Little, Brown and Company Catalog

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THE OMEGA-3 EFFECT

AUGUST 2012 PAPAERBACK

The Omega-3 Effect: Everything You Need to Know About the Miracle Nutrient for Living Longer, Happier, and Healthier
William Sears, MD
978-0-316-19684-0, $10.99

From one of the most trusted names in family healthcare—-a guide to the many health benefits of omega-3s.
We all want to live as healthfully as possible. In THE OMEGA-3 EFFECT, Dr. William Sears turns his attention to the critical role that omega-3s play in the body. Dr. Sears takes readers through each body system—including the brain, heart, joints, skin, and immune system—and demonstrates how omega-3s are essential to each.

THE OMEGA-3 EFFECT also offers tips on what foods and supplements readers should incorporate into their diet, as well as delicious recipes. Written in the wise, accessible tone that has made his books long-term bestsellers, Dr. Sears offers a practical and science-based approach to living a more healthful life.

About the author: William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is the author of more than 30 books that have collectively sold more than two million copies and lives with his wife in Southern California.

Publicity Contact: Justin Levine, justin.levine@hbgusa.com

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THE TRAITOR’S WIFE: A NOVEL

SEPTEMBER 2011 PAPERBACK

The Traitor’s Wife: A Novel
Kathleen Kent
978-0-316-06864-2, $14.99

In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen takes work as a servant in her cousin’s household. Overseeing the neglected home, she locks wills with those around her—including the tall and silent Thomas Carrier, known both for his immense strength and his mysterious past.

As Martha comes to know Thomas, she falls in love—and the two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether from the London assassins out for bounty or from the wolves—in many forms—who hunt for blood. A tale of love, courage, and independence, The Traitor’s Wife confirms Kathleen Kent’s ability to craft powerful stories from the dramatic background of America’s earliest days.

About the Author: Kathleen Kent is also the author of The Heretic’s Daughter. She lives in Dallas.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com and Justin Levine, justin.levine@hbgusa.com.

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THE BOOK OF LIFE

SEPTEMBER 2011 PAPERBACK

The Book of Life
Stuart Nadler
978-0-316-12647-2, $13.99

These stunning tales about family, identity, and the lives of American Jews in the new century mark the debut of a spectacularly gifted writer.

Bound by issues of faith and doubt, the characters in Stuart Nadler’s unforgettable stories cannot be reduced to such problems alone. Instead they confront universal concerns such as what it means to be an insider or an outsider in contemporary American life. At a Rosh Hashanah party, an arrogant businessman begins an affair with his best friend’s daughter. Unwittingly thrust into an open marriage, a man struggles to reconnect with his wife and his newly devout son. A pure-hearted painter has his devotion cruelly tested, while his true love tries to repent for the biggest mistake of her life. Forced together on a trip from Manhattan to Rhode Island, a father and son attempt to reconnect over lobster, cigarettes, and a buried secret. These stories present men and women dealing with their sins and failings, their infidelities, their griefs, their missed opportunities at love, and, ultimately, their hopes for redemption.

About the Author: Stuart Nadler’s stories have been published in a wide range of literary magazines. Visiting was selected for The Atlantic Monthly’s 2010 Fiction issue. “In the Book of Life” was selected as one of the first stories to be published in The Atlantic Monthly’s partnership with Amazon Kindle.

Publicity Tour: New York, San Francisco, Houston, Seattle and Phoenix

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

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ON CELESTIAL MUSIC AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN LISTENING

MARCH 2012 PAPERBACK

On Celestial Music And Other Adventures in Listening
Rick Moody
978-0-316-10521-7, $15.99

Rick Moody has been writing about music as long as he has been writing, and this book provides an ample selection from that output. His anatomy of the word cool reminds us that, in the postwar ’40s, it was infused with the feeling of jazz music but is now merely a synonym for neat. On Celestial Music, which was included in Best American Essays 2008, begins with a lament for the loss in recent music of the vulnerability expressed by Otis Redding’s masterpiece, Try a Little Tenderness; moves on to Moody’s infatuation with the ecstatic music of The Velvet Underground; and ends with an appreciation of Arvo Pärt and Purcell, close as they are to nature, “the music of the spheres.”

Contemporary groups covered include Magnetic Fields (their love songs), Wilco (the band’s and Jeff Tweedy’s evolution), Danielson Famile (an evangelical rock band), The Pogues (Shane MacGowan’s problems with addiction), The Lounge Lizards (John Lurie’s brilliance), and Meredith Monk, who once recorded a song inspired by Rick Moody’s story Boys. Always incisive and personable, these pieces inspire us to dive as deeply into the music that enhances our lives as Moody has done—and introduces us to wonderful sounds we may not know.

