News in May 2018
News in May 2018
The New York Times has listed James McLaughlin as one of four Writers to Watch this Summer, saying of his debut novel, “the book combines intensely observed nature writing with white-knuckle suspense. It is… a literary novel and a thriller. Picture Thoreau having left for Walden with a bunch of bad dudes hot on his heels.” The book also received a starred review in Kirkus where it was called “An intense, visceral debut equal to the best that country noir has to offer.” Ecco will publish the book June 12, 2018.
James Hatch, a Navy Seal who was injured in a failed mission to rescue Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was interviewed by AP News and Stars & Stripes regarding his new memoir, written with Christian D’Andrea, called TOUCHING THE DRAGON: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars. Alfred A. Knopf published the book on May 15th, 2018.
Yrsa Daley-Ward’s forthcoming memoir THE TERRIBLE was featured in The Paris Review’s Staff Picks. Penguin Books will publish THE TERRIBLE on June 5, 2018.
James Pogue’s debut book about the standoff with the Bundy Family in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon received a positive review from NPR Books. The reviewer, Michael Schaub says “Pogue does an exceptional job of explaining how one of the most bizarre and divisive events in recent U.S. history came to pass. Henry Holt & Co. published the book on May 22, 2018.
The acclaimed journalist & novelist of such books as THE RIGHT STUFF and THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES passed away on Monday at the age of 88. His latest book, THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH, was published by Little Brown & Company on August 30, 2016.
The debut thriller from Tara Isabella Burton was named one of the 17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer by The New York Times. Janet Maslin says “Social Creature” is a wicked original with echoes of the greats (Patricia Highsmith, Gillian Flynn).” Doubleday will publish the book on June 5, 2018.
Ryan Walsh’s history of Van Morrison’s legendary album “Astral Weeks” and the history of Boston in 1968 was named one of the 17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer by The New York Times. Janet Maslin calls it “wonderfully oddball.” Penguin Press published the book on March 6, 2018.
Lucy Cooke's book subtitled “Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales From the Wild Side of Wildlife” was named one of the 17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer by The New York Times. Janet Maslin calls it “a surefire summer winner” and says “Even Cooke’s simple facts are funny.” Basic Books published the book on April 17, 2018.
Yrsa Daley-Ward’s forthcoming memoir THE TERRIBLE is one of Buzzfeed’s 30 Summer Books To Get Excited About. Penguin Books will publish THE TERRIBLE on June 5, 2018.
“Gripping … what Branch focuses on so beautifully is how one remarkable American family navigates the situation of wanting to do dangerous, peculiar and deeply impressive kinds of work.” Said NATHAN DEUEL in the LA Times. Tucker Coombe in the BLOG // LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS wrote THE LAST COWBOYS is, “. . . rich in detail and which consistently rings true. . .
Josh Weil has just been named a Gold Winner in the Fiction category of the California Book Awards for his story collection THE AGE OF PERPETUAL LIGHT! The collection was published by Grove, Atlantic on September 12, 2017.
Ronan Farrow’s book subtitled “THE END OF DIPLOMACY AND THE DECLINE OF AMERICAN INFLUENCE” debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. The book debuted at number 3 on both the Combined Print & E-book Nonfiction & Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller lists. W.W. Norton published the book on April 25, 2018.