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    The Stranger Diaries Elly Griffiths
    9781328577856 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: March 05, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $36.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.18 in | 520 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      International Bestseller

      Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel

      "This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end."

      “Utterly bewitching…As unforgettable as it is original.”A.J. Finn

      “Goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting…I loved this book!”Louise Penny

      Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern gothic mystery, perfect for fans ofMagpie Murders andThe Lake House.

      Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger,” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature.

      To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary:

      Hallo Clare. You don’t know me.

      Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?

      ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series, and the standalone novelThe Stranger Diaries. She is a recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.
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      Praise forThe Stranger Diaries
      International Bestseller

      Named Best Crime Book of the Year by theTimes

      A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2019
      An iBooks Most Anticipated Book of 2019
      A Crime by the Book Most Anticipated Book 2019
      A Bustle Spring 2019 March Read

      "This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end."

      "The Stranger Diaries is an utterly mesmerizing thriller. If you like chilling thrillers, this is what you should be reading next."
      Washington Book Review

      "An entertaining collision of spooks and modern manners...firmly among the finest of modern gothic."

      "Griffiths’ exceptional standalone THE STRANGER DIARIES is a spring 2019 must-read...Griffiths masterfully blends Gothic influence with modern-day suspense sensibility, and the result is effortless, spine-tingling, page-turning fun...accessible and seriously entertaining, while remaining rich in atmosphere as well...I loved this book."
      Crime by the Book

      "Packs its punches with the creepy factor."
      The Genre Minx

      “The perfect Gothic suspense novel to snuggle with under the covers and with a cup of tea.”
      Ludwig's Thrillers

      “Utterly bewitching. This atmospheric, intricate thriller, a pitch-perfect modern Gothic, chilled my blood and warmed my heart. As unforgettable as it is original.”
      A.J. Finn, #1New York Times-bestselling author ofThe Woman in the Window

      “My heart is still pounding after finishing Elly Griffiths’The Stranger Diaries. As with her other books, this is fiercely intelligent, warm, human and at times, funny. But unlike her others, this is a stand-alone. Her first and I hope not her last.The Stranger Diaries picks up where the great Gothic thrillers of the past leave off. At once a homage to that great literary form, and a re-imagining. It is goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting, in every sense. I loved this book! And you will too.”
      Louise Penny, #1New York Times best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery series

      "A multi-layered and splendidly creepy gothic tale...Cliffhangers and gothic tropes abound as the narrative baton is passed between Clare, her daughter Georgia and the former Talgarth pupil DS Harbinder Kaur, with Griffiths expertly ratcheting up the tension."

      "Griffiths has gifted readers with a gripping homage to the gothic novel...An entrancing literary tour de force in which Shakespeare’s line, 'Hell is empty,' fromThe Tempest, cleverly connects past and present. Georgette Heyer fans will relish this, as will readers who enjoyed Diane Setterfield’sThe Thirteenth Taleâ?? and Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murdersâ??."
      Booklist, STARRED review

      The Stranger Diaries can be described in one word: delicious! Who could resist the gothic tale from the past, the spooky old school (so like those we all attended in England) all beautifully blended with very real and compelling characters in the present. Top marks to Miss Griffiths!”
      Rhys Bowen,New York Times-bestselling author ofThe Tuscan Child,In Farleigh Field and the Royal Spyness novels

      The Stranger Diaries is a gripping gothic thriller, with a wry, modern tone all its own. Griffiths writes here with the same sharp, compassionate understanding of how people work that has made her Ruth Galloway books so memorable. I couldn't put it down.”
      Flynn Berry, Edgar Award-winning author ofUnder the Harrow andA Double Life

      “ReadingThe Stranger Diaries on the heels of Ruth Ware'sThe Death of Mrs. Westaway has made me a lover of a skilled Gothic mystery! With just the right mix of atmosphere, murder, and sleuthingThe Stranger Diaries is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging page-turner. I loved all three of the smart protagonists, each of whom added intrigue and nuance to this finely layered story.”
      Zoje Stage, author ofBaby Teeth

      "A perfectly paced and compellingly page-turning mystery. Griffiths' use of shifting viewpoints and her pitch perfect recreation of a Victorian gothic short story woven through the narrative serve to heighten the tension in this thrilling, and often spooky, tale.The Stranger Diarieswill keeping you reading late into the night. You won't want to put it down . . . or turn out the light!"
      Charlie Lovett,New York Times-bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale andThe Lost Book of the Grail

      “Elly Griffiths’s haunting tribute to gothic literature is a riveting, humane whodunnit that explores the impact of even our smallest deeds. Urgently paced and sprinkled with literary gems,The Stranger Diaries will have you turning pages until well past the witching hour!”
      Matthew Sullivan, author ofMidnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

      "An English teacher with an expansive knowledge of gothic literature finds herself tangled in a web of murder and mystery that begins more and more to be a kind of twisted work of gothic storytelling in this impressive new mystery. Griffiths writes at the perfect intersection of procedural and psychological thriller, with her latest adding a strong dose of dark atmospherics to spin a truly unnerving story."

      "This meticulously structured novel features some indelible characters, a vividly-depicted setting, and a strong fair-play mystery...a delightful reading experience and one that many readers will cherish for years to come."
      BOLO Book Reviews

      "A modern gothic that updates and plays with genre conventions to great effect. Highly recommended for fans of British mysteries and classic whodunit."
      —Library Journal, STARRED review

      "Gripping...eerie atmosphere...aficionados of such gothic classics as Wilkie Collins’sThe Woman in White, which the killer may have read, will find this a satisfying novel for a rainy night."
      Publishers Weekly

      "Sounds like Griffiths is out to show why she’s a CWA Dagger in the Library Award winner."
      Library Journal, pre-pub alert

      "Griffiths hits a sweet spot for readers who love British mysteries and who are looking for something to satisfy an itch onceBroadchurch has been binged and Wilkie Collins reread...has written her first stand-alone novel with immensely pleasurable results."
      Kirkus Reviews

      "It is clear from the start of Elly Griffiths'sThe Stranger Diariesthat we are in for a treat...Griffiths has a lot of fun setting up the scares...Armed with an enjoyably sharp detective...Griffiths overlaps perspectives, timelines and narrators, producing a darkly funny, enjoyable mystery."
      The Observer

      "Spooky...This is written with Griffiths’s usual warmth and lightness of touch but has a genuine creepiness that gets under your skin."
      Sunday Express
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    Hate The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What It Means for Us) Marc Weitzmann
    9780544649644 Hardcover HISTORY / Europe On Sale Date: March 12, 2019 Print Run: 20000
    $38.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.06 in | 500 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      From an awardâ??winning journalist, a provocative, deeply reported exposé of the history and present crisis of antiâ??Semitism in France—and its dire message for the rest of the world.

