PURE JOY by Danielle Steel

PURE JOY by Danielle Steel

11th October 2013

PURE JOY by Danielle Steel is reviewed in the October 1, 2013 issue of Kirkus. The review says, “Plainly told with honesty and affection, these stories are an affirmation of the timeless connection between humans and their canine companions. For Steel’s fans and die-hard dog lovers.” Delacorte Press will publish PURE JOY on October 29, 2013.

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SPEEDBOAT by Renata Adler

11th October 2013

The reissue of SPEEDBOAT was reviewed in the October 4, 2013 issue of The Times Literary Supplement, which raves that SPEEDBOAT “feels as fresh today as it did almost four decades ago.” SPEEDBOAT was reissued by New York Review of Books classics on March 19, 2013.

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THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

11th October 2013

John Burley’s debut thriller THE ABSENCE OF MERCY has been receiving some wonderful advance praise. Alice LaPlante, the New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind says it “Will send chills down your spine. A taut psychological thriller…pushes the boundaries of our understanding of the lengths a parent will go to protect their child.”

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BORN ON THE BAYOU by Blaine Lourd

11th October 2013

Debut author Blaine Lourd’s memoir about growing up in 1970s South Louisiana with his larger-than-life father, Puffer, a charismatic oilman with a penchant for playing the ponies sold to Tricia Boczkowski at Gallery for publication on Father’s Day, 2015.

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THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice

THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice

8th October 2013

THE HEAVENS RISE was positively reviewed in Booklist. The review raves that “Creepy, chilling and almost impossible to put down all describe the new novel by New York Times best-selling author Rice.” The review also says that “in the telling of this page-turner, Rice also manages to deftly address issues of race and class in the Big Easy.” Gallery Books will publish the book on October 15, 2013.

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JOHNNY CASH The Life by Robert Hilburn

JOHNNY CASH The Life by Robert Hilburn

8th October 2013

Robert Hilburn’s JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The review calls Hilburn “A spellbinding storyteller.” The book was also reviewed in the Oct/Nov issue of Garden & Gun which says that Hilburn “paint[s] the most thorough portrait yet of [Cash’s] life…Hilburn covers it all through seven hundred pages of intimate and startling detail.” Little Brown will publish the book on October 29, 2013.

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THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

8th October 2013

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was given a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which said, “The book’s heart is Laing’s astute analysis … The result is a fine study of a human frailty through the eyes of its most perceptive victims.” Picador will publish the book on December 24, 2013.

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THE KEPT by James Scott

THE KEPT by James Scott

8th October 2013

James Scott’s THE KEPT was given a starred review in Kirkus, which calls it, “[A] wrenching first novel” and says that “Scott is both compassionate moralist and master storyteller in this outstanding debut.” HarperCollins will publish the book on January 7, 2014.

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THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

8th October 2013

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley was positively reviewed by Kirkus and Publisher Weekly. Kirkus says that “Burley skillfully uses the step-by-step discovery of evidence to ratchet up the tension” and calls the book “a smart, disturbing and heartbreaking thriller.” Publisher’s Weekly calls it a “fine first novel” and says that “Burly, an emergency room physician, pepper the taut cohesive narrative with plenty of authentic forensic detail.” Harper Collins will publish the book on November 19, 2013.

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LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

8th October 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO received a starred review in Booklist, which said, “Superb storytelling from a writer who continues to find a special kind of melancholy poetry in the unforgiving landscape of the mountain states.” Milkweed Editions published the book on September 3, 2013.

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PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOU’RE BRINGING ME DOWN by Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans Baldwin

8th October 2013

Rosecrans Baldwin’s “Our French Connection” was chosen as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013. The trade paperback edition of Baldwin’s PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOURE BRINGING ME DOWN was published by Picador on June 25, 2013.

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NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

8th October 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed in Haaretz, calling it, “admirable … its intellectual concerns arise so effortlessly from its character drama and plot twists … as intellectual as it is emotional.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book on May 21, 2013.

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