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
Lifestyle | Gay &Lesbian Studies | Women's Studies
Self-Help &Recovery | Religion &Inspiration | New Age
Simply Safari (Mar., $45) by Daryl and Sharna Balfour combines African simplicity with colonial grandeur.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
The Royal School of Needlework Art of Embroidery: A History of Style &Design (Mar., $89.50) by Lanto Synge examines needlework art in the context of the history of fabric, costume and decoration.
BARRON'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES
A Practical Guide to Choosing Marine Fish (June, $9.95) by Gina Sandford provides detailed information on coral reef fish and invertebrates for serious aquarium hobbyists.
The Complete History of Costume &Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day (Mar., $37.95) by Bronwyn Cosgrave is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history of clothing design and adornment.
Home Renovation Workbook (Mar., $29.95) by Jain Lemos gives the reader a hands-on guide to home remodeling.
Floral House: Simple Designs and Decorations for the Home (Apr., $24.95) by Julia Baird offers a fresh approach to decorating with florals.
The World's Most Unforgettable Weddings: Love, Lust, Money and Madness (May, $19.95) by Deborah McCoy looks at weddings throughout the ages, from those of Anne Boleyn and Marie Antoinette to Eddie Murphy and Princess Diana.
Jewish Holiday Traditions (Aug., $22.50) by Linda Burghardt intertwines food, religion and entertainment to celebrate the Jewish holidays.
CONRAN (dist. by Sterling)
Home Work: Setting Up an Office at Home (Apr., $39.95) by Fay Sweet explains how to make your home office pleasurable and productive.
CONRAN OCTOPUS (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Space: Reshaping Your Home for the Way You Want to Live (Mar., $35) by Fay Sweet helps readers assess space to maximize its use.
The Art of Golf Antiques (May, $19.98) by Bil King is a photographic celebration of the balls, clubs, clothing, equipment and collectibles that have shaped the game of golf.
Straight from the Horse's Mouth: How to Talk to Animals and Get Answers (June, $22) by Amelia Kinkade offers step-by-step guidance for animal lovers who want to increase their intuitive powers. 9-city author tour.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume (May, $25) by Mandy Aftel resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery.
Cabins: Building Your Own Wilderness Retreat (May, $29.95) by David and Jeanie Stiles. Readers learn how to build a cabin, from buying land to choosing the style of structure.
The Book of Roses (Mar., $30) by Sylvie Girard-Lagor pays homage to the delicate flower.
FRIEDMAN/FAIRFAX (dist. by Sterling)
Architecture &Design Series: India Style by Alexandra Bonfante-Warren and ...Prairie Style (Apr., $17.95 each) by Lisa Skolnik provide inspiration for redecorating in these distinctive styles.
Jackie Style (May, $40) by Pamela Clarke Keogh examines the influence that Jackie Kennedy Onassis had on contemporary life. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
Country Chic (Apr., $30) by Country Living editors. Chapters on lighting, space, color and pattern explain how to create modern country style.
KEY PORTER BOOKS
Collecting Passions (May, $14.95) by Susan MacLeod O'Reilly and Alain Masse takes the reader through the generic world of collecting.
Bamboo in Japan (Aug., $49.95) by Nancy Moore Bess traces the history and variety of uses of bamboo in Japan.
LARK BOOKS (dist. by Sterling)
The Ceramic Glaze Handbook: Materials, Techniques, Formulas (Apr., $29.95) by Mark Burleson includes how to achieve brilliant color and set the right firing temperatures.
Creating Lighting for Outdoor Living (May, $24.95) by Chris Rankin. Transform a garden, patio, courtyard or deck into a magical space for wining and dining, reading or resting.
Judith Miller: A Closer Look at Antiques (Apr., $35) by Judith Miller offers no-nonsense advice on how to identify and value antique pieces.
Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years (May, $50) by Hamish Bowles marks the 40th anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy becoming first lady and explores her influence on style. Advertising.
THE LYONS PRESS
Pearls of Kitchen Wisdom (Apr., $19.95), edited by Deborah S. Tukua, compiles more than 400 time- and money-saving strategies for cooking, cleaning, dining and more.
Route 66: Lives on the Road (June, $24.95) by Jon Robinson recalls those who journeyed on the famous highway as well as those who made their living alongside it in restaurant, hotel and amusement park businesses.
Better Homes and Gardens: Small House, Big Style (Mar., $34.95) is an overview of modeling and decorating redos with more than 150 tips on arranging rooms and working with design professionals. 50,000 first printing.
Country Home: New Country Style (Apr., $39.95) identifies the essence of country living's simplicity, comfort and tradition. 40,000 first printing.
