondrous to contend with age-old themes of loss, identity,
imagination, and the search for human connection.
Full of speculative daring though frmly anchored in the tradition of real-
ism, these stories easily stand in the company of contemporary masters such
as Steven Millhauser and Jim Shepard. Whether making ofhand references to
Mystery Science Theater, providing a new perspective on Martin Heidegger’s phi-
losophy and forays into Nazism, or following the imaginary travels of a library
book, Horvath’s writing is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.

Tim Horvath teaches creative writing at Chester College of New England and
Boston’s Grub Street writing center and works part-time as a counselor in a
psychiatric hospital, primarily with autistic children and adolescents.


Tim Horvath


Bellevue Literary Press

Marketing Plans

Co-op available
Advance reader copies

•  National TV and radio campaign
•  National print and online campaign
•  Giveaways through Goodreads and
•  Promotional support from the Center for
American Progress
•  Promotion through: www.jonathandmoreno.com

Author Events

Washington, DC • Philadelphia, PA

Author Hometown: Washington, DC

First Trade Paper Edition
6 x 9 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $18.50
978-1-934137-43-7 W

eBook ISBN: 978-1-934137-50-5 W

Minority Report meets Dr. Strangelove in the true story of how
neuroscience and related technologies are shaping national defense.

“There has been virtually no debate on the ethical questions raised by the
brave new brain technologies. . . . The time to speak up is before the genie is
out of the bottle.”—The Wall Street Journal

“One of the most important thinkers describes the literally mind-boggling
possibilities that modern brain science could present for national security.”
—Lawrence J. Korb, former US Assistant Secretary of Defense

The frst book of its kind, Mind Wars covers the ethical dilemmas and bizarre
history of cutting edge technology and neuroscience developed for mili-
tary applications. As the author discusses the innovative Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the role of the intelligence commu-
nity and countless university science departments in preparing the military
and intelligence services for the twenty-frst century, he also charts the future
of national security.

Fully updated and revised, this edition features new material on deep brain
stimulation, neuro hormones, and enhanced interrogation. With in-depth
discussions of “psyops” mind control experiments, drugs that erase both fear
and the need to sleep, microchip brain implants and advanced prosthetics,
supersoldiers and robot armies, Mind Wars may read like science fction or the
latest conspiracy thriller, but its subjects are very real and changing the course
of modern warfare.

Jonathan D. Moreno has been a senior staf member for three presidential
advisory commissions and has served on a number of Pentagon advisory com-
mittees. He is an ethics professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the
editor-in-chief of the Center for American Progress’ online magazine Science

Mind Wars

Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century

Jonathan D. Moreno


The Body Politic
The Battle Over Science in America
Jonathan D. Moreno
6 x 9 | 224 pp
Trade Paper US $18.95 | CAN $20.99
978-1-934137-38-3 W

Science Next
Innovation for the Common Good from
the Center for American Progress
Edited by Jonathan D. Moreno
and Rick Weiss
Foreword by Elizabeth Edwards
6 x 9 | 288 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95 | CAN $16.95
978-1-934137-18-5 W


Selected Backlist from Bellevue Literary Press

The Odditorium


Melissa Pritchard


5½ x 8¼ | 252 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-934137-37-6 USCO

The Cure

Varley O’Connor

5¾ x 8½ | 256 pp
Trade Cloth US $25.00 | CAN $30.00
978-1-934137-03-1 W

The Jump Artist

Austin Ratner


5½ x 8¼ | 300 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95
978-1-934137-15-4 USO*


Paul Harding


5 x 7 | 192 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95
978-1-934137-12-3 USO*



Michelle Latiolais


5 x 8 | 192 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.00
978-1-934137-30-7 USC

The Sojourn

Andrew Krivak


5 x 7½ | 192 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $17.95
978-1-934137-34-5 W



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•  Promotion through author’s website
•  Distribution in Consortium galley box

Author Events

San Francisco, CA • Boston, MA •
New York, NY • Portland, OR • Seattle, WA

Author Hometown: Vancouver, BC



A Paperback Original
5¼ x 7¼ | 225 pp
Trade Paper US $16.95
978-1-926845-38-8 US

eBook ISBN: 978-1-926845-39-5 US

What happens when a woman loves her boy so intensely
she destroys him? A striking new voice in Irish fction.

