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sourdough a novel robin sloan in his much-anticipated new novel robin sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in m r penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore lois clary is a software engineer at general dexterity a san francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions she codes all day and collapses at night her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening then disaster visa issues the brothers close up shop and fast but they have one last delivery for lois their culture the sourdough starter used to bake their bread she must keep it alive they tell her—feed it daily play it music and learn to bake with it fiction mcd 9/19/2017 9780374203108 $26.00 $37.00 can hardcover 272 pages map carton qty 24 8.3 in h 5.5 in w brit trans 1st ser dram the gernert company audio fsg marketing author appearances national publicity national advertising web marketing campaign

ghosts of the tsunami death and life in japan s disaster zone richard lloyd parry the definitive account of what happened why and above all how it felt when catastrophe hit japan—by the japan correspondent of the times london and author of people who eat darkness on march 11 2011 a powerful earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of northeast japan by the time the sea retreated more than eighteen thousand people had been crushed burned to death or drowned history mcd 9/19/2017 9780374253974 $27.00 $31.50 can hardcover 352 pages carton qty 20 8.3 in h 5.5 in w brit trans dram icm 1st ser audio fsg marketing national publicity national advertising online marketing campaign it was japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of nagasaki it set off a national crisis and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant and even after the immediate emergency had abated the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and

james wright a life in poetry jonathan blunk the authorized and sweeping biography of one of america’s most complex influential and enduring poets in the extraordinary generation of american poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century james wright 1927–1980 was frequently placed at the top of the list with a fierce single-minded devotion to his work wright escaped the steel town of his depression-era childhood in the ohio valley to become a revered professor of english literature and a pulitzer prize winner but his hometown remained at the heart of his work and he courted a rough enduring muse from his vivid memories of the midwest a full-throated lyricism and classical poise became his tools honesty and unwavering compassion his trademark biography autobiography farrar straus and giroux 10/17/2017 9780374178598 $30.00 hardcover 528 pages 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations notes index carton qty 16 9 in h 6 in w brit trans 1st ser audio

dare not linger the presidential years nelson mandela and mandla langa foreword by graça machel the long-awaited second volume of nelson mandela’s memoirs left unfinished at his death and never before available are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by mandela during his historic presidency making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller long walk to freedom biography autobiography farrar straus and giroux 10/24/2017 9780374134716 $28.00 hardcover 320 pages 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations notes index carton qty 0 9 in h 6 in w marketing national publicity national advertising “i have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill one only finds that there are many more hills to climb i have taken a moment here to rest to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me to look back on the distance i have come but i can only rest for a moment for with freedom comes responsibilities and i dare not linger for

to the shores of tripoli the battle for the new libya frederic wehrey an action-filled account of libya after qadhafi the death of colonel muammar qadhafi freed libya from forty-two years of despotic rule raising hopes for a new era but in the aftermath the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war paving the way for the islamic state and a catastrophic migrant crisis political science farrar straus and giroux 11/21/2017 9780374278243 $27.00 $38.00 can hardcover 304 pages notes index carton qty 20 9 in h 6 in w brit trans dram zachary shuster harmsworth 1st ser audio fsg marketing national publicity national advertising academic advertising in the chronicle of higher education in a fast-paced narrative that blends frontline reporting analysis and history frederic wehrey tells the story of what went wrong an arabicspeaking middle east scholar wehrey interviewed the key actors in libya and paints vivid portraits of lives upended by a country in turmoil the

the savage a novel frank bill in the raucous and action-packed follow-up to donnybrook mayhem is still the order of the day—only more so frank bill’s america has always been stark and violent in his new novel he takes things one step further the dollar has failed the grid is wiped out van dorn is eighteen and running solo dodging the bloodthirsty hordes and militias that have emerged since the country went haywire his dead father’s voice rings in his head as van dorn sets his sights not just on survival but also on an old-fashioned system of justice meanwhile a leader has risen among the gangs—and around him swirls the cast of brawlers from donnybrook with their own brutal sense of right and wrong of loyalty and justice through strength fiction fsg originals 11/14/2017 9780374534417 $15.00 $21.00 can trade paperback 256 pages carton qty 32 7.5 in h 5 in w brit trans audio fsg 1st ser dram donald maass literary agency marketing author appearances

