Spring 2001 Book List
Edited by Laurele Riippa. Compiled by Lynn Andriani, Dena Croog, Robert Dahlin, Charles Hix, Julia Moberg, Karole Riippa and Bella Stander. -- 1/22/01
Hardcover Biography &Memoirs
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Loving Picasso: The Private Journal of Fernande Olivier (May, $35) by Fernande Olivier. Picasso's first love reveals their turbulent relationship. Advertising.
Fly Fast... Sin Boldly: Flying, Spying, &Surviving (Mar., $27.95) by William P. Lear Jr. The son of the Learjet creator tells of military heroics, the development of the noted jet and dangerous undercover assignments on behalf of his country. $10,000 ad/promo.
Somehow Form a Family: Stories That Are Mostly True (May, $22.95) by Tony Earley presents 11 personal essays about finding one's place in the world. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. 16-city author tour.
The Unknown Callas: The Greek Years (Apr., $39.95) by Nicholas Petsalis-Diomidis examines the diva's life in Athens 1937-1945.
The House That Jack Built: My Life Story as a Trailblazer in Broadcasting and Entertainment (Mar., $26) by Hal Jackson with James Haskins details Jackson's rise in radio and his breaking of racial boundaries. 35,000 first printing. Author publicity. 50-city radio satellite tour.
Masquerade: Dancing Around Death in Nazi-Occupied Hungary (July, $24.95) by Tivadar Soros is by the father of billionaire financier George Soros.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
Uphill Walkers: A Memoir of a Family (May, $24) by Madeleine Blais tells how the author's family pulled together after the death of their father at a time when single-parent families were unheard-of.
Old Gods, Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones (Apr., $26) by Stephen Davis details the group's musical successes and personal excesses. Ad/promo.25-city radio satellite tour.
For the Sins of My Father: The Legacy of a Mafia Life (June, $23.95) by Albert Demeo with J Sharkey. The son of a notorious Mafia killer reveals a loving family and the tragic psychological legacy of his father's crimes.
Daughters of Absence: Transforming a Legacy of Loss (Apr., $26.95), edited by Mindy Weisel. Daughters of Holocaust survivors transform their parents' Holocaust darkness into a celebration of life.
Clint: The Life and Legend (Apr., $28) by Patrick McGilligan offers an unauthorized and unvarnished biography of Eastwood.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams (Mar., $TBA) by Mark Ford describes the life and work of Roussel, the literary figure who died in 1933 under mysterious circumstances.
Out of the Depths: The Story of Ludmila Javorova, Roman Catholic Priest (June, $19.95) by Miriam Therese Winter tells of the Czech woman ordained in the Roman Catholic underground church during the religious persecutions of the Communist era.
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World (May, $23) by Rita Golden Gelman. At age 45, Gelman left a failing marriage for the road; 15 years later she's still on the road with no permanent address. Author publicity.
Far Appalachia: Following the New River North (Apr., $23.95) by Noah Adams. A host of NPR's All Things Considered follows an ancient river into the heart of contemporary Appalachia. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood (May, $TBA) by Marie Arana. A child must come to terms with being neither North nor South American, but a mixture of both. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Hello, Is It All Over? (Mar., $19.95, paper $13.95) by Mauyen Keane recounts the story of Irish p t Gabriel Rosenstock's parents' lives in the Nazi-occupied Channel Islands.
The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon: The Life, Loves and Lawsuits of a Legendary Victorian (Mar., $24.95) by Brian Thompson follows the life of a Victorian eccentric who acquired a string of lovers, was stung by con artists and helped overturn England's infamous Lunacy Laws.
The Shaping of a Life: A Spiritual Landscape (Apr., $24.95) by Phyllis Tickle shares her life and spiritual journey with honesty and humor. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Open Secrets (May, $22.95) by Richard Lischer tells of the cantankerous rural parish the author takes on as an idealistic young pastor.
Mary Warnock: A Memoir (May, $26.95) by Mary Warnock. A leader in modern commentary on ethics and philosophy casts a critical eye on her life and times.
DUQUESNE UNIV. PRESS
Shanghai Quartet (Mar., $24.95) by Min-Zhan Lu. The author, her mother, grandmother and nanny live through major events and cultural changes in China.
Flight: My Life in Mission Control (Mar., $25.95) by Chris Kraft. NASA flight director Kraft delivers a tribute to the U.S. space program and the men who risked their lives to take America on a flight to the unknown. Author tour.
