New Release Books by Meghan

Meghan is the author of Wicked Sharp (2022), Action! (2022), Handmade Clay Jewelry (2022), The Invisible Kingdom (2022), The Good Life Method (2022) and other 396 books.

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Action!

release date: Aug 23, 2022
Action!
Award-winning nonfiction picture book creator Meghan McCarthy tells the story of how motion pictures came to be invented and the story of the many people who helped create them. Movies take us on adventures, introduce us to new worlds, and make us feel, but how did they start? In her trademark easy-to-follow narrative voice, this fact-filled picture book tells the story of the evolution of movies and the people who worked hard to create them—both on-screen and behind the scenes. In fascinating detail, she shows how early photography capturing motion became silent films, which led to the first color films (like the beloved Wizard of Oz), and how those building blocks allowed for the inspiring movies of today.

Handmade Clay Jewelry

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Handmade Clay Jewelry
Everything You Need to Know to Make Modern Polymer Clay Jewelry Meghan Allen, creator of Clay + Bloom, has spent years honing the art of polymer clay jewelry—and now she shares all of her expert advice with you. Full of tips, tricks and stunning step-by-step projects, this comprehensive guide will arm you with all the knowledge you need to create trendy, stylish pieces that you can wear with pride. Meghan helps you get started the right way by teaching you how to select the best-quality tools and materials, condition your clay, cure your designed pieces and assemble finished jewelry. Once you master those foundational skills, you can delve into specialized techniques, such as mixing gorgeous custom colors, adding texture, marbling multiple colors of clay together and more, to make your designs stand out in a crowd. All of your newfound knowledge comes together to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces like Speckled Terra-Cotta Arch Earrings, Midnight Glitter Ring, Hammered Brass Earrings, Rainbow Necklace, Retro Checkered Flower Studs and more! Whether you are looking to bolster your own jewelry collection, create standout gifts for friends and family or build a business selling your own creative accessories, Meghan’s fun and approachable projects will set you up for success.

The Invisible Kingdom

release date: Mar 01, 2022
The Invisible Kingdom
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Remarkable.” –Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review "At once a rigorous work of scholarship and a radical act of empathy.”—Esquire "A ray of light into those isolated cocoons of darkness that, at one time or another, may afflict us all.” —The Wall Street Journal "Essential."—The Boston Globe A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether. Renowned writer Meghan O’Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of “invisible” illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVID, synthesizing the personal and the universal to help all of us through this new frontier. Drawing on her own medical experiences as well as a decade of interviews with doctors, patients, researchers, and public health experts, O’Rourke traces the history of Western definitions of illness, and reveals how inherited ideas of cause, diagnosis, and treatment have led us to ignore a host of hard-to-understand medical conditions, ones that resist easy description or simple cures. And as America faces this health crisis of extraordinary proportions, the populations most likely to be neglected by our institutions include women, the working class, and people of color. Blending lyricism and erudition, candor and empathy, O’Rourke brings together her deep and disparate talents and roles as critic, journalist, poet, teacher, and patient, synthesizing the personal and universal into one monumental project arguing for a seismic shift in our approach to disease. The Invisible Kingdom offers hope for the sick, solace and insight for their loved ones, and a radical new understanding of our bodies and our health.

The Good Life Method

release date: Jan 04, 2022
The Good Life Method
Two Philosophers Ask and Answer the Big Questions About the Search for Faith and Happiness For seekers of all stripes, philosophy is timeless self-care. Notre Dame philosophy professors Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko have reinvigorated this tradition in their wildly popular and influential undergraduate course “God and the Good Life,” in which they wrestle with the big questions about how to live and what makes life meaningful. Now they invite us into the classroom to work through issues like what justifies our beliefs, whether we should practice a religion and what sacrifices we should make for others—as well as to investigate what figures such as Aristotle, Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Iris Murdoch, and W. E. B. Du Bois have to say about how to live well. Sullivan and Blaschko do the timeless work of philosophy using real-world case studies that explore love, finance, truth, and more. In so doing, they push us to escape our own caves, ask stronger questions, explain our deepest goals, and wrestle with suffering, the nature of death, and the existence of God. Philosophers know that our “good life plan” is one that we as individuals need to be constantly and actively writing to achieve some meaningful control and sense of purpose even if the world keeps throwing surprises our way. For at least the past 2,500 years, philosophers have taught that goal-seeking is an essential part of what it is to be human—and crucially that we could find our own good life by asking better questions of ourselves and of one another. This virtue ethics approach resonates profoundly in our own moment. The Good Life Method is a winning guide to tackling the big questions of being human with the wisdom of the ages.

