Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Fall 2012

Contents • Fall 2012
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books ............................................................. 2 American Heritage® ................................................................................... 36 New Harvest Books .................................................................................... 37 Mariner Books ............................................................................................. 58 Chambers / Larousse................................................................................... 99 The Old Farmer’s Almanac ....................................................................... 110 Index of New Titles .................................................................................... 111 Bookstore Sales Representatives ........................................................... 114 Ordering, Subsidiary Rights, and Publicity Information ...................... 115
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Paul Tough

How Children Succeed
Grit, curiosity, and the Hidden Power of character
Best-selling author and leading journalist for the New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children.

978-0-547-56465-4 • $27.00 cl How Children Succeed September • education • 272 pages 6 x 9 • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/ P/M/s: Mccormick & Williams, A: HMH

also available Whatever It Takes 978-0-547-24796-0 $14.95 PA • national author tour, including Boston, new York city, Washington, d.c., denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta, chicago, Los Angeles, san Francisco, seattle, Toronto, Montreal • national media • national print and online advertising, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, and the Chronicle of Higher Education • On Twitter: @paultough • e-book isbn 978-0-547-56466-1

The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of scientists and educators who are radically changing our understanding of how children develop character, how they learn to think, and how they overcome adversity. It tells the personal stories of young people struggling to stay on the right side of the line between success and failure. And it argues for a new way of thinking about how best to steer an individual child — or a whole generation of children — toward a successful future. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers; it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.

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PAUL TOUGH is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. He has written extensively about education, child development, and poverty in cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, and in The New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Esquire, and the New York Times.

Umberto Eco

Inventing the Enemy
essays
A collection of timely essays by the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author

978-0-547-64097-6 • $25.00 cl Inventing the Enemy September • essays • 256 pages • 6 x 9 20 b/w illustrations • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/M: rcs Libri, s: HMH

Inventing the Enemy covers a wide range of topics on which Umberto eco has written and lectured over the past ten years, from a disquisition on the theme that runs through his most recent novel, The Prague Cemetery—every country needs an enemy, and if it doesn’t have one, must invent it—to a discussion of ideas that have inspired his earlier novels. Along the way, he takes us on an exploration of lost islands, mythical realms, and the medieval world. eco also sheds light on the indignant reviews of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist journalists of the 1920s and 1930s, and provides a lively examination of St. Thomas Aquinas’s notions about the soul of an unborn child, censorship, violence, and Wikileaks. These are essays full of passion, curiosity, and obsessions by one of the world’s most esteemed scholars and critically acclaimed, best-selling novelists.

also available see page 60 for The Prague Cemetery 978-0-547-84420-6 $15.95 PA The Name of the Rose 978-0-156-00131-1 $15.95 PA • Advertising in the New York Review of Books • Literature-in-translation and academic promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-57760-9
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• On Twitter: @umbertoeco_ UMBerTO ecO is the author of six bestselling novels and numerous collections of essays. A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, he lives in italy. AUTHOr’s residence Milan, italy HougHton Mifflin Harcourt •3• September www.hmhbooks.com

John Eisenberg

Ten-Gallon War
The nFL’s cowboys, the AFL’s Texans, and the Feud for dallas’s Pro Football Future
The rollicking story of the birth of pro football in Texas in the early 1960s, as two oil tycoons raced to build warring franchises—and win the hearts of fans

978-0-547-43550-3 • $27.00 cl Ten-Gallon War october • sports • 320 pages • 6 x 9 8-pp b/w insert (15-20 images) • cTn 12 Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/M: Waxman Literary Agency, s: HMH• also available That First Season 978-0-547-39569-2 $14.95 PA The Great Match Race 978-0-618-87211-4 $14.95 PA • national media and author appearances in Texas • national sports-radio tour • Print and online advertising • e-book isbn 978-0-547-60781-8

By 1960 pro football was flourishing across the country— except in Texas, where college football still ruled. When two young oil tycoons started their own pro franchises in Dallas that very same year—the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Texans of the newly formed AFL—a bitter feud was born. Like gunslingers in the Wild West, these conniving Mad Men of the gridiron knew their hometown wasn’t big enough for the both of them. The Cowboys and Texans filed lawsuits against each other, fought over players, undermined each other’s promotions, and rooted like hell for the other guys to fail. The Texans’ visionary owner, Lamar Hunt, focused on the fans, putting together a team of local legends and hiring attractive women to drive around town in red convertibles selling tickets. Meanwhile, the Cowboys, led by a young Tom Landry in his first year as head coach, concentrated on holding their own in the NFL. Ultimately, both teams won the battle, but only one got to stay in Dallas and become “America’s Team.” In this highly entertaining narrative, rich in colorful characters and unforgettable stunts, eisenberg recounts the story of the birth of pro football in Dallas—and the early moments when the game began to be part of this country’s DNA.
JOHn eisenBerG is the award-winning author of seven nonfiction books, including That First Season, The Great Match Race, Native Dancer, and the memoir Cotton Bowl Days. A longtime columnist for the Baltimore Sun, he now writes for csnbaltimore.com. AUTHOr’s residence Baltimore, Maryland

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© GeNe SWeeNeY, JR.

Antoine Wilson

Panorama City
“Panorama City is filled with joy and wonder, and a sort of goodness you had stopped believing might even be possible.”—Peter Carey “Charming and absurd, very funny and, best of all, humane through and through.”—Paul Harding

978-0-547-87512-5 • $24.00 cl Panorama City September • Fiction • 304 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/P/M: Aitken Alexander Associates, A/s: HMH • Author tour, including new York, san Francisco, Los Angeles • Promotional video • social media campaign and online promotion. Follow #Oppensays and @antoinewilson • e-book isbn 978-0-547-87611-5

From his deathbed,* twenty-eight-year-old oppen Porter— an open-hearted, bicycle-riding, binocular-toting, self-described “slow absorber”—unspools into a cassette recorder a tale of selfdetermination, from village idiot to man of the world, for the benefit of his unborn son. Written in an astonishingly charming and wise voice, oppen’s account traces forty days and nights navigating the fast-food joints, storefront churches, and home-office psychologists of the San Fernando valley. Ping-ponging between his watchful and sharp-tongued aunt and an outlaw philosopher with the face of “a newly hatched crocodile,” oppen finds himself constantly in the sights of people who believe that their way is the only way for him. oppen Porter is “an American original” (Stewart o’Nan) for whom finding one’s own way is both a delightful art and a painstaking science. Disarmingly funny and surreptitiously moving, Panorama City makes us see the world, and our place in it, with new eyes. * Not really

AUTHOr’s residence Los Angeles HougHton Mifflin Harcourt •5• September www.hmhbooks.com

© WARD RoBINSoN

AnTOine WiLsOn is the author of the novel The Interloper and a graduate of the iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is a contributing editor of A Public Space and lives and surfs in Los Angeles. Visit www.antoinewilson.com.

Jacques Berlinerblau

How to Be Secular
A call to Arms for religious Freedom
A passionate defense of and call for a return to America’s roots, How to Be Secular asks us to take action against zealotry on both sides of the wall between church and state

978-0-547-47334-5 • $26.00 cl How to Be Secular September • religion • 320 pages 6 x 9 • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/ A/P/M: Lippincott Massie Mcquilkin, s: HMH

• national media from new York and Washington, dc • national drive-time radio tour • Academic promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-51828-2

Weary of religious conservatives urging “defense of marriage” and atheist polemics about the crimes of religion? Sick of pundits who want only to recast American life in their own image? Americans are stuck in an all-or-nothing landscape for religion in public life. What are reasonable citizens to do? Seen as godless by the religious and weak by the atheists, secularism mostly has been misunderstood. In How to Be Secular, Berlinerblau argues for a return to America’s hard-won secular tradition; the best way to protect religious diversity and freedom lies in keeping an eye on the encroachment of each into the other. Berlinerblau passionately defends the virtues of secularism, reminds us what it is and what it can protect, and urges us to mobilize around its cause, which is for all Americans to continue to enjoy freedom for—and from—religion. This is an urgent wake-up call for progressives in and out of all faiths.

AUTHOr’s residence Washington, dc

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© ANDReW SoBANeT

JAcqUes BerLinerBLAU, professor at Georgetown University and director of its Program for Jewish civilization, is the author of four books. He has appeared on radio, television, and in print, including the Economist, the Jerusalem Post, and the Washington Post.

Robert Cantu, M.D., and Mark Hyman

Concussions and Our Kids
America’s Leading expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and keep sports safe
From America’s preeminent expert on the head trauma crisis in sports, a timely, provocative, essential guide to concussions in youth sports—what they are, how to treat them, and how to protect our young athletes

978-0-547-77394-0 • $27.00 cl Concussions and Our Kids September • sports/Health • 208 pages 6 x 9 • 10 –12 line drawings • cTn 12 Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/P/M/s: einstein Thompson Agency, A: HMH• • national media from new York, Washington, dc, and Boston • national drive-time radio tour • Promotion and outreach to head injury, student athlete, and parenting organizations • Promotional “did You know?” facts video • e-book isbn 978-0-547-77403-9

Long a silent epidemic, concussions are fast becoming what sportswriter Bill Simmons calls “the single most important issue in sports today.” At the center of this crisis is Dr. Robert Cantu. Cantu has treated thousands of brain trauma patients, from high-profile professional athletes to peewees. And he is on the front lines of groundbreaking research that is changing the way sports are played. Concussions and Our Kids is the first prescriptive book of its kind to address this issue and provide preventive solutions. Topics include: • Three concussion tests parents can give at home • Post-concussion syndrome and what “rest” really means • Why helmets are no guarantee of safety • Why concussions are prevalent in all sports Part manifesto, part prescription, Concussions and Our Kids is essential reading for parents, coaches, and anyone interested in young athletes and their well-being.
rOBerT cAnTU, M.d., is the chief of neurosurgery and chair of the department of surgery at emerson Hospital, and codirector of Boston University’s center for the study of Traumatic encephalopathy. MArk HYMAn is a sports journalist and the author of Until It Hurts. AUTHOrs’ residences cantu: concord, Massachusetts Hyman: Baltimore, Maryland •7• September
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Natasha Trethewey

Thrall
Poems
The stunning follow-up volume to Natasha Trethewey’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize–winning Native Guard

978-0-547-57160-7 • $23.00 cl Thrall September • Poetry • 96 pages • 6 x 9 cTn 48 • Terr: World • rights: B/T/A/P: HMH, M/s: Lippincott Massie Mcquilkin

also available Native Guard 978-0-618-87265-7 $14.95 PA • national Poetry Month sponsorship • Author appearances • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84042-0

By unflinchingly charting the intersections of public and personal history, Thrall explores the historical, cultural, and social forces—across time and space—that determine the roles consigned to a mixed-race daughter and her white father. In a vivid series of poems about interracial marriage depicted in the Casta Paintings of Colonial Mexico, Trethewey investigates the philosophical assumptions that underpin enlightenment notions of taxonomy and classification, exposing the way they encode ideas of race within our collective imagination. While tropes about captivity, bondage, inheritance, and enthrallment permeate the collection, Trethewey, by reflecting on a series of small estrangements from her poet father, comes to an understanding of how, as father and daughter, they are part of the ongoing history of race in America. Thrall confirms not only that Natasha Trethewey is one of our most gifted and necessary poets but that she is also one of our most brilliant and fearless.

nATAsHA TreTHeWeY is the charles Howard candler Professor of english and creative Writing at emory University. Native Guard, her third collection of poetry, received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was published in 2010.
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AUTHOr’s residence Atlanta

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Pete Dunne, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton

Hawks in Flight
second edition
A thorough revision of the groundbreaking book on holistic hawk watching, now with hundreds of color photos and covering ALL of North America’s breeding raptors

978-0-395-70959-7 • $26.00 cl Hawks in Flight September • Field Guide • 384 pages 6 x 9 • nearly 300 color photos, 150 b/w drawings • cTn 12 • HMH Paperback, 1989; Previous isBn 978-0-395-51022-3 • Terr: World • rights: B/T/A: HMH, P/M/s: scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency also available The Wind Masters 978-0-681-34072-9 $16.95 Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion 978-0-681-23648-0 $29.95 Pete Dunne on Bird Watching 978-0-395-90686-6 $12.00 • Promotion at birding and nature festivals across the country • e-book isbn 978-0-547-90606-5

Among the world’s most popular birds, hawks can be some of the hardest birds to identify. They’re most often seen flying high above and at a distance. In the first edition of Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton presented a holistic method of hawk identification, using general body shape, the way they move, and the places they are most likely to be seen. This new edition of the book that Roger Tory Peterson called a “landmark” integrates an array of carefully selected photographs, David Sibley’s superb illustrations, and a clear, information-packed text and takes raptor identification to a higher level. This edition covers all of the raptors that breed in North America, including those with limited ranges in Florida, the Southwest, and Texas. Picking up where its predecessor ended by including two decades of raptor identification refinement, Hawks in Flight summarizes and places in users’ hands an identification skill set that used to take years to master.

PeTe dUnne is director of the cape May Bird Observatory and the author of many books. dAVid siBLeY is the author of The Sibley Guide to Birds and several other books. cLAY sUTTOn is a freelance writer, naturalist, lecturer, and tour leader. AUTHOrs’ residences dunne: cape May, new Jersey sibley: concord, Massachusetts sutton: cape May, new Jersey

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Finding My Elegy
new and selected Poems
From a celebrated writer, a volume of new and selected poetry spanning fifty years

978-0-547-85820-3 • $22.00 cl Finding My Elegy September • Poetry • 208 pages • 6 x 9 cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/ M/s: Virginia kidd Literary Agency

one of the world’s most honored authors of imaginative fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin is also the author of six acclaimed volumes of poetry. Finding My Elegy distills her life’s work, offering a selection of some of her best early poems, and introduces a gorgeous, moving group of new poems written over the past four years. The fruit of over a half century of writing, the seventy selected and seventy-seven new poems consider war and creativity, motherhood and the natural world, and glint with humor and vivid beauty. These moving works of art and memory are a reckoning with a whole life. The Arts of old Age
written in the airport

also available Lavinia 978-1-15-101424-8 $14.95 PA • national Poetry Month promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-85822-7

I learn the arts of old age day by day, the expertise of being lame; the sense of unimpatient impotence; the irony of all accomplishments; the silent, furtive welcome of delay.

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© MARIoN WooD KoLISCH

UrsULA k. Le GUin was born in Berkeley, california, in 1929. Among her honors are a national Book Award, five Hugo and five nebula Awards, the kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold d. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Timothy Egan

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
The epic Life and immortal Photographs of edward curtis
From the author of The Worst Hard Time, a writer who transforms history “into the stuff of riveting pageturners,”* the cinematic story of the artist who risked everything to capture the glory of Native American life.

978-0-618-96902-9 • $28.00 cl Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher october • Biography • 352 pages • 6 x 9 20 b/w images throughout • cTn 12 • Terr: World rights: B/T/A: HMH, P/M/s: carol Mann Agency also available The Big Burn 978-0-547-39460-2 $15.95 PA The Worst Hard Time 978-0-618-774347-3 $14.95 PA • national author tour, including new York, Boston, Washington, dc, Philadelphia, denver, Arizona, new Mexico, Montana, Portland, seattle • national nPr sponsorship • Promotional video • Postcards • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84060-4

edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer—the Annie Leibovitz of his time. And in 1900 he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: he would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an exhilarating adventure and a penetrating biography, egan’s book tells the remarkable untold story behind Curtis’s iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rain forest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J. P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance—six years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him into their Snake Dance ceremony. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But the charming rogue with the grade school education had fulfilled his promise—creating one of America’s most stunning cultural achievements.

*Entertainment Weekly

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TiMOTHY eGAn is a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer for the New York Times and the bestselling author of six books. in 2006 he won the national Book Award for The Worst Hard Time.

Mark Helprin

In Sunlight and in Shadow
Mark Helprin’s enchanting and sweeping new novel asks a simple question: can love and honor conquer all?

