A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Romance (Nov., $23.95) by Marlena de Blasi. The author of A Thousand Days in Venice recalls life in rural Tuscany.
Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir (Oct., $23.95) by Ron Nyswaner. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Philadelphia tells a story of love, addiction and obsession. Advertising.
Diana: The Portrait (Sept., $50) by Rosalind Coward tells Diana's story through interviews with more than 200 family members and friends. 250,000 first printing. First serial to People magazine.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Sept., $26) by Aron Ralston recounts the outdoorsman's hiking accident, self-amputation and subsequent rescue and recovery. Ad/promo. 11-city author tour. 14-city TV satellite tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Long Way Round (Nov., $26) by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. Actors McGregor and Boorman takes notes while motor-biking 20,000 miles from London to New York.
Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale (Sept., $27.95) by Gillian Gill paints a portrait of this complex woman, her family and the Victorian era which they epitomized. Advertising. Author tour.
Lilla's Feast: A True Story of Food, Love, and War in the Orient (Oct., $24.95) by Frances Osborne. An Englishwoman's courage and imaginative spirit carry her through the horrors of a WWII internment camp in China.
American Ghosts: A Memoir (Jan., $24) by David Plante tells of growing up in a French-speaking Catholic parish in Providence, R.I. Advertising.
BIRLINN (dist. by Interlink)
The Hunt for Rob Roy: The Man and the Myths (Sept., $29.95) by David Stevenson offers a radical revision of popular views based on recently discovered material.
JOHN BLAKE (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
Monster: My True Story (Oct., $24.95) by Aileen Wuornos with Christopher Berry-Dee details the woman portrayed in the film Monster in her own words.
In Passionate Pursuit (Oct., $22.50) by Alessandra Comini. The author romps through six decades as an unconventional art historian in this illustrated memoir.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Against All Odds: My Story (Sept., $24.99) by Chuck Norris with Ken Abraham tells how the action star overcame a difficult childhood and many obstacles—giving full credit to God.
Twice Adopted (Oct., $24.99) by Michael Reagan with Jim Denney. The son of late President Ronald Reagan addresses the cultural ailments threatening America today through his own experience with sexual abuse, divorce, loneliness and feelings of rejection.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Pig Boy's Wicked Bird: A Memoir (Sept., $22.95) by Doug Crandell recalls the formative summer of a boy living on a pig farm. $25,000 advertising. CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Contrabando: The Life and Times of a Drug-Smuggling Texas Cowboy (Oct., $21.95) by Don Henry Ford Jr. After a storm destroyed the crop that was to save his farm from foreclosure, Ford became a drug smuggler.
Riding with Reagan: From the White House to the Retirement Years at the Ranch (Feb., $19.95) by John R. Barletta, foreword by Nancy Reagan, portrays Reagan as an outdoorsman, horseman, man's man, man of action and loving husband.
Arts and Letters (Oct., $24.95) by Edmund White collects 35 essays and profiles about such figures as Marcel Proust, Catherine Deneuve, Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism (Nov., $24.95) by David M. Robinson traces the evolution of the concept of "natural life" as an ethical standard.
Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents (Oct., $24) by Bob Greene sheds new light and human perspective on the paradoxes of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Ronald Reagan. Advertising. Author publicity.
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life (Jan., $23) by Amy Krouse. This encyclopedic memoir muses on the stuff of daily life, both trivial and essential.
DA CAPO PRESS
The Turkish Lover (Sept., $25) by Esmeralda Santiago is a new memoir by the author of When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman. A Merloyd Lawrence book.
IVAN R. DEE
Pictures of Home: A Memoir of Family and City (Sept., $26) by Douglas Bukowski is a personal history of a family and the great South Side of Chicago.
Lighting Up: How I Stopped Smoking, Drinking, and Everything Else I Loved in Life Except Sex (Dec., $TBA) by Susan Shapiro. After a 27-year, two-pack-a-day smoking habit, journalist Shapiro decides to quit—but that is only the beginning. Advertising. Author publicity.
Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace (Oct., $24) by Masha Gessen recounts the story of two best friends, one a censor, the other a rebel, the choices they made and how they survived. Advertising. Author publicity.
