Making Whoopee: Words of Love for Lovers of Words (Jan., $15.95) by Evan Morris. The nationally syndicated "Word Detective" defines the vocabulary of love.
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The Lighthouse Encyclopedia: The Definitive Reference (Nov., $27.95) by Ray Jones is an illustrated guide.
The Faith of a Writer (Oct., $21.95) by Joyce Carol Oates provides insight into Oates's inspiration and method. 40,000 first printing.
The New York Chronology (Oct., $34.95) by James Trager contains 13,000 entries on the history of New York City. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Essential Manners for Men: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why (Nov., $19.95) by Peter Post tells what men need to know to make a gracious impression. 30,000 first printing.
Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World (Sept., $30) by Richard O'Neill is a reference companion to the Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin series. 75,000 first printing. Author tour.
Africana: The Concise Desk Reference (Oct., $29.95) by Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an encyclopedia of the Pan-African experience and includes essays on the religion, arts and cultural life of Africans. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.The New York Public Library's Home Library System (Oct., $40) by Kathie Coblentz includes a CD-ROM with software to organize and record your personal library by title, author, subject and other helpful categories.
Letitia Baldrige's New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette (Nov., $35) by Letitia Baldrige instructs how to maintain civility in our high-speed lives, nontraditional families and constantly changing world.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: Selections from the 1755 Work That Defined the English Language (Sept., $39.95), edited by Jack Lynch, contains more than 3,100 selections and features three new indexes for words found in Shakespeare's works, other great literary works and piquant terms used in 18th-century discussions.
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The Encyclopedia of Ireland (Oct., $65), edited by Brian Lalor, covers all aspects of Irish life, culture and history.