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Elevenses with the Reps

Join us for our next Elevenses with the Reps on December 2nd at 11:00 am!

Did you miss our last Elevenses? Are you looking for a great new read? Check out our archive of our publisher sales reps talking about their favorite new releases! From debut novels and exciting new nonfiction to bestselling titles arriving in paperback and highly anticipated books available for pre-orders.

Elevenses with the Reps - November 25th

with Wendy Pearl (Penguin)

Richard McNeace (Faherty & Associates),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

Wendy Recommends:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel by Yu Miri

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

Richard Recommends:

The Blues: A Visual History by Mike Evans

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America

California Homes II: Studio William Hefner

Gabe Recommends:

Local Dirt: Seasonal Recipes for Eating Close to Home by Andrea Bemis

The Nom Wah Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from 100 Years at New York City's Iconic Dim Sum Restaurant by Wilson Tang

Barack Before Obama: Life Before the Presidency by David Katz

Elevenses with the Reps,

Children's Book Edition - November 18th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette)

Dandy Conway (Random House),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Tom Recommends:

The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney

An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Volume 3 by Mo Willems

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson, Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

Dandy Recommends:

Find Fergus by Mike Boldt

Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader by John Gallagher

American Royals by Katharine McGee

 Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama, illustrated by Loren Long

Gabe Recommends:

Lilly & Friends: A Picture Book Treasury by Kevin Henkes

 Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris, illustrated by Ana Ramírez González

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte, illustrated by Ann Xu

Elevenses with the Reps - November 11th

with Joe Murphy (W.W. Norton & Company),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Andrea Recommends:

Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries That Inspired the Golden Age of Animation by Reid Mitenbuler

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't

A Galway Epiphany: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen

Shannon Recommends:

White Ivy by Susie Yang

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate

Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Joe Recommends:

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard by John Birdsall

Elevenses with the Reps - November 3rd

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Consortium),

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Dave Recommends:

Big Love Cooking: 75 Recipes for Satisfying, Shareable Comfort Food by Joey Campanaro with Theresa Gambacorta, photographs by Con Poulos

Distant Shores: Surfing the Ends of the Earth by Chris Burkard

If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall

Gabe Recommends:

Il Buco: Stories & Recipes by Donna Lennard

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas by Glenn Kenny

Will Recommends:

Diary of a Detour by Lesley Stern

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Selection

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa, Second Edition: Contours in the Air

Elevenses with the Reps - October 28th

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Steve Atinsky (Penguin Random House),

and Gary Hart (Chicago University Press)

 

 

Gabe Recommends:

The Cold Millions by Jess Water

What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon by Philip Gefte

The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction

Steve Recommends:

Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark

Face to Face: The Photographs of Camilla McGrath

Gary Recommends:

Angela Davis: Seize the Time, edited by Gerry Beegan and Donna Gustafson

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays by Jerald Walker

Elevenses with the Reps - October 21st

with Wade Lucas (Penguin Random House),

Richard McNeace (Phaidon),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Wade Recommends:

Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben Macintyre

Eat a Peach by David Chang

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition by Brené Brown

Richard Recommends:

Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell

Spirited: Cocktails from around the World by Adrienne Stillman

The Garden: Elements and Styles by Toby Musgrave

Tom Recommends:

Do You Fell Like I Do? by Peter Frampton

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson

Andrea Recommends:

The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Sweet Dreams: The Story of the New Romantics by Dylan Jones

Elevenses with the Reps - October 14th

with Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium),

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Will Recommends:

The Bloomsbury Look by Wendy Hitchmough

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew

Making Peace with the Universe by Michael Scott Alexander

Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of a Reader's Mind Over a Universe of Death by Harold Bloom

Carleton Watkins: Making the West American by Tyler Green

Patricia Recommends:

The Goat: A Natural and Cultural History by Sue Weaver

Lives of Houses, edited by Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee

We Are Santa: Portraits and Profiles by Ron Cooper

Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intelletual Life by Zena Hitz

Dave Recommends:

100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer

Men to Avoid in Art and Life by Nicole Tersigni

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age by John Lithgow

Elevenses with the Reps - September 23rd

with Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

Wade Lucas (Penguin Random House),

and Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster)

 

 

Wade Recommends:

Ottolenghi Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Whale Day: And Other Poems by Billy Collins

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Shannon Recommends:

Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America by Maria Hinojosa

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Andrea Recommends:

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Free City by Eric Darton

Animals Brag about Their Bottoms by Maki Sato

Elevenses with the Reps - September 16th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette),

Joe Murphy ( W.W. Norton & Co.),

and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Tom Recommends:

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Queen All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Benoît Clerc

Joe Recommnds:

Ian W. Toll's Pacific War TrilogyPacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology by Toby Wilkinson

A Girl is A Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Gabe Recommends:

Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason

Monogamy by Sue Miller

Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser

Elevenses with the Reps - September 9th

with Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle),

Steve Atinsky ( Penguin Random House),

and Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium)

 

 

 

Will Recommends:

The Nose and Other Stories by Nikolai Gogol

A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein

Denaturalized: How Thousands Lost Their Citizenship and Lives in Vichy France by Claire Zalc

Dave Recommends:

The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes by Nik Sharma

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age by John Lithgow

Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu

Steve Recommends:

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts by Scott Anderson

Elevenses with the Reps -- September 2nd

with Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

Wade Lucas ( Penguin Random House),

and Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Patricia Recommends:

Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution's Mysteries Solved by Kenneth Catania

Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power by Pekka Hamalainen

Stanley Kubrick by David Mikics

Wade Recommends:

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Daddy by Emma Cline

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Gabe Recommends:

The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Runaway by Jorie Graham

Elevenses with the Reps -- August 26th

with Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins),

Wendy Pearl (Penguin Random House),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

Sad Janet by Lucie Britsch

Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters by Dominique Crenn and Emma Brockes

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Andrea Recommends:

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

Bukowksi, a Life by Neeli Cherkovski

Thrown in the Throat by Benjamin Garcia

Gabe Recommends:

Before You Go by Tommy Butler

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy

Shannon Recommends:

Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno

The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell

The Deepest South of All by Richard Grant

Elevenses with Los Angeles Booksellers -- August 19th

with Kristin Rasmussen (Pages: a bookstore),

Amanda Barillas (Vroman's Bookstore),

Daniel Graham (Book Soup)

and Thatcher Svekis (DIESEL Brentwood)

 

 

Daniel Recommends:

Intimations by Zadie Smith

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang

A Star is Bored by Byron Lane

Kristin Recommends:

Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Horse Crazy: The Story of a Women and a World in Love with an Animal by Sasha Maslin Nir

Amanda Recommends:

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

Thatcher Recommends:

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Every Man a Menace and Clean Hands by Patrick Hoffman

Elevenses with the Reps -- August 12th

with Gigi Reinheimer (Macmillan),

Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

and Wendy Pearl (Penguin Random House)

 

 

Wendy Recommends:

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

Gigi Recommends:

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Luster by Raven Leilani

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Andrea Recommends:

 Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth by Dan Richards

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland

Hysteria by Jessica Gross

Debra Recommends:

Kamala and Maya's Big Idea by Meena Harris, illustrated by Ana Ramírez González

Elevenses with the Reps -- August 5th

with Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

Will Gawronski (Columbia University Press Sales Consortium),

Tom McIntyre (Hachette), and Steve Atinsky (Peguin Random House)

 

 

 

Tom Recommends:

Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson by Annye C. Anderson

The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Will Recomends:

Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? by Alexander Keyssar

Surf, Sand, and Stone by Keith Heyer Meldahl

 La Raza, curated by Luis C. Garza and Amy Scott, edited by Colin Gunckel

Call to ask about ordering: (310) 576-9960 for Brentwood; (858) 925-7078 for Del Mar

Shannon Recommends:

 Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

Steve Recommends:

Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

Via Negativa by Daniel Hornsby

True Crimes and Misdemeanors by Jeffrey Toobin

 

Elevenses with the Reps -- July 29th

with Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins),

Patricia Nelson (Princeton University Press),

Joe Murphy (Norton), and John Dally (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

 

John Recommends:

Make Change by Shaun King

Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution by P.W. Singer and August Cole

Rockaway by Diane Cardwell

Patricia Recommends:

The Virus in the Age of Madness by Bernard Henri-Levi

A Lifetime in Galapagos by Tui de Roy

Stories for the Years by Luigi Pirandello

Gabe Recommends:

Burn by Patrick Ness

Yes, I Can Say That by Judy Gold

The Order by Daniel Silva

Joe Recommends:

In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration by Shane O'Mara

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why by Alexandra Petri

Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson

Elevenses with San Diego Booksellers -- July 22nd

with Mimi Hannan (La Playa Books),

Scott Ehrig-Burgess (The Library Shop),

Teri Den Herder (UC San Diego Bookstore),

and Debra Ginsberg (DIESEL Del Mar)

 

 

Mimi Recommends:

Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk, from the series The Blood of Stars, by Elizabth Lim

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Heavy by Kiese Layman

Teri Recommends:

The Bear by Andrew Krivak

 Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Crossings by Alex Landragin

Scott Recommends:

