I'm Every Woman: Remixed Stories of Marriage, Motherhood, and Work (Nov., $24.95) by Lonnae O'Neal Parker examines how black women balance these competing demands. 35,000 first printing.
Raising the Peaceable Kingdom: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Social Origins of Tolerance and Friendship (Sept., $22.95) by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson presents a parable based on his experiment of raising seven animals together.
Souled American: How Black Music Transformed White Culture (Sept., $29.95) by Kevin Phinney reveals, through interviews with musicians, how jazz, blues, soul, country and hip-hop developed.
JOHN F. BLAIR
American Christmases: Firsthand Accounts of Holiday Happenings from Early Days to Modern Times (Oct., $19.95) by Joanne Martell describes how Christmas has evolved over the past 400 years. Author tour.
740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building (Oct., $26) by Michael Gross offers glimpses into a moneyed world by focusing on a noted New York City apartment building.
Stars of David (Oct., $24.95) by Abigail Pogrebin collects interviews from 61 of the most visible, famous Jews in America about their own Jewishness and the future of Judaism.
Sexual Intelligence (Nov., $30) by Kim Cattrall explores the mysteries of sexual desire; companion to the fall HBO documentary.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student (Sept., $24) by Rebekah Nathan. An anthropology professor recounts her year spent undercover as a freshman.
A Greater Pox (Sept., $48.95) by C.B. Mosher studies the ways in which life and lifestyles in 1494 created the perfect setting for a new disease.
An Offer We Can't Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America (Nov., $23) examines the origins and prevalence of the Mafia mythos in America.
The Number: What Life Do You Want, and How Much Will It Cost? (Jan., $26) by Lee Eisenberg supplies insights and questions to make readers rethink money and life.
Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America (Jan., $27.50) by John McWhorter argues for a renewed commitment to achievement and integration as the cure for the crisis of the black community. Author tour.
My Pilgrimage to Mecca (Jan., $TBA) by Abdellah Hammoudi. A detailed account of the hajj from the author's point of view as both an anthropologist and an ordinary pilgrim.
Men of Salt: Across the Sahara with a Caravan of White Gold (Jan., $23.95) by Michael Benanav recalls an American's life-or-death adventure in the salt mines of the Middle East.
Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics (Sept., $21.95) by David Berlinski looks at the 10 most important moments and figures in mathematics over 2,500 years.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Storycatcher (Oct., $21.95) by Christina Baldwin explores the personal, social and political power of writing, speaking and listening to people's stories. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Blacks of the Rosary: Memory and History in Minas Gerais, Brazil (Oct., $55) by Elizabeth W. Kiddy discusses the Afro-Brazilian communities that developed within lay religious brotherhoods.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Purchase of Intimacy (Sept., $29.95) by Viviana A. Zelizer challenges the view that economic transactions are dangerous to intimate relationships.
Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (Sept., $26.95) by Roy Miki blends personal and social history to show how a group of citizens addressed their government's violation of their rights.
Intellectual Property Rights: A Critical History (Jan., $52) by Christopher May and Susan K. Sell traces the history of social conflict and political machinations making knowledge into property.
Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schools and Why It Isn't So (Sept., $24.95) by Jay P. Green argues that much of what people believe about education policy is untrue.
RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION (112 E. 64th St., New York, N.Y. 10021)
Italians Then, Mexicans Now: Immigrant Origins and the Second-Generation Progress (Nov., $27.50) by Joel Perlmann compares the historical paths of today's immigrants with those of yesteryear.
ST. MARTINS/THOMAS DUNNE
Five Families (Sept., $27.95) by Selwyn Raab considers the Mafia's infamous Five Families, the campaign to eradicate them and the Mob's refusal to die. 150,000 first printing.
The Surprising Power of Family Meals (Sept., $22.95) by Miriam Weinstein explains the importance of recapturing the power of family meals in light of today's time constraints and realities.
Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (Sept., $25) by Pamela Paul looks at the costs and consequences of pornography. Author tour.
The Quest for Human Longevity: Science, Business, and Public Policy (Sept., $34.95) by Lewis D. Solomon examines the conflict between those who advocate the acceptance of mortality and the partisans of longer life.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Sacred Order/ Social Order, Vol. 1: My Life Among the Deathworks, Illustrations of the Aesthetics of Authority (Jan., $34.95) by Philip Rieff is the first volume of a trilogy that will encompass Rieff's scholarly lifework.
Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating (Nov., $24.95) by Jane Goodall with Gary McAvoy explores the social and personal significance of what we eat. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
Death and the Idea of Mexico (Dec., $34) by Claudio Lomnitz is a social, cultural and political history of death in a nation that has made death its tutelary sign.