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    The Seasons of Tuscany Calendar 2018 The Food-Lover's Calendar Ferenc Mate
    9780920256893 Calendar TRAVEL / Europe On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 10.6 x 14.8 x 0.18 in | 12 pages Carton Quantity: 35 Albatross
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      From the world-renowned photographer who for 32 years brought to sailors the adventure, mystery and beauty of the Seven Seas in North America’s most-beloved sailing calendar, now comes a magnificent new work a-brim with the romance of Tuscany.

      The rolling hills, the medieval hill-towns, the luminous sky that inspired the masters of the Renaiscanc is one of nature’s and man’s most awe inspiring achievements. Photographer Ferenc Máté, a 30 year resident of Tuscany, captures it all throughout the seasons. From brooding castles, to dreamy farmhouses, from tiny hamlets to the endless open landscapes, Mr.Máté’s images never cease to amaze— they invite us to dream.

      Of course Tuscany has the world’s best food and wine. So each month’s date grid has an insert of the best dish of the season, and a link to the complete recipes.

      So buonviaggio and buon-appetito.

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      Ferenc Máté is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.com
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      9780920256855A Vineyard in Tuscany: IllustratedFerenc Mate PaperbackMay 05, 2015$19.95WW Norton
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    The Seven Seas Calendar 2018 The Sailor's Calendar Ferenc Mate
    9780920256909 Calendar TRAVEL / Pictorials On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 10.8 x 14.8 x 0.17 in | 12 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Albatross
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      Sailing from the Tuamotus to the Hebrides, from the Seychelles to the coast of Maine, this year’s voyage lingers in the warm, azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. We drop anchor at the islands of Capri, Sardinia, Corsica, Elba and of course the Island of Monte Cristo.
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      Ferenc Máté is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.com
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      9780920256886The Seven Seas Calendar 2017Ferenc Mate CalendarSep 06, 2016$22.95WW Norton
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    World Chess Championship: Carlsen v. Karjakin New York, 2016 Lev Alburt, Al Lawrence, Jon Crumiller
    9781889323299 Hardcover GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Chess On Sale Date: September 26, 2017
    $36.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.65 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 28 C. I. R. C.
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      The dramatic 2016 World Championship match in New York City stunned the chess world, as Sergey Karjakin fought champ Magnus Carlsen to a tie until matters had to be settled in a rapid-play shootout. You’ll learn chess tactics and strategies from the best players in the world, as a top team of writers—including a former world champion—explains the moves.
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      International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.

      Jon Crumiller, of Princeton, N.J., is a national master and expert in computer chess analysis.
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      9781889323275Chess Tactics for the Tournament PlayerSam Palatnik PaperbackSep 03, 2013$25.95WW Norton
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      A masterful job – probably the best book on a championship that I have ever seen. — Dylan Loeb McClain, Editor-in-chief for the Organizers of the 2016 WC match, and former New York Times chess columnist

      Lev Alburt and Jon Crumiller have combined forces with former world champion Vladimir Kramnik to produce a deeply considered account of Magnus Carlsen’s narrowly successful title defence against Sergei Karjakin in New York last year. The analysis produces the last word on what both did and should have transpired in every game while color photos convey a vivid impression of the visual aspects of the competition. — Grandmaster Raymond Keene OBE (New York Times)

      Vladimir Kramnik [provides] the most candid analysis of a championship match ever made by a former champ. — Grandmaster Andy Soltis (New York Post)
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    Another Language A Selection of Poems Eileen Chong, Paul Kane
    9780807600245 Paperback POETRY / Australian & Oceanian On Sale Date: November 14, 2017
    $21.95 CAD 7.5 x 8.31 in | 80 pages Carton Quantity: 24 George Braziller Publishers
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      Another Language features the work of a much celebrated, emerging immigrant poet. Eileen Chong is a writer of stirring lyric poetry as well as historical narratives and dramatic monologues. In a poetry informed by strands of experience, memory, and language linked to her Chinese past, she has created a new language, a new way of seeing and being Australian.
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      Eileen Chong was born in 1980 in Singapore. She moved to Sydney, Australia in 2007. She won the Poets Union Youth Fellowship in 2010 and was the Australian Poetry Fellow for 2011-2012. She was the poet-in-residence at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the Bundanon Trust in 2016. She has been mentored by the Australian poets Judith Beveridge and Anthony Lawrence.