future sex emily witt a funny fresh and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman emily witt is single and in her thirties up until a few years ago she still envisioned her sexual experience “eventually reaching a terminus like a monorail gliding to a stop at epcot center.” like many people she imagined herself disembarking finding herself face-to-face with another human being “and there we would remain in our permanent station in life the future.” but as many of us have found things are more complicated than that love is rare and frequently unreciprocated sexual experience doesn’t necessarily lead to a future of traditional monogamy—and why should it have we given up too quickly on the alternatives social science farrar straus and giroux 10/10/2017 9780374537272 $15.00 $21.00 can trade paperback 224 pages carton qty 0 8.3 in h 5.5 in w brit audio fsg trans 1st ser dram mccormick and williams in future sex

the country girls trilogy and epilogue edna o brien a treasure of world literature back in print featuring a new introduction by eimear mcbride the country girls are caithleen “kate” brady and bridget “baba” brennan and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of ireland in the years following world war ii kate is a romantic looking for love baba is a survivor setting out to conquer the bright lights of dublin they are rewarded with comical miscommunications furtive liaisons bad faith bad luck bad sex and compromise marrying for the wrong reasons betraying for the wrong reasons fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon girls of every era fiction farrar straus and giroux 11/14/2017 9780374537357 $17.00 trade paperback 560 pages carton qty 0 8.3 in h 5.5 in w marketing national publicity the country girls trilogy and epilogue charts unflinchingly the pattern of

bunk the rise of hoaxes humbug plagiarists phonies post-facts and fake news kevin young has the hoax now moved from the sideshow to take the center stage of american culture literary criticism graywolf press 11/14/2017 9781555977917 $28.00 $39.00 can hardcover 480 pages carton qty 0 9 in h 6 in w brit trans 1st ser audio graywolf press dram massie mcquilkin award-winning poet and critic kevin young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly american phenomenon—the legacy of p t barnum s humbug culminating with the currency of donald j trump s fake news disturbingly young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion with race being the most insidious american hoax of all he chronicles how barnum came to fame by displaying figures like joice heth a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to george washington and what is it an african american man barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution bunk then turns

london and the south-east a novel david szalay never before published in the united states the debut novel by the wildly talented author of man booker prize finalist all that man is “that clattering noise you hear is the sound of critics and readers racing to find [david szalay’s earlier books an activity worth the effort,” wrote dwight garner in his new york times review of szalay’s all that man is and now his debut novel london and the south-east is finally available for american readers as well fiction graywolf press 10/3/2017 9781555977931 $16.00 trade paperback 352 pages carton qty 0 8.3 in h 5.5 in w 1st ser graywolf press brit random house group ltd trans audio dram united agents paul rainey the hapless antihero at the center of this “compulsively readable” independent on sunday story works miserably in ad sales he sells space in magazines that hardly exist and through a fog of booze and drugs dimly perceives that he is

behind the glass wall inside the united nations aleksandar hemon photographs by peter van agtmael an unprecedented glimpse into the strange and remarkable inner workings of the united nations political science mcd 12/19/2017 9780374110239 $25.00 $35.00 can hardcover 224 pages 50 color photographs carton qty 24 7.5 in h 5 in w brit trans dram aragi inc 1st ser audio fsg marketing national publicity national advertising also available the making of zombie wars a novel 5/2015 9780374203412 hardcover $26.00 $29.99 can the book of my lives 3/2013 9780374115739 hardcover $25.00 $29.00 can before he was invited to become the united nations’ first writer in residence aleksandar hemon had a complicated relationship with the institution whose image was tainted by the un protection forces’ delinquent and disgraceful presence in the bosnian war and yet he also understood that “without the un without the very idea of it the crimes against bosnians