MILLER'S PUBLICATIONS (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
American Quilts: Miller's Treasure or Not? How to Compare and Appraise (June, $24.95) by Stella Rubin helps the collector develop an appraiser's eye and a connoisseur's knowledge.
NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
Discover the Joy of Acrylic Painting (May, $28.99) by Jacqueline Penney is designed for watercolorists crossing over to acrylics or the beginner/intermediate artist.
Good Things for Organizing (Mar., $TBA) by Martha Stewart Living editors provides readers with a concise guide to dealing with the clutter that accumulates in every home.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons (May, $45) by Alastair Gordon reveals the life stories of noted artists and designers who transformed the Hamptons with their new ideas about art and architecture.
The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers: No Ink, No Paint, Just a Hammer (May, $24.95) by Laura Martin instructs the reader how to make botanical impressions on paper and fabric with plants and a hammer.
Valentino (June, $200, three boxed volumes) by Franca Sozzani features celebrities wearing Valentino during the past 40 years.
Savannah Style: Mystery and Manners (May, $50) by Susan Sully investigates the architecture, interiors and decorative arts of this popular Georgia destination.
Kid's Rooms: A Hands-On Decorating Guide (May, $25) by Anna Kasabian showcases fun, durable and flexible interiors.
Home Office Life: Making a Space to Work at Home (June, $35) by Lisa Kanarek shows how to carve out an office space in your home.
RYLAND PETERS &SMALL
Table Inspirations: Stylish Ideas for Elegant Entertaining (May, $24.95) by Emily Chalmers offers an abundance of ideas for every possible occasion.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
Through Cougar's Eyes (Apr., $23.95) by David Raber examines the unique relationship that grew between a man and a rescued, eight-week-old mountain lion. Author publicity.
Mrs. Sharp's Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations of Comfort and Joy (May, $30) by Sarah Ban Breathnach reintroduces the old-fashioned pleasures of family and home. Advertising. Author publicity.
SEARCH PRESS LTD. (dist. by Midpoint Trade Books)
The Floral Year in Cross Stitch (Apr., $35.95) by Kai and Denis Chabault includes instruction and charts for cross-stitchers of all abilities.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Natural Pet Care (Apr., $29.95) by Gary Null helps prolong and optimize a pet's life. Author publicity. Radio satellite tour.
The Japanese Bath (Apr., $21.95) by Yoshiko Yamamoto and Bruce Smith delves into the aesthetic of bathing--Japanese style.
Wabi Sabi Style (Apr., $39.95) by James and Sandra Crowley examines Japanese lore and techniques for incorporating the wabi sabi philosophy into one's own home.
Urban Ore (Mar., $30) by Marc Kitchen-Smith explores the diversity of cosmopolitan life and offers practical and imaginative suggestions for creating your own urban home.
Bathroom Stuff (Apr., $16.95) by Holman Wang features the "stuff," from mouthwash to rubber duckies, that makes a bathroom a modern-day shrine.
SOUVENIR PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Sleeping Partners: Cracker and Mickey (May, $7.95) by Cecil Aldin collects drawings, pastel portraits, prints and etchings of the noted canine model Cracker.
The Handmade Candle (June, $22.95) by Alison Jenkins offers a step-by-step guide for making all types of candles.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag (Apr., $60) by Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna. Graphic designer Hinrichs celebrates the Stars and Stripes with his collection of more than 3,000 artifacts.
Blanc de Chine: The Great Porcelain of China (May, $75) by Robert H. Blumenfield is a guide to the highly prized white porcelain from Dehua, capital of Fujian province.
THUNDER BAY PRESS
The Complete Book of Home Stenciling (May, $19.98) by Katrina Hall and Denise W. Taylor offers a multitude of design ideas for every room in the house.
Entrances (May, $16.95) by Tom Connor inspires readers to renovate, remodel or add an entirely new home entryway.
Africa: Global Designs for New Look Interiors and Mexico: ... (Apr., $24.95 each) explore traditional crafts and design ideas, translating them into 15 step-by-step projects for every room in the house.
Debbie Bliss Knitting Workshop (Apr., $24.95) highlights easy-to-follow instructions, personal tips and more than 20 original projects for sweaters, jackets and accessories.
Home Harmony: Using the Five Elements to Create a Blissful, Balanced Home (Apr., $24.95) by Suzy Chiazzari offers a new, holistic approach to designing and decorating.
Moroccan Style Source (June, $29.95) by Peter Aprahamian. More than 250 photographs show the colors and patterns, materials and textures that define the country's style.
