New Release Books by Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart is the author of A Distant Grave (2022), The Drowning Sea (2022), Now What? (2022), The Land Beyond the Clouds (2020) and other 137 books.

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A Distant Grave

release date: Jun 21, 2022
A Distant Grave
In the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Mountains Wild, Detective Maggie D'arcy tackles another intricate case that bridges Long Island and Ireland in A Distant Grave. Long Island homicide detective Maggie D'arcy and her teenage daughter, Lilly, are still recovering from the events of last fall when a strange new case demands Maggie's attention. The body of an unidentified Irish national turns up in a wealthy Long Island beach community and with little to go on but the scars on his back, Maggie once again teams up with Garda detectives in Ireland to find out who the man was and what he was doing on Long Island. The strands of the mystery take Maggie to a quiet village in rural County Clare that's full of secrets and introduce her to the world of humanitarian aid workers half a world away. And as she gets closer to the truth about the murder, what she learns leads her back to her home turf and into range of a dangerous and determined killer who will do anything to keep the victim's story hidden forever. With the lyrical prose, deeply drawn characters, and atmospheric setting that put The Mountains Wild on multiple best of the year lists, Sarah Stewart Taylor delivers another gripping mystery novel about family, survival, and the meaning of home.

The Drowning Sea

release date: Jun 21, 2022
The Drowning Sea
In The Drowning Sea, Sarah Stewart Taylor returns to the critically acclaimed world of Maggie D’arcy with another atmospheric mystery perfect for fans of Tana French and Kate Atkinson...

Now What?

release date: May 03, 2022
Now What?
From friendships to Facebook to far-off countries, what do we do when our lives seem mired in conflict? How do we find connection when our differences are constantly on display and even exacerbated by algorithms and echo chambers? How do we build a kinder society? If you are tired of the anxiety, frustration, and fear that pervade your connections with other people, both online and in real life, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers want you to know one thing--you are not alone. In this book they will help you understand the powerful connections you have with other people on a personal, community-based, national, and even international level. Then they show you how to - engage your family with a spirit of curiosity - listen closely to the anxieties and fears of your friends - explore shared values within your community - understand your work as a citizen in a diverse country - hold lightly those things that are beyond your control around the world The status quo isn't working. If you long to be a peacemaker and a positive influence in your spheres, Now What? is your door to a future that is characterized by hope, love, and connection despite our differences.

The Land Beyond the Clouds

release date: Oct 13, 2020
The Land Beyond the Clouds
Meet Gudrid, a Viking girl, just 15 years old, but she already knows what she wants. That doesn’t include staying home and weaving sails day after day for her father’s boat. The sea is in her blood and she dreams of sailing to a distant land where none of her people have ever set foot. Her foster mother has taught her all the healing ways and the ancient magic of her Viking people. Gudrid can see the future, heal disease, and speak with spirits, but is powerless until she can be more than just the Chief’s daughter. She wants to make her own choices and live her own life. Explore Gudrid’s world as she battles for her own sense of self, her survival at the edge of the world and her discovery of love and love’s many faces as we voyage with her. Sail through the storm to the new found land in the year 1000AD with Gudrid and her people. Their compelling story of desire, sorrow, terror and love with a cast of unforgettable characters will intrigue, disturb and draw you deeply into the Viking world.

The Sirens of Mars

release date: Jul 07, 2020
The Sirens of Mars
“Sarah Stewart Johnson interweaves her own coming-of-age story as a planetary scientist with a vivid history of the exploration of Mars in this celebration of human curiosity, passion, and perseverance.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams WINNER OF THE PHI BETA KAPPA AWARD FOR SCIENCE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Times (UK) • Library Journal “Lovely . . . Johnson’s prose swirls with lyrical wonder, as varied and multihued as the apricot deserts, butterscotch skies and blue sunsets of Mars.”—Anthony Doerr, The New York Times Book Review Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium, and Mare Sirenum—on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science. In this beautifully observed, deeply personal book, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own. Johnson’s fascination with Mars began as a child in Kentucky, turning over rocks with her father and looking at planets in the night sky. She now conducts fieldwork in some of Earth’s most hostile environments, such as the Dry Valleys of Antarctica and the salt flats of Western Australia, developing methods for detecting life on other worlds. Here, with poetic precision, she interlaces her own personal journey—as a female scientist and a mother—with tales of other seekers, from Percival Lowell, who was convinced that a utopian society existed on Mars, to Audouin Dollfus, who tried to carry out astronomical observations from a stratospheric balloon. In the process, she shows how the story of Mars is also a story about Earth: This other world has been our mirror, our foil, a telltale reflection of our own anxieties and yearnings. Empathetic and evocative, The Sirens of Mars offers an unlikely natural history of a place where no human has ever set foot, while providing a vivid portrait of our quest to defy our isolation in the cosmos.

