23 Mayıs 2014 Cuma

Jane Smiley

BEA'ya çok az bir zaman kalmışken sizlere Jane Smiley ile ilgili  bazı heyecan verici   güncellemeleri paylaşmaktan  mutluyum. Kirkus, Jane Smiley'i  özel BEA sayısının bir parçası olarak ona yer verecek. Ayrıca onun için harika bir yıldızlı derecelendirme yapmış. Onu da aşağıki orjinal mailde sizlerle paylaşıyorum.

Smiley follows an Iowa farm family through the thick of the 20th century, [as] the Langdons raise five children to varied destinies; [there’s a] sense that we’ve simply dropped in on a continuing saga. Smiley juggles characters and events with her customary aplomb and storytelling craft . . . Underpinning the unfolding of three decades is farm folks’ knowledge that disaster is always one bad crop away, and luck is never to be relied on; it wouldn’t be a Smiley novel without at least one cruel twist of fate. Smiley is the least sentimental of writers, but when Rosanna and Walter Langdon look at the 23 people gathered at Thanksgiving in 1948 and ‘agreed in an instant: something had created itself from nothing,’ it’s a moment of honest sentiment, honestly earned. An expansive tale showing this generally flinty author in a mellow mood: surprising, but engaging.”
Kirkus (starred review)
Jane Oprah'ın O dergisinin "Age Issue" " Yaşlılık " bölümünde  yayınlandı--hafıza ve yaşlanma konusunda kısa ama önemli bir parça. Bu yayını okuyabilmek için ekli dosyayı inceleyiniz. Ayrıca Paris Interview yazma süreci ile ilgili onunla bir röportaj yaptı. Ayrıca önümüzdeki hafta BEA için New Yorka gidecek ve orada Library Journal’dan Barbara Hoffert ile bir röportaj,  Lev Grossman ve Emma Straub ile   "Drop Dead Gorgeous Fiction“ adlı bir panele katılacak, Barnes & Noble’un kitap bloğunun editörüyle bir söyleşi yapacak, ve daha pek çok parti ve imza gününe katılacak.  Jane Smiley'nin eserleriyle ilgilenen yayıncılarımıza duyurulur.

22 Mayıs 2014 Perşembe

KISS OF WRATH by Sandra Hill

​Sandra Hill'in KISS OF WRATH'ı Asırlar boyunca şeytanın iblis vampirleri ile çarpışıp, kayıp ruhları kurtarmakla cezanlandırılan Viking melek vampirlerini konu alan bu kitap 
  Deadly Angel dizisinin dördüncü kitabı.
 ​Bu dokunaklı ama bir o kadar da mizahi hikayede, ​cesur bir Viking savaşçısı olan 
Mordr Sigurdsson,
 ​ eşinin ve malikanesinde kalan herkesin haydut Vikingler tarafından öldürülmesinin ve çok değerli iki küçük çocuğunun hunharca katledilmesinin ardından onların intikamını alacak bir kahramana dönüşür. Yıllarca ailesini katledenlerden intikamını almaya çalışırken...ölür ve bir melek vampir olarak tekrar dünyaya döner.

I'm delighted to announce that

by Sandra Hill

will be published in Holland
BDe Vrijbuiter

Thanks to the great work of
Philip Sane at the Lennart Sane Agency!

Foreign publishers of Sandra Hill include:
Holland: De Vrijbuiter
Brazil: Nova Cultural
Thailand: Crystal Publishing
Germany: Lubbe
Turkey: Epsilon

Description: KissOfWrath

Kiss of Wrath

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, August 2014. North American.
Holland: De Vrijbuiter.
Manuscript available.

Kiss of Wrath is the fourth book in Sandra Hill's Deadly Angels series, featuring Viking vampire angels sentenced to centuries fighting Satan's demon vampires and saving lost souls.  In this poignant and yet humorous tale, Mordr Sigurdsson, a brave Viking warrior, goes berserk after finding not only his wife and entire estate murdered by outlaw Vikings, but especially on seeing how brutally killed were his two precious little children.  For years he went on a campaign of killing revenge...until his death and being reborn as a vampire angel.  The only thing he cannot stand to do these days is be around children.  How then will he be able to handle his newest assignment?  Go to Las Vegas of all places and protect psychologist Dr. Miranda Hart and the five children she "inherited" on the death of her cousin.  Think Viking in Vegas!  Laughter, tears, and sizzle guaranteed.

