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    If You Love Me A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction Maureen Cavanagh
    9781250297341 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: September 04, 2018 Print Run: 60000
    $26.00 CAD 6.2 x 9.83 x 0.84 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      Maureen Cavanagh’s gripping memoir If You Love Me is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder.

      Fast-paced and heartwarming, devastating and redemptive, Maureen’s incredible odyssey into the opioid crisis—first as a parent, then as an advocate—is ultimately a deeply moving mother-daughter story. When Maureen and her ex-husband Mike see their daughter Katie’s needle track marks for the first time, it is a complete shock. But, slowly, the drug use explains everything—Katie’s constant exhaustion, erratic moods, and all those spoons that have gone missing from the house. Once Mike and Maureen get Katie into detox, Maureen goes to sleep that night hoping that in 48 hours she’ll have her daughter back. It’s not that simple.

      Like the millions of parents and relatives all over the country—some of whom she has helped through her nonprofit organization—Maureen learns that recovery is neither straightforward nor brief. She fights to save Katie’s life, breaking down doors on the seedy side of town with Mike, kidnapping Katie outside a convenience store, and battling the taboo around substance use disorder in her picturesque New England town. Maureen is launched into the shadowy world of overcrowded, for-profit rehabilitation centers that often prey on worried parents. As Katie runs away from one program after another, never outrunning her pain, Maureen realizes that even while she becomes an expert on getting countless men and women into detox and treatment centers, she remains powerless to save her own daughter. Maureen's unforgettable story brings the opioid crisis out of the shadows and into the house next door.

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      Maureen Cavanagh is the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized byThe New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it.
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      “Realizing that…the disease of addiction is more powerful than even the very strongest parent-child bond is the essence of Cavanagh’s maternal ‘journey,’ which will offer readers facing similar struggles some useful information and, above all, the comfort of knowing that they are not alone.” —The New York Times Book Review

      "Cavanagh's writing is honest and straightforward, her pace fast and tone foreboding; all this makes for a page-turner that puts readers beside her on the emotional roller coaster that dealing with a loved one's substance abuse is." —Booklist

      "An urgent dispatch from the front lines of the heroin epidemic by a mother who witnesses the dissolution of her honor-roll daughter; Maureen Cavanagh's riveting voice pulls you through this modern plague with honesty, humanity and, surprisingly, with humor."—Katharine Q. Seelye,TheNew York Times

      "Maureen Cavanagh understands, at the deepest level, the terror and the helplessness that families feel as they watch their child spiral into the void. The story that she shares inIf You Love Me is the story of thousands, and it is told with honesty, compassion, and fierce hope. Maureen's commitment to overcoming stigma and isolation in this book will help families for years to come." —Ruth A. Potee, MD, addictionologist

      “An emotionally fraught tale of a mother's love and her actions to save her daughter from opioid addiction." —Kirkus Reviews

      “Kindred spirits… will fully appreciate Cavanagh’s stellar job in reassuring parents… offering subtle, in-story advice and rueful observations that make this book valuable for a parent, grandparent, friend and politician. This book deserves its spot on a growing list of books on addiction… if you need the comfort, you may want to reach forIf You Love M” first." —The Guam Daily Post

      “A frank and vivid portrayal of a mother’s journey through the potentially grave and enduring unpredictability of a loved one’s opioid addiction. An invaluable resource for suffering families as well for those wishing to understand the phenomenology of the disease of addiction and, indeed, the hope of recovery and new beginnings." —John F. Kelly, Ph.D. ABPP,Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Recovery Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital

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    Series: Bill O'Reilly's Killing
    Killing the SS The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    9781250165541 Hardcover HISTORY / Holocaust On Sale Date: October 09, 2018
    $39.00 CAD 6.56 x 9.43 x 1.06 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      The Instant #1New York Times Bestseller (October 2018)

      Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestsellingKilling series

      As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were swiftly caught, including the notorious SS leader, Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among those war criminals were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.

