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Spring preview 2015: international non-fiction


EXPERT DEBUTS

spring-76The first book by Pulitzer Prize–winning American fashion critic Robin Givhan, The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History (Flatiron Books) offers an illuminating account of the Palace of Versailles’ 1973 boundary-pushing international fashion show.


For The Visitants (McSweeney’s), Dave Eggers’ first collection of travel writing, the McSweeney’s co-founder and author recounts highlights from more than 20 years of offbeat excursions.


In a very fitting foray into non-fiction, internationally bestselling Scottish crime writer Val McDermid combines decades of expertise with interviews and research in Forensics (Grove Press).

Compiled by Becky Robertson and Sue Carter Flinn. Q&Q’s spring preview covers books published between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2015 • All information (titles, prices, publication dates, etc.) was supplied by publishers and may have been tentative at Q&Q’s press time • Titles that have been listed in previous previews do not appear here