Ambushed: A War Reporter's Life on the Line (Oct., $24.95) by Ian Stewart recounts the attack on the journalist by rebels in Sierra Leone while on assignment for the AP. 8-city author tour.
Spy Dust (Sept., $26) by Antonio J. Mendez and Jonna Mendez with Bruce Henderson is a true story of CIA technical operations officers who fell in love. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
What Liberal Media? (Feb., $24) by Eric Alterman argues that the true nature of the U.S. media is conservative. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes (Jan., $25) by William H. Gates Sr. and Chuck Collins contends that wealth is produced by a society that provides opportunity for success.
Schools That Do Too Much: Wasting Time and Money in Schools and What We Can All Do About It (Feb., $24) by Etta Kralovec claims that American schools routinely misspend precious resources of time and money.
The Shared Well: A Concise Guide to Relations Between Islam and the West (Sept., $21.95) by Robert Van de Weyer explains the basic beliefs of Islam, Judaism and Christianity and how they relate to each other.
The Case Against Lawyers: How the Lawyers, Politicians, and Bureaucrats Have Turned the Law into an Instrument of Tyranny—and What We as Citizens Have to Do About It (Oct., $23.95) by Catherine Crier. The Court TV host portrays the American legal system as dangerously out of control. 5-city author tour.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Japan's Policy Trap: Dollars, Deflation and the Crisis of Japanese Finance (Sept., $38.95) by Akio Mikuni and R. Taggart Murphy maintains that the Japanese government lacks the will to repair its economic problems. Advertising.
CARROLL & GRAF
Anatomy of Greed: The Unshredded Truth from an Enron Insider (Sept., $25) by Brian Cruver is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the largest bankruptcy ever. 75,000 first printing. $65,000 ad/promo.
As They Saw It (Jan., $26) by Richard D. Heffner. The host of The Open Mind TV show offers a mosaic of thinkers from the past 50 years.
The Next War Zone: Confronting the Global Threat of Cyberterrorism (Sept., $24.95) by James F. Dunnigan delves into the risk of catastrophic attacks on the Internet.
The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations (Jan., $14.95) by Jonathan Sacks presents a vision of religious coexistence. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
American Normal: The Culture of Asperger's Syndrome (Oct., $27.50) by Lawrence Osborne reports on the little understood neurological disorder sometimes called "high-functioning autism."
Factory Fresh: The Big Business of Meat (Dec., $27.50) by David Brubaker suggests that the American meat industry may have victimized itself by its sheer size.
Al on America (Oct., $27) by Rev. Al Sharpton with Karen Hunter delivers the controversial figure's manifesto for change.
IVAN R. DEE
Against School Reform (And in Praise of Great Teaching) (Sept., $22.95) by Peter S. Temes writes a prescription for fixing America's schools.
Storm of Terror: A Hebron Mother's Diary (Sept., $22.50) by June Leavitt is a firsthand account of raising a family in Israel amid bullets and bombs.
The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa'ud from Tradition to Terror (Oct., $25) by Stephen Schwartz focuses on Wahhabism, the puritanical Islamic sect to which Osama bin Laden belongs, while accusing the Saudi Arabian government of collusion in the spread of radical Islam. Author publicity.
Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas (Oct., $24.95) by John S. Burnett investigates maritime terrorism. Author tour.
Skipping Toward Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America (Oct., $23.95) by Dan Savage celebrates sin by attempting to commit all seven of the biggies with relish. Author tour.
Walking While Black: The Bill of Rights for Black Americans (Feb., $24.95) by Bryonn Bain. Racially profiled by the NYPD, African-American poet/activist/Harvard Law School graduate demonstrates how our institutions discriminate against nonwhite Americans. 100,000 first printing.
EDINBURGH UNIV. PRESS
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After the Terror (Sept., $22.50) by Ted Honderich muses on the morality of the September 11 attacks.
Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World's Fastest-Growing Faith (Sept., $24.95) by Robert Spencer juxtaposes Islamic fundamentalism and mainstream Islam.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism (Sept., $23) by Thomas L. Friedman combines his columns from the New York Times with diary entries to record a "word album" of his response to September 11. Ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan (Oct., $24) by Mary Anne Weaver. The foreign correspondent for the New York Times relates her experiences while journeying through this second-largest Islamic nation. 7-city author tour.