The Accidental Adventurer: Memoir of the First Woman to Climb Mt. McKinley (May; $22.95, paper $16.95) by Barbara Washburn details the expeditions the author made with her husband Bradford Washington that defied social conventions of the 1940s. Author publicity.
FARRAR, STRAUS &GIROUX
Boswell's Presumptuous Task (Aug., $25) by Adam Sisman traces the friendship between Boswell and his mentor, Samuel Johnson, an unlikely literary pairing.
Groovy Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Fraser (May, $25) by Harriet Vyner is the authorized biography of one of 1960s London's best-known trendsetters and hedonists.
Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of a Flight Nurse (May, $20) by Janice Hudson reveals Hudson's 10 years as a San Francisco area helicopter ambulance nurse.
THE FREE PRESS
Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer's (July, $25) by Thomas DeBaggio. A 57-year-old writer beset by the early onset of Alzheimer's tells of the pain that comes from the loss of memory. Advertising.
GALLAUDET UNIV. PRESS
Orchid of the Bayou: A Deaf Woman Faces Blindness (Mar., $24.95) by Cathryn Caroll and Catherine Hoffpauir Fischer. Fischer turned the illness that will render her blind into an opportunity to reconnect with her Cajun heritage.
Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan (Apr., $26) by Howard Sounes is based on exclusive interviews and previously unseen documents. 125,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.
A Place to Stand: The Making of a P t (July, $26) by Jimmy Santiago Baca. The p t tells of life inside a maximum security prison and reaffirms the ability to overcome brutal adversity.
Hellhound on My Trail: The Life and Legend of Robert Johnson (Aug., $23) by Stephen Calt looks at the life of the legendary Mississippi bluesman whose songs changed modern music.
A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East (June, $23) by Tiziano Terzani. A jet-age Asia correspondent recounts his year of traveling the Far East by all means, save airplanes, while discovering the land. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood (June, $25) by Suzanne Finstad explores the star's turbulent life and puzzling death. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse (May, $25) by Michael Korda. The bestselling author/editor describes life when he and his wife take up residence in an 18th-century farmhouse. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 25-city radio satellite tour.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Touching My Father's Soul (May, $26) by Jamling Tenzing Norgay. Famous Sherpa and heir to a climbing dynasty reveals a side of Everest that has rarely been seen.
HEADLINE (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Enjoy! A Celebration of Jennifer Paterson: A Tribute to a Fat Lady by Her Friends (Mar., $27.50), edited by Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson. Fifteen friends offer an appreciation of the late Two Fat Ladies star.
My Lucky Star (Apr., $24) by Zdenka Fantlová is a personal story by a Holocaust survivor.
Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life (Apr., $26) by Adrian House conveys the drama of Francis's life in its historical context. Advertising. Author tour.
HILL STREET PRESS
How I Learned to Snap: A Small-Town Coming-of-Age and Coming Out Story (June, $22.95) by Kirk Read. The nationally syndicated gay columnist talks about high school in the 1980s. 14-city author tour.
Lenin (Apr., $45) by Hélène Carrère d'Encausse. A French authority on Russian and Slavic history offers of study of the famous--and infamous--man.
Jane Goodall: Beyond Innocence: An Autobiography in Letters: The Later Years (July, $28), edited by Dale Peterson, covers the years of Goodall's greatest triumphs and deepest tragedies. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain (Aug., $24.95) by Charles R. Cross is published on the 10th anniversary of Nirvana's landmark album, Nevermind.100,000 first printing.
Special Agent: My Life on the Front Lines As a Woman in the FBI (Mar., $23.95) by Candice DeLong tells the story of a woman's 20-year career as an FBI field profiler. 150,000 first printing. 10-city author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Breaking Apart: Dreaming of Divorce (Apr., $23.95) by Wendy Swallow examines a marriage coming apart piece by piece.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
The Black Experience in the 20th Century: An Autobiography and Meditation (Mar., $29.95) by Peter Abrahams. The author recalls his relationships with the black literati including George Padmore, Richard Wright and others, and reflects on the challenges that face people of color in both First and Third World countries.
Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life (Apr., $35) by Fran Grace examines the life of the notorious and misunderstood reformer.
Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart (Apr., $27.50) by Steven Bach. The "Prince of Broadway" was a man who rose from poverty to success, tormented all the while by private demons.
French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew (May, $25) by Peter Mayle. The author of A Year in Provence explores and celebrates the gastronomic pleasures of France. 250,000 first printing.
Ava's Man (Aug., $25) by Rick Bragg is the story of Bragg's grandfather, a man who kept his family one step away from poverty during the Great Depression. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 18-city author tour.
