Random Revelations Fall 2014 Catalog | Archie Comics | Novels

The Most Important Titles of the Fall 2014 Season. Hand Selected for Librarians.

Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven: A Novel

Jen

When I heard this book pitched as perfect for fans of The Age of Miracles and The Dog Stars—two of my
recent favorites—I knew this book was for me. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over
and dies on stage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve.
Moving back and forth in time—from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when
a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people. An enthralling read.

978-0-385-35330-4 | $24.95 | 50,000 | Knopf | HC | September | e 978-0-385-35331-1 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39798-7 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54558-6
literary fiction

Promo: Author Site: EmilyMandel.com RI: Author lives in Brooklyn, NY

Jodi Picoult

Kathryn Harrison

Leaving Time:

Joan of Arc:

A Novel

A Life Transfigured

Jodi Picoult is known for
her nuanced characters,
riveting plots, and impeccable
research,
and
Leaving Time delivers on
all fronts. Alice Metcalf is
a talented scientist studying grief among elephants at a New England
sanctuary. But after a tragic accident, she
suddenly disappears. Ten years later, her now teenage daughter, Jenna,
is determined to find out what happened. The mystery surrounding
Alice’s disappearance will draw you in, but the amazing details about
elephants will keep you reading. Perfect for book clubs and YA readers.

Elizabeth

978-0-345-54492-6 | $28.00 | 500,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | October
978-0-345-81335-0 | $30.00C | Random House Canada | HC
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The Maid of Orleans has
captivated many great
minds such as Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and
Voltaire. Like Katherine Harrison, I have always been drawn
to the story of Joan of Arc. Six
hundred years after her birth, the world is still
inspired by Joan as a martyr, saint, rebel, and
military leader, who acting under divine guidance, led the French army
to victory over the British during the Hundred Years’ War. Harrison is
both a superb novelist and memoirist who gives us a Joan for our
time—weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and
centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling
narrative. She restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the
greatest heroines of all time.

Krista

978-0-385-53120-7 | $28.95/$34.00C | 75,000 | HC | Doubleday | October

Promo: Book Trailer, Author Site: JodiPicoult.com RA: For Picoult’s fans
and readers of Anna Quindlen RI: Set in New Hampshire and Africa

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history

Promo: Author Site: KathrynHarrison.com RA: For fans of Stacy Schiff’s
Cleopatra, and Alison Weir RI: Author lives in Brooklyn, NY

Eliza Kennedy

Jules Witcover

I Take You:

The American
Vice Presidency:

A Novel

Junior attorney Lily Wilder is smart, sexy, selfassured, and shockingly
promiscuous for a woman mere days away from
her wedding. I Take You
is a subversive contemporary take on the
marriage plot. Readers of hip women’s fiction
and old-school chick lit will all flock to Lily and her dark, funny, intimate
escapades. Unlike anything you’ve ever read before, this joyous and
ribald debut introduces a fabulously confident protagonist whose
choices usher in fresh messages about sexual politics. Lily and Will’s
romantic destiny may hang in the balance, but one thing’s for surereaders will find true love with I Take You.

Erica

978-0-553-41782-1 | $24.00/$28.00C | 100,000 | Crown | HC | February

e 978-0-553-41783-8 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39953-0 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54548-7

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RA: For readers of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, The Engagements,
Bridget Jones, The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, and Something
Borrowed; for fans of Bridesmaids, Baby Mama, Girls, and Sex and the City

From Irrelevance to Power

At first I thought, who are
these people? Then I realized how significant it actually
was that there are so many
vice presidents that are
essentially unknowns. Constitutionally assigned only to preside over the Senate to
fill a presidential vacancy, early vice presidents were left to languish
in irrelevance and ineffectiveness; and boy, did they! Only in recent
decades have vice presidents received or taken on more power,
particularly in the last four administrations.

Kelly

“Extremely impressive research informs this valuable book of American history.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
978-1-58834-471-7 | $34.95/$41.00C | 20,000 | Smithsonian | HC | October
e 978-1-58834-472-4 political science

RA: A must-have for lovers of behind-the-scenes political history
RI: Author is a policitcal syndicated columnist in Washington, DC

KEY: Promo: Book Promotional Material | RA: Readers’ Advisory | RI: Regional Interest

FIRST FICTION
Carys Bray

Chrysler Szarlan

A Song for Issy Bradley:
A Novel

The Hawley Book of
the Dead: A Novel

In the wake of a tragedy, the Bradley family is suddenly coming apart. Claire can’t
get out of bed. Her husband believes that
everything happens for a reason. Zippy
struggles to balance church and the attentions of a boy. Al skips school to play
soccer. And, Jacob tries to resurrect his
goldfish in the hopes of a much larger
miracle.

Magic is in Reve Dyer’s blood. Together,
she and her husband have three daughters and a world-famous Las Vegas
magic act. But when an intruder tampers with a weapon in their act, Reve
flees with her daughters to Hawley Five
Corners in Massachusetts, where an ancient book may hold the key to her family’s
mysterious past.

978-0-553-39088-9 | $26.00 | 10,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | August
978-0-09-195437-6 | $24.99C | Hutchinson | HC | July
978-0-553-39089-6 fiction

978-0-345-54502-2 | $26.00/$31.00C | 15,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | September
978-0-345-54503-9 fiction

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Promo: Scribd Excerpt RA: For fans of Sarah Addison Allen and
Deborah Harkness RI: Set in Las Vegas and Massachusetts

Promo: Scribd Excerpt RA: For fans of Me Before You, Little Bee,
and Tell The Wolves I’m Home RI: Set in Lancashire, UK

Merritt Tierce

Helen Giltrow

Love Me Back: A Novel

The Distance: A Thriller

Marie, a young single mother, lands a
job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse.
She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns
to hide her private struggle behind an
easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a
world of long hours and late nights,
where everything runs on a currency of
favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in
to brutally self-destructive impulses.

A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a
London society woman trying to put her
secret criminal past behind her, and the
hit man who comes to her with an
impossible job she can’t refuse.
978-0-385-53699-8 | $26.95 | 50,000 | Doubleday
HC | September
978-0-345-81276-6 | $29.95C
Random House Canada | HC
978-0-385-53700-1 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39977-6 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54559-3

978-0-385-53807-7 | $23.95/$27.95C | 40,000 | Doubleday | HC | September
978-0-385-53808-4 LITERARY FICTION

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Promo: Excerpt available on Scribd RA: For readers of The Expats by
Chris Pavone RI: Author lives in England

Promo: Author Site: MerrittTierce.com RA: For fans of the HBO show
Girls RI: Setting and Author Residence: Texas

Rebecca Alexander

Yannick Grannec

The Secrets of
Life and Death

The Goddess of
Small Victories
A young librarian is assigned the task of
retrieving the records of Kurt Gödel—the
most fascinating mathematician of the
20th century. Her mission consists of
befriending the great man’s widow,
Adele, a notoriously bitter woman set on
refusing to hand over these documents
of immeasurable historical value.
978-1-59051-636-2 | $26.95/$32.00C | 50,000 | Other Press | HC | September
978-1-59051-637-9 historical FICTION

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RA: For fans of Loving Frank, The Paris Wife, A Beautiful Mind, and
Amadeus RI: Set in Princeton University, 1980

Dylan Landis

A gripping debut fantasy that seamlessly
blends a modern-day tale of magicians
who cheat death with a historical story of
alchemists and witches grappling with
demonic possession. Alexander extensively researched an actual historical
meeting between the Elizabethan alchemist John Dee and the infamous serial
killer Elisabeth Bathory and seamlessly
incorporates real people and events into the narrative.
978-0-804-14068-3 | $15.00/$18.00C | 20,000 | Broadway Books | TR | October
978-0-804-14069-0 FANTASY/HISTORICAL

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RA: Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches to Magnus Flyte’s
City of Dark Magic to Paula Brackston’s The Witch’s Daughter

Rainey Royal

Allen Eskens

Greenwich Village, 1970s: Rainey Royal,
fourteen-year old artist; talented, and
troubled, lives in a once-decadent, now
decaying brownstone with her father, a
jazz musician with a cultish personality.
Her mother has abandoned the family,
and Rainey fights to put boundaries
back in her life.

The Life We Bury
Joe Talbert’s task for his English class, is
to interview a stranger. With deadlines
looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing
home and meets Carl Iverson, and soon
nothing in Joe’s life is ever the same.
Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran—and
a convicted murderer. As Joe writes
about Carl’s life, he cannot reconcile the
heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict.

978-1-61695-452-9 | $25.00/$25.00C | 35,000
Soho Press | HC | September
978-1-61695-453-6 LITERARY FICTION

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Promo: Author Site: DylanLandis.com RA: For fans of Olive Kitteridge
and A Visit from the Goon Squad RI: Author lives in New York City

978-1-61614-998-7 | $15.95/$17.00C | 45,000 | Seventh Street Books | TR | October
978-1-61614-999-4 FICTION/MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

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RI: Set in Minnesota, author lives in Cleveland, MN
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FIRST FICTION
Michael Christie

Quan Barry

If I Fall, If I Die

She Weeps Each Time
You’re Born: A Novel

Will has never been to the outside, or
gotten to know anyone other than his
agoraphobic mother. When Will ventures
outside, he meets and befriends Jonah, a
quiet boy who introduces Will to skateboarding. “An astonishing piece of work.
Christie combines lyrical prose and trueto-life characters—and skateboarding—
to craft a remarkable tale of mothers and
sons, and what it means to grow up.”
—Philipp Meyer, bestselling author of The Son

An extraordinary, luminous fiction debut:
the tumultuous history of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born
under mysterious circumstances a few
years before reunification—and with the
otherworldly ability to hear the voices of
the dead.
978-0-307-91177-3 | $24.95/$28.95C | 25,000
Pantheon | HC | February | 978-0-307-91178-0

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LITERARY FICTION

978-0-804-14080-5 | $25.00 | 25,000 | Hogarth | HC | January
978-0-771-02365-1 | $29.95C | McClelland & Stewart | HC
978-0-804-14081-2 LITERARY FICTION

Promo: Reading Group Guide available RA: For fans of The God of
Small Things, and The Book of Salt RI: Author lives in Madison, WI

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RA: For fans of Tell the Wolves I’m Home, The Family Fang, and The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Tom Cooper

Jan Ellison

A masterfully written, darkly hilarious
crime novel, set in a small bayou town
that has recently been devastated by the
BP oil spill. “It’s rollicking, angry, eyepopping, and fall-on-the-floor funny,
sometimes in the course of a single
scene … It’s a little Elmore Leonard, a
little Charles Portis. Basically, Tom Cooper
has written one hell of a novel.”
—Stephen King

The Marauders: A Novel

A Small Indiscretion:
A Novel

© Jay Blakesberg

As a young woman, Annie Black spends
a winter in London looking for love in all
the wrong places. Two decades later, she
is married with a son and two daughters,
and a successful career, until an act of
infidelity from the past threatens to destroy everything. Moving back and forth
across time, this is a taut exploration of a
modern marriage, and of love.
978-0-8129-9544-2 | $27.00/$32.00C | 50,000 | Random House | HC | January
978-0-8129-9545-9 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39979-0 LITERARY FICTION

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Promo: Author Site: JanEllison.com RA: For fans of Amy Bloom and
Meg Wolitzer RI: Set in San Francisco, London, and Paris

978-0-804-14056-0 | $26.00/$31.00C | 30,000 | Crown | HC | February
978-0-804-14057-7 | ] AD: 978-0-553-54634-7

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CRIME

RA: For fans of Quentin Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, and AMC’s
Breaking Bad

Katherine Heiny

Single, Carefree,
Mellow: Stories

Ben Metcalf

Against the Country:

A tender and ruefully funny look at
varieties of love, secrets, and betrayal in
ten exquisite stories that form a guided
tour of the human heart. Populated with
unwelcome houseguests, disastrous
birthday parties, and flirtatious older
men, the stories are emotionally astute,
sexy, and disarming—and they introduce
us to a tart, and marvelous, new voice.

A Novel

From the former literary editor of Harper’s
Magazine comes an atmospheric debut
that challenges the myth of the country
as a pure, Edenic force. Metcalf’s narrator leads the reader through rural Virginia
and a gallery of characters driven mad
by the stubborn soil.

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978-1-4000-6269-0 | $26.00/$31.00C | 25,000
Random House | HC | January
978-0-8129-9653-1 LITERARY FICTION

RA: For fans of literary Southern Gothic and readers of Cormac
McCarthy and James McBride RI: Set in Illinois and Virginia

Cynthia Weil

I’m Glad I Did
JJ Greene, a gifted 16-year-old songwriter, defies her lawyer parents by secretly
applying for a job in the famed Brill
Building—the epicenter of songwriting
for a new genre called rock-n-roll. But
their warnings about the evils of the music
industry prove far darker than she imagined when she finds herself at the heart
of identity, theft, and possibly murder.
978-1-61695-356-0 | $17.99/$17.99C | 30,000
Soho Teen | HC | January
978-1-61695-357-7 historical FICTION

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RA: Part Mad Men, part Grace of My Heart

978-0-385-35363-2 | $22.95 | 50,000 | Knopf | HC | February
978-0-385-35364-9 | ] AD: 978-0-553-41002-0

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SHORT STORIES

Promo: Reading Group Guide available RA: For fans of Where’d You
Go Bernadette RI: Author lives in Washington, DC

Jonas Karlsson

The Room: A Novel
Funny, clever, surreal, and thought-provoking, this Kafkaesque masterpiece
introduces the unforgettable Bjorn, an
exceptionally meticulous office worker
striving to live life on his own terms.
978-0-804-13998-4 | $14.00/$17.00C | 30,000
Hogarth | TR | February
978-804-13999-1 | ] AD: 978-0-553-41000-6

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LITERARY FICTION

RA: For fans of George Saunders, Joshua Ferris, Tom Rachman, and
Benjamin Kunkel; Viewers of The Office, Parks & Recreation RI: Set in
Stockholm, Sweden
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GRAPHIC NOVELS
Michael Cho

Charles Burns

Shoplifter

Sugar Skull

After graduation, she moved to a big city
and took a job at an advertising agency—just to pay off her student loans.
She longs for companionship (other than
her cat), gets no satisfaction from her
job. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store, she feels a
little more alive. Yet Corinna knows there
must be something more to life, but how
to find it?

