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An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017
by Daniel Mendelsohn
Pub Date 07 Sep 2017
From the best-selling author of ‘The Lost’, a deeply moving tale of a father, a son and the lessons of a lifetime told through a transformative journey in reading – and reliving – Homer’s epic masterpiece.
‘An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic’ twines an ongoing reading of the most popular and beloved works of literature, Homer’s Odyssey – with its...
The Unmapped Mind: A Memoir of Neurology, Incurable Disease and Learning How to L ive
by Christian Donlan
Pub Date 05 Apr 2018
"My daughter took her first steps on the day I was diagnosed - a juxtaposition so perfect, so trite, so filled with the tacky artifice of real life that I am generally too embarrassed to tell anybody about it."
Shortly after his daughter Leontine was born, Christian Donlan's world shifted an inch to the left. He started to miss light switches and door...
Development Drowned and Reborn
The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans
by Clyde Woods
Pub Date 01 Jul 2017
Development Drowned and Reborn is a “Blues geography” of New Orleans, one that compels readers to return to the history of the Black freedom struggle there to reckon with its unfinished business. Reading contemporary policies of abandonment against the grain, Clyde Woods explores how Hurricane Katrina brought long-standing structures of domination into...
Sketches of a Black Cat - Story of a night flying WWII pilot and artist
by Ron Miner
Pub Date 26 Jul 2017
Howard Miner never expected to contract the first documented case of the mumps in Guadalcanal history.
As a Navy Black Cat, he took his share of chances during the ten-hour, night long flights in darkened PBYs painted entirely black, searching the seas for enemy ships and downed fliers — the original stealth aircrafts. But wartime was unpredictable...
Tribe of Mentors
Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
by Timothy Ferriss
Pub Date 21 Nov 2017
When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, bestselling author and podcast guru Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success...
Crafting a Patterned Home
Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects to Enliven Every Room
by Kristin Nicholas
Pub Date 10 Apr 2018
Jump into the world of pattern--get a crash course on the types of patterns and how they are made; learn how to gain inspiration and ideas from a variety of sources; explore ways of pairing...
Hard to Be a Saint in the City
The Spiritual Vision of the Beats
by Robert Inchausti
Pub Date 30 Jan 2018
It’s been said that Jack Kerouac made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience. And there is no doubt that the writers he knew and inspired—iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gary...
The Original Wu-Men Kuan
by David Hinton
Pub Date 27 Feb 2018
Zen is famous for its koans, those seemingly confounding statements, questions, or stories that masters use to gauge their students' practice. Here, the...
Must We Defend Nazis?
Why the First Amendment Should Not Protect Hate Speech and White Supremacy
by Jean Stefancic, Richard Delgado
Pub Date 31 Jan 2018
Swirling in the midst of the resurgence of neo-Nazi demonstrations, hate speech, and acts of domestic terrorism are uncomfortable questions about the limits of free speech. The United States stands apart from many other countries in that citizens have the power to say virtually anything...
Algorithms of Oppression
How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
by Safiya Umoja Noble
Pub Date 20 Feb 2018
How the Pope Became the Most Influential Man in the World
by Paul Collins
Pub Date 27 Mar 2018
In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been swept away and Rome seized by the revolutionary French armies. The cardinals were scattered across...
by Maria DeBlassie
Pub Date 01 Nov 2017
Everyday Enchantments is a love letter to the magic of everyday life, the sweet moments and the profound that we often overlook in our hurry to get from one place to the next. What if we had the power to unplug from our daily hustle and bustle and conjure a more profound way of living rooted in natural mysticism?
We do. All it takes is the whispered wish for...
The Self-Driven Child
The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
by William Stixrud, PhD, Ned Johnson
Pub Date 13 Feb 2018
A clinical neuropsychologist and test-prep guru combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to make a radical case for giving kids more agency to unleash their full potential.
Many of us know we're putting too much pressure on...
How Not to Kill Your Houseplant
Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged
by Veronica Peerless
Pub Date 15 Aug 2017
Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance.
Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of...
A Field Guide to Modern Manners
by Nancy R. Mitchell
Pub Date 18 Sep 2017
“The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.”
