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Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations

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November 2013 Hardcover

Retha Powers, Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations

978-0-316-01017-7, $35.00

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BARTLETT’S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS paints a rich canvas of Black history through time. Five thousand quotes are culled from the time of Ancient Egypt through American slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era, Apartheid, to the present day. With passages from authors, artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, activists, politicians, and many others, BARTLETT’S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS will appeal not only to quote aficionados and researchers, but also to history buffs. Aesop’s Fables and the Holy Bible are in the same company as Nelson Mandela and President Obama; Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison; Bob Marley and Jay-Z. A wonderful reference tool and gift, BARTLETT’S FAMILIAR BLACK QUOTATIONS is sure to follow in the footsteps of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, becoming a beloved authority.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Retha Powers is editor of the anthology, Black Silk: A Collection of African American Erotica and co-editor of This is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work.  Her journalism and essays have appeared in publications such as Essence, Ms., The New York Times Magazine, and Glamour. Powers holds an undergraduate degree from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A publishing professional for over twenty years, she is currently the Assistant Director of the Publishing Certificate Program at City College of New York.

Publicity Contact: Theresa Giacopasi, theresa.giacopasi@hbgusa.com

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A Passion for Bread

November 2013 Hardcover

Lionel Vatinet, A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker

978-0-316-20062-2, $35.00

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A PASSION FOR BREAD brings a Master Baker’s encyclopedic knowledge of bread, passed on from a long line of French artisan bakers, to the American home, with detailed instructions and dozens of step-by-step photographs. It will cover everyday loaves like baguettes, ciabatta, and whole grain breads, as well as loaves for special occasions, including Beaujolais Bread, Jalapeño Cheddar Bread, and Lionel Vatinet’s celebrated sourdough boule. A chapter of delectable soup and sandwich recipes will inspire you to create the perfect accompaniments. The book offers a detailed introduction to bread baking, 65 recipes, and 350 full-color photographs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lionel Vatinet is one of the most respected baking experts in America. In 1999, he coached the American team in the World Cup of Baking tournament to their first ever First Place win, and he has served as a baking consultant for Panera Bread, La Brea, and Zabar’s. Educated as a baker’s apprentice in France, Lionel remains true to the pledge he gave when inducted as a Les Compagnons du Devoir guild member to educate others in the art of baking. He owns La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina, and regularly teaches baking courses there.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe, Carolyn.okeefe@hbgusa.com

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Red Sky in Morning

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November 2013 Hardcover

Paul Lynch, Red Sky in Morning

978-0-316-23025-4, $25.00

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It’s 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man’s father is an expert tracker and ruthless killer with a single-minded focus on vengeance. The hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric work camps of the Pennsylvania railroad, where both men will find their fates in the hardship and rough country of the fledgling United States.

Language and landscape combine powerfully in this tense exploration of life and death, parts of which are based on historical events. With lyrical prose balancing the stark realities of the hunter and the hunted, RED SKY IN MORNING is a visceral and meditative novel that marks the debut of a stunning new talent.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Lynch was born in 1977 and is a novelist and critic. He was the chief film critic of Ireland’s Sunday Tribune from 2007 to 2011. He writes regularly for the London Sunday Times on film and has also written for the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post, the Irish Daily Mail, and Film Ireland. He appears regularly on Irish radio and is a member of the Dublin Film Critics Circle. In 2011, the Irish Times called him one of Ireland’s “finest film writers.” He lives in Dublin.

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A Thousand Hills to Heaven

November 2013 Hardcover

Josh Ruxin, A Thousand Hills to Heaven

978-0-316-23291-3, $27.00

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Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge that shook them to the core: do you think you can really make a difference? Especially in a place like Rwanda, where the scars of genocide linger and poverty is rampant?

While Josh worked hard bringing food and health care to the country’s rural villages, Alissa was determined to put their foodie expertise to work. The couple opened Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, which became an instant success. Remarkably, they found that between helping youth marry their own local ingredients with gourmet recipes (and mix up “the best guacamole in Africa”) and teaching them how to help themselves, they created much-needed jobs while showing that genocide’s survivors really could work together.


