JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

September 19, 2013

JOHNNY CASH: The Life received a starred review in the September 15th issue of Kirkus, which raves that “the always compelling, accessible writing make this an instant-classic music biography with something to offer all generations of listeners.” Little Brown will publish the book on October 29, 2013.

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

September 19, 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed in Heeb Magazine under “Books We Loved,” saying, “Imagine Philip Roth coming out of retirement, inventing a protagonist that’s less his alter ego and writing a fast-paced thriller.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book May 21, 2013.

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

September 19, 2013

Choire Sicha’s VERY RECENT HISTORY: AN ENTIRELY FACTUAL ACCOUNT OF A YEAR (c. AD 2009) IN A LARGE CITY was reviewed by The New Yorker, which said, “A certain anesthetized quality to Sicha’s prose serves to underscore the sense of trauma that is daily urban life in a late-capitalist moment, and there is a flinty wit that highlights the memorable moments of resistance.” HarperCollins published the book August 6, 2013.

SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG (etc.) by Delia Ephron

SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG (etc.) by Delia Ephron

September 19, 2013

SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG (etc.) by Delia Ephron was included in the list of “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” in the October 2013 issue of O Magazine, which called it a “sparkling collection.” The book was reviewed in the September 15th issue of the New York Times Book Review. The review said “the book builds in gravity and heft to finish gorgeously” and calls the book “a valentine…about love loss and all that is irreplaceable.”

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

September 19, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in Slate, calling it a “motley collection of auto-ethnographic idylls, aesthetic pleas, artistic amicus briefs, Oulipian exercises, and cheek-reddening dream journals…What Wayne brings to the caravan is some serious humanities erudition and, more important, a level of commitment.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book August 13, 2013.

Joan Didion, BLUE NIGHTS

Joan Didion

September 13, 2013

The PEN Center USA awards have recognized Joan Didion with their lifetime achievement award. She will be presented the award by Harrison Ford in a ceremony in October.

A. Scott Berg, WILSON

A. Scott Berg, WILSON

September 13, 2013

A. Scott Berg was interviewed on the 9/10/13 episode of Charlie Rose about WILSON, his new biography of Woodrow Wilson. Putnam published WILSON on 9/10/13.

Choire Sicha

September 13, 2013

Choire Sicha published “Let Me Tell You About the Most Heartfelt $200 I Ever Made” in the September 8 issue of New York Magazine, about the gentrification of New York City and the Bloomberg administration. Sicha’s first book, VERY RECENT HISTORY: AN ENTIRELY FACTUAL ACCOUNT OF A YEAR (c. AD 2009) IN A LARGE CITY, was published by HarperCollins on August 6, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

September 13, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO was reviewed in Star Tribune, Boswell’s, Pioneer Press, The Gazette, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Publishers Weekly named it a Big Indie Book of Fall 2013 and Huffington Post Books named it a Best New Book for the Week, calling it “slyly suspenseful, highly engaging.” The Gazette said, “In addition to the beauty of the writing, LET HIM GO offers a stirring portrait of a long marriage.” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted its “deservedly powerful climax.”

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

September 13, 2013

Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was named one of the Best Books of 2013 So Far by Esquire, which called him “the second coming of Denis Johnson” and said, “These sad, funny stories about nowhere men — some young, some bent-backed, all pained and searching for something they’ll never find — knocked me out …these short stories will transport you, will educate you, will entertain you, will fill you with fear and laughter and sadness.” Simon & Schuster published the book on February 19, 2013.