Contents • Fall 2010

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recent awards
national Book award: finalists Following the Water by David M. Carroll Remarkable Creatures by Sean B. Carroll national outdoor Book award Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America by Roger Tory Peterson

national Book critics circle award: finalist Live Through This by Debra Gwartney

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american library association alex award Best adult Books that appeal to teen audiences My Abandonment by Peter Rock

Queen Sofía Spanish institute translation Prize A Manuscript of Ashes by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Edith Grossman

Books for a Better life award: finalists Live Through This by Debra Gwartney Stepmonster by Wednesday Martin

Story Prize: finalist Drift by Victoria Patterson

gourmand World cookbook award: Best chef Book Stir: Mixing It Up in the Italian Tradition by Barbara Lynch

ala amelia Bloomer list 2010 Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

national alliance on Mental illness/ new York State’s “new Media” award Night Navigation by Ginnah Howard

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recent Highlights
A Mosque in Munich
by ian Johnson “Ian Johnson has unearthed an extraordinary episode of . . . disastrous American judgment that begins well over half a century ago, whose full consequences we’ve not yet seen. It’s a chilling piece of history few people know, and he tells the story with a novelist’s skill.” —Adam Hochschild 978-0-151-01418-7 • $27.00 • MaY

by Jack rakove A bold new examination of the American Revolution, focusing on the contradictory ideals that shaped the idea of a new American nation, by Jack Rakove, the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and a professor of political science at Stanford University. 978-0-618-26746-0 • $30.00 • MaY

War at the Wall Street Journal
by Sarah Ellison “With the surgical skill of a first-rate reporter and storyteller, Sarah Ellison recounts a true story that reads as if ripped from a novel. It is a saga populated by powerful moguls and institutions, by double dealing individuals and a dysfunctional family.”—Ken Auletta 978-0-547-15243-1 • $27.00 • MaY


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What’s New, Cupcake?
by Karen tack and alan richardson The endlessly imaginative duo who turned cupcaking into a national pastime is back, with utterly new, eye-popping creations anyone can make. 978-0-547-24181-4 • $16.95 • aPril

What Is Left the Daughter
by Howard norman A thrilling new book from the two-time National Book Award finalist and author of The Bird Artist, this is an atmospheric and emotionally taut novel of poor choices and their life-altering ramifications, set in Nova Scotia during World War II. 978-0-618-73543-3 • $25.00 • JulY

K An exciting celebration of Irish traditions and ingredients L
The Cliff House Hotel Cookbook
edited by tom Doorley with recipes by Martijn Kajuiter Ireland’s only Michelin-starred hotel restaurant is the Cliff House Hotel, overlooking stunning Ardmore Bay in County Waterford, where acclaimed chef Martijn Kajuiter expertly marries classic Irish ingredients and modern vision to create food that is almost as beautiful as the surrounding seaside. 978-0-547-33827-9 • $40.00 • aVailaBlE • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt


from the nobel Prize–winning and
José Saramago Translated from the portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

The elephant’s Journey
A Novel
The enchanting tale of an elephant, his keeper, and their eventful journey through sixteenthcentury Europe—based on a true story

978-0-547-35258-9 • $24.00 cl The Elephant’s Journey SEPtEMBEr • Fiction • 288 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O (-EU) • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Literarische Agentur Mertin S: HMH alSo aVailaBlE Death with Interruptions 978-0-547-24788-5 • $15.95 PA Blindness 978-0-15-600775-7 • $15.00 PA • National print advertising, including The New Yorker • Promotional author video • Broadside map • Advance reading copies • Online marketing to international literary websites

n 1551, King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. The elephant’s journey from Lisbon to Vienna was witnessed and remarked upon by scholars, historians, and ordinary people. Out of this material, José Saramago has spun a novel already heralded as “a triumph of language, imagination, and humor” (El País). Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, begin in dismal conditions, forgotten in a corner of the palace grounds. When it occurs to the king and queen that an elephant would be an appropriate wedding gift, everyone rushes to get them ready: Subhro is given two new suits of clothes and Solomon a long-overdue scrub. Accompanied by the archduke, his new wife, and the royal guard, our unlikely heroes traverse a continent riven by the Reformation and civil wars. They make their way through the storied cities of northern Italy: Genoa, Piacenza, Mantua, Verona, Venice, and Trento, where the Council of Trent is in session. They brave the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner passes; they sail across the Mediterranean Sea and up the Inn River (elephants, it turns out, are natural sailors). At last they make their grand entry into the imperial city.



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best-selling author of Blindness
From The Elephant’s Journey TRAnGe THOUGH IT MAy SeeM to anyone unaware of the importance of the marital bed in the efficient workings of public administration, regardless of whether that bed has been blessed by church or state or no one at all, the first step of an elephant’s extraordinary journey to austria, which we propose to describe hereafter, took place in the royal apartments of the portuguese court, more or less at bedtime . . . This is what the king, with furrowed brow, said to the queen, I’m worried about something, my lady, About what, my lord, The gift we gave to our cousin maximilian at the time of his marriage four years ago always seemed to me unworthy of his lineage and his merits, and now that we have him close to home, so to speak, in valladolid, as regent of spain, I would like to offer him something more valuable, more striking, what do you think, my lady . . . n


International praise for The Elephant’s Journey
“[Saramago’s] funniest, earthiest, most tongue-in-cheek book . . . [It] transforms a travel narrative into a dazzling human comedy, full of laughter, feeling, and wisdom.” —Le Monde


“A quixotic journey, as well as a meditation on humanity, on its flaws and weaknesses, on power, on friendship.” —La Repubblica

JOSÉ SARAMAGO was born in 1922. He is the author of numerous novels, including Blindness, All the Names, The Cave, and Death with Interruptions. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Wisława Szymborska Translated from the polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław baranczak

A new collection from one of the greatest poets of our time

new book of poems by Wisława Szymborska is a rare and exciting event. When Here was published in Poland, reviewers marveled, “How is it that she keeps getting better?” These twenty-seven poems, as rendered by prizewinning translators Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Baranczak, are among her greatest ever. Whether writing about her teenage self, microscopic creatures, or the upsides to living on earth, she remains a virtuoso of form, line, and thought.
978-0-547-36461-2 • $22.00 cl Here SEPtEMBEr • Poetry • 96 pages • 5 x 8 CTN 48 • Terr: World English • Rights: B/A/ P/M/S: HMH • T: Bukowski i Wspolnicy


From the title poem: I can’t speak for elsewhere, but here on earth we’ve got a fair supply of everything. Here we manufacture chairs and sorrows, scissors, tenderness, transistors, violins, teacups, dams, and quips . . . Like nowhere else, or almost nowhere, you’re given your own torso here, equipped with the accessories required for adding your own children to the rest. not to mention arms, legs, and astonished head.

alSo aVailaBlE Monologue of a Dog 978-0-15-101220-6 • $22.00 CL Poems New and Collected 978-0-15-601146-4 • $17.00 PA View with a Grain of Sand 978-0-15-600216-5 • $14.00 PA • Online poetry promotion

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WISŁAWA SZYMBORSKA has worked as an editor, translator, and columnist, though she is best known as a poet. In 1996, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Rick bass

Nashville Chrome
A Novel
An acclaimed writer returns to fiction with the richly imagined story of real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene.


ate in 1959, the Brown siblings—Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim ed—were enjoying unprecedented international success, rivaled only by their longtime friend elvis Presley. Mesmerized by the Browns’ haunting harmonies, the Beatles even tried to learn their secret, but the trio’s perfect pitch had been honed by a childhood spent listening for the elusive pulse and tone of an impeccably tempered blade at their parents’ Arkansas sawmill. Heartbreakingly, the novel jumps between the Browns’ promising past and the present, which finds Maxine— once supremely confident and ravenous in her pursuit of applause—ailing and alone. As her world increasingly narrows, her hunger for just one more chance to secure her legacy only grows, as does her need for human connection. Lyrical and nuanced, Nashville Chrome hits all the right grace notes with its vivid evocation of an era in American music, while at its heart it is a wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one forgotten family who experienced them firsthand.

978-0-547-31726-7 • $24.00 cl Nashville Chrome SEPtEMBEr • Fiction • 256 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M/S: Phoenix Literary Agency • B/T/A: HMH alSo aVailaBlE The Lives of Rocks 978-0-618-91966-6 • $13.95 PA Why I Came West 978-0-547-23771-8 • $14.95 PA • Author tour • National drive-time radio tour


RICK BASS’s fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. Most recently, his memoir Why I Came West was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Missoula, Montana

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“a book that can win awards, sell plenty of copies, and change
Gal beckerman

When They Come for Us, We’ll be Gone
The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
The riveting story, never before told, of the threedecade struggle that became a global cause

978-0-618-57309-7 • $27.00 cl When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone SEPtEMBEr • History • 416 pages • 6 x 9 One 8-page b/w insert • CTN 12 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M/S: Blauner Books Literary Agency • B/T/A: HMH • National author tour, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. • National print and online advertising • Online promotion and outreach, including history and Jewish interest sites • Academic and library promotion

t the end of World War II, nearly three million Jews were trapped inside the Soviet Union. They lived a paradox—unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring story of their rescue. Journalist Gal Beckerman draws on newly released Soviet government documents as well as hundreds of oral interviews with refuseniks, activists, Zionist “hooligans,” and congressional staffers. He shows not only how the movement led to a mass exodus in 1989, but also how it shaped the American Jewish community, giving it a renewed sense of spiritual purpose and teaching it to flex its political muscle. He also makes a convincing case that the movement put human rights at the center of American foreign policy for the first time, helping to end the Cold War. In cinematic detail, the book introduces us to all the major players, from the flamboyant Meir Kahane, head of the paramilitary Jewish defense League, to Soviet refusenik natan Sharansky, who labored in a Siberian prison camp for over a decade, to Lynn Singer, the small, fiery Long Island housewife who went from organizing local rallies to strongarming Soviet diplomats. This multigenerational saga, filled with suspense and packed with revelations, provides an essential missing piece of Cold War and Jewish history.



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our understanding of history.”— Samuel g. freedman

T 8:35, A VOICe CAMe OVeR THe LOUdSPeAKeR announcing flight 179 to Priozersk. They were boarding ten minutes earlier than expected. The runway and the An-2 were within sight through a pair of glass doors. And suddenly they realized that dymshits was not at the gate. He was the most critical piece. Without him, there could be no hijacking. Mendelevich quickly left his place in line and convinced a policeman to let him exit the building. Outside, not far from the airport, he found dymshits with his wife and daughters, sitting on a blanket, serenely eating their breakfast. They didn’t realize the flight had been called early. They ran together back into the airport and got in line, dymshits and his family just behind Mendelevich. The doors opened and they began walking onto the tarmac. Another group of passengers whose flight had also just been called walked next to them in a parallel line. When they were just a few feet from the plane, a man in the other line yelled, “It’s starting!” Policemen emerged from everywhere, clubs in hand and German Shepherds at their sides. Someone pounced on Mendelevich Excerpt and he could feel his glasses crack against his face when his head hit the ground. Looking sideways through the broken glass, he saw the entire group lying face-down, their hands bound with rope. Only dymshits was on his knees, his face covered in blood. His wife and daughters lay pale and shaking next to him. Mendelevich closed his eyes. It’s over, he thought with some relief. His old life—with all the compromises and terrible longing—was over. n


GAL BECKERMAN is a reporter at The Forward. He was a longtime editor and staff writer at the Columbia Journalism Review and has also written for the New York Times Book Review, the Jerusalem Post, and Utne Reader, among other publications. He was a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin and the recipient of a Pulitzer traveling fellowship from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn, New York • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • SepTeMbeR

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Robert Michael pyle

Mariposa Road
The First Butterfly Big Year
In the tradition of the Big Year and Kingbird Highway, a naturalist takes on all of North America, spotting as many butterflies as he can in one year.

978-0-618-94539-9 • $27.00 cl Mariposa Road SEPtEMBEr • Nature • 512 pages • 6 x 9 Maps • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Curtis Brown Ltd.

alSo aVailaBlE Sky Time in Gray’s River 978-0-618-91979-6 • $13.95 PA Chasing Monarchs 978-0-618-12743-6 • $14.00 PA • Author tour in the Pacific Northwest • Promotion to butterfly societies • Plantable butterfly bookmark

art road-trip tale, part travelogue of lost and found landscapes, all good-natured natural history, Mariposa Road tracks Bob Pyle’s journey across the United States as he races against the calendar in his search for as many of the 800 American butterflies as he can find. Like Pyle’s classic Chasing Monarchs, Mariposa Road recounts his adventures, high and low, in tracking down butterflies in his own low-tech, individual way. Accompanied by Marsha, his cottonwood-limb butterfly net; Powdermilk, his 1982 Honda Civic with 345,000 miles on the odometer; and the small Leitz binoculars he has carried for more than thirty years, Bob ventured out in a series of remarkable trips from his northwest home. From the California coastline in company with overwintering monarchs to the far northern tundra in pursuit of mysterious sulphurs and arctics; from Graceland to ranchland and Kauai to Key West, these intimate encounters with the land, its people, and its fading fauna are wholly original. At turns whimsical, witty, informative, and inspirational, Mariposa Road is an extraordinary journey of discovery that leads the reader ever farther into butterfly country and deeper into the heart of the naturalist.
ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE is the author of fourteen books, including Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time writer living in southwestern Washington. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Gray’s River, Washington



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Mae Ngai

The Lucky Ones
One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America
Building on a captivating family saga, an award-winning historian delivers the story—provocative and thrillingly original—of the tumultuous birth of Chinese America.

f you’re Irish American or African American or easter european Jewish American, there’s a rich literature to give you a sense of your family’s arrival-in-America story. Until now, that hasn’t been the case for Chinese Americans. From noted historian Mae ngai, The Lucky Ones uncovers the three-generational saga of the Tape family. It’s a sweeping story centered on patriarch Jeu dip’s (Joseph Tape’s) self-invention as an immigration broker in post–gold rush, racially explosive San Francisco, and the extraordinary rise it enables. ngai’s portrayal of the Tapes as the first of a brand-new social type—middle-class Chinese Americans with touring cars, hunting dogs, and society weddings— will astonish. Again and again, Tape family history illuminates American history. Seven-year-old Maimie Tape attempts to integrate California schools, resulting in the landmark 1885 case Tape v. Hurley. The family’s intimate involvement in the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair reveals how Chinese American culture brokers essentially invented Chinatown—and so Chinese culture—for American audiences. Finally, Mae ngai reveals aspects—timely, haunting, and hopeful—of the lasting legacy of the immigrant experience for all Americans.


978-0-618-65116-0 • $26.00 cl The Lucky Ones SEPtEMBEr • History • 288 pages • 6 x 9 Two 8-page b/w inserts • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency • S: HMH • National author tour, including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle • Academic and Women’s History Month promotion, including print and online advertising • Outreach to Asian American Writers Festival

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MAE NGAI’s Impossible Subjects won the AHA Littleton-Griswold Prize and the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award for best first book on any topic in American history. Ngai is a professor of history at Columbia University.


from the author of the “ingenious
Scarlett Thomas

Our Tragic Universe
Buzzing with big ideas, a new literary adventure story for fans of Jonathan Lethem and Lev Grossman

978-0-15-101391-3 • $19.95 PoB Our Tragic Universe SEPtEMBEr • Fiction • 384 pages 5 ½ x 9 1/8 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B: Canongate • T/A/P/M: Sanford J. Greenburger Associates • S: HMH alSo aVailaBlE The End of Mr. Y 978-0-15-603161-5 • $14.00 PA PopCo 978-0-15-603137-0 • $14.00 PA • Pre-pub media event • National print and online advertising, including literary and alternative venues • Social networking campaign • Enhanced advance reading copies

an a story save your life? Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. Her cell phone is out of minutes. And her moody boyfriend’s only contribution to the household is his sour attitude. So she jumps at the chance to review a pseudoscientific book that promises life everlasting. But who wants to live forever? Consulting cosmology and physics, tarot cards, koans (and riddles and jokes), new Age theories of everything, narrative theory, nietzsche, Baudrillard, and knitting patterns, Meg wends her way through Our Tragic Universe, asking this and many other questions. does she believe in fairies? In magic? Is she a superbeing? Is she living a storyless story? And what’s the connection between her offhand suggestion to push a car into a river, a ship in a bottle, a mysterious beast loose on the moor, and the controversial author of The Science of Living Forever? Smart, entrancing, and boiling over with Thomas’s trademark big ideas, Our Tragic Universe is a book about how relationships are created and destroyed, how we can rewrite our futures (if not our histories), and how stories just might save our lives.


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and original”* The End of Mr. Y
From Our Tragic Universe


was reading about how to survive the end of the universe when I got a text message from my friend Libby. Her text said, Can you be at the embankment in fifteen minutes? Big disaster. It was a cold Sunday in early February, and I’d spent most of it curled up in bed in the damp and disintegrating terraced cottage in dartmouth. Oscar, the literary editor of the newspaper I wrote for, had sent me The Science of Living Forever by Kelsey newman to review, along with a compliments slip with a deadline on it. In those days I’d review anything, because I needed the money. *** ow do you survive the end of time? It’s quite simple. By the time the universe is old enough and frail enough to collapse, humans will simply be able to do whatever they like with it. They’ll have had billions of years to learn, and there’ll be no matron to stop them, and no liberal broadsheets, and no doomy hymns. By then it’ll just be a case of wheeling one decrepit planet to one side of the universe while another one pisses itself sadly in another galaxy. n


Praise for The End of Mr. Y
“Smart, stylish and dizzying . . . thomas writes with marvelous panache.”
—New York Times Book Review

SCARLETT THOMAS is the author of several novels, including PopCo and The End of Mr. Y. She was named one of the twenty best young British writers by the Independent on Sunday and Writer of the Year at the 2002 Elle Style Awards. She teaches at the University of Kent. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Canterbury, Kent, England • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • SepTeMbeR


one perfect dish
pam Anderson

perfect One-Dish Dinners
All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers
Memorable dinners that are the ultimate in simplicity, by the author of the best-selling Perfect recipe

n Perfect One-Dish Dinners, the New York Times bestselling author Pam Anderson shares her secret for having people over without breaking stride: Make just one dish. Instead of a parade of offerings, she focuses attention on a single main course—a rustic tart, paella, grilled platter, or homey stew. Perfect One-Dish Dinners showcases about forty such meals, perfect for every season and occasion, all designed to wow guests, calm the cook, and relieve the dishwasher at the end of the night.
978-0-547-19595-7 • $32.00 cl Perfect One-Dish Dinners SEPtEMBEr • Cooking • 320 pages 7 15/16 x 10 • More than 60 4-color photos throughout • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M/S: Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency • A: HMH alSo aVailaBlE Perfect Recipes for Having People Over 978-0-618-32972-4 • $35.00 CL The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great 978-0-618-83596-6 • $27.00 CL • National author tour, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle • Author blog: • Author website: 16 SepTeMbeR • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt •


Stews for All Seasons Worldly Casseroles Roasting Pan Complete Big Summer Salads and Grilled Platters




If the cook wants to make something extra, Pam provides a compatible appetizer, salad, and dessert for every one-dish dinner. And as a special bonus, she throws in “nearly instant” alternatives for each—more than 200 mixable, matchable recipes. Whether for a book group, church get-together, birthday party, or family supper, Perfect One-Dish Dinners makes easy, shareable meals perfectly doable.

is all you need

“A memorable dinner can be as simple as bringing one beautifully complete dish to the table.” —Pam Anderson

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Darien, Connecticut • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • SepTeMbeR


PAM ANDERSON is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great, the best-selling Perfect Recipes for Having People Over, and The Perfect Recipe, winner of an IACP Award. The monthly food columnist for USA Weekend, she is a contributing editor to Fine Cooking and Runner’s World. She is the former executive editor of Cook’s Illustrated.



bill Thompson III

Identifying and Feeding birds
Peterson Field Guides/ Bird Watcher's Digest Backyard Bird Guides
Two of the best-known names in birding—Peterson and Bird Watcher’s Digest—team up to provide reliable, expert advice on attracting, feeding, and identifying birds.

