News in September 2019
News in September 2019
The latest novel from Danielle Steel will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of September 15th. The book will debut at number 4 on both the Combined Print and E-book Fiction list and the Hardcover Fiction bestseller lists. Dell published the book on August 27, 2019.
Harpers Bazaar published an extraordinary interview by Lena Dunham ahead of the release of Demi Moore’s new memoir. Harper will publish the hardcover edition on September 24, 2019.
Anne Boyer’s memoir received a rave review in the New York Times. The reviewer Jennifer Szalai calls the book “extraordinary and furious” and writes “The pink ribbon, that ubiquitous emblem of breast cancer awareness, has long been an object of controversy and derision, but the poet and essayist Anne Boyer doesn’t just pull it loose, unfastening its dainty loop; she feeds it through a shredder and lights it on fire, incinerating its remains . . . Where Boyer finds a measure of hope is in pain — not in valorizing it (insufficient), or in conquering it (impossible), but in recognizing it as something that’s real and shared with others.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on September 17, 2019.
The Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Ronan Farrow has a new piece on the New Yorker’s website entitled “How an Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.” His much-anticipated book CATCH & KILL: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators will be published by Little, Brown on October 15th, 2019.
INSIDE OUT is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life. Harper will publish the book on September 24th, 2019.
FIND ME is continuing to dominate multiple fall book lists including Vulture’s Best and Biggest Books to Read This Fall, The Times (UK) Autumn Culture Guide, TIME.com’s 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019, and HuffPost’s 14 Books To Add To Your Fall 2019 Reading List. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on October 29, 2019.
Kirkus notes that AMERICAN CUISINE is a “sweeping, thoroughly researched social and cultural history of America through its changing food habits and practices”. They commend Freedman for “offering entertaining profiles of many notable chefs, including Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, and René Redzepi, whose influences have reformed how many Americans eat.” Liveright will publish the book on October 15th, 2019.
Publishers Weekly interviewed Maaza Mengiste about her second novel, THE SHADOW KING. The gripping narrative casts a new light on Ethiopian women soldiers during WWII. “I want to reshift the masculine perspective on war,” she said, “so that we can begin to reframe women at the center of world history.” Publishers Marketplace also featured THE SHADOW KING in their Buzz Books Fall/Winter Sampler. W.W. Norton will publish the book on September 24th, 2019.
Publishers Weekly interviewed David Heatley about his graphic memoir, QUALIFICATION, which they gave a starred review. On QUALIFICATION, they write, “Heatley recounts in squirmy, funny detail a chaotic childhood that leads to an ironic ‘addiction’ to recovery programs in this ultra-candid memoir . . . [His] hefty inventory proves both sobering and spirit-lifting.” Pantheon will publish the book on October 1, 2019.
Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s WE CAST A SHADOW has been selected for the 2019 Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlist. The Crook’s Corner Book Prize is awarded to the best debut novel set in the American South. The 2019 Shortlist will be announced in September, and the winner will be announced in January 2020. One World published the book on January 29, 2019.
INSURRECTO by Gina Apostol has been named a fiction finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Other finalists on the shortlist include THE OVERSTORY by Richard Powers and THERE THERE by Tommy Orange. The winners of the award, which honors the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, will be announced September 17, 2019. Soho Press published the book on November 13, 2018.