JOHNNY CASH The Life by Robert Hilburn

JOHNNY CASH The Life by Robert Hilburn

October 8, 2013

Robert Hilburn’s JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The review calls Hilburn “A spellbinding storyteller.” The book was also reviewed in the Oct/Nov issue of Garden & Gun which says that Hilburn “paint[s] the most thorough portrait yet of [Cash’s] life…Hilburn covers it all through seven hundred pages of intimate and startling detail.” Little Brown will publish the book on October 29, 2013.

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

October 8, 2013

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was given a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which said, “The book’s heart is Laing’s astute analysis … The result is a fine study of a human frailty through the eyes of its most perceptive victims.” Picador will publish the book on December 24, 2013.

THE KEPT by James Scott

THE KEPT by James Scott

October 8, 2013

James Scott’s THE KEPT was given a starred review in Kirkus, which calls it, “[A] wrenching first novel” and says that “Scott is both compassionate moralist and master storyteller in this outstanding debut.” HarperCollins will publish the book on January 7, 2014.

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

October 8, 2013

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley was positively reviewed by Kirkus and Publisher Weekly. Kirkus says that “Burley skillfully uses the step-by-step discovery of evidence to ratchet up the tension” and calls the book “a smart, disturbing and heartbreaking thriller.” Publisher’s Weekly calls it a “fine first novel” and says that “Burly, an emergency room physician, pepper the taut cohesive narrative with plenty of authentic forensic detail.” Harper Collins will publish the book on November 19, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

October 8, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO received a starred review in Booklist, which said, “Superb storytelling from a writer who continues to find a special kind of melancholy poetry in the unforgiving landscape of the mountain states.” Milkweed Editions published the book on September 3, 2013.

PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOU’RE BRINGING ME DOWN by Rosecrans Baldwin

Rosecrans Baldwin

October 8, 2013

Rosecrans Baldwin’s “Our French Connection” was chosen as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013. The trade paperback edition of Baldwin’s PARIS, I LOVE YOU BUT YOURE BRINGING ME DOWN was published by Picador on June 25, 2013.

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller

October 8, 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed in Haaretz, calling it, “admirable … its intellectual concerns arise so effortlessly from its character drama and plot twists … as intellectual as it is emotional.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book on May 21, 2013.

WILSON by A. Scott Berg

WILSON by A. Scott Berg

September 26, 2013

WILSON by A. Scott Berg was reviewed in the September 22, 2013 issue of The New York Times Book Review. The reviewer Kevin Baker raves: “A. Scott Berg tells the story of Wilson, the man, very well indeed. The author of four previous prizewinning, best-selling biographies, he has a novelist’s eye for the striking detail, and a vivid prose style.” The author was also recently interviewed on the Inside the New York Times Book Review podcast and on the NPR program Fresh Air. Putnam published the book September 10, 2013.

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

September 26, 2013

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips is an October 2013 Indie Next Pick. The reviewer says that “Phillips portrays the Eicher family so charmingly, especially the youngest child Annabelle, that our horror and outrage are tenfold. This earns a place on the shelf with such classics as Night of the Hunter and In Cold Blood.” The book also received a starred Booklist review, which calls it “a sad—yet irresistible—story of the defenseless victims of a serial murderer.” Simon and Schuster will publish the book on October 15, 2013.

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

September 26, 2013

Ryan McIlvain’s ELDERS was reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books, which called it “clear-eyed” and said, “Inlaid with darkness and violence … Elders is sharply focused on the broader issues at play in the missionaries’ relationship … the book’s denouement [has] the hallucinatory power of a fever dream.” Hogarth published the book on March 5, 2013.