The Mountains Wild

release date: Jun 23, 2020
The Mountains Wild
"With its evocative Dublin setting, lyrical prose, tough but sympathetic heroine, and a killer twist in the plot, Sarah Stewart Taylor's The Mountains Wild should top everyone's must-read lists this year!" — New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie In a series debut for fans of Tana French and Kate Atkinson, set in Dublin and New York, homicide detective Maggie D'arcy finally tackles the case that changed the course of her life. Twenty-three years ago, Maggie D'arcy's family received a call from the Dublin police. Her cousin Erin has been missing for several days. Maggie herself spent weeks in Ireland, trying to track Erin's movements, working beside the police. But it was to no avail: no trace of her was ever found. The experience inspired Maggie to become a cop. Now, back on Long Island, more than 20 years have passed. Maggie is a detective and a divorced mother of a teenager. When the Gardaí call to say that Erin's scarf has been found and another young woman has gone missing, Maggie returns to Ireland, awakening all the complicated feelings from the first trip. The despair and frustration of not knowing what happened to Erin. Her attraction to Erin's coworker, now a professor, who never fully explained their relationship. And her determination to solve the case, once and for all. A lyrical, deeply drawn portrait of a woman - and a country - over two decades - The Mountains Wild introduces a compelling new mystery series from a mesmerizing author.

This Book of Mine

release date: Aug 27, 2019
This Book of Mine
A dazzling depiction of the connection between diverse readers of all ages and their books, from beloved author-illustrator team Sarah Stewart and David Small. This Book of Mine is a celebration of the power of reading, of the ways in which books launch our adventures, give us comfort, challenge our imaginations, and offer us connection. From new mothers to fantasy lovers, butterfly hunters to musicians, the readers of This Book of Mine all share a common passion for favorite books—whether freshly discovered at the library or bookstore or saved from childhood and reread across a lifetime. A unique gift for bibliophiles young and old, This Book of Mine trumpets a simple truth: A well-loved book in hand brings color to any reader’s life.

I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)

release date: Feb 05, 2019
I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)
“Sarah and Beth are an absolute gift to our culture right now. Not only do they offer balanced perspectives from each political ideology, but they teach us how to dialogue well, without sacri­ficing our humanity.” —Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Legacy Collective “Sarah from the left and Beth from the right serve as our guides through conflict and complexity, delivering us into connection. I wish every person living in the United States would read this compelling book, from the youngest voter to those holding the highest office.” —Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday and The Next Right Thing More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. It’s exhausting, and it’s too much. In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can choose to respect the dignity of every person, choose to recognize that issues are nuanced and can’t be reduced to political talking points, choose to listen in order to understand, choose gentleness and patience. Sarah from the left and Beth from the right invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast Pantsuit Politics. As impossible as it might seem, people from opposing political perspectives truly can have calm, grace-­filled conversations with one another—by putting relationship before policy and understanding before argument.

Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine's Thought

release date: Jul 26, 2017
Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine's Thought
Augustine's dominant image for the human life is peregrinatio, which signifies at once a journey to the homeland (a pilgrimage) and the condition of exile from the homeland. For Augustine, all human beings are, in the earthly life, exiles from their true homeland: heaven. Some, but not all, become pilgrims seeking a way back to the heavenly homeland, a return mediated by the incarnate Christ. Becoming a pilgrim begins with attraction to beauty. The return journey therefore involves formation, both moral and aesthetic, in loving rightly. This image has occasioned a lot of angst in ethical thought in the last century. Augustine's vision of Christian life as a pilgrimage, his critics allege, casts a pall of groaning and longing over this life in favor of happiness in the next. Augustine's eschatological orientation robs the world of beauty and ethics of urgency. In Pilgrimage as Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine's Thought, Sarah Stewart-Kroeker responds to Augustine's critics by elaborating the Christological continuity between the earthly journey and the eschatological home. Through this cohesive account of pilgrimage as a journey toward the right ordering of the desire for beauty and love for God and neighbour, Stewart-Kroeker reveals the integrity of Augustine's vision of moral and aesthetic vision. From the human desire for beauty to the embodied practice of Christian sacraments, Stewart-Kroeker develops an account of the relationship between beauty and morality as the linchpin of an Augustinian moral theology.