The long strange trip of Doug reaches its
mind-bending, heartbreaking end, but
not before he is forced to deal with the lie
he’s been telling himself since the beginning. The fragments of the past collide
with the reality of the present, and when
you finally find out where all of this has
been going, and what it means . . . well.
It will make you go right back to page
one of X’ed Out and read it all again with new eyes. Just like Doug.
978-0-307-90790-5 | $23.00/$26.95C | 25,000 | Pantheon | HC | December

978-0-307-91173-5 | $19.95/$23.95C | 20,000 | Pantheon | HC | September
978-0-307-91174-2

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LITERARY

Promo: Author Site: ChoDrawings.Blogspot.com RA: For fans of Dan
Clowes’s Ghost World RI: Author lives in Toronto

Richard McGuire

RA: For fans of Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and David Mazzucchelli
RI: Author lives in Philadelphia, PA

Hajime Isayama

Attack on Titan 14

Here
The story of a corner of a room and the
events that happened in that space
while moving forward and backward in
time. The book experiments with formal
properties of comics, using multiple
panels to convey the different moments
in time. Conversations appear to be
happening between two people who
are centuries apart. Someone asking,
“Anyone seen my car keys?” can be
“answered” by someone at a future archaeology dig. Future
climate changes cause the land to submerge, if only temporarily,
for the long view reveals the transient nature of all things.

What’s left of humanity lives in fear of
their lives. Humankind is down to just a
few thousand people who live in a city
surrounded by three concentric walls.
The walls protect them from their enemies, the ravenous giants known as the
Titans. Attack on Titan is now a series on
The Cartoon Network’s Swim Network.
978-1-61262-680-2 | $10.99/$11.99C | 150,000
Kodansha Comics | TR | December
978-1-61262-687-1

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Comics & Graphic Novels

RA: For fans of The Walking Dead

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

978-0-375-40650-8 | $35.00/$41.00C | 75,000 | Pantheon | HC | October

Afterlife with Archie 2:

LITERARY

Betty R.I.P.

Promo: Author Site: Richard-Mcguire.com RA: For readers of Cloud
Atlas, Building Stories, and Black Hole RI: Author lives in New York, NY

This new volume continues taking the Archie universe in a new and exciting
direction, placing the iconic Archie cast of
characters in a dark and wickedly twisted
horror comic book setting.

Various

The Vampire Diaries
Based on the hit CW television show, The
Vampire Diaries continues the tales of
Elena, Stefan and Damon This anthology
graphic novel will bring some of comics’
greatest talents to Mystic Falls and set
them loose to bring the characters to life.
Or death. They are vampires, you know.

Promo: Fan Site: AfterlifeWithArchie.com RA: For fans of World War Z
and The Walking Dead

978-1-4012-4899-4 | $24.99/$28.99C | 100,000
DC Comics | TR | October

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

RA: The show is currently in its fifth season, and is one of the
channel’s highest rated television shows.

Zack Whedon

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Television writer Zack Whedon (Deadwood, Southland, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
continues the saga of Joss Whedon’s
space cowboys. Here, in the official
follow-up to the film, Serenity, the crew
has been in hiding since becoming
everyone’s most wanted, and now they
are forced to come out on a dangerous
mission against the Alliance that, with
hope, will bring them together again.

978-1-61988-948-4 | $17.99/$19.99C | 120,000
Archie Comics | TR | February
978-1-61988-986-6

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Batman ’66/Green
Hornet
Acclaimed filmmaker and writer Kevin
Smith makes his first foray into comics.
Set in the continuity of that earlier teamup, Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin
and Kato must go up against a very different General (formerly Colonel) Gumm.
978-1-4012-5228-1 | $14.99/$17.99C | 50,000
DC Comics | TR | March
Comics & Graphic Novels

RA: Fans of the classic Batman TV show
RI: Author lives in Red Bank, NJ

978-1-61655-489-7 | $19.99/$21.99C | 60,000 | Dark Horse Books | HC | November
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Keith R. A. DeCandido

Miroslav Sasek

Sleepy Hollow:

This Is the World:

Children of the Revolution

A Global Treasury

Based on the breakout Fox TV show
Sleepy Hollow, a novel featuring the
dynamic demon-fighting duo of Ichabod
Crane and Abbie Mills. The mix of supernatural fun and charismatic leads has
attracted a devoted group of followers
called “Sleepyheads,” who often create
fan art and fan fiction. They regularly
cause #SleepyHollow to trend on twitter.

Culled from the pages of M. Sasek’s renowned series of illustrated children’s
books, This Is the World is a witty,
urbane, and child-friendly introduction to
some of the world’s major cultural capitals. An inspirational travelogue that
introduces readers to art, architecture,
music, food and traditions.
978-0-8478-4396-1 | $35.00/$35.00C | 17,500 | Universe | HC | September

978-0-553-41900-9 | $7.99/$9.99C | 75,000 | Broadway Books | MM | September
978-0-553-41909-2 Television Tie-In

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Alex Irvine

Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

The Secret Journal of
Ichabod Crane

Veronica Mars (2):
An Original Mystery:

Also based on the TV show Sleepy Hollow, an unprecedented look inside the
mind of Revolutionary War soldier and
modern-day demon slayer Ichabod
Crane. In entries that track the show’s
first season, Ichabod will share more of
his ghoulishly revisionist stories from
America’s revolution (think Ken Davis
meets Seth Grahame-Smith); offer more
of his wry reflections on modern-day phenomena, and share
secret thoughts about Abbie.

Mr. Kiss and Tell

PEOPLE & PLACES

The second book in an original mystery
series following popular television sleuth
Veronica Mars, all grown up and back in
action.
978-0-8041-7072-7 | $15.95/$18.95C | 150,000
Vintage | TR | November
978-0-8041-7073-4 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-9354-2

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MYSTERY

RA: For readers of mysteries and thrillers, including Janet Evanovich’s
Stephanie Plum series RI: Authors live in Austin, TX

978-0-553-41898-9 | $14.99/$17.99C | 25,000 | Three Rivers Press | TR | September
978-0-553-41899-6 Television Tie-In

Dean Koontz

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Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel

Elizabeth Kiem

The hugely anticipated finale to the bestselling Odd Thomas series! Two years
after the cataclysmic events that sent him
journeying into mystery, Odd Thomas,
the intrepid fry cook who sees the dead
and tries to help them, has traveled back
to his beloved home town of Pico
Mundo. He has come to save them—and
perhaps humanity—from the full flowering of evil it is his destiny to confront.

Hider, Seeker, Secret
Keeper: A Novel
Prima ballerina Lana Dukovskaya leaves
Moscow for New York, both as star of the
latest Bolshoi tour and as chief suspect in
a brutal attack on her rival. As she claims
her break-out moment in America, Lana
must defend her family’s honor, navigate
an unlikely romance, and put her faith in
strangers, while avoiding traps at every
turn.
978-1-61695-412-3 | $17.99/$17.99C | 40,000 | Soho Teen | HC | September
978-1-61695-413-0 MYSTERy

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RA: For fans of Dancer Daughter, Traitor Spy RI: Author is from
Lexington, VA

978-0-345-54587-9 | $28.00/$34.00C | 300,000 | Bantam | HC | December
978-0-345-54588-6

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Promo: Book Trailer, Author Site: DeanKoontz.com RA: For Odd fans
and readers of thrillers, fantasy, and paranormal romance

Joe Abercrombie

Half the World

Edited with an Introduction by
Otto Penzler

The Edgar Award-winning editor turns
his crime fiction expertise to that highly
unique and unusual short story form:
the locked room mystery, or impossible
crime tale. Here are 68 stories representing the different varieties of the form.

The bestselling author of Best Served
Cold returns with the second book in a
stirring new epic fantasy trilogy following
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Half a King. Yarvi is the unlikely heir to
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Cov
with a crippled hand who feels out of
place in a violent, Viking-like society. But
when his father is murdered, Yarvi becomes the king—and begins a journey
that will change him, and the kingdom,
forever. A Song of Ice and Fire meets Vikings.

978-0-307-74396-1 | $25.00/$29.95C | 20,000 | Vintage | TR | September
978-0-8041-7279-0 SHORT STORIES/MYSTERY

978-0-8041-7842-6 | $26.00/$31.00C | 25,000 | Del Rey | HC | January
978-0-804-17844-0

The Black Lizard Big
Book of Locked-Room
Mysteries

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RA: For crime fiction fans, especially those who enjoy puzzles and
classic mysteries RI: Editor lives in New York, NY

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EPIC FANTASY

Promo: Scribd Excerpt, Author Site: JoeAbercrombie.com RA: For fans
of George R. R. Martin and Scott Lynch RI: Author lives in Bath, UK

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BOOK CLUB
Darcie Chan

Yochi Dreazen

The Mill River
Redemption: A Novel

The Invisible Front:

From the author of the self-published
e-book phenomenon, The Mill River
Recluse, comes a heartwarming second
novel set in Mill River, Vermont. Josie
DiSanti’s daughters are inseparable, until
a tragedy tears them apart. Years later,
they return for the reading of their mother’s will, and learn that Josie has devised
a plan to force their reconciliation.

The galvanizing story of an army family
that lost two sons—one to suicide and
one in combat—and devoted their lives to
fighting the military’s suicide epidemic.
The Invisible Front examines America’s
problematic treatment of its soldiers and
offers the Graham family’s work as a new
way of understanding how to minimize
the risk of suicide, substance abuse, and

Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War

978-0-345-53823-9 | $15.00/$18.00C | 40,000 | Ballantine Books | TR | August
978-0-345-54156-7 | ] AD: 978-0-804-19330-6 | ] CD: 978-0-804-19329-0

PTSD in the military.
978-0-385-34783-9 | $26.00/$31.00 | 20,000 | Crown | HC | October
978-0-385-34784-6 military history

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Jan Karon and Debbie Macomber RI: Set in Vermont

Promo: Reading Group Guide available online & Resource Guide in
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Mette Ivie Harrison

Donal Ryan

The Bishop’s Wife

The Thing About
December: A Novel

In this eye-opening mystery set in the
heart of Mormon Utah, an LDS bishop’s
wife suspects that her missing neighbor
might have been murdered by her husband. The main character is both a woman of faith and a sharp critic of the church’s
gender dynamics and secrecy.

Following the deaths first of his father and
then his mother, Johnsey inherits the
family farm, and a healthy bank account,
both of which he proves incapable of
managing on his own. Author’s first book,
The Spinning Heart was long-listed for
the Man Booker Prize.

978-1-61695-476-5 | $26.95/$26.95C | 50,000
Soho Crime | HC | December
978-1-61695-478-9
FICTION/MYSTERY & DETECTIVE/WOMEN SLEUTHS

978-1-58642-228-8 | $15.00 | 25,000 | Steerforth | TR
August | 978-1-58642-229-5

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LITERARY FICTION

RA: For fans of Big Love and readers of The 19th Wife RI: Author lives
outside of Salt Lake City, UT

RA: For readers of NW and The Yellow Birds

Menna van Praag

Jenny Nordberg

The Underground Girls
of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden

The Dress Shop of
Dreams: A Novel

Resistance in Afghanistan

Etta Sparks’s dress shop is a magical
place. A few stitches from her needle and
her gowns allow the wearer to achieve
whatever she wishes. But, the dresses don’t
seem to work on Etta and her granddaughter Cora. Determined to help Cora find happiness, Etta sets in motion a series of events
that will reveal the undeniable power of love.

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden Afghan custom that will change your
understanding of what it means to grow
up as a girl. Expanding on her widely read
New York Times article “Afghan Boys Are
Prized, So Girls Live the Part,” in which
she uncovered the phenomenon of bacha posh, the practice of disguising and
raising young girls as boys.

978-0-804-17898-3 | $15.00/$18.00C | 20,000 | Ballantine Books | TR | December
978-0-804-17899-0 FICTION

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978-0-307-95249-3 | $25.00/$29.95C | 30,000 | Crown | HC | September
978-0-307-95251-6 SOCIAL SCIENCE

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RA: For fans of Adriana Trigiani and Sarah Addison Allen

RA: For readers of The Bookseller of Kabul and Kabul Beauty School

Shannon Burke

Maeve Binchy

Into the Savage
Country: A Novel

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Maeve’s Times:
In Her Own Words

From the royal wedding to boring airplane companions, Samuel Beckett to
Margaret Thatcher, “senior moments” to
life as a waitress, Maeve’s Times gives
us wonderful insight into a changing Ireland as it celebrates the work of one of
our best-loved writers in all its diversity.
978-0-385-35345-8 | $26.95 | 100,000 | Knopf | HC
October | 978-0-385-35346-5
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LITERARY COLLECTIONS

Promo: Author Site: Facebook.com/MaeveBinchyAuthor
RA: For fans of Anna Quindlen, Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron
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When the young William Wyeth leaves
St. Louis for a fur-trapping expedition
into savage country, he nearly loses his
life and quickly discovers the depth of
loyalty among the company men. When
the company embarks on a wildly risky
expedition into Crow land, Wyeth heads
unwittingly into the center of deadly boundary disputes between Native American
tribes, the British, and the Americans.
978-0-307-90892-6 | $24.95/$28.95C | 25,000 | Pantheon | HC | February
978-0-307-90893-3 HISTORICAL FICTION

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Promo: Reading Group Guide, Author Site: ShannonBurkeWebsite.
com RA: For fans of Jack London, Larry McMurtry, and Cormac
McCarthy RI: Author lives in Knoxville, TN
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FICTION
Lorenzo Carcaterra

Richard Flanagan

The Wolf: A Novel

The Narrow Road to
the Deep North: A Novel

From the bestselling author of Sleepers
comes an action-packed new novel of
revenge. When the world’s most powerful mob boss loses his wife and daughters in a terrorist attack funded by one of
his rivals, he resolves to turn the tables.
Rallying the heads of the globe’s top
criminal organizations, Vincent Marelli
launches a war that may be his last.