      Paul Kane is a poet and critic who has published six collections of poems and a dozen other books. He has received a Fulbright award, Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation. He is general editor of The Braziller Series of Australian Poets, and is currently Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Vassar College. He lives in Warwick, New York.
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      9780807600023First LightPhilip Hodgins PaperbackMay 12, 2015$17.95WW Norton
      9780807600108Afternoon in the Central Nervous SystemChris Wallace-crabbe PaperbackApr 07, 2015$20.95WW Norton
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    Cuz The Life and Times of Michael A. Danielle Allen
    9781631493119 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $33.95 CAD 5.79 x 8.52 x 0.93 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Liveright
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      In a shattering work that shifts between a woman’s private anguish over the loss of her beloved baby cousin and a scholar’s fierce critique of the American prison system, Danielle Allen seeks answers to what, for many years, felt unanswerable. Why? Why did her cousin, a precocious young man who dreamed of being a firefighter and a writer, end up dead? Why did he languish in prison? And why, at the age of fifteen, was he in an alley in South Central Los Angeles, holding a gun while trying to steal someone’s car?

      Cuz means both “cousin” and “because.” In this searing memoir, Allen unfurls a “new American story” about a world tragically transformed by the sudden availability of narcotics and the rise of street gangs—a collision, followed by a reactionary War on Drugs, that would devastate not only South Central L.A. but virtually every urban center in the nation. At thirteen, sensitive, talkative Michael Allen was suddenly tossed into this cauldron, a violent world where he would be tried at fifteen as an adult for an attempted carjacking, and where he would be sent, along with an entire generation, cascading into the spiral of the Los Angeles prison system.

      Throughout her cousin Michael’s eleven years in prison, Danielle Allen—who became a dean at the University of Chicago at the age of thirty-two—remained psychically bonded to her self-appointed charge, visiting Michael in prison and corresponding with him regularly. When she finally welcomed her baby cousin home, she adopted the role of “cousin on duty,” devotedly supporting Michael’s fresh start while juggling the demands of her own academic career.

      As Cuz heartbreakingly reveals, even Allen’s devotion, as unwavering as it was, could not save Michael from the brutal realities encountered by newly released young men navigating the streets of South Central. The corrosive entanglements of gang warfare, combined with a star-crossed love for a gorgeous woman driving a gold Mercedes, would ultimately be Michael’s undoing.

      In this Ellisonian story of a young African American man’s coming-of-age in late twentieth-century America, and of the family who will always love Michael, we learn how we lost an entire generation.

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      Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and author of Cuz and Our Declaration, winner of the Parkman Prize. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780871406903Our DeclarationDanielle Allen HardcoverJun 24, 2014$32.95WW Norton
      9781476731902The Short and Tragic Life of Robert PeaceJeff Hobbs HardcoverSep 23, 2014$32.50Scribner
      9780385528191The Other Wes MooreWes Moore HardcoverApr 27, 2010$35.00Spiegel & Grau
      9780812994520Bryan Stevenson HardcoverOct 21, 2014$34.00Spiegel & Grau
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      A literary miracle of form and content. The book pleads with us to find the moral imagination to break the American pattern of racial abuse. Allen’s ambitious, breathtaking book challenges the moral composition of the world it inhabits by telling all who listen: I loved my cousin and he loved me, and I know he’d be alive if you loved him, too. — Kiese Laymon (Washington Post)

      A compassionate retelling of an abjectly tragic story…Among the most valuable contributions Allen makes is forcing us to ask: To what end are we locking up our children? Are we not foreclosing their options before their lives have even begun?…Allen’s analysis of gang culture—or “the parastate,” as she calls it, with its own bylaws and tragic form of appeal—may be where she’s at her ferocious best. — Jennifer Senior (New York Times)