Voices from Zoroastrian Iran: Oral Texts and Testimony

release date: Dec 21, 2020
Voices from Zoroastrian Iran: Oral Texts and Testimony
Voices from Zoroastrian Iran is the result of an oral studies research project that maps the remaining Zoroastrian communities in Iran. Volume II covers the city of Yazd and surrounding villages where Zoroastrians continue to live. Most of the interviews recorded from this region are in Zoroastrian Dari and can be found at the SOAS ELAR website. As in Volume I, interviews included in this book cover a range of topics including views about the religion, what it has been to like to live as a member of a religious minority in Iran since the Revolution of 1979, and accounts of religious education, festivals, and ceremonies surrounding rites of passage. Elderly residents in the villages are a rich source of memories from earlier times, before younger people left the rural areas for the cities and emigration abroad became commonplace. These have been illuminated by colourful descriptions of village life in the 1960's contained in Mary Boyce's Notebooks (held at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge). Her portrayal of shrines and fire temples, the gardens, flowers, trees, fruit and vegetables that were grown, and the way in which the land was farmed and water distribution was managed informs the interview summaries contained in Appendices A, and B. These shorter interviews were conducted in the form of a verbal questionnaire and give a more general insight into what is left of Zoroastrian village life today. A demographic survey of the Zoroastrian population of the Yazd Mahalleh, as well as maps of this area drawn in 2007 are included. A general overview of the Zoroastrian religion and society, as well as an account of devotional life, is contained in Chapters 1-3 in Volume I and pertains to both books.

The Quiet Place

release date: Sep 18, 2012
The Quiet Place
A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.

Still as Death

release date: Oct 02, 2007
Still as Death
While tracking down a missing artifact, a piece of Egyptian funerary jewelry that has vanished from the collection of a Harvard art museum, art history professor Sweeney St. George discovers that a student intern had died suspiciously while doing research on the gem shortly after it had been given to the museum. Reprint.

30 Day Challenge

release date: Sep 20, 2019
30 Day Challenge
Discover the 30 Day Challenge This Book Includes: 30 Day Whole Food Challenge 30 Day Paleo Challenge 30 Dash Diet 30 Day Whole Food Challenge This book explores the phenomenon that is sweeping the nation and lining the counters of home kitchens everywhere. It is the 30 Day Whole Food Challenge. This book will take you from the very idea of whole foods through the completion of the challenge. You will learn what constitutes a whole food and the benefits you can receive from a whole food diet. You will receive a comprehensive list of foods that are allowed on the challenge, including meat, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and oils. You will learn the benefits of a whole food diet, including better skin, better sleep, less pain, more energy and weight loss. You can look through the Vitamin Guide that will inform you of the different nutrients and vitamins you will receive from some of the most beloved whole foods. 30 Day Paleo Challenge I would like to extend an invitation to you to embark upon a real journey. It's not a journey of travel, but one of endurance. And at the end of this 30 day journey you will be renewed and refreshed like never before. It's called the 30 Day Paleo Challenge. And despite what you may have heard, the paleo diet is not just some lose weight fast, gimmick. The precepts of paleo aren't anything new, and it gets its name from the fact that the diet directs you to eat a diet similar to our hunter gatherer ancestors of the Paleolithic Era. By cutting out all processed food and instead indulging in natural foods that have low carbs and high protein, after 30 days you really can change your entire life. This book demonstrates how it is you should start a paleo diet and keep it in place for the long haul. This is not a fly by night, temporary fix; the 30 Day Paleo Challenge is the entrance point to a whole new and healthier life Dash Diet The goal of this book is to help you have a better understanding of the types of food your body needs, how healthy food can give you energy and what the risks are when you eat food that has no nutritional value. By offering you practical, realistic steps and guidelines, this book can get you started on improving your health. The interesting and delicious meals and recipes discussed in this book are based on the level of benefits offered by every ingredient, including pros and cons that you can consider before incorporating them into your diet. The 30 day Dash Diet plan revolves around the inclusion of protein, vitamins and minerals, fiber, healthy fats and whole-wheat grains in the place of high sodium, saturated fats and excess amounts of sugar. Each meal is designed to fill you up while providing beneficial, energizing nutrients without packing on unnecessary calories. Get Your 3 in 1 Copy Today

30 Day Paleo Challenge

release date: Aug 08, 2019
30 Day Paleo Challenge
This guide will help you to use a strict paleo diet so that you can lose weight, increase your energy level, and feel healthier in the process. Those who partake in the 30 Day Paleo Challenge usually report a sudden wellspring of energy just from changing what they were eating!