20:21 Vision: Twentieth-Century Lessons for the Twenty-first Century (Feb., $25) by Bill Emmott. The editor-in-chief of The Economist submits his perspective on global issues that will shape this century.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center (Oct., $23) by William Langewiesche centers upon the engineers whose duty it became to disassemble the buildings' remains.
With a Happy Eye, But... America and the World, 1997—2002 (Sept., $27) by George F. Will is the seventh collection of his columns. Author publicity.
Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (Oct., $24) by Ben Mezrich tracks the amazing details. Author publicity.
American: Beyond Our Grandest Notion (Nov., $25) by Chris Matthews. The host of MSNBC's Hardball lauds the American spirit. Author publicity.
The Duel: Clinton's and bin Laden's Secret War (Jan., $25) by Richard Miniter claims to reveal what Clinton knew and did about bin Laden. Advertising.
The Lion's Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan (Nov., $23) by Jon Lee Anderson is the New Yorker correspondent's take on the war. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Among the Heroes: The Story of United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back (Sept., $24.95) by Jere Longman is a portrayal of gallantry from a reporter for the New York Times. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald and 9/11 (Sept., $25.95) by Howard Lutnick and Tom Barbash. Chairman/CEO Lutnick addresses the repercussions following his brokerage firm's numbing casualties of nearly 700. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001 (Sept., $26) by Richard Bernstein and the staff of the New York Times chronicles that fateful morning and its aftermath through individuals who experienced it. Advertising. Author tour.
The Far Side of Eden: The Ongoing Saga of Napa Valley (Oct., $28) by James Conaway. A decade later, the author returns to find a community deeply divided. Author tour.
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Jan., $24) by Greg Critser takes a critical look at America's expanding waistline.
Web of Deception: Misinformation on the Web (Sept., $24.95) by Anne P. Mintz reviews the flood of blatant lies and misleading information on the Web.
A Land We Never Knew (Jan., $25) by Roger Morris. A former National Security Council insider discloses American covert activities in Afghanistan since the 1940s.
Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League and the Hidden Paths of Power (Sept., $25.95) by Alexandra Robbins is an exposé of Yale's nearly 200-year-old secret society that includes the author's hypothesis on how Skull and Bones contributed to the Bush political dynasty. Advertising. Author publicity.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
Race Against Evil: The Secret Missions of the Interpol Agent Who Tracked the World's Most Sinister Criminals: A True Story (Jan., $26.95) by David Race Bannon. In telling his own tale, the ex-agent mixes suspense with personal redemption. Advertising.
Dead Cities: A Natural History (Sept., $26.95) by Mike Davis explores the tensions between natural and built environments.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11th (Sept., $22.95), edited by Ulrich Baer, collects a lineup of literary names.
Militant Islam Reaches America (Sept., $25.95) by Daniel Pipes comes from a New York Post columnist who warned, before September 11, that militant Islam had gone to war against America. Author publicity.
Better Than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream (Feb., $26.95) by Carl Elliott, M.D., diagnoses the paradoxes of self-improvement.
Unabomber: The Making of an American Terrorist (Feb., $26.95) by Alston Chase looks at the conditions that provoked Ted Kaczynski's alienation and subsequent behavior. Author tour.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam (Oct., $15.95) by John L. Esposito includes essential information in a q&a format. Author tour.
Unfinished Business: A Democrat and a Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (Sept., $24.95) by Julianne Malveaux and Deborah Perry is an exchange on topics from reproductive rights to taxes.
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution (Nov., $26) by Howard Rheingold reports that the convergence of mobile communications and computing is driving a new social revolution.
The Execution of a Serial Killer: One Man's Experience Witnessing the Death Penalty (Nov., $22.95) by Joseph Diaz. A college criminology professor confesses that he was psychologically and emotionally unprepared for witnessing the execution of Edward Castro in Florida on December 6, 2000.
New York's Bravest: Eight Decades of Photographs from theNew York Daily News (Sept., $29.95), text by Patrice O'Shaughnessy, contains images of firefighters since the newspaper's founding in 1919. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Pilgrimage: Looking at Ground Zero (Sept., $35), photos by Kevin Bubriski, text by the Dalai Lama and Richard B. Woodward, assembles images of visitors responding to the site. $15,000 ad/promo.
Out of Ground Zero (Oct., $29.95) by Joan Ockman is a series of essays about how different cities have responded to natural and man-made disasters.
The High Cost of Peace (Sept., $27.95) by Yossef Bodansky analyzes American involvement in the Middle East.
