Advanced Publication Newsletter (APN)

For Library Managers in Acquisitions and Collection Development

May 2014

Dear Librarian:

Welcome to the Summer 2014 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:
  • JoJo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You, returns with One Plus One, an irresistible love story about a single mom, a chaotic family, and a geeky tech millionaire (see Fiction). Make sure to add some essential summer reading to your beach bag: Joel Dicker’s The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (see Mysteries/Thrillers) and The Book of Life, the final installment in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy (see Science Fiction/Fantasy).
  • Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Devil on the Cross—written in secret while the author was in prison—features a new introduction by Dinaw Mengestu and is now available exclusively in Penguin Classics as part of the Penguin African Writers series (see Literature).
  • Former White House Counsel John W. Dean draws on his own transcripts of conversations and secretly recorded information to uncover what President Nixon knew, and when he knew it, in The Nixon Defense (see History & Biography). Don’t forget to visit our Memoir page!
  • Commonwealth Prize–winning author Rana Dasgupta examines the expansion of the global elite and offers an unsettling glimpse of capitalism in a post-Western world in Capital (see Current Events & Politics).
  • New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade draws on new evidence from the mapping of the genome in A Troublesome Inheritance, a groundbreaking account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story (see Science, Education, & Reference).
  • In Creativity, legendary tightrope walker Philippe Petit shares his suggestions for succeeding in any artistic endeavor, from generating an idea to pulling off the final coup (see Psychology, Spirituality, & Health).
  • Twenty-five successful women discuss how they turned mistakes into career-making wins in Mistakes I Made at Work, and leadership expert Nathan Jamail shows managers how to be effective, talent- and team-building coaches in The Leadership Playbook (see Business & Management).
  • What happens when you give a diva a diary? Joan Rivers answers in Diary of a Mad Diva, a no-holds-barred—sometimes vicious, always hilarious—look at the everyday life of the outrageous star (see Performing Arts & Popular Culture).

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Alan S. Walker

Vice-President, Academic & Library Sales

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