DRAGONFLY by Alyson Richman (World English to Berkley)
A young cellist, drawn into the Italian Resistance during WWII, risks her life and is forced to abandon her family and home, only to find unlikely shelter with a doctor who is seeking his own redemption. From the bestselling author of The Lost Wife
THE GOOD FACE by Emma Straub (World to Riverhead)
In the tradition of country house novels like Enchanted April and Maine, tensions, longings, grudges, and secrets explosively rise to the surface during an extended family's two-week vacation in Mallorca, Spain.
CARRY ON, WARRIOR by Glennon Melton (North America to Scribner)
Glennon Doyle Melton presents her first book Carry On, Warrior, featuring new material and some of Melton’s most beloved essays on faith, family, marriage, motherhood, addiction, and recovery, carrying Momastery’s messages of hope, forgiveness, humor, and redemption.
***UK - Michael Joseph
THE PARADISE GUEST HOUSE by Ellen Sussman (World English to Ballantine)
Set in Bali during the aftermath of the 2002 nightclub bombings, a story about love, risk, and facing up to our deepest fears.
***Brazil - Casa da Palavra; Germany - Blanvalet
CHOCOLATES FOR BREAKFAST by Pamela Moore (North America to Harper Perennial)
The long out-of-print 1956 internationally bestselling novel—over one million copies in English plus translated into a dozen languages—by eighteen year old Pamela Moore. Considered America’s answer to the French sensation BONJOUR TRISTESSE, CHOCOLATES FOR BREAKFAST stars Courtney Farrell, a classic disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen year old.
***Italy - Mondadori; Film - UTA
FRUITFUL: Sweets, Savories, Jams and Juices Fresh from Red Jacket Orchards by Sarah Huck and Brian Nicholson (World English to Running Press)
150 recipes from this family farm, including contributed recipes from their community of high-profile chefs and fellow farmers.
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN by Erin Hart (North America to Scribner)
An ancient volume of philosophical heresy provides a motive for murder in this haunting, lyrical novel of forensics, archeology, and history—the fourth in an acclaimed suspense series.
LAST CALL IN THE CITY OF BRIDGES by Sal Pane (North America to Braddock Books)
A debut novel and a love story between twenty somethings, the cynical and self-conscious Michael Bishop and the pastor's sweet daughter, Ivy Chase, beginning in a bar on the eve of Obama's election and circling back through the past ten months of bad decisions.
THE ABUNDANT BOWL by Megan Gordon (World English to Ten Speed)
A cookbook featuring more than 50 recipes for healthy and whole-grain based breakfast foods as well as narratives about Megan’s company and personal life, by the writer of the popular blog A Sweet Spoonful, and owner of Seattle-based granola company Marge.
GLUTEN-FREE COOKING FOR AND WITH KIDS by Peter and Kelli Bronski (World to The Experiment)
THE AFTERNOONS OF A WOMAN OF LEISURE by Elizabeth Bennett (North America to Intermix/Berkley)
Joanna, a bored, beautiful young housewife becomes involved with a mysterious “O,” a woman whose clients and employees experiment with pleasure, pain, and what she refers to as “issues of control.” The Afternoons of a Woman of Leisure recalls The Story of O and offers a darker, more sophisticated take on the themes that have made Fifty Shades of Grey a phenomenon.
***UK - Little, Brown
ONE SIMPLE CHANGE by Winnie Abramson (North America to Chronicle)
Lifestyle book by the writer of the blog Healthy Green Kitchen, featuring age-old culinary wisdom, cutting edge nutrition information, whole foods recipes, and green living tips.
BREATHE by Kate Bishop (World English E-Book to Diversion)
When Alex’s high-powered husband finds himself through yoga, and his gorgeous yoga teacher, he walks out on Alex, suggesting that some time alone with her thoughts would do her some good. When drinking through his prize wine collection and pizza takeout do not prove the cure to her heartache and bruised ego, she reluctantly allows her two best friends to intervene. As she slowly learns to define success on her own terms, she finds the secret to love, in all its forms, and the perfect flying crow pose, one breath at a time. Kate Bishop is a pen name for three yoga teachers who have together studied psychology, education, and creative writing, as well as the healing arts. They own a popular yoga studio in Portland, Oregon.
THE MEAT HOOK MEAT BOOK by Tom Mylan (World to Artisan)
First Cookbook from the Beloved Brooklyn Butcher and his shop.
THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS (North American rights to Simon and Schuster) by Tracy Guzeman, a debut novel that begins when a famous artist reveals the existence of a previously unseen painting to an art history professor and an art authenticator, sending them on a search for two reclusive sisters that will reveal a thwarted love affair, breathtaking betrayals, and unexpected connections between them all.
FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS: PIE (World to Grand Central)
A cookbook of pie recipes, techniques, and stories, by sisters from South Dakota, third-generation pie bakers, and co-owners of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds.
THE WRAP UP LIST and Untitled YA by Steven Arntson (NA to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
High School Senior Gabriela Rivera has one week to wrap up her life after receiving a death letter, which accounts for 1% of fatalities in a mostly familiar world.
BAKELESS SWEETS by Faith Durand (W to Stewart, Tabori, and Chang)
No-Bake (& Mostly Gluten-Free) Desserts Featuring Stovetop Puddings, Real Fruit Gelatins, Whipped Fluffs, Icebox Cakes, & Homey Desserts to Be Eaten With a Spoon, by the managing editor of The Kitchn.
AMONG THE JANEITES by Deborah Yaffe (NA to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Narrative non-fiction journey through the world of Jane Austen Fandom,by award-winning journalist and longtime Janeite.
BACK OF THE HOUSE by Scott Haas (World English to Berkeley)
Clinical psychologist and award-winning food writer’s insider narrative non-fiction account of James Beard Award winner for Best Chef, Northeast, Tony Maws’s Boston restaurant Craigie on Main, interwoven with a broader inquiry into the psychology of cooking, serving, and dining out.
MODERN MEDITERRANEAN: Easy, Colorful, Full-Flavored Home Cooking by Melia Marden (NA to Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
First cookbook by the Executive Chef of NoHo restaurant The Smile, with 120 recipes for Mediterranean home cooking, with a sense of relaxed bohemian glamour.
THE OFFICE OF MERCY by Ariel Djanikian (World to Viking)
Debut novel about a twenty-four year old woman living in a high-tech utopian settlement, three hundred years after an intentional global catastrophe known as the Storm has remade civilization, whose job it is to track and kill the nomadic peoples who survived the Storm, and the ethical dilemmas she faces when she ventures outside the only world she has ever known.
SODIUM GIRL’S LIMITLESS LOW-SODIUM COOKBOOK: How to Lose the Salt and Eat the Foods You Love by Jessica Goldman Foung (World to Wiley)
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY by James Jones (North America to The Dial Press)
From Here to Eternity, which won the National Book Award in 1952, recreated the authentic soldier experience and captures, like nothing else, the honor and savagery of man. Sixty years after its first publication, the estate has at last restored the original language to the most important novel to come out of World War II, along with a foreword by William Styron and correspondence between James Jones and his editor, the famous Maxwell Perkins, including letters on the issue of censorship. The film version won eight Academy Awards.
***Hungary - Trivium Kft; Chinese simple - Beijing Pengfeiyili Book; Spain - Ediciones B; Korea - The Open Books Co.; UK - Hodder; Poland - Ksiaznica; Italy - Neripozza
THE THIN RED LINE by James Jones (North America to The Dial Press)
A classic of combat fiction and one of the most significant explorations of male identity in American literature, establishing Jones as a novelist of the caliber of Herman Melville and Stephen Crane, now rereleased with foreword by Francine Prose.
***Japan (educational extract) - Waseda Prep School; Italy - R.C.S. Libri SpA; Poland - Visvis/Etiuda Publishing House; UK - Hodder; Chinese simple - Beijing Pengfeiyili Book; Korea - Minumsa Publishing Co.
THE SALT GOD'S DAUGHTER by Ilie Ruby (World English to Counterpoint)
Ilie Ruby's THE SALT GOD'S DAUGHTER, which uncovers the family secrets of three generations of women who settle near the ocean in Southern California, a place of mythic folklore, exotic landscapes, and Jewish mysticism, and the effect of a love affair on a woman, who has a daughter born with a secret she tries to keep hidden as she seeks out the father she never knew.
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE FATHERS by Joe Wilkins (World English to Counterpoint)
Pushcart Prize nominee, Best New Poets and Best American Essays author, and 2010 National Magazine Award finalist Joe Wilkins’ narrative that explores the life of boys and men in the unforgiving, harsh world of Eastern Montana, the Big Dry, pitched in the vein of Ian Frazier and Norman McClean.
LAURA LAMONT'S LIFE IN PICTURES by Emma Straub (World to Riverhead)
Debut novel in which a Midwestern girl's transformation into a 1940s Hollywood movie star comes at a high cost to family and identity.
