CHANCE by Kem Nunn

CHANCE by Kem Nunn

February 7, 2014

The February issue of Los Angeles magazine features a profile of novelist Kem Nunn. The book was also selected by Amazon as one of the Best Books for February 2014. His new novel, CHANCE will be published by Scribner on February 18, 2014.

AMERICAN ROMANTIC by Ward Just

AMERICAN ROMANTIC by Ward Just

February 7, 2014

AMERICAN ROMANTIC, the new novel by Ward Just, was reviewed in the February 1, 2014 issue of Kirkus Reviews. The review praises the “beautifully descriptive story” and calls the book “Another brilliant novel from Just: wise, introspective and full of humanity.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish the book on April 1, 2014.

JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

January 31, 2014

Robert Hilburn’s JOHNNY CASH: The Life is one of the winning non-fiction titles on the 2014 Notable Books List from Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. The list is an annual literary award that identifies outstanding and noteworthy fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adult readers. We’re pleased to report that has been included. Little, Brown and Company published the book on October 29, 2013.

LEXICON by Max Barry

LEXICON by Max Barry

January 31, 2014

During its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, The American Library Association made Max Barry’s book is a recipient of the Alex Award for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. Penguin Press published the book on June 18, 2013.

Diane Johnson, FLYOVER LIVES

Diane Johnson, FLYOVER LIVES

January 31, 2014

Diane Johnson was interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday about her new memoir, FLYOVER LIVES. Viking published the book on January 16, 2014.

SHARDS by Ismet Prcic

Ismet Prcic

January 31, 2014

Ismet Prcic’s “Imperial Dreams,” a feature film co-written with Matt Vitthal about an ex-con trying to reconnect with his son, won the Best of Next audience award at Sundance Film Festival. Prcic’s award-winning novel SHARDS was published by Grove Atlantic on October 4, 2011.

Seamus Blackley

January 31, 2014

Seamus Blackley has played in a jazz quartet, operated a commercial recording studio, been a teaching and research fellow at the Fermi National Accelerator laboratory, designed aerobatic aircraft, produced and designed award winning video games, collaborated with Steven Spielberg, invented the Xbox, co-founded entertainment finance firms, and headed the videogames division of CAA. Now he works as president and co-founder of Innovative Leisure, Inc.

THE KEPT by James Scott

THE KEPT by James Scott

January 31, 2014

James Scott’s THE KEPT was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review and was given three stars by USA Today, which called it an “unsettling but gracefully written debut novel” and the dialogue “simple, direct and haunting.” The New York Times Book Review said, “Scott is a master of mood… This landscape is more mythic than historic, and Scott’s characters are dark brush strokes of appetite and deceit.” Harper published the book on January 7, 2013.

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

January 31, 2014

Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was named an “Outstanding 2013 Short Story Collection” by The Story Prize. Simon & Schuster published the book on February 19, 2013.

Ward Just, AMERICAN ROMANTIC

Ward Just, AMERICAN ROMANTIC

January 31, 2014

The 18th novel by Ward Just, AMERICAN ROMANTIC, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The review raves that “Just’s clever plot revels a man conflicted by duty and loyalty…It’s also a fascinating portrayal of American embassy operations and the treacherous shoals of international diplomacy and duplicity.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish the book on April 1st, 2014.