THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by David McCullough

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by David McCullough

17th April 2017

In its April 1, 2017 review of David McCullough’s THE AMERICAN SPIRIT, a compilation of 15 speeches he has given over 25 years, Booklist says “McCullough’s legions of fans will flock to this edifying collection. Very few among us possess the encompassing and informed perspective on America’s past and present that historian and bestselling author McCullough has gained over decades of research.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book on April 18, 2017.

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UNWANTED ADVANCES by Laura Kipnis

UNWANTED ADVANCES by Laura Kipnis

17th April 2017

Laura Kipnis’s UNWANTED ADVANCES received a very favorable review in the New York Times, where Jennifer Senior writes that “It is invigorating and irritating, astute and facile, rigorous and flippant, fair-minded and score-settling, practical and hyperbolic… Above all else, though, Unwanted Advances is necessary.” Harper published the book April 4, 2017.

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DEMOCRACY NOW! By Amy Goodman, David Goodman and Denis Moynihan

DEMOCRACY NOW! By Amy Goodman, David Goodman and Denis Moynihan

17th April 2017

Jim Swearingen of The National Book Review said, “Democracy Now! presents the voices of people prevented from earning livable wages, fired for organizing for labor rights, incarcerated unjustly, bombed illegally, discriminated against, foreclosed on, spied upon, disenfranchised and deported. They call us to the better angels of our democracy.” Simon & Schuster comes out with the timely paperback Reprint edition on April 25, 2017.

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THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden

THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden

17th April 2017

THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE received a starred review from School Library Journal, which said, “reading Arden’s debut novel is like listening to an entrancing tale spun out over nights in the best oral tradition… A spellbinding story that will linger with most readers far beyond the final page.” Del Rey published the book January 10, 2017…

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SONORA by Hannah Lillith Assadi

SONORA by Hannah Lillith Assadi

17th April 2017

Hannah Lillith Assadi’s SONORA was written up in the New Yorker’s Briefly Noted section, with the editor’s endorsement: “it powerfully evokes the sense of being an outsider.” The book has also been selected as Bustle’s American Woman Book Club pick for April, which called it “a poetic coming-of-age story about friendship, identity, secrets, and obsession that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.” Soho Press published the book March 28, 2017.

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MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE by Matthew Sullivan

MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE by Matthew Sullivan

17th April 2017

Kirkus and Publishers Weekly both gave early positive reviews to this debut thriller. Kirkus called the novel “an intriguingly dark, twisty story [with] eccentric characters [who] make this book a standout,” and Publishers Weekly said, “quirky characters and a keen sense of place distinguish this multigenerational tale of abandonment, desperation, and betrayal… inventive and intricately plotted.” Scribner will publish the novel June 13, 2017…

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THE LAST KID LEFT by Rosecrans Baldwin

THE LAST KID LEFT by Rosecrans Baldwin

17th April 2017

Publishers Weekly reviewed Rosecrans Baldwin’s “well-crafted” literary mystery THE LAST KID LEFT. MCD, Sean McDonald’s new imprint at FSG, will publish the book June 6, 2017..

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OUR LITTLE RACKET by Angelica Baker

OUR LITTLE RACKET by Angelica Baker

17th April 2017

Angelica Baker’s “ambitious debut” OUR LITTLE RACKET was reviewed in this week’s issue of Publishers Weekly, which called it “a personal, thought-provoking portrait…of the American Dream.” Ecco will publish OUR LITTLE RACKET on June 20, 2017…

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SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA by Jaroslav Kalfar

SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA by Jaroslav Kalfar

17th April 2017

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewed Jaroslav Kalfar’s SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA, calling it “an intensely satisfying debut from an author who shows a profound understanding of the uncertainties of life and how difficult it can be to voice them…a gratifying introduction to an author who, one can hope, is just beginning.” Little, Brown published SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA on March 7, 2017…

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THE FIFTH TRIMESTER by Lauren Smith Brody

THE FIFTH TRIMESTER by Lauren Smith Brody

7th April 2017

Lauren Smith Brody appeared on Good Morning America to discuss her book THE FIFTH TRIMESTER. Doubleday published the book on April 4, 2017.

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THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson

THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson

7th April 2017

Maggie Nelson’s book was named on the shortlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize, formerly the Folio Prize, an award given for the best work of literature regardless of form. Melville House UK published the book in the UK on April 7, 2016.

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PARTY GIRLS DIE IN PEARLS by Plum Sykes

PARTY GIRLS DIE IN PEARLS by Plum Sykes

7th April 2017

Publisher’s Weekly writes, “Fortune favors Ursula Flowerbutton, the spunky “fresher” (first-year student) and aspiring reporter who stars in this frothy series launch set at Oxford University in 1985 from bestseller Sykes (Bergdorf Blondes). The orphan from Gloucestershire become instant besties with American gardening tools scion Nancy Feingold—thereby gaining entrée to the most exclusive soirées, as well as borrowing rights to a bottomless stash of Dynasty-worthy regalia…

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