The Face of a Naked Lady : An Omaha Family Mystery, by Michael Rips.
Tsunami Man: Learning About Killer Waves With Walter Dudley by Anthony D. Fredericks.
Da Vinci for Dummies, by Jessica Teisch and Tracy Barr.
The Bush Survival Bible: 250 Ways to Make it Through the Next Four Years Without Misunderestimating the Dangers Ahead, and Other Subliminable Stategeries, by Gene Stone.
Down and Dirty Pictures : Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film, by Peter Biskind.
Kiss Me Like a Stranger : My Search for Love and Art, by Gene Wilder.
John Grierson : Trailblazer of Documentary Film, by Gary Evans.
The Breast Cancer Book : What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions, by Ruth H. Grobstein.
Bicycling magazine's 1,000 all-time best tips, revised ed., edited by Ben Hewitt.
Bicycling Magazine's Training Techniques for Cyclists : Greater Power, Faster Speed, Longer Endurance, Better Skills, revised ed., edited by Ben Hewitt.
Sweaty Palms : the Neglected Art of Being Interviewed, by H. Anthony Medley.
Italy Out of Hand : a Capricious Tour, by Barbara Hodgson.
Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World, by Gina Mallet.
Atkins Diabetes Revolution : The Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes, by Mary C. Vernon and Jacqueline A. Eberstein.
Beautiful Bones Without Hormones, by Leon Root and Betty Kelly Sargent.
The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, by David Plotz.
Undaunted : Long-Distance Flyers in the Golden Age of Aviation, by Spencer Dunmore.
The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary: A Complete Culinary Resource, by Jacques L. Rolland.
The Two of Us : My Life with John Thaw, by Sheila Hancock.
The People's Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy, by Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray.
The Italian Boy : A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London, by Sarah Wise.
Mediated : How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It, by Thomas de Zengotita.
Schlepping Through the Alps : My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd, by Sam Apple.
The Noodle Maker, by Ma Jian
The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby.
Jack Vettriano, text by Anthony Quinn.
Rubens and England, by Fiona Donovan.
The Reluctant Spiritualist : The Life of Maggie Fox, by Nancy Rubin Stuart. A history of the rise and popularity of spiritualism in the 19th century ... excellent background information for those who've read Sarah Waters' Affinity.
The Perfect Egg, and Other Secrets, by Aldo Buzzi.
The Best Time To Do Everything, by Michael Kaplan.
Poplorica : A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore that Shaped Modern America, by Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger.
What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany: An Oral History, by Eric A. Johnson and Karl-Heinz Reuband.
No Compromise Decorating, by Lynette Jennings. Thrown in because the author is a fave of my mother's; in this book Jennings focuses on "redecorating" with what you HAVE, rather than running out and buying all new furniture, etc. Can't get much cheaper than that. ;-)
And now some special stuff from ULS' newly compiled Fall/Winter Hotlist. These books are not yet in print, but are scheduled to appear later this year:
Son of a Witch, by Gregory Maguire. Sequel to Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by the same author. Scheduled for release in October 2005.
Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman. Scheduled for release in September 2005.
End in Tears, by Ruth Rendell. Scheduled for release in November 2005.
The Road to Dune, by Frank Herbert. Herbert's notes for the original version of Dune, accompanied by unpublished chapters from Dune and Dune Messiah. Scheduled for release in September 2005.
Thud!, by Terry Pratchett. Another in the Discworld series, scheduled for release in October 2005.
A Short History of Indians in Canada, by Thomas King. If you haven't read Thomas King, then you're missing out on something wonderful. Recommended for beginners: his Medicine River ... the only thing funnier is the film version starring Graham Greene and Tom Jackson. :-) Scheduled for release in August 2005.