978-0-547-81923-5 • $28.00 cl In Sunlight and in Shadow october • Fiction • 720 pages • 6 x 9 cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/P/M/s: Wendy Weil Agency, A: Blackstone Audio

New York in 1947 glows with postwar energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him in an instant. Not since Winter’s Tale has Mark Helprin written such a magically inspiring saga, a career-defining work that ranks among his greatest. Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America’s Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine’s choice of Harry over her longtime fiancé endangers Harry’s livelihood and eventually threatens his life. In the end, it is Harry’s extraordinary wartime experience that gives him the character and means to fight for Catherine, and risk everything. entrancing in its lyricism, In Sunlight and in Shadow so powerfully draws you into New York at the dawn of the modern age that, as in a vivid dream, you will not want to leave.

also available Winter’s Tale 978-0-15-603119-6 $16.00 PA Soldier of the Great War 978-0-15-603113-4 $16.00 PA Memoir from Antproof Case 978-0-15-603200-1 $16.00 PA • select interviews, features, and author appearances • national print and online advertising, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune • Promotional author video • Advance reading copies • e-book isbn 978-0-547-81925-9 MArk HeLPrin is the acclaimed author of Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works. AUTHOr’s residence earlysville, Virginia • 12 • october www.hmhbooks.com

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Bruce Aidells with Anne-Marie Ramo

The Great Meat Cookbook
everything You need to know to Buy and cook Today’s Meat
The only book you will ever need to buy and cook fabulous meat dishes, by “America’s meat man,” Bruce Aidells

978-0-547-24141-8 • $40.00 cl The Great Meat Cookbook october • cookbook • 608 pages • 7 15/16 x 10 • 4-color throughout • cTn 6 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/M: Author, s: HMH

• nine-city tour: new York, Washington, dc, chicago, seattle, Portland, san Francisco, Los Angeles, dallas, Houston • radio drive-time tour • recipe cards, recipes, and images available for accounts and websites • 16-page blad • e-book isbn 978-0-547-61752-7

In the decade since the publication of Bruce Aidells’s hugely successful The Complete Meat Cookbook, called “authoritative” and “all-encompassing” by the Washington Post, the world of meat cookery has changed radically. With the rise of small farmers and the Internet, a more diverse supply is available—not only of beef, pork, lamb, and veal, but also of bison, venison, and goat. Today’s shopper confronts a host of bewildering, often misleading labels: “certified organic,” “humanely raised,” “vegetarian diet,” and many more. Whether the cook shops at the local farmers’ market or the supermarket, The Great Meat Cookbook is the definitive guide to the new landscape. In sidebars illustrated with color photographs of each cut, Aidells shows how to pick the best steaks, chops, roasts, and ribs. With hundreds of recipes, including “Great Meat Dishes of the World” like Beef Filet Stuffed with Parmesan and Proscuitto, budget-friendly dishes like Melt-inYour-Mouth Pork Shoulder, speedy dinners like MushroomStuffed T-Bone Lamb Chops, and charcuterie and sausage selections, Aidells provides all the information needed for juicy results every time.
BrUce AideLLs is a contributing editor to Eating Well and writes for Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, Cooking Light, and Real Food. He is the author of eleven cookbooks, including The Complete Meat Cookbook and Bruce Aidells’s Complete Book of Pork. He wrote the meat chapters for The All-New Joy of Cooking and the meat tips for The All-New Good Housekeeping Cookbook. AUTHOr’s residence kensington, california

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© LUCA TRovATo

Steven Strogatz

The Joy of x
A Guided Tour of Math, from One to infinity
A delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, revealing how it connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture in ways we never imagined, by a world-class mathematician and regular contributor to the New York Times

978-0-547-51765-0 • $27.00 cl The Joy of x october • Mathematics • 272 pages 6 x 9 • 154 b/w illustrations • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/M: Brockman, inc, s: HMH• • national author tour, including new York, Washington, dc, Boston, Los Angeles, seattle • national print and online advertising, including Wired, Discover, and Seed • Academic promotion • Promotional video • Author website: www.stevenstrogatz.com • e-book isbn 978-0-547-51766-7

Did o.J. do it? How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before settling down? Believe it or not, math plays a crucial role in answering all of these questions and more. In 2010, award-winning professor Steven Strogatz wrote a series for the New York Times online called “The elements of Math.” It was hugely popular. each piece climbed the most e-mailed list and elicited hundreds of comments. Readers begged for more, and Strogratz has now delivered. In this fun, fast-paced book, he offers us all a second chance at math. each short chapter of The Joy of x provides an “Aha!” moment, starting with why numbers are helpful, and moving on to such topics as shapes, calculus, fat tails, and infinity. Delivering the subject in a fresh, new way, Strogratz is the math teacher you wish you’d had, and The Joy of x is the book you’ll want to give to all your smart and curious friends.

AUTHOr’s residence ithaca, new York HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 14 • october www.hmhbooks.com

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sTeVen sTrOGATz is a professor of applied mathematics at cornell University. A renowned teacher and one of the world’s most highly cited mathematicians, he has been a frequent guest on national Public radio’s RadioLab. He is the author of Sync and The Calculus of Friendship, the story of his thirty-year correspondence with his high school math teacher.

Günter Grass

Translated from the German by Krishna Winston

From Germany to Germany
diary 1990
A crucial historical document, Günter Grass’s eyewitness account of German reunification

978-0-547-36460-5 • $24.00 cl From Germany to Germany noveMber • Memoir • 272 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 18 b/w sketches • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/M: steidl Verlag, s: HMH• also available The Box 978-0-547-57764-7 $14.95 PA The Tin Drum 978-0-547-33910-8 $15.95 PA • Advertising in the New York Review of Books • Literature-in-translation promotion

In January 1990, just months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Günter Grass made two New Year’s resolutions: the first was to travel extensively in the newly united Germany and the second was to keep a diary, to record his impressions of a historic time. Grass takes part in public debates, writes for newspapers, makes speeches, and meets emerging politicians. He talks to German citizens on both sides, listening to their bewilderment, their hopes for the future. Ideas for stories to be told take root—his novels The Call of the Toad and Too Far Afield. From Germany to Germany is also a personal record. Grass reflects on his family, remembers his boyhood, and comments on the books he is reading, the drawings he is making, and the sumptous meals he cooks for family and friends. The picture that emerges—not only of the two Germanys struggling for a single identity but of a changed world after the end of the Cold War—is engrossing, passionate, and essential for anyone who wants to understand europe’s new leading nation.

AUTHOr’s residence Behlendorf, Germany HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 15 • noveMber www.hmhbooks.com

© HANS GRUNeRT

GünTer GrAss was born in danzig, Germany, in 1927 and is the widely acclaimed author of numerous novels, plays, poems, and essays. He was awarded the nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.

Clare Clark

Beautiful Lies
A woman seeks to reconcile her past while keeping her secrets buried, in this novel of love and lies set in late Victorian London.

978-0-15-101467-5 • $26.00 cl Beautiful Lies September • Fiction • 512 pages 6 x 9 • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O (-eU) rights: B/T/A/P/M: Aitken Alexander Associates, s: HMH also available Savage Lands 978-0-547-38643-0 $14.95 PA The Nature of Monsters 978-0-15-603408-1 $14.00 PA • national advertising • Historical fiction blog tour • reading group promotion, including online discussion guide and reading group newsletters • Promotional video • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84059-8

London in 1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful, bohemian wife of a maverick politician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new art of photography. But it is soon plain that Maribel’s choices are not so simple. As her husband’s career hangs by a thread her real past, and the family she abandoned, come back to haunt them both. When the notorious newspaper editor Alfred Webster begins to take an uncommon interest in Maribel, she fears he will destroy not only edward’s career but both of their reputations. Inspired by the true story of a Liberal MP’s wife who lived a double life for decades, Beautiful Lies is set in a time that, fraught with economic uncertainty and tabloid scandal-mongering, uncannily presages our own. Praised by Hilary Mantel as “one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture,” Clark has created a brilliant, riveting novel of late victorian england.

AUTHOr’s residence London HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 16 • September www.hmhbooks.com

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cLAre cLArk is the author of three previous novels, including The Great Stink, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year.

Linda Gregerson

The Selvage
Poems
Linda Gregerson’s first collection since her National Book Award finalist Magnetic North

978-0-547-75009-5 • $23.00 cl The Selvage october • Poetry • 96 pages • 6 x 9 cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/P/M/s: Author, T/A: HMH•

In eloquent poems about Ariadne, Theseus, and Dido, the death of a father, a bombing raid in Lebanon, and in a magnificent series detailing Masaccio’s Brancacci Chapel frescoes, The Selvage deftly traces the line between the “wonder and woe” of human experience. Keenly attuned to the precariousness of our existence in a fractured world, Gregerson explores the cruelty of human and political violence, such as the recent island massacre in Norway and the current nightmare of war and terrorism. And yet, running as a counterpoint to violence and cruelty is “The reigning brilliance / of the genome and / the risen moon” and “The / arachnid’s exoskeleton. The kestrel’s eye.” The Selvage is the boldest evidence yet that Linda Gregerson’s unique combination of dramatic lyricism and fierce intelligence transcends current fashions to claim an enduring place in American poetry.

also available Magnetic North 978-0-547-08576-0 $14.95 PA • national Poetry Month promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-75012-5

LindA GreGersOn’s awards include a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and a kingsley Tufts Award. she is the caroline Walker Bynum distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. AUTHOr’s residence Ann Arbor, Michigan
© NINA SUBIN

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Young-ha Kim

Translated by Charles La Shure

Black Flower
This powerful epic creates fiction from a little-known historical moment when a thousand people fled the falling Korean empire to seek freedom and fortune in Mexico.

978-0-547-69113-8 • $25.00 cl Black Flower october • Fiction • 352 pages • 6 x 9 cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/P/M/s: Global Literary Management, A: HMH

also available Your Republic Is Calling You 978-0-15-101545-0 $14.95 PA I Have the Right to Destroy Myself 978-0-15-603080-9 $12.00 PA • Author appearances in new York • Advertising in the New York Review of Books • Literature-in-translation promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-69836-6

In 1904, as the Russo-Japanese War deepened, Asia was parceled out to rising powers and the Korean empire was annexed by Japan. Facing war and the loss of their nation, more than a thousand Koreans left their homes to seek possibility elsewhere—in unknown Mexico. After a long sea voyage, these emigrants—thieves and royals, priests and soldiers, orphans and entire families—disembark with the promise of land. Soon they discover the truth: they have been sold into indentured servitude. Aboard ship, an orphan, Ijeong, fell in love with the daughter of a noble; separated when the various haciendados claim their laborers, he vows to find her. After years of working in the punishing heat of the henequen fields, the Koreans are caught in the midst of a Mexican revolution. Some flee with Ijeong to Guatemala, where they found a New Korea amid Mayan ruins. A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world, Black Flower is an epic story based on a little-known moment in history.

YOUnG-HA kiM’s Black Flower won korea’s dong-in Prize. He is one of the most talented and prolific korean writers of his generation, with five novels and three collections of short stories, including his acclaimed debut, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself. AUTHOr’s residence new York city
© e. S. CHANGe

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Caleb Daniloff

Running Ransom Road
confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time
In this searing and inspiring memoir, a runner dons a bib number and pair of running shoes, completing seven marathons in eighteen months and facing down the past that haunts him.

978-0-547-45005-6 • $25.00 cl Running Ransom Road noveMber • sports/Memoir • 256 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 7 maps • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/M/s: Wendy sherman Associates • national media from new York and Boston • national sports-radio tour • national print and online advertising, including Runner’s World • reading group promotion • On Twitter: @drunkenrunner • e-book isbn 978-0-547-72584-0

The monikers drunk, addict, abuser, and boozehound were Caleb Daniloff’s for fifteen years. Now, the introduction that fits him best is “My name is Caleb and I am a runner.” In Running Ransom Road, Daniloff, now many years sober, confronts his past by setting out, over the course of eighteen months, to run races in the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc. Competing from Boston to New York, vermont to Moscow, Daniloff explores the sobering and inspiring effects of running, as he traverses the trails of his former self, lined with dark bars, ratty apartments, lost loves, and lost chances. With each race he comes to understand who he is, and by extension who he was, and he finds he is not alone. There are countless souls in sneakers running away from something, and yet, bravely, running toward it. In this powerful story of ruin, running, and redemption, Daniloff illuminates the connection between running and addiction and shows that the road to recovery is an arduous but conquerable one. Strapping on a pair of Nikes won’t banish all your demons, but it can play an important role in maintaining a clean life. For Daniloff, sweat, strained lungs, and searing muscles are among the paving stones of empowerment, and, if he’s lucky, perhaps even self-forgiveness.
cALeB dAniLOFF has written for Runner’s World and the Boston Globe. He has been a commentator on Vermont Public radio and has contributed to nPr’s All Things Considered. recipient of the 2005 ralph nading Hill Jr. Literary Prize, he runs thirty to forty miles a week. AUTHOr’s residence cambridge, Massachusetts

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© ALLeGRA BoveRMAN

William J. Mann

Hello, Gorgeous
Becoming Barbra streisand
The best-selling biographer of Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor tells the electrifying story of how Barbra Streisand transformed herself into the greatest superstar of her era.

978-0-547-36892-4 • $30.00 cl Hello, Gorgeous noveMber • Biography • 592 pages • 6 x 9 Two 16-page b/w inserts • cTn 12 • Terr: World • rights: B/T/s: HMH, A/P/M: Baldi Literary Agency also available How to Be a Movie Star 978-0-547-38656-0 $15.95 PA • Author tour, including Los Angeles, san Francisco, Palm springs, new York, connecticut, Provincetown, MA. • national drive-time radio tour • national print and online advertising, including Entertainment Weekly • Promotional video • e-book isbn 978-0-547-90586-0

In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a seventeen-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent and even more ambition. Four years later, she had taken over Broadway as the star of Funny Girl and had three platinum albums. In Hello, Gorgeous, William Mann charts that climb to fame. He takes us back to her formative years: her relationship with her mother, her early lovers, and her husband elliott Gould. With access to the previously sealed private collections of Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and many others, Mann lays out the first-ever accurate account of the making of Funny Girl, fills in an incomplete record of Streisand’s early nightclub and television appearances, and takes us behind the scenes of the canny marketing team whose strategies made her stardom seem inevitable. He also re-creates a vibrant piece of New York theatrical history—the dinner clubs and the birth of off-off-Broadway. Barbra Streisand rewrote all the rules of stardom. In this intimate portrait, Mann incisively illuminates the woman before she became the icon.

AUTHOr’s residences Provincetown, Massachusetts, and new York city

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© MICHAeL CHILDeRS

WiLLiAM J. MAnn is the author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn and How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, as well as several other works of fiction and nonfiction.

Mary Sharratt

Illuminations
A novel of Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard von Bingen, one of the most famous and enigmatic women of the Middle Ages, comes to vibrant life in this tour de force.

978-0-547-56784-6 • $25.00 cl Illuminations January • Historical fiction • 272 pages 6 x 9 • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/ P/M/s: Wendy sherman Associates, A: HMH

also available Daughters of the Witching Hill isBn 978-0-547-42229-9 $14.95 PA The Vanishing Point isBn 978-0-618-46233-9 $14.95 PA The Real Minerva 978-0-618-61888-0 $15.95 PA • reading group and blog tours promotion • Advance reading copies • Author website: www.marysharratt.com • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84057-4

Illuminations chronicles the life of Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), who was offered to the Church at the age of eight, entombed in a small room, and expected to live out her days in silent submission as the handmaiden of a renowned but disturbed young nun, Jutta von Sponheim. Instead, Hildegard rejected Jutta’s masochistic piety and found comfort and grace in studying books, growing herbs, and rejoicing in her own secret visions of the divine. When Jutta died some three decades later, Hildegard broke out of her prison with the heavenly calling to speak and write about her visions and to liberate her sisters and herself from the souldestroying anchorage. Like Anita Diamant’s portrayal of Dinah in The Red Tent, Mary Sharratt’s Illuminations interweaves historical research with psychological insight and vivid imagination, offering an engaging and triumphant portrait of a courageous and remarkably resilient woman and the life she might have lived. Deeply affecting, Illuminations is a testament to the power of faith, love, and self-creation.

AUTHOr’s residence Lancashire, Uk HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 21 • January www.hmhbooks.com

© ReG WHITTAM

The author of four critically acclaimed novels, MArY sHArrATT is an American who lived for twelve years in Germany, which, along with her interest in sacred music and herbal medicine, inspired her to write Illuminations.

Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England
Take along just one field guide and identify birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, plants, seashells, and much more throughout New England.

978-0-618-45697-0 • $20.00 vinyl bound Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England october • Field Guide • 416 pages • 4 ½ x 7 ½ • More than 2,000 color photos • cTn 24 Terr: World • rights: B/T/A: HMH, P/M/s: The strothman Agency also available Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding 978-0-547-24832-5 $21.00 Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America 978-0-618-15310-7 $18.85 Kaufman Field Guide to Mammals of North America 978-0-618-95188-8 $19.95 • Blads available for accounts to see layout of this new series • six-city new england saturation tour • Promotion at nature festivals across the country • Promotion to nature center administrators • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84045-1

Most nature lovers aren’t experts in narrow areas but, rather, curious about whatever might turn up. There are specialty books that birders use to identify rare birds and others that botanists use for obscure plants, but most people don’t carry ten different guidebooks when they go hiking. This book is for the rest of us, and if you have to take one book along when you go out for a walk in New england, this is it. This guide will help identify a cool-looking mushroom, a weird insect crawling on a log, a delicate wildflower, and an intricate shell on the beach. Birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, sky, fishes, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, and seashells—it’s all here. With authoritative yet broad coverage, using nontechnical and easy-to-use language and more than 2,000 color photographs, this book is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting Maine, New Hampshire, vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

kenn kAUFMAn, originator of the kaufman Field Guide series, is one of the world’s foremost naturalists. kiMBerLY kAUFMAn is the executive director of Ohio’s Black swamp Bird Observatory and a contributing editor to Birds & Blooms. AUTHOrs’ residence Oak Harbor, Ohio
© DeLoReS CoLe

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Carlene Bauer

Frances and Bernard
Inspired by Flannery O’Connor and Robert Lowell, two of our most beloved writers, this literary love story transports us to mid-twentiethcentury New York in all its glamour and zip.

978-0-547-85824-1 • $23.00 cl Frances and Bernard february • Fiction • 208 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B: chatto & Windus/rHUk, T/P/M/s: Janklow & nesbit Associates, A: HMH • Prepub media event • Author appearances, including new York and Washington, dc • Print and online advertising, including the Paris Review and n+1 • Promotion with writing organizations • Promotional video • social media promotion and Twitter focus using #LetterWritingMonth • Advance reading copies • e-book isbn 978-0-547-85825-8

In the summer of 1957, Frances and Bernard meet at a writers’ colony. She finds him faintly ridiculous, but talented. He sees her as aloof, but intriguing. Afterward, he writes her a letter. Soon they are immersed in the kind of fast, deep friendship that can take over—and change the course of—our lives. Bernard is a poet—wellborn, Harvard-educated, gregarious, passionate. Frances is a fiction writer—daughter of a middle-class Irish family, wry, fairly (and often unfairly) judgmental. She is deeply Catholic; he is a convert who yearns to sound out matters of the spirit. He is well into his writing career; she is looking for a way into New York literary life. So begins an extraordinary novel told in absorbing correspondence that explores faith, creativity, depression, passion, what it means to be a true friend, and the nature of acceptable sacrifice. How much should we give up for those we love? In witness to all the wonder of kindred spirits and bittersweet romance, Frances and Bernard is a tribute to the power of friendship.