The Wedding List: A to Z (June, $22.95) by Gregg Renfrew and Nicole Hindmarch with Janet Allon is a handbook of advice and information from the London-based Wedding List Company.
The Big Book of Farm Tractors: The Complete History of the Tractor 1855 to Present¦ Plus Brochures, Collectibles, and More (Mar., $39.95) by Robert N. Pripps, photos by Andrew Morland, profiles the development of the American farm tractor.
Goldens Forever: A Heartwarming Celebration of the Golden Retriever (June, $29.95), edited by Todd R. Berger, combines anecdotes about golden retrievers with full-color photography.
Mood Indigo (Apr., $35) by Vinny Lee demonstrates how to use rich and sensuous colors in the home.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Bond for Life: Emotions Shared by People and Their Pets (Mar., $24.50) by Jo Ellis and Ian Robinson celebrates the complex relationship between people and their pets.
The Dog Sitter's Handbook: A Personalized Guide for Your Pet's Caregiver and The Cat Sitter's Handbook... (Apr., $12.95 each) by Karen Anderson offer tips to deal with behavioral problems, emergencies and administering medication.
Gay &Lesbian Studies
Love Speaks Its Name: Gay and Lesbian P ms (May, $12.50), edited by J.D. McClatchy, gathers work from p ts such as Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Elizabeth Bishop, W.H. Auden and others.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South (July, $28) by James T. Sears is the history of queer Southern life in the 1970s after the Stonewall uprising.
Queer Airwaves: The Story of Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting (Mar., $44.95) by Phylis Johnson and Michael C. Keith looks at the gay world's use of electronic media to network and create a sense of community.
UNIV. PRESS OF VIRGINIA
Escaping God's Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest (Mar., $34.95) by Bernard Duncan Mayes. A gay activist, NPR founder and former priest tells of his struggle with his culture and his God. $10,000 ad/promo. 3-city author tour.
How Jane Won: How Ordinary Girls Became Extraordinary Women (Mar., $25) by Dr. Sylvia Rimm with Dr. Sara Rimm-Kaufman. Fifty successful women discuss how they reached their goals. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 15-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Lies Women Believe, and the Truth That Sets Them Free (Apr., $19) by Nancy Leigh DeMoss examines what women believe about God, themselves, sin, priorities, marriage, children, emotions and circumstances. $25,000 ad/promo.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Tribe of Women: The Earth and Her People (Apr., $22.95) by Connie Bickman offers personal stories about women from all creeds, colors and walks of life; 200 color photos. Ad/promo. 25-city radio satellite tour.
Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage (Mar., $27.50) by Elaine Showalter identifies feminist intellectuals from the 18th century to the present. Advertising. Author publicity.
Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting (Apr., $34.95) by Donna Halper reconstructs the lives and the work of pioneering women from the broadcast industry.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN
In Praise of Black Women, Volume 1: Ancient African Queens (Mar., $60) by Simone and André Schwarz-Bart, trans. by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov, celebrates black women throughout history with color illustrations and text by prize-winning Caribbean novelists. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Mother Millett (May, $25) by Kate Millett. The author confronts her fear of losing her mother and a world that she long ago rejected but that still defines her.
Generation Ex (Apr., $23.95) by Karen Karbo. The novelist and pundit of domesticity takes a comic look at husbands, wives and exes.
Life Is Not a Stress Rehearsal: Bringing Yesterday's Sane Lifestyle into Today's Insane World (Apr., $21.95) by Loretta LaRoche shows how we can laugh our way to calmness and sanity. Advertising. 7-city author tour. 25-city radio satellite tour.
The Big O: How to Have Them, How to Give Them, and Keep Them Coming (May, $20) by Lou Paget is a frank guide to the facts, myths and history of orgasms.
Celebrating Single: Living on Your Own and Liking It (Aug., $24.95) by Joan Allen with Marc Kuzinitz reveals the joys of living solo.
Love Lessons from My Mom: Important Stuff I Hope I Never Forget (Mar., $12.95) by Kelly Corbet offers inspirational stories on love and life.
Erotic Surrender: The Sensual Joys of Female Submission (Mar., $22.50) by Claudia Varrin explores the positive emotional aspects of sensual submission.
How to Stop Destroying Your Relationships: A Guide to Enjoyable Dating, Mating, and Relating (Aug., $21.95) by Albert Ellis and R ber A. Harper presents a nonjudgmental approach to bettering relationships with romantic partners, friends, children and in-laws.
Nothing Left Unsaid: Words to Help You and Your Loved Ones Through Illness or Death (Apr., $15.95) by Carol Orsborn offers stories, p ms and prayers about how to talk to a person who is sick or dying.
