SMOKETOWN by Mark Whitaker

SMOKETOWN by Mark Whitaker

February 28, 2018

Mark Whitaker’s latest book was positively reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. The reviewer Herb Boyd calls it “engrossing” and says “Smoketown brilliantly offers us a chance to see this other black renaissance and spend time with the many luminaries who sparked it as well as the often unheralded journalists who covered it, including P. L. Prattis, John C. Clarke, Frank Bolden, Billy Rowe and the photographer Teenie Harris.

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan

February 28, 2018

Kirkus has given RESTLESS SOULS a starred review, calling the debut novel, “a moving journey through grief, loss, war, and new beginnings for three childhood friends on the cusp of finally growing up,” and “a paean to friendship and the resilience of the human spirit.” IG Publishing will publish the book on April 10, 2018.

SMOKETOWN by Mark Whitaker

SMOKETOWN by Mark Whitaker

February 16, 2018

Mark Whitaker’s history of the Black Renaissance in Pittsburgh received a positive review in The Guardian. The reviewer Charles Kaiser calls the book “an enticing history of the black culture of mid-20th century Pittsburgh, filled with engaging musicians, athletes, and journalists” and says “This book is a timely reminder of the hideous obstacles black Americans still faced eight decades after Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” Simon & Schuster published the book on January 30, 2018.

STRAY CITY by Chelsey Johnson

STRAY CITY by Chelsey Johnson

February 16, 2018

STRAY CITY received a starred review in Booklist. The reviews calls it a “terrific debut” and recommends it “to Jami Attenberg and Rainbow Rowell fans.” Custom House will publish the book on March 20, 2018.

BEARSKIN by Jim McLaughlin

BEARSKIN by Jim McLaughlin

February 9, 2018

Library Journal reviewed BEARSKIN, saying of the novel, “Vivid and often dreamlike prose… . [With] lush, hallucinatory sequences… . This versatile debut … successfully straddles the line between the evocative erudition of Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling, Tom Franklin’s Poachers, and page-turning suspense of C.J. Box.” Ecco will publish the book June 12, 2018.

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan

February 9, 2018

Kirkus reviewed RESTLESS SOULS, calling the novel “a moving journey through grief, loss, war and new beginnings,” and “a paean to friendship and the resilience of the human spirit.” Ig Publishing will publish the book April 10, 2018.

JELL-O GIRLS: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom

JELL-O GIRLS: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom

February 2, 2018

Allie Rowbottom’s debut received a positive review in Publishers Weekly. The review calls the book “an intimate and intriguing debut memoir” and says it “offers a fascinating feminist history of both a company and a family.” Little Brown & Company will publish the book on July 24, 2018.

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan

RESTLESS SOULS by Dan Sheehan

January 25, 2018

Kirkus raved about Dan Sheehan’s debut novel, RESTLESS SOULS, calling it “a moving journey through grief, loss, war, and new beginnings for three childhood friends on the cusp of finally growing up,” and “a paean to friendship and the resilience of the human spirit.” IG Publishing will publish the book on April 10, 2018.

STICKY FINGERS by Joe Hagan

STICKY FINGERS by Joe Hagan

November 21, 2017

STICKY FINGERS garnered a very favorable review in the New Yorker & New York Magazine this week, with Amanda Petrusich in the New Yorker calling it “crisp and cutting… terrifically smart and full of anecdotes that anyone remotely interested in rock and roll, publishing, or the legacy of the nineteen-sixties will find engrossing.” Critic Christian Lorentzen wrote in New York that ““Hagan’s biography is a colossal achievement of reporting and synthesis, fast-paced, compulsively readable, and consistently insightful.”

RIOT DAYS by Maria Alyokhina

RIOT DAYS by Maria Alyokhina

October 23, 2017

Maria Alyokhina’s of Pussy Riot’s memoir was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review which says “Alyokhina’s eye for surreal detail gives Riot Days a welcome does of dark humor.… Through the chinks in the abusive system, Alyokhina glimpses human beings.” Henry Holt published the book on September 26, 2017.