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Available Now........................................................ 1 Lois Greiman................................................... 15 November, 2013.................................................. 18 Rosanne Kohake.............................................. 20 Carola Dunn.................................................... 24 December, 2013.................................................. 29 Robert A. Heinlein............................................ 31 Cirque du Freak............................................... 40 Patricia H. Rushford........................................ 47 Mary Poppins................................................... 52 Wallace Stroby................................................. 59 Larry Niven...................................................... 63 January, 2014...................................................... 73 H. P. Lovecraft.................................................. 84 M. C. Beaton.................................................. 104 Charles G. West............................................. 107 Hollywood 360............................................... 111 February, 2014.................................................. 114 Ellery Queen................................................... 135 March, 2014...................................................... 150 A. W. Gray...................................................... 170 Hachette Audio.............................................. 171 Made for Success.......................................... 174 New from Waterlogg....................................... 176 Also Available Now............................................ 177 Title Index...................................................... 201 Blackstone at the Movies............................... 204 Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013........... 206

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PURE JOY The Dogs We Love By Danielle Steel Read by Renée Raudman

Here from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel is a charming love letter to the pet dogs that have enriched her life.

“Most assume that Steel’s life is as glamorous as her fiction…The real Steel is a bit more complicated.”

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In this charming memoir, Danielle Steel tells the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality that could light up a room. From Minnie’s arrival at home in San

Francisco

to

clothes-shopping

jaunts

in

Paris,

her

adventures provide the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt look

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DA N I E L L E ST E E L has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Big

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Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

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THE HEART OF LEADERSHIP Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow By Mark Miller Foreword by Patrick Lencioni Read by Jim Manchester

In this short, easy-to-read fable, bestselling author Mark Miller reveals five habits that underlie leadership character and

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determine

a

leader’s

success—and

he

teaches

leaders how to develop these habits.

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he

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teaches leaders how to develop these habits. Like Miller’s previous books, this one follows the life of Debbie Bruster.

Business & Economics / Leadership

She finds herself mentoring Blake Brown, the son of her

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former mentor. She introduces him to other leaders, each of

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successful. Blake discovers that his problem is not one of skills

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of

character,

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Miller

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as

five

learnable character traits. A roadmap for aspiring leaders, this book is designed to help people get their lives and

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MILLER

effectiveness

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Chick-fil-A,

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organizational his

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career as an hourly team member in 1977 and joined the

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corporate staff in 1978. He previously served in leadership

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roles in corporate communications, field operations, quality

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and customer satisfaction, and training and development.

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He is the author of The Secret of Teams and the coauthor of

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The Secret and Great Leaders Grow.

MARKETING Written by the coauthor of the international bestseller The Secret, with almost 500,000 copies worldwide National publicity targeting business publications such as Success, Forbes, Fortune, and BusinessWeek Online publicity campaign targeting major business websites and bloggers Social media promotion via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn Promotion to 10,000 Chick-fil-A employees in 1,500 locations Will appeal to fans of motivational business authors like John C. Maxwell and Ken Blanchard Website: GreatLeadersServe.org 2


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BROKEN SILENCE By Karen Rose Read by Marguerite Gavin

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Watch Your

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Assistant

comes State’s

a

suspenseful

Attorney

new

Daphne

novella

featuring

Montgomery

and

Baltimore Special Agent Joseph Carter.

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maintains tension from beginning to end.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review), on You Belong to Me

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After a traumatic kidnapping, Daphne’s boss insists that she

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take time off. But she refuses to sit on the sidelines when

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she meets a six-year-old girl who the police call Angel.

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Angel hasn’t spoken a word since they found her four days ago next to a burned out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents. Joseph knows that helping Angel is exactly what Daphne needs right now. But when Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel—one that drives Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer.

KAREN

ROSE

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a

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Award–winning

author

of

romantic suspense. A former chemical engineer and high school chemistry and physics teacher, she lives in Florida with her family and their cat, Bella, and dog, Loki.

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THE DYNAMICS OF DISASTER By Susan W. Kieffer Read by Heather Henderson

Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be

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event.

Leading

geologist

Susan

W.

Kieffer

shows how all disasters are connected.

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most types of natural disasters, taking us behind the scenes

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of the underlying geology that causes them and showing

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that only by truly understanding the dynamics of disasters

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can we begin to institute practices to minimize their impact on our lives.

S U SA N W. K I E F F E R is professor emerita of geology at the University of Illinois and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. She hosts a popular blog called Geology

in

Motion.

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lives

on

Whidbey

Island,

Washington.

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THE PERFECT MATCH The Blue Heron Series, Book # 2 By Kristan Higgins Read by Amy Rubinate

What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise?

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“Both gut-wrenchingly emotional and

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hysterically funny at the same time…Kristan Higgins writes the books you don’t want to end.”

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Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush—who is now engaged to her best friend.

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But Honor is determined to get back out there, which is easier

said

than

done

in

Manningsport,

New

York,

population 715. Charming British professor Tom Barlow just wants to do right by his unofficial stepson, Charlie, but his

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visa is about to expire. Now Tom must either get a green

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card or leave the States. In a moment of impulsiveness,

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Honor agrees to help Tom with a marriage of convenience—

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and make her ex jealous in the process. But when sparks start to fly, Honor and Tom must decide if what they’ve

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found is the real deal.

K R I STA N H I G G I N S is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers

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America their

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been funny

dialogue, and sweet plots with a deliciously tart edge” (USA Today). She lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband and two children.

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THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET A Joe Gunther Novel The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book # 24 By Archer Mayor Read by Tom Taylorson

Archer Mayor’s New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together. (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

“Settling in with a new Joe Gunther novel is like catching up with old friends…This

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police

twenty-fourth entry in a wonderful series is

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very close to Mayor’s best.”

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—Booklist (starred review)

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After Vermont is devastated by a hurricane, Joe Gunther and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are called in on an odd series of seemingly unrelated cases. In the wake of the hurricane,

a

seventeen-year-old

gravesite

is

politician

turns

up

dead

at

his

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exposed,

revealing a coffin that is filled with rocks. Meanwhile, a retired

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home under suspicious circumstances, and a patient who

Author’s Home: Newfane, Vermont

calls herself the Governor has walked away from a state

Setting: Vermont

mental facility during the post-hurricane flood. It turns out

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there’s more to this woman than meets the eye, and she

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may unknowingly have information that links all the cases

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together.

A R C H E R M AYO R is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series of mystery novels featuring detective Joe

Gunther,

of

which

Tag

Man

was

a

New

York

Times bestseller. He is a past winner of the New England Book Award for his body of work, the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. He also works as a death

investigator,

a

sheriff’s

deputy,

and

a

volunteer

firefighter and EMT. He lives in Newfane, Vermont.

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FRACTURED SOULS The Shattered Promises Series, Book # 2 By Jessica Sorensen Read by Erin Bennett

The second installment in the steamy Shattered Promises series,

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York

Times

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USA

Today

bestselling

author Jessica Sorensen

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Gemma thought she had said her good-byes and had felt every

possible

emotion

she

could

before

her

soul

was

detached again. Deep down inside, she hoped she’d never wake

up.

But

she

does

wake

up

and

she

remembers

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everything. Alex is telling her that everything’s okay, that he

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only person she can trust is Laylen, and even that becomes complicated when the lines of their friendship begin to blur. While

Gemma

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with

her

emotions

and

relationships, she searches for her mother, but the further

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she digs into the past, the more she wonders if maybe

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some things are better left in the dark.

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J E S S I CA

S O R E N S E N is a New York Times and USA

Today bestselling author who lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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THE INFLUENCE By Bentley Little Read by Joe Barrett

Everything is about to change.

“The horror poet laureate.” —Stephen King, praise for the author

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When

Ross

Lowry

moves

to

the

small

community

of

Magdalena, Arizona, he expects nothing more than a brief respite from his economic woes. But something is not right

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in the desert. After a raucous party on New Year’s Eve, the rich

and

successful

attendees

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suddenly

facing

catastrophic failure while the less well-off are flush with good

fortune.

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the

citizens

of

Magdalena

are

experiencing unnatural desires. Next their children begin to disappear

and

freakish

creatures

emerge

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the

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wilderness. But these are merely the early warning signs of a showdown with a powerful force of darkness that could obliterate the world forever, and only Ross Lowry sees the danger that lurks ahead.

BENTLEY

L I T T L E is the author of numerous novels,

short stories, articles, essays, and reviews. After earning an MA in English, he abandoned all artistic integrity, working for eight years as a bureaucrat for a midsized city in Orange County. His first novel, The Revelation, won the 1990 Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. A Luddite with no access to the Internet, Little still listens to vinyl records and does not own a cell phone, an iPod, an MP3 player, or a Blackberry.

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THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE The Marshal Guarnaccia Series, Book # 10 By Magdalen Nabb Read by David Colacci

Based on a chilling true crime, The Monster of Florence follows the reopening of a cold case—a serial killer who targeted unmarried couples and terrorized Florence for two decades.

“Nabb’s account of the details is freshly horrifying…One of the many wonderful

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things about this book is the impossibility of distinguishing between fact and fiction.”

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—Donna Leon

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“A haunting thriller where past and present

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truth” —Val McDermid

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Marshal

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job

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police—usually to

grateful

old

the

carabinieri—the

involves ladies

and

restoring lost

local

stolen

cameras

to

bewildered tourists. So when he is assigned to work with

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the police to try to track down a vicious serial killer, he feels out of his league. To make matters worse, the prosecutor he must report to is Simonetti, the same man he knows drove an innocent man to suicide several years earlier in his blind quest for a conviction. The marshal can’t let the stress of the case get to him if he wants to make sure justice is upheld.

M AG DA L E N N A B B (1947–2007) was born in Lancashire. She moved to Florence in 1975 and pursued a dual career as crime writer and children’s author. Her books for both adults and children have been translated into many languages, including

French,

German,

Japanese,

Flemish,

Danish,

Dutch, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish, and Croatian.

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THE REAL PURPOSE OF PARENTING The Book You Wish Your Parents Read By Dr. Philip B. Dembo Read by Dr. Philip B. Dembo

The Real Purpose of Parenting is a series of stories and life lessons from the world of a therapist, also known as “the parent coach.”

The Real Purpose of Parenting is a series of stories and life lessons from the world of a therapist. Well-meaning parents are at the point of crisis because, despite their best efforts, their children are not growing into the people they want

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them to be. And there, according to Dr. Philip Dembo, lies the

problem.

smothering lives.