      “[Cuz] address[es] issues worth pondering: how codes of masculinity constrain and cripple men, the lure of violence, the mysteries of human personality and the debts family members owe one another in dire circumstances…In writing about her cousin, Allen is also elegizing other black men victimized by poverty, drugs and unequal justice. Her blend of personal anguish and social consciousness evokes not just [John Edgar] Wideman, but Jesmyn Ward’s 2013 memoir, Men We Reaped.” — Julia M. Klein (Chicago Tribune)

      Allen’s memoir, Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A., is a doleful and stirring narrative of how Michael Allen Alexander’s magnetic smile slowly dimmed until he was found shot to death in the passenger seat of a car in Los Angeles…. Allen’s heartbreak gives way to a well-researched expedition. — Otis R. Taylor, Jr. (San Francisco Chronicle)

      She’s rightfully angry at what happened to her cousin, but it doesn’t hide her empathy for families who endure hardship to visit their imprisoned loved ones, and it doesn’t lessen her humanity toward the people whose imprisonment doesn’t make sense. That, mixed with an aching, soaring joy are what you’ll find in ’Cuz,’ and it’s going to make you think—hard. Can you afford to miss that? No, make no mistake. — Terri Schlichenmeyer (Oakland Post)

      The shattering story of her young cousin…’Cuz’ is a powerful family memoir and study of the criminal justice system. — Tom Beer (Newsday)

      Allen, whose writing is creative and accessible, uses her finely tuned talent to fold Michael’s fate into the gathering storms of the U.S. criminal-justice system and Los Angeles’ gang-related and racial turmoil. Both a searching, personal elegy and a sure-footed lamentation of the systems meant to protect us, this is a searing must-read. — Annie Bostrom (Booklist, Starred review)

      [Allen] puts a face to the numbing statistics of incarcerated young black boys and men…. At its heart, Allen’s book is both an outcry and entreaty as she grapples with a painful reality. — Publishers Weekly

      A literary and political event like Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark, Danielle Allen’s Cuz is an elegiac memoir and social jeremiad born out of the tragedy of mass incarceration. A loving cousin paying tribute to her brilliant and beloved but troubled ’cuz,’ Allen hits a grand slam. — Henry Louis Gates Jr., Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and host of the PBS series Finding Your Roots

      What starts as a personal memoir, an effort to resurrect from oblivion a beloved cousin who died young, modulates in Allen’s hands into a cool, reasoned, but ultimately devastating indictment of the War on Drugs and the sentencing regime it has given birth to. In plain terms, stripped of the jargon of the social sciences, she shows us what can await if you are young, black, and unlucky in today’s United States. — J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Life and Times of Michael K

      In this narrative of freedom and incarceration, education and disadvantage, rehabilitation and punishment, Danielle Allen paints an unforgettable portrait of a cousin she loved. The pacing is brisk and novelistic, but the message is large and clear: we need urgently to reform the system through which we process juveniles who commit crime, because the current system perpetuates the very injustices it was designed to address. — Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree

      Cuz is riveting, painfully personal, and profoundly lucid in its history telling. Allen’s crystalline voice amazes despite the most bewildering behemoth topic. — Quiara Alegría Hudes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Water by the Spoonful
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    Thalia A Texas Trilogy Larry McMurtry
    9781631493751 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $39.95 CAD 6.5 x 9.6 x 1.8 in | 784 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Liveright
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      Larry McMurtry burst onto the American literary scene with a force that would forever redefine how we perceive the American West. His first three novels— Horseman, Pass By (1961),* Leaving Cheyenne (1963), and The Last Picture Show (1966)— all set in the north Texas town of Thalia after World War II, are collected here for the first time. In this trilogy, McMurtry writes tragically of men and women trying to carve out an existence on the plains, where the forces of modernity challenge small- town American life. From a cattleranch rivalry that confirms McMurtry’s “full- blooded Western genius” (Publishers Weekly) to a love triangle involving a cowboy, his rancher boss and wife, and finally to the hardscrabble citizens of an oil- patch town trying to keep their only movie house alive, McMurtry captures the stark realities of the West like no one else. With a new introduction, Thalia emerges as an American classic that celebrates one of our greatest literary masters.

