Fiction/General & Short Stories
New Stories from the South (Sept., $14.95), edited by Shannon Ravenel. The 17th volume in the series collects 19 tales.
Reprint: The Christmas Letters: A Novella (Sept., $10.95) by Lee Smith.
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2002 (Sept., $14), edited by Larry Dark, were chosen by such writers as Dave Eggers and Joyce Carol Oates.
Reprints: Swift as Desire (Sept., $11.95) by Laura Esquivel; Look at Me (Oct., $14) by Jennifer Egan; Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Nov., $10) by Dai Sijie; The Vine of Desire (Feb., $13.95) by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
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Riding a Tiger (Oct., $12) by Robert Abel. An English teacher in China is ensnared in a web of intrigue.
Cheung Chau Dog Fancier's Society (Dec., $12) by Alan B. Pierce. As the takeover of Hong Kong nears, an entrepreneurial family seeks to protect their holdings.
The Boy Next Door (Oct., $13.95) by Meggin Cabot. A gossip columnist wonders if the cute guy caring for his nearly murdered aunt next door is a potential lover or killer. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
A Promising Man (and About Time, Too) (Nov., $13.95) by Elizabeth Young. One impediment between Harriet and John is his entanglement with Nina. Ad/promo.
Reprints: Alma Mater (Nov., $13.95) by Rita Mae Brown; London (Nov., $18.95) by Edward Rutherfurd.
BALLANTINE READERS CIRCLE
Reprints: The World Below (Sept., $13.95) by Sue Miller; The Yokota Officer's Club (Nov., $14.95) by Sarah Bird; The 158-Pound Marriage (Dec., $14.95) by John Irving; The Bonesetter's Daughter (Feb., $14.95) by Amy Tan.
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Bridal Path (Sept., $11.95) by Nigel Tranter. Ewan MacEwan falls afoul of the law in his search for a wife.
Mister Posterior and the Genius Child (Dec., $13) by Emily Jenkins. A 30-something woman was the biggest problem child in the history of the Cambridge Harmony PTA.
Song of the Seals (Jan., $TBA) by Christy Yorke. Loves comes to a tiny West Coast fishing village.
BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
Tart Noir (Oct., $13), edited by Stella Duffy and Lauren Henderson, features both American and British women on the crime scene.
Reprint: Unholy Orders (Nov., $14), edited by Serita Stevens.
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Atlanta Live! (Sept., $15) by Carmen Green. Three friends, hosts of a radio talk show, learn the high price of success.
Princess Sister (Oct., $15) by Sheila Copeland. Back in the U.S. after living in Paris, a family finds its world sundered by emotional wounds from the past.
Shadows of the Canyon (Sept., $11.99) by Tracie Peterson. Alexandra, working as a Harvey Girl at a Grand Canyon resort, learns that her mother is suspected of murder.
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Jimmy Swan (Sept., $13.95) by Neil Munro. The Scottish humorist spins a tale about an enigmatic commercial traveler.
My Name Is Luz (Oct., $14.95) by Elsa Osorio. A young girl searches for her identity buried in a black period of Argentinean history.
Reprint: All Families Are Psychotic (Sept., $13.95) by Douglas Coupland.
Behind Closed Doors (Sept., $14) by Shannon McKenna is the imprint's first novel of erotic romance. Ad/promo.
Never Too Much (Oct., $14) by Lori Foster. A bachelor who favors wild women meets a female with an appealingly independent attitude. Ad/promo.
The Men and Women's Club (Nov., $15) by Robin Schone. Making her way to London, a widow encounters a widower who has never known love. Ad/promo.
Reprints:Captain from Castile and Prince of Foxes (Oct., $18.95 each) by Samuel Shellabarger.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Robert E. Lee: A Novel (Sept., $14.99) by John Dwyer. In the post-war South, Lee becomes a moral, civic and racial leader.
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (Oct., $17.50), edited by Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, benefits the Hurston/Wright Foundation; a Harlem Moon book.
Powder (Sept., $15) by Kevin Sampson follows a new band's meteoric rise to the top and its aftermath. 20,000 first printing. Author tour.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (Dec., $11.95), edited by Stephen Jones, is the 13th volume in the series.
Reprint: Beasts (Jan., $10) by Joyce Carol Oates.
State of Siege (Sept., $13.95) by Juan Goytisolo. A traveler killed during the siege of Sarajevo leaves behind a notebook of apocryphal prose and poems. Advertising.
COFFEE HOUSE PRESS
Bingo Under the Crucifix (Sept., $14) by Laurie Foos features a man who becomes a baby, aliens and a homecoming queen. Author tour.
China Dog: And Other Tales from a Chinese Laundry (Sept., $14) by Judy Fong Bates links stories about Chinese immigrants from the turn of the century to the present.
Tell Me: 30 Stories (Oct., $16) by Mary Robison collects stories written over 25 years. 25,000 first printing.
Reprint: Why Did I Ever (Oct., $14) by Mary Robison.
Leaving North Haven: The Further Adventures of a Small Town Pastor (Sept., $16.95) by Michael L. Lindvall. In a rural Minnesota village, a man of the church faces his most difficult year; a Carlisle book. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Thunderland (Dec., $15) by Brandon Massey. After a teen survives a near-tragic accident, his life improves—until a stranger arrives.
DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
The Human Country: New and Collected Stories (Sept., $14.50) by Harry Mathews includes "The Broadcast" and "Calibrations of Latitude."
JOHN DANIEL & CO.
Unplugged (Oct., $14.95) by Paul McComas. A rock superstar on the verge of suicide flees to South Dakota, where she finds love.
Apocalipstick (Jan., $TBA) by Sue Margolis. A beauty columnist learns that the secret ingredient in a new wrinkle cream is really truth serum. 35,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Reprints: Kissing in Manhattan (Sept., $12.95) by David Schickler; Still She Haunts Me: A Novel of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell (Oct., $12.95) by Katie Roiphe; The Fiery Cross (Oct., $14.95) by Diana Gabaldon; Niagara Falls All Over Again (Dec., $12.95) by Elizabeth McCracken.
It Was Like This (Nov., $14.95) by Diana Rubino. The second volume in the New York Saga is a sequel to I Love You Because. Advertising. Author tour.
Brooklynese (Dec., $14.95) by David Alexander is a Mafia-laced thriller. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Reprint: Middle Age: A Romance (Oct., $14.95) by Joyce Carol Oates.
PAUL S. ERIKSSON
Reprint: The Headmaster's Papers (Sept., $16.95) by Richard Hawley.
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Girl Imagined by Chance (Sept., $13.95) by Lance Olsen. A couple devise a make-believe daughter.
Reprint: Star Bright! (Nov., $9.95) by Andrew M. Greeley.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
Reprint: The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (Sept., $13.95) by Sloan Wilson.
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Living a Life (Dec., $17.95) by Valery Ronshin bases absurd yarns on present-day Russian reality.