978-0-618-90444-0 • $14.95 cl Identifying and Feeding Birds SEPtEMBEr • Nature • 224 pages • 7 x 9 220 color photographs • CTN 20 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Scovil, Chichak, Galen Literary Agency alSo aVailaBlE The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America 978-0-547-11934-2 •$14.95 FLEXI Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges 978-0-618-51469-4 • $19.95 PA • Promotion at birding and nature shows around the country • Promotion on • E-Galleys • Author blog: • Author website:

his readable, friendly guide is intended for bird watchers and non–bird watchers alike—for anyone who wants to enjoy nature right in his or her own backyard. The longtime editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest and author of numerous books on birds, Bill Thompson III has been feeding and watching birds for forty years. He has tried everything, and here he shares what he’s learned so that readers can avoid mistakes and skip right to successful bird feeding. He also debunks common myths: does feeding birds stop them from migrating? Will birds starve if you leave your feeders empty after the birds have come to rely on them? In an easygoing and lighthearted style, seven chapters cover all the elements needed to attract birds to a backyard (food, water, shelter) and address special cases and problems (keeping bees out of the hummingbird feeder, preventing birds from flying into windows, and much more). The final chapter profiles the 130 species that are most common at backyard feeders. no separate field guide is needed; it’s all right here—everything a beginner needs to know to attract birds and then figure out what kind they are.
BILL THOMPSON III is the editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest and the author of the Peterson Field Guide Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America and Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges. He lives with his wife, author and illustrator Julie Zickefoose, and their two children in Ohio. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Whipple, Ohio



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James ellroy and Otto penzler, editors

The best American Noir of the Century
One Hundred Years of Darkness
One hundred years of the finest noir writing, selected by the best-selling master of the genre James Ellroy and expert Otto Penzler


n his introduction to The Best American Noir of the Century, James ellroy writes, “noir is the most scrutinized offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It’s the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It’s the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad.” Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. ellroy and Penzler mined one hundred years of writing— 1910–2010—to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir’s twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain’s “Pastorale,” and its postwar heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing from the past decade.

978-0-547-33077-8 • $30.00 cl The Best American Noir of the Century octoBEr • Mystery/Noir • 608 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O

alSo aVailaBlE The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century 978-0-618-01271-8 • $18.95 PA • Drive-time radio tour for both Ellroy and Penzler • National print advertising in the Strand, Ellery Queen, and Crime Spree

JAMES ELLROY was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels were international bestsellers. His most recent book is Blood’s a Rover. OTTO PENZLER is the founder of the Mysterious Bookshop and Mysterious Press. AUTHORS' RESIDENCES Ellroy: Los Angeles Penzler: New York City

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Behind the scenes at the largest
Steven Rattner

An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry
In the first look inside the Obama administration, big business becomes political drama as the clock ticks and the president’s men transform a major industry in a few short months.

978-0-547-44321-8 • $27.00 cl Overhaul octoBEr • Current Affairs / Business 320 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M/S: ICM • A: HMH

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he first real look inside Team Obama—due just before the 2010 elections—mixes political warfare and big business shakeups in equal proportions, and comes from a uniquely informed source. Steve Rattner is not just the man brought in by the president to save the auto industry, he is a former New York Times financial reporter who also earned a place among the top tier of Wall Street’s most informed investment bankers and corporate experts. Now, from his vantage point at the helm of the historic auto-industry intervention, Rattner crafts a tightly plotted narrative of political brinkmanship, corporate mismanagement, and personalities under pressure in a high-stakes clash between Washington and Detroit. He also explains the tough choices he and his team made, working against a ticking clock and facing vocal opposition from free market champions, to keep Chrysler and General Motors in operation. As the economy faced free fall, President Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and economic adviser Larry Summers—all revealingly described—faced the possibility of more than a million lost jobs and the astonishing wreckage of GM (a nightmare of huge proportions, caused by terrible management) and Chrysler (a company so close to death it was nearly sacrificed). Rattner’s book—which will take the story up to the fall of 2010—is a gripping account of one of the severest crises of Obama’s first year in office, with lessons relevant for all managers and executives.


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restructuring in american history




ONiGHT THe PReSiDeNT WOuLD ALeRT the Michigan lawmakers to the fact that he was putting the carmakers into bankruptcy. Obama arrived late (Tiger Woods was playing a crucial hole), dressed in khakis and a black zippered jacket. While his dress was informal, his mood was resolute. Katie dialed him first into a conference line with Michigan’s two senators and two of its congressmen. The most dramatic moment came when Congressman Levin interpreted the president’s allusions to bankruptcy for GM and Chrysler as just a tactic. The president stopped him and interjected, “i don’t want you to leave with that impression. i’m telling you that because it’s a real possibility.” n

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE New York City • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • OCTOBER


As counselor to the secretary of the treasury, STEvEN RATTNER led the administration’s efforts to restructure the auto industry. Prior to that, he was managing principal of Quadrangle Group, LLC. At Lazard Frères & Co. he was deputy chairman/deputy chief executive officer, after tenures at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. He was also employed by the New York Times for nearly nine years, principally as an economic correspondent. He continues to write for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times.


a moment in america’s past
philip Roth

A Novel
Set in a Newark neighborhood during a terrifying polio outbreak, nemesis is a wrenching examination of the forces of circumstance on our lives.

978-0-547-31835-6 • $26.00 cl Nemesis octoBEr • Fiction • 304 pages • 5 x 7 ½ CTN 12 • Terr: US, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: The Wylie Agency alSo aVailaBlE The Humbling 978-0-547-23969-9 • $22.00 CL Indignation 978-0-547-05484-1 • $26.00 CL • Select national interviews and features • National print and online advertising, including the New York Times • Online outreach and promotion • Academic and library promotion

n the “stifling heat of equatorial newark,” a terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the new Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, lifelong disability, and even death. This is the startling and surprising theme of Philip Roth’s wrenching new book: a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit, familyoriented newark community and its children. At the center of Nemesis is twenty-three-year-old playground director Bucky Cantor, a javelin thrower and weightlifter who is devoted to his charges and disappointed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war alongside his contemporaries. Focusing on Cantor’s dilemmas as polio begins to ravage his playground—and on the everyday realities he faces—Roth leads us through every inch of emotion such a pestilence can breed: fear, panic, anger, bewilderment, suffering, and pain. Moving between the smoldering streets of newark and Indian Hill, a pristine children’s summer camp high in the Poconos—whose “mountain air was purified of all contaminants”—Nemesis depicts a decent, energetic man with the best intentions struggling in his own private war against the epidemic. Roth is tenderly exact at every point about Cantor’s passage into personal disaster and no less exact about the condition of childhood.



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defines a young man’s future


n the first morning, both had Herbie’s and Alan’s constituted the awakened with high fevers first cases of polio in the neighborand stiff necks, and by the second hood. Within forty-eight hours there evening—having begun to grow help- were eleven additional cases, and lessly weak in their arms and legs and though none were kids who’d been at to have difficulty breathing—both had the playground that day, word spread to be rushed to the hospital by ambu- through the neighborhood that the lance. One of the boys, disease had been carried Herbie Steinmark, was to the Weequahic secExcerpt from a chubby, clumsy, amition by the Italians. Since able eighth grader who, so far their neighborhood because of his athletic had reported the most ineptness, was usually assigned to play cases of polio in the city and ours had right field and bat last, and the other, reported none, it was believed that, Alan Michaels, also an eighth grader, true to their word, the Italians had was among the two or three best ath- driven across town that afternoon letes on the playground and the boy intending to infect the Jews with polio who’d grown closest to Mr. Cantor. and that they had succeeded. n

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In 1997 PHILIP ROTH won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. He has also won American PEN’s two highest awards: the PEN/Nabokov and PEN/Bellow. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians’ prize for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003–2004.” He is the only living American novelist to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.


French cooking for a new generation by a
Dorie Greenspan

Around My French Table
More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
Discover real French home cooking with the author of the acclaimed Baking: from My Home to Yours.


978-0-618-87553-5 • $40.00 cl Around My French Table octoBEr • Cooking • 544 pages 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 • More than 100 4-color photos throughout • CTN 8 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M/S: David Black Agency • A: HMH alSo aVailaBlE Baking: From My Home to Yours 978-0-618-44336-9 • $40.00 CL • Twelve-city national author tour, including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Ft. Worth, San Antonio • National advertising, including NPR, the New York Times, Chocolate and Zucchini, and • Recipes available for accounts • Author website: and blog Tuesdayswithdorie

hen Julia Child told dorie Greenspan, “you write recipes just the way I do,” she paid her the ultimate compliment. Julia’s praise was echoed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, which referred to dorie’s “wonderfully encouraging voice” and “the sense of a real person who is there to help should you stumble.” now, in a big, personal, and personable book, dorie captures all the excitement of French home cooking, sharing disarmingly simple dishes she has gathered over years of living in France. Around My French Table includes many superb renditions of the great classics: a glorious cheese-domed onion soup, a spoon-tender beef daube, and the “top-secret” chocolate mousse recipe that every good Parisian cook knows—but won’t reveal. Hundreds of other recipes are remarkably easy: a cheese and olive quick bread, a three-star chef ’s Basque potato tortilla made with a surprise ingredient (potato chips), and an utterly satisfying roast chicken for “lazy people.” Packed with lively stories, memories, and insider tips on French culinary customs, Around My French Table will make cooks fall in love with France all over again, or for the first time.


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James Beard Award–winning author
“Food that doesn’t take a diplôme from Le Cordon Bleu to prepare, from a ‘culinary guru.’ ”
—New York Times

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Inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, DORIE GREENSPAN is the author of the James Beard Award–winning Baking: From My Home to Yours. She worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten in his first U.S. kitchen and was Elle magazine’s first food writer, recipe tester, and translator. With Pierre Hermé, Dorie wrote Desserts by Pierre Hermé, winner of an IACP Cookbook of the Year Award, and Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, winner of the Gourmand prize for best cookbook in the English language. She is a contributing editor for Parade, a longtime special correspondent for Bon Appétit, and a frequent guest on NPR.



Charles Simic

Master of Disguises
Fifty-two new, flawlessly crafted poems

978-0-547-39709-2 • $22.00 cl Master of Disguises octoBEr • Poetry • 96 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ CTN 12 • Terr: World • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: HMH • S: Author via HMH

n his first collection since his tenure as poet laureate, Charles Simic shows he is at the height of his poetic powers. These new poems mine the rich strain of inscrutability in ordinary life, until it is hard to know what is innocent and what ominous. There is something about Simic’s work that continues to be crystal clear and yet deeply weighted with violence and mystery. Reading it is like going undercover. The face of a girl carrying a white dress from the cleaners with her eyes half closed. The Adam & evie Tanning Salon at night. A sparrow on crutches. A rubber duck in a shooting gallery on a Sunday morning. And someone in a tree swing, too old to be swinging and to be wearing no clothes at all, blowing a toy trumpet at the sky.


alSo aVailaBlE Sixty Poems 978-0-15-603564-4 • $12.00 PA That Little Something 978-0-15-603539-2 • $13.95 PA My Noiseless Entourage 978-0-15-101214-5 • $22.00 CL • Online poetry promotion CHARLES SIMIC was born in Belgrade and emigrated to the United States in 1954. He is the author of many books of poetry and prose. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 and served as the poet laureate of the United States in 2007–2008. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE New Hampshire 26 OCTObeR • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt •


Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel

Justice brennan
Liberal Champion
A revelatory life of the Supreme Court’s greatest liberal and preeminent strategist, based on unprecedented access to Brennan’s coveted “case histories”

ustice Brennan is a sweeping and revealing insider look at court history and the life of William Brennan, widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice of the twentieth century. Before his death, Brennan granted coauthor Stephen Wermiel access to a trove of materials not available to the public until 2017. Wermiel also conducted more than sixty hours of interviews with Brennan. no biographer has enjoyed this kind of access to a Supreme Court justice. Justice Brennan makes public for the first time the contents of what Jeffrey Toobin calls “a coveted set of documents,” Brennan’s case histories, in which he recorded the strategizing behind major battles of the past half century, including Roe v. Wade, affirmative action, the death penalty, obscenity law, and the constitutional right to privacy. Revelations on a more intimate scale include how Brennan refused to hire female clerks even as he wrote groundbreaking women’s rights decisions; his complex stance as a justice and a Catholic; and new details on Brennan’s unprecedented working relationship with Chief Justice earl Warren. This riveting information will cement Brennan’s reputation as the epic playmaker of the court’s most liberal era.
SETH STERN, a Harvard Law School graduate, has been a reporter for the Congressional Quarterly since 2004. STEPHEN WERMIEL, for twelve years the Wall Street Journal’s Supreme Court reporter, teaches constitutional law at American University Washington College of Law. AUTHORS' RESIDENCES Stern: Chevy Chase, Maryland Wermiel: Cabin John, Maryland


978-0-547-14925-7 • $35.00 cl Justice Brennan octoBEr • Biography • 576 pages • 6 x 9 Two 8-page b/w inserts • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: Gail Ross Literary A/S: HMH • National media from New York and Washington, D.C. • National print and online advertising, including the New York Review of Books and The New Yorker • Academic and library promotion

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“A gripping American drama . . . What a
bruce Machart

The Wake of Forgiveness
A Novel
A stunningly lyrical and epic debut, featuring high-stakes horseraces, moral journeys, and the inexorable bonds of family


978-0-15-101443-9 • $26.00 cl The Wake of Forgiveness octoBEr • Fiction • 320 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: Irene Skolnick Literary • A/S: HMH

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n a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of “the only woman he’s ever been fond of ” when his wife dies during childbirth with the couple’s fourth boy, Karel. From an early age Karel proves so talented on horseback that his father enlists him to ride in acreage-staked horseraces against his neighbors. But Karel is forever haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew, by the bloodshot blame in his father’s eyes, and is permanently marked by the yoke he and his brothers are forced to wear to plow the family fields. Confident only in the saddle, Karel is certain that the horse “wants the whip the same way he wants his pop’s strap . . . the closest he ever gets to his father’s touch.” In the winter of 1910, Karel rides in the ultimate high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters. Hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brother’s futures, and his own fate. Fourteen years later, with the stake of the race still driven hard between him and his brothers, Karel is finally forced to dress the wounds of his past and to salvage the tattered fabric of his family. Reminiscent of Kent Haruf ’s portrayals of hope amidst human heartbreak and Cormac McCarthy’s finely hewn evocations of the American Southwest, Bruce Machart’s striking debut is as well wrought as it is riveting. It compels us to consider the inescapable connections between sons and their mothers, between landscape and family, and between remembrance and redemption.


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fine, rich, absorbing book.”—Tim O’Brien

They race, they rest, they eat, they mate, and they race. They don’t pull a plow. That work Vaclav leaves to his four sons, and when Guillermo Villaseñor drives his two Spanish-bred stallions and three olive-skinned daughters up the farm-to-market road from town, and when the carriage clears a thick stand of mesquite trees with arthritic branches and thorns long enough to skewer a foot in a way only careless barefoot boys and Jesus might fully appreciate, and the girls get their first glimpses of their future husbands, what they see, instead of blond-haired and handsome Czech farm boys, like they’ve been told by their father to expect, are weathered young men straining against the weight of the earth turning in their wake, their necks cocked sharply to one side or the other, their faces sunburned despite their hats and peeling and snaked with raised veins near the temples, their boots sliding atop the earth they’re sweating to unearth. The four of them work harnessed two abreast in front of their father, who’s walking in their work, one foot in each furrow, spitting stained juice between his front teeth and periodically cracking a whip to keep the boys focused and the rows straight. n


he horses, they’re beautiful, though no longer the most beautiful in Lavaca County, and they don’t work the fields.

“The prose is polished and evocative, the physicality of rural Texas in the year 1910 shimmers with loving exactitude, and the story of Karel Skala is a gripping American drama of misplaced guilt, familial struggle, and a search for identity. What a fine, rich, absorbing book.”

—Tim O’Brien
“In his richly told novel, The Wake of Forgiveness, Bruce Machart tells a story of fathers and sons that stretches wide across the Texas landscape, leaving behind its own beautiful wake of remembrance, inheritance, and the unbreakable bonds of family.”


—Hannah Tinti

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BRUCE MACHART’s fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, Story, One-Story, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Stories of the American West. A graduate of the MFA program at Ohio State University, he currently lives and teaches in Houston.


for fans of the best-selling MErlE’S Door:
Ted Kerasote

The Pup After Merle
Meet Pukka, the adorable successor to Merle.

978-0-547-38608-9 • $18.95 cl Pukka octoBEr • Pets • 192 pages • 7 x 9 • Color illustrations throughout • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Scovil Galen Ghosh S: HMH alSo aVailaBlE Merle’s Door 978-015-603450-0 • $15.00 PA • National author tour, including New York City, Boston, Connecticut, Kansas City, Wyoming, Denver, Boulder, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco • National drive-time radio tour • National print and online advertising • Promotional author video • Extensive online outreach and promotion • Author website:

ince the publication of the best-selling Merle’s Door, Ted Kerasote has received thousands of e-mails asking two questions: “Have you gotten another dog?” and “Are you writing a new book?” Pukka: The Pup After Merle answers both, in the most heartwarming way. Told in Pukka’s charming voice and accompanied by more than 200 photos, Pukka: The Pup After Merle tells the story of how Ted found Pukka, recounting the early days of their bonding as they explore Kelly and the wider world. Walks become hikes and hikes become climbs, their adventures culminating in a rugged wilderness journey that teaches both Pukka and Ted something new about the dog-human partnership. Filled with stunning images of the West, Pukka is a love story as well as Ted’s take on raising a puppy. It will do pictorially what Merle did with words—show how dogs thrive when treated as peers while illustrating the many ways that any dog opens the door to our hearts.



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introducing Pukka!
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TED KERASOTE is the author of many books, including the national bestseller Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog and Out There, which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Geo, Outside, Science, the New York Times, and more than sixty other periodicals. This is Pukka’s first book.


J. D. Davies

Gentleman Captain
A Novel
“Masterfully told . . . A brilliant beginning to what is destined to be a classic series of nautical adventure.”—Eric Jay Dolin, author of leviathan

978-0-547-38261-6 • $25.00 cl Gentleman Captain octoBEr • Fiction • 336 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: Old Street Publishing • A/S: HMH

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he year 1662: Restoration england. Cromwell is dead, and King Charles II has reclaimed the throne after years of civil war. It is a time of divided allegiances, intrigue, and outright treachery. With rebellion stirring in the Scottish Isles, the hard-pressed sovereign needs officers he can trust to sail north and defuse this new threat. Matthew Quinton is such a man—the second son of a noble royalist family, he is loyal, if inexperienced. Having sunk the first ship he commanded off the coast of Ireland, Matthew is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. But aboard His Majesty’s Ship Jupiter, the young “gentleman captain” is faced with a resentful crew and has but few on whom he can rely: Kit Farrell, an illiterate commoner with vast seafaring experience, and Phineas Musk, a roguish but steadfast family retainer. As they approach the wild coast of Scotland, Matthew begins to learn the ropes and win the respect of his fellow officers and sailors. But he has other worries on this crucial mission: a suspicion that the previous captain of the Jupiter was murdered, a feeling that several among his crew have something to hide, and a growing conviction that betrayal lies closer to home than he had thought.
J. D. DAVIES was born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Educated at Jesus College, Oxford, he is one of the foremost authorities on the seventeenth-century British navy and has written widely on the subject, most recently in Pepys’s Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare, 1649–1689, winner of the Samuel Pepys Award. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Bedfordshire, England



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Günter Grass Translated from the German by Krishna Winston

The box
Tales from the Darkroom
The author imagines himself through the eyes of his children, a view at once colorful and unsparing.