      *Just named in 2017 by Publishers Weekly the #1 Western novel worthy of rediscovery.

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      Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, and avid bookseller and collector, who won an Academy Award for the screenplay of Brokeback Mountain with cowriter Diana Ossana. Awarded in 2014 the National Humanities Medal for his body of work, his novels include Lonesome Dove and, most recently, The Last Kind Words Saloon. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780375407932The Border TrilogyCormac McCarthy HardcoverSep 28, 1999$40.00Everyman's Library
      9780393351194The Last Kind Words SaloonLarry McMurtry PaperbackJun 30, 2015$19.95WW Norton
      9780871407863The Last Kind Words SaloonLarry McMurtry HardcoverJun 03, 2014$27.95WW Norton
      9780743250788Telegraph DaysLarry McMurtry HardcoverMay 30, 2006$25.00Simon & Schuster
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      It’s good to see them all together…. These novels are three independent attempts to portray that world and what was left in the wake of its passing. Each one is better than the last…Among the many pleasures in reading Thalia is observing Mr. McMurtry’s gathering power as a novelist. — Gregory Curtis (Wall Street Journal)

      These three McMurtry novels rode over the tired clichés of post-Wister cowboy mythology with iron hooves. They revolutionized hero-heavy western literature. Here were characters plagued by bad love affairs, cranky kitchen stoves, infected by sibling rivalries, coming up against obstinate horses and pain-in-the-ass fathers, whitewashing sexual jealousies with rotten deeds of cheating and lying. Yet the stories showed an undercoating of rust-proof decency that sometimes let an offender face up to himself. — Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Shipping News
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    El Paso A Novel Winston Groom
    9781631493409 Paperback FICTION / Historical On Sale Date: September 05, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 1.1 in | 496 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Liveright
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      Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this sprawling saga of heroism, injustice, and love. El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known only as the Colonel—whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt down the Generalissimo. Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso becomes an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier, one that is “sure to entertain” (Jackson Clarion-Ledger).
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      Winston Groom is the author of twenty previous books, including Forrest Gump, Conversations with the Enemy (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Shiloh 1862, and The Generals. He served in Vietnam with the Fourth Infantry Division and lives in Point Clear, Alabama.
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      9781631492242El PasoWinston Groom HardcoverOct 04, 2016$36.95WW Norton
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      Groom has unleashed a new work of imaginative, peripatetic fiction…. [El Paso] is a rich and engrossing tale — something Hollywood will, no doubt, take little time to notice. — The National Book Review

      [Groom] combines military savvy with storytelling skill for a satisfying saga pitting an American railroad tycoon against Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa…An engaging epic that could be headed for the bestseller lists and then the big screen. This is the big one that fans have been waiting for, and they’ll grab it up like they would a delicious box of chocolates. — Michele Leber (Booklist (starred review))

      El Paso is sure to entertain…. To Groom, the public is likely to say, ‘Welcome back to the land of fiction.’ — Jim Ewing (Clarion-Ledger)

      Winston Groom proves life — and fiction — really is like a delicious box of chocolates…. The novel has it all — heroes, villains, family, rescues, shootouts, cattle, bits of history and much more. And maybe a feature film in its future? — Celeste Williams (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

      Groom’s epic narrative is a hefty yet entertaining page-turner, at times funny, heartbreaking, emotional, and brutal. An involving, intricate story vividly told. — Donna Bettencourt (Library Journal (Starred Review))

      Groom’s expansive, rich novel is set in the harsh deserts and mountains of northern Mexico during the 1916 Mexican revolution, with sharply drawn fictional characters in a bloody mix with Gen. Pancho Villa and a cast of true-life personalities…. Battles, a tense prisoner exchange, and clever ransom negotiations round out this historically vivid and marvelously complex tale. — Publishers Weekly