Avoidance (Oct., $16) by Michael Lowenthal shifts its narrative between a boy's summer camp in Vermont and an Amish community in Pennsylvania. Advertising. Author tour.
Reprints: Peace Like a River (Sept., $13) by Leif Enger; The Bulgari Connection (Oct., $12) by Fay Weldon; Personal Velocity (Oct., $12) by Rebecca Miller.
Blood Song: A Silent Ballad (Nov., $20) by Eric Drooker. Three generations are unified by hope, promise and a belief in creativity in this graphic novel. Author publicity.
My Mistress, Humanity (Oct., $17.95) by Chuck Rosenthal. In the near future, cataclysmic weather threatens to wipe out the world's population.
HOMA & SEKEY
Father and Son (Sept., $17.95) by Han Sung-won relates the struggle for democratic freedoms in Korea.
The General's Beard: Two Novellas (Sept., $14.95) by Lee Oyoung. A mysterious death and an ambiguous relationship fuel these two works.
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (Oct.; $13, cloth $27.50), edited by Sue Miller, includes stories by Arthur Miller, E.L. Doctorow and others. 200,000 first printing.
Reprint: Carter Beats the Devil (Sept., $14.95) by Glen David Gold.
The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (Oct., $14) by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan captures the lurid pulp novels of decades past.
Falling for Mr. Wrong (Nov., $14) by Caroline Upcher. A woman prone to romantic mishaps may have happened upon Mr. Right.
Thoughts While Having Sex (Jan., $15) by Stephanie Lehmann. A playwright and her leading actress both fall for the director.
Wildwood (Feb., $14.95) by Drusilla Campbell. Three old friends confront the consequences of a long-held secret.
KEY PORTER BOOKS
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Postcard Fictions (Sept., $21.95) by Michelle Berry. Andrew Valko's eerie paintings illustrate Berry's story about the seediness of motel life.
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The Devil and Daniel Silverman (Jan., $15.95) by Theodore Roszack. A gay Jewish writer from San Francisco finds himself trapped in a Christian fundamentalist college. Advertising.
LITTLE, BROWN/BACK BAY
Reprint: Sea Glass (Jan., $14.95) by Anita Shreve.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: In the Land of Dreamy Dreams (Oct., $15.95) by Ellen Gilchrist.
Relentless Pursuit (Sept., $16.95) by Alexander Kent. Captain Adam Bolitho returns to carry on the Royal Navy tradition.
Ramage at Trafalgar (Sept., $14.95) by Dudley Pope is the 16th of the Lord Ramage novels.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
Lost Between Houses (Nov., $14.95) by David Gilmour is a Canadian bestseller about a turbulent year in the life of a 15-year-old.
Reprint: The Wig (Feb., $14.95) by Charles Wright.
No Pasaran, Vol. 2 (Sept., $13.95) by Vittorio Giardino. In this graphic novel/espionage thriller, Max Friedman continues his search for a friend in the Spanish Civil War.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Rosamund (Oct., $14) by Bertrice Small. A young girl steps into womanhood and into history.
Talk of the Town (Nov., $12.95) by Tracie Howard and Danita Carter. Morgan Nelson and Dakota Cantrell are back to take New York by storm.
Reprints: Outlaw in Paradise (Sept., $13) by Patricia Gaffney; Soulmate: A Novel of Eternal Love (Oct., $14) by Deepak Chopra.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY/ACCENT
The Language of Sisters (Sept., $12.95) by Amy Yurk. A woman goes back home to care for her pregnant sister and to reconcile with her mother.
Leaving Ireland (Nov., $13.95) by Ann Moore is the sequel to Gracelin O'Malley.
Reprint: Servants of the Map: Stories (Feb., $13.95) by Andrea Barrett.
The Pushcart Prize XXVII: Best of the Small Presses (Nov.; $16.95, cloth $35), edited by Bill Henderson. The 2003 edition contains scores of stories, poems and essays.
Drohobycz, Drohobycz and Other Stories: True Tales from the Holocaust and Life After (Nov., $TBA) by Henryk Grynberg. The Polish writer delivers 13 short works.
Reprints: Lake Wobegon Summer (Sept., $14) by Garrison Keillor; Patches of Godlight: Father Tim's Favorite Quotes (Oct., $14) by Jan Karon; The Passion of Artemisia (Jan., $14) by Susan Vreeland; The Secret Life of Bees (Feb., $14) by Sue Monk Kidd.
Reprint: Portrait in Sepia (Nov., $13.95) by Isabel Allende.
Reprints: The Corrections (Sept., $15) by Jonathan Franzen; The Palace Thief: Stories (Sept., $13) by Ethan Canin; The Hours (Oct., $13) by Michael Cunningham; Eva Moves the Furniture (Oct., $13) by Margot Livesey; The Feast of the Goat (Nov., $14) by Mario Vargas Llosa; Spies (Jan., $TBA) by Michael Frayn; Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen (Jan., $TBA) by India Edghill.
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (Oct., $15) contains time-tested stories to read aloud.
Two in the Field (Sept., $14) by Darryl Brock. In the sequel to If I Never Get Back, Sam Fowler returns to the 21st century.
Baggage (Jan., $TBA) by Emily Barr. Living quietly in Australia, Daisy is on the run from a 10-year-old London crime until an old friend rediscovers her.
Reprints: Falling Angels (Oct., $13) by Tracy Chevalier; Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper (Nov., $13) by Harriet Scott Chessman.
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The Beauty Room (Oct., $12.95) by Regi Claire recounts intense family relations.
Reprint: The Clothes They Stood Up In and The Lady in the Van (Sept., $9.95) by Alan Bennett; The Christmas Tree (Nov., $9.95) by Julie Salamon; Tepper Isn't Going Out (Jan., $12.95) by Calvin Trillin.
RANDOM HOUSE/MODERN LIBRARY
Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real (Feb., $12.95) by Celia Correas de Zapata introduces a growing genre.
Reprints: Austerlitz (Sept., $13.95) by W.G. Sebald; Butterfield 8 (Jan., $12.95) by John O'Hara.
Reprint: The Wise Women of Havana (Feb., $13.95) by José Raúl Bernardo.
RED DRESS INK
Fishbowl (Oct., $12.95) by Sarah Mlynowski. Two new roommates mean that Allison is living in a fishbowl. Ad/promo.
Spanish Disco (Jan., $12.95) by Erica Orloff. A celebrity editor in Florida becomes entwined with one of her authors whom she has never met.
Reprint: Lost (Sept., $14.95) by Gregory Maguire.
God's Mountain (Dec., $12.95) by Erri de Luca. This coming-of-age story is set in 1960s Naples.
Reprints: Miracle at St. Anna (Jan., $TBA) by James McBride; The Good Men (Feb., $TBA) by Charmaine Craig.
The Falling Nun: And Other Stories (Feb., $12) by Pamela Berkman imagines the lives of women today.
