Fall 2000 Hardcover List
Edited by Laurele Riippa
Compiled by Lynn Andriani, Dena Croog, Robert Dahlin, Cindi DiMarzo, Charles Hix, Karole Riippa, and Bella Stander
Childcare & Parenting
Raising a Nonviolent Child (Sept., $19.95) by John Rosemond examines theories pertaining to violence and aggression in children. 75,000 first printing. Advertising.
Under Deadman's Skin (Jan., $22) by Jane Katch is a teacher's cautionary tale about children's hateful fantasy play.
BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS
The Language of Teenagers (Sept., $14.95) is an anthology with selections chosen from various cultures and eras. 100,000 first printing.
Welcoming Ways: Creating Your Baby's Welcome Ceremony with the Wisdom of World Traditions (Oct., $15.99) by Andrea Alban Gosline and Lisa Burnett Bossi is an illustrated guide describing nine at-home ceremonies.
THE FREE PRESS
The Skin We're In: Teaching Our Children to Be: Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart, Spiritually Connected (Sept., $24) by Janie Victoria Ward offers assistance to black parents with adolescent offspring. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book (Sept., $24) by Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacobs. The folksinger demonstrates how to tell lively stories.
Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief, and Change (Nov., $24) by Barbara Coloroso is the parenting educator's sequel to Kids Are Worth It!35,000 first printing. Author publicity.
HAY HOUSE/MOUNTAIN MOVERS PRESS
Practical Parenting: Giving Your Kids Tools to Navigate Life's Rough Waters (Sept., $23.95) by Montel Williams and Jeffrey Gardere with Daniel Paisner. The talk-show host Williams and a psychologist Gardere advise concerned parents. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 5-city lecture tour.
The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child's Mind, Health, and Creativity with Music (Sept., $25) by Don Campbell advocates music to stimulate creativity and intelligence. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Field Guide to the American Teenager: A Parent's Companion: Appreciating the Teenager You Live With (Sept., $25) by Michael Riera and Joseph Di Prisco presents an overview of teen behavior. Author tour.
But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships (Oct., $25) by Jill Murray suggests how to extricate daughters from destructive alliances. 50,000 first printing. Author publicity.
The Giving Box (Nov., $12.95) by Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers) teaches compassion through global folktales.
Sacred Connections (Feb., $27.95) by Mary Ann K nig uses the stories of 24 adoptive families to focus on adoption issues.
How to Be a Jewish Parent: A Practical Handbook for Family Life (Sept.; $26, paper $15) by Anita Diamant with Karen Kushner discusses how the values and traditions of Judaism enrich family life. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Raising Curious, Creative, Confident Kids: The Pestalozzi Experiment in Child-based Education (Oct., $26.95) by Rebeca Wild examines a new method for teaching children how to learn. Advertising.
Zen Meditations on Being a Mother (Oct., $15) by Roni Jay offers meditations exclusively for mothers and a CD of specially composed music.
Creative Correction (Oct., $15.99) by Lisa Welchel supplies disciplinary advice from the actress who played Blair Warner on the 1980s TV show The Facts of Life. $70,000 ad/promo.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Mothering Without a Compass: White Mother's Love, Black Son's Courage (Oct., $22.95) by Becky Thompson is a meditation on creating a multiracial family.
Fiction/SF & Fantasy
The Coming (Dec., $21.95) by J Haldeman. A message from space suggests the impending arrival of extraterrestrials in the 21st century.
St. Patrick's Gargoyle (Feb., $TBA) by Katherine Kurtz. In this contemporary fantasy, Dublin is protected by gargoyles with political and religious differences.
Dune: House Harkonnen (Oct., $27.50) by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is the second novel in a trilogy of Dune prequels. 165,000 first printing. Ad/promo. SFBC, QPB and BOMC selections. Author publicity.
A Storm of Swords (Nov., $26.95) by George R.R. Martin. In this sequel to A Clash of Kings, turmoil in the Seven Kingdoms comes to a violent head. 65,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Child of Flame (Oct., $24.95) by Kate Elliot reveals the truth about the catastrophic Sundering which separated the elf-like Aoi from the Earth.
