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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S The Final Note: A Novel / Kevin Alan Milne .................................................. 6-7 The Freshman Survival Guide / Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey........5 Greatness / Don Yaeger .................................................................................... 8-9 Home and Away / David and Nancy French ..................................................... 13 How Successful People Think Workbook / John C. Maxwell .......................... 12 A Man from Another Land / Isaiah Washington ................................................. 4 Morning Sunshine! / Robin Meade ................................................................... 11 Priceless Memories / Bob Barker ..................................................................... 10 The Priest’s Graveyard / Ted Dekker ............................................................... 2-3 Sweet Misfortune: A Novel / Kevin Alan Milne .............................................. 6-7 Unsaid: A Novel / Neil Abramson ............................................................... 14-15

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TED DEKKER The New York Times bestselling author returns with a new adrenaline-packed thriller! Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America with hopes of escaping the haunted memories he holds of his home country. A priest who lives by a strict moral code, Danny is incensed by those who do not abide by religious and legal law. As a self-proclaimed avenging angel, Danny believes it is his duty to show them the error of their ways, one body at a time. Vigilante? Perhaps. But most definitely a killer. The last thing Renee Gilmore remembers is being rescued by a pair of unknown arms after her drugdealer pimp attempted to murder her. She wakes up in a beautiful glass house surrounded by doctors and the man that saved her life, Lamont Myers. Lamont offers her protection and love, if she abides by his rule that she must not leave the house. She is the bird in his gilded cage. A year after Renee is rescued by Lamont, he is murdered. Renee is compelled to blindly seek revenge, making a series of naïve mistakes along the way. At the same time, Danny has continued down his path of retribution against those who don’t adhere to his exacting principles. In their individual pursuits, Danny and Renee’s paths become entangled. And before long it becomes clear that neither of them may make it out of this hunt alive.

Advance praise: “The Priest’s Graveyard by Ted Dekker is an amazing novel, utterly compelling, the story of an abandoned girl and a strange, vengeful priest whose paths eventually cross— with terrifying consequences. Intensely readable, well written, and completely original.” —Douglas Preston, co-creator of the famed Pendergast series of novels

“THE PRIEST’S GRAVEYARD is a thrill-a-minute ride, with heartpounding action and a twist that you’ll never see coming.” –Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Ice Cold

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hardcovers of The Bride Collector (978-159995-196-6, 4/10) and BoneMan’s Daughters (9781-59995-195-9, 4/09) were both New York Times bestsellers, each selling more than 90,000 copies. The mass market of BoneMan’s Daughters (3/10) also hit the New York Times bestseller list and has sold more than 275,000 copies. Bride Collector was named one of NPR’s “Top 100 Killer Thrillers” of all time. It will be published in mass market in March 2011 and Center Street will also publish Blink of an Eye in mass market in July 2011 (previously published by Thomas Nelson). ■■ The

■■ Ted Dekker has sold more than 5 million copies of his books worldwide. Center Street has sold more than 1.2 million copies of Dekker’s thrillers. ■■ Dekker has more than 100,000 Facebook fans, with

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Dekker lives in Austin, Texas.

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A MAN FROM ANOTHER LAND

APRIL CENTER STREET HARDCOVER

How Finding My Roots Changed My Life

978-1-59995-318-2

ISAIAH WASHINGTON WITH LAVAILLE LAVETTE

$24.99 / $27.99 Can. 272 pages 30 4/c photos 6x9

Award-winning actor Isaiah Washington chronicles his adventurous quest to discover his ancestral African ties, and how his experience has inspired his life-changing work.

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From his humble beginnings in Houston, Texas, to his rise in Hollywood, to his ultimate victory as an esteemed citizen of both the U.S. and Sierra Leone, the former Grey’s Anatomy star shares a journey packed with self-discovery. Washington walks readers through his dates with destiny and the obstacles he faced, including the media blowup on Grey’s Anatomy that came in the midst of his efforts. In this personal narrative about the yearning for that powerful connection with one’s ancestry, Washington tells about how he was drawn into his journey by the science of DNA testing, which revealed his specific African ancestry. His DNA discovery not only confirmed his quest of finding his roots, but it awakened in him a yearning for a deeper identity as a black man. In this inspirational memoir, Washington explains how filling in the gaps of the past has led him to serve his ancestral kinsmen and lead a life filled with new purpose.

