It’s BEA time again, and we can’t wait—for all of it: the tote bags, the crowds snaking through the aisles for James Patterson’s latest, the cafeteria food, the bathroom lines, the name tags, the debut authors dizzy with success, and, most of all, the coveted galleys. Below is a selection of the titles that publishers are bringing to the fair to build some buzz among booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and the rest of us who live and breathe publishing. Also, this year sees the debut of BookCon, on day three of the fair, which will allow consumers to mix with their favorite authors and, yes, pick up some galleys. (For children's and YA galleys to grab, click here.)
Hundreds of galleys of three titles will be up for grabs: The High Divide by Lin Enger and The Remedy for Love by Bill Roorbach, 500 of each; and 400 of The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke.
Sean Brock’s cookbook Heritage will be available.
Jennifer Weiner’s new novel, All Fall Down, will be piled up, as will Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCraig.
Bellevue Literary Press
Bellevue’s five giveaways this year include debut novel Invisible Beasts by Sharona Muir; Alan Hirshfeld’s Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe; and The Business of Naming Things by Michael Coffey, PW’s very own co-editorial director. Coffey will be at the Uptown Stage on Thursday. Pick up a chit for the debut collection and he will sign it at the Bellevue booth.
Available here are galleys of Iraq War vetern Michael Pitre’s debut novel, Fives and Twenty-Fives, which he will be signing; galleys of Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification by Paul Roberts, which explores our “culture of narcissism”; and Bob Ryan’s memoir, Scribe: My Journey as a Sportswriter (the author will be available to sign copies).
The publisher will bring 100 copies of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids by Kristin Owens-Reid and Danielle Russo.
Galleys will be on hand for Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery by Katie Gilmartin, and Going Om: Real-life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat by Melissa Carroll.
Galleys to grab at Counterpoint’s booth include 50 copies each of Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman to Ski Solo Across the Southern Ice by Felicity Aston; Kim Addonizio’s short story collection The Palace of Illusions (she’ll be signing); Thomas Hauser’s The Final Recollections of Charles Dickens (he’ll be signing too); and Tod Goldberg’s upcoming novel, Gangsterland.
Christos Tsiolka’s latest, Barracuda, about an Australian Olympic swimmer, will be available, as will The Book of Strange New Things from Michel Faber, a sci-fi morality story involving a planet named Oasis and a mysterious corporation. And bestseller Gary Krist takes an in-depth look at New Orleans’s other civil war in Empire of Sin.
There will be 150 copies of the galley of Ruin a Queen by Jonathan Beckman, about Marie Antoniette, and 125 of Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians by Justin Martin.
Available here is The Science Book, a continuation of the Big Ideas, Simply Explained series: 1,000 copies.
Galley giveaways include Rooms, Lauren Oliver’s first adult novel, and The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton, a Buzz Book selection.
Coming Ashore, Catherine Gildiner’s third memoir, will be available (75 copies).
One hundred signed copies for the taking of Marco Malvaldi’s Game for Five, the first entry in his Bar Lume series, featuring Massimo the barman and four elderly sleuths. Also, look for some galleys of the mysterious Elena Ferrante’s forthcoming novel, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Behind.
Farrar, Straus And Giroux
Marilynne Robinson’s latest novel Lila will be given away (200 copies); Ben Lerner will be signing 100 galleys of 10:04, his first novel since Leaving the Atocha Station, on Friday at 9:30 at the FSG booth; and 200 galleys of John Darnielle’s novel Wolf in White Van will be available at BookCon on Saturday.
One hundred copies of One of Us by Tawni O’Dell will be given away, along with 300 copies of Before I Go by Coleen Oakley.
Piles of books from this publisher include 750 special BEA ARCs of The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotto, 400 galleys of both Lacy Eye by Jessica Treadway, and The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel.
For the Buzz Book On Immunity, addressing the hot-button topic of vaccinations, the giveaway is 500 copies (Graywolf’s biggest ever). The book’s NBCC Award–winning author,Eula Biss, will be on hand to sign copies. The other available galley (75 copies) will be Vikran Chandra’s first nonfiction book, Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, The Code of Beauty, in which Chandra, a computer programmer and a writer, searches for the connections between art and technology.
Francisco Goldman’s Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle, a personal and political look at a misunderstood city, will be available, as well as Painted Horses, the debut novel by Malcolm Brooks, and Keep Your Friends Close, Paula Daly’s follow-up domestic thriller.
Atlantic Monthly will give away galleys of Euphoria by Lily King, about a love triangle among anthropologists in 1930s New Guinea, and the South African crime thriller Cobra by Deon Meyer.
