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Carisa Hays
Vice President,
Executive Director of Publicity,
The Crown Publishing Group
212-782-9277 ·
Tammy Blake
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Crown Archetype, Harmony Books,
and Three Rivers Press
212-572-2542 ·
Annsley Rosner
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Crown, Hogarth, and Broadway
212-782-9740 ·
Kate Tyler
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Clarkson Potter, Potter Style,
and Potter Craft
212-212-2551 ·
Kristin Casemore
Director of Publicity, Ten Speed Press,
Watson-Guptill, and Amphoto
510-285-2944 ·
Beverly Rykerd
Publicity Manager,
Waterbrook Multnomah
719-268-1935 ·
Annsley Rosner
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Crown, Hogarth, and Broadway
212-782-9740 ·
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Dead Wake
The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson
Publicist: Penny Simon
865-675-1705 |
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes
the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th
anniversary of the disaster.
On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for
Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared
the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But
the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds” and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed
tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.
He knew, moreover, that his ship—the fastest then in service—could outrun any threat.
It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter
and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour, mystery,
and real-life suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller
Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle to President Wilson, a man lost to grief,
dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake
captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster that helped place America on the road to war.
ERIK LARSON is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White
City, and Isaac’s Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in
fourteen countries.
On Sale Date: 3/10/15
History - Military - World War I
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Better Than Before
Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
Gretchen Rubin
Publicist:Sarah Breivogel
212-572-2722 |
From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and
Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that
are easy, effortless, and automatic?
Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which
to understand these habits—as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories,
she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she uses herself and tests out on
others. In doing so, she discovers answers to questions such as:
-At times I’ve picked up a habit overnight, but at other times its taken years to develop. Why?
-Why do some people resist habits while others adopt them eagerly?
-I want to help my child/spouse/colleagues make a change. What can I do?
-Why do I resist other people’s advice on how to change, even when I think they are right?
-How do I make good habits convenient and easy?
Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of
strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself and in doing so shows
us the importance of knowing ourselves and our own habit tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue
habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic
as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without
having to decide. With a foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals.
If we change our habits, we change our lives.
GRETCHEN RUBIN is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, along
with four other books. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
On Sale Date: 3/17/15
Self-Help - Personal Growth - General
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A Life of One’s Own
Kate Bolick
Publicist: Rachel Rokicki
212-782-8455 |
An utterly frank and original memoir that brings alive the pleasures and possibilities of
remaining a happily unmarried woman.
“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every womans existence, regardless of where
she was raised or what religion she does or doesn’t practice.”
So begins Spinster, a revelatory book about the unbridled life of one unmarried woman. From the first pages
of this lyrical, heartfelt, and thought-provoking memoir, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick draws us into
the vibrant world she has made for herself. Vital to this private universe is a cast of pioneering women of the
last century whose genius, tenacity, and flair for drama have lit the way for Kate and emboldened her at crucial
personal junctures to remain single: poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, essayist Maeve Brennan, novelist Edith Wharton,
journalist Neith Boyce, opera diva Ganna Walska, and social critic Charlotte Perkins Gilman. By connecting the dots
between single women past and present, Kate reveals the long arc of slowly changing attitudes toward women and
marriage, and shows us why, even today, the choice to remain single is a source of considerable debate and societal
Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is the kind of slyly erudite, unreservedly candid work of
memoir and broader cultural exploration that offers readers a way back into their own lives, a way of seeing those
splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what
they really are: open and free and our own to savor. The result is a spellbinding account that explores as no other
book has the true meaning of a woman’s freedom.
KATE BOLICK is a contributing editor to The Atlantic. She was previously the executive editor of Domino magazine.
She lives in New York.
On Sale Date: 4/21/15
Social Science - Feminism & Feminist Theory
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A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret’s Heroic Mission to Rescue a
Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
Eric Blehm
Publicist: Penny Simon
865-675-1705 |
From the bestselling author of Fearless, the dramatic and unforgettable story of
Roy Benavidez—a Green Beret in Vietnam who is known among special forces members today
by a single word: “Legend.Legend tells the heroic story of the 240th Assault Helicopter
Company, and Benavidez’s nearly suicidal rescue mission that saved eight lives and won
Benavidez the Congressional Medal of Honor.
In April 1968, a 12-man US Special Forces team entered the jungles of Cambodia on a covert mission to uncover
evidence that communists were using the area as a major conduit for supplying the North Vietnamese army. Little
did they know they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed numerous enemy bases. They soon found
themselves surrounded by enemy, low on ammunition, and using the bodies of their dead comrades as cover.
Roy Benavidez, a Green Beret who had returned to the war after being badly injured during his first tour of duty
in 1965, heard the distress call and climbed onboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. What followed
was one of the most daring one-man rescue missions in military history, in which Benevidez and the 240th Assault
Helicopter Company rescued eight soldiers, while fending off heavy enemy fire and sustaining extensive injuries
himself. On the way back to the base, Benevidez, shot and stabbed more than 30 times, was presumed dead. It was
only when he was being zipped up in a body bag and he coughed up blood that they realized he was still alive.
With extensive access to family members, former comrades, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter
Company, documents, and reports, bestselling author Eric Blehm has re-created the incredible story of Benavidez’s
life, and of the inspiring events of that day, beginning with Roy’s poverty-stricken upbringing in Texas (orphaned at
age seven, he was a migrant worker and a school drop-out). Legend is a fascinating lens through which to revisit the
Vietnam War, through the incredible narrative of one of the militarys unsung heroes whose exploits and service
resulted in the militarys highest honor.
ERIC BLEHM is the bestselling author of Fearless and The Only Thing Worth Dying For, which recounts the harrowing
story of the first Special Forces A-team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. Both books
were New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. The Last Season, winner of the National Outdoor Book
Award, was named by Outside magazine as one of the 10 “greatest adventure biographies ever written.” Blehm lives
in California with his wife and children.
On Sale Date: 4/28/15
Biography & Autobiography - Military
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I Take You
A Novel
Eliza Kennedy
Publicist: Sarah Breivogel
212-572-2722 |
Brilliantly executed, hilarious, and driven by the irrepressible voice of its unforgettable heroine,
this page-turning debut showcases one of the most engaging commercial voices since
Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones.
Junior attorney Lily Wilder is six days from walking down the aisle but has absolutely no business getting married.
Her fiancé, Will, is a sweet, intelligent, and loving man. She, however, is sassy, impulsive, and fond of a good drink(s).
She is also unapologetic about her appetite for sex—definitely not your average blushing bride. Lily loves Will, but
can she really go through with this? Will loves Lily, but does he know her? As the wedding approaches, Lilys nights
and days—of boozing it up with her best friend, Freddy, are an ever-present reminder of what she’ll be giving up
come Saturday. Lily’s mother, grandmother, and a bevy of stepmothers join forces to try and stop what they feel is a
disaster in the making, but Lily refuses to hear them out. She is determined to both wed her man and bed whom she
pleases as she wraps up the final stages of planning in her Key West hometown.
Meanwhile, her job at a powerful Manhattan firm threatens to upend both her wedding and career—and a dark
secret from her past resurfaces, thanks to the appearance of an old friend and the intervention of her disapproving
future mother-in-law.
Unlike anything youve ever read before, this joyous and ribald debut introduces a fabulously self-assured
protagonist whose choices usher in fresh messages about sexual politics. Lily and Wills romantic destiny may hang
in the balance, but one thing’s for sure—readers will find true love with I Take You.
ELIZA KENNEDY attended the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard
Law Review. After graduation she clerked for a federal judge, then practiced litigation for several years at a
prestigious Manhattan law firm. She lives in New York with her husband and son. This is her first novel.
On Sale Date: 5/5/15
Fiction - Contemporary Women
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The Other Son
A Sophie Brinkmann Novel
Alexander Soderberg
Publicist: Rachel Rokicki
212-782-8455 |
The exciting follow-up to The Andalucian Friend, a breakneck thriller that follows Sophie
Brinkmann as she faces the consequences of joining Hector Guzman’s crime empire.
From the moment Hector Guzman entered a coma, Sophie Brinkmann has regretted joining his crime family.
Hector’s right hand, Aron Geisler, is doing all he can to keep the sinking ship afloat and keep Sophie in their steely
grip. But when Hector’s brother is murdered in Biarritz, Sophie gains the upper hand, and intends to use it.
Sophie becomes a player in a game where the rules are constantly changing, where loyalty and friendship are
rendered meaningless. In order to survive, she must look inward and find her inner darkness. If not, she will be
swallowed whole by the forces closing in on her: vengeful mobsters, cunning detectives, charismatic arms dealers,
and possibly her own son.
ALEXANDER SÖDERBERG has worked as a television screenwriter and lives in the countryside in the south of Sweden.
The Other Son is his second novel.
On Sale Date: 7/21/15
Fiction - Thrillers - General
The Gracekeepers
A Novel
Kirsty Logan
Publicist: Dyana Messina
212-572-2098 |
A lyrical and moving debut in the tradition
of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood,
introducing an original and commanding new
voice in fiction.
As a Gracekeeper, Callanish administers shoreside burials,
laying the dead to their final resting place deep in the
depths of the ocean. Alone on her island, she has exiled
herself to a life of tending watery graves as penance for a
long-ago mistake that still haunts her. Meanwhile, North
works as a circus performer with the Excalibur, a floating
troupe of acrobats, clowns, dancers, and trainers who
sail from one archipelago to the next, entertaining in
exchange for sustenance.
In a world divided between those inhabiting the
mainland (“landlockers”) and those who float on the
sea (“damplings”), loneliness has become a way of life
for North and Callanish, until a sudden storm offshore
brings change to both their lives—offering them a
new understanding of the world they live in and the
consequences of the past, while restoring hope in an
unexpected future.
Inspired in part by Scottish myths and fairytales, The
Gracekeepers tells a modern story of an irreparably
changed world: one that harbors the same isolation and
sadness, but also joys and marvels of our own age.
KIRSTY LOGAN is an award-winning writer based in
Scotland. She regularly performs her stories at events and
festivals around the UK and Europe. The Gracekeepers is
her debut novel.
On Sale Date: 5/19/15
Fiction - Literary
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Freedom’s Child
A Novel
Jax Miller
Publicist: Sarah Breivogel
212-572-2722 |
A propulsive, raucous thriller about a woman
with a troubled past who breaks free of the
witness-protection program in order to save
her kidnapped daughter.
For eighteen years Freedom Oliver has lived in a small
town in Oregon, working at a bar and drinking away her
troubled past. Twenty years ago, Freedom was arrested
for killing her husband and spent two years in jail (where
she put her newborn daughter up for adoption) before
being exonerated. Shes in witness protection now, to stay
hidden from her dead husband’s psychotic family. With
nothing to do but anonymously watch on Facebook as her
kid grows up, she feels trapped, bored, and heartbroken.
And then one day she reads that her daughter is
missing, possibly kidnapped. Freedom slips her handlers,
gets on her motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where
her daughter was raised. No longer protected by US
marshals, she is targeted and tracked by her husband’s
vengeful family, who are eager to make Freedom pay for
his death.
With nothing left to lose, Freedom risks everything to
make amends for a past that haunts her still.
