Paul Dickson
Bloomsbury USA
Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers
Shakespeare gave the English language 1000+ words but two other men also first used hundreds of words.... And the origin of "nerd" and "weapons of mass destruction" and many phrases -- may surprise you.
Lauren Willig
St. Martin's Press
That Summer: A Novel
Parallel stories from different centuries have a common thread, with romantic twists and artsy turns.
George Prochnik
Other Press
The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
The most widely translated-to-English author of the 1930s, who once lived near a painter named Hitler, escaped the Holocaust, or did he?
Ariel Schrag
Mariner Books
Adam: A Novel
An awkward, innocent California teen visits his sister back East one summer and enters her wild social world: "A fresh spin on love, attraction, self-definition, and [being comfortable] in your own skin."
Stephen Rodrick
Harper Perennial
The Magical Stranger: A Son’s Journey into His Father’s Life
A journalist explores the past of his father, a Navy pilot and squadron commander lost in The Pacific in 1979.