Hetty (Nov., $25.95) by Charles Slack is the story of Hetty Green, the "witch of Wall Street," who dueled with the financial giants of the Gilded Age and amassed a fortune before women had the right to vote.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Open House: Of Family, Friends, Food, Piano Lessons, and the Search for a Room of My Own (Nov., $23) by Patricia Williams. The columnist relates facets of her life through observations, reminiscences, anecdotes and commentaries. Advertising. Author tour.
John Kenneth Galbraith and the Making of American Economics (Jan., $30) by Richard Parker describes the "grand old man" of progressive American politics. Advertising. Author tour.
John Adams: Party of One (Feb., $26) by James L. Grant examines this complex founding father.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher (Oct., $27.50) by Joan Reardon follows the life of the food writer who changed America's understanding of both the art of eating and of living.
Hope and Honor (Oct., $24.95) by Sidney Shachnow traces one man's journey from concentration camp imprisonment to a heroic stint in Vietnam to commander of U.S. Special Forces. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
Reagan's Path to Victory: The Shaping of Ronald Reagan's Vision: Selected Writings (Oct., $35) by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson and Martin Anderson collects Reagan's radio addresses. Advertising. Author publicity.
Beautiful Stranger: A Memoir of an Obsession with Perfection (Sept., $25) by Hope Donahue. A young woman seduced by the promise of perfection through cosmetic surgery finally finds self-acceptance. First series to Allure magazine. Author publicity.
The Love Spell: An Erotic Memoir of Spiritual Awakening (Jan., $25) by Phyllis Curott. This sequel to Book of Shadows is a true tale about a love spell that worked. Author publicity.
A Tale of Love and Darkness (Nov., $26) by Amos Oz is a family saga and self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of Israel and lived through its turbulent history. Advertising. Author publicity.
Mr. China: A Memoir (Feb., $24.95) by Tim Clissold is a cautionary tale about doing business in the free-for-all atmosphere of late 1980s China.
From the new Eminent Lives series come
Alexander the Great by Norman Cantor and
Ulysses S. Grant by Michael Korda (both Sept., $19.95 each). 50,000 first printing each.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
A Great Failure: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth (Sept., $23.95) by Natalie Goldberg is an account of the author's complex relationships with the two most important people in her life. 40,000 first printing.
Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography of History's Great Lovers (Dec., $24.95) by James Burge. Newly discovered letters from Heloise to Abelard shed light on the passionate, unfortunate lovers. 25,000 first printing.
The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright (Sept., $25) by Jean Nathan looks at the glamorous, haunted life of the author of the children's classic The Lonely Doll. Advertising.
Hello to All That: A Memoir of War, Zoloft, and Peace (Jan., $25) by John Falk. Correspondent Falk reports from the Bosnian warfront while battling his lifelong nemesis—depression.
Pol Pot: The History of the Killing Fields Nightmare (Feb., $30) by Philip Short chronicles the Cambodian genocide and the man at the head of this lethal experiment in social engineering.
A Woman in Berlin: Six Weeks in the Conquered City, a Diary (Jan., $23) by Anonymous, trans. by Anthea Bell, is the journal of a woman living through the Russian occupation of Berlin in 1945. Advertising.
The Face of a Naked Lady: An Omaha Family Mystery (Feb., $24) by Michael Rips. After his father's death, Rips returns home to discover that his dad was not what he seemed as recounted in this comic memoir. Advertising. Author tour.
February House (Feb., $24) by Sherill Tippins recalls Carson McCullers, W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Jane and Paul Bowles and Gypsy Rose Lee, all living together under one roof in wartime America.
Forgiven (Feb., $19.99) by Sandy Patty. The singer admits her past mistakes and tells how she found her way back to God.
Scar Tissue (Oct., $23.95) by Anthony Kiedis with Larry Sloman reveals the life of lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 125,000 first printing.
You Caught Me Kissing (Feb., $17.95) by Dorothy Bridges with Jeff Bridges recounts the life-long love story between the late Lloyd Bridges and his wife, Dorothy, mother of actors Jeff and Beau.
His Excellency: George Washington (Oct., $26.95) by Joseph J. Ellis. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner brings to life this revered but little understood figure. 500,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
John James Audubon: The Making of an American (Oct., $28.95) by Richard Rhodes illuminates the private and family life of the master illustrator of the natural world. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi (Oct., $24) by William Scott Wilson recounts the life of Japan's greatest samurai swordsman. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood (Sept., $22.95) by Jennifer Traig. The author describes a childhood living with undiagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder with candor and humor. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Downtown: A Native's Tale of Manhattan (Dec., $23.95) by Pete Hamill is a historical and personal portrait of Manhattan. Ad/promo. Author tour.
