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Temsilcisi bulunduğum Harold Ober Agency, 2013 yayın sezonu hızla biterken ileri dönük yayın programlarını hazırlamaya başladı. Ajansın listelerinde hemen herkesin bildiği ünlü ödüllü kitaplarla dolu liste gerisi backlist kitapları, bestseller kitapları, unutulmaz filmlere çevrilen klasik başyapıtları tek kelimeyle tekrar keşfedilmeyi bekleyen önemli başyapıtları bulacaksınız. Bu nedenle önümüzdeki yayın programına iyi bir başlangıç adına 2014 ve 2015 de ilk yıldönümlerini kutlayacak eserlerin bir listesini hazırlamışlar.  Lütfen listeleri inceleyip, ilgilendiğiniz eserler olursa bana yazmanızı rica ederim.


2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War.

COMPANY K, William March (1933) 

March’s celebrated novel is told in the voices of soldiers in and out of the trenches of WWI. March was 

awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service in the U.S. Army in France.

2014 is the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth.

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, Dylan Thomas (1955) 

The very definition of nostalgia, this evocative story chronicles the famed poet’s memories of 

Christmastime in his childhood home, first serialized on BBC radio in the 1930s. Newly reprinted by 

Candlewick Press. 

FACTORIES IN THE FIELD, Carey McWilliams (1939) 

The first broad exposé of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate 

agriculture in California, this book thunders with renewed relevance as Monsanto casts a shadow over our 

agricultural landscape. 

THE SILENT MIAOW, Paul Gallico (1964) 

Considered a classic by cat lovers of all stripes, this is the definitive guide for kittens and homeless or stray 

felines looking to master the art of manipulating their humans into a lifetime of love and care. 

THE FIEND, Margaret Millar (1964) 

A master of psychological suspense, Millar tells the story of a convicted child molester who struggles to 

live a normal life and overcome his obsession with a 9-year old girl. 

CABOT WRIGHT BEGINS, James Purdy (1964) 

James Purdy’s controversial and merciless satire is unsparing and prophetic in its portrayal of the false 

values of American culture. A neglected masterpiece of post-World War II literature, reissued by Norton/

Liveright in 2013.

A FRIEZE OF GIRLS, Allan Seager (1964) 

Beginning with one high school summer and following the author to a stint as a cowboy in the Big Horn 

Mountains of Montana, this coming-of-age story tinkers with the idea that “the feel of truth is very much 

like the feel of fiction, especially when either is at all strange.” Allan Seager was the author of many highly

praised short stories and novels, including Amos Berry.

SHADOW OF A BULL, Maia Wojciechowska (1964) 

The greatest bullfighter in the town of Arcangel during his lifetime, Manolo’s father has a legacy that casts 

a long shadow. As the time for Manolo to fulfill his own destiny draws near, he must decide whether to 

follow in his father’s footsteps or set off on his own path. The novel won the Newbery Award in 1965.

SMUGGLERS NOTCH, Joseph Koenig (1989) 

A young hitchhiker is kidnapped and murdered in Vermont, and her killer is pursued by a man bent on

finding justice. Koenig ended a 20-year hiatus from publishing with his 2012 novel FALSE NEGATIVE

(a finalist for the Shamus Award). Koenig has been previously nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and

Macavity Awards. SMUGGLERS NOTCH has been recently reissued, along with FLOATER, LITTLE

ODESSA, and BRIDES OF BLOOD, in e-book by Open Road/Mysterious Press. 

WEAPON, Robert Mason (1989)

This sci-fi/techno-thriller follows “Solo”, a government-engineered android who suffers a crisis of 

conscience while being tested in the jungles of Costa Rica. A New York Times Notable Book in 1989, it

was adapted to film in 1996. A second novel (SOLO) followed. Robert Mason is the author of the memoir

CHICKENHAWK, an account of his service during the Vietnam War.


TIME, Hester Mundis (1989)

In this hilarious send-up of new age spirituality, Mundis presents the first ever no-nonsense guide to

enlightenment. Learn how to snag a metaphysical bargain in “The Tao of Shopping” and book your spirit

a spot on the next astral plane—in first class, of course. Mundis was a longtime writer for comedienne 

Joan Rivers.




