News in December 2014
News in December 2014
Dinaw Mengestu’s ALL OUR NAMES is an Independent Book of the Year. Said the Independent, “Dinaw Mengestu's tale of revolutionary violence in Uganda and the limits of immigrant reinvention in All Our Names delivered its own explosive twist.” Knopf published the book on March 4, 2014.
Canada’s THE GLOBE AND MAIL on December 13, 2014 lists JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE as number eight in Paperback Non-Fiction making Robert Hilburn’s book an international bestseller in paperback. Little Brown published the book on October 29, 2013.
In The Wall Street Journal, John Mulaney (the creator of the Fox sitcom “Mulaney.”), recommends Dan Harris’ book for 12 months of reading saying, “Let’s start with happiness. “10% Happier” by Dan Harris is an amazing personal story of how Mr. Harris learned to use meditation to calm the endless, distracting, sometimes menacing streams of thoughts that he and all of us have. A memoir about Mr. Harris’s fascinating career at ABC News would have been enough. His description of how meditation helped him cope with the stress and vertigo of this career takes the book to a whole other level.” Additionally, 10% Happier has been chosen as part of JetBlue’s new Fly-Fi program for the month of February. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.
Audible Best of the Year list in Celebrity Bios & Memoirs is topped by Alan Cumming’s both funny and gut-wrenching memoir, NOT MY FATHER’S SON . Dey St. published the hardcover Oct. 7, 2014.
Based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s bestselling book, the television series A PATH APPEARS will air on PBS on January 26, February 2, and February 9 of 2015. Each episode is 90 minutes long. Deckle Edge published the book on September 23, 2014.
Shelly Oria’s debut collection NEW YORK 1, TEL AVIV 0 was reviewed in the New York Times. “What unites the characters here is their sense of geographical and emotional displacement… So affecting, so expertly constructed.” FSG published the book on November 4, 2014.
Robert Caro published an essay in Sunday's December 12th edition of New York Times Book Review on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of publication of THE POWER BROKER about how he came up with the final line of the book. Random House published the book in 1974.
ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengetsu was named as one of the best books in the Literary Fiction & the “Best Novels to get your Book Group Talking” categories by Kirkus Reviews. In their original starred review, the called in “an elegiac and moving novel” and said that Mengetsu was one of the “best novelists now working in America.” The book was also named one of the year's best fiction books by Publishers Weekly.
Named one of Fortune.com’s five not-to-be-missed books, and Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir, 10% Happier also has been chosen for iBooks Best of 2014. The audio edition was also named a Audible Best of the Year in nonfiction. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.
BOY ON ICE by John Branch was named Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 as well as one of the Best Biographies of 2014. In addition Publishers Weekly also named the book was also named one of the best non-fiction books by Publishers Weekly. Norton published the hardcover on October 1st, 2014.
Richard Rhodes’ HELL AND GOOD COMPANY: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND THE WORLD IT MADE received a starred review in Booklist, which praised the book for “so graphically allowing contemporary readers to appreciate all the nuances of what transpired in Spain in those dark years” through the eyes of reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on February 3, 2015.