Koethi Zan, THE NEVER LIST

Koethi Zan, THE NEVER LIST

August 19, 2013

THE NEVER LIST is currently #20 on the UK hardcover bestseller list. The book was also recently reviewed by The Guardian which raved that “The Never List is still a read-in-one-go sort of book, and if you’re after a genuinely disturbing thriller to take on holiday this summer, it’ll be hard to beat.” Pam Dorman Books/Viking published in the U.S. on July 16, 2013.

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

August 19, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in Flavorwire, the Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, and Lambda Literary. The Atlantic said, “Koestenbaum elevates pop culture discourse,” while Flavorwire called Koestenbaum “one of our most original essayists” and the book “one of the best accounts of how writers wrote about, lived, and worked in that decade of greed and conservatism.”

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson

August 13, 2013

Kirkus Reviews says, “Patterson writes a family saga of class and money, power and pretense, love and loyalty. Think The Thorn Birds or Rich Man, Poor Man among the Martha’s Vineyard moneyed set.” Quercus will publish LOSS OF INNOCENCE in the U.S. on October 1, 2013.

SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Rebecca & Elizabeth Bailey

SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Rebecca & Elizabeth Bailey

August 13, 2013

SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Jaycee Dugard’s personal therapist and leading family psychologist, Rebecca Bailey and her sister Elizabeth Bailey, was reviewed in the July 2013 issue of BOOKLIST, which said: “The information imparted is valid and worthy of note. Final chapters deal with how to discuss the topic of safety with children of various ages. All in all, quite a useful resource.” Simon & Schuster published the book on June 11, 2013.

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson

August 13, 2013

Library Journal gives LOSS OF INNOCENCE a starred review, saying, “A title that is dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions makes for wonderful reading whatever the season.” Quercus will publish LOSS OF INNOCENCE in the U.S. on October 1, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

August 2, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was named by Flavorwire as one of its “Best Works of Fiction So Far,” saying, “Not only is Ausubel’s first collection of stories one of the best of the year so far, but its cover is standing nearly unrivaled as one of the most weirdly beautiful and alluring ever. The stories here are both surreal and unnervingly close to home.” Riverhead published the book on May 2, 2013.

ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES by Lucy Corin

ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES by Lucy Corin

August 2, 2013

Lucy Corin’s ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES was reviewed in Kirkus, which called it “experimental, postmodern and quirky.” McSweeney’s will publish the book on August 13, 2013.

THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh

THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh

July 29, 2013

THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh was praised in the New York Times Sunday Book Review: “With her colorful new biography…, Julie Kavanagh exposes the tawdry reality behind her heroine’s legend.” Knopf published the book June 11, 2013.

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

July 29, 2013

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer received accolades in The New York Times Sunday Book Review: “Elegiac in tone, this tale of time travel, loss and compromise is as precisely engineered as a Swiss watch… Greer… manages the complexities of this temporal round robin with precision and panache.” Ecco published the book June 25, 2013.

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

July 29, 2013

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was named a must-read by the Sunday Times and reviewed by The Guardian, the Independent, and the New Statesman. The Independent said, “Laing is a fine and stylish travel writer, with a sharp eye for passing detail and an acute ear for oddly amusing conversations.” The New Statesman called it “a nuanced portrait – via biography, memoir, analysis – of the urge of the hyperarticulate to get raving drunk.”