New England Book Alert

NEIBA_Book_AlertBuyers and Booksellers — get your ARCs here!

All you have to do is click on the contact for each publisher and tell them you would like to receive an advance reading copy.



Hermit: The Mysterious Life of Jim Whyte
By Jeffrey Ryan (Portland, ME)

In 1895, Jim Whyte arrived in Monson, Maine with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to himself. Whyte was hiding from something — enough to make the FBI come looking. But even the Feds couldn’t imagine that Whyte was running an international smuggling ring. Based on the true story.

Maine Authors Publishing • 978-1-63381-188-1 • Paperback • $17.95 • Pub Date: July 26, 2019
10 copies are available for booksellers.
E-mail Dan Karker ( today!


A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity
By Nicole Valentine

Twelve-year-old Finn is used to people in his family disappearing without explanation from his Dorset, VT home. Then his grandmother tells him a secret: the women in their family are Travelers, able to move back and forth in time. Finn’s mom is trapped somewhere in the timeline, and she’s left Finn a portal to find her. (For children 9-14).

Lerner Publishing Group (Carolrhoda Books)   • 978-1-5415-5538-9 • Hardcover  • $17.99 • Pub Date: October 1, 2019

10 finished copies are available for booksellers.
E-mail Lara Neel ( today!


Flight Calls
By John R. Nelson (Gloucester, MA)

Somewhere between a true-life adventure, personal memoir, and a birder’s journal, Flight Calls introduces readers to Massachusetts’s hummingbirds, hawks, and herons along the coasts and in the woodlands, meadows, and marshes of Cape Ann, Cape Cod, the Great Marsh, Mount Auburn Cemetery, the Quabbin wilderness, and elsewhere. With style, humor, and a sense of wonder, Nelson blends his field experiences with natural and cultural history and current scientific research.
Bright Leaf  • 978-1-6253-4470-0 • Paperback • $22.95 • Pub Date: September 27, 2019
10 copies are available for booksellers.
E-mail Courtney Andree ( today!
The Karl Muck Scandal:
Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America
By Melissa D. Burrage (Weston, MA)
The demonization, internment, and deportation of celebrated Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Dr. Karl Muck, finally told, and placed in the context of World War I anti-German sentiment in the United States.
University of Rochester Press • 978-1-5804-6950-0 • Hardcover • $34.95 • Pub Date: June 2019
5 copies (+ digital copies) are available for booksellers.
E-mail Rosemary Shojaie ( today!

The High School Years: A Parent’s Guide
By Alison Malkin, MSW, LICSW (Bedford, MA) &
Barbara Gibson, PhD, MSEE, MSEd (Boston, MA)

Parents of high schoolers ask us what’s going on? They seem adrift. There is no longer only one teacher to contact, few school communications to read, and their teenagers have gone silent. We offer information, insights, and guidance gleaned from our experiences and others working in the high school community.

iUniverse • 978-1-5320-7284-0 • Paperback • $13.99 • Pub Date: April 26, 2019
10 copies are available for booksellers.
E-mail Alison Malkin ( or Barbara Gobsin at ( today!