      What is the connection between a rise in the number of random attacks against Jews on the streets of France and strategically planned terrorist acts targeting the French population at large? Before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan night club, and others made international headlines, Marc Weitzmann had noticed a surge of seemingly random acts of violence against the Jews of France. His disturbing and eye-opening new book,Hate, proposes that both the small-scale and large-scale acts of violence have their roots in not one, but two very specific forms of populism: an extreme and violent ethos of hate spread among the Muslim post-colonial suburban developments on the one hand, and the deeply-rooted French ultra-conservatism of the far right. Weitzmann’s shrewd on-the-ground reporting is woven throughout with the history surrounding the legacies of the French Revolution, the Holocaust, and Gaulist “Arab-French policy.”

      Hate is a chilling and important account that shows how the rebirth of French Anti-Semitism relates to the new global terror wave, revealing France to be a veritable localized laboratory for a global phenomenon.
      MARC WEITZMANN is an award-winning journalist who has published ten books in France. He is a regular contributor toLe Monde’s literary supplement andTablet Magazine.
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      ANew York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
      A Finalist for the American Library in Paris Book Award
      A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book

      “[An]excellent and chillingreport-cum-memoir about one of the most unsettling phenomena in contemporary Europe.”
      James Kirchick, Wall Street Journal

      "Weitzmann’s excellent book is a stellar focus upon the major influences producing an increase in anti-Semitism in France during the past 30 years. Thanks to the author’s careful research, Hate is more than an analysis of recent anti-Semitic attacks. It has become a signpost, signaling where terrorists might strike next...The author’s research is spot on and relevant. His writing isswift, vital and enlightening."
      New York Journal of Books

      "[Hate has] an often illuminatingintensity as it grapples with an unresolved French and European quandary...Cleareyed.”
      —Roger Cohen, New York Times Book Review

      “Timely and richly reported,Hate is an investigation of the cross-pollination and convergence of the dominant anti-modern, anti-democratic forces shaping twenty-first century society and politics: far-right nationalism and Islamism. Cutting across conventional categories of left and right, to put a surge of violent anti-Semitism in France in deep historical, cultural and intellectual perspective,Weitzmann's absorbing reckoning carries urgent lessons and warnings for us all.”
      —Philip Gourevitch, author ofWe Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

      "Fascinating and passionate.”
      Robert Siegel,Moment Magazine

      "A disturbing account that connects the rebirth of French anti-Semitism to global terror. His narrative brings together history, intellectual issues and local reporting."
      New York Jewish Week

      “I am in profound disagreement with the main argument ofthis brilliant, despairing book. And yet despite that I believe it to be essential reading,especiallyfor those who, like me, will ultimately remain unpersuaded by it. Because of course Marc Weitzmann may be right, and if he is then we will not be able to say we were not warned! ‘Read it and weep’ is too often a cliché but not here. ForHateis both a magnificent piece of writing and a prosecutor’s brief—passionate, learned, and analytical at once, and as such a worthy descendant of the greatest of French 20th century polemics such Émile Zola’sJ’Accuse, Julien Benda’sThe Treason of the Intellectuals, and above all Marc Bloch’sA Strange Defeat.”
      David Rieff, author ofIn Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies

      Hate is that rare book that will make even those who feel they know the subject reconsider it entirely.Alternating cool analysis and shoe-leather reporting, Weitzmann reveals the strands of a conspiracy that is nearly two centuries in the making. Ina tale of lies and betrayals worthy of a Balzac novel, Hate begins with a forgotten 19th century orientalist plotter, whose attraction to Islam was its potential to blow up modernity, and follows the poison down through the last century to our own moment. Though it is uncomfortable to read about the darkness overcoming the City of Light, all those who care about France, Jews, East-West relations, and, indeed, our entire modern culture, must read this book.”
      —Tom Reiss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Black Count andThe Orientalist
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    The Chaos Function Jack Skillingstead
    9781328526151 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date: March 19, 2019 Print Run: 20000
    $35.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.03 in | 480 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      "This crackling road trip through the apocalypse offers thrills all the way to its explosive, satisfying finale.”—Publishers Weekly

      “Relentless, terrifying, and affecting, this book left me feeling like I’d been strapped to the front of the car like Mad Max in Fury Road—not realizing that it was taking me to an emotional ending that would leave me gutted. I’ve been a huge fan of Skillingstead’s work for years, but in The Chaos Function he’s outdone himself!”
      Daryl Gregory, award-winning author of Spoonbenders

      For readers of the bestâ??selling novelsSleeping Giants andDark Matter, an intense, highâ??stakes thriller with a scienceâ??fiction twist that asks: If technology enabled you to save the life of someone you love, would you do so even if it might doom millions?

      Olivia Nikitas, a hardened journalist whose specialty is war zones, has been reporting from the front lines of the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. When Brian, an aid worker she reluctantly fell in love with, dies while following her into danger, she’ll do anything to bring him back. In a makeshift death chamber beneath an ancient, sacred site, a strange technology is revealed to Olivia: the power to remake the future by changing the past.