In His Own Words (Dec., $28.95) by Nelson Mandela collects historic and inspirational addresses by the South African political leader. Ad/promo.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Telling Others What to Think (Sept., $34.95) by Edwin M. Yoder Jr. A Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist recounts his 40-year career. Advertising.
Senator Albert Gore, Sr. (Oct., $39.95) by Kyle Longley explores the life of the progressive Southern politician who shaped American reformism after WWII. Advertising.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
A Journey Through My Years: An Autobiography (Sept., $29.95) by James M. Cox is the story of the Ohio publisher and politician.
Courting Justice (Sept., $25.95) by David Boies. The lawyer at the center of Bush vs. Gore offers a memoir of his early childhood, triumph over dyslexia and his legal battles with Microsoft and Major League Baseball. 100,000 first printing.
The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Sept., $29.95) by Maya Angelou is bound in a single volume.
American Heroines (Nov., $23.95) by Kay Bailey Hutchinson blends autobiography and social history as told by the Texas senator. 75,000 first printing.
The Red Letters (Oct., $22.95) by Ved Mehta. Mehta discovers his father's extramarital love affair.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Howard Hughes: Aviator (Oct., $27.95) by George J. Marrett. A test pilot for Hughes separates fact from fiction. Advertising. Author publicity.
Husband of a Fanatic: A Personal Journey Through India, Pakistan, Love, and
Hate (Jan., $24.95) by Amitava Kumar. A Hindu Indian husband speaks of the hatreds and entanglements that his marriage to a Pakistani Muslim woman provoked.
The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Vol. II: 1946—1957 (Nov., $39.95) collects letters written during the productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
NICOLAS-HAYS/IBIS (dist. by Red Wheel/Weiser)
John Dee (Dec., $55) by Charlotte Fell Smith chronicles the life of the 14th-century scientist, philosopher and magician.
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir (Sept., $23.95) by Nick Flynn traces the separate trajectories that led Nick and his father into a homeless shelter and back to each other. 9-city author tour.
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (Sept., $26.95) by Stephen Greenblatt interweaves an account of Elizabethan England with a narrative of the playwright's life. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
25 Months (Oct., $22) by Linda McK. Stewart. After the author's husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she reflects on their marriage while recounting his last months.
Hotel Bemelmans (Oct., $24.95) by Ludwig Bemelmans. The author of the Madeline books talks about grand hotel life.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Leonardo (Oct., $25) by Martin Kemp explores the essential nature of the artist-engineer. Author tour.
The Ivan Moffat File: Life Among the Beautiful and the Damned in London, Paris, New York, and Hollywood (Oct., $26) by Gavin Lambert describes an aristocratic childhood, a fashionable life in London's "high Bohemia" and membership in Hollywood's post—WWII expatriate community. Advertising. Author publicity.
We Are All the Same: A Story of a Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love (Nov., $19.95) by Jim Wooten. A South African boy's determination to make a difference despite being born with AIDS has made him a human symbol for the fight against the disease.
Dr. Robert Atkins (Jan., $24.95) by Lisa Rogak recounts the life of the man who changed the way Americans diet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century (Sept., $27.95) by David C. Cassidy delivers the life of the man at the center of "scientific militarism" in the 20th century.
Napoleon Bonaparte: A Psychobiography (Feb., $29.95) by Avner Falk studies the complex psychology of the military leader.
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board (Oct., $18) by Bethany Hamilton. The teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack details the changes in her life and how her faith keeps her going.
POINTED LEAF PRESS (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
The Complete Kagan: Vladimir Kagan: A Lifetime of Avant-Garde Design (Oct., $65) by Vladimir Kagan. The furniture designer incorporates the history of 20th-century design into his life story.
Picasso: The Real Family (Oct., $29.95) by Olivier Widmaier Picasso is by the artist's grandson.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
Love Letters, Lost (Feb., $19.95) by Babbette Hines. Love letters salvaged from flea markets and garage sales express the simple beauty of epistolary romance.
Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio (Jan., $25.95) by Jeffrey Kluger tracks the medical adventure filled with rivalries and last-minute reversals that ended with the eradication of polio. Advertising. Author tour. NPR radio satellite tour.
Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue (Sept., $25.95) by Jane Pauley describes the ups and downs of this noted figure in broadcast television. Advertising.
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes (Sept., $29.95) by Maya Angelou. The author shares key moments that occurred around the dinner table and includes more than 60 of her recipes. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life (Nov., $21.95) by Clay Aiken with Allison Glock follows Aiken's rise from aspiring educator in Raleigh, N.C., to stardom on American Idol.
American Soldier (Sept., $27.95) by Tommy Franks presents an insider's look at the Iraqi war by the man who commanded the campaigns. One million first printing.
Master of the Game (Sept., $25.95) by Trent Lott is a candid memoir from a leading political figure in the conservative movement. 100,000 first printing.
How to Make Love Like a Porn Star (Sept., $27.95) by Jenna Jameson with Neil Strauss. The female adult entertainment star steps into the mainstream spotlight.
The Twelve Little Cakes: A Memoir (Sept., $24.95) by Dominika Dery recalls growing up in 1970s Czechoslovakia.
RUGGED LAND BOOKS
Bad Girl: Confessions of a Delinquent (Sept., $22.95) by Abigail Vona. As an out-of-control teen, Vona spent more than a year in a controversial treatment facility for behavior modification. 60,000 first printing.
Ronald Reagan: The 20th Century's Greatest President (Jan., $34.99) by Michael Reagan. More than 100 photos, extended captions and a CD of Reagan's speeches create a portrait of the 42nd president.
Magical Thinking: True Stories (Oct., $23.95) by Augusten Burroughs. The author of Running with Scissors gathers more tales. Advertising. 17-city author tour.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
The Scariest Place: A Marine Returns to North Korea (Jan., $24.95) by James Brady. Fifty years after fighting in the Korean War, Brady returns to the area of combat. 50,000 first printing.
Two Sides of the Moon (Oct., $25.95) by Alexei Leonov and David Scott is a dual memoir by the U.S.S.R.'s first man to walk in space and the U.S.'s seventh man to walk on the moon. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
Chief of Staff: Lyndon Johnson and His Presidency (Sept., $25.95) by W. Marvin Watson with Sherwin Markman is by Johnson's most intimate adviser. 25,000 first printing.
SANTA MONICA PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle—Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero (Feb., $24.95) by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes. Doolittle's granddaughter resurrects the story of how he led the Tokyo Raid that was credited with changing the course of WWII.
What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey (Oct., $22.95) by Audrey Young chronicles the author's development as a doctor and as a person.
The Story of a Life: A Memoir (Oct., $23) by Aharon Appelfeld. The novelist shares his story of escaping from a Nazi labor camp, passing as an orphaned gentile, arriving in Palestine in 1946 and building a new life. Advertising.
Fierce (Oct., $24) by Barbara Robinette Moss tells of a single mother determined to build an artistic career, support her son and leave her difficult childhood behind.
Women I Have Dressed (And Undressed) (Oct., $27.50) by Arnold Scaasi includes intimate revelations from the fashion designer who has clothed some of the world's most famous women.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (Oct., $25) by A.J. Jacobs chronicles the NPR contributor's seemingly impossible quest to read the entire Encyclopædia Britannica. 100,000 first printing. Ad/ promo. 10-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey (Nov., $21) by Muhammad Ali with Hana Ali offers inspiration and hope and describes the spiritual philosophy that sustains Ali and his family. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Sharing Good Times (Dec., $21) by Jimmy Carter explains that some pleasures are magnified when shared with others. 350,000 first printing.
Surviving the High Sierra (Jan., $23) by Peter DeLeo. In 1994, after the crash of his small-engine plane in the Sierra Nevadas, DeLeo, with broken bones and no supplies, survived and walked out of the wilderness. 100,000 first printing.
Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose (Sept., $22) by Paris Hilton. The hotel heiress looks at life. Advertising. Author publicity.
Shanda: The Making and Breaking of a Self-loathing Jew (Sept., $23) by Neal Karlen is a funny and poignant story of finding one's way back to Judaism.
e.e. cummings: A Biography (Oct., $29.95) by Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno paints a portrait of the American poet. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
My Life with Pablo Neruda (Oct., $27.95) by Matilde Urrutia. Neruda's lover, muse, wife and widow reveals her side.