      Dark and daring, El Paso does for the West what Gump did for the South — it takes a tumultuous, crucial time in American history and feeds it to us in ways acute and unforgettable. — Laura Taylor (Oxford Exchange)

      El Paso has the drama, coincidence and class intrigue of Dickens’s Great Expectations in a setting reminiscent of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove…. In Groom’s capable hands, this history mixes easily into what is at its core a story of family, class warfare, loyalty and the violence of revolution. — Bruce Jacobs (Shelf Awareness)
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    The Red Car A Novel Marcy Dermansky
    9781631493393 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: September 12, 2017
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.6 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Liveright
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      In her “dry, delightful fairy tale for grown-ups” (People), celebrated novelist Marcy Dermansky offers a biting exploration of a woman’s search for self-realization and models of a life well lived. When Leah’s former boss and mentor, Judy, dies in an accident and leaves Leah her most prized possession—a flashy red sports car—the shock forces Leah to reevaluate her whole life. Leah is living in Queens with a husband she doesn’t love and a list of unfulfilled ambitions. Returning to San Francisco to claim the mysteriously powerful car, she revisits past lives and loves in several sprawling days colored by sex and sorrow.

      Dermansky evokes an edgy, capricious, and beautifully haunting heroine—one whose search for realization is as wonderfully unpredictable and hypnotic as the twists and turns of the Pacific Coast Highway. Tautly wound, transgressive, and mordantly funny, The Red Car is an incisive exploration of one woman’s unusual route to self-discovery.

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      Marcy Dermansky is the author of the novels The Red Car, Bad Marie, and Twins. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Salon, the Indiana Review, and elsewhere. She lives in New Jersey with her daughter.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781631492334The Red CarMarcy Dermansky HardcoverOct 11, 2016$33.95WW Norton
      9780061914713Bad MarieMarcy Dermansky PaperbackJun 22, 2010$13.99HarperCollins
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      Sharp and fiery…The novel’s furious action keeps the pages snapping by, but each incident, at times each sentence, is bubbling with equally furious ideas…There is, now, a literary term for a book you can’t stop reading that makes you stop to think. It is The Red Car. — Daniel Handler (The New York Times Book Review)

      A dry, delightful fairy tale for grown-ups. — People

      I’ve been waiting and waiting for a new book from Marcy Dermansky and finally that new book is here. The Red Car is taut and smart and strange and sweet and perfect. I want to eat this book or sew it to my skin or something. — Roxane Gay, author of The Untamed State and Bad Feminist

      Pitch-perfect novel…Sprinkled with dark humor and many literary references, Dermansky’s novel is ultimately one of compassion, optimism, and fierce feminism, in which an unmoored young woman enmeshed in bad relationships with men resets her life path. — Los Angeles Times

      A swift and magical read…. Spare, funny and deftly observant of what happens when our repressed emotions reach a violent precipice. — Maddie Crum (Huffington Post)

      The Red Car is melancholy and introspective, but sharply witty and transgressive too, and it’s full of the intrepid gestures I so love in fiction, both by the characters and the writing itself. There’s a particular intellectual and emotional gratification to be found in this smart novel that so wonderfully blurs boundaries of reality, of past and present, of time and space. The Red Car is a remarkable book. — Natalie Bakopoulos (San Francisco Chronicle)

      If you want to fall in love with a book almost at first sight (i.e. paragraph four)…read Marcy Dermansky’s The Red Car. — Elle

      Dermansky’s writing is taut and smart. And it’s a thrill to cheer on Leah, that admirable badass, wherever the red car takes her next. — Amy Brady (Chicago Review of Books)

      Marcy Dermansky’s The Red Car is a wonder. Moving, mysterious and filled with dark, sly humor, it rustles under your skin and stays there. By the time I reached its shimmering final pages, I wanted to go right back to the beginning and start again. — Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me

