Fiction/General & Short StoriesABACUS UK(dist. by trafalgar Square/IPG)The Vault (Oct., $15.95) by Roslund Hellström. Two overlapping stories lead to bullet-ridden bodies and a room full of hostages.ALMA BOOKS(dist. by Trafalgar Square/IPG)Spinners: A Novel (Oct., $15.95) by Anthony McCarten. One woman's story places a small New Zealand town at the center of a media blitz.ALYSON BOOKSJesus Is Sending You This Message (Oct., $14.95) by Jim Grimsley collects stories that provide psychological reasons behind human emotions.ANCHORThe World According to Bertie (Nov., $13.95) by Alexander McCall Smith. The fourth installment in the 44 Scotland Street series continues the story of six-year-old Bertie. 125,000 first printing.APHRODISIAWolf Tales VII (Jan., $12.95) by Kate Douglas. Pleasure-loving shape-shifters must defend themselves against stalkers.ARCHIPELAGO BOOKS(dist. by Consortium)All One Horse (Sept., $20) by Breyten Breytenbach combines philosophical prose and surrealistic paintings. Author tour.ARSENAL PULP PRESS(dist. by Consortium)The Reverend's Apprentice (Nov., $17.95) by David N. Odhiambo examines power, culture and identity politics in contemporary America.ARTE PúBLICO PRESSPaper Planes (Sept., $14.95) by J.L. Torres. Short stories offer glimpses of Puerto Rican life in northeastern U.S. Latino communities.ATRIA BOOKS/STREBORMissionary No More: Purple Panties 2 (Jan., $15) by Zane assembles lesbian erotica featuring women of all ages, races and walks of life.One Taste (Feb., $8.99) by Allison Hobbs. An extramarital affair transforms the formerly inept husband of an unsatisfied wife into an insatiable lover.Sorceress (Feb., $13) by Allison Hobbs. Eris the Enchantress is back and still on the prowl for sex and blood.AVONGilding Lily (Sept., $13.95) by Tatiana Boncompagni depicts life amid Manhattan's high society. 50,000 first printing.Up Pops the Devil (Sept., $13.95) by Angela Benson centers around a reformed ex-con and the four women in his life. 50,000 first printing.Ransom My Heart (Jan., $13.95) by Meg Cabot/Mia Thermopolis. Thermopolis, princess of Genovia and star of Cabot's Princess Diaries books, “writes” her first historical romance. 75,000 first printing.Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë (Jan., $13.95) by Syrie James reveals the passionate soul of Jane Eyre 's author. 40,000 first printing.BALLANTINEThe Night Villa (Sept., $14) by Carol Goodman. Intrigue and romance change the lives of two women living centuries and continents apart. 5-city author tour.BANTAMWhispers of the Flesh (Sept., $13) by Louisa Burton. A young British Jesuit poses as a landscaper to investigate rumored erotic activities at a chateau. 27,500 first printing.The Love We Share Without Knowing (Nov., $12) by Christopher Barzak interweaves the lives of foreigners and locals in modern-day Japan. 40,000 first printing.BANTAM DISCOVERYSwim to Me (Sept., $12) by Betsy Carter. A plain, gangly teenager is transformed into the star of the Weeki Wachee Springs water show. 60,000 first printing.BERKLEYCity Dog (Sept., $14) by Alison Pace. A New Yorker deals with her pooch's success and her own disappointments.Sweet Life (Sept., $14) by Mia King. A woman must take a hard look at her relationship with her husband when they are transferred to Hawaii.Casting Spells (Nov., $14) by Barbara Bretton. Love, knitting and magic come together in a smalltown setting.The Only True Genius in the Family (Feb., $TBA) by Jennie Nash takes a wry look at family life.BERKLEY HEATThe Darkest Kiss (Oct., $14) by Anya Bast. A Special Forces agent infiltrates a commune to bring a criminal to justice.Riding Temptation (Oct., $14) by Jaci Burton features a biker gang working undercover for the U.S. government.Undercover (Dec., $14) by Lauren Dane. A highly decorated officer joins a covert team consisting of her ex-lover and his best friend.BERKLEY SENSATIONFlat-Out Sexy (Nov., $14) by Erin McCarthy. A woman wants a fling and her younger lover wants marriage.Double the Pleasure (Dec., $14) by Deirdre Martin et al. assembles tales of contemporary romance.Princess of the Sword (Jan., $TBA) by Lynn Kurland concludes the Nine Kingdoms trilogy.BLACK CAT(dist. by PGW)Fault Lines (Oct., $14) by Nancy Huston traces four generations of a family from present-day California back to WWII Germany.BOA EDITIONSGlass Grapes and Other Stories (Sept., $14) by Martha Ronk gathers stories by the prize-winning poet.BRAVADead Stop (Sept., $14) by Jamie Denton. A reporter must