Ice Cream for Breakfast: If You Follow All the Rules, You Miss Half the Fun (Mar., $17.95) by Leslie Levine advocates innocent self-indulgence.
The Man Who Mistook His Job for a Life: A Chronic Overachiever Finds the Way Home (May, $15) by Jonathon Lazear gives advice on getting off the fast track. Author publicity.
The Relationship Cure: A 5-Step Guide for Building Better Connections with Family, Friends, and Lovers (May, $23) by John M. Gottman suggests a practical program for repairing troubled relationships and enriching healthy ones. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 12-city author tour.
Get with It, Girls ...Life Is Competition (Mar., $20) by Teri Clemens with Tom Wheatley. The top NCAA volleyball coach and sportswriter offer insight to young women on how to be an effective competitor in all aspects of life.
This Is How Love Works: 9 Essential Secrets You Need to Know (Mar., $21.95) by Steven Carter tells how to create and sustain a loving relationship.
The Good Girl's Guide to Bad Girl Sex: An Indispensable Resource for Pleasure and Seduction (Apr., $21.95) by Barbara Keesling is by the sex therapist and "Ask the Sex Doc" columnist.
F&W PUBLICATIONS/WALKING STICK PRESS
Exploring Your Sexual Self (May, $14.99) by Joan Mazza helps readers write about and understand their sexuality. Advertising.
Images of Desire: Discovering Your Hidden Passion and Sensuality (May, $23.95) by Jaqueline Sussman explains how to tap into one's sensuality and arouse it in a partner. Ad/promo. Radio satellite tour.
THE FREE PRESS
Build Your Own Life Brand!: Become a Standout in Your Work, Your Relationships, and Your Community (May, $25) by Stedman Graham. The author of You Can Make It Happen tells how to use branding for personal benefit. Author publicity. Ad/promo. TV/radio satellite tours/
Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart (June, $21.95) by William J. Doherty explains how to resist the powerful pulls that can bring couples to the brink of unnecessary divorce. Advertising.
Unwinding the Clock: Ten Thoughts on Our Relationship to Time (May, $20) by Bodil Jönsson. This European bestseller discusses how our sense of time affects us in a world of high technology and accelerated change. 30,000 first printing.
The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, or Desperate (Aug., $25) by Harriet Lerner. The author of The Dance of Anger explains how to "find one's voice" in challenging relationships. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Married Lust (May, $23) by Pamela Lister and Redbook editors. Results of a magazine poll dispel the myth that marital passion fades over time.
What Women Want Men to Know: The Ultimate Book About Love, Sex and Relationships for You--and the Man You Love (Aug., $22.95) by Barbara DeAngelis is for women to give to the men in their lives. 75,000 first printing. 8-city author tour.
JODERE GROUP (dist. by Hay House)
The Game: Win Your Life in 90 Days (Apr., $TBA) by Sarano Kelley presents a system for breaking old habits, creating new ones and accomplishing things one has always wanted to do. 35,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 30-city author tour.
Family Estrangements--How They Begin, How to Mend Them, How to Cope with Them (Apr., $24) by Barbara LeBey tells stories of familial discord and, aided by two therapists, provides guidelines on mending broken relationships. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Shyness and Social Anxiety (July, $19.95) by Murray B. Stein, M.D., and John R. Walker. Two experts offer concrete strategies for dealing with social phobias.
Making Sense of the Men in Your Life: What Makes Them Tick, What Ticks You Off, and How to Live in Harmony (Apr., $19.99) by Kevin Leman shows how understanding sexual differences can help women develop more satisfying relationships with husbands, sons, fathers and co-workers.
Snow Falling on Snow: Themes from the Spiritual Landscape of Robert J. Wicks (May, $TBA) by Robert J. Wicks. Themes excerpted from Wicks's most successful books offer readers inspiration to live with greater peace, hope and holiness. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Soul Prints (Mar., $24.95) by Marc Gafni presents tools to overcome loneliness and achieve a richer, happier existence. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout (May, $25.95) by Steven Berglas explains how to balance self-esteem, ambition and career satisfaction. Author publicity.
Why Can't I Fall in Love?: Creating the Loving Connection You Need to Be Human (Mar., $23) by Shmuley Boteach. The author of Kosher Sex provides a primer for people who have failed to connect with a potential mate. 100,000 first printing. Author publicity. 25-city radio satellite tour.
The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty (Mar., $21.95) by Tina Tessina helps women walk confidently into the prime of life. 35,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
FLEMING H. REVELL
His Needs, Her Needs, 15th Anniversary Edition: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage (Mar., $17.99) by Willard F. Harley Jr. instructs husbands and wives how to satisfy the 10 most vital needs of their spouses.
