Late Spring 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) General Interest

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    A Secret Sisterhood The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf Emily Midorikawa, Emma Claire Sweeney, Margaret Atwood Canada
    9780544883734 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures On Sale Date:October 17, 2017 Print Run:25000
    $39.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.18 in | 470 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world’s best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist authorMary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Brontë; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who, in fact, enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge.

      Through letters and diaries that have never been published before,A Secret Sisterhood resurrects these forgotten stories of female friendships. They were sometimes scandalous and volatile, sometimes supportive and inspiring, but always—until now—tantalizingly consigned to the shadows.
      Writers and friends EMILY MIDORIKAWA and EMMA CLAIRE SWEENEY co-run the website Emma is author of the novelOwl Song at Dawn, Emily is a winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and they both teach at New York University in London.
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      “A thought-provoking meditation on literary friendship as well as engagingly intimate glimpses of four of the world’s finest writers in a pursuit that, for women of their times, skirted the edges of decency”—San Francisco Chronicle

      “A medley of vivid narratives” —The Atlantic

      “Midorikawa and Sweeney have committed an exceptional act of literary espionage. English literature owes them a great debt.” —Financial Times

      "Enthralling, illuminating, and a treat for fans of any of the writers who are covered." STARRED Booklist

      "Rich and revealing...these forgotten friendships, from illicit and scandalous to radical and inspiring, are revelations." —KIRKUS

      "[An] evocative and well-researched ode to female solidarity." —Publishers Weekly

      "Extraordinary detective work...fascinating...readers interested in women writers and these authors in particular will find this work enlightening." —Library Journal

      "Now thatA Secret Sisterhoodis in print it will be even more difficult than ever before for critics and biographers, male or female, to dismiss, ignore or bury the friendships that literary women have enjoyed. And that’s worth cheering!" —New York Journal of Books

      A Secret Sisterhoodis a marvel. On the strength of a hunch, two friends embark on a research mission that winds up becoming a vital and necessary contribution to women's history, literary history, and the literature of friendship. Beautifully written, rich with insight and feeling, this book is a must-read for anyone who knows that behind every great woman stands a great female friend.”
      Kate Bolick, author ofSpinster: Making a Life of One's Own

      “In this wise and exhilarating book, Midorikawa and Sweeney, literary friends themselves, delve into the friendships of women writers, learning lessons along the way about making art, making and keeping friends, and the perils and pleasures of literary life.”
      Samantha Ellis, author ofHow to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much

      A Secret Sisterhoodoffers a clever new perspective on established literary figures. While we may inherit family and circumstances, we get to choose our friends; and those these famous women writers have chosen reveal much that is fresh and fascinating about their lives and their work.”
      Tracy Chevalier, author ofGirl with a Pearl Earringand editor ofReader, I Married Him

      “In digging up the forgotten friendships chronicled in A Secret Sisterhood, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney have done much service to literary history. . .These four women, however iconic they have now become, were not two-dimensional icons, nor were they plaster angels: they were real people, with all the neediness, anxiety, ardor, and complexity that come with the territory.”
      Margaret Atwood, from the foreword
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    A Carnival of Losses Notes Nearing Ninety Donald Hall
    9781328826343 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers On Sale Date:July 10, 2018 Print Run:25000
    $36.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.89 in | 340 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      “Hall lived long enough to leave behind two final books, memento mori titled ‘Essays After Eighty’ (2014) and now ‘A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety.’ They’re up there with the best things he did.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times

      From the former poet laureate of the United States, essays from the vantage point of very old age

      Donald Hall lived a remarkable life of letters, one capped most recently by theNew York Times bestseller Essays After Eighty, a “treasure” of a book in which he “balance[s] frankness about losses with humor and gratitude” (Washington Post). Before his passing in 2018, nearing ninety, Hall delivered this new collection of self-knowing, fierce, and funny essays on aging, the pleasures of solitude, and the sometimes astonishing freedoms arising from both. He intersperses memories of exuberant days—as in Paris, 1951, with a French girl memorably inclined to say, “I couldn’t care less”—with writing, visceral and hilarious, on what he has called the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of extreme old age.