      There are few writers who can do what Marcy Dermansky does so effortlessly in The Red Car, the way she pushes this story in such surprising and thrilling directions, never losing control, taking your breath away line by beautiful line. Dermansky writes with such unnerving clarity about grief, not just for the loss of a loved one, but for our own unexpected lives. A strange, unflinching, utterly amazing novel. — Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang

      A new book by the inimitable Marcy Dermansky is worth cheering for. The Red Car is droll, unflinching, and mysterious, a feat of efficient storytelling. I could not put it down. This novel mesmerized me. — Edan Lepucki, author of California

      I’ve long admired the work of Marcy Dermansky, and her latest is an absolute stunner. The Red Car is the very rare kind of novel that—with its urgency and intrigue and deep intelligence—will pin you to your chair and transport you utterly. Stop what you’re doing and read this book. — Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me

      Don’t be fooled by The Red Car’s brevity: it packs a serious punch. Dermansky’s vision is sharp and clear, pushing her beautifully realized protagonist, Leah, into the rapids on a journey of self-discovery. And we’re right there at her side, breathless, as she shakes herself awake. A tremendously moving story that feels true and important. — Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day

      In vivid, dreamlike prose…. Dermansky delivers a captivating novel about the pursuit of joy that combines dreamlike logic with dark humor, wry observation, and gritty feminism. — Kirkus (Starred Review)

      Sleek and polished…. Dermansky’s short, punchy chapters keep the tightly written novel moving smoothly along, and flashbacks to her past add depth without slowing momentum. — Publishers Weekly

      [Dermansky’s] latest explores the many unwise decisions of her heroine, offering no solutions but encouraging us to hope that things will get better. Readers won’t be able to put this one down. — Andrea Kempf (Library Journal)

      Dry, entertaining and crookedly insightful…. [The Red Car] is on one level, a fairy tale complete with fairy godmother, and on another, a whispered goad to the reader: Live the life you really want. — Marion Winik (Newsday)

      With the release of her incandescent third novel The Red Car, she’s poised to ride the current wave of fascination with these anti-heroines. — Doree Shafrir (Buzzfeed)
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    Alone Britain, Dunkirk, and Defeat into Victory Michael Korda
    9781631491320 Hardcover HISTORY / Europe On Sale Date: September 19, 2017
    $39.95 CAD 6.6 x 9.5 x 1.4 in | 564 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Liveright
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      An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life the world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of the war, Michael Korda, the best-selling author of Clouds of Glory, chronicles the outbreak of hostilities, recalling as a prescient young boy the enveloping tension that defined pre-Blitz London, and then as a military historian the great events that would alter the course of the twentieth century.

      For indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other. The superior German war machine blazed into France, as the Maginot Line, supposedly “as firmly fixed in place as the Pyramids,” crumbled in days. With the fall of Holland and Belgium, the imminent fall of Paris, the British Army stranded at Dunkirk, and Neville Chamberlain’s government in political freefall, Winston Churchill became prime minister on this historical nadir of May 10, 1941. Britain, diplomatically isolated, was suddenly the only nation with the courage and the resolve to defy Hitler.

      Against this vast historical canvas, Korda relates what happened and why. We first meet him at the age of six, surrounded by his glamorous movie family: his stage actress mother; his elegant father, Vincent, soon to receive an Academy Award; and his devoted Nanny Low, with whom he cites his evening prayers. Even the cheery BBC bulletins that Michael listened to every night could not mask the impending catastrophe, the German invasion so certain that the young boy, carrying his passport on a string around his neck, was evacuated to Canada on an ocean liner full of children.

      Such alarm was hardly exaggerated. No one, after all, could have ever imagined that the most unlikely flotilla of destroyers—Dutch barges, fishing boats, yachts, and even rowboats— would rescue over 300,000 men off the beach at Dunkirk and home to England. The miraculous return of the army was greeted with a renewed call for courage, and in the months that followed, the lives of tens of millions would be inexorably transformed, often tragically so, by these epochal weeks of May 1940.