While first a memoir of love, adventure, and family, A THOUSAND HILLS TO HEAVEN also provides a remarkable view of how, through health, jobs, and economic growth, our foreign aid programs can be quickly remodeled and work to end poverty worldwide.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Josh Ruxin is on faculty at Columbia University, directs The Access Project, and contributes to the New York Times, Forbes, and other outlets.He lives in Rwanda with Alissa and their three children and is frequently seen bartending and tweaking recipes at Heaven.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe, Carolyn.okeefe@hbgusa.com

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Both Flesh and Not

November 2012 Hardcover

David Foster Wallace

978-0-316-18237-9, $26.99

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Beloved for his epic agony, brilliantly discerning eye, and hilarious and constantly self-questioning tone, David Foster Wallace was heralded by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. BOTH FLESH AND NOT gathers 15 essays never published in book form, including “Federer Both Flesh and Not,” considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece; “The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Terminator 2,” which deftly dissects James Cameron’s blockbuster; and “Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young,” an examination of television’s effect on a new generation of writers.

A sweeping, exhilarating collection of the author’s most emotionally immediate work, BOTH FLESH AND NOT spans almost 20 years of Wallace’s career and reminds us why A.O. Scott called him “The Best Mind of His Generation” (New York Times).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Foster Wallace wrote the novels The Pale King, Infinite Jest, and The Broom of the System and the story collections Oblivion, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Girl With Curious Hair. His nonfiction includes Consider the Lobster, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, Everything and More, and This Is Water. He died in 2008.

Publicity Contact: Marlena Bittner, marlena.bittner@hbgusa.com

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The Black Box

November 2012 Hardcover

Michael Connelly, The Black Box

978-0-316-06943-4, $27.99

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 In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch’s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News), into one of his most perilous cases yet.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida. 

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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The Last Lion

November 2012 Hardcover

William Manchester, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

978-0-316-54770-3

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Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation’s military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America’s beleaguered cousins, and personified the “never surrender” ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States.

More than twenty years in the making, THE LAST LION presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.

Paul Reid is an award-winning journalist. In late 2003 his friend, William Manchester, in failing health, asked Paul to complete The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm.  He lives in North Carolina.

Publicity Contact: Nicole Dewey, Nicole.dewey@hbgusa.com

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My Ideal Bookshelf

November 2012 Hardcover

Art by Jane Mount and Edited by Thessaly La Force, My Ideal Bookshelf

978-0-316-20090-5, $24.99

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The books that we choose to keep—let alone read—can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most-books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Mount is an artist and illustrator. Her paintings of bookshelves have caught the eye of media outlets like The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Daily Candy, and InStyle, among others. She lives in northern California with her husband and two cats.
Thessaly La Force is a writer and editor who has worked at The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and the New York Public Library. She is currently attending the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and is working on a collection of short stories about objects and aesthetics. Thessaly divides her time between Iowa City and New York City; she also has two cats and shares a birthday with Jane.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe, Carolyn.okeefe@hbgusa.com

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Mad Science

November 2012 Hardcover

Edited by Randy Alfred, Mad Science: Einstein’s Fridge, Dewar’s Flask, Mach’s Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World

978-0-316-20819-2, $19.99

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On January 30, Rubik applied for a patent on his cube (1975). On the next day, 17 years earlier, the first U.S. Satellite passed through the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the airplane “black box” made its maiden voyage (1953). And what about today? Every day of the year has a rich scientific and technological heritage just waiting to be uncovered, and Wired's top-flight science-trivia book MAD SCIENCE collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's end, showing just how entertaining, wonderful, bizarre, and relevant science can be.

In 2010, Wired's popular “This Day in Tech” blog peaked with more than 700,000 page views each month, and one story in 2008 drew more than a million unique viewers. This book will collect the most intriguing anecdotes from the blog's run-one for each day of the year-and publish them in a package that will instantly appeal to hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Randy Alfred is Editor of “This Day in Tech.” He joined Wired.com as a copy editor in 2007. He also worked as senior news writer at Paul Allen’s Tech TV cable channel. He lives in San Francisco.

