News in April 2014
News in April 2014
Joe Hagan’s biography of Jann Wenner, just sold to Knopf, was reported in the New York Times, Crains, Politico and Billboard. The book is set for 2017 release, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone Magazine.
CARNAL CURIOSITY by Stuart Woods will debut at #1 on the “Combined Print and E-book” and #3 on the Hardcover Fiction New York Times bestseller lists for the week of April 8, 2014. Putnam published the book April 8, 2014.
Lewis Dartnell’s THE KNOWLEDGE was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and the Times and excerpts from the book have appeared in Esquire, Time Magazine and the Io9 blog. The Wall Street Journal said, “The Knowledge is a fun read full of optimism about human ingenuity,” while the Times said, "An extraordinary achievement. With lucidity and brevity, Dartnell explains the rudiments of a civilization. It is a great read even if civilization does not collapse." Penguin published the book April 17, 2014.
JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND debuted at #11 on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of April 20, 2014. The book was recently in the Wall Street Journal where it was called “both deeply researched and totally absorbing.” Simon & Schuster published the book April 1, 2014.
New in paperback, Stuart Nadler’s WISE MEN was reviewed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s New in Paperback column, which said, “Nadler’s sprawling saga is many things…But at its heart it’s the story of the complex, love/hate relationship between a father and son that grips the reader and won’t let go until the final explosive page…it never fails in its searing portrayal of messy, complicated family angst.” Little Brown published the book February 5, 2013
Michael Korda’s new biography of Robert E. Lee, CLOUDS OF GLORY, received a starred review in Kirkus. The review calls it “a masterful biography” and a “heart-wrenching story of the man and his state.” HarperCollins will publish the book on May 13, 2014.
Derek Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT is a finalist for the Indie Choice Debut novel award. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book on May 21, 2013.
A CALL TO ACTION by former President Jimmy Carter debuted at number 2 on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Bestseller list for the week of 4/13/14. Simon & Schuster published the book on March 25, 2014.
Dinaw Mengestu’s ALL OUR NAMES was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the National Post, and Mengustu was on NPR with Lynn Neary. The Wall Street Journal called the book “disarmingly tender…true and moving,” and said, “the author perceptively explores the way that alienation serves as the handmaid of idealism.” The Washington Post said, “The emotional power of “All Our Names” seeps through lines that seem placid on the surface.” Knopf published the book on March 5, 2014.
For the week of 4/6 10% HAPPIER is doing well on the Independent Booksellers Association Bestseller lists. The book is #2 on SCIBA (Southern California Independent Booksellers Association), #3 on NEIBA (New England Independent Booksellers Association), #4 on SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance), #5 on NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association),
The audio version of THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, which was narrated by Bryan Cranston, was nominated for an Audie Award for the Best Audiobook of 2013. Audible published their edition on October 15th 2013.