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16 November, 2017

BISCUIT, by Michael Volpatt

Co-founder of Big Bottom Market, in the heart of Sonoma wine country, puts a decidedly California twist on the American classic biscuit in 50 sweet and savory recipes with biscuit sandwiches (“Egg in a Biscuit” and the popular “Sea Biscuit”), specialty sweet biscuits (Chocolate Bacon & Apple Pie), and delectable accompaniment spreads and jams.  The book will be illustrated with Kelly Puleio’s stunning food and wine photography. (Running Press/Hachette, World English, Spring 2019)


13 November, 2017

Archipelago of Hope by Gleb Raygorodetsky


As this fine book shows, indigenous communities and lands have been among the places hardest hit by climate change–so it should come as no surprise that around the world indigenous people have been in the absolute forefront of a fight for a liveable planet. I take real comfort from the fact that the oldest wisdom traditions on the planet and the newest are on the same page, that scientists and shamans are telling much the same story. Now it’s time for the rest of us to pay some attention Bill McKibben, author of DEEP ECONOMY

An enlightening global journey reveals the inextricable links between Indigenous cultures and their lands―and how it can form the foundation for climate change resilience around the world.

One cannot turn on the news today without a report on an extreme weather event or the latest update on Antarctica. But while our politicians argue, the truth is that climate change is already here. Nobody knows this better than Indigenous peoples who, having developed an intimate relationship with ecosystems over generations, have observed these changes for decades. For them, climate change is not an abstract concept or policy issue, but the reality of daily life.

After two decades of working with indigenous communities, Gleb Raygorodetsky shows how these communities are actually islands of biological and cultural diversity in the ever-rising sea of development and urbanization.  They are an “archipelago of hope” as we enter the Anthropocene, for here lies humankind’s best chance to remember our roots and how to take care of the Earth. These communities are implementing creative solutions to meet these modern challenges. Solutions that are relevant to the rest of us.

We meet the Skolt Sami of Finland, the Nenets and Altai of Russia, the Sapara of Ecuador, the Karen of Myanmar, and the Tla-o-qui-aht of Canada. Intimate portraits of these men and women, youth and elders, emerge against the backdrop of their traditional practices on land and water. Though there are brutal realties?pollution, corruption, forced assimilation―Raygorodetsky’s prose resonates with the positive, the adaptive, the spiritual―and hope.

24 pages of color photographs


9 November, 2017

HYPERSEXT, Jillian Roberts PhD with Sara Au

Kids are exposed to sexual content at a younger and younger age, whether that is through the internet, advertisements, video games, or from interactions with their peers. HyperSext is a crucial resource, explaining in easy-to-understand language what exactly the psychological effects of that exposure can look like, and offering parents—and in turn, kids—the tools and expert advice on how to handle it appropriately.  Helping children to process what may be disturbing or inappropriate can ensure that they grow up with a healthy attitude toward their own sexuality and body image and are emotionally capable in their future relationships. (Fair Winds Press/Fall 2018/World Rights)

 


3 November, 2017

SHAME NATION: The New Global Epidemic of Online Hate, Sue Scheff with Melissa Schorr

In today’s digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away.

Foreword by Monica Lewinsky

A rogue tweet could bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage.

Shame Nation:  The Global Epidemic of Online Hate (Sourcebooks, October 2017) is the first book to both study the fascinating phenomenon of online shaming, and offer practical guidance and inspiring advice on how to prevent and protect against cyber blunders and faceless bullies. Author and acclaimed Internet safety expert Sue Scheff unveils all sides of an issue that it only becoming more relevant day by day while drawing from the expertise of other top professionals spanning fields including law, psychology, and reputation management.

From damning screenshots to revenge porn, Shame Nation shines a light on the rising trend of an online shame culture and empowers readers to take charge of their digital lives.