IN THE KINGDOM OF MEN by Kim Barnes (North America to Knopf/Vintage)
An Oklahoma woman follows her husband to the oilfields of Saudi Arabia in the 1960s, where, living in a compound, the couple makes a startling discovery about the depths of the Saudis’ institutionalized racism and the accusation of murder threatens to tear them apart.
***UK - Hutchinson; Audio - Dreamscape
AND LAUGHTER FELL FROM THE SKY by Jyotsna Sreenivasan (North America to Morrow)
A debut novel and contemporary love story about a young Indian-American woman determined to please her family and go through with an arranged marriage, as soon as she can stop sleeping with inappropriate men, especially the irritatingly bohemian friend of her younger brother, who may be the one she can’t live without.
JAPANESE FARM FOOD, by Nancy Singleton Hachisu (World English to Andrews McMeel)
160 recipes for Japanese country dishes, with family stories, and photographs by Kenji Miura. Foreword by Patricia Wells and Praise from Alice Waters.
SALTIE: A Cookbook by Caroline Fidanza (World to Chronicle)
A cookbook with 100 recipes for sandwiches, salads and soups, sweets and savory treats and more, by the founding chef of Diner and Marlow & Sons, from the beloved sandwich shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
SHADES OF HOPE: A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living by Tennie McCarty (World to Amy Einhorn Books/Penguin USA)
One of the foremost experts on eating addiction, Tennie McCarty uses her own inspiring story, as well as the treatment from her famous retreat center, Shades of Hope, to help readers break the endless cycle of diets.
GIFTS OF THE CROW: A Scientific Journey into Seven Human Characteristics Revealed by These Cerebral Birds by John Marzluff (World to Free Press)
Crows are mischievous, playful, social, and passionate. With its abundance of funny, awe-inspiring, and poignant stories, indie bestseller Gifts of the Crow portrays creatures who are nothing short of amazing. A testament to years of painstaking research and careful observation by scientist John Marzluff, this fully illustrated, riveting work is a thrilling look at one of nature’s most wondrous creatures.
HAND ME DOWN by Melanie Thorne (World to Dutton)
Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her life protecting her sister, Jaime, from their parents’ cruel mistakes. Their father would rather feed his vices than his daughters. And when their once-loving mother chooses to start a new family with a dangerous ex-con, Elizabeth and Jaime are separated and forced to rely on the begrudging kindness of increasingly distant relatives. Abandoned by her mother and burdened by a bleak pact with a deceitful adult, Elizabeth is no longer sure she can save Jamie—or even herself. Written in “prose that vibrates with intelligence and passion,” (Kirkus, starred review), Hand Me Down is an evocative, semi-autobiographical debut that announces Melanie Thorne as a powerful new voice in fiction.
THE REBEL WIFE by Taylor Polites (North America to Simon & Schuster)
Brimming with atmosphere and edgy suspense, regional bestseller The Rebel Wife presents a young widow trying to survive in the violent world of Reconstruction Alabama, where the old gentility masks continuing violence fueled by hatred, treachery, and still powerful secrets. As Augusta Branson summons the courage to cross the boundaries of hate, The Rebel Wife presents an unforgettable heroine for our time.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, NO CITY by Max Alexander (World English to Hyperion)
The true story of his brother Whit’s effort to start a sustainable, profitable business that employs Africans—a business that carries all the usual risk associated with entrepreneurship plus the risks of malaria and machete attack, and involves literally bringing light to poor villages in Ghana.
***Korea - Sigongsa
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (North American to Ballantine)
The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to come to terms with her own troubled past as a foster child.
***UK – Pan Macmillan; ANZ – Picador; Italy – Garzanti; Spain – Salamandra; Catalan – 62; Holland – Unieboek; Brazil – Sextante; Israel – Kinneret; Germany – Droemer; France – Presses de la Cite; Portugal – Objectiva; Denmark – Lindhardt + Ringhof; Finland - WSOY; Russia - Ripol Classic; Poland - Swiat Ksiazki; Norway - Aschehoug; Taiwan – Linking; Korea – Woongjin; Sweden – Bazar; Latvia – Zvaigzne; Japan – Poplar; Croatia – Znanje; Slovakia – Ikar; Iceland - Forlagid; Czech Republic – Euromedia; Slovenia – Ucila International; Albania – Dudaj; China – Yilin; Estonia – Varrak; Serbia – Alnari; Lithuania – Almalittera; Vietnam - Vietnamese Women Publishing House
RIPE: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables, by Cheryl Sternman Rule and photographer Paulette Phlipot (World to Running Press)
A photocentric vegetarian cookbook, with stories and recipes, organized by color.