Although surely alluding to something besides good table manners, Oscar’s classic metaphor does contain a grain of truth underlying the pros and cons of proper etiquette. Like it or not, manners and etiquette are the hallmarks of a well-rounded person and, even if only subconsciously...
Journey Out Returning
by William Fell-Holden
Pub Date 28 Oct 2017
Journey Out Returning is a street-life story of struggle, sexual discovery, friendship and community told within the 1960s, a decade of ‘flower-power’ and ‘love-ins’. Set against a background of the music of the Beatles “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”; The Small Faces “Itchycoo Park”, the bursting forth of Pink Floyd and many other bands and singers...
7/7 and 21/7 – Delving into Room 101
by Cliff Todd
Pub Date 28 Nov 2017
A personal history of two major London bombings. An insider’s description of dealing with major terrorist outrages. A personal reflection of the professional and emotional aspects of dealing with these horrific events.
Cliff Todd was a forensic scientist completely involved with all aspects of both the 7/7 and 21/7 terrorist bombings in London. Cliff...
Unpacking My Library
Artists and Their Books
by Edited by Jo Steffens and Matthias Neumann
Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
Taking its inspiration from Walter Benjamin’s seminal 1931 essay, the Unpacking My Library series charts a spirited exploration of the reading and book collecting practices of today’s leading thinkers. Artists...
(A Book for Just About Anyone)
by Devorah Baum
Pub Date 22 Aug 2017
Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly...
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You
by Tim Kreider
Pub Date 06 Feb 2018
Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he’s a philosopher. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He had a cult following as a...
Seven Kings of England
An inspiring historical account of England's monarchy
by Geoffrey Trease
Pub Date 04 Oct 2017
An accompaniment to his previous history, The Seven Queens of England, Geoffrey Trease’s second volume of England's monarchy provides a fascinating insight into the lives of Britain’s seven most captivating Kings.
Carefully selected for the dramatic quality of their lives and the interest of their characters, The Seven Kings of England spans the monarchy...
The Birds at My Table
Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters
by Darryl Jones
Pub Date 15 Mar 2018
Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.
Why do people do this? Jones asks in The Birds at My Table. Does the food even benefit the birds? What are the unintended consequences of providing additional food to our winged friends?
Jones takes us on a wild flight...
Words of Thanksgiving
Prayers, Poems and Meditations
by Nancy Streza
Pub Date 01 Oct 2017
From the exultations of the Psalms, to the humility of Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Day Address, from classic poems celebrate the feast to heartfelt meditations on the nature of our place in the universe, this collection brings together a wide range of beloved texts, all designed to cultivate gratitude.
Used as a daily devotional during the month of...
The Plant Messiah
Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species
by Carlos Magdalena
Pub Date 10 Apr 2018
Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants. First captivated by the flora of his native Spain, he has...
Self-Publishing and Libraries: What Librarians and Self-Publishers Need to Know
by Denise Weldon-Siviy
Pub Date 16 May 2017
While over 4 out of 10 bestselling books are now self-published, many libraries still relegate self-published books to a few shelves of local authors. And Indie authors frequently ignore a billion dollar library market that accounts for up to 50% of sales in some genres. It’s time for librarians and self-published authors to come together.
This book covers...
Sell Your Story to Hollywood
A Writer's Pocket Guide to the Business of Show Business
by Kenneth Atchity
Pub Date 13 Oct 2016
Through the expanding influence of the Internet and the corporatization of both publishing and entertainment, the process of getting your book to the big screen has gotten more complicated, more eccentric, and more exciting.
This little book aims to help you figure out how to get your story told on big screens or small. It’s not going to give you rules and...
No Going Back
A desperate mother’s last-ditch plan to escape from Turkey with her son
by Lisa Kennedy
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
During a routine family holiday to her husband’s homeland of Turkey, Lisa Kennedy was suddenly told their marriage was over. Her husband took their six-month-old baby from her care and instructed her to go home to Australia, alone – beginning four years of hell in Istanbul as she fought the case through both Turkish and International courts all the while...
