News in June 2017
News in June 2017
Angelica Baker was on The Leonard Lopate Show to discuss her debut novel, OUR LITTLE RACKET, on the day of publication. The National Book Review included OUR LITTLE RACKET on its list of 5 Hot Books, calling Angelica “wry and perceptive.” Elle also named OUR LITTLE RACKET a “grand debut…ambitious” in its summer book round-up. Angelica also had interviews with both Nylon and Paste Magazine to commemorate her debut. OUR LITTLE RACKET is also a Catapult staff pick. Ecco published OUR LITTLE RACKET on June 20, 2017.
The New York Times reviewed MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE, saying, “I couldn’t resist Matthew Sullivan’s MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE, an appealing first novel . . . The oddball characters and layered plot make this puzzle mystery both charming and challenging.”
Kirkus has given the picture book a glowing first review, calling it “insightful, awe-inspiring” and “an auspicious primer on some very big numbers.” Greenwillow Book will publish the book on September 12, 2017.
The New York Times reviewed FLY ME, noting that “Riley has a stylish grasp of setting as the axis of place and time, writing about the era with captivating authority, palpable texture and a sure-footed knack for rebuilding a moment out of its pop detritus. Enthusiasts of ’70s music and literature will tumble into delightful pockets of nostalgia….Ultimately, Riley’s vividly realized setting and Suzy’s firecracker spirit collide in a surprising whiplash climax.”
Rachel Khong’s GOODBYE, VITAMIN is one of Elle’s 22 Best Books to Read This Summer & The Hollywood Reporter’s Hot Summer Books. Henry Holt will publish GOODBYE, VITAMIN on July 11, 2017.
Eugene Lim’s DEAR CYBORGS, “the most delightful read you’ll find all summer,” is one of The Village Voice’s Ten Books To Read This Summer. FSG Originals published DEAR CYBORGS on June 6, 2017.
Publishers Weekly reviewed AN ECHO OF THINGS TO COME, saying of the book that “epic fantasy fans will enjoy this dense, suspenseful adventure.” RT Book Reviews also gave a review, saying “this is an exciting novel with multiple storylines. Readers will look forward to the third book in the trilogy.” Orbit will publish the novel August 22, 2017.
Maggie Nelson’s BLUETS has just been published in the UK, where The Guardian wrote that it was “full of wisdom and beauty” in a rave review. Jonathan Cape published the book in the UK June 1, 2017. Wave Books publishes it in North America.
Powell’s City of Books selected STEPHEN FLORIDA as its 67th selection for Indiespensable, its first edition club, for which Gabe signed over a thousand copies. Excerpts of STEPHEN FLORIDA were featured on Buzzfeed and on Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, with an introduction by Garth Greenwell. The book also received a rave review from NPR Books.
Town & Country included FLY ME in their list of 13 Best Books to Read This Summer. In addition, The Millions sat down with Daniel Riley for a lengthy interview about FLY ME, California in the 70s and USC football. Little, Brown published the novel June 6, 2017.