THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh

THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh

29th July 2013

THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh was praised in the New York Times Sunday Book Review: “With her colorful new biography…, Julie Kavanagh exposes the tawdry reality behind her heroine’s legend.” Knopf published the book June 11, 2013.

Read the full article >>

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

29th July 2013

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer received accolades in The New York Times Sunday Book Review: “Elegiac in tone, this tale of time travel, loss and compromise is as precisely engineered as a Swiss watch… Greer… manages the complexities of this temporal round robin with precision and panache.” Ecco published the book June 25, 2013.

Read the full article >>

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

29th July 2013

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was named a must-read by the Sunday Times and reviewed by The Guardian, the Independent, and the New Statesman. The Independent said, “Laing is a fine and stylish travel writer, with a sharp eye for passing detail and an acute ear for oddly amusing conversations.” The New Statesman called it “a nuanced portrait – via biography, memoir, analysis – of the urge of the hyperarticulate to get raving drunk.”

Read the full article >>

MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS by Charlie Smith

MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS by Charlie Smith

29th July 2013

Charlie Smith’s MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS was reviewed by the Free Lance-Star, which said, “Novelist Lorrie Moore has called Smith a writer of ‘appalling brilliance.’ Rick Moody calls him ‘one of the very best prose writers in contemporary letters.’ And it’s no wonder. He writes like an angel with a broken heart.” Harper Perennial published the book on July 2, 2013.

Read the full article >>

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

29th July 2013

Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was given an illustrated review by Kevin Thompson on The Rumpus: “These are stories of factotums and fuck-ups: missed opportunities, bad roommates, and good fast food. They’re about the kind of men men are while on their way to becoming the men they’d like to be.” Simon & Schuster published the book on February 19, 2013.

Read the full article >>

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

29th July 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS is a notable new release in Time Magazine, which said, “Cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum casts his anxious, enviable intellect at such figures as Sigmund Freud, Brigitte Bardot, Diane Arbus and Debbie Harry.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on August 13, 2013.

Read the full article >>

THE RESURRECTIONIST by E.B. Hudspeth

THE RESURRECTIONIST by E.B. Hudspeth

19th July 2013

Take a look at this chalk art of THE RESURRECTIONIST: the Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black’s cover by the immensely talented E. B. Hudspeth. Quirk Books published the hardcover, which is filled with artful images, on May 21, 2013.

Read the full article >>

LEXICON by Max Barry

LEXICON by Max Barry

19th July 2013

LEXICON by Max Barry continues to receive accolades and great reviews. Time Out New York gives it 4 stars and raves that “Barry has a gift for spinning complicated plots that aren’t weighed down by their intricacies. His prose here is dark and incisive, and he creates sympathetic (and often quite funny) characters.” In their review, The Washington Post called the book “an extremely slick and readable thriller.” Penguin Press published the hardcover June 18, 2013.

Read the full article >>

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

19th July 2013

Rilla Askew discussed her novel KIND OF KIN with Mariella Frostrup on BBC, who is offering a free PDF of the book’s first chapter online. KIND OF KIN was also reviewed by the BookBag, who said of the book, “Askew manages to interweave events seamlessly, making for a smooth and fast-paced read. In the end, Askew’s tale stands as a nod to the ties that bind, protect and see us through the hard times.” Ecco published the book this January 8, 2013.

Read the full article >>

THIS IS HOW YOU DIE by David Malki !, Ryan North and Matthew Bennardo

THIS IS HOW YOU DIE by David Malki !, Ryan North and Matthew Bennardo

19th July 2013

The trailer for THIS IS HOW YOU DIE, edited by David Malki !, Ryan North and Matthew Bennardo, is now running on Boing Boing, in addition to a 90-page free PDF preview. Wired is running an exclusive story from the book. The book was also listed in New York Magazine’s “Guide to Summer Reading” and reviewed by the AV Club, which gave it an A grade.

Read the full article >>

MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS by Charlie Smith

MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS by Charlie Smith

19th July 2013

Charlie Smith’s MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS was reviewed by The Millions, which said: “Men in Miami Hotels is lyrical in that it is beautiful and that it is composed by a person with high poetic sensibilities. Charlie Smith is a prolific poet; not only is his writing poetic, his characters are all poets in spirit if not occupation.” Harper Perennial published the book on July 2, 2013.

Read the full article >>

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

19th July 2013

Ryan McIlvain’s ELDERS has been long listed for the 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year by the Center For Fiction in conjunction with the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the not-for-profit trade association for independent booksellers. Hogarth published the book this March 5, 2013.

Read the full article >>