“Malarky spins and glitters like a coin fipped in the air—now searingly tragic,
now blackly funny. The language is joyful and exuberant, the characters
thoughtful and deeply felt. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.”—Annabel Lyon

“Good writing and dark wit always excite me and they come together thrill-
ingly in this book. It has a quiet grip on the strangeness of the interior and
exterior worlds of love and politics. I delighted in the writing and the scope.”
—Jenny Diski

With Malarky, Anakana Schofeld has delivered a character as extraordinary as
Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage, and a domestic situation that rivals Samuel
Beckett’s Endgame for its stagnant and sorrowful absurdity.
Our Woman Philomena has just caught her son in the felds with an-
other man. She’s been accosted by Red the Twit, who energetically discloses
the infdelities—real, imagined, or in any event peculiar—of Our Woman’s

Swamped by a confusion she refuses to let overcome her, Philomena em-
barks on a rural odyssey that skirts madness, passes through grief, and returns
her to the remarkable resilience of spirit that will make Our Woman the char-
acter of the decade. Schofeld’s wicked humor is everywhere apparent, and
Malarky, brilliantly drawn in the cadences of contemporary Ireland, is an abso-
lutely peerless tour-de-force.

Anakana Schofeld is an Irish Canadian writer of fction, drama, essays,
and criticism. She contributes to the London Review of Books and The Globe and Mail
(among others). She has lived in London, Dublin, and Vancouver; Malarky is
her frst novel.


Anakana Schofeld




A native New Zealander’s debut
captures the perplexities and wonder of
French Canadian magic realism at its
best—full of down-under merriment.

Mike Barnes’ original fables explore
the otherworldliness of relationships,
family, madness, and death.

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Author Hometown: Montréal, QC

A Paperback Original
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This frst collection by the New Zealand–born Alice Peterson positively spar-
kles with down-under merriment and charm. Her themes are simple—love,
family, death—but rendered so precisely that their inner complexities shine
clear, and their most improbable beauties emerge. All the Voices Cry is a romantic
and whimsical debut from a not-to-be-missed young author.

Alice Petersen is a writer and critic whose work has been shortlisted for nu-
merous Canadian prizes and awards. She was born in New Zealand and now
lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

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65 B&W illustrations
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From the author of The Lily Pond comes The Reasonable Ogre, a collection of fully
illustrated fables about family, death, relationships, life, madness, and, of
course, ogres. These are stories of real-life, negotiated magic—and prove once
more that Mike Barnes is a wizard of the human heart. With sixty-fve draw-
ings from the striking brush of Segbingway.

Mike Barnes is the author of The Lily Pond: A Memoir of Madness, Memory, Myth, and
Metamorphosis, two novels, two volumes of poetry, and two short fction collections.

Segbingway is an artist who lives in Toronto, Ontario.

The Reasonable Ogre

Stories for the Sick and Well

Mike Barnes

Illustrations by Segbingway

All the Voices Cry

Alice Petersen



The quintessential novel of
Argentina’s Dirty War (1976–83), from
one of the country’s most respected and
controversial writers, in her English debut.

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Los Angeles, CA • San Francisco, CA • Chicago, IL • New York, NY

Translator Hometown: Claremont, CA



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“Liliana Heker is one of the most remarkable voices of the Argentinean gen-
eration after Borges.”—Alberto Manguel

The year is 1976. The protagonists are women, writers, guerilla fghters,
friends. And as they move toward the most shocking reversal in Latin American
literature, their story emerges as one of the great political narratives of the twen-
tieth century—and The End of the Story as the defnitive novel of Argentina’s Dirty
War. Available for the frst time in English; translated by Andrea Labinger.

Liliana Heker is a Jewish Argentinean author and intellectual whose short
fction has been anthologized in over a dozen countries.

Three of Anton Chekhov’s lesser-known
stories, now beautifully rendered into
English by novelist David Helwig and
sublimely illustrated by Seth.

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“Absolutely wonderful.”—Francine Prose

Written in France toward the end of his career, these stories are Anton
Chekhov’s only attempt at the linked collection. “A Man in a Shell” is a gro-
tesque Gogolian comedy; “Gooseberries,” a narrator’s impassioned response;
and “About Love,” a poignant story of failed relationships. Translated by the
impeccable David Helwig and fabulously illustrated by Seth, About Love is essen-
tial for any Chekhov enthusiast.

David Helwig is the author of twenty volumes of fction and fourteen vol-
umes of poetry, an Ofcer of the Order of Canada, and former poet laureate
of Prince Edward Island.

The End of the Story

Liliana Heker

Translated by Andrea Labinger

About Love

Three Stories by Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

Translated by David Helwig
Illustrated by Seth



A serious-minded collection from
one of Canada’s foremost young poets,
critics, and editors.

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Sober and handsome, The Least Important Man is a book that asserts the dignity of
poetry in everyday life.

From “Uncertain, Texas”:

A boy runs back, up the concrete, flled-in footprints
of Socrates, says he saw Horseshoe crabs hustle slowly
up the beach, an invading pile of German helmets.
It’s always something new with this boy. He’s given
a lemonade, asked to relax. Before, he removed a bolt
that holds the universe together, said sorry about that.