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
The Japan Journals: 1947—2004 (Oct., $29.95) by Donald Richie, edited by Leza Lowitz, presents the journals of the film scholar and cultural observer.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
The Shooting: A Memoir by Kemp Powers (Nov., $24). When Powers, an honors student, accidentally shot and killed his best friend, he was unable to forgive himself.
Fear Itself (Oct., $19.95) by Candida Lawrence. Unable to conceive a child, Lawrence realized that her troubles were connected to exposure to low-level radiation while working for the government in the 1940s.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman (Sept., $24.95) by Kristie Miller is the story of the visionary woman, entrepreneur and first Arizona congresswoman.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother's Journey (Oct., $29.95) by Karen McElmurray follows a teenager's decision to give up her child for adoption and explores motherhood.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
The Men in My Country (Nov., $29.95) by Marilyn Abildskov depicts one woman's experiences living and loving in Japan.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Huerfano: A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture (Dec., $29.95) by Roberta Price recounts a woman's seven-year sojourn in Colorado on a hippie commune.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge (Sept., $39.95) by John M. Ferren. Rutledge was FDR's last appointee to the Supreme Court, a leading liberal voice.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
My Life with Bonnie and Clyde (Nov., $29.95) by Blanche Caldwell Barrow, edited by John Neal Phillips, is Barrow's memoir of her life on the run.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
Of Wind and Water (Oct., $24.95) by Neal Petersen, William P. Baldwin and Margaret Bissell Fulcher. A disabled, impoverished South African entered the prestigious Around the World Challenge and became the first black man to race solo around the globe.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
We Refused to Die: My Time as a Prisoner of War in Bataan and Japan (Oct., $24.95) by Gene S. Jacobsen shines light on one of history's darkest episodes.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS/TERRACE BOOKS
Lying Together: My Russian Affair (Sept., $22.95) by Jennifer Beth Cohen. As a journalist in 1998, Cohen covered the trafficking of sex slaves from the former Soviet Union and fell in love with a man she hardly knew.
And the War Came: An Accidental Memoir (Sept., $26.95) by David Wyatt explores how the events of September 11 affected one family.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
Everyday Matters: A Love Story (Oct., $24.95) by Nardi Reeder Campion speaks for the generation that has traveled from the Roaring Twenties into the 21st century.
VANDERBILT UNIV. PRESS
Truck of Fools (Sept., $24.95) by Carlos Liscano. The Uruguayan novelist describes his 13 years of imprisonment and torture in Latin America.
VENDOME PRESS (dist. by Abrams)
Tuscan Countess: The Life and Extraordinary Times of Matilda Canossa (Sept., $27.50) by Michele K. Spike. Canossa (1046—1115) was the mistress of Pope Gregory VII, defied the Holy Roman Emperor and was the first woman interred in St. Peter's Basilica.
Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy (Nov., $27.95) by Sarah Bradford includes sex, gossip, murder, beauty and ambition.
Frank Lloyd Wright: A Penguin Life (Sept., $19.95) by Ada Louise Huxtable. The architecture critic looks at the life and art of an American pioneer.
Lads: A Memoir of Manhood (Sept., $23.95) by Dave Itzkoff reveals one young man's efforts to live up to society's standard of masculinity.
The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me (Oct., $22.95) by Jon Katz relives a winter on a remote sheep farm. Author tour.
The One That Got Away: The Kind of Love You Never Recover From (Oct., $22.95) by Lee Robert Schreiber is the author's poignant and funny story of trying to reconnect with the love of his life 25 years later.
WALKER & CO.
Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science (Jan., $24) by M.G. Lord follows a daughter's journey to rediscover and understand her father and the culture of space engineers. Author tour.
On the Run: A Mafia Childhood (Sept., $24.95) by Gregg and Gina Hill is an account of childhoods spent coping with an out-of-control father while dodging Mafia retribution. Ad/promo.Radio satellite tour.
Ronnie and Nancy: The Long Climb—1911 to 1980 (Jan., $27.95) by Bob Colacello is the first volume tracing the career-building partnership between Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis. Ad/promo. Author tour. TV satellite tour.
The Girl from Botany Bay (Sept., $24.95) by Carolly Erickson describes a convict's 4,000-mile escape from prison by sea with her two small children.