      Killing the SS is the epic saga of the espionage and daring waged by self-styled "Nazi hunters." This determined and disparate group included a French husband and wife team, an American lawyer who served in the army on D-Day, a German prosecutor who had signed an oath to the Nazi Party, Israeli Mossad agents, and a death camp survivor. Over decades, these men and women scoured the world, tracking down the SS fugitives and bringing them to justice, which often meant death.

      Written in the fast-paced style of theKilling series,Killing the SS will educate and stun the reader.

      The final chapter is truly shocking.

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      Bill O'Reilly is a trailblazing TV journalist who has experienced unprecedented success on cable news and in writing fourteen national number-one bestselling nonfiction books. There are currently more than 17 million books in theKillingseries in print. He lives in Long Island.

      Martin Dugard is theNew York Times bestselling author of several books of history, among them theKillingseries,Into Africa, andThe Explorers. He and his wife live in Southern California.

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    9781250196682 Hardcover COMPUTERS / Web On Sale Date: May 29, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $23.50 CAD 5.68 x 8.55 x 0.68 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer.

      You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. InTen Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.

      Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer andfuller way of living and connecting with our world.

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      Jaron Lanier is a scientist, musician, and writer best known for his work in virtual reality and his advocacy of humanism and sustainable economics in a digital context. His 1980s start-up VPL Research created the first commercial VR products and introduced avatars, multi-person virtual world experiences, and prototypes of major VR applications such as surgical simulation. His booksWho Owns the Future? andYou Are Not a Gadgetwere international bestsellers, andDawn of the New Everythingwas named a 2017 best book of the year byThe Wall Street Journal,The Economist, andVox.
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      AWIRED "All-Time Favorite Book"
      AFinancial TimesBest Book of 2018

      “Profound . . . Lanier shows the tactical value of appealing to the conscience of the individual. In the face of his earnest argument, I felt a piercing shame about my own presence on Facebook. I heeded his plea and deleted my account.”
      —Franklin Foer,The New York Times Book Review

      “Mixes prophetic wisdom with a simple practicality . . . Essential reading.”
      The New York Times (Summer Reading Preview)

      “The title says it all . . . Lanier advocates untethering from social media, which fosters addiction and anomie and generally makes us feel worse and more fearful about each other and the world . . . The experiment could be a useful one, though it will darken the hearts of the dark lords—a winning argument all its own.” —Kirkus Reviews

      Ten Argumentsfor Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Nowis not anti-tech or even anti-phone. It is one of the most optimistic books about the Internet I’ve ever read because it dares to hope for better. Profoundly skeptical of the business model that undergirds social media, Lanier demonstrates the ways in which our social media accounts make us not consumer but product, our every connection monitored by unseen third parties who harvest our data, monetize our communication, and curate and manipulate our behavior. Another online life is possible, but first we have to destroy the one we’re trapped in. The great news is you don’t have to take to the streets—you don’t even have to leave your room. You can do it all by pressing one little key . . . A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read.” —Zadie Smith, author ofFeel Free

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    Invisible The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster Stephen L. Carter
    9781250121974 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges On Sale Date: October 09, 2018 Print Run: 75000
    $39.00 CAD 6.47 x 9.37 x 1.3 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      The bestselling author delves into his past and discovers the inspiring story of his grandmother’s extraordinary life

      She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s—and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male.


      Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter’s grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s, her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who—together with his friend Dashiell Hammett—would go to prison duringthe McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed.


      Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel,Invisibletells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat, and thanks to her grandson’s remarkable book, her long forgotten story is once again visible.

