THE DYNAMITE ROOM by Jason Hewitt

THE DYNAMITE ROOM by Jason Hewitt

February 27, 2015

Jason Hewitt’s THE DYNAMITE ROOM received a starred Booklist review, which said, “In this fine balance of taut suspense and tragedy, Hewitt has created an emotionally charged character study in which he explores the loneliness, fear, hope, and shame that war visits on ordinary people. Mystery and general-fiction book groups will enjoy dissecting these characters and their nuanced story; highly recommended to fans of Karin Fossum as well as to readers of character-driven historical fiction.” Little, Brown publishes the book on March 17, 2015.

ONGOINGNESS by Sarah Manguso

ONGOINGNESS by Sarah Manguso

February 27, 2015

Sarah Manguso’s ONGOINGNESS was featured in Flavorwire and Harvard Magazine, which said, “Each page brings a fresh thought or recollection, untitled. This form doesn’t seem driven by a conscious attempt to defy convention. Rather, it feels structured by necessity. Through these stanza-like passages, Manguso commands attention. She builds a corridor of interconnected chambers, which invite readers to linger, to pass through quickly, to return and dwell.” Graywolf publishes the book on March 5.

HELL AND GOOD COMPANY: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND THE WORLD IT MADE by Richard Rh

HELL AND GOOD COMPANY: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND THE WORLD IT MADE by Richard Rhodes

February 20, 2015

Richard Rhodes’ HELL AND GOOD COMPANY received a positive review in The Washington Times, in which Martin Rubin writes, “’Hell and Good Company’ is for those who have read nothing about the subject and need a good, clear picture to start with or for those who have read everything about it and still have an insatiable appetite for more.”

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

February 20, 2015

Elliot Ackerman’s GREEN ON BLUE received a rave review from Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times, who called it “poetic in its spareness” and said: “[A] haunting debut novel by Elliot Ackerman … Green on Blue is a novel that conveys, with harrowing power, the fallout that decades of war (going back through the Soviet occupation of the 1980s) has had on that country’s people, and at the same time, it’s a kind of Greek tragedy about the cycles of revenge and violence that can consume families and tribes, generation after generation…

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

February 20, 2015

Elliot Ackerman’s GREEN ON BLUE was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, and the Huffington Post, which called it “remarkable…harrowing and finely wrought…, a powerful response by an American soldier to his experience in a country where almost any amount of power is overwhelmed by the racket.” The Daily Beast said, “when a voice speaks transcendentally through an artist, it may say even more than he intended. All readers should be glad that Ackerman gave himself to this one.”

A SMALL INDISCRETION by Jan Ellison

A SMALL INDISCRETION by Jan Ellison

February 13, 2015

Jan Ellison’s A SMALL INDISCRETION has received positive reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle (“rich with suspense…astonishing”), USA Today (“Ellison is a tantalizing storyteller, dropping delicious hints of foreshadowing and shifting back and forth in time”) and was named a Staff Pick by Sarah Seltzer, Editor-at-Large at Flavorwire who called it “rich and detailed” and said, “the plot explodes delightfully, with suspense and a few twists.” Random House published the book on January 20, 2015.

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

February 13, 2015

Elliot Ackerman’s GREEN ON BLUE was reviewed in Shelf Awareness & The San Francisco Chronicle Shelf Awarness said: “Decorated Marine Elliot Ackerman, who had multiples tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, offers a poignant first novel about a war-orphaned young Afghan soldier.” The San Francisco Chronicle calls it “a spellbinding tale that puts the human face on unimaginable suffering and violence.” Scribner publishes the book on February 17, 2015.

A SMALL INDISCRETION by Jan Ellison

A SMALL INDISCRETION by Jan Ellison

January 28, 2015

Jan Ellison’s A SMALL INDISCRETION was reviewed by Bustle and The San Jose Mercury News, which called it, “An impressive fiction debut…Both a psychological mystery and a study of the divide between desire and duty.” Bustle said, ““A fast-paced, dramatic read… I found myself turning the pages faster and faster… A Small Indiscretion is a novel to tear through on a plane ride or on the beach.” Random House published the book on January 20.

MEN: AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION by Laura Kipnis

MEN: AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION by Laura Kipnis

January 15, 2015

Laura Kipnis’ MEN: AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review, saying: “Witty and dexterous prose…consistently and quietly funny… Kipnis’ coolheaded, ironical assessments of modern masculinity read like perfectly-timed eyerolls.” Metropolitan published the book on November 18.

THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini

THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini

January 14, 2015

Over at Kirkus Books, John DeNardo has included THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK at the top of a list of superhero stories that will “leap to the top of your reading pile in a single bound.” Picador published the book on November 4, 2014.