      It is this pivotal turning point in world history that Korda captures with such immediacy in Alone, a work that triumphantly demonstrates that even the most calamitous defeats can become the most legendary victories.

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      Michael Korda is the best-selling author of Hero, Clouds of Glory, and Charmed Lives. The former editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary for his participation in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and makes his home in Dutchess County, New York.
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    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780393082418Saving ItalyRobert M Edsel HardcoverMay 07, 2013$31.00WW Norton
      9780062116291Clouds of GloryMichael Korda HardcoverMay 13, 2014$40.00HarperCollins
      9780061712616HeroMichael Korda HardcoverNov 16, 2010$36.00HarperCollins
      9780385535731Hero of the EmpireCandice Millard HardcoverSep 20, 2016$40.00Doubleday
      9780393080643The Conquering TideIan W Toll HardcoverOct 13, 2015$42.00WW Norton
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      Entertaining…This crucial time is recounted by someone who witnessed those years as a child. Korda, a longtime book editor before becoming a full-time author, is like a charming dinner party host offering his personal experience of history…A fine introduction for anyone new to this fulcrum point of the 20th century. — Thomas E. Ricks (New York Times Book Review)

      Where Korda’s account differs from many similar Dunkirk histories is in a wide trawl of simultaneous social history alongside the military and political events…The book is also lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs—many of them unfamiliar. Anyone wanting to explore the history behind Christopher Nolan’s recent film could do a lot worse than start here.  — Nigel Jones (Times Literary Supplement)

      Korda tells an exciting story laced with eyewitness detail and a fine sense of drama. — Matthew Price (Globe)

      A swiftly paced, illuminating account of events at the opening of World War II in Europe, recounting ‘a military defeat with a happy ending.’ Revived in part thanks to Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film Dunkirk, the history of the British Expeditionary Force is compelling even in its barest bones. Korda (Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, 2014, etc.), noted as both a historian and publisher, brings a personal touch to the story with that of his own family’s flight from Europe a step or two ahead of the advancing Nazis…. An excellent revisitation of a critically important set of battles that, once a byword for courage, have faded in memory. — Kirkus Reviews (starred)

      The incredible, almost miraculous story of what happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940—and why—is unfolded in Alone with great narrative skill and superb delineation of a highly interesting cast of characters, including, importantly, the author himself and his own remarkable family. — David McCullough

      The story of the coming of World War Two, the fall of France, and the ‘miracle’ at Dunkirk has been told many times before, but Michael Korda injects this familiar tale with fresh poignancy and compelling drama as only the finest historians can do…[His] memories as a young boy, watching his famous film family deal with the onset of war, give his elegant narrative an added dimension that makes it compulsively readable. — Max Boot

      Michael Korda, who has often extended our understanding of so many diverse subjects, has accomplished another masterpiece in Alone. Dealing with Britain’s desperate situation as France fell, he shows how the evacuation from Dunkirk became the inspiration for eventual British victory. One of Korda’s best. — Henry Kissinger

      A fascinating mix of political history and personal reminiscence. I personally had almost the same experience, and was transported back seventy-five years. — John Julius Norwich

      Michael Korda’s cool dissection of the battle of Dunkirk and its aftermath makes wonderful reading: he’s as able a historian as he was an editor. — Larry McMurtry
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    $34.95 CAD 5.78 x 8.53 x 0.75 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Liveright
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      Keenly aware that advancements in digital tools have literally revolutionized every technological aspect of cinema over the last twenty-five years, Francis Ford Coppola is convinced that this same transformation will profoundly alter the way films are conceived and directed, bringing changes as momentous as those when moviemaking shifted from the silent era to “talkies.” Already such a prototype exists in sports, where advanced digital technology and multiple cameras all filming at once have produced live sporting events of extraordinary sophistication that are regularly viewed on one’s television screen. But the time is not far off, Live Cinema and Its Techniques demonstrates, when a director or a collaborative team of filmmakers working across the internet will create “live” movies that will be sent instantly via satellite for viewing throughout the world.