convince the sexy new deputy sheriff that a psychopath is killing beautiful coeds.Bare Witness (Oct., $14) by Katherine Garbera. The daughter of a CEO is kidnapped in Peru.Ultimate Weapon (Nov., $14) by Shannon McKenna. An expert on covert operations may be in great danger from a beautiful woman.BYWATER BOOKSVerge (Feb., $14.95) by Z Egloff asks the question: can a two-timing, 12-stepping, 20-something female film freak find happiness with an activist nun?CITY LIGHTS BOOKSPortions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944—1990 (Sept., $16.95) by Charles Bukowski presents many works unavailable since their original appearance in underground newspapers and magazines. 25,000 first printing.COACH HOUSE BOOKS(dist. by Northwestern Univ. Press)The Steve Machine (Oct., $17.95) by Mike Hoolboom combines a love story, a plague narrative and a reflection on media technology.DAVID C. COOKWounded (Sept., $13.99) by Claudia Mair Burney. A woman with stigmata on her palms searches for sanity and grace and finds unexpected love.SARAH CRICHTON BOOKSGoing, Going, Gone (Feb., $TBA) by Leanne Shapton. A failed relationship is told through an auction catalogue of the couple's possessions.DAFINAA Rich Man's Baby (Sept., $15) by Daaimah S. Poole. Trouble arises after two girls plan to marry rich men and have babies.DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESSThe Mirror in the Well (Sept., $12.95) by Micheline Aharonian Marcom. A woman is sexually awakened by someone other than her husband.The One Marvelous Thing (Nov., $13.95) by Rikki Ducornet features stories of magical realism.DEL REYEvery Last Drop (Sept., $14) by Charlie Huston. Mainstream Vampyre Joe Pitt must find out where a new and powerful clan gets its blood.DELTAForbidden Fruit (Oct., $13) by Eden Bradley. A sexuality instructor finds passion with a student through the pleasures of cooking. 25,000 first printing.DIALHere at the End of the World We Learn to Dance (Sept., $19.95) by Lloyd Jones. Two love stories intersect across three generations, from WWI New Zealand to contemporary Buenos Aires.DUFOUR EDITIONSThe Resurrection of the Body (Oct., $19.95) by Maggie Hamand. A vicar is obsessed with identifying a dead man whose body has disappeared.EUROPA EDITIONS(dist. by Penguin)The People on Privilege Hill (Sept., $14.95) by Jane Gardam collects short stories by the author of Old Filth. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.FAITHWORDSThe Death and Life of Gabriel Phillips (Nov., $13.99) by Stephen Baldwin with Mark Tabb. 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Disillusioned young people break with their parents in 1990s Siberia.GRAYWOLF PRESSHolding Pattern (Sept., $15) by Jeffrey Renard Allen. Interlinked stories balance urban reality with otherworldly possibility. Author tour.HARCOURTNine Kinds of Naked (Oct., $14) by Tony Vigorito. One man's small gesture—throwing a playing card—alters the course of many lives.HARLEM MOONThe Love Child's Revenge (Sept., $12.95) by Nicole Bailey Williams tells of an ugly duckling who becomes a beautiful but vengeful swan.HARPER PERENNIALNothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn (Jan., $14.95) by Alice Mattison meditates on love, friendship and the unforgotten past. 40,000 first printing.The Lie (Feb., $13.95) by Chad Kultgen depicts a love triangle gone awry. 50,000 first printing.HARVEST HOUSEChestnut Valley Farm (Feb., $13.99) by Lori Wick follows a family who calls the farm home.HAWTHORNE BOOKS(dist. by PGW)The Tsar's Dwarf (Oct., $15.95) by Peter H. Fogtdal, trans. by Tiina Nunnally. 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What happens when three women discover they're married to the same man?Love, Lies and Scandal (Nov., $14.95) by Earl Sewell imagines a woman's life after her husband is jailed for statutory rape.MERCURY HOUSESarinagara (Sept., $14) by Philippe Forest, trans. by Pascale Torracinta, interweaves the tales of three Japanese artists with the author's recurring dream of being lost as a child.MIRAThe House of Allerbrook (Oct., $13.95) by Valeria Anand portrays an indomitable woman in 16th-century England.After the Storm (Jan., $13.95) by Diane Chamberlain. A woman recently released from prison wishes to help a half-brother who doesn't want to see her.MOODY PUBLISHERSI Have Seen Him in the Watchfires (Sept., $13.99) by Cathy Gohlke. Attempting to help his family during the Civil War, a man becomes the pawn of a Confederate plan.MTV PRESS/VH-1Shelter Me (Jan., $9.95) by Alex McAulay. 