Commemorating Muslims in the First World War Centenary

release date: Nov 23, 2021
Commemorating Muslims in the First World War Centenary
Commemorating Muslims in the First World War Centenary engages with the explosion of public commemorations in Britain and France in the wake of the First World War centenary, alongside the hyper-visibility of British and French Muslims in political and popular discourse. Bringing these two phenomena together, it draws on national commemorations of the First World War centenary in Britain and France, alongside eleven local field sites that foregrounded Muslims, to make sense of how national memory changes when it seeks to include a previously excluded group. Through an identification of three distinct narratives, which correspond to three ways of situating Muslims in relation to the nation—mourning, mobilisation, and melancholia—it intervenes in debates surrounding memory, nationhood, and belonging to make sense of the centenary as an extended exercise in nation-building at a moment when the borders of British and French national identity were openly, and violently, contested. With particular attention to sites of melancholia, the author shows how certain sites disrupt national memory and refrain from producing any cohesive narrative to repair that which has been fractured. An exploration of the ways in which commemoration pushes nations to grapple with their past and present, without prescribing any tidy solution, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology and anthropology with interests in memory studies, nationalism and postcolonial studies.

Plaquemine

release date: Oct 25, 2021
Plaquemine
The city of Plaquemine sits along the Mississippi River where it meets with Bayou Plaquemine. Famous French explorer Sieur d''Iberville was brought to the bayou in 1699 by the Bayogoula tribe, who inhabited land a few miles south. While trade boats and ferries began operating on the waterway during the early 1700s, it was not for another 100 years, in 1819, that the first foundations of a town began to appear at the mouth of the bayou. The cattle, sugarcane, and lumber industries brought English, French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, and German settlers and African slaves. After building the Plaquemine Lock in 1909, the city became a commercial hub for trade as it connected New Orleans with the western half of the state.

Hunger

release date: Apr 13, 2022
Hunger
A play about currency during wartime, survival, and the power dynamic between protectors and the protected. In an isolated farmhouse during a period of ethnic cleansing, Johanna and Max attempt to perform an act of selflessness by hiding two persecuted individuals, a musician and a scholar, in an alcove behind their walls. When the money runs out, they are forced to take in a third refugee, a little girl whose father is willing to pay handsomely for her safety. But the alcove isn''t big enough for three, and as the war outside reaches a deafening climax, hunger reduces the protectors and the protected alike to a surreal state of desperation.

Cliffhanger Queen

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Cliffhanger Queen
New York Times bestselling author Meghan March did not set out to become the "Queen of Cliffhangers" when she began writing romance, but her readers awarded her the title when she released one jaw-dropping cliffhanger after another. As an homage to her love for her readers and the designation they bestowed upon her, she has created a collection unlike any other in Cliffhanger Queen. For the first time ever, readers can now download all six of the first books of Meghan March''s epic trilogies under one cover. Inside Cliffhanger Queen, you will find romance at its finest—six amazing alpha heroes who are brought to their knees by the love of strong women: The Fall of Legend: Club owner Gabriel Legend has been fighting his way out of his rough beginnings on the streets for years, a path he certainly never expected to lead him to the greatest temptation of his life: Scarlett Priest, a society princess holding court on Fifth Avenue. She''s so far out of his league that they never should have met… but sometimes fate has other plans. Will Legend survive the fall? Deal with the Devil: A ruthless, modern-day pirate of a CEO, Jericho Forge prefers the deck of his ships to dry land—and he always plays to win, no matter the game. His latest pawn is poker phenom India Baptiste, whose life he takes by storm, talking her into a deal with a devil—trading her freedom for something even more precious. But India doesn’t realize Jericho is holding an unbeatable hand and never shares everything he knows. Forge receives his own surprise as India upends his perfectly ordered billionaire lifestyle and has him throwing all his rules out the window. Only love can triumph in this epic adventure that unfolds across Europe and the high seas. Richer Than Sin: A small town, second chances, and star-crossed lovers collide in this high-stakes family drama where the heir to a billion-dollar timber empire is determined to win the heart of the daughter of his family''s sworn enemy. Whitney Gable is the one who got away ten years ago—after Lincoln objected on her wedding day! Sparks fly when she arrives back in town, broke and without a ring on her finger. Can a Riscoff and a Gable ever find true happiness together? Ruthless King: Lachlan Mount is the king of New Orleans'' criminal underworld, and as such, the entire city bows to him. The owner of a struggling whiskey distillery has no idea that her dead husband left her indebted to the most terrifying man in town. Mount always gets what he wants... but there is no end to the twists in this dark and gritty show-stopping story. Once and for all, we will finally learn the truth: can ruthless kings have a heart of gold? Savage Prince: A mysterious stranger appears to help Temperance Ransom out of an unthinkable situation, but his identity is even more unthinkable. Twists, turns, and heart-stopping questions will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page! Dirty Billionaire: Creighton Karas, a classic alpha-hole billionaire hero, learns the truth about the price of love when he finally meets the one woman he can''t buy. Holly Wix isn''t afraid to walk away from everything he brings to the table, until he finally offers up his heart!

