WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

October 12, 2018

Elliot Ackerman has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction for his new novel, WAITING FOR EDEN.
WAITING FOR EDEN was also reviewed in the New York Times Book Review by Anthony Swofford, who called it “a shimmering portrait of humans at rest and fury…To identify this book as a novel seems inadequate: Waiting For Eden is a sculpture chiseled from the rarest slab of life experience.” Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

October 12, 2018

Kiese Laymon has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction for his memoir HEAVY.
Also, Oprah Magazine features HEAVY as “One of 10 Books to Be Thankful for this November,” saying “With echoes of Roxane Gay and John Edgar Wideman, Laymon defiantly exposes the ‘aches and changes’ of growing up Black in this raw, cathartic memoir reckoning with his turbulent Mississippi childhood, adolescent obesity, and the white gaze.” Scribner will publish the book on October 16, 2018.

CRUDO by Olivia Laing

CRUDO by Olivia Laing

October 12, 2018

Olivia Laing’s debut novel CRUDO is a finalist for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize. The judge Adam Mars-Jones calls it a “novelistic fusion cuisine, with life writing and literary ventriloquism served on the same tasty plate.”

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

October 5, 2018

As Kirkus Reviews tells us, “Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the 90s.” Spiegel & Grau will publish the book on October 30, 2018.

THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING by Peter Sagal

THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING By Peter Sagal

October 5, 2018

“Peter Sagal is the funniest person on the radio (quick reminder, I am on television),” proclaims Stephen Colbert. Brenda Barrera of Booklist says, “Sagal is a compelling writer, and his story may well rouse some to get off the couch, lace up their sneakers, and get running.” Simon and Schuster will publish the book on October 30, 2018.

 I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU by Kelsey Miller

I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU by Kelsey Miller

October 5, 2018

Kelsey Miller’s I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU, a history of the TV show Friends, is on Bustle’s list of “18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018”. Hanover Square will publish the book on October 23, 2018

CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? by Ashleigh Young

CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? by Ashleigh Young

October 5, 2018

Ashleigh Young’s CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? is one of the New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice “10 New Books We Recommend this Week”. Riverhead published the book on July 3, 2018.

WELL-READ BLACK GIRL by Glory Edim

WELL-READ BLACK GIRL by Glory Edim

October 5, 2018

Founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club, Glory Edim’s anthology was named one of Bustle’s “18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018.” Ballantine Books will publish the book on October 30, 2018.

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

October 5, 2018

Kiese Laymon’s memoir was named one of Bustle’s “18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018.” Scribner will publish the book on October 16, 2018.

THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE by Casey Gerald

THERE WILL BE NO MIRACLES HERE by Casey Gerald

October 5, 2018

Casey Gerald’s memoir received a rave review from NPR Books. The reviewer Michael Schaub calls it “a stunningly original literary memoir from a young man who’s just as good a writer as he is an entrepreneur.” Riverhead published the book on October 2, 2018.