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The hip-hop icon portrays a young man who is a mathematical genius and street hustler.OTHER PRESSCanvey Island (Nov., $13.95) by James Runcie views postwar Britain through the lens of one family's loss.PARKER PUBLISHING(dist. by AtlasBooks)Silenced (Sept., $10.95) by Nicole Givens Kurtz. A PI investigating her cousin's disappearance uncovers political ambition, drugs and deception.PENGUINQuantum of Solace (Sept., $15) by Ian Fleming combines the James Bond stories originally published in For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy .Frida's Bed (Sept., $13) by Slavenka Drakulic is a meditation on the nature of chronic pain and creativity.PERSEPHONE BOOKS(dist. by Consortium)Good Evening Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes (Nov., $15) by Mollie Panter-Downes collects stories of English domestic life during WWII.PICADORThe Housekeeper and the Professor (Oct., $14) by Yoko Ogawa, trans. by Stephen Snyder. A brilliant professor and a single mother take refuge in the world of mathematics. 35,000 first printing.PUSHCART PRESS(dist. by W.W. Norton)The Pushcart Prize XXXIII (Dec., $16.95), edited by Bill Henderson and the Pushcart Prize editors.RED DRESS INKBaby Needs a New Pair of Choos (Sept., $13.95) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. A female window washer with expensive tastes gambles for some luxe footwear.REVELLHometown Favorite (Sept., $13.99) by Bill Barton and Henry O. Arnold. A football hero's faith is tested when his skills are suddenly in jeopardy.SERPENT'S TAILSkin Lane (Nov., $14.95) by Neil Bartlett. A furrier's mundane life sharply contrasts with the nightmares that haunt his sleep.SIGNET ECLIPSEThe Year of Living Shamelessly (Dec., $14) by Susanna Carr. A woman has until midnight on New Year's Eve to get the man she's always wanted.SOFT SKULL(dist. by PGW)Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me (Sept., $13.95) by Martin Millar. 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Press)The Red Notebook (Sept., $24.95) by Michael Tremblay, trans. by Sheila Fischman. A young woman embraces her status as a midget in order to flourish in 1967 Quebec.30° SOUTH PUBLISHERS(dist. by IPM)Shadow Tracker (Sept., $14.95) by Keith A. Nelson. A military strategist leaves his Maine home to crew a boat being delivered to the West African oil fields.TIN HOUSE BOOKS(dist. by PGW)November 22, 1963 (Nov., $14.95) by Adam Braver chronicles the day of Kennedy's assassination and its intersecting stories.TOKYOPOP(dist. by HarperCollins)Goth: A Novel of Horror (Oct., $16.99) by Otsuichi presents stories of two teenagers linked by an obsession.TOUCHSTONEFallen Skies (Dec., $16) by Philippa Gregory. A musician finds a turbulent romance in the aftermath of WWI.TWO DOLLAR RADIO(dist. by Consortium)Crust (Oct., $15) by Lawrence Shainberg employs satire to tackle “Information Glut.”TYNDALE HOUSESunset (Sept., $13.99) by Karen Kingsbury concludes the Sunrise Series.UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESSThe Bruise (Sept., $17.95) by Magdalena Zurawski. A woman's encounter with an angel leaves a large bruise on her forehead.UNIV. OF HAWAI'I PRESSDying in a Strange Land (Oct., $24.95) by Milton Murayama. The final book in the Oyama family saga.UNIV. OF IOWA PRESSOne Dog Happy (Oct., $16) by Molly McNett collects tales of dashed hopes, troubled sexuality and disillusionment.UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESSThe Plain Sense of Things (Sept., $18.95) by Pamela Carter Joern. Interconnected stories recount a Nebraska family's hardships.UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESSLiterary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State (Sept.; $29.95, cloth $60), edited by Cheryll Glotfelty, assembles more than 200 pieces.WATERBROOK PRESSWhen the Soul Mends (Sept., $13.99) by Cindy Woodsmall. An Amish woman must choose between her heritage and the outsider who adores her.ZEBRAWicked Game (Feb., $7.99) by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush. A woman's body is found 20 years after her disappearance—and her killer may be back.ZONDERVANEvery Now and Then (Oct., $14.99) by Karen Kingsbury. An L.A. sheriff's deputy fights crime and the urge to love again.Fiction/Mystery & Suspense
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Appeal Denied (Sept., $12.95) by Peter Corris. Cliff Hardy faces off against an unscrupulous investigator.
