KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew

December 6, 2013

Rilla Askew’s KIND OF KIN is included in November issue of Library Journal on the list of Cuyahoga County librarians’ favorite books of 2013….dubbed as “morally complex” and “a thoroughly engaging read.” Ecco published the book January 8, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

December 6, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN is one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. Riverhead published the book May 2, 2013.

A LIFE OF BARBARA STANWYCK: STEEL-TRUE 1907-1940 by Victoria Wilson

A LIFE OF BARBARA STANWYCK: STEEL-TRUE 1907-1940 by Victoria Wilson

November 22, 2013

Victoria Wilson’s A LIFE OF BARBARA STANWYCK received a starred review in Booklist. The review calls it “richly researched” and a “fabulous and expansive examination of the life on an iconic American actress.” Simon & Schuster published the book on November 12, 2013.

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

November 22, 2013

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY received a positive review in Booklist. The review says Burley “sensitively portrays parents dealing with damage and loss in a well-constructed plot with increasing tension.” The review also calls the book a “relentlessly readable thriller that will leave readers of suspense waiting for more.” HarperCollins published the book on November 19, 2013.

Carlene Bauer, FRANCES AND BERNARD

Carlene Bauer

November 22, 2013

Carlene Bauer was on NPR’s “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook, discussing Flannery O’Connor’s prayer journal. Bauer’s book FRANCES AND BERNARD was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on February 5, 2013.

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

November 22, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US has been nominated for the International Impac Dublin Award, which said, “Ausubel’s varying writing style of elegance and lyricism…making for a stunning debut with a moving narrative that underscores the importance of stories and the people who survive to tell them.” Riverhead published the book on March 15, 2012.

DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy

DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy

November 22, 2013

Jennifer Percy’s DEMON CAMP was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, which said, “Tropes surrounding veterans in the public discourse mask the reality of warfare, but Percy peels back the gauze, revealing deeply wounded individuals….Her sharp, unadorned writing captures the rawness of the congregants’ lives, the permeability of the borderline between reality and imagination.” Scribner will publish the book on January 14, 2014.

ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu

ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu

November 22, 2013

Dinaw Mengestu’s ALL OUR NAMES received a starred, first-page review in Publishers Weekly and was named the PW Pick of the Week: “Mengestu evokes contrasting landscapes but focuses on his characters..who are all caught in a cycle of connection and disruption, engagement and abandonment, hope and disillusion.” Knopf will publish the book on March 4, 2014.

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

November 22, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum was interviewed in The American Reader. Koestenbaum’s MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux published on August 13, 2013.

Danielle Steel, PURE JOY

Danielle Steel, PURE JOY: THE DOGS WE LOVE

November 15, 2013

Danielle Steel appeared on Good Morning America on November 12, 2013 to promote her latest non-fiction bestseller PURE JOY: THE DOGS WE LOVE. PURE JOY debuted at number 7 on the Combined Print & E-book New York Times bestseller list for the week of November 17th. Delacorte published the book on October 29, 2013.