The Library

release date: May 01, 2007

Mediterranean Diet

release date: Aug 08, 2019
Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is a food plan that is based on the cuisines and eating habits of countries such as Greece and Italy. In Mediterranean countries, people tend to be healthier and avoid disease for longer periods of their life. To mimic the healthy lifestyles that Mediterranean cultures have, many people around the world are switching to a Mediterranean inspired diet. In this book, we'll cover the many benefits of the Mediterranean diet and provide a detailed guide on how to eat like a true Mediterranean. The Mediterranean diet has gained attention for being a very easy way to lose weight while still being very healthy. Instead of depriving yourself, like you would on many other popular diets, the Mediterranean diet encourages you to eat light and delicious foods that have tons of great nutrients in them, which give you energy throughout the day and are very easy for your body to process. Many Mediterranean foods are low on calories, but provide tons of proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. This is ideal for keeping your body healthy, and can lead to weight loss when paired with a good exercise regime. The Mediterranean diet is also very easy to follow and can even save you money. The diet focuses extensively on cooking at home instead of eating out, and uses a variety of ingredients that are affordable and accessible. In this book, we provide tons of tips and tricks to help you follow the Mediterranean diet with minimal effort, as well as recipes that are easy to make at home and taste delicious. You don't have to be an amazing cook or a disciplined health enthusiast to follow the Mediterranean diet. It's something that everyone can do just by educating themselves on the importance of great food and learning how to substitute harmful processed foods for fresh and natural ones. In this book, you'll find tons of accessible information to help you get started on your new health journey with the Mediterranean diet, whether you're a busy parent or active professional. If you find yourself unhappy with your health, take the plunge and try the Mediterranean diet. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how much better you'll look and feel.

Dash Diet

release date: Aug 07, 2019
Dash Diet
In order to lose weight, lower your blood pressure and work to prevent diabetes in 30 days or less, you'll need to begin making gradual changes to your daily routine - this book will show you how to start!

30 Day Whole Food Challenge

release date: Aug 08, 2019
30 Day Whole Food Challenge
This book explores the phenomenon that is sweeping the nation and lining the counters of home kitchens everywhere. It is the 30 Day Whole Food Challenge. This book will take you from the very idea of whole foods through the completion of the challenge. You will learn what constitutes a whole food and the benefits you can receive from a whole food diet. You will receive a comprehensive list of foods that are allowed on the challenge, including meat, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and oils. You will learn the benefits of a whole food diet, including better skin, better sleep, less pain, more energy and weight loss. You can look through the Vitamin Guide that will inform you of the different nutrients and vitamins you will receive from some of the most beloved whole foods. Meal-planning will be explored along with a one month sample meal plan for breakfast since breakfast tends to be the hardest meal of the day for individuals new to the whole-foods menu. You will learn how to "Healthy Up" your house so you don't just embark on the 30-day whole food challenge but get real tips and tools to live a healthier lifestyle. Learning how to prep and organize your kitchen and meal planning will give you the knowledge you need to quickly adapt to the challenge. You will be inspired by the quotes found in this book and learn the mantras this book offers to help you succeed. Learn how to deal with negative influences in your life and defeat those "just one bite" moments. Get answers to questions you have about the challenge such as "Ghee, what the heck is ghee?", "Won't I get bored of salad?" and "Can I bake?" Learn about portion size and how to eat the correct amount of all different types of food. Comes with a handy guide that teaches you how to eyeball portion size. Cook up 28 different recipes that are easily adapted to fit your preferred ingredients and flavors and learn about the "case for cooking it yourself". The book ends with tips and advice on how to carry the 30 day whole food challenge over into a healthy and permanent lifestyle change.