Greek Winds of Fury (Nov., $15.95) by Judith Gould features an archeological dig on an exotic island, sinister strangers, mysterious accidents and more.
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Max (Jan., $9.95) by Sam Green plunges ex-Mossad agent Sam Woolfman into a web of intrigue, betrayal and deceit.
Ringing in Murder: A Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery (Nov., $14) by Kate Kingsbury. The sleuths from this series gather for a murderous Christmas.
Dog Eats Dog (Oct., $14.95) by Iain Levison links a bank robber with a homicidal college professor and a female FBI agent.
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Bad Vibes: The Third Fizz & Buchanan Mystery (Jan., $14.95) by Joyce Holms. Fizz can never leave well enough alone—certainly not with a German tourist dead in his bathtub.
Night Angels (Feb., $14.95) by Danuta Reah lists among its ingredients a missing linguist, two murdered women and a ticking clock.
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Frozen Sun (Sept., $13.95) by Stan Jones. The third installment in the Nathan Active series sets Active on a search for an Eskimo beauty queen. Author tour.
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Those Who Dream by Day (Jan.; $19.95, cloth $26.95) by Linda and Gary Cargill fictionalizes the sabotage behind the second explosion aboard the Lusitania.
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Buffalo Bill's Defunct: A Latouche County Mystery (Sept., $14.95) by Sheila Simonson. In this series debut, the theft of sacred petroglyphs sets off a chain of violence.
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The 731 Legacy: A Cotten Stone Mystery, Book 4 (Oct., $15.95) by Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore sets Cotten on a race against time to save the world from a deadly ancient virus.
Murder Most Maine: A Gray Whale Inn Mystery, Book 3 (Nov., $13.95) by Karen MacInerney probes the death of a weight-loss trainer.
The Christmas Cookie Killer: A Fresh-Baked Mystery (Oct., $14) by Livia J. Washburn weaves 15 recipes into a Christmas-themed caper.
Easy Money (Sept., $14.95) by Norman Maher. A double cross foils an armored car heist plotted by a cop and his girlfriend.
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James Bond: The Union Trilogy (Oct., $19.95) by Raymond Benson pits 007 against a sinister organization of criminals for hire. 50,000 first printing.
August Heat (Sept., $14) by Andrea Camilleri. Mimi Augello's seaside vacation goes awry with the discovery of a trunk containing a corpse.
Fatal Lies (Jan., $13) by Frank Tallis. Viennese psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann and Inspector Rheinhardt investigate a murder at a prestigious school.
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Capitol Reflections (Oct., $14) by Jonathan Javitt probes a conspiracy involving genetically engineered food and the deaths of innocent victims.
Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder (Sept., $14) by Gyles Brandreth imagines Wilde as a detective aided by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Fickle (Sept., $15.95) by Peter Manus. A contemporary noir set in Boston is told in blog format. 50,000 first printing.
Fiction/Science Fiction & Fantasy
Break of Dawn: Vampire Babylon, Book 3 (Sept., $14) by Chris Marie Green pits Dawn Madison against the Vampire Underground of Hollywood.
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Evil Ways (Jan., $15) by Justin Gustainis is the second installment in the Quincey Morris dark fantasy detective series.
Poe (Jan., $15), edited by Ellen Datlow, marks the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth with modern interpretations of his works by contemporary fantasy, horror and mystery writers. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
The Soldier King: A Novel of Dhulyn and Parno (Sept., $15) by Violette Malan continues the exploits of these two members of the Mercenary Brotherhood.
Pandemonium (Sept., $13) by Daryl Gregory. Can Del Pierce quash the evil forces possessing him?
Caine Black Knife (Oct., $14) by Matthew Stover continues the adventures of Caine and the fierce Black Knives tribe. 7-city author tour.
Gears of War: The Pendulum Wars—The Battle of Aspho Fields (Oct., $13) by Karen Traviss presents the backstory to characters featured in the Gears of War video game.
Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (Sept., $17.95) by K.A. Bedford. The discovery of a murdered woman involves a time-machine repairman in a future battle.
Tesseracts Twelve (Sept., $19.95), edited by Claude Lalumière, gathers novellas from Canadian speculative fiction writers.
The Servants (Sept., $14.95) by Michael Marshall Smith presents a modern ghost story.
Dreaming Again (Oct., $16.95), edited by Jack Dann, collects Australian speculative fiction.
Writers for Relief (Sept., $18.95), edited by Davey Beauchamp, assembles stories from leading writers to benefit Hurricane Katrina survivors.
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Cretaceous Dawn (Sept., $15.95) by Lisa M. Graziano and Michael S.A. Graziano hurls four-and-a-half people and a dog 65 million years into the past.
The Morcai Battalion 2: The Recruit (Dec., $14.95) by Diana Palmer depicts the continuing clash between evil Rojok forces and the Morcai Battalion.
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Stonewiser (Sept., $15.99) by Dora Machado considers the plight of the Goodlands.
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The Book from the Sky (Sept., $15.95) by Robert Kelly examines the psychology of a boy who is literally split in two.
Orcs (Sept., $14.99) by Stan Nicholls envisions a tale of Orc valor and human treachery.
Last Argument of Kings: The First Law, Book Three (Sept., $15) by Joe Abercrombie. This series conclusion considers whether the First of the Magi can save the world.
The Stormcaller: Book One of the Twilight Reign (Oct., $15) by Tom Lloyd ponders the plight of a young man wielding uncontrollable powers against the gods.
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Couch (Nov., $16) by Benjamin Parzybok centers around three young men and the abandoned couch that takes them into a corner of the American dream. 20,000 first printing.
The Wall of America (Oct., $14.95) by Thomas M. Disch collects the author's short stories.
Halo: The Cole Protocol (Sept., $14.95) by Tobias Buckell. This sixth novel in the series will unveil the location of the Spartan Gray Team and delve into an unexplored conflict of the Human-Covenant War.
Fantastical Creatures Field Guide: How to Hunt Them Down and Draw Them Where They Live (Oct., $19.95) by Aaron Lopresti provides an illustrated manual.
Folklore, Myths & Legends
Ghosts and Haunted Places (Sept., $10.95) by Rosemary Ellen Guiley explores the variety of ghosts and advises on conducting paranormal investigations.
Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures (Oct., $16.95) by Wu Cheng'en, retold by Timothy Richard. China's most popular traditional novel pairs an epic quest with a tale of redemption.
The Gourmet Garden (Sept., $19.99) by Virginia Hayes shows how to grow organic ingredients in gardens, greenhouses or window boxes.
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101 Garden Projects: Quick and Easy DIY Ideas (Feb., $9.95) by Helena Caldon offers tips for creating beautiful spaces.
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Growing Bonsai Indoors: Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide (Sept., $9.95) by Pat Lucke Morris and David Easterbrook explains how to help the trees thrive.
The 5-Plant Garden (Sept., $18.95) by Scott Calhoun suggests creative combinations for any home setting, using five plants or fewer.
Palm Springs Gardening (Dec., $24.95) by Maureen Gilmer offers tips on designing, creating and nurturing a garden of low desert plants.
50 Practically Perfect Plants: High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Choices (Jan., $19.95) by Tracy DiSabato-Aust features a diverse selection.
In Love with a Hillside Garden (Dec., $19.95) by Ann, Daniel and Ben Streissguth provides a model for cities to create natural public spaces.
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Stuart Robertson's Tips on Container Gardening (Sept., $15.95) by Stuart Robertson provides organic solutions for success.
Gay & Lesbian Studies
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Homopup: Queer Dog Poetry (Sept., $12), edited by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, anthologizes verse on Canis familiaris by such noted authors as Gertrude Stein, W.H. Auden et al.
Graphic Novels
Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (Feb., $16.95) by Luis Alberto Urrea, illus. by Christopher Cardinale, examines how art can combat corruption.
Janes in Love (Dec., $9.99) by Cecil Castellucci, illus. by Jim Rugg. In this sequel to The Plain Janes, the cool clique becomes involved in matters of the heart.
The Amazing, Remarkable Monsieur Leotard (Sept., $16.95) by Eddie Campbell and Dan Best follows the misadventures of a 20th-century circus company.
