art & architecture
Clip, Stamp, Fold (Nov., $44.95) by Beatriz Colomina gathers selections from small architecture magazines that helped transform design culture in the 1960s and 1970s.

Old & New: Design Manual for Revitalizing Existing Buildings (Nov., $99) by Frank Peter Jäger lays out renovation projects organized by design approach.

ava acadamia
(dist. by IPS)
Basics Creative Photography: Design Principles (Dec., $32.95) by Jeremy Webb. Shutterbugs will appreciate the range of principles that add dynamism to the finished product.
Basics Fashion Design: Designing Accessories (Dec., $32.95) by Jane Francis advises on conceptualization to construction of bags and other accessories.

booth-clibborn editions
(dist. by Abrams)
Don't Art, Fashion, Music (Oct., $35) by Melissa Logan and Alex Murray-Leslie showcases Chicks on Speed, the art group who apply punk-inspired DIY ethics to art, craft, fashion, and music.

crowood press
(dIST. by trafalgar Square/IPG)
Practical Anatomy for Artists (Sept., $32.95) by Peter M. Simpson teaches the skeletal and superficial muscular systems.

Sustainism Is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (Sept., $24.95) by Michiel Schwarz and Joost Elffers shows how the new movement is already reshaping global culture.

edition olms/edition skylight
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Sorayama Masterworks (Sept., $50) by Hajime Sorayama studies the artist's highly detailed work, including his signature sexy robots.

feminist press
(dist. by Consortium)
Celebrate People's History! The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution (Nov., $24.95), edited by Josh McPhee, delivers a global graphic history of activism. Author tour.

five continents
(dist. by Abrams)
Benin (Jan., $34.95) by Barbara Plankensteiner. This addition to the Visions of Africa series interprets the royal art of the Benin kingdom's Edo people.

walter foster publishing
How to Draw Wizards: Discover the Secrets to Drawing, Painting, and Illustrating a World of Sorcery (Sept., $19.95) by John Rheaume.
How to Draw Classic Heads & Faces: Step-by-Step Art Instruction with a Vintage Touch (Feb., $14.95) by Walter Foster Publishing.

fox chapel publishing
(dist. by IPS)
Malay House (Oct., $24.95) by Lim Jee Yuan proposes an indigenous housing solution that may remedy housing shortages in many third-world countries.

getty publications
Medicine in Art (Oct., $24.95) by Giorgio Bordin and Laura Palo D'Ambrosio serves as an illustrated guide to the depiction of doctors, patients, and all things medical found in Western art.

heyday books
Frozen Music: A Literary Exploration of California Architecture (Sept., $18.95) edited by David Chu, surveys the state's diverse heritage.

(dist. by F+W Media)
DragonArt Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon (Sept., $22.99) by J. "NeonDragon" Peffer. The third book in the DragonArt franchise treats body parts and their assembly.

metropolis books
Green Patriot Posters (Oct., $25), edited by Edward Morris, compiles posters supporting sustainability and essays citing historic forerunners on similar themes.

mfa publications
(dist. by D.A.P.)
Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition (Nov., $40) by Hao Sheng et al. Ten of China's leading contemporary artists respond to older masterpieces.

minnesota historical society press
(dist. by Univ. of Chicago Press)
Off Color: Minnesota's Contemporary Cartoonists and Their Art (Nov., $29.95) by Brit Aamodt mines the state's current wealth of resident comic and graphic book artists.

mit press
Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice (Sept., $21.95) by Eric J. Cesal charts a young architect's search for new values during economic instability.

museum of modern art
(dist. by D.A.P.)
Abstract Expressionism from the Museum of Modern Art (Sept., $39.95) by Ann Temkin considers the museum's collection of pertinent paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photos.

w.w norton
Understanding Green Building Materials (Feb., $24.95) by Traci Rose Rider et al. guides designers through the plethora of available sustainable materials. A Norton Book on Architecture & Design.

pelican publishing
A Walking Guide to New Orleans Architecture (Oct., $14.95) by R. Stephanie Bruno reveals the diversity of the city's neighborhoods.

random house UK/bbc books
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Victorians: Britain Through the Paintings of the Ages (Oct., $15.95) by Jeremy Paxman illustrates the birth of modern Britain through paintings that tell stories of urban life, family, and empire that defined the Victorian spirit.

river books
(dist. by ACC)
Stories in Stone: How a Brahmin Priest Preserved Khmer Empire History (Sept., $20) by John Burgess voices an account of Sadok Kok Thom Temple that weaves Angkor archaeology with the Cambodian political upheaval of the 1960s–70s.

rockport publishers
Essential Fashion Illustration: Digital (Oct., $35) by Loreto Binvignat Streeter details the digital techniques utilized nowadays
Managing the Design Process–Implementing Design: An Essential Manual for the Working Designer (Oct., $40) by Terry Lee Stone.
1,000 Indie Posters (Jan., $40) by John Foster showcases contemporary pop culture.
1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art: Murals, Tags, and More from Artists Around the World (Feb., $40) by Cristian Campos showcases urban art.

royal Academy publications
(dist. by Abrams)
Joe Tilson (Oct., $75) by Enzo DiMartino confirms Tilson's reputation as one of the most innovative aratists of his generation.

shire publications
(dist. by Random House)
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain (Nov., $19.95) by Mary Greensted traces the birth and development of the movement through furniture, metalwork, ceramics, and more.

How to Cartoon (Sept., $17.95) covers drawing basic characters and developing strips; includes gel pens, colored pencils, and more.

Sterling/lark books
Lark Studio Series: Art Tiles (Oct., $12.95) by Ray Hemachandra offers a striking displays of tiles designed to decorate public spaces.
Lark Studio Series: Chairs (Oct., $12.95) by Ray Hemachandra singles out 100 imaginative chairs meant to tickle the fancy and stretch the imagination.

tate publishing
(dist. by Abrams)
How to Paint Like Turner (Sept., $24.95) edited by Nicola Warby and Ian Warrell, explores the artist's works, and gives step-by-step instructions to create Turner-inspired compositions.

tf editores
(dist. by ACC)
The Art of Power: Armour and Portraits of Imperial Spain (Sept., $65) celebrates Madrid's Royal Palace collection and coincides with its exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

24 ore cultura
(dist. by ACC)
Michelangelo Sculptor (Oct., $39.95) by Cristina Acidini Luchinat reveals the entire range of the artist's sculptural works.

Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art (Sept., $35) by DB Burkman et al. chronicles the street art's culture and politics; includes more than 2,000 sticker graphics and 8 pages of removable stickers.

univ. of california press
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas (Oct., $24.95) by Rebecca Solnit explores the city thematically and, within a seven by seven mile grid, finds unlimited landmarks and treasures.

univ. of Minnesota press
To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art (Jan., $29.95) by Rachel Weiss analyzes the accomplishments of the movement, with more than 170 images and comments from the artists.

univ. of nebraska press
Fabulous Harlequin: ORLAN and the Patchwork Self (Oct., $44.95), edited by Jorge Daniel Venaciano and Rhonda K. Garelick, displays ORLAN's latest project, Suture/Hybridisation/Recycling.

Expressive Figure Drawing (Dec., $24.99) by Bill Buchman unveils new approaches.

Biography & Memoir
AK Press
(dist. by Consortium)
Marshall Law (Feb., $15.95) by former Black Panther Marshall "Eddie" Conway recounts 40 years as a political prisoner.

Arsenal Pulp Press
(dist. by Consortium)
The Last Genet (Sept., $22.95) by Hadrien Laroche, trans. by David Homel, considers Jean Genet's involvement with Black Panthers, Baader-Meinhoff, and the Palestinians.

Aurum Press
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Original Rude Boy: From Borstal to The Specials (Sept., $16.95) by Neville Staple et al. offers an insider's musical autobiography.

John Blake
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Russell Brand & Katy Perry: The Love Story (Sept., $11.95) by Dave Stone sheds light on the whirlwind celebrity relationship.
Susan Boyle: Living the Dream: The Biography of Britain's Incredible Singing Sensation (Sept., $12.95) by John McShane recounts Boyle's path to success.

Canongate Books
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain's Greatest Comedian (Dec., $14.95) by Andrew McConnell Stott offers a colorful chronicle of the funnyman's theatrical milieu.

Chosen books
The Red Scorpion (Oct., $13.99) by Rami Kivisalo and Marko Joensuu narrates the spiritual transformation of a kung fu fighter and crime boss for the Russian mafia.

Cleo: The Cat who Mended a Family (Sept., $15.95) by Helen Brown relates how a mischievous cat helped a family recover from the loss of a child.

city lights books
(dist. by Consortium)
The Awakener: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties (Nov., $16.95) by Helen Weaver recounts love and friendship with the Beats.

ECW Press
(dist. by IPG)
Straight from the Hart (Feb., $19.95) by Bruce Hart reveals wrestling's first family which now spans three generations.
Two Wheels Through Terror: Diary of a South American Motorcycle Odyssey (Sept., $16.95) by Glen Heggstad details the cyclist's capture by the Colombian rebel ELN army.

ENO Publishers
(dist. by John F. Blair)
Chapel Hill in Plain Sight: Notes from the Other Side of the Tracks (Sept., $16.95) by Daphne Athas recalls the Depression, WWII and other milestones in the Southern college town.

Feminist press
(dist. by Consortium)
Hiroshima in the Morning (Sept., $16.95) by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto. The author describes her encounter with survivors at the original Ground Zero, while her family back home was dealing with 9/11.

Fulcrum Publishing
(dist. by Consortium)
Buffalo Unbound: A Celebration (Oct., $16) by Laura Pedersen examines the rise, fall, and rebirth of the New York town.

Gallery Books
Chocolate and Vicodin (Feb., $15) by Jennette Fulda describes her fight with a two-year-long headache. 50,000 first printing.

Greystone Books
(dist. by PGW)
My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah (Sept., $18.95) by Robin Wiszowaty looks at a young woman who gave up home comforts for a life-changing trip to Kenya.

Harper Perennial
Across the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey (Dec., $14.99) by Julian Smith. The author retraces Ewart Grogan's legendary trek—all to prove his love to his girlfriend.
Moonface (Feb., $13.99) by Angela Balcita. When a young woman begins to suffer kidneys failure, her boyfriend offers one of his.

History press
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Goering & Goering: Hitler's Henchman and his Anti-Nazi Brother (Nov., $16.95) by James Wyllie studies the brothers, one a Nazi, one a resistance fighter.
Jane Austen: An Unrequited Love (Nov., $17.95) by Andrew Norman identifies her mysterious lover and gives a new explanation for her deadly illness.

Howard Books
Hope Unseen (Sept., $24.99) by Scotty Smiley with Doug Crandall honors the Army's only active-duty blind officer.

Karen Hunter Publishing
(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
A Perfect Fit (Nov., $15) by Luther Wright chronicles the NBA player's fall from millionaire athlete to homeless addict. 50,000 first printing.

Macmillan UK/Pan Books
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Churchill's Cigar (Oct., $12.95) by Stephen McGinty explores the leader's love affair with luxury cigars and the Cuban friend who stocked his humidor.

Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on Top of Africa (Oct., $18.95) by Daniel Dorr reveals how far one man will go to impress a woman and reach a goal.

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
Magic City: Trials of a Native Son (Nov., $16) by Trick Daddy exposes the rapper's upbringing in Miami's underbelly. 75,000 first printing.

Exploiting My Baby: Because It's Exploiting Me (Jan., $15) by Teresa Strasser chronicles the highs and lows of a first pregnancy at age 38.

Other press
(dist. by Random House)
Lost and Found in Russia (Dec., $15.95) by Susan Richards portrays the chaotic post-Soviet years in Russia's heartland.

Overlook press
King of the Gypsies: Memoirs of the Undefeated Bareknuckle Champion of Great Britain and Ireland (Sept., $15.95) by Bartley Gorman tells what it took to remain a champion for 20 years.

Rat Girl (Sept., $15) by Kristin Hersh. The founder of the cult rock band Throwing Muses, shares a tale of growing up much faster than planned.

Ben and Me: From Temperance to Humility—Stumbling Through Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues, One Unvirtuous Day at a Time (Sept., $14.95) by Cameron Gunn combines memoir, social experiment and tribute.

profile books
(dist. by Consortium)
Nella Last in the 1950s (Nov., $15.95), edited by Patricia Malcolmson and Robert Malcolmson offers the third volume on a woman's life in Fifties Britain.

Quartet Books
(dist. by Interlink)
The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal (Dec., $20) by Jan Marsh reexamines the frequently co-opted copper-haired artist.

The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars (Sept., $16) by Patrick Hennessey follows enlistees who lose themselves in books in the Iraqi desert.

running press
(dist. by Perseus)
Half Baked: The Story of My Nerves, My Newborn, and How We Both Learned to Breathe (Sept., $14.95) by Alexa Stevenson probes the anxieties and indignities of infertility, bed-rest, and preemie parenting.

Simon & Schuster UK/Pocket Books uk
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Cheryl (Nov., $13.95) by Sean Smith documents the life of Cheryl Cole, member of Brit girl group Girls Aloud.

Skyhorse Publishing
(dist. by W.W. Norton)
Absolute Mayhem (Oct., $16.95) by Monica Mayhem and Gerrie Lim confesses the secrets of a porn star and burlesque dancer.

Soft Skull press
(dist. by PGW)
I'm in the Band: Backstage Notes from the Chick in White Zombie (Nov., $19.95) by Sean Yseult goes behind the scenes with one of the few women to make it in metal.

Spiegel & Grau
Coal to Diamonds (Sept., $15) by Gossip's Beth Ditto with Michelle Tea charts a rise from poor fat girl to glam lesbian rocker.

tatra press
(dist. by NBN)
Lost Lustre: A New York Memoir (Oct., $16) by Josh Karlen describes growing up in the 70s amidst the downtown punk rock scene; includes a Lost Lustre CD.

Three Rivers Press
The Things that Need Doing (Dec., $15) by Sean Manning explores the timeless themes of love, grief, and growing up.

Two Dollar Radio
(dist. by Consortium)
The Visiting Suit: Stories from my Prison Life (Nov., $16) by Xiaoda Xiao recounts her five years in labor prison for tearing down a poster of Chairman Mao.

Univ. of arizona press
Bring Down the Little Birds (Oct., $15.95) by Carmen Giménez-Smith revisits the birth of the writer's second child during a time of personal tragedy.

Univ. of Nebraska Press/bison original
Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill (Oct., $12.95) by Charles Eldridge Griffin, edited by Chris Dixon, tells of the 1903–1906 Wild West European tour in the words of the manager/performer.

univ. of texas press
I Want to Get Married! One Wannabe Bride's Misadventures with Handsome Houdinis, Technicolor Grooms, Morality Police, and Other Mr. Not Quite Rights (Oct., $16) by Ghada Abdel Aal, trans. by Nora Eltahawy, brings the Egyptian blog to book form.

Blood-Dark Track: A Family History (Oct., $15.95) by Joseph O'Neill recalls two grandfathers—one Turkish, one Irish, both imprisoned in WWII.

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
Cross Rhodes (Dec., $16) by Mark Vancil charts the history of the famous WWE Rhodes family. 50,000 first printing.

Bettie Youngs
(dist. by HCI)
The Maybelline Story—and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It (Sept., $16.95) by cosmetics heir Sharrie Williams tracks the courses of the billion dollar company and the family that created it. 100,000 first printing.

Business & Personal Finance
The Diversity Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Successful Workplace Diversity (Sept., $TBA) by Michelle T. Johnson encourages cross-cultural workplace communities.
Be a Party Plan Superstar: Build a $100,000-a-Year Direct Selling Business from Home (Oct., $TBA) by Mary Christensen details the transition from servicing family and friends to building a profitable business.

Tweetonomics: Everything You Need to Know About Economics in 140 Characters or Less (Oct., $10.99) by Nic Compton et al. Each of the important economic terms and ideas is taught in a tweet.

Supershop Like the Coupon Queen: How to Get 50% or More Off Every Time You Shop (Sept., $15) by Susan Samtur. The original Coupon Queen shares her new Five-Step Supershopping System

nicholas brealey
The Green Scorecard: Measuring the Return on Investment in Green Initiatives (Oct., $24.95) by Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack J. Phillips unveils proven methodology for this growing area of business.
Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around (Jan., $19.95) by Roberta Chinsky Matuson gives tools for establishing credibility on the downswing, and success strategies for maintaining your reputation on the upswing.

cambridge univ. press
The Myth of the Ethical Consumer (Sept., $36.99) by Timothy M. Devinney et al. argues why the social aspects of consumption cannot be ignored.

checkmark books
Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Nov., $18.95) by Susan Echaore-McDavid and Richard A. McDavid describes more than 90 jobs from farming to the food and beverage industries.

da capo lifelong books
How to Shop for Free: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing (Jan., $14.95) by Kathy Spencer with Samantha Rose reveals deals for fashionistas and carpool moms alike.

ft press
Fight Back Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices: Know Your Rights and Protect Yourself from Threats, Lies, and Intimidation (Sept., $21.99) by Fred Williams supplies insider advice from a financial reporter and former employee of one of the largest firms in the business.

hodder & stoughton
(dist. by trafalgar Square/IPG)
The New Capitalism (Dec., $19.95) by Robert Peston. The BBC business editor examines the new economic landscape

kaplan publishing
(dist. by S&S)
You're Accepted to Business School (Sept., $16.99) by Katie Malachuk coaches students through the admissions process.

lannoo campus
(dist. by ACC)
Marketing Strategy and Organization: Building Sustainable Business (Sept., $37.50) by Rudy Moenaert et al. helps organizations recognize strategic marketing issues and develop solutions.

little, brown UK/piatkus books
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Network Your Way to Success: The Secrets of Successful Business Relationships (Sept., $15.95) by John Timperley advises on building a contacts network and mastering communication skills.

When the Conversation Changes: Master the 12 Talks for Success in Times of Transition (Oct., $16.95) by Shawn Kent Hayashi demonstrates effective conversations for achieving positive results.

thomas nelson
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family (Oct., $16.99) by Steve and Annette Economides suggests how an average family can save $3,000 yearly on groceries, from the couple who spend only $350 a month for a family of seven.

oxford univ. press
Better Powerpoint: Quick Fixes Based on How Your Audience Thinks (Sept., $14.95) by Stephen Kosslyn shows quick steps to sharpen the clarity and effectiveness of any presentation.

planning shop
(dist. by NBN)
Starting Your Business Free: The First-Ever Complete Guide to No-Cost Solutions for Running Your Business (Oct., $14.95) by Rhonda Abrams. Hundreds of products—tested, reviewed, and rated—for free. For real!

prentice hall
The Six Reasons You'll Get the Job: What Employers Look For—Whether They Know It or Not (Oct., $14.95) by Debra Angel MacDougall and Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park helps seekers stand out.

prometheus books
High-Octane Women: How Super Achievers Can Avoid Burnout (Nov., $18) by Sherrie Bourg Carter. A stress management specialist offers ways to refuel, find balance, and discover.

skyhorse publishing
(dist. by W.W. Norton)
301 Smart Answers to Top Business Questions (Sept., $12.95) by Vicky Oliver defines workplace etiquette.

society for human resource management
Got a Minute? The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn to Be Successful (Sept., $24.95) by Dale J. Dwyer and Sheri A. Caldwell treats mistakes, challenges, and frustrations faced on a daily basis.