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      Stephen L. Carteris the bestselling author of more than five novels—includingThe Emperor of Ocean ParkandNew England White—and over a half dozen works of non-fiction. Formerly a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, he is now the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught for more than thirty years. He and his wife live in Connecticut.
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      A 2019 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominee

      “A vivid portrait of a remarkable woman.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice's story in the best way possible, offering acompelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal.Not to be missed.”—Library Journal (starred review)

      “Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks iscontagious; Eunice Carter’s story isanother hidden gem of African-American history.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      Invisibleis not only a personal restoration project; it’s the reclamation of a key figure in recent American history. . . . Stephen L. Carter has revived his grandmother’s voice when we most need it, and with utmost urgency.” —Sarah Weinman,The New York Times Book Review

      “[An] engaging biography. . . . [Eunice’s] lifelong ‘determination to rise’ makes fora moving paean to female aspiration.” —The New Yorker

      Riveting. . . Remind[s] us of the deep paradoxes of segregation.”—The Washington Post

      “Just a few pages into thisengaging, inspiring biography, one question unavoidably comes to mind: Who will play her in the film? … His talent honed as a fiction writer (The Emperor of Ocean Park, among his novels), Carterbrings to life the era when Eunice Carter faced formidable discrimination…forging ahead all the while to see that justice was done.”—National Book Review

      “Stephen L. Carter. . . is at it again. . . . While Carter the professor steadily guides readers toward Eunice’s work in the Luciano trial, and the jury’s eventual conviction of Luciano and his associates on nearly all counts, the heir to his grandmother’s legacy shows us that he takes no small measure of joy in weaving a detailed quilt of family history that gets us there.”—National Law Journal

      “Carter's narrativereads at times like a legal thriller, as he traces the ins and outs of the case against Luciano and other high-profile cases Eunice later handled… Meticulously researched and compelling,Invisible is at oncea fascinating slice of New York legal and racial history and a thoughtful portrayal of a woman who refused to be hidden.”—Shelf Awareness(starred review)

      Moving, haunting, and written with dazzling power,Invisible tells the story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of the age.”—African American Literature Book Club

      Compelling. . . Utilizing hissuperb storytelling talent, [Carter] brings Eunice to life. . . .Impressive scholarship.”—New York Law Journal

      “In this haunting and powerful biography, Stephen Carter tells the astonishing story of his grandmother, a brilliant African-American lawyer who struggled with prejudice and personal tragedies. It isa riveting and moving story, one with enormous resonance for our own time.”—Walter Isaacson, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofLeonardo Da VinciandSteve Jobs

      “A black female lawyer in the 1930s whose legal strategy helped put away Lucky Luciano and who became a protégée of Thomas Dewey -- Eunice Hunton Carter led a life that seems almost fantastical. Yet she lived and did all these things and much more. Stephen L. Carter tells his grandmother’s story witha clear eye and clear prose to match. Thisfascinating work reintroduces us to the life of a once-famous woman who should never have been forgotten.”—Annette Gordon-Reed, author ofThe Hemingses of Monticello

      Page after page of surprises. Revealed is an incredible family story — hidden until now — about black people with intellect and grit. Oh, and this is also a new window on American history. Stephen Carter's strong skills as a novelist are evident in this powerful biography.”—Juan Williams, author ofThurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

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    Creating Things That Matter The Art and Science of Innovations That Last David Edwards
    9781250147189 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Research & Development On Sale Date: October 16, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $39.00 CAD 6.21 x 8.49 x 0.99 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.

      Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards—world-renowned inventor; Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation; creator of breathable insulin, edible food packaging, and digital scents—reveals that the secret to creating very new things of lasting benefit, including innovations we will need to sustain human life on the planet, lies in perceiving art and science as one.

      Here Edwards shares how he discovered a way of creating that transcends disciplines and incorporates the principles of aesthetics. He introduces us to cutting-edge artists, musicians, architects, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, chefs, choreographers, and novelists (among others) and uncovers a three-step cycle they all share in creating things that durably matter. This creator cycle looks unlike what we associate with game-changing innovation today, and aligns the most expressive art and the most revolutionary science in a radical reimagining of how we live. David Edwards and the innovators he profiles belong to an emerging grassroots renaissance flourishing in special environments that we all can make in our schools, companies and homes.

      Creating Things That Matter is a book for anyone wondering what tomorrow might be, and at last half believing that what they do can make a difference.

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      David Edwards is a creator, writer, and educator. He teaches at Harvard University and is founder of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work, which spans the arts and sciences, has been featured prominently in the international media, and is at the core of the international artscience movement. He lives with his wife and their three sons in Boston.

