Laura Marie

Laura Marie - Publicist

New York, NY, USA

10 years PR experience in-house (Penguin, Bloomsbury, HMH, HarperCollins) with multiple New York Times best selling campaigns across genres.

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I have 10 years of PR experience working with top level media to promote award-winning writers, journalists, media personalities, chefs, fitness coaches, lifestyle bloggers, musicians, brands, and more.

I am available for media outreach to promote your book, product, blog or brand; write press releases; craft tailored pitches; organize blog or social media tours; set up events and more. I would love to work with you.

Client Testimonials:

“Laura Marie is kind, diligent, intelligent, and detail-oriented in a way that inspires trust in both authors and the media. As a publicist, she brings extensive practical experience and the benefit of existing relationships built through her work across many publishing houses and at Time Inc. On a book that I co-wrote, she helped coordinate a national tour that included author appearances on The Colbert Report and CNN. She is also an avid reader with a strong literary sensibility, and she is well equipped to understand an author’s intentions—and what publicity might best suit the book they have written.”
–Charles Wilson, co-author with Will Allen of
The Good Food Revolution
(Penguin)

“Laura Marie is a marvel. Her organizational skills kept this calendar impaired author on track and on time. She juggled media contacts, interview requests, publicity campaigns, tour schedules and tender author feelings with a preternatural and reassuring calm. Best of all, I felt as though she understood my work, and so I could trust her to explain it to others. She took good care of my book, and that's about the highest praise an author can give.”
–Donna Johnson, author of
Holy Ghost Girl
(Penguin)

“Laura Marie is a tonic. Working with her on my book
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
, she was tireless and always personally engaged, arranging major TV and Press interviews including a major spot on ‘Morning Joe’. She pursued outlets in America and Europe as well as getting the attention of elusive targets in Russia. I was impressed by how quickly Laura absorbed the book and so was able to talk eloquently about the ideas and stories I was presenting. Laura always made me feel that I and my book were in safe hands.”
–Leslie Woodhead, documentary filmmaker and author of
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
(Bloomsbury)

“Too many authors focus on content and forget about marketing. But what good is your great idea if no one ever hears about it? Few people understand these dual challenges better than Laura. Thanks to her good work and impressive outreach skills, my book,
The Kennedy Half Century
, was not the proverbial tree falling in the forest. Instead, she put a thousand balls in the air and juggled them successfully. She got the job done—no matter the commitment of time and profusion of effort required—and the profile of my book expanded dramatically.”
–Larry Sabato, founder and director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and author of the
New York Times
best seller
The Kennedy Half-Century
(Bloomsbury)

"Laura Marie has been absolutely amazing to work with! Not only is she super personable and always available when I have questions, she is kind, patient and extremely organized. She always kept me up to date on media press and book tour info and was always professional, but so friendly at the same time. She also is extremely detailed and organized and takes the stress off of me, which gives me the confidence in knowing she has my best interests, and best way to promote my book, in mind! Such a blessing she has been!"
​–Brandi Doming, author of
The Vegan 8 Cookbook
(Oxmoor House)

"On our noisy, trivia-riddled, mass media-saturated planet, the words of a literary writer can barely be heard. It takes a publicist like Laura Marie, someone with ambition, ingenuity, professionalism and a terrific Rolodex, to lift a work of literary fiction above the din. It was a pleasure for me to watch Laura guide my novel
Equilateral
to its most thoughtful readers."
–Ken Kalfus, author of
Equilateral
(Bloomsbury)

“Laura Marie makes good things happen. She has the insights, the connections, and the passion to drive a high-energy publicity campaign. Her preparation, candor, and common sense open many, many doors. And she does it all with a smile. Laura stands out—the best of the best!”
–Daniel P. Bolger, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired and author of
Why We Lost
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

"As an outsider coming to do book publicity in the US for the first time, Laura was the ideal guide to the New York media landscape. She was excellent at planning a focussed and impactful campaign, making sure that I was well briefed and prepared. She made me feel as if she was on top of the project, understood what I was trying to say, and tailored the campaign to the work and its potential readership. Most of all, she made it fun!"
–Leo Hollis, author of
Cities Are Good for You
(Bloomsbury)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Senior Publicist

Houghton Mifflin Harcourct
February, 2014 – January, 2016 (almost 2 years)

