I AM CHINA by Xiaolu Guo

I AM CHINA by Xiaolu Guo

29th May 2015

Xiaolu Guo, author of I AM CHINA, participated in PEN America’s Free Expression protest at the New York Public Library yesterday. Xiaolu was one of three Chinese writers brought to NYC and Washington DC by PEN to discuss the challenges in China to freedom of expression. In addition to the protest, she took part in two panels, one at the Council of Foreign Relations and another organized by PEN at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in NYC. Her latest novel I AM CHINA was published by Nan A. Talese on September 2, 2014.

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GIRL UNDERWATER by Claire Kells

GIRL UNDERWATER by Claire Kells

21st May 2015

GIRL UNDERWATER is “your first must-read beach book of the summer,” according to Oprah.com. The website listed it first in its picks of Books to Read Over a Long Weekend. Dutton published the hard cover 3/31/15.

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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

21st May 2015

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough will debut at number 1 on both the Combined Hardcover & E-book Nonfiction and the Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller lists in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. The book also debuted and number 4 on the USA Today bestseller list. In addition, the book was named one of the “Suggested Summer Books” by The Boston Globe. Simon & Schuster published the book on May 5th.

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HOLD STILL by Sally Mann

HOLD STILL by Sally Mann

21st May 2015

Sally Mann’s acclaimed memoir received a positive review in the Guardian. The review called the book “seductive” and says that “another surprise of this volume is learning what a good critical mind Mann has. Not all artists possess, as she does, the ability to articulate her vision in clear language.” Little Brown published the book on May 12, 2015.

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Elizabeth Adler

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Elizabeth Adler

21st May 2015

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Elizabeth Adler recently received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which praised the novel as a “brilliantly executed and constantly surprising” thriller that might possibly be Elizabeth Adler’s “best book yet”. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER will be published in hardcover by St. Martin’s Press on July 7, 2015.

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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

14th May 2015

David McCullough’s new biography was reviewed in the May 10th edition of the New York Times Book review. The reviewer, Daniel Okrent says, “The Wright Brothers” is merely this: a story, well told, about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished….On its own terms, “The Wright Brothers” soars.” The author also appeared on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show. Simon and Schuster published the book on May 5, 2015.

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HOLD STILL by Sally Mann

HOLD STILL by Sally Mann

14th May 2015

Sally Mann’s memoir received a positive review in May 10th’s edition of The New York Times Book review. The reviewer, Francine Prose, calls it “wonderfully weird and vivid.” Sally Mann was also interviewed in May 14th’s New York Times and in a recent segment on NPRs Fresh Air. Little Brown published the book on May 12, 2015

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BOY ON ICE by John Branch

BOY ON ICE by John Branch

14th May 2015

John Branch’s book about the life and death of hockey star Derek Boogaard has won the PEN/ESPN award for Literary Sports Writing. W.W. Norton published the book October 1, 2014.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond

BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond

14th May 2015

Kirkus has given BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS a starred review, stating that “Most impressive in this emotionally charged novel is the way each of the characters is fully imagined; they emerge as complex individuals who are shaped by a variety of factors and are not portrayed as simple heroes or villains. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts.” Roaring Brook Press will publish the novel on August 11, 2015.

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BEAUTY’S KINGDOM by A.N. Roquelaure

BEAUTY’S KINGDOM by A.N. Roquelaure

8th May 2015

BEAUTY’S KINGDOM, the 4th novel in the Sleeping Beauty trilogy by Anne Rice writing as A.N Roquelaure, will debut at number 12 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list. Viking published the book on April 21, 2015.

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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough

8th May 2015

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS received rave reviews in the New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. In the Times, Janet Maslin called it a “concise, exciting and fact-packed book” and the Wall Street Journal says “David McCullough has etched a brisk, admiring portrait of the modest, hardworking Ohioans who…solved the mystery of flight.” The author was also interviewed on Thursday, May 7th’s edition of The Charlie Rose Show. Simon & Schuster published the book on May 5, 2015.

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HOLD STILL by Sally Mann

HOLD STILL by Sally Mann

8th May 2015

HOLD STILL: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann received a rave review from in the New York Times. In his review, Dwight Garner says “The best quality of “Hold Still” — a book that strikes me as an instant classic among Southern memoirs of the last 50 years — is its ambient sense of an original, come-as-you-are life that has been well lived and well observed. It’s a book that dials open the aperture on your own senses.” An excerpt from the book was also recently featured in the New York Times Magazine. Little Brown will publish the book on May 12, 2015.

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