JAX MILLER was born and raised in New York and currently
lives in Ireland.
On Sale Date: 6/2/15
Fiction - Thrillers - Suspense
The New Science of Criminal Injustice
Adam Benforado
Publicist: Penny Simon
865-675-1705 |
A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful
psychological forces that undermine our
criminal justice system—and affect us all.
Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is
impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis
of evidence, careful reasoning, and nuanced argument.
But they may, in fact, turn on the temperature of the
courtroom, the camera angle of a defendants taped
confession, or a simple word choice or gesture during
a cross-examination. In Unfair, law professor Adam
Benforado shines a light on this troubling new research,
showing, for example, that people with certain facial
features receive longer sentences and that judges are
far more likely to grant parole first thing in the morning.
In fact, over the last two decades, psychologists and
neuroscientists have uncovered many cognitive forces
that operate beyond our conscious awareness—and
Benforado argues that until we address these hidden
biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only
widen, as powerful players and institutions find ways to
exploit the weaknesses in our legal system.
Weaving together historical examples, scientific
studies, and compelling court cases—from the border
collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who
falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case—
Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold
our values and protect societys weakest members,
convicting the innocent while letting dangerous criminals
go free. With clarity and passion, he lays out the scope of
the problem and proposes a wealth of reforms that could
prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and
equality before the law.
ADAM BENFORADO is an associate professor of law at
Drexel University. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard
Law School, he served as a federal appellate law clerk
and an attorney at Jenner & Block. He has published
numerous scholarly articles, and his op-eds and essays
have appeared in a variety of publications including the
Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
On Sale Date: 6/16/15
Psychology - Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
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The Library at Mount Char
Scott Hawkins
Publicist: Lauren Kuhn
212-782-8637 |
Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill in this astonishingly
original, terrifying, and darkly funny
contemporary fantasy.
Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings
around her. She’s sure of it. She likes guacamole and
cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She
even remembers what clothes are for. After all, she was a
normal American herself, once.
That was a long time ago, of course—before the time
she calls “adoption day,” when she and a dozen other
children found themselves being raised by a man they
learned to call Father.
Father could do strange things. He could call light from
darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead. And when he
was disobeyed, the consequences were terrible.
In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn hasn’t
gotten out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings
have been raised according to Fathers ancient Pelapi
customs. They’ve studied the books in his library and
learned some of the secrets behind his equally ancient
power. Sometimes, theyve wondered if their cruel tutor
might secretly be God.
Now, Father is missing. And if God truly is dead, the
only thing that matters is who will inherit his library—and
with it, power over all of creation.
As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to
come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her.
But Carolyn can win. She’s sure of it. What she doesn’t
realize is that her victory may come at an unacceptable
price—because in becoming God, she’s forgotten a great
deal about being human.
SCOTT HAWKINS works as a software engineer for Intel.
He and his wife live in Atlanta, where they spend much
of their time playing Olympic-caliber fetch with their
absurdly large pack of foster dogs.
On Sale Date: 6/16/15
Fiction - Fantasy - Contemporary
The Little Paris Bookshop
A Novel
Nina George
Publicist: Rachel Rokicki
212-782-8455 |
The international bestseller filled with warmth
and adventure, this novel is for book lovers and
anyone who believes in the power of stories
in people’s lives.
A book is both doctor and medicine. It makes diagnoses
and provides therapy. Bringing the right novels together
with the appropriate people is the way I sell books.
Monsieur Perdu is a literary apothecary. From his
floating bookstore on the Seine, he prescribes novels
as medicine for the hardships of life, using his intuitive
feel for the exact book a reader needs. The only person
he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s
still haunted by heartbreak after his great love, Manon,
disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has
never opened.
After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he
departs with his book-barge to the south of France,
hoping to make peace with his loss and find the end of
the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author
and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels down the river,
dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the
literary world can take the human soul on a journey to
heal itself.
NINA GEORGE works as a journalist, writer, and
storytelling teacher for young adults. George writes
science thrillers, novels, feature articles, short stories,
and columns. Das Lavendelzimmer (The Paris Little
Bookshop) spent months on the bestseller lists in
Germany in 2013 and 2014. Nina George is married to the
writer Jens J. Kramer and lives in the University district of
On Sale Date: 6/23/15
Fiction - Literary
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Annsley Rosner
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Crown, Hogarth, and Broadway
212-782-9740 ·
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The World Before Us
A Novel
Aislinn Hunter
Publicist: Dyana Messina
212-572-2098 |
In the tradition of A. S. Byatts Possession, a spellbinding, hauntingly poignant novel about the
remarkable ties that bring our pasts to the present.
Deep in the woods of northern England, somewhere between a dilapidated estate and an abandoned Victorian
asylum, fifteen-year-old Jane Standen lived through a nightmare. She was babysitting a sweet young girl named Lily,
and in one fleeting moment during their outdoor adventure, she lost her. The little girl was never found, leaving her
family and Jane devastated.
Twenty years later, Jane is an archivist at a small London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As a
final research project—an endeavor inspired in part by her painful past—Jane surveys the archives for information
related to another missing person: a woman who disappeared some 125 years ago in the same woods where Lily was
lost. As Jane pieces moments in history together, a compelling portrait of a fascinating group of people starts to
unfurl. Inexplicably tied to the mysterious disappearance of long ago, Jane finds tender details of their lives at the
country estate and in the asylum that are linked to her own presently heartbroken world, and their story from all
those years ago may now help Jane find a way to move on.
In riveting, beautiful prose, The World Before Us explores the powerful notion that history is a closely connected
part of us—kept alive by the resonance of our daily choices—reminding us of the possibility that we are less alone
today than we might think.
AISLINN HUNTER’s acclaimed collection of stories, What’s Left Us, was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award and the
ReLit Prize. Her poetry, Into the Eary Hours, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize and won the Gerald Lampert
Award. Hunter now lives and teaches in Vancouver, British Columbia. The World Before Us is her US debut.
On Sale Date: 3/31/15
Fiction - Literary
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Summer House with Swimming Pool
A Novel
Herman Koch
Publicist: Dyana Messina
212-572-2098 |
An instant New York Times bestseller, the blistering, compulsively readable new novel from
Herman Koch, author of The Dinner.
When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser
needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly
upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high-profile doctor to the stars, Marc can’t hide from the truth forever.
It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend
a week at the Meiers extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife,
Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the group settles in for days
of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations
are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the
circumstances surrounding Ralph’s later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer’s tragedy.
Featuring the razor-sharp humor and acute psychological insight that made The Dinner an international
phenomenon, Summer House with Swimming Pool is a controversial, thought-provoking novel that showcases
Herman Koch at his finest.
HERMAN KOCH is the author of eight novels, including the international besteller The Dinner, and three collections of
short stories. He currently lives in Amsterdam.
On Sale Date: 4/28/15
Trade Paperback
Fiction - Literary
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The Book of Strange New Things
A Novel
Michel Faber
Publicist: Dyana Messina
212-572-2098 |
The long-awaited new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Crimson Petal
and the White.
Peter—devoted pastor, dedicated missionary, and loving husband to his wife, Bea—has just accepted a demanding
and perilous new job. He’s to travel to a new planet, Oasis, to work for a mysterious corporation called USIC. He’s
tasked with reaching out to the indigenous race, to make sure they are as peaceful as they seem.
Resolutely devout and strengthened by his letters from Bea at home, Peter undertakes his job with complete
focus. The Oasans are shockingly open to his teachings, but things start to unravel when Bea’s missives from Earth
take a dark tone. Earth appears to be coming apart at the seams: Typhoons and earthquakes are devastating
whole countries and governments are crumbling. Even the hospital where she works has ceased to function. Their
unearthly divide is testing Peter and Bea’s relationship to a startling degree.
Peter is thrown into crisis. USIC might be hiding its true motives in developing Oasis, and the Oasans themselves
are frustratingly opaque. Bea’s desperate letters are only fomenting his doubt. Peter is suddenly faced with an
impossible—and dangerous—decision: to follow his faith, or follow his heart. His life depends on it.
MICHEL FABER is the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Crimson Petal and the White,
Under the Skin, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, and several short story collections. Faber’s
writing has appeared in Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Sunday Times, and the Sunday Herald, among many
other publications.
On Sale Date: 6/23/15
Trade Paperback
Fiction - Literary
The Shore
A Novel
Sara Taylor
Publicist: Annsley Rosner
212-782-9740 |
An ambitious, heartrending debut that traces
the lives of women across multiple generations
on a collection of small Southern islands,
introducing a beautiful new voice in fiction.
Situated off the coast of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, the
group of islands known as the Shore has been home to
generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary
to some but nightmare to others, its a place they’ve
inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years.
From a half-Shawnee Indian’s bold choice to flee an
abusive home only to find herself with a man who will one
day try to kill her, to a brave young girl’s determination to
protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages
their family, to a lesson in summoning storm clouds
to help end a drought, these women struggle against
domestic violence, savage wilderness, and the corrosive
effects of poverty and addiction to secure a sense of
well-being for themselves and for those they love.
Together their stories form a deeply affecting legacy
of two barrier island families, illuminating 150 years of
their many freedoms and constraints, heartbreaks, and
pleasures. Conjuring a wisdom and beauty all its own, The
Shore is a richly unique, stunning novel that will resonate
with readers long after turning its final pages, establishing
Sara Taylor as a promising new voice in fiction.
SARA TAYLOR is a product of rural Virginia and home
education. Between secondary school and college, she
painted houses, demonstrated open hearth cooking for
museums, and opened a café. At just 24, she has already
completed her MA and is currently working on a PhD.
The Shore is her first novel.
On Sale Date: 5/26/15
Fiction - Literary
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c r o w n a r c h e t y p e
Tammy Blake
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Crown Archetype, Harmony Books,
and Three Rivers Press
212-572-2542 ·
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Why Not Me?
Mindy Kaling
Publicist: Tammy Blake
212-572-2542 |
From Mindy Kaling, the author of the mega-bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
and creator and star of The Mindy Project, comes a highly anticipated second book of hilarious
essays, opinions, concerns, and advice.
Since the publication of her much-loved first book, Mindy Kalings life has changed significantly. Back then, she
played Kelly Kapoor, a side character on the popular series, The Office. Now Mindy is the creator, producer, writer,
and star of her own TV show, The Mindy Project. She is, as she puts it, “a tiny bit famous,” the perks of which include
being three assistants and two phones calls away from obtaining Bradley Coopers e-mail address and having
convicts writing her fan mail from prison. She’s gone through some other major changes as well—she’s watched
friends start their own families, and she’s grappled with her own balance of work and private life. Mindy turns the
anxieties, the glamour, the heartache, and the celebrations of her second coming of age into a laugh-out-loud funny
collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those
who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bono, encountering Elmo,
what kind of snacks they have at a Vogue photo shoot, and what you should carry in your purse when you go to the
State Dinner honoring the president of France.
MINDY KALING is an Emmy-nominated writer and actress currently starring on FOX’s The Mindy Project. She formerly
played Kelly Kapoor on NBC’s The Office. You can find her on Twitter (@mindykaling), or at her desk pretending to be
writing a screenplay but actually online shopping with a memorized credit card number. She resides in Los Angeles.