Alex Boyd is the author of Making Bones Walk (Luna Publications, 2007) and the
winner of the Gerald Lampert Award. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Vitriolic and incisive, Douglas Glover’s
newest essays defend literature against
the assaults of a post-literate age.

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Author Hometown: Wilton, NY



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Who among us is brave enough to duel with Don Quixote? Or—more daunt-
ing yet—to joust with sloppy student grammar? Douglas Glover is the knight-
at-arms of contemporary fction, and these essays and exercises gleaned from
decades of teaching experience will prove invaluable to instructors, students,
and afcionados of the language arts.

Douglas Glover is the award-winning author of fve story collections, four
novels, and two works of non-fction. He is currently on the faculty of the
Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program.

The Attack of the Copula Spiders

And Other Essays on Writing

Douglas Glover

The Least Important Man

Alex Boyd


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and where.

1 to 1: The Essence of
Retail Branding and Design

Michel van Tongeren

Reading Letters

Designing for Legibility

Sofe Beier

Indie Brands

30 Independent Brands That Inspire and Tell a Story

Anneloes van Gaalen

Blue is the New Black

The 10 Step Guide to Developing and
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Susie Breuer

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Ridiculous Design Rules Series

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Anneloes van Gaalen never stops researching ridiculous rules in creative sec-
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In this series, “ridiculous” is a relative term, because what is nonsense for
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Never Use More Than
Two Different Typefaces
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Typography Rules
Anneloes van Gaalen
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Never Use Pop Up Windows
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Anneloes van Gaalen
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Pro Stress 2 showcases over two hundred short cartoons in which Han
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In 1922 the Cooper Black typeface entered the world and turned a word into
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In Logo Life, you can read the short history of the logo for Apple, Coca-Cola,
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little steps and great leaps in the visual evolution of these logos as well as some
of their most iconic uses in brand advertising.

Pro Stress 2

I Don’t Care What Anybody Says About Me As Long As It Isn’t True

Han Hoogerbrugge

Big Black & Beautiful

Cooper Black Book

Ward Nicolaas

Logo Life

Life Histories of 100 Famous Logos

Ron van der Vlugt


BIS Publishers

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One of the coolest products of the year challenges players to match people
with special characteristics to their street-style clothing. Become a Vogueista
by matching the right styles and fashion details to recreate the international
street style heroes who roam the streets of Amsterdam.

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concentration game, the task is to fnd sets of corresponding cards, and cor-
rectly match a food to its efect on our body. Examples include spinach and
physical strength; garlic and bad breath.

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a good deed for the day. For a more enjoyable (and less time- consuming) path
to enlightenment—think of it as behavior modifcation therapy without the
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This creative card deck toolbox will guide the player to be creative at the dif-
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You Are What You Eat Memory Game

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Barbara Iweins

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75 Tools to be Creative!

A Fun Card Deck for Creative Inspiration

Menno Huisman and Wimer Hazenberg


Bitter Lemon Press

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A Paperback Original
An Ariel Kafka Mystery

5¼ x 7¾ | 247 pp

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978-1-904738-92-3 USC

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Eccentric Jewish policeman Ariel Kafka investigates four Arabs’ murders
in this fresh take on the Nordic crime novel.

“An outstanding plot, an entertaining read. Give us more Inspector Kafka
novels from the far North.”—Fränkische Zeitung

“Nykänen writes clever dialogue and his laconic humor is an enjoyment for
every reader.”—Aamulehti

“Unlike his Scandinavian contemporaries, Nykänen delights with an eccentric
hero and a wonderful sense for dialogue. This is a tight thriller with an unex-
pected, explosive end.”—Hamburger Nachrichten

During the period known as the Days of Awe that lead up to Yom Kippur,
Ariel Kafka, inspector in the Violent Crime Unit of the Helsinki police and
one of two Jewish policemen in Finland, is confronted with the most dif-
cult case of his career. Two Arabs are killed near the capital and shortly after
Kafka discovers two more bodies at an Iraqi-owned garage. Are these deaths
evidence of gang warfare or international terrorism? When it transpires that
an Israeli minister will make an unofcial visit to Helsinki, matters become
truly complicated. The Finnish Security Police and Mossad all have a role to
play and Kafka is on a trail that leads back to his youth.

Harri Nykänen, born in Helsinki in 1953, was a well-known crime journalist
before turning to fction. He won the Finnish crime writing award The Clue
in 1990 and in 2001. His fction exposes the local underworld through the
eyes of the criminal, the terrorist, and, most recently, from the point of view
of an eccentric Helsinki police inspector.