Mansions of the Dead

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Mansions of the Dead
When college student Brad Putnam turns up dead in his bedroom in his Boston apartment, Homicide Detective Timothy Quinn is baffled by the crime scene and decides to seek the help of art history professor Sweeney St. George to make sense of the evidence. An expert on "the art of death," Sweeney immediately identifies the objects found on the body as mourning jewelry-and discovers that she knew the victim. Brad Putnam was taking her class on that very subject. Sweeney is shocked by Brad's death, and determined to help Detective Quinn unravel the mystery of Brad's death. They soon discover this is not the first tragedy to strike the Putnams, a prominent Boston family. Peter Putnam, Brad's brother, died in a terrible car accident years earlier. But the cause of the accident was never discovered, as the Putnam family covered up what happened and refused to cooperate with the police. Detective Quinn warns Sweeney not to get too involved in the Brad Putnam investigation but as she gets closer to the Putnam family, she becomes even more determined than ever to find out what happened. Haunted by secrets in her own past, Sweeney dissects the family's history and begins to realize that she may uncover secrets that were never meant to surface. Sarah Stewart Taylor's intricate and engaging follow-up to her acclaimed Agatha Award finalist debut, O'Artful Death, is an absorbing and suspenseful novel about love and family, secrets and lies-and murder.

O' Artful Death

release date: Apr 01, 2007
O' Artful Death
Newcomer Sarah Stewart Taylor delivers a compelling and atmospheric cozy mystery that introduces Sweeney St. George, an art historian in Boston with a special interest in the art of death. Sweeney becomes interested in Byzantium, Vermont, an art colony that flourished in the late nineteenth century, when she comes upon a photograph of the striking gravestone of a girl who drowned, and may have been murdered, in 1890. The stone is in a tiny cemetery surrounded by other beautiful, if unremarkable, headstones, some dating back hundreds of years. But the unsigned sculpture that marks this young woman's grave is of extremely high quality and the artist is unrecognizable. Sweeney is soon hooked, not only on the mystery of who created the beautiful sculpture but also on the details of the events surrounding the girl's death. When the friend who showed her the gravestone invites Sweeney to visit his relatives in Byzantium for Christmas, she jumps at the chance, knowing full well that the girl's murder has achieved the status of mythology in the town and hoping she'll be able to uncover new information. But by the time they arrive, her interest in the girl and the sculpture has gotten around town and, in fact, seems to have disturbed a killer. For not long after Sweeney arrives, one of the girl's descendants is murdered, shot and left lying in the cemetery. Taylor has written a remarkably accomplished debut mystery in the traditional cozy vein, and she's sure to win over legions of fans with O' Artful Death.

Judgment of the Grave

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Judgment of the Grave
As gravestone expert Sweeney St. George tours burial sites of the Civil War, she stops to watch a battlefield reenactment in Massachusetts. There, she meets Pres Whiting, a boy whose family is in the gravestone business. When Pres discovers a dead man in a Revolutionary War-era British soldier's uniform, Sweeney and Cambridge homicide detective Tim Quinn jump on the case. While they search for clues regarding the dead body, Sweeney and Quinn investigate other strange events. While Sweeney looks into the 1775 disappearance of militiaman, Quinn looks into a current missing persons case with alarming ties to the past. As they try to uncover how their own investigations are related to the body found in the woods, Sweeney and Quinn get a little too close for comfort -- to each other and to murder.

Birth of the Persian Empire

Birth of the Persian Empire
This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a vast geographical area far beyond the present borders of modern Iran in the period beginning just before the formation of the Persian empire in the middle of the 6th century up to its collapse following conquest by Alexander the Great in the late 4th century BC. Eminent scholars offer a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and guide the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the four-volume Idea of Iran series. Charting over 1000 years of history, The Idea of Iran series offers a significant new appraisal of one the most fascinating, but also (at least in the West) relatively little known, of the great civilizations of antiquity. Comprising four substantial volumes, which have emerged from a series of seminars held under the joint auspices of the London Middle East Institute and the British Museum, and supported by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, the series explores the empires which have shaped the culture of Iran. Beginning with the Achaemenid dynasty of Cyrus the Great, which founded Persian imperial rule in the middle of the sixth century BCE, the series goes on to examine, amongst other key topics, the society, religion, and government of ancient Iran under the Parthians, Sasanians and the Arab rulers of the early Islamic period. The Idea of Iran will be mandatory reading for all serious scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Iranian history.
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