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“Surely the funniest book ever written
ann hodgman

Beat This! cookbook
Absolutely Unbeatable Knock-’Em-Dead Recipes for the Very Best Dishes
The cult classic — revised and updated with a new foreword by the best-selling novelist Elizabeth Berg “The book I have probably recommended more often than any other . . . More than a cookbook, it is a humor book and a self-help book and a security blanket and a kind of bible.” —Elizabeth Berg, NPR’s all things considered

978-0-547-43700-2 • $14.95 Pa Beat This! Cookbook MarcH • Cooking • 224 pages • 7 ½ x 9 Two-color with 50 line drawings • CTN 24 Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Writers House • S: HMH also available One Bite Won’t Kill You 978-0-395-90146-5 • $16.00 PA Beat That! Cookbook 978-0-395-97178-9 • $16.95 PA • Author appearances in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut • National media from New York • National drive-time radio tour • Online promotion, including recipes and e-cards

o you think you have the absolute best recipe for apple pie? Maybe your neighbor claims to make the best meatloaf around. Did your Italian grandmother serve the best spaghetti sauce this side of the Atlantic? Well, unless you or that neighbor or your grandmother is Ann Hodgman, you’re wrong! The book that the editor in chief of Vanity Fair called “the funniest, most engaging book about food I’ve ever come across” has now been revised and updated: more than half the recipes are completely new, and many of the originals have been “oomphed up” to make them even more shamelessly delicious. Beat This! Cookbook contains more than a hundred all-time favorites, from Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and White Chocolate Raspberry Pie to Chili-Cheese Casserole and Onion Rings. Each one is guaranteed to make people take a bite, stagger with joy, and beg you for the recipe.

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about food.”—Corby Kummer, Atlantic Monthly

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ood has changed a lot since 1993, when the first Beat This! came out. I myself haven’t changed much, but I’ve been collecting

recipes all these years, and I’ve streamlined everything I cook so that it’s much healthier now. That last part is a lie. I still use a lot of butter and cream, so all the people who’ve asked, “Are you going to make the new edition healthier?” can put this book down on the table and leave the store right now. Remember: these are supposed to be the best recipes for old favorites. Not the healthiest or the easiest. You can find plenty of quick-cooking, low-fat cookbooks if you want one. This is the place to come if you want the best.”

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When Ann Hodgman wants to make a recipe better, she says, she “just doubles the chocolate and adds some bacon.” Along with the original Beat This!, she is the author of Beat That! Cookbook and One Bite Won’t Kill You. In addition to her cookbooks, she has written more than forty children’s books. She has written articles for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Food & Wine, and just about all the women’s and parenting magazines. Hodgman is a regular contributor to Slashfood.com, one of AOL’s new food sites.

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Margaret Drabble

a Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: complete Short Stories
Edited and with an introduction by José Francisco Fernández
The complete short stories by Margaret Drabble, never before collected

978-0-547-55040-4 • $24.00 A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories MarcH • Fiction • 208 pages • 5 x 8 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/ M/S: Sterling Lord Literistic also available The Pattern in the Carpet 978-0-547-38609-6 $14.95 PA The Sea Lady 978-0-15-603426-5 • $14.00 PA • National advertising, including the New York Review of Books • Academic promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-55041-1

argaret Drabble’s novels have illuminated the past fifty years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. Her penetrating evocations of character and place, her wide-ranging curiosity, her sense of irony—all are on display here, in stories that explore marriage, female friendships, the English tourist abroad, love affairs with houses, peace demonstrations, gin and tonics, cultural Tv programs; in stories that are perceptive, sharp, and funny. An introduction by the Spanish academic José Fernández places the stories in the context of her life and her novels. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.

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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. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.

Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti

Knuckler
My Life with Baseball’s Most Confounding Pitch
The incredible story of one of baseball’s most resilient performers—and of the crazy pitch that carried him to greatness

t forty-four years old, Tim Wakefield is the longestserving member of one of baseball’s most popular franchises. He is close to eclipsing the winning records of two of the greatest pitchers to have played the game, yet few realize the full measure of his success. That his career can be characterized by such words as dependability and consistency defies all odds because he has achieved this with baseball’s most mercurial weapon—the knuckleball. Knuckler is the story of how a struggling position player bet his future on a fickle pitch that would define his career. The pitch may drive hitters crazy, but how does the pitcher stay sane? The moment Wakefield adopted the knuckleball, his career sought to answer that question. With the Red Sox, Wakefield began to master his pitch only to find himself on the mound in 2003 for one of the worst post-season losses in history, followed the next year by one of the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of a major league career pushed to its ultimate extreme. A remarkable story of one player’s success despite being the exception to every rule, Knuckler is also a lively meditation on the dancing pitch, its history, its mystique, and all the ironies it brings to bear.
TIM WAKEFIELD has pitched for the Red Sox since 1995, has won two World Series, and has been nominated seven times for the Roberto Clemente Award. TONY MASSAROTTI is a nationally recognized sports columnist and the author of Big Papi (with David Ortiz). AUTHORS’ RESIDENCES Boston

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978-0-547-51769-8 • $26.00 Knuckler MarcH • Sports/Biography • 256 pages 6 x 9 • 15 to 20 b/w photos • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: The Waxman Literary Agency S: HMH • National media from Boston, New York, and Ft. Myers • Author appearances • National sports-radio tour and promotion • National print and online advertising, including the Boston Globe • Online promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-51771-1

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Can a computer named Watson beat the
Stephen Baker

Final Jeopardy
Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything
Clue: This book documents the amazing quest to build a computer that can answer any question on earth. Answer: What is final Jeopardy?

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978-0-547-48316-0 • $24.00 Final Jeopardy MarcH • Science/Technology • 240 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: Levine Greenberg Literary Agency A/S: HMH also available The Numerati 978-0-547-24793-9 • $14.95 PA • Author tour, including New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia • National media • Select competitions with Watson • Online promotion, including a Facebook application and promotion to sites such as buzzmachine.com, gigaom.com, and boingboing.com • Promotional book trailer • Tie-in with Nova documentary • e-book isbn 978-0-547-51943-2 6

hat if there were a computer that could answer virtually any question? IBM engineers are developing such a machine, teaching it to compete on the quiz show Jeopardy. Early next year, it will face off in a nationally televised match against two of the game’s greatest all-time winners, possibly including Ken Jennings. Stephen Baker’s Final Jeopardy carries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessed Jeopardy masters — and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson. It is a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since Deep Blue bested chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. But Watson will need to do more than churn through chess moves or find a relevant web page. It will have to understand language, including puns and irony, and master everything from history and literature to science, arts, and entertainment. At its heart, Final Jeopardy is about the future of knowledge. What can we teach machines? What will Watson’s heirs be capable of in ten or twenty years? And where does that leave humans? What will we need to know? As fast and fun as the game itself, Final Jeopardy shows how smart machines will fit into our world — and how they’ll disrupt it.

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best Jeopardy players ever?
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Jeopardy

The way it looks in the fall of 2009, Watson is very good—but remains several steps short of great. Time is running out to turn the machine into a champion. The easy fixes have been made. But Watson continues to stumble in the obscure categories and fall for the puns and puzzles no programmer would think of preparing it for. This is the gap between goodness and greatness—and between winning and losing. And despite all the work, sometimes Watson is just out to lunch. On one Final Jeopardy earlier in the day, the clue under a nineteenthcentury-literature category said: “The whole mystery of the handkerchiefs, and the watches, and the jewels . . . rushed upon this title boy’s mind.” Since Watson no doubt has the key works of Charles Dickens in its memory, finding that passage in Oliver Twist should not have been difficult. But Watson inexplicably came up with the British pop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was a few minutes later that the Nova producer asked Watson’s creator, David Ferrucci, if he would be traveling to California for the final competition. “I’ll be sedated,” Ferrucci said.

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STEPHEN BAKER was BusinessWeek’s senior technology writer for a decade, based first in Paris and later New York. He blogs at thenumerati.net and has 6,500 followers on Twitter. Roger Lowenstein called his first book, The Numerati, “an eye-opening and chilling book.” Baker is a graduate of Columbia University’s graduate school of journalism.

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Jennifer Grotz

The Needle
The much-anticipated second collection from one of America’s most gifted and promising young poets

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ollowing her debut collection, Cusp, chosen by Yusef Komunyakaa to win the Bread loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Prize, the composed, observed quality of Jennifer Grotz’s The Needle will remind readers of the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Ellen Bryant voigt. Whether she is describing a town square in Kraków, where many of these poems are set, the ponies of Ocracoke Island, a boy playing a violin, or clouds, she finds the lyrical details that release an atmosphere of heightened, transcendent attention in which the things of the world become the World, what Zbigniew Herbert called “royal silence.”

978-0-547-44412-3 • $23.00 The Needle MarcH • Poetry • 80 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 Terr: World • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: HMH S: Author via HMH

also available Cusp 978-0-618-30246-8 • $12.95 PA • Online promotion, including podcasts and author interviews • National Poetry Month promotion • Promotional book trailer • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54911-8 JENNIFER GROTZ’s debut collection, Cusp, received the 2003 Bakeless Prize and the Best First Book of Poetry Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. She currently teaches at the University of Rochester and serves as the assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Rochester, New York 8 March • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • www.hmhbooks.com

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Ward Just

rodin’s Debutante
A finely observed coming-of-age novel from National Book Award finalist Ward Just, set in Chicago and at a misbegotten boarding school for boys, and haunted by a never-solved sex crime

ommy Ogden, a Gatsbyesque character living in a mansion outside robber-baron-era Chicago, declines to give his wife the money to commission a bust of herself from the French master Rodin and announces instead his intention to endow a boys’ school. Ogden’s decision reverberates years later in the life of lee Goodell, whose coming of age is at the heart of Ward Just’s emotionally potent new novel. lee’s life decisions—to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the hauteintellectual culture of Hyde Park—play out against the crude glamour of midcentury Chicago. Just’s signature skill of conveying emotional heft with few words is put into play as lee confronts the meaning of his four years at Ogden Hall School under the purview, in the school library, of a bust known as Rodin’s Debutante. And, especially, as he meets again a childhood friend, the victim of a brutal sexual assault of which she has no memory. It was a crime marking the end of lee’s boyhood and the beginning of his understanding— so powerfully under the surface of Just’s masterly story— that how and what we remember add up to nothing less than our very lives.

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978-0-547-50419-3 • $26.00 Rodin’s Debutante MarcH • Fiction • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Janklow & Nesbit Associates

also available Exiles in the Garden 978-0-547-33601-5 • $14.94 PA Forgetfulness 978-0-618-91849-2 • $13.95 PA An Unfinished Season 978-0-618-56828-4 • $13.95 PA

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

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WARD JUST’s sixteen previous novels include Exiles in the Garden, Forgetfulness, the National Book Award finalist Echo House, A Dangerous Friend, winner of the Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

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Why does violence beget religion?
James carroll

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
From the author of the best-selling Constantine’s Sword, the richly layered story of Jerusalem and its extraordinary impact on human history and contemporary conflict

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978-0-547-19561-2 • $28.00 Jerusalem, Jerusalem MarcH • History/Religion • 448 pages 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: World • Rights: B/T/ A/P/S: HMH • M: Bookmark: The Literary Agency also available Constantine’s Sword 978-0-618-21908-7 • $17.00 PA • National author tour, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco • National drive-time radio tour • National print and online advertising, including The New Yorker • Academic promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54905-7

ames Carroll’s urgent, masterly Jerusalem, Jerusalem uncovers the ways in which the ancient city became, unlike any other in the world—reaching deep into our contemporary lives—an incendiary fantasy of a city. In Carroll’s provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible’s brutality responded to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Centuries later, the mounting European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem sparked both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Knights Templar burned apocalyptic mayhem into the Western mind. Carroll’s brilliant and original leap is to show how, as Christopher Columbus carried his own Jerusalemcentric worldview to the West, America too was powerfully shaped by the dream of the City on a Hill—from Governor Winthrop to Abraham lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. The nuclear brinksmanship of the 1973 Yom Kippur War helps prove his point: religion and violence fuel each other, with Jerusalem the ground zero of the heat. To the standard set by Constantine’s Sword, Jerusalem, Jerusalem is again a “rare book that combines searing passion . . . with a subject that has affected all our lives” (Chicago Tribune).

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JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM

The shofar horn, tolling bells, and the muezzin’s high-pitched call to prayer–such are the sounds of what otherwise remains silent. Alas, they form cacophony. Division and dispute, rivalry and tribalism, turf fight and hurled anathemas: ultra-Orthodox Jews against the secular children of Ben-Gurion; European Ashkenazic Jews against Sephardic Jews of the Middle East; Russian immigrant Israelis against native-born sabras; Latin Catholics against Greek Orthodox; Turks against Armenians; dark-skinned Ethiopians against racial elites of various traditions; Franciscans, preaching love, against Dominicans, emphasizing mind; modernity against tradition; doctrine against mysticism; and looming over all, Palestinians against Israelis; Jews against Arabs; gun-toting religious Zionists against Jewish atheists; and, within the Arab world, Muslims against Christians, Hamas jihadists against Fatah bureaucrats—all boiling down to a contest of life against death.

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Boston

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JAMES CARROLL’s critically admired books include Practicing Catholic, the National Book Award–winning An American Requiem, House of War, which won the first PEN/ Galbraith Award, and the New York Times bestseller Constantine’s Sword, now an acclaimed documentary.

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David albahari
Translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursac ´

Leeches
A complex, powerful, and darkly funny novel that reflects the uncertainty of Serbian life at the end of the twentieth century

978-0-15-101502-3 • $24.00 Leeches aPril • Fiction • 320 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 12 • Terr: World English • Rights: B/S: HMH T/A/P/M: Stubovi kulture-Vreme knjige

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he place is Serbia, the time is the late 1990s. Our protagonist, a single man, writes a regular op-ed column for a Belgrade newspaper and spends the rest of his time with his best friend, smoking pot and talking about sex, politics, and life in general. One day on the shore of the Danube he spots a man slapping a beautiful woman. Intrigued, he follows the woman into the tangled streets of the city until he loses sight of her. A few days later he receives a mysterious manuscript whose contents seem to mutate each time he opens it. To decipher the manuscript—a collection of fragments on the Kabbalah and the history of the Jews of Zemun and Belgrade—he contacts an old schoolmate, now an eccentric mathematician, and a group of men from the Jewish community. As the narrator delves deeper into arcane topics, he begins to see signs of anti-Semitism, past and present, throughout the city and he feels impelled to denounce it. But his increasingly passionate columns erupt in a scandal culminating in murder. Following in the footsteps of Foucault’s Pendulum, Leeches is a cerebral adventure into the underground worlds of secret societies and conspiracy theories.

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DAVID ALBAHARI was born in Serbia and emigrated to Canada in 1994. He is the author of eleven novels and nine collections of short stories. His novel Götz and Meyer won the ALTA Translation Award and was a Barnes and Noble Discover selection.

Susan Freinkel

plastic
A Toxic Love Story
How we can learn to live with the material that never dies

lastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this engaging and eye-opening book, we’re nearing a crisis point. We’ve produced as much plastic in the past decade as we did in the entire twentieth century. We’re drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices. Freinkel gives us the tools we need with a blend of lively anecdotes and analysis. She combs through scientific studies and economic data, reporting from China and across the united States to assess the real impact of plastic on our lives. She tells her story through eight familiar plastic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, Iv bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and credit card. Her conclusion: we cannot stay on our plastic-paved path. And we don’t have to. Plastic points the way toward a new creative partnership with the material we love to hate but can’t seem to live without.

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978-0-547-15240-0 • $27.00 Plastic aPril • Current Affairs/Environment 320 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M: Tessler Literary Agency A/S: HMH • National media • Online advertising to environmental communities like Green Upgrader, The Good Human, and EcoStreet • Online promotion, including outreach to environmental blogs dedicated to living with less plastic, and social networking and A Day Without Plastic campaigns

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SUSAN FREINKEL has written for the New York Times, Discover, Smithsonian, and Health, among other publications. She is the author of The American Chestnut, which Mary Roach called “a perfect book” and Richard Preston described as “a beautifully written account” filled with “top-notch” writing and reporting.

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Before you save the world, first look in
Eric Greitens

The heart and the Fist
The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL

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978-0-547-42485-9 • $27.00 The Heart and the Fist aPril • Memoir • 320 pages • 6 x 9 16-page b/w insert • CTN 12 • Terr: World English • Rights: B: HMH T/A/P/M/S: E.J. McCarthy Agency • National author tour, including New York, Washington D.C., St. Louis, San Francisco, San Diego • Tie-in with author’s lecture schedule • National drive-time radio tour • National print, radio, and online advertising, including Imus in the Morning • Online promotion and outreach to military, alumni, and humanitarian sites • Advance reading copies • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54916-3

ow best to save the world—as saint or soldier? The answer for Eric Greitens is “both.” like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world’s trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa’s home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. So he joined the navy SEAls and became an elite warrior. In a moving and inspiring memoir, told with genuine humility, Eric offers something new in the history of military memoirs: a warrior who wanted to be strong to be good, only to discover that he had to be good to be strong. Throughout his SEAl training and deployments in Kenya, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the lessons of his humanitarian work bore fruit. The result is a lesson for us all: the heart and fist together are more powerful than either one alone.

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the mirror. Then, join the Navy SEALs.
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omeone asked, “Why did they want to kill the Bosnians?” Before I’d left for Bosnia, I would have had at least a partial answer to the question. I would have described

the rise of nationalist politics and ethnic tension, the weak response of the U.S. and the United Nations. After having lived in the refugee camps, I was, I think, a bit wiser, and I said, “I don’t really know why, any more than I know why any human being ever abuses or tortures or kills any other human being.” The final question came from an elderly lady sitting in the back row. She asked, “What can we do?” It was a simple question, and one that I should have anticipated, but it caught me off guard. I could have told her to send used clothing and toys overseas, or to donate money to organizations that helped refugees from genocide. But the anger of the woman on the train and the words of the refugee in Gasinci echoed in my head. We need for the Serbs to stop burning villages and raping women and killing brothers. The pause extended longer than I had intended and the audience looked expectantly at me for an answer. “We can certainly donate money and clothing, and we can volunteer in the refugee camps. But in the end these acts of kindness are done after the fact. They are done after people have been killed, their homes burned, their lives destroyed. Yes, the honey, the bread, the school; they are all good and they are all much appreciated. But I suppose we have to behave the same way we would if any person — our kids, our sisters, brothers, parents— were threatened. If we really care about these people, we have to be willing to protect them from harm.”

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Columbia, Missouri

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ERIC GREITENS is a senior fellow at the University of Missouri and the founder and director of The Mission Continues, a charity that helps wounded veterans find work back at home. A former Rhodes scholar and White House fellow, Eric served as a Navy SEAL until he was wounded in Iraq.