Reprints: This Rock (Sept., $14) by Robert Morgan; Good Harbor (Oct., $12) by Anita Diamant; Hotel of the Saints (Nov., $12) by Ursula Hegi; Me Times Three (Feb., $13) by Alex Witchel.
The Bank Robber Diaries (Oct., $13) by Danny King features a bumbling petty criminal.
Around the Houses (Dec., $14) by Amanda Boulter. Communities and their sexualities generate conflict and humor in London.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
The Solitude of Compassion (Nov., $15) by Jean Giono. Stories of small-town life in Provence, first published in France in 1932, are in English for the first time.
Reprint: Going Home (Oct., $14.95) by Nora Roberts.
The Best American Erotica 2003: Tenth Anniversary Edition (Feb., $14), edited by Susie Bright, culls from magazines, journals, books and the Internet.
Reprint: Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages (Oct., $16), edited by Harold Bloom.
Prophets & Dreamers: A Selection of Great Yiddish Literature (Oct., $14), edited by Miriam Weinstein, ranges from old favorites to a new story by I.B. Singer.
Western Animal Heroes: An Anthology of Stories by Ernest Thompson Seton (Jan., $16.95), edited by Stephen Zimmer, collects century-old tales.
Reprint: The Snow Garden (Feb., $13) by Christopher Rice.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
If We Must Die (Sept., $15.95) by Pat Carr. A young teacher in a black community in Tulsa is thrust into the Greenwood riot of 1921.
Duel: Terror Stories by Richard Matheson (Jan.; $13.95, cloth $24.95) by Richard Matheson assembles classic yarns. Advertising.
Reprint: 50 in 50 (Nov., $17.95) by Harry Harrison.
Birthday (Sept., $12) by Alan Sillitoe is a sequel to Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; a Flamingo book.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Her Kind of Want (Oct., $15.95) by Jennifer S. Davis celebrates the perseverance and beauty of Southern women.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
The Odyssey (Sept.; $27.95, cloth $62.50) by Homer. Rodney Merrill translates the classic into dactylic hexameter.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Costly Habits: Stories (Nov., $15.95) by Peter Makuck portrays characters who have experienced loss.
UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESS
Why I Lie: Stories (Sept., $16) by Michael Gills. A down-home Arkansas boy tries to make good.
Skin of the Earth: Stories (Sept., $16) by Art Gibney. Twelve stories depict tensions in the contemporary rural West.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Reprint: Yates Paul, His Grand Flights, His Tootings (Oct., $19.95) by James Baker Hall.
The Vintage Book of War Stories: A Fiction Anthology (Sept., $14), edited by Sebastian Faulks and Jorg Hensgen, collects 39 stories and novel excerpts. Advertising.
Reprints: Embers (Sept., $12) by Sandor Marai; Half a Life (Oct., $13) by V.S. Naipaul; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories (Oct., $14) by Alice Munro.
The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time (Sept., $13.95), edited by Leslie Pockell, assembles a cryptful of classic tales. Advertising.
Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos (Oct., $13.95), edited by Kim Addonizio and Cheryl Dumesnil includes words by Flannery O'Connor, Sylvia Plath and more. Advertising.
Reprint: The Future Homemakers of America (Oct., $14) by Laurie Graham.
A Morning Like This (Sept., $12.95) by Deborah Bedford. A family broken by hidden sin struggles to find forgiveness through God. Ad/promo.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
Brown Sugar 2: Great One Night Stands—A Collection of Erotic Black Fiction (Jan., $14), edited by Carol Taylor, explores the many moods and acts of love. Ad/promo.
Reprints: Still Waters (Oct., $14) by Jennifer Lauck; The Royal Physician's Visit (Nov., $14) by Per Olov Enquist; Tickled Pink: A Comic Novel (Nov., $14) by Rita Rudner; Perfect Match (Feb., $14) by Jodi Picoult; The Twentieth Wife (Feb., $14) by Indu Sundaresan.
Christmas Every Morning (Oct., $12.99) by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Reunited with her dying mother and her childhood sweetheart, a woman seeks forgiveness.
Reprint: Appointment with Il Duce (Sept., $15) by Hozy Rossi.
NEIL WILSON PRESS
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Dead Letter House (Sept., $15) by Drew Campbell. After breaking with his girlfriend, a 20-something writes letters to his family on his 20-mile walk home.
W PUBLISHING GROUP
A Man Called Blessed (Sept., $14.99) by Bill Bright and Ted Dekker. Zionists will stop at nothing to restore Israel to its former glory.
Blink (Jan., $14.99) by Ted Dekker. The fate of a Saudi princess will determine that of her country.
Beyond the Sacred Page (Feb., $10.99) by Jack Cavanaugh. The second book in the Book of Books series focuses on the people and events that took the Bible into English.
Fiction/Mystery & Suspense
The Weeping Buddha (Oct., $16.95) by Heather Dune Macadam. The carvings on the murder victims' bodies are koans—unanswerable questions that can lead to enlightenment.
ALLISON & BUSBY
Embroidering Shrouds: A Joanna Piercy Mystery (Sept., $9.95) by Priscilla Masters. Robberies and murders target elderly women.
Death by Prophecy: A Connor Hawthorne Mystery (Nov., $14.95) by Lauren Maddison. Are terrorists threatening nuclear power plants? Is the Vatican suppressing something? Advertising.
BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
Reprint: The Last Judgment (Dec., $13) by Iain Pears.
Running Crazy: A Thriller Based on the Case Files of the Crime-Solving Clairvoyant (Feb., $16.95) by D.J. Adams. In the second installment of this series, serial killers prey upon teen shoppers.
Another Fine Mess: A Bridget Montrose Mystery (Oct., $13.95) by Lora Roberts. Bridget attends an arts retreat that turns lethal.
Chain Reaction (Oct., $14.95) by David Alexander is a thriller about a stolen nuclear weapon. Author tour.
Lady Killer (Oct., $14.95) by Gail McFarland. The African-American romance writer produces her first thriller. Advertising. Author tour.
Dead Down Under (Sept., $12.95) by Anita Zelman. L.A. gossip columnist Rebecca Lewis goes to Australia to write about celebrity art collections but encounters murder.
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, Vol. 3 (Sept., $17.95), edited by Ed Gorman, is an international anthology. Advertising.
Reprints: The Nautical Chart (Sept., $14) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte; The Company of Strangers (Nov., $14) by Robert Wilson.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (Oct.; $13, cloth $27.50), edited by James Ellroy, includes stories by the usual suspects and lesser-knowns.
Reprint: Murder Among Children: A Mitch Tobin Mystery (Nov., $14.95) by Donald E. Westlake writing as Tucker Coe.
Hot Blood XI: Fatal Attractions (Feb., $14), edited by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett, gathers more erotic horror stories from such writers as Yvonne Navarro and Brian Hodge.
