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The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971 (and will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2006). The Overlook Press publishes nearly 100 new books per year, evenly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks.
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1. THE TOOTH FAIRY – RETHINKING THE MEMOIR

<!--[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]--><!--[if !vml]-->In this day and age everyone is used to writing their thoughts down in condensed little snippets thanks to twitter, texts, and a slew of other platforms geared towards abbreviated prose. But what happens when you take it a step further and compile over a decade worth of memories into short,

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2. The Tooth Fairy: Clifford Chase's New Memoir On Sale Now

Everyone at Overlook is brimming with excitement over Clifford Chase’s new book THE TOOTH FAIRY, but we’re not the only ones! Check out Alexander Chee's review for Slate and see for yourself why everyone is raving about Chase’s radically candid new new memoir! The White Space Between the Sentences <!--[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]--><!--[if !vml]-->A memoir of aphorisms, by

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3. Early Praise for WONDERKID by Wesley Stace

Wesley Stace's new novel Wonderkid is almost here! This long-awaited novel will go on sale February 27, and the advance praise is pouring in! “I can’t believe that this amazing book exists. Wonderkid is by far the best music novel I’ve ever read, and the most unexpectedly wild ride I’ve ever been on. Every detail is perfect. Wonderkid is uplifting, inspiring, unhinged, and unpredictable,

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4. Calder Walton's EMPIRE OF SECRETS in The Wall Street Journal

Calder Walton's new book Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, The Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire is reviewed by Daniel Johnson in The Wall Street Journal Book Review: 'Empire of Secrets': Britain became America's indispensable partner in the Cold War, thanks largely to its intelligence. The recent diplomatic storm in a teacup over the NSA's monitoring of

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5. Remembering JFK: HISTORY WILL PROVE US RIGHT

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy approaches, conspiracy theories and disputes over the events of November 22, 1963 are back in the spotlight.  In his new book, History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Howard P. Willens gives an in-depth look at the investigation conducted by the Warren

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6. FROM EXILE TO WASHINGTON: Michael Blumenthal's Memoir On Sale Now

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7. New in The Collector's Wodehouse: FRENCH LEAVE and THE WHITE FEATHER

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8. Interview: Daniel Clery, author of A PIECE OF THE SUN

In A Piece of the Sun, journalist Daniel Clery reveals the remarkable untold story behind sixty years of scientific research into nuclear fusion.  Although scientists have been working towards a fusion solution now for over six decades, and have made large advances in the field, there is still work to be done.  A Piece of the Sun gives readers a fascinating account of the history behind fusion,

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9. Happy Birthday, Milton Glaser!

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10. Interview: Eric Simons, author of THE SECRET LIVES OF SPORTS FANS

To sports fanatics, the emotional attachment formed to a team is sometimes inexplicable and to outsiders it is often incomprehensible. In The Secret Lives of Sports Fans, Darwin Slept Here author Eric Simons changes focus from following the story of evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin to a look into the lives of athletic obsessives. Through entertaining fan stories and research, Simons sheds a

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11. Interview: Barbara Mujica, author of I AM VENUS

Barbara Mujica, author of the acclaimed historical novels frida and Sister Teresa turns her eye to 17th-century Spain and the court of King Phillip IV in her latest book, I Am Venus, published earlier this month by Overlook. Chronicling the scandalous affair between the great Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez and the young model who became his Venus, Barbara Mujica vividly reimagines the

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12. Overlook Has “Reasons to be Happy” — Rave Reviews for Neil LaBute's New Play!

Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Happy, the companion piece to his critically acclaimed, 2009-Tony nominated reasons to be pretty, which Overlook published earlier this month, premiered this week to rave reviews at New York’s Lucille Lortel Theatre. Ben Brantley of The New York Times hailed it as “what may be the most winning romantic comedy of the summer” and Variety praised LaBute’s “astonishing

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13. Get SCREWED This Week! Eoin Colfer's New Crime Thriller on Sale May 2

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14. EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Editorial & Marketing Assistant Molly O'Laughlin

Welcome back to the Overlook Press Employee Spotlight Series! Looking for some insight into how the publishing process works? You've come to the right place. Over the last year and a half we've introduced designers, contract managers, editors, sales staff, and publicists, all in the hopes of better acquainting blog readers with our team, as well as educating fans about the methods behind our

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15. April Showers Paperback Roundup

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but that doesn’t do much to distract from the rainy woes of spring. With every week bringing at least a couple days of rain, it seems we are doomed to spend a fair portion of these April days indoors. But your time nesting inside doesn’t have to be wasted perched on your windowsill, sighing over the cloudy skies. At Overlook, we have a little trick

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16. A New Anthology of Russia's Greatest Gothic Writers

Muireann Maguire's Red Spectres: Russian Gothic Tales from the Twentieth Century, a new collection of supernatural fiction featuring eleven short stories from both classic and lesser known Russian writers, is out later this week. Featuring nine pieces never before translated into English, the anthology combines many of the best-loved aspects of the traditional ghost story with the full Gothic

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18. Available Now: THE SECRET LIVES OF SPORTS FANS by Eric Simons

What happens in your brain when you watch sports? Why do so many people return to something that so often leaves them heartbroken, angry, and even violent? The Secret Lives of Sports Fans by Eric Simons, out this month from Overlook, turns to neuroscience, psychology, endocrinology, evolutionary biology — and one sensitive man in an Oakland Raiders gorilla suit — in a search for the roots of a

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19. Overlook Press Publisher on THE KASHMIR SHAWL

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20. A New Year, a New Paperback Roundup

With the holiday season in the not-so-distant past and the new year just beginning, there is no better time to consider a fresh start. Whether it's a New Year's resolution to smile more often or spend more time with the family, this is the perfect chance to make those modifications that you've been contemplating doing since last New Years. And just in case you've resolved to alter your reading

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21. The Best of the Beasts

It has now been over a year since the passing of beloved artist Ronald Searle, whose playful caricatures have delighted both children and adults alike. Now, The Overlook Press is happy to release Beast Friends Forever, another of Robert Forbes' charming collections of animal-related poetry, complete with 33 never before published illustrations by Searle. Searle's colorful and lively drawings

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22. ALA and Award Winners

Pike Place welcomes the librarians The last weekend in January offered a few cold and rainy days in Seattle—doesn’t it always?—but we Overlookers didn’t mind as we fled New York City’s plummeting temps and sidewalk snow for balmier weather in order to attend the American Library Association’s annual midwinter conference. We were thrilled to represent our hottest titles of the season and

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23. Forever Valentines: Zelda and Scott

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24. Get Your Fashion Fix at Overlook Press

<!--StartFragment--> Marc Jacobs Show 1.14.13 photo credit: Kathy Willens/AP On the heels of New York City Fashion Week, you may be feeling the void that often follows once the glut of theatrical runway shows, six-inch-heeled models, and designers--both new and namesake--have disappeared from the streets of Lincoln Center. We know that sometimes nothing could be worse than the need for a

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25. Read Swords and Sandals: Overlook’s New Home for Storming Roman Epics + Giveaway

Overlook announced today the official launch of www.ReadSwordsAndSandals.com, a new online destination for our growing list of historical fiction set during the Ancient Roman era. Created in collaboration with Sonnet Media, the website will showcase our signature collection of epic Roman fiction from authors including Harry Sidebottom, Simon Scarrow, and Paul Waters. Scheduled to

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