News in August 2022

News in August 2022

12th August, 2022

BLACK DOG, the 62nd book in the Stone Barrington series, will make its debut on The New York Times Bestseller list for the week of August 21, 2022. It will debut at #15 on the Hardcover Fiction list, and #10 on the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction list. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on August 2, 2022.

12th August, 2022

Elliot Ackerman’s THE FIFTH ACT received a wealth of critical acclaim leading up to its publication this week. A glowing review from Booklist reads: “[A] powerful testimony…Ackerman’s tales are compelling and heartfelt; this title will stand the test of time as a warning against further military misadventures.” Ackerman sat down in conversation with Kori Schake of The Washington Post to discuss the book, which Schake describes as a “searing condemnation of both the conduct and abandonment of the war effort.” The Atlantic published an op-ed by Ackerman titled “The Rivalry That Defines America: How the U.S. dealt with Russia in Afghanistan is informing how Russia is dealing with the U.S. in Ukraine.” Lastly, Amazon Books selected THE FIFTH ACT as one of its Editors' Picks in the Best History category. Penguin Press published the book on August 9, 2022.

12th August, 2022

Tanaïs sat down with BOMB magazine for an in-depth discussion about their memoir, IN SENSORIUM. Interviewer Evan Nicole Brown raves: “On its face, IN SENSORIUM is a lyrical memoir about fragrances, their histories, and the resilience of the American Bangladeshi Muslim novelist and perfumer’s motherland. The book is ultimately a sundial—a totem of light and shadow that changes gradually the longer you look at it. IN SENSORIUM is a way of organizing time—the history of a people, a place, a family, a life—guided by scent and the essence of memory.” Harper published the book on February 22, 2022.

5th August, 2022

Tomi Obaro’s dazzling debut novel DELE WEDS DESTINY was highlighted by Amazon Books Editorial Director Sarah Gelman on CBS Mornings with Gayle King for a piece on Summer beach read recommendations. Gelman calls DELE WEDS DESTINY “beautiful” and “evocative.” Knopf published the book on June 28, 2022.

5th August, 2022

Carlene Bauer’s stellar novel GIRLS THEY WRITE SONGS ABOUT was reviewed in The New Yorker’s Briefly Noted. They write: “This prickly-coy novel centers on two women who move to New York in the nineteen-nineties to become writers—or, as one of them, the narrator, puts it, ‘to be seen as an overpoweringly singular instance of late-twentieth-century womanhood.’ Bauer is a crackerjack chronicler of the slide into humility which follows ravenous early adulthood, when ‘we felt that we owed the books we’d read proof that we were as open and free as they had commanded us to be.’” Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the novel on June 21, 2022.