• Publicist for the New York Times bestsellers Deep South: Four Season on Back Roads by Paul Theroux, Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph by Jan Swafford and Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett
• Publicist for multiple original hardcover and paperback titles including the imprint’s lead fiction and nonfiction titles for bestselling authors, including Sarai Walker (DIETLAND), Elisa Albert (AFTER BIRTH), and Brian Morton (FLORENCE GORDON)
• Secure author interviews on national television (including Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" and "Huckabee," MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris Perry” and “Morning Joe”), radio (including NPR “Weekend Edition” and PRI’s “The World”), print (including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ELLE, Entertainment Weekly), and online media outlets (including Slate, Salon, Huffington Post, Boing Boing)
• Design press materials and pitches to coordinate national and local media interviews, reviews, features, excerpts and op-ed placement
• Organize national author tours by arranging local media, bookstore and author events, travel arrangements, escorts and accommodations; accompany authors to interviews, events and signings
• Meet with select members of the media and events coordinators to pitch Fall and Spring lists
• Manage the publicity assistant on day-to-day tasks, meet once a week to mentor on writing press materials, pitching, organizing author schedules and booking media
• Use CisionPoint to build media lists and pitch media
• Liaise with internal editorial, marketing and sales departments

Publicist

Bloomsbury
November, 2012 – February, 2014 (over 1 year)

• Publicist for the New York Times bestseller The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel
• Publicist for the New York Times bestseller The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism by AC Grayling
• Designed press materials and pitches to coordinate national and local media interviews, reviews, features and op-ed placement
• Placed national coverage for clients in print publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and more.
• Secured national interviews for clients on The Colbert Report, Morning Joe, Fox & Friends, CBS This Morning, National Public Radio (Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, Morning Edition), and more
• Actively developed and maintained media contacts, including national, regional, local and online
• Briefed and prepared authors for media interviews
• Scheduled author tours with both traditional bookstore appearances and off-site partnered events, arranged local media, travel arrangements, escorts and detailed author schedules
• Accompanied authors to radio and TV interviews, author events and book signings
• Used CisionPoint and Publicity Assistant to build media lists
• Met with members of the media and events coordinators to pitch upcoming lists
• Negotiated paid excerpts and first serial deals online and in print
• Submitted relevant titles for award consideration each season
• Oversaw one to three interns per season and train on mailings, blogger research and writing press materials
• Assisted with the Amex and MasterCard billing, process author invoices and approved in FocalPoint system
• Liaised with internal editorial, marketing and sales departments

Projects

New York Times best sellers

Over the span of my career in book publishing I have organized multi-city book tours, scheduled events (including high-profile events at Google, Microsoft, MoMA, the NYC Museum of Math, the Smithsonian, and more) and pitched local and national print, broadcast and online media. I have been the publicist for multiple New York Times bestsellers including Beethoven by Jan Swafford and Unruly Places by Alastair Bonnett this year, and The God Argument by AC Grayling, The Searchers by Glenn Frankel and The Kennedy Half-Century by Larry Sabato.

Portfolio (32 selected works)

Dietland

Sarai Walker

AN AMC ORIGINAL SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARTI NOXON, STARRING JOY NASH AND JULIANNA MARGULIES A Best Book of the YearEntertainment Weekly • Bustle • Amazon • Women’s National Book Association • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Kobo • LitReactor “Audacious and gutsy and heartbreaking — Dietland completely blew me away.” — Jennifer WeinerThe diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle... read more

AN AMC ORIGINAL SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARTI NOXON, STARRING JOY NASH AND JULIANNA MARGULIES A Best Book of the YearEntertainment Weekly • Bustle • Amazon • Women’s National Book Association • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Kobo • LitReactor “Audacious and gutsy and heartbreaking — Dietland completely blew me away.” — Jennifer WeinerThe diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle... read more

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Paul Theroux

“Theroux’s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It’s Theroux’s remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile.” — New York Times Book Review Paul Theroux has spent the past fifty years roaming the globe, describing his encounters with remote people and far-flung places in ten best-selling travel books. Now, for the first t... read more

“Theroux’s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It’s Theroux’s remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile.” — New York Times Book Review Paul Theroux has spent the past fifty years roaming the globe, describing his encounters with remote people and far-flung places in ten best-selling travel books. Now, for the first t... read more

Florence Gordon

Brian Morton

“Exquisitely crafted . . . Witty, nuanced and ultimately moving.” —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and The Millions, and a Best Fiction Book of the Year by the Christian Science Monitor · Finalist for the Kirkus Prize · Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice · An Indie Next Pick “Smart, funny, and compassionate . . . [Florence Gord... read more

