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Speaking Freely: My Life in Publishing and Human Rights

by Toni Morrison Robert L. Bernstein

What do Dr. Seuss, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Andrei Sakharov, and James Michener have in common? They were all published by Bob Bernstein during his twenty-five-year run as president of Random House, before he brought the dissidents Liu Binyan, Jacobo Timerman, Natan Sharansky, and Václav Havel to worldwide attention in his role as the father of modern human rights.Starting as an office boy at Simon & Schuster in 1946, Bernstein moved to Random House in 1956 and succeeded Bennett Cerf as president ten years later. The rest is publishing and human rights history.In a charming and self-effacing work, Bernstein reflects for the first time on his fairy tale publishing career, hobnobbing with Truman Capote and E.L. Doctorow; conspiring with Kay Thompson on the Eloise series; attending a rally for Random House author George McGovern with film star Claudette Colbert; and working with publishing luminaries including Dick Simon, Alfred Knopf, Robert Gottlieb, André Schiffrin, Peter Osnos, Susan Peterson, and Jason Epstein as Bernstein grew Random House from a $40 million to an $800 million-plus "money making juggernaut," as Thomas Maier called it in his biography of Random House owner Si Newhouse. In a book sure to be savored by anyone who has worked in the publishing industry, fought for human rights, or wondered how Theodor Geisel became Dr. Seuss, Speaking Freely beautifully captures a bygone era in the book industry and the first crucial years of a worldwide movement to protect free speech and challenge tyranny around the globe.

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 27

by Kelly Link Gavin J. Grant

As is traditional in the world of zines, we apologize for the lateness of the current issue to appear. This, er, tradition goes back to Bob, the first caveman. Damn his late eyes. Also, we introduce a new columnist, Nicole Kimberling, who will write about food. This time, she starts us off with that most delightful of comestibles: brownies.

Los Nefilim

by T. Frohock

The final chapter in T. Frohock's haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim novella trilogy--following In Midnight's Silence and Without Light or Guide--which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called "a joy to read. " Save the world, or save his family... For Diago Alvarez, that's the choice before him. For unless he wants to see his son Rafael die, he must do the unthinkable: Help the Nazis receive the plans to the ultimate weapon. And while Diago grows more comfortable not only with his heritage, but also with his place among Guillermo's Los Nefilim, he is still unsure if he truly belongs amongst them. In a frantic race to save the future of humanity, Diago is forced to rely on his daimonic nature to deceive an angel. In doing so, he discovers the birth of a modern god--one that will bring about a new world order from which no one can escape.

Problems

by Jade Sharma

Dark, raw, and very funny, Problems introduces us to Maya, a young woman with a smart mouth, time to kill, and a heroin hobby that isn't much fun anymore. Maya's been able to get by in New York on her wits and a dead-end bookstore job for years, but when her husband leaves her and her favorite professor ends their affair, her barely-calibrated life descends into chaos, and she has to make some choices. Maya's struggle to be alone, to be a woman, and to be thoughtful and imperfect and alive in a world that doesn't really care what happens to her is rendered with dead-eyed clarity and unnerving charm. This book takes every tired trope about addiction and recovery, "likeable" characters, and redemption narratives, and blows them to pieces.Emily Books is a publishing project and ebook subscription service whose focus is on transgressive writers of the past, present and future, with an emphasis on the writing of women, trans and queer people, writing that blurs genre distinctions and is funny, challenging, and provocative. Jade Sharma is a writer living in New York. She has an MFA from the New School.

Brightfellow

by Rikki Ducornet

Praise for Rikki Ducornet:"Linguistically explosive . . . one of the most interesting American writers around."--The Nation"Ducornet--surrealist, absurdist, pure anarchist at times--is one of our most accomplished writers, adept at seizing on the perfect details and writing with emotion and cool detachment simultaneously. I love her style because it is penetrating and precise but also sensual without being overwrought. You experience a Ducornet novel with all of your senses."--Jeff VanderMeerA feral boy comes of age on a campus decadent with starched sheets, sweating cocktails, and homemade jams. Stub is the cause of that missing sweater, the pie that disappeared off the cooling rack. Then Stub meets Billy, who takes him in, and Asthma, who enchants him, and all is found, then lost. A fragrant, voluptuous novel of imposture, misplaced affection, and emotional deformity. An artist and writer, Rikki Ducornet has illustrated books by Robert Coover, Jorge Luis Borges, Forrest Gander, and Joanna Howard. Her paintings have been exhibited widely, including, most recently, at the Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Salvador Allende Museum in Santiago, Chile.