St. martin's griffin
Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich (Oct., $14.99) by Laura D. Adams supplies tips for growing personal income and managing expenses from the host of the Money Girl podcast. 75,000 first printing.

stylus publishing
The Prudent Professor: Saving and Planning for a Worry-Free Retirement (Sept., $22.50) by Edwin M. Bridges and Brian D. Bridges details the development of retirement plans at every stage of one's worklife.

ten speed press
What Color is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers (Sept., $18.99) by Richard N. Bolles delivers a resource for the laid-off, underemployed, and career unfulfilled. 200,000 first printing

J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2011: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible (Nov., $19.95) by Barbara Weltman answers the most common tax questions.

Child Care & Parenting
adams media
Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent's Guide to Becoming Bilingual (Dec., $14.95) by Barbara R. Greenberg and Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder reveals strategies to establish communication beyond sighs and eyerolls.

American academy of pediatrics
(dist. by IPG)
CyberSafe, Savvy, and Sound: Effective Parenting in a Digital World (Oct., $14.95) by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, M.D., suggests ways parents can help children use technology in a well-informed manner.

Bright sky press
(dist. by Book Masters)
Answer Keys: Teacher' Lesson Plans for Successful Parenting (Sept., $19.95) by Melissa Lowry, et al. The authors provide parenting techniques based on their experiences as teachers.

celestial arts
Having Children After Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams (Feb., $16.99) Gina M. Shaw addresses fertility and cancer in a prescriptive way.

chronicle books
The Baby Bump (Nov., $18.95) by Carley Roney and the editors of offers advice for new moms and moms-to-be.

Da capo lifelong books
(dist. by Perseus)
One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: The Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Family Organized (Jan., $16.95) by Regina Leeds with Meagan Francis.

greystone books
(dist. by PGW)
The World Needs Your Kid: How to Raise Children Who Care and Contribute (Sept., $19.95) by Craig and Marc Kielburg et al., helps parents raise socially-aware children.

Gryphon House
(dist. by Consortium)
3-2-1: Time for Parachute Fun (Sept., $9.95) by Clare Beswick suggests activities to get children moving and learning with parachutes.

Harlequin nonfiction
Good Girls Don't Get Fat (Oct., $16.95) by Robyn J.A. Silverman explains how to help girls overcome society's pervasive, negative, body-image messages.

harvard common press
(dist. by NBN)
Nursing Mother's Companion, 25th Anniversary Edition (Sept., $14.95) by Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with up-to-date information they need to overcome potential difficulties.

Hci books
When Big Issues Happen to Little Girls (Dec., $14,95) by Erin Munroe looks at the issues adolescent girls face in the 21st century.

Houghton mifflin harcourt
Your Baby Is Speaking to You: A Visual Guide to the Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby (Jan, $20) by Kevin Nugent, photos by Abelardo Morell, captures the precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment of birth.

The Go-To Mom's Parent's Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children (Sept., $16.95) by Kimberly Clayton Blaine suggests replacing old-fashioned discipline with empathy and emotion coaching.

Your Psychic Child: How to Raise Intuitive & Spiritually-Gifted Kids of All Ages (Dec., $17.95) by Sara Wiseman lists exercises and spiritual practices parents can teach their kids.

multnomah books
Raising Gender-Confident Kids (Jan., $14.99) by Glenn Stanton explores gender's vital role in raising healthy men and women.

Palgrave macmillan
The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child (Dec., $17) by Fran Walfish shows parents how to better understand their parenting behaviors.

FJ roberts
Super Baby Food (Oct., $TBA) by Ruth Yaron. This updated third edition contains everything parents should know about making healthy food for infants and toddlers.

Seal press
(dist. by PGW)
Mamalita (Sept., $16.95) by Jessica O'Dwyer details an ordinary American woman's quest to overcome adversity and adopt a Guatemalan baby.

Search institute press
(dist. by IPG)
Parent, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: How Every Adult Can Change Kids' Lives (Nov., $7.95) by Peter L. Benson highlights what adults can do to have a positive impact on a young person's life.

How to Unspoil Your Child Fast (Sept., $14.99) by Richard Bromfield outlines strategies for reversing the effects of overindulgent parenting.

Great Expectations: Becoming a Dad: All You Need to Know About the First Three Years (Oct., $14.95) by John C. Carr discusses the latest research on the crucial impact a father's presence has on his child.

The Write Start (Nov., $15.95) by Jennifer Hallissy suggests more than 50 writing activities for children aged three to six.

univ. of north texas press
Birthing a Better Way: 12 Secrets for Natural Childbirth (Sept., $14.95) by Kalena Cook and Margaret Christensen, M.D., argues that natural childbirth is the safest and most satisfying method in an age of overused medical interventions.

wiley/for dummies
Dad's Guide to Pregnancy for Dummies (Nov., $15.99) by Consumer Dummies provides information on the logical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy.

Contemporary Affairs
(dist. by Random House)
Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists (Sept., $16) by Courtney E. Martin demonstrates how the new generation is changing the world.

(dist. by IPG)
Green Deen (Oct., $16.95) by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin illustrates the synergies between Islam and environmentalism, and offers Muslim Americans practical steps for going green.

The State of Working America, 2010–2011 (Jan., $24.95) by Lawrence Mishel et al. explains how working Americans and their families are faring in today's economy.

A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb (Sept., $21.95) by Amitava Kumar looks into the global repercussions of the war on terror.

The Pot Book (Nov., $19.95) edited by Julie Holland, M.D., interviews leading experts on the scientific, historical, political, and medicinal aspects of the popular recreational drug.

Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory (Sept., $18) by David Ray Griffin examines Cass Sunstein's plan
Understanding Racial Inequality in the Obama Era: A Primer (Oct., $10) by Dedrick Muhammad analyzes racial inequality in "post-racial" America.

(dist. by Perseus)
The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker (Jan., $15.95) by Sami al Jundi and Jen Marlow looks at a young man who rejected his militant past to become the leader of a peace movement.

(dist. by NBN)
50 Campaigns to Shout About (Oct., $13.95) by Ellie Levenson urges involvment now and elucidates how to make the leap from issue to action.

(dist. by IPG)
Cannabiz: The Explosive Rise of the Medical Marijuana Industry (Oct., $16.95) by John Geluardi examines the growing momentum of the movement and explores the future of U.S. policy.

Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East (Dec., $32.50), edited by Michele Penner Angrist, delivers an overview of the area's domestic politics.

All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law (Sept., $19.95) by Keith J. Bybee explains how courts not only survive under suspicions of hypocrisy, but actually depend on them.

Small Acts of Resistance: How Courage, Tenacity, and Ingenuity Can Change the World (Oct., $14.95) by Steve Crawshaw and John Jackson puts a pop-culture spin on human rights with its inspiring approach to international activism.

Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender Among Palestinians in Israel (Oct., $24.95) by Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair gathers essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians living in Israel.

The Enough Moment (Sept., $14.99) by John Prendergast with Don Cheadle delivers a call to action for ending genocide, child soldier recruitment, and rape as a war weapon in African countries. 50,000 first printing.

Why Choose the Liberal Arts? (Sept., $20) by Mark William Roche argues for the foundational importance of a liberal arts education.

The Charles Bowden Reader (Sept., $24.95), edited by Erin Almeranti and Mary Martha Miles, gathers the best and most representative writing from the author's career.

Christmas: Philosophy for Everyone: Better than a Lump of Coal (Sept., $19.95) by Fritz Allhoff and Scott C. Lowe explores philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas.
Cannabis: Philosophy for Everyone: What Were We Just Talking About? (Oct., $19.95) by Fritz Allhoff and Dale Jacquette combines personal anecdotes with scientific reports to sharpen philosophical issues associated with its use.

Cookbooks, Wine, & Entertaining
Absolute Press
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Indulge: 100 Perfect Desserts (Sept., $29.95) by Claire Clark and Thomas Keller gathers recipes from the head pastry chef at Napa Valley's the French Laundry.

Andrews McMeel
The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker (Sept., $14.99) by Roger Ebert. The film critic offers a guide to an often overlooked appliance.
The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes, Photographs, and Voices (Nov., $19.99) by Foodista, Inc. features recipes from the Web site.

Arsenal Pulp Press
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From the Olive Grove: Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil (Sept., $21.95) by Helen and Anastasia Koutalianos contains Mediterranean-inspired recipes using the eponymous oil.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's: How to Entertain Your Friends and Family During the Holidays (Nov., $16.99) by Daisy Martinez. Throwing a holiday party—big or small—just got easier. 100,000 first printing.

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The Big Book of Curries: 365 Mouth-Watering Recipes from Around the World (Sept. $19.95) by Sunil Vijayakar groups the recipes by type of ingredients and includes sections on starters and accompaniments.

Da Capo Lifelong Books
Appetite for Reduction: Fast and Filling, Low-Fat, Vegan Meals (Jan., $19.95) by Isa Chandra Moskowitz provides an animal-friendly weight-loss cookbook.
The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook: 150 Delicious Recipes That Can Reset Your Metabolism, Melt Away Fat, and Make You Thin and Healthy for Life (Jan., $18.95) by Diane Kress gathers recipes for those with Metabolism B.

Dicmar Publishing
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Great Menus: Seasonal Recipes for Entertaining (Oct., $20) by Patricia Lewis Mote collects more than 200 recipes arranged seasonally.

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Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion (Oct., $18.95) by Taymer Mason provides vegan versions of unique island fare.

Firefly Books
Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet (Sept., $24.95) by Tonia Reinhard offers a guide to 200 super-healthy foods and their nutritional values.
Microgreens: How to Grow Nature's Own Superfood (Sept., $19.95) by Fionna Hill teaches 20 microgreens, including arugula, beets, and kale.

Gibbs Smith
Everyday Raw Desserts (Sept., $19.99) by Matthew Kenney includes cakes, pies, candy, and ice cream.

Harvard Common Press
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Not Your Mother's Fondue (Sept., $17.95) by Hallie Harron features fondue bases of cheese, wine, broth, and chocolate.

Interlink Books
The Iraqi Cookbook (Dec., $25) by Lamees Ibrahim, photos by Terry McCormick, contains more than 240 recipes adapted for the Western kitchen.

Kodansha Int'l.
Japanese Home Cooking with Master Chef Murata: Sixty Quick and Healthy Recipes (Oct., $19.95) by Yoshihiro Murata. Targeted to Western kitchens, using ordinary ingredients.

Kyle Books
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Bmore Sweet: A Collection of All Vegan, Some Gluten-free, and a Few Raw Desserts (Feb., $18.95) by Emily Mainquist gathers 60 recipes from the creator of Baltimore's Emily's Desserts.

New Holland
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The 100 Foods You Should Be Eating: How to Source, Prepare and Cook Healthy Ingredients (Sept., $14.95) by Glen Matten simplifies healthful eating.

W.W. Norton
Oldman's Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine's Usual Suspects (Sept., $21.95) by Mark Oldman offers a guide to affordable wines. Author tour.

Oxmoor House
Cooking Light Mix & Match Low-Calorie Cookbook: 1500 Calories a Day (Dec., $24.95) by the editors of Cooking Light contains chapters for 300-calorie breakfasts, 400-calorie lunches, 500-calorie dinners, and 150-calorie snacks.

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3: The Secret Formulas for Duplicating Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes at Home (Oct., $16) by Todd Wilbur includes Chili's Quesadilla Explosion Salad and Olive Garden Breadsticks.

Clarkson Potter
Rachael Ray's Look and Cook (Nov., $24.99) by Rachael Ray is the latest cookbook from the talk show host. 800,000 first printing.

Quarry Books
Fishmonger's Apprentice: The Expert's Guide to Selecting, Preparing, and Cooking a World of Seafood, Taught by the Masters (Jan., $24.99) by Aliza Green ranges from catching to cooking.
Vintner's Apprentice: The Insider's Guide to the Art and Craft of Wine Making, Taught by the Masters (Feb., $24.99) by Eric Miller pairs illustrated instruction and techniques with recipes.

Reader's Digest
Taste of Home Appetizers: 325 Simple Party Foods (Oct., $15.95) by the editors of Taste of Home includes party starters and tips for entertaining. 75,000 first printing.
Taste of Home Slow Cooker: 325 Recipes for Today's One Pot Meals (Dec., $15.95) by the editors of Taste of Home contains nutritious recipes that are quick to prep and fuss free. 75,000 first printing.

Red Rock Press
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A Reader's Cookbook (Sept., $29.95) by Judith Choate provides meals for book club parties and other literary settings.

Rockpool Publishing
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Easy Events and Parties: Cost-Effective and Professional Tips for Throwing a Great Party (Nov., $14.95) by Michael Sfera includes checklists and a wine pairing guide.

Rodale Books
Cook This, Not That! 20-Minute Meals (Dec., $19.99) by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding serves up its recipes with 300 color photos.

Sasquatch Books
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Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home (Oct., $16.95) by Lara Ferroni teaches 50 baked, fried, vegan, and gluten-free doughnuts.

Sellers Publishing
America's Little Italys: Recipes and Traditions from Coast-to-Coast (Oct., $21.95) by Sheryll Bellman celebrates Italian immigrant culture and cuisine.

Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook (Oct., $14.99) by Lyniece North Talmadge and Madeleine Watt culls recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

The Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet and Savory Treats (Nov., $17.95) by Laura C. Martin collects recipes from celebrity chefs using only natural sweeteners and organic, seasonal products.

St. Martin's Griffin
The Cookie Party Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Cookie Exchange (Oct., $17.99) by Robin Olson provides recipes and tips for cookie-swapping parties.

Storey Publishing
A World of Cake (Sept., $24.95) by Krystina Castella celebrates international cake-making traditions with 150 recipes.

Taunton Press
Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients (Sept., $17.95) by Abigail Johnson Dodge contains 125 recipes designed for the lull between homework and dinner time.

Ten Speed Press
The One-Block Feast: An Adventure in Food from Yard to Table (Feb., $25) by Margo True and Sunset Magazine staff shows how to eat local by reaping feasts from a backyard-sized plot. 75,000 first printing.
A Year in My Kitchen (Feb., $24) by Skye Gyngell demonstrates the art of using seasonal ingredients throughout the year.

Ulysses Press
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The I Love Trader Joe's Party Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Entertaining Ideas Using Only Foods and Drinks from the World's Greatest Grocery Store (Nov., $17.95) by Cherie Mercer.

Univ. of Illinois Press
Honey, I'm Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive Across the Centuries and Around the World (Sept., $21.95), edited by May Berenbaum, culls hundreds of cookbooks for recipes using honey.

Univ. of Massachusetts Press
Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England (Nov., $29.95) by Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald introduces New England cooks and recipes.

Voyageur Press
The Farmer's Wife Harvest Cookbook: Over 300 Blue-Ribbon Recipes! (Sept., $14.95) by Michael Karl Witzel contains recipes for the harvest months from The Farmer's Wife Magazine.

Waverley Books
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Maw Broon's Kitchen Notebook (Sept., $10) by Maw Broon culls new variations on recipes from the Scottish matriarch's earlier books.

Semi-Homemade Comfort Food (Nov., $19.95) by Sandra Lee suggests budget-conscious recipes for busy cooks.
Mr. Sunday's Soups (Dec., $19.95) by Lorraine Wallace offers recipes from the wife of Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.

Wiley/Better Homes and Gardens
The Ultimate Appetizers Book: More than 400 Recipes for Every Occasion (Oct., $19.95) by Better Homes & Gardens.

wiley/betty crocker
Betty Crocker Big Book of Slow Cooker Casseroles & More (Nov., $19.95) by Betty Crocker comforts with more than 250 soul-satisfying, one-dish meals.

Wiley/For Dummies
Vegan Cooking for Dummies (Nov., $19.99) by Alexandra Jamieson tempts committed and occasional vegans with more than 100 recipes for appetizers to entrees and lunchbox fare.

The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free (Dec., $14.95) by Anne Bryn recommends gluten-free mixes for "from-scratch" taste.

Fiction/First Novels & Collections
Heartbroke Bay: A Novel of Alaska(Nov., $15) by Lynn D'urso. Arriving in Alaska in 1898, a woman and her companions learn they are too late to profit from the Gold Rush and must learn to live in the untamed wilderness.

Berkley sensation
Enemy Within (Nov., $15) by Marcella Burnard. A woman escapes an alien prison only to have her space ship commandeered by pirates seeking the truth about her.

black cat
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Vida (Sept., $14) by Patricia Engel. A woman struggles with her shifting identity as a daughter of the Colombian diaspora.

Boa editions
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In the Time of the Girls (Oct., $16) by Anne Germanacos collects short stories reflecting both contemporary life in Greece and ancient Greek myths.

Chin music press
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Home, Away (Sept., $15) by Jeff Gillenkirk. A father-son relationship unfolds against the backdrop of major league baseball.

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Extraordinary Renditions (Sept., $14.95) by Andrew Ervin. Music, war, and imperial ambition touch three intersecting lives in Budapest.

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The Eden Hunter (Sept., $15.95) by Skip Horack. An escaped African pygmy slave narrates a tale set during the War of 1812 in an all-black British-run fort.

Duke univ. press
Nobody Does the Right Thing (Sept., $21.95) by Amitava Kumar. The lives of two cousins intertwine in the complex world of modern India.

Faber and faber
Hate: A Romance (Nov., $14) by Tristan Garcia, trans. by Marion Duvert and Lorin Stein. The winner of France's Prix de Flore reveals what happens when political ideals—Marxism, gay rights, nationalism—come to an end.

Gallery books
Lipstick in Afghanistan (Nov., $15) by Roberta Gately. An American nurse serving a year in the trenches forges friendships that will forever change her. 50,000 first printing.

Gemma media
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Fiona: Stolen Child (Oct., $16.95) by Gemma Whelan follows the life of a writer and her fictional counterpart as they wrestle with bitter pasts.

Graywolf press
The Report (Sept., $15) by Jessica Francis Kane dramatizes the worst civilian tragedy of WWII, in which 173 people were killed in a London tube station. Author tour.

Life in Miniature (Dec., $15) by Linda Schlossberg. A girl must deal with her mother's increasingly erratic behavior as they move across California.

Louisiana state univ. press
My Bright Midnight (Sept., $18.95) by Josh Russell. The complications of loyalties to country, friends, and loved ones play out in a decadent city denied its butter, sugar, and Mardi Gras.

Ohio univ. press/swallow press
The Tiki King: Stories (Sept., $18.95) by Stacy Tintocalis includes The Journal's prizewinner.

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Mink River (Oct., $18.95) by Brian Doyle brings a town to life through its inhabitants jumbled lives and braided stories.

other press
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Mr. Toppit (Sept., $15.95) by Charles Elton takes an English boy and the books his father has written on a journey to unexpected fame in America. 50,000 first printing.

Soft skull press
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Children of the Sun (Sept., $15.95) by Max Schaefer. Two lives touched by Britain's neo-Nazi movement of the late 20th century intersect.

st. martin's
Power Down (Oct., $24.99) by Ben Coes introduces a new thriller writer.

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Barefoot over Stones (Nov., $12.95) by Liz Lyons. The friendship of two young women at college in Dublin changes when a handsome young medical student enters their lives.

Fiction/General & Short Stories
No Space for Further Burials (Sept., $15.95) by Feryal Ali Gauhar indicts the madness of war and our collective complicity in the perpetuation of violence.

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Flash (Nov., $13.95) by Jim Miller follows a muckraking journalist hot on the trail of the elusive Bobby Flash, outlaw and IWW organizer in the early 1900s.

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Deception (Nov., $16.95) by Michael Meehan. A young Australian in Paris is obsessed with solving a mystery that has haunted him since childhood.
Document Z (Nov., $16.95) by Andrew Croome. Australia's counter-intelligence agency must determine which of their newbies works for Moscow.

The Annotated Persuasion (Oct., $16.95) by Jane Austen, edited by David M. Shapard presents the complete text plus annotations, maps, and illustrations.

