The Speed of Falling Objects
By Nancy Richardson Fischer
Inkyard Press/HarperCollins; hardcover, 336 pages; $19.99
Nancy Richardson Fischer earned a legion of devoted readers and wide critical praise for her debut novel When Elephants Fly because of its sensitive and authentic treatment of mental illness, set against a backdrop of issues surrounding wildlife protection and conservation.
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THE WAY OF THE WOODSHOP: Creating, Designing & Decorating with Wood
By Aleksandra Zee
Dey Street Books; hardcover, $26.99; E-Book, $13.99; available today, October 22
Celebrated Oakland-based woodworker Aleksandra Zee creates and sells original and commissioned pieces, teaches monthly woodshops at her studio in Oakland, and speaks regularly to audiences on her craft.
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Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark
By Cecelia Watson
Ecco; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99
The semicolon is possibly the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Just hearing about it provokes a reaction, be it love or hate, as well as being deeply misunderstood.
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When Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic Books published Brooklyn Noir, edited by Tim McLoughlin, in 2004, they did not expect that it would be the start of a series.
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Sontag: Her Life and Work
By Benjamin Moser
Ecco; an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover; $39.99; available Tuesday, September 17
Susan Sontag was of one of the 20th Century’s most towering intellectuals and noted New York institution.
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Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time
By Ian O’Connor
Mariner; paperback, $16.99; also available in hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00
Bill Belichick is arguably the most compelling figure, as he has coached the New England Patriots for nearly two decades, and teamed up with quarterback Tom Brady for a record six Super Bowl championships.
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The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma
By James S. Gordon, MD
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $27.99; available today, Tuesday, September 10
James S. Gordon, MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, former researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.
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Audience Of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America
By James Poniewozik
Liveright Publishing; hardcover, 352 pages; $27.95; available Tuesday, September 10
Long before Donald Trump became associated with Twitter as a presidential candidate and now in the White House, there was one medium that he knew how to master: television.
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Bob Lederer is the author of a new book on the Super Bowl III Champion New York Jets, Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football (Dey Street, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; now out in paperback, $17.99).
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Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football
By John U. Bacon
William Morrow; hardcover; $28.99
John U. Bacon has become an authority on Michigan University football through his books on the ups and downs of this storied program.
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