This

Even

their

the

children

happens

best

parents

and

inhibiting

because

the

child’s

are

capable

growth needs

in

are

of

their often

overlooked in favor of the parents’ agenda. As a solution,

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purpose of parenting and gives each family and child their

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D R . P H I L I P B . D E M B O is known as “America’s Parent Coach.” clients

His to

unique

personal,

relationship business,

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sports

have

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performance,

his and

familial success. He has been featured on numerous news programs and has served as an expert for the St. Louis Business Journal, the Riverfront Times, Money.com, and Hollywoodlife.com. Currently, he works as the director of

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Life Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm specializing in relationship dynamics, such as parenting.

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HONOR AND BETRAYAL The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs Who Captured the “Butcher of Fallujah”—and the Shameful Ordeal They Later Endured By

Patrick

Robinson,

with

the

cooperation

of

former Navy SEALs Matthew McCabe and Jonathan Keefe Read by Peter Berkrot

From

the

coauthor

of

the

#1

New

York

Times bestseller Lone Survivor comes the riveting behindthe-scenes story of the three Navy SEALs who captured the “Butcher of Fallujah.” (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

—Barnes & Noble, editorial review

“Revelatory.”

History / Military / Special Forces (HIS027180)

On a daring nighttime raid in September 2009, a team of Navy SEALs grabbed the notorious terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, the villainous “Butcher of Fallujah,” the mastermind behind the 2004 murder and mutilation of four American contractors.

In

this

no-holds-barred

account,

bestselling

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author Patrick Robinson reveals for the first time the entire

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stronghold to the accusations and legal twists and turns that followed to the cut-and-thrust drama in the courtroom

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the

fate

of

three

American

heroes

hung

in

the

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balance.

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Eleven days down, and no end in sight. How long could you survive?

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Probst

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CHRIS coauthor

T E B B E T T S is the New York Times bestselling of

James

Patterson’s

Middle

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series.

Originally from Yellow Spring, Ohio, Tebbetts is a graduate of Northwestern University. He lives and writes in Vermont.

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hundred years. The mine is on private property, so Luder sends Assistant US Attorney Haley Hendricks and Special Agent Sean Brennan to Idaho to find a way to get Luder in. But

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becoming more and more unpopular, and evacuation at a moment’s notice was imminent. Although Jean appreciated the beauty of China—the mountains, the countryside, the sea—she knew she belonged in America and longed to make her home there.

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FRITZ

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children have been widely acclaimed as unconventional, good-humored, witty, irrepressible, and extraordinary. In her

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Jean

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MARKETING Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in the Children’s Fiction category A Newbery Honor Book Will appeal to fans of Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin and Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger Other books by Jean Fritz are available, including China’s Long March and China Homecoming 26


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to protect her from a man called Red. Wolf takes her case, but Susan is soon murdered. Then an attempt is made on Wolf’s life … and the hunter becomes the hunted. With the help of two very different but important women in his life, Lori Mazzetti, his former lover whom he can no longer live with

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started.

T I M WO H L F O R T H ’s writings include The Pink Tarantula, a short-story collection; Harry, a thriller; and the Jim Wolf mysteries. His short stories have appeared in Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail, Hardcore Hardboiled, Death Do Us Part, Plots with Guns, and other anthologies. He made Otto Penzler’s

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Prize

Mystery

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and

Stories

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list a

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is

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A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS By P. G. Wodehouse Read by David Ian Davies

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George Bevan, an American composer of musicals, is in

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Lord John Marshmoreton, has fallen in love with an actress.

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G.

WO D E H O U S E

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(1881–1975),

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an

several

English-born

countries

before

settling in the United States after World War II. In a career spanning books.

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1920s

he

wrote

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Allie Kim’s deathly allergy to sunlight confines her to the night, and without her best friend Juliet the night feels even

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uncover the terrible secret Garrett has hidden under Lake Superior.

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all to tell the world what went wrong.

J O H N W E S L E Y D O D S O N went straight into the army after high school, where he worked in intelligence for three years. He was given an honorable discharge and became a deputy. After a long, successful law enforcement career, he was recruited in 2005 by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. In late 2009 he was transferred to Phoenix

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“One of the grand masters of science fiction.” —WALL STREET JOURNAL

HAVE SPACE SUIT—WILL TRAVEL reader to be announced

When high school senior Kip Russell wins a spacesuit, he knows one day he’ll travel to the moon. But “one day” comes sooner than he thinks when he tries on the suit in his backyard—and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate’s ship. He’s been skyjacked by an alien, and they are heading straight for what could be Kip’s final destination.

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Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988) was the dominant science fiction writer of the modern era, a writer whose influence on the field was immense. He won science fiction’s Hugo Award for best novel four times as well as the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement.

TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE

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Five Classic Stories | read by Spider Robinson

The title story in this collection of five short stories tells the tale of a young man who meets a time-traveling bartender whose origins—and relation to the young man—are more complex and stranger than the Ouroboros ring on the barkeep’s finger. Other stories include The Man Who Traveled in Elephants, “They—,” “—And He Built a Crooked House,” and Our Fair City. 8507 • 3 hrs on 4 CDs Retail CD 978-1-4829-4956-8 • $19.95 MP3 CD 978-1-4829-4955-1 • $19.95 Retail per carton: 80 CDs, 50 MP3 CDs

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When the most important statesman of the twenty-first century disappears on Mars, there’s only one hope of preventing interplanetary war: ham actor Lorenzo Smythe must agree to impersonate the missing leader. But Smythe faces a lifetime masquerade if the real politician is never found. 7815 • 8 hrs on 7 CDs Retail CD 978-1-4829-5099-1 • $29.95 MP3 CD 978-1-4829-5098-4 • $29.95 Retail per carton: 80 CDs, 50 MP3 CDs

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The Lives of Lazarus Long | The Future History Series | read by Tom Weiner

Lazarus Long is so in love with life that he simply refuses to die. Born in the early 1900s, he lives through multiple centuries. Time Enough for Love is the telling of his journey, lovingly detailed, through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. 7816 • 19½ hrs on 14 CDs Retail CD 978-1-4829-5967-3 • $39.95 MP3 CD 978-1-4829-5966-6 • $44.95 Digital Library 978-1-4829-5962-8

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Bova, a six-time Hugo Award winner and past president of the National Space Society, returns to his most popular and bestselling subject: the quest for Mars!

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overcome setbacks and sabotage.

B E N B OVA , six-time Hugo winner, is the author of over one

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novels

and

nonfiction

books.

He

received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won

the

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Quincannon insists it will serve as entrée to the city’s ultra rich and powerful. While Quincannon is on the hunt for the bandit who robbed the Wells Fargo office, Sabina works her wiles

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revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos, and mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need—and the means—to hire them. Kay, the alien member of the Cutter Force Initiative, has returned to her brutal home world, Vast, where her skills as a healer are sorely

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käsi

featured in the Matador series for which he is best known. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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A stunning first novel that tells a story of love and duty colliding on the arid plains of apartheid-era South Africa

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characters who strive to find their place amidst the turmoil that grips it.” —Patricia Falvey, bestselling author of The Yellow House

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When Cathleen Harrington leaves Ireland in 1919 to travel to

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and Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way she cannot with her own family. Under Cathleen’s tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. As they grow closer, Ada sees new possibilities in front of her —a new horizon. But in one night, everything changes.

BA R BA R A M U T C H was born and raised in South Africa, the granddaughter of Irish immigrants. She is married with two sons and divides her time between Cape Town and London.

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Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels to the English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery,

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A man staggers into the streets of Oxfordshire, his body

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heaving, his eyes wild with horror. Many believe the devil

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himself has entered Joseph Makepeace, the latest victim of

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a “great fog” that darkens the skies over England. When Joseph’s

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widow Lady Lydia Farrell, he finds it’s not just her livestock at risk. A shroud of mystery surrounds Lydia’s lost child, a natural disaster fills the skies with smoke and ash, and the grisly details of a father’s crime compel Dr. Silkstone to look for answers beyond his medical books—between the devil and the deep blue sea.

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arrangement blur.

KELSIE

L E V E R I C H grew up in the small town of St.

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Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them.

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THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN • READ BY RALPH LISTER

CIRQUE DU FREAK BOOK 1

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Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, leaves Vampire Mountain on a life or death mission. As part of an elite force, he searches the world for the Vampaneze Lord. But the road ahead is long and dangerous—and lined with the bodies of the damned.

Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and “vampaneze” killer, faces his worst nightmare yet—school. But homework is the least of Darren’s problems. Bodies are piling up, time is running out, and the past is catching up with the hunters fast.

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Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey full of killer animals, monstrous mutants, and fiery winged beasts? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead?

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Jennie McGrady’s life revolves around her adorable five-year-old brother Nick, so when he and a playmate disappear, Jennie’s world crashes at her feet. Panicstricken and racing against time, Jennie begins a frantic journey down a dangerous and shadowy path.

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TOUGHNESS Developing

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another typical summer break in the burbs—until Andy’s bike is stolen by the town’s legendary petty hoods, the Arroyo brothers. When the boys break into the Arroyos’ place in search of the bike, what they find is a crank lab. Being the kind of kids who rarely know better, they take a stash of crank to sell for quick cash. But in doing so they unleash hidden rivalries and crimes, as well as the dark and secret past of their town and their families.

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NOWHERE MAN By Aleksandar Hemon Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Question of Bruno, one of the most celebrated debuts in recent American fiction, returns with the mind- and language-bending adventures of his endearing protagonist Jozef Pronek.

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THE GHOST WRITER By John Harwood Read by Simon Vance

Harwood’s astonishing, assured debut shows us just how dangerous family skeletons—and stories—can be.

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“Niven…lifts readers far from the conventional world—and does it with dash.” — Los Angeles Times

LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award– winning author of the Ringworld series, as well as many other science fiction masterpieces. His Footfall, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

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INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! By Tama Kieves Reader to be announced

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COLLECTED STORIES By Lewis Shiner Read by various narrators

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Time, Jeff Beck, Wild for You, Till Human Voices Wake Us, Flagstaff, Tommy and the Talking Dog, Oz, Love in Vain, Steam Engine Time, Kings of the Afternoon, Sticks, The Tale of Mark the Bunny, The Killing Season, Scales, Snowbirds, and more.

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LEWIS

SHINER

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others. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

MARKETING The definitive collection of the author’s short work Contains an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler Will appeal to readers of Sean Stewart and John M. Ford Author website: LewisShiner.com Also available: Slam 66


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SHADOW FLIGHT A Novel By Joe Weber Read by Chris Andrew Ciulla

From

the

bestselling

author

of

DEFCON One

comes

an

explosive techno-thriller.