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Jonathan Wright

heretics
The Creation of Christianity from the Gnostics to the Modern Church
A lively new examination of the heretics who helped Christianity become the world’s most powerful religion

978-0-15-101387-6 • $28.00 Heretics aPril • History • 400 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O (-EU) • Rights: B/T/A/P/ M/S: InkWell Management

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n Heretics Jonathan Wright charts the history of dissent in the Christian Church through the stories of some of its most emblematic heretics—from Arius, a fourth-century libyan cleric who doubted the very divinity of Christ, to more successful heretics like Martin luther and John Calvin. As he traces the Church’s attempts at enforcing orthodoxy, from the days of Constantine to the modern Catholic Church’s lingering conflicts, Wright argues that heresy, by forcing the Church to continually refine and impose its beliefs, actually helped Christianity to blossom into one of the world’s most formidable and successful religions. Today, all believers owe it to themselves to grapple with the questions raised by heresy. Can you be a Christian without denouncing heretics? Is it possible that new ideas challenging Church doctrine are destined to become as popular as have luther’s once outrageous suggestions of clerical marriage and a priesthood of all believers? A delightfully readable and deeply learned new history, Heretics overturns our assumptions about the role of heresy in a faith that still shapes the world.

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JONATHAN WRIGHT received his doctorate in history from Oxford University. He has been a Thouron fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellow of the Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany. He is also the author of God’s Soldiers, a history of the Jesuits that has been translated into nine languages, and The Ambassadors.

William c. Davis

The rogue republic
How Would-Be Patriots Waged the Shortest Revolution in American History
From acclaimed Civil War historian and awardwinning author of the Pirates laffite comes the absorbing history of an upstart ninety-day republic that jump-started Manifest Destiny.

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hen Britain ceded the territory of West Florida— what is now louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida—to Spain in 1783, America was still too young to confidently fight in one of Europe’s endless territorial contests. So it was left to the settlers, bristling at Spanish misrule, to establish a foothold in the area. Enter the Kemper brothers, whose vigilante justice culminated in a small band of American residents drafting a constitution and establishing a new government. By the time President Madison sent troops to occupy the territory, assert u.S. authority under the louisiana Purchase, and restore order, West Florida’s settlers had already announced their independence, becoming our country’s shortest-lived rogue “republic.” Meticulously researched and populated with the colorful characters that make American history a joy, this is the story of a young country testing its power on the global stage and a lost chapter in how the frontier spirit came to define American character. The first treatment of this little-known historical moment, The Rogue Republic shows how hardscrabble frontiersmen and gentleman farmers planted the seeds of civil war, marked the dawn of Manifest Destiny, and laid the groundwork for the American empire.

978-0-15-100925-1 • $28.00 The Rogue Republic aPril • History • 416 pages • 6 x 9 • One 8-page b/w insert & endpaper maps • CTN 12 Terr: World • Rights: B/T/A/M/S: HMH P: Author via HMH also available The Pirates Laffite 978-0-15-603259-9 • $16.00 PA An Honorable Defeat 978-0-15-600748-1 • $16.00 PA • National media • Online promotion, including podcasts, author interviews, outreach to American and military history organizations, and a social networking campaign • Academic promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54915-6
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The author of more than forty books, WILLIAM C. DAVIS is the director of programs at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. He is also chief consultant for the A&E television series Civil War Journal and teaches history at Virginia Tech. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Blacksburg, Virginia

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The definitive biography
ian O’connor

The captain
The Journey of Derek Jeter
From the best-selling author of arnie & Jack, the definitive book on baseball’s most iconic player, the shortstop-next-door who became the King of the City and the last clean hero in the game

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very spring, little leaguers across the country squabble over the right to wear his number: 2. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and someday his shadow will loom just as large. Yet he has never been the best player in baseball. In fact, he hasn’t always been the best player on his team. But what he does have is an intangible grace that makes him the face—and the hero—of the modern Yankee dynasty, and of America’s game. In The Captain, Ian O’Connor draws on unique access to Jeter and more than 200 new interviews to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became new York’s most beloved sports figure and the face of the steroid-free athlete. O’Connor takes us behind the scenes of a legendary baseball life and career, from Jeter’s early struggles in the minor leagues, when homesickness and errors threatened a stillborn career, to the heady days of Yankee superiority and nightlife, to the battles with former best friend A-Rod. All along the way, Jeter has made his Hall of Fame destiny look easy. But behind that leadership and hero’s grace there are hidden struggles and complexities that have never been explored, until now. As Derek Jeter closes in on 3,000 hits, something no Yankee has ever achieved, The Captain offers an incisive, exhilarating, and revealing new look at one of the game’s greatest players at the apex of his career.

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of a baseball icon
If you think you know Derek Jeter, The Captain will make you think again.
Q:
Derek Jeter may have been the face of the

Q: A:

What really started the infamous A-Rod/ A magazine article. A-Rod was quoted in

Yankees for his entire career, but Jeter and everyone around him expected him to be drafted by another team picking ahead of the Yankees. Name that team.

Jeter rift? Esquire saying that Jeter “never had to lead” the Yanks, and that Jeter is “never your concern” when putting together a scouting report. Learn why a couple of quotes started the destruction of a close relationship between the two megastar shortstops. ________

A: The Cincinnati Reds. Find out how one Reds
scout went on a three-mile jog on the morning of the 1992 draft and made a decision that changed the course of baseball history, and ultimately reserved a forever place for Derek Jeter in Monument Park. ________

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Which apostle of sabermetrics said Jeter’s

lousy sabermetric numbers on defense don’t mean anything when evaluating him as a player?

Q: From day one, the Boss had doubts about Jeter.
In March 1996, with a twenty-one-year-old Jeter trying to make the team, what future Yankee superstar did Steinbrenner consider trading for a backup ( journeyman Felix Fermin) whose presence would allow the Yanks to demote Jeter to the minors?

A: Billy Beane. The architect of the Oakland A’s
and the inspiration behind Michael Lewis’s bestselling Moneyball agreed there is no mathematical equation that can capture the essence of Jeter, despite sabermetric rankings suggesting the Yankee is among the worst defensive shortstops in the game.

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Mariano Rivera. The Yankees would have

lost the greatest closer of all time and the perfect dynastic partner for Jeter, whose demotion would’ve cost the Yanks the ’96 World Series title.

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IAN O’CONNOR is a nationally recognized sports columnist who has won numerous Associated Press awards. Currently he writes for ESPNNewYork.com and hosts a radio show for ESPN. He is the author of Arnie and Jack, a New York Times bestseller, and The Jump.

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Bill Thompson iii and connie Toops

hummingbirds and Butterflies
Two of the best-known names in birding—Peterson and bird Watcher’s Digest—team up again to provide expert advice on attracting, feeding, and identifying hummingbirds and butterflies.

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ummingbirds and butterflies are some of the most beautiful visitors to a backyard, but they can also be some of the most elusive. This second collaboration between the Peterson Field Guide series and Bird Watcher’s Digest includes tips on how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to backyards—and how to identify them once they’ve arrived. Bill Thompson III and Connie Toops have decades of firsthand experience and have written the book in a fun, lighthearted style, providing both amateur and veteran nature watchers with need-to-know information, including where hummingbirds and butterflies live, what they eat, and the best garden plants to attract them. The species profiles of the 15 most common hummingbirds and 40 most common butterflies serve as a field guide, showing ranges, identifying marks, and preferred habitats. Full-color photographs and detailed drawings make attracting, identifying, and feeding these colorful creatures a snap.

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BILL THOMPSON III is the editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest and the author of many birding books. CONNIE TOOPS is a nature writer and photographer who frequently travels the country speaking on birding, wildlife gardening, and nature photography subjects. AUTHORS’ RESIDENCES Thompson: Whipple, Ohio Toops: Marshall, North Carolina
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Each copy of Hummingbirds and Butterflies comes with a complimentary mini-subscription to Bird Watcher’s Digest, ushering readers deeper into the world of birds and butterflies.

John Muir with photography by Scot Miller

My First Summer in the Sierra
A beautifully illustrated 100th-anniversary edition of an American classic, with a new foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

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rom the photographer who brought Thoreau’s Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography. This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir’s first extended trip to the Sierra nevada in what is now Yosemite national Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the book’s original publication, and published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy, My First Summer in the Sierra is illustrated with Miller’s stunning photos, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra. The publication of My First Summer in the Sierra inspired thousands to journey there, and this newly illustrated anniversary edition will surely inspire thousands more.

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JOHN MUIR (1838–1914) was a naturalist, environmental activist, and author of over a dozen books on nature and conservation. SCOT MILLER is a professional photographer whose work has appeared in numerous books and publications, including Walden: The 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic and Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Miller: Dallas

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Marie Simmons

Fresh & Fast Vegetarian
Recipes That Make a Meal
Quick and delicious vegetarian meals for weeknights, by a James Beard Award– and IACP Award–winning author ”Marie Simmons makes books that make people want to cook.”—New York Post “Marie Simmons . . . has a genuine palate, a commitment to seasonal ingredients, and the character to keep things simple.”—Cook’s Illustrated

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arie Simmons loves bold, imaginative flavors from around the world, and her magically simple combinations have been featured in many magazines, from Redbook to Bon Appétit, where she was a popular columnist, and in her award-winning cookbooks. Over the years, she has come to rely more and more on vegetables and grains, because, as she says, “They taste good and they make me feel better.” now, in Fresh & Fast Vegetarian, she offers up more than 150 of her favorite dinners. Most can be made in half an hour or less, and for each one, Simmons provides an equally easy accompaniment. like Roasted vegetables and Mozzarella Quesadillas, some are meals in themselves, while others are smaller dishes that can be paired to create a quick but sumptuous dinner. A number of Simmons’s nearly effortless, vibrant recipes are vegan. Each tells exactly how long it will take to prepare. Fresh & Fast Vegetarian also provides hundreds of tips for shortcuts and substitutions.
The winner of a Julia Child Award and two James Beard Awards, MARIE SIMMONS is a cooking teacher and the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Sur La Table’s Things Cooks Love, Fresh & Fast, The Good Egg, and 365 Ways to Cook Pasta. She was a columnist for Bon Appétit for eighteen years. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Richmond, California

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Kenn Kaufman

Kaufman Field Guide to advanced Birding
Expert Kenn Kaufman’s guide for experienced birders has been completely rewritten to reflect what birders need now

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irders can memorize hundreds of details and still not be able to identify birds if they don’t really understand what’s in front of them.Today birders have access to almost too much information, and their attempts to identify birds can be drowned out by excess detail. The all-new Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding takes a different approach, clarifying the basics and providing a framework for learning about each group. Overall principles of identification are explained in clear language, and ten chapters on specific groups of birds show how these principles can be applied in practice. Anyone with a keen interest in identifying birds will find that this book makes the learning process more effective and enjoyable, and that truly understanding what we see and hear can make birding more fun.

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KENN KAUFMAN is the originator of the Kaufman Field Guide series and author of Lives of North American Birds, Kingbird Highway, and Flights Against the Sunset, among other books. Long recognized as an expert on bird identification, he has been teaching popular workshops on the subject since 1980 and has written hundreds of ID articles for Birder’s World, American Birds, and other publications. A field editor for Audubon and a contributor to every major birding magazine, he has also led nature tours on all seven continents. He and his wife, Kimberly, make their home in northwestern Ohio.

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From the author of King Leopold’s Ghost, the first
adam hochschild

To End all Wars
A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918
A page-turning, epic history of the modern era’s most morally challenging war

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orld War I stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain’s leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the nobel Prize for literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain’s most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the “war to end all wars.” Can we ever avoid repeating history?

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New York, Washington, D.C, San Francisco, Los Angeles

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history of World War I that includes the war’s critics
From

To End All Wars

Even though I was born long after it ended, the First World War always seemed a presence in our family. My mother would tell me about the wild enthusiasm of crowds at military parades when—at last!—in 1917 the United States joined the Allies. A beloved first cousin of hers marched off to the sound of those cheers, to be killed in the final weeks of fighting; she never forgot the shock and disillusionment. And no one in my father’s family thought it absurd that two of his relatives had fought on opposite sides, one in the French army, one in the German. If your country called, you went. My father’s sister married a man who fought for Russia in that war, and we owed his presence in our lives to events triggered by it: the Russian Revolution and the bitter civil war that followed—after which, finding himself on the losing side, he came to America. We shared a summer household with this aunt and uncle, and friends of his who were also veterans of 1914–1918 were regular visitors. As a boy, I vividly remember standing next to one of them, all of us in bathing suits and about to go swimming, and then looking down and seeing the man’s foot: all his toes had been sheared off by a German machinegun bullet, somewhere on the Eastern Front. Like my uncle’s friend, many of the war’s more than 21 million wounded survived for long years after. Once in the 1960s I visited a stone, fortresslike state mental hospital in northern France, and some of the aged men I saw sitting like statues on benches in the courtyard there, faces blank, were shellshock victims from the trenches.

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In King Leopold’s Ghost, Bury the Chains, and other books, ADAM HOCHSCHILD has won a reputation as a master of suspense and vivid character portrayal. His skill at evoking such struggles for justice has made him a finalist for the National Book Award and won him a host of other prizes.

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Edited by Suzanne Marrs

What There is to Say We have Said
The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell
Eavesdrop on one of the most celebrated literary friendships of American letters— that of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell.

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or over fifty years, Eudora Welty and William Maxwell, two of our most admired writers, penned letters to each other. They shared their worries about work and family, literary opinions and scuttlebutt, moments of despair and hilarity. living half a continent apart, their friendship was nourished and maintained by their correspondence. What There Is to Say We Have Said bears witness to Welty and Maxwell’s editorial relationships—both in his capacity as New Yorker editor and in their collegial back-andforth on their work. It’s also a chronicle of the literary world of the time; read talk of James Thurber, William Shawn, Katherine Anne Porter, J. D. Salinger, Isak Dinesen, William Faulkner, John updike, virginia Woolf, Walker Percy, Ford Madox Ford, John Cheever, and many more. It is a treasure trove of reading recommendations. Here, Suzanne Marrs—Welty’s biographer and friend— offers an unprecedented window into two intertwined lives. Through careful collection of more than 300 letters as well as her own insightful introductions, she has created a record of a remarkable friendship and a lyrical homage to the forgotten art of letter writing.

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SUZANNE MARRS is the author of Eudora Welty: A Biography and One Writer’s Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty and is a recipient of the Phoenix Award for Distinguished Welty Scholarship. She is a professor of English at Millsaps College.

José Saramago
Translated from the portuguese by Margaret Jull costa

Small Memories
This memoir of his childhood is “one of Saramago’s last books, and one of his most touching.” —New York Times

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osé Saramago was eighteen months old when he moved from the village of Azinhaga with his father and mother to live in lisbon. But he would return to the village throughout his childhood and adolescence to stay with his maternal grandparents, illiterate peasants in the eyes of the outside world, but a fount of knowledge, affection, and authority to young José. Shifting back and forth between childhood and his teenage years, between Azinhaga and lisbon, this is a mosaic of memories, a simply told, affecting look back into the author’s boyhood: the tragic death of his older brother at the age of four; his mother pawning the family’s blankets every spring and buying them back in time for winter; his beloved grandparents bringing the weaker piglets into their bed on cold nights; and Saramago’s early encounters with literature, from teaching himself to read by deciphering articles in the daily newspaper, to poring over an entertaining dialogue in a Portuguese-French conversation guide, not realizing that he was in fact reading a play by Molière. Written with Saramago’s characteristic wit and honesty, Small Memories traces the formation of an artist fascinated by words and stories from an early age and who emerged, against all odds, as one of the world’s most respected writers.

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JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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From the publishers of Jane Goodall and
andrew Westoll

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
A True Story of Resilience and Recovery
A fascinating and moving account of a remarkable community of chimpanzees gradually learning to be chimps again after years spent in laboratories

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n 1997 Gloria Grow started a sanctuary for chimps retired from biomedical research on her farm outside Montreal. For the indomitable Gloria, caring for thirteen great apes is like presiding over a maximum security prison, a Zen sanctuary, an old folks’ home, and a New York deli during the lunchtime rush all rolled into one. But she is first and foremost creating a refuge for her troubled charges, a place where they can recover and begin to trust humans again. Hoping to win some of this trust, the journalist Andrew Westoll spent months at Fauna farm as a volunteer and vividly recounts his time in the chimp house and the histories of its residents. He arrives with dreams of striking up an immediate friendship with the legendary Tom, the wise face of the Great Ape Protection Act, but Tom seems all too content to ignore him. Gradually, though, old man Tommie and the rest of the “troop” begin to warm toward Westoll as he learns the routines of life at the farm and realizes just how far the chimps have come. Seemingly simple things like grooming, establishing friendships and alliances, and playing games with the garden hose are all poignant testament to the capacity of these animals to heal. Brimming with empathy and winning stories of Gloria and her charges, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is an absorbing, bighearted book that grapples with questions of just what we owe to the animals who are our nearest genetic relations.

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Dian Fossey, a new primate classic
From

Slowly, I open the sliding door that leads to the inner courtyard. Regis pulls back from the bars, a look of intrigue on his face. Then, as quickly as I can, I disappear outside, run down the outside wall of the chimp house in an awkward crouch, and pop my head up in the playroom window. Regis is still looking out the door, wondering where I went. But Jethro, poor guy, spies me immediately. His huge body erupts in excited convulsions. His great belly shakes with delight. Arms flailing, feet bobbing, head going in circles, Jethro tries to push himself up onto all fours but his enthusiasm proves too great. As if tethered to the earth by his tremendous size, he falls backwards into the caging with a crash. Regis looks over at his floundering friend, but Jethro is still too excited to direct him my way. For one glorious moment, Jethro the chimpanzee is completely speechless.

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ANDREW WESTOLL is an award-winning narrative journalist and the author of a travel memoir set in the jungles of Suriname, where he once lived as a monkey researcher.

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Thomas perry

The informant
An Otto Penzler Book
The Butcher’s Boy is back for another oneman war against the Mafia—and a high-stakes battle of wits against tenacious Justice Department official Elizabeth Waring.

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n Thomas Perry’s Edgar-winning debut The Butcher’s Boy, a professional killer betrayed by the Mafia leaves countless mobsters dead and then disappears. Justice Department official Elizabeth Waring is the only one who believes he ever existed. Many years later, the Butcher’s Boy finds his peaceful life threatened when a Mafia hit team finally catches up with him. He knows they won’t stop coming and decides to take the fight to their door. Soon Waring, now high up in the Organized Crime Division of the Justice Department, receives a surprise latenight visit from the Butcher’s Boy. Knowing she keeps track of the Mafia, he asks her whom his attackers worked for, offering information that will help her crack an unsolved murder in return. So begins a new assault on organized crime and an uneasy alliance between opposite sides of the law. As the Butcher’s Boy works his way ever closer to his quarry in an effort to protect his new way of life, Waring is in a race against time, either to convince him to become a protected informant—or to take him out of commission for good.

