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ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson continues to earn thunderous praise following its publication. The book is now a national bestseller after landing on lists from The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Seattle Times. The book also received a glowing review from the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "... Nelson is a broad thinker, concerned with ethics, and careful to balance emotion with intellect…By the end of her theorizing, Nelson has breathed fresh air into the title notion, and in her openhanded treatment has given her readers a chance to consider freedom more freely." Graywolf Press published the book on September 7, 2021.
SCIENTIST by Richard Rhodes is part of the New York Times Book Review’s Fall Preview as one of “5 Biographies to Read This Season,” where it is noted as “an impressive account of one of the 20th century’s most prominent biologists.” The book also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. They call it a “brilliant biography,” adding: “The author leaves no doubt as to Wilson’s broad impact on science and the public’s perceptions of nature, without ever veering into hagiography. This is a must-read.” Doubleday will publish the book on October 26, 2021.
Anderson Cooper gets personal with Town & Country Magazine about his forthcoming book, VANDERBILT: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY, which he describes as a letter to his son “about this crazy and unusual part of his family's past.” Harper will publish the book September 21, 2021.
James Han Mattson’s REPRIEVE is #5 on Entertainment Weekly’s October Must List! This chilling novel also made Elle Canada’s 10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Fall, Oprah Daily’s 30 Best Fall Books of 2021 to Cuddle Up With, Shondaland’s Fall 2021 Reading List, and BookPage’s “Leave the Lights On” recommendations. William Morrow will publish the book October 5, 2021.
WELL, Magazine Asia, calls Ron Gonen’s THE WASTE-FREE WORLD “[i]nsightful and comprehensive. Gonen’s experience in government and business, first as a deputy in the Bloomberg administration in New York, and then as leader of an investment firm dedicated to making the economy more circular, gives him a unique lens into the challenges and opportunities in deploying green solutions. A must-read.” Portfolio published the book April 6, 2021.
Maggie Nelson's highly anticipated ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT has landed on the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. Graywolf Press published the book September 7, 2021.
Padma Lakshmi said, “Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of cooking with the women in my family. It is the foundation for all I have spent my life working on.” Her debut children’s book, Tomatoes for Neela, which was illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, lovingly affirms how we can connect to other cultures, as well as to our own, through food. It hit number 1 on Amazon Books Children’s Travel books list. She participated in a Barnes & Noble Storytime for her new book which Viking Books for Young Readers published the hardcover August 31, 2021.
Maggie Nelson's 10th work, ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT was published this week to a storm of positive praise and acclaim. In the New York Times book Review they rave: "With patience and equipoise, she helps us parse those specificities. . .Nelson displays the same eloquent equipoise when she ventures into recent debates about the ethics and politics of sex. . .In discussion after discussion, Nelson shows the same alertness to context, intellectual modesty and the conviction that ethical goodness is never all on one side." The Los Angeles Times describes how Nelson "bounds across knotty subjects like #MeToo, sex positivity, addiction, queer theory, anxiety and carceral feminism without tiring of the painstaking work of untangling controversies. . . . After reading Nelson, your understanding of the word ["freedom"], and of humanity itself, will expand in surprising directions."
Graywolf Press published the book September 7, 2021.
On the day of its anticipated release, NOW BEACON, NOW SEA: A SON'S MEMOIR by Christopher Sorrentino was reviewed in the New York Times. They write: “NOW BEACON, NOW SEA is perhaps more straightforward than [Sorrentino's] voicey, plotty novels, and his memoir indulges in novelistic and cinematic flourishes — cascading lists, lyrical still lifes — only occasionally. . . Acute, intimate and exceedingly fair, Sorrentino’s memoir is a post-mortem that examines not the causes of his parents’ deaths but the endurance and effects of their confounding marriage." Esquire also featured the memoir on their list of the Best Books of Fall 2021, deeming it an “unflinching look at the mother who terrified, confounded, and enraged him . . . . Mothers and sons have rarely been captured with such dark intimacy as in NOW BEACON, NOW SEA, an open wound of grief and regret.” Catapult published the memoir September 7, 2021.