      Following her heart and not her head, Olivia brings Brian back, accidentally shifting the world to the brink of nuclear and biological disaster. Now she must stay steps ahead of the guardians of this technology, who will kill her to reclaim it, in order to save not just herself and her love, but the whole world.
      Jack Skillingstead’sHarbinger was nominated for a Locus Award for best first novel. His second,Life on the Preservation, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. He has published more than forty short stories to critical acclaim and was short-listed for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His writing has been translated internationally.
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      “Olivia is a compelling, flawed character [and] the multiple apocalypses she creates feel all too plausible, as does the pain of her dilemma . . . Highly recommended for readers of dystopian stories, time-travel scenarios, and endings that cause them to rethink the entire book.” —Library Journal, starred review

      “The horrifying but mundane end(s) of the world are rendered with powerful bleakness—making moments of human tenderness and kindness shine all the brighter.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “[A] realistic and terrifying portrait of society’s swift unraveling in the face of disaster . . . This crackling road trip through the apocalypse offers thrills all the way to its explosive, satisfying finale.”—Publishers Weekly

      “Skillingstead (Harbinger, 2009) deftly balances frenetic pacing and characters’ philosophical debates on parallel futures, the butterfly effect, and probability choices in a dramatic and suspenseful story supported by an intelligent, witty, and reluctant hero. His exploration of themes related to the manipulation of time will attract fans of Philip K. Dick, and the novel will also appeal to readers who enjoyed Michael Crichton’s sf thrillers and viewers of Amazon’sThe Man in theHigh Castle.” —Booklist

      The Chaos Functionjust flat-out knocked me back in my chair. The very best kind of action-thriller meets hard sci-fi. A mind-bending jolt of high concept ideas injected straight to your frontal cortex. One of the best books I’ve ever read.”—Ted Kosmatka, author ofThe Flicker Men

      “Relentless, terrifying, and affecting, this book left me feeling like I’d been strapped to the front of the car like Mad Max in Fury Road—not realizing that it was taking me to an emotional ending that would leave me gutted. I’ve been a huge fan of Skillingstead’s work for years, but in The Chaos Function he’s outdone himself!” —Daryl Gregory, award-winning author of Spoonbenders

      “Deftly marrying genres, Jack Skillingstead has given us a science fiction thriller for the ages. Journalist Olivia Nikitas discovers an centuries-old conspiracy with the means to alter the very fabric of time. Dodging from war-ravaged Syria across a suddenly-apocalyptic United States, she must fight to survive in a changeable world where she alone knows what’s real. With a plot as mind-bending as pharmaceutical-quality Phillip K. Dick, The Chaos Function is an astonishment from page one to its explosive climax.” —James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards

      “A compelling near-future thriller of hard choices and unintended consequences. This is science fiction that feels all too real. Highly recommended.” —Ramez Naam,award-winning author of the Nexus trilogy
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    Series: Peterson Reference Guides
    Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America Rick Wright
    9780547973166 Hardcover NATURE / Animals On Sale Date: March 19, 2019 Print Run: 15000
    $50.00 CAD 7 x 10 x 1.31 in | 1320 gr | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      Sparrows are as complicated as they are common. This is an essential guide to identifying 76 kinds, along with a fascinating history of human interactions with them.

      What, exactly, is a sparrow? All birders (and many nonâ??birders) have essentially the same mental image of a pelican, a duck, or a flamingo, and a guide dedicated to waxwings or kingfishers would need nothing more than a sketch and a single sentence to satisfactorily identify its subject. Sparrows are harder to pin down. This book covers one family (Passerellidae), which includes towhees and juncos, and 76 members of the sparrow clan.

      Birds have a human history, too, beginning with their significance to native cultures and continuing through their discovery by science, their taxonomic fortunes and misfortunes, and their prospects for survival in a world with ever less space for wild creatures. This book includes not just facts and measurements, but stories—of how birds got their names and how they were discovered—of their entanglement with human history.
      RICK WRIGHT leads “Birds and Art” tours in Europe and the Americas for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. He lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
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    Talk to Me How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think James Vlahos
    9781328799302 Hardcover COMPUTERS / Artificial Intelligence On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 Print Run: 30000
    $40.00 CAD 6.44 x 9.03 x 1.15 in | 530 gr | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      **To chat with the author, ask your Alexa device to "open the voice computing book."**

      The next great technological disruption is coming

      The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build the last, best computer that the world will ever need. They know that whoever successfully creates it will revolutionize our relationship with technology—and make billions of dollars in the process. They call it conversational AI.

      Computers that can speak and think like humans may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are rapidly moving toward reality. InTalk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Amazon, Google, and Apple who are leading the way. He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society: handing untold new powers to businesses, overturning traditional notions of privacy, upending how we access information, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness. And he even tries to understand the significance of the voice-computing revolution first-hand — by building a chatbotversion of his terminally ill father.

      Vlahos’s research leads him to one fundamental question: What happens when our computers become as articulate, compassionate, and creative as we are?
      JAMES VLAHOS is a contributor to theNew York Times Magazine,Popular Science,Scientific American, the Atlantic,GQ, andNational Geographic. His popular 2017 cover story forWiredchronicled how he programmed his own AI chatbot to resemble his late father.
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      "Journalist Vlahos explores the increasingly ubiquitous presence of voice computing in his thought-provoking debut. Readers will finish this timely book with a newfound appreciation for, and perhaps some apprehension toward, their favorite voice bot and the technological marvel it represents."
      Publishers Weekly

      “Voice computing will profoundly reshape the way humans relate to machines, andTalk to Me is a brilliant and essential guide to what's coming. James Vlahos understands how the technology works and all the complex things it will bring into the world—and he's a superb writer too. You'll find insights and meaning on every page, and you'll keep turning them. This book is dynamite.”
      —Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief, WIRED

      "Conversational AI is a genuine paradigm shift in our experience with technology. Vlahos brings the whole story to life, from big picture historical context to the impact on our intimate personal lives. A thoughtful and enjoyable read."
      —Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri

      “James Vlahos has written an excellent book on how voice computing has become more and more of a growing presence in our everyday world. InTalk to Me, he provides the promise and peril of this development.”
      —Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author, and Futurist

