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FALL 2011 New Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–23 Regional Northeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mid-Atlantic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Midwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 National / International . . . . . . 32 General Interest Cookbooks / Food Guides . . . . 33 Country Living . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 History / Shakers . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Nature / Outside Titles . . . . . . . 36 Photography & Gift . . . . . . . . . 36 Mysteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Title & Author Index . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Front cover image: © Johnny Molloy (see Explorer’s Guide 50 Hikes on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, page 21) Image this page © Jim Hargan (see Explorer’s Guide North Carolina, page 11)

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New England Icons
Shaker Villages, Saltboxes, Stone Walls, and Steeples
Bruce Irving
Connect with the original New England We tend to think of icons as simple, graphic, stone or wooden objects without much depth or life, leftovers from bygone eras. But Bruce Irving, former producer of the popular PBS show This Old House, will have none of that. In a collection of short essays, Irving taps into our collective consciousness by extolling the comforting sense of place we associate with such common and not-so-common New England sights as stone walls, village greens, lobster boats, classic ski runs, and garden cemeteries, to name but a few—symbols of enduring importance that are also still full of life and character. Curl up in your favorite chair, relax, and take a tour of our common heritage—or take this insightful cultural guide with you as you travel New England’s highways and byways. It’s sure to shed new light on the old stalwart landscape features you see every day. Bruce Irving produced This Old House for public broadcasting for 17 years before venturing off into his own home-renovation consulting business. He is also a contributor to Design New England magazine, published bimonthly by the Boston Globe. Irving makes his home in Cambridge, MA.
September 2011 $19.95 (Can. $23.00) | hardcover | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-927-4 | 8×8 | 96 pp | full-color photos throughout TRAVEL/NEW ENGLAND/PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Colors of Fall
$19.95 (Can. $25.00) Hardcover 978-0-88150-542-9 FALL 2011

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Hook, Line & Sinister
Mysteries to Reel You In
T. Jefferson Parker, ed.
“This solid anthology…can hook a reader and reel him in.” —Publishers Weekly Sixteen of America’s favorite author-anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors’ passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, John Lescroart, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, Victoria Houston, and others share a mysterious affection for all things piscatorial. This collection of all original short stories will entertain even the most discriminating mystery reader. Proceeds from this book will help support two charitable groups, Casting for Recovery, which helps women cancer survivors heal body and soul through fly-fishing, and Project Healing Waters, which does the same for wounded combat soldiers. “Parker gathers mystery stories from an outstanding group of his contemporaries . . . There is plenty of strong writing and many big fish in these pages . . . Many sports, from baseball to golf, have been featured in mystery anthologies; now anglers have one of their own.” —Booklist T. Jefferson Parker is the best-selling author of Iron River and California Girl. He lives in San Diego, CA.
September 2011 $16.95 (Can. $19.50) | paperback | CQ 16 Territory: W | 978-0-88150-979-3 | 5.5×8.25 | 336 pp MYSTERY

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The Soul of Vermont
Richard Brown
Richard Brown’s window onto the soul —of Vermont Arguably the consummate collection of quintessential Vermont images, Richard Brown’s now-classic, eminently collectible The Soul of Vermont is back in hardcover. For more than 40 years, Brown has been taking photographs of his beloved home state. These soulful images, taken throughout the seasons, create a distinctive, unforgettable photographic portrait of Vermont’s landscape and its people. He chronicles with great affection the people who live and work on the land, and without sentimentality he celebrates a rapidly disappearing way of life. “Mr. Brown is my favorite upcountry artist with a camera. His photographs have such crisp luminosity I think I would recognize them anywhere.” —Maxine Kumin, New York Times Book Review “Nearly every place has its own unique beauty, and Brown perfectly captures that.” —USA Today “The beauty of Richard Brown’s photos makes us think about what we are doing to our state. His is an important vision: much of Vermont is still beautiful, but we need to see and appreciate the ideal if we are to preserve it. [His] photography expresses that ideal superlatively well.” —Tom Slayton, Vermont Life magazine Richard Brown’s work has appeared in Vermont Life, Harrowsmith Country Life, Audubon, Natural History, the New York Times, Country Journal, and many other publications. His books include My Kind of Garden, The Private World of Tasha Tudor, Richard Brown’s New England, Moments in Eden, and Pictures from the Country. He lives in Barnet, Vermont.
September 2011 $29.95 (Can. $34.50) | hardcover | CQ 16 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-467-5 | 10.5×8.75 | 144 pp | 120 full-color photos US PICTORIAL TRAVEL/NEW ENGLAND/VERMONT