Reprints: The Final Country (Nov., $12.95) by James Crumley; Captains Outrageous: A Hap Collins and Leonard Pine Novel (Jan., $12.95) by Joe R. Lansdale; Epitaph (Feb., $12.95) by James Siegel.
OAK TREE PRESS
The Dark Side (Oct., $11.95) by David Sherman introduces the Jack Murphy series, with the L.A. PI searching for a teenage runaway.
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS
A Suitcase of Suspense (Sept., $24.95) by Reader's Digest editors is a boxed set of four volumes with a total of 28 classic tales from the likes of Charles Dickens and Patricia Highsmith.
FLEMING H. REVELL
Riptide (Oct., $12.99) by Lorena McCourtney is the second title in the Julesburg Mysteries series, in which twins separated at birth reunite under dangerous circumstances.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
The Whisper of Leaves (Dec., $14) by Craig Smith. A young English professor in the Midwest must solve her mother's murder to avoid becoming the killer's next victim.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Pretty Boy (Sept., $12.95) by Lauren Henderson continues the Sam Jones series. At a quaint English B&B, Sam and her boyfriend Hugo's romance is complicated by murder. Author publicity.
Tough Luck (Dec., $12) by Jason Starr is set in the very tough milieu of Brooklyn. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
Flynn's World (Feb., $13) by Gregory McDonald. This time, police investigator Flynn wants to know who nailed a young man's ear to a tree. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
Deadlock (Oct., $12.99) by James Scott Bell reflects upon the ramifications when a liberal Supreme Court justice has a religious conversion.
Fiction/Science Fiction & Fantasy
Tathea (Sept., $14.95) by Anne Perry. Once an empress, Tathea now wanders the Lost Lands.
The Summer Country (Oct., $14) by James A. Hetley. Battles are fought using magic in the land of Mordred and Merlin.
Reprint: The Other Wind (Jan., $TBA) by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Guide to Tolkien's World (Sept., $14.98) by David Day is an illustrated reference to the living creatures inhabiting Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.
Daughters of an Amber Noon (Sept., $13.95) by Katherine V. Forrest is a sequel to Daughters of a Coral Dawn, in which a group of women battle a vicious dictator. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Fall of the Kings (Nov., $13.95) by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. A secret Royalist movement demands the restoration of ancient magics. 20,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
When Dragons Rage: Book Two of the DragonCrown War Cycle (Dec., $14.95) by Michael A. Stackpole. Evil forces are creeping south to regain every fragment of the shattered DragonCrown. 22,500 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Grail Prince (Jan., $13.95) by Nancy McKenzie is a retelling of Galahad's quest for the Holy Grail.
Dark Angel: The Eyes Only Dossier (Feb., $14.95), compiled by D.A. Stern Logan Cale, is the official guide to the TV program.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Lighthouse Hauntings: 12 Original Tales of the Supernatural (Sept., $23), edited by Charles G. Waugh and Martin Greenberg, anthologizes stories set in lighthouses.
Worlds Enough & Time: Five Tales of Speculative Fiction (Dec., $14.95) by Dan Simmons is a grouping of novellas by the author of A Winter Haunting.Advertising.
Reprints: The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable (Sept., $19.95) by Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby; Nekropolis (Nov., $14.95) by Maureen F. McHugh.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
Everyone in Silico (Oct., $13.95) by Jim Munroe takes place in a society where you can download your personality.
Reprints: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King (Sept.; $12 each, boxed set $35) by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Gipsy, Vol. 2: The Fires of Siberia (Sept., $10.95) by Enrico Marini and Thierry Smolderen continues the graphic novel series; Gipsy makes a delivery into warring Siberia.
Star Trek: Double Helix Omnibus (Oct., $17) by John Gregory Betancourt et al. collects the entire saga of the Federation's decades-long war against bioterrorism. Ad/promo.
Star Trek: Star Charts (Oct., $17.95) by Geoffrey Mandell is a guide to the Star Trek worlds and their stars, including the routes of all the ships featured in the series. Ad/promo.
Devil's Bargain (Oct., $16) by Judith Tarr. In 1191, the knights of Christ battle the armies of Islam in Jerusalem.
Reprint: October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (Sept., $16), edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish.
The Magister: Book Two of Earthkeep (Nov., $14) by Sally Miller Gearhart. Little Blue's children are dying with no apparent signs of illness.
The Harlequin's Dance: First Book of the Orokon (Sept., $14.95) by Tom Arden. Crippled Jemany Vexing struggles to reestablish harmony in a chaotic world, but the evil sorcerer Toth-Vexrah is an impediment.
Farscape: The Illustrated Companion (Sept., $12.95) by Paul Simpson and David Hughes is a guide containing character biographies, a glossary, anecdotes and more. Advertising.
Reprints: The Dragon Reborn (Sept., $14.95) by Robert Jordan; Catspaw (Nov., $14.95) by Joan Vinge; Angel of Darkness (Nov., $12.95) by Charles de Lint; Songmaster (Dec., $13.95) by Orson Scott Card.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
The Last Man (Dec.; $17.95, cloth $45) by Jean-Baptiste François Xavier Cousin de Grainville, trans. by I.F. and M. Clarke, is a new translation of the classic "demise of the human race" story.
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
Hand of Fire: Shandril's Saga, Book 3 (Sept., $14.95) by Ed Greenwood concludes the trilogy. 75,000 first printing.
The Annotated Chronicles (Oct., $27.95) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman collects the three novels (Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning) that introduced the Dragonlance line. 60,000 first printing. Advertising.
Folklore, Myths & Legends
The Science of Vampires (Oct., $12.95) by Katherine Ramsland includes bizarre scientific facts behind the vampire myth.
Lighthouse Ghosts and Legends (Oct., $12.95) by Nina Costopoulos presents more than two dozen tales of mystery set in America's best-known beacons.
The Genesis and Geometry of the Labyrinth: Architecture, Hidden Language, Myths, and Rituals (Nov., $29.95) by Patrick Conty looks at the phenomenon of the labyrinth, connecting this ancient symbol to modern scientific principles.
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Bloody Irish: Great Vampire Stories (Sept., $14.95) by Bob Curran links ancient and modern Irish vampire tales with Celtic beliefs.
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends (Nov., $19.95) by Jan Harold Brunvand is a comprehensive reference of those stories too bizarre to be true.
Ghastly and Ghostly Stories of South Florida (Sept., $9.95) by Cindy Thuma presents stories of ghost sightings and haunted places.
The Real St. Nicholas: Tales of Generosity and Hope from Around the World (Oct., $22.95) by Louise Carus collects folktales and legends on the fourth-century bishop from Asia Minor whom Americans call Santa Claus.
Frodo's Quest: Living the Myth inThe Lord of the Rings (Nov., $18.95) by Robert Ellwood interprets Tolkien's epic in terms of core themes including death and rebirth and triumph of good over evil.
