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Featured November 22, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

FRIENDSGIVING by Alexandra Shytsman

Friendsgiving
Alexandra Shytsman

Celebrate Your Family of Friends

Throw a stress-free, festive holiday gathering for your family of friends! This unique and beautifully packaged Friendsgiving guide is filled with inspired menus, twenty-five creative recipes, tips, and more.

Friendsgiving is everything you love about Thanksgiving-- think memorable Turkey Day feast-- without the things you dread, like nagging family members and awkward conversations.

This epic Friendsgiving guide includes everything you need to throw a memorable occasion-- minus the tension and stress. In Friendsgiving, you'll find:

Handy timelines, shopping tips, and advice for planning ahead

Leftovers strategies, wine pairings, and music suggestions

Twenty-five easy, delicious recipes, such as Stuffing with Italian Sausage and Caramelized Fennel, Southern Tomato Pudding, and Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Arugula-Walnut Pesto

Convenient options for variations, as well as suggestions for what to make and what to ask guests to bring-- because good friends want to pitch in too!

You won't need to be a perfect host or slave over a stove for days. Instead, Friendsgiving will give you the insight and advice for creating a fun, unforgettable occasion to eat and drink with friends. Tap into your own creativity with an offering of diverse menus, including a Southern Feast, Cuban Fiesta, and a Modern vegan, gluten-free menu.

While Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for family, Friendsgiving gives us an opportunity to be thankful for friends. Whether you want to catch up before the holiday craze, throw a rager with old college buddies, or just get together with those closest to you, this practical and essential handbook will provide you with the tools you need to start an annual Friendsgiving tradition.

Cookbooks [Morrow Cookbooks, On Sale: September 5, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780062698193 / eISBN: 9780062740878]



Featured November 8, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE by Gregory Manchess

Above the Timberline

From renowned artist Gregory Manchess comes a lavishly painted novel about the son of a famed polar explorer searching for his stranded father, and a lost city buried under snow in an alternate future.

When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists talked about finally came, the topography was ripped apart and the weather of the world was changed—forever. Now the Earth is covered in snow, and to unknown depths in some places.

In this world, Wes Singleton leaves the academy in search of his father, the famed explorer Galen Singleton, who was searching for a lost city until Galen’s expedition was cut short after being sabotaged. But Wes believes his father is still alive somewhere above the timberline.

Fully illustrated with over 120 pieces of full-page artwork throughout, Above the Timberline is a stunning and cinematic combination of art and novel.

Graphic Novel [Saga Press, On Sale: October 24, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781481459235 / eISBN: 9781481459259]



Featured November 1, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

MINDHUNTER by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Mindhunter

Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

Now a Netflix original series

Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.

In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.

As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.

True Crime | Non-Fiction [Gallery, On Sale: November 26, 1998, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781501191961 / ]



Featured October 30, 2017
on Good Morning Texas - Buy The Book

THE WORLD OF LORE by Aaron Mahnke

The World of Lore #1

The World of Lore
Aaron Mahnke

Monstrous Creatures

A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series.

They live in shadows—deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They’re spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives’ tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. 

In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating  journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism—some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert.

In a world of “emotional vampires” and “zombie malls,” the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore.

Praise for the Lore podcast

“Truth can often be much scarier than fiction—something Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Unlike so much horror that needs over-the-top viscera to scare you, this podcast leans on history—folklore, myth, the stuff people once thought was true—to tell its tales.”—The Atlantic

“Narrated by Mahnke in a style that evokes spooky campfire stories, Lore is a history lesson like no other.”Esquire

Horror | Non-Fiction [Del Ray, On Sale: October 10, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781524797966 / eISBN: 9781524797973]



Featured October 30, 2017
on Good Morning Texas - Buy The Book

99 RED BALLOONS by Elisabeth Carpenter

99 Red Balloons
Elisabeth Carpenter

A chillingly clever psychological thriller with a stomach-flipping twist

Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?

Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

Meanwhile, ageing widow Maggie Sharples sees a familiar face in the newspaper. A face that jolts her from the pain of her existence into a spiralling obsession with another girl – the first girl who disappeared…

This is a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist that will take your breath away.