Permission to Prosper (Nov., $22.95) by Azriela Jaffe examines how some husbands sabotage their wives' careers and what these women can do.
The ADD Hoax (Jan., $24.95) by Craig Hovey contends that normal childhood exuberance has been mislabeled a disorder.
High and Mighty: SUVs—The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How TheyGot That Way (Sept., $26) by Keith Bradsher lists the hazards. Advertising.
The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America (Sept., $25.95) by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon. Two high-level National Security Council members claim their warnings of a massive terrorist strike against America were ignored. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland (Sept., $24.95) by Jim DeFede recounts how a community provided shelter to more than 6,000 strangers for four days when 38 jetliners were diverted to Gander International Airport on September 11. Author publicity.
Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Ideas in Politics, Media and Life (Sept., $25.95) by Sean Hannity. The conservative commentator finds many faults with the world, including a liberal media bias. Advertising. 9-city author tour.
Never Forget: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 (Sept., $24.95) by Mitchell Fink and Lois Mathias. A variety of participants and survivors tell their intimate stories. Advertising. Author publicity.
Strong of Heart: Life and Death in the Fire Department of New York (Sept., $25.95) by Thomas Von Essen. The city's 30th fire commissioner reveals behind-the-scenes stories of the September 11 rescue effort. Author publicity.
War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11 (Sept., $25) by Sandra Silberstein ruminates on the dark side of patriotic rhetoric.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Running Toward Danger (Sept., $29.95) by the Newseum, America's museum of news, is an illustrated report on how journalists covered the September 11 assaults.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Don't Kill in Our Names: Families of Murder Victims Speak Out Against the Death Penalty (Feb., $27) by Rachel King presents the viewpoints of those who have lost loved ones yet oppose capital punishment.
Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America (Sept., $24.95) by Larry Elder. The radio personality vents. Advertising. Author tour.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
The Education of Lieutenant Kerrey (Jan., $24.95) by Gregory A. Vistica views the life of Medal of Honor recipient Bob Kerrey as troubled. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen (Sept., $18) by David Hilfiker, M.D., is by the cofounder of Joseph's House in Washington, D.C., a community and hospice for formerly homeless men dying from AIDS.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Heart of a Soldier (Sept., $24) by James B. Stewart tells how Vietnam War vet Rick Rescorla, who was in charge of security for Morgan Stanley, successfully evacuated his employees out of the World Trade Center on September 11. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.
What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures and Video (Sept., $35) by CBS News, intro. by Dan Rather. A full-length DVD accompanies this illustrated collection of narratives and essays. 250,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Nation at War: Inside the Bush White House (Jan., $28) by Bob Woodward is based on extensive interviews with officials in the White House and throughout the administration. 600,000 first printing. Advertising.
Standing Together: America One Year Later (Sept., $29.95) by the New York Daily News is an oversize, full-color remembrance of September 11. Advertising.
Let's Roll! (Sept., $24.99) by Lisa Beamer with Ken Abraham. The wife of a United flight 93 passenger shares her insights. $500,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Smallpox: The Fight to Eradicate a Global Scourge (Jan., $24.95) by David A. Koplow is the history of the smallpox virus and debates whether all scientific stocks of it should be exterminated.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Spying with Maps: Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy (Nov., $25) by Mark Monmonier reviews various surveillance tools and their effects.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Combating Terrorism: Strategies of Ten Countries (Sept., $28.95), edited by Yonah Alexander, scrutinizes the counterterrorist tactics of the U.S., the U.K., Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Turkey, India and Japan.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
After the Smoke Clears: Struggling to Get By in Rustbelt America (Oct., $29) by Steve Mellon focuses on the relationship between work and identity in five industrial heartland towns.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism and Human Health (Nov., $24.95) by William Sargent investigates a lucrative biotech industry.
The New Apartheid: AIDS in South Africa (Oct., $20) by Zia Jaffrey states that AIDS in Africa is not merely a health issue but an amalgam of economic, political and social concerns.
The Gatekeepers: A Premier College Admits Its Freshman Class (Sept., $25.95) by Jacques Steinberg records the process by which Wesleyan University will winnow nearly 7,000 applicants to 700 for its freshman class entering in 2004. 9-city author tour.
WALL STREET JOURNAL BOOKS
No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness and Other Errors of Our Times (Jan., $26) by Dorothy Rabinowitz documents instances of rogue prosecutors, indifferent courts and persecuted innocents. Author publicity.