      “InTalk to Me, Vlahos presents a deep analysis of how voice computing and AI are entering nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives. From the technology to the artistry involved, if you want to understand how we got here and where we’re going next, or if you just want to learn more about the voice revolution happening to all of us, this is a must read.”
      —Oren Jacob, Co-Founder and CEO, PullString

      “The baton of disruption has been passed from the smart phone to voice, and Vlahos helps make sense of this tectonic shift.”
      —Scott Galloway, author of the bestsellerThe Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

      "Voice computing is revolutionizing the way we interact with our devices.Talk to Me offers a road map showing how we got to this point and the opportunities and risks that lie ahead as machines begin to converse with us in ways that seem ever more human."
      —Martin Ford,New York Times bestselling author ofRise of the Robots andArchitects of Intelligence
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    Infinite Powers How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe Steven Strogatz
    9781328879981 Hardcover MATHEMATICS / Calculus On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $40.00 CAD 6.28 x 9.16 x 1.25 in | 580 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      “Marvelous . . . an array of witty and astonishing stories . . . to illuminate how calculus has helped bring into being our contemporary world.”—The Washington Post

      From preeminent math personality and author ofThe Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus – how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.

      Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket.

      Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, downâ??toâ??earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle realâ??world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous.

      Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus). Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes “backwards” sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets; how to ensure your rocket doesn’t miss the moon; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS.

      As Strogatz proves, calculus is truly the language of the universe. By unveiling the principles of that language,Infinite Powers makes us marvel at the world anew.
      STEVEN STROGATZ is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. A renowned teacher and one of the world’s most highly cited mathematicians, he has blogged about math for theNew York TimesandThe New Yorker and has been a frequent guest onRadiolab andScience Friday. He is the author ofSync andThe Joy of x. He lives in Ithaca, New York.
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      ANew York Times Bestseller
      Featured on NPR's Science Friday

      Shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize
      Named one of 10 Best Books to Read this Spring by Amazon's Chris Schluep

      “Marvelous . . . an array of witty and astonishing stories . . . to illuminate how calculus has helped bring into being our contemporary world and so many of the instruments whose role we now blithely assume.”
      —The Washington Post

      “Fortunately, we live in an era when a top mathematician can write a book about calculus that is accessible to the mathematically is the historical detail in the book that not only allows me to follow the math by taking me through how it was discovered, but also sticks in my mind. [Strogatz] makes me want to get out a textbook and start studying calculus.”
      —Five Books

      “Wonderful . . . bringing the insights of calculusamong the most important of all developments in the history of mathematicsto everyone.”
      —Brian Greene, on Twitter

      “I've never read a clearer explanation of calculus or the significant powers we gained by harnessing infinity. Michael and I highly recommend it!”
      —Vsauce, on Twitter

      “Fascinating anecdotes abound inInfinite Powers . . . Strogatz uses the right amount of technical detail to convey complex concepts with clarity . . . evocatively conveys how calculus illuminates the patterns of the Universe, large and small.”

      “A brilliant, appealing explanation of how calculus works and why it makes our lives so much better.”
      —Amazon's Chris Schluep, for theSaturday Evening Post

      “Strogatz does a great job of explaining a difficult subject . . . he lays out the case that calculus is fundamental to the way we live today . . . a solid choice for readers who want to know what calculus is all about, and for teachers who wish to improve their presentation.”
      Library Journal

      “An energetic effort that successfully communicates the author’s love of mathematics.”
      Kirkus Reviews

      “Far-ranging survey . . . clear and accessible . . . Strogatz successfully illuminates a notoriously complex topic and this work should enhance appreciation for the history behind its innovations."
      Publishers Weekly

      “Are you one of those people who always said you’d someday learn calculus? Well, someday is here, thanks to Steven Strogatz’s wide-ranging, humane, thoroughly readable take on one of the greatest ideas our species has ever produced.”
      —Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong

      “This is a glorious book. Steven Strogatz manages to unmask the true hidden wonder and delightful simplicity of calculus. Infinite Powers is a master class in accessible math writing and a perfect read for anyone who feels like they never quite understood what all the fuss was about. It had me leaping for joy.”
      —Hannah Fry, author of Hello World

      “If calculus is the language of the universe, then Steven Strogatz is its Homer. With verve, insight, and simplicity, he explains the deep ideas underlying one of humankind’s greatest intellectual achievements. Infinite Powers is an incalculable pleasure.”
      —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

      “Warning: this book is dangerous. It will make you love mathematics. Even more, there is a nonzero risk it will turn you into a mathematician.”
      —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

      “In this tour de force, Steve Strogatz shares his love as well as his deep understanding of calculus and mathematics more generally. An elegant and ebullient book,Infinite Powers speaks to everyone, reminding us why mathematics matters in a practical sense, while all the time highlighting the cleverness and especially the beauty involved.”
      —Lisa Randall, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Physics, Harvard University, author ofWarped Passages andDark Matter and the Dinosaurs

      “This could be the most fascinating book I have ever read. If you have even the slightest curiosity about math and its role in this world, I implore you to read this amazing book. Every teacher, every student, and every citizen will be better for it.”
      —Jo Boaler, author of Mathematical Mindsets, professor of mathematics education, Stanford University, and co-founder of

      “Steven Strogatz is a world class mathematician and a world class science writer. With a light touch and razor-sharp clarity, he brilliantly filters his deep knowledge of calculus into an engaging epic that tells the remarkable story of a mathematical breakthrough that changed the world—and continues to do so.”
      —Alex Bellos, author of Here’s Looking at Euclid and The Grapes of Math

      “The world is a big thing made of an infinite number of infinitely small things. That's the lesson of calculus, the most powerful mathematical technique ever invented. In this engaging book, Steven Strogatz illuminates the importance of calculus and explains its mysteries as only he can.”
      —Sean Carroll, author ofThe Big Picture

      “Reading Infinite Powers, I was reminded why Steve Strogatz is, at present, the best mathematician among writers and the best writer among mathematicians.”
      —William Dunham, Bryn Mawr College, author of Journey Through Genius and The Calculus Gallery

      “Infinite Powers is simple, lucid, amusing, informative, and a pleasure to read. If you want to know where calculus came from, how it works, what it’s good for, and where it’s going next, this is the book for you.”
      —Professor Ian Stewart, author ofSignificant Figures

      “A highly readable account of calculus and its modern applications—all done with the human touch.”
      —Dr. David Acheson, author ofThe Calculus Story
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    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Lori Gottlieb
    9781328662057 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 100000
    $40.00 CAD 6.77 x 9.13 x 1.5 in | 620 gr | 432 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC!