• Washington was a season regular on ABC’s hit show Grey’s Anatomy, playing the part of Dr. Preston Burke for the first three seasons, a role which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has guest-starred on NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Ally McBeal, New York Undercover, Living Single, Soul Food, and Touched by an Angel. He is also a veteran of several Spike Lee films.

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Isaiah Washington lives in Venice, California.

Washington acted as Master of Ceremonies for the first White House Summit on Malaria to fight the disease in 15 African countries. In September 2008, he attended the 63rd United Nations Assembly in New York City as an advisor to President Ernest Bai Koroma of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

• In the U.S., Isaiah is working with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a potential rehabilitation project that would help inmates in prisons discover their roots through DNA testing, and learn about their culture and heritage.

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THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE

APRIL CENTER STREET TRADE PAPERBACK

Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between

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NORA BRADBURY-HAEHL AND BILL MCGARVEY

176 pages 5¼x8

The first survival guide that combines advice with guidance on how to cope with the spiritual, emotional, and ethical questions and issues that confront young adults.

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From living in the dorms to making new friends to surviving exams, the challenges may seem overwhelming to the average freshman. But they don’t have to be. THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE is the perfect tool for helping students navigate through orientation, final exams, and every day in between. Divided into five sections (Relationships, Identity & Spirituality, Academics, Risk, Balance), the book tackles such subjects as:

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This is one college guidebook that freshmen won’t be ashamed to read and keep in their backpacks.

• THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE is the result of an article that was posted on BustedHalo.com, a website for young spiritual seekers, that exploded into a hugely popular item forwarded to more than 30,000 people in three months. The book will contain all new material which will not be available on the website. •

Nora Bradbury-Haehl is a 20-year veteran of youth ministry. She is also a contributing editor to BustedHalo.com. Bill McGarvey is the editor-in-chief of BustedHalo.com which was founded in 2001 and gets 750,000 visitors annually. He has written and commented extensively on the topics of pop culture and faith for NPR, The Tablet (in London), Time Out New York, Sirius-XM Radio, Commonweal, America, and Book magazine.

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Nora Bradbury-Haehl lives in Rochester, New York.

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Bill McGarvey lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

“The newest members of any college community will find in this guide a wonderful blend of downto-earth advice and answers to the deepest of life questions. I cannot think of a better gift to give a son or daughter, a niece or nephew, a godchild or grandchild who is heading off to college.” —Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

“Every young person goes to college with a computer–and now they need to go with THE FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE.” —Bob McCarty, Executive Director, National Federation of Youth Ministry

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ACCLAIMED AUTHOR

KEVIN ALAN MILNE

SWEET MISFORTUNE

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978-1-59995-296-3

A Novel

$13.99 / $15.50 Can. 288 pages

Now in paperback, SWEET MISFORTUNE is a touching, romantic, and funny novel about finding love and proving that happiness is not just a myth.

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Sophie Jones, owner of a small chocolate shop in Tacoma, Washington, started selling Misfortune Cookies as a one-time gimmick. But the bitter chocolate-dipped confections became a surprise hit with customers for the handwritten messages they contain, such as “Some people are lucky in love. You aren’t one of them.”

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When her ex-fiancé moves back to town, he is surprised at how bitter and unhappy Sophie has become. He proposes a bet—she must place an ad in the paper that simply states “Wanted: Happiness.” If at least 100 people respond, proving happiness isn’t a myth, she agrees to a date with him. If not, he’ll leave her alone forever. Sophie is convinced she’ll win, but fate may have other ideas.

“Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this uplifting novel about second chances, circumstance, coincidence, and, of course, happiness.” —Booklist “Charming. Funny. Redemptive. All wrapped up in a bittersweet and undeniably delicious flavor. SWEET MISFORTUNE is Milne’s best effort yet.” —Jason Wright, New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters

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TAKES READERS ON JOURNEYS OF LOVE, LOSS, AND RENEWAL. THE FINAL NOTE

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After a serious car accident sends his wife into the hospital, Ethan fears it may be too late to deliver a gift he promised years ago. On their wedding day, he promised to love, honor, and cherish his wife…and to write a song for her. They were young, life was good, and faith in each other came easily, as evidenced by the Love Notes that Anna left in Ethan’s guitar nearly every week.

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Fast forward to the present day. Despite his grand promises, reality has proven to be much harder than Ethan anticipated. Instead of composing hit songs, he’s writing catchy advertising jingles, working long hours, and still promising to finish her song. At Anna’s hospital bedside, Ethan struggles to figure out where it all went tragically wrong, when it may be too late. In this tale of heartbreak and forgiveness, Ethan is about to discover that the final note has yet to be written.

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■ Much of the content for THE FINAL NOTE comes from the author’s personal experience. He lived in Austria for two years, has done songwriting, and plays guitar. ■

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GREATNESS The 16 Characteristics of True Champions

DON YAEGER New York Times bestselling author Don Yaeger shares the secrets of “Greatness” as witnessed through the lives of sports’ most successful athletes. Greatness. What is it? What characteristics and habits do truly successful people share? After years of talking with the most iconic sports figures of our time including, Shaquille O’Neal, Nolan Ryan, and Annika Sorenstam, Don Yaeger had a revelation: the great champions share personality traits and habits of mind that have nothing to do with their hook shot, or their long pass, or their putt. Moreover, he realized that you don’t have to have Serena Williams’s athletic prowess or Peyton Manning’s arm—heck you don’t even have to like sports to learn valuable lessons that have real-world business applications from our most successful athletes. Offering a fascinating glimpse into the world of elite performance, GREATNESS offers a program of real and achievable steps for personal growth. Challenging readers to be a great version—the greatest version—of themselves in both their professional and personal lives, bestselling author Don Yaeger serves up a motivational book that is both inspiring and empowering. Readers learn that preparation is the key to success and how to visualize victory before a sales call. They learn how to use adversity to fuel the inner fire. They learn to be the ultimate teammate. And they learn that records are made to be broken. Whether the reader’s ultimate goal is to help their company achieve a new sales record, manage a business through a crisis, or enlist colleagues to help raise funds for a good cause, GREATNESS will help bring a new level of dedication to their game.

■■ Don Yaeger is the author of four New York Times bestselling books: It’s Not About the Truth (Simon & Schuster, 6/07), Ya Gotta Believe! (Penguin, 3/05), Never Die Easy (Random House 9/01), and Under the Tarnished Dome (Simon & Schuster 9/94). ■■ GREATNESS

is full of little-known anecdotes and significant philosophies of sports heroes that have been shared with Yaeger over the years: Walter Payton, Shaquille O’Neal, Annika Sorenstam, Nolan Ryan, Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, John Wooden, and many more. ■■ Since retiring from Sports Illustrated three years ago, Yaeger has embarked on a motivational speaking career that has presented his “becoming great” message to clients that have included Chevron, Exxon, Anheuser-Busch, Hospital Corporation of America, Microsoft, and Dell. He currently gives between 70 and 80 speeches a year. ■■ Don Yaeger

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“Greatness doesn’t have to occur on a grand scale. It doesn’t have to happen with the world watching. It can occur right in your own home or workplace. Though these characteristics are culled from some of the greatest winners in sports, not a single one requires you to be able to touch your toes! These iconic figures in sports have provided a classroom for us to learn about their pursuit of Greatness. You don’t have to be good at sports—heck, you don’t even have to like sports—to benefit from their lessons.”  —Don Yeager

Praise for Don Yaeger’s motivational speeches: “I have no interest in sports, but this was not a sports speech…this was one of the most poignant human interest and motivational speeches I have ever heard.”   