Sandra Hill’s Bio:
Sandra is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance novels and novellas for Dorchester Publishing, Warner Books (now Grand Central Publishing), Berkley Sensation and now Avon Books. Her website is www.sandrahill.net.

"...few authors can fuse erotic and drop-dead humor like Hill."  --Publishers Weekly

"The genius of Hill is that she can take the most outlandishly wacky scenario and make it seem plausible."   --Romantic Times Magazine

Also by Sandra Hill:

Description: Tall, Dark, and Cajun coverTall, Dark, and Cajun

Agent: J
enny Bent
Grand Central Publishing, May 2007.  World English.
Brazil: Nova Cultural.
Books available.

USA Today Bestseller
       A Waldenbooks Bestseller
Cajun pilot Remy has lost his good looks but not his sense of humor.  His life is out of control when he meets a woman who rocks this Cajun's socks: uptight, big city gal Rachel Fortier, a Feng Shui decorator who needs her funny bone and heart strings tickled. 
"Just enjoy the belly laughs in this raucously grand adventure replete with colorful characters...This is one delicious treat that proves the best guys are bad, so bad they're good." —Bookpage 
"Humor and author Sandra Hill are definitely a winning team. Tall, Dark, and Cajun is Hill's latest flat-out funny, sexy and touching story. Always a treat!Romantic Times

Description: The Cajun Cowboy coverThe Cajun Cowboy

Agent: Jenny Bent
Grand Central Publishing, May 2007. World English.
Brazil: Nova Cultural. Holland: De Vrijbuiter.
Books available.
USA Today Bestseller
Charmaine is a four-time divorcee and a born-again virgin...the quintessential bimbo and she's on the lam from the Dixie mafia.  Raoul Lanier, the Cajun cowboy, is without a doubt the most handsome man south of the Mason-Dixon line.  An ex-con, he also happens to be Charmaine's first husband...and he's baaaack!
“Side-splitting dialogue and hotter-than-Cajun-spice erotica."Publishers Weekly

Description: The Red-Hot Cajun coverThe Red-Hot Cajun

Agent: Jenny Bent
Grand Central Publishing, May 2007.  World English.
Brazil: Nova Cultural. Holland: De Vrijbuiter.
Books available.

USA Today Bestseller
       A Barnes & Noble Bestseller
       A Waldenbooks Bestseller
Rene LeDeux, a bad-to-the-bone Cajun rogue, is burned out as an environmental lobbyist and is licking his wounds in a bayou cabin when celebrity Court TV lawyer Valerie Breaux is kidnapped and lands in his lap.  Trapped together for weeks in a remote bayou hideaway—sparks fly when opposites attract.
"The temperature is rising and the wackiness quotient is high in Hill's The Red-Hot Cajun. In need of a laugh?  Look no further than this funny, sexy, warmhearted tale." RT Magazine 

Pink Jinx

Agent: Jenny Bent
Vision, November 2006. World English.
Books available.
From the award-winning, bestselling author of The Red-Hot Cajun comes this new spicy and sexy romance about a woman, her former husband, a search for pink diamonds, and an elderly Cajun matchmaker.
Straitlaced Boston lawyer Veronica "Ronnie" Jinkowsky knows something's fishy when her estranged grandfather lures her to his New Jersey treasure-hunting business with woeful tales of old age and bankruptcy. But she never expected the salty old dog to shanghai her into a hunt for pink diamonds with her poker-playing, four-time ex-husband Jake Jensen in tow.
Betting her heart on Jake was always a losing proposition, yet just the sight of his come-hither blue eyes is still enough to melt her steely resolve. Now Ronnie's on a high seas adventure that throws together lost gems, a lost ship, and lost love - not to mention a Mafia widow, her two goons, and an elderly Cajun matchmaker. Trapped with the man she could never learn to live with - and was never happy without - is Ronnie fated to be forever jinxed in matters of the heart?     
"Snappy dialogue and outrageous characters keep the temp lively and the humor infectious in this crazy adventure story.  Hill is a master at taking outlandish situations and making them laugh-out-loud funny...A hoot and a half!"Romantic Times Book Reviews
"In Pink Jinx Sandra Hill brings to life a wild and wacky cast of characters that will keep you laughing from page one, as well as bringing a tear to your eye as you watch a grandfather work at mending family ties broken long ago. Pink Jinx is filled with laughter, love, and just a hint of some steamy sex, definitely a story you don't want to miss."The Romance Reader

Pearl Jinx

Agent: Jenny Bent
Grand Central Publishing, July 2007. World English.
Books available.

The Jinx Inc. treasure-hunting company has a new mission - to find the 'cave pearls' rumored to exist in the bottom-most cavity of an ancient cave. But first, mission leader Caleb Peach has to find an expert consultant. An ex-Navy SEAL, Caleb is used to getting his man but Dr Claire Cassidy, archaeologist extraordinaire, is proving hard to pin down. Only after he tracks her down on her fishing holiday and proves that Jinx Inc. is an upstanding, responsible company does the she sign on the dotted line.

The attraction is immediate but Caleb and Claire are very different people. He's buttoned up and goes by the book and still carries a lot of bitterness because of a painful past. She's a free spirit and truly self-sufficient and independent, yet she's not opposed to the possibility of love in her life. With Claire's help, along with the assistance of Cajun Healer, Tante Lulu, Caleb and his family reconcile. At about the same time, adventure and hilarity abound as the crew of Jinx Inc. begin the search for and find the fabled cave pearls.

“Pearl Jinx is packed full of humor and adventure, sizzling SEAL sex and enough romance to touch even the coldest heart. This book is a real pearl. Long may the Jinx series continue!”A Romance Review

Wild Jinx

Agent: Jenny Bent
Grand Central Publishing, March 2008. World English.
Books available.

In the third book of her hot and hilarious series, "New York Times" bestselling author Sandra Hill takes readers along on another wild ride with Jinx, Inc., where trouble is no match for a cagey Cajun matchmaker--and passion conquers all. When reporter Celine Arseneaux entered The Playpen, a Baton Rouge club for men AND women, she never expected John LeDeux to swagger up to her. Sure, the bayou's notorious bad boy was pure sex on the hoof. But even with her expose on the line, Celine will refuse to be his conquest left cryin' in her crayfish -- at least not again. Not for this man who doesn't even remember her! Detective LeDeux had always been too hot to handle, but now he was on fire as the cop posing as a gigolo to bust the Dixie Mafia. Joining Tante Lulu's treasure hunt seems a fine way to avoid the media ruckus--until Celine pursues her story deep into the bayou, stoking John's hazy memories of a sizzling night five years ago....

“The story line combines plenty of humor with suspense, Cajun style as the LeDeux tribe up and meets the Jinx crew in an all out wacky thriller."Genre Go Round Reviews

So Into You

Agent: Jenny Bent
Grand Central Publishing, August 2009. North American.
Holland: De Vrijbuiter.
Books available.
Angel Sabato is an ex-poker champ, bayou treasure hunter, and Playgirl centerfold.  Grace O'Brien is an ex-poker playing nun, and a folk healer with a secret.  When Grace rejects Angel's love, he hightails it out of Louisiana, but wacky Cajun matchmaker Tante Lulu has them in her crosshairs and they don't stand a chance.
“Some like it hot and hilarious, and Hill delivers both.”Publishers Weekly

Description: Viking Heat coverViking Heat

Agent: Jenny Bent
Berkley, September 2009. North American.
Thailand: Crystal Publishing.
Books available.

Joy Nelson joins the female Navy SEALS in a fit of depression over the death of her POW brother.  Then she finds herself shot back in time to the cold, cold Norselands where she is auctioned off as a slave to a Viking warlord.  What fun!  This Norseman doesn't know what hit him.

“Viking Heat is a very funny, sexy tale. Hill has a knack for the kind of engrossing story telling that transports a reader to a different place - in this case, a very different place…If you’d like a good laugh, and a great escape with a sexy Viking this fall, Viking Heat will deliver what you need.”The Romance Reader

The Dark Viking

Agent: Jenny Bent
Berkley, October 2010. North American.
Books available.

Rita Sawyer is a former stunt woman, now female Navy SEAL, sent back in time during a training evolution at the special forces center in Coranado, California. But she's wearing a head-to-toe black wetsuit with flippers and her face cammied up when she washes up on the Norseland shore and is at first mistaken for a strange fish.

Steven of Norstead is a fierce, tenth century Viking warrior who has been in a dark mood for a long time, having lost everyone he loved. Could it be that the gods sent this strange woman to lighten his life? If so, why couldn't it be a beautiful Valkyrie, instead of an irksome, homely mermaid woman?

“Dark Viking is yet another exciting time travel adventure from one of the best Mistresses of Erotic Comedy Romance”Bitten By Books

Description: Viking in Love coverViking in Love

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, February 2010. North American.
Germany: Lubbe. Holland: De Vrijbuiter.
Books available.
Princess Breanne of Stoneheim is shocked on arriving at the rundown estate of Saxon Lord Caedmon of Larkspur in Northumbria: ten children running wild whilst Caedmon lies abed after a night of mead.  Breanne must endure the lout for the sake of her four sisters who are in dire need of protection.  All Caedmon wants, after nine long months in the king's service, is a bit of peace.  He has half a mind to kick the fiery redhead out the door when he comes up with a much more wickedly delightful plan for Breanne.
“With her clever dialogue, often bawdy situations, and great cast of characters, Hill has created another wickedly wonderful story.”Booklist, starred review

The Viking Takes a Knight

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, September 2010. North American.
Books available.
The Saxon John of Hawk's Lair is a private man...a warrior when called to his king's service, a good manager of his various estates, but most of all, a serious student of honey and all its medicinal properties...including some very unusual experiments with birth control.  Imagine his outrage when Ingrith, a Viking princess of all things, invades his serene setting with a dozen orphans from medieval York, fleeing an evil Saxon commander who wants Ingrith for his bedmate.  The last thing John wants is children, and even less is he looking for love, or a wife, God forbid!  Until Ingrith tempts him with her unique cooking skills and a wanton suggestion that could tempt a saint.  Laughter is guaranteed as this clueless Saxon knight gets taken by a Viking princess. 
"... fans will relish the chance to see these two characters find loves of their own.. Join in the fun and pick up The Viking Takes a Knight.Romance Reviews Today

The Norse King’s Daughter

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, September 2011. North American.
Holland: De Vrijbuiter. Turkey: Epsilon.
Books available.
 Princess Drifa of Stoneheim has a passion for flowers which leads her to tenth century Byzantium where she hopes to study the Imperial Gardens.  Unfortunately, she catches the eye of one of the emperor's sons who kidnaps her, hoping to entice her to become his mistress.  Even more unfortunate...the only one who can save her is Thrain Gunthersson, a member of the Varangian Guard, an elite group of Vikings who work for the Greek Emperor.  Drifa rejected Thrain's suit five years before which resulted in horrible consequences for which he has vowed that someday she would pay.  The question was:  Just how would he make Drifa pay?  Passion and humor guaranteed in this Viking love story.
This is the kind of rollicking roller-coaster ride only Hill can create, with her magical wit and interspersion of contemporary colloquialisms.”RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

Kiss Of Pride

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, April 2012. North American.
Books available.

USA Today Bestseller
Some men are too bad to be true . . .Is he really a Viking with a vampire's bite? An angel with the body of a thunder god? A lone wolf with love on his mind? Alexandra Kelly, his prey, thinks Vikar Sigurdsson is either flat-out crazy or he's trying to maneuver her into his bed—which is hardly where a professional reporter should conduct an interview, tempting as that prospect might be.
And some men are too good to be true . . . Until Vikar does something a teensy bit unexpected, and Alex begins to wonder whether her mystery man could really be everything he says he is: a Viking Vampire Angel on a thousand-year-long mission with his pack of sinful brothers—and a man who's finally found the woman of his dreams. By then, Vikar is already wrapping his chiseled arms around Alex's body . . . and sinking his wicked fangs right into her neck. If this is sin, why does it feel so good?
An awesome new series! Kept me up late into the night reading. Looking forward to the next installment.”Lynsay SandsNew York Times bestselling author

Kiss of Surrender

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, November 2012.  North American.
Books available.