Blood Diamonds (Sept., $26) by Greg Campbell follows the international diamond trail.
The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security (Oct., $27.50) by Kevin Mitnick. A hacker gives an inside view of low-tech threats to high-tech security. 100,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Why Terrorism Works (Sept., $24.95) by Alan M. Dershowitz offers proposals to combat terrorism that strike an equilibrium between security and liberty. Advertising. Author publicity.
Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm (Sept., $29.95) by Owen Bennett Jones interprets Pakistan's past to assess future options.
Cookbooks, Wine & Entertaining
Best of the Best. Vol. 5: The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year (Sept., $29.95) by Food & Wine magazine editors. Buy one cookbook for all of the best recipes from major chefs.
The Anatomy of a Dish (Nov., $35) by Diane Forley with Catherine Young. The chef of New York City's Verbena restaurant shows how to build dishes and a menu. 35,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
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Dublin Dining (Oct., $27.95) by Paul Rankin. The city's elite chefs share their secrets.
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Languedoc-Roussillon: The Wines & Winemakers (Oct., $40) by Paul Strang, photos by Jason Shennai, offers an illustrated guide to exploring wines, producers and traditions in one of France's oldest wine regions.
BOSTON COMMON PRESS
The Best Recipe: Italian Classics (Sept., $29.95) by Cook's Illustrated editors provides 337 recipes with illustrations for a wide range of Italian dishes. 10-city author tour.
Great Tastes Made Simple: Extraordinary Food and Wine Pairings for Every Palate (Oct., $27.50) by Andrea Immer shows how to enhance the flavor of even casual meals with winning wine selections. 9-city author tour.
Sara Moulton Cooks at Home (Oct., $29.95) by Sara Moulton celebrates the down-to-earth style of Food TV Network's Cooking Live host. 9-city author tour. TV satellite tour.
Preston Bailey's Design for Entertaining: Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams (Nov., $45) by Preston Bailey. The party and floral designer shares his 20 years of experience. Ad/promo.
Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking (Sept., $35) by Michael Chiarello with Janet Fletcher is the companion volume to a PBS series and contains sophisticated but easy-to-prepare recipes. Advertising. A Good Cook Book Club alternate. Author tour. TV satellite tour.
The Pleasures of Slow Food (Nov., $40) by Corby Kummer celebrates heritage recipes and artisan traditions through recipes and engaging stories. A Good Cook Book Club alternate.
The Century in Food: America's Fads and Favorites (Sept., $35) by Beverly Bundy examines the inventions, innovations and ingenuity that have fueled American appetites over the past 100 years.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Pasta: The Story of a Universal Food (Jan., $29.95) by Silvano Serventi and Francoise Sabban, trans. by Antony Shugaar, is a history of this kitchen staple.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes, from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love (Oct., $29.95) by Dana Carpender presents recipes that follow this restriction.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
A Sweet Quartet: Sugar, Almonds, Eggs, and Butter (Oct., $25) by Fran Gage highlights the "DNA" of desserts. Author tour.
Made in Marseille: Food and Flavors from France's Mediterranean Seaport (Sept., $32.50) by Daniel Young evokes the culinary and cultural flavors of this bustling city.
Cooking the Roman Way: Authentic Recipes from the Home Cooks and Trattorias of Rome (Oct., $34.95) by David Downie is a collection of recipes from Rome's unique and varied fare. Author appearances.
Perfect Cakes (Nov., $39.95) by Nick Malgieri demonstrates how to create cakes for every occasion. Author appearances.
Brown Sugar: Soul Food Desserts from Family and Friends (Feb., $27.95) by Joyce White gathers recipes from African-American cooks around the country.
THE HARVARD COMMON PRESS
Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen: Cooking Through the Seasons on Avery Island (Oct., $22.95) by Eula Mae Doré and Marcelle R. Bienvenu presents traditional Cajun dishes. 25,000 first printing.
The Pressure Cooker Gourmet: 225 Recipes for Great-Tasting, Long-Simmered Flavors in Just Minutes (Jan., $24.95) by Victoria Wise shows how to create any kind of dish imaginable in a pressure cooker. 25,000 first printing.
Esquire Drinks: An Opinionated & Irreverent Guide to Drinking—with 250 Drink Recipes (Sept., $24.95) by David Wondrich demonstrates how to resurrect the cocktail with sophistication and flair.
A Taste of Turkish Cuisine (Sept., $24.95) by Nur Ilkin and Sheilah Kaufman gathers 187 traditional Turkish recipes plus photos, glossary and cultural information.