Four-hundred copies of Melissa de la Cruz’s upcoming adult novel, Vampires of Manhattan, in which her Blue Bloods Immortals have matured and face new challenges, will be available at signing and in the booth.
The giveaway here is 300 copies of Munich Airport by Greg Baxter, a literary mystery set in Germany involving family, a fogbound airport, and... a dead body.
There will be 100 galleys each of two big summer fiction titles: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica and Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf. On the nonfiction side, look for 100 copies of Nicky Hilton’s 365 Style.
How to Build a Girl, a novel about a wild teenage girl who reinvents herself, by Caitlin Moran; The Story of Land and Sea, a Southern drama by Katy Simpson; and Gutenberg’s Apprentice, set in medieval Paris, by Alix Christie, all big books, will be available as galleys. Avon has galleys for the steamy urban fantasy Burn For Me, the launch of the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews (pen name of the husband-and-wife writing team of Ilona and Gordon Andrews). And from Harper Voyager, bookseller Katherine Harbour’s Thorn Jack, a retelling of the classic Tam Lin fairy tale.
The publisher will bring galleys of The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan, a novel set in Montana, which brings together a killer and a young sheriff.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fire Shut Up in my Bones, a memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow, confronts the effects of sexual abuse; Falling from Horses, a novel by Molly Gloss, about a ranch hand who heads to Hollywood; and John Vaillant’s novel of suspense, The Jaguar’s Children, in which a Mexican is trapped at a border crossing will all be given away in quantity: 1,000 galleys each.
House Of Anansi Press
There will be 100 galleys of Slim and None: My Wild Ride from the WHA to the NHL and All the Way to Hollywood by Howard Baldwin, as told to Steve Milton, in which Baldwin recounts the story of his spirited and entertaining life from sports team owner to producer of the movie Ray. Also available, 200 finished copies of Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth, a thriller about a teenage girl convicted of murder in the 1980s.
First issues will be available of, among others, Black Science, Deadly Class, and East of West.
Jane Smiley will be at BEA to give away 200 galleys of her newest novel Some Luck. Also in attendance will be Emily St. John Mandel for Station Eleven (200 galleys), a Buzz Book, and Sue Miller for The Arsonist (200 galleys).
Giveaways include 15 titles: 1,000 copies of Neverhome by Laird Hunt, a Buzz Book selection; 500 copies of Burn by James Patterson, with Det. Michael Bennett finally returning to New York City; 500 copies of The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel; 500 copies of Brokenmonsters by Lauren Buekes; and 500 copies of Her by Harriet Lane. And from Center Street, there will be 750 galleys of A Life Intercepted by Charles Martin, which postulates that love is the only thing worth having. There will also be 300 galleys of Those Who Wish Me Dead by perennial favorite Michael Koryta, 250 of The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand, along with 150 of So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan.
Brooklyn-based indie Melville House will be giving away 100 galleys of Steve Almond’s Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto; 100 galleys of Sinead Murphy’s Jane Austen Rules: A Classic Guide to Modern Love; and 100 galleys of Andrew Lovett’s Everlasting Lane.
Galleys include Not My Father’s Son, a memoir by actor Alan Cumming (150 copies); Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, exploring the perils of technology through the story of a car crash caused by texting while driving (200 galleys); and the debut novel One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis, about a young woman who decides to just walk away from it all (200 galleys).
Giveaways here include a new novel by Ann Hood, An Italian Wife (400 copies); and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, in which a young mortician, Caitlin Doughty, provides an inside look at her profession (300 copies).
There will be 300 galleys each of Hold the Dark, William Giraldi’s novel of primeval violence, featuring wolves and missing children in Alaska; Epilogue: A Memoir by Will Boast; and Jules Feiffer’s a graphic novel Kill My Mother.
Among the galleys to grab here will be 200 copies of Yannick Grannec’s debut novel, The Goddess of Small Victories (already an international bestseller), as well as 200 copies of Happy Are the Happy by Yasmina Reza. George Prochnik will be signing 100 finished copies of The Impossible Exile, the biography of Stefan Zweig. In addition, 125 copies will be available of both Diary of the Fall by Michael Laub, which follows three generations of men in a family, and The Fall by Diogo Mainardi, a charming book of art and stories documenting a father’s real-life experiences dealing with his son’s cerebral palsy.
One hundred galleys of Rosie Thomas’s upcoming Victorian novel, The Illusionists, will be given away. Also available: 100 galleys each of Edward Carey’s Heap House and James Naughtie’s thriller, The Madness of July.
There will be finished copies of Joel Dicker’s The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, a literary thriller and international bestseller about the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, and Mrs. Hemingway, Naomi Wood’s story populated by members of the “Lost Generation.”
