RIDDANCE by Shelley Jackson

RIDDANCE by Shelley Jackson

August 10, 2018

“This clever, cacophonous novel of metaphysical gothic from Jackson (Half Life) teems with voices of the living and the dead… a wonderful book,” writes Publisher’s Weekly of Shelley Jackson’s new novel, RIDDANCE: or, The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children, in a starred review. Black Balloon Publishing will publish the book on October 16, 2018.

JELL-O GIRLS by Allie Rowbottom

JELL-O GIRLS by Allie Rowbottom

August 3, 2018

Allie Rowbottom was on WNYC to discuss her recently published memoir, JELL-O GIRLS. JELL-O GIRLS was also a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and landed on Oprah.com and The Glitter Guide’s best books of August lists. Amazon also named JELL-O GIRLS to its best books of August in the Biography & Memoir category. Little, Brown published JELL-O GIRLS on July 24, 2018.

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

August 3, 2018

Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, described National Book Award Finalist for Fiction Elliot Ackerman’s new novel WAITING FOR EDEN as “a deeply touching exploration of resentment, longing, and loss among those who volunteer to fight and the loved ones left behind.” WAITING FOR EDEN is forthcoming from Knopf on September 25, 2018.

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

July 27, 2018

Elliot Ackerman’s third novel received a starred review in Kirkus Reviews where it was called “an affecting, spare and unusual novel.” Knopf will publish the book on September 25, 2018.

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

July 27, 2018

Kiese Laymon’s memoir received a starred review in Kirkus Reviews who called it “A challenging memoir about black-white relations, income inequality, mother-son dynamics, Mississippi byways, lack of personal self-control, education from kindergarten through graduate school, and so much more.” Scribner will publish the book on October 16, 2018.

NEON IN DAYLIGHT by Hermione Hoby

NEON IN DAYLIGHT by Hermione Hoby

July 27, 2018

Hermione Hoby’s debut NEON IN DAYLIGHT has just been published in the UK, and the Guardian calls it “smart” and “shimmering” in its review. Catapult published NEON IN DAYLIGHT in the United States on January 9th, 2018, and Weidenfeld & Nicolson published NEON IN DAYLIGHT in the UK on July 26th, 2018.

JELL-O GIRLS by Allie Rowbottom

JELL-O GIRLS by Allie Rowbottom

July 20, 2018

Allie Rowbottom’s JELL-O GIRLS receives a rave review from the New York Times, which calls the book “lush… too rich and too singular to reduce to a tidy argument.” Little, Brown will publish JELL-O GIRLS on July 17, 2018.

CARNET DE VOYAGE by Craig Thompson

CARNET DE VOYAGE by Craig Thompson

June 29, 2018

The Guardian recently reviewed the reissued edition of CARNET DE VOYAGE. The reviewer, Rachel Cooke, calls it a “lovely edition” and says “Clever, funny and disarmingly honest, it is, of course, predictably lovely to look at; Thompson is a master sketcher. What I like about it most, though, is the way it acts as an antidote to the all-seeing, all-consuming power of the smartphone.” Drawn & Quarterly reissued the book in the U.S. on April 24, 2018.

THE ISLAND DWELLERS by Jen Silverman

THE ISLAND DWELLERS by Jen Silverman

June 29, 2018

Jen Silverman’s debut collection of stories was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. The reviewer, Julie Orringer, says”These stories, in any case, are irresistible, delivering a portrait of contemporary relationships that, although bleak, is shot through with veins of real connection.” Random House published the book on May 1, 2018.

BEARSKIN by James McLaughlin

BEARSKIN by James McLaughlin

June 22, 2018

The New York Times reviewed BEARSKIN, and called the novel, “Gruesomely gorgeous…remarkable…McLaughlin writes about the natural world with casual lyricism and un-self-conscious joy…the kind of writing that makes me shiver.” The Washington Post also reviewed BEARSKIN, calling it an “Exciting first novel…some of the best action writing in recent fiction.”