Tastes of the Pyrenees, Classic and Modern (Oct., $24.95) by Marina Chang offers 76 recipes plus historical and cultural influences of the region and its cuisine.
The Best American Recipes 2002-2003: The Year's Top Picks from Books, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet (Oct., $26), edited by Fran McCullough with Molly Stevens, foreword by Anthony Bourdain, offers the best of American cooking. Advertising.
Baking in America: Traditional and Contemporary Favorites from the Past 200 Years (Nov., $35) by Greg Patent provides more than 250 recipes for America's best baked goods. Author tour.
Candy Christmas's Christmas Collection (Sept., $16.99) by Candy Christmas is a collection of recipes, stories and traditions for guess which holiday.
Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Café: Breakfast Served All Day (Sept., $29.95) by Mollie Katzen shows how to prepare more than 350 tasty and healthy breakfast foods from omelets and pancakes to homemade protein bars. 125,000 first printing. Good Cook, QPB and One Spirit Book Club selections.
Happy Days with the Naked Chef (Oct., $34.95) by Jamie Oliver. In his third cookbook, the Naked Chef strips food down to the basics with fresh, flavorful recipes. 100,000 first printing. Good Cook Book Club selection.
Nigella Bites: From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners—Easy, Delectable Recipes for Any Occasion (Oct., $35) by Nigella Lawson. The host and chef of Style Network's Nigella Bites show shares her favorite recipes. 100,000 first printing. Good Cook Book Club main.
New Jewish Cuisine (Sept., $26.95) by Carole Sobell. "The doyenne of Kosher with style" offers a contemporary international approach to her specialty.
Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book: The Best Sandwiches Ever—from Thursday Nights at Campanile (Oct., $24.95) by Nancy Silverton with Teri Gelber is from the L.A. baker, chef-proprietor of the La Bread Bakery and co-owner of Campanile. 5-city author tour.
It Must Have Been Something I Ate: The Return of the Man Who Ate Everything (Nov., $26.95) by Jeffrey Steingarten gathers 40 provocative pieces from Vogue magazine's food critic. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
MEREDITH/BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (Sept., $29.95) features more than 900 new recipes in an updated edition of the red plaid classic.
Process This!: New Recipes for the New Generation of Food Processors plus Dozens of Time-Saving Tips (Sept., $27.50) by Jean Anderson shows how to take best advantage of the new food processors. Includes 150 recipes. Author publicity.
Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes (Nov., $29.95) by Marcel Desaulniers. The guru of ganache serves up 100 sinful chocolate temptations. Author publicity.
Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking: 200 Traditional Recipes from 11 Chinatowns Around the World (Nov., $34.95) is a companion volume to the new Yan series on PBS. Author publicity.
The Zuni Café Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant (Sept., $37.95) by Judy Rodgers provides recipes for the restaurants' best-known dishes.
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Best of Traditional Irish Cooking (Sept., $8.95) by Biddy White Lennon is a collection of 68 recipes plus folklore and legend.
Williams-Sonoma Savoring America (Oct., $39.95) by Janet Fletcher, Kerri Conan, Abigail Johnson Dodge, Michael McLaughlin, Cynthia Nims and Ray Overton is the latest title in the Savoring series, featuring more than 125 recipes.
Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cooking School Cookbook (Sept., $45) by Darina Allen is a complete guide to cooking by Ireland's famous culinary personality. Advertising.
Etouffeé, Mon Amour (Oct., $35) by Kerri McCaffety visits the best restaurants in New Orleans. Advertising.
Kraft Kitchens—Dinner on Hand (Sept., $24.95) shows how to make an appealing dinner in just a half an hour. Ad/promo.
Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family (Oct., $35) by Ina Garten focuses on food and meals as a shared experience. Ad/promo. Good Cook Book Club main. 8-city author tour.
Dinner After Dark: Sexy, Sumptuous Supper Soirées (Oct., $40) by Colin Cowie. The lifestyle guru and TV host shows how to entertain in high style. Author tour. First serial to InStyle.
Live, Love, Eat!: The Best of Wolfgang Puck (Oct., $35) by Wolfgang Puck is composed of recipes featured on Puck's Food Network show. Author publicity.
Italian Comfort Food: Intensive Eating from Fresco by Scotto Restaurant (Sept., $25.95) by Marion Scotto, Rosanna Scotto, Anthony Scotto Jr. and Elaina Scotto shares more than 100 prized recipes from New York City's Fresco restaurant. Authors' publicity.