Bonds of Anguish, Bonds of Love (May, $18.95) by C. Terry Warner shows how to shed negative emotions and restore sweetness to relationships. Ad/promo.
Love Someone Today: Stories of Encouragement and Inspiration for the Times of Our Lives (May, $20) by Delilah. The nighttime radio host dramatizes her message of love as life's first priority. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
What Flavor Is Your Personality? (Apr., $22.95) by Alan Hirsch, M.D., scientifically and humorously demonstrates how food preferences indicate personality types and can even predict behavior.
Every Saint Has a Past, Every Sinner a Future: Seven Steps to the Spiritual and Material Riches of Life (Apr., $23.95) by Terry Cole Whittaker. The former TV minister shares her principles of success.
Live Up to Your Life!: Ten Strategies for Getting from Where You Are to Where You're Meant to Be (May, $23.95) by Laura Berman Fortgang. Stop being overcommitted and underfulfilled.
Horse Sense for People (May, $23.95) by Monty Roberts. The author of The Man Who Listens to Horses demonstrates how trust, respect and communication--not c rcion--are the keys to fruitful human relationships. 5-city author tour. 20-city media tour.
The Living Principal: Looking and Feeling Your Best at Any Age (Apr., $24.95) by Victoria Principal is a guide to maturing healthfully. Ad/promo.
Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression (May, $24.95) by Marie Osmond with Marcia Wilkie and Dr. Judith Moore. The celebrity recounts her ordeal with PPD and, with the doctor who helped her through it, describes treatment methods. Advertising. 5-city author tour. 25-city TV satellite tour.
The Rules for Marriage: Time-Tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work (June, $16.95) by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider. The authors of The Rules give advice on keeping a husband. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
The Power of Apology: Healing Steps to Transform All Your Relationships (Aug., $24.95) by Beverly Engel explores the healing power of saying, "I'm sorry." 30,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Heaven and Beyond (Apr., $14.95) by Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold describes spiritual conversations. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Praying with Katie: God, My Cat, and Me (Apr., $12.95) by Don Holt. A retired Presbyterian minister stops to reflect on his life with the help of his cat, Katie. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Haphtara (Mar., $40) by Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg studies the weekly and holiday selections from the Prophets that are read in the synagogue. Jewish Book Club main.
The Rabbis Explain the Torah: Rabbinic Interpretations of Torah Passages (Aug., $40) by Avraham Yaakov Finkel compares sections of the Torah with talmudic passages. Jewish Book Club main.
Why Should I Stand Behind a Mechitzah When I Could Be a Prayer Leader: Traditional Judaism for the Modern Woman (Aug., $30) by Marina Goodman examines women's issues in traditional Jewish life. Jewish Book Club main.
Introducing Biblical Hebrew (May, $39.99) by Allen P. Ross uses deductive and inductive approaches. Advertising.
BAKER BOOK HOUSE
Never Let It End: P ms of a Lifelong Love (Apr., $12.99) by Ruth Bell Graham collects writings celebrating the relationship of the author and her husband, Billy Graham.
Why I Am a Christian: Leading Thinkers Explain Why They Believe (June, $17.99) by Norman L. Geisler and Paul K. Hoffman includes contributions from William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas and Josh MacDowell.
The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Religion of Taoist Christianity (Aug., $24.95) by Martin Palmer interprets scrolls found in a Chinese cave in 1907 that describe Jesus' teachings in Taoist language. Ad/promo.
No Less Than Greatness: Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships (Aug., $TBA) by Mary Manin Morrissey demonstrates how basic spiritual laws and principles can change ordinary lives. Advertising. Author publicity.
Hope Meadows: Real Life Stories of Healing and Caring from an Inspiring Community (Apr., $24.95) by Wes Smith. A woman unites troubled children with senior citizens.
Vanity Fair and Other Moral Essays (Aug., $18.99) by Alan Jacobs includes subjects such as Bob Dylan, Harry Potter and friendship. Advertising.
Feathers from My Nest (Apr., $14.99) by Beth Moore. The author reflects on items belonging to her college-age daughters, celebrating the enjoyment that children bring.
Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda (May, $19.99) by Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby coaches CEOs, teachers and others to lead from a biblical perspective.
To Live Is Christ (Aug., $18.99) by Beth Moore profiles the apostle Paul and his commitment to service and love.
God-Optional Judaism: Alternatives for Cultural Jews Who Love Their History, Heritage and Community (Apr., $19.95) by Judith Seid suggests creative and meaningful new ways for Jews to express their beliefs.