“Once upon a time there was a father who, because he had grown old, called together his sons and daughters—four, five, six, eight in number—and finally convinced them, after long hesitation, to do as he wished. now they are sitting around a table and begin to talk . . .” In an audacious literary experiment, Günter Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives. Memories contradictory, critical, loving, accusatory— they piece together an intimate picture of this most public of men. To say nothing of Marie, a photographer and family friend of many years, perhaps even a lover, whose snapshots taken with an old-fashioned Agfa box camera provide the author with ideas for his work. But her images offer much more. They reveal a truth beyond the ordinary details of life, depict the future, tell what might have been, grant the wishes in visual form of those photographed. The children speculate on the nature of this magic: Was the enchanted camera a source of inspiration for their father? did it represent the power of art itself ? Was it the eye of God? Recalling J. M. Coetzee’s Summertime, The Box is an inspired and daring work of fiction. In its candor, wit, and earthiness, it is Grass at his best.
GÜNTER GRASS was born in Danzig, Germany, in 1927. He is the widely acclaimed author of numerous books, including The Tin Drum, My Century, Crabwalk, and Peeling the Onion. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Lübeck, Germany

978-0-547-24503-4 • $23.00 cl The Box noVEMBEr • Fiction • 160 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: Steidl Verlag • A/S: HMH

alSo aVailaBlE The Tin Drum 978-0-547-33910-8 • $15.95 PA Peeling the Onion 978-0-15-603534-7 • $15.00 PA • Select national interviews and features • National print advertising, including the New York Times Book Review • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • NOVeMbeR



Richard Wilbur

New Poems and Translations
Richard Wilbur, whose work is “one of the saving graces of poetry in our time,”* offers his first new collection in nearly a decade.

978-0-547-35811-6 • $20.00 cl Anterooms noVEMBEr • Poetry • 80 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 48 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M: Kneerim & Williams at Fish • B/T/A/S: HMH

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oetry lovers and critics will rejoice at the news of this collection from Richard Wilbur, the legendary poet and translator who was called “a hero to a new generation of critics” by the New York Times Book Review, and whose work continues to be masterful, accomplished, whimsical, fresh, and important. A yellow-striped, green measuring worm opens Anterooms, a collection filled with poems that are classic Wilbur, that play with myth and form and examine the human condition through reflections on nature and love. Anterooms also features masterly translations: Mallarmé’s “The Tomb of edgar Poe,” a previously unpublished Verlaine poem, two poems by Joseph Brodsky, and thirty-seven of Symphosius’s clever Latin riddles. Whether he is considering a snow shovel and domestic life or playfully considering that “inside homeowner is the word meow,” Wilbur’s new collection is sure to delight everyone from longtime devotees to casual poetry readers. exploring the interplay between the everyday and the mythic, the sobering and the lighthearted, Anterooms is nothing less than an event in poetic history and a remarkable addition to a master’s oeuvre.
RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen prizes and two awards from PEN. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Cummington, Massachusetts


* Washington Post Book World 34 NOVeMbeR • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt •

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pete bodo

Whitetail Nation
My Season in Pursuit of the Monster Buck
In the hilarious tradition of Bill Bryson, one man’s foray into the heart of hunting in America


very autumn, men and women across the country don their camo, stock up on doe urine, and undertake a quintessential American tradition: deer hunting. The pinnacle of a hunter’s quest is killing a buck with antlers that “score” in the Boone and Crockett record book. But even with all his years on the trail and as the chief outdoors writer for the New York Times, Pete Bodo had never reached that milestone. Sadly, he was a nimrod. Whitetail Nation is the uproarious story of the season Pete Bodo set out to kill the big buck. From the hills of upstate new york to the vast land of the Big Sky to the Texas ranches that feature high fences and money-back guarantees, Bodo goes deep into the heart of a lively subculture that draws on durable American values—the love of the frontier, the importance of self-reliance, the camaraderie of men of adventure, and yes, the capitalist’s right to amass every hightech gadget hunting’s exploding commerce has to offer. Gradually, Bodo closes in on his target, and with each day spent perched in a deer stand or night suffered in a drafty cabin, readers are treated to an unforgettable tour of a landscape that ranges from the exalted to the absurd. Along the way Bodo deftly captures the spirit of this rich American pursuit, examining that age-old question “Why do men hunt?”
PETE BODO has written about the outdoors for the New York Times, Play!, Sport, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Cigar Aficionado, and others. A senior editor at Tennis magazine, he is the author of several books, including A Champion’s Mind (with Pete Sampras). He divides his time between New York City and upstate New York, where he hunts with bow and gun. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE New York City

978-0-618-96996-8 • $25.00 cl Whitetail Nation noVEMBEr • Sports / Nature • 288 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Waxman Agency • S: HMH

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“[ozick is] a magician . . . a
Cynthia Ozick

Foreign bodies
A Novel
An innovative new novel from the doyenne of American literature that retraces Henry James’s the ambassadors


978-0-547-43557-2 • $26.00 cl Foreign Bodies noVEMBEr • Fiction • 256 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M/S: Melanie Jackson Agency • A: Recorded Books alSo aVailaBlE Heir to the Glimmering World 978-0-618-61880-4 • $13.95 PA Dictation 978-0-547-23787-9 • $13.95 PA • Author appearances • Select national interviews and features • Reading group promotion • Advance reading copies

ynthia Ozick is one of America’s literary treasures. For her sixth novel, she set herself a brilliant challenge: to retell the story of Henry James’s The Ambassadors—the work he considered his best—but as a photographic negative; that is, the plot is the same, the meaning is reversed. At the core of the story is Bea nightingale, a fiftyish divorced schoolteacher whose life has been on hold during the many years since her brief marriage. When her estranged, difficult brother asks her to leave new york for Paris to retrieve a nephew she barely knows, she becomes entangled in the lives of her brother’s family and even, after so long, her exhusband. every one of them is irrevocably changed by the events of just a few months of a fateful year. Traveling from new york to Paris to Hollywood, aiding and abetting her nephew and niece while waging a war of letters with her brother, facing her ex-husband and finally shaking off his lingering sneers from decades past, Bea nightingale is a newly liberated divorcée who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the very people she tries to help. Foreign Bodies may be Cynthia Ozick’s greatest and most virtuosic novel of all, as it transforms Henry James’s prototype into a brilliant, utterly original, new American classic.


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literary alchemist.” —USA Today

“Cynthia Ozick is, for my money, the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time.”
—New York Times Book Review


eA COnTeMPLATed IT. She had journeyed out as a kind of ambassador, she had turned into a spy in spite of herself, and it was true: sometimes an ambassador serves as a spy, sometimes a spy is appointed ambassador. She had gone roving for Marvin, to begin with—for Marvin, yes, but was it only for Marvin? Something had altered. She had a stake in it, she was embroiled. It was no longer Marvin’s need. The world was filled with need—wherever she looked, need! She thought: I will change my life. n

• “If there is such a thing as a literary pantheon in America, then Cynthia Ozick is surely its Athena.”
—Washington Post Book World


• “Ozick writes eloquently, with smooth prose and beautiful use of language.”

• “Ozick’s writing is strong and seductive, infused with wit and a sense of history that never burdens the text but never leaves it either.”
—O, the Oprah Magazine

• “Ozick is a gorgeous writer.”

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Westchester County, New York • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • NOVeMbeR


CYNTHIA OZICK is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. She is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have won four O. Henry first prizes.


Richard Sax

Classic Home Desserts
A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Recipes
A new edition of the James Beard and IACP Award– winning “masterpiece” (new York times), rejacketed, redesigned, and with a foreword by Dorie Greenspan “More a story of the pleasures of real dessertmaking than anything yet written.” — M.F.K. Fisher

978-0-618-05708-5 • $35.00 cl Classic Home Desserts noVEMBEr • Cooking • 688 pages 7 3/8 x 10 ¼ • Two-color interior with 48 4-color photographs • CTN 10 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: US, C, O B/T/A/P/M: Lescher & Lescher • Promotion on cooking and baking websites • Video tribute to book • Recipes available for accounts

or this monumental collection, Richard Sax devoted more than a decade to searching out and perfecting 350 of the world’s most beloved desserts, “the ones made at home by mothers and grandmothers rather than by professional pastry chefs.” every uncomplicated homespun classic is here: cobblers and crisps, cakes and cookies, puddings and soufflés, pies and pastries, ice creams and sauces—nineteen chapters in all. Sax’s recipes, from Chocolate Cloud Cake to Best-ever Pumpkin Pie, are legendary among accomplished bakers. Sidebars with every recipe—profiles of cooks, engaging recollections of favorite desserts, quotations from hundreds of literary works, and excerpts from old recipes—show how sweets are indelibly woven into the texture of our lives.

Trained as a chef, RICHARD SAX was the founding director of Food & Wine’s test kitchen. He was the author or coauthor of nine major cookbooks, cowrote a popular column for Bon Appétit, and was a regular contributor to many magazines. The recipient of the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, Sax died in 1995. 38 NOVeMbeR • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt •

Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University edited by Nicholas Dodman, bVMS, with Lawrence Lindner

Good Old Dog
Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable
An essential guide to ensuring the happy, healthy golden years your dog deserves


ur dogs are living longer thanks to enormous advances in medicine and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. no one knows this better than the veterinary faculty at Tufts, who treat more than 8,000 older dogs annually. Their philosophy of caring for aging dogs combines empathy for each dog and owner, a comprehensive approach to patient care, cutting-edge science and technology, and a commitment to innovation. Good Old Dog brings their renowned clinic into your living room, arming you with essential advice to see your dog through his golden years: • nutritional advice—not every senior diet is right for every senior dog • How to evaluate complicated procedures and decide what’s right • The cost of geriatric care and how to shoulder the burden • How to identify cognitive decline and manage it • How to create a healthy, comfortable environment • How to determine when “it’s time” and cope with the loss
The CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY treats more than 26,000 cases annually, and its emergency program is the largest residency program in the United States. NICHOLAS DODMAN, a renowned animal behaviorist, has appeared on Oprah, the Today show, and 20/20. LAWRENCE LINDNER is a bestselling collaborative author. AUTHORS' RESIDENCES Dodman: Westborough, Massachusetts Lindner: Hingham, Massachusetts

978-0-547-23282-9 • $26.00 cl Good Old Dog noVEMBEr • Pets • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 b/w halftones • CTN 12 • Terr: World English Rights: T/A/P/M/S: Wendy Weil Agency B: HMH alSo aVailaBlE Puppy’s First Steps 978-0-547-05361-5 • PA $13.95 The Well-Adjusted Dog 978-0-547-23774-9 • PA $14.95 • National media from New York and Boston • National drive-time radio tour • Promotional book video • Online promotion to pet and pet health communities • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • NOVeMbeR

© JOeL W. BenJAMIn


Make a Little Bit of History. . .
Gourmet Magazine

The Gourmet Cookie book
The Single Best Recipe from Each Year: 1941–2009
The very best cookie recipes published in the celebrated gourmet magazine

978-0-547-32816-4 • $18.00 PoB The Gourmet Cookie Book noVEMBEr • 176 pages • 8 ½ x 8 ½ More than 60 4-color photos throughout CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/ M/S: Doe Coover Agency alSo aVailaBlE Gourmet Today 978-0-618-61018-1 • $40.00 CL The Gourmet Cookbook 978-0-618-80692-8 • $40.00 CL • National media and tour with Sara Moulton, Gourmet Cookie Book spokesperson • Video of cookies through the decades • Recipes available for accounts • National advertising including New York Times, USA Today • Online advertising on leading family and baking sites

or this stunning collection, the editors of Gourmet delved deep into their archives and selected the most delicious cookie for each year of the magazine’s sixtyeight-year existence. After marathon testing sessions and winnowing from thousands of recipes—many sent in by readers—they chose an amazing array, from the almondscented French-style Cajun Macaroons, published in 1941, through Mocha Toffee Bars (1971), to the contemporary Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies. The enticing assortment includes

• Cookies of every type and description, from the homey to the showy, including balls, bars, refrigerator cookies, drop cookies, even deep-fried cookie confections • Cookies from around the world: from dutch Jan Hagels to Scandinavian Rosettes • Dozens of Christmas cookies: Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies, star-shaped Moravian White Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies Printed exactly as they originally appeared in the magazine, with abundant tips and recipe notes from Gourmet’s test kitchen, and with headnotes describing their cultural context, the recipes present a fascinating bite-by-bite history of how our appetites evolved.


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1973: Crescent Cream Cheese Cookies
Gourmet introduces the phenomenal food processor to its readers and replaces its chef with a serious test kitchen.

1945: Date Bars
The few cookie recipes published in Gourmet in the 1940s are old-fashioned American classics, like this one, beloved by M.F.K. Fisher.

1969: Galette de Noël
Consumer jet travel sends Americans off to discover the world, and not a single cookie recipe in the magazine this year is of American origin.

“Now for the first time, the best of Gourmet’s recipes, spanning nearly seven decades, have been collected into one book. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

—Sara Moulton, former executive chef, Gourmet, and spokesperson

1993: Aunt Sis’s Strawberry Tart Cookies
Cookies are important enough to make the cover for the first time.

1989: Cornetti (Almond Cookies)
America begins its long love affair with Italian food.

2000: Walnut Acorn Cookies
Cookies are so crucial to the holiday repertoire that the editors ask readers to contribute their favorites, and the recipes pour in.

Over the course of almost seventy years, Gourmet’s editors won three coveted National Magazine Awards, sixteen James Beard Awards, and an Emmy Award. • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • NOVeMbeR 41

Jonathan Safran Foer

everything Is Illuminated / extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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verything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer’s stunning debut, tells the story of a young Jewish American’s quixotic journey into an unexpected past. Foer then turned his talent to the traumas of our recent history in his exhilarating second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This beautiful edition brings together, for the first time, two works from one of this generation’s most original writers.
978-0-547-44726-1 • $22.00 PoB Everything Is Illuminated / Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close noVEMBEr • Fiction • 656 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 59 halftones; 12 pages w/ color • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O


JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER’s work has appeared in the Paris Review, the New York Times, and The New Yorker. He is the author of two novels and Eating Animals, a work of nonfiction. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn, New York

Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway / A Room of One’s Own

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n Mrs. Dalloway,Virginia Woolf details Clarissa dalloway’s preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. Paired here with A Room of One’s Own, a masterful and provocative essay on women’s role in society, this beautiful hardcover edition will be a welcome addition to the library of any Woolf scholar or fan.


978-0-547-44734-6 • $22.00 PoB Mrs. Dalloway / A Room of One’s Own noVEMBEr • Literature • 336 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 • Terr: US

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.


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Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies / The Namesake

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humpa Lahiri took the literary world by storm when her debut collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. The collection was followed by her best-selling and critically acclaimed novel The Namesake—a finely wrought, deeply moving family drama. Presenting these works together here, this edition displays Lahiri’s enormous talent as a storyteller.

JHUMPA LAHIRI is the author of three books, most recently Unaccustomed Earth. Her debut collection, Interpreter of Maladies, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and her work has been translated into twenty-nine languages. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn, New York

978-0-547-44781-0 • $22.00 PoB Interpreter of Maladies / The Namesake noVEMBEr • Fiction 512 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 Terr: US, C, O

George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia / Down and Out in paris and London

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omage to Catalonia is both a memoir of Orwell’s experience at the front in the Spanish Civil War and a tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. Down and Out in Paris and London chronicles the adventures of a penniless British writer who finds himself rapidly descending into the seedy heart of two great european cities. This edition brings together two powerful works from one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.
978-0-547-44733-9 • $22.00 PoB Homage to Catalonia / Down and Out in Paris and London noVEMBEr • Literature • 464 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 Terr: US, O 43


GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works. • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • NOVeMbeR

Andrew Klavan

The Identity Man
An Otto Penzler Book
A provocative new thriller from the author of Damnation Street and Empire of lies


978-0-547-24328-3 • $25.00 cl The Identity Man noVEMBEr • Mystery • 288 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B: Atlantic Books • T/A/P/M/S: Trident Media Group

alSo aVailaBlE Damnation Street 978-0-15-603262-9 • $14.00 PA Empire of Lies 978-0-15-603356-5 • $13.95 PA • National media from New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles • Author appearances • National print advertising in the Strand • Advance access • Mystery e-newsletter • Author website:

ohn Shannon is a petty thief on the run. A three-time loser framed for a murder he didn’t commit, he knows the cops are closing in on him and that he’s facing life in prison—or death by lethal injection. Then, as if out of nowhere, a bizarre text message draws him to a meeting in the dark of night. A foreigner who calls himself the Identity Man offers Shannon an incredible chance to start again: a new face, a new home, a new beginning. Soon, to his amazement, Shannon finds himself living a life he never dreamed possible. In a ruined city that is trying to rebuild, he gets work as a carpenter and a wood carver, and for the first time falls in love with the sort of woman who could make him a better man. It seems too good to be true—and it is. Just as Shannon feels within sight of redemption, all hell breaks loose. It turns out this ruined city is crawling with corruption. There are crooked politicians, gangsters, dirty cops everywhere—and, for some reason he doesn’t understand, all of them seem to want Shannon dead. John Shannon has run out of second chances, and now he’s running out of time. Moving through the darkness in the burnt-out shambles of a dirty town, he’s got to ferret out the secret of his new life—and fast—if he wants to be left with any life at all.

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ANDREW KLAVAN is the author of such classic suspense novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, Don’t Say a Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas, and Empire of Lies. He’s been nominated for the Edgar Award five times and has won it twice.

Andrew O’Hagan

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe
A Novel
A hilarious, touching novel about a worldly Maltese terrier and his famous mistress

n november 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Mafia Honey, or Maf for short. He had an instinct for celebrity. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. For Liver Treat with a side order of national Biscuits. Born in the household of Vanessa Bell, brought to the United States by natalie Wood’s mother, given as a Christmas present to Marilyn the winter after she separated from Arthur Miller, Maf offers a keen insight into the world of Hollywood’s greatest star. not to mention a peek into the brain of an opinionated, well-read, politically scrappy, complex canine hero. Maf was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life, first in new york, where she mixed with everyone who was anyone—the art dealer Leo Castelli, Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio crowd, Upper West Side émigrés—then back to Los Angeles. She took him to meet President Kennedy and to Hollywood restaurants, department stores, and interviews. To Mexico, for her divorce. With style, brilliance, and panache, Andrew O’Hagan has drawn an altogether original portrait of the woman behind the icon, and the dog behind the woman.
ANDREW O’HAGAN was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His previous novels have been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award. He has also published essays, reportage, and stories in the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, Granta, and The New Yorker. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE London


978-0-15-101372-2 • $24.00 cl The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe DEcEMBEr • Fiction • 288 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, O (-EU) • Rights: B/T/A/ P/M: A P Watt Ltd. • S: HMH alSo aVailaBlE Be Near Me 978-0-15-603396-1 • $14.00 PA Personality 978-0-15-602967-4 • $14.00 PA • Author appearances • Promotional book trailer • National advertising, including the New York Review of Books • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • DeCeMbeR


Julia child’s letters unsealed—
edited by Joan Reardon

As Always, Julia
The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto
A great friendship and the fascinating details behind the making of a masterpiece cookbook unfold in the letters between Julia Child and her confidante, Avis DeVoto.

978-0-547-41771-4 • $25.00 cl, rough front As Always, Julia DEcEMBEr • Cooking / Biography 320 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • black-and-white photos throughout • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M: Doe Coover • A/S: HMH • Enhanced galley with French flaps • National advertising, including NPR and the New York Times • Promotion with online cooking sites

ith her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis deVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent (memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia), open the window on Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written. Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters, written in the seminal period between 1952 and1989, show Julia first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to nice, Germany, and norway. With commentary by the noted food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these astonishing letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.


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never Before Published

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Chicago • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • DeCeMbeR


Culinary historian, cookbook author, and biographer JOAN REARDON is the author of M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, and Alice Waters; M.F.K. Fisher Among the Pots and Pans; Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher; and Oysters: a Culinary Celebration. Reardon, who has a Ph.D. in English literature, won an IACP Award for culinary writing, publishes and edits a quarterly newsletter for Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago, and serves on the advisory board of Gastronomica magazine.