“Gives readers a firm sense of what it is like to fly against modern air defenses.” —Publishers Weekly (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

“One of America's new thriller stars.” —Tom Clancy

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While Congress debates the merits of continued funding for the Stealth bomber, sinister forces have their own agenda. During

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training

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to what at first seems a very unlikely suspect: Cuba. Could the tiny nation pull off a theft of this magnitude? What might its plans be? Getting the answers to these questions becomes

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Wickham, for without those answers, only one solution will

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JOE

W E B E R is a former marine and fighter pilot who

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MARKETING New York Times bestselling author Weber’s novels have been translated into multiple languages and have appeared on several besteller lists As a former Marine Corps pilot, Weber writes with vivid authenticity Will appeal to fans of James W. Huston and Richard Herman Weber’s thriller, DEFCON One, is also available from Blackstone Audio Author website: JoeWeberNovels.com 67


DECEMBER 15, 2013

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WHORESON The Story of a Ghetto Pimp By Donald Goines Read by Kevin Kenerly

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century

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class, largely white readership. They brought news of one place to the residents

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hand, are written from ground zero. They are

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above his background. It is the voice of the ghetto itself.”

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Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute

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his

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DONALD

G O I N E S (1936–1974) was a career criminal

and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. Between 1969 and 1974, he published sixteen

novels,

which

are

now

recognized

as

almost

unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects of the black experience.

MARKETING Together with Iceberg Slim, Donald Goines was one of the originators of urban lit, revolutionizing the literary world with the gritty, hard-knock struggles of his characters According to Publishers Weekly, “Goines may be the bestselling black author to date, with sales of more that ten million copies of his sixteen novels over the twentyfive years since they were first published.” Will appeal to fans of K’wan and Nikki Turner Dopefiend and Black Girl Lost will be available from Blackstone Audio in 2014 68


DECEMBER 15, 2013

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PORTRAIT OF JENNIE By Robert Nathan Read by Stephen R. Thorne

This supernatural love story is a masterpiece of modern fantasy.

“Brilliant…A love story that transcends the boundaries of time. It is told with tenderness and with beauty. Its mood lingers in the heart, and its planes challenge (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

the mind.” —New York Times

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Eben Adams is a young painter in Depression-era New York just looking to make a living. When he happens upon a young

schoolgirl

intrigued

by

her

named mystical

Jennie quality

in

Central

and

her

Park,

he

is

knowledge

of

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things that happened well before her time. He begins to

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sketch a portrait of the young girl, and the drawing turns out

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to be the most emotional piece Eben has ever done. But

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before he can finish the portrait, Jennie vanishes. Saddened by the loss of his muse, he begins to scour the city for her, and when he does find her again, he is shocked to discover that she has aged several years since their last meeting. Who is this girl, and where did she come from?

R O B E R T N AT H A N (1894–1985) was the author of more than fifty volumes of novels, poetry, and plays, and from this body of distinguished work he acquired a reputation as a master of satiric fantasy. Five of his novels have been made

into

films,

including

Portrait

of

Jennie

and

The

Bishop’s Wife.

MARKETING A masterpiece of modern fantasy Made into an Academy Award–winning film in 1948 starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten Will appeal to fans of Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Blackstone Audio offers a wide selection of Robert Nathan’s books, including Mr. Whittle and the Morning Star, The Bishop’s Wife, and The River Journey 69


DECEMBER 1, 2013

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THE SIXTEEN PLEASURES By Robert Hellenga Read by Hillary Huber

I was twenty-nine years old when the Arno flooded its banks on Friday, 4 November 1966. On Tuesday I decided to go

to

Italy,

to

offer

my

services

as

a

humble

book

conservator, to save whatever could be saved, including myself.

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communicates the heady peril, as well as the adventure, of Florence after the flood.”

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—New Yorker

The

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“Mud

Angels,”

the

young

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foreigners who came to Florence in 1966 to save Florence’s

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art

from

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American

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walls she discovered a priceless Renaissance masterwork: a sensuous

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sixteen

erotic

poems

and

drawings. Inspired to sample each of the ineffable sixteen pleasures, Margot embarks on the intrigue of a lifetime with a forbidden lover and the contraband volume—a sensual, life-altering journey of loss and rebirth.

R O B E R T H E L L E N G A was educated at the University of Michigan and Princeton. He is a professor at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and the author of the novels The Sixteen Pleasures, The Fall of a Sparrow, Blues Lessons, Philosophy Made Simple, Snakewoman of Little Egypt, and The Italian Lover.

MARKETING This is Hellenga’s first novel, which earned the 1995 Society of Midland Authors Award for Fiction Will appeal to readers of The Aspern Papers and Other Stories by Henry James and The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood Hellenga received a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award in 1988 and an Illinois Arts Council Artists’ Literary Award in 1985, and he has been a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Competition Author website: RobertHellenga.com 70


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INDIAN CAPTIVE The Story of Mary Jemison By Lois Lenski Read by Tavia Gilbert

Based on a true story, this is the unforgettable tale of the legendary “White Woman of the Genesee.”

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“Vivid and moving.”

Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison takes her peaceful days on her

family’s

farm

for

granted—until,

one

day

in

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something happens that changes her life forever. A band of warriors invades the Jemisons’ house and takes the family captive,

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Mary

from

her

parents

and

siblings.

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Mary travels with the Indians to a Seneca village, and her

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new life is not easy. She misses her family terribly and is

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white men, she struggles to make a choice.

LO I S L E N S K I (1893–1974) won the 1946 Newbery Medal for

Strawberry

Girl.

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was

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prolific

children’s

book

author whose works include the Betsy-Tacy series.

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TAV I A

G I L B E R T is an Earphones and Parents’ Choice

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Audie Award nominee. School Library Journal has called

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the performances of this highly acclaimed actress “as close as you can get to a full-cast narration with a solo voice.” She has narrated more than two hundred multicast and solovoice audiobooks and has appeared on stage and in film.

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A PELICAN AT BLANDINGS The Blandings Castle Saga, Book # 1969 By P. G. Wodehouse Read by Nigel Lambert

More shenanigans at Blandings Castle!

“Full of delights—which are made all the more delightful by Nigel Lambert’s spirited reading.” —Library Journal, audio review (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

“The incomparable and timeless genius— perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and

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sizes!”

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Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, sank back in his chair looking like the good old man in a Victorian melodrama whose mortgage the villain had just foreclosed. He felt the absence

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the

gentle

glow

departure

of

which

one

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his

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Lord

Emsworth needed Galahad. There are tricky corners to be rounded and assorted godsons, impostors, and pretty girls to be paired off. Fortunately, many years’ membership of the

Pelican

Club

means

the

Honourable

Galahad

Threepwood is able to keep cool, stiffen his upper lip, and always think a shade quicker than the next man.

P.

G.

WO D E H O U S E

journalist

and

novelist,

(1881–1975),

lived

in

an

several

English-born

countries

before

settling in the United States after World War II. In a career spanning books.

over

During

sixty the

years,

1920s

he

wrote

more

Wodehouse

than

ninety

collaborated

with

Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals writing

and,

for

in

the

motion

1930s,

expanded

pictures.

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was

his

repertoire

honored

with

by a

knighthood in 1975.

NIGEL Bergerac,

LAMBERT and

has

Heartbeat.

appeared

A

frequent

in

Doctor

narrator

for

Who, audio

books and television, he provided the narration for Look Around You, a parody of educational science programs.

MARKETING P. G. Wodehouse continues to be one of the world’s most beloved and popular authors Other P. G. Wodehous stories, including many from the Jeeves and Wooster series, are available for purchase 72


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HOLLOW CITY The

Second

Novel

of

Miss

Peregrine’s

Children By Ransom Riggs Reader to be announced

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy)

vintage

photographs,

this

follow-up

to

Miss

Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight fantasy readers of all ages.

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chilling, wondrous novel is already headed for the movies.” —People

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Miss

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second

first

book

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begins

in

Having

1940,

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escaped

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of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises.

R A N S O M R I G G S is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. He is also the author of Talking Pictures and The Sherlock Holmes Handbook. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and lives in Los Angeles.

MARKETING Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the California Book Award Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year Will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell and Gena Showalter Includes a bonus PDF with photographs Author website: RansomRiggs.com 73


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DEAD LINE By Chris Ewan Read by Simon Vance

She’s gone—and time is running out.

“An intense, rapid-fire thriller with plenty of twists and turns from a rising star of the genre.” —Simon Kernick, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author

“This is a compulsive against-the-clock

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thriller that cleverly turns the kidnap plot on its head. Great stuff!”

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—Robert Goddard, Edgar Award–winning author

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What do you do if your fiancée goes missing? If you’re

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a

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in

hostage

negotiation, you find out who took her and you make them talk. But what if your chief suspect is kidnapped? How do you

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Moreau

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Marseilles,

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—but will he be in time?

CHRIS

E WA N began his crime-writing career with The

Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam, which was called one of the “best books for grown-ups” by Publishers Weekly and one of the best thrillers of the year by the London Times. The Huffington Post also named Ewan one of America’s favorite British authors. He lives on the Isle of Man.

MARKETING From the #1 bestselling author of Safe House The Huffington Post named Ewan one of America’s favorite British authors Author has won several awards and critical acclaim for his novels Will appeal to readers of Frederick Forsyth’s The Negotiator and the novels of Ken Bruen Author website: ChrisEwan.com Also available at Blackstone Audio: The Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin series, books one through five 74


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BAD WOLF The Bodenstein & Kirchhoff Series, Book # 2 By Nele Neuhaus Translated by Steven T. Murray Reader to be announced

The thrilling next book in the internationally bestselling series that began with Snow White Must Die

“This novel is bursting with conspiracy and subterfuge and a raw exposition of the ugliness that can inhabit the human soul.

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Like detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein, readers won’t stop until the

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shocking ending is finally revealed.”

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novels seem as harmless as a collection of gingerbread houses.”

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On

a

hot

June

day

the

body

of

a

sixteen-year-old

girl

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washes up on a river bank outside of Frankfurt. She has

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been brutally murdered, but no one comes forward with

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any information as to her identity. Then a popular television reporter is attacked, raped, and locked in the trunk of her own car. She survives—barely—and is able to supply the police with hints having to do with her recent investigations into a potential child pornography ring involving members from

the

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echelon

of

society.