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Bharati Mukherjee

Miss New india
Internationally acclaimed author Bharati Mukherjee explores a distinctively newfangled India in this vividly imagined story of a young woman’s quest to discover herself.

njali Bose is “Miss new India.” Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family and living in a backwater town with an arranged marriage on the horizon, Anjali’s prospects don’t look great. But her ambition and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her expat teacher, Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to other powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a desire to take charge of her own destiny. So she sets off to Bangalore, India’s fastest-growing major metropolis, and quickly falls in with an audacious and ambitious crowd of young people, who have learned how to sound American by watching shows like Seinfeld in order to get jobs as call-center service agents, where they are quickly able to out-earn their parents. And it is in this high-tech city where Anjali—suddenly free from the traditional confines of class, caste, gender, and more—is able to confront her past and reinvent herself. Of course, the seductive pull of modernity does not come without a dark side . . .

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Winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, BHARATI MUKHERJEE is the author of seven novels, two story collections, and the coauthor of two books of nonfiction. She is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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ralph Steadman

The ralph Steadman Book of Dogs
A new book by the cult favorite artist Ralph Steadman, capturing man’s best friend in every way imaginable

alph Steadman—artist of distinction, caricaturist of brilliance—is also a longtime dog lover. In his latest book, he shows us dogs on furniture, fashion dogs, wine dogs, fantastical crossbreeds, and even the insects that live on dogs. The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs captures the fierce and furious, the whimsical and wistful, and everything in between, including:
978-0-547-53425-1 • $24.00 The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs May • Pets/Art • 96 pages • 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ Four-color illustrations throughout • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Sobel Weber Associates also available The Joke’s Over 978-0-15-603250-6 • $15.00 PA • National advertising, including The New Yorker • Promotional partnership with Flying Dog Brewery • e-book isbn 978-0-547-55917-9 RALPH STEADMAN has illustrated many books, including Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. He is the author of The Grapes of Ralph (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award), Still Life with Bottle, The Book of Jones, and Gonzo: The Art. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE England 32 May • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • www.hmhbooks.com

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• Saloon Bar Dog • Antisocial Blot Dog • Buddhist Dogs Searching for Happiness • Dog Baby Substitute • Decibelle, the Noisy Mongrel With his trademark style and strong eye, Steadman exposes the heart and bone of our canine companions to create a stunning dog book like no other.

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Mickey Spillane and Max allan collins

Kiss her Goodbye
An Otto Penzler Book
Recovering from a gunshot wound, Hammer returns to New York to investigate an old friend’s death, a fortune in Nazi diamonds, and the disco-era drug trade.

ike Hammer has been away from new York too long. Recuperating in Florida after a deadly mob shootout, the private eye learns that an old mentor on the new York police force has committed suicide. Hammer returns for the funeral—and because he knows that Inspector Doolan would never have killed himself. But Manhattan in the 1970s no longer feels like home. Hammer’s lovely longtime partner, velda, has disappeared after he broke it off for her own safety, and his office is shut down. When a woman is murdered practically on the funeral home’s doorstep, Hammer is drawn into the hunt for a cache of nazi diamonds that makes the Maltese Falcon seem like a knickknack, and for the mysterious beauty who had been close to Doolan in his final days. But drug racketeers, who had it in for the tough old police inspector, attract Hammer’s attention as well. Soon he is hobnobbing with coke-snorting celebrities at the notorious disco Club 52 and playing footsie with a sleek lady D.A., a modern female on the make for oldfashioned Hammer. Everything leads to a Mafia social club where Hammer and his .45 come calling, initiating the wildest showdown since Spillane’s classic One Lonely Night.
MICKEY SPILLANE (1918–2006) sold hundreds of millions of books. He introduced iconic detective Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury, and was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1995. MAX ALLAN COLLINS is the author of many works, including the best-selling graphic novel Road to Perdition and the Shamus-winning Nathan Heller novels. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Collins: Muscatine, Iowa
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Willa cather

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My Ántonia / O pioneers!

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irst published in 1918, My Ántonia is the unforgettable story of an immigrant woman’s life on the hardscrabble nebraska plains. Together here with O Pioneers!, a classic American tale of pioneer life and the transformation of the frontier, this volume of Willa Cather’s works captures a time, a place, and a spirit that are part of our national heritage.

978-0-547-55502-7 • $22.00 My Ántonia / O Pioneers! May • Fiction • 496 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ CTN 12 • Terr: World

WILLA CATHER (1873–1947), the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of more than fifteen books, was one of the most distinguished American writers of the early twentieth century.

alice Walker

The color purple / The Temple of My Familiar

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inner of the Pulitzer Prize and the national Book Award, The Color Purple is the moving story of a young woman’s endurance of shame and suffering to become whole and to know God. The novel became an instant classic and has been adapted into a film and musical. Paired here with The Temple of My Familiar, which the author describes as “a romance of the last 500,000 years,” this edition brings together two works that established Walker as a major voice in modern fiction.

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Best-selling novelist ALICE WALKER is the author of five other novels, five collections of short stories, six collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, including most recently Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several children’s books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Berkeley, California

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Eudora Welty

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Delta Wedding / The ponder heart

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et in 1923, Delta Wedding is an exquisitely woven story of southern family life, centered around the Fairchild family’s preparations for a wedding at their Mississippi plantation. In The Ponder Heart, a comic masterpiece, Miss Edna Earle Ponder, one of the few living members of a once prominent family, tells a traveling salesman the history of her family and fellow townsfolk. This edition brings together two fine works from one of the most beloved writers of the American south.

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EUDORA WELTY (1909–2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended the Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University (where she studied advertising). In addition to short fiction, Welty wrote novels, novellas, essays, and reviews, and was a winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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José Saramago

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Blindness / Seeing

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n Blindness, a city is overcome by an epidemic of blindness that spares only one woman. She becomes a guide for a group of seven strangers and serves as the eyes and ears for the reader in this profound parable of loss and disorientation. We return to the city years later in Saramago’s Seeing, a satirical commentary on government in general and democracy in particular. This beautiful volume, pairing the two books for the first time, will be a welcome addition to the library of any Saramago fan.

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JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of numerous novels, including All the Names, The Cave, and The Elephant’s Journey. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Lawrence M. page and Brooks M. Burr

peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes
Second Edition
A new edition of the top-selling identification guide to freshwater fishes

978-0-547-24206-4 • $20.00 Pa Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition aPril • Nature • 592 pages • 4 ½ x 7 ¼ 41 color plates; 15 b/w plates; 64 b/w figures; 566 color maps • CTN 24 • Terr: World • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: HMH • Promotion at nature shows across the country • Online promotion, including e-blasts

here are nearly 1,000 species of freshwater fishes in north America alone, and identifying them can sometimes be a daunting task. In fact, in just the twenty years since publication of the first edition of the Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, the number of species has risen by almost 150, including 19 marine invaders and 16 newly established nonnative species. This second edition incorporates all of these new species, plus all-new maps and a collection of new and revised plates. Some of the species can be told apart only by minute differences in coloration or shape, and these beautifully illustrated plates reveal exactly how to distinguish each species. The guide includes detailed maps and information showing where to locate each species of fish—whether that species can be found in miles-long stretches of river or small pools that cover only dozens of square feet. The ichthyologic world of the twenty-first century is not the same as it was in the twentieth, and this brand-new edition of the definitive field guide to freshwater fishes reflects these many changes.

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LAWRENCE M. PAGE is curator of fishes at the Florida Museum of Natural History, principal scientist emeritus for the Illinois Natural History Survey’s Center for Biodiversity, and an affiliate professor at the University of Florida. BROOKS M. BURR is a professor in the Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and an affiliate scientist at the Illinois Natural History Survey. AUTHORS’ RESIDENCES Page: Gainesville, Florida Burr: Carbondale, Illinois 36 apriL • HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • www.hmhbooks.com • Paperback

paul Theroux

The Tao of Travel
Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
A literary traveler’s handbook from one of our finest travel writers

aul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel enumerates “The Contents of Some Travelers’ Bags” and exposes “Writers Who Wrote about Places They never visited”; tracks extreme journeys in “Travel as an Ordeal” and highlights some of “Travelers’ Favorite Places.” Excerpts from the best of Theroux’s own work are interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected: vladimir nabokov Evelyn Waugh Henry David Thoreau Bruce Chatwin Graham Greene Eudora Welty James Baldwin Anton Chekhov Peter Matthiessen Samuel Johnson Charles Dickens Mark Twain Freya Stark J.R.R. Tolkien Isak Dinesen Pico Iyer John McPhee Ernest Hemingway

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The Tao of Travel is a unique tribute to the pleasures and pains of travel in its golden age.

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCES Hawaii and Cape Cod

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PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari.

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Meet Claire DeWitt, part Sam Spade
Sara Gran

claire DeWitt and the city of the Dead
A new series from Sara Gran, “a latter-day Raymond Chandler” (Glamour), featuring the world’s best—and most eccentric—private investigator

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978-0-547-42849-9 • $24.00 Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead June • Mystery • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Writers House

• Extensive review attention from literary and mystery communities • National advertising, including McSweeney’s and Believer • Mystery promotion, including monthly newsletter features and Strand group advertising • Online promotion, including a Facebook page for Claire DeWitt • Advance reading copies • Author website: www.saragran.com • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54885-2

laire DeWitt is not your average private investigator. She has brilliant deductive skills and is an ace at discovering evidence. But Claire also uses her dreams, omens, and mind-expanding herbs to help her solve mysteries, and relies on Détection — the only book published by the late, great, and mysterious French detective Jacques Silette. The tattooed, pot-smoking Claire has just arrived in post-Katrina new Orleans, the city she’s avoided since her mentor, Silette’s student Constance Darling, was murdered there. Claire is investigating the disappearance of vic Willing, a prosecutor known for winning convictions in a homicide-plagued city. Has an angry criminal enacted revenge on vic? Or did he use the storm as a means to disappear? Claire follows the clues, finding old friends and making new enemies — foremost among them Andray Fairview, a young gang member who just might hold the key to the mystery. littered with memories of Claire’s years as a girl detective in 1980s Brooklyn, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead is a knockout start to a bracingly original new series.

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and part hipster Nancy Drew.
From CLAIRE

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First I took a control print; Vic Willing’s. Next I took prints from some spots around the house a visitor was likely to touch. The doorknobs. The refrigerator. The safe. The television—you’d be surprised how many murderers put the TV on before or after they kill someone. I put all my little papers in an envelope and stuck them in my purse. I had a feeling there was more to the apartment than I’d seen. Vic had held secrets here. People bury things in their houses, things they can’t get rid of but can’t take with them. They weren’t physical but they were there all the same. I went to the bedroom and turned off the lights and lay down on Vic’s bed. The sheets were crisp and possibly ironed and not very comfortable. I let my breathing slow down and my mind drain until I was almost asleep. Almost immediately I sat up and got out of bed. What I’d felt wasn’t rest or peace. It was struggle. I asked Leon if I could hold on to the keys so I could come back and look for more clues if I needed to. “It’s just that I only have one set,” he said, shuffling “It’s just that you don’t trust me,” I said. He hemmed and hawed a little before I let him off the hook. “It’s okay,” I lied. “You will.” “I’m sure,” he said. “I will.” He was lying too. in place a little. “It’s not that I don’t trust you.”

CITY OF THE DEAD
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SARA GRAN’s previous novels include Come Closer, a psychological thriller hailed as “hypnotic, disturbing . . . genuinely scary” (Bret Easton Ellis), and Dope, a noir homage. Television rights to Claire DeWitt have been bought by Fremantle (the company that brought you American Idol) and the Todd sisters (responsible for Memento, Boiler Room, and all three Austin Powers films). A former bookseller and native of Brooklyn who lived in New Orleans during Katrina, she now lives in northern California. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Sebastopol, California

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Jason Felch and ralph Frammolino

chasing aphrodite
The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum
From the reporters who exposed it, the dramatic story of the looted antiquities scandal at the Getty Museum

978-0-15-101501-6 • $28.00 Chasing Aphrodite May • Art/Current Events • 384 pages 6 x 9 • 8-page b/w insert • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: William Morris Endeavor • S: HMH • Online Marketing • Academic promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-53802-0

n recent years, several of America’s leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. The monetary value is estimated at over half a billion dollars. Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity? The answer lies at the Getty, one of the world’s richest and most troubled museums, and scandalous revelations that it had been buying looted antiquities for decades. Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and frank interviews, Felch and Frammolino give us a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum and tell the story of the Getty’s dealings in the illegal antiquities trade. The outlandish characters and bad behavior could come straight from the pages of a thriller—the wealthy recluse founder, the cagey Italian art investigator, the playboy curator, the narcissist CEO—but their chilling effects on the rest of the art world have been all too real, as the authors show in novelistic detail. Fast-paced and compelling, Chasing Aphrodite exposes the layer of dirt beneath the polished façade of the museum business.
The investigation into the Getty led by JASON FELCH and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, reporters for the Los Angeles Times, sparked an international controversy and prompted the departure of several senior museum staff members. For their work they were named as finalists for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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Dean Bakopoulos

My american unhappiness
Introducing Zeke, one of the wittiest, most unpredictable, and charmingly deluded narrators to come along in years.

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hy are you so unhappy?” That’s the question that Zeke Pappas, a thirty-three-year-old scholar, asks almost everybody he meets as part of an obsessive project, “The Inventory of American unhappiness.” The answers he receives—a mix of true sadness and absurd complaint—create a collage of woe. Zeke, meanwhile, remains delightfully oblivious to the increasingly harsh realities that threaten his daily routine, opting instead to focus his energy on finding the perfect mate so that he can gain custody of his orphaned nieces. Following steps outlined in a women’s magazine, the ever-optimistic Zeke identifies some “prospects”: a newly divorced neighbor, a coffeehouse barista, his administrative assistant, and Sofia Coppola (“Why not aim high?”). A clairvoyant when it comes to the Starbucks orders of strangers, a quixotic renegade when it comes to the federal bureaucracy, and a devoted believer in the afternoon cocktail and the evening binge, Zeke has an irreverent voice that is a marvel of lacerating wit and heart-on-sleeve emotion, underscored by a creeping paranoia and made more urgent by the hope that if he can only find a wife, he might have a second chance at life.

978-0-15-101344-9 • $24.00 My American Unhappiness June • Fiction • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 Terr: World English • Rights: B/S: HMH T/A/ P/M: McCormick & Williams

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Ames, Iowa

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Author of the award-winning debut novel Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon, DEAN BAKOPOULOS is the founding director of the Wisconsin Book Festival and a creative writing professor at Iowa State University.

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Earl Swift

The Big roads
The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
A road trip through the revelatory history of American interstate highways

978-0-618-81241-7 • $27.00 The Big Roads June • History • 368 pages • 6 x 9 • 8-page b/w insert • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M/S: The David Black Literary Agency • A: HMH also available Where They Lay 978-0-618-56242-8 • $14.00 PA • National media from New York and Washington, D.C. • National drive-time radio tour • National print and online advertising, including Google Maps, AAA, MapQuest • Online promotion, including targeted outreach to transportation blogs and a social networking campaign • Academic promotion to urban planning professors • Advance reading copies • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54913-2

man-made wonder, a connective network, an economic force, a bringer of blight and sprawl and the possibility of escape—the u.S. interstate system changed the face of our country. The Big Roads charts the creation of these essential American highways. From the turn-of-the-century car racing entrepreneur who spurred the citizen-led “Good Roads” movement, to the handful of driven engineers who conceived of the interstates and how they would work—years before President Eisenhower knew the plans existed—to the protests that erupted across the nation when highways reached the cities and found people unwilling to be uprooted in the name of progress, Swift follows a winding, fascinating route through twentieth-century American life. How did we get from dirt tracks to expressways, from main streets to off-ramps, from mud to concrete and steel, in less than a century? Through decades of politics, activism, and marvels of engineering, we recognize in our highways the wanderlust, grand scale, and conflicting notions of citizenship and progress that define America.

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EARL SWIFT is the author of three previous books, including Where They Lay, a 2003 PEN finalist. He lives in Virginia with his daughter Saylor.

David Wise

Tiger Trap
America’s Secret Spy War with China
Honey traps, double agents, nuclear secrets, and a future president’s female friend: a revelatory history of Chinese espionage in America

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or decades, while America obsessed over Soviet spies, China quietly penetrated the highest levels of government. now, for the first time, based on numerous interviews with key insiders at the FBI and CIA as well as with Chinese agents and people close to them, David Wise tells the full story of China’s many victories and defeats in its American spy wars.Two key cases interweave throughout: Katrina leung, code-named parlor maid, worked for the FBI for years, even after she became a secret double agent for China, aided by love affairs with both of her FBI handlers. Here, too, is the inside story of the case, code-named tiger trap, of a key Chinese-American scientist suspected of stealing nuclear weapons secrets. These two cases led to many others, involving famous names from Wen Ho lee to Richard nixon, stunning national security leaks, and sophisticated cyberspying. The story takes us up to the present, with a West Coast spy ring whose members were sentenced in 2010—but it surely will continue for years to come, as China faces off against America. David Wise’s history of China’s spy wars in America is packed with eye-popping revelations.

978-0-547-55310-8 • $28.00 Tiger Trap June • Politics/International Relations 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 8-page b/w photo insert CTN 12 • Terr: World • Rights: B/T: HMH A/P/M/S: Sterling Lord Literistic • National media from New York and Washington, D.C. • National drive-time radio tour • National print and online advertising, including the New York Review of Books • Online promotion, including podcasts and author interviews on history, CIA, and spy-fan blogs • Academic promotion

DAVID WISE’s best-selling books on espionage and national security include Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI’s Robert Hanssen Betrayed America, Nightmover: How Aldrich Ames Sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 Million, and The Invisible Government. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Washington, D.C.
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the closest look into the googleplex
Douglas Edwards

i’m Feeling Lucky
The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
One of Google’s early employees takes us on a trip inside the hyperenergized company that broke the rules and rocked the world.

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omparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. no academic analysis or bystander’s account can capture it. now Doug Edwards, Employee number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. Edwards, Google’s first director of marketing and brand management, describes it as it happened. We see the first, pioneering steps of larry Page and Sergey Brin, the company’s young, idiosyncratic partners; the evolution of the company’s famously nonhierarchical structure (where every employee finds a problem to tackle or a feature to create and works independently); the development of brand identity; the races to develop and implement each new feature; and the many ideas that never came to pass. Above all, Edwards—a former journalist who knows how to write— captures the “Google Experience,” the rollercoaster ride of being part of a company creating itself in a whole new universe. I’m Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world’s most transformative corporation.