Prince of Persia (Sept.; $16.95, cloth collector's edition $29.95), created by Jordan Mechner, written by A.B. Sina, illus. by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland, combines murder, betrayal, romance, sword fights and prophecy. 125,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Advance Knight (Nov., $13.99) by GZA with James Reitano. A founding Wu-Tang Clan member sets a hip-hop tale in 1980s and '90s New York City.
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror: Dead Man's Jest (Sept., $15.95) by Matt Groening collects hellacious Halloween humor. 75,000 first printing.
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation (Oct; $16.95, cloth $35) by Jonathan Hennessey, art by Aaron McConnell, provides an introduction to America's founding document.
Tamara Drewe (Sept., $16.95) by Posy Simmonds skewers modern mores using Far from the Madding Crowd as a model.
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Mechanika: Creating the Art of Science Fiction with Doug Chiang (Sept., $22.99) by Doug Chiang. The Oscar-winning concept artist reveals his processes, techniques and theories.
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Tranny (Nov., $10.95) by Fiona Mallratte, illus. by Steve Lafler, depicts a drag-queen turned superhero.
Moresukine (Sept., $15.95) by Dirk Schwieger. An expat in Japan experiences all things Japanese by online request and blogs the results.
The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels (Sept., $18.99) by Danny Fingeroth defines categories, artists, writers and more.
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (Oct., $16.95) by Max Brooks charts notorious zombie outbreaks throughout history. 100,000 first printing.
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Tank Girl 1: Remastered Edition (Sept.) Tank Girl 2... (Nov.) and Tank Girl 3... (Jan., $14.95 each) by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett. These anniversary editions present the strips in chronological order for the first time.
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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Vol. 1 (Sept., $9.99) by Kou Sasakura portrays alchemists hoping to infuse spirits into living beings.
Princess Ai: Encounters, Vol. 1 (Sept., $9.99) by various artists mixes Princess Ai with characters from other Tokyopop titles.
Fate/Stay Night, Vol. 1 (Oct., $9.99) by Dat Nishiwaki envisions a student who becomes a magus.
Princess Ai: Prism of Midnight Dawn, Vol. 1 (Nov., $9.99) by D.J. Milky et al. begins after the Second Revolution, as the princess co-rules Ai-Land.
Afro Samurai, Vol. 1 (Sept., $12.99) by Takashi Okazaki provides a source to the Spike TV series starring Samuel L. Jackson.
Inukami, Vol. 1 (Nov., $9.99) by Mamizu Arisawa and Mari Matsuzawa pairs a boy and his dog-goddess.
Che: A Graphic Biography (Nov., $16.95) by Spain Rodriguez evokes the legendary Argentinian revolutionary.
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Black Jack, Vol. I (Sept.) and...Vol. II (Nov., $16.95 each) by Osamu Tezuka. Is a miraculous surgeon selfless or self-aggrandizing?
The Art of Vagabond: Sumi and...Water (Sept., $34.99 each) by Takehiko Inoue collect the artist's inks and watercolors, respectively.
Vagabond, Vol. 1, VIZBIG Edition (Sept., $19.99) by Takehiko Inoue. This three-in-one edition—based on the life of a samurai—tells of one man's journey toward perfection.
Slam Dunk, Vol. 1 (Sept., $7.99) by Takehiko Inoue. A hopeless bruiser meets the girl of his dreams.
Solanin (Oct., $17.99) by Asano Inio. A college grad juggles love, career and family.
Health, Fitness & Beauty
Breaking the Spell of Binge Eating: The Road to Balance in Your Life (Sept., $17.95) by Joanna Kortink. The author advises on controlling bulimia and other eating disorders.
Bariatric Plastic Surgery: A Guide to Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss (Sept., $24.95) by Thomas B. McNemar, M.D., et al. addresses common concerns about the procedure.
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Juju Sundin's Birth Skills (Sept., $19.95) by Juju Sundin with Sarah Murdoch teaches techniques for coping with the pain of labor.
Built for Show: Four Body-Changing Workouts for Building Muscle, Losing Fat, and Looking Good Enough to Hook Up (Dec., $19.95) by Nate Green offers a program for attaining a sculpted bod fast.
The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl (Jan., $13.95) by Shauna Reid tells how the author won the weight-loss battle—351 pounds down to 175.
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Health at Every Size (Nov., $14.95) by Linda Bacon sets reasonable fitness goals.
Life in Color: The Visual Therapy Guide to the Perfect Palette—for Your Clothes, Your Makeup, and You! (Jan., $24.95) by Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo. Stylists to the stars share their secrets.
