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About Elenita Chmilowski
Director of Library Sales for PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP PUBLISHERS, New York, Elenita Chmilowski is on a mission to enhance communications between publishers and librarians. Her 15 years of sales and marketing in publishing has earned the respect and friendship of wholesalers, retailers, librarians and publishers around the world.

In addition to developing the “top book list every library should have,” editing a monthly newsletter, providing client support, and developing new titles for Perseus Books, Elenita enjoys blogging about what’s new in the library world for thedailypretzel.com.

A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Elenita is an active member of the AAP Library Trade Committee and the American Library Association.

Recent posts:

Nearly everyone swears…..
Nearly everyone swears…..

….whether it’s over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto.  It may be starred, beeped, and censored—yet profanity is so appealing that we can’t stop using it. In the funniest, clearest study … Continue reading

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A Spirited Blend of History, Anthropology, Folklore, and Biology – COYOTE AMERICA
A Spirited Blend of History, Anthropology, Folklore, and Biology – COYOTE AMERICA

This is one of my favorite books on our fall list… PRAISE “Historian Flores has written about the American West for decades, so it’s no surprise his gaze should turn to the region’s scrappy mascot. Over the past 500 years, the original … Continue reading

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The Unpopular Virtue of Moral Certainty – John Quincy Adams
The Unpopular Virtue of Moral Certainty – John Quincy Adams

The Wall Street Journal’s previously announced review ran in Monday’s paper, calling the book “penetrating, detailed and very readable,” and a “splendid biography.” As previously announced, an essay by James Traub on John Quincy Adams ran in yesterday’s New York … Continue reading

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One of the Must-Read Books for Geeks
One of the Must-Read Books for Geeks

Stephon and the book will be featured in a Weekend Confidential interview in the Wall Street Journal’s Review section. Run date to be confirmed, but it could be as early as March 26.   Keith Blanchard includes the book in a … Continue reading

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What happens now that Sunshine’s powers are fully awakened….
What happens now that Sunshine’s powers are fully awakened….

Having passed her test in Book One, Sunshine’s Luiseach powers are now fully awakened: for months now, Sunshine has felt spirits everywhere: heard voices, felt emotions – intense and sometimes overwhelming. She tries to ignore them, but it is impossible. … Continue reading

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A story of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking, and an unlikely savior: distance running.
A story of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking, and an unlikely savior: distance running.

An apology for choices he wasn’t sure he’d live long enough to regret, Mishka Shubaly’s  first full-length memoir, I Swear I’ll Make It Up To You:A Life on the Low Road, is a story of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, … Continue reading

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How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

Chicago Tribune “Sax’s book isn’t available for purchase until late December, but if his message strikes a chord, it may be worth a preorder…[Sax is] sounding some alarms that we’d do well to heed, and for our kids’ sakes, I … Continue reading

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Carnegie Medal Winner – Viet Thanh Nguyen THE SYMPATHIZER
Carnegie Medal Winner – Viet Thanh Nguyen THE SYMPATHIZER

Sally Mann & Viet Thanh Nguyen winners of Carnegie medals presented by library association By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press JANUARY 10, 2016 — 6:25PM NEW YORK — This year’s winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, given annually by the … Continue reading

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THE REBEL OF RANGOON
THE REBEL OF RANGOON

Library Journal, Starred Review, 6/15: “Schrank’s passionate and moving narrative is written in a poetic style that from the outset elicits genuine emotion. With verve and lyricism the author tells the little-known story of the political upheaval of Burma and … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Mission High School in San Francisco
Behind the Scenes at Mission High School in San Francisco

ABOUT THE BOOK: Mission High shows how the alternative, hyper-local and progressive approach of Mission High School works. In providing context for the success of Mission High, Rizga explores the most contentious issues surrounding education in America. She argues that … Continue reading

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