Advanced Publication Newsletter (APN)

For Library Managers in Acquisitions and Collection Development

January 2015

Dear Librarian:

Welcome to the Winter 2015 edition of PENGUIN GROUP (USA)’s Advance Publication Newsletter. This newsletter includes late-breaking reviews, news of award-winners, up-to-date price information, and book descriptions for January through April titles. We hope you will take some time to review the new books included here.

As usual, the newsletter is divided into subject categories in order to route each section to your appropriate acquisitions and collection development specialists.

Some highlights:
  • The inimitable Stewart O’Nan returns, bringing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s attempt at a second act as a Hollywood screenwriter vividly to life in West of Sunset (see Fiction). Fans of Gone Girl won’t want to miss Paula Hawkins’s Hitchcockian debut thriller The Girl on the Train (see Mysteries/Thrillers), while readers looking for a supernatural page-turner will love Simone St. James’s The Other Side of Midnight, an atmospheric tale of psychics, séances, and murder in 1925 London (see Science Fiction/Fantasy).
  • In commemoration of the centennial of Saul Bellow’s birth and the tenth anniversary of his death, Benjamin Taylor, editor of the acclaimed Saul Bellow: Letters, presents the full extent of Bellow’s nonfiction in There Is Simply Too Much to Think About (see Literature).
  • Widely praised Patriots author Christian G. Appy examines the Vietnam War and its impact on our national identity, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy in American Reckoning (see History & Biography). Don’t forget to visit our Memoir page!
  • In So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson, the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, delivers an incisive critique of modern-day shaming as a form of social control (see Current Events & Politics).
  • An investigation of the contentious debates of our time by noted science historian Alice Dreger, Galileo’s Middle Finger represents a powerful defense of intellectual freedom told through the ordeals of contemporary scientists attacked for exploring controversial ideas (see Science, Education, & Reference).
  • English professor Jonathan Gottschall’s The Professor in the Cage takes us into the science and history of why men fight to show how ritualized combat tames male violence (see Psychology, Spirituality, & Health).
  • Drawing on a wealth of evidence from his military career, the private sector, and sources as diverse as hospital emergency rooms and NASA’s space program, retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal shares a powerful new leadership model in Team of Teams (see Business & Management).
  • How has American late-night TV has shaped our understanding of popular culture, politics, entertainment, and world events? Jon Macks, a former top writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, answers in Monologue, a hilarious inside look at the industry (see Performing Arts & Popular Culture).

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Alan S. Walker

Vice-President, Academic and Library Sales

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