Engaging, sharp, and important – SHAME NATION will inspire you to open your eyes and be better in society’s growing cyber culture.” – Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions and Deputy Director of Intelligence on CBS’ Hunted

“A leading expert in the digital world, Scheff offers the latest insight as to why people publicly shame each other and will equip readers with the tools to protect themselves from what has now become the new Scarlet Letter.” – Ross Ellis, founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying

“No one can share how to overcome digital shaming better than Sue Scheff.” – Michele Borba, author of Unselfie

Sue Scheff is a parent advocate who founded Parents’ Universal Resources Experts in 2001. She has been featured on 20/20, The Rachel Ray Show, ABC News, BBC Radio, and NPR, discussing Internet defamation as well as her work helping troubled teens and their families through her organization.

Melissa Schorr is a widely published freelance journalist and the author of the young adult cyberbullying story Identity Crisis and the humorous Goy Crazy. Her journalism has appeared in such publications as Wired, Glamour, InStyle, Esquire, Marie Claire, and the Wall Street Journal. Schorr lives outside Boston with her husband and daughters.

 

 


31 October, 2017

CITIZEN 865, Debbie Cenziper

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Washington Post investigative journalist relates the untold story of how a group of historians-turned-investigators at the U.S. Justice Department pursued one of the last great secrets of the Third Reich, a group of killers known as the Trawniki guards, Soviet soldiers recruited by the S.S. out of POW camps, and how more than dozen were found living decades later in cities and suburbs across America and brought to justice (Hachette Books/Fall 2019/World English).

 


25 October, 2017

GHOST IN THE GRIFFINAGE by Heather Shumaker

Adult non-fiction author Heather Shumaker’s debut middle-grade novel GHOST IN THE GRIFFINAGE, about the mid-western Griffin siblings, Meg, Will & Ariel, and their trip to England to visit their Aunt Effie and Uncle Ben, a ginormous, lovable, and drooly Newfoundland dog.  Effie’s charming village has a bit of a ghost problem, which would be fine really (What little village doesn’t have a ghost problem? ) except that one of the ghosts has taken a liking to young Ariel. It takes a while for the siblings to realize that Ariel’s imaginary playmate isn’t so imaginary and that when this ghost says she wants to be friends, she means forever.  Grown-ups can’t see ghosts, so it’s up to Will and Meg to be clever and brave enough to work out the mystery of the ghost’s longings in time to save their sister.    (World/Simon & Schuster BFYR/Spring 2019).

 

 


19 October, 2017

CYBERCIVICS: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology by Diana Graber

Digital literacy educator and founder of CyberWise, Diana Graber helps parents teach their digital kids the skills they need to avoid the pitfalls associated with tech while at the same time learning to harness the amazing tools they have at their fingertips so they can build happy and successful lives. (Amacom/World Rights/2019)


19 October, 2017

THE PHAROAH’S TREASURE: The Origin of Paper and the Rise of Western Civilization by John Gaudet

Author of Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water Wars, John Gaudet, Ph.D’s THE PHARAOH’S TREASURE: The Origin of Paper and the Rise of Western Civilization, a multi-disciplinary history of how the first paper fueled the development of Western Civilization beginning in Egypt during the Neolithic period through the introduction of rag paper from China. (Pegasus/World Rights/Fall 2018)


13 September, 2017

THE WANDERER: Edgar Allan Poe and the City by Scott Peeples with photos by Michelle Van Parys

University of Charleston English professor, Scott Peeples, with University of Charleston photography professor Michelle Van Parys offer a reexamination of Poe, who changed addresses on average once a year throughout his adult life, through the lens of the American cities that shaped his life and writing. (Princeton University Press/World Rights/Spring 2019)


6 September, 2017

HUSHED IN DEATH, Stephen P. Kelly

Following LANGUAGE OF THE DEAD and WAGES OF DESIRE, the third Inspector Lamb mystery set in an English village during World War II. (Pegasus/Fall 2018/World Rights)