The Feast of Five Senses (Oct., $29.95) by Ludovic Lefebvre with Martin Booe presents the innovative recipes by the executive chef of the L.A. restaurant, L'Orangerie. Author publicity.
Dr. Shapiro's Picture Perfect Weight Loss Cookbook (Jan., $29.95) by Howard M. Shapiro, M.D., builds on the author's Food Awareness Training program with flavorful recipes. Ad/promo.
The Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook (Nov., $24.95) by Holly Clegg offers more than 500 recipes plus nutritional analysis, diabetic exchanges and suggestions for ingredient substitution. 55,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. 17-city author tour.
RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
Pancakes and Waffles (Sept., $12.95) by Kate Habershon. Cosmopolitan's food editor gathers recipes from the classic Belgian waffle to gingerbread pancakes and buckwheat blinis.
Tea and Coffee (Sept., $12.95 each) both by Hattie Ellis provides buying, storing and serving tips plus recipes for these popular beverages.
Patricia Yeo: Cooking from A to Z (Nov., $35) by Patricia Yeo and Julia Moskin introduces new cooking star Yeo and her "fusion home-cooking." Advertising. Author publicity.
Ciao Italia in Umbria: A Traveling Cookbook from the Heart of Italy (Nov., $25.95) by Mary Ann Esposito ties in with Esposito's new PBS series, Viao Italia.
SIMON & SCHUSTER SOURCE
Williams-Sonoma Potato by Selma Brown Morrow, …Risotto by Pamela Sheldon Johns, …Roasting by Barbara Bruns and …Bread by Beth Hensperger (Nov., $16.95 each) feature illustrated recipes organized by season and style.
Conscious Cuisine (Oct., $35) by Cary Neff offers delicious, nutritious recipes from the kitchens of Miraval Spa.
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 2003 (Sept., $24.95) by Kevin Zraly updates this guide and adds the connoisseur's personal history of the Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center from its beginnings to its loss on September 11.
STEWART TABORI & CHANG
Giuliano Bugialli's Food of Naples and Campania (Oct., $50) byGiuliano Bugialli, photos by Andy Ryan, offers up authentic dishes from a historical and cultural context.
Jeremiah Tower Cooks: 250 Recipes from an American Master (Oct., $35) by Jeremiah Tower is a new cookbook from the father of California cuisine.
Three-Ingredient Christmas Recipes (Nov., $16.95) by Rozanne Gold provides holiday recipes that compress shopping, prepping and cooking in order to spend more time with family and friends.
SWEET PEA PRESS
Guilty Comfort Foods (Sept., $19.95) by Lisa Bick intersperses family recipes with recollections from Bick's childhood, nostalgic photographs and musings about her grandmother's life.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Thai Food (Sept., $40) by David Thompson is a comprehensive account of this exotic cuisine.
Raw (Jan., $35) by Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein. Chef Trotter teams up with Klein, the leading practitioner of the raw-food philosophy, to reveal its pleasures and benefits.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Peanuts: The Illustrious History of the Goober Pea (Sept., $29.95) by Andrew F. Smith is a culinary history of this protein-laden legume and includes recipes, photographs and advertisements.
The Sopranos Family Cookbook (Sept., $29.95), as compiled by Artie Bucco, text by Allen Rucker, recipes by Michele Scicolone, features Southern Italian recipes, plus photos and lore from the hit HBO series. Ad/promo. Author publicity .
The Chopra Center Cookbook: Nourishing Body and Soul (Sept., $24.95) by Deepak Chopra, David Simon and Leanne Backer is a cookbook to renew body, mind and spirit. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. 4-city author tour. TV and radio satellite tours.
Glorious French Food: A Fresh Approach to the Classics (Sept., $45) by James Peterson. The author of Sauces presents a new classic on French cuisine. 50,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. 8-city author tour. TV satellite tour.
Fiction/First & Collections
Letters in the Attic (Sept., $23.50) by Bonnie Shimko is narrated by Lizzy McMann, a feisty 12-year-old who must cope with her troubling love for schoolmate Eva, while trying to find a new husband for her immature Mama.