As

the

two

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collide, Inspectors Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein dig

deep

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the

past

and

underneath

the

veneer

of

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MARKETING The previous book in the series, Snow White Must Die, was a huge international bestseller There are more than 3.5 million copies of Neuhaus’ books in print National print publicity and online advertising campaign A Read-It-First.com selection Will appeal to fans of Anne Holt and Lars Kepler Also available: Snow White Must Die 75


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THE KILLING WOODS By Lucy Christopher Reader to be announced

Fatal attraction, primal fear, survival in the forest—from the author of the Printz Honor Book Stolen comes the highly anticipated thriller about deadly games played in the dark.

“An emotionally raw thriller…a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Stolen

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“Complicated and beautiful—it left me

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doubting my emotions and missing a place

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I’d never been.”

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—Maggie Stiefvater

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—John Marsden

Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd’s dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl’s broken body. “Gone,”

he

says,

then

retreats

into

silence.

What

really

happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent—isn’t he? Before he’s convicted, she’s got

to

uncover

charismatic

the

truth.

boyfriend,

Does

have

the

Damon

Hilary,

answers?

Or

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Ashlee’s

is

he

only

playing games with her … the kinds of games that can kill?

L UCY Printz

C H R I STO P H E R ’s Honor

Book

by

the

novel ALA

Stolen

and

was

received

named

a

England’s

Branford Boase Award and Australia’s Golden Inky for best debut.

She

is

also

the

author

of

Flyaway,

a

novel

for

younger readers. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales.

MARKETING Print run 100,000 Printz Honor–winning author National print and digital advertising campaign Will appeal to readers of Michael Northrop’s Gentlemen and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Author website: LucyChristopher.com 76


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CIDER BROOK The Swift River Valley Series, Book # 3 By Carla Neggers Reader to be announced

Unlikely partners bound by circumstance … or by fate?

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the one who exposed her iffy past and got her fired. But just because he doesn’t trust her doesn’t mean he can resist her. Samantha is daring, determined, seized by wanderlust— everything Justin never knew he wanted.

CA R L A

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York

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USA

Today bestselling author of more than sixty contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. Her notable works include

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Summer,

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MARKETING New York Times bestselling author Targeted trade and consumer advertising campaign Will appeal to fans of Linda Lael Miller and Catherine Coulter Author website: CarlaNeggers.com 77


JANUARY 7, 2014

BLACKSTONE EXCLUSIVE

CYBERSTORM By Matthew Mather Reader to be announced

Sometimes the worst storms aren’t from Mother

Nature,

and

sometimes

the

worst

nightmares

aren’t the ones in our heads.

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safeguards…I couldn’t put it down!”

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Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world’s news networks.

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M AT T H E W M AT H E R is the bestselling author of the sixpart hit series the Atopia Chronicles. He is also a leading member started

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working

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interface companies, which became the world leader in its field, and is the creator of an award-winning brain-training video game.

MARKETING Twentieth Century Fox has acquired film rights to CyberStorm, and Chernin Entertainment will produce CyberStorm’s digital sales are now comparable to such major sci-fi hits as World War Z and Ender’s Game Author website: MatthewMather.com Will appeal to readers of Mark Russinovich’s Zero Day and Dale Brown’s Tiger’s Claw 78


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A WELL-TEMPERED HEART By Jan-Philipp Sendker Translated by Kevin Wiliarty Reader to be announced

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spirited

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sequel

the

most

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human heart.

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Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful

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JA N - P H I L I P P

S E N D K E R , born in Hamburg in 1960,

was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to

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1995 and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Great Wall, a nonfiction book about China. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first novel, is an international bestseller. He lives in Berlin with his family.

KEVIN

W I L I A R T Y has a BA in German from Harvard

and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. A native of the United States, he has also lived in Germany and

Japan.

He

is

currently

an

academic

technician

at

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he lives with his family.

MARKETING The Art of Hearing Heartbeats became an international bestseller and was an Indie Next Pick in February 2012 Fall regional show feature and author tour Bookseller contest Will appeal to readers of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and The Piano Tuner Author website: ArtOfHearingHeartbeats.com Also available at Blackstone Audio: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats 79


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HEALTHY AT HOME Get Well and Stay Well without Prescriptions By Tieraona Low Dog, MD Reader to be announced

This rich and inspirational personal narrative offers practical advice

on

getting

well

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staying

well

with

home

remedies.

“Life Is Your Best Medicine is not only a comprehensive and highly practical guide for women seeking optimum health, it is

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also Tieraona’s own life story, sparkling with the wisdom she has drawn from it.”

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—Dr. Andrew Weil

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and caring for all the most common ailments. Learn how to

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consult a health care professional instead.

T I E R AO N A Native wise

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Weil’s of

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for

and

a

leader in national health policy and regulatory issues.

MARKETING Includes practical advice and recipes Author is a protegée of Dr. Andrew Weil Dr. Low Dog is a leading expert on herbal medicine Author website: DrLowDog.com Will appeal to fans of Rosemary Gladstar and Andrew Weil Also available at Blackstone Audio: Life Is Your Best Medicine 80


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THE ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE IS ME A Memoir of Amnesia By David Stuart MacLean Reader to be announced

A deeply felt, intensely personal book, The Answer to the Riddle Is Me confronts and celebrates the dark, mysterious depths of our psyches and the myriad ways we are all unknowable, especially to ourselves.

In 2002, at age twenty-eight, David MacLean woke up in a foreign land with his memory wiped clean. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the

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police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. Soon he could remember song lyrics and scenes from television shows but not his family, his friends, or the woman he loved. All of these symptoms, it turned out, were the result of the commonly prescribed

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malarial medication he was taking. Upon his return to the

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life

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ST UA R T

Award–winning

M AC L E A N

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Ploughshares and on the radio program This American Life. He has a PhD from the University of Houston and is a cofounder of the Poison Pen Reading Series. He lives in Chicago with his wife.

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MARKETING David’s This American Life piece on which this book is based got terrific traction and was an honorable mention in the 2011 Best of Nonrequired Reading last year National media from New York and Chicago Author appearances Online consumer and industry advertising, including Shelf Awareness Promotional video Author website: DavidStuartMacLean.com 81


JANUARY 1, 2014

BLACKSTONE EXCLUSIVE

KANSAS CITY LIGHTNING The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker By Stanley Crouch Read by Kevin Kenerly

Kansas

City

Lightning:

The

Rise

and

Times

of

Charlie

Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century.

“Kansas City Lightning succeeds as few biographies of jazz musicians have…This

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book is a magnificent achievement; I could hardly put it down.”

Biography & Autobiography / Composers &

—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his saxophone to create

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a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a

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City

nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young; and on to New York,

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he

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the

music

he

had

mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between

music

and

drugs,

between

his

domineering

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mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage

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romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this

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story.

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STA N L E Y C R O UC H has been writing about jazz music and the American experience for more than forty years and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Founder of the jazz department known as Jazz at Lincoln Center and president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, he is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a regular columnist for the New York Daily News.

MARKETING Kansas City Lightning is the first new life of Charlie Parker since the 1970s One of our most acclaimed nonfiction writers, Stanley Crouch has been a student of Charlie Parker's life and work since the 1970s In recent years, new biographies have introduced a new generation of readers to jazz masters of the golden age, garnering widespread interest and acclaim Will appeal to readers of Pete Hamill’s Why Sinatra Matters and Billie Holiday’s Lady Sings the Blues 82


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FOREIGN GODS, INC. A Novel By Okey Ndibe Read by Dominic Hoffman

Foreign

Gods,

Inc.

is

a

brilliant

work

of

fiction

that

illuminates our globally interconnected world like no other.

“We clearly have a fresh talent at work here. It is quite a while since I sensed creative promise on this level.” —Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

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“Foreign Gods, Inc. reads like the narrative Fiction / Literary (FIC019000)

of a taxi-driving Faust in modern Nigeria and

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America.”

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Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver, is desperate. Despite having a degree in economics, his strong accent

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has barred him from the corporate world. Forced to eke out a

living

as

a

cab

driver,

he

is

unable

to

manage

the

emotional and material needs of a temperamental bride and a

widowed

mother

demanding

financial

support.

With

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gambling debt mounting, he travels back to Nigeria to steal

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the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village

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with the intention of selling it to a gallery in New York. There

he

has

to

deal

with

old

friends,

family,

and

a

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mounting conflict between those in the village who worship the deity and those who practice Christianity.

OKEY

NDIBE,

author

of

the

novel

Arrows

of

Rain,

teaches African literature and African diaspora literature at Brown University. He earned an MFA and PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at a number of colleges and universities. He also served on the editorial board of the Hartford Courant,where his essays won national and state awards.

MARKETING Print advertising, including Paris Review, Coffin Factory, Bomb!, and the Nation Email marketing: solicitation and outreach via library, lit blogger, and general interest lists Social media outreach via Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook Will appeal to readers of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and Uwem Akpan’s Say You’re One of Them 83


“H. P. Lovecraft built the stage on which most of the last century’s horror fiction was performed…You need to read him—he’s where the darkness starts.” —Neil Gaiman

Eldritch Tales

Dreams of Terror and Death

A Miscellany of the Macabre

The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

Reader to be announced Avail.1/15/2014

Read by various narrators Avail.12/15/2013

Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft’s remaining major stories, his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature”.

This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentiethcentury horror, including some of his most fantastic tales, such as The Doom That Came to Sarnath, The Nameless City, and The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.

Fiction / Horror (FIC015000) Unabridged • Book #8660 • 30 hours • 14 CDs • 2 MP3 CDs

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H. P. LOVECRAFT (1890–1937) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived most of his life. His relatively small corpus of work—three short novels and about sixty short stories—has nevertheless exercised a broad influence on subsequent writing in the field. In fact, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the twentieth century.

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OUR ONE COMMON COUNTRY Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865 By James B. Conroy Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Our

One

Common

Country

explores

the

most

critical

meeting of the Civil War.

“Conroy is a terrific writer who tells the story of one of the war’s least known episodes…My favorite kind of book!”

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—Bob Schieffer, CBS News History / Military / General (HIS027000)

“A richly detailed, carefully analyzed, and

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meeting…An excellent and long-needed

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addition to Civil War historiography.”

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Roads

Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the Civil

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War. James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what

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happened when leaders from both sides came together to

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try to end the hostilities. The meeting failed, and the war

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dragged

on

for

two

more

bloody

months.

Through

meticulous research, Conroy tells the story of the doomed peace

negotiations

through

the

characters

who

lived

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it.