      Edwards is the authorof Creating Things That Matter.

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      "[Edwards] offers a new model for creating things that can be hopeful, helpful — and commercially viable."
      The New York Times Book Review

      “David Edwards offers a compelling take on how people from different disciplines can come together to create things of lasting value. It will change for the better the way you think about innovation.”
      —Cal Newport, author ofDeep Work

      “‘What if I don’t have an idea?’ the author’s student asked in a class that required originality. His answer: Don’t worry. We all have ideas. Some seem horrid, some brilliant, some stupid (which are often the best): who knows which ones work and which don’t? Just try them. Brilliant things come from people who simply try. Great things matter, making a difference to the world. Is there more to it? Sure, so read the book. It will inspire you, enabling you to create great wonderfulthings that matter. Things that are simple, profound, important, and beautiful to the mind. You can do it: Yes, you.”
      —Don Norman, author ofDesign of Everyday Things

      “In this fascinating study, Edwards, Harvard professor and inventor, explores an adventurous approach to creating new products and services . . . His work imparts an invigorating sense of discovery and of hope for a more innovative, compassionate, and collaborative future.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “A stimulating book, to be read and pondered as one might a set of cards from Brian Eno.”
      Kirkus Reviews

      “How can we adults explore our passions, and create expressions of our ideas, some of which may turn out to be breakthroughs that the rest of the world has been waiting for, via child-like, yet honed and mature intuition and mindful engagement? Unlike self-help books encouraging us to tap into our own inner Picasso or Einstein,Creating Things That Matter focuses on the larger structures and contexts—artistic or scientific, commercial or altruistic—which best support and encourage ideation, experimentation, and perhaps most importantly, production. Schools, businesses, nonprofits, governments, angel investors, makers . . . check it out!”
      —Joshua Glenn, co-author ofUnbored

      “Skillfully weaving together both art and science, David Edwards gives us all permission to create in ways that yield meaningful innovation for the world and deep and playful satisfaction for ourselves.”
      —Ellen Langer, author ofMindfulness

      “If you want to understand creators and creativity in our time, this is the book for you.”
      —Howard Gardner, author ofCreating Minds

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    Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite My Story Roger Daltrey
    9781250296030 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music On Sale Date: October 23, 2018 Print Run: 200000
    $39.00 CAD 6.46 x 9.53 x 0.96 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who.

      “It’s taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday,” says Roger Daltrey, the powerhouse vocalist of The Who. The result of this introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-a-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time ofchange in Britain and America.

      Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey fought his way (literally) through school and poverty and began to assemble the band that would become The Who while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961. In Daltrey’s voice, the familiar stories—how they got into smashing up their kit, the infighting, Keith Moon’s antics—take on a new, intimate life. Also here is the creative journey through the unforgettable hits including My Generation, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, and the great albums,Who’s Next, Tommy,and Quadrophenia. Amidst all the music and mayhem, the drugs, the premature deaths, the ruined hotel rooms, Roger is our perfect narrator, remaining sober (relatively) and observant and determined to make The Who bigger and bigger. Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.

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      Roger Daltrey is the lead vocalist and founding member of The Who. His career has spanned more than 50 years, with a solo career producing eight studio albums. A daytime worker at a sheet metal factory, he first assembled The Who in 1961, recruiting John Entwistle and agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. Daltrey was the band’s voice, a powerhouse frontman known for his stage presence and energy. As a member of The Who, Daltrey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2008.
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      Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
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      Named a ‘BEST BOOK’ OF 2018byKirkus&The Guardian

      "Unaffected, lucid, and entertaining: One of the best rock memoirs in recent memory. " —Kirkus(starred review)

      "Colorful. . . .The curly-haired, microphone-swinging, full-throated frontman of The Who brings a Cockney conversationalism to the story of his life and complicated relationship with his legendary bandmates."—USA TODAY(3.5/4-star review)

