News in February 2014
News in February 2014
DARK INVASION was reviewed in the February 22-23 edition of the Wall Street Journal & USA Today. The review which called it “riveting and perturbing” and says that “it maintains a fairly high level of suspense, which is difficult to bring off in a book about historical events.” USA Today raved that the book “will move you to the edge of your seat with the facts alone, but the author's suspenseful detective-mystery narrative is what keeps you there.” The author was also recently interviewed about the book on NPR’s Fresh Air. Harper published the book on February 11, 2014.
CHANCE by Kem Nunn was called one of “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” in the March 2014 issue of O magazine. The book was also reviewed in the Los Angeles Times which called it “a disturbing and provocative novel.” Scribner published the book February 18, 2014.
CELL deputed at number 11 on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list for the week of February 23, 2014 and the book was featured in the “Inside the List” column. Robin Cook also published (with Eric Topol) an Op-Ed called “How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life” in the February 22-23 Wall Street Journal. The book was featured in the PW Bestsellers column for the week February 3-February 9, 2014. Putnam published the book February 13, 2014.
Ronan Farrow was interviewed on the February 20th edition of THE DAILY SHOW WITH JOHN STEWART and recently on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON. His book, PANDORA’S BOX, is scheduled to be published in 2015 by Penguin Press.
A. Scott Berg’s biography of Woodrow Wilson is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize in the Biography category. Putnam published the book on September 10, 2013.
Diane Johnson’s, FLYOVER LIVES received a positive review in the New York Review of Books. The reviewer, Francine Prose, says that “What gives her memoir its charm and makes it so consistently beguiling is not so much the events it describes….as the tone in which Johnson relates her recollections, reflections and discoveries.” Viking published the book January 16, 2014.
Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO has won the 2013 Montana Book Award. The annual award recognizes literary or artistic excellence in a book written or illustrated by someone who lives in Montana, is set in Montana, or deals with Montana themes or issues. Judges said, “In Let Him Go, Watson is at his storytelling finest.” Milkweed Editions published the book on September 3, 2013.
Rilla Askew’s KIND OF KIN was an Editors’ Choice in the New York Times Book Review on February 2, 2014 and was listed in the Sunday Book Review’s Paperback Row, saying, “The fraught issue of illegal immigration divides an Oklahoma clan and their town in Askew’s heartfelt novel.” Ecco published the paperback edition of the book on January 21, 2013.
An excerpt from Robert Wagner’s new memoir, YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age, appears in the March 2014 issue of Vanity Fair. Penguin will publish the book on March 11, 2014.
Shelley Jackson's "Snow," a story in progress written entirely in snow, grabbed media attention with the live debut of its Instagram account (@snowshelleyjackson). Slate said, "Shelley Jackson has another way for you to enjoy the snow without braving the cold.” In addition to some beautiful and impressive handwriting, the story itself is both thematically apt and quite lovely." Gothamist said, "At least someone is turning all of this snow into an opportunity."
CHANCE by Kem Nunn is a Publisher Weekly pick for the week of February 17, 2014. PW calls the book a “brilliant and cerebral psychological thriller.” Scribner will publish the book on February 18, 2014.
Dinaw Mengustu’s ALL OUR NAMES is a Top 10 Literary Fiction Pick by Publishers Weekly, saying, “Mengestu portrays the intersection of cultures experienced by the immigrant with unsettling perception.” The book will be published by Knopf on March 5, 2014.