      “Why should a nonagenarian hold anything back?” Hall answers his own question by revealing several vivid instances of “the worst thing I ever did," and through equally uncensored tales of literary friendships spanning decades, with James Wright, Richard Wilbur, Seamus Heaney, and other luminaries.

      Cementing his place alongside Roger Angell and Joan Didion as a generous and profound chronicler of loss, Hall returns to the death of his beloved wife, Jane Kenyon, in an essay as original and searing as anything he's written in his extraordinary literary lifetime.
      DONALD HALL, who served as poet laureate of the United States from 2006 to 2007, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of the National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. He resides in New Hampshire.
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      “Hall lived long enough to leave behind two final books, memento mori titled ‘Essays After Eighty’ (2014) and now ‘A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety.’ They’re up there with the best things he did.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times

      “Donald Hall writes about love and loss and art and home in a manner so essential and direct it’s as if he’s put the full force of his life on the page. There are very few perfect books and A Carnival of Losses is one of them.”—Ann Patchett

      “A freewheeling essay collection that’s a fitting coda to a distinguished career . . . Hall may have reached his roundhouse but not before bequeathing readers with this moving valedictory gift.” —Washington Post

      “It's a beauty, brimming with stories, confessions and faded snapshots in time in which he muses about life, settles a few scores and brags a little about his accomplishments . . . It’s odd that a book whose subject is loss could be so uplifting. And yet it is. Hall may be telling us what it’s like to fall apart, but he does it so calmly, and with such wit and exactitude, that you can’t help but shake your head in wonder.” —Ann Levin,Associated Press

      “A joy to read.” —BookPage

      “It’s a heartbreaking beauty of a book.” —Bookish

      “Hall’s ruminative and detailed reflections on life make this a fantastic follow-up to his Essays After Eighty.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

      “A joyful, wistful celebration of poetry, poets, and a poet’s life . . . There’s much to enjoy in these exuberant 'notes.'” —Kirkus Reviews
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    Big Little Man In Search of My Asian Self Alex Tizon
    9781328460141 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:15000
    $22.99 CAD 5.31 x 8 x 0.77 in | 240 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Mariner Books
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      “A ruthlessly honest personal story and a devastating critique of contemporary American culture.” —Seattle Times

      A “searingly honest self-exploration”* of the experience and psyche of the Asian American male, including Tizon’s stunning final article, “My Family’s Slave”

      Shame, Alex Tizon tells us, is universal—his own happened to be about race. To counteract the steady diet of American television and movies that taught Tizon to be ashamed of his face, his skin color, his height, he turned outward. (“I had to educate myself on my own worth. It was a sloppy, piecemeal education, but I had to do it because no one else was going to do it for me.”) Tizon illuminates his youthful search for Asian men who had no place in his American history books or classrooms. And he tracks what he experienced as seismic change: the rise of powerful, dynamic Asian men like Yahoo! cofounder Jerry Yang, actor Ken Watanabe, and NBA starter Jeremy Lin.
      Included in this new edition ofBig Little Manis Alex Tizon’s “My Family’s Slave”—2017’s best-read digital article. Published only weeks after Tizon’s death in 2017, it delivers a provocative, haunting, and ultimately redemptive coda.

      *New York Times

      “Alex Tizon writes with acumen and courage, and the result is a book at once illuminating and, yes, liberating.” — Peter Ho Davies, author ofThe Fortunes
      ALEX TIZON was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, the Seattle bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times, a staff writer for the Seattle Times,and a regular contributor to the Atlantic. He taught at the University of Oregon.
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      “InBig Little ManAlex Tizon fearlessly penetrates the core of not just what it means to be male and Asian in America, but what it means to be human anywhere.” — Cheryl Strayed, author ofWild

      “Part candid memoir, part incisive cultural study,Big Little Man addresses—and explodes—the stereotypes of Asian manhood. Alex Tizon writes with acumen and courage, and the result is a book at once illuminating and, yes, liberating.” — Peter Ho Davies, author ofThe Fortunes

      “A well-paced, engaging combo of history, memoir, and social analysis . . . Tizon’s skill as a feature reporter serves the book well, producing a narrative that moves fluidly between subjects, settings, and gazes.” —Publishers Weekly

      “A deft, illuminating memoir and cultural history.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Written compellingly . . . Eye-opening . . . deeply felt, extensively researched.” — Booklist