The publisher will give away 300 copies of Ben Mezrich’s Seven Wonders, a globe-trotting thriller, and the author himself will be on hand. Galleys of Jimmy Dore’s Your Country Is Just Not That into You will also be available (150 copies).
Galleys of The Kills, Richard House’s big book (literally and figuratively) will be given away, along with The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue (150 copies each).
There will be 200–250 galleys of books by major authors: Lucky Us by Amy Bloom (who will be featured at the Librarian’s Breakfast), about two sisters in 1930s Hollywood; Karin Slaughter’s Cop Town, her first standalone thriller, set in Atlanta in the mid-1970s; The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, his first novel in four years (Mitchell will also be at the Librarian’s Breakfast); Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time, in which a daughter searches for her missing mother; Lorenzo Carcaterra’s new novel, The Wolf, in which a mob boss seeks revenge against terrorists who killed his wife and daughters. Kathy Reichs, the author and forensic anthropologist, will appear with her biggest novel yet in the Temperance Brennan series, Bones Never Lie. And Naomi Novik’s latest, Uprooted, will also be given away; it’s a fantastical tale that’s expected to appeal to both adult and YA readers—a departure from her Temeraire series.
The publisher will have galleys from all categories, including 100 copies of Pete Fromm’s novel If Not for This; 100 copies of Elissa Washuta’s memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules; and 50 copies of Ron Carlson’s flash fiction collection, The Blue Box.
Five hundred galleys of Sarah Waters’s latest creepy novel, The Paying Guests, will be available for giveaway.
Thrown, Kerry Howley’s darkly funny work of literary nonfiction about two cage fighters, will be featured, with 250 galleys available. Kathleen Ossip will be in attendance, promoting her third poetry collection, The Do-Over, with 100 galleys.
The publisher will give away galleys of Colm Toibin’s Nora Webster, as well as nonfiction Buzz Book The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs and Miranda July’sThe First Bad Man.
Simon & Schuster
Galley giveaways include Matthew Thomas’s debut novel (and Buzz Book), We Are Not Ourselves, about an Irish-American family through the generations; along with buzz, it’s been generating stellar reviews. Garth Stein, bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will sign galleys of A Sudden Light, a coming-of-age ghost story in which a boy uncovers family secrets when he tries to save his parents’ marriage. Thriller writer Chelsea Cain will sign copies of One Kick, the first in a new series featuring a special young woman named Kick Lannigan, who has a complicated past. And Dominique Ansel, of Cronut fame, will be on hand to sign recipe cards and promote Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes. There will also be galleys of Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country by Benoit Denizet-Lewis and Tokyo Kill by Barry Lancet.
Galleys of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum will be available, along with copies of The Means by Douglas Brunt, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su, and As You Wish by Cary Elwes.
The Secret Life of Clams by Anthony D. Fredericks—the story of everyone’s favorite bivalve—will be available (200 copies), as will the novel I Did Not Kill My Husband by Liu Zhenyun, a biting satire of China’s one-child policy (200 copies).
Galleys for giveaway number in the hundreds here: The American Plate, a history of the evolution of American food, with recipes and photos; The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister, featuring a female illusionist; and The End of Innocence by Allegra Jordan (500 copies of each). There will be 250 galleys of Objects of Her Affection by Sonya Cobb; 200 galleys of The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) by Theresa Rhyne; and 200 finished copies of Anne Geddes Little Blessings by Anne Geddes, a photographic journey of family.
The big giveaway here is The 3 Promises by David J. Pollay, about finding joy every day, and, from Sterling Epicure, Wines of California by Mike DeSimone and Jess Jenssen(200 galleys of each).
St. Martin’s Press
Galleys will be available (200 copies each) for debut novelist Nayomi Munaweera’s Sri Lankan–set Island of a Thousand Mirrors; thriller writer T. Jefferson Parker’s literary novel Full Measure; and You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman by Mick Thomas.
Thames & Hudson
Three titles will be available: Rendez-Vous with Art by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford; Digging for Richard III by Mike Pitts, the story of how the king’s remains were found under a parking lot in England; and How the World Was Won by Peter Conrad, about the dissemination of American culture.
International bestseller The Search for Heinrich Schlögel by Martha Baille, and Loitering, short story writer Charles D’Ambrosio’s return to essays a decade after his cult hit Orphans, will be given away; 50 galleys of each.
John Scalzi will be signing 100 galleys of his near-future novel Lock In, from Tor Books, while Forge Books will have W. Bruce Cameron signing 200 copies of The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, a sweet romance with a suspenseful plot.
Perennial favorite Tana French’s latest thriller, The Secret Place, will be available in galleys, along with The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi, the author of Reading Lolita in Teheran, who will also be signing.