Now With You, Now Without
My Journey Through Life and Loss
by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Pub Date 31 Oct 2017
In the final months of her husband’s terminal illness, Kathryn Leigh Scott was determined to make the most of every precious minute they had left. Despite Geoff’s debilitating condition and the difficulties of caregiving, the couple decided to travel the world. Anticipating new horizons and experiences was not only an embraceable antidote—it was the very...
by Katie Perttunen
Pub Date 09 Jun 2016
A mother receives a diagnosis of bipolar disorder with psychotic features and it changes her life forever.
What would you do? Is a mother always a mother, or just in the act of mothering?
Author Katie Perttunen explores this question over the last five years her memoir, Bits.
J. G. Ballard
by D. Harlan Wilson
Pub Date 15 Nov 2017
Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Surrealism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery...
Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter
by Publishers Lunch
Pub Date 16 May 2017
Buzz Books gives you 40 chances to find your next great reads, providing exclusive early looks at the next big thing from favorite authors and hot new discoveries. At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!
From bestselling authors, we have samples of new work from Louise Erdrich and nonfiction from novelist Amy Tan in...
Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer
by Publishers Lunch
Pub Date 13 Jan 2017
The tenth edition of Buzz Books captures the excitement of Winter Institute and takes it much further: start off a year of new reading discoveries excerpts from 40 talked about Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead. At the end of most excerpts, you will find a link to the full galley on NetGalley!
Be among the first to get a taste of new...
We Were Eight Years in Power
An American Tragedy
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
“We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates...
The Square and the Tower
Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
by Niall Ferguson
Pub Date 05 Oct 2017
'The most brilliant British historian of his generation' The Times What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of imagining the world. Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime...
No Is Not Enough
Defeating the New Shock Politics
by Naomi Klein
Pub Date 13 Jun 2017
'This is a look at how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script.'
Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need...
I Can't Breathe
A Killing on Bay Street
by Matt Taibbi
Pub Date 24 Oct 2017
A riveting work of literary journalism that explores the infamous police killing of Eric Garner—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Divide
The Fine Print of Self-Publishing
A Primer on Contracts, Printing Costs, Royalties, Distribution, E-Books, and Marketing, Fifth Edition
by Mark Levine
Pub Date 07 Jun 2016
Covering everything from how to determine printing costs and calculate royalties to the most up-to-date marketing strategies, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing has become the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. Now in its sixth edition, The Fine Print delves into more topics than ever before, including a comparison of the quality of finished...
My Life So Far
by Maria Sharapova
Pub Date 12 Sep 2017
The fiercely honest, fearless, darkly funny autobiography of global tennis star Maria Sharapova In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them and they don't speak English. They have arrived from Russia...
After Kathy Acker
by Chris Kraus
Pub Date 31 Aug 2017
Kathy Acker: Rich girl, street punk, scholar, stripper, victim, media-whore ... and cultural icon.
The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, many of them created by her. Twenty years after her untimely death aged just 50, Acker's legend has faded, but her writing has become clearer.
A few years ago, the writer Chris...
Paperbacks from Hell
The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
by Grady Hendrix
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and ’80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback...
The Kingdom of Rarities
by Eric Dinerstein
Pub Date 17 Jan 2013
In The Kingdom of Rarities, scientist Eric Dinerstein poses an intriguing question: What if the way we categorized the living world was reshuffled for a moment, from a system designed to inform us about evolutionary relationships among species to one with two camps based on abundance: the Kingdom of Common species and the Kingdom of Rarities? What new...
A Human History
by Reza Aslan
Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind’s relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on faith and the birth of religion.
From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually personalized...
A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
by Nate Blakeslee
Pub Date 17 Oct 2017
Before men ruled the Earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies...
Healthy Meal Prep
Time-saving plans to prep and portion your weekly meals
by Stephanie Tornatore, Adam Bannon
Pub Date 12 Dec 2017
The most complete, easiest-to-follow full-color cookbook devoted to meal prep strategy, with 12 weekly meal plans, each with 4 unique recipes for 6 days of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Achieve your diet goals, maximize your time, and save money with meal plans and recipes. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure success when you're trying to eat...
The Culture Code
The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
by Daniel Coyle
Pub Date 30 Jan 2018
Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing?
How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat
by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo
Pub Date 04 Aug 2015
You probably don’t realize that your supermarket is filled with foods that have a military origin: canned goods, packaged deli meats, TV dinners, cling wrap, energy bars. . . . The list is almost endless. In fact, there’s a watered-down combat ration...