First Bite

by Bee Wilson

We do not come into the world with an innate sense of taste and nutrition; as omnivores, we have to learn how and what to eat, how sweet is too sweet, and what food will give us the most energy for the coming day. But how does this education happen? What are the origins of taste? In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors: family and culture, memory and gender, hunger and love. An exploration of the extraordinary and surprising origins of our tastes and eating habits—from people who can only eat foods of a certain color to an amnesiac who can eat meal after meal without getting full—First Bite also shows us how we can change our palates to lead healthier, happier lives.

The Obsession

by Nora Roberts

The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. "She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her." Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can't outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up--especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she's always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she's learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.From the Hardcover edition.

Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism

by Randall B. Woods

President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society was breathtaking in its scope and dramatic in its impact. Over the course of his time in office, Johnson passed over one thousand pieces of legislation designed to address an extraordinary array of social issues. Poverty and racial injustice were foremost among them, but the Great Society included legislation on issues ranging from health care to immigration to education and environmental protection. But while the Great Society was undeniably ambitious, it was by no means perfect. In Prisoners of Hope, prize-winning historian Randall B. Woods presents the first comprehensive history of the Great Society, exploring both the breathtaking possibilities of visionary politics, as well as its limits.Soon after becoming president, Johnson achieved major legislative victories with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But he wasn't prepared for the substantial backlash that ensued. Community Action Programs were painted as dangerously subversive, at worst a forum for minority criminals and at best a conduit through which the federal government and the inner city poor could bypass the existing power structure. Affirmative action was rife with controversy, and the War on Poverty was denounced by conservatives as the cause of civil disorder and disregard for the law. As opposition, first from white conservatives, but then also some liberals and African Americans, mounted, Johnson was forced to make a number of devastating concessions in order to secure the future of the Great Society. Even as many Americans benefited, millions were left disappointed, from suburban whites to the new anti-war left to African Americans. The Johnson administration's efforts to draw on aspects of the Great Society to build a viable society in South Vietnam ultimately failed, and as the war in Vietnam descended into quagmire, the president's credibility plummeted even further.A cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of even well-intentioned policy, Prisoners of Hope offers a nuanced portrait of America's most ambitious--and controversial--domestic policy agenda since the New Deal.

The Underpants

by Steve Martin

Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town--a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he's trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own. In The Underpants, Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim's classic 1910 farce, Die Hose. His hilarious new version was staged by Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, and opened in March '02 on Off-Broadway to critical acclaim.

Knights of the Ruby Wand (The Secrets of Droon #36)

by Tony Abbott

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are more than 10 million DROON books in print. Oh no! The secret of Droon is a secret no longer. Eric's mother knows about the rainbow staircase . . . and what's worse, so does Gethwing. The Moon Dragon has sent his minions to the Upper World to search for a magical object that could give him power over all of Droon. Now no place is safe from Gethwing's dark magic. . . .

Cards for Brianna

by Heather Mcmanamy William Croyle

Though the end of your life may be near, it doesn't mean you have to stop livingAfter being diagnosed in her early thirties with terminal breast cancer, Heather McManamy felt like her life was crumbling. Her "normal" vanished--and was replaced with multiple surgeries and dozens of chemo treatments that could briefly extend her life, but would not prevent her inevitable death. With an effervescent spirit and a new perspective, Heather started to live each day as if it were her last. She learned to soak in the moment, appreciate the beauty around her, and celebrate her blessings. She also pondered her daughter's future journey without her mother--and gracefully prepared for it.Heather began to write greeting cards to Brianna. Cards for her first day of school, her sixteenth birthday, her wedding day. Cards for when things were going right and when they were going wrong. Cards for when Brianna would need her mother--whether in five years or in fifty years-and Heather wouldn't be able to be there for her. Cards for Brianna is the story of one mother's powerful love for her young daughter and Heather's unmatched experiences, laced with laughter and charm, are a reminder to never take a single day for granted.

PETA'S Vegan College Cookbook

by Peta

You can have the simplest, tastiest vegan recipes on a budget -- and the best part is, the most complicated kitchenware you'll ever need is a microwave. Including more than 250 recipes, we've got all the best insider info: - Vegan alternatives to meat, eggs, and milk- How to stock your kitchen/mini-fridge- How to make meat-free sandwiches, salads, soups, and sauces- Fun meal recipes, such as Fettuccine Alessandro, Walking Tacos, and Pancake in a Mug- The best drinks, dips, and dressings- Unbelievable vegan dessert recipes- Spotlight sections on the staples we love: peanut butter, potatoes and Ramen- And much, much more!With new tips and treats to suit even the pickiest palate, this is the essential college cookbook for every vegetarian or vegan on a budget. Remember: You have the power to save animals-every time you eat. We can show you how!