Defender (Jan., $23.95) by C.J. Cherryh is the fifth title in the Foreigner series.
The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch (Sept., $26.95) by Terry Brooks takes place a generation after The Talismans of Shannara. Ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
The Mists of Avalon (Nov., $30) by Marion Zimmer Bradley is a new edition of this retelling of the Arthurian legend. Advertising.
The Redemption of Althalus (Jan., $27.95) by David and Leigh Eddings. A scoundrel and a goddess take an epic journey and triumph over evil.
DEL REY/LUCAS BOOKS
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Balance Point (Nov., $25.95) by Kathy Tyers. Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo help refugees flee the planet Duro, where aliens have invaded. Ad/promo.
Star Wars: The Fourth Neimoidian (Feb., $TBA) by Michael Reaves. Shortly before the events of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, one man and his Jedi companion almost destroy Darth Sidious' plans to blockade the planet Naboo.
Well of Darkness: Volume One of The Sovereign Stone Trilogy (Sept., $25) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman launches a new series set in the world of the authors' role-playing game. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Krondor: Tear of the Gods: Book Three of The Riftwar Legacy (Dec., $25) by Raymond E. Feist concludes the epic Riftwar Legacy trilogy. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
The One Kingdom: Book One of the Swan's War (Feb., $24) by Sean Russell. Two families vie for the throne of Ayr, wracking the kingdom. 40,000 first printing.
The Telling (Sept., $24) by Ursula K. Le Guin is the latest installment in the Hainish cycle. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS/FROG LTD.
A Saucer of Loneliness (Oct., $30) by Theodore Sturgeon, edited by Paul Williams, is the seventh volume in a series of the author's complete stories.
POCKET BOOKS/STAR TREK
Star Trek: The Next Generation--The Genesis Wave, Book One (Sept., $23.95) by John Vornholt. Intended to create life, the Genesis Device instead becomes a weapon of mass destruction.
Scion of Cyador: A New Novel in the Saga of Recluce (Sept., $27.95) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. continues the fantasy begun in Magi' of Cyador. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Dastard (Oct., $24.95) by Piers Anthony. A villain with the power to "unhappen" history threatens the land of Xanth. Advertising.
Winter's Heart (Nov., $29.95) by Robert Jordan. In this ninth book in the Wheel of Time series, Rand, with Min, is on the run. 750,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Shadow of the Hegemon (Dec., $25.95) by Orson Scott Card is the third book in the bestselling Ender's saga. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Wizardborn (Jan., $TBA) by David Farland adds to the story of Prince Gaborn and the struggle to unite humanity against the Reavers. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.
Wheelers (Nov., $24.95) by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen discovers alien life on Jupiter. Advertising.
Garden Wisdom (Oct., $24.95) by Sharon Amos culls earth-loving insight from past and present generations of gardeners.
(dist. by Princeton Architectural Press)
On the Nature of Things: Contemporary American Landscape Architecture (Dec., $70) by Gavin Keeney draws connections among humans, the outdoors and artistic design.
The French Country Garden: Where the Past Flourishes in the Present (Oct., $37.50) by Louisa Jones covers formal, medieval and other gardens from Normandy to the Riviera. Country Homes and Gardens Book Club alternate.
Better Homes and Gardens The New Guide to Step-by-Step Landscaping (Jan., $34.95) reveals the how-to involved in typical landscape projects. 100,000 first printing.
Dumbarton Oaks (Nov., $65) by Susan Tamulevich, photos by Ping Amranand. This Washington, D.C., museum houses an impressive garden, chronicled here for the first time.
Seeing Gardens (Nov., $40) by Sam Abell portrays one photographer's favorite gardens of the world.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
(dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Women and Gardens 1590s-1990s (Nov., $30) by Sue Bennett surveys the history of females and gardening trends.
Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation (Nov., $45) by Ken Druse examines techniques for creating new plants, from seed propagation to grafting. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Crystal Palaces: Garden Conservatories of the United States (Nov., $45) by Anne S. Cunningham identifies 25 greenhouses from Brooklyn to Seattle.
The Modern Garden (Nov., $45) by Jane Brown focuses on 20th-century gardens, highlighting 12 exceptional ones.
RODALE ORGANIC GARDENING
The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible (Sept., $29.95) by Sally Roth teaches beginners and intermediates how to blend food mixtures and build feeders. 35,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Ann Lovejoy's Organic Garden Design School (Jan., $35) by Ann Lovejoy reveals the secrets behind organic garden design. $30,000 ad/promo.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Monastic Gardens (Oct., $35) by Mick Hales offers photos of private monastery gardens around the world.
THAMES & HUDSON
The Secret Gardens of Paris (Oct., $45) by Alexandra d'Arnoux, photos by Gilles de Chabaneix, showcases private gardens with explanations by the proprietor of each. Advertising.
Time-Tested Plants: Thirty Years in a Four-Season Garden (Sept., $39.95) by Pamela Harper celebrates the author's beloved plants.
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden (Oct., $34.95) by Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf highlights over 1,000 reliable plants.
Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden (Sept., $29.95) by Yoko Kawaguchi praises gracious, contemplative gardens, including grasses, waterfalls, bridges and more. Garden Book Club selection.
The Shaker Garden: Beauty Through Utility (Oct., $29.95) by Stephanie Donaldson describes the elements of simple, functional, Shaker-design projects and horticultural practices. BOMC One Spirit, BOMC Crafter's Choice and BOMC Country Homes & Gardens selections.
Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden (Sept., $24.95), edited by J Earle, photos by Sadao Hibi, assembles images of classic Eastern garden design.
The French Garden (Sept., $75) by Jean-Pierre Babelon and Mic Chamblas-Ploton, photos by Jean-Baptiste Leroux, recalls impressive gardens from the Tuileries in Paris to Peterhof near St. Petersburg.
Covering the New Yorker: Cutting Edge Covers from a Literary Institution (Nov., $50) by Francoise Mouly with Lawrence Weschler presents thematically arranged covers from the past 75 years.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
Pet Peeves (Sept., $16.95) by George Plimpton is a goofy mystery about a missing pet-problem advice columnist and vegetarian.
Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down! (Oct., $23) by Dave Barry is a new collection of the humorist's syndicated columns. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action (Nov., $16.95) by Wendy Northcutt, founder of DarwinAwards.com, is a collection of deadly humor taken from the Web site. Author publicity.
DAVID R. GODINE
The Superior Person's Third Book of Well-Bred Words (Sept., $16.95) by Peter Bowler is an illustrated aggregation of verbiage "for those who aspire to linguistic snobbery."
The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley (Oct., $10) by Edward Gorey is yet another bleak tale from the late master of the macabre.
A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition (Nov., $29.95) by Charles M. Schultz is a deluxe edition celebrating the 35th anniversary of the TV special. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.
You Can't Do Business (Or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish (Sept., $17.50) by Leon H. Gildin is a crash course on the yucks of Yiddish.
The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons (Sept., $19.95), edited by Bob Mankoff, is bookworm humor. Ad/promo.
Great Presidential Wit (Jan., $22) by Bob Dole. Libby's hubby serves up favorite witticisms of our commanders in chief.
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (Jan., $7.95) by Norton Juster tells of mismatched love between a perfect dot and a straight line.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life (Oct., $15) by Judith Viorst is her latest "decade" book of illustrated verse. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Bruce!: Adventures in the Skin Trade and Other Essays (Sept., $18.95) by Bruce Vilanch. The Hollywood comedy writer takes aim at Diana Ross, the Muppets and more.
101 Uses for an Old Farm Tractor (Oct., $14.95), edited by Michael Dregni, finds jollity in vintage tractors.
Lamentations of the Father (Nov., $10.95) by Ian Frazier mines for laughter in parenting.