In the despair of a Japanese POW camp
on the Thai-Burma Death Railway in
1943, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans
is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Until
he receives a letter that will change him
forever. Moving deftly from the POW
camp to contemporary Australia, a story
of death, love, and family.

978-0-345-48394-2 | $25.00/$29.95C | 50,000
Ballantine Books | HC | July |

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978-0-385-35285-7 | $26.95/$32.00C | 50,000 | Knopf | HC | August
978-0-385-35286-4 HISTORICAL FICTION

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Promo: Teaser Excerpt, Author Site: LorenzoCarcaterra.com
RA: For fans of The Godfather saga RI: Set in New York and Italy

RA: For fans of The Orphan Master’s Son, Corelli’s Mandolin, and
Unbroken RI: Author lives in Tasmania

Stephen L. Carter

Haruki Murakami

Back Channel: A Novel

Colorless Tsukuru
Tazaki and His Years of
Pilgrimage: A Novel

From the bestselling author of The
Emperor of Ocean Park a new novel of
terrific suspense: a brilliant amalgam of
fact and fiction about a young black
woman on whom the outcome of the
Cuban Missile Crisis depends.
978-0-385-34960-4 | $27.95/$33.00C | 35,000
Knopf | HC | July | 978-0-385-34961-1

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Promo: Author Site: StephenCarterBooks.com RA: For readers of
Stephen King’s 11/22/63 RI: Author lives in New Haven, CT

Nick Harkaway

Tigerman: A Novel
Exhausted by a hard tour of duty in
Afghanistan, Sergeant Lester Ferris is
sent to occupy the largely ceremonial
post of British consul in Mancreu. Lester’s
brief is to sit tight and turn a blind eye to
the international underworld operating
there, which he’s happy to do. But when
violence erupts, a brilliant, Internet-addled, comic-book-addicted street kid
who might, Lester hopes, become an
adopted son, needs him to be more than just an observer.

In high school, Tsukuru Tazaki belonged
to a tight-knit group of friends. But when
he returns home from his first year of
college in Tokyo, he finds that they want
nothing to do with him. Years later, Tsukuru decides to track down his old
group to try to answer the question that
has haunted him. Why did they suddenly turn on him?
978-0-385-35210-9 | $25.00 | 250,000 | Knopf | HC | August
978-0-385-68183-4 | $29.95C | HC | Bond Street Books

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LITERARY FICTION

Promo: Author site HarukiMurakami.com RI: Author lives in Tokyo

Julie Schumacher

Dear Committee
Members: A Novel
Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor
of creative writing and literature at a
small and not very distinguished liberal
arts college in the Midwest. His life is a
tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and
inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a
series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called
upon to produce.

978-0-385-35241-3 | $26.95/$32.00C | 25,000 | Knopf | HC | July
978-0-385-35242-0 LITERARY FICTION

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Promo: Author Site: NickHarkaway.com RA: For fans of Neil Gaiman,
Michael Chabon, and Nick Hornby RI: Author lives in London

Ellen Sussman

978-0-385-53813-8 | $22.95/$33.95C | 25,000 | Doubleday | HC | August
978-0-385-53814-5 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39868-7 LITERARY FICTION

A Wedding in Provence:

Promo: Author Site: JulieSchumacher.com RI: Author lives in St. Paul, MN

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A Novel

From the bestselling author of French
Lessons. What could be more idyllic
than a wedding in Provence? That’s
what Olivia and Brody think when they
invite their closest friends and family to
spend their wedding weekend with
them. But when their guests check in,
things are quickly thrown off balance.
And in the middle is Olivia, navigating
the dramas, joys, and pitfalls of planning a wedding.
978-0-345-54895-5 | $25.00/$29.95C | 10,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | July
978-0-345-54896-2 FICTION

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Promo: Scribd Excerpt, Social: Facebook.com/EllenSussman
RA: For fans of Jennifer Weiner and J. Courteney Sullivan

Susan Vreeland

Lisette’s List: A Novel
From the author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue
comes a story of love and loss, set
against the backdrop of World World II.
A young woman is exiled to Provence to
care for her husband’s ailing grandfather. There she discovers that despite
the horrors of war, the paintings of
Cezanne, Pissarro, Chagall, and Picasso
allow her once again to experience love.
978-1-4000-6817-3 | $27.00/$32.00C | 30,000 | Random House | HC | August
978-0-8129-9685-2 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39959-2 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54549-4

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HISTORICAL FICTION

Promo: Book Club Kit, Author Site: SVreeland.com RI: Set in Paris
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FICTION
Martin Amis

Sanford Friedman

The Zone of Interest:

Conversations with
Beethoven

A Novel

Once upon a time there was a king, and
the king commissioned his favorite
wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. It
showed you your soul. In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin
Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul.

The world premiere of American author
Sanford Friedman’s last novel. Friedman’s
book depicts Beethoven’s tempestuous
relationships with friends, servants, family—
and, in particular, his young nephew—in a
manner never attempted before.
978-1-59017-762-4 | $17.95/$21.50C | 10,000 | NYRB
Classics | TR | September

978-0-385-35349-6 | $26.95 | 50,000 | Knopf | HC | September
978-0-676-97783-7 | $29.95C | HC | Knopf Canada
978-0-385-35350-2 LITERARY FICTION

E 978-1-59017-788-4

RA: Readers of Ian McEwan, Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace,
and Zadie Smith RI: Brooklyn, NY

Samuel Fuller

Margaret Atwood

The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no
personal relationships, no ties, no women
. . . and never, ever look inside the bag
you’re carrying. Paul Page was the perfect
bagman, but that ended the day he saw a
beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow.
Now Paul is going to break every rule he’s
lived by—even if it means he might be left
holding the bag.

BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION

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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction,
with nine tales of acute psychological
insight and turbulent relationships. A
recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening
by the voice of her late husband in
“Alphinland.” And in “Stone Mattress,” a
long-ago crime is avenged in the Arctic
via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite.

Brainquake

978-1-78116-819-6 | $12.95/$14.95C | 50,000 | Hard Case Crime | TR | September
978-1-78116-820-2

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978-0-385-53912-8 | $25.95 | 60,000 | Nan A. Talese
HC | September
978-0-7710-0680-7 | $29.95C | McClelland & Stewart | HC
978-0-385-53913-5 | ] AD: 978-0-553-54605-7 SHORT STORIES

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE/HARD-BOILED

RA: Author is the writer and director of many classic films including
Pickup On South Street, The Naked Kiss, and The Big Red One

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Promo: Author Site: MargaretAtwood.ca RA: For readers of Jhumpa
Lahiri and Alice Munro RI: Author lives in Toronto

Xiaolu Guo

I Am China: A Novel

Lee Child

Mu is a young girl in Beijing, a singer, who
is in love with a famous young punk rock
musician named Jiang. Jiang has subversive political views, and he has written a
manifesto that he keeps trying to broadcast, without much success. We learn their
story through Lana, a translator who works
for a publisher in London who has come
upon letters exchanged by Mu and Jiang.

Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel
Now, after the game-changing twist in
Never Go Back, comes a breathtaking
new thriller featuring vigilante hero, Jack
Reacher. This newest novel delivers a
story so gripping that all Reacher fans will
find themselves on the edge of their seats.
978-0-8041-7874-7 | $28.00/$34.00C | 800,000
Delacorte Press | HC | September

978-0-385-53871-8 $26.95/$32.00C | 25,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | September
978-0-385-53872-5 LITERARY FICTION

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THRILLER

] CD: 978-0-804-19283-5 |

978-0-804-19458-7

Promo: Author Site: LeeChild.com, Social: Facebook.com/
LeeChildOfficial RI: Author lives in New York, NY

Grady Hendrix

HorrorstÖr: A Novel

James Ellroy

Something strange is happening at the
Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland,
Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive
to find broken wardrobes, shattered
glassware, and vandalized sofabeds—
clearly, someone or something is up to
no good. Packaged in the form of a
retail catalog, we promise you’ve never
seen anything quite like it!

Perfidia: A Novel
The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States teeters on the
edge of war. The roundup of allegedly
treasonous Japanese Americans is
about to begin. And in L.A., a Japanese
family is found dead. Murder or ritual
suicide? A story of war and consuming
romance, a searing exposé of the Japanese internment, and an astonishingly
detailed homicide investigation.

978-1-59474-526-3 | $14.95/$14.95C | 30,000
Quirk Books | TR | September | 978-1-59474-532-4

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FANTASY/PARANORMAL

978-0-307-95699-6 | $28.95/$34.00C | 75,000 | Knopf | HC | September

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mystery

Promo: Author Site: JamesEllroy.net RA: For Readers of Michael
Connelly and Raymond Chandler RI: Author lives in Los Angeles, CA
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Promo: Author Site: GuoXiaolu.com RA: For readers of Things Fall
Apart and The White Tiger RI: Author lives in London

RA: For fans of The Shining and shoppers of IKEA
RI: Set in Cleveland, OH

RANDOM HOUSE LLC

Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs
Alan Furst meets Gene Wolfe: This is a
densely plotted, carefully written, and
marvelously atmospheric spy novel, set in
a stunningly imaginative world infused
with a palpable weight of history. Officially,
the quiet mousy, Shara is just another
lowly diplomat sent by Bulikov’s oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country’s
most accomplished spymasters—dispatched to investigate the brutal murder
of a seemingly harmless historian.
978-0-804-13717-1 | $15.00/$18.00C | 25,000 | Broadway Books | TR | September
978-804-13718-8 EPIC FANTASY

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RA: Reviewers have compared Bennett to Stephen King, Neil Gaiman,
and Ray Bradbury

978-1-101-87408-0 | $24.95/$28.95C | 150,000
Knopf | HC | August
978-1-101-87222-2 | $24.95/$28.95 | HC
Vintage Espanol
978-1-101-87409-7

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Debbie Macomber

Love Letters:

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When a brutal and sadistic serial killer
begins stalking the streets of Moscow,
Xenia, an ambitious young newspaper
editor, takes it upon herself to attempt to
solve the mystery of the killer’s identity,
only to discover something disturbing
about herself.

John Grisham

Untitled Thriller
978-0-385-53714-8 | $28.95/$34.00C | 1,500,000
Doubleday | HC | October
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978-0-385-53916-6

978-1-78329-024-6 | $14.95/$16.95C | 50,000
Titan Books | TR | September
978-1-78329-025-3

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THRILLERS/CRIME

Sophie Kinsella

RA: For fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø

Peter May

The Lewis Man
Fin Macleod has returned to the island of
his birth. Having left his wife, his life in
Edinburgh and his career in the police
force, he is intent on repairing past relationships and his plans are disrupted
when an unidentified corpse is recovered
from a Lewis peat bog. Simultaneous release of The Blackhouse, #2 in the series.
978-1-62365-819-9 | $26.99/$26.99C | 100,000
Quercus | HC | September | 978-1-62365-820-5

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Ian McEwan

The Children Act
Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in
London presiding over cases in family
court. She is fiercely intelligent and well
respected. But Fiona’s professional success belies domestic strife. She decides
to throw herself into her work, especially
a complex case involving a seventeenyear-old boy whose parents will not
permit a lifesaving blood transfusion
because it conflicts with their beliefs as
Jehovah’s Witnesses. But the pressure to resolve the case—as
well as her crumbling marriage—test Fiona.
978-0-385-53970-8 | $25.00 | 150,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | September
978-0-345-80962-9 | $29.95C | Knopf Canada | HC
978-0-385-53971-5

RI: Author lives in the UK

Adultery

978-0-553-39113-8 | $26.00/$31.00C | 350,000
Ballantine Books | HC | August
978-0-553-39114-5
] AD: 978-0-553-39880-9
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978-0-804-19450-1

Butterfly Skin

literary fiction

Paulo Coelho

A Rose Harbor Novel

Sergey Kuzentsov

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RETURNING
BESTSELLERS

Shopaholic to the
Stars: A Novel
978-0-8129-9386-8 | $25.00/$29.95C | 200,000
The Dial Press | HC | October
978-0-8129-9387-5 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36173-6
] CD: 978-0-385-36172-9

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Danielle Steel

Pegasus: A Novel
978-0-345-53097-4 | $28.00/$34.00C | 400,000
Delacorte Press | HC | October
978-0-345-53099-8 |
978-0-804-19459-4

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Janet Evanovich
and Lee Goldberg

The Job: A Novel
978-0-345-54312-7 | $28.00/$34.00C | 500,000
Bantam | HC | November
978-0-345-54314-1 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36703-5
] CD: 978-0-385-36702-8
978-0-385-36320-4

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Tess Gerritsen

Die Again:
A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
978-0-345-54385-1 | $27.00/$32.00C | 200,000
Ballantine Books | HC | December
978-0-345-54386-8

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Jonathan Kellerman

Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel
978-0-345-54137-6 | $28.00/$34.00C | 300,000
Ballantine Books | HC | February
978-0-345-54138-3 | ] AD: 978-0-804-19425-9
] CD: 978-0-804-19424-2
978-0-804-19457-0

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Adrian McKinty

Mark Pryor

The Sun Is God

The Button Man:

Colonial New Guinea—1906: a small
group of mostly German nudists live an
extreme back-to-nature existence on the
remote island of Kabakon. Eating only
coconuts and bananas, they purport to
worship the sun. One of their members
has recently died, allegedly from malaria.
But an autopsy on his body in the nearby
capital of Herbertshöhe raises suspicions about foul play.

