November 2011



Posted by: Jen Childs | Tags: Announcements, Collection Development, Tools for Librarians, Really Cool Stuff


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Taylor Stevens

the InnoCent: A Vanessa
Michael Munroe Novel The highly anticipated follow-up thriller to the bestselling The Informationist! The tough, compelling, razor-sharp character of Vanessa electrified readers from the first novel and, as the boxed Publishers Weekly starred review predicted, “Thriller fans will eagerly await the sequel to this highoctane page-turner.” Her debut novel was also my staff pick, so it’s no surprise i’m excited for Taylor stevens to join us at ALA Midwinter in January! Dallas, TX
978-0-307-71712-2 | $24.00/$27.00C 100,000 | Crown Trade | HC | December General Fiction | ] e


Susan Cain QuIet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
introverts of the world, unite! Passionately argued and impressively researched, Quiet shows how dramatically our culture undervalues introverts and identifies the advantage of being one. J.k Rowling, W.B. Yeats, Eleanor Roosevelt, Warren Buffet, steven spielberg & ME!

Chris Pavone

Michelle Obama

the expats
An incredibly twisty and sophisticated debut thriller about a former CiA agent living abroad: with the exoticism of Graham Greene; the smarts of John Le Carre; and the non-stop action of Robert Ludlum. “…one of the best-written spy thrillers i’ve ever read…At moments horrifying, hilarious, and very wise, The Expats has given Chris Pavone a permanent place on my short list of must-read authors.” Olen steinhauer, author of The Tourist.

aMerICan grown:
How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities Through telling the story of the White House kitchen Garden, the First Lady explores how increased access to fresh, locally grown food can promote better eating habits and improve health for families and communities across America. Filled with gorgeous full-color photography, the book will include stunning photos of the White House garden throughout the seasons, as well as other community and school gardens from around the country.
978-0-307-95602-6 | $30.00/$34.00C 350,000 | Crown Archetype | HC | April Health & Nutrition |

Nyack, NY
978-0-307-35214-9 | $26.00/$28.00C 75,000 | Crown Trade | HC | January Psychology | ]

New York City
978-0-307-95635-4 | $26.00/$30.00C 100,000 | Crown Trade | HC | March General Fiction | ]




Joanna Trollope

James Vance Marshall

Another captivating novel from the master of domestic drama. A lovely, candid and hugely perceptive exploration of what happens inside every family when one generation, with its ways and habits, has to make way for the next—and everyone needs to learn what family love means all over again. London, UK
978-0-307-35750-2 | $18.95 | 20,000 RH Canadian Publishing | TR | February Fiction |

A story of culture clash between American siblings and an initiate Aboriginal boy in the alien, cruel, but beautiful Australian Outback. Though on the surface Walkabout is an adventure story, darker themes lie just beneath. Peter’s innocent friendship with the Aboriginal boy throws into relief Mary’s no longer childish anxiety, and together raise questions about how Aboriginal and Western culture can meet.
978-1-59017-490-6 | $12.95/$14.95C New York Review of Books | TR | January Fiction-literary |

Tadashi Agi; Illustrated by Shu Okimoto Drops of goD, Volume 3
Few comics have ever exhibited such sway over the economics of an industry as The Drops of God. The legendary wine comic that dictates wine market prices worldwide is now available in English for the first time! A wine critic and his rival brother must compete against each other to determine who will inherit their father’s estate—a wine collection featuring 13 heaven blessed wines.
978-1-935654-36-0 | $14.95/$16.95C 9,000 | Vertical | TR | March Graphic Novel

Helen Thompson; Foreword by Dean Fearing

the MansIon on turtLe Creek Cookbook

Haute Cuisine, Texas Style This is a beautifully designed cookbook for those who are interested in southwestern and Tex-Mex cooking but who want something more elegant and refined than Rick Bayless and Bobby Flay. The iconic restaurant at The Mansion on Turtle Creek has set the standard for haute cuisine for many years. Now home cooks will be able to re-create its beloved special dishes.
978-0-8478-3653-6 | $39.95/$45.00C 15,000 | Rizzoli | HC | April | Cooking







Adam Johnson
A Novel

the orphan Master’s son:
sure to place stanford creative writing teacher Adam Johnson in the company of today’s greatest literary writers, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North korea. The rave reviews are already coming in…
978-0-8129-9279-3 | $26.00/$30.00C | 40,000 Random House | HC | January | Literary Fiction | ]


William Landay

Katharine Boo

DefenDIng JaCob
There is a ton of in-house buzz for this searing new thriller—the suspense breakout of 2012—for those who love Jodi Picoult’s Sing You Home and scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent. Award-winning author Landay has penned an unforgettable story of a murder that tears a family apart, and a trial that reveals how little one man knows about his son, and himself... “Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful on more levels than one.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. Boston, MA
978-0-385-34422-7 | $26.00/$28.00C | 100,000 | Delacorte HC | January | Thriller |

behInD the beautIfuL forevers: Life, Death, and Hope
in a Mumbai Undercity in the tradition of Tracy kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family, Pulitzer Prizewinner katherine Boo’s landmark work of narrative nonfiction about families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great global cities. Washington, DC
978-1-4000-6755-8 | $28.00/$33.00C | 35,000 Random House | HC | February | Sociology | ]




Jo Nesbo

the LeoparD
if you loved The Snowman…get ready for the reluctant return of inspector Harry Hole. This thriller finds that all of the victims spent a night in an isolated mountain hostel…and the murderer is picking off the guests one by one. “Outstanding…Probably the best big crime novel you could lay your hands on this year.” –BBC Radio 4

secretary who finds herself king to a town of 7,000 souls on Ghana’s central coast. Arriving to be crowned, she discovers the dire truth—including a palace in ruins and her uncle still waiting to be buried. Two years pass and thanks to the ambitions of a headstrong female king, both the town of Otuam and the king herself are transformed. Washington, D.C.
978-0-385-53432-1 | $25.95/$29.00C 100,000 | Doubleday | HC | February Biography | ]

aged former superspy save the world. Riveting and entertaining!