Celtic Cross: Croes Celtaidd (Sept., $19.95) by Derek Bryce relates the history of and stories about the symbol. Includes a white metal pendant on a black cord.
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Telling Our Tales: Stories and Storytelling for All Ages (Nov., $18) by Jeannette Ross. This collection emphasizes that people of all cultures are connected.
Seven Carols, Seven Gifts, Christmas Stories for All Ages (Oct., $14.95) by Drew Bacigalupa collects carols and stories from the last 50 years.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Haunted Places in the American South (Oct., $18) by Alan Brown guides readers to and through supernatural sites.
To Live with the Fairy Folk: A Guide to Attract Benevolent Spirits (Sept., $9.95) by Marina T. Stern includes tips on plants to grow and fragrances to wear.
A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings (Oct., $18.95) by Cassandra Eason collects anecdotes of people who have actually met them.
BROOKLYN BOTANICAL GARDENS
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The Shady Border: Shade-Loving Perennials for Season-Long Color The Sunny Border: Sun-Loving Perennials for Season-Long Color (Sept., $9.95 each) by C. Colston Burrell offer instructions for keeping these plants thriving and beautiful.
Earth Ponds A to Z: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (Feb. $18.95) by Tim Matson. This guide shows how to design, construct and maintain earthen ponds.
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Everything You Need to Know About Gardening but Were Afraid to Ask (Sept., $14.95) by Rob Cassy and Valerie Scriven provides straightforward advice and information.
Gardener's Weather Bible (Feb., $21.95) by Sally Roth is a guide to gardening success regardless of the weather.
Fast Plants: Choosing and Growing Plants for Gardens in a Hurry (Feb., $16) by Sue Fisher recommends speedy species.
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
The Art of Setting Stones: And Other Writings from the Japanese Garden (Sept., $16.95), written and illustrated by Marc Peter Keane. Essays explore the roles of art, Buddhism, nature and memory in a traditional Japanese garden. Advertising. Author tour.
The Flower Gardener's Bible: Time Tested Techniques, Creative Designs, and Perfect Plants for Colorful Gardens (Feb.; $29.95, cloth $39.95) by Lewis and Nancy Hill offers a guide to more than 400 species, with information on how to choose, grow and combine plants.
Subtropical Plants: A Practical Gardening Guide (Sept., $19.95) by Jacqueline Sparrow and Gil Hanly offers advice on palms, orchids, cacti and bromeliads.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens (Oct.; $29.95, cloth $60) by Susan J. Pennington discusses topics such as historic kitchen gardens, the development of ornamental vegetables and more.
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Versailles Gardens (Sept.; $29.95, cloth $39.95) by Beatrix Saule, photos by Jean-Baptiste Leroux. The volume illuminates the story of the gardens of Versailles with 450 color photographs.
Gay & Lesbian Studies
Jocks 2: True Stories of America's Gay Male Athletes (Oct., $14.95) by Dan Woog profiles gay athletes. Advertising.
Gay Tantra (Nov., $13.95) by Bruce Anderson is a guide for gay men to the sensual art of tantra. Advertising.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture (Oct., $18.95) by John D'Emilio gathers essays by a leading gay activist and historian.
Irreconcilable Differences?: Intellectual Stalemate in the Gay Rights Debate (Oct., $24.95) by Thomas C. Caramagno examines the rhetoric used on both sides of the gay rights argument.
Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context (Dec.; $27.95, cloth $49.95), edited by Vern Bullough, explores the lives of the founders of the gay movement.
Scandal: Infamous Gay Controversies of the Twentieth Century (Feb.; $19.95, cloth $34.95) by Marc E. Vargo examines accusations ranging from obscenity and libel to espionage, treason and murder, with penalties that included censorship, imprisonment, deportation and death.
MARLOWE & CO.
The Man I Might Become (Nov., $16.95), edited by Bruce Shenitz, is a collection that explores the relationship between fathers and gay sons.
Miss Vera's Cross-Dress for Success: A Resource Guide for Boys Who Want to Be Girls (Oct., $12.95) by Veronica Vera offers a guide for cross-dressers, drag queens and transgenders.
ALLEN & UNWIN
Back in Action (Oct., $14.95) by Sarah Key answers the most commonly asked questions about back pain and the available treatments.
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga (Dec., $14) by Rolf Gates, edited by Katrina Kenison, offers reflections to carry onto the yoga mat and into life.
Reprint: The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic (Jan., $13.95) by David Shenk.
The Ultimate Body: Ten Perfect Workouts for Women (Jan., $14.95) by Liz Neporent. A fitness writer offers an easy, effective program. Author publicity.
The Miracle of Magnesium (Jan., $13.95) by Carolyn Dean, M.D. A holistic physician details the latest information on this nutrient. Author publicity.
Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks: A Revolutionary Program for a Longer, Healthier Life (Feb., $13.95) by Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.. and Jan Sinatra combines diet, supplements, exercise and emotional healing to lower blood pressure. Author publicity.
Reprints: Formula 101: Maintaining 40-30-30 Nutrition for a Lifetime (Jan., $14.95) by Gene and Joyce Daoust; Women Are Not Small Men: Life-Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women (Feb., $13.95) by Nieca Goldberg, M.D.
Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine: Improving Your Health by Combining Herbal Medicine and Western Medicine (Dec., $TBA) by Henry Han, Glenn E. Miller, M.D., and Nancy Deville synthesizes the wisdom of Chinese herbal medicines with the practical application of Western expertise.
Reprint: The Core Program: 15 Minutes a Day That Can Change Your Life (Dec., $TBA) by Peggy W. Brill with Gerald S. Couzens.
Dr. Fischer's Little Book of Big Medical Emergencies: How to Recognize and Respond to the 40 Most Common Medical Emergencies (Oct., $12) by Stuart Fischer, M.D., edited by Mark D. Steisel, is a pocket-sized book with crucial information on how to deal with medical emergencies. Author publicity.
BEAR & COMPANY
The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions (Feb., $15) by J.T. Garrett is a guide to the medicinal uses of more than 450 plants and herbs as applied in traditional Native American practices.
Reprint: Lay Aside the Weight (Oct., $16.99) by T.D. Jakes.
SuperSleep: The Ultimate Power to Change Your Life (Sept., $16.95) by Teri D. Mahaney explains how to harness the power of the subconscious mind.
It's a Sistah Thing: A Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Fibroids for African American Women (Sept., $15) by Monique R. Brown. With African-American women having 30% more fibroids than other ethnic groups, this book provides information vital to their health.
Herbal Healing for African Americans: The A to Z Guide to Total Health the Natural Way (Dec., $13) by Angelo A. Williams offers a comprehensive reference for the use of herbal remedies from the African diaspora.
Let Your Life Flow: The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Benefits of the Alexander Technique (Sept., $30.95) by Alex Maunder explains the technique in terms of energy flow and how to direct energy with thought.
