C.S. FORESTER AND THE HORNBLOWER SAGA|
By Sanford Sternlicht G62
128 pp. Syracuse University Press. $18.99
This revised edition biography of novelist C.S. Forester examines Foresters quintessential naval hero character, Captain Horatio Hornblower, and features literary criticism of his novels, including The African Queen. Sternlicht explores all aspects of Foresters life, including his early days in England and the inspirations for the characters he brought to life.
THE LEGEND OF KILLER NOON
By Dave Daly G89, G91
223 pp. Green Boat Press. $14.95
Even native New Yorkers sometimes pull out a map. Here, a fifth-century Celtic chieftain and his Druid counselor need more than directions when they find themselves in 1990s Manhattan. Characters encounter the Mafia and the mayor in this mystery.
SHAKESPERATE IN THE MOVIES:
From the Silent Era to Shakespeare in Love
By Douglas C. Brode G69
272 pp. Oxford University Press. $25
This cinematic guide follows a chronological history of the Bards works, allowing readers to see Shakespeare develop as an author through the plays celluloid representations. The book also covers such movies as West Side Story, which contained Shakespearean themes, and includes Brodes analysis of many actors who recreated Shakespeares characters.
WRITING TELEVISION SITCOMS|
By Evan S. Smith 79
281 pp. Perigree. $14.95
Not all sitcom writers own fancy cars or beach houses. But writers who enjoy expressing themselves with humor will learn its possible to earn a living writing sitcoms. In this guide, the Newhouse School professor tells how the business works, and how to get an agent and launch a career. Included are tips from writers-producers of such hits as Frasier, The Cosby Show, and Roseanne.
RED WINE FOR BREAKFAST
By Robin Cohen Westmiller 77
302 pp. Writers Club Publishers. $14.95
In her first novel, Westmiller introduces Jenny Reed, a tough New Yorker living in the laid-back world of California radio. With the top radio show in Los Angeles, Reed conquers the challenges of a male-dominated industry, until she meets her match in a new on-air partner.
An Unofficial Guide to Merchandise from The Simpsons
By William D. LaRue G81
152 pp. KML Enterprises Publishing. $24.95
Dig out that old Simpsons T-shirt and prepare to cash in. Collecting Simpsons! prices more than 1,000 Simpsons items from dolls to calendars, and describes the rise of the popular series and its merchandise craze. Its a topic LaRue knows wellhe owns more than 3,000 Simpsons-related items.
One Womans Journey Through Postpartum Depression
By Susan Kushner Resnick 85
188 pp. St. Martins Press. $22.95
Resnick offers hope and understanding to women suffering from postpartum depression through her own experiences with the condition after the birth of a son. In Sleepless Days, she details the depression, anxiety, insomnia, isolation, and irrational thoughts associated with the illness and describes her recovery.
HOW CONTEXT MATTERS:
Linking Environmental Policy to People and Place
By George Honadle G73, G78
256 pp. Kumarian Press. $24.95
In this unique look at environmental policy, Honadle outlines an alternative approach designed to protect natural resources and promote sustainable development practices. Rather than accepting a universal position on policy making, he calls for tying the context of the people or place to the policy for improved effectiveness.
THE WILD CHILD
By Mary Jo Putney 67, 69
310 pp. Ballantine Books. $19.95
Dominic Renbourne accepts his twin brothers bribe to pose as him for a few weeks while courting Lady Meriel Grahame, a wealthy heiress. Dominic, however, falls for Lady Meriels mysterious ways and must decide between his brother and his brothers future brideand face the question of whether shell forgive the deception.