The Reunion

release date: Feb 22, 2022
The Reunion
From the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Game comes a new romantic comedy about the antics that ensue when three siblings come together for their parents'' fiftieth-anniversary party. Martin and Peggy Chance believe love should last a lifetime. With their fiftieth wedding anniversary on the horizon, they''ve modeled a beautiful relationship for their three grown children. But to their dismay, that lesson hasn''t quite caught on--the three siblings just can''t seem to take a chance and find love in their own lives. There''s Ford, the eldest, devoted to his work and resistant to romance...or so he claims. Cooper, the middle child, can''t get past his divorce--until he reconnects with a feisty baker from his past. And Palmer, the baby of the family, is the free-spirited world traveler who always pictured herself with someone other than a handsome small-town family doctor. When the Chance siblings come together to plan the ultimate anniversary party for their parents, they''ll have to navigate romantic entanglements, sibling rivalries, and the definitive end of their childhood. Whatever happens, The Reunion promises to be a fun, flirty, wild ride.

The Legend Trilogy

release date: Oct 01, 2021
The Legend Trilogy
New York Times best-selling author Meghan March brings you the complete Legend Trilogy under one cover! Fall in love with one of Meghan’s most decadent trilogies ever! Gabriel Legend comes from the streets. Scarlett Priest might as well live in an ivory tower. They never should have met… but sometimes fate has other plans. While Scarlett Priest was holding court on Fifth Avenue, Gabriel Legend made his mark with his fists, fighting for survival and cash. Gabriel never expected his little brother to kidnap Manhattan’s favorite princess in a crazy bid to try to save his failing nightclub. But Scarlett isn’t afraid to bargain for her freedom. But enemies lurk in every shadow. Their connection risks everything. Hearts may break. Futures are at stake. But there’s nothing Gabriel won’t do to triumph over his dangerous past to secure their futures… if they can survive long enough to get to that happily ever after.

The Savage Trilogy

release date: Oct 01, 2021
The Savage Trilogy
New York Times best-selling author Meghan March brings you the complete Savage Trilogy under one cover. Get ready to fall for this deliciously forbidden and mysterious anti-hero. Who knew things could get even darker and dirtier in New Orleans? His very identity is a secret buried beneath layers of deception. Temperance Ransom should have never met this mystery man, but he’s become an addiction she can’t shake. Until she finds out exactly who he is—a man more dangerous than the devil himself. Everything spins so far out of her control, she doesn’t recognize what her life has become. Temperance can’t tell where the lies end and the truth begins. Will he drag her into the darkness or will they triumph with their own happy ending?

The Forge Trilogy

release date: Oct 01, 2021
The Forge Trilogy
New York Times best-selling author Meghan March brings you the complete Forge Trilogy finally under one cover! A ruthless, modern-day pirate of a CEO, Jericho Forge prefers the deck of his ships to dry land—and he always plays to win, no matter the game. His latest pawn is poker champion India Baptiste, whose life he takes by storm, talking her into a deal with a devil—trading her freedom for something even more precious. But India doesn’t realize Jericho is holding an unbeatable hand and never shares everything he knows. Now she has to survive the high-stakes game of her life with her heart intact, if she can manage not to fall in love with the enigmatic and only partially civilized billionaire. But Jericho faces his toughest challenge ever. Triumph will require the one thing he’s never offered to a woman in his life—his heart. Can true love conquer all in this adventure romance spanning Europe and the high seas?

The Mount Trilogy

release date: Oct 01, 2021
The Mount Trilogy
New York Times bestselling author Meghan March brings you the complete Mount Trilogy under one cover—a must-read for those who love dark and gritty stories where love triumphs over all odds. Lachlan Mount lives in the shadows, ruling New Orleans’ criminal underworld with an iron fist. He’s nothing but a shadowy legend to Keira Kilgore until he appears to collect a shocking half-million dollar debt racked up by her dead husband. Mount doesn’t care about the money—he wants her instead. But Keira is strong—she’ll never surrender or break under his dark stare. She stands her ground in hopes of making it out of this bargain with her heart and soul intact. But Mount has other plans . . .her debt will be paid only one way in the end—with her heart.

