Daniel Loedel’s debut novel, HADES, ARGENTINA, is featured in the New Yorker’s Briefly Noted section for its February 8 issue. The magazine praises the way in which “this haunting historical novel…weaves betrayal and sacrifice together so intricately that one cannot be disentangled from the other.” Riverhead Books published the book on January 12, 2021.
Jen Silverman’s WE PLAY OURSELVES is featured on the New York Times Book Review’s shortlist. Reviewer Ginny Hogan writes: “WE PLAY OURSELVES offers a delightful, satirical glimpse into the entertainment industry and the price of fame…Silverman balances wit with earnestness, the laugh-out-loud moments highlighting the absurdity of writing — whether plays, films or poetry, the genre she skewers most adroitly in a pitch-perfect parody of an overhyped ingénue.” The novel is also featured on February must-read lists for O, the Oprah Magazine and The Millions, and Book Riot selected it as the Capricorn pick for its “February 2021 Horoscope Book Recommendations.” Random House will publish the book on February 9, 2021.
Georgia Clark’s delightful new rom-com, IT HAD TO BE YOU, has received three more glowing endorsements. #1 New York Times bestselling author of 28 SUMMERS Elin Hilderbrand raves: “IT HAD TO BE YOU is the book-equivalent of a perfect first date. It’s instantly engaging, fun, inclusive, big-hearted and most importantly, it’s smart. Georgia Clark is a fierce talent and her storytelling powers are on full display here. I’m SMITTEN with this novel. Highly highly recommended!” MUSICAL CHAIRS author Amy Poeppel deems the book “delightfully festive…like attending a spirited, joyful wedding,” and I’M FINE AND NEITHER ARE YOU author Camille Pagán calls it “unexpected in the best possible way…[with] a perfectly imperfect cast of characters, just the right mix of humor and heart, and a plot that will have you flipping the pages as fast as you can read.” Emily Bestler Books will the novel on May 4, 2021.
Author and activist Sarah Schulman provided a glowing blurb for Olivia Laing's forthcoming EVERYBODY. She writes: "EVERYBODY is a riveting and fascinating innovative historiography of 20th century Euro-American radical thought. Olivia Laing's eagle eye connects previously dispersed impulses to understand and express with her lucid writing, revealing mostly Jewish, Female, and Black desires for radical social transformation through sexuality, liberation and the body. Brainy, open-hearted and bold." W.W. Norton & Company will publish the book on May 4, 2021.
Book Riot features Dawnie Walton's electric THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV on their list of “9 Mesmerizing Debut Novels You Won't Want to Miss in 2021.” They call the book a “spectacular debut,” and note that "[w]hile THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV has drawn comparisons to THE DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, Walton’s hugely entertaining novel offers its own fresh take on fame, power, and racial identity." 37 Ink Press will publish the book on March 30, 2021.
WHY WE BELIEVE by Agustin Fuentes was reviewed by the Journal of Anthropological Research. Jonathan Marks writes: “Fuentes articulates his ideas in thoughtful chapters on religion, economy, and love. A reliable anthropological foundation for theologians and philosophers to work with.” Yale University Press published the book on September 24, 2019.
NEIGHBORS, Danielle Steel’s latest novel, made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of January 24th. The book debuted at number 2 on the Hardcover Fiction list and number 3 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list. Delacorte Press published the book on January 5, 2021.
Robert Jones Jr.’s THE PROPHETS is enjoying a wealth of praise from Kirkus, Linda's Book Bag, Paperback Paris, and Beyond the Bookends. Kirkus calls the book “an ambitious, imaginative, and important tale of Black queerness through history,” while Linda’s Book Bag writes: “Robert Jones Jr’s writing is sumptuous, even when he is describing the most unpalatable scenes or truths. Descriptions are vivid, poetic and haunting and each seems imbued with emotional depth making for a truly remarkable read.” Jones Jr. was also interviewed by Late Night Lit, the Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on January 5, 2021.
Rachel Beanland’s debut novel FLORENCE ADLER SWIMS FOREVER is the winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award’s Goldberg Prize, which honors a debut work of fiction each year. The novel has also been a Barnes & Noble Book Club pick, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a USA Today’s “Best Books of 2020.” Simon & Schuster published the hardcover edition on July 7, 2020, and will publish the paperback edition on June 1, 2021.
Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry, authors of the forthcoming THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, have been featured in the New York Times for their popular podcast, The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry. Emma Dibdin writes: “If you like your science stories with a side of Sherlock Holmes-esque intrigue, look no further than this charming BBC series. Hosted by the ‘science sleuths’ Dr. Adam Rutherford and Dr. Hannah Fry, ‘The Curious Cases’ sees the duo tackle listener-submitted scientific mysteries, many of which you may have wondered yourself (why do we find noises like a fork scraping a plate so unbearable?) and others you may never have thought of (how many hamsters on wheels would it take to power London?). No matter the subject matter, the hosts’ chemistry and wry rapport makes every episode a delight.” W.W. Norton & Company will publish the book on November 2, 2021.