The publisher will give away galleys of
Colim Tobin’s Nora Webster, as well as
nonfiction Buzz Book The Short and
Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff
Hobbs and Miranda July’s The First
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Galley giveaways include Matthew
Thomas’s debut novel (and Buzz Book),
We Are Not Ourselves, about an Irish-American family through the generations;
along with buzz, it’s been generating stellar reviews. Garth Stein, bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will
sign galleys of A Sudden Light, a coming-of-age ghost story in which a boy uncovers family secrets when he tries to save
his parents’ marriage. Thriller writer
Chelsea Cain will sign copies of One
Kick, the first in a new series featuring a
special young woman named Kick Lan-nigan, who has a complicated past. And
Dominique Ansel, of Cronut fame, will be
on hand to sign recipe cards and promote
Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes.
There will also be galleys of Travels with
Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
and Tokyo Kill by Barry Lancet.
Galleys of I Am Having So Much Fun
Here Without You by Courtney Maum
will be available, along with copies of
The Means by Douglas Brunt, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie
Su, and As You Wish by Cary Elwes.
The Secret Life of Clams by Anthony
D. Fredericks—the story of everyone’s
favorite bivalve—will be available (200
copies), as will the novel I Did Not Kill
My Husband by Liu Zhenyun, a biting
satire of China’s one-child policy (200
Galleys for giveaway number in the
hundreds here: The American Plate, a
history of the evolution of American
food, with recipes and photos; The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister, featuring a female illusionist; and The
End of Innocence by Allegra Jordan
(500 copies of each). There will be 250
galleys of Objects of Her Affection by
Sonya Cobb; 200 galleys of The Dogs
Were Rescued (And So Was I) by
Theresa Rhyne; and 200 finished copies
of Anne Geddes Little Blessings by
Anne Geddes, a photographic journey
The big giveaway here is The 3 Promises by David J. Pollay, about finding joy
every day, and, from Sterling Epicure,
Wines of California by Mike DeSimone
and Jess Jenssen (200 galleys of each).
ST. MARTIN’S PRESS
Galleys will be available (200 copies
each) for debut novelist Nayomi Mu-
naweera’s Sri Lankan–set Island of a
Thousand Mirrors; thriller writer T.
Jefferson Parker’s literary novel Full
Measure; and You Might Remember
Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hart-
man by Mick Thomas.
THAMES & HUDSON
Three titles will be available:
Rendez-Vous with Art by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford; Digging for
Richard III by Mike Pitts, the story of
how the king’s remains were found under
a parking lot in England; and How the
World Was Won by Peter Conrad, about
the dissemination of American culture.
International bestseller The Search for
Heinrich Schlögel by Martha Baille,
and Loitering, short story writer Charles
D’Ambrosio’s return to essays a decade
after his cult hit Orphans, will be given
away; 50 galleys of each.
John Scalzi will be signing 100 galleys of
his near-future novel Lock In, from Tor
Books, while Forge Books will have W.
Bruce Cameron signing 200 copies of
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man,
a sweet romance with a suspenseful plot.
Perennial favorite Tana French’s latest
thriller, The Secret Place, will be available in galleys, along with The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi, the
author of Reading Lolita in Teheran, who
will also be signing. ■
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