Even God Is Single (So Stop Giving Me a Hard Time) (Oct., $9.95) by Karen Salmansohn comes stuffed with comedic retorts to nudgy family and friends. 10-city author tour.
Literary Criticism & Essays
Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief (Feb., $22), edited by DeWitt Henry, contains essays that explore emotional trauma.
IVAN R. DEE
Complete Essays, Vol. I: 1920-1925; Vol. II: 1926-1930 (Oct., $29.95 each) by Aldous Huxley, edited by Robert S. Baker and James Sexton, are the first two of a projected five-volume collection.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Worlds (Sept., $16) by Jonathan Rosen. The culture editor of the Forward ruminates on the intersection between technology and religion, the world of the living and the world of the dead.
Hooking Up (Oct., $25) by Tom Wolfe delves into subjects from the sexual mores of today's teens to the inner workings of TV magazine show sting operations.
Talk Stories (Jan., $23) by Jamaica Kincaid collects the author's original pieces from the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town," 1978-1983.
The FREE PRESS
For Rabbit, with Love and Squalor: An American Read (Nov., $23) by Anne Roiphe reflects on her love affairs with the great male characters in American fiction. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Book of Twentieth Century Essays (Sept., $30), edited by Ian Hamilton, gathers landmark essays by such writers as Norman Mailer and James Baldwin.
GALLAUDET UNIV. PRESS
Deaf American Literature: From Carnival to the Canon (Sept., $55) by Cynthia L. Peters offers an unexpected perspective on American Sign Language as an art form.
Halls of Fame (Jan., $24.95) by John D'Agata digs beneath the American obsession with celebrity and fame. Advertising. Author tour.
The Best American Essays of the Century (Sept., $30), edited by Joyce Carol Oates with Robert Atwan, compiles 55 writings by notables of the 20th century. Ad/promo.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Cathedrals of Kudzu: A Personal Landscape of the South (Sept., $24.95) by Hal Crowther. The journalist parses Southern manners and letters. Advertising. Author tour.
Sewanee Writers on Writing (Dec.; $42.50, paper $22.50), edited by Wyatt Prunty. Alice McDermott, Francine Prose and others discuss their craft.
THE NEW PRESS
The Voice of Memory (Jan., $24.95) by Primo Levi, edited by Marco Belpoliti, offers the Holocaust survivor's words translated from Italian by Robert Gordon.
The Annotated Wizard of Oz: A Centennial Edition (Sept., $39.95) by L. Frank Baum. Oz annotator Michael Patrick Hearn explains the minutiae.
Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology (Sept., $39.95), edited by Jules Chametzky et al., gathers the work of 145 writers in all genres, including song lyricists and cartoonists.
Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (Dec., $25) by Jack Zipes. The translator of the Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm criticizes current trends.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Kerouac, the Word and the Way: Prose Artist as Spiritual Quester (Sept., $34.95) by Ben Giamo chronicles the writer's spiritual quest.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Comedy After Postmodernism: Rereading Comedy from Edward Lear to Charles Willeford (Jan., $29.95) by Kirby Olson posits a link between the fields of comedy and postmodernism.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Imagining Los Angeles: A City in Fiction (Sept., $29.95) by David Fine traces the city's history as portrayed by various authors.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
O Lost: A Story of the Buried Life: Centenary Edition (Oct., $29.95) by Thomas Wolfe furnishes the text for the original, unabridged version of Look Homeward, Angel, along with appendixes that reconstruct Wolfe's process of creation.
VANDERBILT UNIV. PRESS
Baudelaire and the P tics of Modernity (Jan., $29.95), edited by Patricia A. Ward, tracks the p t's influence on other p ts inside and outside of France.
Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere (Nov., $25) by Christopher Hitchens illuminates how encounters between writers and those in power are seldom smooth.
Ech s Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1947-1999 (Sept., $35) by Arthur Miller, edited by Stephen Centola, organizes 50 previously uncollected pieces chronologically, including the playwright's take on Clinton and Lewinsky.