Payback

by James Heneghan

Thirteen-year-old Charley Callaghan is coping with some difficult changes in his life. His family has recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland, and his mother has died of cancer. Now he is desperately trying to fit in--in a new school, a new city, a new country--while holding a part-time job and keeping an eye on his little sister, Annie. Charley's red hair and Irish accent at first make him a target of the class bullies, but he is tough enough--just--to keep them at bay. So it is almost a relief to him when the bullies find a new target, Benny Mason. As the bullying intensifies, Charley keeps hoping that Benny will defend himself, but he fails to intervene. When the situation turns tragic, Charley must face some difficult questions about his own part in events. His search for atonement leads to an unusual friendship, and an unexpected opportunity to pay back. This gripping and thought-provoking novel is told with wit and empathy, by a masterful storyteller.

My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

by Doug Henwood

"I REPRESENTED WALL STREET, AS A SENATOR FROM NEW YORK." --Hillary Clinton, October 2015, during the first Democratic TV debate HILLARY CLINTON is running for the presidency with a message of hope and change. But, as Doug Henwood makes clear in this concise, devastating indictment, little trust can be placed in her campaign promises. Rigorously reviewing her record, Henwood shows how Clinton's positions on key issues have always blown with the breeze of expediency, though generally around an axis of moralism and hawkishness. Without a meaningful program other than a broad fealty to the status quo, Henwood suggests, "the case for Hillary boils down to little more than her alleged inevitability." DOUG HENWOOD is a journalist and financial analyst, who publishes two newsletters, Left Business Observer and (together with Philipa Dunne) The Liscio Report. He is a contributing editor at The Nation and the author of three previous books: The State of the USA Atlas, Wall Street and After the New Economy.

Storms

by Kevin L. Nielsen

The Seven Sisters. The mystics, blood mages, large aevians who will allow people to ride them. People's Iterations and changing abilities. Different types of "people." Wars. This fantasy novel has it all.

In at the Kill

by S. K. Mcclafferty

ONCE YOU'RE IN... THERE'S NO TURNING BACK. Los Angeles attorney Lily Martin is a woman running from dangerous memories, secrets too deep and dark to reveal. But a call in the night changes everything, sending Lily back to her roots in the bayous of Louisiana, and to the three men who changed her life--one of whom is now dead.... Michel Dugas, parish priest, beloved community leader, and Lily's closest friend, has been brutally murdered by a killer with a grim message. On a desperate search for answers, Lily is forced to confront a past that includes her ex-husband, town sheriff Hugh Lothair--and dangerously sexy Cajun Gitan Boudreaux, the fearless bad boy who'd done hard time for a crime he didn't commit. Now, the demons and desires Gitan and Lily have run from for so long are demanding their due--and one way or another, someone will have to pay....

The Big Rig

by Steve Viscelli

Long-haul trucks have been described as sweatshops on wheels. The typical long-haul trucker works the equivalent of two full-time jobs, often for little more than minimum wage. But it wasn't always this way. Trucking used to be one of the best working-class jobs in the United States. The Big Rig explains how this massive degradation in the quality of work has occurred, and how companies achieve a compliant and dedicated workforce despite it. Drawing on more than 100 in-depth interviews and years of extensive observation, including six months training and working as a long-haul trucker, Viscelli explains in detail how labor is recruited, trained, and used in the industry. He then shows how inexperienced workers are convinced to lease a truck and to work as independent contractors. He explains how deregulation and collective action by employers transformed trucking's labor markets--once dominated by the largest and most powerful union in US history--into an important example of the costs of contemporary labor markets for workers and the general public.

AARP Special Edition: Eat This, Not That! for a Longer, Leaner, Healthier Life!: The fast, effective weight-loss plan to save you 10, 20, 30 pounds--or more!

by David Zinczenko Eat This

Lose 10, 20, 30 pounds or more, and put yourself back in control of your weight, your health, and your life! Don't diet, don't sacrifice, and don't waste money or time on expensive weight-loss foods. In fact, you can start dropping pounds today while eating all your favorite foods--from pizza and pasta to burgers, and even dessert. From the editors of the bestselling series Eat This, Not That! comes a unique diet program that strips away added sugars and melts fat--from your belly first. The trick: a series of simple swaps that will ensure you're eating the very best options from your favorite restaurants and grocery store brands. Discover how easy it is to indulge your way to a flat belly while protecting your brain and striking a blow against heart disease, diabetes, and more. Eat This, Not That! for a Longer, Leaner, Healthier Life is based on four easy-to-remember nutrition rules: * Use our simple guide to ensure you're always making the smartest, healthiest, leanest choice in any restaurant or grocery store. * Enjoy rich, creamy, healthy fats, so you never feel hungry or deprived, even while your metabolism is revving on high. * Reduce added sugars--without sacrificing flavor--with a series of simple tips that will help you enjoy your favorite desserts, without gaining an ounce! * Power up your day with 10 essential LONGER LIFE Superfoods for maximum health and rapid weight loss. Get ready to drop that extra weight faster than you've ever imagined--and enjoy every bite!

