Fall 2019 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
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TitleOut of Darkness, Shining Light
AuthorGappah, Petina
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FormatHardcover
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Historical/General
Category Full 3FICTION / Friendship
ISBN-139781982110338
On Sale09/10/19
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
“Engrossing, beautiful, and deeply imaginative, Out of Darkness, Shining Light is a novel that lends voice to those who appeared only as footnotes in history, yet whose final, brave act of loyalty and respect changed the course of it. An incredible and important book by a masterful writer.” ​—Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing
TitleHeartland
AuthorSmarsh, Sarah
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FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology/Rural
ISBN-139781501133107
On Sale09/03/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
*Finalist for the National Book Award*
*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize*
*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

*Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly*

An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country and “a deeply humane memoir that crackles with clarifying insight”.*
TitleWildhood
AuthorNatterson-Horowitz, Barbara
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FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SCIENCE / Life Sciences/Zoology/Mammals
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental/Adolescent
Category Full 3FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting/General
ISBN-139781501164699
On Sale09/17/19
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019
A New York Times Editor’s Pick
People Best Books Fall 2019
Chicago Tribune 28 Books You Need to Read Now


“It blew my mind to discover that teenage animals and teenage humans are so similar. Both are naive risk-takers. I loved this book!” —Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation

A revelatory investigation of human and animal adolescence and young adulthood from the New York Times bestselling authors of Zoobiquity.
TitleHollywood's Eve
AuthorAnolik, Lili
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FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Category Full 2ART / Popular Culture
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
ISBN-139781501125805
On Sale09/03/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages288
Cover StatusFinal
Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA, and Vanity Fair writer “Lili Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz” (The New Yorker).
TitleMurder in the Bayou
AuthorBrown, Ethan
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FormatPaperback
Category Full 1TRUE CRIME / Murder/General
Category Full 2LAW / Criminal Law/General
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Prostitution & Sex Trade
ISBN-139781982127817
On Sale09/17/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
Soon to be a Showtime documentary, Murder in the Bayou is a New York Times bestselling chronicle of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Southern parish that is “part murder case, part corruption exposé, and part Louisiana noir” (New York magazine).
TitleThe Best American Poetry 2019
AuthorLehman, David
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FormatPaperback
Category Full 1POETRY / General
Category Full 2POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Category Full 3POETRY / American/General
ISBN-139781982106577
On Sale09/10/19
US Price$18.99
CDN Price$25.99
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
The 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry—“one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets)—now guest edited by Major Jackson, award-winning poet and poetry editor of the Harvard Review.
TitleDarkness at Noon
AuthorKoestler, Arthur
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FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / Political
Category Full 3FICTION / Psychological
ISBN-139781501161315
On Sale09/17/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
The newly discovered lost text of Arthur Koestler’s modern masterpiece, Darkness at Noon—the haunting portrait of a revolutionary, imprisoned and tortured under totalitarian rule—is now restored and in a completely new translation.
TitleThe Day It Finally Happens
AuthorPearl, Mike
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FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies
Category Full 3REFERENCE / Trivia
ISBN-139781501194139
On Sale09/17/19
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages304
Cover StatusFinal
From a Vice magazine columnist whose beat is “the future,” here is entertaining speculation featuring both authoritative research and a bit of mischief: a look at how humanity is likely to weather such happenings as the day nuclear war occurs, the day the global internet goes down, the day we run out of effective antibiotics, and the day immortality is achieved.
TitleThe Possible World
AuthorSchwarz, Liese O'Halloran
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FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / Women
Category Full 2FICTION / Literary
Category Full 3FICTION / Family Life/General
ISBN-139781501166150
On Sale09/17/19
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
“A brilliantly written, moving story” (The Washington Book Review) about the converging lives of a young boy who witnesses a brutal murder, the doctor who tends to him, and an old woman guarding her long-buried past.
TitleThe Tyranny of Virtue
AuthorBoyers, Robert
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FormatHardcover
Category Full 1EDUCATION / Higher
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies/Conservatism & Liberalism
Category Full 3EDUCATION / Essays
ISBN-139781982127183
On Sale09/24/19
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages192
Cover StatusFinal
From public intellectual and professor Robert Boyers, a thought-provoking volume of nine essays that elegantly and fiercely addresses recent developments in American culture and argues for the tolerance of difference that is at the heart of the liberal tradition.