Camille Claudel: A Life (May, $29.95) by Odile Ayral-Clause draws on previously unpublished material about the 19th-century French sculptor.
Laura (Mar., $19.95) by Antonia Felix traces Laura Bush's journey from her West Texas girlhood to first lady. $100,000 ad/promo.
Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana (May, $24.95) by Isadora Tattlin offers an account of the author's immersion into Cuban life. A Shannon Ravenel book.
The End of Innocence: A Memoir (June, $22.95) by Chastity Bono with Michele Kort. The daughter of superstar Cher discusses her own story. Advertising. Author tour.
The Last Editor (Mar., $26.95) by Jim Bellows covers Bellows's career as the editor who challenged three powerful newspapers: the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. 50,000 first printing. Companion to a PBS documentary. Author publicity.
Napoleon: A Biography (Apr., $32.95) by Frank McLynn sheds light on this paradoxical man--military leader, lover and emperor.
Sitting Up with the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American South (Apr., $25.95) by Pamela Petro uncovers some of America's most colorful storytellers, their tales and the land that links them.
The Hite Report on Shere Hite (Apr., $28.99) by Shere Hite. The feminist writes of her growing up, the early feminist movement, her private life and sexual identity. Author tour.
ARTE PUBLICO PRESS
Memoir of a Visionary: Antonia Pantoja (Mar., $26.95) by Antonia Pantoja follows the life of the woman who became the principal planner of many Puerto Rican organizations in New York City.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
On a Wave: A Surfer Boyhood (May, $23) by Thad Ziolkowski is the prize-winning poet's coming-of-age story.
We Became like a Hand: A Story of Five Sisters (Apr., $23) by Carol A. Ortlip. The oldest of five sisters recalls how their love for each other sustained them through their mother's depression, their stepfather's emotional abuse and the challenges of growing up. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
Growing Up X (May, $25) by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kim McLarin. The third child of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz recalls her protected life after her father's assassination. Advertising. 15-city author tour.
No Free Lunch: One Man's Journey from Welfare to the American Dream (May, $23) by Rodney Carroll and Gary Karton, foreword by Bill Clinton. The president and CEO of Welfare to Work chronicles his own journey. Advertising. Author tour.
Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant (Mar., $24) by Andrea Dworkin. The activist tells of falling in love with books, ideas and the fight for social justice. Advertising. Author tour.
Longfellow (Aug., $30) by Charles C. Calhoun explores the life of the poet who emerges as one of America's first culture makers.
The Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner: Christopher Prince and the American Revolution (June, $26.95), edited by Michael J. Crawford, is a firsthand account of seafaring during the American Revolution.
Little Phil: A Reassessment of the Civil War Leadership of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan (Aug., $24.95) by Eric J. Wittenberg. The famous warrior was not as perfect as believed.
An Unfinished Marriage (Mar., $22.95) by Joan Anderson. In this sequel to A Year by the Sea, Anderson explores the challenges of rebuilding and renewing a marriage.
The Bullet Meant for Me: A Memoir (Mar., $24.95) by Jan Reid is the story of a Texas journalist who almost died being a "tough guy."
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing (Mar., $18) by Margaret Atwood. The author examines the metaphors writers of fiction and poetry have used to explain their activities.
Pardon Me: The Denise Rich Story (May, $25) by Denise Rich with Laura Morton is the inside story of the Grammy-nominated songwriter and New York City socialite. 50,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Cleopatra: Beyond the Myth (Apr., $TBA) by Michael Chauveau, trans. by David Lorton, is by an eminent Egyptologist.
Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the Cascades (Apr., $40) by John Suiter is a group portrait of the poets' early careers based on unpublished letters, journals, photos and interviews.
Swimming at Suppertime: Seasons of Delight on the Wrong Side of Buzzard Bay (Mar., $TBA) by Carol Wasserman. The NPR commentator spends a year in her charming and eccentric hometown. Author publicity.
Baby Face Nelson (Apr., $26.95) by Steven Nickel and William J. Helmer clears up misconceptions about the career criminal.
IVAN R. DEE
Haussmann: His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris (June, $35) by Michel Carmona, trans. by Patrick Camiller, looks at the influence that Haussmann had on modern Paris.
The Only Girl in the Car: A Memoir (May, $23.95) by Kathy Dobie tells the story of a girl who went too far, paid too high a price, then had to find her way back.