With a fresh perspective, Our One Common Country offers a thrilling and eye-opening look into the inability of our nation’s leaders to find a peaceful solution. The failure of that conference shaped the course of American history and the future of America’s wars to come.

JA M E S

B.

CO N R OY

practices

law

in

Boston.

He

previously served as a Senate and House press secretary and

speechwriter

in

Washington,

DC,

as

well

as

an

administrative assistant (chief of staff) for a New York City congressman.

His

legal

writing

has

been

published

in Massachusetts Law Review and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

MARKETING A fresh look at an often overlooked event of the Civil War Civil War books often become prizewinning bestsellers Will appeal to readers of Shelby Foote’s The Civil War and James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom 85


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HE DRANK, AND SAW THE SPIDER An Eddie LaCrosse Novel The Eddie LaCrosse Novels, Book # 5 By Alex Bledsoe Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Alex Bledsoe continues the adventures of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse in the thrilling He Drank, and Saw the Spider.

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engaging for fans of both fantasy and noir.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review of Dark Jenny

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After

failing

to

save

a

stranger

from

a

bear,

a

young

mercenary is saddled with the baby girl the man died to protect. He leaves her with a kindly family and goes on with his

violent

life.

Now,

sixteen

years

later,

that

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young

mercenary has grown up to become cynical sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse. When his vacation travels bring him back to that same part of the world, he finds that the child, now a

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lovely young teenager named Isadora, is at the center of a

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complicated web of intrigue involving two feuding kings, a

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smitten prince, a powerful sorceress, an inhuman monster,

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and long-buried secrets too shocking to imagine. And once

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again she needs his help.

ALEX north

B L E D S O E grew up in west Tennessee, an hour of

Graceland.

He’s

been

a

reporter,

editor,

photographer, and door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman. He has published more than fifty short stories on topics as diverse as big-game hunters, mermaids, modern witches, Victorian gentlemen, and country musicians.

MARKETING National advertising in science fiction/fantasy media Extensive online campaign, including Tor.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads Appearances at select book festivals Will appeal to fans of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files and Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series Author website: AlexBledsoe.com Also available: Books 1–4 of the Eddie LaCrosse novels, books 1–2 of the Tufa novels, and books 1–2 of the Memphis Vampires series 86


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NORTH OF BOSTON By Elisabeth Elo Reader to be announced

Dennis

Lehane

meets

Smilla’s

Sense

of

Snow:

a

big

discovery in the world of female suspense about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions

“Starts off as a murder mystery and slowly builds into something larger and more disturbing. North of Boston is a gripping

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and unorthodox thriller, packed with intriguing characters and unexpected

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twists.”

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—Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author

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Meet Pirio Kasparov, an acerbic Boston-bred girl with a moral compass that points due north. When the fishing boat Pirio

is

on

is

rammed

by

a

freighter,

she

finds

herself

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abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast

Guard,

but

her

fisherman

friend

Ned,

the

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THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE The World You Thought You Knew By Alan Lightman Read by Bronson Pinchot

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THE FIRE DANCE The Inspector Irene Huss Series, Book # 6 By Helene Tursten Reader to be announced

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JANUARY 1, 2014

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JANUARY 15, 2014

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THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR, VOLUME FOUR Edited by Ellen Datlow Reader to be announced

Horror wears new faces in these carefully selected stories from such authors as Stephen King and Peter Straubb.

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THE PRADA PLAN 4 Love & War By Ashley Antoinette Produced by Buck 50 Productions Reader to be announced

Ashley Antoinette is back and better than ever with this sexy street tale.

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THE WAYS OF EVIL MEN The Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations, Book # 7 By Leighton Gage Reader to be announced

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As Chief Inspector Mario Silva has learned, justice is hard to come by in Brazil, so when he hears of a possible genocide deep in the jungle, he agrees to charter a plane to Pará to check

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remaining Awana—a father and his young son—into her custody. But when the father is found holding a bloody machete next to the body of a village big-shot just before Silva’s arrival, the plot thickens.

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BINGO’S RUN A Novel By James A. Levine Read by Peter Macon

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JANUARY 1, 2014

DISCOVER YOUR OPTIMAL HEALTH The Guide to Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Vitality, Your Life By Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen Reader to be announced

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JANUARY 1, 2014

THE SPORTS GENE Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance By David Epstein Reader to be announced

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JANUARY 1, 2014

FANTASY LIFE The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who’s Lived It By Matthew Berry Reader to be announced

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JANUARY 15, 2014

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THE RIVER JOURNEY By Robert Nathan Read by Stephen R. Thorne

A dying woman seduces Death so that she can stay alive long enough to find a suitable companion for her husband.

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Minerva Parkinson is dying, but she has decided to keep the news from her husband, Henry. With the hopes of leaving Henry with fond memories of her, she buys a houseboat

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attraction between Nora and Henry, Minerva pushes aside her jealousy and focuses on what will make Henry happy when she is gone. But Mr. Mortimer’s growing attraction to Minerva becomes an unexpected complication.

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R O B E R T N AT H A N (1894–1985) was the author of more

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than fifty volumes of novels, poetry, and plays, and from this body of distinguished work he acquired a reputation as a master of satiric fantasy. Five of his novels have been made

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Jennie

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The

Bishop’s Wife.

ST E P H E N

R.

T H O R N E is a member of the resident

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He

lives

with

his

family in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

MARKETING Several of Nathan’s stories have been made into beloved films, including The Bishop’s Wife and Portrait of Jennie F. Scott Fitzgerald once referred to Robert Nathan as his favorite writer First time on audio Amber Entertainment has optioned The River Journey for film, with writer Jonathan Zimbert attached Also available at Blackstone Audio: Mr. Whittle and the Morning Star, Portrait of Jennie, and The Bishop’s Wife; coming soon: Stonecliff and The Train in the Meadow 98


JANUARY 15, 2014

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C. S. LEWIS Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces By C. S. Lewis Edited by Lesley Walmsley Read by Ralph Cosham

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“If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites…Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.”

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him

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than

thirty books, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the

Silent

Planet,

The

Screwtape

Letters,

and

Mere

Christianity.

MARKETING New York Times bestselling author C. S. Lewis is considered one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the twentieth century C. S. Lewis books are always in high demand Each essay is available digitally as a stand-alone Blackstone Audio offers a large selection of C. S. Lewis’ books, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and A Grief Observed Will appeal to readers of G. K. Chesterton and Malcolm Muggeridge 99


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JANUARY 22, 2014

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THE WATER HOLE A Western Story By Zane Grey Read by Christine Williams

Zane Grey’s original novel, with his characters named and presented as he intended them to be

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to a new, healthier way of life by taking her to the site, and amid the danger and beauty of the canyons she forgets the luxury of her past—and makes an important archeological discovery.

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MARKETING This is the original novel penned by Grey, published as he intended Zane Grey helped shape the Western genre This novel was made into a film in 1928 starring Jack Holt, Nancy Carroll, and John Boles Will appeal to fans of Louis L’Amour and Max Brand Blackstone Audio offers a large selection of Zane Grey titles, including Riders of the Purple Sage, The Lone Star Ranger, and The Desert Crucible 100


JANUARY 15, 2014

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THE QUESTION OF BRUNO By Aleksandar Hemon Reader to be announced

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A love affair is experienced in the blink of an eye as the

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from point A to point B without being shot. With a surefooted sense of detail and life-saving humor, Aleksandar Hemon examines the overwhelming events of history and the effect they have on individual lives. This heartrending collection

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A L E K SA N DA R H E M O N is the author of Nowhere Man and The Lazarus Project, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other novels. Born in Sarajevo, Hemon arrived in Chicago in 1992, began writing in English in 1995, and now his

work

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in

the

New

Yorker, Esquire, Granta, Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories.

MARKETING A New York Times Notable Book This book appeared on Best Books of 2000 lists nationwide Author was a finalist for the National Book Award for The Lazarus Project Will appeal to readers of Bharati Mukherjee’s The Middleman and Other Stories and Tobias Wolff’s Our Story Begins Also available at Blackstone Audio: Nowhere Man 101


JANUARY 15, 2014

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THE SÉANCE By John Harwood Reader to be announced

A haunting tale of apparitions, a cursed manor house, and two

generations

of

women

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to

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the

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stories—Constance’s and Eleanor’s—mesh

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comfort, the meeting has tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy a mysterious bequest that will

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reputation. Now the Hall belongs to Constance, and she must descend into the darkness at the heart of the Wraxford mystery to find the truth.

JOHN gothic

H A R WO O D is the author of several novels of suspense,

including

The

Séance,

which

won

the

Aurealis Award for best horror novel, and The Ghost Writer, which won the International Horror Guild’s Best First Novel Award.

Aside

from

fiction,

his

published

work

includes

biography, poetry, and literary history.

MARKETING Winner of the Aurealis Award for best horror novel Harwood’s The Ghost Writer won the International Horror Guild’s Best First Novel Award Will appeal to readers who love Victorian gothic and historical suspense, readers who wish Wilkie Collins had written more books, and the hundreds of thousands of readers of Kate Morton and Diane Setterfield Harwood’s background as a scholar of Victorian literature gives his voice authenticity and depth Also available at Blackstone Audio: The Ghost Writer and The Asylum 102


JANUARY 15, 2014

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OUT ON THE CUTTING EDGE A Matthew Scudder Novel The Matthew Scudder Series, Book # 7 By Lawrence Block Reader to be announced

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is

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their

dreams.

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Matthew Scudder understands the futility of his search for a

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longtime missing Midwestern innocent who wanted to be

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an actress in the vast meat-grinder called New York City. But

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the ex-cop turned private investigator is scouring the hell called

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L AW R E N C E

B LO C K is a New York Times bestselling

author and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master who has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, plus countless international prizes. The author of more than fifty books, he lives in New York City.

MARKETING New York Times bestselling author Author is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Will appeal to fans of Robert B. Parker and Robert Crais Author website: LawrenceBlock.wordpress.com Coming soon from Blackstone Audio: A Ticket to the Boneyard, A Dance at the Slaughterhouse, and The Devil Knows You’re Dead 103


DEATH OF A GREEDY WOMAN

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DEATH OF A SCRIPTWRITER

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DEATH OF A PRANKSTER

(8478) Approx. 5 hours • Avail. 12/1/13 Rich, old practical joker Andrew Trent summons his kin to his remote home to torment them with a new bag of unfunny jokes. But this time the body that falls out of the closet is Andrew Trent’s own. And nobody’s laughing. Especially not Constable Hamish Macbeth.

