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When Princess Atalanta is born, a daughter rather than the son, she is left on a mountainside to die. But even then, she is a survivor. Raised by a mother bear under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis, Atalanta grows up wild and free, with just one condition: if she marries, Artemis warns, it will be her undoing. When Artemis offers her the chance to fight in her name alongside the Argonauts, the fiercest band of warriors, Atalanta seizes it. As she is swept into a passionate affair, she begins to question the goddess' true intentions. Author of "Elektra." Print run 125,000.
Lane, Byron, 1978- author
Barnett Durang has a secret. No, not THAT secret. His widowed mother has long known he's gay. The secret is Barnett is getting married. At his mother's farm. In their small Louisiana town. She just doesn't know it yet. It'll be an intimate affair. Just two hundred or so of the most fabulous folks Barnett is shipping in - turning her quiet rescue farm for misfit animals into a most unlikely wedding venue. But there are forces, both within this modern new family and in the town itself, that really don't want to see this handsome couple march down the aisle.
Von Drehle, David, 1961- author.
A veteran Washington journalist recounts his long friendship with Charlie White, the centenarian next door who, sharing his good and meaningful life, mastered survival strategies that reflect thousands of years of human wisdom as his sense of adventure guided him through a century of upheaval.
Sherred, Jules, author, photographer
Crip Up: a term used by disabled disability rights advocates and academia to signal taking back power, to lessen stigma, and to disrupt ableism as to ensure disabled voices are included in all aspects of life. With 50 recipes that make use of three key tools - the electric pressure cooker, air fryer, and bread machine - Jules Sherred has set out to make the kitchen accessible and enjoyable. Includes pantry prep, meal planning, shopping guides, kitchen organization plans, and tips for cooking safely when disabled, all taking into account varying physical abilities and energy levels.
A cutting-edge journalistic expose?? of self-care consumerism, using the extreme case South Korea to both celebrate the astounding growth of K-Beauty and South Korean pop culture as a global export and examine the dark implications for women in a looks-obsessed patriarchy. With rich historical context and deep reporting, this is a critical but not condemnatory look at an industry that raises complicated questions about gender disparity, consumerism, the beauty imperative of an appearance-obsessed society, and the undeniable political, economic, and social capital of good looks worldwide. Print run 35,000.
They are everywhere on social media. Images of perfect, pleasant white women with perfect, pretty children in perfect, tidy homes - the epitome of "good" moms. But this model of motherhood is an illusion that far too many women either measure themselves against or simply cannot relate to in the first place. Uncensored, unapologetic, empathetic, and no-holds-barred, the creators of the Good Moms Bad Choices podcast take an unconventional and much-needed approach to motherhood that recognizes that moms are vibrant, sexual, creative beings with needs and desires that deserve to be acknowledged and respected. Print run 35,000.
As a young femme growing up in Manila in the 1990s, Geena Rocero endured shouts of "bakla, bakla!," a Filipino taunt aimed at her feminine sway. Eventually she found her place in trans pageants. By seventeen, she was the Philippines' most prominent and highest-earning trans pageant queen. When she moved to the United States, Geena became an in-demand model, appearing in music videos, billboards, and magazine campaigns, and was hailed as the epitome of feminine beauty. But as her star rose, her sense of self eroded. She realized that living her truth was the only way to step into her full power.
Dunn, Jancee, author.
When Jancee Dunn hit her mid-40s, she was bombarded by seemingly random symptoms: rampant insomnia, spring-loaded nerves, weirdly dry mouth, and Rio Grande-level periods. The culprit - perimenopause. Through in-depth interviews with renowned menopause experts, Dunn peels back the layers on this still-mystifying topic and unpacks the science on both hormonal and non-hormonal treatments. She'll provide actionable ways to get better sleep, sex, moods, mental clarity, and skin; detail the latest treatments for hot flashes; and explore the best ways stop "peezing."
Woods, Stuart, author
"Following a string of adventures, Stone Barrington is enjoying some downtime in New York City when a chance encounter introduces him to a charming new companion. Too bad she also comes with the baggage of a persistent ex-boyfriend intent on retribution. As Stone skillfully dodges each disturbance, it soon becomes clear that there is potentially an even more treacherous game being played behind the scenes. And when long-standing grudges resurface, Stone is brought back into the orbit of some familiar enemies. He must use all of his tricks--as well as those of a few old friends--to evade trouble before it's too late. But this time, danger just might catch him"-- Provided by publisher.
Rosen, Jane L.
As a book editor, Julia Morse lived and breathed stories. Whether with her pen to a manuscript or curled up with a book, she could anticipate practically any ending. The ending she'd never imagined was her own. To be fair, no one expects to die at thirty-seven. So when the unthinkable happens to Julia, rather than following the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, she chooses to spend one last summer near those she loves most. As she follows her adoring, novelist husband Ben, she discovers the ripple affect her life has had on the trajectory of so many. Author of "A Shoe Story." Print run 30,000.
Wohlleben, Peter, 1964-
Sharing emerging scientific research about how forests shape climates both locally and across continents, the author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how ancient forests pass their wisdom through generations and why our future lies in protecting them.