      “Tizon’s candid journey into the shifting and multiplying definitions of manliness and the masculine ideal is revelatory and sobering.” —Library Journal

      “Highly readable . . . This personal narrative of self-education and growth will engage any reader captivated by the sources of American, and Asian-American, manhood—its multitude of inheritances and prospects.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

      “At once a ruthlessly honest personal story and a devastating critique of contemporary American culture . . . What makes [Tizon’s] writing compelling is his ability to investigate and explain complex topics, deftly weaving in information from websites, history texts, university research and social media, combined with intense self-examination. His willingness to look inward gives him more authority to unpack some of the damaging misperceptions about Asian men.” —Seattle Times
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    Tango Lessons A Memoir Meghan Flaherty
    9780544980709 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:June 19, 2018 Print Run:25000
    $38.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.06 in | 420 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others

      Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being touched and shied away from real passion. But by her late twenties, she knew something had to change. She dug up an old dream and tried on her dancing shoes.

      In tango, there’s a leader and a follower, and, traditionally, the woman follows. As Meghan moved from beginner classes to the late-night dance halls of New York’s vibrant tango underground, she discovered that more than any footwork, the hardest and most essential lesson of the dance was to follow with strength and agency; to find her balance, regardless of the lead. And as she broke her own rule—never mix romance and tango—she started to apply those lessons in every corner of her life.

      Written in wry, lyrical prose, and beautifully enriched by the vivid history and culture of the dance,Tango Lessons is a transformative story of conquering your fears, living your dreams, and enjoying the dizzying freedom found in the closest embrace.
      MEGHAN FLAHERTY has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University. Her essays and criticism have appeared in theRumpus, the New Inquiry, and the Iowa Review.Tango Lessons is her first book.
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      Praise forTango Lessons
      Named one of the Most Anticipated Titles of 2018byThe Rumpus
      An iBooks Most Anticipated Memoir & Biography of the Summer
      ARumpusBook Club Selection

      One ofCharleston City Paper's Hot Summer Reads
      AThrillistBest Book of the Year So Far
      One ofHelloGiggles's Life-Changing Memoirs of the Summer

      “As Virginia Woolf wrote, ‘What a lark! What a plunge!’ Meghan Flaherty has written a wonderful book. Encountering tango, she encountered a series of cultures and histories: that of the dance itself; that of its impassioned students, teachers, and acolytes in New York and elsewhere; that of her own very particular desires. Like a first-rate piece of dance, she’s gotten the proportions right: the small details, the sweep of the whole, the use of space, scenery, thegroup, and the solo players. She is entertaining, thoughtful, and trustworthy because her self-examination—doubts, insecurities, grief—is never self-indulgent. I caught my breath at the end. Bliss indeed, those last sentences. I can’t wait to read what she does next.”
      Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author ofNegroland

      "A dazzlingly honest, unblinking memoir, it is also deliciously written, authentically romantic and enormous fun to read."
      Phillip Lopate, author ofTo Show and to Telland editor ofThe Art of the Personal Essay

      “Meghan Flaherty is simply an astonishing writer. Brimming with sensuous detail and sophisticated wit, every page of Tango Lessons seduces and rebuffs, beguiles and delights. This is easily one of the finest books ever written about dance, and every bit as graceful as the art itself.”
      Bronwen Dickey, author of Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

      "In Meghan Flaherty'sTango Lessons, tango plays a role similar to that of the fancy restaurant in Stephanie Danler'sSweetbitter...AlthoughSweetbitteris fiction andTango Lessons is memoir, the books have a similar tone, a dramatic, Sylvia Plath–like lyricism...Flaherty's writing contains moments of real beauty."

      “Not only is this Flaherty’s triumphant account of overcoming her fears after trauma and learning to follow her dreams and trust in herself, but it’s also a beautiful look at the history of tango itself.”

      "As lyrically written as the steps she practices."

      "[Tango Lessons] takes Flaherty from humdrum New York City dance studios to an intoxicating subculture that had been thrumming, unbeknownst to her, under the surface of her city all along. That’s not all she discovers, of course—while she’s emphatic that tango isn’t the fishnets-and-stilettos dance of cultural stereotype, it is still powerfully intimate, physical, and sensual. Flaherty lyrically captures the essence of the dance, as well as her stumbling journey into self-discovery,with a bit of toe sucking and bad sex along the way."