“no other book so beautifully captures and decodes the
Kevin Nugent, ph.D. photographs by Abelardo Morell

Your baby Is Speaking to You
A Visual Guide to the Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby
An essential book for any new parent, gorgeously illustrated with forty-five duotone photographs

978-0-547-24295-8 • $20.00 cl Your Baby Is Speaking to You JanuarY • Childcare / Family • 128 pages 9 x 9 • 40 duotones • CTN 12 • Terr: World Rights: B/T/A/M/S: HMH • P: Author via HMH • National media from New York and Boston • National drive-time radio tour • Online promotion, including e-cards and advertising, on parenting and pregnancy sites

rom an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking to You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, dr. Kevin nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communication strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors—early smiling and startling, feeding and sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face.The newest research—including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book—illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents: • The language of yawning • The rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings • Baby’s earliest “sleep smiles” and sleep states, and what they signify Your Baby Is Speaking to You delivers the information parents crave in a gentle, accessible style, while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby’s way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond.


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way babies ‘speak’ to us.”—t. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

hat causes babies to yawn, and why is this baby yawning? Like all of us, she may be yawning to stay alert and stave off sleep. But in this case, the yawn has another, more subtle meaning. This yawn took place in the middle of a “conversation” between baby and mother. She is not bored or sleepy; instead, the yawn is her nonverbal way of saying that, as much as she is enjoying her interaction with her mother, it has become too demanding. Her yawn is a “timeout” cue.


You may find that when you and your baby are looking into each other’s eyes, “talking” to each other, he may yawn. It is his body’s way of saying that he needs to pause so that he can renew his energy and continue playing with you. After all, by opening his mouth wide and closing his eyes, it is no longer possible for you to continue to look into each other’s eyes. By simply turning away, your baby is taking the lead in regulating the interaction by dictating the pace and the rhythm of your time together. n

KEVIN NUGENT, Ph.D., is director of the Brazelton Institute at Children’s Hospital, Boston, where he has led studies of newborn infants and early parent-child relations for over three decades. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Harvard Medical School. With T. Berry Brazelton, he co-authored the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, used in hospitals around the world. Recently Nugent and colleagues created the Newborn Behavioral Observations system, designed to help parents understand their baby’s behavior. ABELARDO MORELL is a widely respected photographer who has exhibited at major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Alice in Wonderland and A Book of Books. AUTHOR'S RESIDENCE Acton, Massachusetts PHOTOGRAPHER'S RESIDENCE Brookline, Massachusetts • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • JANUARY

© AIMee FIx


Louis Auchincloss

A Voice from Old New York
A Memoir of My Youth
The last book from the late, beloved Louis Auchincloss—a moving but witty memoir that details his remarkable life and re-creates Society with charm and a stylish bite

978-0-547-34153-8 • $25.00 cl A Voice from Old New York DEcEMBEr • Memoir / Literature • 224 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Curtis Brown, Ltd.

alSo aVailaBlE Last of the Old Guard 978-0-547-15275-2 • $25.00 CL The Headmaster’s Dilemma 978-0-618-88342-4 • $25.00 CL The Rector of Justin 978-0-618-22489-0 • $13.95 PA • Major review attention and career retrospectives

t the time of his death, Louis Auchincloss—enemy of bores, self-pity, and gossip less than fresh—had just finished taking on a subject he had long avoided: himself. His memoir confirms that, despite the spark of his fiction, Auchincloss himself was the most entertaining character he has created. no traitor to his class but occasionally its critic, he returns us to his Society, which was, he maintains, less interesting than its members admitted. Readers may disagree, as he unfurls his life with dignity, summoning his family (particularly his father, who suffered from depression and forgave him for hating sports) and intimates. Brooke Astor and her circle are here, along with glimpses of Jacqueline Onassis. Most memorable, though, is his way with those outside the salon: the cranky maid; the maiden aunt, perpetually out of place; the less-than-wellborn boy who threw himself from a window over a woman and a man. Here is Auchincloss, an American master, being Auchincloss—a rare eye, a generous and lively spirit, to the end.



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LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS was honored in the year 2000 as a “Living Landmark” by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. During his long career he wrote more than sixty books, including the story collection Manhattan Monologues and the novel The Rector of Justin. The former president of the Academy of Arts and Letters, he resided in New York City until his death in January 2010.

Richard panek

The 4 percent Universe
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
The riveting, untold story of a startling discovery— that 96 percent of the universe is missing

ver the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only 4 percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called dark energy. This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a nobel Prize. Based on in-depth reporting and interviews with the major players—from Berkeley’s feisty Saul Perlmutter and Harvard’s witty but exacting Robert Kirshner to the doyenne of astronomy, Vera Rubin—the book offers an intimate portrait of the bitter rivalries and fruitful collaborations, the eureka moments and blind alleys, that have fueled their search, redefined science, and reinvented the universe. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Our view of the cosmos is profoundly wrong, and Copernicus was only the beginning: not just earth but all common matter is a marginal part of existence. Panek’s fast-paced narrative, filled with original reporting and behind-the-scenes details, brings this epic story to life for the first time.
RICHARD PANEK is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the author of The Invisible Century and Seeing and Believing. He has frequently written for the New York Times—where The 4 Percent Universe began as an article—as well as Discover, Smithsonian, Esquire, and Outside, among other publications. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE New York City


978-0-618-98244-8 • $26.00 cl The 4 Percent Universe JanuarY • Science • 288 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M: Dunow, Carson & Lerner Literary • B/T/A/S: HMH

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“What a book, what a tremendous book . . .
Carsten Jensen Translated from the Danish by Charlotte barslund with emma Ryder

We, the Drowned
A Novel

An astonishing debut and international bestseller—a thrilling epic tale of the sea, in the tradition of Melville, Conrad, and Stevenson

978-0-15-101377-7 • $28.00 cl We, the Drowned fEBruarY • Fiction • 688 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O (-EU) • Rights: B/T/ P/M: Leonhardt & Hoier Literary • A/S: HMH

• Print and online advertising • Promotional book video • Advance reading copies • Outreach to literature-in-translation websites • Pre-pub author tour

arsten Jensen’s debut novel has taken the world by storm. Already hailed in europe as an instant classic, We, the Drowned is the story of the port town of Marstal, whose inhabitants have sailed the world’s oceans aboard freight ships for centuries. Spanning over a hundred years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, from the barren rocks of newfoundland to the lush plantations of Samoa, and from the roughest bars in Tasmania to the frozen coast of northern Russia, We, the Drowned spins a magnificent tale of love, war, and adventure, a tale of the men who go to sea and the women they leave behind. Ships are wrecked at sea and blown up during wars, they are places of terror and violence, yet they continue to lure each generation of Marstal men—fathers and sons— away. Strong, resilient women raise families alone and sometimes take history into their own hands. There are cannibals here, shrunken heads, prophetic dreams, forbidden passions, cowards, heroes, devastating tragedies, and miraculous survivals—everything that a town like Marstal has actually experienced, and that makes We, the Drowned an unforgettable novel, destined to take its place among the greatest seafaring literature.

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You won’t want to put it down.”*

From We, the DroWneD
moment later it was our turn. We were now close enough to the coast to be within firing range of the German rifles. The current and the wind continued to torment us, and we were crossing the fjord with both broadsides facing the empty water. Only our four stern cannons had a chance to respond to the vicious fire from the battery on shore.The first hit cleared our aft deck of eleven men. We’d been calling the cannonballs “gray peas,” but the thing that shot low across the deck, tearing bulwark, cannon ports and people apart in a shower of wooden splinters, was no pea. ejnar saw its approach, and registered every meter of its journey as it swept across the deck, shearing the legs off one man and sending them flying in one direction while the rest of him went in another. It sliced off a shoulder here and smashed a skull there. It was hurtling toward him, with bone splinters, blood and hair stuck to it. He let himself fall backward and saw it shoot past. He later said that it took off his bootlaces in passing; that’s how close it came before it tore out through the quarterdeck aft. n


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As a boy in Marstal, Denmark, CARSTEN JENSEN sailed on his father’s ship, the 220-ton freighter Abelone. In 2000, he returned to Marstal to write We, the Drowned. He has also worked as a literary critic and a journalist, reporting from China, Cambodia, Latin America, the Pacific Islands, and Afghanistan. We, the Drowned won Denmark’s most important literary prize and was selected by readers of a major daily newspaper as the best Danish novel of the last twenty-five years. It has been a bestseller throughout Scandinavia and in Germany, and is about to be published in the United Kingdom, Spain, and France.


elly Griffiths

The Janus Stone
The second installment of a gripping new mystery series featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway, from an“exciting new voice on the crime scene” (Louise Penny)

978-0-547-23744-2 • $25.00 cl The Janus Stone JanuarY • Mystery • 336 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ CTN 12 • Terr: US, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Quercus • S: HMH

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t’s been only a few months since archaeologist Ruth Galloway found herself entangled in a missing persons case, barely escaping with her life. But when construction workers demolishing a large old house in norwich uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway—minus its skull— Ruth is once again called upon to investigate. Is it a Romanera ritual sacrifice, or is the killer closer at hand? Ruth and detective Harry nelson would like to find out—and fast. When they realize the house was once a children’s home, they track down the Catholic priest who served as its operator. Father Hennessey reports that two children did go missing from the home forty years before— a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child’s bones predate the home and coincide with a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer, it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the trail by frightening her, and her unborn child, half to death. The Janus Stone is a riveting follow-up to Griffiths’s acclaimed The Crossing Places.


AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brighton, England


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ELLY GRIFFITHS’s Ruth Galloway novels take for their inspiration Elly’s husband, who gave up a city job to train as an archaeologist, and her aunt, who lives on the Norfolk coast and who filled Elly’s head with the myths and legends of that area. This is the second in her Ruth Galloway crime series.

Mark Hertsgaard

Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
A fresh take on climate change by a renowned journalist driven to protect his daughter, your kids, and the next generation who’ll inherit the problem


or twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for publications including The New Yorker, Time, Vanity Fair, and the Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon after, learned that climate change had already arrived—a century earlier than forecast—with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. now, Hertsgaard has written a book about how all of us—as individuals, communities, companies, and countries— can navigate this new era. Taking Bill McKibben’s Eaarth to the next essential step, Hot offers examples of how we might live through the next fifty years.The result is an informed message of hope that will enable parents, young people, and all readers to make the best choices in the decades ahead. Combining reporting from around the world with reflections on his daughter’s future, Hertsgaard provides “pictures” of what we can expect: Chicago’s climate transformed to resemble Houston’s; dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of new york and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, Hot is a book about how we’ll survive.

978-0-618-82612-4 • $24.00 cl Hot JanuarY • Environment/Political Science 288 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Trident Media Group

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MARK HERTSGAARD, called “one of America’s finest reporters” by Barbara Ehrenreich, is the author of five books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Earth Odyssey.


Kieran Mulvaney

The Great White bear
A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear
An intimate portrait of an awe-inspiring and captivating creature

978-0-547-15242-4 • $26.00 cl The Great White Bear JanuarY • Nature • 288 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ One 8-page color insert • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M/S: The Spieler Agency • A: HMH • National drive-time radio tour • Promotion and outreach to Polar Bear International • Slide show of polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba • Author website:

olar bears are creatures of paradox. They are white bears whose skin is black; massive predators that can walk almost silently; Arctic residents whose major problem is not staying warm, but keeping cool. Fully grown they can measure 10 feet and weigh close to 2,000 pounds, but at birth they are just 20 ounces. Creatures that may wander thousands of miles over the course of a year, they begin life in a snowdrift. Tales throughout history describe the ferocity of polar bear attacks on humans; but human hunting of polar bears has exacted a far larger toll, obliging Arctic nations to try to protect their region’s iconic species . . . before it’s too late. now, however, another threat to the polar bears’ survival has emerged, one that is steadily removing sea ice and the life it supports. Without this habitat, polar bears cannot exist. The Great White Bear celebrates the story of this unique species. Through a blend of history, both natural and human, through myth and reality and observations both personal and scientific, Kieran Mulvaney masterfully provides a context for readers to consider the polar bear, its history, its life, and its uncertain fate.
KIERAN MULVANEY is the author of At the Ends of the Earth: A History of the Polar Regions and The Whaling Season: The Struggle to Stop Commercial Whaling. He has traveled extensively in the Arctic and Antarctic. He has written for the Washington Post Magazine, the Guardian, New Scientist, and BBC Wildlife and is a correspondent for Discovery News and Reuters. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Alexandria, Virginia



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Joyce Carol Oates

Give Me Your Heart
Tales of Mystery and Suspense An Otto Penzler Book
A new collection of mesmerizing, macabre tales from “one of the most important living American writers” (Peter Straub, new Statesman)

he need for love—obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable—takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. In the suspenseful “Strip Poker,” a reckless adolescent girl must find a way of turning the tables on a gathering of increasingly threatening young men—can she “outplay” them? In the award-winning “Smother!” a young woman’s nightmare memory of childhood brings trouble on her professor mother—which of them will “win”? In “Split/ Brain,” a woman who has blundered into a lethal situation confronts the possibility of saving herself—will she take it? In “The First Husband,” a jealous man discovers that his wife seems to have lied about her first marriage, and exacts a cruel revenge, years after the fact. In these and other powerful tales, children veer beyond their parents’ control, wives and husbands wake up to find that they hardly know each other, haunted pasts intrude upon uncertain futures, and those who bring us the most harm may be the nearest at hand. In ten razor-sharp stories, national Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.


978-0-547-38546-4 • $25.00 cl Give Me Your Heart JanuarY • Mystery • 272 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B: Atlantic Books • A/P/M/S: John Hawkins & Associates T: HMH alSo aVailaBlE A Fair Maiden 978-0-547-26335-9 • $13.95 PA The Museum of Dr. Moses 978-0-15-603342-8 • $14.00 PA • National print advertising in the Strand • Mystery e-newsletter • Advance access

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JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls.


bradford Morrow

The Diviner’s Tale
An Otto Penzler Book

“Luminous and magical, fraught with suspense, beautifully and subtly rendered—a feat of prose divination.”—Joyce Carol Oates

978-0-547-38263-0 • $26.00 cl The Diviner’s Tale JanuarY • Mystery • 320 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B: Atlantic Books • A: Blackstone Audio •P/M: Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary • T/S: HMH • National print advertising in the Strand • Mailing of advance reading copies to mystery bookstores • Promotion to the American Dowsing Society • Advance access • Mystery e-newsletter • Author website:

alking a lonely forested valley on a spring morning in upstate new york, having been hired by a developer to dowse the land, Cassandra Brooks comes upon the shocking vision of a young girl hanged from a tree. When she returns with authorities to the site, the body has vanished, leaving in question Cassandra’s credibility, if not her sanity. The next day, on a return visit with the sheriff to have another look, a dazed, mute missing girl emerges from the woods, alive and the very picture of Cassandra’s hanged girl. What follows is a narrative of ever-deepening and increasingly bizarre divinations that will lead this gifted young woman, the struggling single mother of twin boys, hurtling toward a past she’d long since thought was behind her. The Diviner’s Tale is at once a journey of self-discovery and an unorthodox murder mystery, a tale of the fantastic and a family chronicle told by an otherwise ordinary woman. When Cassandra’s dark forebodings take on tangible form, she is forced to confront a life spiraling out of control. And soon she is locked in a mortal chess match with a reallife killer who has haunted her since before she can remember.



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BRADFORD MORROW is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and poetry, including Ariel’s Crossing and Giovanni’s Gift. He is also the founder of the literary magazine Conjunctions, which he has edited since 1981. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2007 and is a professor of literature at Bard University.

Timothy beal

The Rise and Fall of the bible
The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book
A religion scholar and former evangelical Christian deconstructs the myth of the Bible’s infallibility and reveals a richer and more authentic way to read it.

n this revelatory exploration, Timothy Beal takes us back to early Christianity to ask how a box of hand-written scrolls became the Bible, and forward to see how the multibillion-dollar business that has brought us Biblezines and manga Bibles is selling down the Bible’s sacred capital. Showing us how a single official text was created from an array of different scripts, Beal traces its path as it became embraced as the word of God. Among his surprising insights: • early Christianity thrived for centuries without any Bible—there was no official canon of scriptures, much less a book big enough to hold them all. • There is no “original” Bible behind the thousands of different Bibles on the market today. The farther back we go in the Bible’s history, the more versions we find. • The idea of the Bible as the literal word of God is only about a century old. In calling for a fresh understanding of the ways scriptures were used in the past, Beal offers a chance to rediscover a Bible, and a faith, that is truer to its own history—not a book of answers but a library of questions.
TIMOTHY BEAL is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University. He has published eleven books, including Biblical Literacy and Roadside Religion, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Shaker Heights, Ohio


978-0-15-101358-6 • $25.00 cl The Rise and Fall of the Bible fEBruarY • Religion • 256 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 12 b/w images • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M/S: Gail Ross Literary A: HMH • National media from New York • National advertising, including the New York Review of Books • Author website: • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • FebRUARY



at the frontiers of the
Kevin Dutton, ph.D.

Split-Second persuasion
The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds
In a fascinating combination of hard science and streetwise anecdotes, a psychologist reveals the secrets behind successful persuasion.

978-0-15-101279-4 • $26.00 cl Split-Second Persuasion fEBruarY • Psychology • 288 pages 6 x 9 • 45 b/w images throughout • CTN 12 Terr: US, O (-EU) • Rights: B/T/P/M/S: Fletcher & Co. • A: HMH • National drive-time radio tour • Online promotion and outreach to psychology, business, self-help and science sites • Social marketing campaign

ow many times a day do you think someone tries to persuade you? Twenty? Thirty? Actually it’s more like four hundred. When you imagine a society based on coercion you start to see how important persuasion is; it literally keeps us alive. Psychologist Kevin dutton has identified a powerful strain of instinctual persuasion, an elixir of influence that can quickly help you disarm skeptics, win arguments, close the deal. Mapping the cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience of this incisive new influence, he introduces us to the natural super-persuaders in our midst—Buddhist monks, magicians, advertisers, con men, hostage negotiators, even psychopaths. He shows us which simple triggers can make someone trust you immediately; what hidden pathways in the brain lead us to believe something even when we know it’s not true; how group dynamics can make us more tolerant or deepen our extremism; and what we can learn from newborns about winning arguments. dutton’s fascinating and provocative book will help anyone tap into the power of split-second persuasion.



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science of influence



he five key elements that create a fast, powerful form of influence— drawn from the latest findings in biology, psychology, and neuroscience:

Simplicity: The shorter, sharper, and more simple a message is, the more true it seems. Perceived self-interest: Con men agree it’s the single most important key to getting us to do something we’d otherwise never consider. incongruity: In that fraction of a second while our brains are doing a double take, we are open to suggestion. confidence: experiment after experiment has shown that people who seem the most confident also seem the most correct. Empathy: In a study of doctors interacting with patients, viewers could tell immediately which doctors had been sued, even with the sound muffled—they sounded much less warm and empathetic.

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KEVIN F. DUTTON, Ph.D. is a psychologist and research fellow with the Faraday Institute of Science and Religion at Cambridge University. His work has been published in journals that include Scientific American Mind, Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Cognition and Emotion.


Rana Dasgupta

A Novel
A kaleidoscopic novel of the twentieth century from “the most unexpected and original Indian writer of his generation” (Salman Rushdie)

978-0-547-39708-5 • $25.00 cl Solo fEBruarY • Fiction • 368 pages • 6 x 9 CTN 12 • Terr: US, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: The Wylie Agency

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ith an imaginative audacity and lyrical brilliance that puts him in the company of david Mitchell and Alexander Hemon, Rana dasgupta paints a portrait of a century though the story of a hundred-year-old blind Bulgarian man in a first novel that announces the arrival of an exhilarating new voice in fiction. In the first movement of Solo we meet Ulrich, the son of a railroad engineer, who has two great passions: the violin and chemistry. denied the first by his father, he leaves for the Berlin of einstein and Fritz Haber to study the latter. His studies are cut short when his father’s fortune evaporates, and he must return to Sofia to look after his parents. He never leaves Bulgaria again. except in his daydreams—and it is those dreams we enter in the volatile second half of the book. In a radical leap from past to present, from life lived to life imagined, dasgupta follows Ulrich’s fantasy children, born of communism but making their way into a postcommunist world of celebrity and violence. Intertwining science and heartbreak, the old world and the new, the real and the imagined, Solo is a virtuoso work.


