Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
Finding Common Ground With “Sacred Ground”

Beacon Buzz: A Moving Portrait of New Orleans Post-Katrina

Notable Mentions:

4463We Shall Not be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina by Tom Wooten 

Review in the Wall Street Journalwhich calls the book a: “moving portrait.” 

UTNE online excerpt: “In We Shall Not Be Moved, Tom Wooten presents vivid narratives through the eyes and voices of residents rebuilding their homes after Hurricane Katrina, telling a story of resilience as entertaining as it is instructive and how citizens, remarkably, turned a profound national failure into a story of hope.” 

Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America by Eboo Patel

Publishers Weekly:“…an accessible and inspiring introduction to the meaning and practice of pluralism.”

Excerpt published on Huffington Post

A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today by Kate Bornstein

Review in The Gay and Lesbian Review July-August issue: “There are a number of adjectives that one could use to describe A Queer and Pleasant Danger: snarky, funny, anguished, frightening, heartbreaking, brave, honest…this is a book that is dangerously appealing.” (Subscriber only access)



Coming Soon:


Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia by Kate Whouley (Paperback out September 25)

  • October 2012 Indie Next List "Now in Paperback" pick

Rare Birds: The Extraordinary Tale of the Bermuda Petrel and the Man Who Brought It Back from Extinction by Elizabeth Gehrman (October)

 “Vanishing species these days are a dime a dozen. The truly rarer bird is the human being whose life stands between a creature and its permanent oblivion. David Wingate is a truly pivotal person on whom the fate of a whole species turned. It’s a remarkable seabird whose existence depended on this rare man. And this book, rendered with style and grace, is his story.”

—Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean and The View From Lazy Point; A Natural Year in an Unnatural World 


Author Events:

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Kate Bornstein (A Queer and Pleasant Danger)

A packed house at Powell's Books the other night, and marquee billing!

August 15, 7pm Oakland, Diesel Books

August 16, 7:30pm Santa Cruz, Bookshop Santa Cruz


1441Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade, Thomas N. Dewolf and Sharon Morgan (October)

October 9: Gather at the Table book launch — 6:00pm, Martin Chapel; Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia
October 14: Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church — 10:30am, 7400 Temple Hills Rd. Camp Springs, MD
October 17: Bloomsburg University — schedule pending, 400 East Second Street Bloomsburg, PA
October 24: Trinity Church Boston — 7:00pm, 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
October 25: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center — 5:00pm, 77 Forest Street, Hartford, CT
November 9: African American Jazz Caucus event– schedule & location pending, Indianapolis, Indiana
November 10-12: Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society – multiple events in multiple venues, details to come, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Mary Oliver (award-winning author of numerous books of poetry, including twelve available from Beacon Press.)

October 15, 2012 New York, NY: 92nd Street Y

Wednesday & Thursday, October 24 & 25, 2012 Boston, MA: Boston Museum of Fine Arts 

Sunday, October 28, 2012  Bethesda, MD:  The Strathmore PAC.  Evening Joint Reading with Mary Oliver & Billy Collins

Monday, November 12, 2012 Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University