The Map Thief
The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
by Michael Blanding
Pub Date 29 May 2014
Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and...
How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas
by John Pollack
Pub Date 11 Sep 2014
A presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes
From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford’s first moving assembly line to the "domino theory" that led America into Vietnam to the "bicycle for the mind" that Steve Jobs envisioned as the Macintosh...
The End of Absence
Reclaiming What Weve Lost in a World of Constant Connection
by Michael Harris
Pub Date 07 Aug 2014
Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? For future generations, it won't mean anything very obvious. They will be so immersed in online life that questions about the Internet's basic purpose or meaning will vanish. But those of us who have lived both with and without the crowded connectivity of...
Doing Good Better
How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference
by William MacAskill
Pub Date 04 Aug 2015
Most of us wish we could make a difference in the world. We donate our time and money...
Why Hillary Lost
by Arvin Vohra
Pub Date 01 Dec 2016
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss to Donald Trump was one of the most shocking defeats in American political history. Polls predicted a Clinton landslide. Even Trump’s own party leaders withdrew their endorsements.
In Why Hillary Lost, political strategist Arvin Vohra illuminates the cultural changes and strategic considerations that led to the shocking results...
Rescuing My Son Down The Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease
by Lori Dennis
Pub Date 15 Nov 2016
Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation. Lyme Madness chronicles the author’s and adult son’s medical odyssey while capturing the current landscape of immeasurable suffering, twisted politics and medical madness that...
A Collection of Essays and Accounts on What It Is To Be a Woman in the 21st Century
by 404 Ink
Pub Date 08 Mar 2017
With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever for women to share their experiences. We must hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. Nasty Women is a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century.
Raise Conscious Money & Jump-Start Your Business within Healing Capitalism "Money & Consciousness" Series
by Sam Alaoui MS MBA
Pub Date 11 Nov 2016
From Wall Street Frontline to the Conscious Capitalism Movement; how to Get Your Startup off The Ground And have a positive Impact on Society? Where to Find Investors? How to Gain that Crucial Early Traction? How to Raise Capital through both Traditional and New Ways of Financing?
There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur because technology...
The Author's On-line Presence
How to Find Readers
by Barb Drozdowich
Pub Date 25 Sep 2017
Authors, tired of wasting valuable writing time?!
· Have no idea what to do with a blog, website, social media or newsletter?
· Dread the thought of learning more technology?
· Feel like you’re drowning in a technology swamp?
Let award winning technical trainer Barb Drozdowich save you time!
Why is Barb’s book different from all the others?
by Margaret Thatcher
Pub Date 02 Apr 2002
Lady Thatcher, a unique figure in global politics, shares her views about the dangers and opportunities of the new millennium.
Lady Thatcher's previous books on her political career have been bestsellers, The Downing Street Years went to No.1. She is a unique world figure and this book, containing her views about the dangers and opportunities of the new...
How I Talk to Horses
by Margo Ragland Reid
Pub Date 13 Jun 2017
Fourteen years ago I bought Missy. She was incredible, had a bad attitude and she hated me. I immediately decided, buying Missy was the stupidest thing I’d ever done, until she talked to me. Missy ﬁrst talked when she really wanted something, tried to get it herself and failed. In frustration, she turned to me and asked me to get it for her. When she asked...
The Genius of Jane Austen
Jane Austen, the Theatre and Why Hollywood Loves Her
by Paula Byrne
Pub Date 18 May 2017
As 2017 marks 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, this is the story of how Austen’s love of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia have led to some of our most cherished film, TV and theatre adaptations – from the acclaimed and best-selling author of ‘The Real Jane Austen’.
Jane Austen loved the theatre. She learned much of her art from a long tradition of...
Precautions, Influence, Strategic tools
by Olav Ofstad
Pub Date 15 Sep 2017
Surviving Kidnappers is a detailed guide from conflict expert Olav Ofstad which takes readers through the process of kidnap survival, guiding them through the critical steps from assault through captivity to freedom.
What would you do if you were kidnapped? Starting with the assault, this book explains the mindset required to stay calm and make intelligent...