“Exquisitely crafted . . . Witty, nuanced and ultimately moving.” —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and The Millions, and a Best Fiction Book of the Year by the Christian Science Monitor · Finalist for the Kirkus Prize · Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice · An Indie Next Pick “Smart, funny, and compassionate . . . [Florence Gord... read more

Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Daniel Bolger

A high-ranking general’s gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it all went wrong.Over a thirty-five-year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both theaters of the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players, where strategy was m... read more

A high-ranking general’s gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it all went wrong.Over a thirty-five-year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both theaters of the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players, where strategy was m... read more

The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Larry J. Sabato

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago-yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato-himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency-explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades... read more

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago-yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato-himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency-explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades... read more

The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less

Brandi Doming

Five years ago, popular blogger Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 became a vegan, overhauling the way she and her family ate after a health diagnosis for her husband. The effects have been life-changing. Her recipes rely on refreshingly short ingredient lists that are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All of ... read more

Five years ago, popular blogger Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 became a vegan, overhauling the way she and her family ate after a health diagnosis for her husband. The effects have been life-changing. Her recipes rely on refreshingly short ingredient lists that are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All of ... read more

After Birth

Elisa Albert

Captures our time with bracing propulsive energy and brilliant honesty . . . Albert is virtuosic. Washington PostAfter Birth is a daring and transformative novel about friendship, history, and the body. Vicious, hilarious, and above all real. New York Times Book Review Boils with dark humor and brutal honesty. People Funny as hell . . . Enlightening, sharply moving, and true. Star Tribune A sm... read more

Captures our time with bracing propulsive energy and brilliant honesty . . . Albert is virtuosic. Washington PostAfter Birth is a daring and transformative novel about friendship, history, and the body. Vicious, hilarious, and above all real. New York Times Book Review Boils with dark humor and brutal honesty. People Funny as hell . . . Enlightening, sharply moving, and true. Star Tribune A sm... read more

The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques

Melissa Coleman

Melissa Coleman, creator of The Faux Martha, shares her refreshingly simple approach to cooking. The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques is a cookbook, but more importantly, it’s a framework for creating a minimalist kitchen, a kitchen pared down to the essentials so you can create more. This framework will touch everything in your kitchen from ... read more

Melissa Coleman, creator of The Faux Martha, shares her refreshingly simple approach to cooking. The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques is a cookbook, but more importantly, it’s a framework for creating a minimalist kitchen, a kitchen pared down to the essentials so you can create more. This framework will touch everything in your kitchen from ... read more

Clean Eating Alice The Body Bible: Feel Fit and Fabulous from the Inside Out

Alice Liveing

Alice will inspire you to discover a new way of eating and exercising that banishes low-calorie, yo-yo dieting and shows you the way to a healthier mind and body. This isn’t a diet – it’s about transforming your lifestyle permanently.Alice knew that a quick fix wasn’t what she was after – what she needed was a permanent lifestyle change. In a world where everything is so instant and we have be... read more

Alice will inspire you to discover a new way of eating and exercising that banishes low-calorie, yo-yo dieting and shows you the way to a healthier mind and body. This isn’t a diet – it’s about transforming your lifestyle permanently.Alice knew that a quick fix wasn’t what she was after – what she needed was a permanent lifestyle change. In a world where everything is so instant and we have be... read more

Twist: Creative Ideas to Reinvent Your Baking

Martha Collison

Martha Collison amazed the judges and viewers alike as the youngest ever contestant in the 2014 series of The Great British Bake Off.Martha shone with her Showstopper skills and extraordinary 'Technical Challenge' knowledge. Here in her first book, she offers a brilliant new approach to baking – a way to master baking, while adding 'twists' to recipes to make contemporary bakes that everyone w... read more

Martha Collison amazed the judges and viewers alike as the youngest ever contestant in the 2014 series of The Great British Bake Off.Martha shone with her Showstopper skills and extraordinary 'Technical Challenge' knowledge. Here in her first book, she offers a brilliant new approach to baking – a way to master baking, while adding 'twists' to recipes to make contemporary bakes that everyone w... read more

After Anna

Alex Lake

No.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER. A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 PAPERBACK BESTSELLER. A USA TODAY PAPERBACK BESTSELLER.The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned…A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl, The Couple Next Door and The Girl on the Train.A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless.The police are at a loss; ... read more

