News in December 2019
News in December 2019
ONE LONG RIVER OF SONG by Brian Doyle debuted at #1 on the hardcover nonfiction local bestseller list in The Seattle Times. Little, Brown and Company published the book on December 3, 2019.
FIND ME, the sequel to André Aciman’s 2007 bestseller CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, received a positive review from the New York Times Book Review which says, “It is a lyrical meditation on being forced to move to another location after the party’s over, on the Sisyphean task of trying to replicate the magic of young passion.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on October 29, 2019.
Buzz is building for Jessi Jezewska Stevens’ debut novel, which both Vogue and The Wall Street Journal call one of the most anticipated books of 2020. The Wall Street Journal writes: “Set in post-9/11 New York, Jessi Jezewska Stevens’ debut is steeped in warped perspectives and a haunting narrative voice.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on March 3, 2020.
Ronan Farrow’s bestselling work of reportage was featured in NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge. In her write up, NPR podcast host Lulu Garcia-Navarro says the book “reads like a thriller.” Little Brown & Company published the book on October 15, 2019.
Elaine Welteroth’s memoir MORE THAN ENOUGH was recommended on Good Morning America’s holiday book segment by fashion designer Prabal Gurung. Gurung said he loved the book and called Welteroth “a force of nature.” Viking published the book on June 11, 2019.
Charlotte Alter’s debut nonfiction book THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR, which highlights a new generation of political leaders, received a great review from Publishers Weekly. They call it “well-crafted and informative.” Viking will publish the book on February 18, 2020.
Lit Hub featured Jess Arndt’s debut story collection on their list of books from the last decade that more people should read. Author Paul Lisicky recommended the book and said this about it: “Arndt knows how to make a landscape resonate with the power of a dream, whether it’s the Atlantic City Boardwalk or the Southern California desert.” Catapult published the book on May 9, 2017.
Ryan Chapman’s debut novel RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN is one of Electric Lit’s 15 Best Novels of 2019. Simon & Schuster published the book on May 21, 2019.
Brenda Wineapple’s history of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson was featured in NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge. In his write up, journalist Peter Overby calls THE IMPEACHERS “a big, mostly damning tale.” Random House published the book on May 21, 2019.
Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s debut novel was featured in NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge. In her write up, Jessica Reedy writes: “The novel is razor-sharp satire of race in America, but it’s also a moving story of familial love. I can’t wait to read whatever Maurice Carlos Ruffin writes next.” OneWorld published the book on January 29, 2019.
The New York Times included Ted Chiang’s EXHALATION in their list of 100 Notable Books of 2019. The bestselling book of short stories was also featured in NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge. In his write up, critic Jason Sheehan writes: “The stories in Ted Chiang’s newest short story collection are tightly focused dramas of individuals whom the future has struck like a wave, or a bomb.” Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.
Angie Thomas’s follow-up to her bestselling novel THE HATE U GIVE was featured in NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge. In her write up, Samantha Balaban writes: “I started reading this novel with some trepidation. Could Angie Thomas write a second book that I loved as much as I loved The Hate U Give? She could! She did!” Balzer + Bray published the book on February 5, 2019.