WE CAST A SHADOW by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

WE CAST A SHADOW by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

February 1, 2019

NPR Books calls WE CAST A SHADOW “stunning and audacious,” stating “there’s a lot going on in WE CAST A SHADOW, but Ruffin proves to be a master at juggling the numerous characters and storylines. It’s a fast-paced and intricately plotted book.”

INSURRECTO by Gina Apostol

INSURRECTO by Gina Apostol

January 4, 2019

The New York Times Book Reviewer Jen McDonald calls INSURRECTO “brilliant” and praises Apostol as a “magician with language.” Soho Press published the book on November 13, 2018.

I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU by Kelsey Miller

I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU by Kelsey Miller

November 9, 2018

Bust reviewed Kelsey Miller’s I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU, stating, “it’s hard to believe that any thinkpiece or retrospective will be more nuanced, considered, or better-researched.”
Hanover Square Press published the book on October 23, 2018.

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

November 2, 2018

HEAVY is a gorgeous, gutting book that’s fueled by candor yet freighted with ambivalence,” writes Jen Szalai in an enthusiastic New York Times review of Kiese Laymon’s memoir. “This generous, searching book explores all the forces that can stop even the most buoyant hopes from ever leaving the ground.” Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.

INSURRECTO by Gina Apostol

INSURRECTO by Gina Apostol

October 26, 2018

Gina Apostol’s new book, INSURRECTO, was chosen as the cover of Publishers Weekly. In the boxed and starred review, they said of the book, “This is a complex and aptly vertiginous novel that deconstructs how humans tell stories and decide which versions of events are remembered… Apostol’s layers of narrative, pop culture references, and blurring of history and fiction make for a profound and unforgettable journey into the past and present of the Philippines.”

LATE AIR by Jaclyn Gilbert

LATE AIR by Jaclyn Gilbert

October 26, 2018

Booklist called Jaclyn Gilbert’s debut novel LATE AIR, “Emotional but never melodramatic… Difficult to put down.” Little A will publish the book on November 13, 2018.

THE LAST COWBOYS by John Branch

THE LAST COWBOYS by John Branch

October 18, 2018

Ian Frazier of the New York Review of Books says, “Branch, a New York Times reporter, paints the big Utah canvas as skillfully as he drypoints the cowboy minutiae.” W.W. Norton published the book on May 15, 2018.

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

October 12, 2018

Elliot Ackerman has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction for his new novel, WAITING FOR EDEN.
WAITING FOR EDEN was also reviewed in the New York Times Book Review by Anthony Swofford, who called it “a shimmering portrait of humans at rest and fury…To identify this book as a novel seems inadequate: Waiting For Eden is a sculpture chiseled from the rarest slab of life experience.” Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

October 12, 2018

Kiese Laymon has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction for his memoir HEAVY.
Also, Oprah Magazine features HEAVY as “One of 10 Books to Be Thankful for this November,” saying “With echoes of Roxane Gay and John Edgar Wideman, Laymon defiantly exposes the ‘aches and changes’ of growing up Black in this raw, cathartic memoir reckoning with his turbulent Mississippi childhood, adolescent obesity, and the white gaze.” Scribner will publish the book on October 16, 2018.

CRUDO by Olivia Laing

CRUDO by Olivia Laing

October 12, 2018

Olivia Laing’s debut novel CRUDO is a finalist for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize. The judge Adam Mars-Jones calls it a “novelistic fusion cuisine, with life writing and literary ventriloquism served on the same tasty plate.”