The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy

release date: Oct 01, 2021
The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy
New York Times best-selling author Meghan March brings you the complete Dirty Billionaire Trilogy under one cover! Have you been missing obsessive and possessive billionaires? Find out why over a million readers love Creighton Karas! He answers to no one and is denied nothing. He leads his company like a marauder, rampaging through financial markets and scores of women worldwide until the unthinkable sets in... boredom. At least, until he meets a southern spitfire who disappears after an explosive one-night stand. He will stop at nothing to find her, and when he does, he plans on making her the next Mrs. Creighton Karas. Rising country star Holly Wix isn’t ready for Creighton Karas, but he’ll take her on the ride of a lifetime to find their happily ever after.

Hell Hath No Fury

release date: Sep 21, 2021
Hell Hath No Fury
The first major book to examine ancient Christian literature on hell through the lenses of gender and disability studies Throughout the Christian tradition, descriptions of hell’s fiery torments have shaped contemporary notions of the afterlife, divine justice, and physical suffering. But rarely do we consider the roots of such conceptions, which originate in a group of understudied ancient texts: the early Christian apocalypses. In this pioneering study, Meghan Henning illuminates how the bodies that populate hell in early Christian literature—largely those of women, enslaved persons, and individuals with disabilities—are punished after death in spaces that mirror real carceral spaces, effectually criminalizing those bodies on earth. Contextualizing the apocalypses alongside ancient medical texts, inscriptions, philosophy, and patristic writings, this book demonstrates the ways that Christian depictions of hell intensified and preserved ancient notions of gender and bodily normativity that continue to inform Christian identity.

Adventure Cables

release date: Sep 01, 2021
Adventure Cables
Get ready for a mind-blowing adventure in cables! In this exploration of cable knitting, Meghan Jones goes way beyond the traditional cables of knit stitches crossing over purl stitches. Instead of stopping the overall patterning of the garment when she reaches the cables, she continues the stitch pattern through the cables, working lace, textures, colorwork, and even cables on top of other cables. It is truly an innovative approach to cables and one that will have you drooling over the possibilities. Meghan explains her cable-making process step by step, showing you how to work her charts and patterns. Once you’ve got the basics, you are ready to work her 19 patterns for sweaters, wraps, socks, and more using her inventive cables. The patterns are divided into five sections based on the type of stitch pattern that is being cabled: texture stitches, lace stitches, cabled stitches, mosaic stitches, and stranded stitches. Pull out those cable needles (or work without—Meghan shows you how and when you can skip the cable needles) and choose a pattern for your knitting adventure!

SURVIVE.

release date: Dec 15, 2021
SURVIVE.
The cyclical journey between dark and light is one that survivors know well. SURVIVE examines this journey, the fight for one''s life with a focus on internal healing, unlearning damaging patterns, practising self-compassion, and transcending trauma. The author writes from her own experience as a young woman surviving sexual abuse, neglect, addiction, and self-harm. Through a cycle of coping and regression comes emergance, growth mindset and healing, SURVIVE explores internal dialogue and internal healing as survivors of abuse learn to cope, love, trust, rest, and thrive. There is a beautiful resonance in the healing process. Each time the darkness comes, the emergent light returns brighter than before, the unlearning and learning is a deepening process. This collection of poems and other writings will resonate with survivors of all ages existing through trauma to heal.

God, Human, Animal, Machine

release date: Aug 24, 2021
God, Human, Animal, Machine
A strikingly original exploration of what it might mean to be authentically human in the age of artificial intelligence, from the author of the critically-acclaimed Interior States. "Meghan O’Gieblyn is a brilliant and humble philosopher, and her book is an explosively thought-provoking, candidly personal ride I wished never to end ... This book is such an original synthesis of ideas and disclosures. It introduces what will soon be called the O’Gieblyn genre of essay writing.” —Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock For most of human history the world was a magical and enchanted place ruled by forces beyond our understanding. The rise of science and Descartes''s division of mind from world made materialism our ruling paradigm, in the process asking whether our own consciousness—i.e., souls—might be illusions. Now the inexorable rise of technology, with artificial intelligences that surpass our comprehension and control, and the spread of digital metaphors for self-understanding, the core questions of existence—identity, knowledge, the very nature and purpose of life itself—urgently require rethinking. Meghan O''Gieblyn tackles this challenge with philosophical rigor, intellectual reach, essayistic verve, refreshing originality, and an ironic sense of contradiction. She draws deeply and sometimes humorously from her own personal experience as a formerly religious believer still haunted by questions of faith, and she serves as the best possible guide to navigating the territory we are all entering.