AUTHOr’s residence Brooklyn, new York HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 23 • february www.hmhbooks.com

© JUSTIN LANe

cArLene BAUer is the author of the memoir Not That Kind of Girl, described as “soulful” by Walter kirn in Elle and “approaching the greatness of cantwell” in the New York Post. she has written for the likes of n +1, Slate, Salon, and the New York Times.

Donald Hall

Christmas at Eagle Pond
From a former poet laureate comes an instant modern classic in the vein of Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

978-0-547-58148-4 • $14.95 cl Christmas at Eagle Pond noveMber • Fiction • 96 pages • 5 x 7 15 b/w images • cTn 48 • Terr: World english • rights: B/M/s: HMH, T/A/P: The strothman Agency also available The Back Chamber: Poems 978-0-547-64585-8 $22.00 cL • national Poetry Month promotion • Promotional author video • e-book isbn 978-0-547-58150-7

Donald Hall draws on his own childhood memories and gives himself the thing he most wanted but didn’t get as a boy: a Christmas at eagle Pond. It’s the Christmas season of 1940, and twelve-year-old Donnie takes the train to visit his grandparents’ place in rural New Hampshire. once there, he quickly settles into the farm’s routines. In the barn, Gramp milks the cows and entertains his grandson by speaking rhymed pieces, while Donnie’s eyes are drawn to an empty stall that houses a graceful, cobwebby sleigh. Now Model A’s speed over the wintry roads, which must be plowed, and the beautiful sleigh has become obsolete. When the church pageant is over, the gifts are exchanged, and the remains of the Christmas feast put away, the air becomes heavy with fine snowflakes—the kind that fall at the start of a big storm—and everyone wonders, how will Donnie get back to his parents on time?

AUTHOr’s residence Wilmot, new Hampshire HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 24 • noveMber www.hmhbooks.com

© LINDA KUNHARDT

dOnALd HALL, who served as poet laureate of the United states from 2006 to 2007, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of the national Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president.

Thomas Lux

Child Made of Sand
Poems
Thomas Lux’s twelfth book of poems demonstrates a restless energy to explore new territory while confirming his place in the pantheon of contemporary American poetry.

978-0-547-58098-2 • $23.00 cl Child Made of Sand noveMber • Poetry • 96 pages • 6 x 9 cTn 48 • Terr: World • rights: B/T/P: HMH, A/M/s: Author

Readers familiar with Thomas Lux’s quick-witted images (“Language without simile is like a lung / without air”) and his rambunctious, Cirque du Soleil–like imagination (“The Underappreciated Pontooniers”) will find in his new collection, Child Made of Sand, not only the signature funny, provocative, and poignant surrealism that has made him—along with Charles Simic, James Tate, and Dean Young—one of America’s most inventive and humane poets, but they will also find in a surprising series of homages, elegies, rants, and autobiographical poems a new register of language in which time and mortality echo and reverberate in quieter notes. In “West Shining Tree,” we can hear this shift in register when he asks: “I’ll head dead west and ask of all I see: / Which is the way, the long or the short way, / to the west shining tree?”

also available God Particles 978-0-618-93182-8 $22.00 cL • national Poetry Month promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-58101-9

AUTHOr’s residence Atlanta HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 25 • noveMber www.hmhbooks.com

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THOMAs LUx has published twelve books of poems, including Split Horizon, for which he received the kingsley Tufts Award. A former Guggenheim fellow and a recipient of three neA grants, he holds the Bourne chair in Poetry at the Georgia institute of Technology.

Ralph Steadman

The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats
In this charming, funny, and outlandish book, cult favorite artist Ralph Steadman turns his unflinching eye—and his ruthless pen—to cats of all varieties.

978-0-547-59400-2 • $24.00 cl The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats deceMber • Art / Pets • 96 pages • 8 ½ x 8 ½ • 150 4-color illustrations throughout cTn 24 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/ M/s: sobel Weber Associates also available The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs 978-0-547-53425-1 $24.00 cL • social media promotion on Facebook at HMH Books and HMH Unleashed • national review coverage, with targeted pitches to literary, art, and comics publications • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84040-6

Ralph Steadman—artist of distinction, caricaturist of brilliance, and longtime unsentimental cat lover—here shows us cats everywhere. Cats in furniture, cat dictators, T. S. eliot cats and Samuel Johnson cats, fashion cats and CATalogues, blot cats, splat cats, and fallen-from-skyscraper cats. There are bugs that live on cats, and uninvented cats too. Ranging from the fierce and furious to the whimsical and wistful, the whole world of feline life is here. In a cat book like no other, there is nothing soppy as Steadman exposes the heart and bone and sinew of these most independent and lovable pets.

AUTHOr’s residence kent, england

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© CoURTeSY oF THe AUTHoR

rALPH sTeAdMAn has illustrated many books, including Hunter s. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and classics like Animal Farm. He has also traveled the world’s vineyards, culminating in two prize-winning books, The Grapes of Ralph and Still Life with Bottle.

José Saramago
Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Raised from the Ground
A multigenerational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of twentieth-century Portuguese political history

978-0-15-101325-8 • $26.00 cl Raised from the Ground deceMber • Fiction • 384 pages • 6 x 9 cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O (-eU) • rights: B/T/ A/P/M: Literarische Agentur Mertin, s: HMH

First published in 1980, the City of Lisbon Prize-winning Raised from the Ground follows the changing fortunes of the Mau–Tempo family—poor, landless peasants not unlike Saramago’s own grandparents. Set in Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal known for its vast agricultural estates, the novel charts the lives of the Mau–Tempos as national and international events rumble on in the background—the coming of the republic in Portugal, the two world wars, and an attempt on the dictator Salazar’s life. Yet nothing really impinges on the grim reality of the farm laborers’ lives until the first communist stirrings. Finally published for the first time in english, Raised from the Ground is Saramago’s most autobiographical and deeply personal novel.

also available see page 75 for Cain 978-0-547-84017-8 $14.95 PA Blindness 978-0-15-600775-7 $15.00 PA • Advertising in the New York Review of Books • Literature-in-translation promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84044-4

JOsÉ sArAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. in 1998, he was awarded the nobel Prize for Literature. HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 27 • deceMber www.hmhbooks.com

© PeDRo SoAReS

Christoph Irmscher

Louis Agassiz
Creator of American science
Christoph Irmscher does for Louis Agassiz what Richard Rhodes did for John James Audubon—vividly illuminates a colorful and controversial titan of American natural science.

978-0-547-57767-8 • $35.00 cl Louis Agassiz February • Biography • 496 pages • 6 x 9 43 b/w images • Ctn 12 • terr: World rights: B/t/A/p/m/s: hmh

• Academic promotion • E-book iSBn 978-0-547-56892-8

150 years ago, a Swiss immigrant took america by storm, launching american science. the charismatic Louis agassiz focused his prodigious energies on zoology while also making a name for himself discovering how ice age glaciers formed. invited to deliver a series of lectures in Boston, he never left, becoming the most famous scientist of his time. a pioneer in field research and an obsessive collector, agassiz enlisted the american public in a vast campaign to send him natural specimens, dead or alive, for his ingeniously conceived museum of comparative zoology. as an educator of enduring impact, he trained a generation of american scientists and science teachers, men and women alike. irmscher uncovers the dark side, too, of this founding father of modern american science, revealing little-known details of the pitched battle between Darwin and agassiz, his arch-enemy regarding the theory of evolution. and he sheds original, provocative light on agassiz’s role in post–civil War racial policies. a fascinating life story—both inspiring and cautionary— for anyone interested in the history of american ideas.

AUthor’s residenCe Bloomington, indiana HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 28 • February www.hmhbooks.com

© Zack Hetrick

Christoph irmsCher, professor of english at indiana University, is the editor of the Library of America’s John James Audubon and the author of Longfellow Redux, called “one of the most important books on Longfellow ever written” (matthew pearl, Times Literary Supplement).

David Sheff

Clean
12 new steps to Overcoming Addiction
The author of Beautiful Boy offers a myth-shattering look at drug abuse and treatment, based on the latest scientific evidence and his own hard-won expertise as an investigative journalist who worked for over a decade to save his son from addiction.

978-0-547-84865-5 • $25.00 cl The Thirteenth Step January • Medicine/Health/sociology 304 pages • 6 x 9 • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O rights: B/T/A/P/M/s: icM

also available Beautiful Boy 978-0-547-20388-1 $14.95 PA • national author tour, including new York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, dc, chicago, Minneapolis, st. Louis, kansas city, Austin, denver/Boulder, Los Angeles, san Francisco, Portland, seattle • national drive-time radio tour • national print and online advertising, including People • Promotional author video • Online promotion, including an interactive online forum, outreach and partnerships with special-interest sites, and HMH website features • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84866-2

Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science—not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. Those facts are the foundation of The Thirteenth Step, a new paradigm for preventing drug abuse and treating addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, The Thirteenth Step is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment. Twelve-step approaches have helped many, but they have failed to help many more, and Sheff explains why. He spent time with scores of scientists, social workers, and addicts and their families to find out what can work, and just as important, how addiction itself works. The Thirteenth Step offers clear, cogent counsel for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they’re in. But it is also a book for all of us— a powerful rethinking of one of the greatest public health challenges of our time.

AUTHOr’s residence inverness, california • 29 • January www.hmhbooks.com

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© BART NAGeL

dAVid sHeFF is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Beautiful Boy. sheff’s ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time‘s list of the world’s most influential people.

James Owen Weatherall

The Physics of Wall Street
A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
After the economic meltdown of 2008, many pundits placed the blame on “complex financial instruments” like derivatives, and the physicists and mathematicians who dreamed them up. But a young academic named James Weatherall began to question this narrative. Were the physicists really at fault? In this important and engaging book, Weatherall tells the story of how physicists came to Wall Street and how their ideas changed finance forever. Taking us from fin-de-siécle Paris to Rat Pack–era Las vegas, from wartime government labs to yippie communes, Weatherall shows how physicists successfully brought their science to bear on some of the thorniest problems in economics, from options pricing to bubbles. But models— whether in science or finance—have limitations; they break down under certain conditions. And in 2008, sophisticated models fell into the hands of people who didn’t understand their purpose, and didn’t care. It was a catastrophic misuse of science. The solution, however, is not to give up on models; it’s to make them better. And Weatherall reveals the people and ideas on the cusp of a new era in finance. The Physics of Wall Street is riveting history that will change how we think about our economic future.

978-0-547-31727-4 • $27.00 cl The Physics of Wall Street January • Physics/economics • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 3 or 4 graphs • cTn 12 Terr: Us, c, O (-eU) • rights: B/T/P/M: zoe Pagnamenta Agency, A/s: HMH • national author tour, including san Francisco, Los Angeles, new York, Boston, chicago • e-book isbn 978-0-547-61829-6

AUTHOr’s residence irvine, california • 30 • January

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JAMes OWen WeATHerALL is a physicist, philosopher, and mathematician, with graduate degrees from Harvard, the stevens institute of Technology, and Fairleigh dickinson University. He has written for Slate and Scientific American, and he is presently finishing a second Phd at the University of california, irvine.

Michele Scicolone

The Mediterranean Slow Cooker
Beloved dishes from all around the Mediterranean that are both convenient and fit for company, by the author of The Italian Slow Cooker

978-0-547-74445-2 • $22.00 Pa The Mediterranean Slow Cooker January • cookbooks • 240 pages • 7 ½ x 9 1/8 • 4-color photos throughout • cTn 24 Terr: World • rights: B/T: HMH, A/P/M/s: sobel Weber Associates also available The French Slow Cooker 978-0-547-50804-7 $22.00 The Italian Slow Cooker 978-0-547-00303-0 $22.00 • national media from new York • radio drive-time tour • recipes and images available for accounts • e-book isbn 978-0-547-84063-5

With the combination of tradition, innovation, and ease that have made her recipes so popular, Michele Scicolone gathers intriguing dishes from every corner of the Mediterranean and streamlines them for the slow cooker. The range is eye-opening: from simplified and freshened classics like Greek shrimp with tomatoes and feta, to Israeli sweet-and-sour meatballs, to Moroccan vegetable tagine, to coffee-caramel flan from Spain. But Scicolone also serves up a profusion of fascinating lesser-known dishes, such as a creamy polenta lasagna, a portbraised chicken from Portugal, a spiced frittata from Tunisia, and Bandit’s Lamb, as well as her own seductive creations, like Cannoli Cheesecake.

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MicHeLe scicOLOne is the author or coauthor of sixteen cookbooks, including The Sopranos Family Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller, The Italian Slow Cooker, and The French Slow Cooker. A cooking teacher and italian culinary tour guide, she writes about food, wine, and travel for many publications.

Ward Wilson

Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons
Most of us think there’s nothing new to say about nuclear weapons. Yes, they’re horrible, possibly immoral, and definitely dangerous, but they feel necessary. If force is the final arbiter between nations, and nuclear bombs are the most powerful weapons, then we’re basically stuck with them. Aren’t we? In this groundbreaking book, Ward Wilson delivers a resounding “No.” Blowing the lid off a stale debate, he demonstrates that much of what we believe about nuclear weapons is based on emotion and exaggeration. He argues that our current nuclear policy is shaped by five stubborn myths: that nuclear weapons shock and awe opponents; that nuclear deterrence is effective in a crisis; that killing civilians causes leaders to back down; that the bomb has kept the peace for sixty-five years; and that we can’t put the nuclear genie back in the bottle. Drawing on new facts and new historical research, Wilson shatters each and every one of these myths in a clear-eyed and refreshingly pragmatic way. The result is a game-changing book that will be widely read and hotly debated by all who care about peace in the twenty-first century.

978-0-547-85787-9 • $22.00 cl Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons January • History/Political science • 176 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • cTn 12 • Terr: World rights: B/T/A/s: HMH, P/M: Martha kaplan Agency • Author tour, including new York, Washington, dc, san Francisco/stanford • national drive-time radio tour • national print and online advertising, including the New York Times, Mother Jones, the Atlantic and Utne Reader • nPr sponsorship • Badges and temporary tattoos • e-book isbn 978-0-547-85817-3

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WArd WiLsOn is a senior fellow at the James Martin center for nonproliferation studies of the Monterey institute of international studies. He has spoken before governments, the United nations, and at think tanks and universities, including stanford, Princeton, Georgetown, and the naval War college.

Gabrielle Walker

Antarctica
An intimate Portrait of a Mysterious continent
A scientist and writer who has traveled to more varied parts of Antarctica than anyone else alive paints a vivid new portrait of the most extraordinary place on earth.

978-0-15-101520-7 • $27.00 cl Antarctica January • nature • 416 pages • 6 x 9 2 maps • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/P/M/s: inkWell Management, A: HMH

also available An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere 978-0-15-101124-7 $14.00 PA • West coast author appearances • Academic promotion • Promotional video • e-book isbn 978-0-547-53697-2

Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. out of our fascination with it have come many books, but all have focused on only one aspect. None has managed to capture the whole story—until now. Drawing on Walker’s uniquely broad travel across the continent, Antarctica weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people again and again.With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with not only the Americans but also the Italians and the French, drive snowdozers and drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future. This is a thrilling trip to the farthest corner of our world, from an author whose work has been praised as “science writing at its best” (Mary Roach).

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© CARoLINe FoRBeS

GABrieLLe WALker has a Ph.d. in chemistry from cambridge University and has taught at both cambridge and Princeton. she is a consultant to New Scientist, writes for many newspapers and magazines, and is the author of three previous books.

Andrew O’Hagan

The Atlantic Ocean
reports from Britain and America
A stunning collection of reportage about the complex relationship between Britain and America, from the “best essayist of his generation” (New York Times) A Mariner Original

978-0-15-101378-4 • $15.95 Pa The Atlantic Ocean January • nonfiction • 288 pages 5 5/16 x 8 cTn 12 • Terr: Us, O (-eU) • rights: B/T/A/P/M: A.P. Watt Ltd, s: HMH

also available The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and His Friend Marilyn Monroe 978-0-547-52028-5 $13.95 PA be near Me 978-0-15-101303-6 $14.00 PA • Academic and library promotion • e-book isbn 978-0-547-72789-9

For over two decades, Andrew o’Hagan has been publishing critical essays in celebrated periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic, among them the London Review of Books, the New York Review of Books, and the Guardian. The Atlantic Ocean highlights the best of his clear-eyed, brilliant work, beginning with an essay tracing the “special relationship” between Britain and America since the days of Margaret Thatcher and ending with an extraordinary piece about the lives, and deaths, of Guardsman Anthony Wakefield and Marine Lieutenant Colonel John C. Spahr, both of whom died in Iraq on May 2, 2005. o’Hagan’s subjects range from the rise of the tabloids to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, from the trajectory of the Beatles to the impossibility of not fancying Marilyn Monroe. The Atlantic Ocean is a fascinating, important, and timely collection.

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© JeRRY BAUeR

AndreW O’HAGAn’s novels have been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the e. M. Forster Award.

