Mullane Literary Associates

Recent & Forthcoming

The Buddha’s Wife by Janet Surrey and Samuel Shem
The Buddha’s Wife
Timeless and timely....Here is a whole fresh take on the well-tilled field of the historical Buddha’s life and teaching.”
Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
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Nantucket by Nan Rossiter
Nantucket
There are moments of pure gold in the story that will undoubtedly touch readers' hearts.
RT Book Reviews
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Reset Your Child’s Brain by Victoria Dunckley
Reset Your Child’s Brain
“Impressively researched, eye-opening, and eminently practical...an invaluable contribution to any parent’s library.”
Craig Malkin, PhD, Harvard Medical School,
author of
Rethinking Narcissism
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Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal by Joseph Alexiou
Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal
A brilliant mirror of urban history.... a book of relentless research and narrative elan.”
Samuel G. Freedman, Columbia University
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The Social Life of DNA by Alondra Nelson
The Social Life of DNA
The Social Life of DNA comes at a moment when the questions it raises about race and social justice couldn’t be more pressing and urgent.”
Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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The Cherokee Rose by Tiya Miles
The Cherokee Rose
Poignant and essential storytelling...a book that, with a deft hand, illuminates a little-known, yet vitally important, facet of a past we all share. A wonderful read.
Jason Mott, New York Times best-selling author of The Returned
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American Hysteria by Andrew Burt
American Hysteria
A must read book dealing with a topic few want to tackle.”
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 1984 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
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The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf
The Copernicus Complex
The Sunday Times Best Science Book of 2014
This book feels alive with spontaneity...[It] is near combustible with convivial—maybe even mad—energy.”
Barnes and Noble Review
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This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles Cobb, Jr.
This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed
A 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee
Masterfully told...a challenging and important new narrative.”
The Root
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The Accidental Pallbearer by Frank Lentricchia
The Accidental Pallbearer
The first volume in a new American noir trilogy
Vivid and unnerving…Eliot Conte is an instant original.”
The Washington Post
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Opportunity, Montana by Brad Tyer
Opportunity, Montana
Tyer has written a lovely book, searing in its anger, about a beautiful but much abused place.”
Larry McMurtry
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Gravity's Engines by Caleb Scharf
Gravity's Engines
“‘Weird, destructive, time-warping, overwhelming, alien...fearsomely noisy and rambunctious,’ black holes are the bad boys of the universe.... Scharf’s explanations are vivid and accessible, evoking the awe of cosmic grandeur in a way that’s as humbling as it is fascinating.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
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A Nation of Deadbeats by Scott Reynolds Nelson
A Nation of Deadbeats
A Nation of Deadbeats is Copernican history, restoring America to its global context and revealing the surprising positive consequences of our frequent panics as well as their crushing costs....a brilliantly original reconsideration not just of economic upheavals but of the American civilization they did so much to shape.”
Edward Tenner, author of Our Own Devices
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Moral Origins by Christopher Boehm
Moral Origins
Boehm’s monumental accomplishment is to give us the most careful and compelling portrait ever created of how our ancestors lived....vital for understanding why we are so tribal, punitive, gossipy, religious, and cooperative today.”
Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind
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Einstein’s Jewish Science by Steven Gimbel
Einstein’s Jewish Science
In his original new book.... Gimbel takes readers on enlightening excursions through the nature of Judaism, Hegelian philosophy, wherever his curiosity leads.”
New York Times Book Review,
front-page review by George Johnson
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Soldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage
Soldier Dogs
New York Times Bestseller
A moving portrait of the loyal, courageous, furry warriors who truly are enlisted Man's Best Friend.”
People Magazine
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Stone of Kings by Gerard Helferich
Stone of Kings
Selected for the December 2011 Indie Next List
An absorbing and exciting story about a stone that ancient Mesoamericans prized above gold. The search for the sources of this mysterious rock reads like detective fiction...but it’s all true.”
Michael D. Coe, author of Breaking the Maya Code
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Now You See It by Cathy Davidson
Now You See It
Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Top Ten Science Books” of Fall 2011
A stunning new vision for the future... an exceptional and critically important book, one that is all but impossible to put down and likely to shape discussions for years to come.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
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The Secret Life of Pronouns by James Pennebaker
The Secret Life of Pronouns
Lively and accessible....uncovering traces of our social identity and individual psyche in everyday language use.... Pennebaker [is] an indefatigable guide to the little words that he boldly calls ‘keys to the soul.’”
The New York Times Book Review
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EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, To Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappé
EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, To Create the World We Want
Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Top Ten Science Books” of Fall 2011
Powerful and inspiring, EcoMind will open your eyes and change your thinking. I want everyone to read it.”
Jane Goodall
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Red-Robed Priestess by Elizabeth Cunningham
Red-Robed Priestess
A storyteller as crafty as J.K. Rowling.... Cunningham, always excellent when detailing bloody battles and earthy sex, exercises well her skills with description, history, and myth in and out of the Bible, character, poetry, and song....ends the Maeve Chronicles befittingly and beautifully.”
Publishers Weekly
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The Fossil Chronicles by Dean Falk
The Fossil Chronicles
Dean Falk debunks some modern myths in her brilliant book, The Fossil Chronicles, by comparing the case histories of two famous fossils.... That it sparkles with scholarship and wit is icing on the cake.
Nature
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The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant
The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
  • Chosen by Dwight Garner of The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Books of the Year”
  • New York Times Book Review “Notable Book” of 2010
  • Finalist for SABR's 2010 Casey Award
No one was more important to the game of baseball in the last half of the 20th Century than Henry Aaron and no one writes about that supremely talented man...better than Howard Bryant.”
Ken Burns
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough by Ruth Pennebaker
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
Bold, funny, and irreverent....Pennebaker’s wit and themes of sisterly solidarity and growth are likely to resonate with fans of humorous women’s authors like Rebecca Wells, Nancy Thayer, and Jennifer Weiner.”
Library Journal
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