A WELL-TEMPERED HEART by Jan-Philipp Sendker

A WELL-TEMPERED HEART by Jan-Philipp Sendker

January 17, 2014

Jan-Philipp Sendker’s A WELL-TEMPERED HEART is an Amazon Editor’s top pick for Best Book of the Month (Literature & Fiction). It was also reviewed by RT Book Reviews, which called it “incredibly beautiful and moving,” and The Book Addict, which called it “rewarding.” Other Press will publish the book on January 21, 2014.

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

January 17, 2014

Josh Weil’s THE GREAT GLASS SEA was featured in the Library Journal’s Fiction Preview. Grove Atlantic will publish the book in July 2014.

Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman

January 17, 2014

Elliot Ackerman published an essay about his experiences as a Marine in Fallujah in The New Republic. His novel GREEN ON BLUE is forthcoming from Scribner.

DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy

DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy

January 17, 2014

DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy was reviewed by O Magazine, which called it a “chilling work of narrative nonfiction.” Shelf Awareness said, “You can’t walk away from Percy’s strong debut without feeling like you’ve spent a frightening moment inside the heads of soldiers who come home from war… In an auspicious debut, Percy goes deep into the life of an army veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress to understand the debilitating effects of war on returning soldiers.” Percy was also profiled on Vogue.com by writer Thessaly LaForce.

THE SCENT OF PINE by Lara Vapynar

THE SCENT OF PINE by Lara Vapynar

January 17, 2014

THE SCENT OF PINE was reviewed in the January 12 edition of the New York Times Book Review, which called it a “slender, but provocative novel.” Simon & Schuster published the book on January 7, 2014.

Rilla Askew, KIND OF KIN

Rilla Askew

January 17, 2014

Rilla Askew published the essay “The Tornado That Hit Boggy” in TriQuarterly. Her latest book, KIND OF KIN, was published by Ecco on January 8, 2013.

Shelley Jackson

Shelley Jackson

January 17, 2014

Writer and artist Shelley Jackson (Patchwork Girl, Half Life, Skin) has launched her newest project, “Snow,” which was covered in the Los Angeles Times. “What would we do without Shelley Jackson?” asks David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic. “Snow” consists of a story inscribed entirely in snow which is available as a Flickr stream.

THE KEPT by James Scott

THE KEPT by James Scott

January 17, 2014

James Scott’s THE KEPT was featured on NBC New York’s “Bill’s Books” segment on January 14 and was called the “best book of the year” by host Bill Goldstein. It was also reviewed in The Toronto Star, which said, “Brooding and intense right up until the final paragraph…The Kept is a highly accomplished first novel and a pleasure to read.” Harper published the book on January 7, 2014.

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

January 17, 2014

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was reviewed in Vanity Fair, Slate, The Petoskey News, and People, which gave it 4/4 stars and called it a “beautiful, fascinating meditation.” Vanity Fair called it “an extraordinary journey” and said, “Laing’s blend of reportage, analysis, and self-discovery is to be savored.” Slate said, “Laing’s writing is beautiful, her insights frequently surprising and powerful.”

Danielle Steel, WINNERS

Danielle Steel

January 10, 2014

Danielle Steel has been awarded the prestigious French Legion of Honor joining other Americans who received the award such as Julia Child and Bob Dylan. Her most recent novel, WINNERS, was published by Delacorte Press on October 29, 2013.