      “Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”—Katie Couric

      “This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book.”—Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

      “Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book.”—Susan Cain,New York Times best-selling author of Quiet

      From aNew York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

      One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

      As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients’ lives — a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can’t stop hooking up with the wrong guys — she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.

      With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

      Maybe You Should Talk to Someoneis rev­olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per­sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal­ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
      LORI GOTTLIEB is a psychotherapist and the New York Times bestselling author ofMarry Him andStick Figure. A sought-after expert, she has appeared onThe Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, MSNBC, and CNN, and writesThe Atlantic’s advice column, “Dear Therapist.”
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        - starred review from Kirkus
        - 100k print run
        - Library Journal review
        - Booklist review
         - received rave reviews from Katie Couric, Arianna Huffington, Susan Cain, and more
        - an IndieNext Pick
    • Awards & Reviews

      *APeopleBook of the Week*
      *ANew York Times Editors' Choice*
      *AnO, The Oprah Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of 2019*
      *An IndieNext Pick*
      *A Book of the Month Club Extra*
      *An Apple Best Book of the Month*
      *An Amazon Best Book of the Month and Books with Buzz Pick*
      *A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book*
      *ANewsday, Apple iBooks,Thrive Global,Refinery29, andBook RiotMost Anticipated Book of 2019*

      "An addictive book that's part Oliver Sacks and part Nora Ephron. Prepare to be riveted."
      PeopleMagazine, Book of the Week

      "Entirely reframes the way we think about psychotherapy [. . .] Movingly depicts our collective longing for lasting connection."
      —Entertainment Weekly

      “Gottlieb’s book is perhaps the first I’ve read that explains the therapeutic process in no-nonsense terms while simultaneously giving hope to therapy skeptics like me who think real change through talk is elusive.”
      —Judith Newman,New York Times

      "A psychotherapist and advice columnist atThe Atlanticshows us what it’s like to be on both sides of the couch with doses of heartwarming humor and invaluable, tell-it-like-it-is wisdom."
      O, The Oprah Magazine

      “Authentic . . . raw . . . an irresistibly candid and addicting memoir about psychotherapeutic practice as experienced by both the clinician and the patient.”
      New York Times

      "Provocative and entertaining . . . Gottlieb gives us more than a voyeuristic look at other people's problems (including her own). She shows us the value of therapy."
      —Washington Post

      "A delightful, fascinating dive into human behavior and idiosyncrasies, habits and defenses, fears and blind spots: hers, her patients’, yours and mine."
      —Chicago Tribune

      "This relatable memoir reminds us that many of our struggles are universal and just plain human."
      Real Simple

      "[In the end, Gottlieb and her patients] are more aware—of themselves as people, of the choices they’ve made, and of the choices they could go on to make . . . It’s exploration—genuinely wanting to learn answers to the question Why am I like this?, so that maybe, through better understanding of what you’re doing, you figure out how to be who you want to become."

      “A no-holds-barred look at how therapy works.”

      "Who could resist watching a therapist grapple with the same questions her patients have been asking her for years? Gottlieb, who writes theAtlantic’s “Dear Therapist” column, brings searing honesty to her search for answers."
      —Washington Post

      “Reading it is like one long therapy session—and may be the gentle nudge you need to start seeing a therapist again IRL.”
      —Hello Giggles

      “In her memoir, bestselling author, columnist, and therapist Lori Gottlieb explores her own issues — and discovers just how similar they are to the problems of her clients.”

      "In prose that's conversational and funny yet deeply insightful, psychologist Lori Gottlieb is here to remind us that our therapists are people, too."

      "Provocative and entertaining . . . Gottlieb gives us more than a voyeuristic look at other people's problems (including her own). She shows us the value of therapy."
      Washington Post

      The Atlantic's ‘Dear Therapist’ columnist offers a startlingly revealing tour of the therapist’s life, examining her relationships with her patients, her own therapist, and various figures in her personal life.”
      —Entertainment Weekly,20 New Books to Read in April

      "Reads like a novel and reveals what really happens on both sides of the couch."
      —Men's Health

      “A most satisfying and illuminating read for psychotherapy patients, their therapists, and all the rest of us.”
      —New York Journal of Books

      “A fascinating, funny behind-the-scenes look at what happens when people — even shrinks themselves — ‘break open,’ with the help of a therapist.”

      "[Maybe You Should Talk to Someone] explores the ups and downs of life with humor and grace."

      “A delightful, fascinating dive into human behavior and idiosyncrasies, habits and defenses, fears and blind spots: hers, her patients’, yours and mine.”
      Chicago Tribune

      "Both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, [Gottlieb] reveals how our stories form the core of our lives."
      Orange County Register

      "In her compassionate and emotionally generous new book, Gottlieb . . . pulls back the curtain of a therapist’s world. [. . . ] The result is a humane and empathetic exploration of six disparate characters struggling to take control of their lives as they journey back to happiness."
      —ALA’s Public Libraries Online

      "[A] smart, hilarious, insightful book. Lori Gottlieb will have you laughing and crying as she breaks down the problems of her patients, her therapist and herself."

      "Saturated with self-awareness and compassion, this is an irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition."
      Kirkus Review, Starred Review

      "Written with grace, humor, wisdom, and compassion, this [is a] heartwarming journey of self-discovery."
      —Library Journal

      "The coup de grace is Gottlieb’s vulnerability with her own therapist. Some readers will know Gottlieb from her many TV appearances or her 'Dear Therapist”'column, but even for the uninitiated-to-Gottlieb, it won’t take long to settle in with this compelling read."