About the Author: Rick Moody frequently writes about music for the popular online literary magazine The Rumpus and released his first solo album in 2010.

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

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: A BASIC MANUAL

NOVEMBER 2011 PAPERBACK

Digital Photography: A Basic Manual
Henry Horenstein
978-0-316-02074-9, $29.99

From one of America’s foremost photography instructors—a comprehensive and visually stunning guide to capturing, editing, and printing beautiful photographs.

The recent boom in digital camera sales has dramatically revived interest in photography. In Digital Photography: A Basic Manual, Henry Horenstein provides step-by-step instructions, full-page images, and line illustrations to illuminate every aspect of digital photography, from exposure controls and shutter speed to image editing, printing methods, and even file storage. Based on the same clear and comprehensive teaching techniques that have made Horenstein’s Black and White Photography a perennial bestseller, Digital Photography is essential reading for photo enthusiasts who wish to bridge traditional darkroom practices with the digital present and future.

About the author: Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books, including the classic texts Black and White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, and Color Photography. He lives in Boston.

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

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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL OCTOBER 2010
The Adventures of Unemployed ManBy Erich Origen and Gan GolanISBN: 78-0-316-09882-3; $14.99From the creators of the bestselling Goodnight Bush—a hilarious graphic novel that chronicles the thrilling exploits of less-than-spectacular superheroes. The Adventures of Unemployed Man is a  rich parody of Golden Age comic books, down to the ads and games in the back, this brilliantly colorful book is as funny as it is timely.
Tour: Los Angeles and San Francisco
About the authors: Erich Origen and Gan Golan are writers and artists residing, respectively, in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

PAPERBACK ORIGINAL OCTOBER 2010

The Adventures of Unemployed Man
By Erich Origen and Gan Golan
ISBN: 78-0-316-09882-3; $14.99

From the creators of the bestselling Goodnight Bush—a hilarious graphic novel that chronicles the thrilling exploits of less-than-spectacular superheroes. The Adventures of Unemployed Man is a rich parody of Golden Age comic books, down to the ads and games in the back, this brilliantly colorful book is as funny as it is timely.

Tour: Los Angeles and San Francisco

About the authors: Erich Origen and Gan Golan are writers and artists residing, respectively, in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL OCTOBER 2010
The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North AmericaBy Donald and Lillian StokesISBN: 978-0-316-01050-4; $24.99From America’s foremost authorities on birds and nature, a new landmark work—the best, most comprehensive photographic field guide to North American birds ever published. The Stokeses have produced a national field guide that is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other bird guide available. For novice and experienced birders alike, this book will be a boon and a delight.
About the authors: Donald and Lillian Stokes are the authors of more than 30 books, including the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to Birds (Eastern and Western editions), the Stokes Beginner’s Guides, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire

PAPERBACK ORIGINAL OCTOBER 2010

The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America
By Donald and Lillian Stokes
ISBN: 978-0-316-01050-4; $24.99

From America’s foremost authorities on birds and nature, a new landmark work—the best, most comprehensive photographic field guide to North American birds ever published. The Stokeses have produced a national field guide that is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other bird guide available. For novice and experienced birders alike, this book will be a boon and a delight.

About the authors: Donald and Lillian Stokes are the authors of more than 30 books, including the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to Birds (Eastern and Western editions), the Stokes Beginner’s Guides, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire

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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL FEBRUARY 2011
The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s HealthBy William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD, James Sears, MD, Peter Sears, MDISBN: 978-0-316-01748-0; $21.99The long-awaited companion volume to America’s “baby bible,” The Baby Book. A major new reference work from the most trusted name in family healthcare—the definitive medical companion for all parents.
About the authors: William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 30 years. Martha Sears, RN, is a childbirth educator and parenting and health consultant. They live in southern California. Robert Sears, MD, and James Sears, MD, are pediatricians in practice in southern California. Peter Sears, MD, is a pediatrician in practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

PAPERBACK ORIGINAL FEBRUARY 2011

The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Health
By William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD, James Sears, MD, Peter Sears, MD
ISBN: 978-0-316-01748-0; $21.99

The long-awaited companion volume to America’s “baby bible,” The Baby Book. A major new reference work from the most trusted name in family healthcare—the definitive medical companion for all parents.

About the authors: William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 30 years. Martha Sears, RN, is a childbirth educator and parenting and health consultant. They live in southern California.
Robert Sears, MD, and James Sears, MD, are pediatricians in practice in southern California.
Peter Sears, MD, is a pediatrician in practice in Nashville, Tennessee.

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