BEA is just one week away! That’s only 7 days. 168 short hours. 10080 tiny minutes. 604800 wee little seconds!
Make sure you stop by the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt booth (#1657) to learn more about all of our fall 2013 titles, and to snag these awesome galleys/finished books. And to say HI!
• Wednesday (ok, less than a week): Editors’ Buzz Panel
HITLER’S FURIES: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower. A revelatory new history of the role of German women in the Holocaust, not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers on the eastern front during World War II.
• Thursday and Friday, giveaways in booth #1657:
THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Oliver Potzsch. From the best-selling author of The Hangman’s Daughter, a historical thriller set in contemporary Bavaria, about Ludwig II’s mysterious death and the long-lost diary that could unlock its secrets.
CHASER: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words by John W. Pilley. The heartwarming and amazing story of Chaser, a Border Collie who has learned the names of over 1,000 objects, and her octogenarian trainer, exploring the true potential of animal intelligence and the ways in which any dog lover could achieve similar results. Watch a video — it’s AMAZING.
DEATH OF THE BLACK-HAIRED GIRL by Robert Stone. An illicit romance at one of America’s most esteemed colleges leads to tragedy in Robert Stone’s most compelling novel since the bestselling Damascus Gate.
THE LION SEEKER: A Novel by Kenneth Bonert. In the tradition of the great immigrant sagas, The Lion Seeker brings us Isaac Helger, son of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants, surviving the streets of Johannesburg in the shadow of World War II.
WANT NOT by Jonny Miles. From the critically acclaimed author of Dear American Airlines, a compulsively readable, deeply human novel that charts the course of three intersecting lives—a freegan couple living off the grid in Manhattan, a once prominent linguist struggling with midlife, and a New Jersey debt-collection magnate with a new family and a second chance at getting things right—in a thoroughly contemporary examination of that most basic and unquenchable emotion: want.
• Friday and Saturday: Speed Dating For Booksellers, Librarians & Book Group Leaders
Learn about THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY, THE LION SEEKER, DEATH OF THE BLACK-HAIRED GIRL, WANT NOT and:
THE RIVER AND ENOCH O’REILLY: A Novel by Peter Murphy. From an author offering “some of the best writing I’ve seen from a younger Irish writer in a while” (Colum McCann) comes the tale of Enoch O’Reilly— Elvis-impersonator, preacher— a small Irish town, a river flood, and the mysterious drowning of nine citizens.
• Saturday: BEA Power Reader Day
Elinor Lipman will be in booth #1657, signing copies of:
I CAN’T COMPLAIN: (All Too) Personal Essays by Elinor Lipman. A winning collection of essays about home, love, cooking, politics, and the writing life from the acclaimed novelist.
THE VIEW FROM PENTHOUSE B by Elinor Lipman. Two sisters recover from widowhood, divorce, and Bernie Madoff as unexpected roommates in a Manhattan apartment in the latest from Elinor Lipman, “the last urbane romantic” (Julia Glass).