It’s not easy being a Vampire Angel…No one knows that better than Trond Sigurdsson. In the centuries since he last went out drinking and wenching with his Viking buds, Trond has been a gladiator, a cowboy, a ditch digger...even a sheik. But now he’s the baddest of them all: a kick-butt Navy SEAL kicking butts of terrorist immortals with the help of his hotter-than-Hades female partner, police officer-turned-Special Forces operative Nicole Tasso—whom Trond dearly hopes to “partner” with very shortly in a whole different way.

It’s not easy being a Vangel’s lover…The “cop” part of Nicole tells her there’s something bizarre about her gorgeous godlike teammate. But her “all-woman” side can’t help wondering how great it would be to have a virile Viking in her bed. Trond has secrets galore, but Nicole feels certain she can dig them out—and really get to the heart of this powerful, unnerving stranger whom she may be risking her soul to love.

“Kudos to Sandra Hill on this amazingly written book! I have never heard of a Viking Vampire Angle and well I must say its very original and sure hope no one will steal the concept. I never wanted to put the book down, but due to life I had to.”Bitten by Love

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Kiss of Temptation

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, March 2013. North American.
Books available.

Is it lust? Ivak Sigurdsson is dead...well, sort of. Guilty of the sin of lust, he’s been given an unusual penance: spend eternity as a Viking Vampire Angel, or Vangel, fighting Lucipires, Satan’s vampire demons on earth. Now sequestered in Angola Prison as a “spiritual advisor,” Ivak is finding all these centuries of celibacy depressing, to say the least. But then, along comes southern belle Gabrielle Sonnier. Is she a reward for his good deeds, or a temptation sent to rattle his lustsome brain?  

Or is it love? Gabrielle, a lawyer, begs Ivak to help get her brother out of prison. Aided by the Cajun LeDeux family and their chief looney bird, Tante Lulu, Ivak reluctantly agrees. And while he alternately tries to seduce and save Gabrielle before the Lucipires run rampant, they both begin to wonder if it’s really only lust, or something more.  

“The third book in Sandra Hill's Deadly Angels series, Kiss of Temptation, comes out Tuesday. Along with it comes the temptation to play hooky that day so I can hang out with Ivak, who's guilty of the sin of lust. Aren't we all, when it comes to Sandra Hill's books?”USA Today

“Hill’s latest is a big change from the usual paranormal romance, standing the typical vampire myths on end. Readers may think the idea of vampire Viking angels is a little too bizarre, but Hill really makes it work. If you like your books steamy with a healthy dose of humor, this is the book for you. Sexy and sarcastic with a healthy serving of danger, this Kiss of Temptation will satisfy all your cravings.”Romantic Times

Description: 51cUZBSQlcLThe Pirate Bride

Agent: Jenny Bent
Avon, November 2013. North American.
Holland: De Vrijbuiter.
Books available.

Medana Elsadottir, known as the Sea Scourge, never planned to become a pirate, but there’s no denying her talent. Her female-only tribe has an island hideaway, food aplenty, goods to trade...everything except the means to breed. That’s where the strapping Norsemen tied up in her ship’s hold comes in handy. Eight godly specimen—and Thork Tykirrson is the most virile of them all. Once their, eh, work is done, they’ll be free to leave. Medana had naught to due with this gods-awful plan, but she wouldn’t mind reaping the benefits.

Renowned as the wildest Viking of his time, Thork was returning home to regain his father’s favor. Mayhap even (shudder) marry. His brazen—and very beautiful—kidnapper has likely done him a favor in preventing such an irksome fate. That doesn’t mean he’ll let her off easy. No one takes anything from a Viking that he’s not willing to give...not even a violet-eyed vixen who sets off the wildest fantasies.