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Willie Was Different
A Children’s Story
Norman Rockwell
A children’s story for the ages by a beloved artist of American life Norman Rockwell, the foremost chronicler of small-town American life in paint, wrote just one work of fiction, a children’s story, first published in McCall’s Magazine in 1967. It was later republished by Funk & Wagnalls as a book, but this edition is based on Rockwell’s original concept, complete with the color and monotone paintings he created for the story. Willie is a wood thrush—but a very different kind of wood thrush. Driven by his intimation that he possesses a special genius, Willie leaves his avian fellows to take up singing with the exquisitely down-to-earth Miss Polly, flautist extraordinaire. Together they find fame, and they eventually travel to the nation’s capitol so Willie’s beautiful singing can be appreciated all the more. Yet all the attention and bustle of city life distress Willie and make him stop singing, so Miss Polly brings Willie back to his native woods, where he resumes his tranquil life and music-making with her. But the world remembers and reveres Willie and the genius of his song. Share Willie’s timeless story with the children in your life. American artist Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) is perhaps most famous for his cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post—322 covers in 47 years. His work still enjoys great popularity today.
September 2011 $16.95 (Can. $24.00) | hardcover | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-936399-61-4 | 8×10 | 32 pp | full-color illustrations throughout ART • Library promotion • Print & online features

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Nine Months to Gettysburg
Stannard’s Vermonters and the Repulse of Pickett’s Charge
Howard Coffin
The story of the brave Vermont brigade that helped win the Civil War On the Fourth of July, 1863, reporting on the aftermath of the Civil War’s most crucial battle, the New York Times wrote: “A Vermont brigade held the key position at Gettysburg and did more than any other body of men to gain the triumph which decided the fate of the Union.” The citizen soldiers led by General George J. Stannard helped stabilize the line, and then shattered the right flank of Pickett’s famous charge just when the battle’s outcome hung in the balance. Over a decade since its original release, Nine Months to Gettysburg is now available in paperback. Coffin draws on scores of soldiers’ letters to relate how and why young recruits from isolated hill farms flocked to the Union colors in response to Lincoln’s call in 1862. And in the nine months leading up to Gettysburg, they recorded, in extraordinary detail, foraging for food, enduring homesickness, monotony, and often fatal diseases. This book movingly captures their myriad anxieties as they are thrust suddenly into the most important infantry maneuver directed against the Confederate assault. Howard Coffin was formerly press secretary to U.S. senator Jim Jeffords. He is the author of The Battered Stars, Full Duty, and Guns Over the Champlain Valley. Coffin lives in Montpelier, Vermont.
ALSO OF INTEREST September 2011 $21.95 (Can. $39.99) | paperback | CQ 16 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-967-0 | 7×10 | 336 pp HISTORY • Online features • Regional author lectures

The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide
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Soldier of the American Revolution
A Visual Reference
Denis Hambucken and Bill Payson
The life of the average soldier at the onset of the American Revolution in words and photographs In 1775, at the beginning of the American War of Independence, the men who stood up to the British Regulars were men and boys, farmers, laborers, and artisans. Most procured their own weapons and fought without pay against overwhelming odds. This book offers modern readers a colorful glimpse into the day-to-day conditions of an average soldier through photographs of actual artifacts and exacting, historically accurate reproductions of soldiers’ clothing, supplies, and equipment. While other books examine the American Revolution from a political, military, or tactical perspective, this book focuses on day-to-day life and the human experience of the Revolutionary War soldier, the everyman who fought and won freedom for us all. Denis Hambucken is an advertising and design professional who combines his passions for design, photography, and New England to write books about woodworking, crafts, and history. A native of Belgium, Hambucken now lives in New Hampshire. Bill Payson has been a historical reenactor for 18 years, focusing on the American Revolution and the 100 years prior to it. His passion for history has led him to pursue his current path as a history consultant. Payson also lives in New Hampshire.
October 2011 $10.95 (Can. $13.00) | paperback | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-958-8 | 7×10 | 64 pp | color photos throughout HISTORY • Print & online features • Author interviews The Countryman Press 7

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Detroit & Ann Arbor
Jeff Counts
Jeff Counts gets behind the wheel to take us cruising the eclectic neighborhoods that comprise the “culture stew” that is Motor City—Detroit. There’s great ethnic cuisine, extraordinary pre-war architecture, world-class museums, and a homegrown soundtrack, from Motown’s rhythm and blues to the undeniable pulse of rap.

Great Destinations
This revised, restyled, fullcolor guide offers a wealth of observations, insights, and guidance for travelers looking for specific experiences—whether romantic, luxurious, or budget-oriented travel. Includes detailed info for eco-travelers, Maya culture buffs, anglers, foodies, and anyone needing respite on a sleepy beach.

Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya 3rd Edition
Joshua Eden Hinsdale

Jeff Counts is the Joshua Eden Hinsdale author of Michigan: has been traveling in MexAn Explorer’s Guide and The Paddler’s Guide to Michigan ico and Central America (Countryman). He is a veteran MI journalist who also did for more than 20 years. He has worked in tourism developa stint in auto-related PR. Counts contributes outdoor stories ment and consulting and reported for the daily Cancun News. to the Grand Rapids Press. Hinsdale divides his time between Mexico and Austin, TX.
October 2011 $19.95 (Can. $23.00), paperback, CQ 36, Territory: W,
978-1-58157-141-7, 6x9, 256 pp, 100+ full-color photos US Travel/Upper Midwest/Michigan

October 2011 $19.95 (Can. $23.00), paperback, CQ 36, Territory: W,
978-1-58157-132-5, 6x9, 256 pp, 100+ full-color photos Travel Foreign/Mexico/Yucatan (previous edition, Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya: Great Destinations Mexico, 978-1-58157-094-6)

San Juan, Vieques & Culebra 2nd Edition San Miguel de Allende & Zain Deane Guanajuato 2nd Edition
In this updated guide to Kevin Delgado the most popular destiThese celebrated colonialnations in Puerto Rico, era cities in the mountains author Zain Deane shows north of Mexico City offer you how to uncover its romantic allure. From the best-kept secrets and sophisticated resorts of San treasures—from breathtakMiguel de Allende to the ing beaches and rain forest lively festivals of Guanahikes to extraordinary juato, this area must be shopping and dining spots experienced to be believed. on narrow colonial streets. Now in its second edition, Puerto Rico has something this favorite guide has to please all your senses, been restyled and is illusregardless of your budget, trated with full-color maps tastes, or passions. and photos throughout. Zain Deane is an awardKevin Delgado’s grand winning fiction writer and the author of Mexico’s Aztec & parents moved to the U.S. Maya Empires: An Explorer’s Guide; Mexico City, Puebla & from Guanajuato. Delgado travels to Mexico often from his Cuernavaca: A Great Destination; and Backroads & Byways home in San Diego, CA. He is also the author of Acapulco of Florida (all from Countryman). Deane lives in FL. and Los Cabos & Baja California Sur in the Explorer’s Guides November 2011 $19.95 (Can. $23.00), paperback, CQ 36, Territory: W, series (Countryman).
978-1-58157-135-6, 6x9, 256 pp, 100+ full-color photos Travel/Caribbean/Puerto Rico (previous edition, San Juan, Vieques & Culebra: Great Destinations Puerto Rico, 978-1-58157-043-4)

November 2011 $19.95 (Can. $23.00), paperback, CQ 36, Territory: W,
978-1-58157-131-8, 6x9, 224 pp, 100+ full-color photos Travel Foreign/Mexico (previous edition, San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato: Great Destinations Mexico, 978-1-58157-090-8)

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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Amy Westervelt
At the intersection of lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron is one of America’s best-kept secrets: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Westervelt’s friendly and knowledgeable advice points you to secret waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, excellent trout-fishing, romantic dinner spots, and the best hot pasties in the U.P. It’s like having a Yooper travel companion! Amy Westervelt always spent summers vacationing in the U.P., until she moved to Michigan and could enjoy its other seasons as well. She is the author of Backroads & Byways of Minnesota (Countryman) as well several other guides and many articles. Westervelt now lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
March 2012 $19.95 (Can. $23.00), paperback, CQ 36, Territory: W,
978-1-58157-138-7, 6x9, 256 pp, 100+ full-color photos US Travel/Upper Midwest/Michigan (previous edition, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Great Destinations, 978-1-58157-081-6)

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Myrtle Beach & South Carolina’s Grand Strand Includes Wilmington and
the North Carolina Low Country Renee Wright
This new guide covers both Myrtle Beach and its neighbors over the NC border, including the fascinating seaports of Wilmington and Southport, a compact area that takes under three hours to drive from end to end but offers a wealth of different vacation options and activities. Renee Wright helps you make the “Wright Choices” when you visit any destination. With 30 years of experience rating restaurants, hotels, entertainment, shopping, and attractions for city magazines in the Carolinas, she enjoys finding the secret spots that locals treasure and sharing them with you.
March 2012 $19.95 (Can. $23.00), paperback, CQ 36, Territory: W,
978-1-58157-111-0, 6x9, 224 pp, 100+ full-color photos US Travel/Southeast/South Carolina

West Texas
Judy Wiley
West Texas is where deep blue mesas at the Big Bend and the plunging, layered walls of Palo Duro Canyon inspire awe; where off-thebeaten-path towns serve fine cuisine; where you can find a Picasso original hanging in a jailhouse museum; where views go on forever and millions of stars come out at night. Nowhere else has quite the allure that these cities, plains, and ranchlands have; this book is your guide to it all. Judy Wiley is a journalist who worked for seven daily newspapers in the West and Southwest for 30 years. She currently lives and works in Fort Worth, TX, where she writes for 360West magazine and does freelance work for newspapers around the state.
March 2012 $19.95 (Can. $23.00), paperback, CQ 36, Territory: W, 978-0-88150-920-5, 6x9, 224 pp, 100+ full-color photos US Travel/Texas

All new titles contain at least 100 full-color photographs and many detailed maps!

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South Carolina
Page Ivey

Colorado
Matt Forster

2nd Edition

Beaches and golf are Whether you’re looking what most people think to break trail in virgin of when they think of powder on a winter South Carolina, and the getaway or sample fresh state has those amenilocal produce from a ties in abundance. But off roadside farmstand in the well-worn paths are the summer sunshine, battlefields from both the Matt Forster is a great Revolutionary and Civil companion for your Colwars and significant guideorado trip. He provides posts in African American indispensible informahistory. SC’s culture has tion on everything from great variety too, from sources of outdoor equipclassic Southern attitudes ment rental to the best and food to the Geecheescenic back roads. The Gullah Cultural Heritage best inns, B&Bs, vacation Corridor in the Lowcountry and the Palmetto Trail and Scot- cottages, and l more are all covered here. d lots ll tish influences Upstate. Matt Forster is a frequent traveler throughout Colorado. Page Ivey is a reporter for the Associated Press and was a He is a freelance writer and editor whose introduction to the state was through his wife, Kim, a native Coloradoan. longtime editor and reporter for The State, a Columbia, SC, daily. She has worked in South Carolina for over 20 years March 2012 $21.95 (Can. $25.50), paperback, CQ 24, Territory: W, and now lives in Columbia. 978-0-88150-956-4, 6x9, 464 pp, 125+ b&w photos
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978-0-88150-931-1, 6x9, 400 pp, 125+ b&w photos US Travel/SE/South Carolina

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Connecticut

8th Edition

Andi Marie Cantele
Welcomed and praised by newspapers across the state, this guidebook, newly revised and updated, gives visitors and residents alike detailed descriptions of attractions and little-known details about the Nutmeg State. From the sophisticated countryside of northwest CT to gorgeous and historic areas like Old Lyme, Andi Cantele will guide you to the best of the best. Andi Marie Cantele is author of many guidebooks and contributor to many magazines. She lives in Litchfield, CT.
March 2012 $21.95 (Can. $25.50), paperback, CQ 16, Territory: W,
978-0-88150-959-5, 6x9, 544 pp, 125+ b&w photos US Travel/New England/Connecticut (previous edition, Connecticut: An Explorer’s Guide, 978-0-88150-824-6)

Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes 2nd Edition
Amy C. Rea
Not only are there really 15,000 lakes in Minnesota, there are award-winning chocolatiers, wilderness trails, and luxury resorts too. Whether you have weeks or just a weekend, Minnesota has something for everyone, and this friendly, enthusiastic, honest guide explains it all. Amy C. Rea writes about Minnesota for the CBS website wcco.com /wandermn and for her own blog, A Closer Look at Flyover Land (flyover-land.com). She spends much of her free time exploring her home state, looking for the next hidden gem. Rea lives in Eden Prairie, MN.
March 2012 $21.95 (Can. $25.50), paperback, CQ 24, Territory: W,
978-0-88150-954-0, 6x9, 300 pp, 125+ b&w photos US Travel/Upper Midwest/Minnesota (previous edition, Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes: An Explorer’s Guide, 978-0-88150-727-0)

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Arizona ............................................................................ 978-0-88150-894-9 ...... 21.95 ...... 27.50 Arkansas .......................................................................... 978-0-88150-892-5 ...... 21.95 ...... 27.50 The Berkshire Hills & Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts ........... 978-0-88150-952-6 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 The Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains ................................... 978-0-88150-748-5 ...... 21.95 ...... 24.00 Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket ......................... 978-0-88150-948-9 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 Colorado NEW! ................................................................ 978-0-88150-956-4 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 Connecticut NEW! ........................................................... 978-0-88150-959-5 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 Eastern Pennsylvania ......................................................... 978-0-88150-747-8 ...... 19.95 ...... 22.00 Georgia ........................................................................... 978-0-88150-639-6 ...... 21.95 ...... 27.50 Hawaii ............................................................................. 978-0-88150-809-3 ...... 21.95 ...... 24.00 The Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains ............................. 978-0-88150-823-9 ...... 21.95 ...... 27.50 Idaho .............................................................................. 978-0-88150-744-7 ...... 21.95 ...... 24.00 Illinois.............................................................................. 978-0-88150-925-0 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 Iowa ................................................................................ 978-0-88150-833-8 ...... 21.95 ...... 27.50 Kansas ............................................................................. 978-0-88150-897-0 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 Kentucky ........................................................................ 978-0-88150-746-1 ...... 19.95 ...... 25.00 Maine.............................................................................. 978-0-88150-907-6 ...... 21.95 ...... 27.50 Maryland ......................................................................... 978-0-88150-852-9 ...... 21.95 ...... 27.50 Mexico’s Aztec & Maya Empires ................................................. 978-1-58157-107-3 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 Michigan ......................................................................... 978-0-88150-949-6 ...... 21.95 ...... 25.50 Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes NEW! 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Acapulco ................................................................................ 978-1-58157-115-8...... 19.95...... 25.00 The Adirondack Book ............................................................... 978-1-58157-085-4...... 18.95...... 18.95 The Alaska Panhandle............................................................... 978-1-58157-095-3...... 19.95...... 25.00 Atlanta ................................................................................... 978-1-58157-086-1...... 18.95...... 18.95 Austin, San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country ............................. 978-1-58157-040-3...... 18.95...... 23.50 The Bahamas .......................................................................... 978-1-58157-125-7...... 19.95...... 25.00 Baltimore, Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay ............................ 978-1-58157-112-7...... 19.95...... 25.00 Belize ..................................................................................... 978-1-58157-129-5...... 19.95...... 25.00 The Berkshire Book .................................................................. 978-1-58157-033-5...... 18.95...... 25.00 Big Sur, Monterey Bay & Gold Coast Wine Country .................... 978-1-58157-074-8...... 18.95...... 26.50 Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach & Florida’s Space Coast ................. 978-1-58157-120-2...... 19.95...... 25.00 Charleston, Savannah & Coastal Islands ..................................... 978-1-58157-130-1...... 19.95...... 23.00 The Chesapeake Bay Book ........................................................ 978-1-58157-073-1...... 18.95...... 26.50 The Coast of Maine Book.......................................................... 978-1-58157-058-8...... 18.95...... 28.50 Colorado’s Classic Mountain Towns ........................................... 978-1-58157-036-6...... 18.95...... 23.50 Costa Rica ............................................................................... 978-1-58157-097-7...... 19.95...... 22.00 Dallas & Fort Worth ................................................................. 978-1-58157-126-4...... 19.95...... 23.00 Detroit & Ann Arbor NEW! ........................................................ 978-1-58157-141-7...... 19.95...... 23.00 The Dominican Republic .......................................................... 978-1-58157-103-5...... 19.95...... 25.00 El Salvador .............................................................................. 978-1-58157-114-1...... 19.95...... 25.00 The Erie Canal ......................................................................... 978-1-58157-080-9...... 19.95...... 25.00 The Finger Lakes ...................................................................... 978-1-58157-127-1...... 19.95...... 23.00 The Four Corners Region .......................................................... 978-1-58157-083-0...... 18.95...... 21.00 Galveston, South Padre Island & the Texas Gulf Coast ................. 978-1-58157-039-7...... 16.95...... 18.50 Granada, San Juan Del Sur & Southwest Nicaragua ..................... 978-1-58157-113-4...... 19.95...... 25.00 Guatemala .............................................................................. 978-1-58157-104-2...... 19.95...... 25.00 The Hamptons ........................................................................ 978-1-58157-116-5...... 19.95...... 25.00 Hawaii’s Big Island ................................................................... 978-1-58157-091-5...... 18.95...... 21.00 Honolulu & Oahu .................................................................... 978-1-58157-122-6...... 19.95...... 25.00 The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May ............................... 978-1-58157-134-9...... 19.95...... 23.00 Kauai ...................................................................................... 978-1-58157-084-7...... 18.95...... 21.00 Lake Tahoe & Reno .................................................................. 978-1-58157-082-3...... 18.95...... 21.00 Las Vegas ................................................................................ 978-1-58157-075-5...... 19.95...... 25.00 Los Cabos & Baja California Sur................................................. 978-1-58157-121-9...... 19.95...... 25.00 Maine Coast & Islands ............................................................. 978-1-58157-137-0...... 19.95...... 23.00 Maui ...................................................................................... 978-1-58157-047-2...... 18.95...... 21.00 Memphis & the Delta Blues........................................................ 978-1-58157-101-1...... 19.95...... 25.00 Mexico City, Puebla & Cuernavaca ............................................ 978-1-58157-105-9...... 19.95...... 25.00 Michigan’s Upper Peninsula NEW! ............................................ 978-1-58157-138-7...... 19.95...... 23.00