      "Sparkling . . . Gottlieb portrays her patients, as well as herself as a patient, with compassion, humor, and grace."
      Publishers Weekly

      "An entertaining, relatable, and moving homage to therapy—and being human. We’re all in this together, folks—something this book hits home."
      —The Amazon Book Review

      "Warm, approachable and funny—a pleasure to read."

      "Heartwarming and upbeat, this memoir demystifies therapy and celebrates the human spirit."
      —Shelf Awareness

      "Therapists play a special and invaluable role in the lives of the 30 million Americans who attend sessions, but have you ever wondered where they go when they need to talk to someone? Veteran psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author Lori Gottlieb shares a candid and remarkably relatable account of what it means to be a therapist who also goes to therapy, and what this can teach us about the universality of our questions and anxieties."
      Thrive Global, "10 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019"

      “Some people are great writers, and other people are great therapists. Lori Gottlieb is, astoundingly, both.Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is about the wonder of being human: how none of us is immune from struggle, and how we can grow into ourselves and escape our emotional prisons. Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.”
      —Katie Couric

      “If you have even an ounce of interest in the therapeutic process, or in the conundrum of being human, you must read this book. It is wise, warm, smart and funny, and Lori Gottlieb is exceedingly good company.”
      Susan Cain,New York Timesbest-selling author ofQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

      “Shrinks, they're just like us—at least in Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, the heartfelt memoir by therapist Lori Gottlieb. Warm, funny, and engaging (no poker-faced clinician here), Gottlieb not only gives us an unvarnished look at her patients' lives, but also her own. The result is the most relatable portrait of a therapist I've yet encountered.”
      —Susannah Cahalan, New York Times best-selling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

      “Gottlieb is an utterly compelling narrator: funny, probing, savvy, vulnerable. She pays attention to the small stuff — the box of tissues and the Legos in the carpet — as she honors the more expansive mysteries of our wild, aching hearts.”
      —Leslie Jamison, author ofThe Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath

      “This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book. Lori Gottlieb takes us inside the most intimate of encounters as both clinician and patient and leaves us with a surprisingly fresh understanding of ourselves, one another, and the human condition. Her willingness to expose her own blind spots along with her patients’ shows us firsthand that we aren’t alone in our struggles and that maybe we should talk more about them! Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is funny, hopeful, wise, and engrossing—all at the same time.”
      Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and founder & CEO, Thrive Global

      Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is ingenious, inspiring, tender, and funny. Lori Gottlieb bravely takes her readers on a guided tour into the self, showing us the therapeutic process from both sides of the couch—as both therapist and patient. I cheered for her breakthroughs, as if they were my own! This is the best book I've ever read about the life-changing possibilities of talk therapy.”
      Amy Dickinson, “Ask Amy” advice columnist andNew York Times best-selling author ofStrangers Tend to Tell Me Things

      “I was sucked right in to these vivid, funny, illuminating stories of humans trying to climb their way out of hiding, overcome self-defeating habits, and wake up to their own strength. Lori Gottlieb has captured something profound about the struggle, and the miracle, of human connection.”
      —Sarah Hepola,New York Times best-selling author ofBlackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

      “With wisdom and humanity, Lori Gottlieb invites us into her consulting room, and her therapist's. There, readers will share in one of the best-kept secrets of being a clinician: when we bear witness to change, we also change, and when we are present as others find meaning in their lives, we also discover more in our own.”
      —Lisa Damour,New York Times best-selling author ofUntangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

      “I’ve been reading books about psychotherapy for over a half century, but never have I encountered a book likeMaybe You Should Talk to Someone: so bold and brassy, so packed with good stories, so honest, deep and riveting. I intended to read a chapter or two but ended up reading and relishing every word.”
      Irvin Yalom MD, author ofLove’s Executioner, and other Tales of Psychotherapy, and professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford University.

      “Here are some people who might benefit from Lori Gottlieb’s illuminating new book: Therapists, people who have been in therapy, people who have been in relationships, people who have experienced emotions. In other words, everyone. Lori’s story is funny, enlightening, and radically honest. It merits far more than 50 minutes of your time.”
      —A.J. Jacobs,New York Times best-selling author ofThe Year of Living Biblically

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    Series: Peterson Field Guides
    Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America Nathan Pieplow
    9780547905570 Paperback NATURE / Animals On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 15000
    $40.00 CAD 5 x 8 x 0 in | 450 gr | 648 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Marketing Copy

      A comprehensive field guide that uses an innovative Sound Index to allow readers to quickly identify unfamiliar songs and calls of birds in western North America.

      Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird’s repertoire, it’s difficult to sort through them all. Now, with the western edition of this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field-guide format.

      At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can translate what they hear into visual recognition, without any musical training or auditory memorization.

      The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that are likely to be confused because of the similarity of their songs. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online.

      Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

      NATHAN PIEPLOW has been fascinated by birds since his childhood in South Dakota, and has intensively studied bird sounds since 2003. He is the former editor of the journalColorado Birds and an author of the Colorado Birding Trail. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado.
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    The Risk of Us Rachel Howard
    9781328588821 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: April 09, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $34.00 CAD 5.79 x 8.58 x 0.83 in | 310 gr | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Marketing Copy


      Nearly half a million children are in foster care. Most placements fail. Will seven-year-old Maresa's?

      "It starts with a face in a binder. CHILDREN AVAILABLE, reads the cover." So begins Rachel Howard's intimate and heartbreaking novel about a couple hoping to adopt a child from foster care, then struggling to make it as a family. Seven-year-old Maresa arrives with an indomitable spirit, a history of five failed foster care "placements," and a susceptibility to angry panic attacks fueled by memories of abuse. Maresa's new foster mother, whose name the reader never learns, brings good intentions but also her own history of trauma, while her husband's heart condition threatens to explode. These three flawed but deeply human characters want more than anything to love each other--but how does a person get to unconditional love? Over the course of a year, as Maresa approaches the age at which children become nearly impossible to place, all three must discover if they can move from being three separate people to a true family—or whether, almost unthinkably, the adoption will fail.

