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Little, Brown US

The Beauty of Dirty Skin

Whitney Bowe
Authors:
Whitney Bowe

Internationally renowned dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe presents, for the first time, the connection between a healthy gut and radiant, clear skin, with a 21-day program to maximize skin health and beauty.Every year, nearly 80 million Americans will consult their doctors about their skin. In fact, skin disorders beat out anxiety, depression, back pain, and diabetes as the number one reason Americans see their doctors. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority will receive only a surface-level treatment, leaving the underlying conditions at the root of their skin issues unresolved. Skin doesn't lie; it reflects overall health in unimaginable ways.In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, internationally renowned dermatologist and scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is much more than skin deep. As a pioneering researcher on the cutting edge of the gut-brain-skin-axis, she explains how the spectrum of skin disorders -- from stubborn acne and rosacea to psoriasis, eczema, and premature wrinkling -- are manifestations of irregularities rooted in the gut. Lasers, scalpels, creams, and prescription pads alone will not guarantee the consistently healthy, glowing skin we all seek. Instead, Dr. Bowe focuses on the microbiome -- where trillions of microbes "speak" to your skin via the brain -- and highlights the connection between sleep, stress, diet, gastrointestinal health, and the health of your skin. With simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skincare strategies, and a life-changing 21-day program, The Beauty of Dirty Skin is your roadmap to great skin from the inside out and the outside in.

Abacus

Less

Andrew Sean Greer
Authors:
Andrew Sean Greer

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 A New York Times Notable Book of 2017A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award'I recommend it with my whole heart' Ann Patchett'I could not love Less more' Ron Charles, Washington PostLess is the story of a 49-year-old writer, Arthur Less, who learns that his former boyfriend is about to get married. To avoid the wedding and heartbreak, he decides to embark on a trip around the world, accepting invitations to a series of half-baked lectures and literary events. From almost falling in love in Paris, almost falling to death in Berlin, to booking himself as the (only) writer on a residency in India, and an encounter in a desert with the last person on earth he wishes to see, Less is a novel about missteps, misunderstanding and mistakes.'You will sob little tears of joy' Nell Zink'Marvellously, unexpectedly, endearingly funny' Gary Shteyngart

Fleet

Saints for all Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan
Authors:
J. Courtney Sullivan
PublicAffairs

The Art of Screen Time

Anya Kamenetz
Authors:
Anya Kamenetz

The newest generation of children is exposed to ubiquitous technology, more than any generation that preceded them. They are photographed with smartphones from the moment they're born, and begin interacting with screens at around four months old. Is this good news or bad news? A wonderful opportunity to connect around the world? Or the first step in creating a generation of addled screen zombies? The truth is, there's no road map for navigating this territory.But while many have been quick to declare this the dawn of a neurological and emotional crisis, solid science on the subject is surprisingly hard to come by. In this book, Anya Kamenetz--an expert on both education and technology, as well as a mother of two young children--takes a refreshingly practical look at the subject. Surveying hundreds of fellow parents on their practices and ideas, and cutting through a thicket of inconclusive studies and overblown claims, she hones a simple message, a riff on Michael Pollan's well-known "food rules": Enjoy Screens. Not too much. Mostly with others.This brief but powerful dictum forms the backbone of a philosophy that will help parents survive the ubiquity of technology in their children's lives, curb their panic, and create room for a happy, healthy family life. Kamenetz's sophisticated yet practical thinking is a necessary cure for an age of anxiety.