The City: London and the Global Power of Finance

by Tony Norfield

Radical insider's account of how the city of London really worksThe City, as London's financial centre is known, is the world's biggest international banking and foreign exchange market, shaping the development of global capital. It is also, as this groundbreaking book reveals, a crucial part of the mechanism of power in the world economy. Based on the author's twenty years' experience of City dealing rooms, The City is an in-depth look at world markets and revenues that exposes how this mechanism works. All big international companies--not just the banks--utilise this system, and The City shows how the operations of the City of London are critical both for British capitalism and for world finance. Tony Norfield details, with shocking and insightful research, the role of the US dollar in global trading, the network of Britishlinked tax havens, the flows of finance around the world and the system of power built upon financial securities. Why do just fifty companies now have control of a large share of world economic production? The City explains how this situation came about, examining the history of the world economy from the postwar period to the present day. If you imagine you don't like "finance" but have no problem with the capitalist market system, think again: it turns out the two cannot be separated.

The Age of Treachery

by Gavin Scott

It is the winter of 1946, and after years of war, ex-Special Operations Executive agent Duncan Forrester is back at his Oxford college as a junior Ancient History Fellow. But his peace is shattered when a much-disliked Fellow is found dead in the quad, stabbed and pushed from an upper window. A don is suspected and arrested for the murder, but Forrester is not convinced of his friend's guilt. On the hunt for the true killer, he finds himself plunged into a mystery involving lost Viking sagas, Satanic rituals and wartime espionage.

Sherlock Holmes - The Patchwork Devil

by Cavan Scott

It is 1919, and while the world celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a grisly discovery. A severed hand has been found on the bank of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years previously. But the hand is fresh, and shows signs that it was recently amputated. So how has it ended up back in London two years after its owner was killed in France? Warned by Sherlock's brother Mycroft to cease their investigation, and only barely surviving an attack by a superhuman creature, Holmes and Watson begin to suspect a conspiracy at the very heart of the British government. . .

Masks and Shadows

by Stephanie Burgis

The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the very proper sister of Prince Nikolaus's mistress. Charlotte has retreated to the countryside to mourn her husband's death. Now, she must overcome the ingrained rules of her society in order to uncover the dangerous secrets lurking within the palace's golden walls. Music, magic, and blackmail mingle in a plot to assassinate the Habsburg Emperor and Empress--a plot that can only be stopped if Carlo and Charlotte can see through the masks worn by everyone they meet.

To Win Her Heart

by Mackenzie Crowne

In order to protect her, they'll both have to let their guards down...Country music's It Girl Jessi Tucker is fed up with her family's stifling security measures. The threat of a dangerous stalker has gotten the men in her life--including her football star cousin, Tuck Tucker--monitoring her every move. To get the freedom she yearns for, Jessi hatches a plan to recruit Max Grayson, Tuck's sexy brawler best friend, to play the role of her new boyfriend. But if her scheme works, will she be forced to hide her true romantic feelings for the sake of her independence? Or will she finally steal the heart of her dream man?...Max has been pining for Jessi for years and would do anything to protect her, but a professional cage fighter with too many skeletons in his closet has no business being with one of America's sweethearts. Yet while Max does his best to keep Jessi at arm's length, the Tucker family persuades him to accept her offer. Max believes he can keep Jessi safe from danger, but can he shelter her from his own dark secrets, the media's unforgiving spotlight--and a mutual desire that's harder to resist each day...

Love, Lattes and Angel

by Sandra Cox

Some teens go to the Caribbean on spring break. Piper goes to save the world. Piper Dunn isn't who you would call a normal teenager. For one thing, she doesn't want anyone to know she was born with a blowhole. Even stranger, she has two love interests. Joel, a fellow dolphin-human hybrid, and Tyler, a human. It's hard to choose when a mad scientist is hot on Piper's trail. Worse, she's trapped in the Bermuda Triangle. And . . . wait for it . . . Angel, her test-tube daughter, is apparently a real-deal reincarnation. It all adds up to an impossible situation, with happy endings all but lost at sea. Unless, of course, a voodoo high priestess casts a spell or two . . .

Dreaming August

by Terri-Lynne Defino

Welcome to Bitterly Connecticut, hometown of one wistful widow with a very big secret.... She should have been off-limits. After all, Benedetta "Benny" Grady is his best friend's widow. But in the space of a whirlwind week, Daniel Greene went from strong shoulder to lean on to Benny's ardent lover. Now Dan is determined to make Benny his bride. He hasn't waited this long for love to let it get away so easily. But first, Benny has a few ghosts to contend with... When Benny finds herself pregnant with Dan's child, telling him should be easy. After all, she's fallen hard for the wise-cracking bachelor. But how can she love another while remaining true to her late husband's memory? Could the past hold the key to their future happiness?

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