The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton (Mar., $22.95) by Joe Klein explains what happened to the economy, the American people and the country during Clinton's presidency. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
PAUL DRY BOOKS
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Hotel Kid: A Times Square Childhood (June, $22.95) by Stephen Lewis describes the author's fairy tale existence as the son of the general manager of the Taft Hotel, just off New York City's Times Square.
Eccentrics: The Great and the Good (May, $28.95) by John Joliffe offers short biographies of people who lived outside the boundaries of convention.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Slobodan Miloševic and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (Apr., $34.95) by Louis Sell is a political biography by a diplomatic insider.
The Blue Bear: Or, The Short History of a Photograph, A True Story of Friendship, Tragedy, and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness (May, $25.95) by Lynn Schooler tells of tragic consequences while on a search for an elusive animal. Ad/promo. Author tour.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling (Apr., $26) by David Gilmour explores Kipling's writings, the themes of his complicated life, his ideas and his views on the British Empire and the future.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
As I Live and Breathe: Notes of a Patient Doctor (May, $23) by Jamie Weisman. A doctor who is also a long-term patient offers her perspective on the body.
Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides (June, $27) by Adam Nicolson describes the author's love affair with the three tiny islands he inherited from his father.
Edith Wharton on the Riviera (May, $35) by Philippe Collas. Wharton, the social observer of American letters, sees the changes from Gilded Age aristocracy to Jazz Age moderns.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
Chasing the White Bear: How an Unlikely Pair of Adventurers Won the Race to Capture a Giant Panda (Apr., $24.95) by Michael Kiefer. In the 1930s, a rich American widow and a young Asian-American are the first to capture a live panda.
Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer's (Mar., $24) by Thomas DeBaggio is the account of a 57-year-old writer afflicted with the early onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda (May, $26) by Amy Wallace, Castaneda's disciple and lover, looks at the inner circle of the mysterious figure. Author tour.
GALLAUDET UNIV. PRESS
Surviving in Silence: A Deaf Boy in the Holocaust (July, $29.95) by Harry Dunai and Eleanor Dunai. Deaf and Jewish, Dunai tells of his childhood survival of the Nazis and in Communist Hungary and his emigration to America.
A House Unlocked (Apr., $23) by Penelope Lively bridges personal and social history as Lively tells of life in her grandparents' country house in Somerset, England.
When I Was a Young Man: A Memoir (June, $26) by Bob Kerrey. The former Nebraska senator describes his journey from America's heartland to his experience in Vietnam and after. A James H. Silberman book. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Hobo: Life on the Rails (June, $TBA) by Eddy Joe Cotton demystifies a culture often misrepresented.
Chasing Hepburn (Aug., $TBA) by Gus Lee dips back into a Chinese family's history, its deep cultural ties with ancient ways and subsequent move into 20th-century life.
The Miranda Mystique: How I Captivated the World's Most Desired Men (May, $24.95) by Miranda and Jim Henderson. The woman who wooed men from Quincy Jones and Sting to Warren Beatty and Robert De Niro tells all.
Seinfeld: The Unauthorized Biography (July, $24.95) by Jerry Oppenheimer reveals the life of the stand-up comic and TV star.
General Patton: A Soldier's Odyssey (Aug., $34.95) by Stanley Hirshon encompasses all of the different Patton personas.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Ghosts of the Fireground: A Season of Revelation in the Calling of a Wildland Firefighter (Aug., $25.95) by Peter M. Leschak offers a firsthand account of the lessons learned in the struggle between man and fire. Advertising. Author tour.
Not by Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life (Mar., $23) by Samantha Dunn. A nearly fatal riding accident forces a young woman to examine what makes people invite carelessness and injury. Author tour.
American Son: A Memoir of John F. Kennedy Jr. (May, $25) by Richard Blow is by an editor who worked for Kennedy at George magazine. Advertising. Author tour.
Eisenhower: The Making of a Commander (May, $35) by Carlo D'Este offers a compelling portrait. Advertising. Author tour.
Copywriter (Mar., $24) by Ray Welch. A creative director in advertising recounts wild tales of how business life and relationships used to be. 25,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Doctors and Discoveries: Lives that Created Today's Medicine (May, $24) by John Galbraith Simmons looks at figures whose work has altered the history of Western medicine.
Riding the Bus with My Sister: How I Learned to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride (Aug., $23) by Rachel Simon looks at the bond between two very different sisters and the journey that inspired one to change her life.