New Harbinger

Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens

Mary Karapetian Alvord, Anne McGrath
Authors:
Mary Karapetian Alvord, Anne McGrath

You aren't what you think! For teens with negative thinking habits, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offers cognitive restructuring-a simple and effective cognitive behavioral approach to help you break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that typically result in feeling sad, worried, angry, and stressed.This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your emotions, become a more flexible thinker, and stop letting your thoughts define who you are and how you feel. You'll learn to target the nine specific kinds of negative thinking habits that can cause you to worry or feel bad, such as the I can't habit, the doom and gloom habit, the all or nothing habit, the jumping to conclusions habit, and more!Each chapter will walk you through simple explanations of each kind of negative thought, and offers real-life examples-as well as the sorts of behaviors, emotions, and bodily sensations that might be expected. You'll also gain an understanding of unhelpful or unrealistic thoughts, how to challenge them, how to replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts, and an action plan for moving forward.By recognizing these negative thinking habits, you'll feel more in control and less anxious and sad. Most importantly, you'll be able to see yourself and the world more clearly. Your thoughts don't have to define who you are and how you experience life. The transdiagnostic approach in this book will show you how to kick negative thinking habits to the curb for good!

Da Capo Press

Wolf Nation

Brenda Peterson
Authors:
Brenda Peterson

From Jack London to Aldo Leopold's "fierce green fire," wolves have been a central part of the American image. Many have even suggested that our national symbol, the bald eagle, be replaced with this noble creature who, like us, raises a family and is bold and loyal in protecting the pack.Brenda Peterson blends science, history, and memoir to dramatize the epic battle to restore wolves and thus the landscape and ecology of the continent. From the vicious exterminations carried out by pioneers and settlers; to the internationally celebrated triumph of the return of wolves to Yellowstone; to backlash, politics, and near-daily news of successful reintroductions, this is perhaps the most inspiring conservation story of our time. Brenda's central characters are two famous wolves: the powerful and prolific female "067," restored to Yellowstone only to be "legally" murdered, and Journey, a near-miraculous transcontinental survivor. Along with these are the scientists, ranchers, and activists who are fighting against fear, politics, greed, and scientific ignorance to bring wild wolves home to keep our environment whole.

Seal Press

Yogalosophy for Inner Strength

Mandy Ingber
Authors:
Mandy Ingber

Heartbreak is a universal experience, and self-compassion is vital to healing. In this moment of truth lies the opportunity to find action-oriented ways to love yourself." Building on the concepts in her New York Times best-selling book Yogalosophy , Mandy Ingber, fitness and wellness instructor to the stars, now gives us Yogalosophy for Inner Strength ,a revolutionary and inspiring self-care program to uplift and strengthen the alignment of mind, body, heart, and spirit during times of adversity like loss, transition, grief, or heartbreak. Yogalosophy for Inner Strength is a twelve-week wellness program, which includes five exercise routines for strength, happiness, and cardiovascular health, as well as meditations, recipes, playlists, and rituals designed to support the healing of the heart and build lasting resilience.In Yogalosophy for Inner Strength , Ingber incorporates anecdotes from her personal journey through loss and trying times, and stories from experts within her inner circle of friends. Whether you're experiencing crisis or simply feeling adrift, Yogalosophy for Inner Strength will help guide and carry you through your transition by providing a path to emotional strength, inner balance, and ultimately, to a greater capacity for true joy.

PublicAffairs

The Test

Anya Kamenetz
Authors:
Anya Kamenetz

No sooner is a child walking and talking than the ABCs and 1-2-3s give way to the full-on alphabet soup: the ERBs, the OLSAT, the IQ, the NCLB for AYP, the IEP for ELLs, the CHAT and PDDST for ASD or LD and G&T or ADD and ADHD, the PSATs, then the ACTs and SATs,all designed to assess and monitor a child's readiness for education. In many public schools, students are spending up to 28% of instructional time on testing and test prep.Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year,forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests,up to 1.4 billion per year,and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them.How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development, while also asking our children to make the score and make a mark? This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it. The Test explores all sides of this problem,where these tests came from, why they're here to stay, and ultimately what you as a parent or teacher can do. It introduces a set of strategies borrowed from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, social psychology, and ancient philosophy to help children do as well as they can on tests, and, just as important, how to use the experience of test-taking to do better in life. Like Paul Tough's bestseller How Children Succeed , it illuminates the emerging science of grit, curiosity and motivation, but takes a step further to explore innovations in education,emerging solutions to the over-testing crisis,that are not widely known but that you can adapt today, at home and at school. And it presents the stories of families of all kinds who are maneuvering within and beyond the existing educational system, playing and winning the testing game. You'll learn, for example, what Bill Gates, a strong public proponent of testing, does to stoke self-directed curiosity in his children, and how Mackenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and mother of three, creates individualized learning experiences for each of her children.All parents want their children to be successful, and their schools to deliver true opportunities. Yet these goals are often as likely to result in stress and arguments as actual progress. The Test is a book to help us think about these problems, and ultimately, move our own children towards the future we want for them, from elementary to high school and beyond.