The Oldest Rookie: Big League Dreams from a Small Town Guy (Apr., $22.95) by Jim Morris and J l Engel. Morris, a teacher and coach, tells how he became the major league's oldest rookie pitcher in 40 years. 75,000 first printing.Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole (May, $24.95) by Rená Pol Nevils and Deborah George Hardy looks at the life of the creator of A Confederacy of Dunces. Advertising. Author tour.
THE LYONS PRESS
In This We Are Native: Memoirs and Journeys (June, $24.95) by Annick Smith offers a new memoir by the author of A River Runs Through It.
My Faraway Home: An American Family's WWII Tale of Adventure and Survival in the Jungles of the Philippines (June, $22.95) by Mary McKay Maynard. A family survives two years in the jungles, hunted by the Japanese.
The Prairie in Her Eyes (June, $17.95) by Ann Daum tells of the author's girlhood on a 13,000-acre spread where she learned about beauty and cruelty, love of land and hatred of the wild, honor and abuse.
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS
While the Locust Slept (Apr., $24.95) by Peter Razor. An Ojibwe man chronicles his survival of abuse and bigotry at a state orphanage in the 1930s. Advertising. Author tour.
MITCHELL BEAZLEY (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Victorian Diaries: The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women (May, $21.95), edited by Heather Creaton, opens a window on daily Victorian life through diary entries and photos.
THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS
Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman's Bicycle Trip through Mongolia, China, and Vietnam (Mar., $24.95) by Erika Warmbrunn describes the author's rich cultural experiences abroad.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE PRESS
Birthplace of the Winds: Storming Alaska's Islands of Fire and Ice (Mar., $26) by Jon Bowermaster recounts Bowermaster's kayaking and mountaineering expedition to the volcanic peaks of the Aleutian Islands. 25,000 first printing.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
The Heart Too Long Suppressed: A Chronicle of Mental Illness (May, $24.95) by Carol Hebald describes the former actress's downward spiral and her struggles with therapists, misdiagnoses and treatments.
Love Sick: A Woman's Journey Through Sexual Addiction (June, $24.95) by Sue William Silverman is the story of a woman's addiction to and recovery from the high of dangerous encounters. Author tour.
Widower's House: A Study in Bereavement of How Mella and Margot Made Me Flee My Home (June, $23.95) by John Bayley. After the death of his wife, author Iris Murdoch, Bayley found himself pursued by scores of women eager to comfort him, which he describes in this love story and comedy of errors. Author tour.
The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Love and Olive Oil in the South of France (May, $24.95) by Carol Drinkwater relates the pleasure and hardships of planting roots in a foreign place. Advertising.
PETER OWEN (dist. by Dufour Editions)
No Ordinary Man: The Life and Times of Miguel de Cervantes (June, $37.95) by Donald P. McCrory. This biography, the first in English of Cervantes in 20 years, reveals new information.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi (Mar., $30) by Stanley Wolpert is written by a renowned Indian historian.
Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time (Mar., $24) by Clark Blaise introduces the man who created--then convinced all the nations of the world to adopt--a unified standard for telling time. Author tour.
An Italian Affair (May, $22) by Laura Fraser. When Fraser's husband leaves her, the cure for her broken heart is a trip to Italy that she relates in this unlikely love story.
Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. TimesDynasty (May, $26) by Dennis McDougal deals with the media family that created and cashed in on the Los Angeles Times.
Blood Washes Blood (May, $25.95) by Frank Viviano. When reporter Viviano began to investigate his great-great-grandfather's murder more than a century ago, he encountered an 80-year conspiracy of silence. 5-city author tour.
Staying Tuned (May, $26.95) by Daniel Schorr. The print and broadcast journalist recalls his more than half-century career. 35,000 first printing. Author publicity.
It's Only a Game (Aug., $26.95) by Terry Bradshaw with David Fisher. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback offers a perspective on his life, his accomplishments and what he's learned. 150,000 first printing. 10-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Somalia on Five Dollars a Day: A Soldier's Story (July, $24.95) by Martin Stanton is an account of a battalion's five months in Somalia and how difficult and dangerous this supposedly humanitarian mission turned out to be. $75,000 ad/promo.
Beyond the Rhine: A Screaming Eagle in Germany (Aug., $24.95) by Donald R. Burgett is the concluding installment in Burgett's WWII Screaming Eagle memoirs. Advertising.
Roland Penrose: The Friendly Surrealist, A Memoir (June, $35) by Antony Penrose offers a memoir of Penrose's father, an art critic who helped bring surrealism to the British art world.