A Fly Has a Hundred Eyes (Oct., $24) by Aileen Baron. In 1938 Jerusalem, an American graduate student is working on an important dig when a member of the archeological team is murdered.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
Ruby River (Sept., $24) by Lynn Pruett follows the daily doings of a newly widowed mother in a small Southern town. 40,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Down to a Soundless Sea (Oct., $24.95) by Thomas Steinbeck is a collection of stories by author John Steinbeck's son, drawing on the history and culture of Northern California. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
The Gates of Rome (Jan., $TBA) by Conn Iggulden captures the early years of the man who became Julius Caesar. 100,000 first printing.
How to Cook a Tart (Oct., $21.95) by Nina Killham. The dead body on her kitchen floor is merely one more complication facing a butter-loving cookbook author whose daughter is anorexic and whose husband has strayed.
This Side of the Sky (Sept., $24.95) by Elyse Singleton is a story of friendship, segregation and war.
Dar es Salaam (Oct., $24.95) by Tara Kai. In East Africa, an adolescent English girl becomes associated with an older man.
Swan (Oct., $25) by Frances Mayes is the noted author's debut novel, set not in Tuscany but in the Deep South, where long-buried family secrets are exposed. 10-city author tour.
CARROLL & GRAF
Disturbance of the Inner Ear (Oct., $25) by Joyce Hackett. Isabel, a former cello prodigy and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and Guilio, an Italian gigolo, become soul mates.
The Snowman's Children (Dec., $24) by Glen Hirshberg. In 1970 a serial killer tagged the Snowman stalks the streets of suburban Detroit. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You (Sept., $22.95) by Kathi Kamen Goldmark. A book publicist and founder of the Rock Bottom Remainders spins a story about musicians, love and family. Advertising. Author tour.
A Girl in Parts (Sept., $24) by Jasmine Paul is about telling the truth, even when the details are harrowing. Advertising. Author tour.
Small Change (Sept., $14.95) by J. Belinda Yandell. When Penny filches a single nickel from her husband's mound of change in 1965, the consequences are enormous.
Cloud of Sparrows (Oct., $24.95) by Takashi Matsuoka. In 1861, after Japan has been forced to open its doors to the West, Lord Genji's fate is intertwined with a legendary swordsman, an enigmatic geisha and a small group of American missionaries. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Friday Nights at Honeybee's (Dec., $TBA) by Andrea Smith. Honeybee McColor is famous for her Friday night musical gatherings in Harlem during the early 1960s. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Dark Bride (Sept., $26.95) by Laura Restrepo portrays the world of Colombian prostitutes and the men of the oil fields who frequent them. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Commissariat of Enlightenment (Feb., $24.95) by Ken Kalfus. A young Russian man is present during two historical milestones of propaganda: the death of Tolstoy and the murder of Lenin.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Three Daughters (Oct., $24) by Letty Cottin Pogrebin focuses on the three Wasserman sisters, whose lives are forever entangled. Author tour.
Lamb of God (Nov., $22) by Paul Dueweke. Three children experience the turbulence of Detroit during WWII.
GLOBE PEQUOT/FALCON GUIDES
Strength of Stone: The Journal of Electra Bryan Plumer, 1862—1864 (Sept., $19.95). The Civil War and the frontier West figure heavily in this saga of exploration and love.
The House on Eccles Road (Sept., $22) by Judith Kitchen. In Dublin, Ohio, on June 16, 1999, Molly Bloom's life takes center stage while her husband, Leo, is given secondary status. $20,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
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The Water Thief (Oct., $20) by Robert Baldwin. An outdoorsman revisits the scene of a catastrophic accident. 5-city author tour.
Buddha Wept (Feb., $21) by Rocco Lo Bosco unfolds against the lush backdrop of 1970s Cambodia. Author tour.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding the Heart's True Desire (Oct., $17.95) by Roger Housden. The poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi inspires a young man to embark upon a pilgrimage. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
The Seduction of Silence (Jan., $25.95) by Bem Le Hunte is a family saga infused with Hindu spiritual beliefs. Advertising. Author tour.
The Guru of Love (Jan., $23) by Samrat Upadhyay. In Nepal, a poorly paid, married math teacher begins an illicit affair with a beautiful, impoverished new mother. Author tour.The Slynx (Jan., $24) by Tatyana Tolstaya, the great-grandniece of Leo Tolstoy, takes place 200 years after "the Blast," in a time when mice provide food, clothes and commerce.
Since You've Been Gone (Feb., $23) by Joanne Meyer. The ghost of murdered Annie Dowd sticks around to figure out whodunit.