DEATH OF AN ADDICT

(8872) Approx. 8 hours • Avail. 1/1/14 When a recovering addict is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, Constable Hamish Macbeth suspects foul play. Teaming with a Glasgow detective inspector, Macbeth goes undercover in the underworld to root out a cartel secretly entrenched in the Highlands.

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DEATH OF A CHARMING MAN

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DEATH OF A NAG

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MISS DAVENPORT’S CHRISTMAS

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JANUARY 1, 2014

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THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN’T DIE The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book # 9 By Colin Cotterill Read by Clive Chafer

The long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Slash and Burn and the ninth installment in Colin Cotterill’s bestselling mystery series starring the inimitable Lao national coroner, Dr. Siri

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gravely funny novels set in Indochina in the 1970s.”

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical

—New York Times Book Review

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In a Lao village, a woman is killed during a burglary; she is given a funeral and everyone in the village sees her body burned. But three days later she is back in her house as if she never died—and now she can speak to the dead. That’s

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why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for years. Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, are sent to

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supervise the excavation. Siri becomes obsessed with the

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pretty medium’s abilities, but Madame Daeng doesn’t trust

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the woman. Is her hunch right? What is the group really digging for?

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CO L I N COT T E R I L L was born in London. He has taught in Australia, the United States, and Japan and lived for many years in Laos where he worked for nongovernmental social-service organizations. He now writes full time and lives in Thailand. His books have been Book Sense Picks, and he has won the Dilys Award and the Crime Writers’ Association Library Dagger Award.

MARKETING With worldwide critical acclaim, Cotterill is one of the most highly regarded “cult favorite” crime writers today This is one of Soho Crime’s all-time bestselling series, always widely and well-reviewed Full of dark comedy, offbeat characters, and poignant depiction of Laos at a moment of political upheaval Will appeal to fans of Peter Lovesey’s Peter Diamond mysteries and Stuart Neville’s The Ghosts of Belfast Author website: ColinCotterill.com Also available at Blackstone Audio: The Dr. Siri Investigations, books one through eight 105


JANUARY 1, 2014

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THE MISSILE NEXT DOOR The Minuteman in the American Heartland By Gretchen Heefner Read by Susan Boyce

Complicating a red state/blue state reading of American politics,

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account

helps

to

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the

deep

distrust of government found in many western regions.

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life in the mid-twentieth century.” —Publishers Weekly

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the growing genre of new military history…

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and engrossing prose manages to raise both

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reasonable and troubling questions. An

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important look at a militarized America and

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the costs of this transformation.” —Kirkus Reviews

Between

1961

and

1967

the

US

Air

Force

buried

one

thousand Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in pastures across the Great Plains. This is the story of how rural Americans of all political stripes were drafted to fight the

Cold

War

by

living

with

nuclear

missiles

in

their

backyards—and what that story tells us about our defense spending and enduring political divides. By scattering the missiles in out-of-the-way places, the Defense Department kept the chilling calculus of Cold War nuclear strategy out of view.

This

subterfuge

was

necessary

for

Americans

to

accept a costly nuclear buildup and the resulting threat of Armageddon.

G R E T C H E N H E E F N E R is a visiting assistant professor of history at Connecticut College.

MARKETING Author interviewed in the Boston Globe Reveals the history behind an economic dependence on the military-industrial complex that still persists today 106


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THE SNOW GOOSE By Paul Gallico Reader to be announced

Beautifully

written,

with

a

powerful

ending,

The

Snow

Goose is set in the years leading up to the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II.

“Written during some of the darkest days of the last century, this sad, sweet tale still makes heartwarming reading.” —Guardian (London)

“A tale of exquisite sentimentality and

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Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / General

storytelling.”

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On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl named Fritha arrives at a remote lighthouse seeking help from its lonely inhabitant:

Philip

Rhayader,

a

crippled

artist

who

has

established a bird sanctuary on his land. The girl brings to

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him a wounded snow goose, which the gentle Philip takes under his care. Soon a friendship blossoms as he and Fritha

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nurse the bird back to health, though as the years pass,

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Fritha visits the lighthouse only when the snow goose is

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there. Then the outbreak of World War II draws Philip away

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from his home to help in the war effort—and suddenly

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Fritha has a new reason to return to the lighthouse.

PAU L

Publishing Background: Alfred A. Knopf

G A L L I CO (1897–1976) achieved national acclaim

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as a sportswriter and editor at the New York Daily News. He created the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition and boxed

with

Jack

Dempsey,

swam

against

Johnny

Weissmuller, golfed with Bobby Jones, and caught for Dizzy Dean. The Snow Goose has been continually in print since 1941, and a number of his stories were adapted for the screen, including The Poseidon Adventure.

MARKETING Winner of the prestigious O. Henry Prize The Snow Goose has been in print since its original publication in 1941 This novel has inspired a number of musical scores and albums and has been made into two feature films Will appeal to fans of Beauty and the Beast 108


JANUARY 1, 2014

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CHINA’S LONG MARCH 6,000 Miles of Danger By Jean Fritz Reader to be announced

From award-winning author Jean Fritz comes the incredible true

account

of

the

Long

March,

a

six-thousand-mile

journey across China

“This is a welcome change from most traditional accounts…Fritz does an excellent job or characterization, conveying the mood

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of the march and the incredible dedication of the communists to the revolution.”

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In 1986, Jean Fritz went to China and talked to survivors of the Long March. It is from their recollections and her own broad, personal knowledge of Chinese history that she has written

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accounts

of

the

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incredible six-thousand-mile journey across China made by the Communist Army in 1934 and 1935. Skillfully placing events within the context of history, Fritz allows us to view them with the perspective of time, and, as she shares the

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memories of those she talked with, she brings humanness

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journey.

JEAN

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FRITZ

has,

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four

decades

of

writing about history, taken on plenty of people, starting with George Washington in The Cabin Faced West. Since then

her

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historical

biographies

for

children have been widely acclaimed as unconventional, good-humored, witty, irrepressible, and extraordinary. In her

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Jean

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MARKETING Fritz is a highly respected children’s writer and has won multiple awards, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal The Long March was a pivotal moment in modern Chinese history Will appeal to both adults and children, as well as readers of Sun Shuyun’s The Long March and Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place Also available at Blackstone Audio: China Homecoming and Homesick 109


JANUARY 1, 2014

BLACKSTONE EXCLUSIVE

THE PINK TARANTULA A Novel in 9 Episodes By Tim Wohlforth Read by Stephen R. Thorne

In this novel of nine closely related episodes, we join Crip and Henrietta, as unlikely a detective duo as ever hit the streets.

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sometime sidekick with body piercings and spiked green hair,

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a

wheelchair. When she isn’t mocking him, Henrietta grows marijuana, hangs with jailbirds, and brings in cases that reek of trouble—and weed—at first sniff. Henrietta’s idea of a favor? Well, a couple of crazed fighting dogs need a home. In

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nine

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episodes,

grow

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characters

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chasms of bitterness and mistrust.

T I M WO H L F O R T H ’s writings include The Pink Tarantula, a short-story collection; Harry, a thriller; and the Jim Wolf mysteries. His short stories have appeared in Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail, Hardcore Hardboiled, Death Do Us Part, Plots with Guns, and other anthologies. He made Otto Penzler’s

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Pushcart

Prize

Mystery

nominee,

and

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received

list a

twice,

is

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a of

Excellence from the Dana Literary Society.

MARKETING Author has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize Will appeal to fans of crime fiction, John D. MacDonald, and Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy Author website: TimWohlforth.com Also available at Blackstone Audio: Epitaph for Emily and No Time to Mourn; coming soon: Harry 110


Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1

Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 1

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Each week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries broadcast stories of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics to radio listeners everywhere. This collection features twelve chilling episodes aired in 1944 and 1945, including “The Voice on the Wire,” “Desert Death,” “Death Is an Artist,” “Death in the Depths,” and “No Coffin for the Dead,” among others. 6 hours • 5 CDs • 1 MP3 CD Exclusive • FIC015000 Fiction / Horror Release date: 1/15/14 • Retail ship date: 12/25/13 RET 978-1-4829-6093-8, $24.95 • LIB 978-1-4829-6091-4, $55.00 MP3 CD 978-1-4829-6092-1, $29.95 • Digital Retail 978-1-4829-6089-1 Digital LIB 978-1-4829-6088-4

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Jim and Marian Jordan star in this radio comedy classic about the excitable, loose-lipped Fibber and his even-tempered wife who’s always trying to keep him out of trouble. Episodes include “McGee’s Fish Fry,” “Fifteenth Wedding Anniversary,” “Fibber’s Gossip Column,” and more. 6 hours • 5 CDs • 1 MP3 CD Exclusive • PER008000 Performing Arts / Radio / General Release date: 1/15/14 • Retail ship date: 12/25/13 RET 978-1-4829-5743-3, $24.95 • LIB 978-1-4829-5741-9, $55.00 MP3 CD 978-1-4829-5742-6, $29.95 • Digital Retail 978-1-4829-5739-6 Digital LIB 978-1-4829-5738-9

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The Great Gildersleeve, featuring Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve from Fibber McGee & Molly, was radio’s first spin-off. In it Gildersleeve moves to the town of Summerfield to take care of his orphaned niece and nephew. Episodes include “Leroy’s Old Car,” “Friendly to Bullard,” and more.

With its twenty-year run and host of Hollywood guest stars, Suspense is considered the best mystery series of radio’s golden age. Featured in this collection are episodes “The Cave of Ali Baba,” “The Kettler Method,” “The Body Snatchers,” and more.

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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Vol. 1 Performed by Gerald Mohr and a full cast Audio Theater • Book #8818

The Whistler was one of radio’s top mystery programs from May 1942 until September 1955. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person’s criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps.

In 1948 CBS launched the radio series The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, starring Gerald Mohr as Raymond Chandler’s celebrated hard-boiled private eye. With producer/director Norman MacDonnell at the helm, the series captured the largest audience in radio by 1949.

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JANUARY 1, 2014

MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY By Frederick Marryat Read by Michael Healy

This neglected 1836 classic is both a rousing adventure story and a profound coming-of-age tale written with great skill and humor.

“Marryat has the power to set us in the midst of ships and man and sea all vivid, credible, authentic.” —Virginia Woolf

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“[Marryat’s] adventures are enthralling; the

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rapidity of his action fascinates…His

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greatness is undeniable.”

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At fourteen the unworldly, idealistic Jack Easy leaves the luxury of his father’s estate in England and sails into a world of

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adventure

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of gunpowder and raw steel as the Harpy chases Spanish ships on the Mediterranean.

