Book Riot features Dawnie Walton's electric THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV on their list of “9 Mesmerizing Debut Novels You Won't Want to Miss in 2021.” They call the book a “spectacular debut,” and note that "[w]hile THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV has drawn comparisons to THE DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, Walton’s hugely entertaining novel offers its own fresh take on fame, power, and racial identity." 37 Ink Press will publish the book on March 30, 2021.
WHY WE BELIEVE by Agustin Fuentes was reviewed by the Journal of Anthropological Research. Jonathan Marks writes: “Fuentes articulates his ideas in thoughtful chapters on religion, economy, and love. A reliable anthropological foundation for theologians and philosophers to work with.” Yale University Press published the book on September 24, 2019.
NEIGHBORS, Danielle Steel’s latest novel, made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of January 24th. The book debuted at number 2 on the Hardcover Fiction list and number 3 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list. Delacorte Press published the book on January 5, 2021.
Robert Jones Jr.’s THE PROPHETS is enjoying a wealth of praise from Kirkus, Linda's Book Bag, Paperback Paris, and Beyond the Bookends. Kirkus calls the book “an ambitious, imaginative, and important tale of Black queerness through history,” while Linda’s Book Bag writes: “Robert Jones Jr’s writing is sumptuous, even when he is describing the most unpalatable scenes or truths. Descriptions are vivid, poetic and haunting and each seems imbued with emotional depth making for a truly remarkable read.” Jones Jr. was also interviewed by Late Night Lit, the Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on January 5, 2021.
Rachel Beanland’s debut novel FLORENCE ADLER SWIMS FOREVER is the winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award’s Goldberg Prize, which honors a debut work of fiction each year. The novel has also been a Barnes & Noble Book Club pick, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a USA Today’s “Best Books of 2020.” Simon & Schuster published the hardcover edition on July 7, 2020, and will publish the paperback edition on June 1, 2021.
Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry, authors of the forthcoming THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, have been featured in the New York Times for their popular podcast, The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry. Emma Dibdin writes: “If you like your science stories with a side of Sherlock Holmes-esque intrigue, look no further than this charming BBC series. Hosted by the ‘science sleuths’ Dr. Adam Rutherford and Dr. Hannah Fry, ‘The Curious Cases’ sees the duo tackle listener-submitted scientific mysteries, many of which you may have wondered yourself (why do we find noises like a fork scraping a plate so unbearable?) and others you may never have thought of (how many hamsters on wheels would it take to power London?). No matter the subject matter, the hosts’ chemistry and wry rapport makes every episode a delight.” W.W. Norton & Company will publish the book on November 2, 2021.
David S. Reynolds’ ABE: ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN HIS TIMES is a finalist for the 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. The Prize has been awarded annually to a work that enhances the general public’s understanding of the Civil War era. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 12 – the 212th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birthday. Penguin Press published the book on September 29, 2020.
Historian Audrey Clare Farley’s biography of American socialite Ann Cooper Hewitt, THE UNFIT HEIRESS, has received its first trade reviews. Kirkus calls the book “Shocking […] a disturbing yet thought-provoking tale of family strife and ethically unsound medical practice,” and Publishers Weekly writes: “Farley sets a brisk pace and persuasively reimagines the dynamic between Ann and Maryon. This is an eye-opening portrait of an obscure yet fascinating case.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on April 20, 2021.
Kirkus praises THE WASTE-FREE WORLD by Ron Gonen, writing: "Advocating a point without descending into mere rhetoric, [Gonen] ventures a well-reasoned case for changing our ways as producers and consumers. Green-minded readers will learn much from Gonen’s investigations." Portfolio will publish the book on April 6, 2021.
James Rickards’ THE NEW GREAT DEPRESSION is a national bestseller, debuting on Publishers Weekly's hardcover nonfiction list at #14 and ranked #5 on the Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list. The Financial Times praises the book, writing: “Rickards...makes the important point that depressions are as much psychological as numeric…This is…a bracing collection of salvos and boutades – also one with many genuine insights, which make it an enjoyable book to argue with. Let’s just hope that the next 30 years are less bleak than Mr. Rickards expects.” Portfolio published the book on January 12, 2021.