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“Larry,” I began, once I had garnered some subset of his attention, “I know I haven’t always agreed with the direction you and Sergey have set for us. But I’ve been thinking about it and I just wanted to tell you that—in looking back—I realize that more often than not you’ve been right about things. Sergey was right about changing the homepage logos. You were right about launching self-service AdWords. I feel like I’m learning a lot and I appreciate your patience as I go through that process.” I smiled inwardly. It was a well-framed corporate kiss-up. I’d humbled myself and admitted that despite my intelligence, job skills, convictions, and professional pride, I was still learning new ways to approach things. I’d given Larry an opportunity to analyze my strengths and weaknesses as a member of Google’s management team and to reward me with comforting words and reassurances about the value I brought to the company. Now he would recount those occasions when my counsel had been sage and congratulate me on my perspicacity. Then we’d engage in the nonphysical equivalent of a man-hug and I’d be off to savor the moment while swilling freshly made cappuccino in the micro-kitchen. That’s how you “manage up” in a big company. Display flexibility and sufficient humility, and senior management responds by encouraging personal growth while reinforcing traditional corporate values. Larry looked at me with the same stare he had directed at the code on his screen, as if he were trying to decipher some undigested bit of an equation that refused to resolve itself. “ ‘More often than not’?” he asked me. “When were we EVER wrong?”

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Los Altos, California

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DOUG EDWARDS was the director of consumer marketing and brand management at Google from 1999 to 2005 and was responsible for setting the tone and direction of the company’s communications with its users. Prior to joining Google, Edwards was the online brand group manager for the San Jose Mercury News, where he conceived and led development of the technology news site siliconvalley.com.

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andrzej Stasiuk
Translated from the polish by Michael Kandel

On the road to Babadag
Travels in the Other Europe
A Beat-style collection of travel narratives from central and eastern Europe

978-0-15-101271-8 • $23.00 On the Road to Babadag June • Travel • 224 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ 2 b/w photos • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Suhrkamp Verlag S: HMH also available Nine 978-0-15-101064-6 • $23 CL • National media • Online promotion, including targeted outreach to niche travel publications, sites and blogs, and a social networking campaign • Literature-in-translation promotion • Advance reading copies • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54912-5

ndrzej Stasiuk is a restless and indefatigable traveler. His journeys take him from his native Poland to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova, and ukraine. By car, train, bus, ferry. To small towns and villages with unfamiliar-sounding yet strangely evocative names. “The heart of my Europe,” Stasiuk tells us, “beats in Sokolow, Podlaski, and in Husi, not in vienna.” Where did Moldova end and Transylvania begin, he wonders as he is being driven at breakneck speed in an ancient Audi—loose wires hanging from the dashboard—by a driver in shorts and bare feet, a cross swinging on his chest. In Comrat, a funeral procession moves slowly down the main street, the open coffin on a pickup truck, an old woman dressed in black brushing away the flies above the face of the deceased. On to Soroca, a baroque-Byzantine-Tatar-Turkish encampment, to meet Gypsies. And all the way to Babadag, between the Baltic Coast and the Black Sea, where Stasiuk sees his first minaret, “simple and severe, a pencil pointed at the sky.” A brilliant tour of Europe’s dark underside—travel writing at its very best.

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© KAMIl GuBAlA

Born in Warsaw in 1960, ANDRZEJ STASIUK is the author of five novels and a collection of essays, Fado (2009). On the Road to Babadag won the prestigious Nike Award on its original publication in Poland in 2005.

Davis phinney with austin Murphy

The happiness of pursuit
A Father’s Courage, a Son’s Love and Life’s Steepest Climb
An inspiring and moving story of fathers and sons and bikes, as U.S. cycling legend Davis Phinney battles early-onset Parkinson’s disease on the road back to life

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or two decades, Davis Phinney was one of America’s most successful cyclists. He won two stages at the Tour de France and an Olympic medal. But after years of feeling off, he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s. The body that had been his ally was now something else: a prison. The Happiness of Pursuit is the story of how Davis sought to overcome his Parkinson’s by reaching back to what had made him so successful on the bike and adjusting his perspective on what counted as a win. The news of his diagnosis began a dark period for this vibrant athlete, but there was also light. His son Taylor’s own bike-racing career was taking off. Determined to beat the Body Snatcher, Davis underwent a procedure called deep brain stimulation. Although not cured, his symptoms abated enough for him to see Taylor compete in the Beijing Olympics. Davis Phinney had won another stage. But the joy, he discovered, was in the pursuit. With humor and grace, Phinney weaves the narrative of his battle with Parkinson’s with tales from his cycling career and from his son’s emerging career. The Happiness of Pursuit is a remarkable story of fathers and sons and bikes, of victories large and small.

978-0-547-31593-5 • $25.00 The Happiness of Pursuit May • Sports/Cycling/Memoir • 256 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 8-page b/w insert • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: The David Black Literary Agency • S: HMH • National author tour, including New York, Austin, Boulder, San Francisco • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide • Online promotion • Library promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-52364-4

AUTHORS’ RESIDENCES Phinney: Boulder, Colorado Murphy: San Anselmo, California

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© Al TIElEMAnS

DAVIS PHINNEY is a former professional cyclist and TV commentator. Today he and his wife, Connie Carpenter Phinney, an Olympic gold medalist, run the Davis Phinney Foundation. AUSTIN MURPHY is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated.
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“Earle has always told a great story in song . . . Turns out he
Steve Earle

i’ll Never Get Out of This World alive
From celebrated musician Steve Earle comes a novel imagining the life, addiction, and redemption of Doc Ebersole as he is haunted by his former patient, Hank Williams.

978-0-618-82096-2 • $26.00 I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive July • Fiction • 256 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B: Harvill Secker • T/S: HMH • A/P/M: Carroll, Guido & Groffman

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oc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams— not just in the figurative sense, not just because he was one of the last people to see him alive, and not just because he is rumored to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him. In 1963, ten years after Hank’s death, Doc himself is wracked by addiction. Since he lost his license to practice medicine, his morphine habit isn’t as easy to support as it used to be. So he lives in a rented room in the red-light district on the south side of San Antonio, performing abortions and patching up the odd knife or gunshot wound. But when Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in the neighborhood in search of Doc’s services, miraculous things begin to happen. Graciela sustains a wound on her wrist that never heals, yet she heals others with the touch of her hand. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except maybe for Hank’s angry ghost—who isn’t at all pleased to see Doc doing well. A brilliant excavation of an obscure piece of music history, Steve Earle’s I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive is also a marvelous novel in its own right, a ballad of regret and redemption, and of the ways in which we remake ourselves and our world through the smallest of miracles.

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puts ’em down on the page pretty well, too.” — Boston Globe
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
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Doc opens his eyes and finds the apparition perched on the edge of the spare chair in the corner, narrow shoulders hunched over as if he were racked by pain or cold. Impossibly thin, Hank is, and the straw-colored western-cut suit he’s wearing hangs flat and limp on his frame as if there is nothing substantial inside to fill it out and there’s not. His silver belly Stetson hat casts a diagonal shadow across his face, which is as pale and drawn as it was in life and his one visible eye is hungry, expectant; one of a pair of frightened animal eyes frozen in a perpetual, silent scream, and Doc knows better than to allow him to himself to look in there. He focuses his gaze a little lower and shudders as he realizes that he can easily read the house rules posted on the door through the visitor’s transparent torso. There are some things about being haunted that Doc will never get used to . . . The ghost stands up, or maybe he simply grows like the afternoon shadow of a ramshackle church spreading across a graveyard, until he looms over Doc wagging a skeletal finger in his face. “Now, you just hold you horses there, Doc! Maybe I’m dead and maybe I ain’t, but one thing for goddamn certain is I ain’t no hophead! I never took nothin’ that a doctor didn’t order!”

Praise for Doghouse Roses
A Los Angeles Times Book of the Year “Earle’s musical heart has always been pure and strong; now we know this literary one beats just as true.”

—Austin Chronicle

“Terrific . . . As he does in his songs, Earle finds the tenuous points of emotional connection between characters who are living not only on the edges of their own ability to cope, but often on the very margins of society itself.” —Rolling Stone
STEVE EARLE is a singer-songwriter, actor, activist, and the author of the story collection Doghouse Roses. He has released more than a dozen critically acclaimed albums, including the Grammy winners The Revolution Starts Now, Washington Square Serenade, and Townes. He has appeared on film and television, with celebrated roles in The Wire and Treme. Frequently interviewed and profiled in the press, he often tours with his wife, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE New York City

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An eye-opening investigation that pulls back the
Janet reitman

inside Scientology
The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion
The first full account of Scientology by a journalist who gained unprecedented access to the church

978-0-618-88302-8 • $28.00 Inside Scientology July • Current Affairs/Religion • 400 pages 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/ P/M: Sterling Lord Literistic • A/S: HMH

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cientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named l. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of the government to further its goals. Its attacks on psychiatry and its requirement that believers pay as much as tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars for salvation have drawn scrutiny and skepticism. And ex-members use the Internet to share stories of harassment and abuse. now Janet Reitman offers the first full journalistic history of the Church of Scientology, in an evenhanded account that at last establishes the astonishing truth about the controversial religion. She traces Scientology’s development from the birth of Dianetics to today, following its metamorphosis from a pseudoscientific self-help group to a worldwide spiritual corporation with profound control over its followers and even ex-followers. Based on five years of research, unprecedented access to Church officials, confidential documents, and extensive interviews with current and former Scientologists, this is the defining book about a little-known world.

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curtain on life inside the Scientology bubble
From INSIDE

SCIENTOLOGY

If anyone helped to get the message across in Washington, it was John Travolta.
He was an outspoken supporter of Scientology’s ongoing campaign against the German government: Germany was notably hard on groups it suspected of cultlike activities, and German Scientologists claimed to have been fired from jobs and prevented from joining political parties because of their affiliation with the Church. In response to these reports, Travolta’s attorney, Bertram Fields, wrote an open letter to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, which was published in January 1997 in the International Herald Tribune. It was signed by thirty-three other well-known figures, including Dustin Hoffman, Goldie Hawn, Oliver Stone, Gore Vidal, and Warner Bros. chief Terry Semel, and drew an analogy between the mistreatment of Scientologists in Germany and the Nazis’ persecution of the Jews. Several weeks later, the U.S. State Department released its annual human rights report, which, in carefully worded language, detailed German Scientologists’ claims of “governmentcondoned and societal harassment.” Though the report did not directly take the German government to task for human rights abuses, it dedicated more than five paragraphs to describing the various measures that had reportedly been taken against German Scientologists, as opposed to just a single paragraph the previous year.

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JANET REITMAN is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has appeared in GQ, Men’s Journal, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Marie Claire, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 2007 for the story “Inside Scientology.”

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Thomas h. cook

The Quest for anna Klein
An Otto Penzler Book
On the eve of World War II, an international plot gone wrong leads a wealthy man on a quest that spans decades and continents, to the dawn of a troubled new century.

978-0-547-36464-3 • $27.00 The Quest for Anna Klein June • Mystery/Thriller • 368 pages 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B: Corvus/Atlantic Books UK • T: HMH • A/P/ M/S: Author via HMH also available The Last Talk with Lola Faye 978-0-547-52029-2 • $14.95 PA See also page 93. The Fate of Katherine Carr 978-0-547-26334-2 • $13.95 PA Master of the Delta 978-0-15-603320-6 • $13.95 PA • National print advertising • Online promotion, including mystery e-newsletter, mystery sites, and blogs • e-book isbn 978-0-547-54922-4

homas Danforth has lived a fortunate life. The son of a wealthy importer, he traveled the world in his youth, and now, in his twenties, he lives in new York City and runs the family business. It is 1939, and the world is on the brink of war, but Danforth’s life is untroubled, his future assured. Then, on a snowy evening walk along Gramercy Park, a friend poses a fateful question. As it turns out, this friend has a dangerous idea that can change the world. Danforth is to provide a place where a “brilliant woman” can receive training in firearms and explosives. This is to be the beginning of an international plot carried out by the mysterious Anna Klein—a plot that will ensnare Danforth in more ways than one. When the plan goes wrong and Klein disappears, Danforth’s quest begins: it is a journey of ever-shifting alliances and betrayals that will lead him across a war-torn world in search of answers. now in his ninety-first year, at the dawn of a troubled new era, he sits in luxury at the Century Club and tells his tale to the young man from Washington he has summoned, for reasons of his own, to hear it.

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THOMAS H. COOK was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He has been nominated for the Edgar seven times in five different categories. He received the Best Novel Edgar, the Barry for Best Novel, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

Elizabeth Speller

The return of captain John Emmett
In this stellar debut of a new mystery series, a friend’s death and a string of murders lead reluctant detective Laurence Bartram back to the horrors of the Western Front.

ondon, 1920. In the aftermath of the Great War and a devastating family tragedy, laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmett’s brother John—like laurence, an officer during the war—has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans’ hospital, and Mary needs to know why. Aided by his friend Charles—a dauntless gentleman with detective skills cadged from mystery novels—laurence begins asking difficult questions. What connects a group of war poets, a bitter feud within Emmett’s regiment, and a hidden love affair? Was Emmett’s death really a suicide, or the missing piece in a puzzling series of murders? As veterans tied to Emmett continue to turn up dead, and laurence is forced to face the darkest corners of his own war experiences, his own survival may depend on uncovering the truth. At once a compelling mystery and an elegant literary debut, The Return of Captain John Emmett blends the psychological depth of Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy with lively storytelling from the golden age of British crime fiction.

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCES Gloucestershire, England, and Greece

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ELIZABETH SPELLER studied classics at Cambridge. She has written for various publications, and has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, and Bristol.

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In the tradition of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and
Stephen Kelman

pigeon English
A jubilant, endearing debut told in the infectious voice of an eleven-year-old boy named Harri

978-0-547-50060-7 • $24.00 Pigeon English July • Fiction • 272 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ 15 chapter openers and line art • CTN 12 Terr: US, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Conville & Walsh • S: HMH • National advertising, including the New York Times Book Review • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide, promotion with readinggroupchoices.com, readinggroupguides.com, and Good Reads • Library promotion • Advance reading copies • e-book isbn 978-0-547-50168-0

ying in front of Harrison Opuku is a body, the body of one of his classmates, a boy known for his crazy basketball skills, who seems to have been murdered for his dinner. Armed with a pair of camouflage binoculars and detective techniques absorbed from television shows like CSI, Harri and his best friend, Dean, plot to bring the perpetrator to justice. They gather evidence—fingerprints lifted from windows with tape, a wallet stained with blood—and lay traps to flush out the murderer. But nothing can prepare them for what happens when a criminal feels you closing in on him. Recently emigrated from Ghana with his sister and mother to london’s enormous housing projects, Harri is pure curiosity and ebullience—obsessed with gummy candy, a friend to the pigeon who visits his balcony, quite possibly the fastest runner in his school, and clearly also fast on the trail of a murderer. Told in Harri’s infectious voice and multicultural slang, Pigeon English follows in the tradition of our great novels of friendship and adventure, as Harri finds wonder, mystery, and danger in his new, ever-expanding world.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
“Simultaneously accurate and fantastical, this boy’s love letter to the world made me laugh and tremble all the way through. Pigeon English is a triumph.”

—Emma Donoghue, author of Room
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The river is behind the trees. It’s only dark. It’s too small for swimming and the water is acid, if you fell in all your skin would burn off. There’s a platform that goes over the shit pipe that’s big enough for both the two of you to sit on. You can just sit there and watch all the things in the river go past. It’s usually just sticks or cans or paper. Whoever sees a human head first gets a million points. We were looking for the knife the dead boy got killed with. It’s called the murder weapon. If we see it, we’re going to fish it out and take it to the police. Me: “Keep your eyes peeled, it could be anywhere.” Dean: “Roger that. I’m on it, Captain.” We’re proper detectives now. It’s a personal mission. The dead boy even told the rogues to leave me alone one time when they were hooting me for wearing ankle-freezers (that’s when the legs of your trousers are too short). I didn’t even ask him, he just helped me for no reason. I wanted him to be my friend after that but he got killed before it came true. That’s why I have to help him now, he was my friend even if he didn’t know about it. He was my first friend who got killed and it hurts too much to forget. There’d be fingerprints and blood on the murder weapon. If we found it we could identify the killer, that’s what Dean said. He’s seen all the shows. Dean: “And if we help catch the killer we’ll get a reward, innit.” Me: “How much?” Dean: “Dunno. A grand. Maybe more.” A grand is a thousand. It sounded like too much. If I got a grand I’d buy a ticket for Papa and Agnes and Grandma Ama and if there was any left over I’d buy a proper football made of skin that doesn’t fly away.

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Luton, England

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STEPHEN KELMAN grew up in the housing estates of Luton. He’s worked variously as a careworker, a warehouse operative, and in marketing and local government administration. Pigeon English is his first novel.

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Julian Guthrie

The Grace of Everyday Saints
How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith
“A gem of a book . . . With the gift of an accomplished storyteller, Guthrie tells of an amazing community of people come together.” — Ken Auletta

978-0-547-13304-1 • $25.00 The Grace of Everyday Saints august • Religion/Spirituality • 288 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 8-page b/w insert • CTN 12 Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Artists Literary Group • Author tour • National media • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide, promotion with readinggroupchoices.com, readinggroupguides.com, Book Reporter, and Good Reads • Online promotion, including targeted outreach to religious blogs and websites • e-book isbn 978-0-547-52361-3

t. Brigid Church was one of San Francisco’s great landmarks in the early 1990s. The church itself had weathered depressions and natural disasters, epic earthquakes and a massive fire. Its loyal congregation was active, vibrant, and growing. But in 1993, without warning, the Catholic archdiocese mysteriously ordered its doors to be closed. The Grace of Everyday Saints is the story of how a ragtag group of believers came together in a crusade to save their church. What they discovered would be devastating: that around the country, parishes like theirs were threatened by the higher echelons of the Church, all to hide a terrible secret. Soon there were near-daily headlines that shocked the world. But still this unlikely group of heroes—led by a renegade lawyer, a reformed Catholic, and an antiestablishment priest—continued to meet weekly, to fight, to prove that their beloved St. Brigid was worth saving. A dramatic narrative that takes readers from the streets of San Francisco to the halls of the vatican, The Grace of Everyday Saints is about injustice and betrayal, redemption and grace.

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JULIAN GUTHRIE is a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Best of the West Award and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Public Service Award.

Karin Fossum
Translated from the Norwegian by charlotte Barslund

Bad intentions
“The seventh Inspector Sejer novel from Norway’s leading female crime writer is, like its predecessors, a gem.” — guardian

n the wake of Stieg larsson’s best-selling novels, readers are discovering the rich trove of modern Scandinavian crime fiction. If you’ve devoured the Millennium trilogy and are looking for your next read, Karin Fossum and her bone-chillingly bleak psychological thrillers have won the admiration of the likes of Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter (of Inspector Morse fame). In Bad Intentions, the newest installment in the Inspector Sejer series since The Water’s Edge in 2009, Konrad Sejer must face down his memories and fears as he struggles to determine why the corpses of troubled young men keep surfacing in local lakes. The first victim, Jon Moreno, was getting better. His psychiatrist said so, and so did his new friend at the hospital, Molly Gram, with her little-girl-lost looks. He was racked by a mysterious guilt that had driven him to a nervous breakdown one year earlier. But when he drowns in Dead Water lake, Sejer hesitates to call it a suicide. Then another corpse is found in a lake, a vietnamese immigrant. And Sejer begins to feel his age weigh on him. Does he still have the strength to pursue the elusive explanations for human evil?