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RANA DASGUPTA was born in Canterbury, England, in 1971. His first book, Tokyo Cancelled (2005), was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and praised by Alan Cheuse in the San Francisco Chronicle as “brilliantly conceived.”

“A remarkable story, filled with fantastic characters,
timothy egan

the big burn
Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
A new York times bestseller From the National Book Award–winning author of the Worst Hard time, the unforgettable story of America’s worst inferno and Teddy Roosevelt’s triumphant struggle to save the American forest “An important cautionary tale for these days that also reads like a classic adventure story.”—Washington times

978-0-547-39460-2 • $15.95 Pa The Big Burn sePteMber • History • 352 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • 8 pages of b/w photos • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-96841-1 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M: Carol Mann Agency • B/T: HMH • A: Brilliance Audio also available The Worst Hard Time 978-0-618-77347-3 • $14.95 PA • Author tour • National print and online advertising • NPR sponsorship • Reading group promotion

n the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men—college boys, day workers, immigrants from mining camps—to fight the fire. But no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Timothy Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force. Equally dramatic is the larger story he tells of outsize president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by and preserved for every citizen.


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cowardice and heroism.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
A Washington Post, PhiladelPhia inquirer, and entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year A los angeles times Favorite Book of the Year A PNBA Book Award winner
“Few writers have the Pulitzer Prize–winning egan’s gift for transforming history lessons into the stuff of riveting page-turners . . .

Don’t miss this one. Grade: a.”
—Entertainment Weekly

“Muir called Pinchot ‘someone who could relish, not run from, a rainstorm’—a phrase that also describes The Big Burn’s narrator. For as long as egan keeps chasing storms, whether of dust, fire, rain or snow, you’d be smart to call shotgun.” —Los Angeles Times “in prose so sizzling it crackles, The Big Burn keeps alive the conservation dreams of teddy roosevelt by allowing this story to rise from the ashes, once again.” —Denver Post


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TIMOTHY EGAN is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and the author of five books, most recently The Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award for nonfiction and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a New York Times Notable Book. He writes a weekly column, “Outposts,” for the New York Times.


Carol berkin

A brilliant Solution
Inventing the American Constitution
“That rarest of achievements—civic education that also manages to entertain.”—new York times book review

978-0-15-602872-1 • $14.00 Pa A Brilliant Solution available • History • 320 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 56 • Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 2002 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M: Pom, Inc. B/T/A: HMH

hen a group of men traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to save a nation in danger of collapse, they had no great expectations for the meeting that would make history and lead to a document and a government that have outlasted their highest hopes. In A Brilliant Solution, historian Carol Berkin reveals the human strength behind our country’s great constitution. This edition includes a new introduction by the author, who reflects on the nature of the Constitution in the wake of the election of President obama.
CAROL BERKIN is the Presidential Professor of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City university of New York. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE New York City

William J. mann

How to be a movie Star
Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood
“Yummier than digging into a hot-fudge sundae and a stack of Us Weeklys.”—Usa today

978-0-547-38656-0 • $15.95 Pa How to Be a Movie Star available • Biography • 528 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • 32 pages b/w photos • CTN 12 • HMH Hardcover 2009 • Previous ISBN 978-0-547-13464-2 • Terr: uS, C, O • Rights: B: Faber & Faber • P/M: Baldi Literary Agency • T/A: HMH 66

lizabeth Taylor is our greatest screen star. Despite all the gossip recounting her loves, breakups, and breakdowns, the larger-thanlife personality and enduring influence of this very human woman has never been fully rendered—until now. In this absorbing narrative, William Mann shows how Liz ignited the sexual revolution, helped kick down the studio system, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. here is Elizabeth Taylor as she was meant to be, leading her epic life on her own terms.
WILLIAM J. MANN is the author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as several other studies of the Hollywood film industry. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCES Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Palm Springs, California

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robert Stone

Fun with problems
“American fiction has no greater master than Robert Stone.”—Madison Smartt Bell “Stylish, specific, savage and often darkly comic.”—new York times book review

n Fun with Problems, Robert Stone demonstrates once again that he is “one of our greatest living writers” (Los Angeles Times). The stories in this new collection share the signature blend of longing, violence, and black humor with which Stone illuminates the dark corners of the human soul. Entire lives are laid bare with remarkable precision, in captivating prose: a screenwriter carries on a decades-long affair with a beautiful actress, whose descent into addiction he can neither turn from nor share; a bored husband picks up a mysterious woman only to find that his ego has led him woefully astray; a world-beating Silicon Valley executive receives an unwelcome guest at his mansion in the hills; a scuba dive takes uneasy newlyweds to a point of no return. Fun with Problems showcases Stone’s great gift: to pinpoint and make real the impulses—by turns violently coercive and quietly seductive—that cause us to conceal, reveal, and betray our truest selves.


978-0-547-39453-4 • $13.95 Pa Fun with Problems sePteMber • Fiction • 208 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-38625-3 • Terr: World Rights: P/M/S: donadio & Olson • B/T: HMH A: Tantor Media also available Bay of Souls 978-0-618-44674-2 • $13.00 PA Dog Soldiers 978-0-395-86025-0 • $14.00 PA Outerbridge Reach 978-0-395-93894-2• $15.00 PA • National media from New York • Author appearances


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ROBERT STONE is the author of seven novels: A Hall of Mirrors, Dog Soldiers (winner of the National Book Award), A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, and Bay of Souls. His story collection Bear and His Daughter was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and his memoir, Prime Green, was published in 2006.


a Mariner original from an award-winning
Young-ha Kim translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim

Your republic Is Calling You

a Mariner original

A Novel
From one of Korea’s rising stars comes a novel that delves deep into one day in the life of a long-dormant North Korean spy, suddenly called back to headquarters.

978-0-15-101545-0 • $14.95 Pa Your Republic Is Calling You sePteMber • Fiction / Literature • 336 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • Terr: uS, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M: Barbara J. Zitwer Agency A/S: HMH also available I Have the Right to Destroy Myself 978-0-15-603080-9 • $12.00 PA • Author appearances • Literature-in-translation promotion • Promotional book trailer • Advance reading copies

foreign-film importer, Ki-yong is a family man with a wife and daughter. An aficionado of heineken, soccer, and sushi, he is also a north Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years. Suddenly he receives a mysterious e-mail, a directive seemingly from the home office. he has one day to return to headquarters. he hasn’t heard from anyone in over ten years. Why is he being called back now? Is this message really from Pyongyang? Is he returning to receive new orders or to be executed for a lack of diligence? has someone in the South discovered his secret identity? Is this a trap? Spanning the course of one day, Your Republic Is Calling You is an emotionally taut, psychologically astute, haunting novel that reveals the depth of a particularly gripping family secret. Confronting moral questions large and small, it mines the political and cultural shifts that have transformed South Korea since the 1980s. A lament for the fate of a certain kind of man and a certain kind of manhood, it is ultimately a searing study of the long and insidious effects of dividing a nation in two.


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author at the forefront of Korea’s literary scene
From Your republic is calling You


i-yong opens outlook again only after Song-gon is settled in his seat. he closes all the pop-ups and opens the last window. Finally the last message appears.

The jars of octopus— brief dreams under the summer moon Ki-yong swallows, his mouth is dry. It feels as though he’s swallowing the sentence, syllable by syllable. he gulps down the coffee cooling next to his mouse. If memory serves him right, this haiku signals order 4. he turns and selects from the bookcase Volume 53 of the World Poetry Collection published by Minumsa. That haiku, written by Matsuo Basho, is printed on page 67. Ki-yong feels his hands get clammy. he tries to relax by balling his fists and opening them repeatedly. he subtracts 63, the last two digits of his birth year, from 67. 4. The order he’s never received. he can’t deny that it has arrived.

PRAISE FoR I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DESTROY MYSELF “Stylish . . . [and] also a work of resistance, but rather an existential one.” —Newark Star-Ledger “Think of it as Korean noir.”—Los Angeles Times “Mesmerizing.”—Booklist “Kim’s first novel . . . explores, with a delicate but morbid sensibility, the alienating effects of life in the late twentieth century.” —Entertainment Weekly

AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Seoul, South Korea

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© younG Kyun LIM

YOuNG-HA KIM’s I Have the Right to Destroy Myself won Korea’s Munhak-dongne prize and was a Borders Original Voices pick upon publication in the united States. He has earned a reputation as the most talented and prolific Korean writer of his generation, publishing five novels and three collections of short stories since 1996.


John eisenberg

that First Season
How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory
On the fiftieth anniversary of Vince Lombardi’s first season in Green Bay, an irresistible and little-known comeback story for fans of the Junction boys and the boys of Winter “A thrilling look at the coach and players whose legends shine brightly in Titletown even decades later.”—Associated Press

978-0-547-39569-2 • $14.95 Pa That First Season sePteMber • Sports • 320 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • 8 pages of b/w photos • CTN 24 HMH Hardcover 2009 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-90499-0 • Terr: uS, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: The Waxman Agency also available The Great Match Race 978-0-618-87211-4 • $14.95 PA • National sports radio tour

hen Vince Lombardi took the job of coaching the Green Bay Packers in 1959, he inherited a team that had gone from legendary to laughingstock. They hadn’t fielded a winning team in over a decade and had gone 1-10-1 in the 1958 season despite having seven future hall of Famers on the team. They were accustomed to losing and in desperate need of a turnaround. That First Season chronicles that turnaround at the hands of Lombardi, himself serving as a head coach for the first time. The Packers were talented underachievers, more used to lax coaching and late nights than grueling practices and curfews. Lombardi’s no-bull coaching style helped hammer them into winners who operated with machinelike precision. Every football fan knows that the Packers under Lombardi were champions, but That First Season shows how he did it, bringing readers the inside story of a sports dynasty.
JOHN EISENBERG was an award-winning sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun for two decades and is the author of seven books, most recently My Guy Barbaro, cowritten with jockey Edgar Prado, and The Great Match Race. He has written for Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, and Details, among other publications. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Baltimore



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elly Griffiths

the Crossing places
“A captivating amateur sleuth—an inspired creation.” —Louise Penny, winner of the Anthony and Agatha awards “A winning debut . . . The first-rate characters and chilling story are entrancing from start to finish.” —Kirkus reviews, starred review An Indie Next Pick


hen she’s not digging up bones or other ancient objects, tart-tongued archaeologist Ruth Galloway lives alone in a remote area called Saltmarsh, near norfolk, land that was sacred to its Iron Age inhabitants. When a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach nearby, Detective Chief Inspector harry nelson calls Ruth for help. nelson thinks he has found the remains of Lucy Downey, a little girl who went missing ten years ago. Since her disappearance, he has been receiving bizarre letters about her, letters with references to ritual and sacrifice. The bones actually turn out to be two thousand years old, but Ruth is soon drawn into the Lucy Downey case and into the mind of the letter writer, who seems to have both archaeological knowledge and eerie psychic powers. Then another child goes missing and the hunt is on to find her. As the letter writer moves closer and the windswept norfolk landscape exerts its power, Ruth finds herself in completely new territory—and in serious danger. The Crossing Places marks the beginning of a captivating new crime series featuring an irresistible heroine.
ELLY GRIFFITHS’s Ruth Galloway novels take for their inspiration Elly’s husband, who gave up a city job to train as an archaeologist, and her aunt, who lives on the Norfolk coast and who filled her niece’s head with the myths and legends of that area. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Brighton, England

978-0-547-38606-5 • $14.95 Pa The Crossing Places sePteMber • Mystery • 288 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2010 Previous ISBN 978-0-547-22989-8 • Terr: uS, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Quercus also available The Janus Stone 978-0-547-23744-2 • $25.00 CL See page 54 • Mystery sampler • Mystery e-newsletter • Author website:

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elizabeth marshall thomas

the Hidden Life of Dogs
With a new afterword by the author “A fascinating glimpse into the canine world, possibly deeper and more accurate than any we have had until now.”—new York times book review

978-0-547-41685-4 • $13.95 Pa The Hidden Life of Dogs sePteMber • Animals/dogs • 176 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • 18 b/w line drawings • CTN 24 Pocket Books paperback 1996 • Previous ISBN 978-0-671-51700-7 • Terr: uS, C Rights: B/T/A/P/M: The Palmer & dodge Agency • Online outreach and promotion, including Bark and the dog Channel

ong before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs and their desires. In this fascinating account, based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, we meet Misha, a friend’s husky, whom Thomas followed on his daily rounds of more than 130 square miles, and who ultimately provided the simple and surprising answer to the question, What do dogs want most? not food, not sex, but other dogs. We also meet Maria, who adored Misha, bore his puppies, and clearly mourned when he moved away; the brave pug Bingo and his little wife, Violet; the dingo Viva; and the remaining dogs and pups that constitute the pack. “Instead of training and obedience, [Thomas] offers as an alternative a world of ‘trust and mutual obligation’ ” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). When it was first published in hardcover, The Hidden Life of Dogs spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. This Mariner paperback edition will include a new afterword by the author.


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One of the most widely read American anthropologists, ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS has observed dogs, cats, and elephants during her half-century-long career. Her many books include The Social Lives of Dogs, The Tribe of Tiger, and The Hidden Life of Deer.

richard Weissbourd

the parents We mean to be
How Well-Intentioned Adults undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional development
“Ardent and persuasive.”—the new Yorker


arvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd argues incisively that parents—not peers, not television—are the primary shapers of their children’s moral lives. his original field research reveals surprising, real threats to children’s moral and emotional development. he makes the case that rather than focusing narrowly on our children’s happiness or self-esteem, we should promote their maturity, including their ability to manage destructive impulses and to appreciate and take responsibility for others—qualities that are at the heart of both morality and lasting well-being.
RICHARd WEISSBOuRd is a child and family psychologist on the faculty of Harvard’s School of Education and Kennedy School of Government. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Cambridge, Massachusetts

978-0-547-24803-5 • $14.95 Pa The Parents We Mean to Be sePteMber • Parenting • 224 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 HMH hardcover, 2009 Previous ISBN 978-0-618-62617-5 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M: Kneerim & Williams • B/T/A/S: HMH

Alice Walker

the temple of my Familiar
“Walker holds a rare place in the history of African-American women writers . . . the temple of My Familiar is brilliant.”—essence


irst published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times bestseller list and was hailed by critics as a “major achievement” (Chicago Tribune). Described by the author as “a romance of the last 500,000 years,” the novel follows a cast of interrelated characters, most of African descent, and each representing a different ethnic strain—ranging from diverse African tribes to the mixed bloods of Latin America—that contribute to the black experience in America.

Best-selling novelist ALICE WALKER is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, six volumes of poetry, and several children’s books. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Northern California

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Lise eliot, ph.D.

pink brain, blue brain
How Small differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps—and What We Can do About It
“Eliot deftly refutes the zeitgeist that sex differences are hard-wired at birth.” —Chicago tribune “Masterful . . . You’ll never view the sex-differences debate the same way again.” —newsweek

978-0-547-39459-6 • $14.95 Pa Pink Brain, Blue Brain sePteMber • Parenting/Psychology 432 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • 21 b/w line drawings CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-39311-4 • Terr: uS, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M: Witherspoon Associates A: HMH • Academic promotion

n the past decade, we’ve heard a lot about the innate differences between males and females, so we’ve come to accept that boys can’t focus in the classroom and girls are obsessed with relationships. In Pink Brain, Blue Brain, neuroscientist Lise Eliot turns this thinking on its head. Presenting the latest science from birth to puberty, Eliot zeroes in on the precise differences between boys and girls, reining in harmful stereotypes. She argues convincingly that infant brains are so malleable that what begin as small differences at birth become amplified over time, as parents and teachers— and the culture at large—unwittingly reinforce gender stereotypes. The good news is that by appreciating how sex differences emerge—rather than assuming them to be fixed biological facts—we can help all children reach their fullest potential. Eliot offers teachers and parents concrete ways to help close the troubling gaps between boys and girls and ultimately end the gender wars that currently divide us.
LISE ELIOT is associate professor of neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin university of Medicine and Science. The mother of two sons and a daughter, she is also the author of What’s Going On in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Lake Bluff, Illinois



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margaret Drabble

the pattern in the Carpet
A Personal History with Jigsaws
“Courageous.”—Michael Cunningham, new York times book review “One of a kind . . . It will take the reader on a journey unlike anything else in the bookstore.”—Christian science Monitor


he Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws is an original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression. Alongside curious facts and discoveries about jigsaw puzzles—did you know that the 1929 stock market crash was followed by a boom in puzzle sales?—Drabble introduces us to her remarkable Auntie Phyl, and describes childhood visits to the house in Long Bennington on the Great north Road, their first trip to London together, the books they read, and the jigsaws they completed. She offers penetrating sketches of her parents, siblings, and children, and shares her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, on art and writing, and on aging and memory. And she does so with her customary intelligence, energy, and wit. This is a memoir like no other.

978-0-547-38609-6 • $14.95 Pa The Pattern in the Carpet sePteMber • Memoir • 368 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2008 Previous ISBN 978-0-547-24144-9 • Terr: uS, C, O • Rights: B: Atlantic Books • T/A/P/M: Sterling Lord Literistic also available The Sea Lady 978-0-15-603426-5 • $14.00 PA The Needle’s Eye 978-0-15-602935-3 • $14.00 PA • Reading group guide promotion, including online reader’s guide and promotion with Reading Group Choices, and online at


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MARGARET dRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle’s Eye, among other novels. She is the editor of the fifth and sixth editions of The Oxford Companion to English Literature. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a dame of the British Empire in 2008.


Kent meyers

twisted tree
“Impressive . . . Meyers creates a stunning narrative.” —new York times book review “Beautifully lyrical . . . Once you enter Twisted Tree, you’ll be spellbound.”—People A st. louis Post-Dispatch Favorite Book of 2009 A Denver Post Editors’ Choice An Indie Next Notable

978-0-547-38640-9 • $14.95 Pa Twisted Tree sePteMber • Fiction • 304 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101389-0 • Terr: World • Rights: P/M: Lukeman Literary Management • B/T/:HMH • A: Blackstone Audio also available The Work of Wolves 978-0-15-603142-4 • $15.00 PA The River Warren 978-0-15-601062-7 • $13.00 PA

ompared to the fiction of Carver, Proulx, Matthiessen, and Faulkner, Twisted Tree has made an already acclaimed author shine anew with deserved praise. Kent Meyers’s work has been dazzling readers since his debut, but here they find a writer who is, as noted by the Rapid City Journal, “on the brink of a breakthrough.” hayley Jo Zimmerman is gone. And the people of smalltown Twisted Tree must come to terms with their loss, their place in it, and the secrets they all carry. As one girl’s story unfolds through the stories of those who knew her, hayley Jo’s absence recasts the lives of others and connects them, her death rooting itself into the community in astonishingly violent and tender ways. And so Kent Meyers, one of the best contemporary writers on the American West, offers a tribute to the powerful effect one person’s life can have on everyone she knew.
KENT MEYERS is the author of The Work of Wolves, Light in the Crossing, The River Warren, and The Witness of Combines. He is a recipient of an ALA Alex Award, two Minnesota Book Awards, and a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Award. His work has been included in the New York Times list of Notable Books and is published in a wide array of magazines. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Spearfish, South dakota

• Author appearances, including Minnesota
and South dakota • Reading group guide promotion, including online reader’s guide and promotion with Reading Group Choices, and online at


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J.r.r tolkien edited by Christopher tolkien

the Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
“Perhaps more than any other single work of Tolkien’s, this one provides a direct experience of the fierce intellect and imagination that produced ‘the author of the century.’ ”—Washington Post A New York Times bestseller

any years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version of the great legend of northern antiquity, recounted here in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún. In the Lay of the Völsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fáfnir, most celebrated of dragons; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild, who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the niflungs (or nibelungs), with whom he entered into bloodbrotherhood. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy, and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the niflung and Gudrún his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún. The Lay of Gudrún recounts her fate after the death of Sigurd, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers, and her hideous revenge.