And also

London, England
978-0-307-59595-9 | $26.95/$31.00C 30,000 | Knopf | HC | March | Fiction |

the great Cake Mystery: Precious
Ramotswe’s Very First Case


Alexander McCall Smith

the LIMpopo aCaDeMy of prIvate DeteCtIon:
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (13) Precious tackles a mysterious disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter’s school…Grace Makutsi is having trouble adjusting to marriage….and Clovis Andersen, author of The Principles of Private Investigation (the manual by which No. 1 Ladies operates), has arrived in Botswana on a case of his own!!! Does it get any better?
978-0-307-37840-8 | $24.95/NCR 200,000 | Pantheon | HC | April Fiction/ Mystery & Detective |

Oslo, Norway
978-0-307-59587-4 | $26.95 150,000 | Knopf | HC | December Fiction/Mystery & Detective |



Nick Harkaway

The author of The Gone-Away World returns with mad monks, psychopathic serial killers, scientific geniuses, girls in pink leather, and threats to the future of conscious life in the universe. Our hapless hero has triggered a doomsday machine and must leave his clock repair business behind and help an

Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman kIng peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
All fans of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency should rush towards this true story of a lonely

The prolific Alexander McCall smith has produced for all his many fans—of all ages—the story of how it all began. Cake is not the only thing going missing from the school playground. Precious learns valuable lessons about the way people see and treat each other— laying the foundation for a lifetime of kindness and integrity. share with all your young readers so they may have the treat of growing up as McCall smith fans!
978-0-307-74389-3 | $6.99/$7.99C | 50,000 Anchor | TR | April | Juvenile Fiction




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Leigh Stein Peter Troy

the faLLbaCk pLan
A charming, smart and funny debut novel about the tricky period between college graduation and moving out of your parents house into the adult world. “In June, the monsoons hit Bangladesh. Chinese police discovered slaves in a brickwork factory who couldn’t be sent home because they were too traumatized to remember their own names. Dr. Kervorkian was released from prison. In the opposite of breaking news, I moved in with my parents.” Brooklyn, NY
978-1-61219-042-6 | $14.95/$16.95C | 10,000 | Melville House | TR| January | Literary Fiction

May the roaD rIse up to Meet you: A Novel
An engrossing, epic drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. All the lives unfold in two beautiful love stories which eventually collide. This unforgettable story is rendered in cinematic detail and is about having faith in life’s great meaning amidst its various tangles. Marcey, NY
978-0-385-53448-2 | $26.95/$31.00C | 50,000 | Doubleday | HC | February | HistoricaL Fiction



Jason Heller

Tom McCarthy

taft 2012
He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his passion for peaceful diplomacy. The media can’t get enough of his largerthan-life personality. Regular folks can identify with his larger-than-life physique. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is. There’s just one problem: He is William Howard Taft . . . and he was already U.s. president a hundred years ago. so what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012? Denver, Colorado
978-1-59474-550-8 | $14.95/$16.95C | 30,000 | Quirk Books | TR | January | Humor

Men In spaCe
The first novel by Booker finalist and author of Remainder and C—Men in Space is a clever entrée into the art world, and a look at the bohemian life that was Prague in the 1990s. in this vision of humanity adrift in history (Central Europe after the fall of communism), we follow a cast of dissolute bohemians, political refugees, a disorientated police agent, and a stranded astronaut as they chase a stolen painting from sofia to Prague and onward. London, England
978-0-307-38822-3 | $15.00/NCR | 30,000 | Vintage | TR | February | Literary Fiction



Jennifer DuBois

Sam Leith

a partIaL hIstory of Lost Causes
Russian world chess champion Aleksandr Bezetov and 30-year-old English lecturer irina Ellison are up against heavy odds—he in a political campaign against Vladimir Putin and she against Huntington’s disease. This mesmerizing debut reveals the stubbornness and splendor of the human will even in the most trying times. San Francisco, CA
978-1-4000-6977-4 | $26.00/$30.00C | 40,000 | The Dial Press | HC | March | ] GeneraL Fiction

CoInCIDenCe engIne
This lively, boisterous debut by a British novelist about a mysterious engine and the forces—benevolent and nefarious—who are after it will speak to fans of other comic writers like Doug Coupland and Nick Harkaway. London, England
978-0-307-71642-2 | $23.99/NCR | 30,000 | Crown Trade | HC | February |


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Kate Alcott

the DressMaker: A Novel
in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this vivid, romantic, historical novel is about a spirited young seamstress, Tess, who survives the disaster only to find herself deeply torn between two men, and the opportunity offered by employer, Lady Duff Gordon, who is caught up in a scandal revolving around cowardice and power. This retelling of the fate of the Titanic blends facts and fiction in a spellbinding tale. Washington, DC
978-0-385-53558-8 | $25.95/$29.00C | 75,000 | Doubleday | HC | February | ] HistoricaL Fiction

David Kowalski

the CoMpany of the DeaD
A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result of his efforts is a world where the United states never entered World War i, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century. A magnificent alternate history, set against the backdrop of one of the greatest maritime disasters. Sydney, Australia


978-0-85768-666-4 | $15.95/ $17.95C | Titan Books | TR | March | science Fiction




Ted Kosmatka Rebecca Rasmussen

the gaMes
Jurassic Park meets The Hunger Games. Using bleeding-edge artificial intelligence, the U.s. Olympic Committee in charge of creating the gladiator for this year’s games has created its greatest warrior. But something has gone horribly wrong: the gladiator shows signs of hyper-intelligence and a vicious streak. Indiana
978-0-345-52661-8 | $25.00/$28.95C | 30,000 Del Rey | HC | March | ]

the bIrD sIsters: A Novel
“…Achingly authentic and almost completely character driven, the story of the sisters depicts the endlessly binding ties of family.” Writes Publishers Weekly, “…with its exquisitely drawn characters & lyrical prose, 1 of the best first novels i’ve read in ages.” Nancy Pearl via Facebook. Perfect for book groups. St. Louis, MO
978-0-307-71797-9 | $14.00/$16.00C Broadway | TR | Available Now |



science Fiction

GeneraL Fiction

Joe Schuster

the MIght-have-been
A profound debut about lifelong dreams, second chances, and the things we choose to define us, set against the fascinating and often heartbreaking backdrop of minor league baseball. St. Louis, MO
978-0-345-53026-4 | $25.00/$28.95C | 20,000 Ballantine | HC | March |

Julian Barnes

the sense of an enDIng
The author of Arthur & George, Nothing to Be Frightened Of, and Pulse presents for examination Tony, a middle-aged man whose past life returns with a vengeance forcing him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he’d understood all along. sometimes life calls for a revised estimation of one’s place in the world. London, England
978-0-307-95712-2 | $23.95 | 60,000 | Knopf | HC | October | Literary Fiction


GeneraL Fiction

Kieran Shields


the truth of aLL thIngs: A Novel
Two hundred years after the salem witch trials, in the summer of 1892, a grisly new witch hunt is beginning… appealing to fans of The Alientist and The Dante Club with a serial killer versus early forensic / Holmesian deduction style mystery. Maine
978-0-307-72027-6 | $25.00/$28.95C | 35,000 Crown | HC | March |