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978-0-547-48334-4 • $24.00 Bad Intentions august • Mystery • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Harvill Secker • S: HMH

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Sylling, Norway

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KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/ Thriller.

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Marlene Zuk

Sex on Six Legs
Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World
A remarkable examination of insect behavior and what it can teach us about human development, by “one of the best science journalists at work today.” — Tara Parker-Pope

978-0-15-101373-9 • $25.00 Sex on Six Legs august • Nature/Science • 272 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CTN 12 • Terr: World • Rights: B/T/A: HMH • P/M/S: The Strothman Agency

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nsects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of incredibly complex behavior, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity— personality, language, childcare—with completely different pathways from our own? What is going on inside the mind of those ants that march like boot-camp graduates across your kitchen floor? How does the lead ant know exactly where to take his colony, to that one bread crumb that your nightly sweep missed? Can insects be taught new skills as easily as your new puppy? Sex on Six Legs is a startling and exciting book that provides answers to these questions and many more. With the humor of Olivia Judson’s Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation, Zuk not only examines the bedroom lives of creepy crawlies but also calls into question some of our own longheld assumptions about learning, the nature of personality, and what our own large brains might be for.

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MARLENE ZUK is a professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside, where she studies behavior in a variety of animals. She has written articles for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.

ray Banks

Beast of Burden
Down-at-heel private eye Cal Innes has finally taken all he can stand in this all-out final installment of the Manchester-based series.

n his short career as Manchester’s most indestructible private eye, Callum Innes has been run over by a car, beaten within an inch of his life, shot in the ear, left for dead on a desert roadside, and halfway blown up by a car bomb. now, mourning the death of his addict brother, walking with a cane, and barely able to speak following a massive drug-related stroke, Cal is a wreck. Enter Manchester ganglord Morris Tiernan to make his life even worse. Tiernan’s ne’er-do-well son Mo has gone missing, and Cal Innes is the only person the distraught gangster trusts enough to conduct the search. There’s nobody Cal would like to find less, but you don’t say no to uncle Morris. And it turns out that Innes is not the only one working the case — the corrupt and parasitic Detective Sergeant “Donkey” Donkin has a vested interest in the fate of the Tiernans, as well as a long-standing grudge against the intrepid private eye. In this fourth and final installment of the Cal Innes series, our hero gives up acting as a pawn in Manchester’s underworld disputes. He has his own burdens to bear and scores to settle — with the Tiernan family, with Sergeant Donkin, and with the darkness in his own past.

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978-0-15-101453-8 • $25.00 Beast of Burden august • Mystery • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: Polygon (Birlinn Ltd) • A/S: HMH

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RAY BANKS has been a double-glazing salesman, a croupier, a dole monkey, and a disgruntled temp. The author of The Big Blind, Saturday’s Child, Sucker Punch, and No More Heroes, he was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and now lives in England.

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Filip Florian
Translated from the romanian by alistair ian Blyth

The Days of the King
A lighthearted adventure about friendship, diplomacy, and love in the heady days of the last half of the nineteenth century

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oseph Strauss (a dentist and bachelor, client of the Eleven Titties brothel and of Der Große Bär beer cellar) leaves Prussia in the spring of 1866 and follows a captain of dragoons to Bucharest, where the officer is to ascend the throne as prince of the united Principalities of Romania. War is imminent in central Europe, but the company of a special tomcat, a guardian angel of sorts, helps him to overcome all dangers. In Bucharest, Joseph will meet and fall in love with an attractive nanny, while the prince distances himself from the dentist, seeking to erase all stains from his past, particularly his involvement with a beautiful blind prostitute. But unbeknownst to him, she has given birth to a baby boy with a suspiciously aristocratic nose . . . nations are invented and dissolved overnight, kingdoms are for sale, Bucharest grows from a muddy pigsty into an elegant capital city, and love turns everything upside down in The Days of the King.

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FILIP FLORIAN is the author of Little Fingers, which received numerous awards, including Best Debut Novel from the Romanian Writers’ Union. He has also worked as a journalist and reporter for Radio Free Europe.

“One of the most compelling and thoughta Mariner Original
peter Mountford

A Young Man’s Guide to late Capitalism
A Novel
A fast-paced debut novel about a young man’s moral struggle in the face of fantastic financial incentives

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978-0-547-47335-2 • $15.95 A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism april • Fiction • 320 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 12 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/P/M: Dunow, Carson & Lerner Literary Agency A/S: HMH • Author tour, including San Francisco, Seattle, Portland • National advertising, including the New York Times Book Review • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide, promotion with readinggroupchoices.com and readinggroupguides.com • Online promotion, including e-blasts and a social networking campaign • Advance reading copies • Author website: www.petermountford.com • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-54872-2

n his first assignment for a rapacious hedge fund, Gabriel embarks to Bolivia at the end of 2005 to ferret out insider information about the plans of the controversial president-elect. If Gabriel succeeds, he will get a bonus that would make him secure for life. Standing in his way are his headstrong mother, herself a survivor of Pinochet’s Chile, and Gabriel’s new love interest, the president’s passionate press liaison. Caught in a growing web of lies and questioning his own role in profiting from an impoverished people, Gabriel sets in motion a terrifying plan that could cost him the love of all those he holds dear. In the tradition of Martin Amis, Joshua Ferris, and Sam Lipsyte—set against the stunning mountainous backdrop of La Paz and interspersed with Bolivia’s sad history of stubborn survival—Peter Mountford examines the critical choices a young man makes as his world closes in on him.

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provoking novels i’ve read in years.”*
“It’s extraordinarily vivid, populated by characters whose fates I cared about desperately, beautifully written, timely beyond measure, but above all it conveys—with impressive precision and nuance—how we are vectors on the grid of global capital; how difficult it is to even attempt to be an authentic, let alone admirable, human being when we are, first and last, cash flow.”

—*David Shields


“Twenty-five years ago Oliver Stone introduced us to Gordon Gekko, the Wall Street swashbuckler who glamorized greed, or, depending on your point of view, demonized capitalism without a conscience. Now Peter Mountford, in his amazing debut as a novelist, has updated that gilded myth and spun it out into the world in a hell-bent tale every bit as compelling as Stone’s movie, dramatizing the contorted rationalizations practiced by the financial elite to justify their self-delusion. Forget fame, respect, making the world a better place. Transcend the craving for money by acquiring a truckload of it.”

—Bob Shacochis


“A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism is a brilliant debut novel, one that is generous in giving readers an original cast of vividly drawn and unforgettable characters, learned in its knowledge of the interwoven worlds of finance and politics, sexy, and thoroughly cosmopolitan. Peter Mountford is easily one of the most gifted and skillful young writers, already accomplished, I have had the pleasure of reading in many years.”

—Charles Johnson

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Seattle

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© JennIFer MountFord

While writing about economics in Ecuador for a nonprofit think tank, PETER MOUNTFORD noticed his byline read “senior associate” for a hedge fund he’d never heard of. It turned out the think tank was running the hedge fund out of its back office—inspiration for A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism. Mountford has lived in Washington, D.C., New York, and Los Angeles, as well as Scotland, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, and southern Mexico. His fiction has appeared in Best New American Voices 2008, Boston Review, and Conjunctions.

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Marion Meade

lonelyhearts
The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney
“Deftly choreographs these boldface names as they rush to and fro between Hollywood and New York, those antipodes of 1930s writers.” — Wall Street Journal “Wonderful . . . A great marriage of scholarship and gossip.” — Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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athanael West was a comic artist whose insight into the brutalities and absurdities of modern life proved prophetic. He is famous for two masterpieces, Miss Lonelyhearts and the most penetrating novel ever written about Hollywood, The Day of the Locust. eileen McKenney, accidental muse and literary heroine, fled Cleveland in search of romance and adventure, inspiring her sister’s humorous stories, My Sister Eileen, which led to stage, film, and television adaptations. until their tragic deaths in 1940, husband and wife were intimate with many of the literary, theatrical, and movie notables of the era, and in this dual biography, they provide a one-of-a-kind lens into a world that continues to capture artists’ imaginations. With trenchant insight and erudite charm, acclaimed biographer Marion Meade restores the star-crossed lovers to their rightful places in the rich cultural tapestry of interwar America and paints a lively tableau of one of the country’s most engrossing eras.

MARION MEADE is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Madame Blavatsky, and Victoria Woodhull, as well as two novels about medieval France. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE New York City
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The Architect of Flowers
A collection of stories that Margot Livesey calls “precise, exhilarating, sometimes wonderfully funny and always beautiful.” “Each story is like a brilliant dream, evanescent, yet managing to linger in all the senses long after the last page has been turned. It is a poetry of narrative rarely found in fiction.”—Mary McGarry Morris “The prose rises to a level of intense lyricism that distinguishes this lovely, artful collection.”—Stuart Dybek

he stories in William Lychack’s dazzling new collection, The Architect of Flowers, explore the dear and inevitable distance between people in loving relationships and find hope in dark situations. With tiny, precise details, Lychack observes the overlooked moments of everyday life—the small failings between parents and children, the long-held secrets in married life. A small-town policeman brings himself to shoot a family’s injured dog; an old woman secretly trains a crow to steal for her; a hybridizer’s wife discovers the perfect lie to bring her family magically together again. Lychack’s characters yearn to re-enchant the world, to turn the ordinary and profane into the sacred and beautiful again, to make beauty serve as an antidote to grief. From ghostwriter to ghost runners to ghosts in a chapel, these stories are extraordinary portraits of life’s tender humiliations as well as its sharp, rude jolts.

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WILLIAM LYCHACK is the author of the novel The Wasp Eater. His work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize, and on public radio’s This American Life.

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“Ambitious and provocative, more Molotov cocktail than standardJennifer Gilmore

Something red
A Novel
From the author of Golden country, a novel that blends politics with family life at a turning point in our recent history “Sharp and contemplative . . . Gilmore has pulled off a remarkable feat: not of fusing the personal and the political but of showing why they’re so difficult to reconcile.”—new York Times Book review “Rich and entertaining.”—vanity Fair

978-0-547-54942-2 • $14.95 Something Red March • Fiction • 320 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • Scribner Hardcover, 2010 Previous ISBN 978-1416571704 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Scribner • Author appearances • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide and features on readinggroupchoices.com, readinggroupguides.com, Book Reporter, and Good Reads • Online promotion, including a social networking campaign • Promotional book trailer

n Washington, d.C., life inside the Goldstein home is as tumultuous as the swiftly changing times. In 1979, the Cold War is waning and the age of protest has come and gone, leaving a once radical family to face a new set of challenges. dennis, whose government job often takes him to Moscow, struggles both to succeed in a career he doesn’t quite believe in and to live up to his father’s leftist legacy. Sharon, a caterer for the Washington elite, joins a cultlike group in search of the fulfillment she once felt. Happy-go-lucky Benjamin is heading off to college, there to experience an awakening of social conscience, and sixteen-year-old Vanessa finds a cure for alienation in d.C.’s hardcore music scene. As each of them follows separate trajectories of personal protest and compromise along the edge of a new decade, radical traditions long dormant in their family awaken once again, with shocking, far-reaching results. A poignant story of husbands and wives, parents and children, activists and spies, Something Red is a masterly novel that unfurls with suspense, humor, and insight.

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issue domestic drama.”—O, the Oprah Magazine

“These characters are crafted with care,
conviction, and a little self-consciousness —which seems just as it ought to be.”
— Los Angeles Times

“A warm, intelligent story about the dangers
to a family as it tries to hold together in a dark political time.”
— Washington Post

“Jennifer Gilmore’s Something Red is something you must read. So alive, so impressive, so readable: this much-needed book is perfect.”
— Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and More Than It Hurts You

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn

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JENNIFER GILMORE’s first novel, Golden Country, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2006 and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She teaches at Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts.

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Two classic novels from the author of
Cathleen Schine

The Evolution of Jane
A Novel
“An affair to remember, a book you won’t forget.” — entertainment Weekly “The intricacies of Darwinian evolution and natural history provide excellent fodder for Schine’s comic sensibility.” — The new Yorker “Very funny, very smart.” — los angeles Times Book review A new York Times Notable Book

978-0-547-52031-5 • $14.95 The Evolution of Jane March • Fiction • 224 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • Plume paperback, 1999 • Previous ISBN 978-0-45-228120-2 • Terr: World Rights: B/T: HMH • P/A/M/S: Donadio & Ashworth • Online promotion through social media to women readers • Reading group promotion with finished copy giveaways • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-54842-5

n this “witty novel about family, friendship, and survival of the fittest,”* Cathleen Schine, one of our most astute social observers, examines the origin of species alongside the origins of who we come to be. In some mysterious family feud or unintended slight, Jane Barlow Schwartz lost a friend, her cousin and soul mate Martha. But years later, surrounded by the exotic wildlife of the Galápagos, Jane and Martha meet again. there, amid the antics of blue-footed boobies and red-lipped batfish, Jane sets off on a quest through her family history to pinpoint the moment when Martha was no longer the Martha she knew. In the process, she ponders instinct, natural selection, and the oddities of evolution that transform us. As Barbara Kingsolver proclaimed in the New York Times Book Review, “We should rejoice in a rare novel like The Evolution of Jane . . . a rollicking family saga tinged with hints of sexual intrigue . . . three cheers.”

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The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Cathleen Schine

rameau’s Niece
A Novel
“An enchanting comedy of modern manners, the sort of hilarious satire . . . David Lodge or Kingsley Amis might write if they lived and worked in New York.” — new York Times “A brainy romantic comedy.” — chicago Tribune “Witty, erotic, hilarious . . . A deft comedic novel written in high style.”— people

n this delightful novel from an author who “has been favored in so many ways by the muse of comedy,”* we meet Margaret nathan, the brilliant but forgetful author of an unlikely bestseller. Happily married to a benevolently egotistical, slightly dull but sexy professor, Margaret seems blessed—until she finds herself seduced by an eighteenthcentury novel she discovers in the library. Wrapped in its lascivious world, Margaret begins to imitate its protagonist, embarking on a hilarious jaunt around Manhattan in search of renewed passion. Will she find fulfillment through her escapades or settle for her husband? Part romantic comedy, part intellectual parody, Rameau’s Niece is wise, affecting, and thoroughly entertaining.

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCES Venice, California, and New York City

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CATHLEEN SCHINE is the author of many novels, most recently The Three Weissmanns of Westport, as well as the international bestseller The Love Letter, Alice in Bed, To the Bird House, She Is Me, and The New Yorkers.

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“Filled with wisdom, poetry, and imagery so
a Mariner Original
rosalind Brackenbury

Becoming George Sand
A Novel
For fans of The Jane austen Book club and loving Frank, a woman looks to George Sand for inspiration on life and love

978-0-547-37054-5 • $14.95 Becoming George Sand March • Fiction • 304 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • Terr: World English except Canada Rights: B/A/S: HMH • T/P/M: Random House of Canada • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide, promotion with readinggroupchoices.com, readinggroupguides.com, and Book Browse • Advance reading copies • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-52434-4

aria Jameson is having an affair—a passionate, lifechanging affair. She asks: Is it possible to love two men at once? Must this new romance mean an end to love with her husband? For answers, she reaches across the centuries to George Sand, the maverick French novelist who took many lovers. Immersing herself in the life of this revolutionary woman, Maria struggles with the choices women make and wonders if women in the nineteenth century might have been more free, in some ways, than their twenty-first-century counterparts. Here, rosalind Brackenbury creates a beautiful portrait of the ways in which women are connected across history. two narratives delicately intertwine—following George through her affair with Frederic Chopin, following Maria through her affair with an Irish professor—and bring us a novel that explores the personal and the historical, the demands of self and the mysteries of the heart. Sharply insightful, Becoming George Sand asks how we make our lives feel vibrant while still acknowledging the gifts of our pasts, and challenges our understanding of love in all its forms—sparkling and new, mature, rekindled, and renewed.

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brilliant I wish I could steal it.” —Annie dillard
“A wonderful book—filled with wisdom, poetry, and imagery so brilliant I wish
I could steal it. Maria is a character to love, whose loves are vivid, embracing, and revelatory. This is a treasure!” —Annie Dillard, author of The Maytrees

“Rosalind Brackenbury’s fine new novel makes the worlds of present-day
Edinburgh and nineteenth-century France both wonderfully real and full of moving emotional drama.” —Alison Lurie, author of Foreign Affairs

“An elegant novel which offers sensitive and witty reflections upon an astonishingly wide range of topics (among them marriage, parenting, infidelity, passion, enduring love, friendship, loss, and the abiding pleasure of creativity), Becoming George Sand is a great read and its characters—the struggling writer Maria Jameson and the indefatigable George Sand—are enchanting company.” —Valerie Martin, author of Property

“Written with brilliant assurance and a rich, stirring voice, Becoming
George Sand is a masterful tale that travels the world in pursuit of its extraordinary characters and takes readers on a journey filled with wisdom and an unforgettable sense of joy and inspiration.” —Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Crescent and The Language of Baklava

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Key West

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ROSALIND BRACKENBURY is the author of several novels, books of poetry, and short stories. She was born in London and has also lived in Scotland and France. She earned a history degree at Cambridge University, speaks French fluently, and has been a teacher, journalist, and deck hand on a schooner.

