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7 February, 2017

LIFT AND SEPARATE, Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Lift And Separate is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming story that begs to be a blockbuster starring Nicholson and Keaton and shares the vulnerability, wisdom, and brilliance of Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.” —Jennifer Belle, bestselling author of High Maintenance

Marcy Hammer’s life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, did814XnGZ221Liftn’t think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy’s through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress.

Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey’s departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all.

Lift and Separate is published by Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing (November 2016).

About the Author:

For more than twenty-five years, Marilyn Simon Rothstein owned an advertising agency in Connecticut. She grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, and married a man she met in an elevator.

Marilyn received a master of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and a master of arts in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut.


7 February, 2017

SEARCHING FOR SAPPHO, Philip Freeman (Paperback)

An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems.

Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet (W.W. Norton, paperback release March 21, 2017)51SOqzAyGJL is the exciting tale of the rediscovery of Sappho’s poetry and of the woman and world they reveal, by a noted classicist and master storyteller.

For more than twenty-five centuries, all that the world knew of the poems of Sappho―the first woman writer in literary history―were a few brief quotations preserved by ancient male authors. Yet those meager remains showed such power and genius that they captured the imagination of readers through the ages. But within the last century, dozens of new pieces of her poetry have been found written on crumbling papyrus or carved on broken pottery buried in the sands of Egypt. As recently as 2014, yet another discovery of a missing poem created a media stir around the world.

The poems of Sappho reveal a remarkable woman who lived on the Greek island of Lesbos during the vibrant age of the birth of western science, art, and philosophy. Sappho was the daughter of an aristocratic family, a wife, a devoted mother, a lover of women, and one of the greatest writers of her own or any age. Nonetheless, although most people have heard of Sappho, the story of her lost poems and the lives of the ancient women they celebrate has never been told for a general audience.

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1 February, 2017

BERING SEA STRONG: Finding Strength Among Fish and Men, Laura Hartema

Seaworthy meets Wild in the spirited memoir of a young woman on a journey to find her place between land and sea.  Spending 90 challenging days as the sole woman and scientist on a commercial fishing boat on Alaska’s treacherous Bering Sea, Hartema unravels an unsettled past as she finds her strength to overcome adversity and embraces life’s uncertainty. (Skyhorse Publishing, World Rights, March 2018)


16 January, 2017

CELTIC MYTHOLOGY: Tales of Gods, Goddesses and Heroes, Philip Freeman

Audio sale:  An accessible and vivid collection of stories featuring the ancient tribal people of Ireland, Scotland and France, featuring magical Welsh queens and great Irish warriors, by a noted classicist.  To be published in March 2017 by Oxford University Press. (Brilliance/Audible, World English2017)


5 January, 2017

What we’re reading now: Susan Gilbert-Collins

Novelist Susan Gilbert-Collins, author of the delightful novel, Starting from Scratch, shared with us what she’s reading now.

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28 December, 2016

COLD HARD TRUTH ABOUT YOU AND ME, Anne Greenwood Brown

A former good girl and a star hockey player, court-ordered to the same juvenile work crew, must decide to help each other heal their wounded pasts, if only the pasts would strop trying to destroy their futures. Greenwood Brown is the author of GIRL LAST SEEN and the LIES BENEATH trilogy.  (Albert Whitman, World Rights, Spring 2018)

 

 

 


16 December, 2016

THE MINDFUL WOMAN, Caroline S. Welch

Scientifically-based, practical strategies to help busy women achieve lasting personal and professional well-being by a long-time mindfulness practitioner. (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House, World Rights, January 2019)


6 December, 2016

Kirby

Marianne Kirby writes about bodies both real and imagined. She plays with the liminal space between vanishing kirbyand visibility; she thinks the things that go bump in the night need to spend some time in the sun. A long-time writer, editor, and activist, Marianne is a frequent contributor to women’s interest publications, news outlets, and tv shows that require people to have opinions. She has been published by the Guardian, xoJane, the Daily Dot, Bitch Magazine, Time, and others. She has appeared on TV and radio programs ranging from the Dr. Phil Show to Radio New Zealand. Marianne was born in Florida and returned there, because Florida Weird calls to its own. She has briefly escaped again but is already plotting her eventual winter migration. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Marianne’s debut novel, Dust Bath Revival, a horror story about insatiable hunger, was released November 21, 2016 by Curiosity Quills.  Her previous books include Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere:  Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body (Perigee/Penguin 2009) and Screw Inner Beauty (Amazon Digital Services, 2010).

 


30 November, 2016

Dust Bath Revival (Feral Seasons 1), Marianne Kirby

The first in a projected series of novels, Marianne Kirby’s tale of insatiable hunger set in a bleak world, Dust Bath Revival, pubbed November 21 (Curiousity Quills).

16-year-old Henrietta Goodness – Hank to all that know her – has heard all the stories about how the Dust m51tyvuexcolade the dead rise. She’s heard about how life changed.

But that was a long time ago, and Hank is ready for another normal dry and dusty Florida summer. She knows the thunder doesn’t really promise rain. Instead, Hank and her brother will do their chores, run into town as much as they can get away with, and lock up tight and safe in their Aunt Marty’s house once the sun goes down.

That’s the plan, at least, until an itinerant tent revival rolls onto their land, with a Reborn – one of the risen dead – traveling caged with them.

The arrival of an unknown cousin connected to the revival starts Hank on the road to solving a mystery that even the government might not want unraveled. There’s nowhere to go when the night isn’t safe and there’s no one to trust when everyone might be part of a conspiracy to keep the Reborn walking.

Marianne Kirby writes about bodies both real and imagined. She plays with the liminal space between vanishing and visibility: she thinks the things that go bump in the night need to spend some time in the sun. A long-time writer, editor, and activist, Marianne is a frequent contributor to women’s interest publications, news outlets, and tv shows that require people to have opinions. She has been published by the Guardian, xoJane, the Daily Dot, Bitch Magazine, Time, and others. She has appeared on tv and radio programs ranging from the Dr. Phil Show to Radio New Zealand. Marianne was born in Florida and returned there because Florida Weird calls to its own. She has briefly escaped again but is already plotting her eventual winter migration. This is her first novel.


10 November, 2016

LOVE AND…Assholes, The One & Other Fun Ways to Sabotage Your Relationship, Jen Kim

From the popular thirty-something Psychology Today blogger–Valley Girl with a Brain–comes a self-help book that doesn’t want you to change. Kim draws on personal experience as well as the latest scientific findings to shed light on why we do the things we do when it comes to relationships. (Skyhorse Publishing, World Rights, 2018)