      "You know right away, as a dancer does, that you are in good hands. LikeSweetbitter, this is a memoir of a young woman trying to make it in contemporary New York City. LikeH Is for Hawk andJulie and Julia, it is also portrait of obsession...Flaherty is self-aware and writes beautifully, even as she relates the frustrations and tedium of drilling the strict dance steps with strangers or lecherous instructors...Her wide reading is one reason she is such a good writer. The book is laced with references in a welcome, unsnobbish way—Borges and Dickinson, Billy Collins and Kay Boyle...It’s refreshing when an author has such regard for her readers...In addition to covering the lessons Flaherty takes, the book is chock-full of tango history lessons. The author is thorough—she discusses the cultures in which tango evolved and from which it was lifted. She honors traditional composers, pivotal figures, and the evolving, diverse contemporary scene. It’s like an unexpected documentary running within the memoir...This is vivid stuff...Flaherty is so skilled and evocative in describing her emotions, her foibles, her joys, and her fixation that the reader remains invested.We care about her, we want her to do well, get over her problems, and that makes for a good read...As a writer, Flaherty is well on her way. Let’s hope that she continues to enjoy writing as much as she enjoys tango."
      New York Journal of Books

      "Consistently vibrant and entertaining, even for those who have little interest in dance; Flaherty is an intelligent writer who shows readers the joys of taking risks in life."
      Charleston City Paper

      “Well-researched, eloquent, and entertaining, Flaherty's book is not only a witty, incisive reflection on a beloved dance and its history. It is also an intimate celebration of dance, life, and the art of taking chances. A vibrantly intelligent reading pleasure.”
      Kirkus Reviews, *starred* review

      “Thoughtful and entertaining . . . This moving story of dancing into womanhood is unforgettable; readers will warm to Flaherty’s unassuming voice and marvelously rendered love of tango.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “An engaging memoir that will have readers looking for the closest tango studio.”
      Library Journal

      “Tango was [Flaherty's] refuge. But as she eloquently describes in this searching memoir, this was no easy escape into a world of fishnet stockings and sassy heels. Instead, she learns that to truly tango requires dedication, perseverance, and a willingness to let go and embrace the unknown . . . Flaherty slowly finds her own axis, both in dance and in life. With an acolyte’s enthusiastic, detailed devotion, Flaherty traces how this demanding dance gradually ledher to demand more for herself.”

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    Driven A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back Melissa Stephenson
    9781328768292 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:July 24, 2018 Print Run:25000
    $34.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.92 in | 370 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      For fans ofWild,a searing memoir about one woman’s road to hope following the death of her troubled brother, told through the series of cars that accompanied her

      Growing up in a blue-collar family in the Midwest, Melissa Stephenson longed for escape. Her wanderlust was an innate reaction to the powerful personalities around her, and came too from her desire to find a place in the world where her artistic ambitions wouldn’t be thwarted. She found in automobiles the promise of a future beyond Indiana state lines.

      From a lineage of secondhand family cars of the late ’60s, to the Honda that carried her from Montana to Texas as her new marriage disintegrated, to the ’70s Ford she drove away from her brother’s house after he took his life (leaving Melissa the truck, a dog, and a few mixed tapes), to the VW van she now uses to take her kids camping, she knows these cars better than she knows some of the people closest to her. Driven away from grief, and toward hope, Melissa reckons with what it means to lose a beloved sibling.

      Driven is a powerful story of healing, for all who have had to look back at pain to see how they can now move forward.
      MELISSA STEPHENSON earned her BA in English from the University of Montana and her MFA in fiction from Texas State University. Her writing has appeared in publications such as theRumpus,theWashington Post, ZYZZYVA,andFourth Genre.Driven is her first book. She lives in Missoula, Montana, with her two kids.
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      “Wanderlust is instilled in Stephenson from a young age, and cars both enable her spirit of adventure and allow her to get at intangible emotions while dealing with very tangible objects…Moving…We need more stories from women like [this]…[who] crave new experiences and knowledge, and are frank about the compromises they have to make for their families.”—Outside