      Written in a spare and thought-provoking style evoking aspects of Jenny Offill and Rachel Cusk,The Risk of Us deftly explores the inevitable tests children bring to a marriage, the uncertainties of family life, and the ways true empathy obliterates our defenses.

      RACHEL HOWARD earned her MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College and is the author of a memoir,The Lost Night. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and her fiction, essays, and dance criticism have appeared in theSan Francisco Chronicle, theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      “With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard's debut novel,The Risk of Us, illuminates the joys, challenges, fears and frustrations of adopting a foster child. And while she delves into the minutiae of ‘the system’ and the differences of opinion about parenting styles, her deceptively thin volume is about much more than plunging into parenthood. Howard masterfully illuminates how parenthood manages to bend even the most solid of marriages and expose insecurities about past relationships, including those from childhood. . . . [Howard’s] writing is spare and elegant, yet it beautifully conveys intensity and emotional depth. . . . A simply gorgeous novel.”Associated Press

      “It’s a triumph of a book that captures an essential truth not just about how it feels to foster an already formed human being, but about the fragile, shape-shifting quality of any family. Raising a child is always a leap of faith, motivated by love, which is something this narrator has stores of.”The San Francisco Chronicle

      "Powerful . . . Howard’s portrayal of motherhood inThe Risk of Us is the antidote to the Instagram hashtag filled with photos of glowing stay-at-home moms posed with their immaculate children and spotless kitchens.…Utterly compelling."Bustle

      "Poignant"San Francisco Examiner

      "Though rooted in memoir, this is compelling fiction, trenchant, heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful."Booklist

      “An emotionally complex and amazingly suspenseful novel about love and fear."—Jenny Offill, author ofDept. of Speculation

      “A tight, compelling story.” —Santa Barbara Independent

      "Rachel Howard has given us a portrait of family-building and attachment that is at once beautiful and painful, serious and funny, page-turning and insightful. I was deeply moved by this novel, a powerful reminder of the risks we take on whenever we love anyone."
      — Belle Boggs, author ofThe Art of Waiting

      "I’ve never read anything so beautiful about the intricacies of adoption—the process itself, and the seldom-talked-about aftermath. The prose is elegant and compressed; I often had to stop reading to catch my breath. Anyone who has ever loved a child, in any capacity, should read this book."
      — Jamie Quatro, author ofI Want to Show You MoreandFire Sermon

      "The Risk of Us is a spare, poetic, and fearless narrative that explores the question of what makes—and keeps—a family together. Be prepared for an absorbing, unflinching chronicle of the formidable difficulties and vast rewards of love."
      — Krys Lee, author ofHow I Became a North KoreanandDrifting House

      "Rachel Howard’sThe Risk of Us (so accurately titled) is a novel of deep pain yet also laughs—lots of them. Nothing is easy in this book, and that’s as it should be. With risk comes a kind of awesome grace. A wonderfully written and candid examination of what it means to be a family."
      — Peter Orner, author ofLast Car over the Sagamore BridgeandLove and Shame and Love

      "Howard works with an elegant complexity, rendering family life with its necessary cocktail of pain and humor and pathos. She's the kind of writer I admire most: an unflinching, savage, and ultimately tender eye trying to make sense of all our confusions."
      — Joshua Mohr, author ofTermite Parade

      "This book reads like a thriller. A beautiful story about connection and love despite and beyond trauma.”
      — Julia Scheeres, author ofJesus Land

      "A study in the frustrations of the foster-care system and the shaky foundations beneath new families. "Kirkus
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    Down from the Mountain The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Bryce Andrews
    9781328972453 Hardcover NATURE / Animals On Sale Date: April 16, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $35.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.99 in | 390 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      "Andrews’ wonderfulDown from the Mountain is deeply informed by personal experience and made all the stronger by his compassion and measured thoughts... Welcome and impressive work.” —Barry Lopez

      Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Competition's Mountain Environment & Natural History Award

      The story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West

      The grizzly is one of North America’s few remaining large predators. Their range is diminished, but they’re spreading across the West again. Descending into valleys where once they were king, bears find the landscape they’d known for eons utterly changed by the new most dominant animal: humans. As the grizzlies approach, the people of the region are wary, at best, of their return.

      In searing detail, award-winning writer, Montana rancher, and conservationist Bryce Andrews tells us about one such grizzly. Millie is a typical mother: strong, cunning, fiercely protective of her cubs. But raising those cubs—a challenging task in the best of times—becomes ever harder as the mountains change, the climate warms and people crowd the valleys. There are obvious dangers, like poachers, and subtle ones as well, like the corn field that draws her out of the foothillsand sets her on a path toward trouble and ruin.

      That trouble is where Bryce’s story intersects with Millie’s. It is the heart of Down from the Mountain, a singular drama evoking a much larger one: an entangled, bloody collision between two species in the modern-day West, where the shrinking wilds force man and bear into ever closer proximity.
      BRYCE ANDREWS is the author ofBadluck Way, winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the Reading the West Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. He works with the conservation group People and Carnivores and has advocated for our public lands in front of Congress.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Praise forDown from the Mountain
      Grand Prize Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Competition
      Montana Book Award Honor Title
      An Amazon Best Science Title of 2019
      ALiterary Hub Most Anticipated Title of 2019

      An EcoWatch Best Book of April
      AMissoulian Best Book of April
      AChicago Review of Books Best Book of April

      "The two sides of Bryce Andrews — enlightened rancher and sensitive writer — appear to make a smooth fit...Precise and evocative prose."
      Washington Post

      "Andrews’s writing about wilderness is much like that of author Rick Bass, who displays both a healthy reverence for ecology and an easy way of talking about it. This story is not just about Andrews’s shift from rancher to conservationist. It’s an ode to wildness and wilderness in the form of grizzlies. It’s about the tightrope bears walk between living in their mountainous territory, consuming pine nuts, army cutworm moths, and winterkill, versus coming down the mountain to scavenge in human territory. It’s about the resulting relationship between humans and grizzlies when they live in close proximity."

