THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

October 11, 2013

John Burley’s debut thriller THE ABSENCE OF MERCY has been receiving some wonderful advance praise. Alice LaPlante, the New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind says it “Will send chills down your spine. A taut psychological thriller…pushes the boundaries of our understanding of the lengths a parent will go to protect their child.”

THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice

THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice

October 8, 2013

THE HEAVENS RISE was positively reviewed in Booklist. The review raves that “Creepy, chilling and almost impossible to put down all describe the new novel by New York Times best-selling author Rice.” The review also says that “in the telling of this page-turner, Rice also manages to deftly address issues of race and class in the Big Easy.” Gallery Books will publish the book on October 15, 2013.

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

October 8, 2013

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley was positively reviewed by Kirkus and Publisher Weekly. Kirkus says that “Burley skillfully uses the step-by-step discovery of evidence to ratchet up the tension” and calls the book “a smart, disturbing and heartbreaking thriller.” Publisher’s Weekly calls it a “fine first novel” and says that “Burly, an emergency room physician, pepper the taut cohesive narrative with plenty of authentic forensic detail.” Harper Collins will publish the book on November 19, 2013.

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

September 26, 2013

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips is an October 2013 Indie Next Pick. The reviewer says that “Phillips portrays the Eicher family so charmingly, especially the youngest child Annabelle, that our horror and outrage are tenfold. This earns a place on the shelf with such classics as Night of the Hunter and In Cold Blood.” The book also received a starred Booklist review, which calls it “a sad—yet irresistible—story of the defenseless victims of a serial murderer.” Simon and Schuster will publish the book on October 15, 2013.

HOW TO TAME A WILD FIREMAN by Jennifer Bernard

HOW TO TAME A WILD FIREMAN by Jennifer Bernard

September 26, 2013

USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Bernard’s HOW TO TAME A WILD FIREMAN, the next in The Bachelor Fireman series, was published this week. Romantic Times raves, “Bernard has another winner on her hands … Full of the sexy chemistry and charming antics.” Avon published the book September 24, 2013.

JOHNNY CASH: The Life  by Robert Hilburn

JOHNNY CASH: The Life by Robert Hilburn

September 9, 2013

Robert Hilburn’s biography of JOHNNY CASH was named one of the most anticipated books for the fall by New York magazine and the Seattle Times. Little, Brown will publish the book October 29, 2013.

WILSON by A. Scott Berg

WILSON by A. Scott Berg

September 9, 2013

A. Scott Berg’s WILSON was selected as one of USA Today’s 30 “Coolest Books” for the Fall. Putnam will publish the book September 10, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

August 19, 2013

The September 2013 O Magazine named LET HIM GO one of the “10 titles to pick up now.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book September 3, 2013.

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

August 19, 2013

Essays from Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS were excerpted in on the New Yorker blog and on The Nervous Breakdown. Wayne Koestenbaum was also interviewed in Daily Beast Book Bag, discussing his five favorite books from the ‘80s; in the Oxford University Press, discussing the book’s inspiration; and on The Nervous Breakdown, in its regular “self-interview” feature. Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on August 13, 2013.

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

August 19, 2013

Choire Sicha’s VERY RECENT HISTORY: AN ENTIRELY FACTUAL ACCOUNT OF A YEAR (c. AD 2009) IN A LARGE CITY has been reviewed by the New Yorker blog and NPR Books. The book has also been featured in Time Magazine, New York Magazine, GQ and Interview. The New Yorker blog calls Sicha “one of the most esteemed documentarians of the Internet’s eternal present” and says that “What Sicha has written is exultant in a way no mere clever premise can be.”