Advanced Publication Newsletter (APN)

For Library Managers in Acquisitions and Collection Development

September 2014

Dear Librarian:

Welcome to the Fall 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 September through December 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:
  • New York Times-bestselling author Jan Karon returns, inviting her millions of fans to join her again in Mitford in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (see Fiction). Don’t let Halloween pass by without adding a new chilling mystery, like Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s The Golem of Hollywood (see Mysteries/Thrillers) or Pat Rothfuss’s The Slow Regard of Silent Things (see Science Fiction/Fantasy), to your shelves.
  • A revelatory new translation of Confucius’s The Analects by Yale scholar Annping Chin brings us as close as possible to experiencing Confucius as his followers may have thousands of years ago (see Literature).
  • London’s inimitable mayor Boris Johnson tells how Churchill’s eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own in The Churchill Factor (see History & Biography). Don’t forget to visit our Memoir page!
  • After gaining instant fame for her eleven-hour filibuster on behalf of reproductive rights, Wendy Davis, now the Texas Democrats’ gubernatorial candidate after two decades of Republican control of the state house, reflects on overcoming daunting odds in Forgetting to Be Afraid (see Current Events & Politics).
  • Steven Pinker, bestselling scientist of cognitive development and linguistics theory, creates a usage guide for the twenty-first century, applying the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, stylish prose in The Sense of Style (see Science, Education, & Reference).
  • In Christ Actually, bestselling author James Carroll tackles the uneasy relationship between faith and modernity by exploring the nature of belief in light of the Holocaust and other twenty-first century atrocities (see Psychology, Spirituality, & Health).
  • Drawing on current events, literature, history, and pop culture, acclaimed economist Russ Roberts presents an accessible view of human behavior through the work of Adam Smith in How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life (see Business & Management).
  • How did Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour infiltrate the television news boys’ club and become cultural icons? Sheila Weller answers in The News Sorority, drawing on exclusive interviews that reveal the successful combination of ambition, skill, and character that enabled these women to rise to the top (see Performing Arts & Popular Culture).

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Alan S. Walker

Vice-President, Academic and Library Sales

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