Monday August 17th, 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:

Kevin Birmingham’s The Most Dangerous Masterpiece, an account of the writing of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the subsequent fight over its publication, with appearances by Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Beach, Nora Barnacle, the obsessed censor Anthony Comstock, and the devilishly crafty Bennett Cerf.

The Pit:

Allie Mackay’s Must Love Kilts, about a modern American woman whose dream vacation to Scotland goes wrong when she accidentally invokes ancient dangers and finds herself in the arms of a sexy medieval Highlander.