Ted Kerasote

Pukka’s Promise
The quest for Longer-Lived dogs
An exploration of the surprising new ways we can give our dogs the longest and healthiest lives, by the author of the bestseller Merle’s Door

978-0-547-23626-1 • $28.00 cl Pukka’s Promise february • Pets • 480 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w images throughout • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: B/T/A/P/M: scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, s: HMH also available Merle’s Door 978-0-15-603450-0 PA: $15.00 Pukka: The Pup After Merle 978-0-547-38608-9 cL: $18.95 • Twenty-city national author tour, including new York, Boston, connecticut, raleigh, st. Louis, kansas city, Austin, Boulder, Portland, seattle, san Francisco, Wyoming • national drive-time radio tour • national print and online advertising, including People and USA Today • Promotional video • social media promotion, including Facebook advertising • e-book isbn 978-0-547-72749-3

When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle—who died, as all our dogs do, too soon— he knew he would want to give puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? Is the grain in most dog foods harmful or not? How many vaccines should dogs get? Should they automatically be spayed or neutered? Would a purebred dog be destined to suffer genetic diseases? The answers will surprise you. often, conventional wisdom is wrong. Traveling the dog world in europe and throughout North America and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote uses cuttingedge research to help dog owners rethink the everyday choices they make for their pets. As he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the joyful, heartwarming story of raising Pukka and his adventures with his many dog friends in the small Wyoming village of Kelly. Funny, revelatory, full of the delights of falling in love with a new dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our dogs—in lifespan, in intellect, and in their ability to become better friends and partners.

Ted kerAsOTe’s books include the national bestseller Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog and Out There, which won the national Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Outside, and the New York Times, among others. AUTHOr’s residence kelly, Wyoming • 35 • february www.hmhbooks.com

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Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries

The American Heritage® Desk Dictionary, Fifth Edition
Ideal for home, business, or school use

978-0-547-70813-3 • $14.95 Pob The American Heritage Desk Dictionary, Fifth Edition September • reference • 960 pages 6 x 9 1/8 • cTn 1 • 978-0-618-11772-7 • Terr: World also available The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Editon 978-0-547-04101-8 cL:$60.00 • Promotion at ncTe and ALA • Academic outreach

Based on the authoritative American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, this new edition of the American Heritage® Desk Dictionary has been completely updated; every single entry has been reviewed and revised as necessary. Its thousands of new words and senses, such as antiquark, earbud, and the verb sense of friend, reflect recent developments in the sciences, technology, and popular culture. Hundreds of photographs and drawings enhance the text, and several tables such as the periodic table of the elements and a table of units of measurement provide helpful data in a useful visual format. Forming the heart of the dictionary, however, are its more than 70,000 entry words, whose clear, straightforward definitions—supplemented by pronunciations, inflections of irregular verbs and plural nouns, and selected etymologies—make the American Heritage® Desk Dictionary an essential reference for the office, school, or home.

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Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine

Outside In
The Power of Putting customers at the center of Your Business
For readers of delivering Happiness and the new gold standard—a revolutionary approach to understanding and mastering the customer experience from Forrester Research

978-0-547-91398-8 • $25.00 cl Outside In august • Business • 256 pages • 6 x 9 10 –15 b&w line art • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O rights: kneerim & Williams

• national print and online features in business publications • Off-the-book-page coverage in business sections of national newspapers • national print and online advertising, including the Wall Street Journal • Business conference promotion and outreach

For decades, companies have been paying lip service to the idea of delighting customers, but have been simultaneously disappointing them in nearly every channel. Recent market shifts have forced companies to compete not just on product features but also on the quality of customer interactions. This shift requires a new way to manage companies, looking deep into every process and incentive to see whether they support the overall goal: to deliver a great customer experience. In this book, Forrester Research analysts Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine show how to harmonize your organization with the real needs of customers. By mastering the principles of the customer-experience ecosystem, businesses can understand the complex relationships that determine the quality of all customer interactions. Forrester’s unmatched sources of insight and analytical tools put Manning and Bodine in a unique position to deliver definitive insight into a topic that’s about to catch fire.
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HArLeY MAnninG founded Forrester’s customer experience research practice when he joined the firm in 1998. kerrY BOdine leads Forrester’s research on experience design. AUTHOrs’ residences Manning: cambridge, Massachusetts Bodine: san Francisco new Harvest • 37 • august www.hmhbooks.com

Penny Marshall

My Mother Was Nuts
From her humble roots in the Bronx to Laverne and Shirley and her unlikely ascent in Hollywood, the beloved actor and director tells the story of her incredible life.

978-0-547-89262-7 • $26.00 cl My Mother Was Nuts September • Memoir • 352 pages • 6 x 9 8-pp color insert • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O rights: Trident Media Group

At the age of twenty-six, Penny Marshall was a divorced mother of one living in the Bronx. one year later she starred in a Head & Shoulders commercial (she was the one with the dandruff) with Farah Fawcett. So began the unlikely career of one of Hollywood’s most accomplished directors. My Mother Was Nuts tells the story of Marshall’s incredible life, from her starring role on the classic sitcom Laverne and Shirley to her trailblazing moment as the first woman to direct a movie grossing more than $100 million at the box office. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life, exploring her friendships with John Belushi, Lorne Michaels, Art Garfunkel, and Carrie Fisher; her marriage and eventual divorce from Rob Reiner; and her experiences working with Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Geena Davis, Denzel Washington, and Drew Barrymore. This is a book about Hollywood, womanhood, and the power of Spanx.

• national media, including a major prime-time and late-night package. • national print features, including People magazine • High-profile launch party and author appearances in new York and Los Angeles • national print and online advertising, including O, the Oprah Magazine • regional holiday catalog advertising • Promotional Video

PennY MArsHALL is an actress, producer, and director. After playing Laverne deFazio in the sitcom Laverne and Shirley—and receiving three Golden Globe nominations—she went on to direct films such as Big, Awakenings, and A League of Their Own. new Harvest • 38 • September www.hmhbooks.com

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Jessica Valenti

Why Have Kids?
A new Mom explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness
A provocative and intimate exploration of modern parenthood by “a gutsy young third wave feminist” —The New York Times

978-0-547-89261-0 • $25.00 cl Why Have Kids? September • Parenting • 256 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: Tracy Brown Literary Agency

• national media from new York • national print features • east coast author tour • national print and online advertising • Major-market transit advertising • Promotion and outreach with parenting sites

If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it’s impossible to “have it all,” if people don’t have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support parenting (fewer than 5% of American families employ a nanny), then why do it? And why are anxious new parents flocking to every Tiger Mother and Bébé-raiser for advice on how to raise kids? In Why Have Kids?, valenti explores these controversial questions through on-the-ground reporting, startling new research, and her own unique experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black and white “mommy wars” over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality: one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion. A must read for parents as well as those considering starting a family, Why Have Kids? is an explosive addition to the conversation about modern parenthood.

JessicA VALenTi was called “a gutsy young third wave feminist” by The New York Times. she was included in The Guardian’s Top 100 inspiring Women list and has appeared on Anderson cooper, The colbert report, The TOdAY show and in The New York Times Magazine. she is a frequent lecturer at universities. she founded feministing.com and has written three books including Full Frontal Feminism. AUTHOr’s residence queens, new York
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Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Chef
The simple Path to cooking Like a Pro, Learning Any skill, and Living the Good Life
The 4-Hour Chef builds on Timothy Ferriss’s internationally successful 4-Hour series by transforming the way we cook, eat, and—most important—learn.

978-0-547-88459-2 • $30.00 cl The 4-Hour Chef noveMber • cooking • 256 pages • 7 ½ x 9 1/8 • 4-color • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O rights: LevelFiveMedia

• High-profile launch party and author appearances in new York, san Francisco, Los Angeles • national media, including dr. Oz • national print and online features, including a confirmed feature in esquire magazine • national print and online advertising • Major-market billboard advertising • Author websites: www.timferriss.com & www.thefourhourworkweek.com/blog • cross-promotion with brand partners

Featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs, interspersed with the radically counterintuitive advice Ferriss’s fans have come to expect, The 4-Hour Chef is a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking, whether you are a seasoned pro or a blank-slate novice. Beyond that, it is designed to be “the cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks.” The 4-Hour Chef will teach Ferriss’s approach to learning any skill in minimum time, which is what his more than one million monthly blog readers have most requested he write about for nearly five years. Readers of this new book, using food as a vehicle, will learn the art and science of meta-learning—the skill of learning skills. Last but not least, this book also refines and showcases the very best recipes and hacks based on Ferriss’s The Slow-Carb Diet, which hundreds of thousands of his readers around the world have tested for performance enhancement and fat loss (many have lost more than one hundred pounds since December 2010).

TiM Ferriss is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. He is also an angel investor (stumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter). Newsweek calls Tim “the world’s best guinea pig,” which he takes as a compliment. new Harvest • 40 • noveMber www.hmhbooks.com

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Will Wiles

Care of Wooden Floors
For fans of Nicholson Baker and Tom McCarthy, this British debut novel is a brilliant, comically surreal entertainment about a house-sitting gig gone terribly, hilariously wrong.

978-0-547-95356-4 • $24.00 cl Care of Wooden Floors october • 304 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • cTn 12 • Terr: Us • rights: Harpercollins Uk

• national review attention • national print and online advertising, including The New York Times Book Review • Advance reading copies

A British copywriter house-sits at his composer friend oskar’s ultramodern apartment in a glum eastern european city. The instructions are simple: feed the cats, don’t touch the piano, and make sure nothing damages the priceless wooden floors. Content for the first time in ages, he accidentally spills some wine. The apartment and the narrator’s sanity gradually fall apart in this unusual and satisfying novel. oskar has left several notes for his friend, gently instructing him in the proper maintenance of the flat. But over the course of one disastrous week, as the situation in (and out) of the apartment spirals out of control, the notes take on a more insistent— and creepily prescient—tone. Anyone who has ever felt inferior to a perfectionist friend will sympathize with the narrator’s plight. Will Wiles is a genuinely funny comic novelist in the tradition of those two earlier British W’s, Wodehouse and Waugh. “Funny, beguiling, and quietly profound…a wonderfully well-crafted debut.” —Times Literary Supplement

AUTHOr’s residence London, england new Harvest • 41 • october www.hmhbooks.com

© MARCUS RoSS

WiLL WiLes is a journalist and the deputy editor of Icon, a monthly architecture and design magazine in the U.k. His work has appeared in that magazine, Cabinet, New Statesman, and other publications.

Benjamin Anastas

Too Good to Be True
A Memoir
Acclaimed writer Benjamin Anastas’s searing, utterly moving memoir of fathers and sons, crushing debt and infidelity, and the first, cautious steps taken toward piecing a life back together.

978-0-547-91399-5 • $25.00 cl Too Good to Be True october • Memoir • 208 pages • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: William Morris endeavor

• national media from nY • Author tour • national review attention • national print and online advertising, including Bookforum and Granta • Advance reading copies

The most affecting father-son story since Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, this astonishing memoir is a gut-wrenching account of a life at the crossroads. When he was three, Benjamin Anastas found himself in his mother’s fringe-therapy group, a sign around his neck: too good to be true. The phrase haunts him at forty, when everything around him lies in tatters. Broke, his promising literary career gone, Anastas is hounded by debt collectors as he tries to repair a life ripped apart by the spectacular implosion of his marriage, which ended when his pregnant wife left him for another man. Anastas’s fierce love for his young son forces him to confront his own childhood, fraught with mental illness, divorce, and the fumes of hippiedom. Charged with rage, despair, humor, and hope, this unforgettable book gets to the core of what it means to be a father.

BenJAMin AnAsTAs is the author of An Underachiever’s Diary (hailed by Very short List as “the funniest, most underappreciated book of the 1990s”) and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance, a New York Times notable Book. AUTHOr’s residence Brooklyn, new York
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Billy Ray Cyrus

Hillbilly Heart
From country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus, a revealing book about faith, family, and the power of music.

978-0-547-99265-5 • $25.00 cl Hillbilly Heart october • Autobiography/Memoir 288 pages • 6 x 9 • cTn 1 • Terr: Us, c, O rights: Trident Media Group

Before he was a star, Billy Ray Cyrus was an ugly duckling yearning for a purpose. His story starts with a turbulent childhood in Flatwoods, Kentucky, where he discovered gospel and bluegrass music in the Pentecostal church. Billy pursued a career in baseball, but an inner voice told him to retire his mitt and pick up a guitar. Ten years later came his stratospheric breakthrough. With “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus sold millions of records, toured the world, and helped turn country music into an international sensation. Almost fifteen years later, Cyrus watched as his daughter Miley followed in his footsteps through her hit Disney show Hannah Montana. Along with the explosive success of the show came major trials, and Cyrus entered into what he calls “the most challenging period of my life.” only through his music and faith was Cyrus able to put his family and life back together again. Deeply revealing, Hillbilly Heart shines a surprising light on one of country music’s most enduring icons and his notorious Hollywood family.

• national author publicity • national print features and review attention • Bookstore appearances in new York, Los Angeles, and nashville • Heavy promotion at the 2012 Hillbilly Heart album tour • national print and online advertising, including People Magazine’s Country Special • Promotional video with song “Hillbilly Heart” BiLLY rAY cYrUs is an American singer/songwriter who helped to make country music an international sensation. His album Some Gave All has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling debut album of all time for a solo male artist. AUTHOr’s residence Los Angeles
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Anonymous

Elimination Night
An uproarious satire of a smash TV talent show, told from the point of view of a down-to-earth young woman who finds herself suddenly on the inside.

978-0-547-94207-0 • $25.00 cl Elimination Night January • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: inkWell Management

“Crew to be forbidden to make eye contact with Artist AT ALL TIMeS,” reads the contract of one of the talent judges on the smash Tv show Project Icon. In Elimination Night, we get a peek at the deliciously outrageous machinations—the ego clashes, the meltdowns, the cover-ups—that go on behind the scenes of the talent shows we’ve become addicted to. our guide is the coolly observant Sasha, who—like the heroines of The Devil Wears Prada and The Nanny Diaries—has a peon’s-eye view of a glitzy world that both repels and fascinates her. This hilarious take on talent in the age of celebrity culture will change the way you watch American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.

• national media • national print and online advertising, including the Los Angeles Times • promotional video

AnOnYMOUs is a writer with inside knowledge of the behindthe-scenes workings of a top TV talent show. AUTHOr’s residence Unknown new Harvest • 44 • January www.hmhbooks.com

Liao Yiwu translated by Wenguang Huang

For a Song and a Hundred Songs
A Poet’s Journey through a chinese Prison
From the renowned Chinese poet in exile comes a gorgeous and shocking account of his years in prison following the Tiananmen Square protests.

978-0-547-89263-4 • $25.00 cl For a Song and a Hundred Songs January • Memoir • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • cTn 12 • Terr: Us, c, O • rights: Peter Bernstein, inc.

• national review attention • Online advertising • Literature-in-translation promotion

In the spring of 1989, news of the Tiananmen Square protests and their bloody resolution reverberated throughout the world. A young poet named Liao Yiwu, who up until then had led an apolitical, bohemian existence, found his voice in that moment, and like the solitary man who stood firmly in front of a line of tanks, Liao proclaimed his outrage—only his weapon would be his words. Liao’s memoir, For a Song and a Hundred Songs, captures the four dehumanizing years he spent in jail for writing the incendiary poem “Massacre.” Through the power and beauty of his prose, he reveals the brutal reality of crowded Chinese prisons—the harassment from guards and fellow prisoners, the torture, the conflicts among human beings in close confinement, and the boredom of everyday life. Hailed by Philip Gourevitch as “one of the most original and remarkable Chinese writers of our time,” Liao presents a stark and devastating portrait of a nation in flux. This honest account and witness to history will forever change the way you view the rising superpower of China.

LiAO YiWU is a writer, musician, and poet from sichuan, china. He is the author of The Corpse Walker and God Is Red. The majority of his work is still banned in china. WenGUAnG HUAnG is a journalist and translator. new Harvest • 45 • January www.hmhbooks.com

The Lord of The rings
17 AcAdemy AwArds 150 miLLion Books soLd

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In theaters December 14, 2012 The hobbiT Movie Tie-in ediTion
J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy is now available in a movie tie-in edition paperback.
978-0-547-84497-8 ° $13.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ ° November 2012

Companion Titles to the Film
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion
by Jude Fisher Introduces readers to the characters and settings of Peter Jackson’s film
978-0-547-89856-8 ° $19.95 CL ° 8 ½ x 10 ⅝ ° November 2012 978-0-547-89932-9 e-book

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide
by Brian Sibley A behind-the-scenes guide to the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
978-0-547-89855-1 ° $14.95 PA ° 8 ⅝ x 11 ¼ ° November 2012 978-0-547-89930-5 e-book

• over the duration of the films alone, The Lord of the Rings editions with tie-in covers sold 25 million copies worldwide. • The launch of a huge “Read before you see it” campaign ahead of the 2012 film release will capture the imagination of the public, expanding an already massive fan base. • The publishing schedule replicates the highly successful pre-film activity of the The Lord of the Rings movies. • An instant success in 1937, J.R.R Tolkien’s epic adventure story has lost none of its appeal.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Activity Book
A special teaser for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the form of a children’s annual
978-0-547-89871-1 ° $12.00 HC ° 8 ¾ x 11 ° November 2012 978-0-547-89929-9 e-book

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Photo Storybook
This full-color storybook relays the narrative highlights of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
978-0-547-89872-8 ° $9.95 PA ° 7 ½ x 9 ¾ ° November 2012 978-0-547-89931-2 e-book

The World of the Hobbits
Takes young readers behind the scenes, to reveal the characters and locations of the film
978-0-547-89873-5 ° $9.95 PA ° 7 ½ x 9 ¾ ° November 2012 978-0-547-85912-5 e-book

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ceLeBrATing 75 yeArs of one of The worLd’s mosT TreAsured cLAssics wiTh An ALL new TrAde pAperBAck ediTion
A gReAT modeRN CLAssIC ANd THe PReLude To THe LoRd of THe RINgs bilbo baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. but his contentment is disturbed when the wizard gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by smaug the magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide.
978-0-547-92822-7 ° $13.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ ° september 2012 (Previous IsbN: 978-0-618-00221-4) 978-0-547-95197-3 e-book 978-0-547-95196-6 eNHANCed e-book

THe eNTIRe seRIes WITH ICoNIC NeW JACkeTs INsPIRed by ToLkIeN’s desIgNs get the complete story of frodo baggins and the hobbits’ epic encounters with gandalf, gollum, and the quest to destroy the one Ring.