PublicAffairs

Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

Lisa J Shannon
Authors:
Lisa J Shannon

Driven by her family's devastating losses, Congolese expatriate Francisca Thelin embarks, with human rights activist Lisa J. Shannon, on a perilous journey back to her beloved homeland, now under the shadow of one of Africa's most feared militias,Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army. With gunmen camped at the edge of town, Francisca is forced to face a paralyzing clash between her life in America and her family's rapidly evaporating world,and the reality that their rush to her family's aid may backfire. Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen weaves Francisca's journey with stories of the family's harrowing encounters with gunmen and tales from their past to create a vivid, illuminating portrait of a place and its people. We hear of Mama Koko's early life as a gap-toothed beauty plotting to escape her inevitable fate of wife and motherhood of Papa Alexander's empire of wives, each of whom he married because she cooked and cleaned and made good coffee and of Francisca's idyllic childhood, when she ran barefoot through the family's coffee plantation gorging herself on mangoes and fish that were the size of small children." Offering compelling testimony to the strength of the human spirit and the beauty of human connection in the darkest of times, Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen also explores what it means and requires to truly make a difference in an unjust and often violent world.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Getting Back Out There

Susan J. Elliott
Authors:
Susan J. Elliott

You're ready for a new romance, but how can you avoid repeating past mistakes? The author of Getting Past Your Breakup offers an essential guide to building a healthy relationship.Plenty of dating books offer advice on how to flirt or catch someone's eye, but they won't help you make better decisions during the selection process so you can find real love. Based on years of research and work with her own clients, Susan Elliott offers a proven plan that will help you to:Examine past relationships for unfinished business and negative patternsIdentify warning signs and red flagsKeep your standards and boundaries high, even when you're head over heelsWork through rejection, rebounding, and other bumps in the roadDecide when to take a relationship to the next level and when to say goodbyeWith practical rules, strategies, and self-assessments,including tips for dating as a parent and dating online, Getting Back Out There will help you transition from your split to a happy, healthy new relationship.

Back Bay

The First Rule of Swimming

Courtney Angela Brkic
Authors:
Courtney Angela Brkic

When free spirit Jadranka mysteriously disappears shortly after emigrating to America, her older sister Magdalena must leave their ancestral Croatian island home and follow her to New York City. Magdalena's search begins to unspool the dark history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war.This haunting and sure-footed first novel explores the legacy of betrayal and loss in a place where beauty is fused with hardship, and where individuals are forced to make wrenching choices as they are swept up in the tides of history.

Running Press Adult

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to College

Ann Shoket, Editors of Seventeen Magazine
Authors:
Ann Shoket, Editors of Seventeen Magazine
Da Capo Lifelong Books

Letters from Motherless Daughters

Hope Edelman
Authors:
Hope Edelman

Letters from Motherless Daughters is a compilation of the letters Hope Edelman received in response to her ground-breaking New York Times -bestseller, Motherless Daughters . Reaffirming her precious link with motherless women across the country, Edelman presents these moving, honest, and often hopeful letters alongside her own insight to offer readers the opportunity to further learn from loss. The words of these brave women illustrate the profound pain, astounding strength, and undying perseverance of living through the loss of one's mother without ever outliving the need for her. Edelman has added a new introduction and new letters, tailoring this important book to a new generation.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Motherless Daughters

