FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer

FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer

April 1, 2013

Carlene Bauer’s FRANCES AND BERNARD was reviewed positively in the Washington Post, which raves that, “[Bauer] writes with authority and gusto about issues of faith. The prose here is exquisite, winding between narrative momentum and lofty introspection.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book February 5, 2013.

BACK TO BLOOD by Tom Wolfe

BACK TO BLOOD by Tom Wolfe

March 15, 2013

Tom Wolfe’s BACK TO BLOOD audio edition received a starred review in Booklist: “This marvelous production of Wolfe’s latest romp features not only [Lou Diamond] Phillips’ spot-on reading but a sprinkling of Latin and rap music to mark chapters and begin and end each disc.” Little, Brown published the book October 23, 2012.

HARVARD SQUARE by André Aciman

HARVARD SQUARE by André Aciman

March 15, 2013

HARVARD SQUARE by André Aciman received a positive review in Booklist: “an interesting look at the dilemmas of identity, the concept of home, and our enduring need to belong.” W.W. Norton will publish the book April 8, 2013.

THIS IS THE WAY by Gavin Corbett

THIS IS THE WAY by Gavin Corbett

March 15, 2013

Gavin Corbett’s THIS IS THE WAY received glowing reviews in The New Statesman, the Irish Times, and the Guardian, while the Daily Telegraph named Corbett one of the most promising Five Young Novelists of 2013 calling THIS IS THE WAY “a topical and timeless story of identity, rivalry and survival” and praising Corbett as a “refreshing and relevant literary voice.” The Guardian praised Corbett’s “sly and lovely humour” and declared, “This is a memorable work from a gifted writer whose next moves we should await with very keen interest.”

TIGER RAG by Nicholas Christopher

TIGER RAG by Nicholas Christopher

March 15, 2013

TIGER RAG by Nicholas Christopher received a positive review in The New Yorker, saying that “Christopher writes lovingly about jazz and artfully evokes characters’ fragile inner states.” The Dial Press published the book January 1, 2013.

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

March 15, 2013

Ryan McIlvain’s debut novel ELDERS was positively reviewed in Slate, and McIlvain was interviewed in Shelf Awareness. Slate said, “McIlvain dissects the mix of need and ambition and genuine faith that fuel a disciplined devotion to a demanding way of life, and he’s also sensitive to the sometimes imperial obliviousness of Mormon [missionaries]”. In the Book Brahmin section of Shelf Awareness, McIlvain discusses his top five authors, the book that changed his life, and his favorite line from a book. Hogarth published the book March 5, 2013.

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

March 15, 2013

Rilla Askew’s KIND OF KIN received a positive review in The Seattle Times, calling it “an affecting new novel …[that] confronts head-on the realities of our era.” Ecco published the book January, 2013.

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

March 15, 2013

Jim Gavin was interviewed in the LA Times, Interview Magazine, Kirkus, and Shelf Awareness about such topics as his cultural influences, his writing process, and the mix of fiction and fact that comprise the stories in his debut collection, MIDDLE MEN. The LA Times praised the book’s “subtle arc,” while Kirkus praised its “poignant realism and comedy of the absurd.” Shelf Awareness called the collection “sardonic, sometimes sweet” and “Evelyn Waugh-esque,” while Interview Magazine praised Gavin’s ability to “invite his readers to laugh along with him.”

YOU by Austin Grossman

YOU by Austin Grossman

March 15, 2013

Austin Grossman’s novel, YOU, received a starred review from BOOKLIST saying “ He invites us into the world of video games, introduces us to the people whose lives revolve around them, and makes us feel right at home. This is only Grossman’s second novel, but, given the strength of this and his first book, we can only await his next offering with keen anticipation.” Mulholland Books will publish the book April 16, 2013.

WISE MEN by Stuart Nadler

WISE MEN by Stuart Nadler

March 15, 2013

Stuart Nadler’s WISE MEN was positively reviewed in Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg, Winnipeg Free Press, Dallas Morning News, The Last Magazine, and L Magazine, which called the book “stunning…honest, open, achingly tender and, above all, compulsively readable.” Oprah Magazine calls the novel “complex and honest” and “emotionally searing.” The Last Magazine raves that “Wise Men is a delicate and incisive portrait…Nadler writes with plainspoken clarity that feels instantly timeless.”