From the bestselling author of RESCUE ROAD and RESCUED, comes a charming cross-country journey of two gents approaching late middle age–Peter Zheutlin and his beloved rescue dog, Albie. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie, the two find that despite our differences, America is a big-hearted country offering adventure, moments of humor and new-found wisdom. (Pegasus, September 2019, World Rights)
Some fairy tales are too silly. Others are too serious. But when the Muppets meet the classics? The stories are just right! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the other Muppets as they bring favorite fairy tales to life in their own hilarious way.
Once upon a time, there was a pretty young chicken named Camillarella, who had very heavy shoes and an enchanting Chicken Dance. Or maybe you’d prefer to hear the story of Janice, the flower child with braided tresses as yellow as SpongeBob. With all the favorite characters–Kermit, Miss Piggy, and others–these fairy tales give a whole new meaning to the word “classic.”
“Eighteen fractured fairy tales (and these are compound fractures!). Fozzie stars in a gender-flipped ‘Little Red-Cap’ called ‘Not-So-Little Red-Cap,’ his bad jokes well-represented. Miss Piggy is the put-upon daughter of the miller who must spin straw into gold for a greedy king (Dr. Teeth–three guesses where the gold will go) in ‘Unclestiltskin.’ Janice makes a most excellent Rapunzel, and Kermit (of course) a chipper frog prince. Humor both wry and broad is in abundance, and there are plenty of one-liners aimed at adults, making this a nifty collection of stories to read together. It’s not hard to imagine that the Grimms are rolling over in their graves–with laughter.” — Kirkus Reviews
Erik Forrest Jackson is back for more Muppets after the first hilarious mash-up, Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera. He spent more than a decade as an executive editor for magazines including Entertainment Weekly and InStyle. As an award-winning dramatist, his work has been produced internationally and includes Like a Billion Likes (winner of the Southwest Playwriting Competition and the Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Playwriting Award); the Neil Sedaka musical Breaking Up Is Hard to Do; Carrie, a black-comedy adaptation of Stephen King’s novel; the Off Broadway comic thriller Tell-Tale (Best Play GLAAD nomination); and Cheers Live on Stage, a theatrical version of the beloved TV series. His poems were featured in the Showtime film The Escape, starring Patrick Dempsey, and his articles have appeared in Glamour, W, Real Simple, Allure, and Town & Country. He grew up in Texas, studied acting and poetry at the University of Southern California, and now lives in Harlem, New York.
Just published from Pegasus Books!
“A lively overview of a medium that was central to public and private life in the ancient world.
An engaging journey to the distant past.”
– Kirkus Reviews
A thought-provoking history of papyrus paper―from its origins in Egypt to its spread throughout the world―revealing how it helped usher in a new era of human history.
For our entire history, humans have always searched for new ways to share information. This innate compulsion led to the origin of writing on the rock walls of caves and coffin lids or carving on tablets. But it was with the advent of papyrus paper when the ability to record and transmit information exploded, allowing for an exchanging of ideas from the banks of the Nile throughout the Mediterranean―and the civilized world―for the first time in human history.
In The Pharaoh’s Treasure, John Gaudet looks at this pivotal transition to papyrus paper, which would become the most commonly used information medium in the world for more than 4,000 years. Far from fragile, papyrus paper is an especially durable writing surface; papyrus books and documents in ancient and medieval times had a usable life of hundreds of years, and this durability has allowed items like the famous Nag Hammadi codices from the third and fourth century to survive.
The story of this material that was prized by both scholars and kings reveals how papyrus paper is more than a relic of our ancient past, but a key to understanding how ideas and information shaped humanity in the ancient and early modern world.
16 pages of color photographs; B&W illustrations throughout
About the Author
A Fulbright Scholar to both India and Malaya, John Gaudet is a writer and practicing ecologist. His early research on papyrus, funded in part by the National Geographic Society, took him to Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia. A trained ecologist with a PhD from University of California at Berkeley, he is the author of Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World, and his writing has appeared in Science, Nature, Ecology, the Washington Post, Salon and the Huffington Post. He lives in McLean, Virginia. Follow John on Twitter @BwanaPapyrus
The sequel to Kirby’s creepy and immersive DUST BATH REVIVAL (Curiosity Quills) Southern gothic horror novel!