A Hugo Marston Novel

978-1-61614-068-7 | $15.95/$17.00C | 25,000 | Seventh Street Books | TR | September
978-1-61614-087-8 MYSTERY

In this prequel to The Bookseller, Hugo
must find a reviled movie star lost in the
English countryside, before a killer with a
penchant for the noose finds him first.
978-1-61614-994-9 | $15.95/$17.00C | 45,000
Seventh Street Books | TR | September
978-1-61614-995-6

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MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

RA: For fans of Cara Black and Lee Child RI: Author lives in Austin, TX

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Brian Francis Slattery

RI: Set in Ireland

The Family Hightower:
A Novel

David Mitchell

In 1968 two boys are born into a large
family, both named for their grandfather,
Peter Henry Hightower. One boy—
Peter—grows up in Africa and ends up
a journalist in Granada. The other—
Petey—becomes a minor criminal, first
in Cleveland and then in Kiev. The novel
stretches across both generations bearing the weight of family secrets.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel
From the prize-winning author of Cloud
Atlas comes a new novel interweaving
six narratives and spanning from 1984 to
the 2030s. This up-all-night story mixes
the supernatural, sci-fi, horror, social
satire, and heartbreaking realism.
978-1-4000-6567-7 | $30.00 | 200,000
Random House | HC | September
978-0-676-97931-2 | $34.00C | Knopf Canada | HC
978-0-8129-9473-5 LITERARY FICTION

978-1-60980-563-0 | $27.95/$27.95C | 15,000 | Seven Stories Press | HC | September
978-1-60980-564-7

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LITERARY FICTION

Promo: Author Site: DavidMitchellBooks.com RA: For fans of Cloud
Atlas as well as readers of Stephen King RI: Author lives in Ireland

RA: Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex RI: Set in Kiev and Cleveland, OH

Christos Tsiolkas

Walter Mosley

Barracuda: A Novel

Rose Gold:

A striking meditation on class, competition, and the sacrifices we make for
family. At fifteen, Danny Kelly is living a
typical middle-class Melbourne life but
he’s an extraordinarily talented swimmer
who has the potential to swim for Australia in the Olympics. Twenty years later,
Danny is reflecting on the life his talents
and mistakes have sculpted.

An Easy Rawlins Mystery

In this new mystery set in the Patty
Hearst era of radical black nationalism
and political abductions, the leader of a
revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth
has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the
daughter of a weapons manufacturer. If
they don’t receive the money, weapons,
and apology they demand, “Rose Gold”
will die. So the FBI, the State Department, and the LAPD turn to Easy Rawlins.

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RA: For readers of The Slap, & Sons, This Boy’s Life; fans of Chris
Cleave, Tobias Wolff, and Michael Chabon

MYSTERY

Promo: Author Site: WalterMosley.com RI: Author lives in Brooklyn, NY

The Dog: A Novel
Distraught by a breakup with his long-term
girlfriend, the hero of this novel leaves New
York to take an unusual job in a strange
desert metropolis. In Dubai at the height of
its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-La,
our protagonist struggles with his new
position as the “family officer” of the very
rich Batros family. And he struggles with
the “doghouse,” a seemingly inescapable
condition of culpability in which he feels
himself constantly trapped.
978-0-307-37823-1 | $25.95/$30.00C | 75,000 | Pantheon | HC | September
978-1-101-87004-4 | ] AD: 978-0-553-54577-7 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54576-0

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LITERARY FICTION

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LITERARY FICTION

978-0-385-53597-7 | $25.95/$30.00C | 75,000 | Doubleday | HC | September
978-0-385-53600-4 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36229-0 | ] CD: 978-0-385-36228-3

Joseph O’Neill

978-0-804-13842-0 | $26.00/NCR | 30,000 | Hogarth | HC | September
978-0-804-13843-7 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39970-7

Michel Faber

The Book of Strange
New Things: A Novel
The long-awaited new novel from the author of The Crimson Petal and the White.
Peter—devoted pastor, dedicated missionary, and loving husband to his wife,
Bea is to travel to a new planet, Oasis, to
work for a mysterious corporation called
USIC. He’s tasked with reaching out to
the indigenous race, to make sure they
are as peaceful as they seem.
978-0-553-41884-2 | $28.00/NCR | 200,000 | Hogarth | HC | October
978-0-553-41885-9 | ] AD: 978-0-553-54624-8 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54623-1

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LITERARY FICTION

RA: Fans of Donna Tartt, Kate Atkinson, David Mitchell, Audrey
Niffenegger, and Dave Eggers

Promo: Reading Group Guide available. RA: For readers of Martin
Amis and Graham Greene RI: Author lives in New York, NY
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Andrew Grant

Run: A Novel
Marc Bowman is a computer consultant
for a huge technical corporation where
his wife Carolyn happens to work as a
high-powered executive. Then, one morning, Marc is fired and is stunned when his
wife sides with her employer. Suddenly,
things begin happening that Marc can’t
explain; strange men following him, items
disappearing from his home, and then,
without warning, Carolyn vanishes.
978-0-345-54072-0 | $26.00/$31.00C | 15,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | October
978-0-345-54074-4 | ] AD: 978-0-804-16638-6 THRILLER

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Promo: Scribd Excerpt, Author Site: AndrewGrantBooks.com
RA: For fans of Harlan Coben and Joseph Finder RI: near NYC

George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia
and Linda Antonsson

The World of Ice and
Fire: The Untold History of Westeros
and the Game of Thrones

With all new history and material from the
maester himself, this lavish, fully illustrated book is the comprehensive guide to
the mega-bestselling world that George
R. R. Martin has established in his Ice
and Fire books. A must-have for both long-time fans and new
readers alike.
978-0-553-80544-4 | $50.00/$58.00C | 75,000 | Bantam | HC | October
978-0-345-53555-9 | ] AD: 978-0-553-41007-5 FICTION/EPIC FANTASY

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RA: For Game of Thrones fanatics and George R. R. Martin readers

CHRISTIAN
FICTION
Cindy Woodsmall

A Love Undone:
An Amish Novel of Shattered Dreams and
God’s Unfailing Grace

A contemporary Amish romance from a bestselling author explores the rules governing
marriage among the Plain People—and asks
when grace can play a role in falling in love.
The book follows a favorite character from
The Dawn of Christmas, Andy Fisher, a single
dad whose wife abandoned him, and tells the rest of his story.
978-0-307-73000-8 | $14.99/$17.99C | 65,000 | WaterBrook Press | TR | September

E 978-0-307-73001-5

AMISH

Promo: Author Site: CindyWoodsmall.com
RI: Set in Contemporary Apple Ridge and Lancaster, PA

Rosalind Lauer

A Simple Charity:
A Lancaster Crossroads Novel

The moving final book in the Lancaster Crossroads Amish romance trilogy. Ever since
Fanny Lapp’s husband Tom died in a tragic
accident, she’s struggled to make ends meet
with her three children and a house in need
of repair. Luckily, charity arrives in the form of
Zed Miller, the black sheep in their community.
Fanny is drawn to kind, handsome Zed, as he helps her to find her
true calling.
978-0-345-54330-1 | $15.00/$18.00C | 15,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | October

Kim Newman

E 978-0-345-54331-8

An English Ghost Story

Promo: Scribd Excerpt RA: For fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy
Woodsmall RI: Set in Lancaster, PA

When a dysfunctional British family moves
out of the chaos of the city and into the
tranquil surroundings of the sleepy Somerset countryside, they are optimistic about
the future. However, just when they believe that the move has offered their family
a new lease of life things start to change
and suddenly, the house begins to turn on
them . . .
978-1-78116-558-4 | $14.95/$17.95C | 30,000 | Titan Books | TR | October
978-1-78116-559-1 FICTION/HORROR

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RA: For fans of the critically acclaimed Anno Dracula series

Chuck Palahniuk

Beautiful You: A Novel
Penny Harrigan finds herself invited to
dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka
“Climax-Well,” a software mega-billionaire. After dinner, he whisks Penny off to
a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to
previously undreamed-of heights of
orgasmic pleasure. What’s not to like?
This: Penny discovers that she is a test
subject for the final development of a line
of sex toys.
978-0-385-53803-9 | $25.95 | 150,000 | Doubleday | HC | October
978-0-385-68114-8 | $29.95C | HC | Doubleday Canada
978-0-385-53804-6 FICTION/SATIRE

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Promo: Author Site: ChuckPalahniuk.net RI: Author lives in
Washougal, WA

CHRISTIAN ROMANCE

Carrie Turansky

The Daughter of
Highland Hall: A Novel
Fans of Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, and
Pride & Prejudice will enjoy this pure and inspiring romance taking place in Edwardian
England amid a clash of cultures and changing times. A coming-of-age story filled with
debutantes and London’s social season as
the backdrop for Katherine’s journey of faith and self-discovery.
Book 2 in the Edwardian Brides Trilogy.
978-1-601-42498-3 | 14.99/$17.99C | 35,000 | WaterBrook Press | TR | October

E 978-1-601-42499-0

CHRISTIAN/HISTORICAL

Promo: Author Site: CarrieTuransky.com

Kim Vogel Sawyer

When Mercy Rains
Twenty years ago, 17-year-old Suzanne Zimmerman shamed her Old Order Mennonite
family by becoming pregnant out of wedlock.
Secretly sent to a home for unwed mothers
and instructed to give her baby to a cousin,
she instead moved to a community in Indiana
and raised her daughter on her own, never
telling her family about the child.
978-0-307-73131-9 | 14.99/$17.99C | 40,000 | WaterBrook Press | TR | October

E 978-0-307-73132-6

CHRISTIAN ROMANCE

Promo: Reading Group Guide available in the book and online
RA: For fans of Lifetime movies, Karen Kingsbury, and Cindy Woodsmall
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FICTION
Anne Rice

Lisa Van Allen

Prince Lestat:

The Night Garden: A Novel

The Vampire Chronicles

From the author of The Wishing Thread.
Since her mother’s death, Olivia has been
caring for the Pennywort Gardens and running a safe haven for women in exchange
for their help with the gardens. But one of
the visitors may have a secret from Olivia’s
past that could change everything.

Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and
most powerful forces of the night in a
long-awaited return to the extraordinary
world of the Vampire Chronicles with a
novel that picks up where The Vampire
Lestat left off more than a quarter of a
century ago.

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978-0-345-53783-6 | $15.00/$18.00C | 25,000
Ballantine Books | TR | October
978-0-345-53757-7 FICTION

E

978-0-307-96252-2 | $27.95/$33.00C | 300,000
Knopf | HC | October
978-0-307-96253-9 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36181-1 | ] CD: 978-0-385-36180-4

Promo: Scribd Excerpt, Author Site: WriterLisaVanAllen.com
RA: For fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Jennifer Chiaverini

FICTION/PARANORMAL

Promo: Author Site: AnneRice.com RI: Author lives in Palm Desert, CA

Lynn Shepherd

Ildefonso Falcones

The Barefoot Queen:
A Novel

The Pierced Heart: A Novel

From the tumultuous bustle of Seville to
the theatres of Madrid, this is a historical
epic full of bravery and romance that
follows two women as they make a life
for themselves in 18th-century Spain.
Caridad is a recently freed Cuban slave
and when her path crosses with a young,
rebellious gypsy, the two women are
instantly inseparable.

The acclaimed author of The Solitary
House returns with a dazzling mystery
inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Detective Charles Maddox travels to the
remote castle of a pioneering scientist
with a terrible secret. Meanwhile, London is in the throes of a series of brutal
murders, executed by a killer known only
as “The Vampire.” Maddox must unravel
the connection between the two.

978-0-804-13948-9 | $27.00/$32.00C | 20,000 | Crown | HC | November
978-0-804-13949-6 HISTORICAL fiction

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RA: For readers of Ken Follet, Philippa Gregory, Carlos Ruiz Zafón,
and Umberto Eco; Viewers of The Borgias and Game of Thrones

978-0-345-54543-5 | $26.00/$31.00C | 10,000 | Delacorte Press | HC | October
978-0-345-54544-2 MYSTERY

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Promo: Author Site: Lynn-Shepherd.com RI: Set in London

Ha Jin

Jane Smiley

A Map of Betrayal: A Novel

Some Luck: A Novel

When Lilian Shang discovers her father’s
diary after the death of her parents, she is
shocked by the secrets it contains. She
knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA,
was the most important Chinese spy ever
caught. But she starts to understand that
Gary, too, had been betrayed, and finds
that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy
from damaging yet another generation.

On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna
and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five
remarkable children. Moving from postWorld War I America through the early
1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate
look at this family’s triumphs and tragedies, while casting a panoramic eye on
the monumental changes that marked
the first half of the twentieth century.

978-0-307-91160-5 | $26.95/$32.00C | 40,000 | Pantheon | HC | November
978-0-307-91161-2 LITERARY FICTION

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978-0-307-70031-5 | $26.95/$32.00C | 75,000 | Knopf | HC | October
978-0-385-35039-6 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-9413-6 | ] CD: 978-0-8041-9412-9

Promo: Reading Group Guide available RI: Author lives outside
Boston, MA

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LITERARY FICTION

Promo: Reading Group Guide Available RA: For fans of Phillip Meyer,
Louise Erdrich, and Penny Vincenzi RI: Author lives in Carmel Valley, CA

Alexander McCall Smith

John Twelve Hawks

The Handsome Man’s
Deluxe Café:

Spark: A Novel

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (15)

Edgy, hard-core, and wildly imaginative,
this new thriller from John Twelve Hawks,
the New York Times bestselling author of
The Traveler, features an assassin-narrator
unlike anyone we’ve seen before, set in a
present-day dystopia. An ingenious and
chilling vision of modern-day humanity under constant, invasive surveillance and a
pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.
978-0-385-53867-1 | $25.95/$30.00C | 75,000
Doubleday | HC | October | 978-0-385-53868-8 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39908-0
] CD: 978-0-553-54557-9 thriller

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In this delightful fifteenth installment,
Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both
at home and in the office. And to add to
her current challenges, her devoted
partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to
branch out on her own and open The
Handsome Man’s Deluxe Cafe.
978-0-307-91154-4 | $24.95 | 200,000 | Pantheon | HC | November
978-0-345-80861-5 | $29.95C | Knopf Canada | HC
978-0-307-91155-1 MYSTERY

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cozy mysteries RI: Author lives in Edinburgh, Scotland

Promo: RandomHouse.com/Features/JohnTwelveHawks/
RA: For fans of J. J. Abrams
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FICTION
Alice Munro

Matthew Burgess

Family Furnishings:

Uncle Janice: A Novel

Selected Stories, 1995–2014

Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro’s reputation and readership has skyrocketed
worldwide. Now, Family Furnishings will
bring us twenty-five of her most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories,
most of them set in the territory she has so
brilliantly made her own: the small towns
and flatlands of southwestern Ontario.
978-1-101-87410-3 | $30.00 | 100,000 | Knopf | HC | November
978-0-7710-6120-2 | $29.95C | McClelland & Stewart | HC

E 978-1-101-87411-0

SHORT STORIES

On any given day, Janice Itwaru might be
found trolling the streets of Queens for
drugs. Janice is an “uncle”—an undercover narcotics officer—trying to meet
the impossibly high quota of drug busts
needed to make detective, or be sent
back down to uniformed patrol. With an
ailing mother at home, her cover nearly
blown, four more buys to get her gold
shield and rumors circulating that Internal
Affairs has her unit under surveillance, Janice is running very short
on luck as her quota deadline approaches.
978-0-385-53680-6 | $25.95/$30.00C | 25,000 | Doubleday | HC | January
978-0-385-53681-3 LITERARY FICTION

RI: Author lives in Canada

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RA: For readers of Jonathan Lethem and Colson Whitehead
RI: Author lives in Minneapolis, MN

Suzanne Myers

Stone Cove Island
When a catastrophic hurricane devastates
Stone Cove Island, a quaint summer resort community, the locals pull together
to rebuild. 17-year-old Eliza, one of the
island’s most idealistic residents, leads
the recovery effort—and stumbles upon
a deadly secret in the wreckage.

