News in May 2013
News in May 2013
Gwyneth Paltrow’s IT'S ALL GOOD reached the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous list after 5 consecutive weeks of being in the top 3. Grand Central Life & Style published the book April 2, 2013.
Max Barry’s fifth novel, LEXICON, is featured in the May 24th Hollywood Reporter as one of “11 Buzzy Books for Hollywood’s reading list” which declared that it was aimed at “The Hunger Games readers looking for something new.” TIME magazine also featured the book calling it “an extraordinarily fast, funny, cerebral thriller.” Penguin Press will publish the book June 18, 2013.
Austin Grossman’s YOU was mentioned in an fascinating article by The Guardian, which called it “the first literary product of gamer culture and a significant addition to the canon of geek lit.” Mulholland Books published the book April 16, 2013.
The May 15, 2013 issue of Kirkus contained a book review of SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Jaycee Dugard’s personal therapist and leading family psychologist, Rebecca Bailey and her sister Elizabeth Bailey, a registered psychiatric nurse. Kirkus called the book “A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored.” The book contains a preface by Jaycee’s mother, Terry Probyn. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on June 11, 2013
On Monday, June 17th from 7PM -9PM there will be a signing, exhibition and discussion to celebrate the launch of E.B. Hudspeth's, THE RESURRECTIONIST hosted by Aaron Sagers of CNN.com at The PowerHouse Arena (37 Main St. in Brooklyn NY 11201). Quirk published the book May 21, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe, while the author was interviewed in Los Angeles Magazine and Flavorwire. The Boston Globe called the book “epiphanic,” “carefully wrought,” and “ambitious,” noting that it “makes you feel as if you have emerged from a concert of atonal music, every object in the world momentarily transformed by Ausubel’s gloriously eccentric vision.”
Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN was chosen by Motherlode Magazine for one of the best books of the summer season to give to your mother. Amy Shearn has also been chosen as a Target “Emerging Author,” and her book will be featured in the franchise’s display in stores around the country. Touchstone published the book on April 2, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel is now a finalist for the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for her novel NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US. Since 2002, the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award has been honoring an outstanding first novel published in the preceding calendar year. Riverhead published the book on February 2, 2012.
Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT is one of the five books on the NYPost’s list of “Required Reading.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book May 21, 2013.
Sarah Frisch received a Pushcart Prize for her story “Housebreaking,” published in the Winter 2012 edition of The Paris Review. It will appear in the annual Pushcart Prize anthology, 2014 edition.
Charlie Smith’s MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS was reviewed in Kirkus, calling it an “offbeat crime story” with a “wild and woolly” plot. Harper Perennial will publish the book on July 2, 2013.
ECSTATIC NATION: CONFIDENCE, CRISIS, AND COMPROMISE, 1848-1877 by Brenda Wineapple was pick of the week in Publishers Weekly and received a starred review, which raved that “Acclaimed biographer Wineapple..gracefully choreographs a staggering number of primary sources, weaving disparate voices together into one revelatory thread.”