978-0-547-92821-0 ° $13.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (Previous IsbN: 978-0-618-00222-1) 978-0-547-95201-7 e-book september 2012

978-0-547-92820-3 ° $13.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (Previous IsbN: 978-0-618-00223-8) 978-0-547-95202-4 e-book september 2012

978-0-547-92819-7 ° $13.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (Previous IsbN: 978-0-618-00224-5) 978-0-547-95204-8 e-book september 2012

Includes The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King 978-0-547-92818-0 ° $55.00 PA slipcase ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (Previous IsbN: 978-0-618-00225-2) september 2012
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— new york Times Book review

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the hobbit The definitive edition of The Hobbit with a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and color illustrations, including the rare “mirkwood” piece.
978-0-618-96863-3 ° $25.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¹¹⁄₁₆ ° september 2012

the hobbit This gorgeous, gift edition features over 60 watercolor and pencil illustrations by awardwinning artist Alan Lee. Alan Lee’s work on this book, as well as the illustrated The Lord of the Rings books, led to him being approached by Peter Jackson to join the film trilogy as Conceptual Artist. The same artistic vision present in his beautiful paintings and drawings played a major role in the look of the films, and his work received the ultimate accolade with an Academy Award for best Art direction on The Return of the King.
978-0-395-87346-5 ° $35.00 CL ° 7 ⅜ x 9 ⅝ ° september 2012

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“one of The BesT chiLdren’s Books of This cenTury.”
— w. h. Auden

the art of the hobbit by J. r. r. tolkien When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, he was already an accomplished amateur artist, and drew illustrations for his book while it was still in manuscript. His illustrations add an extra dimension to that remarkable book and have long influenced how readers imagine bilbo baggins and his world. Written and edited by leading Tolkien experts Wayne g. Hammond and Christina scull, The Art of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien showcases the complete artwork created by the author for his story—including related pictures, more than one hundred sketches, drawings, paintings, maps, and plans. some of these images are published here for the first time, others for the first time in color, allowing Tolkien’s Hobbit art to be seen completely and more vividly than ever before.
978-0-547-92825-8 ° $40.00 CL ° 10 x 10 ° september 2012

the hobbit: Pocket edition This charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features the original cover illustration, painted by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. The perfect gift for little hobbits everywhere!
978-0-547-92824-1 ° $15.95 CL ° 4 ¼ x 5 ⅞ ° september 2012

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A reAder’s compAnion To The hoBBiT, puBLished To coincide wiTh The 75Th AnniversAry

exploring J.r.r. tolkien’s the hobbit
by Corey Olsen
978-0-547-73946-5 ° $25.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ ° september 2012 978-0-547-73967-0 e-book

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a fun, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume, designed to bring a thorough and original new reading of this great work to a general audience. Professor Corey olsen (also known as the Tolkien Professor) will take readers on an in-depth journey through The Hobbit chapter by chapter, revealing the stories within the story: the dark desires of dwarves and the sublime laughter of elves, the nature of evil and its hopelessness, the mystery of divine providence and human choice, and, most of all, the revolutions within the life of bilbo baggins. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a book that will make The Hobbit come alive for readers as it never has before.
Corey Olsen is an Assistant Professor of english at Washington College in maryland. Through podcasts and his teaching website, Professor olsen, “The Tolkien Professor,” brings his scholarship on Tolkien to the public. Join the conversation at www.tolkienprofessor.com, or on iTunes.
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cLAssic ediTions of The hoBBiT

young Reader’s edition
978-0-618-26030-0 ° $10.99 PA ° 5 ⅛ x 7 ¾ (2002) NoW AVAILAbLe IN HARdCoVeR 978-0-547-95383-0 ° $17.99 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ With jacket art by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

The Classic Hardcover edition
978-0-395-07122-9 ° $17.99 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 (1938)

The Hobbit

with cover art by Peter sis
978-0-618-15082-3 ° $10.99 PA ° 5 x 7 ¾ (2001) digest-sized paperback with flaps 978-0-618-16221-5 ° $18.00 CL ° 6 x 9 (2001)

The Hobbit

illustrated by michael Hague
978-0-395-52021-5 ° $17.95 PA ° 7 ¹³⁄₁₆ x 10 (1989) 978-0-395-36290-7 ° $29.95 CL ° 8 x 10 (1984) oversized edition featuring 48 color paintings

The Hobbit

Collector’s edition
978-0-395-17711-2 ° $35.00 CL ° 6 ¾ x 9 (1973) boxed hardcover in green leatherette, two-color typography, and full-page color illustrations
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The Hobbit

annotations by douglas A. Anderson
978-0-618-13470-0 ° $30.00 CL ° 7 ½ x 9 ¼ (2002) black-and-white line illustrations throughout; includes color insert

The Annotated Hobbit

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cLAssic ediTions of The Lord of The rings
The Lord of the Rings
Illustrated by Alan Lee

The Fellowship of the Ring

978-0-618-26051-5 ° $35.00 CL ° 7 ⅜ x 9 ⅝ (2002)

The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings
single-Volume edition
978-0-618-64015-7 ° $20.00 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2005) 978-0-618-64561-9 ° $38.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2005) 978-0-547-95194-2 e-book

978-0-618-26059-1 ° $35.00 CL ° 7 ⅜ x 9 ⅝ (2002)

The Return of the King

978-0-618-26055-3 ° $35.00 CL ° 7 ⅜ x 9 ⅝ (2002)

Young Reader’s Editions The Fellowship of the Ring
978-0-618-57494-0 $10.95 PA ° 5 x 7 ¾ (2005)

978-0-618-26058-4 ° $100 CL 7 ⅞ x 10 ¼ x 4 ⅜ (2002)

Three-volume boxed set

Jacket Illustrations by Alan Lee

The Lord of the Rings

The Two Towers
978-0-618-57495-7 $10.95 PA ° 5 x 7 ¾ (2005)

The Fellowship of the Ring

978-0-395-48931-4 ° $22.00 CL ° 5 ⅝ x 8 ¾ (1988)

The Two Towers The Return of the King
978-0-618-57497-1 $10.95 PA ° 5 x 7 ¾ (2005)

978-0-395-48933-8 ° $22.00 CL ° 5 ⅝ x 8 ¾ (1988)

The Return of the King

978-0-395-48930-7 ° $22.00 CL ° 5 ⅝ x 8 ¾ (1988)

The Lord of the Rings boxed set
978-0-618-57499-5 $30.00 PA ° 5 ⅛ x 7 ⅞ x 3 ⅞ (2005)

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gifT ediTions

The Lord of the Rings 50th Anniversary edition
one-volume with slipcase, fold-out maps, ribbon bookmark, gilded page edges, and color insert
978-0-618-51765-7 ° $90.00 CL ° 6 ⅛ x 9 ¼ (2004)

The Lord of the Rings one-volume Illustrated edition
Includes 50 full-color illustrations by Alan Lee and ribbon bookmark
978-0-395-59511-4 ° $70.00 CL (1991)

The hisTory of The Lord of The rings
The Return of the Shadow The Treason of Isengard

The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part I
978-0-618-08357-2 $14.00 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2000)

The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part II
978-0-618-08358-9 $14.00 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2000)

by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien four-volume boxed set
978-0-618-08355-8 $50.00 PA (2000)

The History of the Lord of the Rings

The War of the Ring

The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part III
978-0-618-08359-6 $14.00 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2000)

The End of the Third Age

The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part IV
978-0-618-08356-5 $12.00 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2000)

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AddiTionAL works By J.r.r. ToLkien

The story of the creation of the world and of the first Age of middle-earth
978-0-618-12698-9 $14.00 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2001) 978-0-618-13504-2 $28.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2001) 978-0-547-95198-0 e-book

The Silmarillion

This gift edition includes almost fifty full-color illustrations by the artist Ted Nasmith
978-0-618-39111-0 $40.00 CL ° 7 ⅜ x 9 ⅝ (2004)

The Silmarillion

An epic tale of middle-earth set six thousand years before The Lord of the Rings, with illustrations by Alan Lee
978-0-547-08605-7 $14.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2008) 978-0-618-89464-2 $26.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2007) 978-0-547-95210-9 e-book

The Children of Húrin

Tolkien’s retelling of the epic tale of the Norse hero, sigurd the dragon-slayer, and the terrible revenge of his wife gudrún upon those who wronged her
978-0-547-39457-2 $16.95 PA ° 5 ⁵⁄₁₆ x 8 (2010) 978-0-547-27342-6 $26.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2009) 978-0-547-50471-1 e-book

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

A collection of narratives ranging in time from the elder days of middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring
978-0-618-15405-0 $14.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2001) 978-0-618-15404-3 $26.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2001) 978-0-547-95199-7 e-book

The Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth

Tolkien’s classic “fairie” tales, illustrated by oscar winner Alan Lee. Includes “farmer giles of Ham,” “Leaf by Niggle,” “smith of Wootton major,” “Roverandom,” and “The Adventures of Tom bombadil”
978-0-547-15411-4 $28.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2008) 978-0-547-95209-3 e-book

Tales from the Perilous Realm

Letters from Father Christmas
978-0-618-51265-2 $21.95 PA ° 7 ⁷⁄₁₆ x 9 ⅝ (2004) 978-0-547-96402-7 e-book 978-0-547-95190-4 eNHANCed e-book
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edited by Christina scull and Wayne g. Hammond
978-0-395-95799-8 $12.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (1999) 978-0-395-89871-0 $17.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (1998)

Roverandom

50th Anniversary edition, edited by Christina scull and Wayne g. Hammond
978-0-618-00936-7 $18.00 CL ° 5 ¼ x 8 ½ (1999)

Farmer Giles of Ham

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Books ABouT J.r.r. ToLkien And his work

The Languages of Tolkien’s Middle-earth
by Ruth s. Noel
978-0-395-29130-6 ° $16.00 PA ° 4 ½ x 7 ¼ (1980)

The Atlas of Middle-earth
by karen Wynn fonstad
978-0-618-12699-6 ° $25.00 PA ° 8 x 11 (2001)

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
by Humphrey Carpenter
978-0-618-05702-3 ° $15.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2000)

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook
by Alan Lee
Includes more than 150 illustrations
978-0-618-64014-0 ° $35.00 CL ° 7 ½ x 9 ¾ (2005)

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
edited by Humphrey Carpenter
978-0-618-05699-6 ° $15.95 PA ° 5 ½ x 8 ¼ (2000)

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion
by Christina scull and Wayne g. Hammond
978-0-618-64267-0 ° $30.00 CL ° 6 x 9 (2005)

J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

The History of the Hobbit
by John d. Rateliff
Volume 1: 978-0-618-96847-3 $35.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¹¹⁄₁₆ (2007) Volume 2: 978-0-618-96919-7 $35.00 CL ° 5 ½ x 8 ¹¹⁄₁₆ (2007)

by Christina scull and Wayne g. Hammond
Includes more than 200 full-color illustrations
978-0-618-08361-9 ° $25.00 PA ° 8 ⅝ x 11 ¼ (2000)

978-0-547-52439-9 e-book

Two-volume boxed set, plus The Hobbit: 978-0-618-96440-6 ° $95.00 CL (2007)

The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide
by Christina scull and Wayne g. Hammond
Volume 1: Chronology: 978-0-618-39102-8 $50.00 CL (2006) Volume 2: Reader’s guide: 978-0-618-39101-1 $50.00 CL (2006) Two-volume boxed set including Chronology and Reader’s guide: 978-0-618-39113-4 ° $100 CL (2006)

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In theaters December 14, 2012

After a decade of waiting, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is one of the most highly anticipated films ever to be released. Directed by Peter Jackson and filmed in state-of-the-art 3D, the film stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, reuniting cast from The Lord of the Rings and introducing new actors to the world of Middle-earth.
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins. Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” movies are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; Orlando Bloom as Legolas; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast also includes (in alphabetical order) Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Evangeline Lilly, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt,

Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, and Aidan Turner.
© 2012 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

Ariel Dorfman

Feeding on Dreams
Confessions of an unrepentant Exile
“A compelling, profound portrait . . . A work to savor for its remarkable moments and extraordinary language.” —Boston Globe “A great book that will simultaneously undo us and sustain us.” —Tikkun

978-0-547-84418-3 • $14.95 Pa Feeding on Dreams September • Memoir • 352 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CtN 24 • HMH Hardcover, 2011, Previous IsBN 978-0-547-54946-0 • terr: us, C, O • Rights: B/t/P/M/s: the Wylie Agency A: HMH • Academic promotion • Promtotional author video and website: www. arieldorfman.com • e-book isBn 978-0-547-54947-7

In september 1973, the military took power in Chile, and Ariel dorfman, a young leftist allied with President Allende, was forced to flee for his life. In Feeding on Dreams, dorfman portrays, through visceral scenes and with startling honesty, the personal and political maelstroms that have defined his life since the Pinochet coup. dorfman’s wry and masterfully told account provides a page-turning tour of the past several decades of North-south political history and of the complex consequences of revolution and tyranny. Hailed by salman Rushdie as “one of the most important voices coming out of Latin America,” human rights activist and acclaimed author Ariel dorfman delivers a memoir excavating for the first time his profound and provocative journey as an exile.

Chilean-American author and human rights activist ARIEL DORFMAN has written internationally acclaimed works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including the play Death and the Maiden. He contributes frequently to major papers worldwide. AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Durham, North Carolina
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Justin Torres

We the Animals
National Bestseller • Indie Next Pick “A gorgeous, howling coming-of-age novel that will devour your heart.” —Vanity Fair “So honest, poetic, and tough that it makes you reexamine what it means to love and to hurt.” —O “The kind of book that makes a career . . . [It] rumbles with lyric dynamite.” —Esquire

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We the Animals has met with extraordinary acclaim, from writers like Michael Cunningham, Paul Harding, Marilynne Robinson, dorothy Allison, and Tayari Jones, and publications like Forbes, the New York Times, People, and more. A novel with reach as well as power, it landed on national and regional bestseller lists and is poised to find an even larger audience in paperback. This “fiery ode to boyhood” (scott simon, NPR) tracks three brothers as they tear their way through childhood, growing up in the shadow of Paps and Ma and learning a kind of love that is serious, dangerous, unshakeable, glorious. A stunning exploration of how we are formed by our earliest bonds, We the Animals bears witness to Justin Torres’s serious talent and heralds him as a “brilliant, ferocious new voice” (Michael Cunningham).

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JustIN tORREs is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a recipient of a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from united states Artists, and a Wallace stegner Fellow at stanford.

Umberto Eco

The Prague Cemetery
New York Times bestseller “I find this book fascinating, perhaps the best Eco has written in years.” —Huffington Post “A well-executed thriller . . . provocative and suspenseful.” —USA Today

978-0-547-84420-6 • $15.95 Pa The Prague Cemetery September • Fiction • 464 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • CtN 24 • HMH hardcover 2011, Previous IsBN 978-0-547-57753-1 • terr: us, C, O Rights: B/t/P/M: RCs Libri, A: Recorded Books, s: HMH also availaBle The Name of the Rose 978-0-15-600131-1 $15.95 PA Foucault’s Pendulum 978-0-15-603297-1 $15.95 PA see also Inventing the Enemy, page 2 • National print and online advertising

The latest international bestseller from the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum. Nineteenth-century europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

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uMBERtO ECO is the author of six bestselling novels and numerous collections of essays. A professor of semiotics at the university of Bologna, he lives in Italy. AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Milan, Italy

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Ashley Prentice Norton

The Chocolate Money
A deeply twisted and uproariously funny coming-of-age story that mines the perils and possibilities of life as an heiress to a Chicago candy fortune “The Chocolate Money is devastating and unforgettable.” —Isabel Gillies A Mariner Original

978-0-547-84004-8 • $15.95 Pa The Chocolate Money September • Fiction • 288 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • CtN 24 • terr: us, C, O • Rights: B/t/P/ M/s: William Morris Endeavor, A: HMH

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Bettina Ballentyne is a chocolate heiress by name only; it is Babs, her bombshell of a single mother, who lives up to the billing. A woman who refuses to play by the rules, Babs barrages her ten-year-old daughter with steamy details of her sexual encounters and contrives to send Bettina to her married lover’s home when she knows his wife is there. Babs calls the shots and Bettina must make do ducking and covering. Finally, when Bettina finds a way out by enrolling in a top-tier New Hampshire boarding school, is it really just cruel chance that she has a romantic encounter with the son of her mother’s lover? or is there no way to escape Babs’s long and mesmerizing maternal shadow? As addictive, decadent, and delicious as chocolate itself, this compulsively readable, sassy debut is the perfect mix of tragic and comic. Prepare to be shocked by the sound of your laughter during the novel’s darkest and most scandalous moments. The Chocolate Money is utterly unputdownable.

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AsHLEY PRENtICE NORtON is a graduate of Exeter, Georgetown, and the Creative Writing Program at New York university. The Chocolate Money is her first novel.