Kelly Link

Get in Trouble: Stories

978-1-61695-437-6 | $17.99/$17.99C | 30,000
Soho Teen | HC | November | 978-1-61695-438-3

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MYSTERIES & DETECTIVE STORIES

RA: In the vein of Stephen King and Shirley Jackson’s classic The
Lottery RI: Author lives in Brooklyn, NY

Kelly Link, the author of Magic for Beginners and celebrated short story writer,
returns with her first new collection in
almost a decade. Link creates situations
that are at first glance fantastical, but the
emotional insights are piercing and the
characters vividly real. The result is funny,
uncanny, and always deeply moving.
978-0-8041-7968-3 | $25.00 | 40,000
Random House | HC | January
978-0-804-17971-3 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39956-1 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54547-0

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Rebecca James

Sweet Damage: A Novel
From the author of Beautiful Malice
comes an intense psychological drama.
Tim Ellison feels lucky when he finds a
cheap place to rent in his dream location.
But his furnished room comes with a condition: he must look after the mansion’s
mysterious owner, Anna. As strange
things begin to happen, Tim becomes
increasingly attracted to her. But is Anna
someone to pity, or someone to fear?

SHORT STORIES

Promo: Excerpt, Author Site: KellyLink.net RA: For fans of Joe Hill
and George Saunders RI: Set in Florida, New York, and outer space

Andrew Lovett

Everlasting Lane: A Novel
Nine-year-old Peter’s childhood friendship with a precocious neighborhood girl
brings him joy . . . but the secrets of
a locked room in his grandmother’s
cottage cast a shadow over his family
and Peter must investigate.

978-0-553-80806-3 | $25.00 | 15,000 | Bantam | HC | December

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978-1-61219-380-9 | $25.95/$25.95C | 10,000
Melville House | HC | January

THRILLER

Promo: Scribd Excerpt RA: For fans of Lisa Unger and S. J. Watson
RI: Set in Sydney, Australia

E 978-1-61219-381-6
FICTION

Pierce Brown

RA: For readers of Half the Kingdom and The Book of Lost Things

Golden Son:

Robert Repino

Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy

From the author of the bestselling debut
and #1 Library Reads pick, Red Rising,
comes Golden Son—a continuation of
the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel
forged by tragedy, battling to lead his
oppressed people to freedom. In this
rip-roaring sequel, Darrow continues his
work to bring down Society from within
by inserting himself into the world of the
elite Golds. A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable
hero at its heart.
978-0-345-53981-6 | $25.00/$28.00C | 50,000 | Del Rey | HC | January
978-0-345-53982-3 FICTION/DYSTOPIAN

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Promo: Author Site: Pierce-Brown.com RA: For fans of The Hunger
Games and Ender’s Game RI: Author lives in Los Angeles, CA

Morte
In the “war with no name” of sentient
ants versus humans, a young housecat
named Mort(e) has become instrumental
as a war hero for the ant Colony. But his
perilous missions double as a secret
search for his lost love, a dog named
Sheba, which will eventually lead him to
the truth behind the Colony.
978-1-61695-427-7 | $26.95/$26.95C | 25,000
Soho Press | HC | January
978-1-61695-428-4

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LITERARY FICTION

RA: Animal Farm as imagined by Cormac McCarthy RI: Author’s
hometown is Drexel Hill, PA

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FICTION

Keep
Calm

Adam Sternbergh

Near Enemy: A Novel
Spademan—the kill-for-hire antihero from
Shovel Ready—returns in another riveting, twisted, genre-busting novel. In his
signature deadpan, pared-down style
and with a bold, gritty vision of a bombedout NYC, Near Enemy is a dynamite
follow-up to a beloved debut.

and

Read
Jane Austen
Stephanie Barron

Jane and the Twelve
Days of Christmas:
Being a Jane Austen Mystery

Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen prepares to spend Christmas with family
and friends at a famous country estate,
but treason is in the air, and Jane must
solve a murder if she is to protect her
brother from being implicated. Author
will launch this book at the 2014 annual
convention of the Jane Austen Society.
978-1-61695-423-9 | $25.00/$25.00C | 40,000 | Soho Crime | HC | October
978-161695-424-6 MYSTERY & detective

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RA: For fans of Austenland and The Sherlockian
RI: The author lives in Binghamton, NY and is from Denver, CO

978-0-385-34902-4 | $24.00/$28.00C | 25,000
Crown | HC | January
978-0-385-34903-1 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39872-4

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MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

RA: For readers of The Shining Girls, Zone One, Wool, and
Ghostman; Viewers of Looper, Inception, and Children of Men

Rachel Joyce

The Love Song of Miss
Queenie Hennessy:
A Novella

From the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. When Queenie Hennessy is told she has days to live, she
sends a letter bidding goodbye to Harold
Fry. Her letter inspires an unlikely walk.
But there is a second letter, which she
will never send, that reveals the shocking
and beautiful truth of Queenie’s life.
978-0-8129-9667-8 | $20.00 | 50,000 | Random House | HC | February
978-0-385-68282-4 | $25.00C | Bond Street Books | HC
978-0-8129-9666-1 | ] AD: 978-0-553-41012-9 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54560-9

Sinead Murphy

The Jane Austen Rules:

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A Classic Guide to Modern Love

LITERARY FICTION

A bossy but good-humored dating guide
for fans of Jane Austen. A whip-smart
young critic makes a sharp critique of
modern dating guides, presenting Jane
Austen’s books as the antidote.

Promo: Author Site: RachelJoyceBooks.com RA: For fans of authors
like JoJo Moyes RI: Author lives in Gloucestershire, England

Priya Parmar

Vanessa and Her Sister:

978-1-61219-382-3 | $15.95/$15.95C | 40,000
Melville House | TR | October
978-1-61219-383-0 self-help

A Novel

Set against the backdrop of early 1900s
London, and the eccentric circle known
as the Bloomsbury Group, this new novel offers a fascinating glimpse into the
adult lives of sisters Virginia Woolf and
Vanessa Bell. Told from Vanessa’s point
of view—through diary entries, love
letters, and postcards.

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RA: Think of The Rules written by
Jane Austen

Margaret C. Sullivan

Jane Austen
Cover to
Cover:
200 Years of Classic
Book Covers

In the short forty-two
years of her life, Jane
Austen wrote six novels
that would endure long after her death in 1817. The texts are true
classics, unchanged and yet still immensely popular some 200
years later, but the covers have changed with the times—from the
elegant inscriptions of the famous “Peacock” cover, to pulpy sixties pop art, to graphic novels, Twilight-inspired copycat covers,
and mystifyingly bad digital editions. With over 200 images of covers spanning as many years of Austen books, this fascinating,
funny, and art-filled book is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and
book lovers of every stripe.
978-1-59474-725-0 | $24.95/$26.85C | 25,000 | Quirk Books | HC | November
978-1-59474-736-6 Art

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Promo: Beginning September 1, 2014, Quirk Books will offer a
downloadable Jane Austen Cover to Cover gallery show. Kit will
include high image covers of Jane Austen’s classic works along with
commentary that you can display in your library. Download kit:
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978-0-8041-7637-8 | $26.00 | 50,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | February
978-0-385-68133-9 | $29.95C | Bond Street Books | HC
978-0-804-17638-5 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39846-5 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54562-3

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HISTORICAL FICTION

Promo: Author Site: PriyaParmar.com RA: For fans of The Paris Wife
and Loving Frank RI: Author lives in London and Hawaii

Alison Weir

The Marriage Game:
A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I

This new novel of Tudor intrigue tells the
story of one of history’s most scandalous
love affairs: the romance between the
new, young “Virgin Queen” Elizabeth I
and her handsome married courtier,
Lord Robert Dudley.
978-0-345-51191-1 | $26.00 | 20,000
Ballantine Books | HC | February
978-0-385-66712-8 | Doubleday Canada | HC
978-0-804-17730-6 HISTORICAL FICTION

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Promo: Author Site: AlisonWeir.org.uk

NONFICTION
Peter Mendelsund

Benedict Carey

What We See
When We Read

How We Learn:
The Surprising Truth About When,
Where, and Why It Happens

What do we see when we read? Did
Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina?
Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly,
Ishmael looked like? In this remarkable
work of nonfiction, Mendelsund gives us
what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into
how we understand the act of reading.
978-0-8041-7163-2 | $16.95/$19.95C | 20,000 | Vintage | TR | August

E 978-0-8041-7164-9

LITERARY CRITICISM

RA: For fans of Geoff Dyer and John Berger RI: Author lives in NYC

Susan Pinker

From an early age, we are told that laziness, distraction, and ignorance are the
enemies of success. But as science writer
Benedict Carey shows, they can also be
your biggest assets—if you know how to
exploit them.

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978-0-8129-9388-2 | $27.00/$32.00C | 50,000
Random House | HC | September
978-0-8129-9389-9 | ] AD: 978-0-449-80780-4 | ] CD: 978-0-449-80779-8

PSYCHOLOGY

Promo: Downloadable Guide, Quizzes, and Q&A, Author Site:
BenedictCarey.com RA: For fans of The Power of Habit

The Village Effect:

Rick Chillot

How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make
Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

How to Make Your Baby
an Internet Celebrity:

In our increasingly digital age, developmental psychologist and journalist Pinker
shows the importance of face-to-face
contact in promoting happiness, warding
off disease, and increasing our lifespans.

Guiding Your Child to Success
and Fulfillment

978-1-4000-6957-6 | $26.00 | 30,000
Spiegel & Grau | HC | August
978-0-307-35953-7 | $32.00C
Random House Canada | HC

How To Make Your Cat An Internet
Celebrity taught cat-owners everywhere
the keys to financial freedom. Now, it’s
time for babies to take the spotlight.
Learn how to spot your baby’s potential,
and wring every last dollar out of their viral videos.

E 978-0-679-60454-9

978-1-59474-739-7 | $12.95/$13.95C | 50,000 | Quirk Books | TR | September

Psychology

Promo: Scribd Excerpt, Shareable Personality Quiz RA: For fans of
Quiet and The Power of Habit RI: Author lives in Quebec, Canada

E 978-1-59474-753-3

HUMOR

RA: Quirk’s version of an Anne Geddes book

Hampton Sides

Jonathan Darman

In the Kingdom of Ice:

Landslide: LBJ and Ronald
Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of
the USS Jeannette

On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set
sail from San Francisco to cheering
crowds in the grip of “Arctic Fever.” The
ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon
was trapped in pack ice. Two years into
the harrowing voyage, the hull was
breached and the crew abandoned the
ship. The men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest
supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice.
978-0-385-53537-3 | $28.95/$34.00C | 150,000 | Doubleday | HC | August
978-0-385-53538-0 | ] AD: 978-0-307-96657-5 | ] CD: 978-0-307-96656-8

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After the Kennedy assassination, Americans were unsure about the future. In
three turbulent years, from 1963-66, two
very different visions were put forth by
Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan.
This riveting work tells the story of how two
men with opposing myths about America
transformed politics into a contest between warring fantasies of the future.
978-1-4000-6708-4 | $30.00/$35.00C | 35,000 | Random House | HC | September
9780812994698 HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY

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RA: For fans of Robert Caro and Jon Meacham RI: Author lives in NYC

HISTORY

RA: For readers of Sebastian Junger and Jon Krakauer
RI: Author lives in Santa Fe, NM

The Teacher Wars:
A History of America’s Most
Embattled Profession

Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan,
Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas

A brilliant young scholar’s history of 175
years of teaching in America. Goldstein
argues that long-festering ambivalence
about teachers and unrealistic expectations have driven the most ambitious
people from becoming teachers. In
America’s past, and in local innovations
that promote the professionalization of
the teaching corps, Goldstein finds answers to an age-old problem.

How to Be Parisian
Wherever You Are:
Love, Style, and Bad Habits

A book that brilliantly deconstructs the
French woman’s views on culture, fashion, and attitude. Unlike other books on
French style, this one is full of the authors’
wit and self-deprecating humor. With 100
black-and-white and color pictures.
978-0-385-53865-7 | $25.00/$29.95C | 100,000 | Doubleday | HC | September

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Dana Goldstein

SELF HELP

RA: For readers of French Women Don’t Get Fat
RI: Authors live in Paris

978-0-385-53695-0 | $26.95/$32.00C | 40,000 | Doubleday | HC | September
978-0-385-53696-7 EDUCATION

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Promo: Author Site: DanaGoldstein.net RA: For readers of
Diane Ravitch RI: Author lives New York, NY

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NONFICTION
N. M. Gwynne

Barry Sears, Ph.D.