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi

Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook by José Andrés and Matt Goulding

Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook by Elisabeth Prueitt

Debra Recommends:

The Braid by Laetitia Colombani

The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-Eun

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

Elevenses with the Reps -- July 15th

with Tom McIntyre (Hachette), Andrea Tetrick (PGW),

Will Gawronski (Columbia/Harvard/University of California),

and Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle)

 

 

Dave Recommends:

Cross Country by Rickey Gates

Nourish Me Home by Cortney Burns and Heami Lee

Dolly Parton, Songteller by Dolly Parton and Robert K. Oermann

Will Recommends:

Rethinking Readiness by Jeffrey Schlegelmich and Irwin Redlener

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa

The Fairest of Them All by Maria Tatar

Tom Recommends:

The Mercies by Kirin Millwood Hargrave

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Hi Five by Joe Ide

Andrea Recommends:

This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald

She Surf by Lauren L. Hill

Elevenses with the Reps -- July 8th

with Kevin Peters (Workman), Gary Hart (Chicago),

Steve Atinksy (Penguin Random House),

and John Dally (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

 

Kevin Recommends:

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

How to Argue with a Racist by Adam Rutherford

 Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake

Gary Recommends:

Vincent's Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him by Mariella Guzzoni

Finding Dora Maar by Brigitte Benkemoun and Joy Gladding

Dora Maar

Steve Atinsky:

Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

John Dally:

A Shadow Intelligence by Oliver Harris

Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco by Alia Volz

Iron Empires by Michael Hiltzik

Elevenses with DIESEL -- July 1st

with Debra (Del Mar), Lynn (Brentwood),

Noelle (Del Mar), and Thatcher (Brentwood)

 

 

Debra Recommends:

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Desert Notebooks by Ben Ehrenreich

The Unicorn Handbook by Carolyn Turgeon

Lynn Recommends: 

A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair

Noelle Recommends:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Everlastings by Bex Partridge

Thatcher Recommends:

The Current by Time Johnson

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Devolution by Max Brooks

Elevenses with the Reps -- June 24th 

Children's Books

with Mark O'Neal (Dutton), Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster),

Dave Ehrlich (Chronicle), and Gabe Barillas (HarperCollins)

 

 

Dave Recommends: 

Everyone's Awake by Colin Meloy

We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders

Neighbors by Kasya Denisevich

Mark Recommends:

I'll Walk With You by Carol Lynn Pearson

The House of Madame M by Clotilde Perrin

How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry

Shannon Recommends

My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano

The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton

Pride 1 2 3 by Michael Joosten

Fred's Big Feelings by Laura Renauld

Gabe Recommeds:

Big Papa and the Time Machine by Daniel Bernstrom

One Last Shot by John David Anderson

You Don't Live Here by Robyn Schneider

Elevenses with the Reps -- June 17th 

with Richard McNeace (Phaidon),

Patricia Nelson (Yale/Princeton), and Joe Murphy (WW Norton)

 

 

Richard Recommends:

Art =: Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History

My Art Book of Happiness by Shana Gozansky

The Vegetarian Silver Spoon by The Silver Spoon Kitchen

Patricia Recommends: 

Blooming Flowers by Kasia Boddy

Billionaire Wilderness by Justin Farrell

Epidemics and Societyby Frank M. Snowden

Joe Recommends:

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy by Alastair Gee

The Decameron (trans. Wayne A. Rebhorn) by Giovanni Boccaccio

Adrienne Geffel: A Novel by David Hajdu

Elevenses with the Reps -- June 10th 

with Wendy Pearl (Penguin), Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins),

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster) and Andrea Tetrick (PGW)

Wendy Recommends:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Gabriel Recommends:

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Why We Drive by Matthew B. Crawford

Shannon Recommends:

These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Andrea Recommends:

Wicked Enchantment by Wanda Coleman

Slouching Towards Los Angeles ed. by Steffie Nelson

Elevenses with the Reps -- May 27th

with Wade Lucas (Random House), Wendy Pearl (Penguin),

Gabriel Barillas (HarperCollins), Andrea Tetrick (PGW), 

Shannon Grant (Simon & Schuster), and Steve Atinsky

(Random House) 

Wade Recommends:

Pretty Things by Janelle Brown

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Wendy Recommends:

Beach Read by Emily Henry

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gabriel Recommends:

These Women by Ivy Pochoda

The Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson

Andrea Recommends:

Vagablonde by Anna Dorn

Glorious Boy by Aimee Liu

Shannon Recommends:

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner 

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Steve Recommends:

Stray by Stephanie Danler

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry