Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story global publishing program rolled out

DK has unveiled its Rogue One: A Star Wars Story global publishing program today (16th December), following the film's nationwide release this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down' by Haemin Sunim

Religion editor Emma Koonse recommends 'The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down' by Haemin Sunim, which combines philosophy with spiritual insight to address political differences and anger. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'My Marriage' by Jakob Wassermann

Copyeditor Sebastian Boensch recommends Jakob Wassermann's 'My Marriage,' a novel with a thin fictional facade over the true story of his Wassermann's marriage, finished but not published before his early death in 1934. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Love Hurts' by Lodro Rinzler

Reviews editor Seth Satterlee recommends 'Love Hurts' by Lodro Rinzler, a hilarious and touching Buddhist guide to dealing with life's ups-and-downs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Marine Tasso and Thomas Baas

Children's assistant editor Matia Burnett recommends 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Marine Tasso and Thomas Bass, an adaptation and look into the dark history of the classic tale originally popularized by the Brothers Grimm. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Occult Paris' by Tobias Churton

Reviews editor Seth Satterlee recommends 'Occult Paris' by Tobias Churton, the history of an unjustly forgotten side of European art history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'I Contain Multitudes' by Ed Yong

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'I Contain Multitudes' by Ed Yong, a fascinating 'biography' of the microbiome, the nearly invisible world of viruses and bacteria, of archaea and protists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Going to the Dogs' by Erich Kastner

Reviews director Louisa Ermelino recommends 'Going to the Dogs' by Erich Kastner, a novel originally published in 1931 about an overeducated and underemployed young man bemoaning the advance of technology in Berlin. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth

Assistant news editor John Maher recommends 'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth, the winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in fiction and the subject of an upcoming film adaptation starring and directed by Ewan McGregor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tribute to World War II hero in documentary 'Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story'

An evident labor of love that could have benefited from a sharper thematic focus, “Never Surrender: The Ed Ramsey Story” pays tribute to the late WWII hero who earned a place in military lore for having led the last cavalry charge in U.S. military history. Illinois-born Ramsey, who died in 2013... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'American Heiress' by Jeffrey Toobin

Reviews editor Annie Coreno recommends 'American Heiress' by Jeffrey Toobin, the story of the 1974 abduction of heiress Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'So, Anyway...' by John Cleese

Senior reviews editor Peter Cannon recommends 'So, Anyway...' by John Cleese, an autobiography about his childhood, schooling, and early career as a stage performer before the formation of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Turn on the Night' by Geraldo Valério

Children's reviews editor John Sellers recommends 'Turn on the Night' by Geraldo Valério, a picture book about a sleeping girl who transforms into a giant wolflike dog and embarks on a midnight mission with a pair of animal accomplices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Saraband’s Sara Hunt: A View From the ‘Small Independent Publishing World’

When readers are wooed by 'global entertainment,' an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, can use 'a little bit more traction.' The post Saraband’s Sara Hunt: A View From the ‘Small Independent Publishing World’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'So Sad Today' by Melissa Broder

Contributing editor Sonia Jaffe Robbins recommends 'So Sad Today' by Melissa Broder, an earnest, sophisticated collection of essays exploring the roots and expressions of her own sadness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Problems' by Jade Sharma

Reviews editor Seth Satterlee recommends 'Problems' by Jade Sharma, a bold, unforgiving, and hilarious novel about a bored, highly sexed drug addict. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Making of 'To the Bright Edge of the World': Eowyn Ivey Talks with Her Editors

Pulitzer finalist Eowyn Ivey, author of 'To the Bright Edge of the World,' talks to her editors, Reagan Arthur and Mary-Anne Harrington, about the editing process. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hackney indie makes 'Small Biz 100' list

The Ship of Adventures bookshop in London's Hackney has been named in Small Business Saturday UK’s "Small Biz 100" for 2016, a campaign promoting and supporting small businesses on the high street. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin

Assistant editor Drucilla Shultz recommends The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin, a natural disaster adventure story following 15-year-old Alex, who is left at home by his family the weekend Yellowstone's super volcano decides to erupt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'My Stolen Life' and 'Freedom' by Jaycee Dugard

Religion news editor Emma Koonse recommends 'My Stolen Life' and 'Freedom' by Jaycee Dugard, two memoirs detailing Dugard's kidnapping at age 11, her 18 years in captivity, and her path to recovery over the past six years of freedom. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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