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Carry On, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)
P. G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2003

A full cast of Wodehouse creations—including tyrannical relatives, beastly acquaintances, demon children, and literary fatheads—return for further near catastrophes and sparkling comedy A Gentleman of Leisure is a comic novel dedicated to Douglas Fairbanks—who starred in the film version—and concerns a young man, his love life, and a burglary. Famiiliar Wodehouse characters from both sides of the ocean make appearances. Meanwhile, in ...
  
  











  



  
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
Jen Campbell

Overlook Hardcover, 2012

"What is your biggest pet peeve?" This simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese inspired bookseller Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore, everything from "Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?" to "Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?" Anyone who has ever worked in retail will nod knowingly at requests like "I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me ...
  
  











  



  
The Soul of Discretion: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery (Chief Superintendent Simon ...
Susan Hill

Overlook Hardcover, 2015

In the eighth of the successful Simon Serrailler series, the Chief Superintendent is faced with worse crimes than ever, and the town of Lafferton is left reeling   Susan Hill—the Man Booker Prize nominee and winner of the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards—returns with a gripping new novel, the latest chapter in one of the most acclaimed mystery series of our time. ...
  
  











  



  
Life with my Father Glen Campbell
Debby Campbell, Mark Bego

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Glen Campbell began his musical career as the recording session guitar player to many of the 1960’s biggest stars including Sonny & Cher, the Mamas & The Papas, The Beach Boys, and Elvis Presley. He transitioned to film with John Wayne in 1969’s True Grit , which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and was awarded a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. During his ...
  
  











  



  
Missing Reels
Farran Smith Nehme

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

The utterly winning, wholly delightful, totally cinematic debut novel of young love, old movies, and an epic search for a long-lost silent film New York in the late 1980s. Ceinwen Reilly has just moved from Yazoo City, Mississippi, and she’s never going back, minimum wage job (vintage store salesgirl) and shabby apartment (Avenue C walkup) be damned. Who cares about earthly matters when Ceinwen can spend her days and her nights at ...
  
  











  



  
Barefoot to Billionaire: Reflections on a Life's Work and a Promise to Cure Cancer
Jon Huntsman Sr.

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Billionaire entrepreneur, distinguished public servant, and father of a former governor and presidential candidate, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. has been very fortunate in life. The company he founded in 1970, the Huntsman Corporation, is now one of the largest petrochemical manufacturers in the world, employing more than 12,000 people and generating over $10 billion in revenue each year. Success in business, though, has always been a means to an ...
  
  











  



  
War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War
William Philpott

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

The Great War of 1914–1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world’s great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of ...
  
  











  



  
Operation Sea Lion
Leo McKinstry

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

In the summer of 1940, the Nazi war machine was at its zenith. France, Denmark, Norway and the Low Countries were all under occupation. Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph, and Hitler planned a two-pronged offensive—a blistering aerial bombardment followed by a land invasion—to subdue his final enemy. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. As Leo McKinstry details in this fascinating new history, the ...
  
  











  



  
The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War
Vernon Benjamin

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Sailing down the river that would later bear his captain’s name, explorer Robert Juet described the Hudson River Valley in 1609 as a “drowned land” submerged by a “great lake of water.” Over the next two centuries, this drowned landscape would be the site of a truly historic flowering of art, literature, architecture, innovation, and revolutionary fervor—drawing comparisons to another fertile cultural haven built around a might mighty ...
  
  











  



  
Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumors
Zoë Howe

Overlook Hardcover, 2015

The New biography of “the Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” ( Rolling Stone )   Lyrical visionary, enduring style icon, and one indispensable fifth of post-Peter Green megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognizable figures in rock ’n’ roll history—very much Fleetwood Mac’s “Queen Bee,” as Mick Fleetwood himself described her. With gold and qua­druple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie ...
  