Tea Obreht

the tIger’s wIfe: A Novel
in a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife. “stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel.” —Michiko kakutani, The New York Times
978-0-385-34384-8 | $15.00/$17.00C | RH Trade Paperbacks | TR | November Fiction



James M. Tabor

the Deep Zone
National bestselling nonfiction author James M. Tabor delivers a knockout first novel. As outbreak threatens to evolve into pandemic, scientist Hallie Leland leads a team into the dangers of the world’s deepest cave to find a cure. Vermont
978-0-345-53061-5 | $26.00/$28.00C | 35,000 Ballantine | HC | April | ]


Jan-Philipp Sendker


the art of hearIng heartbeats
immediately you are drawn into this intimate story told in a Burmese teahouse. This is a grassroots bestseller: sendker was a first-time author when the novel came out in Germany and the word of mouth was so extraordinary that the book has sold 350,000 copies in Germany alone. A suspenseful love story set in the exotic Burmese countryside, where a young American woman discovers the secret that lived in her father’s heart for over fifty years. Berlin, Germany
978-1-59051-463-4 | $14.95/ $16.95C | Other Press| TR | January | GeneraL Fiction

Rajesh Parameswaran

I aM an exeCutIoner:
Love Stories

Darkly funny stories about the power of love, and the love of power—two urgent human desires that inevitably, and often calamitously, intertwine. stories range from that of an ex-CompUsA employee who sets up a medical practice armed only with textbooks from the local library and fake business cards, to a misunderstood tiger whose affection for his keeper goes horribly awry. New York City
978-0-307-59592-8 | $24.95/$27.95C | 30,000 | Knopf | HC | April | sHort stories



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Lisa See

Alan Bradley

DreaMs of Joy: A Novel
More than a sequel—literally a continuation—Dreams of Joy fulfills the spellbinding story begun in Shanghai Girls, launching its engrossing narrative from the last cliffhanging scene in that book. “see paints a vivid, haunting, and often graphic portrait of a country, and family, in crisis.” —Booklist
978-0-8129-8054-7 | $15.00/$17.00C | 300,000 RH Trade Paperbacks | TR | February ]

I aM haLf-sICk of shaDows:
A Flavia de Luce Novel

All i want for Christmas is FLAViA! Just in time for the holidays comes the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series that is one of the most lauded mystery debuts—starring “one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature” (USA Today).
978-0-385-34401-2 | $23.00 | 40,000 Delacorte | HC | November | ]


GeneraL Fiction


978-0-385-66809-5 | $29.95C | Doubleday Canada | HC mystery

April Bernard

MIss fuLLer
it is 1850. Margaret Fuller—feminist, journalist, orator, and “the most famous woman in America”—is returning from Europe where she covered the italian revolution for The New York Tribune. When her ship founders in a hurricane off Long island and Fuller and her small family drown, her friends back home, Emerson and others of the Transcendentalist Concord circle, send Henry David Thoreau to the wreck in hopes of recovering her last book manuscript. Saratoga Springs, NY
978-1-58642-195-3 | $14.99/ $16.99C | Steerforth Press| TR | April | Literary Fiction

Michelle Moran
of the French Revolution

MaDaMe tussauD: A Novel
“The shocking actions and behavior required of Tussaud to survive the revolution make the novel a true page-turner and a perfect reading group choice.” —Library Journal (starred review) Request an author chat at!
978-0-307-58866-1 | $15.00/$17.00C | 60,000 | Broadway | TR | December |



HistoricaL Fiction

Michael Grant Jane Kirkpatrick

where LILaCs stILL bLooM: A Novel
With themes of generosity and beauty, this new novel from the bestselling author of The Daughter’s Walk is based on the remarkable true story of how a real pioneer housewife whose love for flowers changed the lives of those around her.
978-1-4000-7430-3 | $14.99/$16.99C | Waterbrook Multnomah | TR Original | April | ]

The Armstrong Fancy Gift Corporation has a vision for their utopia. Run by the conjoined Armstrong twins, Charles and Benjamin, the AFGC’s plot to perfect the world will use the latest nano-technology to clean—up the imperfections of the human race. Committed to protecting the sanity of humanity’s free will is the shadowy guerilla group known as BZRk. They are the only people who can stop the Armstrong twins. if they fail, we are all doomed. California
978-1-60684-312-3 | $17.99 /$19.99C | 100,000 | EgmontUSA | HC| February | science Fiction


cHristian Fiction


Anne Tyler

the begInner’s gooDbye
A middle-aged man crippled in body and in spirit after the devastating and unexpected death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances—in their house, on the roadway, in the market. A beautiful and subtle exploration of loss and recovery delivered with Tyler’s humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles. Baltimore, MD
978-0-307-95727-6 | $24.95/NCR | 150,000 | Knopf | HC | April | Fiction

Keith Bellows

100 pLaCes that wILL Change your ChILD’s LIfe
in this unique travel planner, geared to kids 6 to 14, 100 special places around the globe are presented through the eyes of regional experts. The book’s website,, will include the list of places (as a checklist), selections from the book, as well as a community-building “Your List of a Lifetime.” Washington, DC
978-1-4262-0859-1 | $16.95 /$18.95C | 25,000 | National Geographic Society | TR March |






Dean Koontz

house of oDD
The third all-new graphic novel adventure—following the hit success In Odd We Trust and Odd Is on Our Side— starring Dean koontz’s immensely popular character, Odd Thomas. Southern CA
978-0-345-52545-1 | $10.99/$11.99C | 35,000 | Del Rey | TR | February GrapHic noveL

Kevin Keller
Dan Parent

kevIn keLLer

The secret is “out” and kevin keller is here, starring in his very own deluxe oversize full-color hardcover graphic novel! kevin keller is Archie’s first gay character and the most popular addition to the Riverdale crowd in years. This edition includes the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book-nominated story, “isn’t it Bromantic,” where kevin first meets Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, and also explores his love of journalism, his desire to serve in the military in the footsteps of his father, a retired colonel, plus fascinating and fun insights into kevin’s life growing up as an Army kid prior to Riverdale. kevin’s first comic book appearance in 2011 sold out immediately in the comic book shop market and marked the first time Archie ever went back to print on a comic book title.

Mark Titus

Don’t put Me In, CoaCh
in 2006 Mark Titus joined Ohio state’s Buckeye basketball team. He played alongside seven future NBA players on the way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio state history—Mark scored nine points in four years! An irreverent, hilarious look at NCAA basketball through the eyes of the nation’s most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog, The story of the most unlikely career in college basketball. Columbus, OH
978-0-385-53510-6 | $24.95/$27.95C | 40,000 | Doubleday | HC | March | memoir/BioGrapHy


978-1-879794-93-1 | $19.99 /$22.99C Archie Comic Publications | HC February

Carolina De Robertis

Perla Correa grew up a privileged only child in Buenos Aires with a cold, polished mother and a straitlaced naval officer father. Perla understands that her parents were on the wrong side of the recently deposed military dictatorship; however, an uninvited visitor sets her on a journey that will force her to examine her life and to make a wrenching decision about who she is, and who she will become. Oakland, CA

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978-0-307-59959-9 | $25.95/$29.00C | 25,000 | Knopf | HC | March | GeneraL Fiction


Richard Fortey

horseshoe Crabs anD veLvet worMs: The Story of
Left Behind

the Animals and Plants That Time Has

The prolific author of Dry Storeroom No. 1, Life, Earth, and Trilobite forges on with a fascinating tale that reveals what the narratives of living creatures tell us about the history of evolution. Landscapes are evoked, boulders are turned over, seas are paddled as he explains the importance of understanding plants and animals as pivotal points in evolutionary history. London, England
978-0-307-26361-2 | $28.95/NCR | 25,000 | Knopf | HC | April | nature

“ evinisthe K all-American teenagerwhojust happenstobegay. Wewantedtobean importantfactor,yet itdoesn’tcompletely definehimeither.” 

— onGoldwater, J Archie comics Co-CEO


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Juliet Dark Adam Schwartz

the DeMon Lover: A Novel
For fans of Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches and karen Marie Moning: this sensual new paranormal series brilliantly blends Gothic sophistication with dark thrills. I gasped . . . or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. . . . His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked in my breath and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh.
978-0-345-51008-2 | $15.00/$17.00C | 50,000 | Ballantine | TR Original | December | paranormaL

a stranger on the pLanet
One man’s lifelong quest to come to terms with his crazy family and find his place in the world. in the summer of 1969, seth shapiro is twelve years old, and the personal tumult of his life plays out against the backdrop of the moon landing and Woodstock. Over the next four decades, his quest for happiness and fulfillment takes him from New Jersey to Chicago to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wellesley, MA
978-1-56947-869-1 | $24.00 /$27.00C | 25,000| Soho Press | HC | January | Literary Fiction



David Finch

Eva Stachniak

batMan: Dark knIght voL. 1 DeLuxe
Comics superstar David Finch takes full creative control of Batman by both writing and illustrating this graphic novel that delves deep into the more supernatural and esoteric areas of Gotham City. The 6-part storyline explores the horrific murder of one of Bruce Wayne’s childhood friends... and the terrible ramifications the brutal crime has on Batman’s life.
978-1-4012-3215-3 | $24.99/ $27.99C |100,000 | DC Comics | HC | January GrapHic noveL

the wInter paLaCe: A
Novel of Catherine the Great

Two young women, caught in a landscape of shifting allegiances, navigate the treacherous waters of palace intrigue. Barbara, the narrator, is a servant who will become one of Russia’s most cunning royal spies. sophie is a naive German duchess who will become Catherine the Great. Eva stachniak captures in glorious detail the opulence of royalty and the perilous loyalties of the Russian court. Toronto
978-0-553-80812-4 | $26.00 | 20,000 | Bantam | HC | January | ] HistoricaL Fiction


Chan Koonchung

the fat years: A Novel
Banned in China, this controversial and politically charged novel tells the story of the search for an entire month erased from official Chinese history. Beijing, sometime in the near future. No one has any memory of the missing month and could care less— except for a small circle of friends who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that has possessed the nation. Beijing
978-0-385-53434-5 | $27.95/$27.95C | 50,000 | Nan A. Talese/Doubleday | HC | January

Stephen Gallagher

the beDLaM DeteCtIve:
A Novel

The author of The Kingdom of Bones and Red, Red Robin returns with a literary thriller featuring madmen who see monsters and monsters who hide in plain sight; a powerful story of class, family, and insanity. “if thrillerreading were a sin, stephen Gallagher would be responsible for my ultimate damnation.” —Dean R. koontz United Kingdom
978-0-307-40664-4 | $25.00/$28.95C | 10,000 | Crown Trade | HC | February | mystery



Lars Iyer The Staff of the Onion

the onIon presents:

Two yammering British intellectuals embark on a trip to the American deep south, where they attempt to form a new religion based on their philosophical studies. Their mission is soon derailed by their inability to take meaningful action, their endless bickering, the peculiar behavior of the natives, and by a true catastrophe: they can’t seem to find a liquor store that carries their brand of gin. Newcastle upon Tyne, England
978-1-61219-046-4 | $14.95/$16.95C | 25,000 | Melville House | TR | February | Literary Fiction RANDOM HOUSE, INC.

Love, Sex, and Other Natural Disasters

Here are more than one hundred news stories of high-school sweethearts, college hook-ups, dating disasters, weddings, divorces, and restraining orders. From “18-Year-Old Miraculously Finds soulmate in Hometown” to “Couple Forgets 70th Wedding Anniversary,” these reports capture the heartbreak and hilarity of the human experience.
978-1-59474-555-3 | $12.95/$14.95C | Quirk Books TR | January Humor



Jonathan Odell Matthew Pearl

the heaLIng: A Novel
The pre-Civil War south comes to life in this tale centering around a mysterious and charismatic healer named Polly shine. Master satterfield purchases Polly after his wife has a breakdown. she has lost her own child and takes a newborn slave child, Granada, as a replacement. However Polly’s predictions cause unrest throughout the plantation. is she a charlatan, witch…or divine redeemer? Vivid historical fiction. Minneapolis, MN
978-0-385-53467-3 | $26.00/$28.00C | 50,000 | Nan A. Talese | HC | February | HistoricaL Fiction

the teChnoLogIsts
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, a completely fresh take on the historical thriller, set at the intersection of science and history, as the men and women of the first graduating class of MiT must avert a dire threat against their city. Cambridge, MA
978-1-4000-6657-5 | $26.00/$28.00C | 40,000 Random House | HC | February ]


GeneraL Fiction


Deborah Mckinlay

the vIew froM here
When two pieces of devastating news shatter Frances’s contented life, an episode from her past echoes relentlessly into the present. A story of infidelity and betrayal with 1970s era flashbacks. Devon, UK
978-1-56947-871-4 | $24.00/$27.00C | 12,500 | Soho Press | HC | February |

Richard Mason

hIstory of a pLeasure-seeker
An opulent, romantic novel set during Europe’s belle époque era, about a handsome young man who secures a position as a tutor in the household of one of the most prominent bourgeois families in Amsterdam. The hidden truths of this vastly rich, secretive family and the intimacies cultivated prove to be dangerous liaisons indeed. Glasgow
978-0-307-59947-6 | $25.95/$29.00C | 40,000 Knopf | HC | February |


GeneraL Fiction

Thomas Mallon

watergate: A Novel
A remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators. A work of inference and invention that allows us to solve some of the scandal’s greatest mysteries. The drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency are revealed through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now. Washington, D.C.