      "Drivenis an edgy memoir of cars, crises, and coming of age...[it's] worth reading for a quality more difficult to portray in dust jacket copy: being in the hands of a real writer and watching the mastery of craft on the page as [Stephenson] condenses and expands the moments of ordinary life into story, casting for insight and meaning...It's clear we're in the hands of a professional...[she] sets a scene so we feel like we’re inside her skin...Stephenson exploits the bread and butter of memoir — parsing childhood experiences and complicated family dynamics — but Driven also explores edgier, more experimental terrain...Both the irony, and the beauty, of this book is that it isn’t so much a story about her brother at all. This story is hers."—Texas Observer

      "Reading Melissa Stephenson’s memoirDriven is like listening to a cool older cousin recount her version of your family history. The Missoula-based author references her own adventures (hitchhiking in Alaska, walking the Appalachian Trail solo) almost as asides, letting them quietly illustrate her strength of character without overtaking the main focus: her relationship with her troubled older brother, Matthew, and what his suicide at 28 revealed about the loved ones he left behind...Vividly specific [and] universal."—Missoula Independent

      “It is the kind of busted knuckle-geekiness obsession Stephenson brings to her story, with humor and all-too-familiar pathos over simple details of any given automobile, that makes this book something special…Stephenson can flat-out write. She is a marvelous storyteller, with clean, simple prose that bears a surprising amount of emotional weight. Memoirs only work if the writer can make the reader care about their life — and that is far from automatic. Stephenson succeeds, andDriven is a debut to be proud of and a story, though often gut-wrenching, that many people will love.”—Missoulian

      “For Melissa Stephenson, cars represented getting out of her hometown in Indiana and steering herself her toward a promising future. Her memoir touches on depression, suicide, grief, and alcoholism, and how through it all, she kept moving forward.Driven will take you on a ride — one that you’ll seriously enjoy and think about for years to come.”—Hello Giggles

      "In a passionate memoir, Stephenson finds comfort and freedom in the cars that grounded the turbulence and restlessness of her life."—Shelf Awareness

      “A compassionate and honest narrative.”—The Write Question, Montana Public Radio

      “A coming-of-age memoir about wanderlust, grief, and perseverance, Stephenson’s first book packs an emotional wallop . . . Readers of grief memoirs will especially want to seek this out, but so should anyone looking for a story of finding strength in oneself.”—Booklist

      “What a thrill to ride shotgun with Melissa Stephenson, ‘Werewolves of London’ blasting as she takes us along on a keen-eyed, big-hearted, and quintessentially American road-trip to self-discovery and a deeper understanding of her late, troubled, and charismatic older brother."—Rob Spillman, author ofAll Tomorrow’s Parties

      "Melissa Stephenson’sDriven does the hard and wonderful work of exhuming the beauty from which disconnection and heartbreak is woven. Perhaps no life, she reminds us, is ever yet fully lived; and there's a beauty in that, too."—Rick Bass, author ofFor a Little While

      Driven is written with a poet’s ear and a traveler’s grit, and it will be a comfort to anyone who has watched a loved one self-destruct, or struggled with the complicated identity of little sister. Melissa Stephenson shines a light on her brother’s dark path and ends up finding a road of her own.”—Sarah Hepola, author ofBlackout

      "Lyrical and eloquent, Stephenson's book is a journey of pain, beauty, and healing that also celebrates the life of her tragically misunderstood brother. Raw, tender, and uniquely envisioned."—Kirkus Reviews,starred review

      "Stephenson insightfully maps her family history with tales of strife and love; her beloved brother’s mental illness and suicide; her marriage, motherhood, and divorce; and finally finding her voice as a writer. Stephenson’s memoir offers a rewarding twist on an American story, and is filled with love, grief, grit, and healing."—Publishers Weekly

      "Not all writers are survivors and not all survivors are writers but Melissa Stephenson is both and goddamn is she good.Driven is a book you will want to hold tight against your heart, to take with you everywhere you go. Piercing and beautiful."—Domenica Ruta, author of With or Without You

      "With a searing honesty, Melissa Stephenson examines the decisions of her life and the often unexpected consequence. Driven races through time like one of the many automobiles she drives, repairs, and loves. Ultimately, she loves literature more, and this book is the grand and glorious result."—Chris Offutt, author ofCountry Dark

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    Friend of a Friend . . . Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career David Burkus
    9780544971264 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:25000
    $39.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.94 in | 360 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      What if all the advice we’ve heard about networking iswrong?

