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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Kitchen on Fire!
Kitchen on Fire!

Kitchen on Fire! Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or Less)  From the owners of Berkeley’s famed Kitchen on Fire! cooking school, comes the “Hooked on Phonics” of cooking—how to become an excellent home chef in 12 basic … Continue reading

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Booklist Lists Three Consortium Titles in Their Editors’ Choice 2011 Lists!

Even more kudos for our publishers and their books! This week’s nods come from Booklist. They named three titles in their Editors’ Choice 2011 lists! Turtle Point’s Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems made the list in the Adult Books: … Continue reading

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Ashfall is a Top 5 YA Novel of 2011!
Ashfall is a Top 5 YA Novel of 2011!

NPR’s favorite 5 novels for teens came out early this week and Ashfall made the list! Check out Ashfall and the rest of the best teen books of 2011 here!

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For Mad Men Fans and Foodies
For Mad Men Fans and Foodies

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is the perfect holiday gift for fans of the hit series on AMC.  It includes more than 60 recipes and a color photo insert of 16 dishes, plus black and white photos and other images … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher was a prolific genius, an incredibly learned man with STRONG opinions and an uncanny ability to market and consistently reinvent himself. We are proud to have been his publisher for many of his books and will miss those strong opinions.  Hitchens’ Books

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True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure
True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure

A BAD IDEA I’M ABOUT TO DO  by Chris Gethard 9780306820304 Praise:  “Self-hating funny guy comes to terms with his depression…he’s easy to root for…the author has a good time laughing at himself.” —Kirkus Reviews “If you like underdog stories … Continue reading

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It’s OK to Tell
It’s OK to Tell

Author Lauren Book is in the news, presenting testimony today to the United States Senate Health Committee on Children and Families.  She also wrote an Op-Ed piece in yesterday’s USA Today on the Penn State and Syracuse University abuse scandals:  … Continue reading

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Kirkus Reviews Gives Four Consortium Titles a “Best of 2011″ Nod

Kirkus Reviews included The Body Politic in their Best Nonfiction of 2011 list. Kirkus originally reviewed the book back in April. Read the full review here. This Thing Called the Future made the Best Teen Books of 2011 list. Kirkus … Continue reading

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Dec 7, 1941 – day that will live in infamy

Pearl Harbor was the defining event of the 20th century—it changed the global balance of power, set the stage for the Cold War, and allowed the United States to emerge as a global superpower—and so December 7th, 1941 is perhaps … Continue reading

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What makes Lisbeth Salander tick?
What makes Lisbeth Salander tick?

That’s the question Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D. and Shannon O’Neill tackle in this collection on essays on the psychology of the protagonist of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.  Out in time for the release of the The Girl with the Dragon … Continue reading

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