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Walking the Hudson
From the Battery to Bear Mountain
Cy A Adler
Introduction by Pete Seeger “Reveals the beauty and wonder of one of America’s most familiar yet least appreciated waterways and shorelines.”—Ruth Messinger, former Manhattan borough president Cy Adler authored the first complete guide to walking from the southern tip of Manhattan at Battery Park all the way up to Bear Mountain near West Point. With all the new changes to the West Side of Manhattan since that guide was published, Walking the Hudson, the new and fully revised guide to this fabulous route, will be much appreciated by walkers, history buffs, and anyone who wants to experience this great area up close and under their own power. The route is nicely broken into segments of 2–9 miles each so one can walk as little or as much of the route as desired at a time. The average walker can finish the entire route in two to four days. Cy A Adler is the founder and has been the leader since 1982 of Shorewalkers, an environmental and walking group. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the New York Times to the Journal of Physics. Adler lives on the Upper West Side.
October 2011 $15.95 (Can. $18.50) | paperback | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-946-5 | 6×9 | 160 pp US TRAVEL/MID-ATLANTIC/NEW YORK • Regional radio & TV interviews • Print & online features • Author lectures

Backroad Weekend Walks Bicycling Near in Brooklyn New York City
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This Good Food
French Vegetarian Recipes from a Monastery Kitchen
Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette
“To this Benedictine monk—whose vegetable and herb beds, chickens, and sheep surround his small monastery—preparing food is prayer.”—Gourmet Simple and natural: these are key aspects of the monastic cooking for which Brother Victor has become so widely known and the reason his cookbooks have become international bestsellers, inspiring home cooks the world over. This Good Food presents some 150 French vegetarian recipes that take advantage of seasonal produce and readily available ingredients. These classic and contemporary vegetable dishes emphasize the connection to nature that is so vital to monastery cooking and the key to making meals that nourish both the body and the soul. From a healthy Peasant Soup to a Leek Tart, Fava Beans Castilian Style to a Mushroom Salad with Lemon to Basque Cake with Pears, Brother Victor will show you how rich and delicious flavors can be coaxed from simple ingredients when combined and prepared in the appropriate way. Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette is a monk of Our Lady of the Resurrection, a monastery that lives under the Rule of St. Benedict and draws its inspiration from the ancient monastic traditions of the East and the West. The monastery is perched on a secluded hilltop outside Millbrook, in upstate New York. Brother Victor is the author of several bestselling cookbooks, including From a Monastery Kitchen, 12 Months of Monastery Soups, and Sacred Feasts. He tends the monastery farm and gardens and works in the kitchen preparing artisanal vinegars and other products that are sold weekly at two local farmers’ markets. He collaborates with local Hudson Valley farmers and growers, Vassar College, and Culinary Institute of America students interested in promoting local sustainable agriculture.
October 2011 $24.95 (Can. $29.00) | paperback CQ 16 | Territory: Y | 978-0-88150-924-3 9.5×10 | 256 pp | 2-color interior COOKING • Print & online off-thebook-page features • Author interviews

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The Monastery Garden Cookbook
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EatingWell One-Pot Wonders
Jessie Price and the EATINGWELL Test Kitchen
All you need for healthy, easy, fabulous meals that are full of flavor is one pot and this cookbook. Want a healthy dinner on the table but don’t have time to cook? Need to keep things simple for a weeknight dinner? Then you’re going to love this book—it’s full of simple, satisfying, delicious dinners that can all be made in just one pot. If you think one-pot meals are just heavy stews, you’ll be amazed at the spectacular array of nutritious dishes on offer here. The meals in this book range from paellas, pilafs, and risottos to frittatas, braises, casseroles, and roasts. Plus you’ll find advice on some of the essential tools for one-pot cooking; favorites include the large nonstick skillet, the Dutch oven, the slow-cooker, the roasting pan, and the wok. Flip through this 224-page book, filled with recipes for over 100 meals, most accompanied by mouthwatering photos, and you’ll be hungry to try them for yourself. Each recipe has been tested and approved by the EatingWell Test Kitchen. And they’re easy—most take less than 45 minutes and call for simple, easy-to-find ingredients. You’ll feel good about serving these meals to your family, knowing that each one has been approved by EatingWell Magazine’s team of registered dietitians. The recipes follow simple, sound nutrition principles: they use lean meats and seafood; plenty of herbs and spices rather than loads of butter, cream, and salt for seasoning; lots of vegetables; and whole grains over refined grains. All this plus fewer dishes to wash afterwards! It’s the authoritative guide to quick and easy one-pot meals.