Sexy Beast 9 (Sept., $14) by Vonna Harper et al. Lust and love rule the day in these sexy tales.
The Bid (Oct., $14) by Jax. In an exotic paranormal world, a beautiful woman bids for a slave in order to own a matched set of sexy men.
Wolf Tales 11 (Jan., $14) by Kate Douglas. A race of shapeshifters whose bodies hunger for sexual passion also use that passion to destroy an enemy.

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Sub Rosa (Oct., $19.95) by Amber Dawn introduces a post-feminist vision of a society of sex workers, led by a teenaged runaway.

The Pursuit of Happiness (Oct., $16) by Douglas Kennedy. The British and French bestseller follows two lovers whose life together is swept away by the tide of history. 125,000 first printing.

Grace (Oct., $12.99) by Shelley Shepard Gray. The characters from the Sisters of the Heart series return to explore the meaning of Christmas.
The Debutante (Oct., $13.99) by Kathleen Tessaro. A gifted young artist unravels the mystery of the objects in an old shoebox.

Jane Goes Batty (Feb., $14) by Michael Thomas Ford. The heroine of Jane Bites Back returns.

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The Myrtle Tree (Oct., $15) by Jad El Hage studies a young farmer and his family as civil war approaches his remote village in 1976 Lebanon.

Found Wanting (Feb., $15) by Robert Goddard. An act of kindness sparks a puzzler of kidnapping, extortion, international intrigue, and secrets.

Happy Ever After (Nov., $16) by Nora Roberts concludes the Bride Quartet with Parker wondering if she can take a chance with her heart.
On Maggie's Watch (Nov., $15) by Ann Wertz Garvin. Maggie is determined to create a safe haven through the Neighborhood Watch program, but what she finds will threaten everything she holds dear.

Riding the Night (Sept., $15) by Jaci Burton. The fourth book in the Wild Riders series features agents from the government's bad-boy bikers.
Vampire Trinity (Sept., $15) by Joey W. Hill finds vampire hunter Gideon Green bonding with two vampires he cannot survive without.
Four Play (Oct., $15) by Maya Banks and Shayla Black delivers two new "foursome" stories in one volume.
Jeweled (Nov., $15) by Anya Bast. Removed suddenly from the royal court for her own safety, a gifted girl finds herself with two very different men.

Goddess of Legend (Dec., $15) by P.C. Cast features Isabel, who must travel back in time to seduce Lancelot away from Guinevere.
You Dropped a Blonde on Me (Dec., $15) by Dakota Cassidy. A former high school crush helps former trophy wife Max get her mojo back.
Chasing the Sun (Jan., $15) by Kaki Warner concludes the Blood Rose trilogy with a single mother who finds the father of her child.

You Were Wrong (Sept., $14) by Matthew Sharpe weaves a comic story of love, fatherhood, and petty crimes.
Stray Sod Country (Oct., $15) by Patrick McCabe chronicles the passing of a generation via an eerie folk tale.

The Perfect Family (Sept., $16.95) by Kathryn Shay follows a mother and her gay son as change engulfs their perfect family.
Desire by Starlight (Nov., $16.95) by Radclyffe observes Callie's dalliance with a local vet who is unimpressed with her charms.

Eternal Flame (Dec., $14) by Cynthia Eden continues the Night Watch series as a bounty hunter who tracks paranormal criminals and the woman he's targeting build a fire of their own.

The Golden Prince (Feb., $14.99) by Rebecca Dean. When Edward VIII befriends the four daughters of the late Sir Greville Houghton, his world is turned upside down.

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Heart with Joy (Sept., $14.95) by Steve Cushman reveals how the things a teenage boy needed most in life were there all along.

(dist. by PGW)
Just Watch Me: Erotica for Women (Sept., $14.95), edited by Violet Blue, compiles short stories.
Smooth: Erotic Stories for Women (Oct., $14.95), edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, features stories exploring the state of nakedness.

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Horse, Flower, Bird (Sept., $14.95) by Kate Bernheimer, illus. by Rikki Ducornet. Eight edgy fairy tales demonstrate that delight and tragedy lurk in every corner.

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Marry or Burn (Nov., $15.95) by Valerie Trueblood gathers stories that explore the dynamic nature of modern marriage and its collapse.

What's His Is Mine (Oct., $15) by Daaimah S. Poole studies women involved with sports stars, who find that getting their share of the big bucks comes with a price.
Heist (Dec., $15) by Kiki Swinson and De'nesha Diamond. Two novellas feature women who know what they want and will do anything to get it.
All Up in My Business (Feb., $15) by Lutishia Lovely introduces the first of a trilogy focusing on the Jemmison family, a modern-day food dynasty.

(dist. by W.W. Norton)
Sleepwalker (Oct., $13.95) by John Toomey explores millennial angst and boredom.
Best European Fiction 2011 (Nov., $16.95), edited by Aleksandar Hemon is the anthology's second installment.

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Heading South (Sept., $17.95) by Dany Laferrère explores desire, exploitation, and sexual tourism in Haiti during "Baby Doc" Duvalier's regime.

The Love Goddess' Cooking School (Nov., $15) by Melissa Senate. A woman finds her happy ending after inheriting a small-town cooking school.

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Cousin Myrtle (Oct., $15.95) by P.J. McCalla. A conniving cousin of a wealthy older man married to a gold-digger tries to end the marriage, but is thwarted by a stranger's arrival.

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I Can't Think Straight (Sept., $14.95) by Shamim Sarif exposes the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality. Author tour.

(dist. by Penguin)
Chalcot Crescent (Oct., $15) by Fay Weldon The author's 29th novel satirizes a future where food, electricity, and money are scarce and government surveillance is at an all-time high.
God on the Rocks (Nov., $15) by Jane Gardam sets a coming-of-age story between the World Wars.
Heliopolis (Nov., $15) by James Scudamore places a darkly humorous rags-to-riches story on both sides of Brazil's cavernous class divide.

Secrets of the Tudor Court: By Royal Decree (Dec., $16) by Kate Emerson. The third novel in the series set in Tudor England. 50,000 first printing.
Goodnight Tweetheart (Feb., $15) by Teresa Medeiros. This Griffin and Sabine for the techno age is told entirely in Tweets. 75,000 first printing.

Correspondence: An Adventure in Letters (Nov., $18.95) by N. John Hall. This epistolary novel's letters are between a man who has found a stash of Victorian correspondence from the great authors of the day, and his auctioneer.

When Strawberries Bloom (Oct., $13.99) by Linda Byler is the second book in a series based on the Amish author's true-life experiences.

If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now (Sept., $13.99) by Claire LaZebnik follows a single mother trying to move out of her family's shadow.
The Good Sister (Oct., $13.99) by Drusilla Campbell. One sister helps another through postpartum depression while coming to terms with family lies and secrets.

The Last Brother (Feb., $15) by Nathacha Appanah, trans. by Geoffrey Strachan. A boy and a mysterious Jewish refugee escape from a WWII prison camp in Mauritius.

I Heart New York (Sept., $13.99) by Lindsey Kelk. Fleeing London and her cheating boyfriend, a woman rediscovers her confidence while building a new life in New York City.
Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories (Sept., $14.99) by Elmore Leonard presents three tales featuring legendary lawman Carl Webster.
The Next Queen of Heaven (Oct., $14.99) by Gregory Maguire reimagines the eve of Y2K.

Celebrity Chekhov (Oct., $13.99) by Ben Greenman reimagines 18 of Chekhov's greatest stories as inhabited by some of the best-known contemporary entertainers.
Drinking Closer to Home (Jan., $13.99) by Jessica Anya Blau studies three siblings coming to terms with their pasts and their futures.

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The Prow Beast (Nov., $12.95) by Robert Low traces the adventures of enemies in the Viking world.

Hard to Hold (Oct., $13.95) by Julie Leto. Will a grand passion be able to survive a grand secret?
Meet Me in Manhattan (Oct., $13.95) by Judith Arnold follows teen love and loss randomly found again in the busy adulthood of two New Jersey natives.

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The Japanese Lover (Nov., $9.99) by Rani Manicka. During WWII, a sworn enemy becomes the lover Parvathi has always yearned for.

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The Chapel at the Edge of the World (Sept., $12.95) by Kirsten McKenzie. Childhood sweethearts are separated by WWII.

Your Republic Is Calling You (Sept., $14.95) by Young-ha Kim, trans. by Chi-Young Kim. One day in the life of a long-dormant North Korean spy, suddenly called back to headquarters.
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (Oct., $14.95), edited by Richard Russo, picks the best of the best. 150,000 first printing.

Bespelling Jane Austen (Oct., $14.95) by Mary Balogh et al. channels Austen's wit and wisdom in a paranormal romance collection. 80,000 first printing.

The Calligrapher's Secret (Sept., $22) by Rafik Schami, trans. by Anthea Bell, follows a forbidden love story between a married Muslim woman and a Christian man.
Damascus Nights (Oct., $15) by Rafik Schami, trans. by Philip Boehm. Against a backdrop of Middle East politics, a storyteller's friends must spin tales to save his lost voice.

Exclusive (Sept., $15) by Fern Michaels offers the second book in the Godmothers series as Toots settles into her new Malibu house, only to find a strange presence lurking.
This Glittering World (Jan., $15) by T. Greenwood follows a man torn between the pursuit of his own happiness and a crushing sense of responsibility.
Prayers and Lies (Feb., $15) by Sherri Wood explores the powerful bonds of family and faith, set in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia and spanning forty years.

Myself and I (Sept., $9.99) by Earl Sewell. Keysha meets her new neighbor Jerry, who has every girl in town vying for a summer fling.

The Clockwork Man (Sept., $14.95) by William Jablonsky. After 100 years of a self-imposed shutdown, a man made entirely of clock parts awakens to a different world.

Eden (Nov., $27) by Yael Hedaya, trans. by Jessica Cohen, looks at the maturation of a girl, a family, and an entire community.

Saving Max (Oct., $14.95) by Antoinette van Heugten tracks a lawyer mom trying to absolve her autistic teen son of murder. 110,000 first printing.
Dark Road to Darjeeling (Oct., $13.95) by Deanna Raybourn. A couple is convinced to help a family friend whose husband has been murdered and whose unborn baby is the key to her fate. 55,000 first printing.

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The Girl Must Die (Sept., $25.95) by Erika Lopez offers a darkly comic love letter to all who've discovered that they are old and irrelevant. Author tour.

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The de Lacy Inheritance (Sept., $12.95) by Elizabeth Ashworth. A leper must leave his family and estate just when his sister needs his protection from an arranged marriage.

The Wishing Trees (Sept., $15) by John Shors. A widower finds a letter containing his wife's final wish for him to take their daughter on a trip across Asia.
The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II (Sept., $15) by Susan Holloway Scott. Everything suddenly changes for a mistress when her lover becomes King James II.
Dreaming in English (Feb., $15) by Laura Fitzgerald. In this sequel to Veil of Roses, an Iranian woman and her new American husband find that not all hardship can be conquered by love.

Falling Home (Nov., $15) by Karen White. Two estranged sisters reunite when they learn their father is dying.

I Spy a Naughty Game (Sept., $15) by Jo Davis. Two spies must explore their most dangerous desires to prevent the transfer of a weapon of mass destruction.

Love, Charleston (Sept., $14.99) by Beth Webb Hart pays homage to the author's hometown through a romantic story.

Fireflies in the Mist (Sept., $16.95) by Qurratulain Hyder follows a woman through the tumultuous birth of modern-day Bangladesh.
The Adventures of Kornél Esti (Feb., $16.95) by Deszö Kosztolányi. This final book by the Hungarian writer introduces a mad doppelgänger.

Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (Nov., $13.95), edited by Robert Swartwood, selects 125 stories from bestselling authors.
Just Enough Jeeves (Oct., $18,95) by P.G. Wodehouse. This new anthology includes two novels and one story collection.

Natural Born Hustler (Oct., $13) by Nikki Turner. The Queen of Hip-Hop-Lit delivers a novella featuring Yami and Des, the couple from A Hustler's Wife.

One Fine Day You're Gonna Die (Oct., $9.95) by Gail Bowen. Charlie D's radio show gets a call threatening to kill the daughter of his on-air guest.

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Katy Carter Wants a Hero (Sept., $11.95) by Ruth Saberton. As her wedding looms closer, ditzy Katy gets a friend to help transform her into an impressive wife.

(dist. by Random House)
The Wrong Blood (Sept., $14.95) by Manuel de Lope, trans. by John Cullen. A swirling story of three lives upended by the Spanish Civil War.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (Sept., $14) by François Lelord. A fable about modern life.

(dist. by W.W. Norton)
The Sugar Mother (Sept., $14) by Elizabeth Jolley centers on a man whose neighbors come for a visit and decide to stay for good.

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Silence (Sept., $17.95) by Salim Bachi and Sue Rose uses historical fact and legends in a fictionalized account of the life of Muhammad.

Blood and Sex/Jonas (Sept., $12.95) by Angela Cameron contains handcuffs, werewolf violence, intense sex, light bondage, and a hero who likes to use his fangs.
Magic University: The Siren and the Sword (Oct., $12.95) by Cecilia Tan. Kyle discovers a secret university hidden inside Harvard, one that may be haunted by a siren.

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Ah, Blue Bird (Oct., $9.99) by Lu Xing'er focuses on the lives of the educated youth during and after the Cultural Revolution.
The Elephant (Oct., $7.99) by Chen Cun explores a writer's destructive obsession with his fictional world.
Stories from Contemporary China (Oct., $22.95) by Bei Cun et al. gathers three novellas offering an intimate portrait of the Chinese mind.

Backstage Pass (Oct., $14.99) by Olivia Cunning follows a rock band touring, basking in fame and sex, and—one by one—falling in love.

Take a Chance on Me (Oct., $14) by Jill Mansell follows unlucky Cleo, who thinks she may have found Mr. Right.
A Secret in Salem (Nov., $14.99) by Sheri Anderson reveals the untold stories of favorite Days of Our Lives soap opera characters.
A Darcy Christmas (Nov., $14.99) by Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, and Carolyn Eberhart. The authors of the Jane Austen sequels deliver three tales of Elizabeth and Darcy at Christmas.

Tracker's Sin (Oct., $13.95) by Sarah McCarty. A Mestizo tracker must escort a kidnapped heiress and deliver her to his gang.
Everything But (Nov., $13.95) by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Is it wrong for Grace to frequent strip clubs and answer phones at the pro-abstinence hotline?

Kade (Nov., $14.99) by Cheyenne McCray delivers the third installment in the erotic Armed and Dangerous series.

The Ice Cradle (Oct., $14) by Mary Ann Winkowski returns to the world of Anza O'Malley, a woman gifted with the ability to see and speak to ghosts.

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Heartland (Sept., $15.95) by Anthony Cartwright explores grassroots politics, soccer, and the far right in a multicultural, post 9/11, British town.

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Caligula (Oct., $9.99) by Douglas Jackson. A young slave working for the emperor as a keeper of the imperial elephant finds himself at the center of an assassination conspiracy.

The Dream of the Red Chamber (Sept., $29.95) by Cao Xueqin, trans. by H. Bencraft Joly observes the life and social structures of 18th-century China and offers insights into its culture.

univ. of arkansas press
One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature (Nov., $24.95), edited by Zorha Saed and Sahar Muradi.

Rosebud and Other Stories (Jan., $19) by Wakako Yamauchi gathers writings that depict the lives of Nisei, second-generation Japanese Americans.

(dist. by CDC)
Lester Higata's 20th Century (Oct., $16) by Barbara Hamby follows ordinary people living extraordinary lives in a paradisical setting.
The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti (Oct., $16) by Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell visits a lush, lyrical, and spirit-filled Haiti.

Stolen Horses (Sept., $19.95) by Dan O'Brien studies the colliding interests of "native" inhabitants and newcomers in a small Western plains town.

Tengo Sed (Sept., $16.95) by James Fleming recounts a day in the life of a resident in emergency medicine at an urban teaching hospital.

Best of the West 2010: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri (Sept., $19.95) edited by James Thomas and D. Seth Horton gathers short fiction by emerging and established writers.

The Bridge of Peace (Sept., $13.99) by Cindy Woodsmall looks at a troubled marriage, a defining birthmark, and new beginnings amongst the Old Order Amish.
The Miracle of Mercy Land (Sept., $13.99) by River Jordan combines southern charm, supernatural suspense, and romance.

Unlocked (Nov., $14.99) by Karen Kingsbury tackles issues of high school bullying, autism, adultery, and ultimately, acceptance. 200,000 first printing.

Fiction/Mystery & Suspense
Allen & Unwin
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Torn Apart (Sept., $16.95) by Peter Corris. When a man is brutally murdered his cousin must consider his own enemies as he searches for the killer.

The Girl in the Green Raincoat (Jan., $13.99) by Laura Lippman finds Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan eight months pregnant and on bed rest.
The Headhunter's Daughter (Jan., $13.99) by Tamar Myers is the second Belgian Congo mystery.
666 Park Avenue (Feb., $13.99) by Gabriella Pierce begins a gothic series about covens casting spells on New York City's Upper East Side.

berkley prime crime
A Very Simple Crime (Nov., $14) by Grant Jerkins follows a disgraced DA's efforts to redeem himself.
The Angel of Death (Dec., $15) by Robin Adair looks for a killer in an Australian colony of convicts.
India Black (Jan., $14) by Carol K. Carr involves a 19th-century brothel, blackmail, and death.

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Mr. Standfast (Sept., $13.95) by John Buchan trails a dangerous German agent in WWII Britain.

Bitter Lemon
(dist. by Consortium)
Needle in a Haystack (Sept., $14.95) by Ernesto Mallo, trans. by Jethro Soutar. Set in 1970s Buenos Aires, a detective sent to investigate a double murder finds three corpses at the crime scene.

John Blake/Max Crime
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Betrayed (Nov., $12.95) by Kate Kray narrates an actress's flight from a criminal husband.

Bold Strokes Books
(dist. by Bella/Perseus/Ingram)
Water Mark (Sept., $16.95) by J.M. Redmann. A PI's life is torn asunder by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
Dying to Live (Feb., $16.95) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou. A pampered socialite's life is shattered when she's taken hostage by guerrillas in Bogota.

dufour editions
Death Line (Jan., $14.95) by Maureen Carter. The seventh of this British police procedural series investigates a crime against a 10-year-old girl.

Down East books
(dist. by NBN)
Front Page Teaser (Oct., $14.95) by Rosemary Herbert trails a Boston tabloid reporter/sleuth seeking a missing mom. Author tour.

Europa Editions
(dist. by Penguin)
A Novel Bookstore (Sept., $15) by Laurence Cossé, trans. by Alison Anderson. This mix of mystery and literary fiction involves a Paris bookstore targeted for violence.

The Flock (Nov., $15.99) by James Robert Smith combines lethal creatures, mercenaries, and a misguided billionaire.

Gallaudet Univ. Press
Secret Signs: Murder in the Deaf World (Oct., $19.95) by T.J. Waters kicks off with an interpreter witnessing a murder.

In the Belly of Jonah (Sept., $14.95 by Sam Brannan. A serial killer with an artistic bent cuts a window into his victims' bodies.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (Oct., $14.95), edited by Lee Child, gathers the best of the genre. 50,000 first printing.

The Sleepwalker (Nov., $15) by Margarita Karapanou, trans. by Karen Emmerich, sets a horrific yet comic Second Coming/murder mystery against the backdrop of a Greek island.

Little, Brown UK/Piatkus Books
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
A Perfect Death (Dec., $9.95) by Kate Ellis. This Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery connects bizarre murders with an ancient legend.

Little, Brown UK/Sphere
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Storm (Sept., $9.99) by Jack Drummond pits a ruthless eco-terrorist against a small town.