Finding My Way Home: Pathways to Life and the Spirit (Apr., $18.95) by Henri Nouwen compiles four essays on peace, power, waiting and the afterlife.
To Be a Pilgrim: The Anglican Ethos in History (Apr., $24.95) by Frederick Quinn studies spirituality's evolution from Bede to T.S. Eliot.
The Parables of Joshua (Apr., $19.95) by Joseph F. Girzone puts the New Testament parables into a modern context. Advertising. Author tour.
DUNCAN BAIRD (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
The Vision of the Buddha: Buddhism--The Path to Spiritual Enlightenment (Mar., $24.95) by Tom Lowenstein follows the religion's course from ancient India to Western society.
If You Could Hear What I See: Lessons About Life, Luck, and the Choices We Make (July, $23.95) by Kathy Buckley with Lynette Padwa. The hearing-impaired comedian reveals surprising ways to learn valuable life lessons. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Past Lives, Future Healing: A Psychic Reveals the Secrets of the Body (July, $24.95) by Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison stresses the importance of past lives in shaping the present. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
What Is This Thing Called Love? and Strength Is the Energy of God! (Mar., $16.95 each) by Della Reese assemble meditations and affirmations. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Thinking with Your Soul: Spiritual Intelligence and Why It Matters (Mar., $25) by Richard Wolman helps readers to understand where spirituality is important in their lives, enabling them to use this self-knowledge to strengthen relationships and improve communication. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Twelve Gifts of Birth (Apr., $19.95) by Charlene Costanzo, photos by Jill Reger, illus. by Wendy Wassink Ackison, celebrates qualities bestowed on every child at birth, such as strength, courage and joy. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 25-city radio satellite tour.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Stretching Lessons (Apr., $23) by Sue Bender. The third in the Plain and Simpletrilogy uses stretching as a metaphor for overcoming self-imposed limits.
A Book of Courtesy (May, $16) by Sister Mercedes emphasizes kindness and thoughtfulness to regain the joy of courteous living.
God's Photo Album (May, $23) by Shelley Mecum tells of a Hawaiian community that found God in seemingly unlikely places.
Paul in Acts (Apr., $24.95) by Stanley Porter examines Paul's depiction from literary, rhetorical and theological perspectives.
The Reconciled Life (June, $24.95) by R. Paul Olson uses the spiritual life of Jesus as a theoretical framework for counseling.
Heartlifters for Teachers by LeAnn Weiss and Heartlifters for the Young at Heart by Susan Duke (Mar., $12.99 each) offer inspiring true stories. 30,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Gift of Kabbalah: Root Yourself in Heaven So You Can Flower on Earth (Mar., $21.95) by Tamar Frankiel dissects the Kabbalah, explaining key words and concepts. $25,000 ad/promo.
Against the Dying of the Light: A Father's Story (Mar., $19.95) by Leonard Fein reflects on grief, Judaism's role in mourning and the importance of treasuring relationships. Ad/promo.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren (May, $29.95) by Donald B. Kraybill and Carl F. Bowman studies North America's four major Anabaptist communities.
Give Me That Online Religion (Mar., $24.95) by Brenda Brasher explores the influence of online media on the concept of God, worship and faith. Advertising. 3-city author tour.
Pilgrim Heart: The Soul's Journey Home (Apr., $17.95) by Sarah York serves as a guide for those seeking external or internal spiritual journeys.
The Words of Gardner Taylor, Volume 4: Special Occasions and Expository Sermons (Apr., $22) by Gardner C. Taylor, compiled by Edward L. Taylor, gathers speeches given by the prominent African-American preacher at presidential inaugurations, memorial services and more.
Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk in a Search for Enlightenment (Mar., $26) by Richard Bernstein tracks Hsuan Tsang's quest for the Buddhist truth that he began in 629.
Tariki: Embracing Despair, Discovering Peace (Apr., $21) by Hiroyuki Itsuki charts the author's journey toward spiritual awakening through Buddhism.
Believing It All: What My Children Taught Me About Trout Fishing, Jelly Toast and Life (May, $21.95) by Marc Parent recounts life lessons learned from the author's sons. Advertising.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Religion in the New Millennium (Aug., $39.95), edited by Frank Parella and Ray Bulman, looks at Christianity's present and future role.
Free at Last (Mar., $19.99) by Tony Evans will accompany a video series on the subject of biblical freedom. $30,000 ad/promo.
Echo of the Soul: The Sacredness of the Human Body (Apr., $17.95) by J. Philip Newell studies Old Testament texts that discuss the human body and its connection to God.
