AWAYLAND by Ramona Ausubel

AWAYLAND by Ramona Ausubel

January 11, 2019

The San Francisco Chronicle has selected Ramona Ausubel’s AWAYLAND as one of the Best Books of the 2018, stating “following her last, lovely novel (“Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty”) comes Ausubel’s assemblage of quasi-magical yet bewilderingly plausible tales.” Riverhead published the book on March 6, 2018.

A WONDERFUL STROKE OF LUCK by Ann Beattie

A WONDERFUL STROKE OF LUCK by Ann Beattie

January 11, 2019

Vulture named Ann Beattie’s latest novel as one of the “37 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019.” Viking will publish the book on April 2, 2019.

YOUR DUCK IS MY DUCK by Deborah Eisenberg

YOUR DUCK IS MY DUCK by Deborah Eisenberg

January 11, 2019

The Today show named Deborah Eisenberg’s acclaimed short story collection as one of “6 Books to add to your 2019 Reading List.” Ecco published the book on September 25, 2018.

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

January 4, 2019

Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY is an Los Angeles Times, Barnes & Noble, NPR Code Switch, and Atlanta Journal Constitution Best Book of 2018. It was similarly honored by a dozen additional publications. The LA Times writes that it is “one of the most important and intense books of the year… the book thunders.” Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell

January 4, 2019

THE OLD DRIFT has been selected as a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by the BBC, Huffington Post, Literary Hub, Nylon, Bustle, Electric Literature, and The Rumpus. “It’s hard to believe this is a debut, so assured is its language, so ambitious its reach, and yet The Old Drift is indeed Namwali Serpell’s first novel, and it signifies a great new voice in fiction,” writes Nylon. Hogarth will publish the book on March 21, 2019.

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman

January 4, 2019

Elliot Ackerman’s third novel WAITING FOR EDEN is a Library Journal, WAMC, and Military Times Best Book of 2018. “Small in form but big in impact,” (Military Times) it is a searing example of the short novel. Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018.

CRUDO by Olivia Laing

CRUDO by Olivia Laing

January 4, 2019

Olivia Laing’s debut novel was featured by the New Yorker in their 2018 In Review piece “More Books We Loved in 2018.” Rebecca Mead, in her write-up on the book says CRUDO “is weird, intense, served in a small portion, and totally delicious, if that’s your kind of thing.” W.W. Norton published the book on September 11, 2018.

WINNERS TAKE ALL by Anand Giridharadas

WINNERS TAKE ALL by Anand Giridharadas

January 4, 2019

WINNERS TAKE ALL was featured by the New Yorker in their 2018 In Review piece “More Books We Loved in 2018.” Masha Gessen, in her write-up on the book says “In lucid and witty prose, Giridharadas exposes the magical-thinking nature of win-win solutions.” Knopf published the book on August 28, 2018.

TOUCHING THE DRAGON by James Hatch & Christian D’Andrea

TOUCHING THE DRAGON by James Hatch & Christian D’Andrea

January 4, 2019

Military Times named TOUCHING THE DRAGON by James Hatch and Christian D’Andrea as one of the Best Book of 2018, calling the memoir “irresistible.” Knopf published the book on May 15, 2018.

THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING by Peter Sagal

THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING by Peter Sagal

December 14, 2018

The New York Times calls THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING “funny, well written…filled with humility and perpetually on the scan for moments of stray grace.” Simon & Schuster published the book on October 30, 2018.