Advanced Publication Newsletter (APN)

For Library Managers in Acquisitions and Collection Development


September 2015

Dear Librarian:

Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of Penguin Publishing Group’s Advance Publication Newsletter. This newsletter includes late-breaking reviews, news of award-winners, up-to-date price information, and book descriptions for September 2015 through January 2016 titles. We hope you will take some time to review the 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:

  • In The Hours Count, Jillian Cantor tells the story of a woman who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and enters their world of intrigue (see Fiction). Young-at-heart readers won’t want to miss two children’s books for adults featuring lovable characters and rich illustrations: Coralie Bickford-Smith’s The Fox and the Star and Emiliano Ponzi’s The Journey of the Penguin. Three bestselling authors—Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig—team up to bring you The Forgotten Room, a multigenerational novel set in alternating time periods in New York City (see Historical Fiction).
  • To celebrate the centennial of his birth, the collected plays of Arthur Miller are available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition that brings together his work from the 1930s to the new millennium (see Literature).
  • In Brand Luther, a look at Martin Luther and the birth of publishing, historian Andrew Pettegree reveals the Reformation as a story about the spread of ideas by mass-produced books and Luther as the world’s first mass-media figure (see History & Biography). Don’t miss Yeonmi Park’s In Order to Live, the story of her escape from North Korea through China’s underworld of smugglers and human traffickers (see Memoir).
  • From drones to rovers, David A. Mindell explores innovative uses of robots today in Our Robots, Ourselves, a provocative argument for the crucial role of humans in our increasingly technological future (see Science, Education, & Reference).
  • Drawing on five years of research and interviews in homes, schools, and the workplace, Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from face-to-face conversation in the digital age undermines relationships, creativity, and productivity in Reclaiming Conversation (see Psychology, Spirituality, & Health).
  • In The Smarter Screen, leading behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi reveals tools to improve our online decision-making processes, helping consumers cut wasteful spending (see Business & Management).
  • Katherine Zoepf’s Excellent Daughters brings us the never-before-reported story of a generation of Arab women who are questioning authority and leading revolutions (see Current Events & Politics).
  • The Unprofessionals, an energetic collection from writers at the forefront of today’s literary world, features stories, essays, and poems from the Paris Review (see Performing Arts & Popular Culture).

Download the complete catalog here.

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Alan S. Walker

Vice President, Academic and Library Sales


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