Deadline announced that Amazon is set to adapt YES, DADDY by Jonathan Parks-Ramage. Stephen Dunn is set to write and direct, and Patrick Moran is set to produce. The novel has already garnered glowing praise well ahead of its release: THE DARK DARK author Samantha Hunt calls the novel “a dark and aching account, where the treachery of powerful men preys on the bodies and minds of the young," while BROKEN PEOPLE author Sam Lanksy endorses the book as a “dazzling novel [that] deftly uses desire and violence to explode the allure of New York power gays.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish the book on June 22, 2021.
THE PRETTIEST STAR by Carter Sickels is a finalist for the 2021 Southern Book Prize. The shortlist features bookseller favorites from 2020 that are Southern in nature—either about the South or by a Southern writer. Additionally, O Magazine has named the book as one of their 2020 Best LGBTQ Books of the Year, after featuring it earlier this year on a list of LGBTQ Books That Will Change the Literary Landscape in 2020. Hub City Press published the book May 19, 2020.
Demi Moore’s instant #1 New York Times Bestseller INSIDE OUT, which was named A Best Book of the Year in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, Good Morning America, and She Reads, is now coming out in paperback. Harper published the hardcover edition on September 24, 2019, and will publish the paperback edition on November 17, 2020.
Expanding the anticipation for the publication of Sharon Stone’s new book, Atlantic Books imprint Allen & Unwin has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to THE BEAUTY OF LIVING TWICE by Sharon Stone. Faulkner commented: "I am delighted that one of my first acquisitions at Allen & Unwin is Sharon Stone’s powerful and deeply moving memoir. So much more than a Hollywood icon, Sharon Stone has overcome real trauma in her life, and her bravery and humanity shine through in this unique story of survival and resilience. We can’t wait to publish it." Knopf will publish the book in the U.S. on March 30, 2021.
THE LAST DRUID by Terry Brooks, the conclusion to the long-running SHANNARA series, has been selected as one of Barnes & Noble’s best sci-fi and fantasy books of the year. Del Rey published the book on October 20, 2020.
GOLDEN GATES by Conor Dougherty is on TIME Magazine’s list of “The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020.” TIME calls GOLDEN GATES a “striking book about the history and politics of the dire housing shortage in San Francisco. The journalist nimbly, and with significant humanity, covers a lot of ground.” Penguin Press published the book on February 18, 2020.
Library Journal calls Eben Kirksey’s THE MUTANT PROJECT “a fascinating albeit chilling account of how human embryo engineering moved from the realm of sf to scientific fact. Recommended for anyone interested in the brave new world of genetic engineering technologies.” St. Martin’s Press published the book on November 10, 2020.
Kareem Rosser has received an enthusiastic Starred Review from Publishers Weekly for CROSSING THE LINE. They write: “Rosser debuts with the captivating story of how he came to be a champion polo player after his challenging childhood in West Philadelphia. Rosser’s prose is restrained but confident as he notes how fortunate he was to have polo in his life, and how he was able to defy expectations as a young Black boy on the polo field. This remarkable and inspiring story shines.” St. Martin’s Press will publish the book on February 9, 2021.
After its blockbuster debut at #4 on the NYT Bestsellers List, Wally Koval’s ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON has garnered a rave review from The Washington Post, which calls it a “playful,” “visually rich book” that “provides the theatrical whimsy we need right now.” The Daily Beast also featured the book in its series on “beautiful travel-related coffee table books,” declaring it “delightful.” Voracious published the book on October 20, 2020.
Rachel Swearingen's debut story collection HOW TO WALK ON WATER has been featured in The New York Times' "New and Noteworthy." They call the book a "disconcerting and promising debut," addressing "themes of violence, chance and the consolations of imagination." New American Press published the book on October 1, 2020.