Aqua Fitness (Dec., $15) by Mimi Rodriguez Adami provides photos of shallow and deepwater programs, showing basic moves, exercises for muscle toning and workouts for people with special needs.
The Botox Book: What You Need to Know About America's Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment (Sept., $12.95) by Everett Lautin, M.D., Suzanne Levine with Kathryn Lance tells how it works, how to find the right doctor and the pros and cons of Botox.
FSG/HILL & WANG
Yoga Mala (Sept., $16) by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is a guide to ashtanga yoga by the living master of this increasingly popular discipline. 7-city author tour.
The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism (Oct., $15.95) by Stephanie Marohn speaks to parents of children with autism.
The Natural Medicine Guide to Depression (Feb., $14.95) by Stephanie Marohn explores depression's connections to imbalances of physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and psychic levels; includes information on 15 natural therapies.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Yoganetics: Fitness from the Inside Out (Jan., $15.95) by Wyatt Townley is a new approach that extends yoga into gentle motions. 30,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs (Dec., $14.95) by James Villepigue and Hugo A. Rivera provides exercises for the upper and lower abdomen and oblique muscles.
The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition, and Optimal Health (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $49.95) by Robert E.C. Wildman covers basic concepts in q&a format.
Never Be Sick Again: Health Is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It (Sept., $12.95) by Raymond Francis with Kester Cotton presents a practical theory that may revolutionize the way we look at illness. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Schwarzbein Principle II: The Transition: A Regeneration Process to Prevent and Reverse Accelerated Aging (Sept., $12.95) by Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., with Marilyn Brown goes beyond the diet she introduced in The Schwarzbein Principle, offering a personalized anti-aging program. 100,000 first printing. Author publicity. TV satellite tour.
Take Charge of Your Breast Cancer: A Guide to Getting the Best Possible Treatment (Sept., $15) by John Link, M.D., gives patients the confidence and knowledge to seek the treatment right for them.
Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You (Oct., $16) by David Ropeik and George Gray. Experts from the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis provide tools for assessing the hazards we face every day. Radio satellite tour.
Reprint: The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy (Feb., $14.95) by Marty Becker with Danelle Morton.
The Vaccination Dilemma (Sept., $15), edited by Christine Murphy, addresses the growing research that has linked immunization with autism, seizures, asthma, arthritis and other disorders and helps parents make informed decisions about vaccination.
Reprints: The Breast Health Cookbook: Fast and Simple Recipes to Reduce the Risk of Cancer (Oct., $14.95) by Dr. Bob Arnot; Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development (Jan., $14.95) by George E. Vaillant, M.D.
MARLOWE & CO
Stop Diabetes (Oct., $12.95) by Gretchen Becker benefits those who want to reduce the chances of getting diabetes.
Reprint: The Glucose Revolution (Jan., $15.95) by Jenny Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster Powell, Thomas M.S. Wolever and Stephen Colaguiri. 75,000 first printing.
Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease (Sept., $16.95) by Ronald C. Petersen and ...High Blood Pressure (Jan., $16.95) by Sheldon Sheps, M.D., provide practical advice.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Complete Book of Flower Essences (Sept., $22.95) by Rhonda PallasDowneyexplores the intrinsic relationship among herbs, homeopathy and flower essences in a holistic context. Advertising.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS/FROG LTD.
Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, 3rd Edition (Sept., $35) by Paul Pitchford shows how Chinese Five Element Theory can be applied to modern nutrition.
The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults, Revised Edition (Sept., $17.95) by Randall Neustaedter. New to this edition are discussions of smallpox and anthrax vaccines, flu shots and conditions linked to vaccine reactions.
In Search of the Warrior Spirit: Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets (Nov., $14.95) by Richard Strozzi Heckler. A martial artist trains U.S. Special Forces soldiers to become more effective fighters through self-examination; includes author's response to the events of September 11.
The Breast Cancer Prevention Cookbook (Oct., $16.95) by Hope Ricciotti, M.D., and Vincent Connelly. More than 165 recipes help cancer patients bolster their bodies' defenses.
The Taming of the Chew: A Holistic Guide to Stopping Compulsive Eating (Sept., $14) by Denise Lamothe presents a program to combat overeating. 5-city author tour.
Natural Beauty: Salon Secrets (Sept., $10.95) by Laura DuPriest. A spa owner explains how to get salon results at home.
How to Turn Your Hefty Hubby into a Lean Lover (Jan., $14.95) by Maureen N. Keane is a wives' guide to helping their husbands slim down in 12 easy steps.
PRINCETON BOOK COMPANY/ELYSIAN EDITIONS
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Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders: The Ultimate Exercise Program for Tension Relief (Sept., $19.95) by Eric Franklin uses mind/body and imaging techniques to combat the area of pain familiar to computer users.
Your Body, Your Health: How to Ask Questions, Find Answers, and Work with Your Doctor (Sept., $20) by Neil Shulman, M.D., and Rowena Sobczyk, M.D., empowers readers to take charge of their own health care.
Living Well with Autoimmune Disease: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know (Oct., $13.95) by Mary J. Shomon presents a guide to understanding disorders of the immune system and finding the keys to diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Author publicity.
Reprint: The New 8-Week Cholesterol Cure: The Ultimate Program for Preventing Heart Disease (Jan., $13.95) by Robert E. Kowalski.
Reprint: Healthy Kids (Jan., $15.95) by Marilu Henner; Oz Garcia's The Healthy High-Tech Body (Jan., $15.95) by Oz Garcia.
RIO NUEVO PUBLISHERS
Native Healing: Four Sacred Paths to Health (Oct., $16.95) by W.F. Peate, M.D. Native healers explain the effects of family and community on personal health, as well as spiritual and traditional treatments.
Mall Walking Madness (Sept., $16.95) by Sara Donovan with Gary Legwold. Donovan, the founder of Walksport America, has created a how-to manual for the year-round sport of mall walking.
Reprint: The 90/10 Weight-Loss: A Scientifically Designed Balance of Healthy Foods and Fun Foods (Dec., $13.95) by Joy Bauer. 50,000 first printing.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Germs, Biological Warfare, Vaccinations: What You Need to Know (Sept., $10.95) by Gary Null discusses traditional methods of fighting germ warfare while offering natural alternative approaches to preventing and treating diseases caused by biological agents. Author publicity.
The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness (Dec., $21.95) by Linda Sparrowe and Patricia Walden shows how women can treat their health problems with yoga and natural medicines. 75,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Reprints: Energy Breakthrough: Jump-Start Your Weight Loss and Feel Great (Jan., $15) by Sarah, the Duchess of York, and Weight Watchers; The Testosterone Advantage Plan: Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Boost Energy (Jan., $13) by Lou Schuler with Jeff Volek, Michael Mejia and Adam Campbell.
Bargain Beauty Secrets (Oct., $14.95) by Diane Irons offers a guide to priceless beauty on a working woman's budget.