Her billing zip code is 90067.
Crown Archetype
On Sale Date: 4/7/15
Humor - Essays
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The Matheny Manifesto
A Young Manager’s Old-School Look at Success—in
Sports and in Life
Mike Matheny with Jerry Jenkins
Publicist: Tammy Blake
212-572-2542 |
Mike Matheny, manager of the St. Louis
Cardinals, believes in a throwback brand
of wisdom—character, humility, respect,
discipline, and faith are his key tenets. When he
wrote that down in a letter to the parents of his
son’s little league team, his expression of values
caused an immediate sensation.
Mike Matheny was just 41 and without professional
managerial experience when he was named to succeed
the legendary Tony LaRussa as skipper of the St. Louis
Cardinals in 2012. In his first two seasons, Matheny led
the Cards to the postseason twice. But people have taken
notice of something else in Mathenys life, and unlike
baseball, its worth isn’t measured in day to day results.
Its all based on the letter he wrote a few years ago, which
swept the Internet. That letter highlighted Matheny’s
throwback values that a man’s word is his bond, authority
should be respected, discipline and hardwork rewarded,
spiritual faith cultivated, and humility considered a virtue.
Those classic values form the basis for this book.
MIKE MATHENY is manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. He
played 13 years as a catcher for four major league teams,
winning four Gold Glove Awards. He and his wife, Kristin,
have four sons and a daughter, all teenagers.
JERRY B. JENKINS is a biographer and novelist with
more than 70 million books sold and 20 New York Times
bestsellers (7 that debuted at #1). He has written the
as-told-to biographies of such sports luminaries as Hank
Aaron, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, Orel Hershiser, Mike
Singletary, Joe Gibbs, Meadowlark Lemon, and many
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Going Off Script
How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and
Clooneys 32 On-Screen Rejections
Giuliana Rancic
Publicist: Ellen Folan
212-782-8944 |
A funny, warm, and inspiring memoir from E!
News host, Fashion Police panelist, red-carpet
correspondent, author, and reality show star
Giuliana Rancic.
Giuliana Rancic is best known for interviewing A-listers
on E! News and the red carpet, skewering their most
questionable sartorial decisions on Fashion Police, and
giving viewers a front-row seat to her marriage and home
life on her reality show, Giuliana and Bill. She has also
written two prescriptive books on love and marriage.
Now, in her first memoir, the book fans have been waiting
for, Giuliana really bares all—from her childhood as an
Italian immigrant to her rise to the top of entertainment
journalism (and all the amusing stories from working the
celebrity beat) to never-before-revealed details of her
struggles with infertility and breast cancer. In a voice
thats relatable, candid, poignant, and witty, Giuliana
presents a book that will both entertain and inspire
GIULIANA RANCIC (née DePandi) was born in Naples, Italy,
and moved to the United States when she was seven. She
is an anchor and a managing editor at E! Entertainment
Television, a host of E! News, a red-carpet interviewer
par excellence, the author of Think Like a Guy, and the
coauthor of I Do, Now What? with her husband Bill Rancic.
She also costars with Bill on the Style networks hit reality
show Giuliana & Bill.
Crown Archetype
On Sale Date: 4/21/15
Biography & Autobiography - Entertainment &
Performing Arts
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Gotta Give the People What
They Want
Loose Balls, Body Slams, and Life in the NBA
Jalen Rose
Publicist: Ellen Folan
212-782-8944 |
Former NBA star and current ESPN
commentator Jalen Rose dishes out his witty,
biting observations and lets readers into the
minds of basketball players on and off the
As a former member of the Michigan Wolverine’s “Fab
Five” and a player in some of the Indiana Pacers’ best
seasons, Rose is well-qualified to expose the inner
workings of college basketball. His sharp tongue, quick
wit, and irreverent sense of humor leave no subject
untouched, from the ways players blow off steam on
the road (champagning and campaigning) and what the
groupie scene is like in various NBA cities, to what draft
day is like and how race plays out in the locker room.
Flagrant Fouls will also discuss trends and transitions
within the game, including the rise and fall of the point
guard and the end of the dominant center. Rose’s
personal story is woven throughout the book and serves
to illuminate his opinions on the larger world of celebrity
and culture.
JALEN ROSE was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and
attended Southwestern High School and the University
of Michigan. As the only team in Final Four history to
start five freshmen, the Michigan Wolverines appeared in
back-to-back NCAA Championship games. In 1994, Jalen
was drafted in the first round by the Denver Nuggets. As
a member of the Indiana Pacers, he appeared in three
straight Eastern Conference finals and went to the NBA
Finals in 2000. While many basketball stars make the
transition to the small screen after they hang up their
basketball kicks, Jalen made the bold leap in the midst of
his NBA career in 2002, becoming a multifaceted reporter
and on-air personality for Fox Sports Nets famed
Best Damn Sports Show Period. In 2000, Jalen established
the Jalen Rose Foundation/Charitable Fund to create
life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through
the development of unique programs and the distribution
of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations.
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Annsley Rosner
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Crown, Hogarth, and Broadway
212-782-9740 ·
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Under Magnolia
A Southern Memoir
Frances Mayes
Publicist: Rebecca Welbourn
212-782-9634 |
A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in
the Deep South and the region’s powerful influence on her life.
The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her
childhood and adolescence in Fitzgerald, Georgia. From her years as a spirited, secretive girl, through her university
studies—a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of
travel—to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly re-creates the intense relationships of her past,
recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated parents. Under Magnolia is a searingly honest, humorous,
and moving ode to family and place, an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge
lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home.
In addition to her bestselling Tuscany memoirs, Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, and Every Day in Tuscany,
FRANCES MAYES is the author of the travel memoir A Year in the World; The Tuscan Sun Cookbook; the illustrated books
In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home (with Edward Mayes); Swan, a novel; The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers;
and five books of poetry. She divides her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina.
Broadway Books
On Sale Date: 3/31/15
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A Novel
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Publicist: Rachel Rokick
212-782-8455 |
The cinematic, gothic, and already a New York Times bestseller, Bittersweet is a suspenseful and
atmospheric novel that will keep readers riveted to the very end.
On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate,
the beautiful, wild, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, her
cottage on the Vermont estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century. Mabel falls in love
with midnight skinny-dipping, the wet dog smell that lingers near the yachts, and the moneyed laughter that carries
across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Before she knows it, she has everything she’s ever wanted:
wealth, friendship, a boyfriend, and, most of all, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs.
But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows
may have done to keep their power intact—and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must
choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the familys dark
secrets and make Evs world her own.
Beautifully mysterious and richly detailed, this page-turning novel is an enthralling read.
MIRANDA BEVERLY-WHITTEMORE is the author of Set Me Free and The Effects of Light. She lives in Brooklyn.
Broadway Books
On Sale Date: 4/28/15
Trade Paperback
Fiction - Coming Of Age
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A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre; Afterword by John Le Carré
Publicist: Annsley Rosner
212-782-9740 |
The New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s offers a powerful new
angle on the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.
Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s
counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the
enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philbys best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The
two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of
wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a
communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world.
But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to
Moscow—and not just Elliotts words, for, in America, Philby had made another powerful friend: James Jesus
Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton’s and Elliotts unwitting disclosures helped
Philby sink almost every important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives
to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect
his cover, his two friends never abandoned him—until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have
devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left
crippled in his wake.
Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-
before-seen British intelligence files, A Spy Among Friends is Ben Macintyre’s best book yet, a high-water mark in
Cold War history telling.
BEN MACINTYRE is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of Double Cross, Operation
Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, The Napoleon of Crime, and Forgotten Fatherland, among other books. Macintyre has also
written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.
Broadway Books
On Sale Date: 5/12/15
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2 A.M. at The Cats Pajamas
A Novel
Marie-Helene Bertino
Publicist: Rebecca Welbourn
212-782-9634 |
An enchanting and staggeringly original novel about one day in the lives of three
unforgettable characters.
Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who also happens to be an aspiring jazz singer. Still
mourning the recent death of her mother, and caring for her grief-stricken father, she doesn’t realize that on the
eve of Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life. After bravely facing
down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia’s legendary
jazz club The Cats Pajamas, where she’s determined to make her onstage debut. On the same day, her fifth-grade
teacher Sarina Greene, who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party
that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The
Cats Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can
find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it.
As these three lost souls search for love, music, and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia, together
they will discover life’s endless possibilities over the course of one magical night. A vivacious, charming, and moving
debut, 2 A.M. at The Cats Pajamas will capture your heart and have you laughing out loud.
MARIE-HELENE BERTINO is the author of Safe as Houses, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. An Emerging Writer
Fellow at New Yorks Center for Fiction, she has spent six years as an editor and writing instructor at One Story.
A Philadelphia native, she currently lives in Brooklyn.
Broadway Books
On Sale Date: 6/9/15
Trade Paperback
Fiction - Literary
Kate Tyler
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Clarkson Potter, Potter Style,
and Potter Craft
212-212-2551 ·
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Brunch at Bobby’s
140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend
Bobby Flay with Stephanie Banyas
and Sally Jackson
Publicist: Kate Tyler
212-572-2551 |
Publicist: Sean Boyles
212-782-9003 |
Brunch is Bobby Flay’s favorite meal of the
week—as fans of his restaurants and Cooking
Channel show know—and here are 140 flavorful
reasons why.
Known for his skills at the grill, since 2010 Bobby Flay
has also been sharing his other passion with television
viewers: Brunch. In Brunch @ Bobby’s, he includes recipes
for his all-time favorite breakfasts. Starting with the
lip-smacking cocktails we have come to expect from
Bobby—along with spiked and virgin, hot and iced coffees
and teas—he then works his way through eggs; pancakes,
waffles, and french toast (including flavored syrups and
spreads); pastries (a first for Bobby) and breads; salads
and sandwiches; and side dishes all in signature fashion.
Eggs Benedict heads to the Gulf Coast for an upgrade,
served atop homemade johnnycakes and crab cakes with
Old Bay hollandaise sauce. Pancakes get a double dose of
chocolate before being drowned in salted caramel sauce.
English popovers come stateside when made with cracked
black pepper and Vermont cheddar. And salmon definitely
benefits from a bright and crunchy Brussels sprout-apple
slaw. Pull up a seat at the table, grab a glass, and enjoy the
Sangria Sunrise! This is how Bobby does brunch.
BOBBY FLAY, a New York Times bestselling author, is the
chef-owner of six fine-dining restaurants—including Mesa
Grill, Bar Americain, Gato, and Bobby Flay’s Steak—and an
expanding roster of Bobby’s Burger Palaces. He is the host
of numerous popular cooking shows on Food Network
from the Emmy-winning Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction
to the Iron Chef America series, Throwdown! with Bobby
Flay, and Food Network Star—as well as Brunch @ Bobbys
on Cooking Channel.
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On Sale Date: 3/24/15
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Trisha’s Table
My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life
Trisha Yearwood with Beth Yearwood
Bernard, Foreword by Garth Brooks
Publicist: Kate Tyler
212-572-2551 |
Publicist: Sean Boyles
212-782-9003 |
Hotly anticipated, and full of healthy twists
on comfort food classics, Trishas Table is
bestselling cookbook author and country
megastar Trisha Yearwood’s first cookbook
since she debuted her wildly popular Food
Network show Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.