GeneraL Fiction

Dan Chaon

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stay awake: Stories
From the National Book Award-nominated author comes a short-story collection that vibrates with the same intense, unsettled atmosphere that so pervades what People called his “deliciously disturbing literary thriller,” Await Your Reply. For readers of Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, Stay Awake looks at the lives of ordinary people who yearn for connection and find themselves acting in strange and complicated ways. Cleveland Heights, OH
978-0-345-53037-0 | $25.00/$28.95C | 20,000 | Ballantine | HC | February | sHort stories

978-0-307-37872-9 | $27.95/$32.00C | 40,000 | Pantheon | HC | February | suspense


Rosamund Lupton

afterwarDs: A Novel
Alice sebold meets Jodi Picoult in this gripping, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child and search for justice. England
978-0-307-71654-5 | $25.00/$28.95C Crown Trade | HC | April |


Nathan Englander


what we taLk about when we taLk about anne frank
The author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges presents a commanding collection of short stories that reveal him to be one of our most audacious and important writers. in the title story, a comic classic, a provocative portrait of two marriages emerges in which the holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. Brooklyn, NY
978-0-307-95870-9 | $24.95/$27.95C | 100,000 | Knopf | HC | February | sHort stories


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“Beautifully written with an unexpected twist at the end…Thriller fans will eagerly await Lupton’s next book.” —Library Journal (starred review)
978-0-307-71652-1 | $14.00/$16.00C | Broadway | TR | December


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Naomi Novik Peter Behrens

CruCIbLe of goLD
it’s been almost two years since Tongues of Serpents and readers are eager for an update on the Napoleonic War as experienced through the adventures of Captain Will Laurence and his indefatigable fighting dragon, Temeraire Laurence and Temeraire must negotiate with the incas, who are also being wooed by the French. if they fail, Napoleon may conquer yet another continent in his campaign for world domination. New York, NY
978-0-345-52286-3 | $25.00/$28.95C | Del Rey | HC | March | Fantasy

the o’brIens: A Novel
A saga of love, loss, and exhilarating change spanning half a century in the lives of a restless family. Joe O’Brien— backwoods boy, railroad magnate, patriarch, brooding soul—exchanges isolation and poverty in the Canadian wilds for a share in the dazzling possibilities and consuming sorrows of the twentieth century. When he meets iseult Wilkins, the story of their courtship is the first movement in a symphony of the generations told with precision and imagination. Maine and West Texas
978-0-307-37993-1 | $26.95/NCR | 35,000 | Pantheon | HC | March | GeneraL Fiction



Kathryn Harrison

enChantMents: A Novel
st. Petersburg, 1917: After Rasputin’s death, his daughters are taken to the tsar’s palace, where the tsarina makes a shocking request: would Masha, 18, take her father’s place at the sickbed of the tsarevitch Alyosha? shaken, Masha agrees. Two months later, the Bolsheviks force the tsar to abdicate. Trapped together in increasingly harsh living conditions, Masha and Alyosha take increasing solace in each other’s company. New York, NY
978-1-4000-6347-5 | $26.00/$30.00C | 35,000 | Random House | HC | March | ] GeneraL Fiction

Kim Newman
Red Baron

anno DraCuLa: The Bloody
WAR is HELL... WHEN YOU’RE FiGHTiNG THE LEGiONs OF THE DAMNED! The sequel to the critically acclaimed Anno Dracula sees an alternative past with Europe in a pitched battle between the living and the undead! London, England
978-0-85768-084-6 | $14.95/$16.95C | Titan | TR April |


GeneraL Fiction/Horror

David Zimmerman

Hari Kunzru

CarIng Is Creepy
in rural Georgia, a willful teenage girl allows a young man on the run to hide out at her home, lodging him in a secret room. After the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, Lynn Marie realizes that he’s the one thing in her life that she can control. Will appeal to fans of True Grit, Winter’s Bone and Ellen Foster. Ames, IA
978-1-56947-977-3 | $15.00/$17.00C | Soho Press | TR | April |

goDs wIthout Men
A multilayered novel about a young couple from New York City who are plunged into a surreal public hell after their autistic son disappears during a vacation to California’s Mojave Desert. The fate of this couple is bound up with others including a debauched British rock star, a former member of an extraterrestrial-worshipping cult, and a teenage iraqi refugee. A heartfelt exploration of the search for meaning in a chaotic universe. New York City
978-0-307-95711-5 | $26.95/NCR | 60,000 | Knopf | HC | March | GeneraL Fiction


GeneraL Fiction


Ethan Coen

the Day the worLD enDs: Poems
From one of the most inventive and celebrated filmmakers of the 20th century, and co-creator of such classics as Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit, a collection of poems that offer humor and insight into an artist who has always pushed the boundaries of his craft.
978-0-307-95630-9 | $13.00/$15.00C | 8,000 | Broadway | TR Original | April |

Noah Hawley

the gooD father: A Novel
Dr. Paul Allen is the respected Chief of Rheumatology at Columbia Presbyterian, living the good life. He is at home with his second family in Westport, CT, when he hears the report that the Democratic candidate for president has been shot. The assassin is his twentyyear old son, Daniel. A powerful and emotional story told from the point of view of both father and son, about the responsibilities of being a parent and providing children with unconditional love. Los Angeles, CA
978-0-385-53553-3 | $25.95/$29.00C | 125,000 | Doubleday | HC | March | ] GeneraL Fiction





Penny Vincenzi Bill Clinton

More than you know:
A Novel

Eliza has a dazzling career in the magazine world of the 1960s, but she gives it up to marry Matt, an edgy working-class boy. By the end of the decade, the marriage has suffered a harrowing breakdown and it all comes down to love or money in a custody over their little girl and Eliza’s gorgeous family home. Peopled with wonderful characters and all the detail of a sixties lifestyle—glowing like one of the iconic ads of the time. London, England
978-0-385-52825-2 | $26.95/NCR | 40,000 | Doubleday | HC | April | GeneraL Fiction

baCk to work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
“i wrote this book because i love my country and i’m concerned about our future,” writes Bill Clinton. “As i often said when i first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea— the idea that no matter who you are or where you’re from, if you workhard and play by the rules, you’ll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs.”
978-0-307-95975-1 | $22.95/$25.00C | 300,000 | Knopf | HC | November | ] poLiticaL science