  











  



  
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2009

A tome of well-mannered high comedy, from the "unrivaled master of the comedy of manners" ( Entertainment Weekly ) In Aunts Aren't Gentlemen Bertie Wooster withdraws to the village of Maiden Eggesford on doctor's orders to "sleep the sleep of the just and lead the quiet Martini-less life." Only the presence of the irrepressible Aunt Dahlia shatters the rustic peace. A classic-the last book written by Woodhouse featuring Bertie and Jeeves. ...
  
  











  



  
Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel
Daryl Easlea

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Peter Brian Gabriel may have started out as a high profile rock performer with a penchant for theatrical costumes, but he was never going to age in the traditional rock manner. Neither becoming a parody of his past self nor endlessly seeking self-consciously new images, instead he took his creativeness and perfectionism into fresh fields.    Throughout his career, Gabriel has been a pioneer in the music industry, pushing pop music to ...
  
  











  



  
The Russian Heritage Cookbook: A Culinary Heritage Preserved in 360 Authentic Recipes
Lynn Visson

Overlook Hardcover, 2009

Alongside the splendors of tsarist Russia-its art, architecture, and literature-sits its cuisine, a marvelous, little-known part of Russian heritage. Based on favorite family recipes, collected by the author from the private collections of the old Russian émigré community of New York City, The Complete Russian Cookbook represents the restoration of an entire culinary heritage, which previously existed only in memory. Most Americans have ...
  
  











  



  
Bring on the Girls (Collector's Wodehouse)
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Despite an enormous solo output, P.G. Wodehouse often co-operated with other writers, especially in the early stages of his career, exchanging or sharing plots, advising on problems and even writing books and stage-works together. Bring on the Girls is a characteristically mordant account of his work with Guy Bolton in musical comedy, which occupied much of Wodehouse’s energy from his arrival in America and effectively made his reputation. ...
  
  











  



  
Little Darling's Pinups for Pitbulls
Deirdre Franklin

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

In 2005, Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin founded the non-profit organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, because she was tired of so-called rescues and shelters euthanizing healthy, friendly, and adoptable animals due to their alleged “breed.” Drawing on her background in modeling, she created a calendar like no other—eye-catching pinup girls and their pit bull pups, in era-appropriate style—that has become something of a phenomenon in the ...
  
  











  



  
Not George Washington (The Collector's Wodehouse)
P.G. Wodehouse

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

This early novel, written in collaboration with a friend of Wodehouse, is a fascinating curiosity which suggests that Wodehouse might have become a very different, experimental sort of writer, had he continued to write in the same vein. Using multiple narrators, playing with literary stereotypes and identities, it tells the story of an ambitious young writer, James Orlebar Cloyster, who combines mild and affable manners with very few ...
  
  











  



  
Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics
Gary Smith

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Did you know that baseball players whose names begin with the letter “D” are more likely to die young? Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking a full pot of coffee every morning will add years to your life, but one cup a day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer? All of these “facts” have been argued with a straight face by credentialed researchers and backed up with ...
  
  











  



  
Q is for Quinoa: A Modern Parent's ABC
Joel Rickett

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

A is for Apple , B is for Bear , C is for Cat . . . Z is for zzzzzz . This is 2014, and your ABC book, no matter how charming, just doesn’t reflect the busy lives of today’s toddlers. Far more useful, then, to learn that A is for Allergy , B is for Babyccino , and C is for Controlled Crying .   All the pain and joy of modern parenting is packed into this beautifully designed, very funny little book. Perfect for ...
  
  











  



  
Breakfast at Sotheby's: An A-Z of the Art World
Philip Hook

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? and 2) Who’s it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer’s gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others: How much is it worth? How much will it be worth in five or ten years’ time? And what will people think of me if they see it hanging on my wall?   ...
  
  











  



  
The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx
Jerry Toner

Overlook Hardcover, 2014

Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves. Having spent most of his life managing his servants—many of them prisoners from Rome’s military conquests—he decided to write a kind of owner’s manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, ...
  
  











  








   



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