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PRICELESS MEMORIES

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Bob Barker’s behind-the-scenes New York Times bestseller—now in paperback.

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From being raised on a Native American reservation, to training as a Navy pilot during World War II, to hosting The Price Is Right, the life of TV personality Bob Barker has been anything but ordinary. In the paperback edition of his memoir, he shares stories from his extraordinary life with readers, and once again finds his way into the homes and hearts of his fans.

Territories: World Hachette Audio: Unabr. CD: 978-1-60024-553-4 $29.98/$32.98

In hardcover, PRICELESS MEMORIES (978-1-59995135-5, 4/09) was published to excellent reviews and became a New York Times bestseller.

• Bob Barker continues to be in demand as a pop icon. In 2009, he appeared as a special guest host on WWE Raw, made a guest appearance on The Price Is Right and did a two-part interview on the Today show. He has also recently appeared on Rachael Ray and FOX News Channel’s Huckabee. •

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Bob has won 19 Emmy Awards and 14 were for Outstanding Game Show Host, more than any other performer. He won twice for Executive Producer of The Price Is Right and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999.

• In 2010, Bob Barker donated $5 million for a ship to prevent illegal commercial whaling. The ship, dubbed the Bob Barker, is featured on the Animal Planet show Whale Wars.

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The book includes favorite contestants, episodes, celebrity encounters, and behind-the-scenes happenings from Bob’s days as a television host on The Price Is Right, Truth or Consequences, Miss USA, Miss Universe, and The Rose Parade. Also included are stories of how Bob has taken on Hollywood and the government in his crusade for animal rights, and personal stories of how he has rescued numerous animals, from dogs to elephants.

Bob Barker lives in Hollywood, California.

“Bob’s writing is just like his hosting—smooth and professional. I’m sure his many fans will be thoroughly entertained and delighted by these recollections of his life and his long and very success—Alex Trebek, host, Jeopardy! ful career.” “The readers of this book will be happy to find, as I was, that Bob Barker did more than host The Price Is Right for thirty-five years. A lot more, as it turns out. What a career! God bless you, Bob Barker.” —Drew Carey, host, The Price Is Right

“Bob Barker is an inspiration. His obvious love for life, people, and, of course, animals shines through on these pages. If you thought he was priceless before, wait until you spend time with him here.” —Tom Bergeron, host, Dancing with the Stars

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MORNING SUNSHINE!

MAY CENTER STREET TRADE PAPERBACK

How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too

978-1-59995-165-2

ROBIN MEADE

$14.99 / $16.99 Can. 256 pages 5¼x8

Headline News morning anchor Robin Meade’s New York Times bestseller is now in paperback.

Self-help Publishing background: Center Street hardcover

Today she is the poster child for confidence and self-assurance, but Robin Meade wasn’t always that way. The successful and critically acclaimed host of Morning Express with Robin Meade used to suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, but found a way to overcome her fear of public speaking and go on to become a top morning news anchor.

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In MORNING SUNSHINE!, Robin shares a step-by-step approach to building confidence, with chapters such as Stop Judging Yourself, Be Grateful for Your Gifts, and Your Void Becomes Your Value. In addition, “Confidence Boosters” at the end of every chapter help bring even the most daunting challenge into manageable, bite-sized pieces. Warmly personal, this book not only helps readers achieve their own dreams, but also gives insight into the young woman who has become one of the most popular news anchors on television today.

• The hardcover edition of MORNING SUNSHINE! (Center Street, 978-1-59995-164-5, 9/09) was published to excellent reviews and reached #6 on the New York Times bestseller list. She appeared on Larry King Live, Nancy Grace, and CNN Newsroom. Print media coverage included articles in Glamour magazine, OK! magazine, New York Daily News, and Country Weekly. •

Morning Express attracts 250,000 daily viewers—the same amount as New York Times bestselling author Jim Cramer, who hosts Headline News’ show Mad Money, and just shy of #1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck. Additionally, Morning Express posted the largest year-to-year growth in Cable News—up 25% in total viewership—for the 17th consecutive month in August 2010.