Lucky Man (Apr., $22.95) by Michael J. Fox. The award-winning actor recounts his rise in TV and film and his 10-year battle with Parkinson's disease. 500,000 first printing. Advertising. First serial to People. Second serial to Good Housekeeping and Reader's Digest. Author publicity.
Still Woman Enough (Apr., $24.95) by Loretta Lynn with Patsy Bale Cox finishes the story begun in Coal Miner's Daughter. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island (May, $22.95) by Linda Greenlaw. The author of The Hungry Ocean returns to her roots in a story of her adventures as a "lobsterman." 200,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Author publicity.
Principles and Heresies (May, $29.95) by Kevin J. Smant is the biography of Frank S. Meyer, one of the most committed of the Cold War's Communists, turned conservative. Advertising.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Herman Melville, A Biography: Volume II, 1851-1891 (Apr., $39.95) by Hershel Parker concludes the life of the writer, chronicling his fall into obscurity after the critical and commercial failure of Moby-Dick.
The Lake Effect (Apr., $23) by Rich Cohen remembers a golden time growing up and the bittersweet legacy that it left behind. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Master of the Senate (Apr., $35) by Robert A. Caro is book three of Caro's work, the Years of Lyndon Johnson. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo. First serial to the New Yorker. 16-city author tour.
A Big Life in Advertising (May, $26) by Mary Wells Lawrence. One of the great names in advertising tells her story. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
As Always, Jack: A Wartime Love Story (Apr., $15.95) by Emma Sweeney. The love letters Sweeney's father sent to her mother during WWII trace their love story. 5-city author tour.
The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions (May, $24.95) by Rick Moody. While recovering from profound depression, Moody begins to trace his family history for answers to his illness. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters (May, $25.95) by Robert Gordon looks at the life of a giant in American blues music. Author tour.
LITTLE, BROWN UK
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Beyond the Limits: The Lessons Learned from a Lifetime's Adventures (Mar., $29.95) by Ranulph Fiennes. The Guinness Book of Records claims Fiennes to be the greatest living explorer.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of Czech Resistance (June, $34.95) by Radomir Luza with Christina Vella presents the story of a Czech resistance fighter whose father was his military commander. Advertising.
The Birdhouse Chronicles: Starting Over in Amish Country (June, $24.95) by Cathleen Miller tells how a couple left their San Francisco advertising careers to make a new life in a 100-year-old Pennsylvania farmhouse.
With a Woman's Voice: A Writer's Struggle for Emotional Freedom (Apr., $27.95) by Lucy Daniels. The author remembers a troubled childhood including bouts with anorexia and mental illness.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
Lives of Mothers & Daughters (May, $27.95) by Sheila Munro. Alice Munro's daughter provides an affectionate biography with commentary on her mother's stories. Advertising.
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Around the World with Citizen Train: The Sensational Adventures of the Real Phileas Fogg (Apr., $16.95) by Allen Foster tells the story of George Train, the real Fogg from the movie Around the World in 80 Days.
Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911 (May, $21.95) by Malvina Shanklin Harlan is the personal history of a woman who lived at the threshold of national history, the wife of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.
If God Should Choose: The Authorized Story of Jim and Roni Bowers (Mar., $14.99) by Kristen Stagg is the story of the missionary family whose plane was mistaken for a drug courier's and shot down over Peru.
MOUNTAIN MOVERS PRESS
Firefighter (Mar., $23.95) by Herman Williams Jr. with James Hall. Williams struggled through 40 years of racism and obstacles to become the first African-American fire chief of a major U.S. city--Baltimore. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS
Tom Crean: Hero of the Scott & Shackleton Antarctic Expedition (Mar., $24.95) by Michael Smith offers a portrait of the man integral to three Antarctic expeditions.
Holding Serve (June, $22.99) by Michael Chang with Mike Yorkey. The tennis pro shares his story of faith, family and determination. 40,000 first printing.
Analyzing Freud: Letters of H.D., Bryher, and Their Circle (Aug., $37.95), edited by Susan Friedman, views the studies of Freud, H.D., modernism, gender and sexuality.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS AND FROG, LTD.
Edward Dorn: A World of Difference (Apr., $25) by Tom Clark presents a biography of a giant of 20th-century American poetry.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
Soundless Roar (June, $29.95) by Ava Kadishson Schieber. Art, poetry and writings give voice to a Holocaust ordeal.