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Melissa Milgrom

Still life
Adventures in Taxidermy
“A fascinating romp through the world of ‘stuffed’ animals.” — USa Today “Milgrom has pulled back the curtain on a surprising and intense culture within which meat and animals—both dead and living—are very real.” — new York Times “Hilarious but respectful.” — Washington post

978-0-547-39570-8 • $14.95 Still Life March • Popular Culture • 304 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 Previous ISBN 978-0-318-40547-3 • Terr: World English • Rights: B: HMH • T/A/P/ M/S: Janklow & Nesbit Associates • Promotions at nature shows and taxidermy conventions • Online promotion, including online advertising, e-cards, and a social networking campaign • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48705-2

axidermy is everywhere these days—from hip restaurants to posh clothing stores. yet few realize that behind these “stuffed” animals is a world of intrepid hunterexplorers, eccentric naturalists, and museum artisans, all devoted to the paradoxical pursuit of creating the illusion of life. Into this subculture of intensely passionate animal lovers ventures journalist Melissa Milgrom, whose trek stretches from the family workshop of the last chief taxidermist for the American Museum of natural History to the studio where an english sculptor preserves the animals for damien Hirst’s most disturbing artwork. Milgrom tags along with a Canadian bear trapper and three-time World taxidermy Champion as he re-creates an extinct Irish elk using dnA studies and Paleolithic cave art for reference. She even picks up a scalpel and stuffs her own squirrel. transformed from a curious onlooker to an empathetic participant, Milgrom takes us deep into the world of taxidermy and reveals its uncanny appeal.
MELISSA MILGROM has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Daily Beast and Travel + Leisure, among other publications; she has also produced radio segments for NPR. She has a master’s degree in American studies from the University of Pennsylvania. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn

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Sarah Ellison

War at the Wall Street Journal
Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire
“An absorbing yarn played out on super-yachts and in corporate jets, populated by an irresistible cast of characters.” — new York Times Book review A Bloomberg Top 50 Business Book

his is the tale of an imploding dynasty, a mogul at war, and a deal that sums up an era of dramatic change. the main character is the Wall Street Journal, an American media institution. While at the Journal, Sarah ellison won praise for her coverage of the five-billion-dollar acquisition that transformed the pride of dow Jones and the Bancroft family into the jewel of rupert Murdoch’s news Corp. In this engrossing book, she uses her knowledge of the paper and its people to go deep inside the landmark deal and rocky transition when Murdoch’s crew tussled with old Journal hands and geared up for battle with the New York Times. She moves from the newsrooms where editors duel to the estates where Bancroft family members go at it like the ewings. She shows Murdoch, finally, for who he is—maneuvering, firing, undoing all that the Bancrofts had protected. War at the Wall Street Journal is a superlative account of a deal with reverberations beyond the news, told with the storytelling savvy that transforms big stories into timeless chronicles of American life and power.
SARAH ELLISON led the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Dow Jones. Her stories about the media business have been recognized by the Newswomen’s Club of New York and the New York Press Club. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn

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Jeff Goodell

how to Cool the planet
Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate
“[An] enjoyable read through a complex, timely topic. And after you read it, you’ll never look at the sky or the ocean—or Earth, really—in quite the same way again.” —christian Science Monitor “Goodell explores with infectious curiosity and thoughtful narration this strange, promising, and untested suite of climate fixes.”—BusinessWeek

978-0-547-52023-0 • $14.95 How to Cool the Planet april • Science • 272 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-99061-0 • Terr: World (-ANZ) • Rights: B/T/A: HMH • P/M/S: ICM ANZ: Scribe alSO availaBle Big Coal 978-0-618-87224-4 • $14.95 PA • Online promotion to scientific communities • Social media promotion to environmental interest groups • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48713-7

limate discussions often focus on potential impacts over a long period of time—several decades, a century even. But change could also happen much more suddenly. What if we had a real climate emergency—how could we cool the planet in a hurry? this question has led a group of scientists to pursue extreme solutions: huge contraptions that would suck Co2 from the air, machines that brighten clouds and deflect sunlight away from the earth, even artificial volcanoes that spray heat-reflecting particles into the atmosphere. this is the radical and controversial world of geoengineering. In How to Cool the Planet, Jeff Goodell explores the scientific, political, and moral aspects of geoengineering. How are we going to change the temperature of whole regions if we can’t even predict next week’s weather? What about wars waged with climate control as the primary weapon? there are certainly risks, but Goodell persuades us that geoengineering may be our last best hope, a Plan B for the environment. And if it is, we need to know enough to get it right.
JEFF GOODELL is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Big Coal, and Our Story: 77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Saratoga Springs, New York

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Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins

The Big Bang
An Otto Penzler Book
“Sentences are packed with gritty detail, action scenes have more kicks and slams than a championship karate playoff, and the plot—Hammer takes on the narcotics mob on the eve of a big heroin shipment to Manhattan in the mid-sixties—is tight.”—Kirkus reviews “A great success. Collins has a good ear, and his additions to Spillane’s words are seamless.” —post and courier

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n the streets of midtown Manhattan, Mike Hammer saves a kid from mugging, only to find himself targeted by the kingpins of the narcotics trade. In a new york of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the darkest alleys, Hammer deals with idealistic docs and desperate dopers, sexy hippie chicks and heartless hit men, meeting the changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance. originally begun and outlined by Spillane in the mid-sixties and expertly completed by his longtime collaborator Max Allan Collins, The Big Bang is vintage Mike Hammer on acid . . . literally.

978-0-547-52170-1 • $13.95 The Big Bang april • Mystery • 256 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101448-4 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B: Quercus • T/S: HMH A: Blackstone Audio • P/M: Dominic Abel Literary Agency alSO availaBle The Goliath Bone 978-0-15-603578-1 • $13.95 PA • National advertising

MICKEY SPILLANE (1918–2006) sold hundreds of millions of books. He introduced iconic detective Mike Hammer to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury, and was named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1995. MAX ALLAN COLLINS is the author of many works, including the best-selling graphic novel Road to Perdition and the Shamus-winning Nathan Heller novels. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Collins: Muscatine, Iowa
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Two classic novels from the
Ann patchett

Taft
A Novel
A new York Times Notable Book “As resonant as a blues song. Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.” — new York Times Book review “Patchett writes with remarkable conviction.” — Jane Smiley, author of a Thousand acres “A moving emblem of fatherhood’s rarely explored passion.” — los angeles Times

978-0-547-52189-3 • $14.95 Taft March • Fiction • 320 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HarperPerennial paperback, 2007 Previous ISBN 978-0-06-133922-6 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: ICM alSO availaBle The Magician’s Assistant 978-0-15-600621-7 • $14.95 PA • Reader’s guide available online • Author website: www.annpatchett.com • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-52415-3

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est-selling novelist Ann Patchett’s second, “strikingly original”* novel tells the moving story of John nickel, an ex–jazz musician who wanted nothing more than to be a good father. When his lover takes away his son, he’s left only with his Beale Street bar. He hires a young waitress named Fay taft, who brings with her a desperate, dangerous brother, Carl, and the possibility of new intimacy. nickel finds himself consumed with Fay and Carl’s dead father— taft—obsessing over and reconstructing the life of a man he never met. A stunning artistic achievement, Taft confirms Ann Patchett’s standing as one of the most gifted writers of her generation and reminds us of our deepest instincts to protect the people we love.

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author of Bel Canto
Ann patchett

The patron Saint of liars
A Novel
A new York Times Notable Book “A fairy tale. A delight.” — new York Times Book review “Beautifully written . . . Patchett has produced a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion.” — Boston herald

ince her first publication in 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett has crafted a number of elegant novels, garnering accolades and awards along the way. now comes a reissue of the best-selling debut novel that launched her remarkable career. St. elizabeth’s, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. not so rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. elizabeth’s extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. rose’s past won’t be kept away, though, even by St. elizabeth’s; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.
ANN PATCHETT is the author of five novels, including Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. She has written for the Atlantic, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, the Washington Post, and others. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Nashville

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Mark pendergrast

inside the Outbreaks
The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
“Pendergrast ably recounts the last half-century of [epidemics] in an episodic fashion, complete with the mystery, intrigue, and gory details of your favorite police procedural drama.”—Seed “Thorough, ambitious . . . The stories of EIS adventures in places such as Africa and the Middle East, and throughout the United States, are fascinating.”—chicago Tribune

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ince its founding in 1951, the epidemic Intelligence Service, a training/service program for the Centers for disease Control and Prevention, has waged war on disease. When an epidemic hits, the eIS will be there to crack the case, no matter how deadly. over the years it has had success battling polio, cholera, and smallpox, to name a few, and in recent years has turned to the epidemics plaguing us now— H1n1, HIV/AIdS, and gun violence among them. the successful eIS model has spread internationally: former eIS officers have gone on to become leaders in the world of public health and have helped to establish similar programs around the world. Inside the Outbreaks takes readers on a riveting journey through the history of this remarkable organization, following eIS officers on their globetrotting quest to eliminate the most lethal and widespread threats to the world’s health.

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Frederick Turner

The Go-Between
A Novel of the Kennedy Years
“Thoughtful and provocative . . . [Turner’s] portraits of JFK, Sinatra, and Giancana cut to the bone, but Exner emerges as sympathetic, more than a tragic historical footnote.”—USa Today “A very acute psychological novel, one that probes deeply into motives and misgivings, and never settles for the merely tawdry.”—Ted Gioia, popmatters.com

t the twilight of his career, a faded newspaperman makes the find of a lifetime in a Chicago basement: diaries belonging to the infamous Judith Campbell exner, one-time paramour to some of the most powerful men in America. When Frank Sinatra flew Judy to Hawaii for a weekend, she could hardly have imagined where it would lead her: straight to the White House and the waiting arms of Jack Kennedy. And then came the day that JFK and his brother Bobby sent her to Chicago, where she was to hand a black bag to the boss of bosses, Sam Giancana. As the reporter fashions Judy’s diary entries into a coherent story, he finds mob connections, rigged primaries, and assassination plots— and begins to see beyond the tabloid fare to a real woman, adrift and defenseless in a dangerous world where the fates of nations are at stake. Who was exner, after all? Just a gangster’s moll? or a bighearted woman who believed the sky-high promises of the new Frontier—and paid the price?

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Santa Fe, New Mexico

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FREDERICK TURNER is the author of many works of nonfiction and two novels, and is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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paul Davies

The Eerie Silence
Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
“An immensely readable investigation of the SETI enterprise . . . A wonderful book.” — new Scientist “[Davies] gives us a refreshing inside view . . . An excellent book.” — Chris McKay, nature

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ifty years ago, Frank drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for extraterrestrial Intelligence (SetI). But astronomers have little to report except an eerie silence—eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life. Could it be, wonders physicist and astrobiologist Paul davies, that we’ve been looking in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong way? Closely involved with SetI for three decades, davies now chairs the SetI Post-detection taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we’re confronted with evidence of alien intelligence. He believes the search so far has fallen into an anthropocentric trap—assuming an alien species will look, think, and behave like us. In this mind-expanding and provocative book, he refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does.

PAUL DAVIES is an internationally acclaimed physicist, cosmologist, and astrobiologist at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Mind of God, About Time, How to Build a Time Machine, and The Goldilocks Enigma. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Tempe, Arizona 80 April • Mariner • www.marinerbooks.com • paperback

howard Norman

What is left the Daughter
A Novel
“Norman writes with spare elegance and dry humor, and the extraordinary emotional power of his slim new novel is earned with authentic grace. Grade: A.” —entertainment Weekly An Indie Next List Pick An Amazon Best Book of the Month

eventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents, within hours of each other, jump off two different bridges—the result of their separate involvements with the same compelling neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress. the suicides cause Wyatt to move to small-town Middle economy to live with his uncle, aunt, and ravishing cousin tilda. Setting in motion the novel’s chain of life-altering passions and the wartime perfidy at its core is the arrival of the German student Hans Mohring, carrying only a satchel. Actual historical incidents—including a German u-boat’s sinking of the nova Scotia–newfoundland ferry Caribou—lend intense narrative power to norman’s uncannily layered story. Wyatt’s account of the astonishing events leading up to his fathering of a beloved daughter spills out twenty-one years later. What Is Left the Daughter is Howard norman at his celebrated best.

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCES Washington, D.C., and Vermont

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Two of HOWARD NORMAN’s novels, The Northern Lights (1987) and The Bird Artist (1994), were nominated for the National Book Award. His other novels include The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, and Devotion. He teaches at the University of Maryland.

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Nicole laporte

The Men Who Would Be King
An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
“Required reading for anyone interested in the story of DreamWorks.”—Los Angeles Times “[A] dishy account . . . The story—with screaming fits, White House sleepovers, and a death threat from Russell Crowe—rivals anything on the screen.”—The New Yorker

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or sixty years, the lineup of Hollywood’s major studios varied little. then came the Circus Maximus created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire david Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg (who gave the world The Lion King). nothing in decades had approached the excitement surrounding the empire called dreamWorks, where hype and glory gave way to blowups, battles, and betrayals worthy of The Godfather. nicole LaPorte reveals for the first time the delicious truth of what happened behind the scenes. readers will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte’s fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood’s bizarre rules of business. We see the clashes between Spielberg’s troops and Katzenberg’s warriors, the debacles and disasters, and also the oscar-winning triumphs, including Saving Private Ryan. We see Geffen seducing investors and watch as the studio burns through billions while its rich owners get richer and everybody else suffers. Here is Hollywood— up-close, glamorous, and gritty.

NICOLE LAPORTE is a former reporter for Variety, where she covered the Hollywood movie industry. She has written for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and W Magazine. She is currently a West Coast reporter for the Daily Beast. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Venice, California 82 MAY • Mariner • www.marinerbooks.com • paperback
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José Saramago
Translated from the portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

The Elephant’s Journey
A Novel
“Saramago writes with a masterfully light hand, and the humor is tender, a mockery so tempered by patience and pity that the sting is gone though the wit remains vital.”—Ursula K. Le Guin

n 1551, King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant. Solomon the elephant 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 might 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 of Vienna. An enchanting tale—and based on a true story.

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JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Thomas perry

Strip
A Novel
“[Perry] is at his wicked best in Strip.” — new York Times “Pure, unadulterated fun.” — library Journal An Indie Next List Notable

978-0-15-603559-0 • $14.95 Strip MaY • Mystery • 352 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101522-1 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B: Quercus • T: HMH • A/P/M/S: Lescher & Lescher alSO availaBle Runner 978-0-547-24792-2 • $14.95 PA Fidelity 978-0-15-603386-2 • $14.95 PA Silence 978-0-15-603330-5 • $14.00 PA • National advertising • Online promotion, including mystery e-newsletter • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48718-2

n aging but formidable strip club owner, Claudiu “Manco” Kapak, is robbed as he places his cash receipts in a bank’s night-deposit box. enraged, he sends his henchmen out to find a suspect who is spending lots of cash and is too new to Los Angeles to realize he’s stolen from a gangster. their search leads to Joe Carver, an innocent who evades capture and sets out to make Kapak wish he’d chosen someone else. Meanwhile, the real culprit, Jefferson davis Falkins, and his girlfriend Carrie seem to believe they’ve found a whole new profession: robbing Manco Kapak. Lieutenant nick Slosser, the detective in charge of the puzzling and increasingly violent case, has his own troubles, including worries about how he’s going to afford to send the oldest child of each of his two bigamous marriages to college without making their mothers suspicious. As this odd series of difficulties explodes into a triple killing, Carver finds himself in the middle of a gang war over Kapak’s empire, while Falkins and Carrie journey into territory more strange and violent than either had imagined.
THOMAS PERRY is the author of the Jane Whitefield series as well as the best-selling novels Death Benefits and Pursuit, the first recipient of the Gumshoe Award for Best Novel. He won the Edgar Award for The Butcher’s Boy, Metzger’s Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Nightlife was a New York Times bestseller. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Studio City, California
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Scarlett Thomas

Our Tragic Universe
A Novel
“When Thomas concentrates on Meg’s quotidian frustrations and the interior tortures of the authorial life, she can be a fluid and effortlessly entertaining writer — a master of the illusion that insightful turns of phrase emanate from her fingertips without any effort.” —New York Times Book Review An Indie Next List Notable An Amazon Best Book of the Month

eg Carpenter is broke, her novel years overdue. So when a pseudoscientific book promising life everlasting lands on her desk, she jumps at the chance to review it. thus begins a labyrinthine journey featuring mysterious beasts of the moor, forest fairies, ships in bottles, and new Age theories of everything, forcing her to ask: does anyone really want to live forever? Smart and entrancing, Our Tragic Universe is a literary adventure story that finds connections where we didn’t know they existed, breaks down conventions that keep us from our destinies, and shows how maybe stories just might save our lives.

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SCARLETT THOMAS is the author of PopCo and The End of Mr. Y. She has been nominated for the Orange Prize and named Writer of the Year by Elle UK, one of the 20 best young writers by the Independent, and one of the Telegraph’s 20 best writers under 40. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Canterbury, Kent, England
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David howard

lost rights
The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic
“Howard takes us on a twisted, sometimes madcap journey exploring what people will do to get and keep a sacred national treasure.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A page-turner.”—new York Times

978-0-547-52021-6 • $15.95 Lost Rights JUne • History • 352 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH Hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-82607-0 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M: Sanford Greenburger A/S: HMH • National media • National drive-time radio tour • Online promotion, including history blogs and sites • Academic promotion, including outreach to Civil War roundtables, OAH, and AHA • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48710-6

pril 1865. robert e. Lee surrenders at Appomattox, Lincoln is assassinated, and Sherman’s army marches into raleigh. Sometime amid that tumultuous stretch of days, an unknown infantryman rifles through the north Carolina statehouse hunting for Confederate mementos—but what he finds is no ordinary souvenir. He returns home with a touchstone of our republic: one of the fourteen original copies of the Bill of rights. Lost Rights follows that document’s epic passage over the course of 138 years, from the Indiana businessman who purchases the looted parchment for five dollars to the antique-furniture dealer who tries to peddle it more than a century later for $5 million. the parchment drifts from the living room wall of a midwestern family into the corruptible world of high-end antiquities before its journey ends with a dramatic FBI sting on the thirty-second floor of a Philadelphia office tower. For fans of The Billionaire’s Vinegar and The Lost Painting, Lost Rights is “a tour de force of antiquarian sleuthing” (Hampton Sides).

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DAVID HOWARD is a freelance journalist and writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Backpacker, Outside, Men’s Journal, and other publications. He is the executive editor of Bicycling.

Bruce Machart

The Wake of Forgiveness
A Novel
“A gripping American drama . . . What a fine, rich, absorbing book.”—Tim O’Brien A Barnes and Noble Discover Selection An Indie Next List Pick

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ruce Machart tells an epic story of a texas family at the turn of the twentieth century: a family of men led by a father, emotionally crippled following the death of his wife while in childbirth with their 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, culminating 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 brothers’ 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 salvage the tattered fabric of his family. With rich descriptive language and a cadence as deliberate and determined as the people and horses of the story, The Wake of Forgiveness compels us to consider the inescapable connections between sons and their mothers, between landscape and family, and between remembrance and redemption.

978-0-547-52194-7 • $14.95 The Wake of Forgiveness JUne • Fiction • 320 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 987-0-15-101443-9 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M: Irene Skolnick Literary A/S: HMH • National author appearances • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide and features on readinggroupchoices.com, readinggroupguides.com, Book Reporter, and Good Reads • Online promotion, including a social newtorking campaign

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Woodlands, Texas

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BRUCE MACHART’s fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: AllStory, 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.

