Monthly Archives: August 2011

Gandhi: A Manga Biography

Gandhi: A Manga Biography
by Kazuki Ebine

Penguin Paperback
On Sale: September 27, 2011

In clear, concise prose and evocative, engaging drawings, award-winning manga artist Kazuki Ebine’s GANDHI: A Manga Biography (Penguin Paperback / 978-0-1-4312024-7 / On Sale: September 27, 2011 / 192 pages / $15.00) shows us the path of Gandhi’s life, from his childhood in India to his studies in England to the beginning of his activism in South Africa and his return to India to lead the movement for independence.

Kazuki Ebine is a young up-and-coming manga artist in Tokyo. His previous works range from science fictions to everyday life of a rock band. Kazuki has won several highly recognized awards from the major comic book magazines in Japan.

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Excerpts for free use:
Excerpt 1 – Page 106
Excerpt 2 – Page 107
Excerpt 3 – Page 108 

Copyright information for excerpt inclusion:
Reprinted by arrangement with Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., from GANDHI: A Manga Biography by Kazuki Ebine
Copyright © 2010 by Emotional Content LLC

Other Manga Biographies in the Penguin series:

The 14th Dalai Lama by Tetsu Saiwai
Penguin Paperback Original /  On Sale: September 28, 2010

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Che Guevara by Chie Shimano (illustrations) and Kiyoshi Konno (text)
Penguin Paperback Original /  On Sale: October 26, 2010

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Planning Ahead: Winter 2012

Here’s a list of books I’m working on for our Winter 2012 season. I have a limited number of galleys but feel free to request. As review copies become available each title will have its own page. Please follow Books on Tap on Facebook for updates. Please email me at Gabrielle.Gantz [at] us.penguingroup.com to be included on a book’s mailing list. More information about these titles will be posted as it becomes available.

January
Title: A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America 
Author: Tom Zoellner
Imprint: Viking (Hardcover)
On Sale: December 29, 2011
Category: Current Events / Politics
Penguin Group page
Author’s Website

Title: Island of Wings: A Novel
Author:
Karin Altenberg
Imprint: Penguin (Paperback Original)
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Category: Fiction
Penguin Group page

February
Title: The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home
Author: Arlie Hochschild
Imprint: Penguin (Paperback Reissue with Updated Material)
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Category: Social Sciences / Women’s Studies
Penguin Group page 

Title: Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North
Author: 
Ibn Fadlan; Translated with Introduction by Paul Lunde & Caroline Stone
Imprint:
 Penguin Classics
On Sale:
January 31, 2012
Category:
Travel / History / Essays / Middle East
Penguin Group page

March
Title: Reading For My Life: Writings, 1958-2008
Author:
 John Leonard
Imprint:
Viking (Hardcover)
On Sale:
 March 15, 2012
Category: Literary Criticism / Essays

Title: Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Author:
 Ahmed Rashid
Imprint:
Viking (Hardcover)
On Sale:
 March 15, 2012
Category: Foreign Relations / Current Affairs / Politics / Southeast Asia
Author’s Penguin Group page 

April
Title: The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc
Author:
 Nancy Goldstone
Imprint:
Viking (Hardcover)
On Sale:
 March 29, 2012
Category: History / Biography
Author’s Website

Title: The Nobleman and Other Romance
Author: Isabelle de Charriere
Imprint: Penguin Classics (Paperback)
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Category: Classics / Short Stories

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A Man of Parts: A Novel by David Lodge

A Man of Parts by David Lodge
Viking / On Sale: September 19, 2011 

PRAISE FOR A MAN OF PARTS

“A mad carnival of books, sex, celebrity, social activism, notoriety, and love, Wells’ fervent and unconventional life is prime material for astutely mischievous and marveling comedy, and Lodge is all but purring throughout this capacious, bawdy, historically veracious, and profoundly perceptive novel.”
—Booklist

“[A Man of Parts] bounds along terrifically and never tires, even in bed…Lodge does succeed in showing what made Wells, in his lifetime, so irresistible.”
—The Guardian

“The artistry is considerable…the style is clear, light and graceful…Lodge greatly fleshes out the loves of Wells’s life.”
—Times Literary Supplement

“Absorbing…Full of astonishing incidents.”
—The Financial Times

In A MAN OF PARTS (Viking / On Sale: September 19, 2011 / ISBN: 978-0-670-02298-4 / $26.95 / 432pp.) David Lodge, in a style called “clear, light and graceful” by the Times Literary Supplement, fleshes out a moving, funny, and sexy novel about the life of the British writer H.G. Wells.

Sequestered in the Spring of 1944 in his blitz-battered townhouse on the rim of Regent’s Park, as the Second World War moves into its final phase, the ailing Herbert George Wells looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and many women – for Wells was quite promiscuous – and asks himself, has it all been a success or a failure?

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ALSO AVAILABLE: 

The Campus Trilogy: Changing Places; Small World; Nice Work by David Lodge
Penguin Paperback / On Sale: September 27, 2011

For the first time in the U.S., David Lodge’s three delightfully sophisticated campus novels are now gathered in one volume. THE CAMPUS TRILOGY (Penguin Paperback / On Sale: September 27, 2011 / ISBN: 9780143120209 / $20.00 / 832 pages), featuring Changing Places, Small World, and Nice Work, exposes the world of academia at its best—and its worst.

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**FOR A LIMITED TIME**
Blog giveaways will include your choice of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine or The War of the Worlds

For review copies please contact: gabrielle.gantz [at] us.penguingroup.com
If you would like to include an H.G. Well giveaway, please specify which title  

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