Celebrating the Seasons: Daily Spiritual Readings for the ChristianYear (June, $34.95), compiled by Robert Atwell, culls inspiration from ancient and contemporary masters.
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (Apr., $25) by Bruce Feiler follows in the author's footsteps over a 10,000-mile journey across the Middle East in search of the roots of the Bible. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 8-city author tour. 15-city NPR campaign.
Stories for a Grad's Heart (Mar., $12.99) by Alice Gray celebrates the anticipation of the future and the appreciation of the past. Ad/promo.
Wild at Heart: Discovering a Life of Passion, Freedom, and Adventure (Apr., $16.99) by John Eldredge is a guide to understanding Christian manhood.
Forever Ruined for the Ordinary: The Adventure of Hearing and Obeying God (Apr., $16.99) by Joy Dawson suggests listening and obedience as the keys to intimacy with God.
Personal Pilgrimage: One Day Soul Journeys for Busy People (Mar., $21.95) by Viki Hurst offers brief personal journeys as an alternative to lengthy spiritual quests.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Transformation of American Religion (Mar., $27) by Amanda Porterfield looks at religion's shift from predominantly Protestant to its wide diversity.
Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life (June, $27.50) by Douglas V. Porpora is a call to awareness.
A Table in the Desert: Making Space Holy (Mar., $20) by W. Paul Jones explores space as a dimension of Christian spirituality.
Excellent Catholic Parishes: The Guide to Best Places and Practices (Mar., $TBA) by Paul Wilkes defines the elements of an excellent parish and gives a master directory. Advertising.
How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life (May, $19.95) by the Dalai Lama, edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, is broken down into the basic steps to enlightenment--how to practice morality, meditation and wisdom.
Jesus on Leadership (May, $22.95) by Russell W. Gough positions Jesus as history's most powerful leader.
Jesus After 2000 Years (May, $39) by Gerd LÃ¼demann uses historical research, not gospel writings, to observe Jesus' actual words and actions.
Communication: Key to Your Life (June, $18.99) by Norman Wright describes biblical ways to achieve healthy communication.
Seeds of Grace: A Nun's Reflections on Alcoholics Anonymous (Mar., $23.95) by Sister Molly Monahan. An Ursuline nun tells of her spiritual rediscovery in a support group.
Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (Aug., $23.95) by Thich Nhat Hanh. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee explains how to deal with anger. Advertising.
The Mother's Guide to the Meaning of Life (Apr., $14.95) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal provides inspirational thoughts on maternal joys and pitfalls. First serial to Family Life, second serial to Redbook and Family Life.
Another Shot (June, $21.95) by J Kita. After turning 40, the author resolved to relive 20 personal regrets. 50,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
Hope Against Darkness: The Transforming Vision of Saint Francis in an Age of Anxiety (Mar., $19.95) by Richard Rohr with John Bookser Feister discusses cultural biases and negativity toward the church and religion.
Through the Unknown, Remembered Gate: A Spiritual Journey (Apr., $23) by Emily Benedek. A Jewish woman reflects on her religion when faced with a life-altering situation. Advertising. Author publicity.
Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Mar., $21.95) by Taizan Maezumi. A Zen master suggests learning from one's own life.
Budo Secrets (July, $19.95) by John Stevens offers wisdom from the martial arts for living fearlessly.
God Is Not an Only Child: And Other Spiritual Reflections of Our Children (Apr., $12.95) by children of America compiles kids' answers to puzzling questions. $20,000 ad/promo.
Women Pray: Voices Through the Ages, from Many Faiths, Cultures and Traditions (May, $19.95) by Monica Furlong collects the thoughts of women at prayer from around the world. $25,000 ad/promo.
Day-Old Child: And Other Celebrations of Motherhood (Mar., $9.95) by Carol Lynn Pearson, illus. by Tracy O'veryCovey, is a compendium of maternal p ms.
Stages of Meditation (Mar., $22.95) by the Dalai Lama, trans. by Ven. Geshe Lobsang Jordhen, Losang Ch phel Ganchenpa and Jeremy Russell, explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited for Westerners.
Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection (Apr., $24.95) by the Dalai Lama, trans. by Thupten Jinpa and Richard Barron, edited by Patrick Gaffney, unearths the Dzogchen practice and places it in the context of Tibetan Buddhism. Advertising. 3-city author tour.
STEWART, TABORI &CHANG
The Jewish Year: Celebrating the Holidays (Apr., $35) by Barbara Rush covers traditional and newly created religious observances.