      "[A] soulful new exegesis on ursid-hominid relations...Down From The Mountain showcases a writer whose talents have fully matured...Down From the Mountain belongs in the pantheon of contemporary conservation writing. It is easy to forget, when arguing over the fate of wildlife, that populations are composed of thinking, feeling individuals; in his sensitive treatment of an ill-fated ursid, Andrews breaches the fences that guard our compassion."
      Ben Goldfarb, High Country News

      “Bryce Andrews’ wonderfulDownfrom the Mountain is deeply informed by personal experience and made all the stronger by his compassion and measured thoughts. He outlines clearly the core of a major problem in the rural American West—the disagreement between large predatory animals and invasive modern settlers—without disrespect and without sentimentality. His book is welcome and impressive work.”
      Barry Lopez

      “In some of the clearest prose the state of Montana has produced, this high-octane story captures the marvel that is a grizzly giving birth in the high wild, follows her down into the human interface, and floods us with the heightened awareness and humbling unease we feel in the presence of Ursus arctos.When the hubris of man-unkind then threatens his protagonists, Andrews lays his life on the line in a sustained attempt to protect them, and the suspense of the telling comes to rival a great crime thriller. Rife with lyrical precision, first-hand know-how, ursine charisma, and a narrative jujitsu flip that places all empathy with his bears, Down from the Mountain is a one-of-a-kind triumph even here in the home of Doug Peacock and Douglas Chadwick.”
      David James Duncan, author ofThe River WhyandThe Brothers K

      "Would that we had more nature writing like Bryce Andrews’s fantastic second book,Down from the Mountain. Part biography of the Mission Valley in Montana, informed by the Blackfeet and Salish histories rooted there, it tells a moving modern tale of how ranchers and big predators overlap uneasily on that land today...Down from the Mountain eschews easy moral scrimmaging...A subtle and beautifully unexpected book...Readers hungry for yet another torch bearer to the ways of thinking of the wild that Barry Lopez and Leslie Marmon Silko made possible should look no further."
      Literary Hub

      "A cautionary tale of human-grizzly coexistence (or lack thereof). The book helps to illustrate the broader issues affecting grizzlies as their populations grow, pushing them closer and closer to humans."

      "The reader learns the history of the Salish land, and the varied newcomers to the valley and efforts to preserve and protect the grizzlies."
      The Missoulian, "Montana Bookshelf"

      "Beautifully written...Andrews conveys his passion for the west’s landscape and inhabitants through his sensitive writing, which avoids either anthropomorphizing the wildlife or villainizing ordinary people...His book is a testament to his compassion."

      "Andrews' writing reaches high peaks inDown from the Mountain...Andrews artfully describes the awe inspired by grizzlies...Down from the Mountain’s prose ranges in tone from graceful to elegiac to gripping."
      Pacific Northwest Inlander

      “In stunning prose, as powerful as the grizzly itself, Andrews’s draws the reader into the mysterious lives of these bears. From deep in their pungent winter dens we emerge with them into the spring light, pad along forest trails, smell every molecule of wild and human. We are also the farmer, sweat-soaked, protecting the sweet corn. When these two worlds—bear and human—collide, all is unpredictable and precarious.Down from the Mountain will sear its beauty and sorrow into your soul. Required reading for allHomo sapiens.”
      Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author ofThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

      “The fluidity of Andrews’ imagination and the reality of his time on the ground with people and bears make this book a piece of true history. He is not a journalist, but a participant with skin in the game, who happens to be an excellent writer. Putting up fence along the porous line between humans and big, foraging bears, Andrews is the one you'd want telling this story.”
      Craig Childs, author ofThe Animal Dialogues andAtlas of a Lost World

      “InDown from the Mountain, Bryce Andrews walks the harrowing line between wilderness and civilization—as in literally walks it, recounting his own efforts to keep a space in the world for the untamed creatures that remind us who we are in the first place. Writing with a keen empathy for both the great grizzlies of Montana’s Mission Mountains, and the farmers and wildlife officers coping in the valley below, this book is by turns heartbreaking and hopeful, even while it zings along with the high-stakes pace of a thriller. It’s as true as it gets.”
      Malcolm Brooks, author ofPainted Horses

      “Returning home from ten days in the backcountry, I devoured this fabulous and feral book in a single sitting and found myself utterly immersed in the ‘unforgiving arcadia’ that is our vanishing West. ‘Bears are made of the same dust as we,’ John Muir reminds us, and this marvelous narrative, even in passages devoid of humans—perhaps especially in those passages—draws us into communion with these uncompromisingly powerful wild creatures, to the heartbreaking consequences of our inevitable encounters with them, and to one man's profound compassion for them. For two decades as a hunter, angler and hiker I’ve traversed the very country described herein. I have never seen it with such sustained clarity as through the vital lens of Bryce Andrews’ luminous prose.”
      Chris Dombrowski, author of Body of Water

      “A thoughtful story of bears, humans, and their tragic interactions...A gem of environmental writing fitting alongside the work of Doug Peacock, Roger Caras, and other champions of wildlife and wild land.”
      Kirkus Reviews, starred

      “Andrews, a conservationist and rancher in Montana’s Mission Valley, examines dramatic changes in the local bear population, which once ‘lived a grizzly’s solitary life,’ but now show up regularly near human dwellings searching for food, in his compassionate study...Andrews’s well-written cautionary tale leaves readers with the sobering message that humans must [modify their behavior], if they are to be responsible stewards of nature.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “This fascinating, well-researched, and lyrical memoir will appeal to conservationists, those curious about large predators, and readers who relish stories of the West.”
      Library Journal

      “[A] lyrical exploration of an attempt to accommodate two disparate goals—the dairy farmer's need for the corn to feed his cattle and the grizzly's need to eat and fatten up during the short Montana summer…Andrews' empathic writing turns Millie's story into the embodiment of modern compromise with apex predators.”

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