Scott Sigler

Paul M. Barrett

noCturnaL: A Novel
As always with scott’s books, the horror here is based not on the supernatural but on real, impeccably researched scientific extrapolation, and the sleuthing draws on cutting-edge forensics worthy of a kathy Reichs novel. Join his fans on Facebook & Twitter! Perfect for men’s book groups!
978-0-307-40634-7 | $26.00/$30.00C | 40,000 Crown Trade | HC | April |

gLoCk: The Rise of America’s Gun
A gripping narrative of how an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer captured the hearts of the American gun market. Glock is full of intrigue, shootouts, congressional maneuvering, attempted murder, marketing manipulation, Hollywood glitz, and more. For readers of Traffic and The Big Oystery.
978-0-307-71993-5 | $26.00/$30.00C | 50,000 Crown Trade | HC | January |



GeneraL Fiction/Horror


Sally Bedell Smith

eLIZabeth the Queen:
The Life of a Modern Monarch

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, the leader in quality paperback crime fiction publishing, has launched Weekly Lizard, a content-driven, mobile-enabled site featuring the latest-breaking news and features from the world of crime, thrillers, suspense, and mystery novels. With Weekly Lizard, readers will have a definitive new source of information on what’s new and what’s hot written by leading authors, booksellers, journalists, bloggers, and other experts in the mystery and thriller genre. The new site can be found at And social media sites… FACEBOOK: TUMBLR: TWITTER: Weekly Lizard will include information on Vintage Crime/Black Lizard’s classic crime writers Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Eric Ambler, Chester Himes, Ross Mcdonald, Maj sjöwall and Per Wahlöö; as well as current bestsellers stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, James Ellroy, Jeff Lindsay, John Burdett, and Ruth Rendell.

From the New York Times bestselling author, a major, revelatory, compulsively readable biography of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth ii, published to coincide with the Queen’s 60th year on the throne—her Diamond Jubilee—in 2012. Washington, DC
978-1-4000-6789-3 | $30.00/$34.00C | 50,000 | Random House | January | HC | ]



Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane

DesIgn In nature: How the

Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Geophysics, Technology, and Social Organization

in this groundbreaking book the recurring patterns in nature—trees, tributaries, air passages, neural networks, and lightning bolts—are examined and reveal how a single principle of physics, the Constructal Law, accounts for the evolution of these and all other designs in our world. A paradigm-shifting book that will fundamentally transform our understanding of the world around us. Chapel Hill, NC
978-0-385-53461-1 | $27.95/$32.00C | 40,000 | Doubleday | HC | January | science


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William Bratton & Zachary Tumin

CoLLaborate or perIsh: Reaching Across

Barbara Seaman with Laura Eldridge

Boundaries in a Networked World

voICes of the woMen’s heaLth MoveMent
From pioneering women’s health advocate Barbara seaman, the most comprehensive collection of literature on women’s health and history to date.An essential collection of essays, interviews, and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists on topics ranging across reproductive rights, sex and orgasm, activism, motherhood, and birth control. Philadelphia, PA
978-1-60980-394-0 | $34.95/$40.00C | Seven Stories Press | TR | January sociaL science

NYC and LAPD Police Commission Bratton and Harvard professor Tumin lay out a field-tested, streetwise playbook on how to share information and collaborate across groups, divisions, agencies, companies, and industries in today’s networked world.
987-0-307-59239-2 | $26.00/$30.00C | 50,000 | Crown Archetype | HC | January | ]



Timothy Donaldson

shapes for sounDs
in a culture that is overrun by the image, it is easy to forget that alphabets are the origin of gleaning understanding through images. Typographer, graphic designer, and teacher Timothy Donaldson has compiled a history of the Latin alphabet that makes clear how individual letters have come to exist as we know them today. Falmouth, UK
978-1-935613-43-5 | $27.95/$29.95C | Mark Batty Publisher | TR | January desiGn

Mimi Alford

onCe upon a seCret:

My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath

After 40 years of silence and reflection comes a deeply personal and emotionally charged memoir of a woman’s 18-month relationship with President John F. kennedy, when she was a college intern at the White House.
978-1-4000-6910-1 | $25.00/$28.95C | 125,000 Random House | February | HC | ]



Katherine Newman

Russ Feingold

the aCCorDIon faMILy:
Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition

whILe aMerICa sLeeps:

A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era

An in-depth and global look at the growing phenomenon of failure to launch—young people who return home—and what this means for family structures and the economy. With over 300 interviews conducted in six countries, Newman concludes that nations with weak welfare states have the highest frequency of accordion families. Baltimore, Maryland
978-0-8070-0743-3 | $25.95/$29.00C |10,000 | Beacon Press | HC | January sociaL science

Champion of progressives and liberals, former senator Feingold explains from his unique view where America went wrong after 9/11 and how we can fix the mess we made of our national security and constitutional values.
978-0-307-95252-3 | $26.00/$30.00C | 60,000 | Crown Trade | HC | February |


poLitics—current aFFairs

Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor

Shorty Rossi

four feet taLL anD rIsIng: A Memoir
From the star of Animal Planet’s wildly popular show “Pit Boss,” an unprecendented glimpse into his violent childhood and time in prison to his ultimate success in Hollywood. He partners with organizations in your community, such as The Humane society, Make a Wish Foundation, and The AsPCA along with animal shelters and rescue facilities across the country. Join his Facebook fans and Twitter followers!
978-0-307-98588-0 | $25.00/$28.95C | 70,000 | Crown Archetype | HC | January | memoir

the enD gaMe: The Hidden History of America’s Struggle to Build Democracy in Iraq

The inside story of America’s objectives yet available in what is arguably the most widely reported but least understood war in our history, based on extensive reporting from iraq between 2006 to 2011, and access to highly classified military and diplomatic information. Brilliantly informed by access to key figures from all areas of the playing field. Washington, D.C./Potomac Falls, Virginia
978-0-307-37722-7 | $30.50/$34.50C | 100,000 | Pantheon | HC | February | current aFFairs

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Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha George Dyson

start-up of you:

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Building a Killer Career

turIng’s CatheDraL
in the 1940s and ‘50s, a group of eccentric geniuses—led by John von Neumann—gathered at the newly created institute for Advanced study in Princeton, NJ. The joint project was the realization of the theoretical universal machine, an idea from Alan Turing. They worked in isolation, but the government provided funding. The result was that the computer that they built also led directly to the hydrogen bomb and the creation of the digital universe as we know it. Washington State
978-0-375-42277-5 | $29.95/$34.00C | 75,000 | Pantheon | HC | March |