Diana Reiss

The Dolphin in the Mirror
Exploring Dolphin Minds and saving Dolphin Lives
“One comes away from Reiss’s book agreeing that ‘dolphins are among the smartest creatures on the planet’ and that they merit not just our attention but our care and protection.”—New York Times “The Dolphin in the Mirror should be read by everyone who loves animals. Diana Reiss’s observations and research will illuminate the world of the dolphin’s amazing intelligence and playfulness.” —Temple Grandin

978-0-547-84461-9 • $13.95 Pa The Dolphin in the Mirror September • Animal science • 288 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • 8 pages of b/w photos • CtN 24 HMH Hardcover, 2011, Previous IsBN: 978-0-547-44572-4 • terr: us, C, O • Rights: B/t/A/P/M/s: Brockman, Inc • Online promotion including Facebook ads • Promotional video • e-book isBn 978-0-547-60778-8

diana Reiss is not just an advocate for dolphins, she is one of the world’s leading experts on dolphin intelligence. In The Dolphin in the Mirror, Reiss combines science and activism to show just how smart dolphins really are and why we must stop mistreating them. dolphins are creative and self-aware, with distinct personalities and the ability to communicate with humans. They craft their own toys, use underwater keyboards, and develop complex social structures. And yet some nations slaughter them indiscriminately while others keep them captive in cruel conditions. Reiss, who served as a consultant to the Academy Award-winning film The Cove, has devoted her life to studying whales and dolphins since the 1970s and fills the book with personal stories from her life’s work. The Dolphin in the Mirror is both a scientific revelation and an emotional eyeopener, revealing one of the greatest intelligences on the planet.
DR. DIANA REIss is a professor of psychology at Hunter College in New York City and the director of dolphin research at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. she has published papers in many international scientific journals, contributed chapters to books, and her work has been featured in science programs on television. AutHOR’s REsIDENCE New York City

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Earl Swift

The Big Roads
the untold story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and trailblazers Who Created the American superhighways
“Swift has added texture and nuance, as well as narrative economy, to a story containing volumes, and he makes for an ideal traveling companion—engaging.”—New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “A road geek’s treasure—everyone who travels the highways ought to know these stories.”—Kirkus Reviews

978-0-547-90724-6 • $15.95 Pa The Big Roads September • History • 384 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CtN 24 • HMH Hardcover, 2011, Previous IsBN 978-0-618-81241-7 • terr: us, C, O • Rights: B/t/P/M/s: the David Black Literary Agency, A: tantor Media also availaBle Where They Lay 978-0-618-56242-8 $17.95 PA • Academic promotion • e-book isBn 978-0-547-54913-2

Perhaps nothing changed the face of America more than the creation of the interstate system. At once a connective network, economic force, man-made wonder, and bringer of sprawl and blight, the interstate system turned haphazard dirt tracks into an organized framework of paved highways. The Big Roads documents this historic feat, from its inception at the turn of the century to its completion during eisenhower’s presidency. But once those plans began to be put into place, it turned out that not everyone was on board. As the highways approached urban centers, residents protested both the impact upon Main streets and the environment, concerns that are just as relevant today. with a view toward players both great and small, swift gives readers the full story of one of America’s greatest engineering achievements.

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EARL sWIFt is the author of three previous books, including Where They Lay, a 2003 PEN finalist.

Juris Jurjevics

Red Flags
“Jurjevics draws the reader into the narrative, as if he is experiencing the mission alongside Rider as he huffs through the jungle in wet boots, bugs feasting on his flesh . . . Red Flags makes a powerful statement on the Vietnam War.” —New York Journal of Books “This tight-wound thriller drips with historical detail in all its cruelty... [a] splendid contribution to the body of fiction written about Vietnam.” —Kirkus

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Army cop erik Rider prefers to fight his war in the saloons and streets of saigon. when he is sent to disrupt a vietcong opium operation deep in the jungle, he could not be less interested. But when Rider lands in Cheo Reo, things get complicated. The American outpost is home to battle-hardened soldiers, intelligence operatives, and profiteers of all stripes. Meanwhile, vietcong battalions are massing in the hills, and sixty thousand Montagnard tribespeople are advancing with the goal of reclaiming their mountain homeland. with a bounty on his head, Rider must hunt for the opium smugglers, avoid enemy patrols, and defend the undermanned u.s. base. As he closes in on the smuggling operation, he discovers that someone inside the base has a stake in it, and is willing to kill to protect that stake.

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JuRIs JuRJEVICs served in Vietnam (1967–68) for 14 months, 9 days, 2 hours, his departure complicated by the tet Offensive. A fixture in American book publishing, he is the cofounder of soho Press and the author of The Trudeau Vector.

Amos Oz

Scenes from Village Life
A portrait of a fictional village, by one of the world’s most admired writers. “Scenes from Village Life is like a symphony . . . You will not soon forget it.” —New York Times Book Review A New York Times Notable Book

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In the village of Tel Ilan, something is off kilter. An elderly man complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging under his house at night. Could it be his tenant, a young Arab? But then the tenant hears the mysterious digging sounds too. The mayor receives a note from his wife: “don’t worry about me.” He looks all over, no sign of her. The veneer of new wealth around the village—gourmet restaurants and art galleries, a winery—cannot conceal abandoned outbuildings, disused air raid shelters, rusting farm tools, and trucks left wherever they stopped. Amos oz’s novel-in-stories is a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life. Scenes from Village Life is a parable for Israel, and for all of us.

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AMOs OZ is the author of many books, among them his best-selling memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Scenes from Village Life won the Prix Méditerranée Étranger.

Glenn Stout

Fenway 1912
the Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship season, and Fenway’s Remarkable First Year
“In the capable hands of Stout, Fenway 1912 promises to make all other books about Fenway’s construction and first season obsolete.” —SportsIllustrated.com “An irrestistible look back on Fenway Park’s first season, not just for Sox fans . . . Offers up a stunningly rich buffet of pleasures for the baseball fan.” —Huffington Post Winner of the 2012 SABR Seymour Medal

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even people who aren’t fans of baseball know Fenway Park. More than just a stadium, it is a part of American culture, and has been for nearly one hundred years. In Fenway 1912, Glenn stout tells the remarkable story of Fenway’s first year, from the long winter when locals poured concrete and built the park to the ragtag Red sox team that embarked on a journey to the world series while the paint was still drying and the grass still coming in. stout tells the stories behind the park’s notorious quirks like the Green Monster, and of the designers, builders, managers, and players who made Fenway’s first year unforgettable. For all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story. drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn stout delivers an extraordinary tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration—capturing Fenway as never before.

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GLENN stOut is the series editor of The Best American Sports Writing and has written numerous books, including the best-selling Red Sox Century, Yankees Century, The Dodgers, The Cubs, and most recently, Young Woman and the Sea.

Tom Perrotta, editor; Heidi Pitlor, series editor

The Best American Short Stories 2012
“Always a sure bet for gripping, emotionally challenging reading.”—San Diego Union-Tribune

edited by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Tom Perrotta, the stories in this year’s collection serve as a provacative literary “antenna for what is going on in the world” (Chicago Tribune). The collection boasts great variety from “famous to first-timers, sifted from major magazines and little reviews, grand and little worlds” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), ensuring yet another rewarding, eduring edition of the oldest and best-selling Best American.
978-0-547-24209-5 • $28.00 cl 978-0-547-24210-1 • $14.95 Pa The Best American Short Stories 2012 octoBer • short stories • 320 pages 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • CtN 12 • Previous IsBN: 978-0-547-24216-3 • terr: us, C, O • National NPR sponsorship • Online and social media promotion • e-book isBn 978-0-547-37718-6 tOM PERROttA is the author of six works of fiction, most recently The Leftovers, published to wide acclaim in september 2011. His novels Election and Little Children were made into award-winning movies. HEIDI PItLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her fiction has been published in Ploughshares, and she is the author of the novel The Birthdays. EDItORs’ REsIDENCEs Perrotta: Massachusetts Pitlor: Massachusetts HougHton Mifflin Harcourt • 67 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

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Dave Eggers, editor; Ray Bradbury, guest introducer

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
“Eggers and his coterie of youthful volunteers have assembled a collection that’s all highlights . . . Kudos to 826’s high school tastemakers.”—SF Weekly

The ever-entertaining dave eggers and his students at the 826 valencia and 826Michigan writing labs compile a quirky collection and showcase their flair for finding both offbeat tidbits and classic literary gems.

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• National NPR sponsorship • Online and social media promotion • e-book isBn 978-0-547-84052-9 RAY BRADBuRY is the author of more than three dozen books, including The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, as well as hundreds of short stories. He is the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize special Citation, and numerous other honors. DAVE EGGERs is the editor of McSweeney’s and a cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth, located in eight cities across the united states. He is the author of six books, including What Is the What, Zeitoun, and The Wild Things. EDItOR’s REsIDENCE san Francisco Mariner Books • 68 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

David Brooks, editor; Robert Atwan, series editor

The Best American Essays 2012
“A literary feast for $14.95; what could be more American than that?”—Huffington Post

New York Times columnist and best-selling author david Brooks takes readers on an intellectual journey in this classic collection of the year’s most thought-provoking essays.

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DAVID BROOKs is a New York Times op-ed columnist and the author most recently of The Social Animal. He is also a commentator on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and a frequent analyst on NPR’s All Things Considered. ROBERt AtWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. EDItORs’ REsIDENCEs Brooks: Bathesda, Maryland Atwan: Milton, Masschusetts Mariner Books • 69 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

Robert Crais, editor; Otto Penzler, series editor

The Best American Mystery Stories 2012
“These stories are masterfully told and wonderfully creepy.”—USA Today

Best-selling novelist Robert Crais, a master of crime fiction and creator of the critically acclaimed elvis Cole and Joe Pike novels, edits this year’s must-read mystery stories with a keen eye for thrills and nail-biting suspense.

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ROBERt CRAIs is the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. He is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The First Rule and The Sentry. OttO PENZLER is the founder of the Mysterious Bookshop and Mysterious Press. EDItORs’ REsIDENCEs Crais: Los Angeles Penzler: New York City Mariner Books • 70 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

Dan Ariely, editor; Tim Folger, series editor

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012
“[A] uniformly excellent series.” — Publishers Weekly

Best-selling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, dan Ariely selects the year’s top science and nature writing, carrying readers into fresh, new worlds in this collection that brings together the best from a variety of fascinating fields.

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DAN ARIELY, author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke university. tIM FOLGER is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines. EDItORs’ REsIDENCEs Ariely: Durham, North Carolina Folger: Gallup, New Mexico Mariner Books • 71 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

William T. Vollmann, editor; Jason Wilson, series editor

The Best American Travel Writing 2012
“These gifted authors don’t just tell us about unique or out-of-the-way places; they take us to them, show us what they look like, show us who their people are, and make us feel like we’ve experienced them.” —Booklist

Professional adventurer and National Book Award–winner william vollmann delivers an eclectic batch of the year’s most exhilarating travel writing that will inspire the armchair traveler’s wanderlust.

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WILLIAM t. VOLLMANN is the author of seventeen books, including Europe Central, winner of the National Book Award. He has also won the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN Center / usA West Award, and the strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. JAsON WILsON writes the spirits column for the Washington Post and is the editor of The Smart Set. His book, Boozehound, came out last year. EDItORs’ REsIDENCEs Vollmann: sacramento, California Wilson: Haddonfield, New Jersey Mariner Books • 72 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

Michael Wilbon, editor; Glenn Stout, series editor

The Best American Sports Writing 2012
“A showcase for great writing and perceptive, under-the-radar stories about athletes and adventurers.” — New York Journal of Books

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

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MICHAEL WILBON is one of the nation’s most respected sports journalists, cohost of EsPN’s Pardon the Interruption and columnist for EsPN.com. GLENN stOut is the author of Fenway 1912, Young Woman and the Sea, Red Sox Century, and Yankees Century. EDItORs’ REsIDENCEs Wilbon: Bethesda, Maryland stout: Alburg, Vermont Mariner Books • 73 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

Françoise Mouly, editor; Matt Madden and Jessica Abel, series editors

The Best American Comics 2012
Cover art by Gary Panter
“[An] annual cornucopia of graphic narrative.” —Kirkus Reviews

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The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. editor Françoise Mouly—long-time art editor at The New Yorker and cofounder of the comics anthology RAW—has culled the best pieces from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and webcomics to create a stunning installment of this series, complete this year with a selection of comics for kids, as well as contributions from Charles Burns, Chester Brown, and Joyce Farmer.

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JEssICA ABEL is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida, as well as two collections of stories from her series Artbabe. MAtt MADDEN is a cartoonist best known for his book 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. together they are the authors of Mastering Comics, and Drawing Words and Writing Pictures. FRANÇOIsE MOuLY, the art editor for The New Yorker since 1993, is the publisher and editorial director of tOON Books. In 1980, Mouly founded the pioneering comics anthology RAW with her husband, Art spiegelman. she has been named chevalier in the order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and awarded France’s highest honor, the Légion d’Honneur. EDItORs’ REsIDENCEs Mouly: New York City Abel and Madden: Brooklyn • 74 • octoBer
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José Saramago

Cain
Publishers Weekly Best 100 Books of 2011, Fiction “Saramago transforms familiar stories boldly, but with an intricate respect for their power and for the mysterious power of storytelling itself. Far from merely inverting the biblical tales or turning them inside out, he folds and refolds them in a prismatic, shadowly light.” —Robert Pinsky, New York Times Book Review

978-0-547-84017-8 • $14.95 Pa Cain octoBer • Fiction • 160 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 CtN 24 • HMH Hardcover, 2011, Previous IsBN: 978-0-547-41989-3 • terr: us, C, O (-Eu) • Rights: B/t/P/M: Literarische Agentur Mertin, A: Audible, s: HMH also availaBle Blindness 978-0-15-600775-7 $15.00 PA Blindness / Seeing 978-0-547-55488-4 $22.00 CL The Elephant’s Journey 978-0-547-57411-0 $15.95 PA For full backlist information, links, video, downloadable shelftalkers, and more, please visit www.hmhbooks.com/saramago. • Advertising in the New York Review of Books • Literature-in-translation promotion • e-book isBn 978-0-547-51940-1

In this, his last novel, Jose saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, Cain is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almostsacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job’s ordeal, and finally Noah’s ark and the Flood. And over and over again Cain encounters an unjust, even cruel God. A startling, beautifully written, and powerful book, Cain is in all ways a fitting end to saramago’s extraordinary career.

JOsÉ sARAMAGO (1922–2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. • 75 • octoBer www.hmhbooks.com

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Lewis Sorley

Westmoreland
the General Who Lost Vietnam
“Westmoreland is a valuable addition to the growing ‘revisionist’ literature that shows the Vietnam War was winnable if we had fought differently.” —Wall Street Journal “A first-rate biography of a second-rate soldier.” —Washington Times “A riveting history.” —Bing West

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General william westmoreland should have been a superb choice to command u.s. forces in vietnam. He had the credentials: from eagle scout at fifteen, he had rocketed up the ranks, becoming, briefly, the Army’s youngest lieutenant general. But as commander, westmoreland was a disaster, failing to grasp the war’s complexities and holding firm to a flawed strategy in spite of all evidence and opposition. In this honest but searing portrait of a military man promoted beyond his capabilities, sorley “makes mincemeat of [the] myth” (Wall Street Journal) that politicians, the media, or the American public should take the blame for our military failure in vietnam. For anyone who seeks to understand what happened to us in vietnam and why, this “blistering indictment” (Kirkus) is essential reading.

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LEWIs sORLEY is the author of several highly regarded works of military history, including the Pulitzer Prize–nominated A Better War. He served in Vietnam and in the Pentagon, and he has taught at West Point and the Army War College.

Elizabeth Lev

The Tigress of Forlì
Renaissance Italy’s Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario sforza de’ Medici
“Meticulous biography . . . Meantime, sisters, rejoice in a tale of feminism gone wild. We have yet to see the likes of Caterina in our day. Surely she offers an interesting perspective on our maneuverings. She had it all; she did it all; she won, and lost, it all.” —New York Times Book Review

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wife, mother, leader, warrior. Caterina Riario sforza was one of the most prominent women in Renaissance Italy—and one of the most vilified. In this glittering biography, elizabeth Lev reexamines her extraordinary life and accomplishments. Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age ten to the pope’s corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy’s political intrigues early in life. After turbulent years in Rome’s papal court, she moved to the Romagnol province of Forlí. Following her husband’s assassination, she ruled Italy’s crossroads with iron will, martial strength, political savvy—and an icon’s fashion sense. In finally losing her lands to the Borgia family, she put up a resistance that inspired all of europe and set the stage for her progeny—including Cosimo de’ Medici—to follow her example to greatness.

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ELIZABEtH LEV is a scholar of Renaissance art and culture. she lives with her family in Rome, where she teaches college art history, gives tours of the city and the Vatican, and is a columnist for an international news service.

Randy Roberts

A Team for America
the Army-Navy Game that Rallied a Nation at War
“This is a terrific book, a glorious look at a time when college footage—and particularly the annual Army-Navy game—helped stitch the country together.” —Ken Burns “Roberts brings a historian’s thoroughness to the subject . . . a fascinating time in American collegiate sports history.” —Kirkus Reviews

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each year the Army and Navy football teams meet for one epic game. Across the nation, fans tune in to see who will emerge victorious. But no game will ever match the one that was played on december 2, 1944. America was in the midst of world war II: soldiers and sailors were dying around the globe, and the homefront suffered through shortages. But for one day, all that was forgotten. Navy’s team was ranked number 2, Army, number 1 and on the verge of becoming national champions. everywhere, the war stopped as soldiers listened to the broadcast. Randy Roberts has interviewed the surviving players and coaches, bringing their stories to life. For three years, military upperclassmen graduated and joined the fight. For three hours, their alma mater gave them back one unforgettable performance.

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RANDY ROBERts is a Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue university. His previous books include John Wayne: American (coauthored with James Olson), Joe Louis: Hard Times Man, and Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes, among others.