      "A working-class brawler, a delinquent tea boy in a sheet metal factory, discovers within himself the psychic-emotional circuitry to conduct some of the rarest electricity in rock ’n’ roll. It’s like a Who song. 'Empathy, that’s the root of it all,' he writes at the end of his book . . . Daltrey’s peculiar swaggering selflessness is the key to this book, and a key (one of four) to the Who . . . How many rock memoirs actually have ameaning?"—The New York Times Book Review

      "Vivid, atmospheric and funny, and, because of [Daltrey's] aversion to mind-altering substances, it's probably one of the more reliable accounts of life in one of the world's biggest rock bands."—The Guardian

      "He wasn’t just the right front man for The Who, but the perfect front man. . . . Daltrey relays a number of familiar stories from the Who biography – but with the added insight of his perspective."—Houston Press

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    An Unexplained Death The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere Mikita Brottman
    9781250169143 Hardcover TRUE CRIME / General On Sale Date: November 06, 2018 Print Run: 40000
    $36.50 CAD 5.78 x 8.53 x 1.05 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      An Unexplained Death is an obsessive investigation into a mysterious death at the Belvedere—a once-grand hotel—and a poignant, gripping meditation on suicide and voyeurism

      “The poster is new. I notice it right away, taped to a utility pole. Beneath the word ‘Missing,’ printed in a bold, high-impact font, are two sepia-toned photographs of a man dressed in a bow tie and tux.”

      Most people would keep walking. Maybe they’d pay a bit closer attention to the local news that evening. Mikita Brottman spent ten years sifting through the details of the missing man’s life and disappearance, and his purported suicide by jumping from the roof of her own apartment building, the Belvedere.

      As Brottman delves into the murky circumstances surrounding Rey Rivera’s death—which begins to look more and more like a murder—she contemplates the nature of and motives behind suicide, and uncovers a haunting pattern of guests at the Belvedere, when it was still a historic hotel, taking their own lives on the premises. Finally, she fearlessly takes us to the edge of her own morbid curiosity and asks us to consider our own darker impulses and obsessions.

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      Mikita Brottman is an Oxford educated psychoanalyst and the author of several previous books, includingThe Great Grisby andThe Maximum Security Book Club.A professor of humanities at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, she lives with her partner David Sterritt and their French bulldog in Baltimore’s Belvedere.
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      “A compelling, often creepy book…Mixing fascinating investigation and macabre memoir, this is a dark ride with substance."Kirkus Reviews

      “This is a learned, lucid, and finally heartbreaking account of urban obsession. It's David Fincher's filmZodiaccrossed with accounts of Judge Crater's disappearance crossed with Ms. Brottman's wild take on the unknowability of life and the necessity of staying obsessed. Ms. Brottman is a grooveand so is her book."—James Ellroy

      "Brottman meticulously follows any and all threads she can ...but Brottman's book is, sneakily, more than just a true crime narrative."—NPR.org

      "A page-turning look at the darker impulses of the human psyche."Publishers Weekly*Starred Review*
      “What better place for a mystery than in an iconic old hotel such as the Baltimore Belvedere? …The topic is enthralling.”San Francisco Book Review

      “This book works as both a glimpse into the well of obsession (Brottman’s) and as a philosophical treatise into the nature of suicide…Anyone who enjoys true crime is liable to enjoy the story behind Brottman’s search and Rivera’s death.“New York Journal of Books

      “Mesmerizing. A haunting meditation on the opacity of facts—how the who, what, when, and where always fail to plumb the abyss: thewhy. Brottman’s inquiry into the death of Rey Rivera turns into an 11-year hunt for revelation along the knife-edge of pathology.” —Claudia Rowe, author ofThe Spider and the Fly: A Writer, a Murderer and a Story of Obsession

      "[A] page-turner...those who choose books with dark subject matter, suspense, and microhistory elements will all find something to enjoy here."Booklist

      “At once a meditation on suicide and the ways people die as well as a solid piece of investigative reporting,An Unexplained Death crosses man lines and takes big risks. Admirable. Compelling. Unusual." —Beverly Lowry, author ofCrossed Over andWho Killed These Girls

