November Volume I by Matt Fraction

18 December 2017 | By Matt Fraction | Filed in: hydrogeology.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 copies of NOVEMBER, VOL. 1—the new hardcover graphic novel by Matt Fraction and Elsa Charretier.

The lives of three women intersect in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tears through their city over the course of a single day and night, they find that their lives are bound together by one man—who seems to be the cause of it all. One night. One city. Three women.

Entrepreneurial Leap by Gino Wickman

18 December 2017 | By Gino Wickman | Filed in: woodwork.

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 copies of ENTREPRENEURIAL LEAP.

About the Book:
You’ve thought about starting your own business . . . but how can you decide if you should really take the leap?

There’s a lot on the line, and you have to ask yourself difficult questions: Do I have what it takes? Is it worth it? And how the hell do I do it?

You need answers. This book has them.

Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur? is an easy-to-use guide that will help you decide, once and for all, if entrepreneurship is right for you—because success as an entrepreneur depends on far more than just a great idea and a generous helping of luck.

In this three-part book, Gino Wickman, bestselling author of Traction, reveals the six essential traits that every entrepreneur needs in order to succeed, based on real-world startups that have reached incredible heights. If these traits ring true for you, you’ll get a glimpse of what your life would look like as an entrepreneur. What’s more, Wickman will help you determine what type of business best suits your unique skill set and provide a detailed roadmap, with tools, tips, and exercises, that will accelerate your path to startup success.

Packed with real-life stories and practical advice, Entrepreneurial Leap is a simple how-to manual for BIG results.

This Book Is Gray by Lindsay Ward

18 December 2017 | By Lindsay Ward | Filed in: psychoanalysis.

Gray just wants to be included. But the other colors are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book. Once upon a time, there lived a wolf, a kitten, and a hippo…

Gray just knows it’s going to be perfect. But as he adds page after page, the Primary and Secondary colors show up…and they aren’t quite so complimentary.

A book within a book, this colorful tale explores the ideas of fitting in, appreciating others, and looking at things from another perspective and also uses personality and wit to introduce basic color concepts.

Chasing Brother Moon by Catherine Cruzan

18 December 2017 | By Catherine Cruzan | Filed in: geology.

Return to a New Realm of Fantasy in Catherine's 2nd installment of the Elfkind series.

Before the fall of the greatest human city, a shrewd yet down-on-his-luck thief wanted to change his fate. All he had to do was trade an elf for a Damandrin stone of power. It was a simple plan until his ill-conceived alliances set him on a collision course with the thieves’ guild, a macabre brotherhood of magic-wielders, a band of Elvin warriors, and the most powerful sorcerer in Damandrin. If not for a disenfranchised Elvin Warden and her wolf companion, he would already be dead.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

18 December 2017 | By Emily St. John Mandel | Filed in: vicksburg-campaign.

Enter to win one of fifty copies of STATION ELEVEN, in celebration of Emily St. John Mandel's upcoming novel, THE GLASS HOTEL (on sale 3/24/20).

The New York Times Best-seller—an audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

18 December 2017 | By Robert Kolker | Filed in: european-history.

*EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY*

“An extraordinary case study and tour de force of reporting.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A BEAUTIFUL MIND

ABOUT HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD:
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amid profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations.

With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope.

The Cost of Honor by Diana Munoz Stewart

18 December 2017 | By Diana Munoz Stewart | Filed in: martyr.

Enter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of THE COST OF HONOR the third book in the Black Ops Confidential series by Diana Muñoz Stewart.

Washington Independent Review of Books called the series’, “original, impressive” a “rollicking good ride” and “high-octane.”

Of her series and THE COST OF HONOR, the final book in the series, Publishers Weekly said, "The electric final installment of Stewart’s Black Ops Confidential trilogy delivers all the fast-paced suspense fans will expect..”

American Library Association--Booklist said of this third book in the Black Ops Confidential series, “Thrilling, sizzling, and full of adventure, The Cost of Honor can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.”

Of THE COST OF HONOR, out November 26TH, 2019, Publishers Weekly also said, "Tantalizing intrigue, effective red herrings, and red-hot romance combine into a powerful tale. Readers will be sad to see this heart-pounding series end. Publishers Weekly 

Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods by E. Fuller Torrey

18 December 2017 | By E. Fuller Torrey | Filed in: indonesian-literature.

Enter to win one of ten signed hardcover copies.

The book shows how the gods, and then formal religions, are virtually inevitable outcomes of the cognitive evolution of the human brain. It integrates recent findings on brain function with archeological, anthropological, child development, neuropsychology, and animal behavior studies to offer answers to questions such as the following:

• Where and when did the first gods appear, and why did they appear when they did?

• Why is it very unlikely that Neanderthals had gods?

• Why were most of the major religions organized in the brief “Axial Age” between 800 and 200 BCE?

A reviewer for the journal Religion (2018, 48: 500) said: “This is the book I have been waiting for…I have no doubt that it will set the standard in the field for at least a decade or more.”
Publishers Weekly added: “Presented in a manner that is accessible to nonscientists […] (an) insightful, thought-provoking work.”

Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University wrote: “A unique scholarly approach to the subject that is sure to be influential and highly regarded.”

National History Book Services said: “Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods makes a very convincing argument. And the fact that the book avoids polarizing the topic with unnecessary anti-religious sentiment will hopefully see many more people read it.”

Now available in paperback.

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

18 December 2017 | By Kate Clayborn | Filed in: art.

Enter for your chance to win a copy of SIGNED copies of LOVE LETTERING by Kate Clayborn!

In this warm and witty romance from acclaimed author Kate Clayborn, one little word puts a woman’s business—and her heart—in jeopardy . . .

Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancée was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid . . .

A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn’t have time for Reid’s questions—unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other, both try to ignore a deepening connection between them. But the signs are there—irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late...