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.

Rilla Askew, KIND OF KIN

Rilla Askew

September 13, 2013

Rilla Askew’s “Rhumba”, published in the current issue of Tin House, was named one of the Top 5 Longreads of the Week. Askew’s KIND OF KIN was published by Ecco on January 8, 2013.

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

September 13, 2013

Choire Sicha’s VERY RECENT HISTORY was reviewed in The Millions, which called it “a beautifully written and carefully documented (and often very funny) book about a group of people that, to our society’s collective detriment, continues to be largely ignored, dismissed, and stereotyped.” Sicha was also interviewed in Salon, Slate, Mother Jones, The Verge, and Pacific Standard. HarperCollins published the book on August 6, 2013.

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

September 13, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s NO ONE HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US won the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction. Ausubel’s second book and first short story collection, A GUIDE TO BEING BORN, was published by Riverhead on May 2, 2013.

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

September 13, 2013

Manuel Gonzales’ THE MINIATURE WIFE was named one of the Best Books of 2013 So Far by Esquire, which said, “It’s easy to compare Manuel Gonzales to George Saunders, but it would be just as easy to compare him to Borges or Márquez or Aimee Bender…He makes the extraordinary ordinary, and his playfulness is infectious.” Riverhead published the book on January 10, 2013.

IT’S ALL GOOD by Gwyneth Paltrow

IT’S ALL GOOD by Gwyneth Paltrow

September 9, 2013

IT’S ALL GOOD, Gwyneth Paltrow’s collection of ‘Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great’ celebrates twenty weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Grand Central Life & Style published the hardcover April 2, 2013.

JOHNNY CASH: The Life  by Robert Hilburn

JOHNNY CASH: The Life by Robert Hilburn

September 9, 2013

Robert Hilburn’s biography of JOHNNY CASH was named one of the most anticipated books for the fall by New York magazine and the Seattle Times. Little, Brown will publish the book October 29, 2013.

MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi

MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi

September 9, 2013

Flavorwire recently named MY EDUCATION as a “Favorite Cultural Thing of the Week.” Judy Berman, the editor-in-chief of Flavorwire, said that MY EDUCATION: “sucked me in immediately” and that “Choi begins with a familiar setup: a precocious new grad student at a prestigious university (that is obviously Cornell) becomes infatuated with a superhumanly handsome professor notorious for his sexual exploits with students. You think you know where it’s going from there, but you don’t.” Viking published MY EDUCATION on July 3, 2013.

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson

September 9, 2013

LOSS OF INNOCENCE received a positive review in the August 2013 issue of Booklist. The review called LOSS OF INNOCENCE “an appealing family drama set against the backdrop of a radically tumultuous and influential time.” Quercus will publish the book in the U.S. on October 1, 2013.

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

September 9, 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 Atlantic, the New York Observer, and Flavorwire, which also named it a “Staff Pick Favorite Cultural Thing of the Week” and published “25 Essential Works of LGBT Nonfiction” Inspired by the book, saying, “Very Recent History follows a long tradition of providing a window into a very specific and often underrepresented community.”