Lost coast Press
In Vain (Oct., $17.95) by Barbara Reichmuth Geisler takes place at an English Abbey in 1107, where a young nun must solve a complex mystery.

Macmillan UK/Picador
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
What We Are Made Of (Oct., $12.95) by Thomas Hettche portrays a writer who's after a physicist's secret experiments in exchange for his kidnapped wife.

Melville House
(dist. by Random House)
Cut Throat Dog (Oct., $15) by Joshua Sobol. A former Mossad agent spots an old nemesis on the streets of New York—a nemesis colleagues insist is dead.

Midnight Ink
(dist. by Llewellyn)
Murder in Vein (Sept., $14.95) by Sue Ann Jaffarian launches the Fang-in-Cheek series of amateur sleuths and geriatric vampires.
To the Manor Dead (Oct., $14.95) by Sebastian Stuart. In the Janet's Planet series debut, a junk shop dealer's business transaction with an eccentric family plunges her into a web of insanity, greed, and murder.
Force of Habit (Feb., $14.95) by Alice Loweecey teams a foul-mouthed cop and a former nun in the first of the Falcone & Driscoll series.

Unholy Awakening (Oct., $14.99) by Michael Gregorio. A Prussian investigator must protect bewitching Emma from vampire fever and worse.

Obsidian mysteries
The Pumpkin Muffin Murder: A Fresh-Baked Mystery (Nov., $14) by Livia J. Washburn explains how Phyllis's detecting skills are needed at a baking contest.

Oldcastle Books/No exit
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Road Closed (Nov., $9.99) by Leigh Russell. D. I. Geraldine Steel investigates an explosion, an attack, and a hit-and-run.

Michael o'mara
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The Devil's Graveyard (Sept., $12.95) by Anonymous. When a gang of rock stars heads to the Hotel Pasadena, dreams will be crushed, deals will be made, and blood will be spilled.

Willful Behavior (Sept., $14) by Donna Leon. Commisssario Brunetti's 11th case dredges up Italy's dark, anti-Semitic secrets.

Blood of the Prodigal (Oct., $13) by P.L. Gaus plunges outsiders into a closed society when an Amish boy is kidnapped.

Random HOuse Australia/Bantam Australia
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Black Ice (Oct., $8.99) by Leah Giarratano. D.S. Jill Jackson goes undercover in Sydney's murky drug scene when her sister gets hooked.

Random HOuse uk/Arrow
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Intimate Strangers (Oct., $13.95) by Susan Lewis exposes ruthless human-traffickers thanks to journalist Laurie Forbes.
Silent Truths (Oct., $13.95) by Susan Lewis. Journalist Laurie Forbes is back on the job, minutes after her husband is arrested for murder.

Serpent's tail
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Bad Penny Blues (Sept., $14.95) by Cathi Unsworth investigates murder in swinging 1960s London.
Outsourced (Feb., $14.95) by Dave Zeltserman. Laid-off software engineers use their IT skills to rob a bank.

What Alice Knew (Sept., $14.99) by Paula Marantz Cohen. This humorous reinterpretation puts author Henry James on the tail of Jack the Ripper.

Top Publications
(dist. by IBC)
Mystery Montage (Oct., $12) by Patricia Morin gathers short stories from all genres, from cozy to noir.

Vintage Books
The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories (Sept., $25), edited by Otto Penzler, culls tales from the legendary magazine.

Fiction/Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dragon's Deal (Dec., $15) by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye. When the head dragon of a casino is chosen king of the Mardi Gras parade, others seek to dethrone him.

Baen Books
(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
Carousel Tides (Nov., $14) by Sharon Lee. When her grandmother vanishes, Kate Archer finds herself in possession ofa dilapidated house on the coast of Maine and a carousel that is more than it seems.

BenBella/Smart Pop Books
(dist. by Perseus)
Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite (Nov., $9.95), edited by P.C. Cast, collects dark, romantic short stories from YA vampire writers.

Sea Storm (Nov., $15) by Christine Feehan brings together Magic in the Wind and Oceans of Fire in one volume.

Berkley Sensation
The Iron Duke: A Novel of the Iron Seas (Oct., $15) by Meljean Brook marks the start of a new series set in the world of the Iron Seas.
Spellweaver: A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms (Jan., $15) by Lynn Kurland continues the quest to save the world of the Nine Kingdoms.

Path of the Sun: A Novel of Dhulyn and Parno (Sept., $15) by Violette Malan. A secret mission leads Dhulyn and Parno into a labyrinth from which many never return.

Del Rey
Elric Swords and Roses (Dec., $16) by Michael Moorcock concludes the six-book series featuring antihero Elric of Melniboné.
The Remembering (Feb., $14) by Steve Cash completes the trilogy with the conclusion of Zianno Zezen's story.

Disinformation Co.
(dist. by Consortium)
Entangled (Oct., $19.95) by Graham Hancock. Two teenage girls must avert the take-over of the human race.

(dist. by Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (Sept., $15.95), edited by Nancy Kilpatrick et al. Twenty-five Canadian horror writers re-imagine the future of vampires.
Tesseracts Fourteen (Oct., $17.95), edited by Brett Alexander Savory and John Robert Columbus, collects stories and poems by Canadian speculative fiction writers.
Pock's World (Oct., $14.95) by Dave Duncan. Five people are dispatched to Pock's World to decide if it should be destroyed.

Exterminating Angel
(dist. by Consortium)
3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale (Oct., $15) by Danbert Nobacon, illus. by Alex Cox. Princess Stormy goes on a quest and kills three princes by accident. Author tour.

Frederick Fell
(dist. by APG)
Dorothy and the Wizard's Wish (Oct., $15.95) by David Anthony concludes the trilogy based on the idea that Dorothy's trip over the rainbow was real.

Gallery Books
The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer (Jan., $15) by Lucy Weston offers a Tudor-era tale told from HRM's point of view. 60,000 first printing.

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Vintage Magic (Nov., $8.99) by Sally Anne Morris features Rose, whose vintage dress shop has magical powers that can transform her into a bewitching goddess

kimani press
Mystify (Feb., $9.99) by Artist Arthur. Will Sasha's social-climbing parents discover the supernatural abilities she and her friends possess?

Little, Brown UK/Orbit UK
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Thicker than Water (Oct., $8.99) by Mike Carrey. Freelance exorcist Felix Castor battles childhood demons and family traumas.

Harvest Moon (Oct., $14.95) by Mercedes Lackey, Michelle Sagara, and Cameron Haley shares three moonlit fantasies.
Pack of Lies (Feb., $14.95) by Laura Anne Gilman continues the Paranormal Scene Investigations series with Bonnie Torres and her PUPI team.

The Griff (Jan., $16.99) by Christopher Moore and Ian Corson. This graphic novel concerns an alien Earth invasion and the humans who save it—sort of.

(dist. by HBG)
Cold Magic (Sept., $14.99) by Kate Elliott. Cat and Bee are at college when Cat is forced into a marriage with a Cold Mage.
The Fallen Blade (Jan., $14.99) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood tells of a vampire boy primed to become an assassin in Venice.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages (Feb., $13.99) by Tom Holt combines magic, real estate, a pig, and chickens who think they are people.

Burton & Swinburne in the Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Sept., $16) by Mark Hodder. In 1861, Burton and Swinburne must find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.
Tome of the Undergates: The Aeon's Gate Book 1 (Sept., $17) by Sam Sykes. Loathed by society, adventurer Lenk and his band are recruited for the vilest jobs and thrust into a world of fish-like beasts.
Twelve (Sept., $17) by Jasper Kent. Fighting a losing battle against the French in 1812, a Russian captain turns to Oprichniki mercenaries for help, only to discover their true horrific nature.
The Cardinal's Blades (Oct., $16) by Pierre Pevel, trans. by Tom Clegg. Richelieu's men must hold the Black Claw cult at bay in this tale set in 17th-century Paris.

Quirk Books
Night of the Living Trekkies (Sept., $14.95) by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall. Star Trek fans save sci-fi conventioneers from a zombie outbreak.

Memories of Envy (Oct., $15) by Barb Hendee. Eleisha tries to teach vampires to feed without killing, but not everyone wants to be saved.

Signet Eclipse
Blood on Silk: An Awakened by Blood Novel (Sept., $14) by Marie Treanor. While researching superstitions, Elizabeth Silk wakes up a powerful vampire.

Small Beer Press
(dist. by Consortium)
Paradise Tales (Nov., $16) by Geoff Ryman brings together stories from present-day Cambodia to the far future.

The House on Durrow Street (Sept., $16) by Galen Beckett. The Lockwell sisters are back and Ivy finds out how real magic is when it threatens her family.

Stone Bridge Press
(dist. by Consortium)
Dead Love (Sept.; $16.95) by Linda Watanabe McFerrin tells a zombie love story set in Japan.

TOR Books
Lady Lazarus (Sept., $14.99) by Michele Lang. On the eve of WWII a witch and an angel ally to stop Hitler and his supernatural minions.
Twilight Forever Rising (Oct., $15.99) by Lena Meydan combines the power struggles of vampire clans with a love story.
Heavy Metal Pulp: Money Shot (Nov., $14.99) by Christopher Rowley melds science fiction writing with the fantastic art for which Heavy Metal Magazine is famous.

Transworld Publishers/Black Swan
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Library of Shadows (Nov., $14.95) by Mikkel Birkegaard. Jon must save a secret society of booklovers who meet in the used bookstore he inherited.

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
The Ouroboros Wave (Sept., $14.95) by Jyouji Hayashi. The discovery of a black hole spurs plans to tap its energy and establish colonies on other planets.

Folklore, Myths, & Legends
Black & White
(dist. by Interlink)
Edinburgh After Dark: Ghosts, Vampires, and Witches of the Old Town (Nov., $16) by Ron Halliday reveals Edinburgh's supernatural phenomena.

Checkmark Books
Fairies (Oct., $10.95) by Rosemary Ellen Guiley examines the folklore and mythology—as well as the hoaxes and frauds—surrounding these tiny, winged creatures.

(dist. by PGW)
Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinns and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar (Dec., $16.95) by Robert Lebling illuminates the lore of the Arab-Muslim spirit world and how it intersects with everyday life.

North Atlantic Books
(dist. by Random House)
Endless Path: Awakening Within the Buddhist Imagination: Jataka Tales, Zen Practice, and Daily Life (Sept., $16.95) by Rafe Martin contains 10 tales that illustrate the Buddhist paramitas.

Pineapple Press
Florida's Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny (Sept., $12.95) by Greg Jenkins warns of extraterrestrials, skunk apes, sea monsters, and a phantom clown.

Visible Ink
(dist. by IPG)
The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead (Sept., $29.95) by J. Gordon Melton digs deep into the world of the blood-sucking undead.

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Cool Containers (Sept., $24.95) by Adam Caplin pairs plant species with the perfect containers.

(dist. by Sterling)
Edible Landscaping (Nov., $12.95) by Elizabeth Peters and Elizabeth Ennis explores a cornucopia of attractive food plants that taste as good as they look.

Trees, Shrubs, & Hedges for Your Home (Dec., $19.95) by the editors of Creative Homeowner advises on choosing the best plants for a particular habitat.
Western Home Landscaping (Dec., $21.95) by Roger Holmes and Rita Buchanan contains 42 designs for making this landscape both attractive and functional.

(dist. by Sterling)
The Organic Herb Gardener (Sept., $17.95) by Graham Clarke instructs on planning, planting, propagating, harvesting, drying, and storing herbs.

(dist. by Consortium)
Bioshelter Market Garden (Oct., $34.95) by Darrell Frey reveals the secrets of successful all-season market gardening.

The Gardener's Year-Gardening (Dec.) by Parragon editors offers facts, guides, and photos on what, where, and when to plant certain plants and flowers.

What Makes Heirloom Plants So Great? Old-Fashioned Treasures to Grow, Eat, and Admire (Nov., $19.95) by Judy Barrett discusses why their toughness, ease of propagation, and wide variety make them ideal to grow in any garden.

Room to Grow: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Fruit, Veggies, Herbs, Mushrooms, and More in the Smallest of Spaces (Jan., $19.95) by Andrea Bellamy encourages neophytes to join the homegrown organic food movement.

Better Homes & Gardens Ask the Garden Doctor (Jan., $19.95) by Better Homes and Gardens editors offers solutions to everyday gardening dilemmas.

Gay & Lesbian Studies
(dist. by Consortium)
Missed Her (Oct., $16.95) by Ivan E. Coyote addresses issues of family, queer youth, and homophobia.

Blood Sacraments (Nov., $16.95), edited by Todd Gregory. Writers of erotica explore the duality of blood lust coupled with passion and sensuality.

(dist. by PGW)
Best of Best Gay Erotica (Sept., $TBA), edited by Richard Labonte. An annual collection of gay erotic short stories.

(dist. by Consortium/Perseus)
The International Homosexual Conspiracy (Sept., $14.95) by Larry-bob Roberts offers comical insights into the absurdities of modern life and queer culture.

The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools (Sept., $19.95) by Stuart Biegel addresses the implications of asserting and protecting this right within the schools.

Graphic Novels
Abrams Comic Arts
The Horror! The Horror! (Nov., $29.95), edited by Jim Trombetta, uncovers pre-Code, censored horror comics of the 1950s.

Beacon Press
(dist. by Random House)
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence (Oct., $14) by Geoffrey Canada and Jamar Nicholas adapts Canada's book in graphic form.

Chronicle Books
Werewolves (Sept., $19.95) by Paul Jessup, illus. by Allyson Haller. A found diary plunges readers into the life of Alice, rural teen and lycanthrope.

David & Charles
(dist. by F+W Media)
Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Comic Studio (Oct., $24.99) The artist shares his techniques and shows new work.

DC COMics/Vertigo
Fables Vol. 14: Witches (Dec., $17.99) by Bill Willingham, illus. by Jim Fern et al., finds Bufkin trapped with Baba Yaga.
Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity (Dec., $12.99) by Jeff Lemire considers Jepperd's identity and whether Hybrid Gus can escape.
Northlanders Vol. 4: The Plague Widow (Nov., $16.99) by Brian Wood, illus. by Leandro Fernandez, examines a remote Russian settlement under siege by a contagious outbreak.

DC COmics/Universe
Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse (Nov., $14.99) by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason pits the corps against arch-foe Sinestro Corps.
Green Lantern: Agent Orange (Nov., $14.99) by Geoff Johns and Philip Tan finds the heroes battling the Orange Lantern Corps.

DC COmics/wildstorm
North 40 (Oct., $17.99) by Aaron Williams and Fiona Staples. When a cursed book is opened, ancient tentacle evil is unleashed on a small town.
Victorian Undead (Oct., $17.99) by Ian Edginton and Davide Fabbri involves a meteor, Sherlock Holmes, and a zombie plague.

DC COmics/Zuda
Celadore (Oct., $14.99) by Caanan Grall delivers the online webcomic of adventure and magic in book form.

First Second Books
Koko Be Good (Sept., $18.99) by Jen Wang observes two people trying to understand what it means to be good.

Little, brown
The Adventures of Unemployed Man (Oct., $14.99) by Erich Origen and Gan Golan parodies Golden Age comics.

Kodansha INT'L
Ninja Attack!: True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws (Nov., $14.95) by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt presents a colorful guide to all things ninja.

NBM publishing
Salvatore, Vol. 1 (Jan., $14.99) by Nicolas de Crecy establishes a new series about a dog and a mechanic in search of love.

Networked: Carabella on the Run (Sept., $12.99) by Mark Badger and Gerard Jones. After escaping her planet where privacy does not exist, a teen discovers that Earth may be going the same route.
The Broadcast (Oct., $13.99) by Noel Tuazon and Eric Hobbs. Orson Welles's famous 1938 radio broadcast becomes the catalyst for one family's wrenching drama.

Tara Books
(dist. by Consortium)
I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Dec., $16.95) by Arthur Flowers, illus. by Manu Chitrakar in the Patua folk style of West Bengal, India. The milestones of King's life are interpreted by a noted African-American griot.

(dist. by HarperCollins)
Chibi Vampire: Airmail (Sept., $10) by Yuna Kagesaki delivers more humorous stories starring Karin.
Hetalia Axis Powers Vol.1 (Sept., $12.99) by Hidekaz Himaruya. This politically incorrect comedy focuses on the relationships of the Axis Powers during the World Wars.
Warcraft: Shamen (Sept., $12.99) by Paul Benjamin and Rocio Zuccchi. The next class-based adventure in the series based on the popular video game.
Priest: Purgatory (Feb., $19.99) by Dan Jolley et al. Four priests are thrust into a bloody and fierce vampire/human war.
Priests: Genesis (Feb., $19.99) by Min-Woo Hyung. This omnibus edition contains the first three volumes of the series which inspired the 3-D feature film from Sony/Screen Gems(Mar., 2011).

Tor/seven seas
Wicked City: The Scarlet Clan (Nov., $9.99) by Hideyuki Kikuchi. The first of a series of classic anime novels by the master Japanese horror writer.

Viz/shonen sunday
( Simon & Schuster)
Arata: The Legend, Vol. 3 (Sept., $9.99) by Yuu Watase recounts Hinohara's escape, and witnesses his journey across the region ruled by the treacherous Kannagi.
Cross Game, Vol. 1 (Oct., $19.99) by Mitsuru Adachi centers around baseball, a boy named Ko, and four sisters who live down the street.

Viz/ShoJo Beat
(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
Dengeki Daisy, Vol. 2 (Oct., $9.99) by Kyousuke Motomi. After losing her beloved brother, orphan Teru finds solace in messages from an enigmatic figure who can only be reached by cell phone.
Grand Guignol Orchestra, Vol. 1 (Oct., $9.99) by Kaori Yuki features a traveling orchestra facing a town of virus-infected zombie dolls.

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
March Story, Vol. 1 (Oct., $12.99) by Hyung Min Kim invokes 18th-century demons and those who hunt them.
House of Five Leaves, Vol. 1 (Dec., $12.99) by Natsume Ono. A naïve-natured samurai desperate for a job becomes bodyguard to a charismatic gang leader.

abrams image
Nigel Barker's Beauty Equation: Revealing a Better and More Beautiful You (Sept., $19.95) by Nigel Barker. The America's Next Top Model judge guides readers through a series of self-portrait challenges. 100,000 first printing.

Allen & unwin/arena
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Beautiful Eyes (Sept., $14.95) by Rae Morris and Steven Chee showcases eye makeup for every occasion.

Avery books
Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements (Dec., $16) by Phyllis A Balch explains commonly available types of nutrients, food supplements, and herbs.

B & H publishing
Reshaping It All: Freedom from Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Bondage (Jan., $14.99) by Candace Cameron Bure. The Full House actress suggests women embrace a healthier lifestyle and offers advice on appetite and self-control.

Ride Fit (Oct., $14.99) by David Fiedler offers graded exercises to take occasional bicyclists all the way to competition level.

Benbella books
(dist. by Perseus)
The Safe and Sane Guide to Teenage Plastic Surgery (Nov., $16.95) by Frederick N. Lukash, M.D., provides answers for questions parents of potential candidates might have.

Carlton books
(dist. by Sterling)
Personal Trainer: Yoga for Life: Finding and Learning the Right Form of Yoga for Your Lifestyle (Jan., $12.95) by Liz Lark introduces practitioners to five forms of the ancient discipline, newly adapted to today's lifestyles.

Center street
(dist. by HBG)
Get Energy! Empower Your Body, Love Your Life (Jan., $16.99) by Denise Austin. The fitness guru demonstrates how simple changes in your life can result in increased energy.

Chronicle books
Dr. Mao's 8-Week Program (Jan., $14.95) by Maoshing Ni. An expert in Chinese medicine offers advice, checklists, recipes, and other tips for a healthier life.