The summer’s been hard on Hank Goodness. Family secrets upended the simple life she shared with her aunt and brother and set Hank on the road to a grim transformation in a hidden town. Now, Hank doesn’t know if she’s a monster or not. But she’s won her freedom and is on a mission: to rescue her brother Ben from a horrible fate. Hank is on the run. To stop what’s happening to her brother, she needs to figure out where to go next while navigating her new friendship with Jimmy and determining who in the world she can trust when everyone has betrayed her. Reborn – the risen and feral dead that rose with the Dust – aren’t even the worst of what’s hunting them. Predators are closing in, and they don’t all come in animal form. The dangerous women they meet might help, as long as Hank is willing to take the risk and pay the price. Unknown family history, government experiments, and her own hungry instincts conspire to change her relationship to the Reborn – and threaten her identity and her life.
Family law attorney Ann Grant presents the practical information every woman needs to protect herself as she navigates through a divorce. Feelings of loss, grief, and rage are common during divorce. But one of the most debilitating feelings experienced by women going through divorce is paralyzing impotence. Grant will help you take back your power and rights concerning finances, home, children, and work life. With compassion, insight, and tough-minded realism, she breaks down the process and provides step-by-step assessments, checklists, and inspiring stories of successful lives post-divorce. Her goal is to give you insider information that will not only make your divorce “successful” but also establish your life firmly and confidently on a positive, fresh new standing.
Ann E. Grant, JD, began her career as a corporate litigator specializing in unfair business practices and consumer fraud. After her divorce, she created her own firm, focusing on family law and a holistic approach to this life transition. She lives and practices in Manhattan Beach, California. Check out the Divorce Hackers website and Facebook page for more information and support!
“The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot is terrific; it’s the quintessential road map for meeting change with courage and developing the skills to create a new life.”
— Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back
“Wow! This is the comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about surviving a divorce with your sanity in check and your checkbook intact.”
— Lois P. Frankel, PhD, author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
“Ann Grant encourages divorcing women to ‘be better, not bitter.’ With her compassionate and levelheaded advice, she shows you how to reclaim your power, cultivate well-being, and forge a path to a better life.”
— Christine Hassler, author of Expectation Hangover
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.
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 are lone survivors of their families as they travel to America to forge a future together. (Apprentice House, October 2018)
“An Afterlife is a totally surprising book, unforgettable in its depiction of the daily lives of holocaust survivors in postwar Germany. Ruby is a seamstress so talented that her sense of color, thread, and fabrics becomes a bridge to friendship with a German shopkeeper who shares her passion and quietly employs her. So many details linger within Bartkowski’s skillful telling: the dark bread, the small celebrations, the amazing images of young refugee mothers walking in town with their baby carriages, lover’s afternoon walks (back before curfew), are miracles upon miracles. The characters agonize between remembering and forgetting, but An Afterlife moves forward, and like all truly visionary books, re-defines its title. We read An Afterlife with an awareness of present streams of refugees, supported, resisted, misunderstood, and the repetition of old cycles adds to the depth of Bartkowski’s novel.” — Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Machine Dreams, Lark and Termite, and Quiet Dell
“Bartkowski delivers a novel that transcends the fiction genre. This work is as detailed and accurate (with brutal and miraculous turns) as the most searing historical documents, folded in a narrative as immediate and vivid as a poetic memoir. The book is written as it must have been lived, with an ear to the ground and an eye to the future. Its power is a testament to the tether and persistence of inherited trauma and its twin: the redemptive possibilities of telling the stories our forebears could not tell. As the title suggests, these characters live another life after the labor and death camps, after the Displaced Persons camps, after emigrating to the U.S.–this other life springs up on every page of this extraordinary novel, in full color, in season after season, in names and births and deaths and letters and twists and fabrics and factories and an unforgettable hope that trembles throughout this beautiful and necessary book.” — Brenda Shaughnessy, author of Our Andromeda
About the Author
Frances Bartkowski has published three books of literary criticism: Feminist Utopias; Travelers, Immigrants, Inmates; and Kissing Cousins, as well as essays and poetry. An Afterlife is her first novel. She teaches literature and culture at Rutgers University – Newark. She has participated in seminars at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and has been a visiting writer at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
From HuffPo contributor and creator of The Narcissist Family Files, a look at the devastating impact of NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) on families, with advice on how to recover and heal. (Da Capo Lifelong/World Rights/October 2019.
In this new work of history, Dr. Kaminski, author of ANGELS OF THE UNDERGROUND: The American Women Who Restisted the Japanese in the Philippines in WWII, will offer the first the first full-length biography of mid-20th century multi-faceted star Dale Evans, following her career from small-town girl and radio singer to movie stardom with her life and screen partner Roy Rogers. (World English to Lyons Press for publication in 2020). For Film & TV, Audio, Translation please contact Jacquie Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org