978-0-547-39457-2 • $16.95 Pa The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún sePteMber • Fiction • 384 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 Previous ISBN 978-0-547-27342-6 • Terr: uS, O (-Eu) • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: HarperCollins also available The Children of Húrin 978-0-547-08605-7 • $14.95 PA • National advertising • Online outreach to Tolkien and mythology sites • Academic promotion

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892–1973) was the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The Children of Húrin. His books have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. EdITOR’S RESIdENCE France paperback • • Mariner • September 77

“An exhilarating ride down one of the most
Larry bird and earvin “magic” Johnson, with Jackie macmullan

When the Game Was Ours
“A compelling and enjoyable read, every bit as entertaining as watching Magic and Bird battling on the parquet.” —boston Globe “Fascinating . . . The game of basketball has never been better than when it was theirs.”—Washington Post A new York times bestseller

978-0-547-39458-9 • $15.95 Pa When the Game Was Ours oCtober • Sports 368 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • 16 pages b/w photos CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 • Previous ISBN 978-0-547-22547-0 • Terr: World Rights: P/M/A: William Morris Endeavor B/T: HMH • Select appearances by Magic Johnson

rom the moment these two legendary players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. In Celtic green was Larry Bird, the hick from French Lick, with laser-beam focus, relentless determination, and a deadly jump shot, a player who demanded excellence from everyone around him and whose caustic wit left opponents quaking in their high-tops. Magic Johnson was Mr. Showtime, a magnetic personality with all the right moves. young, indomitable, he was a pied piper in purple and gold. And he burned with an inextinguishable desire to win. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most thrilling rivalry in the nBA—East vs. West, physical vs. finesse, old school vs. Showtime, even white vs. black. Each pushed the other to greatness, and together Bird and Johnson collected eight nBA Championships and six MVP awards, helping to save a floundering nBA. At the start they were bitter rivals, but along the way they became lifelong friends. With intimate detail, When the Game Was Ours transports readers to an electric era and reveals for the first time the inner workings of two players dead set on besting each other. It is a compelling portrait of two giants of the game, during professional basketball’s best times.



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competitive rivalries ever.”—Pat riley
“a rivetinG anD PaGe-tUrninG MasterPieCe that perfectly captures the defining moments of larry’s and Magic’s lives with all new and previously untold stories. this epic tome brilliantly explains why ‘the Game’ will always belong to larry and Magic.”
— Bill Walton •

“birD anD JoHnson’s aCCoUnt oF HoW MUCH tHeY GreW to care about each other while maintaining their ferocity is especially uplifting . . . if ever there was a two-man Dream team, they were it.”
—New York Times Book Review •

“tHe storY oF a relationsHiP tHat CHanGeD from bitter enmity to respectful friendship.”
—Los Angeles Times

LARRY BIRd played thirteen seasons with the Boston Celtics and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998. He was head coach of the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000 and currently serves as their president of basketball operations. EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON played thirteen seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2002. Currently he is chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and vice president and part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. JACKIE MACMuLLAN is a nationally recognized sports columnist who spent three decades at the Boston Globe. She is a frequent correspondent for ESPN and a regular contestant on ESPN’s Around the Horn. AuTHORS’ RESIdENCES Bird: Indianapolis, Indiana Johnson: Los Angeles, California MacMullan: Westford, Massachusetts


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Clare Clark

Savage Lands
A Novel
“Clark’s passion for her story . . . will please lovers of historical fiction.”—Publishers Weekly “The author treats the founding of French Louisiana with her signature dark realism and beautiful handling of character, plot, and pacing.”—library Journal A new York times book review Editors’ Choice

978-0-547-38643-0 • $14.95 Pa Savage Lands oCtober • Historical fiction • 384 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2010 Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101473-6 • Terr: uS, C, O (-Eu) • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Aitken Alexander Associates also available The Nature of Monsters 978-0-15-603408-1 • $14.00 PA The Great Stink 978-0-15-603088-5 • $14.00 PA • Reading group guide promotion, including online reader’s guide and promotion with Reading Group Choices, and online at

raised by hilary Mantel, Amanda Foreman, and the New York Times Book Review for her “verve and intelligence . . . [and] the originality of her imagination,” Clare Clark has become a rising star in historical fiction. Elisabeth is among twenty-three girls who set sail from France for the new colony of Louisiana to be married to strangers. Although she has little hope for happiness in her new life, she finds herself passionately in love with her new husband, Jean-Claude, a charismatic and ruthlessly ambitious soldier. But betrayal is as much a part of the new world as the old, and when Elisabeth finds herself deceived by her husband, she also finds herself bound to a poor cabin boy in a way she never anticipated. Clark creates a world that is both incredibly real and incredibly dazzling. And with the same compelling prose and vividly realized characters that won her widespread acclaim for The Great Stink and The Nature of Monsters, she takes us to the heart of colonial French Louisiana.


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CLARE CLARK is the author of The Great Stink, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and The Nature of Monsters.

David Sax

Save the Deli
In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish delicatessen
“A mouth-watering paean to corned-beef culture.” — “Deeply satisfying . . . Both memorial and call to arms, a shofar blast meant to summon the far-flung back-tothe-Temple remnants.” —los angeles times A los angeles times bestseller

art culinary travelogue, part cultural history, part rallying cry, Save the Deli is a must-read for anyone whose idea of perfect happiness is tucking into a pastrami on rye with a pickle on the side. Corned beef. Pastrami. Brisket. Matzo balls. Knishes. Mustard and rye. In this book about deli’s food, history, and characters, its greatest triumphs, spectacular failures, and ultimately its very future, David Sax goes deep into the world of the Jewish delicatessen. From new york to Chicago, Florida, L.A., Montreal, Toronto, Paris, and beyond, Sax strives to answer the question, Can the Jewish deli thrive, and if so, how? Funny, poignant, and impeccably written, Save the Deli is the story of one man’s search to save a defining element of a culture—and the sandwiches—he loves.
The world’s foremost expert on delicatessen, dAVId SAX has visited hundreds of delis, scoping out the best places to eat every Jewish delicacy, and has created a dedicated network of deli lovers through His journalism—on everything from food, travel, and drink to culture and politics— has appeared in New York, GQ, Rolling Stone, and the New Republic. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Brooklyn, New York


978-0-547-38644-7 • $14.95 Pa Save the Deli oCtober • Food/Jewish culture • 336 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101384-5 • Terr: uS, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. • A: HMH • Promotion to cooking websites • Author website:

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“eloquent and important . . . teachout restores this jazzman to his
terry teachout

A Life of Louis Armstrong
“Thirty-eight years after Louis Armstrong’s death, Terry Teachout has made the possible, possible: He has written a definitive narrative biography of the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century.” —san Francisco Chronicle An economist Best Book of the Year An Indie Next Pick

978-0-547-38637-9 • $16.95 Pa Pops oCtober • Biography • 496 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • black-and-white photos throughout CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 • Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101089-9 • Terr: uS, C, O Rights: B: Jeremy Robson Books • A/P/M: Writers’ Representatives • T: HMH • Author appearances • Academic and music promotions • Reading group promotion

ouis Armstrong is widely known as the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century. he was a phenomenally gifted and imaginative artist, and an entertainer so irresistibly magnetic that he knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts four decades after he cut his first record. offstage he was witty, introspective, and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose largerthan-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshiping fans ever knew. Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers, including hundreds of candid after-hours recordings made by Armstrong himself, to craft a sweeping new narrative biography. Certain to be the definitive word on Armstrong for our generation, Pops paints a gripping portrait of the man, his world, and his music that will stand alongside Gary Giddins’s Bing Crosby and Peter Guralnick’s Last Train to Memphis as a classic biography of a major American musician.



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deserved place in the pantheon of american artists.”—New York Times

“A masterpiece.”
—Seattle Times

“A superb, clear, and definitive narrative biography.” —USA Today * “teachout excels at conveying the interplay between Armstrong the artist and Armstrong the entertainer, and at examining the particular challenge of his legacy.” —The New Yorker *

“teachout’s sharp, often witty sentences make reading him a delight.” —Boston Globe * “teachout adopts a sophisticated street-level style that mirrors what he loves best about the man known as Satchmo: Armstrong’s ability (and willingness) to synthesize high and low culture for an audience as broad as his grin.” —Time Out New York *

“the most comprehensive and pleasurable account yet of the trumpeter’s complex life and personality. teachout’s vivid and accessible portrayal of Armstrong is one of the book’s great pleasures: He will make a fan of the most skeptical reader.” —Kansas City Star

“pops will stand as the ultimate biography of Louis Armstrong, the most influential figure in the American arts. biographer teachout has researched and evaluated Armstrong’s life and work as no one else before him.” —George Avakian, producer


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© KEn hoWARD

TERRY TEACHOuT is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the chief culture critic of Commentary. He played jazz professionally before becoming a full-time writer. His books include All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine, The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken, and A Terry Teachout Reader. He blogs about the arts at


richard russo, editor
Heidi Pitlor, series editor

the best American Short Stories® 2010
“Always a sure bet for gripping, emotionally challenging reading.”—san Diego Union-tribune “At a story a night, there’s enough variety and talent in the twenty selections here to keep readers entertained for nearly three weeks.”—Usa today

978-0-547-05532-9 • $14.95 Pa 978-0-547-05528-2 • $28.00 Cl The Best American Short Stories 2010 oCtober • Fiction • 320 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 24 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-79225-2 • Terr: uS, C, O


dited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year.

National promotion for the best-selling series
• National print and online advertising, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harper’s • NPR sponsorships • Social networking campaign • Best American Series website
© 2001 ELEnA SEIBERT (RuSSo)

RICHARd RuSSO is the author of seven novels, a collection of short stories, and numerous screenplays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls in 2002. HEIdI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her fiction has been published in Ploughshares, and she is the author of the novel The Birthdays. EdITORS’ RESIdENCES Russo: Coastal Maine and Boston Pitlor: Outside Boston


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Dave eggers, editor • david Sedaris, introducer

the best American Nonrequired reading™ 2010
“A terrific hodgepodge of essays, satirical pieces, short fiction, lists, and comics.”—Cleveland Plain dealer

n eclectic volume introduced by David Sedaris and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who leave no stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems.
dAVE EGGERS is the editor of McSweeney’s and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth. He is the author of five books, including What Is the What and Zeitoun. dAVId SEdARIS is the author of six books, including When You Are Engulfed in Flames. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International’s This American Life. EdITOR’S RESIdENCE Eggers: San Francisco 978-0-547-24163-0 • $14.95 Pa The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 oCtober • Literature • 320 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 24 Previous ISBN 978-0-547-24160-9 • Terr: uS, C, O


Lee Child, editor • Otto Penzler, series editor

the best American mystery Stories™ 2010
“These stories are masterfully told and wonderfully creepy.”—uSA Today


est-selling novelist Lee Child edits this latest collection of the genre’s finest from the past year. Featuring “gritty tales told with panache,” this is a “must-read for anybody who cares about crime stories” (Booklist).

LEE CHILd is the author of thirteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the number one bestsellers Bad Luck and Trouble and Nothing to Lose. OTTO PENZLER is the founder of the Mysterious Bookshop and Mysterious Press. EdITORS’ RESIdENCES Child and Penzler: New York City

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bill buford, editor • Jason Wilson, series editor

the best American travel Writing™ 2010
“The writing in this volume is so vibrantly good, you’ll feel like you’ve armchair-traveled around the world.”—Chicago sun-times

978-0-547-33335-9 • $14.95 Pa The Best American Travel Writing 2010 oCtober • Travel • 320 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 24 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-85866-8 • Terr: uS, C, O

dited by The New Yorker’s Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isn’t unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).

BILL BuFORd is an author and a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as the founding editor of Granta, which he edited for sixteen years. His books include Among the Thugs and Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany. JASON WILSON is a columnist for the Washington Post’s food section and the editor of the online magazine The Smart Set. EdITORS’ RESIdENCES Buford: New York City • Wilson: Haddonfield, New Jersey

peter Gammons, editor • Glenn Stout, series editor

the best American Sports Writing™ 2010
“Memorable reading . . . A must for all sports collections.”—booklist


ell established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Peter Gammons, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.

PETER GAMMONS is currently an analyst and writer for the MLB network and makes regular appearances on MLB Tonight. He was a long-time analyst for ESPN and regularly contributed to Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter, and ESPN, the Magazine. 978-0-547-15248-6 • $14.95 Pa The Best American Sports Writing 2010 oCtober • Sports • 320 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 24 • Previous ISBN 978-0-547-06971-5 • Terr: uS, C, O GLENN STOuT is the author of Young Woman and the Sea, Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Dodgers, and The Cubs. EdITORS’ RESIdENCES Gammons: Brookline, Massachusetts Stout: Alburg, Vermont


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Freeman Dyson, editor • Tim Folger, series editor

the best American Science and Nature Writing™ 2010
“A magnificent display of writing . . . The collection is a joy to read and one to savor.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review


reeman Dyson, renowned physicist and public intellectual, edits this year’s volume of the finest science and nature writing.

FREEMAN dYSON, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has contributed to the fields of nuclear physics, astronomy, and biology, among others. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Weapons and Hope, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984. TIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines. EdITORS’ RESIdENCES dyson: Princeton, New Jersey • Folger: Gallup, New Mexico

978-0-547-32784-6 • $14.95 Pa The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010 oCtober • Science/Nature 320 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 24 Previous ISBN 978-0-547- 00259-0 Terr: uS, C, O

Christopher Hitchens, editor • Robert Atwan, series editor

the best American essays® 2010
“If there is a better reading companion for a long flight or a short vacation I can’t think what it might be.”—buffalo news

he provocative and best-selling author Christopher hitchens takes the helm of the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this perennial favorite that is “reliable and yet still surprising—the best of the best” (Kirkus Reviews).


CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS is the author of four collections of essays. ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide. EdITOR’S RESIdENCES Hitchens: Washington, d.C. Atwan: Milton, Massachusetts 978-0-547-39451-0 • $14.95 Pa The Best American Essays 2010 oCtober • Essays • 320 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 24 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-98272-1 • Terr: uS, C, O 87

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Neil Gaiman, editor • Jessica Abel and
Matt Madden, series editors

the best American Comics™ 2010
“An invaluable overview of today’s left-of-the-dial comics.”—Booklist

Cover art by Michael Cho

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he Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor neil Gaiman—one of the top writers in modern comics and the award-winning author of novels and children’s books— has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Internet to create this cutting-edge collection. With entries from luminaries such as David Mazzuchelli, Robert Crumb, and Peter Bagge “it’s hard to flip through this book without finding a lot worth reading (and rereading)” (The Onion, A.V. Club).

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NEIL GAIMAN is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of the novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Neverwhere. Gaiman was the creator/writer of the cult dC Comics horrorweird series The Sandman. He is also the author of several children’s books, including The Graveyard Book, winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal, and Coraline, an international bestseller that was turned into an animated film and released in 2009. JESSICA ABEL is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida as well as two collections of stories and drawings from her series Artbabe. MATT MAddEN is a cartoonist and the author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Together they are the authors of Drawing Words and Writing Pictures. EdITORS’ RESIdENCES Gaiman: Outside Minneapolis Abel and Madden: Brooklyn, New York


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John barth

the Development
“[Barth] plies, as he has from the very start of his career, a gratifyingly well-textured prose.” —new York times “Disturbing, but humorous . . . Reading The development is a worthy investment in lofty literary real estate.”—seattle times

find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting hour: the summer of the Peeping Tom.” Something has disturbed the comfortably retired denizens of a pristine Florida-style gated community in Chesapeake Bay country. In the dawn of the new millennium and the evening of their lives, these empty nesters discover that their tidy enclave can be as colorful, shocking, and surreal as any of John Barth’s fictional locales. From the high jinks of a toga party to marital infidelities, a baffling suicide pact, and the sudden, apocalyptic destruction of the short-lived development, Barth brings mordant humor and compassion to the lives of characters we all know well. From “one of the most prodigally gifted comic novelists writing in English today” (Newsweek), The Development is John Barth at his most accessible and sympathetic best.


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JOHN BARTH’s fiction has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of such seminal works as The Sot-Weed Factor, Chimera (for which he won the NBA), and Giles Goat-Boy. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCES Chestertown, Maryland, and Bonita Springs, Florida

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Jeffrey Koterba

“A powerful and moving portrait of an artist.” —entertainment Weekly “Koterba’s inky stylings are bright, as is the spirit that drives them. inklings is an almost rabidly optimistic look at a difficult childhood and coming-of-age from the hands of a fiendishly talented artist.”—January Magazine A Chicago tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2009

978-0-547-38650-8 • $14.95 Pa Inklings noveMber • Memoir • 272 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • 30 b/w line drawings • CTN 24 HMH hardcover 2009 • Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101492-7 • Terr: uS, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: AMB Literary Management A: HMH • Promotional author video • Author website:

t age six, Jeffrey Koterba began drawing cartoons, creating with ink and white paper a clean, expansive refuge from the pandemonium surrounding him. The Koterba household was filled floor-to-ceiling with second-hand TVs and garage-sale treasures his father, Art, fixed and sold for extra money. A hard-drinking ex–jazz drummer whose big dreams never panned out, Art was subject to violent facial and vocal tics—symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome, a condition Jeffrey inherited—as well as explosions of temper and eccentricity that kept the Koterba family teetering on the brink of disaster. From the canyons of busted electronics, the lightning strikes, screaming matches, and discouragements great and small emerged a young man determined to follow his creative spirit to grand heights. And much to his surprise, he found himself on a journey back to his family and the father he once longed to escape. Inklings is an exuberant, heartfelt memoir infused with a uniquely irresistible optimism.


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JEFFREY KOTERBA is an award-winning syndicated political cartoonist. He is also the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the Prairie Cats, a swing band. Inklings is his first book.

Hank Stuever

A Search for America’s Christmas Present
“Laugh-out-loud funny . . . Stuever’s keen eye misses very little.”—Usa today “Marvelously written and sharply observed.” —Minneapolis star tribune “Cultural anthropology at its most exuberant.”—the new Yorker

n Tinsel, hank Stuever turns his unerring eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life to Frisco, Texas—a suburb at once all-American and completely itself—to tell the story of the nation’s most over-the-top celebration: Christmas. Stuever’s tale begins on the blissful dawn of Black Friday, as he jostles for bargains among the crowds at the big-box stores. From there he follows Frisco’s true believers as they navigate through three years of holiday drama. Tammie Parnell is the proprietor of “Two Elves with a Twist,” a company that decks the halls of other people’s McMansions. Jeff and Bridgette Trykoski spend eleven months preparing the visible-from-space, awe-inspiring light display they stage on their lawn each December. And single mother Caroll Cavazos, a devout churchgoer, hopes that the life-affirming moments of the season can transcend her everyday struggles. Tinsel is a humane, revealing, and very funny portrait of one community’s quest to discover a more perfect holiday amid the frenzied, mega-churchy, shoparific world of Christmas.
HANK STuEVER is an award-winning popculture writer for the Washington Post’s Style section. He is the author of Off Ramp, an essay collection, and has appeared on Today, The View, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and National Public Radio. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Washington, d.C.