Clerisy press
(dist. by PGW)
The Great Fitness Experiment (Jan., $15.95) by Charlotte Hilton Andersen. A blogger recounts her year of testing popular fitness programs and diets du jour.

(dist. by Red Wheel/Weiser)
Easy Pilates for Pregnancy: Any Stage, Any Place, Any Time (Dec., $11.95) by Meg Walker presents a range of exercise sequences for all stages, including postnatal routines.

dk publishing
Real Sex for Real Women (Sept., $18.95) by Laura Berman shows how to combine the realities of everyday life with fantastic sex.

Earthdancer books
(dist. by IPG)
Protect Yourself from Electromagnetic Pollution by Using Crystals (Oct., $9.95) by Barbara Newerla recommends crystals that best protect against dangers in contemporary environments.

Findhorn press
(dist. by IPG)
Healing with Source: A Spiritual Guide to Mind—Body Medicine (Sept., $15.95) by Dave Markowitz explains how forgiveness and acceptance can prevent the physical problems caused by repressed anger and grief.

Firefly books
Anatomy of Yoga: An Instructor's Inside Guide to Improving Your Poses (Sept., $24.95) by Abigail Ellsworth. Detailed anatomical drawings show the muscles engaged in specific yoga poses.

harlequin nonfiction
Your Best Body Now: Look and Feel Fabulous at Any Age the Eat-Clean Way (Oct., $19.95) by Tosca Reno with Stacy Baker. Reno shares her secrets for looking better every year. 225,000 first printing.

Hay house
The Perfect Gene Diet: Use Your Body's Own Apo E Gene and an Integrative-Medicine Approach to Treat Cholesterol, Weight Problems, Heart Disease, Alzheimer's...and More!(Oct., $16.95) by Pamela McDonald. A nurse-practitioner reveals new findings in health and nutrition.

Human kinetics
Abs Revealed (Oct., $19.95) by Jonathan Ross defines where they are, what they do, and how best to show them off.
Pilates Illustrated (Nov., $17.95) by Portia Page. This hands—on guide contains more than 800 photos to help make the regimen part of daily life.

Johns hopkins univ. press
A Patient's Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems (Dec., $16.95) by Todd J. Cohen, M.D., treats arrhythmias, one of the biggest medical killers today.
A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to
Be Brief (Jan. $18.95) by Amy Kuebelbeck and Deborah L. Davis provides support and information for families who are faced with this sad situation.

Lachance publishing
(dist. by IPG)
Loving a Depressed Man: Understand the Symptoms, Find the Help He Needs, and Maintain Your Morale (Oct., $16.95) by Doug Bey, M.D., provides guidance to the care-giver.

little, brown uk/piatkus
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG.)
The Waterfall Diet: Lose Up to 14 Pounds in 7 Days by Controlling Water Retention (Sept., $16.95) by Linda Lazarides.

Lyons press
Planet Cancer: The Frequently Bizarre Yet Always Informative Experiences and Thoughts of Your Fellow Natives (Sept., $16.95) by Heidi Schultz and Christopher Schultz report on the nearly 70,000 young American adults with cancer.

Medallion press
(dist. by IPG)
MOTIV8N' U (Dec., $15.95) by Staci Boyer emphasizes the importance of self-discovery and self-discipline in achieving fitness.

newmarket press
The Buena Salud Guide to Diabetes (Jan., $9.95) by Jane L. Delgado. The President of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health presents a guide written specifically for Latinos. 6-city author tour.

New society publishers
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Whitewash (Nov., $19.95) by Joseph Keon argues that Americans' obsession with dairy products is unnecessary and dangerous.

North atlantic books
(dist. by Random House)
Green for Life (Oct., $14.95) by Victoria Boutenko details the health benefits of greens and the importance of green "smoothies."

osprey publishing
(dist. by Random House)
Go the Distance: Para Fitness and Training Guide (Dec., $17.95) by Major Sam McGrath. A British Paratrooper outlines a guide based on the fighting force's training methods.

Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Time (Sept., $15) by Bonnie Taub-Dix suggests what shoppers should put in their carts.

Random house australia
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Sexual Solutions: Practical Advice (Sept., $24.95) by Rosie King prescribes treatments for low libido and other common problems.

random house uk/vintage
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Taking the Medicine: A Short History of Medicine's Beautiful Idea and Our Difficulty Swallowing It (Oct., $17.95) by Druin Burch explores the repercussions of the trust patients have placed in doctors over the last 2,000 years.

Rockpool publishing
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Tai Chi for Diabetes: Living Well with Diabetes (Sept., $24.95) by Paul Lam and Pat Phillips gives step-by-step instructions for the Tai Chi for Diabetes program.

Rodale books
Slim, Calm, Sexy: The 15-Minute Yoga Solution for Feeling Good and Looking Your Best from Head to Toe (Sept., $23.99) by Tara Stiles. The Women's Health yoga expert drops pounds and demolishes stress with this program.
Men's Health Big Book of Nutrition Secrets (Dec., $24.99) by Joel Weber and Men's Health editors, contains a comprehensive guide to eating healthy with thousands of insider food tips.

Yoga for Emotional Balance (Dec., $19.95) by Bo Forbes. A clinical psychologist/yoga instructor describes postures that help reduce anxiety and depression.

Square one
Magic Bullets—The Anti-Cancer Cocktail: A New Approach to Beating Cancer (Jan., $16.95) by Raymond Chang, M.D., explains how a combination of multiple treatments might aid in curing the disease.
Why You Can't Lose Weight: What Makes You Fat and What You Can Do About It (Jan., $15.95) by Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., weighs many factors that prevent pound loss, such as thyroid levels and stress hormones.

Drop 5 Pounds: In Just Two Weeks! (Nov., $19.95) by Heather K. Jones and Good Housekeeping editors offers ideas for small changes that can add up to significant loss.

Time inc.
InStyle's Ultimate Makeup Book: 201 Tips, Shortcuts, and Secrets to Creating Your Perfect Look (Oct., $22.95) by InStyle editors, reveals industry secrets from celebrities, dermatologists, and professional makeup artists.

Dissolving Pain (Sept., $16.95) by Les Fehmi and Jim Robbins explains how to overcome chronic pain with simple neurofeedback exercises.

univ. of california press
Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time (Nov., $22.95) by Toni Yancey attacks America's obesity plague with regular ten-minute exercise breaks in school, work, and community life.

Westminster cambridge conglomerate
The Medical Bill Survival Guide (Sept., $11.95) by Nicholas Newsad. A former director of surgery advises patients in financial distress.

wiley/for dummies
Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies (Nov., $19.99) by Meri Raffetto and Rosanne Rust contains 150 recipes—including vegetarian and kid-friendly—and the index rating for each.

A Brief History of France (Dec., $19.95) by Paul F. State reviews the country's geography, culture, and society from prehistory to the present.

(dist. by IPG)
Spirit of the Phoenix: Beirut and the Story of Lebanon (Sept., $16.95) by Tim Lllewellyn combines oral history and investigative journalism to portray the region's culture and politics.

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The Emperor's River: Travels Through a Resurgent China (Sept., $12.95) by Liam D'Arcy Brown studies China's oldest canal, which has transported cargo, ideas, customs, and dialects.

All Around the Town: Amazing Manhattan Facts and Curiosities (Nov., $24.95) by Patrick Bunyan reveals where George Washington slept, the site of the nation's first traffic fatality, Bernie Madoff's multi-million-dollar penthouse, and more

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A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet, and the Destiny of the Western World (Nov., $14.95) by Peter Kingsley traces the ancient threads that connect Mongolia, Tibet, and Native Americans to the origins of western civilization.

The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Texas (Nov., $16.95) by Ron Franscell evaluates the many sites related to the Lone Star State's renowned rambunctious past.

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When in Rome: Everyday Life in the Early Roman Empire (Oct., $14.95) by Paul Chrystal collects the best of early Roman writing on society, culture, and daily life.

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Stepping Stones to the Stars: The Story of Manned Spaceflight (Sept., $24.95) by Terry C. Treadwell and Henry Hartsfield. From the first manned rocket flights to the development of the Shuttle.

Sniper: Exploits of Elite Single-Shot Warriors (Sept., $16.95) by Matt Larsen and Gina Cavallaro collects real-life tales from the military's front-line snipers.

(dist. by Univ. of Chicago Press)
Brother of Mine: The Civil War Letters of Thomas and William Christie (Dec., $18.95), edited by Hamp Smith, follows the experiences of brothers in the Civil War from enlistment to safe return home.

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt (Sept., $28) by Zahi Hawass combines artifacts from her life with images of the underwater quest for her palace.

Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible (Oct., $14.99) by David Teems. Part tabloid, part history lesson, part speculation.

A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It (Dec., $18.95), edited by Marc Favreau, gathers interviews, photos, letters, oral histories, and other first-person accounts.

Kansas's War: The Civil War in Documents (Oct., $18.65) by Pearl T. Ponce continues the series of short documentary histories on the Civil War in the Midwestern states.

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House of Treason: The Rise and Fall of the Tudor Dynasty (Sept., $16.95) by Robert Hutchinson explores the treachery, greed, and scandal that infected the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I.

Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know (Jan., $16.95) by Andrew Finkel unravels the country's diversity and complexities.

(dist. by IPG)
Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City (Sept., $16.95) by Nelson Johnson. The tie-in edition reveals the true story behind the forthcoming HBO series.

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Ancestors: The Story of China Told Through the Lives of an Extraordinary Family (Oct., $14.95) by Frank Ching brings to life 900 years of Chinese history through the author's family tree.

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An Island in Time: The Biography of a Village (Nov., $15.95) by Geert Mak and Ann Kelland studies a typical countryside village and how it must adapt and change in order to survive in the modern world.

The Particulars of Rapture (Feb., $20) by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg offers classical Biblical, Talmudic, and Midrashic interpretations, with insights from the worlds of philosophy and psychology.

(dist. by Random House)
Life in the Victorian Country House (Sept., $19.95) by Pamela Horn scrutinizes the daily existence of families, the relationships between employers and servants, and the social activities of both groups.

Paris, 1200 (Oct., $24.95) by John W. Baldwin recounts the delights, pleasures, fears, and sorrows of Parisian life at the turn of the 13th century.

(dist. by CDC)
Swedenborg, Mesmer, and the Mind/Body Connection: The Roots of Complementary Medicine (Sept.; $14.95,) by John S. Haller Jr. provides a fresh look at the history of alternative medicine and insightful views on 19th-century American culture.

Freemasonry: An Introduction (Jan., $11.95) by Mark Kolko-Rivera. A high-ranking Mason contributes an overview of the history, rites, controversies, myths, and meaning of the tradition.

Colonial New England on 5 Shillings a Day (Sept., $18.95) by Bill Scheller offers a time-traveler's tour of Yankeedom's highways, hamlets, customs, and quirks in the decade before the American Revolution.

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Xanadu: Marco Polo and Europe's Discovery of the East (Nov., $15.95) by John Man recounts when East met West for the first time.

An Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo (Sept., $29.95) by Richard Rattenbury surveys rodeo history with material culture items and photos from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's archives.

Summer Thunder: A Battlefield Guide to the Artillery at Gettysburg (Sept., $TBA) by Matt Spruill marks every point on the battlefield where artillery was used and reveals the strategic thinking of Union and Confederate commanders.

Better than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920—2000 (Oct., $24.95), edited by John C. Walter and Malina Iida, interviews 13 black athletes who have risen to the top ranks of their sport.

(dist. by CDC)
For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics (Jan., $24.95) by Bruce L. Mouser examines the man who, in 1904, became the first African-American to run for president on a national ticket.
Spain: A Unique History (Jan., $26.95) by Stanley G. Payne creates a sweeping portrait of Spanish history, from the Visigoths to the present.

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The Awful Truth About America's Lost Cause (Sept., $25), edited by James W. Loewen and Edward H. Sebesta, reveals documented proof that the original reasoning behind secession and subsequent myth-making was in defense of slavery and white supremacy.

Adams Media
Stuff That Makes a Gay Heart Weep: A Definitive Guide to the Loud and Proud Dislikes of Millions (Nov., $13.95) by Freeman Hall covers bad home décor, cheap vodka, and other tragedies.

Andrews McMeel
The Best of FoxTrot (Oct., $39.99) by Bill Amend contains more than 1,000 strips, with essays and annotations.

Chicago Review Press
(dist. by IPG)
So Now You're a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead (Oct., $14.95) by John Austin offers tactics for surviving in a zombiephobic world.

Dracula Is a Racist: A Totally Factual Guide to Vampires (Sept., $12.95) by Matt Melvin delivers a tongue-in-cheek look at all things vampire.
Canned: How I Lost Ten Jobs in Ten Years and Learned to Love Unemployment (Oct., $15.95) by Franklin Schneider examines the world of work and the virtues of unemployment.

ECW press
(dist. by IPG)
Herman Classics, Vol. 5 (Sept., $21.95) by Jim Ungar contains more than 400 colored panels with comments from the cartoonist.

The Playbook (Oct., $13) by Barney Stinson discusses how to wine, dine, and score with "The Ladies."

Gotham Books
Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs: A LOLcat Guide 2 Kittens (Oct., $12) by Professor Happycat and offers captioned photos from the LOLcat series.

Harper Paperbacks
Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime (Nov., $9.99) by Michael Spradlin collects classic love songs, zombie style.

How Books
(dist. by F+W Media)
Werewolf Haiku (Sept., $9.99) by Ryan Mecum. Haiku, narrated by a mailman, who loves a woman on his route... and he's a werewolf.

It Books
The Simpsons Homer for the Holidays (Oct., $14.99) by Matt Groening ushers in winter with holiday hilarity.

A Worker's Manifesto to Slacking Off: 52 Outrageous Office Games to Keep You Sane (and Drive Your Boss Crazy!) (Sept., $11.99) by Annie Jackson. Playful tips for blowing off steam at the office.

Lyons Press
U.S. Army Werewolf Sniper Manual (Sept., $14.95) by the Department of the Army provides information on training snipers for werewolf extermination operations.

Osprey Publishing
(dist. by Random House)
Zombies: A Hunter's Guide (June, $15.95) by Joseph McCullough contains all information necessary for combatting the growing threat of zombies.

People Who Deserve It: Socially Responsible Reasons to Punch Someone in the Face (Nov., $13.95) by Casey Rand and Tim Gordon cites 100 punchable occasions.

Skyhorse Publishing
(dist. by W.W. Norton)
The Code of Zombie Pirates (Oct., $12.95) by Scott Kenemore reveals the process of selecting and managing a crew of pirates-cum-zombies with a breathtaking lack of respect for life.
The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition (Oct., $12.95) by Lawrence Dorfman promises to make readers smarter and better than everyone else.

Zombies for Zombies: The Play and Werk Buk (Oct., $13.99) by David P. Murphy, illus. by Daniel Heard, parodies zombies as well as children's and brain-training books.

Sterling Innovation
Santa Arrested... Story at 10: Coal-Worthy Holiday Behavior from the News (Oct., $9.95) by Caroline Tiger collects 150 true stories.

St. Martin's Griffin
The Onion Presents a Book of Jean's Own! All New Wit, Wisdom, and Wackiness from The Onion's Beloved Humor Columnist (Oct., $14.99) by Jean Teasdale skewers housework, marriage, figurine-collecting, and chocolate. 100,000 first printing.

Ulysses Press
(dist. by PGW)
Casual Encounters: The Most Unbelievable (But Real!) Online Personals Illustrated (Oct., $10) by Kris St. Agil delves into the most depraved categories.
Where the Rogue Things Go: A Political Fairytale Nightmare (Nov., $14.95) by Will Durst. The political satirist parodies Sarah Palin within the framework of a children's classic.

My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs and Minivans, They Were People Too (Nov., $15), edited by Eliot Glazer, collects essays from the popular blog honoring parents and grandparents—before the kids arrived.

Waverley Books
(dist. by Interlink)
The Scottish Quiz Book (Sept., $12) by Waverley Books contains 3,000 questions, thematically arranged from history to whiskey.

Allen & unwin
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Heart & Craft: Bestselling Romance Writers Share Their Secrets with You (Sept., $19.95) by Valerie Parv. Creators of the genre analyze their craft.

Allworth Press
(dist. by Random House)
Green Interior Design (Oct., $24.95) by Lori Dennis charts green schemes that will reduce waste and pollution.

Andrews mcmeel
Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear (Nov., $14.99) by Twinkie Chan stitches up food-inspired scarves, mittens, hats, and more.

Artists' Textiles: Midcentury to Modern (Sept., $49.95) by Geoff Rayner, et al. surveys the growth of textiles as an art form in the UK and the US.

(dist. by Sterling)
400 Art Deco Motifs (Sept., $15.95) by Graham McCallum collects period motifs (CD included) that crafters can use as inspiration in their work.
1000 Checkmate Combinations (Sept., $21.95) by Victor Khenkin delivers one of the most comprehensive collections ever assembled.

Chronicle books
Creative Inc. (Sept., $16.95) by Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho provides a resource for illustrators, designers, and other graphic artists who want to build a successful freelance business.
Handmade Weddings (Jan., $24.95) by Eunice Moyle, et al. offers a range of low-cost, how-to projects that add a personal touch.

Cico books
(dist. by Ryland Peters & Small)
Making Beautiful Bead and Wire Jewelry (Sept., $19.95) by Linda Jones includes 30 contemporary designs.
Making Baby's Clothes (Oct., $19.95) by Robert Merrett explains making skirts, hats, shirts, dresses and more for ages infant to three.

collins & Brown
(dist. by Sterling)
One Piece of Fabric: 15 Projects to Make (Sept., $9.95) by Lena Santana suggests ways of recycling leftover swatches into new designs.

(dist. by Sterling)
The Hornby Book of Scenic Railway Modeling (Sept., $19.95) by Chris Ellis describes the creation of scenic miniature towns to enhance model train layouts.

Creative publishing int'l.
Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Bathrooms, with DVD (Sept., $24.99) by Chris Peterson.
DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle (Feb., $19.99) by Betsy Matheson. A hands-on guide to constructing backup and supplementary utilities, growing food, raising small livestock, and more.

cypress house
On Folded Wings: Paper Airplanes for All Ages (Sept., $16.99) by Michael Weinstein presents 42 origami airplane designs for beginning and expert folders.

Fox chapel publishing
(dist. by IPG)
Tree Craft (Sept., $19.95) by Chris Lubkemann focuses on decorating your home with items made from twigs and branches.
Transforming Your Kitchen with Stock Cabinetry (Oct., $24.95) by Jonathan Benson. A chef and cabinetmaker gives step-by-step instructions and design advice.
Illustrated Guide to Sewing Home Furnishings (Dec., $19.95), edited by Peg Couch, supplies instructions for custom window treatments and other soft home furnishings.

Guild of master craftsman
(dist. by Sterling)
Amigurumi (Sept., $14.95) by Lan-Anh Bui and Josephine Wan lists a range of products featuring these quirky creatures.
Knitted Nursery: Toys, Clothes, and Furnishings for a Beautiful Baby's Room (Sept., $19.95) by Nancy Atkinson and Sarah Jane Tavner presents patterns for a snuggle blanket, ABC blocks, cot bunting, and more.

(dist. by HBG)
Get the Look: Extraordinary Style on an Ordinary Budget (Sept., $17.99) by Mark Hayes helps to whip up designer looks with inexpensive clothes.

Harlequin nonfiction
A Homemade Christmas (Sept., $14.95) by Tina Barseghian delivers recipes, craft projects, and other family-friendly ideas for the holiday.

herald press
Living More with Less (Oct., $TBA) by Doris Janzen Longacre, edited by Valerie Weaver-Zercher, advises on living richly, creatively, and joyfully.

Soulpancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions (Oct., $19.99) by Rainn Wilson et al. encourages readers to explore life's mysteries, such as why we dream. 60,000 first printing.

(dist. by Perseus)
Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs (Sept., $24.95) by Stephanie van der Linden compiles designs drawn from global cultures and traditions.
Sewn with Love: Classic Patterns for Children's Clothes and Accessories (Oct., $26.95) by Fiona Bell. A CD-Rom of full-size patterns accompanies a collection of 25 vintage-inspired designs.
Wrapped in Lace: Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World (Nov., $26.95) by Margaret Stove displays patterns and techniques in the tradition of the "wedding ring" shawl, so delicate it can be drawn through a wedding ring.
Knit Kimono Too: Simple Designs to Mix, Match, and Layer (Dec., $26.95) by Vicki Square delivers 20 Asian-inspired patterns.

Wedding Hairstyle and Beauty Tips: Timeless Tips for Your Big Day (Jan., $19.95) by Sharon Naylor. Photos and step-by-steps helps brides create the perfect look.

(dist. by F+W Media)
Harry Potter Collector's Handbook (Sept., $17.99) by William Silvester provides an illustrated price guide for Potter collectibles.

(dist. by ACC)
Two new titles (Sept., $25 each) from Nathalie Taverne (with Anna Lambert): Small Spaces, Big Ideas gets the most out of little spaces, and Vintage Living: Retro Style for Today's Homes advises mixing and matching old and new, a popular trend of the moment.

Leisure Arts
Crochet It. Love It. Wear It! (Sept., $20.95) by Drew Emborsky. The Crochet Dude suggests sumptuous organic yarns for flirty tops, skirts, and other must-have items.
Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Quilting (Sept., $24.95) by Donna Kooler reviews the craft's history, and gives guidance to newest techniques.
Redwork With a Twist (Dec., $21.95) by Pat Sloan updates traditional redwork embroidery with designs for quilts and other home accents.

Sew the Perfect Bag: 25 Great Projects from Sew News (Sept., $22.99) Carry everything from laptops to wine to diapers in style.
Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting (Oct., $24.99)offers more than a dozen popular patterns from McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts.
More Crocheted Socks: 16 New Designs (Nov., $19.99) by Janet Rehfeldt with Mary Jane Wood presents an all–new collection.

memory mAKERS
(dist. by F+W Media)
Scrapbook PageMaps 2: More Sketches for Creative Layouts and Cards (Oct., $27.99) by Becky Fleck. The scrapbooking expert returns with new sketches and artwork.

Sally milner
(dist. by Sterling)
Japanese Flowers in Appliqué (Sept., $14.95) by Eileen Campbell shares tips on creating the blooms in single flower quilts or other floral designs.

Monacelli press
Manolo's New Shoes (Oct., $50) by Manolo Blahnik. Over 130 of the fashion designer's drawings demonstrate his interest in film, theater, flora, and fauna.

365 Motorcycles You Must Ride (Nov., $21.99) by Charles Everitt, ranging from classic gaslight-era bikes to oddities that defy belief.

Mountaineers books
Your Green Abode: A Practical Guide to a Sustainable Home (Oct., $21.95) by Tara Rae Miner speaks to those looking to make realistic eco-conscious choices.

Museyon guides
City Style: A Field Guide to International Fashion Capitals (Sept., $19.95) by Museyon Guides. Industry insiders explore contemporary style in New York, London, Paris, Milan, and elsewhere.

North Light books
(dist. by F+W Media)
Wired Beautiful: 30+ Jewelry Projects to Hammer, Coil, Spiral, and Twist (Sept., $24.99) by Heidi Boyd reveals techniques for creating designs with wire, beads, and assorted other materials.

Orion publishing/weidenfeld & NICHOLSON
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Doubled and Venerable (Nov., $24.95) by David Bird and Terence Reese combines instructions on bridge play with tales of the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus.

Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes (Sept., $13.95) by Keri Smith, asks readers to explore what it feels like to throw themselves off balance—on purpose.

Vampire Knits (Oct., $18.99) by Genevieve Miller draws inspiration from the current vampire craze.
Warm Knits, Cool Gifts (Oct., $22.99) by Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter shares 35 family-friendly designs along with personal stories.
Mastering Color Knitting (Nov., $22.99) by Melissa Leapman defines such techniques as stranded knitting, intarsia, and reversible knitting.

publishing works
(dist. by PGW)
Quest for THE Dress: Finding Your Dream Wedding Gown Without Losing Your Sanity, Friends, or Groom (Sept., $18.95) by Nancy DiFabbio. The former owner of a bridal shop shares advice and anecdotes.

Random house uk
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Perfect Speeches for All Occasions (Oct., $12.95) by Matt Shinn advises on structuring thoughts and mastering nerves.

Random house/vermillion
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Banish Clutter Forever: How the Toothbrush Principle Will Change Your Life (Dec., $14.95) by Sheila Chandra charts a system for helping the disorganized become clutter-free.

Seal press
(dist. by PGW)
Pretty Neat (Nov., $16.95) by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch helps readers define realistic organizational goals.

Sellers publishing
KNITWIT: 20 Projects for Beginners and Seasoned Knitters (Sept., $18.95) by Katie Boyette. Fun for adults to make and children to receive.

Sixth & spring
(dist. by Sterling)
Cowl Girls: The Neck's Big Thing to Knit (Oct., $19.95) by Cathy Carron offers 35 patterns for the trendy neck-warmers.

Stackpole books
Wire Bugs (Sept., $19.95) by Odile Vailly suggests using bottle caps, acorns, old spoons and other found objects in crafts projects.
Making Jewelry from Polymer Clay (Oct., $22.95) by Sophie Arzalier covers making molds and stamps, layering, blending colors, and more.

Sterling innovation
Micro Flyers: Create Soaring, Gliding & High-Flying Tiny Paper Airplanes (Sept., $10.95) by Gary D. Breiwick provides instructions, reusable templates, designed paper, and one completed plane.

Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause (Sept., $17.95) by Jade Sims encourages readers to make items for charities and suggests places to contribute them.
Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations (Sept., $14.95) by Amanda Carestio features Christmas projects created by online designers from around the world.

stewart, tabori & chang
Frank Fontana's Dirty Little Secrets of Design (Nov., $24.95) by Frank Fontana. The HGTV host divulges tricks for creating high-style homes the low-cost way.

st. martin's griffin
Home Made Simple: Fresh Ideas to Make Your Own (Sept., $27.99). Home Made Simple Experts from The Learning Channel TV show and Website provide ideas for cleaning and decorating, cooking, and crafts projects. 100,000 first printing.

Storey publishing
Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders (Oct., $18.95) by Judith Durant. Patterns for legwarmers, mittens, scarves and other items encourage knitters to use sock yarn for more than keeping their feet warm.

Collecting Design (Oct., $39.99) by Taschen. A connoisseur's guide to the 20th century's most desirable furniture and design pieces and where to track them down.

Taunton press
Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting (Oct., $24.95) by Kaffe Fassett includes instructions for creating museum quality quilts based on the author's 2010 line of fabrics.

Pazurgo: The Amazing New Word Puzzle (Sept., $7.95) by Jeremy L. Graybill introduces a challenging new pastime that combines crossword puzzle, word search, and anagram, with elements of the Asian board game Go.

Street View: The New Nylon Book of Global Style (Sept., $24.95)by Nylon magazine editors reveals what trendsetters around the world are wearing today.

v&A publishing
(dist. by Abrams)
British Asian Style (Oct., $39.95), edited by Christopher Breward, et al. asseses the ongoing importance of patterned South Asian textiles in British and Western fashion.

Manga for the Beginner Shoujo: Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Most Popular Style of Japanese Comics (Sept., $21.99) by Christopher Hart.
The Party Dress Book (Nov., $24.99) by Mary Adams explains using basic sewing skills to make a glamorous and fun dress.
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics (Nov., $24.99) by Stan Lee and Dynamic Forces, Inc. The iconic artist offers the ultimate master class to aspiring comic book artists.

Lickety-Split Bananagrams (Oct., $8.95) by Joe Edley offers more than 500 on-the-go anagram puzzles, each designed to be solvable in under 10 minutes.
Stitch ‘N Bitch Advanced: Take Your Knitting to the Next Level ((Nov., $19.95) by Debbie Stoller adds 20 new skills and techniques to the knitting bible.

Literary Criticism
(dist. by IPG)
One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Culture (Oct., $16.95) by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman culls the greatest from across many centuries.

chin music press
(dist. by Perseus)
Where We Know: New Orleans as Home (Sept., $15), edited by David Rutledge, collects essays and art that capture post-Katrina life.

da Capo press
(dist. by Perseus)
Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Books (Nov., $15.95), edited by Sean Manning, gathers essays from top authors revealing their love of the printed book.

fulcrum publishing
(dist. by Consortium)
Thinking in Indian: Collected Essays of John Mohawk (Oct., $19.95), edited by Jose Barreiro, contains writings by a leader of the modern Native American movement.

hesperus press
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
A Brief History of Biographies: From Plutarch to Celebs (Dec., $15.95) by Andrew Brown examines the evolution of life-writing.

heyday books
East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres (Sept., $14.95) by Andrew Lam illuminates the crossroads where two hemispheres meld into one global "immigrant nation."

johns hopkins univ. press
All a Novelist Needs: Colm Tóibín on Henry James (Dec., $25) by Colm Tóibín presents the author's Jamesian reflections.

frances lincoln
(dist. by PGW)
Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola (Sept., $14.95), edited by Gary Dexter, collects feuds and venom, drawn from the Guardian column "Writers on Writers."

nonstop press
(dist. by IPG)
Musings and Meditations: Essays and Thoughts (Sept., $18.95) by Robert Silverberg. The science fiction writer comments on everything from history to cultural effects.

nyu press
More New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times (Nov., $17.95), edited by Constance Rosenblum, presents 50 essays from the iconic section's four-year run.

sarabande books
(dist. by Consortium)
One Word: Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe (Oct., $16.95), edited by Molly McQuade, reveals responses of writers to the question "What word means the most to you and why?"

500 Essential Cult Books: The Ultimate Guide (Sept., $17.95) by Gina McKinnon with Steve Holland chooses SciFi, Horror, Dramas, Comedies, and way more.

univ. of Georgia press
Into a Light Both Brilliant and Unseen: Conversations with Contemporary African-American Poets (Dec., $19.95) by Malin Pereira collects interviews. A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication.

univ. of iowa press
(dist. by CDC)
Chasing the White Whale: The Moby-Dick Marathon; or, What Melville Means Today (Nov., $24.95) by David Dowling. A case study of a Moby-Dick marathon reading is a barometer of how Melville lives today.

univ. of nebraska press/bison original
Quotology (Oct., $19.95) by Willis Goth Regier investigates the science of quotology, showing how vital—and how deceptive—quotations can be.

univ. of Notre Dame press
Walls: Essays, 1985-1990 (Sept., $20) by Kenneth A. McClane. The author tells of his coming-of-age in the 1960s/1970s breaks new ground in the tradition of African-American personal narratives.

wesleyan univ. press
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Imagining Mars: A Literary History (Jan., $40) by Robert Crossley evaluates how Mars has inspired writings from the 1600s to the present.

Nature & Environment
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Mountain Justice (Oct., $17.95) by Tricia Shapiro explores the history of resistance to Mountaintop Removal (MTR) mining in Appalachia.

Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits (Oct., $34.99) by Bjørn Lomborg. The environmentalist weighs costs and benefits of a wide range of policy options.

Butterfly and Frog (Sept., $22.95 each) by Thomas Marent celebrate the titular creatures with hundreds of photos taken around the globe.

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Journey to the Sacred Mountains: Awakening Your Soul in Nature (Oct., $15.95) by Flynn Johnson advocates an equitable, sustainable way of living on planet Earth.

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The Biochar Solution (Oct., $17.95) by Albert Bates combines a detailed examination of carbon farming with a practical guide to biochar production and soil biology.

Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World (Sept., $18.95) by Martin Keogh addresses the question, "If the world is facing imminent environmental catastrophe, how do I live my life right now?"

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Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet (Feb., $22.95) by Aric McBay et al. offers a plan of action for anyone determined to fight for our planet.

Bird Feathers (Sept., $34.95) by S. David Scott and Casey McFarland teaches birders to use characteristics of wing types and feather morphology to identify feathers.
Field Guide to Urban Wildlife (Feb., $34.95) by Julie Feinstein describes behavior of more than 100 mammals, birds, and insects commonly found in North American cities, with photos of each.

The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World (Feb., $14.99) by Sharon J. Smith suggests ways young people can make a sustainable impact on Earth's health.

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Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-By-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England (Sept., $29.95) by Mary Holland satisfies curiosities about the region's flora and fauna.

Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives (Sept., $29.95) by Paulette Haywood Ogard, photos by Sara Bright, details the state's 84 known species.

100 Cool Mushrooms (Sept., $27.95) by Michael Kuo and Andy Methven catalogues wild, wacky, and weird mushrooms found around the world.

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Hawaii Wildlife and Connecticut Wildlife (Sept., $5.95 each), by James Kavanagh, illus. by Raymond Leung, join the publisher's line of pocket-sized wildlife guides.

Hunting: Philosophy for Everyone in Search of the Wild Life (Sept., $19.95) by Fritz Allhoff and Nathan Kowalsky gathers fresh perspectives from academics and non-academics on why we hunt.
New Age
CICO Books
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UFOs and the Extraterrestrial Message (Sept., $14.95) by Richard Lawrence investigates how aliens might assist in spiritual evolution.

Mah Jongg: The Oracle and the Game (Jan., $14.95) by Derek Walters explains use of the cards to answer questions of life, love, and happiness.

Findhorn Press
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The Keys to the Universe: Access the Ancient Secrets by Attuning to the Power and Wisdom of the Cosmos (Sept., $19.95) by Diana Cooper and Kathy Crosswell analyzes the 48 sound keys and two cosmic keys that access universal consciousness.

Hampton Roads
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Neale Donald Walsch's Little Book of Life: A User's Manual (Oct., $15.95) revises and combines Walsch's first three books into one volume.
Peace in the Present Moment (Oct., $16.95) by Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie matches flower images with words from the two authors.

Hay House
Spirituality, and the Law of Attraction: Spirituality as a Practical Everyday Experience (Jan., $16.95) by Esther and Jerry Hicks tells how to attract energy and love.
The Barn Dance: Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, There Is a Place Where the Magic Never Ends (Sept., $14.95) by James F. Twyman miraculously finds a murderer. 50,000 first printing.
Angel Words: Visual Evidence of How the Words You Choose Can Be Angels in Your Life (Nov., $14.95) by Doreen Virtue and Grant Virtue gives visual proof of the power of words.

Hologram Books
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The Sphere and the Hologram: Explanations from the Other Side (Oct., $21.95) by Frank DeMarco recounts a three-way partnership investigating altered states.

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Nights by the Wall: Dreams as the Sacred Pathway to Inner Awareness (Nov., $14.95) by Barbara Black Koltuv reveals Jerusalem's Wailing Wall as a place conducive to finding one's soul through dreamwork.

Inner TRaditions/Bear & Company
The Secret History of Extraterrestrials (Dec., $18) by Len Kasten explores the roles of ETs in government, technology, history, and the coming new age.

Inner TRaditions/Destiny Books
Womb Wisdom (Feb., $19.95) by Padma and Anaiya Aon Prakasha discusses tools to awaken the creative powers of the womb.

Inner TRaditions/Park Street Press
The Spiritual Life of Water (Dec., $19.95) by Alick Bartholomew explores water's wisdom on renewal, communication, and holism.

Little, Brown UK/Piatkus
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The Soul Connection: How to Access Your Higher Powers and Discover Your True Self (Sept., $13.95) by Anne Jones helps readers connect with their souls to heal wounds and live joyously.

New Page Books
Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials (Sept., $17.99) by Erich von Däniken asserts that "god shock" will occur in 2012.
The Choice: Using Conscious Thought and Physics of the Mind to Reshape the World (Oct., $15.99) by Mike Bara describes how to use mind and spirit power to influence the physical world in the coming New Age.

North AtLantic Books
The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012 (Nov., $16.95) by Robert Sitler examines how to heal humans and Earth through Mayan customs.

Paragon House
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2012 Simply Stated (Sept., $14.95) by Bob Waxman considers Mayan prophecies predicting the end of an age. Author tour.

skinner house
Singing Meditation: Together in Sound and Silence (Nov., $12) by Ruthie Rosauer and Liz Hill reminds readers of the restorative power of music.

Hypnosis House Call: A Complete Course in Mind-Body Healing (Jan., $17.95) by Steven Gurgevich serves as a master class for self-hypnosis that aims to help readers ease chronic pain, decrease side effects of chemotherapy, and more.

(dist. by Sterling)
So You Want to Be a Psychic? Develop your Hidden Powers (Sept., $19.95) by Billy Roberts draws on Eastern and metaphysical traditions.
The Mayan Prophecies 2012—The Message and the Vision (Oct., $20) by Gerald Benedict posits that 2012 will bring change but not doom.

Weiser Books
The Secret History of Consciousness: Ancient Keys to Our Future Survival (Sept., $16.95) by Meg Blackburn Losey.The author weaves her personal story with information from her otherworldly teachers and shares simple meditations.
Bear Speaks: The Story of Seven Sacred Lessons Learned from a Montana Grizzly (Oct., $21.95) by Laura Carpini describes how a source of fear can become a guide.
The Weiser Field Guide to Witches: From Hexes to Hermione Granger, from Salem to the Land of Oz (Oct., $14.95) by Judika Illes. This compendium examines the sacred and the profane from prehistory to significant modern practitioners.

Witches' Almanac
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Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches (Oct., $16.95) by Charles Godfrey Leland revisits an 1899 tome presenting witchcraft as an underground religion.

performing arts
abrams image
Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide (Oct., $17.95) by Shirley Halperin and Steve Bloom enlists contributions from noted actors, directors, and musicians.

ammo books
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Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing (Nov., $39.95) by Spike Lee and Jason Matloff charts the film's cultural impact from the perspective of those who worked in or on it.

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die (Sept., $14.99), edited by Steven Jay Schneider. Illustrated profiles accompany each selection.

benbella books/smart pop
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Filled with Glee: The Unauthorized Glee Companion (Nov., $14.95), edited by Leah Wilson, provides a companion guide to the TV smash.

carlton books
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Jimi Hendrix: The Story Behind Every Song (Sept., $14.95) by David Stubbs spotlights the sonic sculptor of fretboard electricity.
The Rolling Stones: The Story Behind Their Biggest Songs (Nov., $14.95) by Steve Appleford treats every ditty written, recorded, and released.

chicago review press
(dist. by IPG)
Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy (Sept., $24.95) by Saul Austerlitz. The 100 flicks examined recognizes often-ignored performers and directors.

ecw press
Bayou Underground: Tracing the Mythical Roots of American Popular Music (Sept., $17.95) by Dave Thompson studies the music from the swamplands that inspired Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, and others.
Finding Lost—Season Six (Nov., $14.95) by Nikki Stafford analyzes the show's six seasons—complete with possible explanations.

Wm. B. eerdmans
Handel's Messiah: Comfort for God's People (Oct., $14.99) by Calvin R. Stapert offers historical background and musical and theological commentary.

feminist press
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The Reality Shows (Oct., $16.95) by Karen Finley recalls the author's portrayals over the past decade of Liza Minelli, Martha Stewart and Jackie Onassis. Author tour.

harper perennial
Girls to the Front (Oct., $14.99) by Sara Marcus delves into the history of Riot Grrrl and its impact on feminism.