      “Mikita Brottman’sAn Unexplained Death is not just a thrilling whodunit, with new clues unfolding every chapter, it’s a beautifully written elegy about the mystery of death. By the end of the book, you’ll be just as fascinated by Brottman as you will be by her main character: the handsome and devoted Rey Rivera, who suddenly goes missing early on a Baltimore spring evening. This is one riveting, heartbreaking read." —Skip Hollandsworth, author ofThe Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer

      An Unexplained Deathbegins as a factual mystery, then opens up into something far greater: the fundamental mysteries that concern us all. Mikita Brottman is a gripping writer and an intrepid explorer, a brave chronicler of her obsessions, and ours.” —Zachary Lazar, author ofVengeance

      "Gripping, immersive, and beautifully written, with an unsettling juxtaposition of criminality and mundanity. Brottman blends tragic and gruesome details with an intelligent and refined touch." —Henry Bond, photographer and author ofLacan at the Scene

      "An intriguing story of a woman's decade-long morbid obsession with suicide and the mysterious death of the 32-year-old stranger who died after crashing through the roof of her home, Baltimore's historic Belvedere Hotel."—Caitlin Rother,New York Times bestselling author ofThen No One Can Have Her

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    The Eating Instinct Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America Virginia Sole-Smith
    9781250120984 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food On Sale Date: November 13, 2018 Print Run: 40000
    $36.50 CAD 6.44 x 9.43 x 1.08 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      An exploration, both personal and deeply reported, of how we learn to eat in today’s toxic food culture.

      Food is supposed to sustain and nourish us. Eating well, any doctor will tell you, is the best way to take care of yourself. Feeding well, any human will tell you, is the most important job a mother has. But for too many of us, food now feels dangerous. We parse every bite we eat as good or bad, and judge our own worth accordingly. When her newborn daughter stopped eating after a medical crisis, Virginia Sole-Smith spent two years teaching her how to feel safe around food again — and in the process, realized just how many of us are struggling to do the same thing.

      The Eating Instinct visits kitchen tables around America to tell Sole-Smith’s own story, as well as the stories of women recovering from weight loss surgery, of people who eat only nine foods, of families with unlimited grocery budgets and those on food stamps. Every struggle is unique. But Sole-Smith shows how they’re also all products of our modern food culture. And they’re all asking the same questions: How did we learn to eat this way? Why is it so hard to feel good about food? And how can we make itbetter?

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      Virginia Sole-Smith is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in theNew York Times Magazine, Harper's, Slate,andElle. She is also a contributing editor withParentsMagazine. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Hudson Valley.

      Virginia is the author ofThe Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America.

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      *A Real Simple Best Book of 2018*

      "A deeply moving book about the power of appetite to shape all of our lives. Sole-Smith writes with warmth and insight about the sheer complexity of eating today - and how this most basic and joyful of human activities can be relearned." —Bee Wilson, food writer and author ofFirst Bite: How We Learn to Eat

      “I thought food was food was food until I read the Eating Instinct. Now I understand so much better what's operating on me when I do what I've done a million times before...eat. Following Virginia Sole Smith on this ride that's both adventurous and personal will land you at a place where you feel so much more aware and also liberated every time you sit down for a meal. Read it before you take another bite!" —Hanna Rosin, host of NPR’sInvisibiliaand author ofThe End of Men

      “[A] deeply personal and well-researched indictment of American diet culture." —Publishers Weekly

      “Sole-Smith offers shrewd insights into far-ranging concerns about struggles with food…her narrative leads readers toward a better understanding and acceptance of individual instincts…a worthwhile read for anyone with anxieties about food.” —Kirkus Reviews

      The Eating Instinct is a watershed book for smug foodies, worried dieters, and unrepentant junk-food lovers alike—none of us eats in a vacuum. As Virginia Sole-Smith casts a clear gaze not just on familiar villains like "big food" but on organics, "clean eating", and the wellness industry, she encourages us all to look more closely at what influences our choices, and does it in a smart, informed book that's hard to put down.” —KJ Dell'Antonia, author ofHow to Be a Happier Parent

