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A History of Food in 100 Recipes

June 2013 Hardcover

William Sitwell, A History of Food in 100 Recipes

978-0-316-2297-5, $35.00


We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know where our much-loved recipes come from, who invented them, and how they were originally cooked? In A HISTORY OF FOOD IN 100 RECIPES, culinary expert and BBC television personality William Sitwell explores the fascinating history of cuisine from the first cookbook to the first cupcake, from the invention of the sandwich to the rise of food television. A book you can read straight through and also use in the kitchen, A HISTORY OF FOOD IN 100 RECIPES is a perfect gift for any food lover who has ever wondered about the origins of the methods and recipes we now take for granted.


William Sitwell is a respected food writer, author and head of Waitrose Illustrated.  He is the resident food expert on the BBC’s new food-themed quiz program, A Question of Taste.  He lives in England.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe,

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Beautiful Day

June 2013 Hardcover

Elin Hilderbrand, Beautiful Day

978-0-316-09978-3, $27.99


The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful eventbut in reality, things are far from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAYinto the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.


Elin Hilderbrand had seven bridesmaids in cranberry red dresses.  She was escorted down the aisle by her twin brother.  She chose DJ over band and the song she most clearly remembers is Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.” Beautiful Day is her twelfth novel.

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli,

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Second Honeymoon

June 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson and Howard Roughan, Second Honeymoon

978-0-316-21122-2, $27.99


A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suiteand never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it’s anyone’s guess which happy couple is next on the list.

FBI Agent John O’Hara is deep into solving the case, while Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is hunting another ingenious serial killer, whose victims all have one chilling thing in common.

As wedding hysteria rises to a frightening new level, John and Sarah work ever more closely together in a frantic attempt to decipher the logic behind two rampages. SECOND HONEYMOON is James Patterson’s most mesmerizing, most exciting, and most surprising thriller ever.


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,

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Eating on the Wild Side

imageJune 2013 Hardcover

Jo Robinson, Eating on the Wild Side

978-0-316-22794-0, $26.99


Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we’ve been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for over 400 generations. EATING ON THE WILD SIDE reveals the solutionchoosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmers market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, EATING ON THE WILD SIDE will forever change the way we think about food.


Jo Robinson is the author or co-author of 14 books of nonfiction. Her research on pastured animals has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Mother Jones, USA TODAY, Men’s Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. She lives and works on Vashon Island, a rural island close to Seattle, WA.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe,

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Summerland: A Novel
Elin Hilderbrand
978-0-316-09983-7, $26.99

Four juniors are driving home from a graduation party on Nantucket when Penny Alistair loses control of the car. Penny is killed; her twin brother is left in a coma. Penny’s boyfriend, Jake, and friend, Demeter, walk away from the crash, their wounds emotional, deep, and unshakable.

In the aftermath, Jake and his family move halfway around the globe, while Demeter escapes in self-destructive behavior. None of the families can truly move on, as the circumstances that led to the accident stretch all the way back to the first interactions between these four friends and their parents.

Summerland explores the bonds between individuals, families, and an entire community. Once again, Elin Hilderbrand tells a story of loss, love, and the power
of healing.

About the author: Elin Hilderbrand is a consistent New York Times bestseller and Little, Brown has more than 1.5 million copies of her books in print. Silver Girl debuted at #6 on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover, and The Island spent over two months on the New York Times bestseller list in trade paperback.

Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket, the setting for her 10 previous novels, with her husband and their three children. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

Publicity tour: Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Houston.

Publicity contact: Michelle Aielli,

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The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer
978-0-316-18659-9, $27.99

The definitive account of the decade-long pursuit and capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the real mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks in history.

Khalid Sheik Mohammed is the most significant terrorist in captivity. On March 1, 2003, American and Pakistani intelligence agents captured him—bringing to a close one of the greatest manhunts in history.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews, many with investigators speaking for the first time and with members of KSM’s family, as well as thousands of documents, McDermott and Meyer give the first comprehensive account of the chase for KSM and what happened after he was captured, including the disruption of the global network he personally assembled.

The Hunt for KSM is a tour de force of investigative journalism and a vivid portrayal of the epic struggle to capture the most significant terrorist behind bars.

About the authors: Josh Meyer’s “Inside Al Qaeda” series that ran in the Los Angeles Times was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and he has twice been part of teams that have won the Pulitzer Prize for their security reporting. He is the former chief terrorism reporter for the Los Angeles Times and has reported on international terrorism for more than a decade. He lives in Washington, DC.