Gwynne’s Grammar:

The Mediterranean Zone:

The Ultimate Introduction to Grammar
and the Writing of Good English

Unleash the Power of the World’s
Healthiest Diet for Superior Weight
Loss, Health, and Longevity

“Grammar is the science of using words
rightly, leading to thinking rightly, leading
to deciding rightly, without which—as
both common sense and experience
show—happiness is impossible. Therefore, happiness depends at least partly
on good grammar.” So writes Mr. Gwynne
in his book of grammar with an attitude.

The Zone was the first book to describe
how controlling our hormonal response to
food was the key to weight loss and good
health. Now Dr. Sears offers the next generation of health-promoting eating by incorporating more delicious and colorful
Mediterranean ingredients into our diets.

978-0-385-35293-2 | $19.95/$23.95 | 30,000 | Knopf | HC | September
978-0-385-35294-9 LANGUAGE ARTS

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978-0-8041-7917-1 | $27.00/$32.00C | 50,000 | Zinc Ink | HC | September
978-0-804-17919-5 Diet & Nutrition

Promo: Author Site: NMGwynne.net RA: For readers of Eats, Shoots
& Leaves and The Elements of Style RI: Author lives in Ireland

Promo: Recipe promotions, Author Site: ZoneDiet.com, Social:
Facebook.com/TheZoneDiet RA: For fans of The Zone Diet

Bob Herbert

Losing Our Way: An Intimate

Daniel J. Siegel and
Tina Payne Bryson

Portrait of a Troubled America

No-Drama Discipline:

In a searing indictment of America’s
decline, former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert profiles struggling
Americans—casualties of decades of
government policies that have produced
underemployment, inequality, and pointless wars—and offers a call to arms to
restore justice and the American dream.

The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the
Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s
Developing Mind

E

The authors of The Whole-Brain Child
team up to offer parents a practical
roadmap to effective and more peaceful
discipline.
978-0-345-54804-7 | $26.00/$31.00C | 20,000
Bantam | HC | September

978-0-385-52823-8 | $27.95/$33.00 | 50,000
Doubleday | HC | September
978-0-385-53589-2 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-9358-0 | ] CD: 978-0-8041-9357-3

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

RA: For readers of The Unwinding and Down the Up Escalator
RI: Author lives in New York, NY

Peter Thiel

Zero to One: Notes on Startups,
or How to Build the Future

Daisy Hernández

A Cup of Water Under
My Bed: A Memoir
Daisy Hernánderz, the daughter of a
Colombian mother and Cuban father,
chronicles what the colorful women in her
community taught her about race, sex,
money, and love. Daisy starts out in ESL
classes and later ends up writing for
The New York Times. In between, she
struggles to come out as a bisexual and
rebels against her family’s expectations.
978-0-8070-1448-6 | $24.95/$27.95C | 10,000 | Beacon Press | HC | September
978-08070-1449-3 MEMOIR

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RA: For fans of The House on Mango Street RI: Author lives in
Arlington, VA

Christian Rudder

Dataclysm: Who We Are
(When We Think No One’s Looking)

Rudder’s writing is smart, funny, and
irreverent—Chuck Klosterman meets Nate
Silver—and he has invented a new form
of statistical storytelling, where numbers
become narrative. Printed in two-color
and full of amazing charts, graphs, photos, word clouds and other visuals.
978-0-385-34737-2 | $28.00 | 125,000
Crown | HC | September
978-0-345-81258-2 | $29.95C | RH Canada

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] CD: 978-0-553-39751-2 Social Science/Statistics

RA: For readers of Big Data and Freakonomics
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PARENTING

Promo: Teaser Excerpt, Author Sites: DrDanSiegel.com and
TinaBryson.com RA: For fans of Mindsight and Brainstorm

Peter Thiel is like the Jack Welch of the
start-up generation. As a cofounder of
PayPal, the first outside investor in Facebook, and an early funder of LinkedIn,
Yelp, and Spotify, he is widely hailed as
one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs/
investors today. This is his innovative new
theory and formula.
978-0-804-13929-8 | $27.00/$32.00C | 200,000
Crown Business | HC | September
978-0-804-13930-4 | ] AD: 978-0-804-16528-0 | ] CD: 978-0-804-16527-3

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Business & Economics

Promo: Author Site: ZerotoOneBook.com RA: Readers of big idea
business books like Lean Start-Up, Good to Great, and Black Swan

Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

The Roosevelts:
An Intimate History

This handsome, engaging, revelatory
book is an intimate history of three extraordinary individuals from the same
extraordinary family—Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. An
extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact
on our nation—the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in
the fall of 2014.
978-0-307-70023-0 | $60.00/$68.00C | 250,000 | Knopf | HC | September
BIOGRAPHY

RA: For readers of The River of Doubt and The Rise of Theodore
Roosevelt RI: Authors live in New York City and Walpole, NH
RANDOM HOUSE LLC

NONFICTION
Bing West

Kara Cooney

one Million Steps:
A Marine Platoon at War

The Woman Who Would
Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to

From renowned war correspondent Bing
West comes a harrowing and moving
account of the Marines of 3rd Platoon—
attempting to control the most violent
district in Afghanistan, where each step
might trigger an IED, each farmer could
be an ally or a spy, and at any moment,
the Taliban might attack.

A biography of the longest-reigning female
pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of
her audacious rise to power in a man’s
world. Although Hatshepsut has long
fascinated academics, a book has yet to
be written about her that appeals to a
general audience.

978-1-4000-6874-6 | $27.00/$32.00C | 30,000 | Random House | HC | September
978-1-588-36933-8 MILITARY HISTORY

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RA: For fans of Seal Team Six RI: Author lives in Newport, RI

Anna Whiston-Donaldson
Foreword by Glennon Doyle Melton,
founder of Momastery.com

Power in Ancient Egypt

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78-0-307-95676-7 | $28.00/$34.00C | 40,000
Crown | HC | October
978-0-307-95678-1 | ] AD: 978-0-804-12837-7 | ] CD: 978-0-804-12836-0

History

RA: Readers Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie and Cleopatra
by Stacy Schiff

Lena Dunham

Not That Kind of Girl:

Rare Bird:

A Young Woman Tells You What
She’s “Learned”

A Memoir of Loss and Love

A mother’s story of tenacity in the face
of sudden, unfathomable loss, and her
journey to healing and hope. Out of
seemingly nowhere 12-year-old Jack is
swept away in a freak flood from his
neighborhood, his family, and life itself.
Anna unfolds her story with telling detail,
and her inclusive approach to faith.
978-1-601-42519-5 | $22.99/$26.99C | 20,000 | Convergent Books | HC | September
978-1-601-42521-8 Memoir

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RA: For readers of To Heaven and Back, The Long Goodbye, and
Mistaken Identity; for book groups and grief support groups

Peter Ackroyd

Charlie Chaplin
He was the very first icon of the silver
screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred
years after his first film. But what of the
man behind the moustache?  Peter Ackroyd’s new biography turns the spotlight
on Chaplin’s life as well as his work.
Everything is here, from the glamour of
his golden age to the murky scandals
of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland.
978-0-385-53737-7 | $25.00/$29.95C | 20,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | October
978-0-385-53738-4 BIOGRAPHY

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RI: Author lives in London

From the acclaimed creator, producer,
and star of HBO’s Girls comes a hilarious, wise, and extremely frank collection
of personal essays. From stories about
getting your butt touched by your boss,
to friendship and dieting (kind of), and
having two existential crises before the
age of 20—Dunham rises as a vibrant new literary voice.
978-0-8129-9499-5 | $28.00 | 250,000 | Random House | HC | October
978-0-385-68067-7 | $32.00C | Doubleday Canada | HC
978-0-8129-9500-8 | ] AD: 978-0-804-12734-9 | ] CD: 978-0-804-12733-2

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MEMOIR/HUMOR

Promo: Animated Book Trailer, Social: Twitter.com/LenaDunham
RA: For fans of Tina Fey, David Sedaris, and Nora Ephron
RI: Author lives in Brooklyn, NY

Eataly

How To Eataly:
A Guide to Buying, Cooking, and
Eating Italian Food

“The more you know, the more you will
enjoy” is the philosophy behind Eataly.
Here, Eataly’s team of experts, including
Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich, covers
everything you need to know about Italian food, starting from the ground up.
978-0-8478-4335-0 | $35.00/$35.00C | 35,000 | Rizzoli | HC | October
COOKING/ITALIAN

Matt Bai

Grant Fuhr

All the Truth Is Out:

Grant Fuhr:

Gary Hart and the Week Tabloid
Politics Took Over

The Story of a Hockey Legend

In 1987, Gary Hart seemed a shoo-in for
the Democratic nomination for president
and led George H. W. Bush comfortably
in the polls. And then: rumors of marital
infidelity, an indelible photo of Hart and a
model and it all came crashing down.
Bai shows how the Hart affair marked
a crucial turning point in the ethos of
political media—and, by extension, politics itself.
978-0-307-27338-3 | $26.95/$32.00C |75,000 | Knopf | HC | October
978-0-385-35312-0 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39987-5 HISTORY

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Promo: Author Site: MattBai.com RI: Author lives in Washington, D.C.

Grant Fuhr was the best goalie in the
league at a time when hockey was at its
most exciting. Fuhr broke the color barrier for NHL goaltenders when he played
his first game for the Oilers in 1981, and
continued to their dynastic run of Stanley
Cup championships.
978-0-307-36281-0 | $29.95/$32.95C | 40,000
Random House Canada | HC | October
978-0-307-36283-4

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SPORTS/HOCKEY

RA: Perfect for Black History Month selections

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NONFICTION
Jim Gaffigan

Empire of Sin:

Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot
Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing
over the most treasured dishes of the
American diet (“choking on bacon is like
getting murdered by your lover”) and
decrying its worst offenders (“kale is the
early morning of foods”).

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Gary Krist

Food: A Love Story

A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the
Battle for Modern New Orleans

This early-20th-century battle between
the city’s elite and its powerful underworld of vice, perversity, and crime
centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the
undisputed czar of the city’s Storyville
vice district.
978-0-770-43706-0 | $26.00/$31.00C | 30,000
Crown | HC | October

978-0-804-14041-6 | $26.00/$$31.00C | 200,000
Crown Archetype | HC | October
978-0-804-14042-3 | ] AD: 978-0-804-19224-8 | ] CD: 978-0-804-19223-1

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Humor/Essays

history

RA: For readers of Jim’s first book, Dad Is Fat, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey,
Demetri Martin, Jimmy Fallon, and Ellen Degeneres

RA: For readers of City of Scoundrels, Devil in the White City, Midnight
in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Sin in the Second City; Viewers of
Boardwalk Empire

Ian Gardner

Jill Lepore

The Secret History of
Wonder Woman

No Victory in Valhalla:
The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506
Parachute Regiment from Bastogne to
Berchtesgaden

A riveting work that reveals the origin of
one of American popular culture’s most
iconic figures—a story that hides within it
not only a fascinating family saga but a
crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. From the author of the National
Book Award finalist Book of Ages.

This final book in the trilogy featuring the
story of the 3/506 PIR covers its involvement in the desperate fighting to hold
Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which
started in December 1944.

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978-0-385-35404-2 | $28.95/$34.00C | 75,000 | Knopf
HC | October
978-0-385-35405-9 HISTORY/FEMINISM

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978-1-4728-0133-3 | $27.95/ $33.00C | 20,000 | Osprey | HC | October
MILITARY HISTORY/WORLD WAR II

RA: For readers of Michael Chabon’s Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,
Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra, and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In RI: Author
lives in Cambridge, MA

RA: For fans of Tonight We Die As Men and Band of Brothers

Rhonda Garelick

Shawn Levy

Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel

De Niro: A Life

and the Pulse of History

Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey
knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. We see some
version of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel every
time we pass a woman on the street. In
this stunning new biography, Garelick
shows us the woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly
and innovatively borrowed from her
intimates, and who understood the idea
of branding well ahead of her time.
978-1-4000-6952-1 | $35.00/$41.00C | 25,000 | Random House | HC | October
978-0-679-60426-6 biography

Levy, a regarded film critic and blogger, is
the bestselling author of Paul Newman
and Rat Pack Confidential. De Niro is
based on extensive research in neverbefore-seen archives detailing De Niro’s
first years as a professional actor, on new
information about his family background,
and on interviews with friends and colleagues from his earliest acting days. It is
the most ambitious biography of De Niro
undertaken, and the most revealing.
978-0-307-71678-1 | $32.50/$38.50C | 40,000 | Crown Archetype | HC | October

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Promo: eCards RA: For fans of Chanel and fashion and readers of
Grace by Grace Coddington RI: Author lives in Lincoln, NE

Suki Kim

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BIOGRAPHY

Peter Longerich;
Translated by Alan Bance,
Jeremy Noakes and Lesley Sharpe

Without You, There Is
No Us: My Time with the Sons of
North Korea’s Elite

Goebbels: A Biography

Award-winning novelist Suki Kim’s
haunting memoir of teaching English to
the sons of North Korea’s elite during
the last six months of Kim Jong Il’s
reign. Kim spent months teaching, eating meals, and living alongside the sons
of Pyongyang’s ruling class.

From renowned German holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive,
one-volume biography of Hitler’s Minister
of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. Documenting Goebbels’s descent into antiSemitism and ascent through the ranks of
the Nazi party, Longerich delves deep into
the mind of Hitler’s master propagandist,
and discovers first-hand how the Nazi message was conceived.

