Monday July 27th, 2009

The Cherry & the Pit

A continuing series that highlights books recently acquired by publishing houses for future release. Each post features a book we’re looking forward to, and a book we’re . . . not.

The Cherry:

Craig Childs’ Field Guide to the End of the World, a narrative exploration of the pivotal forces that comprise the “end of the world,” not as a singular end point but as a cyclical process that is happening right now, which can be seen in fossils, geologic layers, deep ice cores, sea floor sediments, the ruins of human endeavors, and even the barren surface of Mars.

The Pit:

Sandra Bricker’s Always the Baker, Never the Bride, in which a diabetic baker who can’t have her cake and eat it too joins forces with an escapee from Corporate America living someone else’s dream by developing a wedding destination hotel.

(On another acquisition note, Philip Hoare’s Leviathan, or the Whale, which I recently wrote about here, has been slated for U.S. publication early next year.)