Thriller | Thriller Psychological [Avon, On Sale: September 26, 2017, Trade Size / e-Book, ISBN: 9780008248864 / eISBN: 9780008264024]

A shocking and jaw-dropping thriller

Shocking, mysterious, thriller that you can't put down

A shocking and jaw-dropping thriller

Shocking, mysterious, thriller that you can't put down



Featured October 30, 2017
on Good Morning Texas - Buy The Book

ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN by Marie Harte

All I Want for Halloween
Marie Harte

TONIGHT, SHE PLANS TO LET GO.

Dressed up and anonymous, Sadie Liberato feels powerful, sexy and free. Where better to lose herself than a masked party?

Gear Blackstone's cheating ex and scheming best friend have managed to spin his life into a serious downward spiral. At least with a mask on he can cut loose for one night. And cut loose he does—with the sexiest, snarkiest chick he's ever met.

After a scorching-hot encounter, Sadie and Gear are desperate to find each other in real life. But can the heat last when the masks come off?

Romance Contemporary [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: October 1, 2017, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492656531 / eISBN: 9781492656548]

Full of tricks, treats, and true love!

Full of tricks, treats, and true love!



Featured October 25, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

THE WORLD OF LORE by Aaron Mahnke

The World of Lore #1

The World of Lore
Aaron Mahnke

Monstrous Creatures

A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series.

They live in shadows—deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They’re spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives’ tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. 

In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating  journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism—some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert.

In a world of “emotional vampires” and “zombie malls,” the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore.

Praise for the Lore podcast

“Truth can often be much scarier than fiction—something Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Unlike so much horror that needs over-the-top viscera to scare you, this podcast leans on history—folklore, myth, the stuff people once thought was true—to tell its tales.”—The Atlantic

“Narrated by Mahnke in a style that evokes spooky campfire stories, Lore is a history lesson like no other.”Esquire

Horror | Non-Fiction [Del Ray, On Sale: October 10, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781524797966 / eISBN: 9781524797973]



Featured October 18, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

ENDURANCE by Scott Kelly

Endurance
Scott Kelly

A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys that preceded it, and of his colorful and inspirational formative years.

The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space.

Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight.

A natural storyteller, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

Non-Fiction [Knopf, On Sale: October 17, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781524731595 / ]



Featured September 27, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

KEEP YOU SAFE by Melissa Hill

Keep You Safe
Melissa Hill

Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult & Liane Moriarty ...

What if a choice you made for your child could harm someone else's?

For single mother Kate O'Hara, there was no choice to make. Her daughter, Rosie, is one of a small percentage of children with a disorder that prevents them from being immunized. All Kate can do is hope that herd immunity keeps disease at bay and her little girl safe.

For Madeleine Cooper vaccinations were a leap of faith she wasn't prepared to take. Which was why, following much soul-searching, she and her husband declined controversial measles shots for their daughter, Clara. All she can do is pray that it was the right decision, and if her little girl becomes sick, she gets through it unscathed.

But when both girls wind up in the same elementary school class, telltale red spots appear on Clara Cooper's chest, and on Rosie's a few days after.

And while one child recovers and the other's health becomes more critical, the two mothers find themselves across a very deep divide...

Women's Fiction [MIRA, On Sale: August 22, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780778330462 / eISBN: 9781488023514]



Featured September 13, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.

Non-Fiction Memoir [Simon & Schuster, On Sale: September 12, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781501175565 / ]



Featured September 6, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

IT by Stephen King

It
Stephen King

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name...

Horror [Signet, On Sale: August 7, 1987, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780451169518 / ]



Featured August 30, 2017
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

THE WALLS by Hollie Overton

The Walls
Hollie Overton

A heart-stopping psychological suspense novel about a Texas prison official driven to commit the perfect crime, by the author of the international bestselling thriller Baby Doll.

WOULD YOU KILL TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY?

Working on death row is far from Kristy Tucker's dream, but she is grateful for a job that allows her to support her son and ailing father.

When she meets Lance Dobson, Kristy begins to imagine a different kind of future. But after their wedding, she finds herself serving her own life sentence---one of abuse and constant terror.

But Kristy is a survivor, and as Lance's violence escalates, the inmates she's worked with have planted an idea she simply can't shake.

Now she must decide whether she'll risk everything to protect her family.

Mystery | Thriller Crime | Suspense [Hachette, On Sale: August 8, 2017, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780316268769 / eISBN: 9780316268783]




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As WFAA-TV Literary contributor on ABC Channel 8 in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, Gwen Reyes presents books or other literary news each Wednesday on the 4 pm news cast and during the month on Good Morning Texas. Catch the video of the segments on our YouTube channel.


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