ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple

ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple

September 3, 2013

Brenda Wineapple’s history, ECSTATIC NATION, received a rave review in The Christian Science Monitor: “Wineapple’s own literary talents are on full display, as well. She is a beautiful writer, at once lyrical and measured…in providing a sense of the possibilities and tragedies of the era, of its passions and disappointments, Wineapple has given us a memorable book.” HarperCollins published the book on August 6, 2013.

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

September 3, 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 Globe and Mail, Entertainment Weekly, and Elle. The Globe and Mail called Sicha “a new kind of media daddy.” Elle said VERY RECENT HISTORY “trains a floodlight on the great hypocrisies of our time,” and Entertainment Weekly gave it an A- grade and said, “Sicha’s message is universal.”

THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice

THE HEAVENS RISE by Christopher Rice

September 3, 2013

Christopher Rice’s new novel earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly. They call it “a masterful coming of age novel” and rave that “Rice’s characters are complex and real, his dialogue pitch-perfect, and his writing intelligent and strong. He builds suspense beautifully amid enduring philosophical questions about what it means to be human.” The book will be published by Gallery on October 15, 2013.

ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES by Lucy Corin

ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES by Lucy Corin

September 3, 2013

Lucy Corin’s ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES was reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lambda Literary, and Bustle. The San Francisco Chronicle called it “a delightful, endlessly inventive read.” Lamba Literary called it, “Dark, but also very funny.” Bustle praised, “Corin’s witty writing” and said that “she leaves us thinking deeply about parts of humanity we don’t often examine under a magnifying glass.” McSweeney’s will publish the book on August 13, 2013.

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

September 3, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in ArtInfo, Tablet, and AV Club. AV Club featured it as a “What are you reading this month?” book-of-note. Tablet said, “Wayne Koestenbaum gives a master class in [Susan Sontag’s] kind of creative straddling.” ArtInfo praised Koestenbaum for his “critical and personal prose of phenomenal energy, wit, and vulnerability” Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on August 13, 2013.

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

September 3, 2013

Publishers Weekly gave a positive review to QUIET DELL: “Phillips’s plot is engaging, romantic, and fecund; her characters are beautiful, accomplished, and good—except for the bad guy, who is very bad indeed…Phillips is a reader’s writer.” Scribner will publish the book on October 15, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

September 3, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO has been selected as an Indie Next Pick for September 2013. Indie Next declares “Stunning and riveting, Let Him Go will not be soon forgotten.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

September 3, 2013

As an entrant in The Story Prize contest for her book A GUIDE TO BEING BORN, Ramona Ausubel posted an essay on The Story Prize blog about “the value of pursuing even a bad idea for a story.” Riverhead published A GUIDE TO BEING BORN on May 2, 2013.

ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple

ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple

August 19, 2013

ECSTATIC NATION received a great review, and was editor’s choice, in The New York Times Book Review: “Wineapple makes good use of her gift…of communicating vast amounts of information in lively, cogent prose….The result is a masterly, deeply moving record of a crucial period in American history.” She was also interviewed on the August 11, 2013 edition of the Inside the New York Times Books Review Podcast.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

August 19, 2013

The September 2013 O Magazine named LET HIM GO one of the “10 titles to pick up now.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book September 3, 2013.