More Stories from the Round Barn (July, $29.95) by Jacqueline Dougan Jackson is the companion volume to Stories from the Round Barn.
|Nurture's Her Nature |
Though Antonia Felix's biography of Laura Bush was technically finished before the events of September 11, it was still in manuscript form--and thus malleable. Says the author, "I asked my editor, Claire Gerus, to allow me to add a new section about the First Lady's efforts to bring calm and healing to our wounded nation." Having covered most aspects of her subject's life, Felix, a veteran biographer, was happy for the chance to show yet another side of the woman she calls "a reassuring presence" for the country. Laura: America's First Lady, First Mother (Adams Media, Mar.) opens in Washington on the morning of September 11, with Laura Bush getting ready to address a Senate committee about the need to improve early childhood education, then jumps back to Texas to present glimpses into her life, which were gleaned from exclusive interviews with her mother, Jenna Welch. One chapter--"America's First Reader"--looks at Laura's favorite books (Girl with a Pearl Earring is one) and literacy activities; another gives the recipe for her Cowboy Cookies; another discusses her sense of fashion. Felix's five-city tour will accentuate Laura's Texas roots: Austin, Houston and Dallas, as well as New York and Washington, D.C.
ONTARIO REVIEW PRESS
Where the River Bends (Apr., $19.95) by Barry Raine is an account of a brutal sexual assault and its aftermath.
Genius--In Their Own Words: The Intellectual Journeys of Seven Great 20th Century Thinkers (Mar., $24.95), edited by David Ramsay Steele and Kerri Mommer, gives readers insights into the nature of genius.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation and Missed the History Books (May, $25) by Mark Carnes. Fifty notable people select a person from the past who they believe has not received the recognition they deserve.
Tonight at Noon: A Love Story (Apr., $24) by Sue Mingus. The widow of jazz titan Charles Mingus tells the story of their tumultuous, passionate marriage. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Fly Swatter: How My Grandfather Made His Way in the World (May, $25) by Nicholas Dawidoff reveals the life of Alexander Gerschenkron, a Russian-born, Viennese-trained economist who transformed himself into a singular American character.
Healing Lazarus: A Buddhist's Journey from Near Death to New Life (Apr., $24) by Lewis Richmond. After escaping death from illness, the author discovers that survival is merely the first step on the road to health. 3-city author tour.
Della Raye: A Girl Who Grew Up in Hell and Emerged Whole (Mar., $22) by Gary Penley. A woman is wrongfully confined in a mental institution in the Depression-era South from the age of four until adulthood. Advertising. Author tour.
The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily (Mar., $25) by Theresa Maggio. Intertwined stories describe the author's journeys.
Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods--My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine (May, $24) by Noelle Howey recalls the author's growing up in a family with a transgendered father and a tomboy mother. Advertising. Author tour.
It's Been a Good Life: Isaac Asimov (Mar., $25), edited by Janet Jeppson Asimov, shares the thoughts and experiences of the prolific writer.
The Real Lincoln (Mar., $24.95) by Thomas DiLorenzo looks beyond the myth to see the real president and how his politics made us what we are today.
A Good Fight (May, $25) by Sarah Brady with Merrill McLoughlin. The wife of former Reagan press secretary James Brady reveals how personal tragedy inspired public accomplishment. Advertising. Author tour.
You Cannot Be Serious (June, $25.95) by John McEnroe with James Kaplan is the no-holds-barred memoir of the outspoken tennis champion. Ad/promo.
A Song Flung Up to Heaven (Apr., $22.95) by Maya Angelou continues the author's autobiography. Ad/promo. 11-city author tour.
I Like It Better When You're Funny: Working in Television and Other Precarious Adventures (May, $24.95) by Charles Grodin describes Grodin's transition from actor to television talk show host and commentator. Advertising. Author tour.
Shakey: Neil Young's Biography (May, $35) by Jimmy McDonough includes words from the rock and roll legend himself. Author tour.
Boat Bastard: A Memoir (June, $24.95) by Deborah Van Rooyen is the tale of an ill-fated romance between an independent, globe-trotting woman and a stubborn, emotionally unavailable man.
Child No More (June, $23.95) by Xaviera Hollander. The woman once known as the Happy Hooker reveals her voyage of discovery through three lives.
Car Wreck Woman: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel (Aug., $24.95) by Janice Dickinson. One of the first supermodels tells her outrageous story.
