Star of the Emmy-nominated CBS show HOT BENCH, Judge Tanya Acker offers ten comprehensive lessons to demystify courtroom proceedings, laying out all the professional insider information one needs to survive in civil court. (Diversion Books, Summer 2020, North American Rights)
A guide for how to use cannabis safely as couples to promote intimacy and connection. Selby is a psychologist and couples counselor whose books have sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide. (Inner Traditions, Spring 2020, World Rights)
Thanks to the GWYNY Bookclub for adopting Ben H. Winters’ upcoming dystopian novel, GOLDEN STATE (January, Mulholland Books/Little Brown), and to bookclubcookbook.com, for running this wonderful promo. We couldn’t be more excited about the release of Ben’s new book, and knowing that readers are already reading and discussing it makes it feel real.
Exciting news! Husbands and Other Sharp Objects has been awarded an Earphones Award from AudioFile Magazine.
HUSBANDS AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS
Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Read by Pamela Almand • Unabridged • JULY 2018
Brilliance Audio • Trade Ed.
Listeners are swept away by romantic discovery and melodrama in this outstanding performance by Pamela Almand. Like most of her friends, Marcy wants a new start. She begins to date a man named Jon while planning to divorce her husband, Harvey. When her daughter announces that she’s getting married, Marcy is roped into planning her daughter’s wedding at the same time that her new boyfriend is pressing for a commitment and her husband changes his mind and begs Marcy to come back. Almand’s portrayal of Marcy, an exhausted mother who must keep the wedding planning from spiraling out of control, is absolutely spot-on. G.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
A guide to maximizing your return on life and money for wealth creators who have either created their wealth or inherited it, as well as those who aspire to do so. (Praeger, March 2019, World exclusive of translation rights in Japan, Korea, Mainland China & Taiwan)
Over a hundred people attended the book launch for Elaine Orr’s powerful novel about the civil rights era in the 1960s. For Orr, a professor at North Carolina State University, Quail Ridge Bookstore was the perfect place for a send-off of this long-awaited work of fiction. Here are some images that capture this dynamic event.
A young Irish nun finds herself the guardian of a mysterious manuscript claiming to be the lost gospel of Mary, when she realizes that church authorities are willing to kill to get their hands on it . . .
An old and dying nun has turned up at Deirdre’s monastery in Ireland with an ancient manuscript on a papyrus roll. When Deirdre reads the first line, she realizes it claims to be a previously unknown gospel written by Mary, the mother of Jesus. The church authorities in Rome have been seeking to destroy this gospel for centuries, claiming it is a forgery that threatens the very foundations of the faith.
Deirdre begins to translate the gospel, but when a delegate of the pope arrives in Kildare searching for the text, she must set out across Ireland seeking safety as the church and its henchmen are hot on her trail. What does the gospel say? And why is the church so afraid of it?
This is the third mystery set in Celtic times, in the early days of Christianity, featuring Sister Deirdre, by Philip Freeman. The first is St. Brigid’s Bones followed by Sacrifice. All three titles are from Pegasus.
[The Gospel of Mary] moves at a crackling pace and is surprisingly packed with excitement, emotion, and colorful characters. This is as much a mother’s―and woman’s―story as it is a historical and religious adventure. Freeman does a very impressive job considering he is neither.”
– Criminal Element
“This is a generous-spirited, gracefully written book. Sure it is a page-turning mystery story, but it is also a warm hearted look at what people need from religion. It is also a compelling, critical look at the structures and hierarchies that surround religion.”
– Irish American News
“Freeman creates another atmospherically absorbing mystery fortified by biblical and historical fact. By unraveling the plot of the translated text alongside Sister Deirdre’s mission, this briskly paced narrative becomes even more dark and dangerous.”
– Shelf Awareness
“Freeman’s command of life in the ancient world is impressive, and he has an admirably efficient way with a plot. An absorbing story.”
– Historical Novels Review
“A strong atmosphere, absorbing, well-drawn characters, and a compelling plot. ”
– Library Journal [Praise for the Sister Deirdre Mystery Series]
“This is a goodly yarn, complete with its fascinating and colorful historical and cultural context, not to mention its dangers and horrors. ”
– The Providence Journal [Praise for the Sister Deirdre Mystery Series]
Philip Freeman is the Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Classical Philology and Celtic Languages and Literature. His books have been reviewed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other national publications.
An Afterlife, a debut novel, follows a young couple, Ilya and Ruby, who first meet in a displaced persons camp in Germany after the War, both lone survivors of their families, as they travel to America to forge a future together. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, they face challenges individually and as a couple as they struggle to adapt in a new culture. Fran Bartkowski is the former Chair of the English Department at Rutgers University–Newark, where she teaches memoir, feminist theory and literary criticism. (Loyola College’s Apprentice House, World Rights, Fall 2018)