The Paris Wife

release date: Aug 18, 2021
The Paris Wife
Paris, 1856. My head spins with hunger as the countess steers me towards the kitchen, her scarlet gown glimmering in the light of a hundred long candles. The clang of pots and scent of sage overwhelm my senses and my baby flutters inside me. But as I reach for the dish of currants, my eyes narrow. About half of them are larger and blacker than the rest. My blood feels slow and thick in my veins. Those are deadly nightshade berries. I would swear it. Newly married to Niccolo, a wealthy envoy to the French emperor, skilled herbalist Livia Valenti feels lost and alone. Her husband is a distant stranger, and their echoing Paris mansion is too far from her fragrant garden in Italy. But then Niccolo fills the shelves with her favourite books and prepares an apothecary room full of rows of shining glass jars. And a beautiful romance begins to blossom. With masked balls, luxurious dinner parties and a new life growing inside her, Livia believes her dreams of love and happiness may finally come true. Until an assassination attempt is made on Napoleon III. And Niccolo is arrested for treason… As Niccolo awaits execution in prison, Livia turns to Napoleon’s glamorous mistress Elisabetta. With her friend’s influence and connections and Livia’s knowledge of poisons, she thinks she can discover who is trying to kill the emperor. But then tragedy strikes, and dark secrets in Livia’s own past come back to haunt her. They are all in terrible danger, and it will take all of Livia’s courage to save her husband and their baby… An absolutely gripping historical novel about the power held by women in a world run by men. Beautiful and heart-breaking, fans of Lucinda Riley, Kate Morton and Marie Benedict will be hooked from the very first page until the final, breath-taking conclusion. Readers absolutely adore The Paris Wife: ‘Heart-wrenching and page-turning… A completely gripping and imaginative historical novel… A truly addictive story that I just couldn''t put down. A must read.’ Drink in Life Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Unputdownable from page one!... a real comfort read… my BEST book so far in 2021!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Thrilling… I cannot turn the pages fast enough… a brilliant historical novel… impossible to put down and hard to forget.’ Bookish Jottings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely could not stop reading this… and when I wasn’t reading I was thinking about the book… Gripping… I was totally absorbed.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A page turner! Mystery, intrigue, danger at every turn. I couldn’t put it down… had me on the edge of my seat.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Hooked me from the very first page and didn’t let go until the end.’ Nat’s Bookish Corner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I couldn''t put this book down, I was totally captivated.’ Fiction Vixen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Grabbed me from the very beginning… a real delight.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was just the most beautiful book… I haven''t read anything quite as engaging as this in recent years!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hiding Place

release date: Aug 10, 2021
Hiding Place
Hector Lewis is obsessed with uncovering the truth of what happened to his wife and daughter fifteen years ago. The man he believed responsible for their disappearance is dead, and the trail has once again grown cold. Until he finds a long-hidden message from the past. Unraveling the clues his wife left behind leads Hector deep into the wild borderlands of Yellowstone National Park and into the dark labyrinth of his own obsession with finding his missing girls. Faye Anders is in hiding. The remote town of Raven’s Gap, Montana, has been the perfect refuge. Until her young son goes missing on a school field trip. Desperation forces her to make a choice that will shatter the illusion of safety she has carefully built and bring the powerful man she fled five years ago straight to her doorstep. Hector is a man chasing answers. Faye is a woman willing to do whatever it takes to keep her son safe. Caught in the crosshairs of a man who is determined to silence them both, they discover some men will kill to keep their secrets buried. But when the past comes knocking, there is no place to hide.

Haints

release date: Dec 07, 2021
Haints
"Haints" is a fantastical novel that tells the story of the Whitts, a shamanistic Appalachian family, each with their own special talent, tied to their farm since time immemorial. They live a life of uneasy truce with the surrounding community. For generations, the family has been tasked with protecting the world from the threat of haints--spirits drawn to feast on the bright, delicious lure of human emotion. When the haints are called out again, the entire Whitt family must find a new weapon to restore the precarious push and pull of light and dark. The ancestral spirits, bursting from their slumber as butterflies, lead the valley in a spirit walk, where the Whitt family must find the ultimate weapon against despair. But first, the Whitts will have to conquer their own doubts and fears. When Vola Whitt meets the new neighbor girl, she regrets trying to kindle a friendship. Lily Watson is dramatic and plain irritating. But once Vola''s true nature is revealed, it doesn''t take long for Lily to drop her pretenses. Lily finds herself looking at life in a new light, in the embrace of the earthy Whitts'' family farm. But there is danger lurking, trapped beneath the verdant hay fields and lovely woods, and the girls, and everyone they love, will soon find themselves fighting for their lives--and for each other. Granny falls sick and the haints begin to rise, taking advantage of a weakness in the boundaries. When haint-infested Boyd Byrne takes Lily, Vola is torn between the overwhelming prospect of losing her beloved Granny, the wonder and enormity of learning what the Whitts really are, and the frightening task before her: to save her dearest friend. Each of the Whitts must embrace their talents--their shine--to find the truth. Since the beginning of memory, Whitt warriors have killed the haint-infected to kill the haint, but there was always more to the story.