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David V. herlihy

The lost Cyclist
The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
“Riveting . . . Herlihy brings to life not only this great story, but the early days of cycling and wonders of the grand adventure.” — Seattle Times “A tribute to the enduring glory both of humanity’s aspirations to exceed oneself, and of ‘the most efficient machine ever made’.” — BicycleFixation.com An Amazon Best Book of the Month

978-0-547-52198-5 • $14.95 The Lost Cyclist JUne • Sports/History • 368 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • 65 b/w illustrations • CTN 24 HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-547-19557-5 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Waxman Agency • S: HMH • National advertising • Online promotion, including e-blasts, mystery sampler, e-newsletter, podcasts, Father’s Day, and author interviews to outdoor/sports/ cycling blogs • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48717-5

n the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized “safetybicycle” with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular. In the spring of 1892 he quit his accounting job and gamely set out west to cover twenty thousand miles over three continents as a correspondent for Outing magazine. two years later, after having survived countless near disasters and unimaginable hardships, he approached europe for the final leg. He never made it. His mysterious disappearance in eastern turkey sparked an international outcry and compelled Outing to send William Sachtleben, another larger-than-life cyclist, on Lenz’s trail. Bringing to light a wealth of information, Herlihy’s gripping narrative captures the soaring joys and constant dangers accompanying the bicycle adventurer in the days before paved roads and automobiles.
DAVID V. HERLIHY is the author of Bicycle: The History, winner of the 2004 Award for Excellence in the History of Science. A leading authority in his field, his work has appeared in a wide variety of generalinterest and specialty magazines. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Hull, Massachusetts

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inger Ash Wolfe

The Taken
A Hazel Micallef Mystery
“A terrifyingly addictive series—I’m hooked! Detective Hazel Micallef investigates the creepiest of crimes.”—Mo Hayder, author of The Devil of Nanking

etective Inspector Hazel Micallef is having a bad year. After major back surgery, she moves into her ex-husband’s home to be cared for by his new wife. As if that weren’t enough to cope with, her octogenarian mother is insisting that Hazel end her dependence on painkillers— an insistence that takes the form of secretly flushing Hazel’s stash down the toilet. It’s almost a relief when Hazel gets a call about a body found in one of the lakes near Port dundas. But what raises the hair on the back of her neck is that the local paper has just published the first installment of a serialized story featuring such a scenario. even before they head out to the lake, she and detective Constable James Wingate know they are being played. But who is pulling their strings and why are not clear, nor is what they find at the lake at all what they expected. this is no simple drowning accident or even a straightforward murder. It’s Micallef herself who is snared, caught up in a cryptic game being played by a maven of the art of deception.

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INGER ASH WOLFE is the author of The Calling.

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Martha Mcphee

Dear Money
A Novel
new York Times Book review Editors’ Choice “A playful, witty, couldn’t-be-more-timely morality tale of early twenty-first-century greed and fall . . . A tour de force.” — San Francisco chronicle “A funny, generous piece of social commentary.” — Boston Globe

978-0-547-42254-1 • $14.95 Dear Money MaY • Fiction • 352 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101165-0 • Terr: US, C, O (-EU) • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: The Wylie Agency S: HMH alSO availaBle L’America 978-0-15-603236-0 • $14.00 PA Gorgeous Lies 978-0-15-602882-0 • $18.00 PA • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide and promotion with readinggroupchoices.com and readinggroupguides.com • Author website: www.marthamcphee.com • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48720-5

n this Pygmalion tale of a novelist turned bond trader, Martha McPhee brings to life the greed and riotous wealth of new york during the heady days of the second gilded age. India Palmer, living the cash-strapped existence of the writer, is visiting wealthy friends in Maine when she meets Win Johns, a swaggering and intellectually bored trader of mortgage-backed securities. Charmed by India’s intelligence, humor, and inquisitive nature—and aware of her near-desperate financial situation—Win poses a proposition: “Give me eighteen months and I’ll make you a world-class bond trader.” Shedding her artist’s life with surprising ease, India embarks on a raucous ride to the top of the income chain. With light-handed irony and the striking prose that has won her critical acclaim, McPhee tells the classic American story of people reinventing themselves, unaware of the price they must pay for their transformation.

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The author of three previous novels and a finalist for the National Book Award, MARTHA McPHEE lives in New York City with her children and husband, the poet and writer Mark Svenvold.

Jack rakove

revolutionaries
A New History of the Invention of America
“A wide-ranging and nuanced group portrait of the Founding Fathers.”—The new Yorker “Superb . . . Rakove shows himself a master of historical writing on the grand scale.”—chicago Tribune

n the early 1770s, the men who invented America were living quiet, provincial lives in the rustic backwaters of the new World, devoted primarily to family, craft, and the private pursuit of wealth and happiness. none set out to become “revolutionary” by ambition, but when events in Boston escalated, they found themselves thrust into a crisis that moved quickly from protest to war. In Revolutionaries, Jack rakove shows how the private lives of these men were suddenly transformed into public careers—how Washington became a strategist, Franklin a pioneering cultural diplomat, Madison a sophisticated constitutional thinker, and Hamilton a brilliant policymaker. From the Boston tea Party to the First Continental Congress, from trenton to Valley Forge, from the ratification of the Constitution to the disputes that led to our two-party system, rakove explores the competing views of politics, war, diplomacy, and society that shaped our nation. We see the founders before they were fully formed leaders, ordinary men who became extraordinary, altered by history.

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Stanford, California

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JACK RAKOVE is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He is the author of, among other books, Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997.

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Joseph Epstein

The love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff
and Other Stories
“Joseph Epstein is perhaps the smartest American alive who also writes well. That he has done so quietly, with impeccable modesty, is a mark of what might be called wisdom.”— Forward

978-0-547-52022-3 • $13.95 The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff JUne • Fiction • 272 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • Terr: US, C, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/ M/S: Georges Borchardt Agency

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n his first collection of stories since Fabulous Small Jews, Joseph epstein delivers all the pleasures his readers have come to expect: stories of ordinary men confronting the moments that define a life, told with the bittersweet humor and loving irony encompassed in the title of the book. these fourteen tales map a very particular world—Jews whose lives are anchored in Chicago—in rich, revealing detail even as they brim with universal longings: complex love affairs and unspoken rivalries, family triumphs and private disappointments. epstein, who “happens to possess a standup comic’s gift for punch lines” (New York Times Book Review), brings his emphatically grown-up characters to witty, rueful, and charming life. The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff is a marvelous collection from a master of the short form and one of the most distinctive writers working in America today.

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JOSEPH EPSTEIN is the author of the best-selling Snobbery and Friendship, as well as the short story collections The Goldin Boys and Fabulous Small Jews, among other books. He was formerly editor of the American Scholar.

Thomas h. Cook

The last Talk with lola Faye
An Otto Penzler Book
“An expertly plotted, beautifully written, compelling and suspenseful book.”—Harlan Coben, author of caught “Thomas H. Cook is a rare jewel of a writer, a powerful storyteller and an elegant stylist.” —John Hart, author of The last child

iddling historian Lucas Page visits St. Louis to give a sparsely attended reading—nothing out of the ordinary. except among the yawning attendees is someone he did not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the “other woman” he has for decades blamed for his father’s murder. reluctantly, Luke joins Lola Faye at a hotel bar. As one drink turns into several, these two battered souls relive, from their different perspectives, the most searing experience of their lives. Slowly but surely, they are transported back to the tiny southern town where this defining moment—a violent crime of passion—is turned in the light once more to reveal flaws in the old answers. As it turns out, there is much Luke doesn’t know. And what he doesn’t know can hurt him. trapped in an increasingly intense emotional exchange, and with no place to go save back into his own dark past, Luke struggles to gain control of an ever more threatening conversation, to discover what Lola Faye is after—before it is too late.

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THOMAS H. COOK was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He has been nominated for Edgar Awards seven times in five different categories. He received the Best Novel Edgar, the Barry for Best Novel, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Samrat Upadhyay

Buddha’s Orphans
A Novel
“An extraordinary achievement. It has the sweep and romantic grandeur of a great old-fashioned Russian novel, and, at the same time, the precision and intimacy of a beautiful collection of linked stories.” — Dan Chaon, author of await Your reply

978-0-547-46990-4 • $14.95 Buddha’s Orphans JUlY • Fiction • 448 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-61-851750-3 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/A/P/M/S: Janklow & Nesbit alSO availaBle The Royal Ghosts 978-0-618-51749-7 • $12.00 PA The Guru of Love 978-0-618-38268-2 • $15.95 PA Arresting God in Kathmandu 978-0-618-04371-2 • $12.00 PA • Reading group promotion, including online reader’s guide and promotion with readinggroupchoices.com • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48840-0

aja and nilu are fated to fall in love. they both have been abandoned—he through his mother’s suicide in the public pond, she through her mother’s constant escape into drink. He has grown up on the streets, she in a crumbling mansion. And yet, they find each other, again and again. First when they are children. then when they are young lovers. And finally after they both fear they have lost their marriage. But the events of the past, even those we are ignorant of, inevitably haunt the present. And raja and nilu’s story is not only their own. using nepal’s political upheavals as a backdrop to demonstrate how we are irreparably connected to past and home, Buddha’s Orphans is an engrossing, unconventional love story, a seductive, transporting read, and further evidence that Samrat upadhyay is one of our finest writers, thoroughly deserving of his acclaim as “the Buddhist Chekhov” and comparisons to Amitav Ghosh, William trevor, and Jhumpa Lahiri.

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SAMRAT UPADHYAY is the author of four books, including Arresting God in Kathmandu, a Whiting Award winner, The Royal Ghosts, and The Guru of Love, a New York Times Notable Book. He has written for the New York Times and directs the creative writing program at Indiana University.

Jane Brox

Brilliant
The Evolution of Artificial Light
“Addictively readable . . . In a word: dazzling.” —entertainment Weekly “Extraordinary . . . A great human fable.”—Time “An intriguing investigation of a state of being—well lighted—that we take utterly for granted.” —new York Times Book review An Indie Next List Notable An Amazon Best Book of the Month

n Brilliant, award-winning author Jane Brox offers a sweeping history of our transformative relationship with light—from the stone lamps of the Pleistocene to Leds embedded in fabrics of the future—and reveals that the surprising, complex story of our illumination is also the story of our modern selves. Just five hundred years ago almost everyone lived at the mercy of the dark, yet today so much of life as we know it— our long evening hours, our flexible working days, our feelings of safety at night—depends upon cheap, abundant light. Brox not only examines the social and environmental implications of this remarkable transformation, she tells a compelling story imbued with human voices, startling insights, and timely questions about how the light of the future will shape our lives.

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brunswick, Maine

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JANE BROX is the author of Clearing Land, Five Thousand Days Like This One, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Here and Nowhere Else, which received the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award.

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Julia Whitty

Deep Blue home
An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean
“Whitty mines the world’s miraculous underwater ecosystems to uncover the secrets—and life-sustaining powers—of the deep . . . Relevant—and heartbreaking.” —More “Breathtakingly learned and lyrical.” —national Geographic Traveler

978-0-547-52033-9 • $14.95 Deep Blue Home JUlY • Nature • 256 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-618-11981-3 • Terr: US, C, O Rights: B/T/P/M/S: Melanie Jackson Agency A: HMH alSO availaBle The Fragile Edge 978-0-547-05372-1 • $14.95 PA • San Francisco Bay Area media saturation • Online promotion and outreach to environmental sites, including promotional author video • Academic promotion • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48707-6

t the center of Deep Blue Home is Julia Whitty’s penetrating exploration of the World ocean as a single body of water connected by a vast and powerful threedimensional current encircling the globe. this undivided body of water profoundly controls and is controlled by earth’s climate; its fate determines our own. Whitty’s career—first in science, later as a documentary filmmaker, and always as a writer and diver—has given her sustained access to the scientists dedicated to the study of an astonishing range of ocean life, from the physiology of “extremophile” life forms to the strategies of nesting seabirds to the ecology of “whale falls,” or what happens in the afterlife of a behemoth. no stranger to extreme adventure, Whitty travels the oceanside and underwater world from the Sea of Cortés to newfoundland to the Galápagos. Her book provides extraordinary armchair entree to gripping adventure, cutting-edge science, and an intimate understanding of our deep blue home.
JULIA WHITTY’s first book on oceans, The Fragile Edge, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal Award, the PEN USA Award, and the Kiriyama Prize. Her cover articles have appeared in Harper’s Magazine and Mother Jones, where she is an environmental correspondent. She blogs at the Blue Marble and Deep Blue Home. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Sebastopol, California

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rachel Simmons

Odd Girl Out

revised and Updated
The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
The best-selling breakdown of girl bullying, updated to help girls handle the new dangers of life online “Required reading for young girls and their mothers.” — Boston Globe

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hen it was first published, Odd Girl Out awakened us to a hidden, hot-button subject: bullying among girls. It elevated our consciousness and helped millions of girls, parents, counselors, and teachers deal with a devastating problem. now bullying expert rachel Simmons updates her groundbreaking work for the newest generation of girls. rooted in her extensive experience with girls since Odd Girl Out first appeared, as well as up-to-date research, Simmons offers a new chapter on technology: she focuses on cyberbullying and what parents and teachers can do to deal with the problem, and how girls can avoid drama online. After working directly with schools and families over the past decade, she also brings us new classroom initiatives and step-by-step suggestions for parents. With illuminating, timely additions, this definitive resource is now even more relevant, still shining a powerful spotlight on the most pressing social issues facing our girls.

978-0-547-52019-3 • $14.95 Odd Girl Out aUGUST • Psychology/Parenting • 352 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • Mariner paperback Previous ISBN 978-0-15-602734-2 • Terr: World • Rights: B/T/A/S: HMH • P/M: Gail Ross Literary Agency alSO availaBle Odd Girl Speaks Out 978-0-15-602815-8 • $13.00 PA • Ongoing media and author appearances • Reading group promotion • Academic marketing

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn

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RACHEL SIMMONS, best-selling author of Odd Girl Speaks Out and The Curse of the Good Girl, is an educator, coach, and cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute. She has appeared on Today, Oprah, and other major shows, hosted a PBS special, and writes frequently for Teen Vogue.

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robin robertson

The Wrecking light
Poems
“The Wrecking light is a work of extraordinary visionary power, its music bleak and beautiful, spare and unsparing. If there were justice in the world, it would win every prize going.” — Guardian

978-0-547-48333-7 • $13.95 The Wrecking Light aUGUST • Poetry • 112 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 48 • Terr: US, O • Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Macmillan Publishers • S: HMH

obin robertson’s fourth collection is an intense, moving, bleakly lyrical, and at times shocking book. these poems are written with the authority of classical myth, yet sound utterly contemporary. the poet’s gaze—whether on the natural world or the details of his own life— is unflinching and clear, its utter seriousness leavened by a wry, dry, and disarming humor. Alongside fine translations from neruda and Montale and dynamic retellings of stories from ovid, the poems here pitch the power and wonder of nature against the frailty and failure of the human. this is a book of considerable grandeur and sweep that confirms robertson as one of the most arresting and powerful poets at work today.

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE London 98 AUGUST • Mariner • www.marinerbooks.com • paperback

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ROBIN ROBERTSON has published three previous collections and received many awards for his work, including the E. M. Forster Award and the Forward Prize.

Melanie rehak

Eating for Beginners
An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid
“Hilarious, moving and full of life, eating for Beginners restores joy to its rightful place at the dinner table. —Gretchen Rubin, author of The happiness project “If you feel a sensual rush in an open-air farmers’ market . . . you will enjoy eating for Beginners.” —cleveland plain Dealer “Mommy lit meets The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” —Boston Globe

elanie rehak always loved cooking, eating, and sharing food with loved ones. After reading the likes of Michael Pollan, eric Schlosser, and Wendell Berry, she tried to buy organic and local foods. But upon the birth of her son, Jules, she realized that she was responsible for feeding someone else, and she wanted to know more. Eating for Beginners details a year of discovering what it means to be an eater and a parent in today’s complicated world. rehak harvested potatoes, milked goats, sorted beans, and worked at a small restaurant where she learned what to eat and why, that even the most dedicated organic farmers sometimes serve their children frozen chicken fingers, and that we really can make peace with our food.

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AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Brooklyn

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MELANIE REHAK’s Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her earned both Edgar and Agatha Awards. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and others; her column on food books, “Paper Palate,” appears in Bookforum.

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Andrew O’hagan

The life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his Friend Marilyn Monroe
A Novel
“Splendid . . . A subtle, funny and moving study of America.” —John Banville, Guardian “This is one of those rare books, written with such sureness of pace and lightness of touch, that you find you have read a hundred pages without looking up.” — Colm Tóibín

978-0-547-52028-5 • $13.95 The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe aUGUST • Fiction • 288 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101372-2 • Terr: US, O (-EU) Rights: B/T/A/P/M: A. P. Watt • S: HMH alSO availaBle Be Near Me 978-0-15-603396-1 • $14.00 PA Personality 978-0-15-602967-4 • $14.00 PA • National advertising, including the New York Review of Books • Promotional book trailer • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-50440-7

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. 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 a one-of-a-kind portrait of the woman behind the icon, and the dog behind the woman.

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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.

ian Johnson

A Mosque in Munich
Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West
“An impeccably researched and eye-opening work of social and political history . . . the details are astonishing and the larger implications for our own time disturbing.”—Wall Street Journal “It is not just Johnson’s investigative reporting that makes this book important. He also has a gift for historical narrative.”—new republic

n the wake of the news that the 9/11 hijackers had lived in europe, journalist Ian Johnson wondered how such a radical group could sink roots into Western soil. Most accounts reached back twenty years, to u.S. support of Islamist fighters in Afghanistan. But Johnson dug deeper, uncovering the story of a mosque in Germany. Its history stretched to World War II and, with CIA support, the mosque later became a haven for radical Islamists who spread their influence across the continent. Based on previously unmined archives in the united States, Germany, and Switzerland, A Mosque in Munich is a rare, ground-level look at Cold War spying and a parable for our dealings with radical Islam today.

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978-0-547-42317-3 • $15.95 A Mosque in Munich aUGUST • History/Current Affairs • 336 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • CTN 24 • HMH Hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101418-7 Terr: World • Rights: B/T: HMH • A/P/M/S: Sterling Lord Literistic • Academic promotion • Promotional author video • Author website: www.ian-johnson.com • e-book iSBn 978-0-547-48868-4

AUTHOR’S RESIDENCES Berlin and Beijing

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Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter IAN JOHNSON is also the author of Wild Grass: Three Portraits of Change in Modern China.

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Karin Fossum
Translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund

Broken
A Novel
“A powerful novel that moves inexorably toward an unsettling emotional climax . . . [Fossum] is a master of the slow build, the controlled burn.” — Chicago Tribune “The author’s narrative skills are on dazzling display.” — Washington Post

978-0-547-52036-0 • $13.95 Broken aUGUST • Mystery • 272 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CTN 24 • HMH hardcover, 2010 • Previous ISBN 978-0-15-101366-1 • Terr: US, O Rights: B/T/A/P/M: Harvill Secker S: HMH

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woman wakes up in the middle of the night. A strange man is in her bedroom. She lies there in silence, paralyzed with fear. the woman is an author and the man one of her characters, one in a long line that waits in her driveway for the time when she’ll tell their stories. He is so desperate that he has resorted to breaking into her house and demanding that she begin. He, the author decides, is named Alvar eide, forty-two years old, single, works in a gallery. He lives a quiet, orderly life and likes it that way—no demands, no unpleasantness. until the icy winter morning when a young drug addict, skinny and fragile, walks into the gallery. Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up. And then one day she appears on his doorstep. Broken is an unconventional, subtle, and disturbing mystery from a master of the form.

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KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/ Thriller.

