THE MAGICIAN’S LAND by Lev Grossman

THE MAGICIAN’S LAND by Lev Grossman

August 21, 2014

The final book in THE MAGICIANS trilogy by Lev Grossman will debut at number one on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list for the week of August 24th. The Times also reviewed the book saying, “by the end… you feel that breathless, stay-up-all-night, thrumming excitement that you, too, experienced as a child, and that you felt all over again when you first opened up “The Magicians” and fell headlong into Mr. Grossman’s world.” Viking published the book on August 5, 2014.

A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steel

A PERFECT LIFE by Danielle Steel

August 15, 2014

A PERFECT LIFE, the latest novel by Danielle Steel, made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list at number 2 on the Combined E-book and Print list and number 4 on the Hardcover list for the week of August 10th. Delacorte published the book July 22, 2014.

A PATH APPEARS: TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING OPPORTUNITY by Nicholas D. Kristof

A PATH APPEARS by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

August 15, 2014

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s A PATH APPEARS: TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING OPPORTUNITY received a starred review in Booklist, which called it, “a slow-go read in the most positive sense; it is hard not to constantly put down the book in order to further investigate the many exemplary causes that are profiled.” Knopf publishes the book on September 23, 2014.

I STAND CORRECTED by Eden Collinsworth

I STAND CORRECTED by Eden Collinsworth

August 15, 2014

I STAND CORRECTED: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson by Eden Collinsworth received a starred review in Booklist. The review calls the book “patiently, delightfully hilarious” and “a handbook of sorts, but one to the enormous never ending challenges of living not just well or right but—perhaps despite it all—happily. A rare, true gift.” Doubleday/Nan A. Talese will publish the book October 7, 2014.

ISRAEL: IS IT GOOD FOR THE JEWS? by Richard Cohen

ISRAEL: IS IT GOOD FOR THE JEWS? by Richard Cohen

August 15, 2014

The August 1, 2014 issue of Kirkus says “A newspaperman’s sharp focus and beveled prose lend emotional power to this debate.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book on September 16, 2014.

Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman

August 15, 2014

Elliot Ackerman’s appeared on CNN to discuss, the air strikes in Iraq and the U.S. Strategy to combat ISIS. His essay “The Islamic State’s Strategy Was Years in the Making” was recently published in the New Republic. Scribner will publish his first novel, GREEN ON BLUE, in spring 2015.

Samantha Hunt’s THE INVENTION OF EVERYTHING ELSE

Samantha Hunt

August 15, 2014

Samantha Hunt’s THE INVENTION OF EVERYTHING ELSE was listed on Flavorwire’s “50 Excellent Novels by Female Writers Under 50 That Everyone Should Read.” Samantha’s next novel MR. SPLITFOOT is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

August 15, 2014

Lin Enger’s THE HIGH DIVIDE was reviewed by Kirkus, which said, “Enger’s novel embraces not one but three journeys that involve guilt, expiation and redemption … Enger writes in an expansive style suitable to his sprawling subject.” Algonquin Books will publish the book on September 23, 2014.

FRIENDSWOOD by Rene Steinke

FRIENDSWOOD by Rene Steinke

August 15, 2014

Rene Steinke’s FRIENDSWOOD was reviewed in O Magazine and Booklist. Booklist said, “With exceptional perception and deft artistry, Steinke (Holy Skirts, 2005) traces a matrix of poisonous acts in this magnetizing and sensitive tale of hidden dangers, the tyranny of the status quo, trust betrayed, crimes personal and planetary, and individuals transformed.”

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

August 15, 2014

NPR’s Arun Rath talks to Josh Weil about his new novel THE GREAT GLASS SEA, which imagines a dystopian Russia of 24-hour daylight and 24-hour labor under a greenhouse dome. Grove Atlantic published the book on Jul 2, 2014.