SPARTA by Roxana Robinson

SPARTA by Roxana Robinson

June 14, 2013

Roxana Robinson’s SPARTA received a 4-star review in People magazine: “this page-turner…is an exceptional account of life after war.” The book also received a positive review in the Wall Street Journal, which called it “a powerful reminder both of the illness’s concrete existence and of the risk it poses to veterans of America’s 21st-century wars.” Sarah Crichton Books/FSG published the novel on June 4, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

June 14, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was reviewed in the Barnes & Noble Review, which calls it: “both aggressively nontraditional and universally appealing” and says that “above all, Ausubel captures that eyeless beauty in the world.” Riverhead published the book on May 2, 2013

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris

June 7, 2013

The film adaptation of Thomas Harris’ wildly popular 1988 novel, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, is featured in the June 2 New York Times film section. The article calls the infamous Hannibal Lecter ‘one of horror’s most hellish healers,’ and notes the character’s cultural longevity.

LEXICON by Max Barry

LEXICON by Max Barry

June 7, 2013

Max Barry’s new novel LEXICON was reviewed in The New York Times by Janet Maslin. She calls it, “a dark, dystopic grabber” and an “ambitious, linguistics-minded work of futurism.” The Penguin Press will publish the book June 18th, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

June 7, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO was reviewed in Kirkus, which said, “Watson’s writing is the principle pleasure here. The story is simple, ageless…the sort of book that puts the shine back on genre as an adjective to describe fiction.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

June 7, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was featured on Susan Stamberg’s segment “Indie Booksellers Pick Summer’s Best Reads.” NPR declared it “a wonderfully weird collection of short stories” and said, “Ausubel plumbs the constant mysteries of life, death, falling in love — all these impenetrable things we human beings quest for — and honors them with the magic they deserve.” Riverhead published the book on May 2, 2013

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

June 7, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in Library Journal, which said, “Beneath the surface of the author’s sizzling prose lies a deeply serious man whose writings inspire a fresh way of thinking…it should appeal widely to the hip and readers of the New Yorker and Vanity Fair.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on August 13, 2013.

THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN by Amy Shearn

THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN by Amy Shearn

June 4, 2013

Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN was reviewed in the New York Journal of Books, which said, “Fans of acerbic humor should enjoy Mermaid of Brooklyn.” Touchstone published the book on April 2, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

June 4, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was reviewed in brief by the New York Times, which named it one of “two aggressively imaginative short story collections that resist any labels whatsoever,” calling Ausubel “an absolute eccentric.” Riverhead published the book this May 2, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

June 4, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO received a starred, review in Publishers Weekly, which called the book “slyly suspenseful, highly engaging” with a “nail-biting denouement.” The review also called Watson “a consummate chronicler of the American West” who is “known for crisp images, resonant backdrops, and sharp characterizations drawn without flashy over-accessorizing.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.