CA P TA I N F R E D E R I C K M A R RYAT (1792–1848) served in the Royal Navy for over twenty years, participating in the Battle of Aix Roads and the War of 1812. When he turned his pen to naval life, he became the preeminent chronicler of British naval seamen in the great age of Nelson. His many novels

were

admired

by

such

authors

as

Conrad,

Hemingway, Thackeray, Coleridge, and Washington Irving.

MARKETING Will appeal to fans of Patrick O’Brian and Dudley Pope Based on the author’s real life experiences Marryat brings vast naval knowledge to his stories for a vivid, exciting story Also available from Blackstone Audio: Peter Simple and Percival Keene 112


JANUARY 15, 2014

BLACKSTONE EXCLUSIVE

THE QUIET TWIN By Dan Vyleta Reader to be announced

In

uncharitable

times,

one

must

be

careful

where

one

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“I was pleased to encounter the dark excitement of Dan Vyleta’s The Quiet Twin… As in Hitchcock’s Rear Window, paranoia mounts…[A] tense, well-wrought novel.” (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

—Wall Street Journal

“Vyleta carefully lays out the elements of a

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traditional mystery…and finds clever ways

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to subvert expectations.”

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—New York Times Book Review

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Vienna, 1939. Professor Speckstein’s dog has been brutally killed, and he wants to know why. When an unexpected

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house call leads Dr. Beer to Speckstein’s apartment, he is shown a view of the apartment block. Across the courtyard

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is the lonely nine-year-old daughter of an alcoholic. Five

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windows

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to

the

something—or

left

lives

a

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someone—hidden

mime

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view.

who

keeps

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the

garret drifts the mournful sound of an Oriental’s trumpet,

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and a basement door swings closed behind the building’s

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inscrutable janitor. Does one of these enigmatic neighbors

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have blood on their hands? Dr. Beer reluctantly becomes

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embroiled in an enquiry that forces him to face the dark realities of Nazi rule.

DA N

V Y L E TA

is

the

son

of

Czech

refugees

who

emigrated to Germany in the late 1960s. He holds a PhD in history

from

the

University

of

Cambridge.

His

novels

include Pavel & I and The Quiet Twin. Vyleta is a Canadian citizen and lives in Wisconsin.

MARKETING Shortlisted for the 2011 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Will appeal to readers of Half-Blood Blues and Istanbul Passage Author website: DanVyleta.com Also available at Blackstone Audio: The Crooked Maid 113


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FEBRUARY 4, 2014

BLACKSTONE EXCLUSIVE

DO OR DIE The Reluctant Heroes Series, Book # 1 By Suzanne Brockmann Reader to be announced

From a master of romantic suspense comes the first in a hot

new

series

Troubleshooters

that

books,

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off

featuring

her

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wildly

Navy

popular

SEALS

and

pulse-pounding romance.

“The action is relentless and the passion runs deep.”

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—Fresh Fiction on Breaking the Rules

Former

Navy

SEAL

Ian

Dunn

has

been

tasked

by

a

mysterious government agency with rescuing two children believed to have been taken prisoner in a South American

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embassy. Leading the mission alongside Phoebe Kruger,

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Dunn

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race

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time

while

simultaneously dealing with an equally pressing danger:

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being hunted by the mob. In the midst of all this, Phoebe gets

sucked

deeper

and

deeper

into

Dunn’s

clandestine

world, and Dunn faces some surprises of his own as he

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slowly becomes aware of Phoebe’s sharp intelligence, keen

Author’s Home: Massachusetts

sense of humor, and generous heart.

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S U Z A N N E B R O C K M A N N has written more than fifty books and is widely recognized as one of the leading voices

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in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year, the RITA Award, and the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She lives west of Boston with her husband, author Ed Gaffney.

MARKETING New York Times bestselling author This new series is connected to Brockmann’s bestselling Troubleshooters series, which blends high-octane military action with thrilling romance Brockmann is a two-time winner of the RITA Award and a seven-time recipient of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, National print advertising and online feature attention Online banner advertising campaign at on-sale Facebook advertising and promotion and romance blogger outreach National and local radio attention Will appeal to fans of Elizabeth Lowell and Sandra Brown Also available: Forbidden 114


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BLACKSTONE EXCLUSIVE

PILLAR TO THE SKY By William R. Forstchen Reader to be announced

A towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston’s Blasphemy and Michael Crichton’s Prey

“The only thing more terrifying than this masterfully crafted story is the possibility of it actually happening—and not a damn thing being done to protect us.” (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

—W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV on One Second After

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Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, and dwindling

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energy supplies threaten the planet. Only four people can

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prevent global chaos: Gary Morgan, a brilliant renegade

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scientist who believes in a space elevator—a pillar to the

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sky that could make space flight fast and affordable; Eva

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Morgan,

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a

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of

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descent

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lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky to mine the

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power of the sun; Gunther Rothenberg, the revered rocket scientist who helped create the first rockets; and Franklin Smith,

the

cause.

This

eccentric journey

billionaire to

the

who

stars

will

will

champion

be

a

their

tumultuous

struggle—and humanity’s salvation hangs in the balance.

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WILLIAM

R.

F O R ST C H E N

has

a

PhD

from

Purdue

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University with specializations in military history and the history of technology. A faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College, he has authored over forty books, including the award-winning young-adult novel We Look like Men of War.

MARKETING New York Times bestselling author Targeted advertising to thriller fiction, space-interest, and sci-fi readers Radio advertising on major news networks Online television advertising targeting author’s extensive fan base Digital promotion on Tor.com, Tor/Forge blog and newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Goodreads Will appeal to readers of Arthur C. Clarke’s The Fountains of Paradise and Alastair Reynolds’ Blue Remembered Earth Also available: One Second After, Rally Cry, A Darkness upon the Ice, The Flame upon the Ice, Ice Prophet, and We Look like Men of War 115


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BLACKSTONE EXCLUSIVE

WATCH YOUR BACK The Baltimore Series, Book # 4 By Karen Rose Reader to be announced

A cold case reopened—and a murderer reemerging more deadly than ever before

“Intense, complex, and unforgettable.” —James Patterson on Did You Miss Me?

“Karen Rose delivers the kind of high-wire (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

suspense that keeps you riveted.” —Lisa Gardner, praise for the author

Fiction / Romance / Suspense (FIC027110)

Baltimore homicide detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure, but she’s still a

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fighter. When she learns that her ex-partner might have

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justice,

she’s

determined

to

put

the

past

to

rights, even when she becomes a target. It’s former marine Clay Maynard’s job to see the risk in every situation, and he

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doesn’t have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted to protect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not

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long after that. So when Stevie attracts the attention of a

Author’s Home: Florida

vicious psychopath, Clay will do whatever it takes to keep

Setting: Baltimore

her alive.

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KAREN

ROSE

is

a

RITA

Award–winning

author

of

romantic suspense. A former chemical engineer and high

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school chemistry and physics teacher, she lives in Florida with her family and their cat, Bella, and dog, Loki.

MARKETING New York Times bestselling author RITA Award–winning author Social media promotion, including Facebook Author website: KarenRoseBooks.com Will appeal to fans of Julie Garwood and Allison Brennan Also available: Broken Silence, Did You Miss Me?, No One Left to Tell, You Belong to Me, Kill for Me, Scream for Me, Die for Me, and Silent Scream 116


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LIBRARY EXCLUSIVE

I ALWAYS LOVED YOU A Story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas By Robin Oliveira Reader to be announced

In I Always Loved You Robin Oliveira brilliantly re-creates the irresistible world of Belle Époque Paris, writing with grace and uncommon insight into the passion and foibles of the human heart.

“At the center of Robin Oliveira’s enthralling and well-researched debut novel is an

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ambitious young woman who refuses to accept the limited roles women played.”

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—Atlanta Journal-Constitution on My Name Is Mary Sutter

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The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon

is

rejected,

her

fierce

determination

wavers.

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Her

father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband, her sister is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the

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defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.

ROBIN

O L I V E I R A is the New York Times bestselling

author of My Name Is Mary Sutter.

She

holds

a

BA

in

Russian and studied at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow. She received an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is also a registered nurse, specializing in critical care. She lives in Seattle.

MARKETING Print run 100,000 New York Times bestselling author Will appeal to readers of Cathy Marie Buchanan’s The Painted Girls and Gioia Diliberto’s I Am Madame X Eight-city author tour and national radio campaign National and regional publicity and review coverage Fiction media and book page print features Extensive Internet and blog campaign and social media promotion 117


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THE TWILIGHT OF THE AMERICAN ENLIGHTENMENT The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief By George M. Marsden Reader to be announced

A

groundbreaking

reappraisal

of

the

country’s

spiritual

reawakening, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment shows how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War.

“Remarkable for the range, richness, and

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balance of its interpretations…Marsden’s work on fundamentalism represents the

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very best in the genre. It will not, for a very

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long time, be surpassed or superseded.”

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—William R. Hutchinson, Harvard Divinity School, on Fundamentalism and American Culture

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In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a

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had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country’s

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traditional moral character. As George M. Marsden explains

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here, postwar Americans looked to the country’s secular liberal elites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Their failure lost them the faith of their constituents, paving the way for a

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Christian revival that offered America a firm new moral vision.

GEORGE

M.

M A R S D E N is the Francis A. McAnaney

Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

He

between

has

written

Christianity

and

extensively the

on

American

the

interaction

culture

and

has

published numerous books, including Jonathan Edwards: A Life, which won the prestigious Bancroft Prize given for the best work of history. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

MARKETING Author was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award Marsden is a prizewinning historian Tie-in to author speaking schedule National broadcast and print campaigns Online campaign Academic marketing Will appeal to readers of Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion and Charles Murray’s Coming Apart 118


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ANNIHILATION A Novel The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book # 1 By Jeff VanderMeer Reader to be announced

If

J.

J.

Abrams,

Margaret

Atwood,

and

Alan

Weisman

collaborated on a novel … it might be this awesome.

“A tense and chilling psychological thriller… A little Kubrick, a lot Lovecraft, the novel builds with an unbearable tension and a

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claustrophobic dread that linger long afterward.”

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—Lauren Beukes, Sunday Times (London) bestselling author

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Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for

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decades. After eleven unsuccessful expeditions to survey

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the area—most of which ended in the death of every team

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member—the twelfth expedition is ready to go. The group

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is made up of an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, collect specimens, record all their observations, and, above all, avoid

being

contaminated.

They

arrive

expecting

the

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unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive

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topographic anomaly and life forms beyond understanding

Philippines

—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with

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them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.