Nights of Awe

Harri Nykänen

Translated by Kristian London


Bitter Lemon Press

Bitter Lemon Press

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978-1-904738-94-7 USC

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Semi-autobiographical and Jacques Chessex’s
bestselling novel to date, The Tyrant describes a tyrannical
father’s destruction of a young teacher’s life.

Winner of France’s most prestigious literary award, the Prix Goncourt.

“Page after page of rich prose, refecting the essence of life—a wonderful
medi tation on death.”—L’Express

“A disturbing novel, a poignant juxtaposition of life and death, landscapes
and short thoughts, obsessed by the father’s role in a son’s life. A novel to be
devoured in one go.”—Le Monde

“American readers of A Jew Must Die will quickly understand why Chessex was
honored with the Goncourt. Read him for the historical context and for the
sheer beauty of his prose.”—Booklist

A haunting work, reminiscent of Albert Camus, that portrays with exquisite
psychological detail the emotional crisis in the life of Jean Calmet, a young
Swiss schoolteacher. As we watch the father’s cremation in the opening chap-
ter, we sense that, even though his father’s body has been reduced to ashes,
his spirit survives to haunt Jean. His father’s prodigious vitality and virility
had crushed his family and ruined his son’s childhood. Even after his father’s
death, Jean cannot be free. The parental ogre’s actions continue to suck Jean
into a vortex of despair.

Jacques Chessex, a giant of Swiss literature, won the Grand Prix de la langue
française and was awarded the Grand Prix Jean Giono for his entire work.
Bitter Lemon Press published his novels The Vampire of Ropraz and A Jew Must Die to
high acclaim. He died in 2009 at age seventy-fve.

The Tyrant

Jacques Chessex

Translated by Martin Sokolinsky


The Vampire of Ropraz

Jacques Chessex

Translated by Donald Wilson
5¼ x 7¾ | 106 pp
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978-1-904738-33-6 USC

A Jew Must Die

Jacques Chessex

Translated by Donald Wilson
5¼ x 7¾ | 122 pp
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978-1-904738-51-0 USC


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A series of young women’s murders, all based on violent deaths in
classic Hollywood flm noirs, baffes the Antwerp police.

Praise for Patrick Conrad’s Limousine:

“Unremitting black humour.”—Literary Review

“Exquisite, exciting, stomach-churning, sombre, gruesome, hilarious.”—De Morgen

“The punishment has rarely been made to ft the crime with such horrifying
literalism as in this novel.”—The Times

For Victor Cox, a professor of flm history, the Hollywood flms noirs of the
1940s and 1950s are more real than his daily life. When his wife is found
drowned, Cox is the frst murder suspect. He falls in love with a student
who looks like the 1920s flm star Louise Brooks, but she disappears at a
Belgian seaside resort. Smeared in lipstick in their hotel room are the words
“No Sale,” the same words Elizabeth Taylor wrote on a mirror in Butterfeld 8.
Subsequently, a series of gruesome killings of young women, all modeled on
violent deaths in flms that he knows and loves, lead the police back to Cox,
who starts to doubt his own sanity and innocence.
With its stylish writing, pointed references to cinema classics, and blend
of horror and humor, this is a powerful psychological thriller. It won the
Diamond Bullet Award, the Edgar Award for Belgium.

Patrick Conrad, born in 1945 in Antwerp, is a Flemish poet, screenwriter, flm
director, and novelist. He lives in Provence, in the south of France. Limousine,
a previous novel, is being made into a flm with Kelsey Grammar, to be re-
leased in 2012.

No Sale

Patrick Conrad

Translated by Jonathan Lynn


Selected Backlist from Bitter Lemon Press

Liar Moon

Ben Pastor

5¼ x 7⅝ | 210 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-904738-82-4 USC

A Shortcut to Paradise

Teresa Solana

Translated by Peter Bush

5¼ x 7¾ | 310 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $18.00
978-1-904738-55-8 USC

A Walk in the Dark

Gianrico Carofglio

Translated by Howard Curtis

5¼ x 7¾ | 218 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $17.95
978-1-904738-53-4 USC

Hotel Bosphorus

Esmahan Aykol

Translated by Ruth Whitehouse


5⅛ x 7⅝ | 224 pp

Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $17.95
978-1-904738-68-8 USC

Sweet Money

An Inspector Lascano Mystery

Ernesto Mallo

Translated by Katherine Silver

5¼ x 7⅝ | 267 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-904738-73-2 USC

All Yours

Claudia Piñeiro

Translated by Miranda France

5¼ x 7⅛ | 186 pp
Trade Paper US $14.95 | CAN $16.50
978-1-904738-80-0 USC


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