The Piano Tuner (Sept., $24) by Daniel Mason. In 1886, a British piano tuner is dispatched to Burma to repair a rare Erard grand piano. 150,000 first printing. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother (Oct., $23) by Allison Pearson dramatizes the secret lives of working women. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
LA WEEKLY BOOKS
Moist (Oct., $24.95) by Mark Haskell Smith is a mescaline-fueled comic rampage through L.A.'s underbelly. Advertising.
A Winter Marriage (Dec., $24.95) by Kerry Hardie. Antiheroine Hannie Bennet is unapologetic about marrying for financial security, not love. Advertising.
Terrible Angel: A Novel of Michael Collins in New York (Oct., $22.95) by Dermot McEvoy brings the late Irish revolutionary back to life for one last job in Greenwich Village.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Lake Moon (Sept., $24.95) by John Williams. A Georgia band seeks fame during the 1960s and '70s.
The Death Artist (Sept., $24.95) by Jonathan Santlofer. Kate McKinnon, a former homicide cop and now a high-profile art historian, calls on her past experience when the New York art world is plagued by ritualistic murders. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
Mrs. Kimble (Feb., $24.95) by Jennifer Haigh concerns the three women who marry an opportunistic but charismatic con man.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W (Sept., $23.95) by Gabriel Brownstein. Five stories focus on the Manhattan residents of an Upper West Side apartment building. 7-city author tour.
In the Image (Sept., $24.95) by Dara Horn explores Jewish memory and the presence or absence of God. Author publicity.
NOVELLO FESTIVAL PRESS
One Foot in Eden (Oct., $21.95) by Ron Rash is about love and murder in the Appalachian South. Author publicity.
The Hills at Home (Feb., $25) by Nancy Clark. As the Berlin Wall falls and the U.S. economy suffers, three generations of the Hill family travel to the old New England homestead of maiden aunt and matriarch Lily.
The Last Good Chance (Sept., $24) by Tom Barbash. Two friends who love the same woman attempt to reinvent a dying industrial town. Author tour.
Tommy's Tale (Sept., $24.95) by Alan Cumming. The actor/director/screenwriter turns to fiction with a story about a hedonistic, drugged-out Londoner who has a yen to be a father. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Cloud Cuckoo Land (Sept., $27.95) by Lisa Borders. A young female street musician seeks a home while participating in the 1970s Texas country-music scene before moving on to the Northeast rock scene of the '80s.
The Fruit of Stone (Sept., $24.95) by Mark Spragg delves into the relationship between brothers during a journey across the American West. Advertising. Author publicity.
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Jan., $23.95) by Z.Z. Packer is a story collection by a recipient of Whiting Writers' and Rona Jaffe Foundation awards. Ad/promo.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Decipher (Sept., $24.95) by Stel Pavlou transpires in 2012, when the U.S. and China are on the brink of war over crystal shards deep within the ice of Antarctica.
The Tea Rose (Oct., $24.95) by Jennifer Donnelly. When Fiona Finnegan's father is murdered, she returns to England from the U.S. to exact revenge. 25,000 first printing.
Summer of Fifty-Seven: Coming of Age in Wyoming's Shining Mountains (Nov., $24.95) by Stephen C. Joseph. Even during this innocent time and in an idyllic setting, a young man must deal with romance and conflict.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
Radio Elvis and Other Stories (Sept., $22.50) by John Irsfeld. The author draws on his experiences in the army and his life in Las Vegas.
Water Street (Nov., $24.95) by Crystal Wilkinson is about growing up black in 1970s rural Kentucky.
A School for Sorcery (Sept., $17.95) by E. Rose Sabin. At a school for the magically gifted, Tria encounters Oryon, an evil classmate. Advertising.
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Jan., $24.95) by Cory Doctorow combines coming-of-age elements with kick-butt cybernetics. Advertising.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
The Lives of Kelvin Fletcher: Stories Mostly Short (Sept., $24.95) by Miller Williams centers upon a smalltown Southern boy.
Compression Scars (Oct., $24.95) by Kellie Wells gathers stories of characters familiar with disappointment, affliction and healing.
The Miracles of Santo Fico (Jan., $22.95) by D.L. Smith. This magical love story finds Leo Pizzola returning from America to a forgotten Tuscan village where he orchestrates manmade miracles. Advertising. Author publicity.
Justice Deferred (Oct., $25) by Len Williams. Unjustly imprisoned, a petty criminal escapes to expose the crooked cops who entrapped him. Advertising. 5-city author tour.