      Yet the creative demands posed by airing live sporting contests, as impressive as the final product is, pale in contrast with the ambitions of “cinematic auteurs,” who are inspired by great directors, like Serge Eisenstein, Max Ophuls, or Alfred Hitchcock, among many others. As daunting as the challenge is, the process of integrating the highest artistic standards of previous generations into the medium of “live cinema” can, Coppola explains, be achieved, thus creating an entirely new art form for the so-called “screen.” Tapping into his own encyclopedic knowledge of twentieth-century film history, Coppola threads his vision of this burgeoning cinematic medium with autobiographical and historical vignettes gleaned from the past, recalling his own boyhood obsession with film and his early fascination with the “Golden Age of Television,” when 1950s viewers were treated to live productions of classics, like Days of Wine and Roses and Requiem for a Heavyweight.

      Especially exciting is the exhilaration and drama that results from retraining actors and using a multitude of cameras to create a film that has the in-the-moment energy of a live event. Having already tried out this new medium with “proof-of-concept workshops” at Oklahoma City Community College and at UCLA, Coppola has created an invaluable guide for students and teachers alike. Filled with discussions of how to rehearse actors, how to choose scenery and location, and how to overcome theatrical, as well as technical, obstacles, Live Cinema and Its Techniques reveals how the spontaneity of this new genre can ultimately transport filmmaking into a new era of creativity still unimaginable today.

      Featuring chapters on:

      • A Short History of Film and Television
      • The Actors, Acting, and Rehearsal
      • The Question of Style in the Cinema
      • Obstacles and Other Thoughts on Live Cinema No Matter What They May Be
      • Equipment: Now and in the Near Future
      Bio
      Francis Ford Coppola, the Academy Award–winning director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, is creating a four-part “live cinema” movie based on his own family’s multigenerational history. He lives in San Francisco.
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      9781682450529The Godfather NotebookFrancis Ford Coppola PaperbackNov 15, 2016$60.00Regan Arts.
      9780156013680Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story 2Francis Ford Coppola PaperbackMay 30, 2003$20.00Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      9780452297289The Filmmaker's HandbookSteven Ascher PaperbackNov 27, 2012$34.95Plume
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      Awards
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      In this surprising new book—part memoir, part diary, part guide—Francis Ford Coppola reenergizes himself and the reader with his search for a new way of storytelling. Live Cinema and Its Techniques blends elements of Coppola’s autobiography, his encyclopedic knowledge of film and television, and his creative process toward a new language of cinema. — William Friedkin

      This is a gold mine of a book, intensely personal, and a rocket ride to the potential future of cinema/theater/television.  It is simultaneously an intimate confessional and a magic key to the storehouse of Coppola’s hard-won sixty years of wisdom about writing, directing, actors, rehearsals, and groundbreaking technique, and his visionary hopes for the cinematic language. — Walter Murch

      Invoking intimate details of his childhood, some that he’s never shared before, Coppola conjures up the magic world of television in the 1950s.  Readers interested in the new technology will find this an eminently user-friendly book, but it is also peppered with brilliant personal observations about the most basic principles and techniques of filmmaking that will also fascinate readers who have no interest in making live cinema but simply loved The Godfather. — Wendy Doniger, author of The Ring of Truth, and Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

      Coppola’s natural abilities as a storyteller, regardless of the medium, are evident here. Sections dealing with his relationship to the prehistory of live cinema are as personally revealing as they are fascinating…. This consummate filmmaker’s enthusiasm for cinema is infectious. — Publishers Weekly

      A curious and exhilarating account of a master in his field wrestling with a new way to convey his vision. The book begins with an exploration into the history of television in its infancy, when nearly every program was brought to audiences live, and it is peppered throughout with personal asides about how this technique has dogged his entire career…. As in his films, Coppola knows how to tell a compelling story. Live cinema, in its new incarnation, and everyone it attracts, will benefit from his insights. — Michael Ruzicka (Booklist)

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