New rules for Today’s Workplace
Strategies for Success in the Virtual World
How to get ahead and stay on top in the tech-savvy, multigenerational, and cross-cultural office

n her newest book, business communications expert Sheryl Lindsell-roberts delivers timely advice for employees, managers, and business owners on surviving and succeeding in today’s technology-dependent workplace. An antidote to the boring business book, New Rules for Today’s Workplace is filled with real-life stories from workers at such successful companies as tiVo, Pegasystems, oneBeacon Insurance, and Brown Brothers Harriman. they all share secrets for today’s key challenges: managing and working remotely. Managers offer advice on hiring remote workers and evaluating the performance of offsite employees. Facilitators give tips on running virtual meetings. At-home workers tell how to minimize distractions. each chapter is packed with ready-to-use strategies. readers will learn how to prepare attention-grabbing webinars, use twitter as a job-search tool, format an electronic résumé so it gets noticed, and much more. Whether you’re hankering to reap the rewards of the social networking phenomena, joining a multigenerational workforce, managing or working remotely, or you simply need to get up to speed on the hottest techniques in business training, this practical guide will show you how to get ahead and stay on top.
SHERYL LINDSELL-ROBERTS is a nationally known businesswriting workshop facilitator and the author of Strategic Business Letters and E-mail, Mastering Computer Typing, Revised Edition, and Speaking Your Way to Success, all published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE Marlborough, Massachusetts
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The American heritage® Science Dictionary
This newly updated edition contains comprehensive coverage of the vocabulary of science in language that nonspecialists can readily understand.

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he American Heritage® Science Dictionary defines the vocabulary of the sciences in language general readers will understand and enjoy. With 8,500 entries, it covers all the major fields of science, from the fundamental disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to the applied realms of medicine, earth science, technology, and anthropology. each entry has a clear, concise definition that gets to the meaning and importance of each term. there are 175 notes on key scientific concepts, such as relativity, genomic sequencing, nanotechnology, and plate tectonics, as well as 320 biographies of notable scientists from ancients such as Aristotle and Archimedes to modern greats like Rosalyn Yalow and Leo Szilard. Illustrations accompany more than 350 entries. Fully updated for 2011, the dictionary covers the latest scientific discoveries and developments. there is information on the newest named element, copernicium, and the discovery of element 117. entries encompass the latest finds in anthropology, including information on Homo floresiensis, as well as newsworthy items such as the suspected carcinogen bisphenol A. this is the perfect resource for people looking to improve their science literacy or understand the scientific breakthroughs reported in the news.

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The American heritage® Student Grammar Dictionary
The only alphabetical guide to the key concepts of grammar for students in middle school and beyond

he all-new American Heritage® Student Grammar Dictionary presents 250 of the most useful terms and concepts of grammar, clearly and precisely defined for students in grades six and up. this resource goes well beyond grammar basics to cover more advanced concepts, making it useful for students as they progress from middle school to high school. each entry includes engaging and varied example sentences showing how grammatical concepts play out in english writing. More than 70 charming cartoon illustrations enliven the text and supplement the example sentences with amusing exchanges between recurring characters. Most entries contain special features, including tips for dictionary use, remarks on the distinction between formal and colloquial english, and cautions about common errors. Similar and related terms are cross-referenced to each other, so that no entry stands alone but each fits into the larger pattern of english grammar. this easy-to-use dictionary is a unique, accessible, and entertaining resource for a subject that is a perennial anxiety provoker for students as well as their parents.

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Una McGovern

lost Crafts
Celebrate historic pastimes with these beautiful gift books.

his charming book is an engaging introduction to a range of traditional crafts and activities. Almost one hundred skills are described and illustrated, from trout-guddling to lacemaking, beekeeping to drystone walling. Whether wanting to learn a new craft, explore social history, or reminisce about pastimes from a bygone age, readers of all ages will lose themselves in Lost Crafts. And with more of us choosing green and ethical lifestyles, there has never been a better time to rediscover these sustainable pursuits.

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UNA MCGOVERN is a British lexicographer who spends much of her leisure time developing her organic kitchen garden. AUTHOR’S RESIDENCE United Kingdom

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978-0-550-10032-0 • $16.95 Lost Wisdom March • Reference • 352 pages 7 ¾ x 9 ¾ • CTN • Previously published as Lost Lore 978-0-550-10521-9 $24.95 CL 106

ost Wisdom is a celebration of the time-honored lore on which people once relied. It draws on folklore, tradition, and superstition and is packed with amusing anecdotes and historical extracts that illuminate the beliefs and knowledge of our ancestors. It also brings to life the wisdom and practical skills that helped generation after generation, becoming lost only with the advent of mechanization and the technological age. this beautiful book will immerse readers in the pleasures of the past as they explore information that has been passed around the campfire and schoolroom and handed down from parent to child. Among the skills included are weather forecasting, understanding longitude and latitude, raft making, telling time without a clock, celebrating spring, wart charming, and curing drunkenness.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012
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 2012 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 and much, much more! 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 2011

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AlSO AVAilABlE: Handsome clothbound, hardcover edition of The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac: ISBN: 978-1-57198-545-3 $15.95 Previous ISBN: 978-1-57198-517-0 The Old Farmer’s Almanac 24-copy counter display: ISBN: 978-1-57198-546-0 $166.80 Previous ISBN (24-copy): 978-1-57198-518-7 The Old Farmer’s Almanac 48-copy floor display: ISBN: 978-1-57198-547-7 $333.60 Previous ISBN (48-copy): 978-1-57198-519-4

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Gardening Calendar

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ow in its 35th year, this perennial bestseller features timely gardening advice, entertaining lore, and exquisite full-color illustrations. Also included is a table that identifies the best days for planting vegetables, according to the moon’s phases and regional climate.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Country Calendar
he charm of country living is captured in this pleasing calendar, which features beautiful full-color photographs, country wisdom, tasty recipes, holiday lore, and surprising facts. Plus, best days for fishing, planting, setting eggs, and more.
978-1-57198-550-7 • $9.99 2012 Country Calendar JUlY • 10 7/8 x 10 7/8 • Wall format Saddle-stitched • CTN 80 Previous ISBN: 978-1-57198-522-4

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Weather Watcher’s Calendar
erfect for weather enthusiasts and nature lovers! each month in this amazing calendar features a full-color image of an exceptional weather event, plus weather history, a weather question answered by the “old Farmer,” and a timeless proverb.
978-1-57198-549-1 • $8.99 Weather Watcher’s Calendar JUlY • 10 7/8 x 8 3/8 • Wall format Saddle-stitched • CTN 110 • Previous ISBN: 978-1-57198-521-7

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Everyday Calendar
ow do you remove gum from fabric? Why do we have Leap day? What are “earth sweats”? the answers to these and hundreds of other questions are found in this cleverly illustrated box calendar filled with curious facts, fun folklore, helpful tips, quotes, proverbs, and puzzles. every page, every day is “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor.”

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Engagement Calendar
acked with personality, this week-at-a-glance desk calendar provides ample space for appointments and notes. Plus, it’s loaded with daily advice, quirky facts, quotes, weather proverbs, folklore, and much more to amaze and amuse. there are also pages to record addresses, birthdays and anniversaries, and plans.
978-1-57198-552-1 • $14.99 2012 Engagement Calendar JUlY • 7 x 10 • Full-color, highgloss, hardcover • Concealed Wire-O binding • CTN 30 Previous ISBN: 978-1-57198-523-1

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Recipe Calendar
n appealing calendar with a dozen delectable recipes and mouthwatering photos that will have food lovers coming back for more. A sprinkling of cooking tips and trivia tops off this culinary creation.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac GardenFresh Cookbook
Fresh-from-the-garden flavor all year long!

978-1-57198-541-5 • $19.95 pOB The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden-Fresh Cookbook March • Cookbook • 336 pages • 7 ¼ x 9 CTN 16 • Terr: USA

his newest collection from The Old Farmer’s Almanac features more than 350 delicious recipes that celebrate the flavors of garden-fresh ingredients. Alongside the bushels of tempting recipes are words of wisdom for growing, harvesting, preparing, and storing vegetables, fruit, and herbs as well as choosing the very best ingredients from the marketplace. Cooks and gardeners alike will appreciate the timeless advice that will make this cookbook a favorite for generations to come. • Fourteen comprehensive chapters • tips on gardening and cooking throughout • Four special two-page segments: the Kitchen Herb Garden, A Beginner’s Vegetable Garden, the edible Flower Garden, the Berry Garden • helpful reference section

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
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Amos Oz

Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest
A Novel
A story for all ages from the internationally acclaimed author of a Tale of love and Darkness

n a gray and gloomy village, no one will talk about the long-ago disappearance of every animal, bird, and fish—until two children with a secret decide to travel into the depths of the forest to unravel the mystery of the past. From the internationally renowned author Amos oz, this is a hauntingly beautiful fable for all ages.

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Queer
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A useful, informative, and fun guide for navigating life as an LGBT teen

een life is hard enough with the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBt, it’s even harder. Queer, a humorous and engaging guide, helps LGBt teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBt social life, find out if a crush is queer, and rise against bigotry and homophobia. Queer is a must-read for any questioning teen.
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Index
Albahari, David, Leeches ................................................. 12 American Heritage Science Dictionary, The ................... 104 American Heritage Student Grammar Dictionary, The .. 105 Architect of Flowers, The ................................................. 65 Bad Intentions ............................................................... 57 Baker, Stephen, Final Jeopardy ......................................... 6 Bakopoulos, Dean, My American Unhappiness ................ 41 Banks, Ray, Beast of Burden ............................................ 59 Beast of Burden .............................................................. 59 Beat This! Cookbook.......................................................... 2 Becoming George Sand .................................................... 70 Belge, Kathy, and Marke Bieschke, Queer....................... 113 Big Bang, The ................................................................ 75 Big Roads, The ............................................................... 42 Blindness / Seeing ........................................................... 35 Brackenbury, Rosalind, Becoming George Sand ................ 70 Brilliant ........................................................................ 95 Broken ......................................................................... 102 Brox, Jane, Brilliant ....................................................... 95 Buddha’s Orphans .......................................................... 94 Captain, The ................................................................. 18 Carroll, James, Jerusalem, Jerusalem .............................. 10 Cather, Willa, My Ántonia / O Pioneers! ........................... 34 Chasing Aphrodite .......................................................... 40 Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, The .................................... 28 Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead ............................ 38
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Color Purple, The / The Temple of My Familiar................ 34 Cook, Thomas H., The Last Talk with Lola Faye ............. 93 Cook, Thomas H., The Quest for Anna Klein................... 52 Davies, Paul, The Eerie Silence ........................................ 80 Davis, William C., The Rogue Republic ............................ 17 Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman, A: Complete Short Stories ............................................................................. 4 Days of the King, The...................................................... 60 Dear Money ................................................................... 90 Deep Blue Home ............................................................. 96 Delta Wedding / The Ponder Heart .................................. 35 Drabble, Margaret, A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories ...................................................... 4 Earle, Steve, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive........... 48 Eating for Beginners ....................................................... 99 Edwards, Douglas, I’m Feeling Lucky .............................. 44 Eerie Silence, The ........................................................... 80 Elephant’s Journey, The ................................................. 83 Ellison, Sarah, War at the Wall Street Journal ................. 73 Epstein, Joseph, The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff........ 92 Evolution of Jane, The .................................................... 68 Felch, Jason, and Ralph Frammolino, Chasing Aphrodite ...................................................................................... 40 Final Jeopardy ................................................................. 6 Florian, Filip, The Days of the King ................................. 60 Fossum, Karin, Bad Intentions ........................................ 57 Fossum, Karin, Broken .................................................. 102

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Freinkel, Susan, Plastic................................................... 13 Fresh & Fast Vegetarian .................................................. 22 Gilmore, Jennifer, Something Red .................................... 66 Go-Between, The ............................................................ 79 Goodell, Jeff, How to Cool the Planet ............................... 74 Grace of Everyday Saints, The......................................... 56 Gran, Sara, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead .......... 38 Greitens, Eric, The Heart and the Fist ............................. 14 Grotz, Jennifer, The Needle ................................................ 8 Guthrie, Julian, The Grace of Everyday Saints .................. 56 Happiness of Pursuit, The .............................................. 47 Heart and the Fist, The................................................... 14 Heretics ......................................................................... 16 Herlihy, David, The Lost Cyclist ...................................... 88 Hochschild, Adam, To End All Wars ............................... 24 Hodgman, Ann, Beat This! Cookbook................................. 2 How to Cool the Planet .................................................... 74 Howard, David, Lost Rights ............................................ 86 Hummingbirds and Butterflies ........................................ 20 I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive .............................. 48 I’m Feeling Lucky ........................................................... 44 Informant, The .............................................................. 30 Inside Scientology ........................................................... 50 Inside the Outbreaks ....................................................... 78 Jerusalem, Jerusalem ..................................................... 10 Johnson, Ian, A Mosque in Munich ................................ 101 Just, Ward, Rodin’s Debutante........................................... 9 Kaufman, Kenn, Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding ...................................................................................... 23 Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding ...................... 23 Kelman, Stephen, Pigeon English .................................... 54 Kiss Her Goodbye............................................................ 33 Knuckler .......................................................................... 5 LaPorte, Nicole, The Men Who Would Be King................. 82 Last Talk with Lola Faye, The ......................................... 93 Leeches........................................................................... 12 Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, The .................................................... 100 Lindsell-Roberts, Sheryl, New Rules for Today’s Workplace .................................................................................... 103 Lonelyhearts................................................................... 64 Lost Crafts ................................................................... 106 Lost Cyclist, The ............................................................. 88 Lost Rights ..................................................................... 86 Lost Wisdom ................................................................ 106 Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff, The ................................ 92 Lychack, William, The Architect of Flowers ...................... 65 Machart, Bruce, The Wake of Forgiveness ......................... 87 Marrs, Suzanne, What There Is to Say We Have Said........ 26 McGovern, Una, Lost Crafts ......................................... 106 McGovern, Una, Lost Wisdom ...................................... 106 McPhee, Martha, Dear Money ......................................... 90 Meade, Marion, Lonelyhearts .......................................... 64

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Men Who Would Be King, The ......................................... 82 Milgrom, Melissa, Still Life ............................................. 72 Miss New India .............................................................. 31 Mosque in Munich ........................................................ 101 Mountford, Peter, A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism ...................................................................................... 62 Muir, John, with photography by Scot Miller, My First Summer in the Sierra ............................................................ 21 Mukherjee, Bharati, Miss New India ................................ 31 My American Unhappiness.............................................. 41 My Ántonia / O Pioneers! ................................................ 34 My First Summer in the Sierra ........................................ 21 Needle, The ...................................................................... 8 New Rules for Today’s Workplace ................................... 103 Norman, Howard, What Is Left the Daughter .................. 81 O’Connor, Ian, The Captain ........................................... 18 O’Hagan, Andrew, The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe ................................ 100 Odd Girl Out, Revised and Updated ................................ 97 Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Country Calendar, The...... 108 Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Engagement Calendar, The .................................................................................... 109 Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Everyday Calendar, The .... 109 Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Gardening Calendar, The .. 108 Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Recipe Calendar, The ........ 109 Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012 Weather Watcher’s Calendar, The .............................................................................. 108 Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012, The.................................. 107
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Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, The .............................. 111 Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Fresh Cookbook, The ....... 110 On the Road to Babadag ................................................. 46 Our Tragic Universe ....................................................... 85 Oz, Amos, Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest............... 113 Page, Lawrence M., and Brooks M. Burr, Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes........................................................ 36 Patchett, Ann, Patron Saint of Liars................................ 77 Patchett, Ann, Taft ......................................................... 76 Patron Saint of Liars ...................................................... 77 Pendergrast, Mark, Inside the Outbreaks .......................... 78 Perry, Thomas, Strip ...................................................... 84 Perry, Thomas, The Informant........................................ 30 Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes ........................ 36 Phinney, Davis, with Austin Murphy, The Happiness of Pursuit .......................................................................... 47 Pigeon English................................................................ 54 Plastic ........................................................................... 13 Queer ........................................................................... 113 Quest for Anna Klein, The ............................................... 52 Rakove, Jack, Revolutionaries ......................................... 91 Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs, The ................................. 32 Rameau’s Niece .............................................................. 69 Rehak, Melanie, Eating for Beginners .............................. 99 Reitman, Janet, Inside Scientology ................................... 50 Return of Captain John Emmett, The .............................. 53 Revolutionaries .............................................................. 91

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Robertson, Robin, The Wrecking Light ........................... 98 Rodin’s Debutante ............................................................ 9 Rogue Republic, The ....................................................... 17 Saramago, José, Blindness / Seeing................................... 35 Saramago, José, Small Memories ..................................... 27 Saramago, José, The Elephant’s Journey .......................... 83 Schine, Cathleen, Rameau’s Niece ................................... 69 Schine, Cathleen, The Evolution of Jane ......................... 68 Sex on Six Legs ............................................................... 58 Simmons, Marie, Fresh & Fast Vegetarian ....................... 22 Simmons, Rachel, Odd Girl Out ..................................... 97 Small Memories .............................................................. 27 Something Red ............................................................... 66 Speller, Elizabeth, The Return of Captain John Emmett ... 53 Spillane, Mickey, and Max Allan Collins, Kiss Her Goodbye ...................................................................................... 33 Spillane, Mickey, and Max Allan Collins, The Big Bang ... 75 Stasiuk, Andrzej, On the Road to Babadag ....................... 46 Steadman, Ralph, The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs ....... 32 Still Life ........................................................................ 72 Strip .............................................................................. 84 Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest ............................... 113 Swift, Earl, The Big Roads............................................... 42 Taft ............................................................................... 76 Taken, The ..................................................................... 89 Tao of Travel, The .......................................................... 37 Theroux, Paul, The Tao of Travel .................................... 37 Thomas, Scarlett, Our Tragic Universe............................ 85 Thompson III, Bill, and Connie Toops, Hummingbirds and Butterflies ...................................................................... 20 Tiger Trap ..................................................................... 43 To End All Wars ............................................................. 24 Turner, Frederick, The Go-Between ................................. 79 Upadhyay, Samrat, Buddha’s Orphans ............................. 94 Wake of Forgiveness, The................................................. 87 Wakefield, Tim, with Tony Massarotti, Knuckler ................ 5 Walker, Alice, The Color Purple / The Temple of My Familiar ...................................................................................... 34 War at the Wall Street Journal ........................................ 73 Welty, Eudora, Delta Wedding / The Ponder Heart ........... 35 Westoll, Andrew, The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary ........... 28 What Is Left the Daughter............................................... 81 What There Is to Say We Have Said ................................. 26 Whitty, Julia, Deep Blue Home ......................................... 96 Wise, David, Tiger Trap ................................................. 43 Wolfe, Inger Ash, The Taken ........................................... 89 Wrecking Light, The ....................................................... 98 Wright, Jonathan, Heretics .............................................. 16 Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism, A ........................ 62 Zuk, Marlene, Sex on Six Legs ......................................... 58

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