One minute Lou is happily employed, with a perfect flat. The next, her home and job have gone. The last thing Lou wants is to move to a tiny Cotswolds village - or intend to work for curmudgeonly eighty-year-old Edgar Allsopp. But Edgar is about to make her the kind of promise nobody could ignore. Foxwell is also home to Remy, whose charm and charisma are proving hard to ignore. Lou needs a distraction - and luckily one's about to turn up. Secrets never stay hidden for long in Foxwell, nor are promises always kept. And no one could guess what lies ahead. Author of "And Now You're Back."
Cargle, Rachel E.
Reimagining served as the most powerful catalyst for Rachel Cargle's personal transformation from a small-town Christian wife to an incisive queer feminist voice of a generation. We witness the sometimes painful but always inspiring breaking points in Cargle's life that fostered a truer identity. These defining moments offer a blueprint for how we must all use our imagination to live in alignment with our highest values and to craft a world independent of oppressive structures. Cargle invites readers to acknowledge the ways of being that stem from societal expectations and to embark on a renaissance of your own.
In this personal gardening journey, Liz Zorab explores seasonal harvests and how the vegetable garden sits within the wider context of the gardening landscape - including weather, microclimates, water cycles, light levels, seasons and the gardener's personal tastes. Liz provides hundreds of practical tips, including how-to guides, observations and inspiration for both the beginner and practiced gardener alike. This book starts in the autumn, when harvesting is at its peak. Most of the fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers highlighted are grouped according to when we enjoy them most.
Prudence Childs was once the most famous kindergartner - teaching herself to play piano at age three and perform at the White House. But as adolescence closed in, Prudence began to see that she was just another exploited child star. Now forty-eight, Prudence agrees to compete on a wildly popular duelling pianos TV show. As they prepare to face off on stage, the retired prodigy and the exhausted wunderkind realize that the competition is their chance to prove - to their terrible exes, tyrannical family members, and most importantly, themselves - that it's never too late to write a new ending.
Suffering from amnesia, Ciara can't remember what she's done - but if she wants to survive, she must fool Niamh's adopted family and friends, the coven, and the murky Shadow Cabinet. On the other end of the continent, Leonie Jackman is in search of warlock Dabney Hale, rumoured to be seeking a dark object of ultimate power somehow connected to the upper echelons of the British government. If the witches can't figure out Hale's machinations, and fast, all of witchkind will be in grave danger - along with the fate of all (wo)mankind. Print run 50,000.
Fans know her as the spoiled, rich cheerleader Lyla Garrity on Friday Night Lights. But as revealed for the first time in these pages, Minka Kelly's life has been anything but easy. Raised by a single mother who worked as a stripper and struggled with addiction, Minka spent years waking up in strange apartments as she and her mom bounced around the country, relying on friends and relatives to take them in. Minka has poured her soul into the pages of this book, which ultimately tells a story of triumph over adversity, and how resilience and love are all we have in the end. Print run 300,000.
This is a poignant series of essays - deeply personal stories - inspired by nephrologist Sayed Tabatabai's medical experience and based on a series of poems he posted on Twitter that began going viral at the height of the COVID pandemic. Each short work is a poignant glimpse into the ever-changing field of medicine and the special relationship between patients and their doctor. In each, Tabatabai beautifully evokes the emotional tension between life and death, wellness and disease, uncertainty and hope, in a unique and unforgettable way. Print run 25,000.
Good, Michelle, author
This is a collection of essays about the contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada. From resistance and reconciliation to the resurgence and reclamation of Indigenous power, Michelle Good explores the issues through a series of personal essays. Michelle Good delves into the human cost of colonialism, showing how it continues to underpin social institutions in Canada and prevents meaningful and substantive reconciliation.
Anderson, Tre'vell, 1991-, author
This a personal history of trans visibility since the beginning of moving images. A literary reckoning, it unearths a transcestry that's long existed in plain sight and in the shadows of history's annals, and further contextualizes our present moment of increased representation. Tre'vell knits together the history of trans people on-screen with stories of their life growing up and their formative experiences as a Black, trans journalist. The films and television shows that Tre'vell Anderson covers include: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Psycho, Holiday Heart, RuPaul's Drag Race and much more.
When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most parents-to-be she was a mix of excited and nervous. But as a person with a disability, there were added complexities. More than 15 percent of people worldwide live with a disability, and many of them are also parents. Parents around the world who identify as deaf, disabled, or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys and reveal that the greatest obstacles lie in other people's attitudes. The result is a moving, revelatory, and empowering anthology that tackles ableism head-on.
In 2019, R.K. Russell broke the mold when he came out as bisexual in an essay for ESPN that ignited the sports world. Now, in his powerful memoir, he shares his story and explores his love of football, men and women, walking the devastating tightrope of keeping his sexuality secret, the tension between his private and public lives, and the importance of crashing through barriers. R.K. Russell shows us the life-changing power of embracing who you are and fighting to make space so others can do the same. Print run 150,000.
Kuang, R. F.
Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena's a cross-genre literary darling, and June didn't even get a paperback release. So when June witnesses Athena's death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena's just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese labourers to the British and French war efforts during World War I. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves. Author of "Babel."