100 Years

2015 is the centenary of the birth of both Ross Macdonald and Margaret Millar 

Ross Macdonald—along with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler—defined twentieth 

century hardboiled detective fiction. His iconic LEW ARCHER mysteries are set in a sunny 

southern California shadowed by moral darkness, and masterfully combine psychologically taut 

narratives with the thrill of a “whodunit” mystery. 

Margaret Millar, an acclaimed writer in her own right, was Ross Macdonald’s wife. Known for 

her skillful, complex, and intimate interior portraits of her subjects, her best known works include 

BEAST IN VIEW, for which she received an Edgar Allen Poe Award, and HOW LIKE AN 

ANGEL. She was named Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles Times in 1965. 

Ross Macdonald and Margaret Millar were both recipients of Grand Master Awards from the 

Mystery Writers of America. 

75 Years

2015 is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the death of F. Scott Fitzgerald

THE SNOW GOOSE, Paul Gallico (1940) 

First published as a short story in the Saturday Evening Post in 1940 and then expanded into the novella 

that would be published by Knopf one year later, this unapologetically sentimental story of friendship and 

redemption set against the backdrop of war was the recipient of an O. Henry Award. 

LOOK WHO’S TALKING, S.J. Perelman (1940) 

Twenty-four of the funniest pieces this quintessential New Yorker humorist ever wrote were collected 

in book form to edify and delight. In addition to his prolific output of short essays, Perelman wrote 

screenplays for Marx Brothers pictures, and inspired humorists of future generations including Woody 

Allen and Steve Martin. 

75 Years, continued

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CHAD HANNA, Walter D. Edmonds (1940) 

Written by the acclaimed author of DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK, this is the story of the casual, 

easy-going orphan foundling of an Erie canal community and his Tom Sawyer-esque adventures from 

tavern to field, sleepy town to circus, all on the arm of his girl Caroline. First published in serial form in 

the Saturday Evening Post, it was adapted into a film starring Henry Fonda and Dorothy Lamour the 

same year of its publication. 

THEY DON’T DANCE MUCH, James Ross (1940) 

Recently reissued by Open Road/Mysterious Press, this underappreciated gem of Southern noir 

exemplifies Depression-era literature in the United States. Set in a sleazy North Carolina roadhouse 

complete with dance floor, restaurant, gambling room, and cabins rented by the hour, Smut Milligan, the 

proprietor, seeks money to keep operating and in the process commits a brutal murder.

THE PILGRIM HAWK, Glenway Wescott (1940) 

A work of classical elegance and concision, this novel stands with Faulkner’s The Bear as one of the 

finest American pieces of short fiction: a beautifully crafted story that is also a poignant evocation of 

the implacable power of love. New York Review Books publishes THE PILGRIM HAWK along with 

Wescott’s classic novel APARTMENT IN ATHENS. 

COME SPRING, Ben Ames Williams (1940) 

Set during the American Revolutionary War, this remarkable piece of historical fiction is an account of 

the heartbreak and perseverance of the early settlers of the small town of Union, Maine as they struggle to 

tame the wilderness and make a life for themselves. Ben Ames Williams is best known for later novels such 

as LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (which was adapted for a film staring Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde), 

but many discerning readers hold that this is among his best work. 

50 Years


A portrait in prose of a man and his art, James Lord’s important exploration of painter Alberto 

Giacometti’s creative process demystifies what goes into the works we view in galleries and museums. 

COOL HAND LUKE, Donn Pearce (1965) 

Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created COOL HAND LUKE, war hero 

turned "pretty evil feller," whose refusal to "git his mind right" becomes part of his fellow convicts’ 

mythology of survival. The novel was made into the classic film starring Paul Newman. 

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25 Years


The complement to BYRNE’S STANDARD BOOK OF POOL AND BILLIARDS, this volume contains 

clear explanations and helpful diagrams and illustrations for experienced players who wish to perfect 

their game. The pre-eminent writer on billiards, Bob Byrne was named “best billiard writer” by Billiards 

Digest. His books and videos on pool have sold nearly a million copies.

NUMBER THE STARS, Lois Lowry (1990) 

The Newbery Award winning classic about a friendship that transcended the dangerous religious 

boundaries erected during the Second World War. Recently reissued with a new introduction by the author.

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