Eisenhower and Churchill (May, $24.95) by James C. Humes illuminates the partnership that saved the world.
Tell Me a Story: A Half Century and 60 Minutes in Television (Apr., $27.50) by Don Hewitt. The executive producer of 60 Minutes recounts his adventures in broadcast journalism. Advertising. Author tour.
Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson's Disease (June, $25) by Morton Kondracke, foreword by Michael J. Fox, is a memoir of the TV journalist's relationship with his wife and how her battle with Parkinson's transformed his life. Advertising. Author tour.
Five-Finger Discount:A Crooked Family History (Mar., $23.95) by Helene Stapinski is the history of a New Jersey family whose members have been crooks, swindlers, embezzlers, bookies and mob wannabes for generations. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Comfort Me with Apples (Apr., $24.95) by Ruth Reichl. The food editor of Gourmet magazine follows her bestselling Tender at the Bone with a memoir of her coming-of-age as a food writer. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Tale of the Rose: The Passion That Inspired The Little Prince (June, $23.95) by Consuelo de Saint-ExupÃ©ry tells of the romance that inspired the classic bestseller. Advertising.
Send Me Someone (June, $24.95) by Diana von Welanetz offers a true love story here and in the hereafter. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story (Mar., $23.95) by Michael Datcher. A young, inner-city black man writes about growing up fatherless. Author tour.
The Virgin of Bennington (Apr., $24.95) by Kathleen Norris. The author recalls her coming-of-age as a young p t in 1960s New York City. Author publicity.
Duke Ellington and His World (Apr., $35) by A.H. Lawrence traces Ellington's life and career in terms of the social, cultural, political and economic conditions of the time. Advertising. Author tour.
ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
John &Caroline: Their Lives in Pictures (July, $29.95) by James Spada follows the Kennedy children's lives through largely never-before-published photos. 50,000 first printing.
Maria Callas: An Intimate Biography (July, $27.95) by Anne Edwards reveals the life and loves of the opera diva.
Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey (Aug., $24.95) by Bebe Buell and Victor Bockris is the life story of the model Buell who was involved with several rock stars in the 1970s and '80s.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
King of Rock (Mar., $22.95) by Darryl McDaniels with Bruce Haring, intro. by Will Smith. McDaniels, DMC of the group Run-DMC, talks candidly about his life. 50,000 first printing.
My Chin Can Kill (June, $23.95) by Bruce Campbell. Campbell recalls his experiences in film and TV and as a cult horror and sci-fi movie god.
Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg (June, $29.95) by Tom Wells explores the life of the man who released the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times.
Alf Weaver: The First Rock 'n' Roll Bodyguard (Apr., $22.95) by Alf Weaver and Robert Ashtonspans the 35-year career of the man who looked after major stars from Madonna to Bruce Springsteen to Sinatra. Advertising.
A Primate's Memoir (Mar., $25) by Robert M. Sapolsky is the scientist's account of his 20-plus years studying a troop of Kenyan baboons. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.
Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota (May, $23) by Chuck Klosterman delivers a humorous memoir of growing up a shameless heavy-metal devotee in 1980s North Dakota.
Rejuvenate! (It's Not Too Late) (May, $24) by Eartha Kitt with Tonya Bolden. The legendary star shares the lessons she's learned that have led to her remarkable mental and physical vigor; a Lisa Drew book. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Algerian White (May, $24.95) by Assia Djebar. The author recounts the history of Algeria from its 1956 struggle for independence to the present and how it has affected her life. Author publicity.
The Talking Cure (May, $26.95) by Mike Feder. The radio storyteller reveals the events that formed him including his mentally ill mother's insistence that he tell her stories to bring the outside world in to her. Author publicity.
THE SH STRING PRESS
Improvement of the World: A Biography of Henry Adams, His Last Life, 1891-1918 (Mar., $55) by Edward Chalfant is the third and final volume in Chalfant's trilogy.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less (Apr., $24) by Terry Ryan. Ryan's enterprising mother kept poverty at bay with wit and prose during the "contest" era of the 1950s and '60s. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
John Adams (June, $35) by David McCullough. Truman's biographer now probes the life of America's second president. 350,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
Things That Must Not Be Forgotten (May, $25) by Michael David Kwan describes the author's childhood in pre-WWII China during the Japanese occupation.
The 23rd Precinct: The Job (Aug., $25) by Arlene Schulman records the author's observations over two years of access to New York City's 23rd Precinct Police Department in East Harlem, one of the city's toughest neighborhoods.
Genesis: A Portrait of a Spinal Cord Injury (Mar., $26.95) by Stephen Thompson. When a college student's dreams are dashed after an injury, near-death experiences show him that there is a life beyond human existence.
Henrietta Maria: Charles I's Indomitable Queen (May, $27.95) by Alison Plowden offers a study of the middle-class French girl who married England's king.
Who Killed Kit Marlowe? (July, $27.95) by M.J. Trow provides a controversial explanation of the untimely death of Shakespeare's biggest rival.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
The Gatekeeper: My Thirty Years As a TV Censor (Apr., $26.95) by Alfred R. Scheider with Kaye Pullen. Scheider, chief censor for the ABC-TV network from 1960 to 1990, chronicles his career.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
All for Love (July, $24.95) by Ved Mehta. The writer tells of four beautiful women who drove him to extremes of hope and despair.
Ronald Reagan: A Life in Pictures (Apr., $29.95) by Robert Sullivan and Life editors, foreword by Dan Rather, pays tribute to the "Great Communicator."
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
MO: The Life and Times of Morris K. Udall (Mar., $29.95) by Donald W. Carson and James W. Johnson looks at the life of the congressman, presidential candidate and environmentalist.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust (Apr., $24.95) by Bernat Rosner and Frederic C. Tubach with Sally Patterson Tubach. Two men, one the son of a German Nazi, the other a Holocaust survivor, become friends.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Edgar Lee Masters: A Biography (Apr., $39.95) by Herbert K. Russell explores the life of the p t whose Spoon River Anthology influenced the course of American p try.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement (July, $39.95) by Sheila Boyle and Andrew Bunie chronicles Robeson's formative years.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Miles Davis and American Culture (May, $29.95), edited by Gerald Early, examines Davis in a cultural context in this new collection of essays.
UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESS
Travels with My Royal: A Memoir of the Writing Life (Apr., $17.95) by Robert Laxalt offers a memoir by Nevada's premier living author.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Looking for Carrascolendas: From a Child's World to Award-Winning Television (Apr.; $40, paper $19.95) by Aida Barrerra describes how a television show grew out of the author's real-life experiences as a Mexican-American child in South Texas.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television (May, $30) by Donald G. Godfrey. The genius and the failures of the "forgotten father of television" are examined.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS (Mar., $29.95), edited by Edmund White. Writers including Maya Angelou, Allan Gurganus, Brad Gooch and John Berendt remember friends and lovers struck down by AIDS. Author tour.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Losing Malcolm: A Mother's Journey Through Grief (Apr., $24) by Carol Henderson. A mother loses her newborn and battles to overcome her pain.
The Murder of Lumumba (June, $30) by Ludo de Witte documents the lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that surrounded the murder of the first democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo.
Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions (May, $29.95) by Charles Gallenkamp is an account of a real-life "Indiana Jones," a gun-toting explorer-scientist who discovered the velociraptor and Mongolia's fabled Flaming Cliffs. 8-city author tour.
Summer of a Dormouse (June, $23.95) by John Mortimer continues the autobiography begun with Clinging to the Wreckage and Murderers and Other Friends.
Granny D: Walking Across America in My 90th Year (Apr., $19.95) by Doris Haddock with Dennis Burke. After a life of activism, the nonagenarian walks across the country to draw attention to the issue of campaign-finance reform. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
On Our Way to Beautiful: A Family Memoir (May, $21.95) by Yolanda Young recalls a young black woman's coming-of-age in Shreveport, La. 10-city author tour.
Voice of an Angel: My Life (So Far) (Apr., $22.95) by Charlotte Church is the story of the 15-year-old Welsh singer whose vocal talent has turned her into an international star. Advertising. Author publicity.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
Scheherezade G s West (June, $24.95) by Fatema Mernissi. An Islamic feminist describes her growing up in the Middle East and challenges the assumption that women's lives are better in the West.
The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: The Early Years, 1898-1939 (Apr., $30) by Paul Robeson Jr. breaks new ground in the story of the actor, singer, scholar and activist. Author tour.
Footprints of a Pilgrim (Apr., $19.99) by Ruth Bell Graham weaves prose and p try with anecdotes from family and friends to present a picture of Graham's life.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Up from Serfdom: My Childhood and Youth in Russia, 1804-1824 (May, $26.95) by Aleksandr Nikitenko recalls the author's life growing up in servitude and his eventual freedom.
A Geography of Saints: A Memoir (May, $24) by Penny Allen. Life on a high-desert ranch brings clear-cut logging, a Rajneeshpuram cult, the constant quest for water and a rocky love affair.
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Volume 247 Issue 4 01/22/2001