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Hallowell, Edward M., author
"A thought-provoking, playful investigation into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age."-- Provided by publisher.
A chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of Sumwun, NYC's hottest tech startup, results in an exclusive invitation for twenty-two-year-old Darren to join an elite sales team. Darren, the only black person in the company, reimagines himself as "Buck," a ruthless salesman unrecognizable to his friends and family. But when things turn tragic at home and Buck feels he's hit rock bottom, he begins to hatch a plan to help young people of colour infiltrate America's sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game. Print run 75,000.
Peters, Torrey, author
Reese almost had it all. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Ames isn't happy either. He thought detransitioning to live as a man would make life easier. When Ames' boss and lover, Katrina, reveals that she's pregnant with his baby, Ames wonders if this is the chance he's been waiting for. Could the three of them form some kind of unconventional family - and raise the baby together?
The authors share their integrative healing protocol that bridges the scientific and the spiritual. They explore the peculiarities of Lyme disease and examine in detail new and standard remedies, with thorough scientific references. Outlining a program of herbs, diet, and exercise that can work in tandem with traditional Lyme treatments, they also explore how to help the body get rid of this pathogen that possesses an incredible ability to adapt to various treatments and thwart their effectiveness.
Areum lives life to its fullest, vicariously through the stories of his parents, conversations with Little Grandpa Jang - his sixty-year-old neighbour and best friend - and through the books he reads to visit the places he would otherwise never see. For several months, Areum has been working on a manuscript, piecing together his parents' often embellished stories about his family and childhood. He hopes to present it on his birthday, as a final gift to his mom and dad. Print run 100,000.
After a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, 18 year old Ada leaves behind everything she knows and joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. The Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Author of "The Life and Death of Sophie Stark." Print run 75,000.
For four thousand years, the size and vitality of cities, economies, and empires were heavily determined by infection. Written as colourful history, this book reveals the relationship between civilization, globalization, prosperity, and infectious disease over the past five millennia. It harnesses history, economics, and public health, and charts humanity's remarkable progress, providing a fascinating and timely look at the cyclical nature of infectious disease. Print run 75,000.
For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family whose fortunes have fallen. When a prospective business associate proposes selling Barclays' cook Miss Mamie's delicious rib sauce to local markets under the brand name "The Rib King" - using a caricature of a wildly grinning August on the label - Mr. Barclay, desperate for cash, agrees. Yet neither Miss Mamie nor August will see a dime. Humiliated, August grows increasingly distraught, his anger building to a rage that explodes in shocking tragedy. Author of "The Talented Ribkins." Print run 50,000.
In his much-anticipated follow-up to "A Higher Loyalty," James Comey uses anecdotes and lessons from his career to show how the federal justice system works. From prosecuting mobsters as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York in the 1980s to grappling with the legalities of anti-terrorism work as the Deputy Attorney General in the early 2000s to, of course, his tumultuous stint as FBI director beginning in 2013, Comey shows just how essential it is to pursue the primacy of truth for federal law enforcement. Print run 350,000.
In a pre-COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to leave behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to" - and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic - this is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family's gap-year experiment. Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics. From Colombia to Cambodia, Wheelan chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong? Print run 10,000.
As a major political event and a crucial turning point in the history of the People's Republic of China, Yang Jisheng presents the only history of the Cultural Revolution by an independent scholar based in mainland China, and makes a crucial contribution to understanding those years' lasting influence today. Jisheng puts every political incident, major and minor, of those ten years under extraordinary and withering scrutiny, and arrives at a moment when contemporary Chinese governance is leaning once more toward a highly centralized power structure and Mao-style cult of personality. Print run 25,000.
Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humour and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Print run 75,000.