CHICAGO CHEF'S TABLE by Amelia Levin (World to Lyons Press)
100 signature dishes from more than fifty of the city's best chefs -- from Charlie Trotter, Rick Bayless, and Grant Achatz, to the burgeoning street food scene.
THE NAPTIME CHEF, Fitting Great Food into Family Life by Kelsey Banfield (North American to Running Press)
A cookbook by blogger of TheNaptimeChef.com and Babble columnist, featuring 150 recipes to prepare during your child’s naptime, plus smart tips, stories, and the encouraging and empowering message that you don’t have to give up being a foodie just because you are a parent or have limited time in the kitchen.
FOLLOW ME DOWN by Kio Stark (World to Red Lemonade/Richard Nash)
Stark writes about relational technology at NYU. She has written about feminism, NYC night court, the history of the documentary, graphic novels, failure and her favorite saints for The Nation, Killing the Buddha, Lime Tea, Feed and other publications. Follow Me Down is her first novel.
ALL THAT IS BITTER AND SWEET by Ashley Judd (World English to Ballantine)
In this deeply moving and unforgettable memoir, a New York Times bestseller and Books-A-Million’s Non-Fiction Book Club May 2012 pick, Ashley Judd describes her odyssey, from lost child to fiercely dedicated advocate, from anger and isolation to forgiveness and activism.
***Poland - Weltbild
THE LOST WIFE by Alyson Richman (World English to Berkley)
The story of a successful New York obstetrician who still dreams of his first wife, Lenka, an art student he left behind in Czechoslovakia while fleeing the Nazis, and who he believes died during the war.
WHAT CHEFS FEED THEIR KIDS: RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES FOR CULTIVATING A LOVE OF GOOD FOOD by Fanae Aaron (World to Globe Pequot)
A cookbook and parenting resource featuring 100 varied and easy recipes, strategies, tips, and stories, from top chefs who are parents.
FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman (World English to Ballantine)
The story of how a single day in Paris changes the lives of three different Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning not just about language, but also love and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways.
FOUR KITCHENS: MY LIFE BEHIND THE BURNER IN MANHATTAN, ISRAEL, VIETNAM, AND PARIS by Lauren Shockey (World to Grand Central).
Memoir of a young chef looking for her place in the world, with recipes.
THE WIKKELING, by Steven Arntson (World English to Running Press)
A middle-grade adventure set in a near-future dystopia and told in the smart and playful style of The Mysterious Benedict Society, in which three friends unravel the mystery of their life-threatening migraines, overcome a frightening enemy, and discover that the world is more complicated, and more magical, than they’ve been taught. A debut by a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
ARTISANAL GLUTEN-FREE CUPCAKES: 50 From-Scratch Recipes to Delight Every Cupcake Devotee- Gluten-Free and Otherwise, by Kelli Bronski and Pete Bronski (World to the Experiment)
CAMPFIRE COOKERY: ADVENTURESOME RECIPES & OTHER CURIOSITIES FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS by Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young (World to Stewart, Tabori, & Chang)
Cookbook featuring 120 fanciful yet simple recipes for nature enthusiasts who crave more than beans and s’mores, and home cooks who want to bring the spirit of camping home, with a foreword by Melissa Clark.
GAMES TO PLAY AFTER DARK, a debut novel by Sarah Gardner Borden (North American to Vintage)
The story of a modern marriage from the electric meet-cute at a party in the West Village to the messy tumult of suburban parenthood. Drawing comparisons to Mary Gaitskill and Richard Yates for its exploration of the dark side of the American dream.
ANCIENT GRAINS FOR MODERN MEALS, Mediterrahean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries, & More by Maria Speck (World to Ten Speed Press)
100 delicious and easy Mediterranean whole grain recipes, inspired by the author's Greek mother.
PLANTING DANDELIONS: FIELD NOTES FROM A SEMI-DOMESTICATED LIFE by Kyran Pittman (World to Riverhead)
Essays on love, family, sex after children, money, foreclosure, in which Pittman, a native of Newfoundland, will reveal what it’s like to be a wife, mother and foreigner living in white-picket-fence suburban Arkansas.
OTHER PEOPLE WE MARRIED by Emma Straub (North American to FiveChapters Books, rereleased by Riverhead)
A debut story collection about the surprising and often funny ways love develops and disintegrates over time, by a writer Dan Chaon calls “wry, witty, incisively observant” and Kevin Brockmeier says has “the smarts and humor of a Lorrie Moore or a Laurie Colwin or a Laurie Anderson—any number of Lauries”.