November 2011 $24.95 (Can. $29.00) | hardcover | CQ 16 Territory: W | 978-0-88150-936-6 | 8×10 224 pp | full-color photos throughout COOKING
Jessie Price directs the food content for EatingWell Media Group. She is the author of EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners and The Simple Art of EatingWell. Price lives in Charlotte, VT.

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EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals
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The Simple Art of Eatingwell
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EatingWell on a Budget
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EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners
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EatingWell Serves Two
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Fido’s Florida
A Dog-Friendly Guide to the Sunshine State
Ginger Warder
Enjoy everything Florida has to offer—with dog as your copilot! More than half of all households in the U.S. own at least one dog, and more dog owners are traveling with their pets these days, whether out of necessity or desire. Fortunately, more hotels, motels, and B&Bs are accommodating canine guests than ever before. When you decide that your best friend deserves a Florida vacation as much as you do but you’re not sure how to find pet-friendly accommodations, doggie day-care in vacationland, or restaurants where you and your pal will both be welcome, pick up Fido’s Florida and you’ll find a wealth of valuable information at your fingertips. Whether you need all-important resources like 24-hour emergency vets, pet stores, specialty dog-food suppliers, or resources for dog-friendly fun like sidewalk cafés, shops, and beaches where your dog can accompany you, it’s all here in one terrific new guidebook. It’s time to pack the squeaky toys and the sunblock, the biscuits and the beachball, and head to sunny Florida with your best buddy for a vacation you’ll both love! Ginger Warder is a freelance writer specializing in arts, entertainment, travel with pets, and European destinations. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and lives in St. Petersburg with her two dogs, Tipsy and Max.
November 2011 $18.95 (Can. $22.00) | paperback | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-934-2 | 6×9 | 256 pp US TRAVEL/SOUTHEAST/FLORIDA • Regional print & online features • Author radio & TV interviews ALSO OF INTEREST

Dog-Friendly New England
$19.95 (Can. $25.00) Paperback 978-0-88150-691-4 FALL 2011

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I Am Gold
A Harpur & Iles Mystery
Bill James
The 27th installment in the popular Harpur & Iles series A woman and her stepson are gunned down while driving to school on a quiet residential street. An former bodyguard kills himself by firing two pistols simultaneously. Was the killer really after the woman’s husband, the notorious drug baron Mansel Shale? And what possible connection could Shale’s collection of pre-Raphaelite works of art have to the killings? Nothing in Bill James’s latest Harpur & Iles thriller is as it seems. When the police chase the shooting suspect into a busy second-hand shop the action quickly turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse standoff. As the siege unfolds, with more than just gunplay in the mix, events threaten to take down more than the gunman and his hostages. Will this spell the end of Detective Harpur and his troubled boss, Assistant Chief Constable Iles? Bill James has been called “the Elmore Leonard of Britain’s underworld” (Kirkus Reviews) and was named a Master of Crime in a mystery roundup by the London Sunday Times. He is the author of the Harpur & Iles mystery series, among other thrillers and crime novels. He lives in his native South Wales.
December 2011 $23.95 (Can. $28.00) | hardcover | CQ 36 | Territory: X 978-0-88150-951-9 | 5.5×8.25 | 320 pp MYSTERY

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Hotbed
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In the Absence of Iles
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The Best of Relish Cookbook
Celebrating America’s Love of Food
From the editors of Relish magazine
The Best of Relish Cookbook contains 150 clear, simple, and often quick recipes designed to get you back in the kitchen and get your loved ones around the table. From breakfast to dessert, you’ll be inspired by the delicious variety offered here. Widen your dinner repertoire and spice up your main courses—from Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese to Smoky Dry Mole-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, you’ll want to try them all. And if you’re wondering where to find smoked paprika or how to make a meringue reach new heights, the helpful tips peppered throughout the book will guide you through. Distributed in more than 500 newspapers nationwide, Relish magazine reaches more than 15 million readers each month. Relish celebrates America’s love of food with recipes from the melting pot of people, places, and traditions that make our food great. Relish what you eat, because good things happen around the table. Relish editor-in-chief, Jill Melton, has more than 20 years of experience as a food editor, registered dietitian, chef and author. As the former food editorial director for Cooking Light, Melton has helped millions cook better and eat healthier. Candace Floyd is food editor of Relish and American Profile magazines, which are published by Publishing Group of America. She also coedited Seasons & Celebrations, American Profile Hometown Cookbook, Hometown Recipes for the Holidays, and Hometown Get-Togethers. Nancy S. Hughes is a cookbook author and a recipe developer. With a culinary arts degree and more than 25 years of experience, she has been the director of a cooking school and a food consultant for some of the top companies in the nation.
December 2011 $14.95 (Can. $17.50) | paperback | CQ 16 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-978-6 | 8×10 | 224 pp | full-color photos throughout COOKING ALSO OF INTEREST

