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Publication date: February 24th

FAITH: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists
What do you believe? Is there a God? What does "faith" mean to you? Is it a guiding force...or a concept you reject? In this book, twenty-four leading authors---from New York Times and international bestsellers to CNN journalists; from political activists to rabbis; from the irreverent to the devout---explore their thoughts and feelings about faith, and discover answers to questions many had long ignored.


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EXIT LAUGHING: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death (May 2012)
When a loved one is dying, it's often humor that opens the door to acceptance...and more.

In this unconventional collection, twenty-four acclaimed essayists and novelists share personal stories of finding humor in the face of death. From Malachy McCourt revealing what really happened to Angela's ashes, to Jacquelyn Mitchard describing her husband's wake and what happened to his three close friends (think: trapped in a mental hospital), these true stories remind us that whether we face death with fear, humor, sorrow, joy, or confusion, we cannot deny that death happens. With this anthology, readers are reminded that t’s acceptable—and often even beneficial—to laugh through our tears.


“From beloved husbands to difficult mothers and more, this moving and often fiercely funny collection illuminates with grace, humor, and a few belly laughs the way someone’s death can change our lives.”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times best-selling author of Pictures of You

“In a culture where the discussion of death is basically taboo, the authors in Exit Laughing relate their stories with candor, compassion, love, and yes, humor. A perfect mix of gravitas and levity to the subject nobody wants to talk about: mortality. As funny and poignant as Harold and Maude, Exit Laughing makes it clear that even the Grim Reaper will put on a monkey face and maybe even giggle, when tickled.”—Sara Pritchard, author of Crackpots and Help Wanted: Female

“I love this anthology! Absorbing, poignantly moving, but most of all, profoundly life-affirming.”—Sandra Gulland, best-selling author of Mistress of the Sun and The Josephine B. Trilogy

“This gem of an anthology about what we fear, avoid, would rather not mention, let alone read about—death—is the funniest book I’ve read in years. Exit Laughing is a bold, outrageous, never sanctimonious, death-defying collection that looks straight in the eye of the inevitable while making you laugh real tears.”
—Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys and Looking for Mary


I love you. The meeting ran late. I want a divorce. One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement and our lives are turned upside down forever. In He Said What? Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, 25 gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something good or bad that changed them irrevocably. Funny, provocative, touching, and thrilling, He Said What? illustrates the powerful impact the right—and yes, even the wrong—words can have on a person’s life, and perhaps change that life forever.


In this upbeat, poignant, and sometimes hysterically funny collection, we are reminded of this: As much as we like to believe that we have full control of the circumstances of our lives—love, health, relationships—we do not. No matter how successful we are, how many books we have written or children we have launched, no matter how many business deals we’ve closed and illnesses or injuries we’ve overcome, life continues to remind us that the control we have fought so hard to attain can quickly slip away. And while many of us are able to regain that control, we cannot ignore the message that hovers out there, just beyond the coast of consciousness: Our bodies are for keeps. No matter what life brings us, we must forge ahead and celebrate life.


When you were in your youth -- riding your bicycle, playing stickball, learning how to knit, sitting too close to that old black-and-white television, attending the senior prom -- did you look in the mirror and imagine yourself in any way close to the person you are today? And now that you are here, in this place, at this age, do you look back with longing at the old dreams and expectations? Perhaps you are delighted, even surprised, by what you have achieved.

Did those dreams come true? Perhaps a more important question: Was your future defined by your own dreams, or by the dreams and expectations of others? Some authors in this collection were encouraged by the people in their lives, while others have succeeded despite them. Authors include Malachy McCourt, Eileen Goudge, Joyce Maynard, Leon Whiteson, Sandra Gulland, Christine O’Hagan, Alan Dershowitz, and more.



From some of America's top writers comes a groundbreaking, compulsively readable and bestselling anthology about that taboo subject -- women who steal husbands and lovers from other women, the consequences for those left behind, and the impact made by the vixen, the Lorelei, the Jezebel ... the bitch ... on families and our futures. Contributing authors include Jane Smiley, Susan Cheever, Lynn Freed, Caroline Leavitt, Dani Shapiro, Pam Houston, Mary Jo Eustace, and more.


Following the death of her lifelong friend, Mimi sets off on a journey to discover how she came to this lonely place in her life, and why she runs from the opportunity to love. The Bone Weaver is a blend of history and fiction created around three generations of women and their struggles to survive pogroms, illness and the violence of shtetl life in nineteenth-century eastern Europe. Taking apart the family tapestry thread by thread, studying these women and their lives of uncertainty, tragedy and joy, Mimi learns about courage and the will to survive. As she discovers what makes these women remarkable, she discovers herself.

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Nonfiction
What do you believe? Is there a God? What does "faith" mean to you? Is it a guiding force...or a concept you reject? In this book, twenty-four leading authors---from New York Times and international bestsellers to CNN journalists; from political activists to rabbis; from the irreverent to the devout---explore their thoughts and feelings about faith, and discover answers to questions many had long ignored.
Creative Nonfiction: Anthology
One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement and our lives are turned upside down forever. In He Said What? Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, 25 gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something good or bad that changed them irrevocably.
Some of our country's finest authors share the personal experiences of death...and humor. Their pieces are poignant, funny, intimate, and sometimes downright laugh-out-loud hysterical. Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ellen Sussman, Barbara Graham, Zoe Carter, Sherry Glaser-Love...and more.
Creative Nonfiction: Anthology
Do we devote our energies to beauty and fitness? Do we fight our body ... or befriend it? Twenty-seven gifted authors share their secrets.

Creative Non-fiction: Anthology
When you were a child, how did you imagine yourself as an adult? And now that you're an adult, have you become that person? Leading authors answer these questions.

A cheating husband? An unfaithful wife? A child affected by infidelity? Many viewpoints, from emotional to funny, raging to accepting. All of them memorable! Three weeks on Canada's bestseller list!
Fiction
“The sense of place... past and present, is captivating and profound.”
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