News in October 2014
News in October 2014
Richard Preston was interviewed by The New York Times regarding the return of his 1994 book about the Ebola virus to the bestseller list. He also published an article called “The Ebola Wars” in the October 27th issue of The New Yorker about efforts to contain the outbreak. It was also announced that THE HOT ZONE was being turned into a limited TV series by Fox TV studios. The series is to be produced by Lynda Obst & Ridley Scott.
The 12 year-old twin sisters Lilly & Audrey Andrews appeared on Good Morning LA, Access Hollywood and the Steve Harvey show to promote their cookbook WE LOVE COOKING. Oxmoor House published the book on October 7th, 2014.
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s A PATH APPEARS: TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING OPPORTUNITY received an outstanding review in the October 19th New York Times Sunday Book Review. As Paul Collier writes, “Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn show you, through many amazing vignettes matched with serious evidence, that you can make a difference to the lives of people trapped in misery…. The message of “A Path Appears” is so persuasive that prudence whispers, “Is there a downside?” A PATH APPEARS was published by Knopf on September 23, 2014. The book also debuted at number 8 on The New York Times Hardcover Non-fiction Bestseller list for the week of October 12th.
Mr. Branch’s non-fiction book about the life and death of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard is called by Stephen Brunt of the New York Times, “a fine, impeccably researched book” and has stirred up important discussions about fighting in hockey culture. Norton published the hardcover on October 1st, 2014.
New York Times bestselling author whose new novel A COLDER WAR is out in hardcover now invites you, if you are in New York on Thurs. Oct. 30th, to join him for a discussion of “The Spy Novel in the 21st Century”. St. Martin’s Press published the book August 5, 2014.
Currently a #1 bestseller on Amazon in the ‘Dysfunctional Families’ category, Alan Cumming’s memoir, “moves elegantly and with an occasional dash of humor between Cumming's childhood and the revelations of the more recent past” according to Julia M. Klein of the Chicago Tribune. Dey St. published the hardcover Oct. 7, 2014.
Alan Cumming has penned a fascinating story that happens to be true. As Michael Schulman of The New York Times points out, “no celebrity dishing could match the high drama of his family life.” Meanwhile, Joanna Scutte of Biographile explains, “why you should stop what you’re doing and get hold of a copy”. Dey St. published the hardcover Oct. 7, 2014.
Jan Ellison’s A SMALL INDISCRETION was reviewed by Booklist, which called it a “deftly crafted, absorbing novel”. Random House will publish the book on January 27, 2015.
“'Boy on Ice' is a haunting tale that will cause hockey fans to think differently the next time they see two players drop their gloves and put their fists up during a game.” notes Ed Sherman of The Chicago Tribune. The author was also reviewed about the book on the October 3 edition of the Inside the New York Times Book Review podcast. Norton published the hardcover on October 1st, 2014.
Shelly Oria’s NEW YORK 1, TEL AVIV 0 was given a starred review in Kirkus, which said, “These are crisply told, biting tales about characters split in two because of country or love… Oria's fiction is tense and gripping; it's like the surprising and disconcerting sound that emerges from an instrument played by a traditionally trained musician who's chosen to explore new territory.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on November 4.
In its review of JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman, the October 3, 2014 issue of TLS says “the strength of this biography lies in its depiction of how Wayne’s image was built – incrementally and in step with the culture that embraced it.” Simon & Schuster published the book April 1, 2014.
Lin Enger’s THE HIGH DIVIDE was reviewed by the Denver Post, which called it “captivating… Enger exercises an exacting adroitness when painting the Wild West … Enger gives [it] freshness and clarity…. readers will embrace this compelling story.” Algonquin published the book on September 23, 2014.