Publicity Contact: Theresa Giacopasi, Theresa.giacopasi@hbgusa.com

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The Outpost

November 2012, Hardcover

Jake Tapper, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

978-0-316-18539-4, $28.99

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At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war’s deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp. A Pentagon investigation later concluded that there was no reason for Outpost Keating to have been there in the first place.

THE OUTPOST is a tour de force of investigative journalism. Jake Tapper exposes the origins of this tragic and confounding story, exploring the history of the camp and detailing the stories of soldiers heroic and doomed, shadowed by the recklessness of their commanders in Washington, D.C., and a war built on constantly shifting sands.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jake Tapper is the senior White House correspondent for ABC News. He is the host “Political Punch with Jake Tapper,” a web show the gives an inside look at the White House, and appears regularly on “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” and “World News with Diane Sawyer.” Prior to joining ABC News, he was the national correspondent for Salon.com and was a columnist for TALK Magazine. He has written for The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Weekly Standard, among many other publications. He is author of Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

November 2012, Hardcover

James Patterson, Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

978-0-316-21068-3, $28.99

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It’s Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who’s robbing his church’s poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again—a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything—and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS will be a holiday classic for years to come.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Houses of the Presidents

November 2012 Hardcover

Hugh Howard, Original Photography by Roger Straus III, Houses of the Presidents: Childhood Homes, Family Dwellings, Private Escapes, and Grand Estates

978-0-316-13327-2, $40.00

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HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS offers a unique tour of the houses and day-to-day lives of America’s presidents, from George Washington’s time to the present. Author Hugh Howard weaves together personal, presidential, and architectural histories to shed light on the way our chief executives lived. Original photography by Roger Straus III brings the houses and furnishings beautifully to life. From Jefferson’s Monticello to Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo, with fascinating and surprising stops between and beyond, HOUSES OF THE PRESIDENTS presents a fascinating alternative history of the American presidency.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hugh Howard is the author of more than a dozen books on architecture, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War. His writings have also appeared in Smithsonian, New York Times, Washington Post, House Beautiful, Preservation, Early American Life, Traditional Homes, and many other publications.  He lives in East Chatham, New York, with his wife and two daughters.

Roger Straus III’s photography has been featured in eight books, including America’s Great Railroad Stations,US I: America’s Original Main StreetMississippi CurrentsModernism Reborn, and Wright for Wright. His work has also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the Washington Post and Architectural Digest.

Publicity Contact: Liz Garriga, Elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com

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THE DROP

NOVEMBER 2011 HARDCOVER

The Drop
Michael Connelly
978-0-316- 06941-0, $27.99

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab’s DNA cases currently in court.
Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving’s son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch’s longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation. Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown to authorities for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.

About the Author: Michael Connelly, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida.

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS

NOVEMBER 2O11 HARDCOVER

Spontaneous Happiness
Andrew Weil, MD
978-0-316-12944-2, $27.99

Bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil presents his revolutionary approach to finding lasting happiness.

Spontaneous Happiness is Dr. Weil’s paradigm-shifting guide to peak emotional wellness. In the book, he redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biochemical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional wellness and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, Dr. Weil’s science-based integrative approach will help readers achieve their goals. With fascinating case studies and a comprehensive program, this guide breaks new ground in the field of happiness.

About the Author: Andrew Weil, MD, is the founder and program director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, and others. He lives in Tucson, AZ.

Publicity Tour: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Phoenix

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli,  michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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THE OBAMAS

NOVEMBER 2011 HARDCOVER

The Obamas
Jodi Kantor
978-0-316-09875-5, $29.99

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to Michelle’s fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as normal and sane as possible. Then they moved in.

In The Obamas, Jodi Kantor takes us deep inside the White House as they try to grapple with their new roles, change the country, raise children, maintain friendships, and figure out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady.
Filled with riveting detail and insight into their partnership, emotions and personalities, and written with a keen eye for the ironies of public life, The Obamas is an intimate portrait that will surprise even readers who thought they knew the President and First Lady.

About the Author: Jodi Kantor is a Washington correspondent at the New York Times. She was also Arts & Leisure editor of the newspaper, the New York editor at Slate, and one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” rising stars. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Publicity Contact: Nicole Dewey, nicole.dewey@hbgusa.com

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