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“Crazy, impetuous and utterly
Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

the power of Half
One Family’s decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back
“What does your family stand for? What ‘half’ are you willing to give back? Read this book and, like me and my family, you’ll want to tackle these questions and change your life.” —Daniel Pink, author of a Whole new Mind

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t all started when fourteen-year-old hannah Salwen had a eureka moment. Seeing a homeless man in her neighborhood at the precise second a glistening Mercedes coupe pulled up, she said “you know, Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal.” until that day, the Salwens had been caught up like so many of us in the classic American dream—providing a good life for their children, accumulating more and more stuff, doing their part but not really feeling it. So when hannah was stopped in her tracks by this glaring disparity, her parents knew they had to act on her urge to do something. As a family, they made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, downsize to a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. What began as an outlandish scheme became a remarkable journey that transported them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world—and they found themselves changing too.



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inspiring.” —Nicholas Kristof

“You feel lighter reading this book, as if the heavy weight of house and car and appliances, the need to collect these things to feel safe as a family, are lifted and replaced by something that makes much more sense.”
—Los Angeles Times

“The Power of Half will give you a whole new perspective on your life. You can’t help but recommit to the values you want to share with your children. And you’ll be reminded that your kids have much to teach you, too.”
—Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

“The Power of Half is a story of generosity realized—a family’s unpretentious, morally introspective life becomes a kind of lived enactment and fulfillment of an old ethical and spiritual imperative: that in giving we receive. In a sense, then, this is an account of kindness toward others becoming a family’s fateful self-blessing and destiny (and for the rest of us a chain of events to behold, earnestly consider, and take to heart).”
—Dr. robert Coles

“Hannah Salwen and her dad show what can happen when the best of youthful idealism combines with a ‘can-do’ attitude looking to change the world for the better, one family at a time. Hannah inspires every one of her readers to ask, ‘What can I do to help?’ ”
—susanne b. beck, executive director, national Coalition of Girls’ schools

HANNAH SALWEN is a junior at the Atlanta Girls’ School. She has been volunteering consistently since the fifth grade. AuTHORS’ RESIdENCE Atlanta

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KEVIN SALWEN was a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal for more than eighteen years. He serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity and works with the u.S. Olympic Committee.


“a brilliantly written book that should
Susannah Charleson

Scent of the missing
Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue dog
“A riveting view of both the human-animal bond and the training of search-and-rescue dogs. All dog lovers and people interested in training service dogs should read this book.”—Temple Grandin, author of animals Make Us Human and animals in translation “A fascinating woman has written eloquently about her fascinating colleague and the critically important work they faced together. I LOVED this book.”—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of the Hidden life of Dogs

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cent of the Missing is the captivating story of one woman’s relationship with her remarkable partner, a Golden Retriever named Puzzle, whom she trains from puppyhood to become a highly skilled search-and-rescue dog. Between Susannah’s initial trepidation and Puzzle’s outsize puppy antics, readers are swept along on their adventures together as they learn to pursue the rescue and recovery of human victims fallen prey to crime, misadventure, or catastrophe. A teen gone missing. An Alzheimer’s patient wandering in the cold. The debris of the space shuttle Columbia disaster. From the earliest air-scent lessons to her final mastery of whole-body dialogue, Puzzle emerges as a fully communicative, collaborative partner. Along the way, Susannah and Puzzle learn to read the clues in the field, and in each other, to accomplish together the critical work neither could do alone.


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be on every dog lover’s bed stand.”*
“this book is a fantastic discovery! dog and human decipher each
other’s language and behavior to solve the mystery of the missing, and along the way find their bonds of love, trust and friendship grow. I loved this book.” —Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson “Scent of the Missing contains wonderful writing about dogs and plenty of powerful, compassionate writing about the community of mankind. In its telling, it is respectful of life and celebrates the living.” —Rick Bass, author of Colter: The Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had “Scent of the Missing is not only a ‘stay up too late at night’ story, it’s a brilliantly written book that should be on every dog lover’s bed stand. Her descriptions of her dogs are laugh-out-loud funny, and her use of language is so rich I’m not sure if I want to read her book or eat it.”

—Patricia B. McConnell,* author of The Other End of the Leash and For the Love of a Dog
“The transformation of Puzzle the cuddly pup into Puzzle the professional search-and-rescue dog would be story enough, but Susannah Charleson gives us far more. With lean, lovely prose she takes us on a clear-eyed, compassionate journey into a mysterious world in which every story begins as a ghost story.” —Michael Perry, author of Population: 485 and Coop “Heartwarming, heartachingly poignant, and riveting from page one.

puzzle had me from her first joyous wroo!”
—Hallie Ephron, author of Never Tell a Lie


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SuSANNAH CHARLESON works as a handler with her partner, Puzzle, for Mark-9, an elite, volunteer canine search-and-rescue team based in dallas. She also serves as the team’s public information officer. Charleson, a flight instructor who previously flew disaster searches, and Puzzle share their home with six other dogs, four cats, and one fish.


randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee

Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
“Authoritative, haunting, and mysterious. It is also intensely, not to say compulsively, readable.” —Tracy Kidder

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hat possesses someone to save every scrap of paper that’s ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a woman like Irene, whose hoarding cost her her marriage? or Ralph, whose imagined uses for castoff items like leaky old buckets almost lost him his house? Randy Frost and Gail Steketee were the first to study hoarding when they began their work a decade ago; they expected to find a few sufferers but ended up treating hundreds of patients and fielding thousands of calls from the families of others. now they explore the compulsion through a series of compelling case studies in the vein of oliver Sacks. With vivid portraits that show us the traits by which you can identify a hoarder—piles on sofas and beds that make the furniture useless, vast piles of paper that the hoarders “churn” but never discard, even collections of animals and garbage—Frost and Steketee illuminate the pull that possessions can exert on us. For all of us with complicated relationships to our things, Stuff answers the question of what happens when our stuff starts to own us.

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dR. RANdY FROST is professor of psychology at Smith College, and dR. GAIL STEKETEE is professor and dean of the School of Social Work at Boston university. Both are internationally known experts on obsessive-compulsive disorder and compulsive hoarding.

mary Sharratt

Daughters of the Witching Hill
A Novel
“Sharratt brings a haunting, ancient story to life.” —Karleen Koen “Sharratt’s witches break the stereotypes of ‘crones and sirens’ and are vividly rendered. An authentic portrayal of a dangerous time.” —Margaret George, author of Helen of troy

n Daughters of the Witching Hill, Mary Sharratt brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching novel of strong women, family, and betrayal, inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials. Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow, lives with her children in a crumbling old tower in Pendle Forest. Drawing on Catholic ritual, medicinal herbs, and guidance from her spirit friend Tibb, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future in exchange for food and drink. As she ages, she instructs her best friend, Anne, and her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft. Anne ultimately turns to dark magic, while Alizon struggles to accept the power she has inherited and dreams of a simpler life. But when a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate tricks her into accusing her family and neighbors of witchcraft. Suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights as friends and loved ones turn on one another and the novel draws to an inevitable conclusion.


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AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Lancashire, England

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MARY SHARRATT is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva, and The Vanishing Point. She is also the coeditor of the subversive fiction anthology Bitch Lit.


“The Hand That First Held Mine will unsettle,
maggie O’Farrell

the Hand that First Held mine
A Novel
“O’Farrell brings to mind Sue Miller but with a British and darker flavor; her sure hand for psychological suspense . . . continues to be most impressive.” —library Journal

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n the thrilling underground world of bohemian postwar London, Lexie Sinclair is making an extraordinary life for herself. Taken up by magazine editor Innes Kent, she learns to be a reporter and comes to know art and artists, embracing her life fully and with a deep love at the center of it. Later, in present-day London, a young painter named Elina dizzily navigates the first weeks of motherhood. her boyfriend, Ted, traumatized by nearly losing her in labor, begins to recover lost memories. he cannot place them. But as they become more disconcerting and happen more frequently, we discover that something connects these two stories—these two women—something that becomes all the more heartbreaking and beautiful as they all hurtle toward its revelation. A stunning portrait of motherhood and the artist’s life in all their terror and glory, Maggie o’Farrell’s newest novel is a gorgeous inquiry into the ways we make and unmake our lives, who we know ourselves to be, and how even our most accidental legacies connect us.



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move, and haunt you.”—emma Donoghue
Praise for The Hand That First Held Mine
“Maggie o’Farrell knows how to weave a bewitching tale, both thrilling and poetic. The Hand That First Held Mine will no doubt enrapture you, just as it has me.”
—Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key

“An exquisitely sensual tale of love, motherhood, and other forms of madness, The Hand That First Held Mine will unsettle, move, and haunt you.”
—Emma Donoghue, author of Slammerkin

“Maggie o’Farrell deftly depicts the long-after shocks of death, betrayal, and life-changing love as her richly complicated characters play out an immensely satisfying plot. The Hand That First Held Mine is a dazzling and absorbing novel.”
—Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street

“Maggie o’Farrell is an uncommonly perceptive writer, and The Hand That First Held Mine is an unforgettable story of family, ambition, and love. I couldn’t stop thinking about it long after I read the final page.”
—Lauren Grodstein, author of A Friend of the Family

“Maggie o’Farrell’s cinematically vivid novel is moody and powerful and plotted at a breakneck pace. This book, like life, will disarm you with its unannounced twists and tragedies and moments of unexpected beauty. She delivers to readers that rarest of experiences—total emotional investment. hers is a brilliant feat of prose marksmanship— also, it made me cry on the subway.”
—heidi Julavits, author of The Effect of Living Backwards and The Uses of Enchantment

AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE London, England

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MAGGIE O’FARRELL is the author of four previous novels, including the acclaimed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, which was a B&N Recommends Pick, and After You’d Gone. Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, O’Farrell grew up in Wales and Scotland. She has two children.


Anil Ananthaswamy

the edge of physics
A Journey to Earth’s Extremes to unlock the Secrets of the universe
“Ananthaswamy takes us on a thrilling ride around the globe and around the cosmos to reveal the real work that goes into understanding our universe.” —Sean Carroll, author of From eternity to Here “Well written and enormously accessible.”—Thomas Levenson, author of newton and the Counterfeiter

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hysics is in crisis. For more than two centuries, our understanding of the laws of nature expanded rapidly. But in the last few decades, we’ve made astonishingly little progress. What will finally break the impasse and get physics back on track? In this timely and original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the world’s most audacious physics experiments: the telescopes and detectors that promise to shed new light on things like dark matter, dark energy, and the phenomenon of quantum gravity. he soon finds himself at the ends of the earth—in cold and remote and sometimes dangerous places. As it turns out, extreme physics requires extreme environments. Reporting back from some of the most inhospitable and dramatic research sites on our planet, Ananthaswamy weaves together stories about the people and places at the heart of this research, while skillfully explaining the problems that scientists are trying to solve. An atmospheric, engaging, and illuminating read, The Edge of Physics provides a unique portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it.


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ANIL ANANTHASWAMY is a consulting editor for New Scientist in London, where he has also worked as a deputy news editor. He also contributes to National Geographic News.

paul theroux

A Dead Hand
A Crime in Calcutta
“No one writes with Theroux’s head-on intensity and raptness.” —Pico Iyer “The real pleasure is Theroux’s talent for rendering place and his irreverent comments on everything from the British royals to pop culture, aging, and yes, the venerable Mother Teresa.”—Publishers Weekly


hen Jerry Delfont, an aimless travel writer with writer’s block (his “dead hand”), receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs. Merrill unger, with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son’s, he is intrigued. Who is the dead boy, found on the floor of a cheap hotel room? how and why did he die? And what is Jerry to make of a patch of carpet, and a package containing a human hand? he is swiftly captivated by the beautiful, mysterious Mrs. unger—and revived by her tantric massages—but the circumstances surrounding the dead boy cause him increasingly to doubt the woman’s motives and the exact nature of her philanthropy. Without much to go on, Jerry pursues answers from the teeming streets of Calcutta to uttar Pradesh. It is a dark and twisted trail of obsession and need. Beautifully written, A Dead Hand demonstrates the powerful evocation of place and character that has made Paul Theroux one of the most perceptive and engaging writers today.
PAuL THEROuX’s acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, and The Great Railway Bazaar. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCES Haleiwa, Hawaii, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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“this is an inspiring, lifeSusan richards

How a Spirited Horse Reined Me In and Set Me Free
“Saddled is a searingly honest portrait of addiction and the redemptive power of animal-human love.” —Ted Kerasote, author of Merle’s Door

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ne day, at the age of thirty-one, Susan Richards realized that she was an alcoholic. She wrote it down in her journal, struck by the fact that it had taken nine years of waking up hung-over to name her illness. What had changed? Susan had a new horse, a spirited Morgan named Georgia, the kind of horse who doesn’t go in for indecision, who doesn’t apologize for her opinions, and who isn’t afraid to be herself. In Georgia, Susan finds something to draw her back to herself, but also something to keep her steady and focused, to teach her about stepping carefully in unknown territory, to help her learn again about balance. This is a memoir about the power of animals to carry us through the toughest times of our lives—about the importance of constancy, the beauty of quiet, steadfast love, the way loving a good (and sometimes bad!) animal can keep you going. It’s a wonderful story for Susan’s (and Georgia’s) fans, and for anyone who has ever loved an animal enough to keep on living.


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changing book.” —abigail thomas
Praise for

—rita mae brown

“Saddle up and enjoy the ride with Susan Richards. You’ll love it.”

“The unconditional love our animals feel for us is precious, but as Susan Richards so beautifully illustrates in her new memoir, it is the unconditional love we feel for our animals that can change our lives. This simple love can bring out the best in us, and as Saddled proves, to care responsibly for another creature, we must first begin to care responsibly for ourselves.”

—Abigail thomas, author of A Three Dog Life
“Chosen by a Horse contained hints of a childhood among wicked adults; Saddled fills in the details. When Susan Richards needed one sane place to stand against the stresses of a crazy world, her Morgan horse, Georgia, was there to show her that loving an animal grounds you in a way that nothing else can.”

—Sharon Sakson, author of Paws and Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs

“Richards writes with no sentimentality and great lucid beauty about love: love between humans and creatures, love between broken people whose mending lies in acceptance of their injuries and their willingness to embrace a difficult hope.”

—Mary Sojourner, author of Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire and She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction

“Richards masterfully weaves together her compelling story of life lived on the edge with vivid accounts of a horse who gives her reasons to live and ultimately to thrive. horse lovers will relate to their healing connection; people who know little about horses will be amazed at the benefits that occur when a horse and human forge bonds of unfailing trust and loyalty.”

—Allen and Linda Anderson, founders of the Angel Animals network and authors of Angel Horses

AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Bearsville, New York

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SuSAN RICHARdS has a B.A. in English from the university of Colorado and a master’s degree in social work from Adelphi university. She is the author of the best-selling memoir Chosen by a Horse.


Joyce Carol Oates

A Fair maiden
An Otto Penzler Book
“Of all the literary writers who dip their toes in the dark waters of crime fiction, few do so with the credibility and acumen of Joyce Carol Oates.”—Washington Post

978-0-547-26335-9 • $13.95 Pa A Fair Maiden JanUarY • Mystery • 176 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2009 Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101516-0 Terr: uS, C, O • Rights: A/P/M/S: John Hawkins & Associates • B: Quercus T: HMH also available The Female of the Species 978-0-15-603027-6 • $13.00 PA The Museum of Dr. Moses 978-0-15-603342-8 • $14.00 PA • National print advertising in the Strand • Mystery e-newsletter

ixteen-year-old Katya Spivak is walking with her two summer babysitting charges in Bayhead harbor, new Jersey, when she’s approached by silver-haired, courtly Marcus Kidder, a local resident of some renown. At first his interest in Katya seems innocent, even as Katya’s interest in him seems precociously manipulative. his lovely oceanside home, the children’s books he has written, his classical music, and his lavish presents to her—Mr. Kidder’s life contrasts starkly with Katya’s working-class—and marginally criminal—family background. By almost imperceptible degrees, the relationship between Katya and the gentlemanly Marcus Kidder changes, and posing for him isn’t the romantic endeavor it had seemed. What does this mysterious rich man really want from Katya, who is young enough to be his granddaughter? And what will he risk to get it? In the tradition of oates’s classic novella Beasts, A Fair Maiden is an unsettling, ambiguous tale of mounting suspense and gradually unfolding horror.


AuTHOR’S RESIdENCE Princeton, New Jersey 104 JANUArY • Mariner • • paperback


JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls.

Andrew tobias

the Only Investment Guide You’ll ever Need
The million-copy bestseller, revised and updated throughout “Andrew Tobias is one of the financial community’s most pithily perceptive observers.”—Forbes

or more than thirty years, The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million readers across the united States. now even more indispensable, this completely revised and updated edition will show readers how to use money to their best advantage in the wake of epochal changes on Wall Street, no matter how much or how little they may have. using concise, witty, and truly understandable tips and explanations, Tobias delivers sensible advice and useful information, covering topics such as • how virtually any reader can save more than $1,000 a year • how and when to invest in stocks • The “safest investment in the world” • and much, much more.


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ANdREW TOBIAS is the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers Fire and Ice and The Invisible Bankers. He has been a regular contributor to such magazines as Time, New York, and Parade, and he cohosted the PBS series Beyond Wall Street. He currently serves as a treasurer for the democratic National Committee. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCES Florida and New York paperback • • Mariner • JANUArY 105

Gina Ochsner

the russian Dreambook of Color and Flight
“A hilariously absurdist and deeply resonant debut novel. Ochsner transforms the lives of ordinary postSoviet Russians into something magical and wise and glintingly beautiful.”—Irina Reyn, author of What Happened to anna K. A finalist for the Oregon Book Award

978-0-547-39455-8 • $14.95 Pa The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight FebrUarY • Fiction • 384 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-56373-9 • Terr: uS, C, O Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Sanford Greenburger Associates also available People I Wanted to Be 978-0-618-56372-2 • $12.00 PA • Reading group guide promotion, including online reader’s guide and promotion with Reading Group Choices, and online at

n a crumbling apartment building in post-Soviet Russia, there’s a ghost who won’t keep quiet. Mircha fell from the roof and was never properly buried, so he sticks around to heckle the living: his wife, Azade; olga, a disillusioned translator/censor for a military newspaper; yuri, an army veteran who always wears an aviator’s helmet; and Tanya, a student of hope, words, and color. Tanya carries a notebook wherever she goes, recording her dreams of finding love and escaping her job at the All-Russia All-Cosmopolitan Museum, a place that holds a fantastic and terrible collection of art knockoffs created with the materials at hand, from foam to chewing gum, Popsicle sticks to tomato juice. When the museum’s director hears of an American group seeking to fund art in Russia, it looks as if Tanya might get her chance at a better life, if she can only convince them of the collection’s worth. Enlisting the help of her neighbors, Tanya scrambles to save her dreams, and along the way discovers that love may have been waiting in her own courtyard all along.

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GINA OCHSNER is the author of two collections of short stories, People I Wanted to Be and The Necessary Grace to Fall, both of which won the Oregon Book Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Ann Vanderhoof

the Spice Necklace
My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life
“A lively gastronomic adventure.” —Cheryl and Bill Jamison, authors of around the World in 80 Dinners “A fabulous fusion of travel writing, food lore and island culture.” —More


hile sailing around the Caribbean, Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve, track wild oregano-eating goats in the cactus-covered hills of the Dominican Republic, gather nutmegs on an old estate in Grenada, make searing hot-pepper sauce in a Trinidadian kitchen, cram for a chocolate-tasting test at the university of the West Indies, and sip moonshine straight out of hidden back-country stills. Along the way, they are befriended by a collection of unforgettable island characters: Dwight, the skin-diving fisherman who always brings them something from his catch and critiques Ann’s efforts to cook it; Greta, who harvests seamoss on St. Lucia and turns it into potent island-style Viagra; Sweet-hand Pat, who dispenses hugs and impromptu dance lessons along with cooking tips in her Port of Spain kitchen. For those who want to take these adventures into their own kitchens, Ann includes seventy-one delicious recipes. The Spice Necklace is a wonderful escape into a life filled with sunshine (and hurricanes), delicious food, irreplaceable company, and island traditions.
ANN VANdERHOOF is an award-winning writer and magazine and book editor whose work has appeared in publications including Gourmet, Islands, Sail, Outside, More, Explore, and the Globe and Mail. Her first book, An Embarrassment of Mangoes, introduced readers to her life aboard the sailboat Receta. AuTHOR’S RESIdENCES Toronto and the Caribbean

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by Lev Grossman
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editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries

100 Words Almost everyone mixes Up or mangles
An intelligent and delightful romp around the dangers and pitfalls of 100 common word confusions

“You mean delegate, not relegate, right?” “I think the word is cachet, not cache.” t one time or another we’ve all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents fifty pairs of words that people have trouble getting right and keeping straight—words that tend to get corrected when we’re least expecting it. These words include near-synonyms—words with subtle but important distinctions in meaning—like baleful vs. baneful, and effectual vs. efficacious. Other pairings bring together notorious sound-alikes, like faze (bother) vs. phase (stage), pour (put in fluid) vs. pore (read closely), and waive (forgo) vs. wave (say hello). The book also addresses some classic spelling blunders and “nonwords,” like beyond the pail, full reign, and injust. Each word has a definition, a pronunciation, and an etymology explaining the word’s origin. The mix-ups themselves are described in fun-to-read notes that provide clear solutions to help readers avoid making needless, uncomfortable gaffes.


