GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

February 20, 2015

Elliot Ackerman was profiled in Vogue, in advance of a personal essay in the March issue. Says Megan O’ Grady, “[Ackerman’s] first novel is a standout both for its setting—a remote Shkin firebase, a kind of twenty-first century Guadalcanal—and for the austere grace of its prose…

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

February 13, 2015

Dan Harris’ book, is nicely placed on multiple bestseller lists. Boston Globe: #6, LA Times: #4, SF Chronicle: #15, IndieBound: #6 and New York Times #9. IT books published the book in paperback December 30, 2014.

THE PERFECT KILL by Robert Baer

THE PERFECT KILL by Robert Baer

February 13, 2015

Imagine‘s Brian Grazer, optioned Baer’s The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws For Assassins. Fox 21 TV Studios president Bert Salke said, “Robert Baer’s book is incredibly timely and compelling.”

Jeffrey Eugenides, MIDDLESEX

Jeffrey Eugenides, MIDDLESEX

January 28, 2015

Jeffrey Eugenides, MIDDLESEX was named one of the 21st century’s 12 best novels in a poll of critics conducted by the BBC Culture Blog. Farrar Straus & Giroux published the book on September 4, 2002.

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

January 28, 2015

Elliot Ackerman’s debut novel GREEN ON BLUE is a Staff Pick by the Paris Review and was reviewed in Harper’s. The Paris Review called it “an impressive act of empathy,” while Harper’s said, “Afghan strikes against U.S. forces were called green-on-blue attacks; these are the only colors in Ackerman’s prose, besides blood.” Scribner will publish the book on February 17, 2015.

ONGOINGESS by Sarah Manguso

ONGOINGESS by Sarah Manguso

January 28, 2015

Sarah Manguso’s ONGOINGNESS is a Staff Pick by the Paris Review, which said, “A bold, elegant, and honest confrontation of a diarist’s motivations and neuroses. In tight, economical prose, Manguso chronicles the pathology of her obsessive journaling and the constellation of influences—memory, motherhood, age, marriage—that fueled her writing and ultimately rendered her exhaustive recording no longer necessary.

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

January 16, 2015

Dan’s book, about how he found self-help that actually works, debuts at #9 on the NYT Non Fiction paperback bestseller list. ITbooks published the book in paperback December 30, 2014.

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman

January 15, 2015

Eliot Ackerman’s GREEN ON BLUE was mentioned in Michiko Kakutani’s list of books on war, stating, “In an empathetic leap, a decorated veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars has written a novel about a young Afghan boy’s coming of age in that turbulent country, torn by war and conflicting loyalties.”

ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu

ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu

January 15, 2015

Dinaw Mengestu’s ALL OUR NAMES is one of Michiko Kakutani’s “10 Favorite Books of 2014,” published by the New York Times. Says Kakutani, “Isaac’s story is not just a story about exile and loss, but about how individuals define themselves by their dreams, their choices, the place or places they call home. “ The book was also listed in the Atlantic’s “Six Books We Missed This Year.” Knopf published the book on March 4, 2014.

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES by Terry Brooks

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES by Terry Brooks

January 14, 2015

MTV has announced casting news for their upcoming SHANNARA series, based on the popular fantasy series by Terry Brooks. Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries) will star as Wil Ohmsford, a half-elf and last of the magical Shannara family; Manu Bennett (Arrow) will play the druid Allanon; and Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth) will play Eretria.