Terry McDermott worked at eight newspapers for more than 30 years, most recently for 10 years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was a national correspondent. He is the author of Perfect Soldiers (HarperCollins, 2005), and 101 Theory Drive (Pantheon, 2010). His New Yorker essay on KSM was groundbreaking.

McDermott’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wilson Quarterly, Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Pacific Magazine.

Publicity tour: New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Publicity contact: Carolyn O’Keefe,

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Kingdom of Strangers: A Novel
Zoë Ferraris
978-0-316-07424-7, $25.99

A riveting tale of murder and deception by the acclaimed author of City of Veils.
A secret grave is unearthed in the desert revealing the bodies of 19 women and the shocking truth that a serial killer has been operating undetected in Jeddah for more than a decade.

However, lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani is distracted by a mystery closer to home. His mistress has suddenly disappeared, but he cannot report her missing since adultery is punishable by death. With nowhere to turn,

Ibrahim brings the case to Katya, one of the few women on the force. Drawn into both investigations, she must be increasingly careful to hide a secret of her own.
Portraying the lives of women in one of the most closed cultures in the world, award-winning author Zoë Ferraris weaves a tale of psychological suspense that delves into the dangerous territory of the Saudi underworld.

Zoë Ferraris’s previous novel, City of Veils, was a finalist for the NCIBA Book Award. Her first novel, Finding Nouf (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2008), won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for First Fiction, was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.

About the author: Zoë Ferraris moved to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the first Gulf War to live with her then-husband and his extended family of Saudi-Palestinian Bedouins. She has an MFA from Columbia University and now lives in San Francisco.

Publicity contact: Theresa Giacopasi,

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This Bright River: A Novel
Patrick Somerville
978-0-316-12931-2, $24.99

Lauren Sheehan’s career in medicine came to a halt after a sequence of violent events abroad. Now she’s back in the safest place she knows—St. Helens, Wisconsin—cut off from career, friendship, and romance.

Ben Hanson’s aimless life bottomed out when he went to prison. But after his release, a surprising offer from his father draws him home. In Wisconsin, he finds his family fractured, still unable to face the truth behind his troubled cousin’s death a decade earlier.

As Lauren cautiously expands her world and Ben tries to unravel the mysteries of his family and himself, their paths intersect. Could each be exactly what the other needs?

A compelling family drama and a surprising love story, This Bright River confirms Patrick Somerville’s status as one of the most exciting young writers at work today.

About the author: The Cradle, Patrick Somerville’s first novel, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Selection for Summer 2009, was nominated for the First Novel Prize at the Center for Fiction, and was a favorite among critics, booksellers, and book clubs—giving Somerville a broad, dedicated group of fans.

Somerville is a writer with a rising profile: The Chicago Public Library named him the 21st Century Award recipient for 2009 (former winners include Aleksandar Hemon and Audrey Niffenegger), he published a collection of stories entitled The Universe in Miniature in Miniature (Featherproof Books, 2010), and Gail Mutrux, the Academy Award-winning producer of Rain Man, acquired film rights to The Cradle.

Patrick Somerville lives with his wife in Chicago and teaches creative writing at Northwestern University.

Publicity tour: Chicago, Milwaukee and New York

Publicity contact: Marlena Bittner,

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WONDER GIRL: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson


Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
978-0-316-05699-1; $27.99

The exceptional life and times of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the greatest female athlete ever.

This is the extraordinary story of a nearly forgotten American superstar athlete. Texas girl Babe Didrikson never found a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then Babe attempted to conquer golf becoming the first woman to play against men in a PGA tour event. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history. At the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. Babe would then take her most daring step of all: to go public and try to win again with the hope of inspiring the world. A rollicking saga, stretching across the first half of the 20th century, WONDER GIRL is as fresh, heartfelt, and graceful as Babe herself.

About the author: Don Van Natta Jr. is an investigative correspondent for the New York Times. He has been a member of three Pulitzer Prize-winning teams and is the bestselling author of First Off the Tee and Her Way. He lives in South Florida.

Publicity contact: Elizabeth Garriga,

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Now You See Her
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
978-0-316-03621-4; $27.99

To save her own life, Nina Bloom vanished. Now, to rescue an innocent man, she confronts the killer she thought she escaped forever.

Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the successful life she’s built in new York—including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can’t let him pay for the real killer’s crimes. Her secret life began 18 years ago, when she had looks to die for, a handsome police officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. Just when she learns she’s pregnant, her world is shattered by a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. now, years later, nina risks everything to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. in a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet.

About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Publicity contact: Michelle Aielli,

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THE OPERATORS: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan


The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan
Michael Hastings
978-0-316-17625-5; $27.99

From the Rolling Stone reporter whose articles shocked the world, an explosive account of our nightmare in Afghanistan.

In June 2010, Michael Hastings’s extraordinary, uncensored Rolling Stone article, “The Runaway General,” shocked the world and set off a series of events that culminated in the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal. Now,THE OPERATORS will lead us even deeper into the war, its politics, and its major players at a time when such insight is demanded and desperately needed. Based on exclusive  reporting in Afghanistan, Europe, the Middle East, and Washington, DC, this landmark work of journalism will elucidate as never before the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan in vivid, unforgettable detail. Part wild travelogue, part exposé, and part sobering analysis, THE OPERATORS promises an unprecedented behind-the-scenes account of the war from the only journalist uniquely poised to tell it.

Tour: Author events in Washington, DC

About the author: Michael Hastings is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los AngelesTimes, GQ, Slate, Salon, and Foreign Policy, among other places. He lives in Vermont.

Publicity contact:Carolyn O’Keefe,

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Silver Girl: A Novel
Elin Hilderbrand
978-0-316-09966-0; $26.99

A sparkling summertime novel about best friends, love, and money from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.

Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing—because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars. Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie’s had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can’t offer complete escape, and they’re plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie’s brother Toby—Meredith’s high school boyfriend—arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had. Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a Suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.

About the author: Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket, the setting for her nine previous novels, with her husband and their three young children. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.

Publicity contact: Michelle Aielli,

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To Be Sung Underwater: A Novel
Tom McNeal
978-0-316-12739-4; $24.99

A surprising literary love story from the author of Goodnight, Nebraska that asks: what if you rediscovered your first love?

Judith Whitman always believed in the kind of love that “picks you up in Akron and sets you down in Rio.” Long ago, she once experienced that love. Willy Blunt was a carpenter with a dry wit and a steadfast sense of honor. Marrying him seemed like a natural thing to want. But Willy Blunt was not a person you could pick up in Nebraska and transport to Stanford. When Judith left home, she didn’t look back. Twenty years later, Judith’s marriage is hazy with secrets. In her hand is what may be the phone number for the man who believed she meant it when she said she loved him. If she called, what would he say? TO BE SUNG UNDERWATER is the epic love story of a woman trying to remember, and the man who could not even begin to forget.

About the author: Tom McNeal has an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Irvine and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Growing up, he spent his summers at his mother’s family’s Nebraska farm, a setting to which he is still drawn.

Publicity contact: Sabrina Callahan,

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The Ridge
Michael Koryta
978-0-316-05366-2; $24.99

A new supernatural thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta: a man discovers a deadly force that has plagued an idyllic town for over a century.

On an isolated ridge in the Kentucky woods stands a homemade lighthouse, hundreds of miles from any substantial body of water. Local reporter Roy Darmus has always found it an amusing oddity—until he is selected as the recipient of a suicide note from its builder. Roy enters the bizarre structure to find the walls covered in maps bearing the names of the dead—including his own parents, who were  killed in a car accident when he was a boy. Roy soon has a storytelling assignment more daunting than anything he’s seen before: convincing people that an age-old legend has in fact come to life. With haunting atmosphere and a tension-coiled plot, THE RIDGE is a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness.

6 city author tour: New York, Tampa, Indianapolis, Houston, Phoenix

About the author: Michael Koryta’s work has been translated into 20 languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Publicity contact: Sabrina Callahan,

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The Art Of Raising A Puppy
Completely Revised and Updated
The Monks of New Skete
978-0-316-08327-0; $25.99

The essential guide for puppy owners—the classic, 600,000-copy bestseller—revised and updated for the first time in two decades.

For more than 30 years, the Monks of New Skete have been among America’s most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog’s Best Friend and THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide—brilliantly distilled—the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs. This new edition of THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.

About the authors: As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than 30 years. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.

Publicity contact: Luisa Frontino,

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