Health Through Yoga (Oct., $19.95) by Mira Mheta combines two traditional Indian approaches to health and healing—yoga and ayurveda.
The Commando Workout (Nov., $16.95) by Simon Waterson. The personal trainer to Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan teaches how to reach new goals and what to eat to remain healthy and energized.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprint: Grow Younger, Live Longer (Dec., $14) by Deepak Chopra, M.D., and David Simon, M.D. 125,000 first printing.
Doctors' Orders: What 101 Doctors Do to Stay Healthy (Sept., $15) by Cal Orey. Experts share what they do to keep themselves and their families healthy.
Sensual for Life: The Natural Way to Maintain Sexual Vitality (Nov., $14) by George L. Redmon provides advice for ensuring a lifetime of satisfying sexual intimacy.
Pilates Personal Trainer Powerhouse Abs Workout: Illustrated Step-by-Step Matwork Routine and Pilates Personal Trainer Thighs and Butt Workout: Illustrated Step-by-Step Matwork Routine (Dec., $9.95 each) by Michael King. A personal trainer designs Pilates workouts around goals.
What Your Doctor MayNotTell You About Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Performed—and Most Unnecessary—Surgery (Sept., $14.95) by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D., and Frederick M. Hodges explodes the myths and misinformation surrounding circumcision.
Double Menopause: What to Do When Both You and Your Mate Go Through Hormonal Changes Together (Sept., $14.95) by Nancy Cetel is a guide for midlife couples experiencing physical and psychological changes as a result of waning sex hormones.
WILEY FOR DUMMIES
Fibromyalgia for Dummies (Sept., $21.99) by Roland Staud and Christine Adamec is an informative and accessible guide for diagnosis and treatment.
Total Fitness for Women (Sept., $16.95) by Joe Luxbacher, Leslie Bonci and Kim King encourages the power of habit to realize weight loss and fitness goals.
Take a Load Off Your Heart: 114 Things You Can Do to Prevent or Reverse Heart Disease (Jan., $14.95) by Joe Piscatella and Barry Franklin offers a practical, easy-to-implement program for taking charge of heart health. 40,000 first printing. 15-city author tour.
Tai Chi Walking—A Low Impact Path to Better Health (Sept., $16.95) by Robert Chuckrow teaches how to walk safely using the principles of tai chi chuan.
The Territory of Alaska, 1867—1959 (Sept., $23.95), edited by Penny Rennick, covers the territory's history from the purchase from Russia in 1867 to statehood in 1959.
Alaska's Heroes: A Call to Courage (Oct., $14.95) by Nancy Warren Farrell focuses on real-life heroes from the last frontier.
Reprint: Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History (Sept., $14) by Kati Marton.
The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told by Allan Zullo, Mara Bovsun and Mike Santangelo and The Greatest Survival Stories Never Told Allan Zullo and Mara Bovsun (both Sept., $9.95 each). The former depicts 24 accounts of American firefighters while the latter describes beating the odds.
Reprint: The Freemasons (Dec., $14.95) by Jasper Ridley.
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The Sword and the Grail: The Story of the Grail, the Templars and the True Discovery of America (Sept., $15) by Andrew Sinclair details the role of the Knights of the Templar in the discovery of America 90 years before Columbus.
Burgess, Merchant and Priest: The Medieval Scottish Town (Oct., $12.95) by Derek Hall paints a portrait of life in medieval communities of Scotland.
BOYDELL & BREWER
History of the Valois Burgundy: Philip the Bold, The Formation of the Burgundian State 1384—1404 (Sept. $29.95) by Richard Vaughan offers a biography of Philip and a study of the emergence of the Burgundian state under his aegis. History of the Valois Burgundy: John the Fearless, the Growth of Burgundian Power, 1404—1419; ...Philip the Good: The Apogee of Burgundy, 1419—1467 and ...Charles the Bold: The Last Valois Duke of Burgundy (Sept., $29.95 each) by Richard Vaughan complete the series.
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Beyond the Mountain: True Tales About Montreal (Nov., $14.95) by Stuart Nulman offers true stories about the people, places and events that shaped this Canadian city. Advertising.
Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes: Robert F. Kennedy's War Against Organized Crime (Oct., $16.95) by Ronald Goldfarb. A lawyer who worked with the Kennedy family posits that the mob had the means and the motive to kill JFK.
CARROLL & GRAF
Reprint: Alistair Cooke's America (Sept., $25) by Alistair Cooke.
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Roman Ireland (Sept., $16.95) by Vittorio Di Martino challenges the belief that the Romans never invaded Ireland.
A Short History of Boston (Feb., $12.95) by Robert Allison. A Suffolk University professor provides an accessible illustrated history of Beantown.
Which President Killed a Man?: Tantalizing Trivia and Fun Facts About Our Chief Executives and First Ladies (Nov., $12.95) by James Humes. A White House speechwriter who has served five presidents offers trivia that reveals the colorful side of the White House.
Best Little Stories of the Wild West (Sept., $16.95) by C. Brian Kelly collects tales from the start of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803 to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Forgotten Heroes of World War II (Oct., $14.95) by Thomas E. Simmons recounts the stories of rank-and-file individuals who served in the various branches of the military in World War II.
Reprint: The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I (Feb., $TBA) by Ben MacIntyre.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Ghosts of Boston Town: Three Centuries of True Hauntings (Sept., $12.95) by Holly Nadler collects ghost stories set in Boston and the surrounding area from the 18th century to the present.
Pompeii (Dec., $18.95) by Alison E. Cooley examines Pompeii over the past 250 years.
Tarquinia (Dec., $18.95) by Robert Leighton looks at the history of the region known today as Tuscany.
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Vikings: The Battle at the End of Time (Sept., $19.95) by Tony Allan studies a legendary people renowned for their warlike nature, yet capable of great artistry.
Secret Affairs: FDR, Cordell Hull, and Sumner Welles (Sept., $22) by Irwin F. Gellman discusses three legendary figures who directed U.S. foreign policy during WWII.
Irish Heroes & Heroines of America: 150 True Stories of Irish American Heroism (Feb., $17.95) by John Bartimole provides stories of some of America's 40 million citizens of Irish descent, including luminaries such as John Wayne and John F. Kennedy.
Really Useful: The Origins of Everyday Things (Oct., $24.95) by Joel Levy describes the technology, design and social conditions that contributed to many inventions.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
South Bronx Rising: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of an American City (Dec.; $25, cloth $45) by Jill Jonnes. This new edition includes additional material on the borough's renaissance since 1984.
GLOBE PEQUOT/FALCON GUIDES
Beyond Their Years: Stories of Sixteen Civil War Children (Oct., $11.95) by Scotti Cohn examines the Civil War years through the eyes of children.
Into the Western Winds (Dec., $9.95) by Mary Barmeyer O'Brien chronicles the overland journeys of nine pioneer boys who went West by covered wagon in the mid-1800s.