      What if the best way to grow your networkisn’t by introducing yourself to strangers at cocktail parties, handing out business cards, or signing up for the latest online tool, but by developing a better understanding of the existing network that’s already around you?
      We know that it’s essential to reach out and build a network. But did you know that it’s actually your distant or former contacts who will be the most helpful to you? Or that many of our best efforts at meeting new people simply serve up the same old opportunities we already have?
      In this startling new look at the art and science of networking, business school professor David Burkus digs deep to find the unexpected secrets that reveal the best ways to grow your career.
      Based on entertaining case studies and scientific research, this practical and revelatory guide shares what the best networkers really do. Forget the outdated advice you’ve already heard. Learn how to make use of the hidden networks you already have.
      DAVID BURKUS is a best-selling author, award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. He’s a sought-after speaker among Fortune 500 companies and a regular contributor to theHarvard Business Review and other business publications.
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      “David Burkus moves beyond feel-good anecdotes to instead build his powerful advice on a compelling foundation of social science and network theory. It will change the way you think about networking.”
      Cal Newport, best-selling author ofDeep Work andSo Good They Can’t Ignore You

      “David Burkus is one of the world’s most highly-regarded young business thinkers — and this book shows why. FRIEND OF A FRIEND is packed with unexpected insights about networking, all built on top of a solid foundation of social science. For years, we’ve all gotten same advice about making and maintaining contacts. This book offers a fresh — and human — approach.”
      Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author ofTo Sell Is Human andDrive

      “There’s a better way to network than hitting up mixers and throwing business cards in people’s face, David Burkus shows you how — with some hard-hitting science and fascinating stories to back it all up.”
      Jordan Harbinger, host of “The Art of Charm” podcast

      “David Burkus is a gifted translator of social science research. In FRIEND OF A FRIEND, he shares not just tips on how to network more successfully, but also a new, research-based framework to help us cultivate more meaningful relationships. You’ll never look at networking the same way again.”
      Dorie Clark, best-selling author ofEntrepreneurial You andStand Out, and adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

      "A self-help business book that challenges conventional wisdom about networking. As a business professor and contributor to TED and the Harvard Business Review, Burkus (Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual, 2016, etc.) has compiled plenty of anecdotes and case studies about how successful people have networked to form successful alliances, and he backs these stories with some theoretical underpinnings from the social sciences. Perhaps the most counterintuitive but convincing advice he offers is that your network's weaker ties, the people with whom you have rarely connected for years or even decades, might prove more valuable than your closest connections. The reason? The people you know best usually know the same people and also know what you know. "Our weak ties often build a bridge from one cluster to another and thus give us access to new information," writes the author. "Even though the strong ties in our lifeare more likely to be motivated to help us, it turns out that our weak ties' access to new sources of information might be more valuable." Each chapter ends with a set of exercises, "Practicing Online," including a link to a template to download. In providing an overview of "how social networks operate and how they create opportunities in work and in life," Burkus stresses the fluidity that a business landscape that changes so rapidly requires: how teams work best when they have a short shelf life, how positioning yourself to connect seemingly disparate camps pays dividends, and how important it is to know how to work inside your silo and when to step outside. The author extends his argument beyond career pragmatism, suggesting that networking events with the goal of expanding those networks are less effective than opportunities to do something together and really get to know each other. Furthermore, many prosperous business relationships begin as personalfriendships, with those who like and trust each other looking for something they could accomplish together. A fresh rethinking of a crucial process in today's world."-Kirkus Reviews
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    Flavor Bombs The Umami Ingredients That Make Taste Explode Adam Fleischman, Tien Nguyen, Wendy Sue Lamm
    9780544784895 Hardcover COOKING / Methods On Sale Date:May 15, 2018 Print Run:25000
    $36.00 CAD 7.86 x 9.13 x 0.9 in | 940 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      The founder of the national empires Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizza shows how to detonate flavor in beloved dishes using ordinary ingredients high in umami