Indiana Univ. press
Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol (Jan., $22.95) by Katherine L. Meizel claims that commercial music and the music industry are critical sites for redefining American culture.

hal leonard
Zen and the Art of Mixing (Sept., $24.99) by Mixerman. The well-known recording engineer shares his unique approach to this specialized art.
Bob Moog: The Illumination of Sound—Tipbook Highlights in Music (Oct., $24.99) by Dieter Dixon with Michelle Moog-Koussa. The electronic music pioneer's accomplishments as noted by his daughter.

Hal Leonard/Applause theatre & cinema books
Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season, 1959-2009 (Sept., $19.99) by Peter Filichia considers their time—or lack of—in the limelight.
Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination (Nov., $19.99) by Misha Berson scrutinizes one of Broadway's most influential and inventive shows.

hal/leonard/backbeat books
The Complete History of Guitar World; 30 Years of Music, Magic, and Six-String Mayhem (Oct., $29.99) by the editors of Guitar World magazine celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Complete Illustrated History of Prog Rock (Nov., $24.99) by Will Romano covers all aspects of the popular genre.

hal leonard/limelight editions
This Is Spinal Tap: Music on Film Series (Oct., $10.99) by John Kenneth Muir recounts the musical film's history and analyzes its impact.

the museum of modern art
(dist. by D.A.P.)
Weimar Cinema 1919-1933: Daydreams and Nightmares (Apr., $24.95) by Laurence Kardish showcases the thought-provoking films made in Germany between both world wars; published in conjunction with the museum's screening of 75 films from the era.

northwestern univ. press
Harriet Jacobs: A Play (Nov., $16) by Lydia R. Diamond. An American slave narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is adapted for the stage.

oldcastle books/creative essentials
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
The Art of Acting... and How to Master It (Jan. $29.95) by David Carter outlines the fundamentals—including timing, vocal control, and body language skills.

oldcastle books/kamera books
(dist. by trafalgar square)
Neo-Noir (Nov., $19.95) by Douglas Keesey discusses landmark neo-noirs, cult auteur figures of the genre, and remakes.

Rihanna (Sept., $29.95), photographed and edited by Simon Henwood. This authorized biography captures the star's first solo tour.

My Year of Flops: The A.V. Club Presents One Man's Journey Deep into the Heart of Cinematic Failure (Oct., $15) by Nathan Rabin recounts noted turkeys, based on the author's A.V. Club column and Web site.

Bridge of Waves (Oct., $16.95) by W.A. Mathieu explores music's mystical dimension.

simon & schuster
The Neil Young Journal (1945-1972) (Nov., $24.99) by Neil Young presents the singer/songwriter's personal memorabilia in an illustrated scrapbook. 100,000 first printing

soft skull press
Death Wish (Nov., $12.95) by Christopher Sorrentino discusses the film's long-lasting impact.
They Live (Nov., $12.95) by Jonathan Lethem exfoliates the film utilizing long-form criticism.

stanford univ. Press
Five Plays (Nov., $17.95) by Anton Chekhov, trans. by Marina Brodskaya. New translations offer the first complete English text of Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard.

500 Essential Cult Movies: The Ultimate Guide (Sept., $17.95) by Jennifer Eiss et al. includes synopses, photos, and reviews.

theatre communications group
Race (Oct., $13.95) by David Mamet. At press time the playwright's new work was still on the boards.
West Side Story (Nov. $13.95) presents a new edition of the justly celebrated Bernstein/Sondheim/Laurents musical.

univ. of illinois press
Sacred Steel: Inside an African American Steel Guitar Tradition (Sept., $25) by Robert L. Stone chronicles the tradition of steel–guitar playing in Pentecostal House of God churches.

univ. of michigan press
Playing Doctor: Television, Storytelling, and Medical Power (Sept., $35) by Joseph Turow references the history of TV medical dramas in the context of today's health care crisis.

univ. of minnesota press
The England's Dreaming Tapes (Sept., $25.95) by Jon Savage. A behind-the-scenes examination of the punk movement.

Virgin books
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
In the City: A Celebration of London Music (Oct., $15.95) by Paul Du Noyer spotlights the talent that helped define the city's music scene, from David Bowie to the Sex Pistols who.

voyageur press
How to Hot Rod Your Fender Amp: Modifying Your Amplifier to Get Magical Tone (Feb., $27.99) by John Dietz instructs owners in amping up for the best sound.

wayne state univ. press
Hollywood Goes Oriental: CaucAsian Performance in American Film (Sept., $29.95) by Karla Rae Fuller investigates the portrayal of Asian characters by non-Asian actors.
MC5: Sonically Speaking: A Tale of Revolution and Rock ‘n' Roll (Sept., $19.95) by Brett Callwood charts the band's musical legacy and provocative politics.

Pets & Animals
(dist. by Perseus)
Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees (Nov., $14.95) by Norman Gary. Info on buying, selecting, and housing bees, and collecting honey for pleasure and profit.
Joel Silverman's Take 2: Training Solutions for Rescued Dogs (Nov., $16.95) by Joel Silverman discusses methods that work.
Careers with Dogs: The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Dream Job (Dec., $24.95) by Kim Campbell Thornton describes varied canine-related jobs.

(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Invisible Line: A New Way of Achieving Harmony Between Dogs and Humans (Dec., $19.95) by Angie Mien explains an intuitive method of communication between species.

(dist. by Hachette Book Group)
I ♥ My Cat (Nov., $14.99) by the editors of Woman's Day includes articles on choosing, training, and caring for.

menasha ridge press
(dist. by PGW)
Myths and Truths About Coyotes: What You Need to Know About America's Most Formidable Predator (Nov., $12.95) by Carol Cartaino addresses humans' curiosity and concerns.

100 Facts About Pandas (Oct., $13) by David O'Doherty et al. promises to entertain both animal and animal-humor lovers.

101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog: Make Your Dog A Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Recipes, Crafts, and Bonding (Oct., $19.99) by Kyra Sundance.

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The Cat Yearbook: A Hilarious Album of Lazy, Crazy, and Occasionally Purr-fect Feline Students (Sept., $7.95) by Quercus explores their hidden dreams and secret talents.
Clever Dog! Words of Wisdom from Your Canine Pal (Sept., $7.95) by Quercus. Each of the 100 doggy pix illustrates a well-known proverb orsaying.

How Fast Can a Falcon Dive? Fascinating Answers to Questions About Birds of Prey (Oct., $21.95) by Peter Capainolo and Carol A. Butler employs a Q&A format to explain these creatures' social and physical behaviors.

Chick Days (Dec., $14.95) by Jenna Woginrich. A seasoned chicken raiser explains the process: newly hatched chick to freshly laid egg.

Animal Planet Pet Care Library: Mixed-Breed Dogs (Sept., $10.95) by Lexiann Grant covers all aspects of choosing and living with.

columbia univ. press
(dist. by perseus)
Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will (Jan., $19.95) edited by David Foster Wallace et al. shows the impact of Wallace's philosophy on his fiction.

georgetown univ. Press
After We Die: The Life and Times of the Human Cadaver (Nov., $26.95) by Norman L. Cantor considers the physical, legal, and moral status of the lifeless human body.

inner traditions
The Katas (Oct., $16.95) by Kenji Tokitsu reveals the embodiment of the ancient knowledge underlying the Japanese dedication-to-perfection philosophy.

mercer univ. press
Subjectivity and Religious Truth in the Philosophy of Kierkegaard (Oct., $30) by Gabriella Merigala illuminates the chief concept.

MIT Press
Neither Sun Nor Death (Nov., $17.95) by Peter Sloterdijk with Hans-Jurgen Heinrichs puts forth a series of dialogues with the controversial German philosopher.

oneworld publications
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Do Llamas Fall in Love? 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles (Oct., $12.95) by Peter Cave takes on some of life's most important questions and famous philosophical puzzles.

oxford univ. press
The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma (Oct., $16.95) by Gurcharan Das exposes the dilemmas and ambiguities between the 2000-year-old Indian epic, Mahabharata, and the world today.

(dist. by Sterling)
The Inner Chapters: The Classic Taoist Text—A New Translation of the Chuang Tzu with Commentary (Oct., $22.95) by Solala Towler. A seasoned student and instructor brings a fresh perspective to Taoism.

yale univ. press
Young Voices Against Indifference: Twenty Years of the Ethics Prize Essays of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity (Nov., $18) gathers essays from college students across the country questioning the meaning of ethics.

Photobooth (Oct., $35) by Raynal Pellicer surveys the ubiquitous photobooth snapshots from 1920s to the present.

Akashic Books
Please Take Me Off the Guest List (Oct., $15.95) by Zachary Lipez, photos by Nick Zinner. New York City artists collaborate to make art from revelations of the good and not so good aspects of their lives.

Aurum Press/Argentum
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Finding the Picture: A Location Photography Masterclass (Sept., $34.95) by Phil Malpas et al. explains approach and technique for successful landscapes.

D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers)
Tim Hetherington: Infidel (Oct., $35) captures the photojournalist's time embedded with a U.S. platoon in the dangerous Korengal Valley in Afghanistan.

Heyday Books
Word on the Street (Oct., $25) by Richard Nagler evokes daily life in isolated words paired with photos of random passersby.

lonely planet
The Traveller's Guide to Planet Earth (Nov., $22.99) by Lonely Planet visits 50 destinations featured in the BBC-TV series.

Photographers' Institute Press
(dist. by Sterling)
Outdoor Photography Masterclass (Sept., $22.95) by Niall Benvie collects info, tips, and practical exercises.

Reynolds & Hearn
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Reflections on Nelson Mandela (Oct., $19.95) by Antoinette Haselhorst combines her portraiture with written tributes from a series of celebrities including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.

Sterling/Lark Photography
Magic Lantern Guides: Nikon D3x/D3s (Sept., $19.95) by Simon Stafford. A Nikon tech expert delivers the comprehensive manual.
Jeff Wignall's Digital Photography Crash Course: 2 Minute Tips for Better Pictures (Sept., $19.95) dispenses more than 150 tips.
Wildlife Photography: Stories from the Field (Sept., $29.95) by George Lepp and Kathryn Vincent Lepp mixes storytelling with technical knowledge.

Funk & Soul Covers (Oct., $39.99) by Funk & Soul Records features more than 500 covers from two genres of black music that conquered the world.

Univ. of Virginia Press
One Love, Ghoema Beat: Inside the Cape Town Carnival (Sept., $24.50) by John Edwin Mason. A historian/photographer chronicles his four seasons with one of Cape Town's 60-plus carnival troupes

Bear Star Press
The Kilim Dreaming (Sept., $18) by Robert Hill Long includes an elegy and three narratives that explore what happens after you're kicked out of Eden.

BOA Editions
(dist. by Consortium)
Diawata (Sept., $16) by Barbara Jane Reyes blends Filipino and urban American traditions.

Burning Deck
(dist. by SPD)
Mouthing Into—Sounding Out (Nov., $14) by Anja Utler, trans. by Kurt Beals, develops a pre-conscious world where human body and landscape flow in and out of each other.

Calyx books
Crow Mercies (Oct., $14.95) by Penelope Scambly Schott presents poetry by the winner of the First Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Book Award.

City Lights Books
(dist. by Consortium)
Solar Poems (Jan., $18.95) by Homero Aridjis, trans. by George McWhirter, collects surrealistic poems by the Mexican diplomat.

New Directions
New Selected Poems and Translations (Oct., $15.95) by Ezra Pound provides an expanded and annotated selection of his poetry.

Northwestern Univ. Press
Head Off & Split: Poems (Feb., $15.95) by Nikky Finney engages emblematic figures and events in African-American life, from Rosa Parks to Condoleezza Rice.

W.W. Norton
Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry (Feb., $21.95), edited by Charles Henry Rowell, focuses on post-1960s poetry culled from more than 70 writers.

Orion Publishing/Phoenix
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Best Poems on the Underground (Nov., $15.95) by Gerard Benson et al. brings together poem posters from London's tube and underground trains.

Sarabande Books
(dist. by Consortium)
Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems (Feb., $16.95) by Mark Jarman documents his spiritual and artistic growth over 30 years.

Univ. of Arizona Press
Each and Her (Sept., $15.95) by Valerie Martínez. This book-length poem addresses loss against the backdrop of the Juárez femicides.

Univ. of Georgia Press
Logorrhea Dementia: A Self-Diagnosis (Sept., $16.95) by Kyle G. Dargan collects poems rife with the anxieties of the aughts.

Univ. of Pittsburgh Press
Heaven & Earth Holding Company (Sept., $14.95) by John Hodgen explores how we live in the middle of beauty and terror, right and wrong.

Wave Books
(dist. by Consortium)
The Cloud Corporation (Oct., $16) by Timothy Donnelly confronts the timeless advances of personal, political, and social contingency.

Akashic Books
Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs (Sept., $14.95) by graffiti writer William Upski Wimsatt explores recent culture and political movements in first person.

Brookings institution Press
Dragon in the Tropics: Oil and Revolution in Venezuela (Nov., $24.95) by Javier Corrales and Michael Penfold illuminates the origins and ramifications of Hugo Chávez's presidency.

Harper Paperbacks
Proud to Be Right (Oct., $15.99) by Jonah Goldberg assembles young conservative writers who rebut the notion that all young people are liberals.

Random House UK/Guardian Books
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Protester's Handbook (Oct., $14.95) by Bibi Van Der Zee tells how to plan, launch, and fund a campaign.

SUNY Press
Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System (Oct., $24.99) by Susan M. Hoffmann and Mark K. Cassell studies the system and its changes.

Texas A&M Univ. Press
Reagan at Westminster: Foreshadowing the End of the Cold War (Nov., $19.95) by Robert C. Rowland and John M. Jones considers rhetorical analysis of the historic speech.

Timber Press
How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies (Feb., $23.95) by Jeff Gillman and Eric Heberlig delivers facts on controversial issues.

M. Evans
(dist. by NBN)
A Consumer's Guide to Psychotherapy (Nov., $14.95) by Gerald Amada provides answers to FAQs.

(dist. by PGW)
The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed (Sept., $14.95) by Jasmin Lee Cori suggests ways to nurture a sense of self and relationships.

Guilford Publications
Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism (Feb., $19.95) by Valerie L. Gaus helps dealing with sex, school, work, and more.

(dist. by Red Wheel/Weiser)
The Grail, the Stone, and the Mystics: A Jungian View of the Medieval Spiritual Mysteries (Oct., $15.95) by Robert B. Clarke asserts that grail legends refer to psychological processes.

Inner TRaditions/Healing Arts Press
Psychedelic Healing (Jan., $16.95) by Neal M. Goldsmith addresses psychedelics as catalysts for emotional and spiritual transformation.

W.W. Norton Professional Books for Psychotherapists
Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook (Jan., $29.95) by Daniel A. Hughes distills clinical strategies into exercises and interventions.
The Genogram Journey: Reconnecting with Your Family (Feb., $18.95) by Monica McGoldrick exposes intergenerational patterns of estrangement, alliance, divorce, or suicide.
Trauma Essentials: The Go-to Guide (Feb., $19.95) by Babette Rothschild explains treatments and tools to consumers.

(dist. by Interlink)
The Pocket Essential English-Gaelic/Gaelic-English Dictionary (Sept., $16) by Angus Watson includes business and IT terms.

checkmark books
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011 (Dec., $12.99), edited by Sarah Janssen, compiles thousands of up-to-date facts.

CliffsNotes Praxis II: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (Sept., $26.99) by Judy L. Paris gives an overview of the exam, including subject review chapters and full-length practice tests.

50 Puzzles for Creative Thinking (Oct., $8.95) by Charles Phillips leads readers to unleash their creativity.

free spirit publishing
Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century (Oct., $39.99) by Richard M. Cash provides strategies for K-12 teachers using differentiation principles to incorporate creative-thinking and decision-making skills into content areas; includes a CD-ROM.

hal leonard
The Bride's Guide to Musicians: Live Wedding Music Made Easy and Affordable (Dec., $19.99) by Anne Roos simplifies the crucial wedding music decision.

harper perennial
Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love (Dec., $12.99) by Andrew Shaffer unveils 38 oft-quoted thinkers whose decisions one should avoid replicating at all costs.

inner traditions
Ensouling Language (Oct., $24.95) by Stephen Harrod Buhner considers nonfiction as an art form.

KNACK Body Language: Techniques on Interpreting Nonverbal Cues in the World, Workplace, and Dating Scene (Dec., $19.95) by Aaron Brehove reveals what's reflected by the physiology and psychology of bodily expressions.

lyons press
The Cigar Lover's Compendium (Sept., $14.95) by Lawrence Dorfman gathers expert tips on everything from buying and lighting up to stogie-related quotes.

The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses but No One Reads (Oct., $14.95) by Ammon Shea. The author of Reading the OED charts the history of this iconic tome.

rough guides
The Rough Guide to Google Chrome (Nov., $17.99) by Kate Berens and Peter Buckley navigates Google's suite of Web-based offerings from Gmail to Labs.

skyhorse publishing
(dist. by W.W. Norton)
The Shooter's Bible, 102nd Edition (Oct., $29.95), edited by Wayne Van Zwoll, is the topselling firearms reference.

Now Write Screenwriting! Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Screenwriters and Teachers (Jan., $14.95) by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson.
Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times (Oct., $22.95) by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck recalls pre-20th century UFO accounts from experts on unexplained phenomena.

taylor trade publishing
Stump the Professor! The 1-2-3 Easy Guide to Becoming a Better Student (Nov., $12.95) by Fred Ebert introduces students to the SQ3R Method: Scan, Question, Read, Recite, and Review.

univ. of iowa press
(dist. by CDC)
The Creative Writer's Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist (Sept., $19.95) by John McNally shares the highs and lows that come with a writing life.

Defining Breaking Dawn: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT (Oct., $9.99) by Brian Leaf allows students to learn new vocabulary words alongside Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Defining Twilight series.

writer's digest
(dist. by F+W MEDIA)
The Indie Author Guide: Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use (Nov., $19.99) by April L. Hamilton gives writers the needed tools.

Adams Media
The Man Whisperer: A Gentle, Results-Oriented Approach to Communication (Dec., $14.95) by Donna Sozio and Samantha Brett shows women how to turn any guy into a well-tamed man.

Duncan Baird
(dist. by Sterling)
The Pocket Kama Sutra Super Sex: 52 Red-Hot Positions (Jan., $9.95) by Nicole Bailey combines the best of ancient wisdom with modern sex advice and easy-to-learn techniques that will maximize lovemaking skills and confidence.

Carlton Books
(dist. by Sterling)
Girl's Ultimate Sex Guide: The Essential Guide to Dating and Sex for Modern Women (Sept., $14.95) by Lisa Sussman dispenses tips, positions, and wild ideas.

Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex: How Changing Your Everyday Habits Will Make You Hot for Each Other All Over Again (Nov., $14.95) by Maggie Arana and Julienne Davis identifies subconscious behavior that chips away at every couple's sexual chemistry.

Inner Traditions/Destiny Books
Slow Sex (Feb., $14.95) by Diana Richardson aims for enhanced sex and higher states of consciousness.

Lion UK
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Conflict in Relationships: Understand It, Overcome It—at Home, at Work, at Play (Sept., $14.95) by Sara Savage and Eolene Boyd-MacMillan investigates conflict factors.
Sixty Minute Family: One Hour to Transform Your Relationships Forever (Sept., $12.95) by Rob Parsons considers case studies and key problem areas for parents.

The Intuitive Heart of Romance: Finding Your Own Path to Lasting Love (Jan., $15.95) by Servet Hasan proposes ways to strengthen the intuitive powers of working women age 35 and up.