“An elegant journey from self-image to self-esteem. A book that will help anyone who wants to radiate —Deepak Chopra, author, true self-confidence.” Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul

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Robin Meade lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Terrific! MORNING SUNSHINE! is an excellent read. It gave me encouragement to face my own fears. This book should be used as a learning tool for many—but especially for young girls who second-guess their inner strength. I enjoyed the book and couldn’t put it down.” —Jackie Joyner-Kersee, three-time Olympic gold medalist

“Anyone who has ever wondered if they have what it takes to build their confidence or succeed at the impossible should read this book.” —Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent

“I loved reading Robin’s book because it inspired me, and I am certain it will inspire everyone who reads it. She tells her story with a moving and beautiful first-person narrative. She truly writes from her heart, and that comes through on every page. MORNING SUNSHINE! helped me, and it will help you as well.” —Wolf Blitzer, CNN anchor of The Situation Room

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HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK WORKBOOK

JUNE CENTER STREET TRADE PAPERBACK

978-1-59995-391-5

JOHN C. MAXWELL

$9.99 / $11.50 Can. 224 pages 5¼x8 Business & Economics

The companion workbook for readers of John Maxwell’s Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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Full of interactive questions and space for readers to provide answers, as well as new material for readers to assess and improve each type of thinking, this workbook guides readers in applying the lessons they learned from Maxwell’s compact bestseller, How Successful People Think. Each of the 11 chapters focuses on one type of thinking, including BigPicture Thinking, Focused Thinking, Creative Thinking, Shared Thinking, and Reflective Thinking. The workbook contains overviews, case studies, and questions that can be answered individually or discussed in a group, and a suggested action plan to help implement these thought processes. The hardcover edition of How Successful People Think (978-1-59995-168-3, 6/09) sold nearly 150,000 copies and became a Wall Street Journal bestseller. That book was derived from his previous bestseller, Thinking for a Change (2003), which sold more than 245,000 copies.

• John C. Maxwell has sold more than 17 million books worldwide. His books have appeared on the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Christian Booksellers Association bestseller lists.

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John C. Maxwell lives in Florida.

A recognized expert on leadership, Maxwell has communicated his principles to Fortune 500 companies, the United States Military Academy at West Point, international marketing organizations, the NCAA, and professional sports groups like the NFL. Also available:

Praise for Thinking for a Change: “If you want to go places you’ve never been before—you have to think in ways you’ve never thought before. This book will teach you how!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Whale Done!

“Maintaining an encouraging tone and a downto-earth writing style honed from his more than thirty previous titles, Maxwell details the impact and practical value of eleven kinds of thinking.” —Publishers Weekly

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HOME AND AWAY

JULY

A Story of Family in a Time of War

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DAVID AND NANCY FRENCH

978-1-931722-90-2 $14.99 / $16.99 Can. 224 pages 5¼x8

Written from two perspectives, a husband and wife share the challenges and triumphs of a family during wartime.

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When David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a father of two who was wounded in Iraq while serving his country, he was immediately stricken with the question: why him and not me? As president of a free speech organization, he was used to pushing pencils, not toting M16s. What happens to a family when their 37-year-old, Harvard Law graduate husband (and father of two) answers the call to serve overseas in the military? In HOME AND AWAY, David and Nancy French chronicle their journey, and how their family faced the challenge with hope and determination, more than a few tears, and, unexpectedly, joy.

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• Nancy French’s most recent book was A Red State of Mind published by Center Street (978-1-93172-288-9, 10/06).

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French is the author of A Season for Justice: Defending the Rights of the Christian Home, Church, and School (Broadman & Holman, 6/02). He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, served as a partner in a large law firm, and has been president of a national free speech organization.

three types of narratives that have been written about Iraq and Afghanistan so far: political stories, strategic overviews of military outcomes, and down-in-the-trenches stories of men in combat. HOME AND AWAY takes a look at war from a dual point of view, in an era where communication can be instant but separation is still vast.