      Why does everyone love burgers and pizza? When Adam Fleischman investigated, he discovered what they—and many other ultra-flavorful dishes—have in common: umami. A renegade self-taught cook, Fleischman deployed this savory “fifth dimension of taste” to ratchet up flavor using ingredients naturally rich in umami, such as Parmesan, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and anchovy paste. In so doing, he created ultimate versions of icons, including Umami Burger with Port andStilton, Sweet and Savory Brisket, and Parmesan Fondue. All the recipes are made from the same “umami pantry” ably explicated in the front of the book.
      ADAM FLEISCHMAN is the creative force behind Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, restaurants with more than 40 locations in California, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dubai, and Japan. He has been profiled inThe New Yorker, theNew York Times,Wired, and theWall Street Journal.
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      "In the introduction to thisexcellent collection, Fleischman, founder of the popular Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizzeria chains, discloses the revelation behind his success: “What people crave isn’t a burger or a pizza. What people crave is within the burger or the pizza”—that is, savory condiments, cheeses, and vegetables. Furthermore, he realizes, while one tangy ingredient is good, multiple tangy ingredients are exponentially better. His signature burger is topped with shiitake mushrooms, a homemade ketchup with a dash of fish sauce, caramelized onions, oven-dried tomatoes, and a Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese crisp. Fleischman extends his repertoire far above the realm of his restaurants’ menus. In an international sampling of main dishes there is a Puerto Rican mofongo; a marmite sweet-and-sour pork from Australia; and a Roquefort and mushroom fondue, perfect for dipping charcuterie or fingerling potatoes. Among the dozen vegetable side dishes, the worldwide tour continues with Japanese-style collards bathed in miso and sake, and cabbage norcina with black truffles and Italian sweet sausage. Even mixed drinks get the umami treatment, with a mezcal truffle cocktail that employs truffle honey and pineapple syrup. Photographer Wendy Sue Lamm, known for her international scope, provides the luscious visuals.The so-called fifth taste is elevated to star status in this mouth-watering debut."
      Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

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    Secrets of the Southern Table A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South Virginia Willis
    9780544932548 Hardcover COOKING / Methods On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:25000
    $43.00 CAD 7.94 x 10 x 1.04 in | 1160 gr | 336 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      Recipes and stories of the modern South

      InSecrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today's South—a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and "Cathead" Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area's many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking.
      VIRGINIA WILLIS is a French-trained chef. She is the author of the James Beard Award-winningLighten Up, Y’all. She’s a contributing editor forSouthern Living and writes for national publications.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Secrets of the Southern Table examines the possibilities of a fully realized welcome table where everyone adds some wisdom to the skillet. The future of Southern foodways is exhilarating, intriguing, and insanely delicious.”
      —From the Foreword bySean Brock, executive chef and partner, Husk, McCrady’s, and Minero

      Secrets of the Southern Table is an ode to a regional cuisine rich in culture and soul. Virginia writes in a rhythmic cadence and lilting musicality that makes me want to read each word out loud. She takes us along on culinary field trips and proves that her beloved South is composed of a multiplicity of good people. Together at the table, they build a framework out of vibrant patches that, once united, result in a culinary quilt filled with reverence for the past, marvel of the present, and excitement for the future ofSouthern foodways.”
      Sandra A. Gutierrez, award-winning author ofThe New Southern-Latino Table

      “Arepas inspired by a Venezuelan stand in an Atlanta market where Martin Luther King Jr.’s family shopped; lemon-herb potatoes born of the Greek fishing village of Tarpon Springs, Florida: to hell with that old moonlight and corn pone schtick. Virginia Willis showcases a contemporary South that is dizzily and honestly diverse.”
      John T. Edge, author,The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

      Secrets of the Southern Table is a masterpiece of discovery and sings with the stories of the diverse South. As always, Virginia’s recipes are useful for every home cook, and offer a plateful of Southern comfort with a heaping side of social justice. All this makes for good cooking and reading.”
      Nathalie Dupree, author, TV personality, and James Beard Award winner of Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America

      “Virginia Willis’sSecrets of the Southern Table reminds me of a global potluck where everyone brings something and we all feel right at home. In her capable hands, hearts and minds are opened to the people, places, and variegated dishes of a diverse South—a land of classic Southern dishes and regionally sourced ingredients transformed by heady Latin spices, sultry Italian and Greek home cooking, fragrant Southeast Asian street food, and generations-old African American agricultural wisdom.”
      Toni Tipton-Martin, activist and author of James Beard Award–winningThe Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

