I AM CHINA by Xiaolu Guo

I AM CHINA by Xiaolu Guo

15th August 2014

Xiaolu Guo will be in the US during September and October, promoting her new novel I AM CHINA, which Nan A Talese will publish on September 2, 2014. The dates are as followed: Wednesday, 9/3: Asia Society Texas Center (Houston, TX), Tuesday, 9/9: PEN American Center (New York, NY), Wednesday, 9/10: Asia Society (New York, NY), Sunday, 9/21: Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY) Monday, 9/22: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) Tuesday, 9/23: Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA) Thursday, 9/25: Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) Wednesday, 10/1: British Consulate General New York (New York, NY) Saturday, 10/4: Brown University (Providence, RI).

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Rene Steinke, FRIENDSWOOD

Rene Steinke

15th August 2014

Rene Steinke’s essay “The Driver Just Didn’t See You” was published in the “Lives” column of the August 10th, 2014 issue of the New York Times Magazine. Riverhead will publish her latest book, FRIENDSWOOD, on August 14.

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CUT AND THRUST by Stuart Woods

CUT AND THRUST by Stuart Woods

11th August 2014

CUT AND THRUST, the latest Stone Barrington novel debuted at number 3 on the Combined Print and E-book and number 4 on the Hardcover Fiction New York Times Bestseller lists for the week of August 3, 2014. Putnam published the book on July 15, 2014.

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10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

11th August 2014

For the week ending 8/3 Dan Harris’ 10% HAPPIER: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works- A True Story was #16 on the LA TIMES list and #37 on the IndieBound list for Hardcover Nonfiction. Recently Dan Harris was interviewed on Eric Zimmer’s The One Your Feed podcast and on Twitter by Talks With Teachers as part of their Nonfiction Book club. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.

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Richard Preston, THE HOT ZONE

Richard Preston

11th August 2014

Richard Preston, author of THE HOT ZONE, has a piece in the August 11/18th issue of The New Yorker about the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa. Random House published the #1 New York Times bestseller THE HOT ZONE in 1994.

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A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming

A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming

11th August 2014

Charles Cumming’s latest Thomas Kell novel is “complex, dangerous and well-told” says Patrick Anderson in THE WASHINGTON POST. St. Martin’s Press published the book August 5, 2014.

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THE EMPTY QUARTER by David L. Robbins

THE EMPTY QUARTER by David L. Robbins

11th August 2014

David L. Robbins’ was reviewed by The Times-Dispatch’s Jay Strafford who warned, “don’t start this gripping novel with the intention of reading a few chapters at a time. Robbins’ narrative sweep will engulf you in what may well prove to be a single-sitting excursion into the troubling realities of the Middle East.” Thomas & Mercer’s published the book August 1, 2014.

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PARIS MATCH by Stuart Woods

PARIS MATCH by Stuart Woods

11th August 2014

PARIS MATCH, the 31st Stone Barrington novel received a positive review in Publisher’s Weekly. The review calls the book “intriguing,” and says “as always, Wood’s knack for natural nimble dialogue move the plot along.” Putnam will publish the book October 7, 2014.

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PAINTED HORSES by Malcolm Brooks

PAINTED HORSES by Malcolm Brooks

7th August 2014

Malcolm Brooks’s PAINTED HORSES is an Amazon Best Book of the Month pick for August 2014. Jon Foro says of the novel, “Brooks’s prose is stylistically bold, announcing his artistic aspirations from the opening sentence… Ultimately, Brooks accomplishes no small feat in this remarkable debut: a tale of literary ambition that lives comfortably inside its genre roots, but not by its conventions.” Grove Atlantic will publish the book on August 5th, 2014.

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THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

7th August 2014

Josh Weil’s THE GREAT GLASS SEA was reviewed in the Boston Globe, which said, “The Great Glass Sea is the most unexpected second book by a writer of note to appear in years….A grand fable…an absorbing and touching tale…Few young writers appreciate landscape, the way it shapes and diminishes people who live off it, quite like Weil.…an engrossing story of brotherly division.” Grove Atlantic published the book on Jul 2, 2014.

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THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

7th August 2014

Lin Enger’s THE HIGH DIVIDE was given starred reviews in Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Library Journal said, “Enger’s novel is told in beautifully exact, liquid language that wastes no time… Highly recommended.” Publishers Weekly said: “[A] masterfully told Western reinvention of Homer’s Odyssey … this is the moving story of a man coming to terms with his past. In its narrative simplicity and emotional directness, it is reminiscent of John Ford’s classic The Searchers.” Algonquin publishes the novel on September 23, 2014.

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THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

7th August 2014

Josh Weil’s THE GREAT GLASS SEA was reviewed in the Christian Science Monitor, which said, “As a writer, Weil conjures up image after image of great beauty and melancholy… . The Great Glass Sea is a work of great ambition and imagination, capped off by an ending that manages to evade any pat answers without eradicating hope.” Grove Atlantic published the book on Jul 2, 2014.

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