Kimberly Cutter

The Maid
A Novel of Joan of Arc
“[The Maid] does what all the best historical novels do: It raises the ongoing questions we need to ask ourselves.” —Brunonia Barry, Washington Post “A beautifully written novel.” —Entertainment Weekly

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It is the fifteenth century, and France is under siege. english soldiers tear through the countryside destroying all who cross their path, and Charles vII, the uncrowned king, has neither the strength nor the will to rally his army. And in the quiet of her parents’ garden in domrémy, a peasant girl sees a spangle of light and hears a powerful voice speak her name. Jehanne. The Maid is more than the story of Jehanne d’Arc, the visionary and saint who believed she had been chosen by God to lead an army. Cutter’s retelling of Jehanne-the girl—whose sister was murdered by the english, who sought an escape from a violent father and a forced marriage, and who somehow found the courage and tenacity to persuade first one, then two, then thousands to follow her—is at once thrilling, unexpected, and heartbreaking.

KIMBERLY CuttER received her MFA from the university of Virginia. she was the West Coast editor for W Magazine for four years. she has written for Harper’s Bazaar, W, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and Marie Claire, where she is currently a contributing editor. AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Brooklyn, New York
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Patricia Bosworth

Jane Fonda
the Private Life of a Public Woman
“An irresistible biography of the accomplished, controversial actress whose roles onscreen and off helped define a generation.” —Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle “A book that gets unusually close to its subject. It sees what Ms. Fonda cannot see about herself.” —New York Times

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Patricia Bosworth has gone beyond the image of an American superwoman to reveal a Jane Fonda more powerful and vulnerable than ever expected. Fonda emerged from a heartbreaking Hollywood family drama to become a ‘60s onscreen ingénue and then an oscar-winning actress. At the top of her game she risked all, rising up against the vietnam war and shocking the world with a trip to Hanoi. while becoming one of Hollywood’s most committed feminists, she financed her husband Tom Hayden’s political career in the ‘80s with exercise videos that began a fitness craze and brought in millions of dollars. Just as interesting is Fonda’s next turn, as a stepford wife of the Gulfstream set, marrying Ted Turner and seemingly walking away from her ideals and her career. Fonda’s multi-leveled story is a blend of the deep insecurity, magnetism, bravery, and determination that has fueled her inspiring and occasionally infuriating public life.

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PAtRICIA BOsWORtH, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has known Jane Fonda since they were both students at the Actors studio, and has been writing about her since 1968. Bosworth has also written acclaimed biographies of Montgomery Clift, Diane Arbus, and Marlon Brando.

Philip K. Dick

Time Out of Joint
A novel whose influence is felt in stories ranging from Ender’s Game to The Truman Show

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Ragle Gumm has a unique job: every day he wins a newspaper contest. And when he isn’t consulting his charts and tables, he enjoys his life in a small town in 1959. At least, that’s what he thinks. But then strange things start happening. He finds a phone book where all the numbers have been disconnected, and a magazine article about a famous starlet he’s never heard of named Marilyn Monroe. Plus, everyday objects are beginning to disappear and are replaced by strips of paper with words written on them like “bowl of flowers” and “soft drink stand.” when Ragle skips town to try to find the cause of these bizarre occurrences, his discovery could make him question everything he has ever known.

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PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

Philip K. Dick

Vulcan’s Hammer
The line between bureaucracy and machine blurs in this thoughtful thriller by Philip K. Dick.

After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. ensuring that peace is the vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

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PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

Philip K. Dick

Martian Time-Slip
Fusing experimental style with rollicking adventure in the way only PKD can

Combining aliens, time travel, and interplanetary real estate scams, Martian Time-Slip may just be the quintessential Philip k. dick novel. on an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the uN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian union leader Arnie kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. But is he seeing the future as it will be or is he seeing it through his own dark and paranoid filter? when Manfred begins sending other people traveling through time, the answer to this question just might mean the difference between success and insanity.
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PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

Philip K. Dick

The Game-Players of Titan
A wild and twisty take on the alien invasion story

years ago, earth and Titan fought a war and earth lost. The planet was irradiated and most of the surviving population is sterile. Now, the few survivors play an unending game called Bluff at the behest of the slug-like aliens who rule the planet. At stake in this game are two very important commodities: land and spouses. Pete Garden has just lost Berkeley and his wife, but he has an audacious plan to win them back. That is, if he isn’t derailed by aliens, psychic traitors, or his new wife.

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PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

Philip K. Dick

Dr. Bloodmoney
Nebula Award nominee for Best Novel

what happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip k. dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb. It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite. And hidden amongst the survivors is dr. Bloodmoney himself, the man responsible for it all. A sort of companion to Dr. Strangelove, dick’s novel is just as full of dark comedy and just as chilling.

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PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

Philip K. Dick

Confessions of a Crap Artist
A look at the dark side of 1950s California in the only non–science fiction novel published in Dick’s lifetime

Jack Isidore doesn’t see the world like most people. spending all of his time filling notebooks with bizarre theories and ideas, he is a man so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But while Fay and Charlie Hume put on a happy face for the world, they prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack’s but a great deal uglier. Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip k. dick’s most accomplished novels, and the only non–science fiction novel published in his lifetime.
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PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.

Lynne Cox

South with the Sun
Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
“Not to miss . . . It’s fascinating to read about the Norwegian hardman through the eyes of Cox.” —Outside “Passages about stays in Greenland and Canada’s Nunavut territory reflect the openness to novelty, interest in nature, and sensitivity to people that made her previous books so popular.” —Booklist

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Today the North and south Poles are home to research stations and film crews, but just a century ago they were forbidding lands seldom seen by human eyes. Those who journeyed there were the last true explorers, and one of the most successful ever was Roald Amundsen. known as “the last of the vikings,” the Norwegian-born Amundsen began his career of adventure at fifteen, and by forty he had become the first man to reach both the North and south Poles. In South with the Sun, swimmer and adventurer Lynne Cox gives an account of Amundsen’s life and expeditions while detailing her own experiences swimming (without a wetsuit) in those same polar regions. At once a biography, history, and memoir, the book holds something for any lover of adventure.

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LYNNE COX has set records all over the world for open-water swimming. she is the author of Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Beyond Religion
Ethics for a Whole World
“A fascinating approach to moral guidance.” —Los Angeles Times “[An] inspiring crystallization of a lifetime of inquiry.” —Booklist, starred review “An incisive statement.” —Publishers Weekly

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For thousands of years, religions have offered human beings moral guidance and meaning in life. But if — as the dalai Lama argues — the majority of the world’s population is no longer religious, where should we turn for moral guidance? In Beyond Religion, one of the world’s most renowned religious leaders and peacemakers lays out his vision for the nonreligious way — a path to lead an ethical, happy, and spiritual life. Transcending the religion wars, he outlines a system of ethics for our shared world, one that makes a stirring appeal for what he calls a “third way.” Here is a ground-breaking blueprint for all those who may choose not to identify with a religious tradition yet still yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world.

tENZIN GYAtsO, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the tibetan people. His tireless efforts on behalf of human rights and world peace have earned him international recognition, including the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The House at Sea’s End
Forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is back, this time investigating a gruesome war crime from World War II. “Expect to be swept away by Griffith’s third compelling forensic anthropology entry. The author is a past Mary Higgins Clark Award winner, and her Gothic, romantic-suspense workmanship is superb.”—Library Journal, starred review

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elly Griffiths’s beloved forensic archeologist returns, called in to investigate when human bones surface on a remote Norfolk beach. Just back from maternity leave, Ruth is finding it hard to juggle motherhood and work. The bones turn out to be about seventy years old, which leads dCI Harry Nelson and Ruth to the war years, a desperate time on this stretch of coastland. Home Guard veteran Archie whitcliffe reveals the existence of a secret that the old soldiers have vowed to protect with their lives. But then Archie is killed and a German journalist arrives, asking questions about operation Lucifer, a plan to stop a German invasion, and a possible British war crime. what was operation Lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret?

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ELLY GRIFFItHs is the author of the highly praised Ruth Galloway series. the first novel in the series, The Crossing Places, was nominated for the Edgar’s Mary Higgins Clark Award. the follow-up, The Janus Stone, was called “a must read for fans of crime and mystery fiction” (Associated Press).

Anita Desai

The Artist of Disappearance
“Deceptively subtle, slightly surreal and profoundly insightful fiction of a world-class writer.” —Washington Post “Lingers in the memory the same way these landscapes and people of India prove impossible to forget.” —Boston Globe Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

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set in modern India, these three novellas move beyond the cities to places still haunted by the past, and to characters who are, each in their own way, masters of self-effacement. An unnamed government official is called upon to inspect a faded mansion of forgotten treasures where he discovers a surprise “relic.” A translator blurs the line between writer and translator, and in so doing risks unraveling her desires and achievements. In the title novella, a hermit hidden away in the woods with a secret is discovered by a film crew, which compels him to withdraw even further until he magically disappears… Rich and evocative, remarkable in their clarity and sensuous in their telling, these novellas remind us of the extraordinary yet delicate power of this pre-eminent writer.

Born and educated in India, ANItA DEsAI is the award-winning author of over a dozen novels and collections, including Baumgartner’s Bombay, Clear Light of Day, Fasting, Feasting, and The Zigzag Way.

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Yann Martel

Life of Pi
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize “A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “Extraordinary.” —New York Times Book Review

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Pi Patel is sixteen when his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and Pi is left alone on a lifeboat, his only companions stranded zoo animals: a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra, and a Bengal tiger. soon the tiger dispatches all but Pi; his fear, knowledge, and cunning must guide him to coexist with the tiger for 227 days at sea. First published ten years ago, Life of Pi took the world by storm, selling millions of copies and hitting every major bestseller list. Now, timed to coincide with the anticipated 3d feature film directed by Ang Lee and starring Tobey Maguire, comes a movie tie-in edition of the book with millions of devoted fans, including Barack obama, who called it “an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling.”

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YANN MARtEL was born in spain in 1963. After studying philosophy, he worked at odd jobs and traveled widely before turning to writing at the age of twenty-six. He is the author of a short story collection, three novels, and a collection of letters.

Joseph Epstein

Gossip
the untrivial Pursuit
A dishy, incisive exploration of gossip—from celebrity rumors to literary romans à clef, personal sniping to political slander—by one our “great essayists” (David Brooks) “[Epstein has] a literary tone that makes you think of venerable Manhattan editors with mid-Atlantic accents . . . like a good stand-up comedian (or a discoverer), he inspires confidence [in his writing].” —Wall Street Journal

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Gossip is no trivial matter; despite its reputation, epstein argues, it is an eternal and necessary human enterprise. Proving that he himself is a master of the art, epstein serves up delightful mini-biographies of the Great Gossips of the western world, along with many choice bits from his own experience. He also makes a powerful case that gossip has morphed from its oldfashioned best—clever, mocking, a great private pleasure—to a corrosive new-school version, thanks to the reach of the mass media and the Internet. written in his trademark erudite and witty style, Gossip captures the complexity of this immensely entertaining subject.

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JOsEPH EPstEIN is the author of the bestselling Snobbery and of Friendship, among other books, and was formerly editor of the American Scholar. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines.

Wael Ghonim

Revolution 2.0
the Power of the People Is Greater than the People in Power: A Memoir
One of the most dramatic and galvanizing stories of the Arab Spring, told by the Google executive at the center of it all “A gripping chronicle of how a fear-frozen society finally topples its oppressors with the help of social media.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A fast-paced and engrossing new memoir of political awakening.” —New York Times Book Review

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wael Ghonim was a little-known, thirty-year-old Google executive in the summer of 2010 when he anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of one egyptian man at the hands of security forces. The page’s following expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement. on January 25, 2011, Tahrir square resounded with calls for change. yet just as the revolution began in earnest, Ghonim was captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was released, he gave a tearful speech on national television, and the protests grew more intense. Four days later, the president of egypt was gone. In this riveting story Ghonim takes us inside the movement and shares the keys to unleashing the power of crowds. In Revolution 2.0, we can all be heroes.

AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Cairo, Egypt

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WAEL GHONIM was born in Cairo and grew up in Egypt and saudi Arabia. He joined Google in 2008, rising to become head of marketing for Google Middle East and North Africa. He is currently on sabbatical from Google to launch an NGO supporting education and technology in Egypt.

Cullen Murphy

God’s Jury
the Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
The acclaimed author of Are We Rome? brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition. “God’s Jury is beautifully written, very smart, and devilishly engaging.” —Michael Washburn, Boston Globe “Mr. Murphy is at his best when he demonstrates the eerie resonance of the Inquisition today.” —New York Times

978-0-547-84458-9 • $14.95 Pa God’s Jury January • Religion/History • 304 pages 5 5/16 x 8 • CtN 24 • HMH Hardcover, 2012, Previous IsBN 978-0-618-09156-0 terr: us, C, O • Rights: B/t/P/M/s: sagalyn Literary Agency, A: tantor Media also availaBle Are We Rome? 978-0547052106 $14.95 PA • Academic promotion • www.cullenmurphy.com • e-book isBn 978-0-547-60782-5

established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews—and with burning at the stake—its targets were more numerous and its techniques more ambitious. The Inquisition pioneered surveillance and censorship and “scientific” interrogation. As time went on, its methods and mindset spread far beyond the Church to become tools of secular persecution. with vivid immediacy and authority, Cullen Murphy puts a human face on a familiar but little-known piece of our past. God’s Jury encompasses the diverse stories of the knights Templar, Torquemada, Galileo, and Graham Greene. By understanding the Inquisition, Murphy argues, we come face to face with forces that shape the modern world.

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CuLLEN MuRPHY is the editor-at-large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of Are We Rome?, The Word According to Eve, and the essay collection Just Curious.

Nicole J. Georges

Calling Dr. Laura
A Graphic Memoir
“Georges spins a riveting family mystery. There’s a powerful chemistry going on between her delicate drawings and the probing honesty of her investigations. Calling Dr. Laura is disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at once.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home A Mariner Original

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In the tradition of Fun Home, this charming graphic memoir tells of a psychic reading that spurs a Portland ’zinester to uncover an old secret about her father and the family she never knew. when Nicole Georges is two years old, her mother tells her that her father is dead. when she is twenty-three, a psychic tells her he is alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret. sent into a tailspin about her identity, Nicole turns to the unlikely radio talk-show host dr. Laura schlessinger for advice. Packed cover-to-cover with heartfelt and disarming blackand-white illustrations, Calling Dr. Laura shares the story of what happens when you are raised in a house filled with dysfunction and deceit, and what happens to your brain (and heart) after you leave. Part coming-of-age and part coming-out story, Calling Dr. Laura marks the arrival of an exciting and winning new voice in graphic literature.

AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Portland, Oregon Mariner Books • 95 • January www.hmhbooks.com

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NICOLE J. GEORGEs is a ’zinester, illustrator, and pet-portrait artist, who teaches self-publishing and autobiographical-comic workshops and has contributed illustrations to a number of publications, including Bitch and Herbivore.

J. D. Davies

The Mountain of Gold
Beset by pirates, Knights of Malta, and saboteurs, Captain Matthew Quinton sails to Africa in pursuit of a mountain of gold in this rousing sequel to Gentleman Captain. “An excellent book; well-researched, well-written and thoroughly enjoyable . . . Davies gives us a great cast of characters, starting with the complex Matthew Quinton. This novel will be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good sea story.” —James L. Nelson, author of Benedict Arnold’s Navy

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set sail for Africa with gentleman Captain Matthew Quinton. when a captured Barbary pirate tells a tale of a mountain of gold, Quinton has his doubts, but king Charles II can’t resist the chance to secure a limitless source of wealth. on orders from his king, Quinton embarks on a voyage to the African unknown. As he gets closer, and as sabotage attempts pile up, he begins to wonder if there is truth to the legend after all . . . Back in england, the king has arranged a marriage between Quinton’s elder brother and a mysterious lady rumored to have murdered her previous husbands. will Quinton be able to find the fabled mountain of gold and return home in time to protect his family? This sequel to Gentleman Captain expands the world of that novel while providing readers with another rousing nautical adventure.

AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Bedfordshire, England Mariner Books • 96 • feBruary www.hmhbooks.com

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One of the foremost experts on the seventeenth-century British navy, J. D. DAVIEs is the author of Pepys’s Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare, 1649–1689, winner of the samuel Pepys Award.

Sebastian Seung

Connectome
How the Brain’s Wiring Makes us Who We Are
“Beautifully explained and analyzed . . . the best lay book on brain science I’ve ever read.”—Wall Street Journal “A landmark work.” —David Eagleman, author of Incognito and Sum

978-0-547-67859-7 • $14.95 Pa Connectome feBruary • science/Neuroscience • 384 pages • 5 5/16 x 8 • CtN 24 • HMH Hardcover, 2012, Previous IsBN 978-0-547-50818-4 terr: us, C, O • Rights: B/t/P/M: Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, A: Brilliance Audio, s: HMH • National print and online advertising • Academic promotion • Promotional video • On twitter: @sebastianseung • e-book isBn 978-0-547-50817-7

sebastian seung, a dynamic young professor at MIT, is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. He believes that our identity lies not in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cells—our particular wiring. seung and a dedicated group of researchers are leading the effort to map these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It’s a monumental effort, but if they succeed, they will uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence, memory, and perhaps disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority, that presents a daring scientific and technological vision for understanding what makes us who we are, both as individuals and as a species.

AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Cambridge, Massachusetts Mariner Books • 97 • feBruary www.hmhbooks.com

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sEBAstIAN sEuNG is a professor of computational neuroscience at MIt and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute whose research has been published in the New York Times and the Economist.