Reprints: The Victorian Visitors: Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Sept., $14) by Rupert Christiansen; The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments (Nov., $16.50) by Miroslav Verner.
Reprints: The Best of Times: The Boom and Bust Years of America Before and After Everything Changed (Sept., $16) by Haynes Johnson; Selkirk's Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe (Nov., $13) by Diana Souhami. QPB selection.
HILL STREET PRESS
Atlanta: An Illustrated History (Sept., $16.95) by Andy Ambrose pairs Atlanta History Center's archival photos with a concise history of the "Phoenix City of the South."
The University of Georgia Trivia Book (Sept., $10.95) by F.N. Boney contains more than 500 entries about the nation's first chartered state university.
Wales: An Illustrated History (Sept., $12.95) by Henry Weisser identifies key forces and developments throughout the country's history with b&w photos.
India: An Illustrated History (Nov., $14.95) by Prem Kishore and Anuradha Kishore Ganpati recounts Indian history with b&w photos.
The American Cause (Sept., $9.95) by Russell Kirk explains the principles upon which America's experiment in constitutional self-government stand. Advertising.
Reprint: The Civil War: An Illustrated History (Sept., $29.95) by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns.
New York City Fire Trucks (Sept., $19.95) by Wayne Sorenson and Donald F. Wood. This pictorial history looks at New York City fire trucks from horse-drawn pumpers to high-tech ladder trucks and engines. Advertising.
With Our Own Eyes (Sept., $14.95) by Mike Campbell with Thomas Devine offers a documented explanation of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Advertising.
Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction (Feb., $13.95), edited by Rebecca Shannonhouse, features literary and historical writing about (and sometimes by) people under the influence over the past 200 years.
Reprints: Islam: A Short History (Sept., $10.95) by Karen Armstrong; The Renaissance (Sept., $9.95) by Paul Johnson; The Catholic Church: A Short History (Jan., $9.95) by Hans Kung.
Christmas in the Old West: A Historical Scrapbook (Sept., $24) by Sam Travers consists of reminiscences, recipes, color photographs and illustrations. Advertising.
Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition (Sept., $19.95) by Jochen Hemmleb and Eric R. Simonson. The sequel to Ghosts of Everest presents new discoveries, a dramatic rescue and clues found in unexpected places.
The Winds Erase Your Footprints (Sept., $19.95) by Shiyowin Miller recounts a white woman and Navajo husband's life together in a 1930s Navajo community in New Mexico.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762—1784 (Oct.; $18.95, cloth $47.50) by Abigail Smith Adams and John Adams, with an introduction by David McCullough.
The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance (Oct.; $21.95, cloth $35) by Larry Gonick. An Inkpot Award—winning cartoonist surveys the origin and spread of Islam and the Ottoman Empire and much more.
Reprint: Booknotes: Stories from American History (Oct., $16) by Brian Lamb and Susan Swain.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth (Nov.; $29.95, cloth $49.95), edited by Randall M. Miller and William A. Pencak. This two-volume narrative history includes a view of the state through fields such as geography and architecture.
Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City (Sept., $18.95) by Nelson Johnson traces the New Jersey town from its birth as a quiet seaside resort to its current incarnation as a gambling mecca.
Gateway to America: Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Seven Other Historic Places—World Trade Center Memorial Edition (Nov., $19.95) by Gordon Bishop is based on the PBS-TV documentary and serves as both guidebook to and history of the New York/New Jersey triangle.
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Vietnam: A Visual Encyclopedia (Oct., $24.95) by Philip Gutzman looks back at the turbulent Vietnam War era with more than 500 photos and alphabetized entries.
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A History of Orgies (Oct., $16.95) by Burgo Partridge studies this taboo social phenomenon.
PURDUE UNIV. PRESS
American Agriculture: A Brief History (Sept., $32.95) by R. Douglas Hurt concerns agriculture from the prehistoric period to the end of the 20th century.
Reprint: Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage (Nov., $15.95) by Joseph E. Persico.
In Search of Scotland (Sept., $19.95), edited by Gordon Menzies, explores this country through photographs, illustrations, paintings, maps and essays.
Ending the Vietnam War: A Personal History of America's Involvement In and Extrication from the Vietnam War (Feb., $19) by Henry Kissinger. The former secretary of state reveals an inside look at the war, and both public and secret efforts to end it.
Reprints: War in a Time of Peace (Sept., $16) by David Halberstam; On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American Navy (Oct., $16) by John F. Lehman; Reaching for Glory: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1964—1965 (Nov., $15) by Michael Bechloss; America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735—1918 (Feb., $14) by Richard Brookhiser.
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Angola: Promises and Lies (Sept., $19.95) by Karl Maier provides an account of conflict in one of the world's least understood and most ignored war zones.
Massacres of the Mountains: A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West, 1815—1875 (Sept., $21.95) by J.P. Dunn Jr. is a title in a new series that resurrects long-out-of-print works on frontier history.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921 (Oct.; $29.95, cloth $70) by Bertrand M. Patenaude recalls the devastating famine that hit Russia in 1921 and the 300 U.S. American relief workers who came to their aid—the first outsiders to witness and record Russia's Bolshevism.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprint: Love Stories of World War II (Sept., $14) by Larry King. First printing 75,000.
Sex in the City: An Illustrated History (Nov., $29.95) by Alison Maddex examines urban erotic history through various media, such as news clippings and rare archival photographs.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters from Children of the Great Depression (Oct. $16.95; cloth $29.95), edited by Robert Cohen, gathers letters that Eleanor Roosevelt received from kids during the Depression.
Reprint: Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South (Sept., $27.50) by Gladys-Marie Fry.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Period of the Witch Trials (Dec., $22.50), edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark, recounts witch hunts from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
The Medicine of Memory: A Mexican Clan in California (Nov.; $22.95, cloth $50) by Alejandro Murguía. The author draws on his and his family's memories—reaching back to the 18th century—to reconstruct Chicano history in California.
The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II (Feb.; $24.95, cloth $60) by William C. Meadows recounts the story of Native American code talkers from their recruitment into the military through their postwar lives.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau (Nov., $24.95) by James H. Knipmeyer surveys historic graffiti from the Colorado Plateau region, including inscriptions by Spanish missionaries, Mormon pioneers and miners.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative (Nov., $18.95), edited by Christopher Metress, tells the brutal story and explores how a historical event becomes part of the collective social memory.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
A New Order of Things: How the Textile Industry Transformed New England (Nov., $29.95) by Paul E. Rivard provides an illustrated social history of the prosperous mill owners who changed the northeast's economic landscape.
WALKER & COMPANY
Reprint: The Bridge (Nov., $12) by Gay Talese.
Zionism: A Brief History (Sept.; $16.95, cloth $38.95) by Michael Brenner covers Zionism from Herzl to post-Zionism.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (Sept., $16.95) by Joanne B. Freeman.