Packed with humor, feisty lady pirates, brawny Norsemen, kidnapping, an interesting plot, witty banter, passion and love, this story is sure to have you longing for a Viking of your own. If you are looking for a great story, loaded with hilarity and heat, look no further than The Pirate Bride!”Romance Junkies

18 Mayıs 2014 Pazar


ANDRE THE GIANT by Box Brown ile ilgili sizlere bir güncelleştirme yapmak memnunuz. Andre Roussimoff, 2 metre 28 cm boyunda  , 226 kilo ağırlığındaki , daha çok The Princess Bride'daki sevimli dev ya da kahraman güreş yanlısı figür olarak tanınır. ANDRE THE GIANT yirminci yüzyılın en tanınan isimlerinden biri olan Andre Roussimoff'un ilk derinlemesine grafik biyografisi. Kitap Andre'nin hayat öyküsünün yanı sıra, Hulk Hogan gibi güreş dünyasındaki onun meslektaşlarının yanısıra,  (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin) gibi filmdeki oyuncu arkadaşlarından güreş dünyası hakkında zengin tarihsel kayıtlardan içeriyor.

ANDRE THE GIANT: Life and Legend by Box Brown
First Second
Trade Paperback: May 2014; $17.99/$19.99; 6 x 8 ½; 240 pp.

Foreign sales:
·         French/pending
·         Italian/Panini

Clip from The Princess Bride of Andre as Fezzik:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE2TZAdoaS8
      Cast and crew members look back on their time on and off set with Andre:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZg8XMdgX8Y

Praise, media, and awards:

·         Amazon Best Books of the Month for May
·         An ICv2 Pick Hit of Spring 2014

·         Box Brown was a featured guest on the BBC/WGBH radio show ‘The World’ to talk about his graphic novel Andre the Giant, 5/13/14
·         TK: USA Today Pop Candy Interview
·         NY Times Sunday Sports Section Feature, 5/11, (attached) 
o    The piece included an interview with the author and art from the book. 
·         Tor.com Excerpt, 4/14 [read it]
·         Boing Boing ‘Recommended If You Like’ Interview, 4/2 [listen]
·         Bleeding Cool Review, 4/1 [read it]
·         PW Torch Newsletter, Full Page Review, 3/25
·         An IGN Top Ten Most Anticipated Graphic Novel of 2014 [read it]
·         Paste #1 Most Anticipated Graphic Novel of the Year, 1/21 [read it]
·         Boing Boing Review, 1/21 [read it]
·         USA Today Pop Candy ‘Looking Forward to 2013’ Piece, 1/7 [read it]
·         CBR Interview, 12/5 [read it]
·         COVER REVEAL on Grantland, the sports/pop culture website

« “An achievement that merits a wider readership than just wrestling fans, deserving recognition for the quality of its graphic art.”—Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

"It's clearly evident from every frame of The Princess Bride that Andre was  not only one of the world's gentlest human beings, but also the kindest―a  giant of a man in every way. I am thrilled to see his story finally told!"—Mandy Patinkin

“In a profession filled with larger-than-life characters none of them loomed larger than Andre the Giant. This book will thrill longtime fans and introduce a new generation to the man, the myth, and the legend known as the Eighth Wonder of the World.”—Mick Foley, three time WWE Champion, NY Times Best-Selling Author

"Box Brown's melancholy tale of the sad, angry life of Andre the Giant is his best work yet. A poignant portrait of a troubled, complicated legend, wonderfully paced and beautifully rendered by one of the most stylish and distinctive comix creators working today. An impressive book by a major talent." —Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer

“Andre's story moves from the ring to the comic page with delightful ease… Funny, delicate, and full of life and great cartooning… Box Brown gives  Andre the humanity and grace the Giant deserves."—Tom Hart,  Hutch Owen

"Box Brown tackles a very special man's life through the best possible lens: deeply empathetic but unsentimental, expertly paced, emotionally naked  without being overwrought, illuminating flaws and subtleties as we journey  into the Giant's world." —Nate Powell, March

"The spare line work and elegant storytelling carry the weight of a tragic  story that both transcends and elevates the world of professional wrestling  while painting a complex portrait of its biggest icon."—Matt Kindt, Mind MGMT

"Is wrestling real? As real as any story is, Box Brown's story  proves it while showing us how the real Andre the Giant made the  most of what he had, even if all he had was a 7'5" (and falling),  463 pound (and rising) body."—Jim Ottaviani,Feynman

"Box Brown tells Andre's story clearly and plainly: this book lets him be the human being he was. To paint a guy larger than life is  easy, but to paint a guy true to life takes something special, and that special quality runs through this book. Just fantastic."—John Darniel, The Mountain Goats