THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

February 15, 2013

Manuel Gonzales’s THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES was reviewed by the Toronto Star, calling the book “outright hilarious,” with “intelligence and versatility.” Gonzales also gave an in-depth interview to Krys Boyd on the popular program “Think” on the Dallas NPR station. Riverhead published the book January 10, 2013.

HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE by David Shields

HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE by David Shields

February 15, 2013

David Shields’s HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE was named by O Magazine as one of their “16 Must-Read Books for February 2013. The book has also received rave reviews in the Boston Globe (“Shields is an elegant, charming, and very funny writer”), the Village Voice (“Quintessential genre-defying Shields”) and The New York Journal of Books (“Mr. Shields has written a great book—and one that matters”). Knopf published the book February 5, 2013.

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

February 15, 2013

Rilla Askew’s KIND OF KIN received a rave review in the Huffington Post, praising the “rawboned, heartfelt and often funny prose” and calling it “an extraordinary novel.” Ecco published the book January 8, 2013.

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

February 15, 2013

Jim Gavin’S MIDDLE MEN was Entertainment Weekly’s featured “Trend Alert”, which raved, “Gavin has a good ear for witty dialogue, and an even better one for inner monologue.” The author was interviewed in the New York Times Diner’s Journal about his “tragic, funny” short stories and his love of Mexican food that shows throughout. Simon & Schuster published the book February 12, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

February 15, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN received a rave review in Kirkus: “Ausubel has a gift of language so rich that even the most mundane events are invested with poetry.” Riverhead will publish the book May 2, 2013.

FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer

FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer

February 15, 2013

O Magazine named Carlene Bauer’s FRANCES AND BERNARD one of their “Ten Titles To Pick Up Now.” The Atlantic recommended the book in a feature article on historical fiction, calling it a “well-written, compelling love story,” while NPR affiliate KMUW called it “deep and careful.” Bauer discussed her love of books and more in The Paris Review’s “A Week In Culture.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book February 5, 2013.

THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN by Amy Shearn

THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN by Amy Shearn

February 5, 2013

Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN was positively reviewed in Publishers Weekly, calling it a “whimsical modern-day fable…Shearn is gifted, crafting quirky and charming prose.” S&S/Touchstone will publish the book on April 2, 2013.

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

February 5, 2013

Rilla Askew’s KIND OF KIN received rave reviews in The New York Times, SF Chronicle and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The New York Times raves, “Askew’s solid prose serves the pulse of the story without calling much attention to the author — and make no mistake, this story has a furious pulse.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune called it “intelligent and gripping …. Askew is so adept that her story about relationships becomes a page-turner.” The SF Chronicle called it a “raucous, ebullient novel.” Ecco published the book on January 8, 2013.

 NAKED STATISTICS by Charles Wheelan

NAKED STATISTICS by Charles Wheelan

February 5, 2013

In an excellent review from its January 29th issue, The New York Times called Charles Wheelan’s NAKED STATISTICS “sparkling and intensely readable.” W.W. Norton published the book on January 7, 2013.

PIGEON IN A CROSSWALK by Jack Gray

PIGEON IN A CROSSWALK by Jack Gray

February 5, 2013

Jack Gray’s PIGEON IN A CROSSWALK received a positive review in Publisher’s Weekly, which says, “This collection of Gray’s smalltown dreams and big-city ambitions has all of the shy charm of a favorite relative chatting to family over stiff drinks…with humor and heart, Gray uses his recollections as a sentimental, sassy mirror into his own personal and professional affairs.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book February 19, 2013.