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J E F F VA N D E R M E E R is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has been translated into twenty languages and has appeared in the Library of America’s American Fantastic

Tales

and

in

multiple

anthologies.

He

writes

nonfiction for the Washington Post, New York Times Book Review,

Los

Angeles

Times,

and

the

Guardian,

among

others. VanderMeer grew up in the Fiji Islands and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife.

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THIRTY GIRLS By Susan Minot Reader to be announced

With

mesmerizing

emotional

intensity

and

stunning

evocations of Africa’s beauty and horror, Minot gives us her most brilliant and ambitious novel yet.

“Not since J. D. Salinger has an American writer so feelingly evoked the special affections and loyalties that may develop among children in a large family.”

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eloquence, a heartbreaking clarity.”

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Esther

is

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Resistance

Ugandan Army

unspeakable

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survive,

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escape, and to find a way to live with what she has seen and done. Jane is an American journalist who has traveled to Africa, hoping to give a voice to children like Esther and to find

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confronting displacement, heartbreak, and the struggle to

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S U SA N M I N OT is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide bestseller and became a major motion picture. She received her

MFA

from

Columbia

University

and

lives

with

her

daughter in New York City and on an island off the coast of Maine.

MARKETING This is Susan Minot’s first major work since her beloved novel Evening, which became a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Vanessa Redgrave National print advertising, including the New York Times Book Review Online advertising, including NYTimes.com, GoodReads, and Facebook National media appearances, including NPR and print features Will appeal to readers of Francesca Marciano’s Rules of the Wild and Sharon McKay’s War Brothers 120


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E. E. CUMMINGS A Life By Susan Cheever Reader to be announced

From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Bill and Home Before Dark comes a major reassessment of the life and work

of

one

of

America’s

preeminent

twentieth-century

poets.

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E. E. Cummings’ radical experimentation with form resulted in

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there

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of

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disagreement

about his work, at the time of his death in 1962, he was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United

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S U SA N

CHEEVER

was

born

in

New

York

City

and

graduated from Brown University. A Guggenheim fellow and a director of the Board of the Yaddo Corporation, she currently

teaches

in

the

MFA

programs

at

Bennington

College and The New School. She lives in New York City.

MARKETING Susan Cheever is highly regarded for her work as a biographer The first major biography on Cummings in thirty years The Poetry Society of America will put on a major Cummings event at the Lincoln Center to coincide with the book’s publication National print and online advertising Will appeal to readers of Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno’s E.E. Cummings and the works of E. E. Cummings Author website: SusanCheever.com 121


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Five years in the making, Golden State is both a political thriller and a meditation on marriage, love, and loyalty.

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of Fog is a keeper. Michelle Richmond is a talent to watch.” —Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author, on The Year of Fog

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Dr.

Julie

Walker

wakes

on

a

summer

morning

in

San

Francisco to find a city in chaos. Today Californians are voting on a controversial ballot initiative that will change history.

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the

future

of

the

state

and

the

nation

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uncertain, the streets have erupted into violence. Injured, Julie must make her way across the city to the Veterans Administration Hospital, where her sister, recently returned from Afghanistan, is in labor. At the hospital a brutal scene is unfolding as a man who shares an intimate past with Julie begins to take his revenge. Throughout the ordeal Julie’s

estranged

husband,

desperate

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reconciliation,

sends out coded messages from his radio station.

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M I C H E L L E R I C H M O N D is the author of several novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Year of Fog. Her stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, Playboy,

the

Oxford

American,

and

elsewhere.

She

has

been a James Michener Fellow, and her fiction has received the Associated Writing Programs Award and the Mississippi Review Prize. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she lives with her husband and son in San Francisco.

MARKETING New York Times bestselling author Online advertising Social media promotion, including Facebook and Twitter Website: GoldenStateNovel.net Will appeal to fans of Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard Also available: The Year of Fog and No One You Know 122


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PIGS CAN’T SWIM A Memoir By Helen Peppe Reader to be announced

An

elegant,

charming

memoir

that

will

keep

readers

captivated

“Pigs Can’t Swim is a marvelously funny, moving, and spirited memoir, likely destined to become a classic in the genre.” —David Mura, author of Turning Japanese

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be at its best: a clear-eyed, big-hearted

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what matters, an ode to life.”

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manages

deadpan

humor,

an

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unerring eye for the absurd, and a touching compassion for her utterly overwhelmed parents. While her feisty resilience and candor will inevitably remind readers of Jeanette Wall or

Mary

Karr,

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insight

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moments

of

tenderness with family and animals are entirely her own.

HELEN

PEPPE,

writer

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photographer,

lives

near

Portland, Maine, with her two children, four dogs, eight rescued

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four

guinea

pigs,

and

two

destructive

kittens.

MARKETING One of only ten books chosen for the spring 2014 Indies Introduce Debut Authors program Will appeal to readers of Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club and Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle Author tour: New England BEA feature title Social media campaign Author website: HelenPeppe.com 123


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DEFIANT The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women

Who

Fought

for

Them,

and

the

One

Who

Never

Returned By Alvin Townley Reader to be announced

A story of survival and triumph, Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations.

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and honor of eleven indomitable POWs and their wives is a new American classic that

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Glory.”

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sacrifice that stands as a vivid testimony to what the human spirit can overcome.”

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During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners of

Philippines

war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at

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the

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hands

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communist

interrogators.

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Hilton and other camps developed a powerful underground resistance. To quash it, the North Vietnamese singled out its eleven leaders and banished them to an isolated jail. None would

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unscathed; one would never leave. As these men suffered in Hanoi, their wives launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the POW/MIA movement.

A LV I N

TOW N L E Y

is

the

author

of

Legacy

of

Honor,

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MARKETING Print run 50,000 Author appearances in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC Major promotion with POW/MIA associations National IndieBound campaign Academic and email marketing campaigns Will appeal to readers of Band of Brothers and The Dirty Dozen 124


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SEX AFTER… Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes By Iris Krasnow Reader to be announced

Filled with edgy and honest stories of carnal challenge and triumph from women of all backgrounds and life stages, Sex After… is Krasnow’s signature take on Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex but Were Afraid to Ask —during all of life’s passages.

“The best book on marriage ever.”

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Iris Krasnow is a writer who speaks candidly to the issues

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asking, “How do I handle the shifts in my sexuality caused by

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everything from regaining sexual confidence after childbirth and breast cancer to navigating the dating scene in senior communities.

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IRIS

K R AS N OW

bestseller

is the author of the New York Times

Surrendering

to

Marriage,

as

well

as

Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Yourself, and I

Am

My

Mother’s

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on

numerous national shows, ranging from Oprah and Good Morning America to All Things Considered. She lives in Maryland with her husband and four sons.

MARKETING Print run 50,000 Iris Krasnow’s Huffington Post blog posts rank among the top ten most read and commented on in the site’s history Krasnow is a popular keynote speaker with women’s groups and on the Jewish book Club circuit, addressing more than a thousand women a month National television, radio, print, and online features Major women’s media outreach, author events, and radio tour Social media and online campaign Will appeal to readers of Hilda Hutcherson’s What Your Mother Never Told You about Sex and Jennifer Berman’s For Women Only Also available: The Secret Lives of Wives 125


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LAST CHANCE AT LOVE The Sizzling Sands Series By Gwynne Forster Produced by Buck 50 Productions Reader to be announced

How much will she risk for love?

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manner, and Jake and Allison are well suited for one another.”

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Fired from her prestigious job, journalist Allison Wakefield

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intimately. But as they work side by side during Jacob’s

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the truth about Jacob’s past could jeopardize his career and their chance at happiness.

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F O R ST E R

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of more than forty novels. She has won numerous awards for her fiction, including the Gold Pen Award from the Black Writers Alliance, and was a finalist for the 1999 RT Award for Career Achievement. She holds master’s degrees in both sociology

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and

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traveled

and/or worked in more than sixty countries. She lives in New York with her husband.

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HIS LOVE MATCH Weddings by Diana, Book # 1 By Shirley Hailstock Produced by Buck 50 Productions Reader to be announced

Will he be the last bachelor standing?

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Wedding planner Diana Greer believes in happily-ever-after but has given up on finding her own dream man. Then an Internet dating site matches her up with Scott Thomas, the

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arrogant big man on campus from her college years. One

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kiss from this high-flying bachelor makes Diana’s toes curl. A failed trip to the altar has cured Scott of believing in storybook endings, so he’s stunned when someone meets his

unattainable

requirements

for

romance.

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brainy

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woman. But Diana isn’t ready to trust him. And when Scott unveils

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the Open Market except the World

Her work has garnered many awards, including the Holt

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and

She

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America and lives in New Jersey with her family.

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CAESAR AND CHRIST The Story of Civilization, Volume 3 The Story of Civilization Series, Book # 3 By Will Durant Reader to be announced

The third volume of Will Durant’s Pulitzer Prize–winning series, Caesar and Christ: The Story of Civilization, Volume 3

chronicles

the

history

of

Roman

civilization

and

of

Christianity from their beginnings to 325 AD.

“Magnificent and monumental.” (MAY NOT BE FINAL ART)

—New York Times, praise for the series

“Easily the most engaging writer of Western

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intellectual history in the English language,

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In this masterful work of ancient history, listeners will learn about the history of the Rome and its convergence with Christianity. ancient

Topics

Italy;

the

include:

birth

of

the

the

Etruscan

Roman

civilization

Republic

and

of the

beginnings of Roman law; the great reigns of Caesar and

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Antony; the people of Rome—the artisans, tradesmen, and scientists;

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places

of

Rome’s

great

empire;

the

beginnings of Christianity and its growth; and the rise of Constantine and the fall of the empire.

WILL

DURANT

(1885–1981)

was

awarded

the

Pulitzer

Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He spent over forty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization.

A

champion

of

human-

rights issues such as social reform and the brotherhood of man

long

educate

before

and

they

entertain

were

popular,

readers

he

continues

worldwide

through

to his

writings.

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Welcome to Cold Storage, Alaska: population lower every day.

“Mr. Straley writes with such brio.” —New York Times Book Review, praise for the author

“Straley is one of the best prose stylists to emerge from the genre in a long time.”

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—San Francisco Chronicle, praise for the author

Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost whose population is shrinking every day. Clive McCahon returns to his tiny hometown after a seven-year jail stint for dealing coke with a lot to make up to his younger brother, who has been taking care of their sick mother. But Clive doesn’t realize the trouble he’s bringing home. Though he’s now reformed and eager to open a bar