Stacia M. Brown

Accidents of Providence
“Dangerous Liaisons: A 17th Century Heroine For Our Times . . . Remarkably modern in its depiction of love and politics—proof that a historical novel can be educational and entertaining, and nothing like homework.” —O, the Oprah Magazine “A combination of love story and murder mystery, with a sprinkling of intriguing historical snippets and wonderful writing. Great for book groups.” —Library Journal, starred review “Heart-poundingly vivid, intellectually provocative . . . Historical fiction at its best.” —Kirkus, starred review

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For fans of sarah waters, Iain Pears, and emma donoghue, stacia Brown’s debut brings a captivating new voice, underscored with incredible research, to historical fiction. Brown takes us to 1649 London: king Charles has been beheaded for treason, Cromwell is in power, the Levelers are demanding rights for the people, and a new law targeting unwed mothers presumes anyone who conceals the death of her illegitimate child is guilty of murder. Glovemaker Rachel Lockyer is locked in a secret affair. But while her lover is imprisoned in the Tower, a child is found buried in the woods. Rachel is arrested. so comes an investigation, a trial, and an extraordinary cast of characters all brought to reckon for this one life. spinning within is a remarkable love story and evidence of the miracles that come to even the commonest lives.

AutHOR’s REsIDENCE Atlanta, Georgia Mariner Books • 98 • feBruary www.hmhbooks.com

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stACIA M. BROWN holds graduate degrees in religion and historical theology from Emory university. this is her first novel.

Editors of Chambers

The Chambers Thesaurus
4th Edition
A new and completely updated edition of Chambers line’s flagship thesaurus

978-0-550-10248-5 • $40.00 CL The Chambers Thesaurus July • Reference • 1200 pages • 7 x 4 3/8 CTN 1 • Chambers hardcover, 2009, Previous ISBN 978-0-550-10333-8

This new, fourth edition of The Chambers Thesaurus is fully revised and updated with the latest words entering the language that reflect a range of social and technological changes. From the digital world comes the growth of “citizen journalism,” the menace of the “cyberbully” and the tricky rules of “netiquette.” The green agenda is explored through the evolution of recycling—“precycle” and “upcycle”—as well as the inclusion of “organic” and “e-waste.” From the economic recession comes “agflation,” “NEET,” “cash-strapped” and the increasingly popular “daycation.” Whether it’s words to impress at an interview (“champion,” “skillset”), learning how to avoid annoying cliches (how about “ultimately” instead of “at the end of the day?”), or understanding modern phobias such as “email bankruptcy” and “infomania,” The Chambers Thesaurus is the perfect resource for anyone wanting to write, present, or speak the English language creatively.

Chambers is one of the world’s most respected reference publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the nineteenth century. Chambers • 99 • July www.hmhbooks.com

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Chambers Mini Dictionary
For those who need a portable, quick-look-up dictionary to check a meaning, spelling, or usage, The Chambers Mini Dictionary is an essential reference for both British and American English. This new edition, which features 37,000 definitions explaining the meaning of 26,000 words and phrases, includes a “Good Writing and Spelling” supplement full of practical guidance covering everything from the most commonly misspelled English words to prefixes and suffixes. With its easy-to-use layout and succinct definitions, The Chambers Mini Dictionary is the perfect compact reference.

978-0-550-10561-5 • $6.95 PA Chambers Mini Dictionary June • Reference • 672 pages • 7 x 4 3 /8 CTN 1 • Chambers paperback, 2006, Previous ISBN 978-0-550-10218-8

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Chambers Mini Thesaurus
The Chambers Mini Dictionary helps you find the right word for every occasion, providing alternatives for about 9,000 common English words. It also gives words with the opposite meaning—antonyms—where appropriate. This new edition includes a “Good Writing and Spelling” supplement full of practical guidance—everything from words to impress to commonly confused words and roots of words and meanings. It also features a useful section on countries of the world that gives unformation on capitals, official languages, largest and smallest countries by area and other helpful demographic data.

978-0-550-10560-8 • $6.95 PA Chambers Mini Thesaurus June • Reference • 672 pages • 7 x 4 3/8 CTN 1 • Chambers paperback 2006, Previous ISBN 978-0-550-10219-5

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The Chambers Paperback Dictionary
A comprehensive dictionary at a great value to help you find the right word every time.

The Chambers Paperback Dictionary offers thousands of clear and up-to-date definitions and numerous notes to help with tricky points of language. This new edition, which features 37,000 definitions explaining the meaning of 26,000 words and phrases, comes with a “Good Writing and Spelling” supplement full of practical guidance and covering everything from the most commonly misspelled English words to prefixes and suffixes in both British and American English.
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Editors of Chambers

The Chambers Paperback Thesaurus
With over 155,000 synonyms and antonyms, this comprehensive and affordable paperback thesarurus provides alternatives for about 9,000 common English words. It also gives words with the opposite meaning (antonyms) where appropriate. In addition, there are 200 panels included that contain lists of words ranging from the technical (phobias, parts of the brain) to the more general (breeds of dog, currencies of the world). This new edition also includes a “Good Writing and Spelling” supplement full of practical guidance and covering everything from the most commonly misspelled English words to prefixes and suffixes in both British and American English.

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Editors of Larousse

Larousse Mini Dictionary French-English/ English-French
With 100,000 words, expressions, and translations, the Larousse Mini Dictionary French-English/English-French offers the perfect companion for travelers and learners alike. This new edition, completely revised and updated with 30,000 entries that encompass the latest vocabulary in both languages, is light and fits easily into a pocket or backpack. The user-friendly layout is full of information on the following: • Up-to-date coverage on everyday language • Special entries on culture • Abbreviations and acronyms • Extra help with frequently used words • Conversation guides • Practical supplement on weights, measures, and currency etc.

978-2-03-570004-9 • $5.95 PA Larousse Mini Dictionary French-English/ English-French SePtember • Foreign language reference 864 pages • 3 x 4 ½ • CTN 1 • Larousse paperback, 2009, Previous ISBN 978-2-03541002-3

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Larousse College Dictionary FrenchEnglish/English-French
Aimed at upper-intermediate and advanced users who need more than a pocket-size or concise dictionary can offer, the Larousse College Dictionary French-English/English-French provides in-depth coverage of common vocabulary and a broad range of business terminology to appeal not only to students but to those who use French in their professional lives. With up-to-date vocabulary in all subject areas, this completely revised and updated edition includes: • 350,000 words, expressions, and translations • Thousands of illustrative examples and idiomatic expressions • 120 boxed entries on life and culture • Notes on “false friends” and easily confused words • A 64-page communication guide covering topics such as writing letters and e-mails, applying for jobs, writing advertisements, and more • Verb conjugation tables The Larousse College Dictionary packs all of Larousse’s language expertise into one convenient volume, an excellent balance of content and value.

978-2-03-570006-3 • $28.95 CL Larousse College Dictionary French-English/ English-French SePtember • Foreign language Reference • 1728 pages • 5 7/10 x 4 9/16 • CTN 1 • Larousse hardcover, 2006, Previous ISBN 978-2-03-542140-1

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Editors of Larousse (Mexico)

Larousse diccionario escolar plus primaria
This all-new dictionary is the ideal supplement to middle school curriculum with clear, easy-to-understand definitions that encourage independent work and thought. The Larousse diccionario escolar plus primaria features more than 24,000 words and 55,000 definitions, conjugation tables for 72 verbs, and a 16-page, full-color science encyclopedia supplement. Printed in an easy-to-read two-color format, this is the perfect reference for the middle grade Spanish speaker.

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Editors of Larousse (Mexico)

Larousse diccionario escolar plus secundaria
This all-new Spanish language dictionary is designed for use at the high school level, with comprehensive definitions and an advanced grammar supplement. The Larousse diccionario escolar plus secundaria features more than 30,000 words and 75,000 definitions, conjugation tables for 72 verbs, and a 16-page, full-color science encyclopedia supplement. Printed in an easy-to-read two-color format, this is the perfect reference for the advanced Spanish speaker.

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Editors of Larousse (Mexico)

Larousse diccionario esencial geografia
Larousse diccionario esencial de geografia is a Spanishlanguage geographical dictionary suitable for high school use. It defines more than 3,000 terms, covering everything from icebergs to cosmic rays in accessible, age-appropriate language. Printed in an easy-to-read two-color format, this is an excellent tool for students looking to learn more about their world.

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Editors of Larousse (Mexico)

Larousse diccionario esencial Biografias
Larousse diccionario esencial Biografias is a Spanish-language biographical dictionary suitable for middle grade through high school use. It features more than 500 biographies of everyone from Dante Alighieri to Émile Zola—including kings, generals, statesmen, explorers, musicians, and inventors—all told in accessible, age-appropriate language. Printed in full color with more than 200 illustrations, this is the perfect reference for students looking to learn more about historical figures.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2013
America’s best-selling annual publication is also the most beloved. A reference book that reads like a magazine, the Almanac contains “everything under the Sun, including the Moon”— facts, feature articles, and advice that are “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor.” The 2013 edition, which marks the publication’s 221st anniversary, will feature • weather predictions for every day and climatic trends for each season, plus hints of how a low sunspot cycle could influence conditions in the coming years • the most accurate astronomical data in the solar system, with best-viewing recommendations for every month • safe and easy home remedies for each season’s most common—and uncomfortable—aches and ailments • fail-safe gardening tips to ensure a hefty harvest, ideas for using vegetable plants as ornamentals, plus gardening by the Moon • delicious recipes for homebaked cakes, cookies, and pies; plus readers’ best bacon dishes • amusing and enlightening articles on raising children, kisses, and why pets bite (and how to stop them) and much, much more! Added value this year: • 80 full-color pages • full-color national weather maps of winter and summer forecasts • national in-person TV, radio, print, and web publicity campaign, beginning in September 2012

978-1-57198-573-6 • $6.95 PA The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2013 AVAiLAbLe • Reference • 288 pages 5 3/8 x 8 • CTN 40 • Previous ISBN 978-1-57198-544-6

ALSo AVAiLAbLe Handsome clothbound, hardcover edition of The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac: ISBN 978-1-57198-574-3 $15.95 Previous ISBN: 978-1-57198-545-3 The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac 24-copy counter display: ISBN 978-1-57198-575-0 $166.80 Previous ISBN (24-copy) 978-1-57198-546-0 The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac 48-copy floor display: ISBN 978-1-57198-576-7 $333.60 Previous ISBN (48-copy) 978-1-57198-547-7

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Index
The 4-Hour Chef................................................................40 Accidents of Providence .......................................................98 Aidells, Bruce, with Anne-Marie Ramo ...............................13 The American Heritage® Desk Dictionary, Fifth Edition .......36 Anastas, Benjamin ............................................................42 Anonymous ......................................................................44 Antarctica .........................................................................33 Ariely, Dan (editor) ............................................................71 The Artist of Disappearance ...............................................90 The Atlantic Ocean ............................................................34 Atwan, Robert (series editor) ..............................................69 Bauer, Carlene ..................................................................23 Beautiful Lies ....................................................................16 Berlinerblau, Jacques ...........................................................6 The Best American Comics™ 2012 .......................................74 The Best American Essays® 2012.........................................69 The Best American Mystery Stories™ 2012 ............................70 The Best American Nonrequired Reading™ 2012 ..................68 The Best American Science and Nature Writing™ 2012 .........71 The Best American Short Stories® 2012 ...............................67 The Best American Sports Writing™ 2012 ............................73 The Best American Travel Writing™ 2012 ............................72 Beyond Religion .................................................................88 The Big Roads ...................................................................63 Black Flower ......................................................................18 Bosworth, Patricia .............................................................80 Bradbury, Ray (guest introducer) ........................................68 Brooks, David (editor) .......................................................69 Brown, Stacia ...................................................................98 Cain .................................................................................75 Calling Dr. Laura .............................................................95 Cantu, Robert, M.D. and Mark Hyman .................................7 Care of Wooden Floors ........................................................41 Chambers Mini Dictionary ............................................... 100 Chambers Mini Thesaurus ............................................... 101 The Chambers Paperback Dictionary................................. 102 The Chambers Paperback Thesaurus ................................. 103 The Chambers Thesaurus ...................................................99 Child Made of Sand ............................................................25 The Chocolate Money ..........................................................61 Christmas at Eagle Pond ....................................................24 Clark, Clare ......................................................................16 Concussions and Our Kids ....................................................7 Confessions of a Crap Artist ................................................86 Connectome .......................................................................97 Cox, Lynne ......................................................................87 Crais, Robert (editor).........................................................70 Cutter, Kimberly ...............................................................79 Cyrus, Billy Ray ................................................................43 Daniloff, Caleb .................................................................19 Davies, J. D. ......................................................................96 Desai, Anita ......................................................................90 Dick, Philip K........................................ 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 The Dolphin in the Mirror ..................................................62 Dorfman, Ariel .................................................................58 Dr. Bloodmoney .................................................................85 Dunne, Pete, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton...........................9 Eco, Umberto ............................................................... 3, 60 Editors of Chambers .................................................100, 101 Editors of Larousse (Mexico) .....................106, 107, 108, 109 Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries ...................36 Egan, Timothy .................................................................11

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Eggers, Dave (editor) .........................................................68 Eisenberg, John ..................................................................4 Elimination Night .............................................................44 Epstein, Joseph .................................................................92 Feeding on Dreams.............................................................58 Fenway 1912 .....................................................................66 Ferris, Timothy ................................................................40 Finding My Elegy ...............................................................10 Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons .....................................32 Folger, Tim (series editor) ..................................................71 For a Song and a Hundred Songs ........................................45 Frances and Bernard..........................................................23 From Germany to Germany ................................................15 The Game-Players of Titan.................................................84 Georges, Nicole ................................................................95 Ghonim, Wael ..................................................................93 God’s Jury.........................................................................94 Gossip ...............................................................................92 Grass, Günter ....................................................................15 The Great Meat Cookbook ...................................................13 Gregerson, Linda ..............................................................17 Griffiths, Elly ....................................................................89 Hall, Donald .....................................................................24 Hawks in Flight ...................................................................9 Hello, Gorgeous .................................................................20 Helprin, Mark ..................................................................12 Hillbilly Heart ..................................................................43 His Holiness the Dalai Lama ..............................................88 The Hobbit ........................................................................46 The House at Sea’s End ......................................................89 How Children Succeed ..........................................................2 How to Be Secular ................................................................6 Illuminations ....................................................................21

In Sunlight and in Shadow .................................................12 Inventing the Enemy ............................................................3 Irmscher, Christoph ..........................................................28 Jane Fonda .......................................................................80 The Joy of x .......................................................................14 Jurjevics, Juris ...................................................................64 Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England ..................22 Kaufman, Kenn and Kimberly ............................................22 Kerasote, Ted ...................................................................35 Kim, Young-ha .................................................................18 Larousse College Dictionary French-English/English-French ......................................... 105 Larousse diccionario escolar plus primaria ........................ 106 Larousse diccionario escolar plus secundaria ...................... 107 Larousse diccionario esencial biografias ............................. 109 Larousse diccionario esencial geografia .............................. 108 Larousse Mini Dictionary French-English/English-French ......................................... 104 Le Guin, Ursula K. ............................................................10 Lev, Elizabeth ...................................................................77 Life of Pi (Movie tie-in) ......................................................91 Louis Agassiz .....................................................................28 Lux, Thomas ....................................................................25 Madden, Matt, and Jessica Abel (series editors) ...................74 The Maid ..........................................................................79 Mann, William J. ...............................................................20 Manning, Harley, and Kerry Bodine ....................................37 Marshall, Penny ................................................................38 Martel, Yann .....................................................................91 Martian Time-Slip ............................................................83 The Mediterranean Slow Cooker..........................................31 Mouly, Françoise (editor) ...................................................74 The Mountain of Gold ........................................................96 Murphy, Cullen ................................................................94
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My Mother Was Nuts ..........................................................38 Norton, Ashley Prentice ....................................................61 O’Hagan, Andrew .............................................................34 The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2013 ...................................... 110 Outside In .........................................................................37 Oz, Amos ..........................................................................65 Panorama City ....................................................................5 Penzler, Otto (series editor) ................................................70 Perrotta, Tom (editor) ........................................................67 The Physics of Wall Street ...................................................30 Pitlor, Heidi (series editor) .................................................67 The Prague Cemetery .........................................................60 Pukka’s Promise.................................................................35 Raised from the Ground......................................................27 The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats .......................................26 Red Flags ..........................................................................64 Reiss, Diana ......................................................................62 Revolution 2.0 ...................................................................93 Roberts, Randy ................................................................78 Running Ransom Road ......................................................19 Saramago, José ........................................................... 27, 75 Scenes from Village Life ......................................................65 Scicolone, Michele ............................................................31 The Selvage .......................................................................17 Seung, Sebastian ...............................................................97 Sharratt, Mary ..................................................................21 Sheff, David ......................................................................29 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher .....................................11 Sorley, Lewis .....................................................................76 South with the Sun .............................................................87 Steadman, Ralph ..............................................................26 Stout, Glenn......................................................................66 Stout, Glenn (series editor) ................................................73

Strogatz, Steven ................................................................14 Swift, Earl .........................................................................63 A Team for America............................................................78 Ten-Gallon War...................................................................4 The Thirteenth Step ...........................................................29 Thrall .................................................................................8 The Tigress of Forlì ............................................................77 Time Out of Joint ..............................................................81 Too Good to Be True ...........................................................42 Torres, Justin ....................................................................59 Tough, Paul ........................................................................2 Trethewey, Natasha .............................................................8 Valenti, Jessica ..................................................................39 Vollmann, William T. (editor) .............................................72 Vulcan’s Hammer ..............................................................82 Walker, Gabrielle ...............................................................33 We the Animals ..................................................................59 Weatherall, James Owen ....................................................30 Westmoreland ....................................................................76 Why Have Kids? ................................................................39 Wilbon, Michael (editor) ....................................................73 Wiles, Will .......................................................................41 Wilson, Antoine .................................................................5 Wilson, Jason (series editor) ...............................................72 Wilson, Ward ...................................................................32 Yiwu, Liao .......................................................................45

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