SHANNARA Series by Terry Brooks

SHANNARA Series by Terry Brooks

19th December 2013

MTV will air a drama series based on Terry Brooks’ much beloved SHANNARA books. Jon Favreau is to direct the series, and Al Gough and Miles Millar, whose credits include Smallville, will write the script. Dan Farah and Terry Brooks will help produce. WITCH WRAITH, the most recent book in the long running Shannara series, was published by Random House on July 16, 2013.

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THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

19th December 2013

Ted Thompson’s THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS received a starred review in Booklist, which said of the “assured, compassionate first novel”: “With pitch-perfect prose and endearingly melancholy characters, Thompson offers up a heartbreaking vision of an ailing family and country.” Little, Brown will publish the book on March 25, 2014.

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NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

19th December 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was named one of the Books of the Year by the Economist and was also chosen as a Shelf-Awareness Top 10 Fiction Title of 2013. Said the Economist: “Not many authors succeed in being funny about dementia. This unusual thriller, with its memorable octogenarian hero, introduces a bold new voice in fiction that deserves to become better known.”

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THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

19th December 2013

Olivia Laing, who was awarded the 2014 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award, was featured in Publishers Weekly discussing the award. Of the Eccles Award, Laing said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be an Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Library. I always found it a very stimulating and inspiring place to work.” Picador will publish her first book THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING in the U.S. on December 24, 2013.

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A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

19th December 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was named one of the 10 Best Short Story Collections of 2013 by Flavorwire, which said, “A Guide to Being Born highlighted the author’s versatility soon after the publication of her great debut novel, 2012′s No One Is Here Except All of Us.” Riverhead published the book on May 2, 2013.

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THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales

THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales

18th December 2013

Manuel Gonzales’ THE MINIATURE WIFE was named one of the 10 Best Short Story Collections of 2013 by Flavorwire, which said, “A gifted and totally original storyteller, this Austin writer has the type of imagination and writing skills that will lure you in from the book’s first weird entry.” Riverhead published the book on January 10, 2013.

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THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

12th December 2013

Andrew Sean Greer’s, THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS is one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. Ecco published the book June 25, 2013.

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg

WILSON by A. Scott Berg

12th December 2013

NPR named WILSON by A. Scott Berg one of the best books of 2013. In his recommendation, book critic Michael Schaub calls it a “thoughtful, absorbing biography” and “one of the most fast-paced, readable political biographies of recent times — and it’s essential reading for anyone interested in 20th century American history.” Putnam published the book September 10, 2013.

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YOU by Austin Grossman

YOU by Austin Grossman

12th December 2013

NPR named YOU by Austin Grossman one of the best books of 2013. In her recommendation, Annalee Newitz calls it “a stylistic exploration of videogame writing, offering us pages of object and character descriptons just as they would be written before being converted into the code of a game. But it’s also a coming-of-age story about how we never leave our fantasies behind. They become more real, and more powerful, as we age.” Mulholland Books published the book April 16, 2013.

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MIDDLE C by William Gass

MIDDLE C by William Gass

12th December 2013

Publishers Weekly named MIDDLE C by William Gass one of the top ten novels of 2013 saying “Gass’s fine sentences belong in their own museum.” Knopf published the book March 12, 2013.

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A DUKE NEVER YIELDS by Juliana Grey

A DUKE NEVER YIELDS by Juliana Grey

12th December 2013

NPR named A DUKE NEVER YIELDS one of the year’s best books. In her recommendation Bobbi Dumas calls it a “mesmerizing tale of romance and self-realization around their journey to love.” The book was also named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Romances of 2013. Berkley published the book February 5, 2013.

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MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi

MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi

12th December 2013

NPR, The Washington Post and The New Yorker all named MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi one of the best books of 2013. In her NPR recommendation, Meg Wolitzer called it “thrilling and edgy.” THE WASHINGTON POST, says “What makes this witty story so delicious is Choi’s style, the unflagging force of her scrutiny.” Rebecca Mead in her recommendation in the New Yorker says “The book surprised and thrilled me.” Viking published the book on July 3, 2013.

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