FLEMING H. REVELL
The Last Dance but Not the Last Song: My Story (Mar., $19.99) by Renée Bondi with Nancy Curtis is the inspiring story of a young singer paralyzed from the chest down and seemingly unable to sing anymore; CD included.
Billy Mitchell (July, $49.95) by James J. Cooke chronicles the life of the controversial Mitchell, who heatedly debated U.S. air power between the world wars.
The Pact (May, $24.95) by Samson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page recalls the friendship among three inner-city African-American boys who helped each other through college and medical school. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Keeper of Lime Rock: The Remarkable True Story of Ida Lewis, America's First Official Lighthouse Keeper and the First Woman to Win a Congressional Medal (May, $18.95) by Lenore Skomal weaves tales of nautical adventures with stories of other female lighthouse keepers. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Somebody's Gotta Tell It!: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist (Apr., $25.95) by Jack Newfield. The newspaper journalist pens the story of his life.
Season of the Body: Essays (Apr., $25) by Brenda Miller. Single and unable to bear children, Miller details life in relationship to the extended family.
Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement (Apr., $24) by Dominique Browning. The editor-in-chief of House and Garden provides essays about the solace and sense-of-self found through tending one's home.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
John Gielgud: The Authorized Biography (Mar., $30) by Sheridan Morley. Gielgud provided the author with a wealth of letters, diaries and personal files for this biography. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
North Star Over My Shoulder: A Flying Life (Mar., $26) by Bob Buck is a memoir by a pilot whose life embodies the history of commercial aviation in America from open biplanes to 747s. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Confessions of a Street Addict (June, $26) by James J. Cramer. The cofounder of TheStreet.com takes readers on a tour of his life on Wall Street. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
Life of O'Reilly (Mar., $22.95) by John O'Reilly and Ivan Morris. One of European golf's most famous caddies chronicles his career with many funny stories.
A Working Stiff's Manifesto (Apr., $20) by Iain Levison is a wage earner's funny memoir of one decade and 42 jobs in the not-so-funny workplace. Author tour.
Hildegard Peplau: Psychiatric Nurse of the Century (June, $42.95) by Barbara J. Callaway. Peplau's 50-year career in nursing left its stamp on the profession and on the lives of the mentally ill.
Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man (Apr., $40) by Robert S. Norris is the biography of the man behind the bomb.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
Janet Ashbee: Love and Marriage and the Arts and Crafts Movement (May, $39.95) by Felicity Ashbee tells of one woman's valiant life in a vanished era of emerging feminism and bold socialist thought.
TALK MIRAMAX BOOKS
My Forbidden Face--Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman's Story (Apr., $21.95) by Latifa is a first-hand account. 75,000 first printing. First serial to Talk magazine.
One Man's War: The WWII Saga of Tommy LaMore (Mar., $25.95) by Tommy LaMore and Dan Baker. LaMore's story includes his escape from a Polish death camp and his love for a Polish woman from whom he was parted.
Nitschke (July, $27.95) by Ed Gruver is the story of the Green Bay Packers linebacker--tough on the field, soft-spoken and urbane off.
James Madison by Garry Wills, Richard Nixon: 1969-1974 by Kevin Phillips, Grover Cleveland: 1885-1889, 1893-1897 by Henry Graff (Aug., $20 each) are part of the American Presidents series.
J.N. TOWNSEND PUBLISHING
Lauren's Story: An American Dog in Paris (Mar., $22.95) by Kay Pfaltz. Lauren and her human companion share their lives in the City of Lights.
|Tube Twosome |
Frank Batten started out with a shoestring and wove it into the empire that is The Weather Channel. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the cable favorite is "a unique entrepreneurial venture," says Carol Franco, director of Harvard Business School Press, publisher of The Weather Channel: The Improbable Rise of a Media Phenomenon by Frank Batten with Jeffrey Cruikshank (May). "When Frank was eight years old in Virginia, a hurricane came upon him suddenly, creating an indelible memory that never left him," Franco remarks. "After he grew up, he wanted to create a weather forecast that would never end." Written in the first person, the book is a personal glimpse of the channel's beginnings and what goes on behind the scenes today. Another noted program is observing an anniversary this year, as A&E's Biography notches 15 years on the air. In Ultimate Biography, DK recreates 250 of the show's most interesting life stories, divided into 50 categories, from Great Female Athletes to Makers of the Wired World. According to Chuck Wills, editorial director for adult books, "They're accompanied by quotes about the person and 'Did-You-Know' boxes." Among the many intriguing tidbits to be found in this April release is a list of the items in Abraham Lincoln's pockets when he went to Ford's Theatre that fateful night.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Backcountry Pilot: Flying Adventures with Ike Russell (Apr., $29.95), edited by Thomas Bowen, spins stories from a pilot famous for his jaunts into the wildest regions of the borderlands.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Tip of the Iceberg (Apr., $24.95) by Larry O'Connor. A boy unravels his family's secrets as he comes of age amid the frozen wastes of Canada.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Embalming Mom: Essays in Life (Mar., $24.95) by Janet Burroway depicts one woman's struggle to meet the conflicting demands of work and family.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (Mar., $22) by Mimi Schwartz describes what it means to be married for nearly 40 years.
Phantom Limb (Apr., $20) by Janet Sternburg centers on the final years and deaths of the author's parents.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Madam Millie: Bordellos from Silver City to Ketchikan (Mar., $23.95) by Max Evans looks at prostitution as practiced in the West from the late 1920s to the mid-1970s.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
Into Woods (Apr., $18.95) by Bill Roorbach covers 10 years in the author's life.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
Sam Houston (Apr., $39.95) by James L. Haley is based on more than 15 years of research.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
An Aran Keening (Mar., $24.95) by Andrew McNeillie describes the year the 22-year-old McNeillie spent on an isolated island off the Irish coast.
Living at the Edge: A Biography of D.H. Lawrence and Frieda von Richthofen (June, $34.95) by Michael Squires and Lynn K. Talbot chronicles the passions, work and travels of Lawrence and his wife.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Jefferson on Jefferson (Apr., $25) by Paul M. Zall fashions a portrait of the third president using his own manuscripts and correspondence.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall (Mar., $29) by Marian Filar and Charles Patterson. Concert pianist Filar relates his survival of the Warsaw ghetto uprising and internment in Nazi concentration camps.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
Sakharov: A Biography (Mar., $30) by Richard Lourie examines the father of the Soviet H-bomb who later became one of the most famous Russian dissidents.
Charles Dickens by Jane Smiley and Napoleon by Paul Johnson (May, $19.95 each) are new additions to the Penguin Lives biography series. Advertising. 5-city Smiley author tour.
Forty-Seven Roses (July, $24.95) by Peter Sheridan reveals the story of "the other woman" in Sheridan's parents' secret lives.
Youth: Scenes from a Provincial Life II (July, $22.95) by J.M. Coetzee continues the author's autobiography recalling his spartan student life.
On Our Way to Beautiful: A Family Memoir (Mar., $21.95) by Yolanda Young describes a young black woman's coming-of-age in Shreveport, La. Author tour.
You Get Past the Tears: A Mother/Daughter Memoir of Love and Survival (Mar., $19.95) by Patricia and Hydeia Broadbent with Patricia Romanowski. The 16-year-old AIDS activist recounts her story. Author tour.
The Elvis Treasures (Aug., $50) by Robert Gordon. Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Elvis's death, this slipcased gift book with removable documents from the Graceland archives also includes a one-hour CD of Elvis speaking.
Flying the Alaska Wild: The Adventures and Misadventures of an Alaska Bush Pilot (July, $19.95) by Mort Mason presents a collection of stories about the rough and tumble life of a bush pilot.
Find Me (Apr., $TBA) by Rosie O'Donnell relates a traumatic story about a friendship that changed O'Donnell's life.
Only Son: A Memoir (June, $23.95) by John Johnson with Jeff Coplon. TV news anchor Johnson gave up a million-dollar contract to care for and make peace with his dying father. Ad/promo.
The Road South: A Memoir (July, $23.95) by Shelley Stewart with Nathan Hale Turner Jr. describes one man's rise from poverty and abuse to become a civil rights activist, radio personality and business executive. Advertising. Author publicity.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
A Better Woman (Apr., $24) by Susan Johnson. The Australian novelist struggles with two identities as both woman and mother.
Escape from China: The Long Journey from Tiananmen to Freedom (May, $25) by Zhang Boli. A top student leader at Tiananmen Square, Boli spent two years eluding a manhunt by Chinese police. Ad/promo.
Between Bites: Memoirs of a Happy Hedonist (May, $24.95) by James Villas. The cookbook author and food writer savors his memories.