Hope Edelman
Authors:
Hope Edelman

Ask any woman whose mother has died, and she will tell you that she is irrevocably altered, as deeply changed by her mother's death as she was by her mother's life. Although a mother's mortality is inevitable, no book had discussed the profound, lasting, and far-reaching effects of this loss- until Motherless Daughters , which became an instant classic. Twenty years later, it is still the book that women of all ages look to for comfort and understanding when their mothers die, and the book that they continue to press into each other's hands.Building on interviews with hundreds of mother-loss survivors, the author's personal story of losing her mother, recent research in grief and psychology, and with a new afterword exploring how the legacy of mother loss shifts with the passage of time, Motherless Daughters reveals the shared experiences and core identity issues of motherless women:Why the absence of a nurturing hand shapes a woman's identity throughout her lifespanHow present-day relationships are defined by past lossesHow a woman can resolve past conflicts and move toward acceptance and healingWhat grief really is: not a linear passage, but an ongoing cyclical journey

Virago

The Engagements

J. Courtney Sullivan
Authors:
J. Courtney Sullivan

1947: Mary Frances Gerety, a young copywriter in an eminent advertising agency, has to convince the world of two things - that marriage means a diamond ring on every woman's finger, and that she is as good at her job as any man. And then, in one moment of brilliant inspiration, Mary Frances writes down four words which will achieve both her aims . . .Moving from a Harvard swim-meet in 1927 to the three-martini lunches of 1940s advertising, from the back streets of 1980s Boston to an exquisite Parisian music shop in 2003, The Engagements is a novel about love, marriage, commitment and betrayal; it is as sharp, as fiery and as beautiful as the stone we have taken to represent our dreams.

Seal Press

Airbrushed Nation

Jennifer Nelson
Authors:
Jennifer Nelson

Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies' Home Journal. Vogue. In an industry that has been in a downward spiral for years, these magazines,and other women,focused magazines like them,have not only retained their readership, they've increased it. Every month, five million-plus women peel back the slick cover of their favourite magazine to thumb through pages filled with tidings and advice about fashion, beauty, sex, relationships, dieting, health, and lifestyle. But do women's magazines offer valuable information, or do they merely peddle fluff and fantasy,and in either case, do women take their messages to heart?In Airbrushed Nation, Jennifer Nelson,a longtime industry insider,exposes the naked truth behind the glossy pages of women's magazines, both good and bad. Nelson delves deep into the world of glossies, explaining the ways in which these magazines have been positive for women, highlighting the ways in which their agendas have been misguided, and asking the questions that have long gone unasked: What do women think and believe about the retouched photos, the ubiquitous sex advice, the constant offensive on aging, and the fantasy fashion spreads featuring unaffordable clothing and accessories? Do the unrealistic ads, images, and ideals that permeate glossies damage women's self-esteem . . . and is it intentional?

Nation Books

Uprising

John Nichols
Authors:
John Nichols
Seal Press

Click

Courtney E. Martin, J. Courtney Sullivan
Authors:
Courtney E. Martin, J. Courtney Sullivan

When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it happened at school, at work, while watching TV, or reading a book, many of us can point to a particular moment when we knew we were feminists. In Click, editors Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan bring us a range of women- including Jessica Valenti, Amy Richards, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, and Jennifer Baumgardner- who share stories about how that moment took shape for them. Sometimes emotional, sometimes hilarious, this collection gives young women who already identify with the feminist movement the opportunity to be heard- and it welcomes into the fold those new to the still-developing story of feminism.

Discovering new literary talent

Blackfriars

Blackfriars aims to discover and nurture new talent (or talent that has been away for a while), run by Clare Smith of Little,Brown /Abacus.

Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson is the author of eighteen books, including the novel Duck and Cover, which was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year," and I Want to Be Left Behind, selected by the Christian Science Monitor among the Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010. Her most recent work, Your Life Is a Book, was a monthly Oprah book club selection. Peterson's work has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and she has contributed environmental commentary to Seattle NPR stations and on animal and environmental issues for The Huffington Post. She lives in Seattle on the shores of Salish Sea.