The founder and chairman of Linkedin, the one online community no professional can afford not to belong to, shows how we can effectively apply the skills and strategies behind the most successful start-up business to our business: that is, our career. San Francisco, CA
978-0-307-88890-7 | $26.00/$30.00C | 60,000 Crown Archetype | HC | February | ] Business—careers


Jean Edward Smith


eIsenhower In war anD peaCe
Jean Edward smith—deemed “today’s foremost biographer of formidable figures in American history” by George Will—has produced yet another magisterial biography. smith makes the case that, with the exception of Franklin D. Roosevelt (the subject of smith’s last bestselling biography), Dwight Eisenhower was the most successful president of the twentieth century. Huntington, WV
978-1-4000-6693-3 | $40.00/$45.00C | 25,000 | Random House | February | HC | BioGrapHy


Jonathan Haidt

the rIghteous MInD:
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion


Haidt is one of the most prominent Cover art not investigators into moral psychology, yet available which is the basis for religion and politics. Humans are descended from groups that outcompeted other groups as well as from individuals who outcompeted their peers. We are both selfish as well as ‘hivish,’ losing ourselves in large collective projects. This perspective yields new insights into human nature. Charlottesville, VA
978-0-307-37790-6 | $28.95/$33.00C | 50,000 | Pantheon | HC | February | psycHoLoGy/socioLoGy

Lidia Zylowska


Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals

the MInDfuLness presCrIptIon for aDuLt aDhD: An 8-Step Program for
it’s estimated that roughly 8 million adults in the U.s. suffer from ADHD. Drawing on the author’s original research and on her clinical practice, this book offers an effective mindfulness-based approach to overcoming attention deficits. Los Angeles, CA

Mark Hyman

the Most expensIve gaMe In town:

The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today’s Families

978-1-59030-847-9 | $18.95/$21.50C | 10,000 | Trumpeter | TR | February psycHoLoGy

Alain de Botton

With nearly 50 million kids playing organized sports each year, it is easy to see how profitable this market can be. Hyman takes us to tournaments sponsored by Nike, Gatorade, and other big businesses, and he talks to parents who sacrifice their vacations and savings to get their (sometimes reluctant) junior stars to these far-off, expensive venues for a chance to shine. Baltimore, Maryland
978-0-8070-0136-3 | $24.95/$27.95C | 10,000 | Beacon Press | HC | March | sports & recreation

reLIgIon for atheIsts:
A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion


A deeply provocative and useful argument about how we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion— without having to “believe” in any of it. De Botton suggests that we separate meaningful ideas and practices from the superstitious framework in which religious institutions often embed them. He shows what secular society can learn from religions in a wide range of areas. London, England
978-0-307-37910-8 | $26.95 | 60,000 | Pantheon | HC | March | pHiLosopHy/reLiGion

Jim Lahey and Rick Flaste

My pIZZa: The Easy No-Knead

Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home


The mastermind behind the foolproof no-knead bread-making technique that was first featured by the New York Times in 2006 (and subsequently emailed around the world), now turns his talents to pizza, not only with an extensive set of pizza recipes, but also includes appetizer, salad, and dessert dishes.
978-0-307-88615-6 | $27.50/$31.00C | 40,000 | Clarkson Potter | HC | March | cookinG


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Rachel Maddow Cheryl Strayed

Maddow has been a semiregular guest on all the major talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Late Show with David Letterman, not to mention her own. Brilliant, lacerating, and provocative, Drift belongs on the shelf beside such bestsellers as What’s the Matter with Kansas?, Griftopia, and The Shock Doctrine.
978-0-307-46098-1 | $26.00/$30.00C | Crown Trade | HC | March | ] poLitics & current aFFairs

wILD: From Lost to Found on the
Pacific Crest Trail

After losing her mother to cancer, seeing her family scattered, and her own marriage destroyed, Cheryl made the impulsive decision to hike the Pacific Crest trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state—and to do it alone. With no previous experience as a long-distance hiker, a young woman forges ahead on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. Portland, OR
978-0-307-59273-6 | $25.95/$29.00C | 100,000 | Knopf | HC | March | ] BioGrapHy



Frances Mayes and Edward Mayes

Richard Zacks

the tusCan sun Cookbook: Recipes from
Our Italian Kitchen

IsLanD of vICe: Theodore

Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

since her first memoir, Under the Tuscan Sun—and the movie release— the name Frances Mayes has become synonymous with all things Tuscan. With lively chapter intros and headnotes about her cooking experiences in Tuscany, Frances’s first entry in the cookbook category is a reading experience to savor. Durham, NC and Italy
978-0-307-88528-9 | $29.99/$31.99C | 75,000 | Clarkson Potter | HC | March | cookinG


New York City in the 1890s was the financial and industrial capital of America, but there was also a very dark underbelly teeming with brothels, widespread gambling, and vicious criminal rings. in 1895, Theodore Roosevelt became the police commissioner and resolved to purge and purify sin City. This is the story of his epic and doomed crusade. New York City
978-0-385-51972-4 | $27.95/$32.00C | 60,000 | Doubleday | HC | March | ]


Winston Groom


shILoh, 1862: The First Great and Terrible Battle of the Civil War
From bestselling author of Forrest Gump and accomplished Civil War historian Winston Groom, comes a fascinating new account of the 1862 battle of shiloh, the first great and terrible battle of the Civil War. Like his popular Vicksburg, 1863, this promises to place an important battle in context and stand as the most engaging, readable account of the event. Washington, DC
978-1-4262-0874-4 | $30.00/$34.00C | 50,000 | National Geographic | HC | March | History

Charles Ferguson

InsIDe Job: The Rogues Who

Turned into a Criminal Enterprise and How They Hijacked the United States

Picking up where the Academy AwardWinning movie left off, naming names and examining new material based on explosive interviews that prove the financial crisis of 2008 was the heist of the century.
978-0-307-95255-4 | $27.00/$31.00C | 60,000 Crown Archetype | HC | April | ]


Ian Gardner


Caroline Stoessinger

notes froM the heart:
A Century of Wisdom from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor

DeLIver us froM Darkness:

The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Company at Market Garden

At 107 years old, Alice Herz-sommer is the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, as well as the world’s oldest concert pianist. Despite her years of imprisonment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp and the murders of her mother, husband, and friends at the hands of the Nazis, Alice is victorious in her ability to move on, to live each day in the present. New York, NY
978-0-8129-9281-6 | $23.00/$25.95C | 30,000 | Spiegel & Grau | HC | ] memoir