No.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER. A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 PAPERBACK BESTSELLER. A USA TODAY PAPERBACK BESTSELLER.The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned…A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl, The Couple Next Door and The Girl on the Train.A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless.The police are at a loss; ... read more

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution

Leslie Woodhead

Imagine a world where Beatlemania was against the law-recordings scratched onto medical X-rays, merchant sailors bringing home contraband LPs, spotty broadcasts taped from western AM radio late in the night. This was no fantasy world populated by Blue Meanies but the USSR, where a vast nation of music fans risked repression to hear the defining band of the British Invasion.The music of John, P... read more

Imagine a world where Beatlemania was against the law-recordings scratched onto medical X-rays, merchant sailors bringing home contraband LPs, spotty broadcasts taped from western AM radio late in the night. This was no fantasy world populated by Blue Meanies but the USSR, where a vast nation of music fans risked repression to hear the defining band of the British Invasion.The music of John, P... read more

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

Alastair Bonnett

A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains todayAt a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite’s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it’s hard to imagine there’s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alasta... read more

A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains todayAt a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite’s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it’s hard to imagine there’s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alasta... read more

Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition

Nisid Hajari

An NPR Book of the YearA Seattle Times Book of the YearWilliam E. Colby Award Winner“A beautifully written, deeply intelligent book about [a] crucial moment.” — Fareed Zakaria, CNN Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so violent—it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for more than a century. But as th... read more

An NPR Book of the YearA Seattle Times Book of the YearWilliam E. Colby Award Winner“A beautifully written, deeply intelligent book about [a] crucial moment.” — Fareed Zakaria, CNN Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so violent—it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for more than a century. But as th... read more

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

Will Allen

A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plo... read more

A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plo... read more

Wishbones (Harlequin Teen)

Virginia Macgregor

Feather Tucker has two wishes:1)To get her mum healthy again2) To win the Junior UK swimming championshipsWhen Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women- in a diabetic coma, she realises something has to be done to save her mum’s life. But when her Mum refuses to co-operate Feather realises that the problems run deeper than just her mum’s unhea... read more

Feather Tucker has two wishes:1)To get her mum healthy again2) To win the Junior UK swimming championshipsWhen Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women- in a diabetic coma, she realises something has to be done to save her mum’s life. But when her Mum refuses to co-operate Feather realises that the problems run deeper than just her mum’s unhea... read more

Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir

Donna M. Johnson

A compassionate, humorous memoir of faith, betrayal, and coming of age on the evangelical sawdust trail. Long before the Blues Brothers coined the term, Donna M. Johnson’s family was on a mission from God. She was just three years old when her mother signed on as the organist for tent revivalist David Terrell. Before long, Donna and her family were part of the hugely popular evangelical preach... read more

A compassionate, humorous memoir of faith, betrayal, and coming of age on the evangelical sawdust trail. Long before the Blues Brothers coined the term, Donna M. Johnson’s family was on a mission from God. She was just three years old when her mother signed on as the organist for tent revivalist David Terrell. Before long, Donna and her family were part of the hugely popular evangelical preach... read more

My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family

Zach Wahls

A resounding testament to the power of family and a reassurance that there is no wrong way to be who you are It has been almost two years since Zach Wahls (then 19 years old) bravely stood up in front of the Iowa House of Representative and defended gay marriage and his family. Wahls proudly proclaimed, "The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character,” ... read more

A resounding testament to the power of family and a reassurance that there is no wrong way to be who you are It has been almost two years since Zach Wahls (then 19 years old) bravely stood up in front of the Iowa House of Representative and defended gay marriage and his family. Wahls proudly proclaimed, "The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character,” ... read more

The Jaguar's Children

John Vaillant

“Extraordinary … The horrors of a single passage over the border blossom into a human history of sorrow and suffering, all of it beginning with the thirst to be free.” — NPR “[A] heartbreaker … Wrenching … with a voice fresh and plangent enough to disarm resistance.” — Boston Globe “Fearless.” — Globe and Mail Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down.... read more

“Extraordinary … The horrors of a single passage over the border blossom into a human history of sorrow and suffering, all of it beginning with the thirst to be free.” — NPR “[A] heartbreaker … Wrenching … with a voice fresh and plangent enough to disarm resistance.” — Boston Globe “Fearless.” — Globe and Mail Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down.... read more

Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis

Leo Hollis

Cities are where the twenty-first century is really going to happen. Already at the beginning of the century, we became 50% urban as a global population, and by 2050 we're going to be up to 70% urban. So cities could either be our coffin or our ark. Leo Hollis presents evidence that cities can deliver a better life and a better world in the future. From exploring what slime mold can tell us ab... read more