Praise for Nancy French’s A Red State of Mind: “Nancy French stands for everything right about red-state America: love for God, country, and WalMart. She’s funny, she’s Southern, and she’s smart. I think I’m in love! Just don’t tell my wife.”  

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“Nancy French isn’t just a piercingly funny commentator on the red/blue culture wars; she’s a participant. Whether it means standing up to feminist NYU classmates about her ‘maleoppression’ marriage or publicly shaming her daughter’s Philadelphia school board for eliminating ‘under God,’ Nancy injects a laugh-outloud freshness into the tired old debate.”   

—Shaunti Feldhahn, nationally syndicated columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and author of For Women Only

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UNSAID A Novel

NEIL ABRAMSON In the bestselling tradition of The Art of Racing in the Rain comes a debut novel guaranteed to wrap around the heart of any reader who has ever loved an animal.

Helena has died, but cannot move on. She is terrified of confronting the mistakes she made during her life as a veterinarian—terrified of meeting the souls of the hundreds of animals she’d euthanized, and terrified that her 37 years of life were meaningless, errorridden, and forgettable. So Helena lingers, haunted by the life she left behind: David, her shattered attorney husband who, with Helena’s passing, has lost his one connection to a compassionate and heartfelt existence; her houseful of damaged but beloved animals, now bewildered without Helena’s presence; and her last project, Cindy, a chimpanzee who may hold the answers to the mysteries of human and animal consciousness and to Helena’s final release. When Cindy is scheduled for a research experiment that will kill her, David suddenly must call upon everything he has learned from Helena to find a way to save Cindy. In the explosive trial that follows, Helena and David must confront their mistakes, grief, and loss— because the only way to save Cindy is to discover what it really means to be “human.”

■■ This debut novel has a unique perspective reminiscent of The Lovely Bones (LB, 7/02) and will appeal to readers of The Dogs of Babel (LB, 6/03) and Water for Elephants (Algonquin, 4/07). ■■ As a practicing Manhattan attorney who is married to a veterinarian, Abramson is a past board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and a founding member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Legal Issues relating to Animals. He has won an award from the ASPCA for his work on behalf of animals. ■■ Abramson consulted with Barbara J. King, a leading expert on primate studies and Chancellor Professor of Anthropology at the College of William & Mary, to ensure the book contains accurate and current science.

A portion of the author’s proceeds will be donated to his 501(c)(3) charity, Finally Home, a forthcoming sanctuary for lost, abused, and abandoned animals. ■■

Neil Abramson lives in Northern Westchester, New York. liz margulies

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“UNSAID will really make you think about the relationship between people and animals. I was not able to put it down, and I read parts of it twice.”  

 

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—Dr. Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

“Neil Abramson has written a powerful and imaginative novel. His insights into the animal kingdom touched my heart. My book club will love it.”

—Susan Wilson, author of One Good Dog and The Fortune Teller’s Daughter

“A suspenseful, heart-throbbing novel exploring the big questions of life, death, sentience, animal rights, compassion, righteous indignation, and what it is all about and why. The surprise twists are like an emotional roller coaster. Read it, weep, grab your chair, and gain insights into the big —Allen Schoen, DVM, author of Kindred Spirits why!”

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“UNSAID says it all in a lyrical story about humanity’s journey from betrayal to reconciliation with our animal kin. A beautiful, wrenching testimony.”  

—G.A. Bradshaw, director & founder, The Kerulos Center, and author of Elephants on the Edge

“A remarkable book, uncanny in that its narrator is recently deceased, but vivid in its development of believable and complex characters, both human and nonhuman.” —Susan J. Armstrong, Professor Emerita Humboldt 

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“UNSAID is an extraordinary story of animals, afterlife, and the power of love. I found myself captivated by the world of this book. It will make you remember, rethink, and rejoice in every meaningful relationship you’ve ever had. Everyone needs to read this book!” –Garth Stein, author of the International Bestseller, The Art of Racing in the Rain

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