978-0-307-72065-8 | $24.00/$28.00C | 40,000 | Crown | HC | October
memoir

E 978-0-307-72067-2

RA: For readers of The Orphan Master’s Son, Escape from Camp 14,
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
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978-1-4000-6751-0 | $40.00/$46.00C | 20,000 | Random House | HC | October
978-0-8129-9688-3 biography

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Promo: Scribd Excerpt RI: Set in Germany

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NONFICTION
Thomas Maier

Fred Schruers

When Lions Roar:

Billy Joel

The Churchills and the Kennedys

When Lions Roar offers a new understanding of the “special relationship”
between the Churchills and Kennedys,
between the United States and Great
Britain, with all of its emotional complexity
and historic significance. The book centers on fathers and their sons, and woven
throughout this drama are the many
remarkable women vitally important to
the lives of these famous men.
978-0-307-95679-8 | $30.00/$35.00C | 30,000 | Crown | HC | October
978-0-307-95681-1 history

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The long-awaited biography of the wordclass music legend, based on exclusive
interviews. Schruers provides an unfettered look into Billy Joel’s journey from a
pint-sized kid growing up in a cookie-cutter
Long Island suburb to a rockstar of monumental success. After sitting down with
Joel for over 100 hours of exclusive interviews, Schruers tells Joel’s story with an
unparalleled level of intimate knowledge.
978-0-804-14019-5 | $29.00/$35.00C | 100,000 | Crown Archetype | HC | October
978-0-804-14020-1 | ] AD: 978-0-804-19407-5 | ] CD: 978-0-804-19404-4

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Biography

RA: For readers of The Last Lion

RA: For the millions of Billy Joel fans and readers of music biographies

Diogo Mainardi
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Karen Armstrong

Fields of Blood:

The Fall
A memoir like no other. Its 424 short
passages match the number of steps
taken by Mainardi’s son Tito as he
walks, with great difficulty, alongside his
father through the streets of Venice, the
city where a medical mishap during Tito’s birth left him with Cerebral Palsy. As
they make their way toward the hospital
where both their lives changed forever,
Mainairdi draws on his knowledge of art and history, seeking to
better explain a tragedy that was entirely avoidable.
978-1-59051-700-0 | $20.00 | 30,000 | Other Press | HC | October
978-1-59051-701-7 BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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Religion and the History of Violence

For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that
began to grow after September 11,
2001—that faith in general is a source of
aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness. Karen Armstrong examines the
impulse toward violence in each of the
world’s great religions.
978-0-307-95704-7 | $30.00 | 150,000 | Knopf | HC | November
978-0-307-40196-0 | $32.00C | Knopf Canada | HC
978-0-385-35310-6 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39931-8 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54546-3

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HISTORY

RA: For readers of The Reason I Jump

John Cleese

National Geographic

So Anyway . . .

The World’s Best Cities:

A legend finally tells all: of all the Python
members, Cleese has been the most
ubiquitous and continuously relevant.
There’s a new generation of fans who’ve
come to know and love him for his recurring roles in the James Bond, Harry
Potter, and Shrek franchises. As Cleese
himself quips, this is “the perfect moment
to look back on my life in anticipation of
the next fifty years.”

Celebrating 225 Great Destinations

Delving into the heart and soul of more
than 225 cities around the globe. In
photos and words, this irresistible
volume showcases long-established
great cities like Paris, Rome, New York,
London, and Tokyo, as well as exciting
up-and-comers, including Denver, Asheville, Oslo, and Abu Dhabi.
978-1-4262-1378-6 | $40.00/$40.00C | 100,000 | National Geographic | HC | October
TRAVEL

978-0-385-34824-9 | $28.00 | 150,000 | Crown Archetype | HC | November
978-0-385-34825-6 | ] AD: 978-0-804-12800-1 | ] CD: 978-0-804-12799-8

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RA: For armchair and actual travelers everywhere

Autobiography

RA: For fans of sharp British comics like Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais,
and Sasha Baron Cohen

Michelle Phan

Make Up Your Life:

Gabriella Coleman

Your Guide to Beauty, Style, and
Success—Online and Off

Michelle began filming makeup tutorials
at home as a college student. Today, she
has an empire that includes her own
makeup line with L’Oreal and one of the
most popular channels on YouTube. She
has now collected her trademark beauty
and style tips, as well as stories from her life.
978-0-804-13734-8 | $23.00/$26.95C | 80,000 | Harmony | HC | October
978-0-804-13735-5 Health & Fitness

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RA: For readers of beauty and self-improvement books by Lea
Michele, Lauren Conrad, and Maria Menounos

Hacker, Hoaxer,
Whistleblower, Spy:
The Story of Anonymous

Here is the definitive book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters,
and activists that operates under the
name Anonymous, by the woman The
Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”
978-1-78168-583-9 | $26.95/$28.95C | 25,000 | Verso
HC | November | 978-178168-584-6

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POLITICAL SCIENCE

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NONFICTION
Kirstin Downey

George Friedman

Isabella: The Warrior Queen

Flashpoints:

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial
Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus’s journey to the New
World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most
influential female rulers in history. Using
new scholarship, Downey’s luminous
biography tells the story of this brilliant,
fervent, forgotten woman.

The Emerging Crisis in Europe

Friedman zooms in on the region that has,
for five hundred years, been the cultural
hotbed of the world: Europe. Analyzing the
fault lines that have existed for centuries—
and which have led to two world wars and
dozens more conflicts—Friedman walks
us through the “flashpoints” that are still
smoldering beneath the surface and are
on course to erupt again.     

978-0-385-53411-6 | $35.00/$41.00C | 50,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | November
978-0-385-53412-3 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39848-9 BIOGRAPHY

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978-0-385-53633-2 | $28.95/$34.00C | 100,000 | Doubleday | HC | January
978-0-385-53634-9 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39911-0 POLITICAL SCIENCE

Promo: Author Site: KirstinDowney.com RA: For fans of The White
Queen and The Tudors RI: Author lives in Washington, DC

Promo: Author Site: Stratfor.com RI: Author lives in Austin, TX

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Susan Greenfield

Peter Joffre Nye

Mind Change:

The Fast Times of Albert
Champion: From Record-Setting

How Digital Technologies Are Leaving
Their Mark on Our Brains

Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold
Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal

Google. Facebook. Twitter. Our screen
technologies are increasingly where we
work and unwind. Now, a renowned
neuroscientist examines how this has transformed how we learn, remember, and
spread information—and how these innovations are changing our physical brains.

This is the first biography of the short but
exciting life of Albert Champion. Though
most Americans have heard of the two
companies he founded—Champion Spark
Plug and ACDelco—few know much
about the flamboyant man behind the
companies.

978-0-8129-9382-0 | $26.00/$31.00C | 30,000
Random House | HC | January
978-0-8129-9383-7 SCIENCE

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978-1-61614-964-2 | $26.00/$27.50C | 35,000 | Prometheus Books | HC | November
978-1-61614-965-9 BIOGRAPHY

Promo: Sharable Online Quiz RA: For fans of Oliver Sacks
RI: Author lives in Oxford, England

RI: Author lives in Fortville, IN

Richard Norton Smith

Jill Leovy

On His Own Terms:

Ghettoside:
A Story of Murder in America

A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

From one of America’s top historians
comes the definitive life of Nelson
Rockefeller. Incorporating thousands of
documents and over 100 interviews,
Smith charts Rockefeller’s rise to the governor’s mansion, runs at the White
House, relationships with presidential
administrations, as well as his fame as a
ladies’ man and a leading art collector,
offering a sweeping portrait of an American Icon.
978-0-375-50580-5 | $38.00/$45.00C | 100,000 | Random House | HC | November
978-0-8129-9687-6 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39877-9 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54554-8

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BIOGRAPHY

RA: For readers of Ron Chernow and David Nasaw

South LA. A young man is shot and
killed. His assailant jumps into an SUV,
hoping to never be arrested. But the case
is assigned to Detective John Skaggs,
and the odds shift. From an award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter comes
this fast-paced work of literary journalism
about the plague of homicide in America.
978-0-385-52998-3 | $27.00/$32.00C | 20,000 | Spiegel & Grau | HC | January
: 978-0-385-53000-2 | ] AD: 978-0-449-00974-1 | ] CD: 978-0-449-00973-4

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SOCIAL SCIENCE

Promo: Online Infographics RA: For readers of Behind the Beautiful
Forevers and Columbine RI: Set in Los Angeles

Andie Mitchell

Jennifer Adler

It Was Me All Along:

Passionate Nutrition:

A Memoir

A Guide to Eating Abundantly and
Harnessing the Healing Power of Food

A young food blogger (CanYouStayForDinner.com) shares her inspiring story of
incredible weight loss—a journey from
nearly 300 pounds to losing more than
half her size—and establishing a healthy
and confident relationship with food
in her early twenties. Her story is at
once familiar and inspiring to millions
who have struggled with weight and
self-image issues.

“Food as medicine” is a powerfully healing
way to eat and was embraced by nutritionist Jennifer Adler as she recovered
from a malnourished and sickly childhood and adolescence. Part power foods
cookbook, part guidebook for healthy
living and eating, and part memoir.
978-1-57061-945-8 | $22.95/$22.95C | 30,000
Sasquatch Books | HC | December
978-1-57061-946-5 HEALTH & FITNESS/DIET/NUTRITION

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RI: Author lives in Seattle, WA

978-0-770-43324-6 | $24.00/$28.00C | 75,000 | Clarkson Potter | HC | January
978-0-770-43326-0 | ] AD: 978-0-553-54628-6 | ] CD: 978-0-553-54627-9

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Memoir

RA: For readers of The Glass Castle; Viewers of The Biggest Loser
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NONFICTION
Eve Pell

Peter Bergen

Love, again:

United States of Jihad:

The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance

The Untold Story of al-Qaeda
in America

A few things improve with age: wine,
cheese, friendship, and (Eve Pell would
say) love. In this heartfelt and illuminating
memoir, Eve tells how she (68 and twice
divorced) met and married Sam (78 and
a widower), and she offers universal
lessons from the experience of love
found late in life.
978-0-8041-7646-0 | $25.00/$29.95C | 20,000
Ballantine Books | HC | January |

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memoir

Promo: Author Site: WeUsedToOwnTheBronx.com RA: For readers
of the NYT “Modern Love” column RI: Author lives in San Francisco, CA

Miranda Richmond Mouillot

In the wake of the 2009 Fort Hood
shootings and the Boston bombings, a
riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown”
Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the
present. Bergen investigates the way
Americans react and overreact to the
threat of homegrown terror and explores
the controversial decision to assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki by drone.
978-0-804-13954-0 | $26.00/$30.00C | 70,000 | Crown | HC | February
978-0-804-13955-7 | ] AD: 978-0-553-39920-2 | ] CD: 978-0-553-39918-9

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Political Science

RA: For readers of Manhunt and Enemies Within

A Fifty-Year Silence:

Maurice Jones Drew

Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

Life’s a Rush:

A meditative, finely wrought memoir by a
young woman who travels to France to
uncover the truth about her grandparents’ mysterious and irrevocable
estrangement. With warm humor and
rich, evocative details, this is a beautiful
record, both heartbreaking and uplifting,
of two love stories spanning two continents and three generations.

From the Field to Family, My
Neverending Pursuit of the End Zone

978-0-804-14064-5 | $26.00/$31.00C | 25,000 | Crown | HC | January
978-0-804-14065-2 memoir

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RA: For readers of I Kiss Your Hands Many Times, The Lost, House of
Stone, The Caliph’s House, and Sarah’s Key

NFL star running-back Maurice JonesDrew takes fans deep into the exciting
world of NFL football and offers a
candid memoir of the life of a player;
the importance of family and the
commitment needed to succeed in
professional sports.
978-0-7710-2938-7 | $26.95/$28.95C | 50,000
FENN-M&S | HC | February
978-0-7710-2939-4 SPORTS

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RI: Author lives in Orange County, CA

Jonny Steinberg

Charlotte Gordon

A Man of Good Hope
Asad Abdullahi’s life has been one of
brutality and struggle, but also of
remarkable strength of spirit. He was
forced into exile in 1991 at the age of
eight after witnessing his mother’s murder by Somali militiamen. From interviews
with Asad himself and with people who
knew Asad’s parents, from reports and
international newspapers, Steinberg has
brilliantly pieced together the story of
Asad’s profoundly moving quest for peace and stability, placing it
in the context of the Somali Diaspora.
978-0-385-35272-7 | $26.95/$32.00C | 60,000 | Knopf | HC | January
978-0-385-35273-4 BIOGRAPHY

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RA: For readers of Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Mountains
Beyond Mountains RI: Author lives in South Africa

Romantic Outlaws:
The Extraordinary Lives of Mary
Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter
Mary Shelley

This new biography is the first to compare the fascinating and eerily similar
lives of Mary Wollstonecraft, English feminist, and her daughter Mary Shelley,
author of Frankenstein and wife of poet
Percy Bysshe Shelley.
978-1-4000-6842-5 | $30.00/$35.00C | 25,000
Random House | HC | February
978-0-8129-9651-7 BIOGRAPHY

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Promo: Social: Facebook.com/CharlotteGordonBooks
RI: Author lives in Gloucester, MA

Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur

Collaborative
Intelligence:

Nicholas Wyman

Job U: How to Find Wealth

Four Influential Strategies for Thinking
with People Who Think Differently

and Success Without a Degree by
Developing the Skills Companies
Actually Need

In the past, top-down leadership ruled
companies. Today, leaders rely on
collaboration. Markova and McArthur
believe that the key to collaborating
effectively is respecting the ways we
think differently.

Offers a new path to job security and
economic prosperity by looking away
from the traditional four-year college
degree and instead to the practical,
technical, vocational, and soft skills that
today’s companies actually need.
978-0-804-14078-2 | $15.00/$18.00C | 35,000 Crown Business | TR | January
978-0-80414079-9 business & economics

E

RA: For workers who want to refresh their skills and reboot their
careers for a new and ever-evolving economy.

978-0-8129-9490-2 | $26.00/$31.00C | 50,000 | Spiegel & Grau | HC | February
978-0-8129-9491-9 | ] AD: 978-0-553-54650-7 BUSINESS

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NONFICTION

COOK BOOK

Andrew McCarthy

Jenny Rosenstrach

Journeys Home:

Dinner: The Playbook:

Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips and
Strategies to Find Your Family History

A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the
Art of the Family Meal

Addressing the explosive growth in
ancestral travel, actor and travel writer
Andrew McCarthy recounts his own
quest to uncover his family’s history along
with twenty-five other individuals’ stories
from Sicily to Argentina and beyond.
978-1-4262-1381-6 | $26.00/$28.00C | 75,000 | National Geographic | HC | February
TRAVEL/ESSAYS & TRAVELOGUES

From the creator of the popular blog and
book Dinner: A Love Story, comes a
crash course in establishing family dinner
as a time for reconnection. This downand-dirty playbook includes eighty-plus
kid-vetted recipes, and tips for planning
a weekly menu, shopping strategically,
and turning a big Sunday meal into multiple mid-week meals.
978-0-345-54980-8 | $20.00/$24.00C | 30,000 | Ballantine Books | TR | August
978-0-345-54981-5

RA: For fans of the hit NBC show Who Do You Think You Are?