      The Eating Instinctis a thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking book. Reading it will help to liberate you from the power of our national obsession with thinness and the insidious diet culture it has spawned.” —Janet Poppendieck, author ofFree For All: Fixing School Food in America

      “Virginia Sole-Smith is a first rate reporter and a warm, compassionate, funny writer to boot. That makes her the ideal guide for this tour of our many struggles around food, from obsessive dieting and “clean eating” to trying to eat healthy food on a food-stamp budget. If you’ve ever wondered why half of americans think Coke is a breakfast beverage while the other half thinks a French fry will kill them, The Eating Instinct is the book for you."—Katha Pollitt, columnist forThe Nationand author ofPro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

      “To demand a program from her would be to miss her point, but if Sole-Smith has any advice in conclusion, it is to take a risk and trust yourself more with food." —Shelf Awareness

      “With nuance and compassion, Sole-Smith asks how and why food has become so fraught—entangled with shame and fear and aspiration—for so many of us. Taking aim at not only weight-obsessed diet culture but also the "clean" eating dogmas of the alternative-food movement, she skillfully explores the cultural forces that have eroded our trust in our own instincts about how to eat.The Eating Instinct will make you think about your relationship to food and then make you hunger for a world in which we think less and just eat—simply and joyfully—more."—Maya Dusenbery, author ofDoing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick

      “Virginia Sole-Smith tackles one of the most complex and emotionally trying areas of life with depth, humor, and wisdom in her bookThe Eating Instinct. With a sensitive and thorough explanation of the issues and context, she creates a unique window through which to view the challenges that learning to eat and navigating the ever-present cultural food landmines create for many individuals. This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever struggled with eating, dieting, or judgement around food—and that is likely every person in America.” —Jenny McGlothlin, SLP, Co-Author ofHelping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating andConquer Picky Eating for Teens and Adults

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    Time to Parent Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You Julie Morgenstern
    9781627797436 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting On Sale Date: September 04, 2018 Print Run: 100000
    $23.50 CAD 5.46 x 8.28 x 0.98 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Holt Paperbacks
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      InTime to Parent, the bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challengeparenting, from toddlers to teenswith concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids.

      Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human andbeinga human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes:

      A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks—for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college.
      Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused,whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work.
      Clever tips to make the most of in-between time—Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids.
      Permission to take personal timewithoutfeeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.

      Bio
      Julie Morgenstern is the author of theNew York Times bestsellersOrganizing from the Inside Out andTime Management from the Inside Out. She is an internationally renowned organization consultant who has shared her expertise onThe Oprah Winfrey Show,The Today Show, and more.
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      “You won’t find any corny categorization of time management personality types in her work, no Meyers-Briggs- or 5 Love Languages-type buckets into which people can slot themselves…But there are patterns Ms. Morgenstern has identified that can help people understand and improve the way they approach time management.”—The New York Times

      “Morgenstern’s many fans will appreciate the organizational insights she brings to the parenting arena as well as the concrete ideas for finding more time for family and self-care.” —Library Journal *starred review*

      "Julie Morgenstern provides what all parents need: realistic, practical strategies that will help them take better care of their children and—just as important—themselves."Lisa Damour, PhD and author ofUntangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

      "As we all know, parenting is a daunting task, but Morgenstern's bite-size, achievable goals and skill levels are simple to digest. Backed by scientific data and personal experience, the book is full of straightforward advice presented in an intriguing way...A multi-part, common-sense approach to parenting that addresses a wide variety of the issues parents face in their complex lives."—Kirkus Reviews

      “Type-A parents, rejoice! Morgenstern brings her expert organizational and time-management tips and tricks to her first parenting book… This book is for everyone seeking balance while dealing with the reality of raising children of any age." —Booklist

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    Mad Scenes and Exit Arias The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America Heidi Waleson
    9781627794978 Hardcover MUSIC / Genres & Styles On Sale Date: October 02, 2018 Print Run: 35000
    $39.00 CAD 6.46 x 9.37 x 1.09 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Metropolitan Books
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      From theWall Street Journal's opera critic, a wide-ranging narrative history of how and why the New York City Opera went bankrupt—and what it means for the future of the arts