Following on the success of the author’s previous volume, Tonight We Die As Men, this new book follows the men of the 3/506 (AkA, ‘The Other Band of Brothers’) from their jump into occupied Holland to their desperate 72-day fight against a ferocious German enemy.
978-1-84908-717-9 | $27.95/$33.00C | Osprey Publishing | HC | April History



Simon Johnson and James Kwak Leslie Maitland

DeLuDeD: Why America Can’t
Matters to You

Solve Its Debt Problem—And Why It

CrossIng the borDers of tIMe: A True Story of War,
Exile, and a Love Reclaimed

From the authors of 13 Bankers, a chilling account of America’s unprecedented debt crisis: how it came to pass, why it threatens to topple the nation as a superpower if it is not addressed soon, why this might be impossible given the hypocrisy about government deficits prevalent in Washington today—and what is to be done. Boston, MA and New Haven, CT
978-0-307-90696-0 | $26.95/$31.00C | 75,000 | Pantheon | HC | April | Business/current aFFairs

A true story of love lost during WWii and then found again fifty years later when a daughter’s investigative journey reunites her mother with her teenage sweetheart. Maitland, a former New York Times reporter, approached this book with the same rigorous gusto that she applied to her work for the Times. This is not only a memoir but a work of investigative history. Washington, DC
978-1-59051-496-2 | $29.95/$33.00C | Other Press | HC | April | BioGrapHy



Jeanne Kelley; Foreword by Jonathan Gold

Garry Marshall

saLaD for DInner:

Complete Meals for All Seasons

My happy Days In hoLLywooD: A Memoir
For over five decades, Marshall has been among the most successful writers, directors, and producers in America. He takes readers behind-thescenes, into the dressing rooms and movie trailers, where few have ventured before. For readers of the recent bestsellers from Carol Burnett and Dick Van Dyke.
978-0-307-88500-5 | $25.00/$28.95C | 40,000 Crown Archetype | HC | April | ]

This is a single-subject cookbook for people who want to eat healthier but aren’t looking to diet, for fans of Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, and Deborah Madison, and for readers with palates too sophisticated to go for books like Skinny Bitch. The principle is that dinner doesn’t have to be centered around a huge chunk of meat. Los Angeles, CA
978-0-8478-3825-7 | $35.00/$35.00C | 15,000 | Rizzoli | HC | April cookinG



Gary Krist

Mark Updegrove

CIty of sCounDreLs: The
12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago

In searCh of LbJ: An Oral History of the Presidential Years
in a compelling oral biography of LBJ, the Director of the LBJ Library uses the accounts, recollections, and conversations of those who worked day in and day out with him to reveal an unusually rich, colorful and intimate portrait of a president who was both larger than life, and who accomplished great things while in office.
978-0-307-88771-9 | $27.00/$31.00C 50,000 | Crown Trade | HC | April | ] BioGrapHy

With strong appeal to readers of The Devil in the White City and The Island at the Center of the World, the masterfully told story of when an aviation disaster, a race riot, a crippling transit strike, and a sensational child murder transfixed and roiled a city already on the brink of collapse. Bethesda, MD
978-0-307-45429-4 | $26.00/$30.00C 50,000 | Crown Trade | HC | April | ] History



Loretta Lynn

honky tonk gIrL:
A Life in Lyrics

Bill Wurtzel and Claire Wurtzel

funny fooD: 365 Healthy, Silly,
Creative Breakfasts

From Butcher Holler, kY, to fame throughout the world, this most beloved country music star gives us the first collection of her lyrics and tells the stories that inspired her most popular songs: “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinking,” and “i’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” Having won every music award possible, she celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of her recording career in 2010. Hurricane Mills, TN

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Well, breakfast should be the most important meal of the day. Bill and Claire Wurtzel’s Funny Food is an eye-popping, mouthwatering clarion call to healthy eating. Creating works of art from all four food groups, Funny Food will inspire your children, your students, and you to bring breakfast to life in the healthiest, happiest, and most whimsical ways. Funny Food will awaken your inner artists, builders, and dreamers. New York, NY
978-1-59962-111-1 | $19.95/$22.95C | Welcome Books | HC | April cookinG

978-0-307-59489-1 | $29.95/$32.00C | 75,000 | Knopf | HC | April

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Q: How much of our daily activities are influenced by habits? A:
Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, butthey’re not. They’re habits. One paper published by a Duke University researcher in 2006 found that more than 40 percent of the actions people performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits. And though each habit has relatively little impact on its own, over time, the meals we order, what we say to our kids each night, whether we save or spend, how often we exercise and so on: they all have enormous influence on our health, productivity, financial security and happiness. Think about when you woke up this morning. What did you do first? Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a donut from the kitchen counter? Did you brush your teeth before or after you toweled off? Which route did you drive to work? salad or hamburger for lunc h? When you got home, did you put on your sneakers and go for a run, orpour yourself a drink and eat dinner in front of the TV? All of those decisions weren’t really choices at all. They were habits.

the power of habIt:
Why We Do What We Do and How to Change It
Charles Duhigg Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making but outgrowths of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives. Brooklyn, NY
978-1-4000-6928-6 | $28.00 | 60,000 | Random House | March | HC | ] E 978-0-385-66974-0 | $32.95C | Doubleday Canada | HC

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The Quiet Revolution Begins
J a n u a r y 2 4 , 2 012

Are you an introvert?
Take this quiz to find out where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum. Answer each question True or False, choosing the answer that applies to you more often than not.
1. ______ I prefer one-on-one conversations to group activities. 2. ______ I often prefer to express myself in writing. 3. ______ I enjoy solitude. 4. ______ I seem to care about wealth, fame, and status less than my peers. 5. ______ People tell me that I’m a good listener. 6. ______ I’m not a big risk-taker. 7. ______ I enjoy work that allows me to “dive in” with few interruptions. 8. ______ I like to celebrate birthdays on a small scale, with only one or two close friends or family members. 9. ______ People describe me as “soft-spoken” or “mellow.” 10.______ I prefer not to show or discuss my work with others until it’s finished. 11.______ I tend to think before I speak. 12.______ I often let calls go through to voice-mail.

The more often you answered True, the more introverted you are. if you found yourself with a roughly equal number of True and False answers, then you may be an ambivert—yes, there really is such a word. Note: This is an informal quiz, excerpted from Quiet, based on characteristics of introversion commonly accepted by contemporary researchers. For more info on Quiet see page 2.
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