The Sin Trilogy

release date: Jul 28, 2021
The Sin Trilogy
New York Times best-selling author Meghan March brings you the complete Sin Trilogy under one cover! A small town, second chances, and star-crossed lovers collide in this high stakes family drama where the heir to a billion-dollar timber empire is determined to win the heart of the daughter of his family''s sworn enemy. Whitney Gable is the one who got away ten years ago—after Lincoln Riscoff objected on her wedding day! Now she’s back with no ring on her finger and he will stop at nothing to have a second chance with her. No matter who or what stands in their way—this time, she’ll be his forever.

Indelible Ann

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Indelible Ann
A folksy, larger-than-life picture book biography about Ann Richards, the late governor of Texas who has inspired countless women in politics today. Dorothy Ann Willis hailed from a small Texas town, but early on she found her voice and the guts to use it. During her childhood in San Diego and her high school years back in Texas (when she dropped the "Dorothy"), Ann discovered a spark and passion for civic duty. It led her all the way to Washington, DC, where she, along with other girls from around the country, learned about the business of politics. Fast forward to Ann taking on the political boys'' club: she became county commissioner, then state treasurer, and finally governor of Texas. In this stunning picture book biography, full of vim, vigor, and folksy charm, two Texan creators take us through the life of the legendary "big mouth, big hair" governor of Texas, a woman who was inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt, and in turn became an inspiration to Hillary Clinton and countless others.

Opposites Attract: Butch/Femme Romances

release date: Jun 15, 2021
Opposites Attract: Butch/Femme Romances
Sometimes opposites really do attract. Fall in love with these butch/femme romance novellas. In An Epiphany in Flannel by Meghan O’Brien, small-town waitress Maisie Davis resolves the mystery of her sexuality after an unexpected encounter with a handsome stranger seated in the corner booth of Moe’s Fine Diner. Aiden Crane opens Maisie’s mind and body to exciting new possibilities—but can she find the courage to follow her heart? In Follow Her Lead by Aurora Rey, venture capitalist Jude Benoit is named Majesty of Artemis, New Orleans’s premier lesbian Mardi Gras parade and ball, and enlists the expertise of private dance instructor Gabriella Viard to save her from making a fool of herself. Jude can follow the steps, but what happens when Gabby challenges her to lead with her heart? In Just as You Are by Angie Williams, Dylan Fleming is a confident and capable woman in every way except the stereotypical ways her ex-girlfriend thought she should be. When her insecurities get the better of her and she fumbles on a date with beautiful auto mechanic Carrie Grice, Dylan has to let go of the past. Can she accept that she is loved just as she is?

The Bench

release date: Jun 08, 2021
The Bench
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’s first children’s book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother’s eyes. The book’s storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion. This is your bench Where you’ll witness great joy. From here you will rest See the growth of our boy. In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons—moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort. Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father’s love through a mother’s eyes. With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.

Failure to Thrive

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Failure to Thrive
"Meghan Lamb''s debut novel is a marvel. It''s an indelible portrait of a nearly forgotten place, full of stunted lives and desperate hopes, decaying homes and fading memories, ghostly presences brought vividly to life. It''s a timely exploration of the failures that seep into our lives like slow leaks and the systems that intensify them. It''s a haunted landscape made luminous by Lamb''s exquisite prose." -Jeff Jackson, author of Destroy All Monsters "Failure to Thrive captures slow collapse like nothing else I''ve read. It is packed with heartbreakingly acute observation, and yet it is uncrowded and spacious, with a gauzy, hallucinatory quality. Both expansive and economical, it does more with the form of the novel than most books will ever attempt. It''s a gem glittering in the dark." -Lindsay Lerman, author of I''m From Nowhere "Meghan Lamb is such an exquisite, comprehensively intelligent, dreamy writer. Failure to Thrive exudes utmost pleasure and a defying ache from every dot of its ink, like the sun." -Dennis Cooper, author of The Marbled Swarm

Women Rising

release date: May 11, 2021
Women Rising
Meghan Tschanz was radically changed after witnessing the violence and oppression experienced by women around the globe. She also became keenly aware of how her own Christian culture was often complicit in the problem. As you read Meghan''s transformative story, you''ll be inspired to amplify your voice, confront injustice, and discover a biblical standard for gender equality.