Zen: Thorsons First Directions (May, $12.95) by Martine Batchelor details Zen's history, philosophy and practices. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook (May, $40), edited by J. Paul Sampley, assembles writings by distinguished Pauline scholars.
24/7 Dharma: Impermanence, No-Self, Nirvana (Mar., $18.95) by Dennis Genpo Merzel teaches how to integrate Buddhism's basic truths into everyday life.
Grassroots Zen (July, $24.95) by Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger illustrates practical applications.
Tender Mercy for a Mother's Soul (Mar., $16.99) by Angela Thomas Guffey encourages mothers to nurture their souls.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Avenues of Faith: Shaping the Urban Culture of Richmond, Virginia, 1900-1929 (Apr., $44.95) by Samuel C. Shepherd Jr. charts the growth of Southern religion at the turn of the century.
Deities of Tibetan Buddhism: The Zurich Paintings of the Icons Worthwhile to See (Mar., $240), edited by Martin Willson and Martin Brauen, is a comprehensive collection of sacred Tibetan imagery.
The Evangelist (Apr., $22.99 with CD) by Lewis A. Drummond profiles Billy Graham's spiritual, cultural and historic impact.
The Battle for the Beginning (June, $21.99) by John MacArthur analyzes the Bible's claims on creation and evolution.
Going on Being: Buddhism and the Way of Change (Mar., $23.95) by Mark Epstein combines personal history with practical advice on cultivating self-awareness and adopting a new outlook on life. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
W. FOULSHAM (dist. by APG)
True Ghost Stories (Apr., $19.95) by Harry Ludlam anthologizes tales of British haunted sites.
Physics of the Soul (Aug., $22.95) by Amit Goswami gives proof of reincarnation and the soul's immortality by using quantum physics.
May the Angels Be with You: A Psychic Shows You How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides and Find Your True Purpose (May, $17.95) by Gary Quinn explains how to connect with heavenly messengers to find answers to pressing questions about health, money, relationships and career. 25-city author tour.
Visionseeker: Shared Wisdom From the Place of Refuge (Mar., $23.95) by Hank Wesselman relates spontaneous encounters with a mystic who lives 5,000 years in the future. Ad/promo.
Space Clearing A-Z: How to Use Feng Shui to Purify and Bless Your Home (May, $19.95) by Denise Linn counsels those seeking to cleanse and balance domestic energy. Ad/promo.
JODERE GROUP (dist. by Hay House)
Crossing Over (Apr., $TBA) by John Edward offers advice on how to communicate with the other side. 200,000 first printing. Author publicity. Ad/promo.
Book of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess (May, $12.95) by Galen Gillotte includes meditations and affirmations appropriate to hours, days and seasons. Advertising. Author tour.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
A Mountain Too Far: A Father's Search for Meaning in the Climbing Death of His Son (Mar., $24.95) by Karl H. Purnell. A father deals with his son's unexpected death by returning to the mountain site of the fatal accident. Advertising.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Give It Some Thought: Quotes to Remember, Questions to Ponder (Mar., $16) by Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus pairs quotations with questions for readers to ruminate about and apply to their lives. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. 25-city radio satellite tour.
Sacred Dying (Apr., $22.95) by Megory Anderson teaches how to make loved ones' final moments meaningful, peaceful and unburdened.
Dreaming the Future: The Fantastic Story of Prediction (Mar., $28) by Clifford A. Pickover explains methods of prophesying and discusses its history.
Final Séance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle (Apr., $25) by Massimo Polidoro recounts the bond between the skeptic and the one who believed in communication with the dead.
The Quest for the Green Man (Aug., $29.95) by John Matthews traces the history of the archetype of Earth's masculine power to his reemergence in the modern ecological movement.
Psyche's Seeds: The 12 Sacred Principles of Soul-Based Psychology (Apr., $24.95) by Jacquelyn Small with Brenda Rosen suggests combining psychological and spiritual searches for ultimate happiness.
Reiki (Apr., $24.95) by Mari Hall illustrates the use of this ancient healing art. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Astrology (Apr., $12.95) by Charles and Suzi Harvey encourages using the stars to expand consciousness.
Mystical Stories from the Bhagavatam: Twenty-Six Timeless Lessons in Self-Discovery (May, $19.95) by Amal Bhakta shares inspiring tales from ancient India.
Lesser Key of Solomon: Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis (May, $35) by Joseph Peterson incorporates newly discovered Hebrew manuscripts and analyzes previous editions. Advertising.
Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens (June, $75) by H.M.E. de Jong contends that science and theology are two aspects of one divine truth. Advertising.
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Launch the 2001 Spring Book List Index
Volume 247 Issue 4 01/22/2001