Moody Publishers
The Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married (Sept., $12.99) by Gary Chapman aims to prepare the soon-to-wed. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

New Horizon Press
(dist. by PGW)
Mom Loves you Best: Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships (Oct., $14.95) by Cathy Jo Cress and Kali Cress Peterson prescribes ways to smooth the sibling dynamic.

New World Library
(dist. by pgw)
Sex, Sin, and Zen (Sept., $14.95) by Zen priest Brad Warner explores sex from a Buddhist perspective.

Rockpool Publishing
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The No Excuses Guide to Soul Mates: You Can Attract a Great Relationship and Stop Making Mistakes in Love (Sept., $13.95) by Stacey Demarco and Jade Sky delivers practical guidance.

Seeking Happily Ever After: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without Losing Your Mind (Oct., $16.95) by Michelle Cove helps single women realize they can be happy now, pursuing their life's goals, while looking for Mr. Right.

Retool Your Relationship: Fix the One You're With (Sept., $16.95) by Tool Academy's Trina Dolenz explains how to change a man without him realizing it.

cambridge univ. press
A Mathematical Tapestry: Demonstrating the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics (Sept., $33.99) by Peter Hilton and Jean Pedersen depicts how a simple geometric idea reveals connections in concepts like number theory and combinatorial geometry.

The Best American Science Writing 2010 (Sept., $14.99), edited by Jerome Groopman and Jesse Cohen, collects the year's most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging brain candy.

faber and faber
Bad Science: How Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Deceive You (Oct., $15) by Ben Goldacre empowers readers to weed out bogus medical reports. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.

Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes (Sept. $14.95) by Steve Spangler suggests outrageously entertaining home experiments that will delight kids and adults.

KNACK Night Sky: Decoding the Solar System, from Constellations to Black Holes (Sept., $19.95) by Nick Nigro identifies and locates various celestial objects.

prometheus books
The Art of Invention: The Creative Process of Discovery and Design (Nov., $20) by Steven J. Paley explores the process, from conception to marketable application.

rough guides
The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis (Oct., $19.99) by David Buchan exposes the challenges of the multi-energy crises and weighs possible solutions.
The Rough Guide to the Future (Nov., $19.99) by Jon Turney steers around the prophets of doom and maps an upbeat tour of the likeliest advances for the rest of this century and beyond.

adams media
On Gratitude: 50 Celebrities on the Power of Giving Thanks (Oct., $14.95) by Todd Aaron Jensen. Celebrities from Joe Torre to B.B. King reveal the people, places, and things for which they are most grateful. Author tour with tba celebrity.

Allen & unwin/inspired living
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
The Intimacy of Death and Dying: Simple Guidance to Help You Through (Sept., $19.95) by Claire Leimbach et al. advises those who have lost someone to suicide or endured other difficult situations.

Astute press
Lupus, My Doctor and Me: A Sacred Dialogue (Sept., $15.95) by Anita A. Fricklas and Stuart S. Kassan, M.D. A patient and doctor address the physical and mental aspects of living with lupus and other autoimmune diseases.

Career press
The Relationship Code: Engage and Empower People with Purpose and Passion (Sept., $14.99) by Margaret McCraw explains the techniques of the four-step Harmonic System, a combination of psychology and universal principles.

Live with Intention: Rediscovering What We Deeply Know (Jan., $14.95) by Mary Anne Radmacher offers exercises and inspirations as it promises to help determine what's important in one's life.

Frederick fell
(dist. by APG)
The Complete Guide to Memory Mastery: Organizing and Developing the Power of Your Mind (Sept., $18) by Harry Lorayne provides a system of memory builders that aid in recalling names, dates, and numbers.

Findhorn press
(dist. by IPG)
Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master (Sept., $14.95) by Kat Tansey describes how meditation lessons from a kitty allowed a depressed person to heal.

Hampton roads
(dist. by Red Wheel/Weiser)
I'm Spiritual, Dammit! (Sept., $16.95) by Jennifer Weigel lists 13 commonsense rules for developing a sane and satisfying interior life.

Your So-Called Life (Sept., $14.99) by Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler advises women in their late 20s to early 30s who are making the big move into adulthood.

(dist. by HCI Books)
Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap (Sept., $14.95) by Kevin Roberts. A recovering video game addict outlines a recovery guide.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Oct., $14.95) by Brené Brown. An expert on shame asserts that imperfections and vulnerabilities are what connect people to one another.

In the affirmative publishing
Happy Crap: The Power of Positive Assumptions, with 8 Tools to Choose your Thoughts for Prosperity, Productivity, and Peace (Sept., $14.95) by Erika Oliver, explains how to replace negative assumptions with positive ones.

lion uk
(dist. by trafalgar Square/IPG)
Understanding Trauma: How to Overcome Post-traumatic Stress (Sept., $14.95) by Roger Baker lays out a self-help program to defuse memories and reduce flashbacks, nightmares, and tensions.

Biting Back: A No-Nonsense, No-Garlic Guide to Facing the Personal Vampires in Your Life (Sept., $16.95) by Claudia Cunningham applies the vampire metaphor to the life-draining relationships in our lives.
Blissology: The Art & Science of Happiness (Jan., $14.95) by Andy Baggott offers spiritual and scientific insights on defining, achieving, and sharing happiness.

New world library
(dist. by PGW)
Glad No Matter What (Nov., $18.95) by SARK. An artist and personal growth exemplar offers a healing path through trying times.

north atlantic books
(dist. by Random House)
In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness (Sept., $21.95) by Peter A. Levine blends the latest findings in biology and neuroscience with case studies and awareness exercises.

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World (Sept., $14.95) by Chris Guillebeau presents a "freedom manifesto" for readers hoping to create meaningful lifestyles.

Creative is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, See More, and Live Deep (Nov., $19.95) by Patti Digh encourages readers to acknowledge, reinforce, and use their own creative spirits.

Skylight paths
Spiritually Healthy Divorce: Navigating Disruption with Insight and Hope (Sept., $16.99) by Carolyne Call provides exercises for trekking through divorce in a healthy way.

What About Me? (Nov., $14.99) by Dr. Jane Greer advises couples on dealing with their relationship in an era of entitlement.

The Solution (Jan., $22.95) by Lucinda Bassett offers a positive plan for turning challenges into opportunities and relieving stress-induced poor health.

Create Your Life Lists (Jan., $14.95) by Deb Amlen guides ambitious and not-so-ambitious readers through the process; includes a workbook for building your lists and 10 envelopes for organizing your plans.

storey publishing
Order (Dec., $12.95) by Mary Carlomagno offers 52 weeks of personal reflections and daily exercises for eliminating unproductive habits and thoughts.

Templeton press
(dist. by CDC)
The Virtues of Self-Help (Jan., $14.95) by Christine B. Whelan distills the advice of classic self-help books into a resource for young people.

Three Rivers Press
You Shall Remember This (Sept., $14) by Eran Katz. The international memory trainer shares his personal experiences.

Ulysses press
(dist. by pgw)
The 127 Most Inspiring 11-Second Stories: Everyone Smiles on Page 93 (Nov., $12.95) by Emerson Spartz and Gaby Montero collects the best from

Viva editions
(dist. by PGW)
The Courage Companion: How to Live with True Power (Oct., $TBA) by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons tells tales of everyday people who exemplify courage.

Social Sciences
city lights books
(dist. by Consortium)
The Meaning of Freedom (Oct., $16.95) by Angela Y. Davis presents 12 of the author's previously unpublished speeches on American racism, freedom, and politics. Author tour.

Kumarian press
(dist. by Stylus)
Safe Haven?: A History of Refugees in America (Sept., $27.50) by David Haines looks at how refugees have fared in their new lives.

Fame: What the Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity (Nov., $16) by Tom Payne reveals parallels between our celebrity culture and the immortals of Homer.

Waiting for Superman (Sept., $15.95), edited by Karl Weber. Educational reformers explore ways of fixing the American public school system.

seal press
(dist. by PGW)
Reality Bites Back (Nov., $16.95) by Jennifer L. Pozner argues that reality TV exerts a powerful, negative effect upon society.

Seven stories press
(dist. by CBSD)
Censored 2011: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2009-2010((Oct., $24.50), edited by Mickey Huff et al., assembles the stories most ignored or underreported.

transaction publishers
Earth Capitalism (Jan., $29.95), edited by Patrick U. Petit, presents practices that lead to responsible capitalism.

univ. of washington press
Dance Lest We All Fall Down: Breaking Cycles of Poverty in Brazil and Beyond (Oct., $19.95) by Margaret Willson studies Bahia Street, an education program for girls in a Brazilian shantytown.

Wayne state univ. press
Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City (Oct., $19.95) by John Gallagher suggests ways that Detroit can become a smaller but better city in the 21st century.

Blue Snake Books
(dist. by Random House)
Hidden Hands: Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Martial Arts Forms (Nov., $17.95) by Phillip Starr explores hidden techniques, solo forms, and sets.
Bagua Swimming Palms (Feb., $16.95) by Wang Shujin, trans. by Kent Howard, introduces Chinese martial artist Bagua Zhang.

Burford Books
(dist. by NBN)
Cape Horn to Starboard (Sept., $16.95) by John Kretschmer takes a 32-foot sloop around South America's southern tip.

Cadmos Books
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
It's Not I Who Seek the Horse, the Horse Seeks Me: My Path to an Understanding of Equine Body Language (Sept., $49.95) by Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling explains a system of natural communication.

Can of Worms Press
(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)
Britain's 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes: An Illustrated Guide to the Country's Challenging, Extreme, and Unusual Golf (Nov., $29.95) by Geoff Harvey and Vanessa Strowger identifies spectacular holes hidden amongst Britain's 4,000 courses.

Clerisy Press
(dist. by PGW)
Summer of Shadows: A Murder, A Pennant Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation (Dec., $17.95) by Jonathan Knight weaves the 1954 pennant-winning Indians with the murder trial of Dr. Sam Shephard.

Ivan R. Dee
(dist. by NBN)
The Baseball Entertainer #2 (Sept., $8.95) by Robert Kuenster collects stats, quizzes, puzzles, tips, and teasers from Baseball Digest.

ECW Press
(dist. by IPG)
The MMA Encyclopedia (Nov., $24.95) by Jonathan Snowden and Kendall Shields offers a reference guide to mixed martial arts.

Falcon Guides
Walk, Run, Jump: A No Excuses Guide to Feeling Good About Your Body and Creating an Active Lifestyle for Those with Disabilities (Real or Imagined) (Nov., $19.95) by disabled IronMan athlete Sarah Reinertsen steers the disabled back to an active lifestyle.

Firefly Books
Play Better Hockey: 50 Essential Skills for Player Development (Oct., $19.95) by Ron Davidson promotes mastery of positioning, stick work, and skating.

Human Kinetics
Massage for Sport Performance (Dec., $24.95) by Michael McGillicuddy illustrates self and partner massage for pain relief, rehab, and recuperation.

KNACK Coaching Youth Basketball: Step-by-Step Strategy, Mechanics, and Drills for Consistent Success (Oct., $19.95) by Kristen Somogyi delivers a quick-reference, visually organized guide.

running press
The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists (Oct., $14.95) by Bert Sugar and Teddy Atlas collects ranked lists and explanations.

Stackpole Books
Matching Major Eastern Hatches (Jan., $24.95) by Henry Ramsay explains new tie patterns for the best fly-fishing lures.

Trafalgar Square Books
(dist. by IPG)
The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife Horses: Finding Meaning, Magic, and Mastery in the Second Half of Life (Feb., $22.95) by Melinda Kaitcer instructs novice equestriennes.

Triumph Books
Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look (Sept., $16.95) by Pat Kirwan and David Seigerman decodes the nuances that affect NFL games.
100 Things Packers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Sept., $14.95) by Rob Reischel distills 80 years of personalities, events and numbers.
Mix Martial Arts Lessons (Oct., $19.95) by Tapout magazine sets forth tips and techniques from masters.

Univ. of Nebraska Press/Bison Original
Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity (Sept., $19.95) by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry recounts the University of Washington's tumultuous 2000 season.

(dist. by IPS)
The Time-Crunched Triathlete: Race-Winning Fitness in 10 Hours a Week (Oct., $19.95) by Chris Carmichael and Jim Rutberg helps busy people get into winning shape. $70,000 promotional budget.

Victory Belt
(dist. by Tuttle)
Xtreme Training: The Fighter's Ultimate Fitness Manual (Sept., $34.95) by Randy Couture et al. details training methods.

Walker & company
Silent Season of a Hero: The Sports Writing of Gay Talese (Oct., $16) by Gay Talese hand-picks pieces from the last 50 years.

algonquin books
Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light (Jan., $15.95), edited by Penelope Rowlands, features essays from luminaries such as David Sedaris and Edmund White reflecting on the seductions of the city.

avalon travel
(dist. by pgw)
Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast (Oct., $17.95) by Jessica Tamtürk leads travelers to shopping, dining, and beaches.
Moon Napa & Sonoma (Oct., $16.95) by Philip Goldsmith identifies the region's must-see attractions and activities.

blue guides
(dist. by W.W.Norton)

Blue Guide Hay-on-Wye (Sept., $12) by Robin Saikia reveals the Welsh border town known for its secondhand bookstores.

cadogan guides
Marrakech, Fez, and Rabat (Jan., $21.95) by Barnaby Rogerson offers practical advice on navigating the labyrinthine cities.

(dist. by IPG)
Camino de Santiago Maps/Mapas/Cartes (Jan., $17.95) by John Brierley includes maps, contour elevations, and town plans.

camra books
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
Edinburgh Pub Walks (Oct., $15.95) by Bob Steel maps walks to drinking establishments throughout the heart of Edinburgh.

carlton/andre deutsch
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
In Search of the Craic: One Man's Pub Crawl Through Irish Music (Oct., $15.95) by Colin Irwin illuminates the author's journey through the country's musical soul.

conari press
Bringing Progress to Paradise: How I Changed Nepal, How Nepal Changed Me (Oct., $15.95) by Jeff Rasley examines the effect of Western culture when a "do-gooder" builds a school in a village so remote that the residents had only seen white people twice before.

countryman press
The Colors of Fall Road Trip Guide (Sept., $16.95) by Jerry and Marcy Monkman pinpoints the exact timing and locations of color changes throughout New England.

dk eyewitness travel
Top 10: New Orleans (Nov., $14) describes the Crescent City with informative Top 10 lists for all budgets.

duke univ. press
The Czech Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Feb., $26.95), edited by Jan Bazant, et al. delves into the the Czech Republic in this addition to The World Readers series.

Fodor's 511 Best Beaches, 1st Edition (Nov., $18.99) by Fodor's Travel rates the best beaches in the U.S, Caribbean, and Mexico.

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Oct., $27.99) by Elliot Greenspan sheds light on the rapidly developing country, known for its stunning scenery and outdoor adventures.

ginkgo press
(dist. by univ. of wisconsin press)
Eat Smart in France: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure (Nov., $14.95) by Ronnie Hess surveys France's alluring gastronomic history.

harpercollins uk/collins uk
(dist. by trafalgar Square/IPG)
Collins Ramblers: Short Walks in the Cotswolds (Oct., $8.95) by Chris Townsend encourages readers to stroll through Cotswolds' hills and villages with planned routes for 20 different walks.

langenscheidt/insight guides
Select Guides (Jan., $15 each) round-up the 100 best offbeat hotels, bars, shops, and restaurants in the following cities: London, Istanbul, New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Rome.

lyons press
A Fork in the Road: 400 Cities/One Stomach (Feb., $18.95) by Mark DeCarlo celebrates America's most idiosyncratic food traditions, with recipes and photos from the road.

metro publications
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
London's Hidden Walks (Nov., $15.95) by Stephen Millar and Lesley Gilmour brims with historyical details about those who have walked its streets in the past.

pelican publishing
Ghost Hunter's Guide to Monterey and California's Central Coast (Oct., $15.95) by Jeff Dwyer notes over 100 haunted sites.

Atlas of Remote Islands (Oct., $28) by Judith Schalansky. Armchair travelers are taken to 50 faraway worlds.

random house uk/bbc books
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
Great British Walks: 100 Unique Walks Through our Most Stunning Countryside (Oct., $23.95) by Cavan Scott and Julia Bradbury suggests gentle strolls through peaceful scenery and more challenging journeys into the British wilderness.

random house uk/ebury press
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
The Good Pub Guide 2011 (Dec., $24.95) by Alisdair Aird and Fiona Stapley reveals the UK's best pubs for food, wine, beer, and whisky.

rough guides
Make the Most of Your Time on Earth 2: 1000 Ultimate Travel Experiences (Sept., $29.99) updates the guide with 200 new suggestions from hiking adventures to festivals.

(dist. by interlink)
Causeway Coast Way: With Moyle Way (Oct., $17.95) by Eoin Reilly leads readers through the 32-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site.

sasquatch books
(dist. by PGW)
Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers (Oct., $16.95) by Nancy Pearl. America's favorite librarian recommends a roster of appealing tomes from destinations far and near, exotic and common.

sheridan house
Circumnavigating Low Key (Oct., $23.95) by Captain Woody Henderson recounts the author's around-the-world adventure aboard the 33-foot Cal sloop, Low Key.

spy publishing
(dist. by trafalgar square/IPG)
Mr.& Mrs. Smith Hotel Collection: Australia/New Zealand (Sept., $29.95) by Juliet Kinsman and Sophie Davies provides reviews and photos of the countries' best hotels, along with destination guides.

HOTELS Now! (Sept., $39.99) by Angelika Taschen suggests more than 72 establishments—from sleek and minimal to plush—where guests may check in and bliss out.

univ. of north carolina press
Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook (Oct., $19.95; $37.50 cloth) by Georgann Eubanks invites readers to enjoy more than 200 Tar Heel sites.

univ. of wisconsin press/terrace books
(dist. by CDC)
Across America by Bicycle: Alice and Bobbi's Summer on Wheels (Oct., $21.95) by Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery charts the Oregon-to-Maine journey of two adventure-seeking retired women.

True Crime
firefly books
Profiling: The Psychology of Catching Killers (Sept., $24.95) by David Owen reveals the tactics used by FBI investigators to solve some of the most horrific murders in modern history.

Seal press
(dist. by PGW)
Strange Trade (Oct., $16.95) by Asale Angel-Ajani tracks two African women who risked and lost everything in the international drug trade.

Wayne state univ. press
"The Events of October": Murder-Suicide on a Small Campus (Sept., $22.95) by Gail Griffin describes the ripple effects on the campus community of a crime at Kalamazoo College.

War & Military
carlton books
(dist. by Sterling)
Shots of War: 150 Years of Dramatic Photography from the Battlefield (Oct., $39.95) by Paul Brewer follows modern warfare with photographers who risked their lives to record it, from the American Civil War to the War on Terror.

casemate publishing
America's First Conflict with Iran: The Tanker War, 1987-88 (Sept., $18.95) by Lee Allen Zatarain examines the intense combat resulting from Iran's attempt to close down the sea lanes of the Persian Gulf during the Reagan administration.

Military Pocket Guides: Great Battles of World War 2 (Sept.) by Parragon editors surveys 28 actions, including Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and Iwo Jima.

Women's Studies
arsenal pulp press
(dist. by Consortium)
Venus with Biceps: A Pictorial History of Muscular Women (Oct., $27.95) by David L. Chapman displays historical photographs of strong women from the late 19th- to mid-20th centuries.

seven stories press
(dist. by CBSD)
Rose (Oct., $17.95) by Inga Muscio explores the impact of violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on women's most intimate lives. Author tour.

Suny press
Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film (Feb., $29.95) by Philippa Gates studies the portrayal of female detectives in Hollywood films from 1929 to 2009.