Style, Naturally: The Global Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty (Feb., $24.95) by Summer Rayne Oakes recommends green beauty choices.
A Better Brain at Any Age (Jan., $14.95) by Sondra Kornblatt teaches how to optimize mental agility.
Prickly Cactus: Learning, Working, and Healing in Community (Sept., $16.95) by Concha Delgado Gaitan presents a portrait of disability due to lupus and examines ways to promote healing.
Shape Up with the Slow Fat Triathlete: 50 Ways to Kick Butt on the Field, in the Pool, or at the Gym (Jan., $15.95) by Jayne Williams presents a plan for out-of-shape readers.
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Side Effects: The Story of AIDS in South Africa (Sept., $22.95) by Lesley Lawson examines failed attempts to deal with the disease.
Blast Through Your Day Every Day: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About How to Increase Your Energy (Jan., $24.95) by Jonny Bowden provides a nutrition and lifestyle program.
Home School Family Fitness (Sept, $19.95) by Bruce Whitney offers a complete curriculum for parents to teach their kids, grades k—12.
The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances (Oct., $16.95) by Julie Gabriel compiles information on the latest products.
The Outdoor Athlete (Oct., $17.95) by Courtenay and Doug Schurman covers activities and nutritional considerations for adventure enthusiasts.
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The Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type (Oct., $15.95) by Scott Rigden, M.D., with Barbara Schlitz.
The Therapeutic Yoga Kit: Sixteen Postures for Self-Healing Through Quiet Yin Awareness (Jan., $24.95) by Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer illustrates a practice to promote healing.
Living with Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families (Oct., $16.95) by Jerome E. Granato, M.D., covers tests, medications and therapeutic options.
The Back Book (Oct.; $15.95, cloth $45) by Ziya L. Gokaslan, M.D., and Lee Hunter Riley III, M.D., explains causes of and treatments for back pain.
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No Gym Required (Jan., $21.95) by Jennifer Cohen provides basic information on health and fitness. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Girlfriends' Infertility Treatment Companion (Sept., $ 17.95) by Elizabeth Gordon Dellenbaugh shares the author's personal experience with, and knowledge of, treatments.
Testosterone for Life (Oct., $16.95) by Abraham Morgentaler, M.D., covers up-to-date deficiency information and treatments.
Power Diet-Step: Philly's 14-Day Easy Weight-Loss Plan (Oct., $21.95) by Fred A. Stutman, M.D., explains how to lose up to 10 pounds. 35,000 first printing. Author tour.
Pleasure Healing: Mindful Practices and Sacred Spa Rituals for Self-Nurturing (Jan., $14.95) by Mary Beth Janssen shows how to use pleasure and sensual awareness to achieve well-being.
Whole Foods for Strong Bones: A Holistic Approach (Feb., $18.95) by Annemarie Colbin provides a lifestyle program and recipes.
How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done (Feb.; $16.95, cloth $24.95) by Victoria Hallerman discusses the disease's dramatic effects on couples' sex lives.
10 Excellent Reasons to Think Twice About Meat (Jan., $12.95), edited by Moby. The recording artist gathers information from leading foodies, doctors and policy makers.
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Buddhist Healing in Laos: The Fragrant Forest (Nov., $29.95) by Denise Tomecko describes age-old treatments administered in monasteries.
The 9-Inch Diet (Jan., $ 19.95) by Alex Bogusky with Chuck Porter advocates eating smaller servings as a way to decrease caloric intake.
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Yoga Beyond Fitness: Getting More than Exercise from an Ancient Spiritual Practice (Oct., $17.95) by Tom Pilarzyk promotes spiritual practice in addition to fitness.
Your Big Fat Boyfriend: How to Stay Thin When Dating a Diet Disaster (Jan., $14.95) by Jenna Bergen explains how to combat this common scenario.
Eat This, Not That! for Kids (Nov., $19.95) by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding arms parents with a comprehensive feeding guide. 500,000 first printing.
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Overpower Pain: The Strength-Training Program That Stops Pain Without Drugs or Surgery (Sept., $15.95) by Mitchell T. Yass details a regimen that alleviates painful conditions.
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Be a Healthy Woman (Feb., $24.95) by Gary Null collects up-to-date holistic health information. 20,000 first printing.
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Biggest Loser Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight (Sept., $14.95) by Matt Hoover and Sheri R. Colberg. Hoover describes his workout routine and offers dieting advice.
Suicide by Sugar: Our Growing Addiction to the Other White Powder (Oct., $16.95) by Nancy Appleton and Greg Jacobs considers the increasing population suffering from degenerative disease. 25,000 first printing.