      “The South is now and always has been a far more diverse and complex place than any of the stories told about the region acknowledge. If you doubt this, you need only look at what is in our kitchens, both in our homes and restaurants. And what better place to initiate the conversation about what this diversity can mean than at the table. Virginia Willis is a deft and accomplished chef and a remarkable teacher. She’s also an observer with a keen eye and open heart. She brings all of this to bear in her deeply researched and beautifully writtenSecrets of the Southern Table, and we are nourished by it.”
      Ronni Lundy, James Beard Award–winning author ofVictuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes
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    Just Cook It! 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious Justin Chapple
    9780544968837 Hardcover COOKING / Methods On Sale Date:May 01, 2018 Print Run:35000
    $43.00 CAD 8 x 9 x 0.89 in | 1080 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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      Delicious, fun, and easy recipes and tips for everyday cooking from Justin Chapple,Food & Wine’s test kitchen whiz andTODAY show regular

      Justin Chapple may have trained at the French Culinary Institute, but he knows how people really cook at home. He grew up with a large family, first learning kitchen tricks from his grandmother who made do with whatever they had, and she made the food delicious. Now Justin is the host ofFood & Wine’s award-nominatedMad Genius Tips video cooking series, and appears regularly onTODAYand other television shows as their resident kitchen hack expert. In his job as the Deputy Editor of the test kitchen, he’s often asked to take recipes from superstar chefs (think David Chang and Thomas Keller) and simplify them for home cooks. Now he is putting all of his expertise to good use inJust Cook It!, a collection of 145 mouthwatering recipes like Avocado Pizza with Dukka and Stovetop Mac-n-Cheese with Bacon Breadcrumbs, with Justin’s signature time-saving tips and hacks throughout.
      As the Culinary Director atFood & Wine, JUSTIN CHAPPLE tests and develops hundreds of recipes a year. He also teaches wonderfully oddball kitchen hacks as the host ofF&W’s James Beard Award-nominated video seriesMad Genius Tips.
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      “As someone who has been following Justin Chapple’s no-nonsense approach to cooking for years, I am beyond thrilled to own this collection of recipes! With this book, he has proven yet again that you can up your game in the kitchen while still keeping things simple and accessible.”
      —Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor

      “Justin’s very personal book is filled with superb recipes, great writing, and a real window into techniques and tips that make cooking at home so much easier for anyone who loves food. Best of all, the title’s imperative is something we all need to hear more often. Recipes aren’t scary or hard at all; it’s only food, soJust Cook It!
      —Andrew Zimmern, The Pope of Food and Travel Television

      “Justin brings an infectious joy to cooking like no one else. Being a Texan, you can win me with queso, and that’s just the start of the fun and warmth Justin shares with us. To Justin, we are all family, and the love inspired by his grandmother jumps off the pages into our tummies and hearts.”
      —Tamron Hall, journalist and TV personality

      “This is for all of us home cooks who want to up our game in the kitchen but still want a recipe that’s easy and foolproof and yet impressive. Justin’s done all the hard work for us, so we can have all the fun!”
      —Valerie Bertinelli, actress and Food Network host
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    Better Homes and Gardens Fast or Slow Delicious Meals for Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers, or Multi Cookers Better Homes and Gardens
    9781328918499 Paperback COOKING / Methods Publication Date:August 21, 2018
    $27.99 CAD 203.2 x 228.6 x 20.32 mm | 304 pages Carton Quantity:18 Better Homes and Gardens Books
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      Kitchen tools can make the difference between a home-cooked meal and takeout. For years, the savvy cook's secret weapon has been the slow cooker, delivering fantastic meals after a day of simmering. Now the pressure cooker, updated and easy to use, has become another timely tool--dinner can be ready in 30 minutes. The collaboration between these two all-star appliances creates a must-have book for anyone who longs for a real dinner at the end of the day. Want beef stew and have time in the morning? Pop in your ingredients and enjoy a fully cooked dinner when you come home. Running late in the morning? No problem--make the same savory stew at the end of your day, in about 30 minutes. This is also the book for Instant Pot fans--choose your setting, and relax--dinner is done.
      The BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
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