      In October 2013, the arts world was rocked by the news that the New York City Opera—“the people’s opera”—had finally succumbed to financial hardship after 70 years in operation. The company had been a fixture on the national opera scene—as the populist antithesis of the grand Metropolitan Opera, a nurturing home for young American talent, and a place where new, lively ideas shook up a venerable art form. But NYCO’s demise represented more than the loss of a cherished organization: it was a harbinger of massive upheaval in the performing arts—and a warning about how cultural institutions would need to change in order to survive.

      Drawing on extensive research and reporting, Heidi Waleson, one of the foremost American opera critics, recounts the history of this scrappy company and reveals how, from the beginning, it precariously balanced an ambitious artistic program on fragile financial supports. Waleson also looks forward and considers some better-managed, more visionary opera companies that have taken City Opera’s lessons to heart.

      Above all,Mad Scenes and Exit Arias is a story of money, ego, changes in institutional identity, competing forces of populism and elitism, and the ongoing debate about the role of the arts in society. It serves as a detailed case study not only for an American arts organization, but also for the sustainability and management of nonprofit organizations across the country.

      Bio
      Heidi Waleson has been the opera critic of theWall Street Journal for 25 years. In addition to her regular criticism, her work has also focused more broadly on the changing profiles of musical institutions, new models for opera presentation, and the broader significance of opera and culture. She is a faculty member of the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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      “An intricate whodunit that seeks to find out who murdered the New York City Opera . . . In describing the unraveling of this noble civic enterprise, Waleson gives us a vivid description of each death-defying crisis and a sharp portrait of the ever-changing cast of would-be saviors who somehow always failed in their mission.”
      Edward Sorel,The New York Times Book Review


      “Heidi Waleson has written much more than the story of a beloved opera company’s demise—though she does that with verve, wit, a sharp journalistic eye, and deep critical wisdom. She chronicles a venerable art form undergoing a difficult but inevitable evolution, and you finish the book with an unexpected sense of hope.”
      Alex Ross, author ofThe Rest Is Noise


      “Thoroughly researched, factually detailed, judgmentally well-balanced, and engrossing.”
      Opera


      “In this richly informative chronicle of NYCO’s decline and fall, Waleson persuasively argues that what happened to City Opera (and, by extension, the Met) could happen to other opera companies as well.”
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      “Heidi Waleson has delivered a detailed account of the struggles of one of the nation’s most storied opera companies. She goes beneath the surface to examine the underlying social and demographic changes that have shaped New York’s cultural scene over the last half-century and explores essential issues of governance and leadership. It is the story of one organization, with lessons for all.”
      Marc A. Scorca, President and CEO, OPERA America


      “Heidi Waleson gives a vivid account of the twilight and fall of NYCO—an almost operatic fable of oversized egos and misplaced trust—and shows what the demise of the original ‘People’s Opera’ may mean for the future of opera and classical music. Truly, a cautionary tale. Her deft analysis and knowing grasp of the material make this essential reading for anyone who cares about opera.”
      Charles MacKay, former general director, the Santa Fe Opera


      “Meticulously researched,Mad Scenes and Exit Arias is both a gripping read and a cautionary tale for all lovers of opera and the arts in America today. Yet Heidi Waleson ends not with pessimism but optimism, about the bracing changes transforming American operatic life today.”
      John Rockwell, former arts critic ofThe New YorkTimes and founding director of the Lincoln Center Festival


      “Drawing on extensive research and reporting . . . Waleson’s in-depth study illustrates the challenges City Opera—and other opera houses—face in the 21st century as they seek to preserve tradition and innovate.”
      Publisher’s Weekly


      “A thorough recounting of the tumultuous history of the New York City Opera [and] a cleareyed examination of the economic fragility of cultural institutions.”
      Kirkus Reviews


      “Illuminating . . . engrossing . . . will be of extraordinary interest to anyone invested in the future of the performing arts.”
      Library Journal (starred review)

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