The Queen's Dressmaker

release date: Mar 19, 2021
The Queen's Dressmaker
One woman must choose between loyalty to her queen and the man she loves… Giselle always dreamed of making beautiful dresses, but never thought she would be chosen to attend to the elegant, but troubled, queen of France, Marie Antoinette. Within the glittering, mirrored walls of the palace, Giselle ensures the queen shines brighter than anyone, with not a single feather or ruffle out of place, no matter how she might feel inside. Being so close to the queen, Giselle is there for her most private and unguarded moments. As whispers spread through the court about the violent protests sweeping across the country and the growing threat to the royal family, Giselle sees the cracks in Marie Antoinette’s perfect image. On a visit home to her family in Paris, Giselle experiences the troubles first-hand, getting caught up in a dangerous riot. When handsome Léon comes to her aid, she falls in love with this kind, clever young man. But Léon does not share her admiration for the royals, siding with those who believe they should no longer be in power. Returning to the palace, Giselle is shocked to find the very lives of the royal family now at stake. Marie Antoinette appeals to her to help them escape France and Giselle faces a heart-wrenching choice. Will Giselle risk the guillotine herself to save the life of her beloved queen? And can she do so without betraying the man she loves? Based on true events, this is an absolutely gripping historical novel of loyalty, betrayal, power and passion. Fans of Les Misérables, Girl with a Pearl Earring and My Dear Hamilton will be totally swept away by this heart-breaking page-turner. Previously published as The Wardrobe Mistress. Readers are captivated by The Queen’s Dressmaker: “An addictive story!… I just could not stop reading… I was swept away by the story… A great choice for readers who love history and romance.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Sexy, absorbing, and suspenseful, this story sweeps you along to its riveting conclusion.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Compelling and drew me in. There is suspense, romance, and many surprises along the way.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I found myself captivated by this novel… Royal court intrigue, fashion… All of the ingredients are here to make for a page-turning story.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I adored the narrator, Giselle… I found myself wishing that I had a tricolor rosette for my own lapel. A stunning debut from a fresh new voice in historical fiction.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast-paced read that was tough to put down. Giselle is a brave heroine it was easy to root for her.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Masterson is masterful at historical fiction!… I recommend to those interested in the French Revolution and historical fiction alike!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I felt like I was in the middle of Paris during this tumultuous time. I can''t wait for Meghan Masterson''s next book!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loving Naomi

release date: Feb 18, 2021
Loving Naomi
Naomi Lang is an anxious, but funny young college student who unknowingly suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Weighed down by her rapid and unwanted thoughts, she moves through life feeling certain God has left her. Naomi is unintentionally transparent, often over expressing herself then pushing those she needs away from her out of fear. As she is mentored by her newfound friend, Miss Corrie Dean, her heart begins to see her need for a savior and realizes she desires a solution for the chronic self-torture she endures. At the same time, her relationship with the young landscaper she meets begins to tear down her walls of emotional protection, exposing deeply rooted battles more than she can bear. She will almost lose all the people she feels can reassure her, only to find that God has already provided practical tools along with Himself to help her. “Loving Naomi was an engaging and relatable read for anyone who has struggled with feelings of anxiety or struggled to understand someone who experiences feelings of anxiety, obsessions or compulsions. Faith was beautifully woven in the story of fear, love and new experiences. As a Christian therapist, I see this book as a necessary piece of fiction in a market that lacks material integrating life with mental illness and dependency on Christ.” Whitney Johnson Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor “Engaging and fun, Loving Naomi is not only a great read but it is also a rare and insightful glimpse into the mind of someone struggling with OCD. I highly recommend this novel for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of themselves and others who struggle with unwanted and intrusive thoughts. Best of all, through Naomi’s story, Newkirk beautifully points us all to the Lord, whose grace is ever sufficient for us.” Vaneetha Risner Author of Walking Through Fire

Public Gardens and Livable Cities

release date: Nov 15, 2020
Public Gardens and Livable Cities
Public Gardens and Livable Cities changes the paradigm for how we conceive of the role of urban public gardens. Donald A. Rakow, Meghan Z. Gough, and Sharon A. Lee advocate for public gardens as community outreach agents that can, and should, partner with local organizations to support positive local agendas. Safe neighborhoods, quality science education, access to fresh and healthy foods, substantial training opportunities, and environmental health are the key initiative areas the authors explore as they highlight model successes and instructive failures that can guide future practices. Public Gardens and Livable Cities uses a prescriptive approach to synthesize a range of public, private, and nonprofit initiatives from municipalities throughout the country. In doing so, the authors examine the initiatives from a practical perspective to identify how they were implemented, their sustainability, the obstacles they encountered, the impact of the initiatives on their populations, and how they dealt with the communities'' underlying social problems. By emphasizing the knowledge and skills that public gardens can bring to partnerships seeking to improve the quality of life in cities, this book offers a deeper understanding of the urban public garden as a key resource for sustainable community development.