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editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries

the American Heritage® essential Student thesaurus, third edition
Now expanded with 20 percent more entries, this thesaurus makes it even easier to find the right word for every occasion.


he American Heritage® Essential Student Thesaurus, Third Edition, is the definitive thesaurus for people who want to improve their communication skills by expanding their active vocabulary. It is the ideal choice for students ages twelve and up and non-native English learners who want to gain confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Completely revised and updated, the third edition has more than 300 entries and 1,200 synonyms. Each entry includes a list of synonyms and an explanation of the core meaning shared by each word in the group. Subtle distinctions among synonyms are clearly described. Antonyms are included at many entries, and a comprehensive index lists all synonyms and antonyms for quick access to the right word. Every synonym is illustrated with a sample phrase, sentence, or quotation. Authors quoted range from classic novelists such as Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe to contemporary writers such as Carlos Fuentes and Cynthia Ozick. This handy and affordable thesaurus gives students the help they need to express themselves with clarity, style, and imagination.

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paul Jenner

Lost Love
A Celebration of Romance from Times Past
A beautiful look at the history of love



ost Love celebrates our most fundamental emotion with a look back at the romantic ideas and pursuits of times past. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this enchantingly nostalgic book explores the world of love, with entries addressing, for example, famous lovers, love tokens, serenading, courtly love, Victorian love, and love in Roman times. These are complemented by poems, extracts from novels, entertaining anecdotes, and fascinating customs, past and present, from around the world.

978-0-550-10639-1 • $18.95 cl Lost Love feBruary • Gift Books / History 208 pages • 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 • Full Color throughout • Terr: US, C

PAUL JENNER is a freelance journalist and author of more than twenty books. He has a special interest in love and sex and their connection with happiness, health, and the course of human history. AUTHoR’S RESIDENCE Spain

editors of Larousse

Diccionario estudiante
English Learner’s Dictionary/Diccionario para estudiantes de inglés
An all-new dictionary with exercises and case studies for Spanish speakers who are advanced learners of English


978-2-03-541037-5 • $19.95 Pa Diccionario estudiante auguSt • 768 pages • 5 ¼ x 8 Terr: US, C

his all-new dictionary is for Spanish speakers who are learning midlevel or advanced English, and is written in a captivating style that makes it accessible for both teens and adults, without being intimidating. The interior two-color design assists in creating clear lesson plans, and quizzes accompanying lesson plans reinforce the words being learned. This book will help all learners read and write as if they were native speakers.



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Larousse Unabridged Dictionary
This all-new dictionary from Larousse is sure to become the ultimate FrenchEnglish dictionary for advanced users.

he brand-new Larousse Unabridged Dictionary is now the cornerstone of the Larousse bilingual French line. It is an in-depth reference specially designed to help translators, students, and teachers translate into or from either language clearly and easily. Containing more than 1,000,000 words, phrases, and translations, it is the largest and most comprehensive title in the French bilingual line. Key features include: • Abbreviations, acronyms, and proper nouns presented as headwords • Menus at the top of long entries • Idiomatic expressions highlighted within entries • Boxed notes on key problem areas in French grammar • More than 400 encyclopedic boxed notes on cultural themes • Cultural supplement on French language and art history • Edited by an international team of specialists


978-2-03-541038-2 • $64.50 cl Larousse Unabridged Dictionary: FrenchEnglish/English-French SePteMBer • Foreign language / Reference 2,368 pages • 7 5/8 x 10 ½ • includes themed color plates • Terr: US, C

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Larousse concise Dictionaries Larousse bilingual
Updated editions of the trusted bilingual dictionaries that are ideal for anyone interested in achieving greater fluency

he Larousse Concise Dictionary is the perfect companion for those who wish to learn and become more fluent in foreign languages. With more than 230,000 words, expressions, and translations, they include most of the words users are looking for and are more comprehensive than the pocket or mini dictionary, yet are still compact in size. These new editions offer up-to-date coverage of the languages for both general and professional use. The clean layouts and detailed treatment of vocabulary allow for quick grasp of the important nuances of language. Rounding out these dictionaries are supplements on life and culture.


larousse concise Dictionary: french-english/ english-french
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larousse concise Dictionary: Portuguese-english/ english-Portuguese
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Larousse Student Dictionaries
he Larousse Student Dictionary is designed specifically for middle-school students. Each of the more than 22,000 words and phrases covered in this book is accompanied by an example sentence to avoid confusion. Additionally, the book contains 1,000 thematically grouped color illustrations on more than sixty pages to aid in vocabulary acquisition. larousse Student Dictionary: Spanish-english/ english-Spanish
978-2-03-541014-6 Previous ISBN 978-2-03-542065-7


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Larousse pocket Student Dictionaries
erfect for students in middle school and up, this easyto-use reference should have a place in every student’s desk or backpack.The vocabulary has been adapted specifically to the needs of the beginning language learner, and thousands of examples show words used in context.


larousse Pocket Student Dictionary: Spanish-english/ english-Spanish
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el pequeño Larousse ilustrado 2011
The Little Illustrated Larousse 2011

Larousse mexico

his revised edition of the bestseller is a comprehensive Spanishlanguage dictionary and encyclopedia in one. With updated entries reflecting current events, the latest edition of this full-featured reference includes 90,000 entries with 200,000 definitions. More than 5,000 fullcolor photographs, maps, tables, and drawings enhance the entries and make browsing a pleasure. The encyclopedia section covers a wide range of subjects, including the arts, architecture, nature, sports, history, science, and technology, all in a clear, easy-to-use format. This is the one reference that every Spanish speaker and student of the Spanish language should have on his or her bookshelf.


978-607-04-0018-6 • $39.95 cl El Pequeño Larousse Ilustrado 2011 noveMBer • Spanish Language / Reference • 1,826 pages • 6 1/8 x 9 ¼ Terr: US, C

Larousse pequeña enciclopedia 2011
The Little Larousse Encyclopedia 2011
Formerly known as enciclopedia quod, this complete and comprehensive single-volume Spanish encyclopedia has been fully updated for 2011

n the tradition of El Pequeño Larousse Ilustrado, this single-volume reference is updated yearly and is in full color, with more than 4,200 full-color images, photographs, and illustrations and a dedicated website for animations and lengthy entries. Larousse Pequeña Enciclopedia is an indispensable reference for Spanish-speaking students and families seeking answers to the questions who, what, where, when, and why.
978-607-04-0019-3 • $43.50 cl Larousse Pequeña Enciclopedia 2011 feBruary • Spanish Language / Reference • 1,388 pages • 6 1/8 x 9 ¼ Full color throughout Previous 978-607-400-140-2 • Terr: US, C 116 NOvember • reference •


the Old Farmer’s Almanac
the Old Farmer’s Almanac


merica’s best-selling annual publication is also the most beloved: Its name makes people smile and its contents tickle funny bones. A reference book that reads like a magazine, the Almanac is packed with facts, features, and fun that make every day special. The 2011 edition, which marks the publication’s 219th anniversary, will feature • Weather predictions for every day and climatic trends for each season, plus the science behind weather folklore • The most accurate astronomical data under the sun, with best-viewing recommendations for every month • Gardening advice for growing vegetables and flowers, not to mention worthwhile weeds • Easy, mouthwatering recipes for Dutch ovens • Amusing and enlightening articles on topics such as cures for a headache, quirky measurements, and heirloom animals • Ideas, hints, and charts that provide simple solutions and shortcuts for everyday challenges

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Added value this year: • 80 full-color pages • Full-color national weather maps of winter and summer forecasts • National, in-person TV, radio, and print publicity campaign, beginning in September 2010

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The American Heritage Essential Student Thesaurus, Third Edition............................................................. 111 Ananthaswamy, Anil The Edge of Physics ..................... 100 Anderson, Pam Perfect One-Dish Dinners ...................... 16 Anterooms Richard Wilbur ............................................ 34 Around My French Table Dorie Greenspan .................... 24 As Always, Julia Joan Reardon, ed ................................. 46 Auchincloss, Louis A Voice from Old New York............... 50 Barth, John The Development ........................................ 89 Bass, Rick Nashville Chrome ........................................... 9 Beal, Timothy The Rise and Fall of the Bible .................. 59 Beckerman, Gal When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone ............................................................................ 10 Berkin, Carol A Brilliant Solution ................................. 66 The Best American Comics 2010 Neil Gaiman, ed .............88 The Best American Essays 2010 Christopher Hitchens, ed.............................................. 87 The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 Lee Child, ed .... 85 The Best American Noir of the Century James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, eds .......................................................... 19 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 Dave Eggers, ed............................................................ 85 The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010 Freeman Dyson, ed ...................................................... 87 The Best American Short Stories 2010 Richard Russo, ed. ....................................................... 84 The Best American Sports Writing 2010 Peter Gammons, ed. ..................................................... 86 The Best American Travel Writing 2010 Bill Buford, ed.............................................................. 86 The Big Burn Timothy Egan ......................................... 64 Bird, Larry, and Earvin Magic Johnson with Jackie MacMullan When the Game Was Ours ........................... 78 Bodo, Pete Whitetail Nation ......................................... 35 The Box Günter Grass................................................... 33 A Brilliant Solution Carol Bekin .................................... 66
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Buford, Bill, ed. The Best American Travel Writing 2010 .................................................... 86 Charleson, Susannah Scent of the Missing ....................... 94 Child, Lee, ed. The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 ................................................................. 85 Clark, Clare Savage Lands ............................................ 80 Classic Home Desserts Richard Sax ................................ 38 The Crossing Places Elly Griffiths................................... 71 Dasgupta, Rana Solo ..................................................... 62 Daughters of the Witching Hill Mary Sharratt ................. 97 Davies, J. D. Gentleman Captain ................................... 32 A Dead Hand Paul Theroux ........................................ 101 The Development John Barth ......................................... 89 Diccionario estudiante Editors of Larousse .................. 112 The Diviner’s Tale Bradford Morrow ............................ 58 Drabble, Margaret The Pattern in the Carpet.................. 75 Dutton, Kevin Split-Second Persuasion .......................... 60 Dyson, Freeman, ed. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010 .................................................... 87 The Edge of Physics Anil Ananthaswamy ...................... 100 Editors of Larousse Diccionario estudiante .................. 112 Egan, Timothy The Big Burn ........................................ 64 Eggers, Dave, ed. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 ............................................................... 85 Eisenberg, John That First Season ................................. 70 The Elephant’s Journey José Saramago............................. 6 Eliot, Lise Pink Brain, Blue Brain ................................. 74 Ellroy, James, and Otto Penzler, eds. The Best American Noir of the Century ....................................................... 19 Everything Is Illuminated/Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer ............................................ 42 Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Good Old Dog ............................................................... 39 A Fair Maiden Joyce Carol Oates................................. 104

Foer, Jonathan Safran Everything Is Illuminated/ Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close .............................. 42 Foreign Bodies Cynthia Ozick ........................................ 36 Identifying and Feeding Birds Bill Thompson III............ 18 The 4 Percent Universe Richard Panek ........................... 51 The Identity Man Andrew Klavan .................................. 44 Frost, Randy, and Gail Steketee Stuff............................. 96 Inklings Jeffrey Koterba................................................. 90 Fun with Problems Robert Stone ................................... 67 Interpreter of Maladies/The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri ..... 43 Gaiman, Neil, ed. The Best American Comics 2010 ........ 88 The Janus Stone Elly Griffiths ....................................... 54 Gammons, Peter, ed. The Best American Sports Writing 2010 ..................................................... 86 Gentleman Captain J. D. Davies .................................... 32 Give Me Your Heart Joyce Carol Oates .......................... 57 Good Old Dog Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine ..................................................... 39 The Gourmet Cookie Book Gourmet Magazine................. 40 Gourmet Magazine, The Gourmet Cookie Book................ 40 Grass, Günter The Box.................................................. 33 The Great White Bear Kieran Mulvaney ......................... 56 Greenspan, Dorie Around My French Table.................... 24 Griffiths, Elly The Crossing Places.................................. 71 Griffiths, Elly The Janus Stone ...................................... 54 The Hand That First Held Mine Maggie O’Farrell .......... 98 Here Wisława Szymborska .............................................. 8 Hertsgaard, Mark Hot ................................................... 55 Larousse pequeña enciclopedia 2011 ............................ 116 The Hidden Life of Dogs Elizabeth Marshall Thomas ..... .72 Hitchens, Christopher, ed. The Best American Essays 2010.................................................................. 87 Homage to Catalonia/Down and Out in Paris and London George Orwell.............................................................. 43 Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary: French-English/ English-French ........................................................... 115 Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary: Spanish-English/ English-Spanish ......................................................... 115

Hot Mark Hertsgaard .................................................... 55 How to Be a Movie Star William J. Mann ........................ 66

Jenner, Paul Lost Love................................................. 112 Jensen, Carsten We, the Drowned .................................. 52 Johnson, Earvin Magic, and Larry Bird with Jackie MacMullan When the Game Was Ours ........................... 78 Justice Brennan Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel .......... 27 Kerasote, Ted Pukka .................................................... 30 Kim, Young-ha Your Republic Is Calling You ................. 68 Klavan, Andrew The Identity Man ................................. 44 Koterba, Jeffrey Inklings................................................ 90 Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies/The Namesake .... 43 Larousse Concise Dictionary: French-English/ English-French ........................................................... 114 Larousse Concise Dictionary: German-English/ English-German ......................................................... 114 Larousse Concise Dictionary: Portuguese-English/ English-Portuguese ..................................................... 114

Index • • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt

Larousse Student Dictionary: French-English/ English-French ........................................................... 115 Larousse Student Dictionary: Spanish-English/ English-Spanish ......................................................... 115 Larousse Unabridged Dictionary: French-English/ English-French ........................................................... 113 The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún J.R.R. Tolkien .......... 77 The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe Andrew O’Hagan ................................ 45 Lost Love Paul Jenner.................................................. 112 Ozick, Cynthia Foreign Bodies ....................................... 36 The Lucky Ones Mae Ngai ............................................. 13 Panek, Richard The 4 Percent Universe .......................... 51 Machart, Bruce The Wake of Forgiveness ........................ 28 The Parents We Mean to Be Richard Weissbourd ........... 73 Mann, William J. How to Be a Movie Star ....................... 66 The Pattern in the Carpet Margaret Drabble.................. .75 Mariposa Road Robert Michael Pyle .............................. 12 Master of Disguises Charles Simic .................................. 26 Meyers, Kent Twisted Tree............................................ 76 Morrow, Bradford The Diviner’s Tale ........................... 58 Mrs. Dalloway/A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf ...... 42 Mulvaney, Kieran The Great White Bear ........................ 56 Nashville Chrome Rick Bass ............................................ 9 Nemesis Philip Roth...................................................... 22 Ngai, Mae The Lucky Ones ............................................ 13 Nugent, Kevin Your Baby Is Speaking to You .................. 48 Oates, Joyce Carol A Fair Maiden................................ 104 Oates, Joyce Carol Give Me Your Heart ......................... 57 Ochsner, Gina The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight .................................................................. 106 O’Farrell, Maggie The Hand That First Held Mine ......... 98
122 HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • • Index

O’Hagan, Andrew The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe ................................. 45 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles ......... 110 The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need Andrew Tobias .......................................................... 105 Orwell, George Homage to Catalonia/Down and Out in Paris and London ......................................................... 43 Our Tragic Universe Scarlett Thomas. .......................... 14 Overhaul Steven Rattner ............................................... 20

Penzler, Otto, and James Ellroy, eds. The Best American Noir of the Century ....................................................... 19 El pequeño Larousse ilustrado 2011 ............................. 116 Perfect One-Dish Dinners Pam Anderson ....................... 16 Pink Brain, Blue Brain Lise Eliot .................................. 74 Pops Terry Teachout .................................................... 82 The Power of Half Kevin and Hannah Salwen ............... .92 Pukka Ted Kerasote ..................................................... 30 Pyle, Robert Michael Mariposa Road ............................. 12 Rattner, Steven Overhaul .............................................. 20 Reardon, Joan, ed. As Always, Julia ............................... 46 Richards, Susan Saddled ............................................. 102 The Rise and Fall of the Bible Timothy Beal ................... 59 Roth, Philip Nemesis..................................................... 22

The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight Gina Ochsner ............................................................ 106 Russo, Richard, ed. The Best American Short Stories 2010 ................................................................. 84 Saddled Susan Richards .............................................. 102 Salwen, Kevin and Hannah The Power of Half ............... 92 Saramago, José The Elephant’s Journey............................ 6 Savage Lands Clare Clark ............................................. 80 Tolkien, J.R.R. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún ......... 77 Save the Deli David Sax ................................................ 81 Twisted Tree Kent Meyers ............................................. 76 Sax, David Save the Deli ............................................... 81 Vanderhoof, Ann The Spice Necklace ........................... 107 Sax, Richard Classic Home Desserts ............................... 38 A Voice from Old New York Louis Auchincloss................ 50 Scent of the Missing Susannah Charleson ........................ 94 The Wake of Forgiveness Bruce Machart ......................... 28 Sharratt, Mary Daughters of the Witching Hill ................ 97 Walker, Alice The Temple of My Familiar ...................... 73 Simic, Charles Master of Disguises. ................................ 26 Weissbourd, Richard The Parents We Mean to Be .......... 73 Solo Rana Dasgupta ........................................................ 2 Wermiel, Stephen, and Seth Stern Justice Brennan ........ 27 The Spice Necklace Ann Vanderhoof ............................ 107 We, the Drowned Carsten Jensen ................................... 52 Split-Second Persuasion Kevin Dutton ........................... 60 Steketee, Gail, and Randy Frost Stuff............................. 96 Stern, Seth, and Stephen Wermiel Justice Brennan ........ 27 Stone, Robert Fun with Problems .................................. 67 Stuever, Hank Tinsel .................................................... 91 Stuff Randy Frost and Gail Steketee .............................. 96 Szymborska, Wisława Here ............................................. 8 Teachout, Terry Pops ................................................... 82 The Temple of My Familiar Alice Walker. ...................... 73 That First Season John Eisenberg .................................. 70
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Theroux, Paul A Dead Hand ....................................... 101 Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall The Hidden Life of Dogs ..... 72 Thomas, Scarlett Our Tragic Universe .......................... 14 Thompson, Bill, III Identifying and Feeding Birds.......... 18 Tinsel Hank Stuever ..................................................... 91 Tobias, Andrew The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need................................................................... 105

When the Game Was Ours Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson with Jackie MacMullan .................................... 78 When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone Gal Beckerman ... 10 Whitetail Nation Pete Bodo .......................................... 35 Wilbur, Richard Anterooms. ......................................... .34 Woolf, Virginia Mrs. Dalloway/A Room of One’s Own ..... 42 Your Baby Is Speaking to You Kevin Nugent ................... 48 Your Republic Is Calling You Young-ha Kim .................. 68

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