Summer 2021 Avid Reader Press Catalog
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TitleCountdown 1945
AuthorWallace, Chris
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1HISTORY / United States/20th Century
Category Full 2HISTORY / Military/World War II
Category Full 3HISTORY / Asia/Japan
ISBN-139781982143350
On Sale05/11/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$24.99
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
The #1 national bestselling “riveting” (The New York Times), “propulsive” (Time) behind-the-scenes account “that reads like a tense thriller” (The Washington Post) of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima by veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace.
TitleGolf's Holy War
AuthorCyrgalis, Brett
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SPORTS & RECREATION / Golf
Category Full 2TECHNOLOGY / Social Aspects
Category Full 3SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching/General
ISBN-139781476707600
On Sale05/18/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
As Michael Lewis’s bestseller Moneyball captured baseball at a technological turning point, this “highly entertaining, very smart book” (James Patterson) takes us inside golf’s clash between its hallowed artistic tradition and its scientific future.
TitleProphetic City
AuthorKlineberg, Stephen
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development/Economic Development
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology/Urban
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/State & Local/Southwest
ISBN-139781501177934
On Sale06/01/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages336
Cover StatusFinal
Sociologist Stephen Klineberg presents “a trailblazing study” (Kirkus Reviews) that shows how the city of Houston has emerged as a microcosm for America’s future—based on a meticulously researched, thirty-eight-year study of its changing economic, demographic, and cultural landscapes.
TitleGroup
AuthorTate, Christie
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
Category Full 3FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Love & Romance
ISBN-139781982154622
On Sale06/01/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages304
Cover StatusFinal
A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The refreshingly original and “startlingly hopeful” (Lisa Taddeo) debut memoir of an over-achieving young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to group therapy and gets psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers—and finds human connection, and herself.
TitleLady Romeo
AuthorWojczuk, Tana
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Category Full 3DRAMA / Shakespeare
ISBN-139781501199530
On Sale06/08/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages240
Cover StatusFinal
Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award
Finalist for the Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Finalist for the Marfield Prize

For fans of Book of Ages and American Eve, this “lively, illuminating new biography” (The Boston Globe) of 19th-century queer actress Charlotte Cushman portrays a “brisk, beautifully crafted life” (Stacy Schiff, bestselling author of The Witches and Cleopatra) that riveted New York City and made headlines across America.
TitleFilthy Beasts
AuthorHamill, Kirkland
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology/Addiction
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
ISBN-139781982122775
On Sale06/08/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages336
Cover StatusFinal
Running with Scissors meets Grey Gardens in this “vivid tragicomedy” (People), a riveting riches-to-rags tale of a wealthy family who lost it all and the unforgettable journey of a man coming to terms with his family’s deep flaws and his own hidden secrets.
TitleWhy We're Polarized
AuthorKlein, Ezra
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies/Conservatism & Liberalism
Category Full 2POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government/National
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/21st Century
ISBN-139781476700366
On Sale06/15/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (The Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous results.
TitleKings County
AuthorGoodwillie, David
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1FICTION / Literary
Category Full 2FICTION / City Life
Category Full 3FICTION / Urban & Street Lit
ISBN-139781501192142
On Sale07/13/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages448
Cover StatusFinal
A Brooklyn love story, set to music: Kings County “crystallizes how it feels to be young and in love in New York City” (Stephanie Danler).
TitleThe Socrates Express
AuthorWeiner, Eric
Sub-ImprintAvid Reader press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1PHILOSOPHY / Essays
Category Full 2PHILOSOPHY / Individual Philosophers
Category Full 3TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
ISBN-139781501129025
On Sale08/10/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times.