Responding to an increased demand, Trisha shares how
she has incorporated healthier cooking into her lifestyle
without completely forgoing the induldgences she (and
we) loves and craves. Trisha’s Table includes a balance of
healthy versions of comfort food along with a smattering
of indulgences. Whether slimmed down or “original,
Trisha’s recipes, such as Black Bean Quinoa, Slow-Cooker
Georgia Pulled Pork BBQ, and Chicken Tortilla Casserole,
are always delicious. Each of the more than 100 recipes
will appeal to Trisha’s huge southern fan base, while her
fresh outlook on food and life (and her TV exposure) will
also bring a new audience to this book.
TRISHA YEARWOOD has recorded nine #1 songs and
twelve albums, has won back-to-back Country Music
Association Female Vocalist of the Year, and has three
Grammys. Trisha’s Table will be her third cookbook.
Her previous two cookbooks, Home Cooking with Trisha
Yearwood and Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen,
were New York Times bestsellers and received widespread
media attention, including Redbook (cover), Country
Living, Good Morning America, The View, and The Rachael
Ray Show. Trisha is married to megasuperstar Garth
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My Pantry
Alice Waters
Publicist: Kate Tyler
212-572-2551 |
An entry-level introduction to Alice Waters’s
philosophy of food and cooking, this sweet,
petite collection of essays and recipes features
charming pen-and-ink illustrations by her
daughter, Fanny, and simple building-block
ingredients for creating impromptu meals all
year long.
In her most intimate and accessible cookbook to date,
Alice Waters extends an invitation to her home kitchen,
showing how she shops, cooks, and organizes her pantry
to make delicious home-cooked meals quick, simple,
and easy. Here she shares her recipes for the basics—
grains, sweet and savory preserves, cured meats and fish,
pickles, and condiments—that can be made ahead and
stored, then combined in dozens of flavorful ways. She
encourages readers to make their own provisions from
seasonal, organic, and healthful foods and to explore
the making of things,” so that artisanal specialties, from
cheese to pickles, are easily within reach (and budget).
My Pantry is an empowering guide for a new generation
of cooks looking to define their own aesthetics and
explore a style of cooking that is both pragmatic and
enlightened. The book is the perfect combination of
timely message and a lovely, highly giftable package.
ALICE WATERS is the executive chef, founder, and
owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley,
California. She founded the Edible Schoolyard and has
received the French Legion of Honor, WSJ Magazine
Humanitarian Innovator Award, and three James Beard
Awards. Alice is Vice President of Slow Food International
and the author of twelve books. Her most recent books
are the bestsellers The Art of Simple Food II and 40 Years
of Chez Panisse, and In the Green Kitchen. Chez Panisse
was recently awarded 4 stars by the San Francisco
Clarkson Potter / Pam Krauss Books
On Sale Date: 4/14/15
Cooking - Canning & Preserving
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A Bone to Pick
The Good and Bad News about Food, along with Wisdom, Insights, and Advice on Diets, Food Safety,
GMOs, Policy, Farming, and More
Mark Bittman
Publicist: Kate Tyler
212-572-2551 |
Publicist: Anna Mintz
212-572-6186 |
For years Mark Bittman has taught us to cook better and more simply. Since 2011, as a New York
Times opinion columnist, he has helped us cut through the noise and rhetoric of food politics
to become better consumers and citizens, joining a pantheon of food influencers including
Michael Pollan and Eric Schloss, who shape the way we talk about food.
Mark Bittman made headlines three years ago when it was revealed that, for the first time, the New York Times
opinion page would feature a food writer to help us make sense of the tangled webs of food, health, environment,
politics, and culture. As an opinion columnist, Mark has delighted us, enraged us, and inspired us to do more for
ourselves and our world with the same no-nonsense style. In the tradition of his NYT bestselling Food Matters, this
book collects the best of his columns, updated to reflect the latest research, and tied together with new material to
give context and show how far we’ve come in just a few years. What emerges is a collection that shows us the story
of who we are as a nation of cooks, eaters, and voters right now.
MARK BITTMAN is one of the countrys best-known and most widely respected food writers. His How to Cook
Everything books, with one million copies in print, are a mainstay of the modern kitchen. Bittman writes for the
opinion section of New York Times on food policy and cooking and is a columnist for the New York Times Magazine.
His The Minimalist cooking show, based on his popular NYT column, can be seen on the Cooking Channel. VB6
debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale.
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On Sale Date: 5/5/15
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Soul Food Love
Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of
Cooking in a Black Family
Alice Randall and Caroline Randall
Publicist: Anna Mintz
212-572-6186 |
Four generations of cooking and eating in
one black American family, as explored by
a mother-daughter literary duo who are
reclaiming and redefining soul food, with
80 recipes to help everyone live longer and
In May 2012, bestselling author of The Wind Done Gone
Alice Randall penned an op ed in the New York Times
titled “Black Women and Fat,” chronicling her quest to
be “the last fat black woman” in her family. Soul Food
Love, written with her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams,
uses the authors’ fascinating family history to explore
the often fraught relationship African American women
have had with food; once a place of servitude, scarcity,
and often violence, kitchens were reclaimed by black
cooks in the late 20th century, only to become places of
overabundance and overindulgence. With obesity rates
skyrocketing in the African American community, Alice
and Caroline advocate a powerful new way forward that
honors their cultural and culinary heritage by translating
recipes and traditions handed down by generations of
black cooks into easy, affordable, and indulgent but
healthful soul food dishes.
ALICE RANDALL, a New York Times bestselling author
novelist, teaches Soul Food, in Text, as Text at Vanderbilt
University. She also writes country music, including Trisha
Yearwood’s now classic “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American
Girl).” Randall has been recognized by the National
Institute of Health as a health champion and is Jamie
Oliver’s Food Revolution Nashville ambassador.
published poet, is pursuing her MFA at the University of
Clarkson Potter
On Sale Date: 2/3/15
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My New Roots
Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season
Sarah Britton
Publicist: Erica Gelbard
212-572-6182 |
The eagerly anticipated debut cookbook from
the wildly popular natural foods blogger Sarah
Britton, who makes eating healthful, whole
foods more enticing than ever before.
Sarah Britton’s approach to plant-based cuisine is
about satisfaction—foods that satiate on a physical,
emotional, and spiritual level—and making powerfully
healthy foods simply irresistible. Sarah shows readers
how to take this holistic whole foods approach in her
exquisite blog, My New Roots, and now brings that same
passion and sensibility to her debut cookbook. Here are
100 vegetarian (and often vegan) recipes that are free
of processed ingredients, including refined flours and
sugars. Sarah simmers thinly sliced celery root until it
mimics pasta for Butternut Squash Lasagna and whips up
easy raw chocolate to make homemade chocolate-nut-
butter candy cups. Her recipes are not about sacrifice,
deprivation, or labels—they are about enjoying delicious
food thats also good for you.
SARAH BRITTON is the acclaimed holistic nutritionist,
writer, and photographer behind the popular healthy
foods blog She has been featured in
O, The Oprah Magazine, Bon Appétit, Saveur, and Whole
Living, and has spoken at TedTalks and multiple nutrition
seminars and workshops throughout North America and
Europe. She has been invited to collaborate with
Michelin-starred chefs throughout Europe and was asked
to help design a special menu for NOMAs Nordic Food
Lab. She lives in Copenhagen with her husband and their
newborn son.
Clarkson Potter
On Sale Date: 3/31/15
Cooking - Health
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Milk Bar Life
Recipes & Stories
Christina Tosi, Author of Momofuku
Milk Bar
Publicist: Erica Gelbard
212-572-6182 |
Go off the clock with the ladies of Momofuku
Milk Bar as they bake one-bowl treats, cook
one-pot wonders, and embrace simple,
nostalgic—and often savory—recipes.
For anyone addicted to crack pie™, compost cookies, and
cake truffles, here are their savory counterparts—such as
pepperoni roll, bbq kale, and kimchi quesadillas—along
with plenty of make-at-home sweets thrown in for good
measure. Join Christina and her fellow “milk maids” as
they cook their way through “weaknights,” sleepovers,
road trips, and late-night snack attacks to make mind-
blowingly delicious meals with supermarket ingredients.
CHRISTINA TOSI is the pastry chef-owner of Momofuku
Milk Bar, with locations in New York and Toronto, and
the pastry chef of all of the four Momofuku restaurants
in New York. Milk Bar has cookie mixes sold through
Williams-Sonoma, a wedding cake department that bakes
for clients such as John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen, and a
line of “fashionably wholesome” cookies with Karlie Kloss
and FEED called Karlie’s Kookies.
Clarkson Potter
On Sale Date: 4/7/15
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Water, Spirit, Oil
Eric Prum and Josh Williams
Publicist: Anna Mintz
212-572-6186 |
The companion book to Shake and to
the soon-to-be-rolled-out Mason Infuser,
Infuse is both an instructional manual and
an idea book for infusing water, spirits, and
oils with anything thats fresh and flavorful—
from mellow cucumbers to fiery chiles; there
are recipes, too, for what to make with the
One can infuse any water, spirit, or oil with just about
anything—and its never been more convenient than with
the Mason Infuser, the authors’ follow-up to the Mason
Shaker. The Mason Infuser is outfitted with a high-quality
stainless-steel infuser cap. But you don’t need the
product to enjoy this book. Any vessel with a tight seal will
Infuse has the same cool, instructional design as its
sister book, Shake, but it goes beyond alcohol to flavored
waters and oils made with fresh ingredients that can later
be used to prepare refreshments and condiments. The
recipes include infused waters such as Overnight Chai
and Ginger Lemongrass Coconut Water, spirits like Coffee
Liqueur and Limoncello, and oils including Preserved
Lemon and Garlic Confit Oil. There are recipes throughout
that include the infusions in food and drink preparations.
ERIC PRUM and JOSH WILLIAMS have been best friends
since they were freshman roommates at the University
of Virginia. A decade later, they are founding partners in
W&P Design. In 2012 they launched a Kickstarter campaign
to manufacture a mason jar cocktail shaker. Their $5k
ask resulted in $75k of funding. The W&P product line
includes more than fifteen bar items under the Mason
Shaker brand, and by the end of the year their portfolio
will include 35 items.
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On Sale Date: 4/21/15
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Straight Up Tasty
Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels
Adam Richman
Publicist: Erica Gelbard
212-572-6182 |
The lovable star of Man vs. Food and the
forthcoming Food Fighters, who hilariously ate
his way from coast to coast, now takes us into
his home kitchen, with recipes as big and brash
as his appetite.
Adam Richman has met his fair share of foodie challenges
as the host of the Travel Channel’s most popular shows,
Man v. Food and Best Sandwich in America, and sampling
everything from unbearably spicy chicken wings to
monstrously huge stromboli. So what does he serve up
when hes at the stove? These 150 recipes are the perfect
blend of Adam’s experiencesfeaturing homemade
versions of his favorite road treats (adapting a signature
Philly sandwich into dumplings, or giving an Italian spin to
the Twin Cities classic Juicy Lucy burger) as well as totally
original recipes to punch up your everyday meals. (Just try
his chocolate mole pudding with toasted pumpkin seeds
or his poutine made with sweet potato fries, maple-glazed
pork belly, and fresh burrata.) He brings in a few family
favorites as well (a wild mushroom tart sprinkled with
crunchy panko or his mom’s spinach pie), and shares the
stories that inspired these meals in his warm, hilarious
voice. Adam shows you how to pull out all the stops at
the dinner table and serve up delicious dishes every time
without having to hit the road.
