UNBROKEN by Lauren Hillenbrand

July 25, 2014

After 178 weeks on the New York Times’s bestseller list, Lauren Hillenbrand’s UNBROKEN is back at number one for the second week in a row. An account of Louis Zamperini’s experience of World War II, UNBROKEN will soon be in theatres this winter in a film directed by Angelina Jolie and with a screenplay written by the Coen brothers. Random House originally published UNBROKEN in November, 2010. For more information, please check the book’s website:

THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan

THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan

July 23, 2014

For years, Sarah Farber and her best friend, Jennifer, kept what they called the Never List: a list of actions to be avoided at all costs, for safety’s sake. But one night, against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride—one with grave, everlasting consequences. Jeffrey Deaver, author of the Lincoln Rhyme series, warns and entices readers of THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan by saying, “Psychological thriller writing at its best. Cancel appointments and give up on sleep. It’s that kind of book.” Plenty of people have taken his advice, as the book is now the 7th bestselling debut novel in the United Kingdom for 2014. Penguin Books published the paperback edition on June 24th, 2014.

TERRY BROOKS, The Sword of Shanarra

TERRY BROOKS’ SHANNARA SERIES HEADING TO MTV

July 21, 2014

MTV has announced the series pick-up for SHANNARA, based on the international best-selling fantasy novels from author Terry Brooks. Additionally, Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) has signed on to direct the first two episodes. MTV and producing partner Sonar Entertainment announced the development deal in December. Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville) will write and executive produce the series, which is greenlit for 10 episodes.

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

July 21, 2014

Mr. Harris’s book is #16 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller list for the week of July 20, 2014 and is featured in a piece on the New Yorker’s blog. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.

THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS by Dinaw Mengestu

THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS by Dinaw Mengestu

July 21, 2014

Dinaw Mengestu’s THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS has been voted the winner of Washington, D.C.’s annual one city, one book program: DC Reads. Thousands of votes were cast to the public. He is congratulated by the DC Public Library, the Washington Humanities Council, the DC Public Library Foundation, and the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library.

Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

July 21, 2014

Dinaw Mengestu was featured in a front page New York Times article, “A New Wave of Internationalist Writers,” in which he was quoted saying, “There’s this investigation of what happens to the dislocated soul,” said Mr. Mengestu, 36, the author of “All Our Names” and a MacArthur “genius” award winner, who was born in Ethiopia but left at age 2 and grew up in Illinois.”

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

June 24, 2014

Dan Harris’ book comes in at #16 on the Los Angeles Times Hard Cover non-fiction list this week and. Additionally, it’s audio edition made it on to Audible’s BEST of 2014 (so far) list.

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales

June 24, 2014

Manuel Gonzales is a judge for the upcoming Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and was quoted saying, to the UK Guardian, “the [short story] form remains as challenging as ever … but when you put the short story in the hands of someone who understands its limits, who is willing to break through these limits, what you get is sublime, unsettling, emotionally fraught.” Gonzales’ acclaimed book THE MINIATURE WIFE was published by Riverhead Books on January 10, 2013.

Olivia Laing, THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING

Olivia Laing

June 24, 2014

Olivia Laing recently published a piece in the Guardian called “’Every Hour a glass of wine’-the female writers who drank” about famous female writers such as Maguerite Duras, Patricia Highsmith, and Elizabeth Bishop and their battles with alcoholism. The article was a companion piece to her acclaimed book THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING, a book about male writers who struggled with alcoholism. The book was published by Picador on December 31, 2013.

10% HAPPIER  by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

June 10, 2014

For the week ending 6/8, Dan Harris’ book 10% HAPPIER: How I Tamed the Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story is on the Boston Globe list at #10 and at #26 on the IndieBound list. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.