Forget "All": Why Most Women Never Even Get Half
‘Unfortunate Experiments’ in New Zealand and Minnesota

Beacon Buzz: Helen Benedict on Book TV and much more

Listen and Watch:

6149The Lonely Solider: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict

Watch her Book TV interview on YouTube (15 mins)

Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples by Rodger Streitmatter

Interview on Let's Talk Live (10 mins)

Notable Mentions:

0057The Khaarijee: A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Kabul by J. Malcolm Garcia

In a New York Times interview, Dave Eggers mentions Malcolm Garcia: “there’s a writer named J. Malcolm Garcia who continually astounds me with his energy and empathy…I’ve been following him wherever he goes.”; New York Times

Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama's Speeches, from the State House to the White House by Mary Frances Berry and Josh Gottheimer

Barack Obama Summer Book List on ABC News.

Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia by Kate Whouley

Finalist for the New England Book Awards (NEIBA) non-fiction

Unchosen: The Hidden Lives of Hasidic Rebels by Hella Winston

Author Hella Winston received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism for her report­ing about the problem of child sexual abuse in the fervently Orthodox com­munity for The Jewish Week.

Coming Soon:

Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus by Elinor Lipman (August)

PW Daily write-up: Beacon to Publish First Tweet Book 

A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen (October)

Publisher’s Weekly review:“impressive, instructive book” ;Publishers Weekly

0623Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin (New edition in November)

“One of the wonders of coming back to NOTES after such a long time is how “current” Baldwin is. That might sound like a cliché but in so many instances in our lives we learn that some clichés are built on things solid and familiar and timeless. “Journey to Atlanta” is but one of a hundred examples in NOTES. What also comes across, again, is how optimistic James Baldwin was about himself, his world, black people. Even when he describes the awfulness of being black in American, he presents us with an optimism that is sometimes like subtle background music, and sometimes like an insistent drumbeat. But through it all, with each word– perhaps as evidence of a man certain of his message – he never shouts.”  From the new introduction by Edward P. Jones (Pulitzer Prize The Known World)