News in January 2015
News in January 2015
Jan Ellison’s A SMALL INDISCRETION was reviewed by Bustle and The San Jose Mercury News, which called it, “An impressive fiction debut...Both a psychological mystery and a study of the divide between desire and duty." Bustle said, ““A fast-paced, dramatic read… I found myself turning the pages faster and faster… A Small Indiscretion is a novel to tear through on a plane ride or on the beach.” Random House published the book on January 20.
Jeffrey Eugenides, MIDDLESEX was named one of the 21st century’s 12 best novels in a poll of critics conducted by the BBC Culture Blog. Farrar Straus & Giroux published the book on September 4, 2002.
Elliot Ackerman’s debut novel GREEN ON BLUE is a Staff Pick by the Paris Review and was reviewed in Harper’s. The Paris Review called it “an impressive act of empathy,” while Harper’s said, “Afghan strikes against U.S. forces were called green-on-blue attacks; these are the only colors in Ackerman’s prose, besides blood.” Scribner will publish the book on February 17, 2015.
Sarah Manguso’s ONGOINGNESS is a Staff Pick by the Paris Review, which said, “A bold, elegant, and honest confrontation of a diarist’s motivations and neuroses. In tight, economical prose, Manguso chronicles the pathology of her obsessive journaling and the constellation of influences—memory, motherhood, age, marriage—that fueled her writing and ultimately rendered her exhaustive recording no longer necessary.
Dan’s book, about how he found self-help that actually works, debuts at #9 on the NYT Non Fiction paperback bestseller list. ITbooks published the book in paperback December 30, 2014.
Maggie Nelson’s THE ARGONAUTS received a starred review in Kirkus, which said, “A fiercely provocative and intellectually audacious memoir that focuses on motherhood, love and gender fluidity … A book that will challenge readers as much as the author has challenged herself.” Graywolf Press will publish the book on May 5,2015.
Sarah Manguso’s ONGOINGNESS received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which said, “[An] elegant, slim meditation…Manguso’s essay is both grounding and heady, the spark of a larger, important conversation that makes readers all the more eager for her future output.” Graywolf Press will publish the book on March 3, 2015.
Jan Ellison’s A SMALL INDISCRETION was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, which called it “a page-turner.” Random House will publish the book on January 20, 2015.
Eliot Ackerman’s GREEN ON BLUE was mentioned in Michiko Kakutani’s list of books on war, stating, “In an empathetic leap, a decorated veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars has written a novel about a young Afghan boy’s coming of age in that turbulent country, torn by war and conflicting loyalties.”
The Guardian published an article about Clive Barker’s forthcoming novel, THE SCARLET GOSPELS, which will be the final novel in Barker’s series of books featuring the character of Pinhead, who was immortalized in the long-running series of Hellraiser horror films. St. Martin’s Press will publish the book on May 19, 2015.
Laura Kipnis’ MEN: AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review, saying: “Witty and dexterous prose…consistently and quietly funny… Kipnis’ coolheaded, ironical assessments of modern masculinity read like perfectly-timed eyerolls.” Metropolitan published the book on November 18.
Dinaw Mengestu’s ALL OUR NAMES is one of Michiko Kakutani’s “10 Favorite Books of 2014,” published by the New York Times. Says Kakutani, “Isaac’s story is not just a story about exile and loss, but about how individuals define themselves by their dreams, their choices, the place or places they call home. “ The book was also listed in the Atlantic's “Six Books We Missed This Year.” Knopf published the book on March 4, 2014.