Masculinity in the Work of Elizabeth Gaskell

release date: Nov 09, 2020
Masculinity in the Work of Elizabeth Gaskell
This book is the first full-length study to focus on the representation of masculinity in Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels. In examining Gaskell’s understanding of masculine identity as a social construct and considering how her writing engages with Victorian ideologies of gender, this book demonstrates that Gaskell defies an essentialist approach to gender and instead explores masculinity over time, genre, region, and class, making it clear that masculinity is not monolithic but relational, culturally constructed, and dependent on many contexts. It analyses Gaskell’s depiction of what it means to be a ‘man’ and a ‘gentleman’, exploring Mary Barton, North and South, Ruth, Cousin Phillis, Sylvia’s Lovers, and Wives and Daughters, as well as contemporary Victorian works and key contexts such as sympathy, historic change, and industrialism. The target audiences are academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students and research specialists, and it will most appeal to Victorian Literature, Gender Studies, and Masculinity Studies disciplines.

Parenting Outside the Lines

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Parenting Outside the Lines
No-nonsense, sanity-saving insights from the Washington Post on Parenting columnist--for anyone who''s drowning in parental pressure and advice that doesn''t work. Ever feel overwhelmed by the stress and perfectionism of our overparenting culture--and at the same time, still look for solutions to ease the struggles of everyday family life? Parenting coach and Washington Post columnist Meghan Leahy feels your pain. Like her clients and readers, she grew weary of the endless "shoulds" of modern parenting--along with the simplistic rules and advice that often hurt more than help. Filled with insights based on child development and hard-won lessons in the trenches, this honest guide presents a new approach, offering permission to practice imperfect parenting with a strong dose of common sense, empathy, and laughter. You''ll gain perspective on trusting your gut, picking your battles, and when to question what''s "normal" (as opposed to what works best for your child). Forget impossible standards and dogma, and serving organic salmon to four-year-olds. Forget helicopters, tiger moms, and being "mindful" in the middle of a meltdown (your child''s or your own). Instead, discover relatable insights for staying connected to your child and true to the parent you want to be (and already are).

City Hawk

release date: Jul 28, 2020
City Hawk
There''s a hawk in the city! New York City is known for its sky-scrapers, subways, and hustle and bustle -- not for its wildlife. So everyone is surprised when a red-tailed hawk is spotted flying over Fifth Avenue, and even more surprised when he decides to settle down on the ledge of one of the Big Apple''s swankiest apartment buildings. The hawk soon draws many admirers. They name him Pale Male and watch as he builds his nest, finds a mate, and teaches his little hawk babies to fly. Based on the true story of Pale Male, City Hawk brings New York City''s favorite hawk to life in a story of family, perseverance, and big-city living.

Jack Builds a Robot

release date: Oct 22, 2021
Jack Builds a Robot
Jack loves to build, build, and build. He decides to build his very own robot only to find it is way more difficult than he ever imagined. After many tries, he considers giving up. This is a sweet, inspiring, & wholesome story about not giving up, even when it gets hard.

You're Not Special

release date: May 05, 2020
You're Not Special
In her first-ever (sort of) memoir, the beloved actor and YouTube sensation gets personal about everything from mental health to drunken debaucheries. As an only child raised in a town of less than 8,000 people and without a Starbucks in sight, Meghan Rienks has always been pretty good at entertaining herself. Then one day—cue the dramatic voiceover—her life changed forever. On June 12th, 2010, Meghan was diagnosed with mononucleosis. Mono is basically just a really bad case of the flu, right? Wrong. To a party crazed sixteen-year-old, mono is social suicide. More than anything, it’s just plain boring. So, Meghan opened up her 2009 MacBook, used the webcam for something other than a bad Andy Warhol–style photobooth session, and recorded her first YouTube video. Since then, Meghan has shared the ups and downs of her life with the internet, documenting her teenage years for the whole world to see. Now that she’s (mostly) through her awkward stage, Meghan’s here to tell you that it gets better. You’re not alone in the thoughts you think. Sometimes a bad hair day feels worse than a punch in the gut and asking a boy out seems about as difficult as achieving that perfect dewy glow. But despite what you’ve been told, your problems are not unique, your struggles have taken form in everybody else’s life too, and somebody else has felt the way you feel right at this very moment. You’re not special. But you’re also not alone on the bumpy road to adulthood.
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