ADAM RICHMAN grew up in the food mecca of New
York City and even at a young age had a desire to taste
it all. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the
veteran of numerous roles on soaps, network shows, and
regional theater, he came into his own as host of Man v.
Food, which was an immediate and record-breaking hit
for Discoverys Travel Channel. He has since hosted its
sequel, Man v. Food Nation, and Adam Richman’s Best
Sandwich in America, and is the host of the upcoming
NBC culinary game show Food Fighters. He appears often
around the country and currently resides in
Brooklyn, New York.
Clarkson Potter
On Sale Date: 5/12/15
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Kate Tyler
Vice President, Publicity Director,
Clarkson Potter, Potter Style,
and Potter Craft
212-212-2551 ·
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The Apartment Therapy
Complete Home Book
Maxwell Ryan
Publicist: Anna Mintz
212-572-6186 |
The first-ever complete home book from
Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of
design and decorating from floor plans to paint,
specific rooms to style approaches, with the
goal of setting up and living well in a place you
For decades, Terence Conran’s Essential House books
were the everyman’s and everywoman’s bibles for creating
a residence that satisfied all of our home needs. Now,
Maxwell Ryan and the team behind Apartment Therapy
offer a complete home book for the 21st century, walking
readers through every aspect of setting up, decorating,
and caring for a place they will love to return to and one
that will evolve with you, your family, and your priorities.
From finding the right place (and doing a Move-in Cure
when you get there!) to getting a good room-to-room flow
to defining your style, from sprucing up floors and walls
to choosing art and accessories, this book first teaches
you how to set up your residence for everyday ease and
Vibrantly photographed room chapters follow, drawn
from 30 real-life homes, with in-depth tips and strategies
for designing efficient entryways, comfortable living
spaces, and even celebration-worthy outdoor spaces.
Finally, guidance on maintenance—including both
Year-Round and mini Home Cures and organization tips
galore—will help you keep your home looking and feeling
just right for years to come.
Part interior designer, part life coach, MAXWELL RYAN is
the cofounder of the Apartment Therapy blog network—
which receives 21 million monthly page views. Frequently
quoted in the shelter and mainstream press, Maxwell has
been called a “Makeover Guru” by the New York Times. He
is the author of Apartment Therapy, Apartment Therapy
Presents, and Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool
Spaces. He lives in New York.
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and Three Rivers Press
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No More
Maria Kang
FOUNDER OF No Excuse Moms
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The No More Excuses Diet
3 Days to Bust Any Excuse, 3 Weeks to Easy New Eating Habits, 3 Months to Total Transformation
Maria Kang
Publicist: Lauren Cook
212-782-9486 |
The No More Excuses Diet is a structured diet and fitness plan that uses short-term goals to
achieve big results. Readers learn how to balance their diets using a 30-30-30-10 scale, create
a fitness plan to target a specific goal, and overcome the excuses that so often interfere with
long-term results.
We all know that we should exercise and eat right, so why is it so hard to follow through? We make excuses for why
we aren’t taking better care of ourselves, saying things like, “Im too tired,” “I don’t have time,” or “Im just not built
to look that way.” But Maria Kang, the mother of three behind the viral “Whats Your Excuse?” mom photos, is here
to say that the excuses stop now.
It takes 3 days to break down an excuse, 3 weeks to develop a new habit, and 3 months to make a significant,
lasting change to your life, and Maria Kang is here to make sure you get big results every step of the way. The
first cycle of the program is S.P.E.E.D., which is about setting and executing ambitious goals. Maria uses a unique
30% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fats, and 10% flex diet that readers will customize to their specific needs, and
a combination of strength, cardio, and flexibility training to improve health and create a caloric deficit. Next
comes S.T.R.I.V.E., where readers learn to identify the excuses that are holding them back and learn habit-shifting
techniques to overcome any obstacle. Finally, the S.C.O.R.E. cycle is about celebrating the results and establishing
new goals to sustain the new normal.
MARIA KANG is a wife, mother of three, business owner, and founder of the No Excuse Mom fitness group.
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The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Arianna Huffington
Publicist: Penny Simon | 865-675-1705 |
Publicist: Rebecca Marsh | 212-572-2544 |
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback, Thrive is a call to arms to redefine how we
measure success in our work lives and personal lives. Beyond money and power, Arianna says,
is the third metric: the importance of well-being, wisdom, and fulfillment. The third metric is
creating a revolution in our lives, one that will be led by women as they reinvent what it means
to be successful in the workplace—but that will ultimately affect us all, men and women alike.
Thrive is a vital next step in the debate on women, success, and the workplace.
The principles behind Thrive came together in a commencement speech that Arianna Huffington gave to the
graduating women at Smith College in the spring of 2013. The speech touched a nerve and was quickly followed
by a major conference featuring Mika Brzezinski, Katie Couric, Candice Bergen, Dean Ornish, Valerie Jarrett,
Alina Tugend, George Stephanopoulos, Jeff Skoll, John Mackey, Jill Abramson, and many others. The goal of the
conference, which received international attention and acclaim, was to look beyond money and power to put
forth a third metric in women’s (and men’s) lives. That third metric includes our health and well-being, our wisdom
and sense of fulfillment, and our capacity to wonder and to give back. The way we currently define success leads
to burnout, overwork, lack of sleep, and being hyperconnected to technology 24/7, to the detriment of our
relationships, our families, our health, and even our careers. Our current definition of success is, as Arianna shows,
literally killing us. It is unsustainable for women, for men, for our communities, our nation and our planet. The
science is clear on the many ways we can reclaim our well-being and our lives. There is more to living a successful
life than just achieving short-term career milestones and a corner office. Thrive is a comprehensive look at how
America’s pursuit of happiness has gotten off track and a roadmap for the way forward.
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the cofounder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, one of
the most trafficked sites online. She is the author of a number of bestselling books, including Third World America
(2010, Crown), and Pigs at the Trough (2003, Crown).
On Sale Date: 3/17/15
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Beyond Willpower
The Secret Principle to Achieving Success
in Life, Love, and Happiness
Alexander Loyd, Ph.D.
Publicist: Allison Judd
212-782-9164 |
A new book from the bestselling author of
The Healing Code about how to finally get the
life you want—and go from stress to success in
just 40 days.
Did you know that most self-help programs that follow
the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate?
The truth is, the standard self-help mantra of tapping in
to your willpower and using the power of positive thinking
is actually a blueprint for failure. In Beyond Willpower,
bestselling author and psychological counselor Alex Loyd,
Ph.D., N.D. reveals the definitive self-help program to help
you finally achieve the life you want and the success you
deserve. Science has proven that stress is the primary
source of virtually any problem —physical, spiritual,
emotional, and even circumstantial. Loyd believes that
we need to understand how love works in our bodies to
combat stress. By harnessing love’s power and learning to
love in the present moment, you can define your life goals
and live mindfully in a state of peace. Beyond Willpower
offers a revolutionary 40-day holistic program based on
more than 25 years of clinical experience and rooted
in science, ancient wisdom, and proven therapeutic
techniques to remove personal obstacles that sabotage
success. Using the program you will define your goals
and hone in on want you really want in life—what really
defines success for you. No matter how you define it—as
wealth, career satisfactions, healing of health issues, or
resolution of relationship problems—Beyond Willpower
outlines a step-by step process for achieving that goal
once and for all, quickly and for the long term.
ALEX LOYD, Ph.D., N.D., holds doctorates in psychology
and naturopathic medicine. His 12-year search for a cure
for his wife’s depression led to the discovery in 2001 of
The Healing Code’s system to heal the source of virtually
any physical, emotional, success, or relational issue. Since
then his private practice has become the largest of its
kind in the world.
On Sale Date: 2/10/15
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Living with Intent
My (Somewhat) Messy Journey to Purpose,
Peace, and Joy
Mallika Chopra, founder and CEO
Publicist: Lauren Cook
212-782-9486 |
When the busyness of life sidetracks you from
living the way you intend, what can you do to
get on the right track? If you are the founder of
a lifestyle dot-com as well as the daughter of a
famous healer, theres all the more pressure to
find out.
As a mom, wife, and social media entrepreneur, Mallika
Chopra frequently wondered how she could possibly
do one more thing. Like so many, she was taking lousy
care of herself and having a difficult time finding richer
meaning and purpose in each day, even though that was
her business’s mission. Living with Intent is a practical yet
deeply personal look at her year-long journey to discover
some workable answers. Along the way, she sat down with
Andrew Weil, Eckhart Tolle, Gretchen Rubin, Marianne
Williamson, Daniel Siegel, and others, who shared their
valuable input and insight.
MALLIKA CHOPRA is the successful author of two previous
gift books for parents, 100 Promises to My Baby and 100
Questions from My Child. She is a busy mom of two, a
successful entrepreneur, as well as the founder and
CEO of and Intentblog, a successful social
media site and its sister blog. Chopra grew up in Lincoln,
Massachusetts, and graduated from Concord Academy,
Brown University, and the Kellogg School of Management.
On Sale Date: 4/7/15
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Cassey Hos Hot Body
The POP Pilates Plan to Get Slim, Eat Clean,
and Live Happy Through Every Season
Cassey Ho, YouTube’s #1 Fitness
Instructor and Creator of
Publicist: Rebecca Marsh
212-572-2544 |
From fitness sensation and creator of wildly
popular lifestyle site Cassey Ho,
a gorgeous, easy-to-use, and exciting diet and
exercise plan.
The 27-year-old exercise dynamo Cassey Ho is known
for her popular, exhilarating, and targeted “POP Pilates”
workouts, which utilize Pilates moves into more upbeat
sequences to keep practitioners engaged and active.
Casseys empire,, features her trademark
5- and 10-minute routines like Bikini Body and Post-
Holiday Fat Burn, which target specific body parts for
visible results. Hot Body Year-Round will finally bring
together Casseys irresistible and inspiring personality,
creative riffs on Pilates poses, and challenging sequences
to the page. Because fitness goals differ throughout the
calendar year—holiday eating and parties take a toll, while
summer activities keep calories burning even outside the
gym—the book is divided based on seasonal goals.
Casseys workouts are incredibly effective at keeping
women motivated and moving, and her rabid fanbase is
a testament to the devotion of her fans. New material,
never before featured on, will set the
book apart and make it a must-buy for Casseys followers.
Casseys simple, seasonal recipes and eating tips will
complement readers’ workout goals.
CASSEY HO is a fitness guru and online personality
best known for her creative and exuberant exercises.
Cassey is a certified Pilates and group fitness instructor,
as well as the creator of POP Pilates, the founder/
writer of, and the owner and designer of
oGorgeous, her own line of yoga and gym bags that are
functional and fashionable.
On Sale Date: 4/7/15
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Director of Publicity, Ten Speed Press,
Watson-Guptill, and Amphoto
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The Sprouted Kitchen
Bowl and Spoon
Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes to Savor
and Share
Sara Forte, Photography
by Hugh Forte
Publicist: Kristin Casemore
510- 285-2944 |
In this follow-up to her successful first book,
The Sprouted Kitchen, blogger and author
Sara Forte turns her attention to bowl food,
which combines vegetables, whole grains, and
lean proteins in one vessel to make a simple,
complete, and nutritious meal.
When gathered together in a single bowl, ingredients
nestle against each other in a unique marriage of flavor
and texture. This is how beloved food blogger Sara Forte
cooks everyday—creating sumptuous dishes colorful
enough to serve guests, simple enough to eat with a
spoon while sitting on the couch, and in amounts plentiful
enough to have easy leftovers for lunch the next day. In
this visually stunning collection of recipes that reflects
a new and more healthy approach to quick and easy
cooking, Sara features delicious ideas for every meal of
the day, such as Roasted Butternut Squash, Lentils, Leeks,
and Poached Eggs; Yellow Beets with Spicy Greens and
Poppyseed Dressing; Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Broth;
and Lemon Curd, Berries, and Graham Cracker Crumble.
SARA FORTE discovered her love for whole foods while
working on an organic farm. Soon after, she launched the
Sprouted Kitchen blog ( with her
husband, Hugh. Sara’s work has been featured in InStyle,
Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Fine Cooking,
The Kitchn, Etsy, Food52, and EcoSalon, and the blog was a
recent finalist in Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards for Best
Food Photography.
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On Sale Date: 3/31/15
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Food52 Genius Recipes
100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
Kristen Miglore, Foreword by
Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs
Publicist: Kristin Casemore
510-285-2944 |
An essential collection of more than
100 foolproof recipes from food luminaries
such as Julia Child, Alice Waters, and David
Chang—curated, introduced, and photographed
by the team behind the leading food website
This debut title from Food52 Works, a new imprint from
Ten Speed Press, draws from Food52’s James Beard
Award-nominated Genius Recipes column, which features
inventive recipes that rethink cooking tropes and, simply
put, are nothing short of genius. In this inspired book
for the modern cook, Food52’s executive editor, Kristen
Miglore, combines new genius recipes, greatest hits from
the column, and her own kitchen wisdom in a sleek,
lushly illustrated package. Whether its fail-safe Fried
Chicken from Michael Ruhlman or the imaginative Black
Pepper Tofu from Yotam Ottolenghi, once you try these
recipes, you’ll never need to go back to other versions.
Plus with abundant how-to and finished dish photographs
throughout, Genius Recipes is destined to become
every home cooks go-to reference for smart, enjoyable
KRISTEN MIGLORE is the executive editor at
She has a masters degree in Food Studies from New York
University and a culinary degree from the Institute of
Culinary Education.
AMANDA HESSER is the cofounder and CEO of and has been named one of the fifty most
influential women in food by Gourmet.
MERRILL STUBBS is the cofounder and editor in chief
of and has worked in the food industry for
more than a decade.
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On Sale Date: 4/7/15
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Franklin Barbecue
A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin with Jordan Mackay
Publicist: Kristin Casemore
510-285-2944 |
A complete meat- and brisket-cooking
education from the country’s most celebrated
pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular
Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue—winner of
Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in
Texas award.
In this hotly anticipated debut, Aaron Franklin shares
the secrets behind his award-winning (and obsessed-
over) barbecue. More than just a recipe book, Franklin
Barbecue is a master course in the fine art of meat
smoking, Texas-style. With tips on how to source the very
best beef; build or hack your backyard smoker; find and
cure the right wood; and yes, step-by-step instructions
for making Franklin’s legendary brisket, ribs, and all the
fixins, Franklin Barbecue will be even more talked-about
and acclaimed than Franklin’s menu items.
AARON FRANKLIN is one of the biggest, most-recognized
names in barbecue and the wider food world. His
restaurant has won every major barbecue award and has
been in magazines ranging from GQ to Bon Appétit. The
line to get into Franklin Barbecue is as long as ever, and
the restaurant has sold out of brisket every day of its
existence. Franklin makes regular TV appearances on
BBQ Pitmasters, and will star in his own PBS program,
BBQ with Franklin, in spring 2015.
Ten Speed Press
On Sale Date: 4/7/15
Cooking - Barbecue
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Cookie Love
60 Recipes and Techniques for Turning the Ordinary
into the Extraordinary
Mindy Segal with Kate Leahy
Publicist: Lorraine Woodcheke
510-285-2951 |
A new, edgier take on baking cookies, from
a James Beard Award-winning chef and the
owner of the popular Chicago restaurant,
Mindy Segal is an up-and-coming chef and baker who’s
serious about cookies and bars. In her first cookbook,
Segal turns classic recipes into more elevated, fun
interpretations of everyone’s favorite sweet treat. From
Brown Butter with Hickory Smoked Bacon Chocolate Chip
Cookies and Crème de Violet Snickerdoodles, to Citrus,
Brown Butter, and Graham Cracker Shortbread with
Framboise Preserves and Hibiscus Sugar Rugelach, Segal’s
recipes are inspired and far from expected. This modern
twist on a traditional favorite is the perfect addition to
every baker’s bookshelf.
Pastry creator MINDY SEGAL specializes in contemporary
American cuisine, putting a modern twist on traditional
classics. The James Beard Foundation nominated her for
Outstanding Pastry Chef in the country five years in a row,
and she has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall
Street Journal, Food & Wine, and O, the Oprah Magazine,
as well as made appearances on television, including
Today and the Food Network. Mindy is the proprietor of
Chicago’s popular HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert
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A Modern Way to Eat
200+ Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes (That Will Make
You Feel Amazing)
Anna Jones
Publicist Kristin Casemore
510- 285-2944 |
A beautifully photographed and modern
vegetarian cookbook packed with quick,
healthy, and fresh recipes that explore the full
breadth of vegetarian ingredients—grains, nuts,
seeds, and seasonal vegetables—from Jamie
Oliver’s London-based food stylist and writer
Anna Jones.
How we want to eat is changing. More and more people
cook without meat several nights a week and are
constantly seeking to push the boundaries of their own
vegetarian repertoire. At the same time, people want
food that is a little lighter, healthier, and easier on our
wallets, and that relies less on dairy and gluten. Based on
how Anna likes to eat day to day—from a blueberry and
amaranth porridge, to a quick autumn root panzanella, to
a pistachio and squash galette—A Modern Way to Eat is a
cookbook for how we want to eat now.
ANNA JONES is a cook, writer, and food stylist. She has
worked with several well-known chefsYotam Ottolenghi,
Henry and Tom Herbert (The Fabulous Baker Brothers),
Sophie Dahl, Stevie Parle—and has cooked for British
royalty and American presidents. She also helped Jamie
Oliver create and grow his global food empire, styling,
writing, and working behind the scenes. Jones’s work
has appeared in the Telegraph, Observer Food Monthly,
the Guardian, Jamie, and Delicious magazines. She lives,
writes, and cooks in Hackney, East London.
Ten Speed Press
On Sale Date: 4/21/15
Cooking - Vegetarian
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The Violet Bakery
Baking All Day on Wilton Way
Claire Ptak
Publicist: Lorraine Woodcheke
510-285-2951 |
A design-forward cookbook for sweet and
savory baked goods from London’s popular
Violet Bakery that focuses on quality
ingredients, seasonality, and taste (as opposed
to science) as the keys to creating satisfying,
delightful homemade pastries, tarts, sweets,
and more.
American chef and Chez Panisse alum Claire Ptak shares
recipes and stories from her well-loved East London
bakery in this beautiful, inspirational cookbook. As a
gifted pastry chef with an artists eye (she is a former
Vogue food stylist), Ptaks approach to sweets is both
aspirational and doable: her recipes are made with
familiar and available ingredients and focus on simple
flavors that satisfy the craving for something delicious
and homemade. The heart of the book addresses the
most important aspect of baking—flavor—and appeals
to both experienced and occasional bakers. Organized
from morning till night, Ptaks recipes cover the baking
spectrum: breakfast recipes such as Peach Crumb Buns
and Braised Fennel, Olive, and Caper Bread Pudding, and
treats for tea or dessert such as Ginger Molasses Cake
with Apricot Cream, Passion Fruit Curd Tart, or Pistachio
and Rosewater Cake, and are sure to satisfy any sweet
CLAIRE PTAK worked as a pastry cook and later as a
pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse before
moving to London with her husband. After working at
many top restaurants in the city and photo styling for
such Guardian food columnists as Jamie Oliver and
Yotam Ottolenghi (including the eggplant dish on Plenty’s
cover), Claire opened Violet Bakery in 2005, where she
sells baked goods to a loyal and enthusiastic following.
Her bakery has been featured in Edible Selby, Elle, Food
& Wine, the New York Times, and Jamie, among other
Ten Speed Press
On Sale Date: 4/21/15
Cooking - Baking
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The Realism Challenge
Drawing and Painting Secrets from a Modern Master
of Hyperrealism
Mark Crilley
Publicist: Natalie Mulford
510-285-2959 |
A captivating, step-by-step guide that teaches
artists to draw and paint exact duplicates of
common objects, rendered in the trompe loeil,
hyperrealistic style of artist Mark Crilley’s
popular YouTube video series.
With over 10 million views and growing, Mark Crilleys
“Realism Challenge” YouTube videos have an enormous
worldwide legion of fans and have been featured on
sites such as Yahoo News and Reddit. Now, for the first
time, Crilley pulls back the curtain to reveal his artistic
tricks and secret methods for creating these astonishing
renderings. The Realism Challenge leads artists through
Crilley’s use of pencil, watercolor, pastel, and gouache
to produce lifelike, seemingly impossible drawings
of common household objects like playing cards,
crumpled paper, leaves, and seashells that look just like
photographs. Each lesson builds off the previous, with
sidebars covering specific techniques—such as rendering
drop shadows, applying white highlights, and building
from light to dark—that artists can master in order to
conquer the Realism Challenge.
MARK CRILLEY is the author of Mastering Manga and
Mastering Manga 2, as well as several manga novels,
including the Akiko series, Miki Falls, the Billy Clikk novels,
and Brody’s Ghost. Since being selected for Entertainment
Weekly’s “It List” in 1998, Crilley has published nearly
twenty books and developed a massive Internet following
for his drawing demonstration videos, earning him a
spot as one of the top 25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on
YouTube. His books have been featured in USA Today, the
New York Daily News, and Disney Adventures magazine, as
well as on CNN Headline News.
On Sale Date: 5/5/15
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Learning to See Creatively,
Third Edition
Design, Color & Composition in Photography
Bryan Peterson
Publicist: Natalie Mulford | 510-285-2959| natalie.mulford@
Completely revised and updated throughout,
Bryan Peterson’s classic guide to creativity
helps photographers visualize their work, and
the world, in a whole new light by developing
their photographic vision.
BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer,
internationally known instructor, and founder of The
Perfect Picture School of Photography at www.PPSOP.
com. He is also the best-selling author of Understanding
Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Understanding
Close-Up Photography, Understanding Digital Photography,
Beyond Portraiture, and, most recently, Bryan Petersons
Understanding Photography Field Guide. His trademark
use of color and strong, graphic composition have
garnered him many photographic awards, including
the Art Director Club’s Gold Award and honors from
Communication Arts and Print magazines. He currently
splits his time between Chicago and France.
Amphoto Books
On Sale Date: 7/7/15
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Carisa Hays
Vice President,
Executive Director of Publicity,
The Crown Publishing Group
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How Behavior Change Begins, How to Make It Meaningful, How to Make It Last
Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
Publicist: Megan Perritt
212-572-2543 |
Bestselling author and one of the world’s foremost executive coaches, Marshall Goldsmith
examines the emotional and psychological triggers that cause us to react and behave in certain
preset, often inappropriate ways at work and in life. Triggers shows us how to break that cycle
and enact meaningful change.
In Triggers, renown executive coach and psychologist Marshall Goldsmith discusses the emotional triggers that set
off a reaction or a behavior in us that often works to our detriment. Do you find that at times you suddenly become
defensive or enraged by an idle comment from a colleague? Or that your temper rises when another car cuts you
off in traffic? Your reactions don’t occur in a vacuum. They are the result of emotional and psychological triggers
that often happen only in specific settings—at meetings, or in competitive situations, or with a specific person who
rubs you the wrong way, or when you feel under particular pressure. Being able to recognize those triggers and
understand how the environment affects our behavior is key to controlling our responses and managing others at
work and in life. Make no mistake—change is hard. And the starting point is the willingness to accept help, and the
desire to change. This book will show you how.
Over the course of this book, Marshall explores the power of active questions to get us to take responsibility for
our actions—and our failure to act. Questions such as “Did I do my best to make progress toward my goal?” and
“Did I work hard at being fully engaged?” He discusses the importance of structure in effecting permanent change.
Because, he points out, change is hard, and without a structure to keep us on track, we inevitably relapse and fall
Filled with illuminating stories from Marshalls work with some of the most accomplished executives and leaders
in America, Triggers shows readers how to achieve meaningful and sustained change that will allow us to open our
imaginations and escape the rigidity of binary thinking.
MARSHALL GOLDSMITH is the leading executive coach in the world, and the author of the bestsellers What Got You
Here Won’t Get You There (2007) and Mojo (2010). He received his Ph.D. from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
His client list is a who’s who of American CEOs. He and his wife live in San Diego.
Crown Business
On Sale Date: 4/7/15
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Better and Faster
The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas
Jeremy Gutsche
Publicist: Megan Perritt
212-572-2543 |
In Better and Faster, Jeremy Gutsche, founder
and CEO of the world’s largest trend-hunting
website, (which has more
than 2 billion page views), shows how to quickly
spot patterns that can yield life-changing
business ideas.
Patterns surround us, but most people fail to make the
key connections. They don’t recognize entrepreneurial
ideas, gaps in service, or areas where its worth diverging
from the mainstream. After studying 250,000 innovations,
advising more than 300 brands, and interviewing over a
thousand consumer insight directors and CEOs, Jeremy
Gutsche, aided by his Trend Hunter team, is here to show
readers how to find business ideas that will be powered
by one, two, or sometimes dozens of trends. In particular,
he’ll be revealing the six patterns of opportunity that
drive success—Convergence, Divergence, Cyclicality,
Redirection, Reduction, and Acceleration—and featuring
hundreds of real-life “idea bonanzas” that have rich
takeaway for anyone seeking to thrive as an entrepreneur,
innovator, or investor.
JEREMY GUTSCHE, MBA, CFA, is an innovation expert,
award-winning author, “one of the most sought-after
keynote speakers on the planet,” and the founder of, the world’s most popular trend-
spotting website, which boasts more than 2 billion
page views and over 3 million Facebook fans. Prior to
founding Trend Hunter, Jeremy grew a $1 billion portfolio
for Capital One, and today over 300 brands rely on his
expertise, including Victoria’s Secret, Sony, Coca-Cola,
IBM, Wells Fargo, and Hughes Aerospace.
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By the People
Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission
Charles Murray
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A groundbreaking book by bestselling author and social historian Charles Murray that exposes
the corruption of government regulation and charts a new course for restoring individual
freedom and limited government in our daily affairs.
The American project is on the threshold of its third act. Act I was the nation’s founding, establishing protections of
individual liberty; Act II began in the 20th century, when the welfare state was grafted onto the original conception
of limited government. But Act II has proven unsustainable. Through legislative overreach and misguided court
decisions that expanded the federal governments scope, regulations originally intended to protect individuals have
morphed into an unjust, tangled web that harms individuals and small businesses while serving special interests and
the few who are wealthy enough to operate above the law by hiring good lawyers and accountants.
In By the People, Charles Murray shows how, through a resurgence in federalism (states’ rights), coordinated mass
civil disobedience, and privately funded court cases in which the corruption of the regulatory process gets exposed
and hamstrung, Americans can take back their individual liberty and restore the rule of law rightly understood;
because the federal government isn’t an invincible foe against which we are powerless to resist. It consists of people
working in offices who are answerable to us, the citizenry, and when the government oversteps its bounds, we, the
people, must remind them who’s in charge.
CHARLES MURRAY is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He first came to national attention in
1984 with his book Losing Ground. His subsequent books include In Pursuit, The Bell Curve (with Richard J. Herrnstein),
What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, In Our Hands, and Real Education. He received a bachelors
degree in history from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT. He lives with his wife in Burkittsville, Maryland.
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The Conservatarian
Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the
Right’s Future
Charles C. W. Cooke
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Publicist: Alexandra Knight
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A blueprint of action and ideology for the
growing population of socially liberal, fiscally
conservative young members of the political
Right, from an up-and-coming National
Review columnist
There is a underserved movement budding among young
conservatives, in which fiscal responsibility and controlled
government spending remain crucial tenets, but issues
like gay marriage and drug control are approached
with a libertarian bent. The ideas of this growing wave
need a public, nuanced voice. The implications for
the Republican party if this philosophy is more widely
adopted may not only spur major change within the
party, but could also revitalize its chances of claiming
more power in our government. Author Charles Cooke
has coined the term “conservatarian” for this group, and
The Conservatarian Manifesto is his explanation of what
defines this new breed of Republican, what they believe
on every hot-button issue of our day, and how they can
effect change within the GOP.
CHARLES COOKE is a writer at National Review and a
graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied
modern history and politics. His work has focused
especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free
speech, the Second Amendment, and American
exceptionalism. Charles is the cohost of the Mad Dogs
and Englishmen podcast, and has broadcast for HBO (Real
Time with Bill Maher), BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, The Blaze,
CNBC, CTV, ABC, Sun News, and CBS. In addition to
National Review, his writing has also been published by
the National Interest, the Washington Times, and the
New York Post.
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I Tried Until I Almost Died
From Anxiety and Frustration to Rest and Relaxation
Sandra McCollom; Foreword by Dave and Joyce Meyer
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For anyone worn-out from trying to live up to high expectations, this refreshing book from the
daughter of best selling author Joyce Meyer reveals how to live fully in the freedom of grace.
Although she became a Christian at the age of 8, Sandra lived many years under the common misconception that in
order to please God, she had to follow religious rules and perform perfectly. Convinced she could never measure
up to His expectations, she became consumed by anxiety, frustration, and stress. In this book, she reveals her
transformational journey into grace and shows readers how to experience for themselves the freedom that comes in
exchanging self-efforts for the power of Jesus at work in and through their lives.
SANDRA McCOLLOM is thrilled to be a wife and a mom of twin girls. Her passion is sharing about the life-
transforming power of Gods grace, helping others discover the freedom she found after experiencing a radical life
transformation through God’s grace.
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Hiding in the Light
Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus
Rifqa Bary
Publicist: Beverly Rykerd
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The compelling personal story of a teenage girl who stood against her family’s faith to convert
to Christianity and who gave up everything in her flight from religious persecution.
In 2009 the story broke in national media of a teenage girl who had run away from her Ohio home, claiming that her
Muslim father had threatened to kill her for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Her parents denied the charges
and fought to have her returned home, but she became a ward of the state, placed into foster care until she was
emancipated at age 18. Today that girl is a young woman still living in an undisclosed location, still convinced her life
is under threat—and still passionate about following Jesus, despite the risks.
RIFQA BARY is a passionate 22-year-old Muslim converted to Christianity and an engaging speaker. Her passions are
prayer, studying the Bible, and serving the poor. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing to further her goal of aiding
the poor and needy through international missions.
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Its Good to Be Queen
Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba
Liz Curtis Higgs
Publicist: Beverly Rykerd
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Timeless biblical wisdom for modern women who aspire to please the King of kings.
When it comes to queens in the Bible, we know the good one, Queen Esther, and the bad one, Queen Jezebel. But
what about the wise one, the Queen of Sheba? This wealthy royal from antiquity, who longed to observe for herself
the wisdom of Solomon, offers a storehouse of treasures for her modern sisters, showing us how to seek after truth,
ask the right questions, keep an open mind, give generously, and honor God above all.
LIZ CURTIS HIGGS is an award-winning speaker and the best selling author of more than 30 books, including
The Girl’s Still Got It and the Bad Girls of the Bible series. Articles featuring Liz have appeared in more than 300 major
newspapers and magazines, as well as on,,, and many other websites. She has
been interviewed on more than 700 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MSNBC,
NPR, CBC Canada, Focus on the Family, Life Today, Midday Connection, and Janet Parshall’s America.
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The Pharaohs Daughter
A Treasures of the Nile Novel
Mesu Andrews
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Plunging readers into the tumult of ancient
Egypt, this epic tale of Pharoahs daughter—
sister to King Tut and the rescuer of the infant
Moses—will appeal to readers of novels who
adored Francine Riverss A Lineage of Grace or
The Red Tent.
Scarred by memories of her mothers death during
childbirth, Anippe is terrified to give her husband Sebak
the son he wants and deserves. When the Pharaoh orders
Hebrew males murdered at birth, Anippe rescues a
newborn from the Nile, believing the gods have answered
her prayers for a son. But are the gods smiling or
taunting? When Egypt’s wicked Vizier threatens to divide
Egypts Two Lands, Anippe conceals her son’s heritage
and hopes to place him in line for the throne. Could her
handsome boy rule Egypt one day? Or will someone hear
the Hebrews call Mehy Moses and destroy everything
Anippe holds dear?
MESU ANDREWS’s deep understanding of and love for
God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for her readers.
Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes (Revell, 2011), won the
2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Her three
subsequent novels, Love’s Sacred Song, Love in a Broken
Vessel, and The Shadow of Jezebel all released to great
reader enthusiasm. Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest
with her husband, Roy.
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Trusting God in an Unsafe World
Susie Davis
Publicist: Beverly Rykerd
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Hope for any woman who longs to live unafraid
and experience the beauty of God’s love in the
midst of an often terrible and terrifying world.
In 1978, then-eighth-grader Susie Davis watched as a
thirteen-year-old neighbor entered her classroom and
shot the teacher. As a witness to one of the earliest
school shootings in our nation, Susie brings a unique voice
and personal context to the timeless issue of overcoming
fear in a world where life is fragile. Her hardwon insights
on how women can learn to trust God in the face of
tragedy are needed more than ever in a nation rocked by
senseless bombings and school shootings.
SUSIE DAVIS is an author, blogger, and speaker who has
a passion for helping people find joy in their everyday
lives. Susie is married to Will Davis Jr., the senior pastor
of Austin Christian Fellowship, which they cofounded.
Together they have three young adult children.
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I’m Happy for You (Sort Of...
Not Really)
Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison
Kay Wills Wyma
Publicist: Lynette Kittle
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A challenge for anyone caught up in the
constant pursuit of busyness and self-
promotion to choose instead a countercultural
means of finding satisfaction exactly where they
Mother of five Kay Wyma has witnessed firsthand how
constant comparison breeds a lack of contentment,
sapping joy and peace from our kids, from our families,
from our lives—forcing us to live at breakneck speed to
avoid falling behind or missing out. In addition to exposing
the problem of competitive living, Kay offers practical
suggestions for how we can learn to measure our lives less
by how fast we’re moving and more by how much we’re
celebrating, in ourselves, our kids, and in others.
KAY WILLS WYMA is a mother of five children between the
ages of 6 and 17. Before transitioning to the role of stay-
at-home mom, she held positions at the US Department
of State, the White House, and Bank of America. More
recently she has worked as a successful political
fund-raiser and serves in leadership roles with various
organizations. She earned a BA from Baylor University
and an MIM from the American Graduate School of
International Management. Happily married to Jon, she
inspires other parents through her blog, which garners
more than 10,000 unique views per month.
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Finding Your Way Back
to God
Five Awakenings for Your New Life
Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson
Publicist: Lynette Kittle
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A guide to personal renewal for those who are
searching for an authentic connection to God.
For two decades, the motto “helping people find their way
back to God” has described the mission of Community
Christian Church, founded by brothers Dave and Jon
Ferguson. The most common obstacle to faith, the
Fergusons propose, is overwhelmingly not believing in
God—90 percent of Americans do, according to Gallup
research. The problem is finding and connecting with the
God we already believe in. Drawing on the
well-known story of the Prodigal Son, the authors show
how most people set out with good intentions, only to
find themselves floundering in what he calls “spiritual
amnesia.” They dare readers to engage in a 30-day wager
with God by praying each day, “God, if you are real, make
yourself real to me.” Then they lead readers through
five crucial awakenings that move them from doubt and
confusion to love, purpose, and meaning—and a personal
relationship with God.
DAVE FERGUSON is Founding and Lead Pastor of
Community Christian Church, an innovative multisite
missional community. The church has grown from a few
college friends to thousands meeting every weekend at 14
locations throughout Chicago and has been recognized
as one of the most influential churches in America. Dave
and his wife, Sue, have three school-age children, and
live in Naperville, IL. JON FERGUSON is a co-founder of
Community Christian, a teaching pastor, and a leader
in NewThing, a church planting network. He is currently
helping to plant a Community campus in the Lincoln Park
neighborhood of Chicago. With his brother Dave, he co-
authored three church leadership books: The Big Idea,
Exponential, and Discover Your Mission Now. He and his
wife, Lisa, have two children, Graham and Chloe.
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Finding Your Way Back to God DVD
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Jesus Was an Airborne
Find Your Purpose Following the Warrior Christ
John McDougall
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For those with military interests, the mission
of Jesus portrayed as the Great Raid behind
enemy lines.
In this fresh, exhilarating take on the story of redemption,
Captain McDougall retells the life of Jesus, and the
mission of his followers, as analogous to a Special Forces
incursion behind enemy lines.
“For too long, our churches have portrayed Jesus as
Wimp who is far too gentle to confront evil and much
too tolerant to correct injustice,” declares McDougall.
“Men are not inclined to follow this Sunday School Jesus.
But there is a third alternative: to restore the long-lost
concept of Christus VictorChrist the Conqueror.
Combat-seasoned and seminary trained, McDougall
weaves stories from the front with biblical teaching as he
reframes the gospel in terms that action-oriented readers
will be drawn to, learn from, and be highly motivated to
follow in their daily lives.
A West Point graduate, ordained minister, and combat-
decorated veteran of multiple tours in Iraq and
Afghanistan in the elite Army Ranger corps, CAPTAIN
JOHN MCDOUGALL currently serves the Special
Operations community as chaplain of the 75th Ranger
Regiment. On leave from active duty in 2006-2010, he
earned his Master of Divinity degree from Multnomah
Biblical Seminary. He and his wife, Briana, have three
young children.
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Five Years in Heaven
The Unlikely Friendship that Answered Life’s Greatest Questions
John Schlimm
Publicist: Katie Moore
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How do you get to heaven? The answer lies in this true story of one young man’s journey
to find hope and purpose with the help of an unlikely teacher—a compassionate, wise
octogenarian nun.
By the time John Schlimm was 32 years old, the Harvard-trained educator had worked with the White House as well
as in the country music industry. But his life had come to a standstill, lost in a whirl of questions about belonging,
faith, rejection, and purpose. Schlimm decides to return to his small-town roots in search of a new beginning.
Returning home, John meets 88-year-old Sister Augustine, the beguiling self-taught artist-in-residence of the
ceramic shop connected to the local convent. John is instantly bowled over by Sister’s quiet grace and vision, and
before long, his weekly visits to Sister’s shop evolve into a masters class in the meaning of life, love, and peace. In
Five Years in Heaven, John shares the wisdom, humor, grace, and inspiration he experienced during his hundreds
of visits with Sister Augustine, while he worked to turn this forgotten artist into a star and pillar of the community.
While John puts Sister Augustine on the front page of newspapers, she directs him on the road to self-discovery
and salvation. Five Years in Heaven reminds us that love can find you in the most unlikely of places, and the building
blocks of peace and happiness are always within our reach.
JOHN EVANGELIST SCHLIMM II is a Harvard-trained educator, artist, and writer. He has traveled the country speaking
about inspirational/motivational topics, cooking, entertaining, and public relations and has appeared on such
national media outlets as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, NPR, Martha Stewart Living’s Everyday Food, and Fox & Friends.
On Sale Date: 5/5/15
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The Catholic Advantage
Why Health, Happiness, and Heaven Await the Faith-
Bill Donohue
Publicist: Katie Moore
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The controversial president of the Catholic
League shows how the Church may be the
best guide for achieving long-term health and
According to Bill Donohue, religious Americans are by
far the healthiest and happiest of any segment of the
population; this is true across religions. When compared
to those who do not ascribe to religion, believers are
significantly healthier and happier (they are also more
likely to get to heaven). In his latest book, The Catholic
Advantage, Donohue turns his attention to the ways
Catholicism is experienced by believers. Here, he
explores a simplified and practical way of looking at the
faith, something he calls Common Sense Catholicism.
Donohue shows how the application of beliefs, bonds and
boundaries yields a life of health, happiness, and heaven.
But this isn’t just his opinion: Donohue backs up his
insights with new and challenging research.
DR. WILLIAM A. DONOHUE is the president and CEO of the
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s
largest Catholic civil rights organization. The publisher
of the Catholic League journal, Catalyst, Bill is also an
adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation and served
for two decades on the board of directors of the National
Association of Scholars. Winner of several teaching
awards and many awards from the Catholic community,
Bill has appeared on thousands of television and radio
shows speaking about civil liberties and social issues.
On Sale Date: 3/3/15
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Between the Dark and the
Embracing the Contradictions of Life
Joan Chittister
Publicist: Katie Moore
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From the beloved Benedictine nun, founder
of Benetvision, and author of The Gift of Years
comes a new inspirational guide for those
trekking the messy terrain between joy and
dark nights of the soul.
A part of the soul stirs at night, in the dark and soundless
times of day, when our defenses are down and our
daylight distractions no longer serve to protect us from
ourselves. What we suppress in the light emerges clearly
as questions about who we are and what we are doing in
our lives. In her latest book, Sister Joan Chittister shines
light on the inner confusions of our own age. Between
the Dark and the Daylight offers simple, poignant, and
practical meditations on how we can better understand
God and ourselves when chaos surrounds us.
JOAN CHITTISTER is an internationally known author
and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision,
a resource and research center for contemporary
spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of
American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership
Conference of Women Religious. Her books include
The Gift of Years, The Breath of the Soul, Uncommon
Gratitude, and Following the Path. She is a member of the
Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania.
On Sale Date: 3/31/15
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Encountering Truth
Meeting God in the Every Day
Pope Francis, edited by Antonio
Spadaro with a preface by Federico
Publicist: Katie Moore
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Experience the morning homilies of Pope
Francis and witness how he continues to
change the life of the Catholic Church.
Shortly after seven in the morning, Pope Francis gives a
brief homily in the little Vatican chapel of Saint Martha, in
front of an audience that is always different: gardeners,
office workers, nuns, and priests as well as a growing
group of journalists. It is a set appointment, and in some
ways a revolutionary innovation, where a Pope speaks
to everyone, off the cuff, without any written text, as he
would have done as a parish priest. Encountering Truth
is a collection of highlights from these homilies from
March 2013 to May 2014. Along with summaries by Radio
Vaticana (who recorded and transcribed the homilies)
and commentary by Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, these
reflections provide moments of inspiration, simplicity,
and a glimpse into the papal world very few ever get to
experience. Includes a preface by Federico Lombardi,
director of the Vatican’s press office.
POPE FRANCIS is the first Latin American to be elected to
the chair of Peter. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He
served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from
1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the archbishop of Buenos
Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. Following the resignation of
his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 28, 2013,
the conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal
name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
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Author Index
Andrews, Mesu
Bary, Rifqa
Benforado, Adam
Bernard, Beth Yearwood
Bertino, Marie-Helene
Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda
Bittman, Mark
Blehm, Eric
Bolick, Kate
Britton, Sarah
Charan, Ram
Chittister, Joan
Chopra, Mallika
Cooke, Charles C. W.
Crilley, Mark
Curtis Higgs, Liz
Davis, Susie
Donohue, Bill
Faber, Michel
Ferguson, Dave
Ferguson, Jon
Flay, Bobby
Forte, Hugh
Forte, Sara
Franklin, Aaron
George, Nina
Goldsmith, Marshall
Gutsche, Jeremy
Hawkins, Scott
Ho, Cassey
Hungton, Arianna
Hunter, Aislinn
Jenkins, Jerry
Jones, Anna
Kaling, Mindy
Kang, Maria
Kennedy, Eliza
Koch, Herman
Krauthammer, Charles
Larson, Erik
Leahy, Kate
Logan, Kirsty
Lombardi, Federico
Loyd, Alexander PhD
Macintyre, Ben
Mackay, Jordan
Maucci, Alissandra
Matheny, Mike
Mayes, Frances
McCollom, Sandra
McDougall, John
Miglore, Kristen
Miller, Jax
Murray, Charles
Peterson, Bryan
Pope Francis
Prum, Eric
Prak, Claire
Rancic, Giuliana
Randall, Alice
Randall Williams, Caroline
Reiter, Mark
Richman, Adam
Rose, Jalen
Rubin, Gretchen
Ryan, Maxwell
Schlimm, John
Segal, Mindy
Soderberg, Alexander
Spadaro, Antonio
Taylor, Sara
Tosi, Christina
Waters, Alice
Williams, Josh
Wills Wyma, Kay
Yearwood, Trisha

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