Cities are where the twenty-first century is really going to happen. Already at the beginning of the century, we became 50% urban as a global population, and by 2050 we're going to be up to 70% urban. So cities could either be our coffin or our ark. Leo Hollis presents evidence that cities can deliver a better life and a better world in the future. From exploring what slime mold can tell us ab... read more

Equilateral: A Novel

Ken Kalfus

It's the late nineteenth century, and British astronomer Sanford Thayer has won international funding for his scheme to excavate an equilateral triangle, three hundred miles to a side, from the remote wastes of Egypt's Western Desert. Nine hundred thousand Arab fellahin have been put to work on the project, even though they can't understand Thayer's obsessive purpose. They don't believe him wh... read more

It's the late nineteenth century, and British astronomer Sanford Thayer has won international funding for his scheme to excavate an equilateral triangle, three hundred miles to a side, from the remote wastes of Egypt's Western Desert. Nine hundred thousand Arab fellahin have been put to work on the project, even though they can't understand Thayer's obsessive purpose. They don't believe him wh... read more

The Cook Book: Fortnum & Mason

Tom Parker Bowles

Sunday Times BestsellerIt’s a national icon, a British institution, the finest grocer of them all. Fortnum & Mason is a store that has fuelled the tide of British history, fed the appetites of kings and queens, maharajahs and czars, emperors, dukes and divas alike.Fortnum & Mason is a constantly evolving, hugely successful modern enterprise, one that respects its magnificent history while look... read more

Sunday Times BestsellerIt’s a national icon, a British institution, the finest grocer of them all. Fortnum & Mason is a store that has fuelled the tide of British history, fed the appetites of kings and queens, maharajahs and czars, emperors, dukes and divas alike.Fortnum & Mason is a constantly evolving, hugely successful modern enterprise, one that respects its magnificent history while look... read more

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Ursula Le Guin

A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of l... read more

A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of l... read more

Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius

Bill Pennington

A New York Times bestseller “Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense—a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." — Wall Street Journal “Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles without losing sight of the man.” — New ... read more

A New York Times bestseller “Enormously entertaining . . . Explores the question of whether a baseball lifer can actually be a tragic figure in the classic sense—a man destroyed by the very qualities that made him great." — Wall Street Journal “Bill Pennington gives long-overdue flesh to the caricature . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles without losing sight of the man.” — New ... read more

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

Jan Swafford

Jan Swafford’s biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world’s most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-... read more

Jan Swafford’s biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world’s most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-... read more

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

Glenn Frankel

New York Times BestsellerNamed one of the best books of the year by:ParadeThe GuardianKirkusLibrary Journal The true story behind the classic Western The Searchers by Pulitzer Prize-wining writer Glenn Frankel that the New York Times calls "A vivid, revelatory account of John Ford's 1956 masterpiece."In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was ra... read more

New York Times BestsellerNamed one of the best books of the year by:ParadeThe GuardianKirkusLibrary Journal The true story behind the classic Western The Searchers by Pulitzer Prize-wining writer Glenn Frankel that the New York Times calls "A vivid, revelatory account of John Ford's 1956 masterpiece."In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was ra... read more

The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India

James Astill

To understand modern India, one must look at the business of cricket within the country.When Lalit Modi--an Indian businessman with a criminal record, a history of failed business ventures, and a reputation for audacious deal making--created a Twenty20 cricket league in India in 2008, the odds were stacked against him. International cricket was still controlled from London, where they played t... read more

To understand modern India, one must look at the business of cricket within the country.When Lalit Modi--an Indian businessman with a criminal record, a history of failed business ventures, and a reputation for audacious deal making--created a Twenty20 cricket league in India in 2008, the odds were stacked against him. International cricket was still controlled from London, where they played t... read more

The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism

A. C. Grayling

What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate? Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the wo... read more

What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate? Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the wo... read more

The Grumpy Gardener: An A to Z Guide from the Galaxy's Most Irritable Green Thumb

Steve Bender, The Editors of Southern Living

Definitive gardening advice - along with a story or two - for the novice or expert from one of the nation's most-trusted, and Grumpy, sources. Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener" - for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses sarcasm and sidesplitting humor for near... read more

Definitive gardening advice - along with a story or two - for the novice or expert from one of the nation's most-trusted, and Grumpy, sources. Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener" - for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses sarcasm and sidesplitting humor for near... read more

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