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Seasons & Celebrations
$24.95 (Can. $31.00) | Hardcover 978-0-88150-837-6

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50 Hikes on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau
Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Tennessee River Gorge to the Big South Fork
Johnny Molloy
Experience great hiking in the scenic swath of Tennessee between Nashville and Knoxville Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, a wide tableland cut with a dizzying array of deep gorges, is a geological wonderland. It is a place to behold and a place to savor. This new entry in the trusted series details 50 hikes on the plateau, from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area near Kentucky to the fascinating Walls of Jericho astride the Alabama state line; from the thousand-foot gorge cut by the mighty Tennessee River down Chattanooga way to the watery beauty of Virgin Falls by Sparta. It will encourage you to get out and enjoy the treasures of Tennessee’s unspoiled Cumberland Plateau. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and the unique places that make the plateau so special, places like the Great Stone Door, with its sandstone formations and vertical rock walls, and Cumberland Mountain State Park, with its ancient trees and evidence of human history. Also included are comprehensive maps for each hike, scenic photos, and a Hikes-at-aGlance table that makes choosing your desired hike a breeze. Johnny Molloy is a full-time outdoors writer and the author of many books in the 50 Hikes series, including the North Georgia Mountains, South Carolina, the Ozarks, and Alabama, and more than thirty other books.
ALSO OF INTEREST March 2012 $18.95 (Can. $22.00) | paperback | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-933-5 | 6×9 | 256 pp | 60 b&w photos US TRAVEL/SOUTH/TENNESSEE

Explorer’s Guide Tennessee
$21.95 (Can. $25.50) Paperback 978-0-88150-898-7

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photographer’s guides

Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them
A An exciting series th t combines iti i that bi wanderlust with the art of photography

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Photographing Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country
Laurence Parent
Ask a Texan to name his favorite part of the state and he’ll probably say the Hill Country. This rolling open country, crisscrossed by creeks and rivers, wooded with ancient live oaks and junipers, holds many rewarding sites for photographers— like the huge granite dome of Enchanted Rock, and the cypress-lined Guadalupe River. Laurence Parent shows you the best photo spots in the most popular places as well as the best photo ops in the area’s little-known gems. He also covers scenic spots to photograph in the two large cities on the edge of the Hill Country— Austin and San Antonio. Not only does he help you identify great locations, he also offers solid advice on the best time of year to visit, the best time of day to shoot, and tips and techniques for getting the most out of your time. Professional photographer Laurence Parent lives and works in Texas and travels extensively to photograph.
March 2012 $14.95 (Can. $17.50) | paperback | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-941-0 | 7.25×9 | 112 pp | 90+ full-color photos US TRAVEL/TEXAS 22 The Countryman Press FALL 2011

Image this page: © Jeff Dodge (Photographing Charleston, Savannah & the Coastal Islands)

Signs & Shrines
Spiritual Journeys Across New Mexico
Sharon Niederman
Make your next vacation a pilgrimage… Signs & Shrines: Spiritual Journeys Across New Mexico takes readers along the ancient pilgrimage trails that crisscross this enchanted state, a place where a rich multiplicity of cultures continue to thrive. From the winding High Road between Santa Fe and Taos to Warriors’ Spirit Way across the Black Range; through ghost towns and on to Silver City; to the Old Spanish Trail that originates in Abiquiu, you’ll find the pathways that spiritual seekers have followed for centuries. The mysteries of sacred sites, natural wonders, power spots, feast days, and festivals are here explained by one of the state’s most prolific and knowledgeable authors. In addition to providing cultural context that answers visitors’ questions about history and practices found only in New Mexico, the author provides clear directions, maps, and guidance on the best places to stay, dine, shop, and recreate on your route. Signs & Shrines is an innovative guide that will enrich the experience not only of spiritual seekers but of every visitor drawn to tour the Land of Enchantment. Sharon Niederman is the author of New Mexico: An Explorer’s Guide and Santa Fe & Taos: A Great Destination as well as an award-winning novel, Return to Abo. She lives in Albuquerque.
March 2012 $19.95 (Can. $23.00) | paperback | CQ 36 | Territory: W 978-0-88150-908-3 | 6×9 | 256 pp | b&w photos throughout US TRAVEL/SOUTHWEST/NEW MEXICO ALSO OF INTEREST

New Mexico: An Explorer’s Guide
$19.95 (Can. $22.00) Paperback 978-0-88150-657-0

The Santa Fe & Taos Book: Great Destinations
$18.95 (Can. $25.00) Paperback 978-1-58157-028-1

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