Summer 2018 Touchstone Publicity Catalog
TitleThe Last Castle
SubtitleThe Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
AuthorKiernan, Denise
US Price$17
ISBN-139781476794051
On Sale05/01/18
Pages416
FormatPaperback
A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail” (The Wall Street Journal), the “intimate and sweeping” (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate—the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door.
TitleThe Map of Salt and Stars
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorJoukhadar, Jennifer Zeynab
US Price$27
ISBN-139781501169038
On Sale05/01/18
Pages368
FormatHardcover
“This imaginative but very real look into war-torn Syria is a must.” –Booklist (starred review)

This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—places today’s headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
TitleThe Summer Sail
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorFrancis, Wendy
US Price$16
ISBN-139781501188916
On Sale05/01/18
Pages320
FormatPaperback
“A great summer read for fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin.” (Library Journal)

A trio of college friends who reunite aboard a cruise ship experience an unforgettable vacation in this compelling novel from the author of The Summer of Good Intentions, which was hailed as “everything a summer read should be” by Elin Hilderbrand.
TitleThe Summer Sail
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorFrancis, Wendy
US Price$28
ISBN-139781501199738
On Sale05/01/18
Pages320
FormatHardcover
A trio of college friends who reunite aboard a cruise ship experience an unforgettable vacation in this compelling novel from the author of The Summer of Good Intentions, which was hailed as “everything a summer read should be” by Elin Hilderbrand.
TitleDie Laughing
SubtitleKiller Jokes for Newly Old Folks
AuthorNovak, William
US Price$15
ISBN-139781501150807
On Sale05/08/18
Pages304
FormatPaperback
From the cocreator of the celebrated Big Book of Jewish Humor comes a “funny…geezer-licious” (Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts) collection of jokes about growing older that makes fun of memory loss, marriages, medicine, sex, the afterlife, and much more—a perfect gift for almost anyone who was born before you were.
TitleApplied Empathy
SubtitleThe New Language of Leadership
AuthorVentura, Michael
US Price$26
ISBN-139781501182853
On Sale05/22/18
Pages288
FormatHardcover
A BUSINESS INSIDER BEST BOOK

"With Applied Empathy, Michael Ventura shows us how to unlock our ability to design solutions, spark innovation, and solve tough challenges with empathy at the center."—Arianna Huffington

Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy—the ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes—could be what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow.
TitleThe Red Hunter
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorUnger, Lisa
US Price$15.99
ISBN-139781501101687
On Sale05/29/18
Pages384
FormatPaperback
What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this “heart-stopping thriller” (Publishers Weekly) with “plenty of action” (Kirkus Reviews) by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…
TitleThe History of Bees
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorLunde, Maja
US Price$16
ISBN-139781501161384
On Sale06/05/18
Pages352
FormatPaperback
“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey” (Elle), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this “spectacular and deeply moving” (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.
TitleCannabis for Chronic Pain
SubtitleA Proven Prescription for Using Marijuana to Relieve Your Pain and Heal Your Life
AuthorIvker, Rav
US Price$16
ISBN-139781501155901
On Sale06/05/18
Pages320
FormatPaperback
The first authoritative and comprehensive guide for treating chronic pain with medical marijuana from a holistic family physician who has treated more than six thousand chronic pain patients with cannabis.
TitleWhite Bodies
SubtitleAn Addictive Psychological Thriller
AuthorRobins, Jane
US Price$16
ISBN-139781501165092
On Sale06/05/18
Pages320
FormatPaperback
A Good Housekeeping “Great Read”

This “deliciously creepy psychological thriller” (Publishers Weekly)—think Strangers on a Train for the modern age—explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together.