E

COOKING/QUICK & EASY

Charles Murray

By the People: Rebuilding

Promo: Scribd Excerpt, Author Site: DinnerALoveStory.com, Social: T:
Twitter.com/DinnerLoveStory RA: For parents and fans of Dinner: A
Love Story RI: Author lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY

Liberty Without Permission

A groundbreaking book that exposes
the corruption of government regulation
and charts a new course for restoring
individual freedom and limited government in our daily affairs. Murray offers a
clear, compelling road map of how
America has gotten to the misguided
state it’s in today—and how we as a
nation must evolve politically, regionally,
and demographically in the years ahead.

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein,
with Jonathan Krisel

The Portlandia
Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
The companion cookbook from former
Saturday Night Live cast member Fred
Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the
stars of the satirical series Portlandia—
with 50 delicious and usable recipes for
every freegan, organic farmer, food
truck diehard, dumpster diver, and food lover. And yes, the
chicken’s local.

978-0-385-34651-1 | $27.00/$32.00C | 75,000 | Crown Forum | HC | February
978-0-385-34652-8 | ] AD: 978-0-553-41018-1 | ] CD: 978-0-553-41016-7

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Social Science

RA: For readers of The Bell Curve and Coming Apart

978-0-804-18610-0 | $24.95/$28.95C | 75,000 | Clarkson Potter | HC | October
978-0-804-18611-7

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Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

COOKING/Gourmet

Becoming Steve Jobs:
The Education of a Legendary CEO

Based on the explosive cover story in
Fast Company in May 2012. The authors
take us behind the scenes, to friends,
industry insiders, and the people who
knew Jobs best. Schlender, who was
friends with Jobs for 25 years, has over
100 hours of never-before-transcribed
interview tapes with Jobs.

RA: For hipster foodies living in urban centers and viewers of South
Park and Girls

Amy Chaplin

At Home in the
Whole Food Kitchen:
Celebrating the Art of Eating Well

With her love of whole food and her
know-how as a chef, Amy Chaplin has
written a book that includes all you need
to eat well at every meal, every day, year
round. This is whole food for everyone.

978-0-385-34740-2 | $30.00 | 150,000 | Crown Archetype | HC | February
978-0-385-34741-9 | ] AD: 978-0-804-12782-0 | ] CD: 978-0-804-12781-3

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Biography

RA: For readers of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs; Viewers of Ashton
Kutcher’s 2013 movie, Jobs

Rafia Zakaria

978-1-61180-085-2 | $35.00/$35.00C | 20,000 | Roost Books | HC | October
COOKING/VEGETARIAN

Promo: Author Sites: CoconutAndQuinoa.com and AmyChaplin.com

The Upstairs Wife:

Ashley English

An Intimate History of Pakistan

Quench: Handcrafted Beverages
to Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion

Rafia Zakaria’s Muslim-Indian family
emigrated to Pakistan from Bombay in
1962, feeling the situation for Muslims in
India was precarious. Her family prospered, and the city prospered. But when
her Aunti Amina’s husband married
another woman without her permission
—a betrayal of kin and custom that
shook the foundation of her family.
978-0-8070-0336-7 |$26.95/$31.00 | 10,000 | Beacon Press | HC | February
978-0-8070-0337-4 POLITICAL SCIENCE

E

From homemade root beer to hard cider,
fresh-squeezed ginger lemonade to
handcrafted Irish cream, Quench offers
the solution to help you pour a glass of
whatever it is you’re thirsting for.
978-1-61180-128-6 | $24.95/$24.95C | 20,000
Roost Books | HC | October
COOKING/BEVERAGES

RI: Author lives in Asheville, NC

RA: For readers of Women’s Studies and Kabul Beauty School
RI: Author lives in Indianapolis, IN

22

RANDOM HOUSE LLC

COOK BOOK
Sara Kate Gillingham and
Faith Durand

Charles Phan

The Kitchn Cookbook:

Modern Vietnamese Food

Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire
Your Cooking

The Slanted Door:

From Apartment Therapy’s cooking site,
The Kitchn, comes two books in one: a
cooking school with 50 essential techniques and 150 recipes, as well as an
essential guide to organizing your kitchen
—plus storage tips, tool reviews, inspiration from real kitchens,
maintenance suggestions, 200 photographs, and much more.

Award-winning chef and restaurateur
Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door
in San Francisco’s Mission District in
1995. Its accessible, modern take on
classic Vietnamese dishes is beloved by
diners, chefs, and critics alike. The
Slanted Door is a love letter to the
restaurant, its people, and its food, featuring stories and essays in addition to its most iconic recipes.

978-0-770-43443-4 | $32.50/$38.50C | 60,000 | Clarkson Potter | HC | October
978-0-770-43444-1 COOKING/AMERICAN

978-1-607-74054-4 | $40.00/$46.00C | 50,000 | Ten Speed | HC | October
978-1-607-74054-4 COOKING/Vietnamese

RA: For fans of Smitten Kitchen and young cooks, hostesses,
newlyweds, and new homeowners

RA: For readers of Phan’s debut cookbook Vietnamese Home Cooking

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David Venable;
Foreword by Ree Drummond

Gina Homolka with
Heather K. Jones, R.D.

In the Kitchen with
David: QVC’s Resident Foodie

The Skinnytaste
Cookbook:

Presents Back Around the Table

Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

The highly anticipated debut cookbook
from the genius behind Skinnytaste.
com, which has double the Facebook
fans and Pinterest pins of Smitten Kitchen, and is one of the top 25 blogs for
healthy eating. The hottest go-to resource for low-fat, low-calorie
meals that taste anything but.
978-0-385-34562-0 | $29.99/$35.00C | 150,000 | Clarkson Potter | HC | October
978-0-385-34563-7 COOKING/HEALTH

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The beloved television host and cookbook author is back with a brand new
collection of comfort foods. Here home
cooks will find recipes for nearly 150
dishes—both traditional and inventive—
from Mac ’n’ Cheese Bites to Peach Melba Icebox Pie.
978-0-8041-7685-9 | $30.00/$35.00C | 50,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | October
9780804176866 COOKING/SOUTHERN

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Promo: Social: Facebook.com/DavidVenableQVC
RI: Author lives near Philadelphia, PA

RA: For Hungry Girl fans, Weight Watchers members, and new mothers

Joy Wilson

Steve Martorano

Joy the Baker
Homemade Decadence:

It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy:
Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks,
the Best Meatballs in the World, and
How Food Saved My Life

Has cooking ever saved a life? It definitely rescued Steve Martorano: from the
streets of South Philadelphia and an
almost certain end in jail or worse. Now,
in this personal, funny, delectable cookbook, Martorano offers us a wide range of the dishes that have
made his restaurants so popular.
978-0-385-34989-5 | $27.95/$33.00C | 40,000 | Knopf | HC | October
978-0-385-34990-1 COOKING/ITALIAN

E

Irresistibly Sweet, Salty, Gooey, Sticky,
Fluffy, Creamy, Crunchy Treats

From the blogger behind the beloved
JoyTheBaker.com comes a cookbook
that’s packed with seriously decadent,
totally indulgent desserts and baked
goods, all with Joy’s quirky sensibility and style. With 125 recipes
and 125 color photographs, this book will be a must-have for any
home baker looking for exceptional and creative sweets.
978-0-385-34573-6 | $30.00/$35.00C | 40,000 | Clarkson Potter | HC | October
978-0-385-34574-3 COOKING/BAKING

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Promo: Restaurant Site: CafeMartorano.com
RI: Author lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Judith Jones

Yotam Ottolenghi

Sharing with Your Dog the Everyday
Good Food You Cook and Enjoy

Love Me, Feed Me:

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable
Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi

Doesn’t man’s best friend deserve a
little more than cardboard-dry kibble?
Judith Jones thinks so, and in this
delightful new cookbook she offers up
more than fifty home-cooked recipes
that she’s loved and shared with her own
canines. These meals are both time-efficient and finance-friendly.

The hotly anticipated follow-up to London
chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s award-winning
cookbook, Plenty, with 120 dazzling
produce-focused dishes, prepared raw,
grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, or
braised. Its focus on flavorful, vegetablecentric dishes that emphasize spices
and fresh ingredients caused a producecooking craze.

978-0-385-35214-7 | $24.95/$28.95C | 35,000 | Knopf | HC | November
978-0-385-35215-4 COOKING/PETS

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978-1-607-74621-8 | $35.00/NCR | 125,000 | Ten Speed Press | HC | October
978-1-607-74622-5 COOKING/VEGETARIAN

Promo: Author Site: JudithJonesCooks.com
RI: Author lives in New York, NY and Vermont

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RA: For readers of Plenty and Jerusalem; vegetarians, foodies and
fans of produce-centric cookbooks
Visit us at our website: www.RandomHouse.com

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Change the world
One Book at a Time

Gail Gutradt

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Bryan Stevenson

In a Rocket Made of Ice:

A Path Appears:

Just Mercy

Among the Children of Wat Opot

Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life
when she learned of the Wat Opot Children’s
Community, a temple complex nestled among
Cambodia’s verdant rice paddies, where
children with or orphaned by HIV/AIDs could
live outside of fear or judgment, and find a
new family. Disarming, funny, deeply moving,
In a Rocket Made of Ice gathers the stories of
children saved and changed by this very special place, and of one woman’s transformation
in trying to help them.

Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the
Sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband-and-wife team is even more
ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep
examination of people who are making the
world a better place, and the myriad ways we
can support them, whether with a donation of
five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or
a useful skill to deploy. Soon to be the basis
of a PBS four-hour series.

When Bryan Stevenson graduated from
Harvard Law School in 1988, he headed to
Alabama—a state that was speeding up executions, but where many of the condemned
lacked anyone to represent them. On a
shoestring budget he started the Equal
Justice Initiative, a practice dedicated to defending some of America’s most marginalized
people. His experience would transform his
understanding of justice and mercy forever.
Just Mercy is his intimate and unforgettable
narrative journey into the broken American
criminal justice system.

978-0-385-35347-2 | $25.95/$30.00C
50,000 | Knopf | HC | August
978-0-385-35348-9
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MEMOIR/PHILANTHROPY

Promo: Reading Group Guide available RA: For
readers of Half the Sky and The Spirit Catches
You and You Fall Down RI: Author lives in Bar
Harbor, ME

Kirsten Gillibrand

Off the Sidelines:
Raise Your Voice, Change the World

In 2009, wife, mother, and lawyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, was appointed to fill Hillary Rodham
Clinton’s New York Senate seat. Since that
time, Gillibrand has established herself as a
passionate and laser-focused presence in
Congress, and a fierce advocate for getting
women involved. In 2011, she formed a PAC,
Off The Sidelines, with that very mission in
mind. This is Gillibrand’s inspirational memoir
and call-to-action for all women to raise their
voices to make a difference.
978-0-804-17907-2 | $25.00/$29.95C
100,000 | Ballantine Books | HC | September
978-0-804-17908-9
]AD: 978-0-553-39738-3
] CD: 978-0-553-39737-6

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MEMOIR/Social science

Promo: Author Video, Author Site:
KirstenGillibrand.com/home
RA: For fans of Lean In
RI: Author lives in Troy, NY

978-0-385-34991-8 | $27.95/$33.00C
200,000 | Knopf | HC | September
978-0-385-34992-5
] AD: 978-0-385-36785-1
] CD: 978-0-385-36784-4
978-0-8041-9454-9

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SOCIAL SCIENCE/PHILANTHROPY

978-0-8129-9452-0 | $28.00/$34.00C
30,000 | Spiegel & Grau | HC | October

E 978-0-8129-9453-7 | ] AD: 978-0-553-55063-4
] CD: 978-0-553-55062-7
criminal law

Promo: Author Site: HalfTheSkyMovement.org/
Pages/Nicholas-and-Sheryl RA: For readers of
Half the Sky, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, and
Mountains Beyond Mountains RI: Authors live
in Scarsdale, NY

Promo: Author Interview RA: For readers of
Katherine Boo, A Civil Action, and Dead Man
Walking RI: Author lives in Montgomery,
Alabama/New York

Joanne Smith

Wes Moore

The 13th Gift:
A True Story About a Christmas Miracle

The Work: Creating Success in New
and Meaningful Ways

After the unexpected death of her husband,
Joanne Smith had no idea how she would
keep herself together and be strong for her
three children. But 12 days before Christmas,
presents began appearing on her doorstep
with notes from their “True Friends.” This story
about the power of random acts of kindness
will warm the heart.

Following The Other Wes Moore, this new
book continues Moore’s remarkable quest to
“find a life that matters.” From Oxford and
Afghanistan to Wall Street and The White
House, this is the story of how Moore found
meaning in service. Woven together with his
own experiences are the stories of remarkable
the changemakers he meets along the way.

978-0-553-41855-2 | $15.00/$18.00C
100,000 | Harmony | HC | October
978-0-553-41856-9
] AD: 978-0-553-54581-4
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978-0-8129-9357-8 | $27.00/$32.00C | Spiegel & Grau
HC | December

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MEMOIR

Promo: Visit ThirteenthGift.com for discussion
guide, photos of family, the cards and more
RA: For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg
Kincaid RI: Smith is a native of Dayton, OH

e 978-0-679-64601-3 | ] AD: 978-0-804-19094-7
]CD: 978-0-804-19093-0
MEMOIR

Promo: Author Video; Author Site: TheOtherWesMoore.com, Social: Facebook.com/
TheOtherWesMoore; RA: For fans of What
Should I Do With My Life? and Start Something
That Matters RI: Author lives in Jersey City, NJ

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