Simply Reiki (Jan., $9.95) by Philip Jones introduces the Japanese energy-awakening system.
Great Hair: Secrets to Looking Fabulous and Feeling Beautiful Every Day (Oct., $21.95) by Nick Arrojo. Cutting and coloring tips from the What Not to Wear hair stylist. 75,000 first printing.
Reinvent Yourself with Color Me Beautiful: Four Seasons of Color, Makeup, and Style (Sept., $19.95) by JoAnne Richmond simplifies ways of determining one's most suitable palette.
Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics (Nov., $16.95) by Steven Woloshin, M.D., et al. helps consumers interpret the numbers behind the media's messages.
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Sayonara, Mr. Fatty: A Diet Memoir (Nov., $14.95) by Toshio Okada reveals how the author lost more than 110 pounds.
Wash Your Hands: The Dirty Truth About Germs, Viruses, and Epidemics—and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World (Dec., $12.95) by Frederic Saldmann, M.D. A humorous guide to hygiene.
Prescription for Drug Alternatives: All-Natural Options for Better Health Without the Side Effects (Oct., $24.95) by James Balch, M.D., et al.
Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative (Nov., $16.95) by John O.A. Pagano includes case studies and recipes.
Hair Loss and Replacement for Dummies (Oct., $16.99) by Consumer Dummies covers causes and treatments.
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Dummies (Oct., $19.99) by Patricia Barry explains how to navigate the plans.
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Fun on Foot in New York (Sept., $16.95) by Warwick and Nola Ford charts the best trails in the five boroughs.
Hark the Sound: Tar Heel Voices (Sept., $16.95) by Dan Barefoot traces the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author tour.
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Capoeira Beyond Brazil: From a Slave Tradition to an International Way of Life (Oct., $15.95) by Aniefre Essien explores the background of this melding of martial arts and dance.
Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, from Cleopatra to Princess Di (Oct., $14.95) by Kris Waldherr. Fifty witty bios recount these women's tragic demises.
A History of Modern Iran (Sept., $24.99) by Ervand Abrahamian charts the state's development from the overthrow of the Qajar dynasty.
A Brief History of Iraq (Jan., $19.95) by Hala Fattah with Frank Caso covers 6,000 years.
Creative Power: Yaddo in the Making of American Culture (Oct., $29.95), edited by Micki McGee, examines the role of patronage and retreat in contemporary arts; companion to a New York Public Library exhibition.
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A Short History of the Twentieth Century (Sept., $14.95) by Geoffrey Blainey focuses on issues of war and peace.
North to the Future: The Alaska Statehood Story, 1959—2009 (Oct., $14.95) by Dermot Cole chronicles its evolution from territory to state and complex frontier.
History's Greatest Lies: The Startling Truth Behind World Events Our History Books Got Wrong (Jan., $19.99) by Alexander Canducci debunks common falsehoods.
A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History (Nov., $34.95), edited by Brian H. Greenwald and John Vickrey Van Cleve, collects essays about the school's importance in this area.
The Sphinx Mystery: The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis (Dec., $24.95) by Robert Temple with Olivia Temple verifies the existence of underground chambers.
The Secrets of Masonic Washington: A Guidebook to Signs, Symbols, and Ceremonies at the Origin of America's Capital (Dec., $16.95) by James Wasserman examines the group's origins and present-day sites.
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The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force 1933—1945 (Sept., $19.95) by the National Archives draws on photos and captured documents.
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Kings and Queens of England: A Richly Illustrated History of the Lives and Reigns of the kings and queens of England (Sept., $19.95) by Ian Crofton discusses 59 monarchs.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War (Oct., $19.95) by H.W. Crocker III. The newest entry in this series shatters numerous myths.
Denver: An Archaeological History (Dec., $29.95) by Sarah M. Nelson with K. Lynn Berry et al. traces the prehistory and history of the city and surrounding areas.
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Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience (Jan., $24.95) by Jessie Carney Smith and Linda T. Wynn recounts personal stories.
Jews in African History (Sept., $24.95) by Richard Hull ranges from antiquity to the 21st century.
1959: At the Birth of Castro's Revolution (Oct., $24.95) by Bernard Diederich describes the attempts by Caribbean dictators to undermine the uprising.
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Scottish Military Disasters (Oct., $19.95) by Paul Cowan explores 32 battlefield catastrophes, from Roman times to the Korean War.