News in April 2020
News in April 2020
Jessica Rotondi’s astonishing debut, WHAT WE INHERIT, published this past Tuesday to great praise from Buzzfeed and Women Writers Magazine. Rotondi also spoke with Fast Company and Literary Hub about the ten years of research she conducted into her uncle’s disappearance during the Secret War in Laos in 1972. Finally, in an article for Electric Lit, Rotondi recommends “7 Books About Forgotten Wars.” Unnamed Press published the book on April 21, 2020.
The Cut ran an excerpt of Emily Gould’s new novel PERFECT TUNES on their website, along with a short interview with Gould about some of the topics that are spotlighted in her novel, such as creativity, motherhood, vomit, and money. Simon & Schuster published the book on April 14, 2020.
Hannah Orenstein’s forthcoming novel, HEAD OVER HEELS, has been featured in Marie Claire’s roundup of “The 2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now.” Atria Books will publish the book on June 23, 2020.
ONE LONG RIVER OF SONG, the essay collection from the late writer Brian Doyle, received glowing praise from The Chicago Tribune. They write: “Over and over, [Doyle’s] musings are canticles of joy, punctuated with occasional double-shots of heartbreak and humility. It’s the textured layering, the leap from shadow to light, that keeps the reader alert, and ever absorbing.” Little, Brown and Company published the book on December 3, 2019.
Lynn Casteel Harper’s debut essay collection received a rave review from the New York Times. They call the book “beautifully unconventional,” and say that Harper “writes without fear or aversion but with a robust, restless curiosity, a keenness to reframe our understanding of dementia with sensitivity and accuracy.” Catapult published the book on April 14, 2020.
Former Wu-Tang Clan manager and music executive Sophia Chang’s unmissable memoir, THE BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM, received a glowing review from Publishers Weekly. “There’s a self-empowerment vibe throughout,” they rave, adding that “[t]his impassioned memoir is filled with energy.” The memoir was published as an Audible Original on September 26, 2019, and Catapult will publish the paperback edition on September 8, 2020.
Emily Gould's PERFECT TUNES received an enthusiastic review in The Washington Post. They call it a “poignant story about the hard and intangibly enriching work of motherhood." Additionally, journalist Allison Stewart interviewed Gould for her NYC culture podcast All Of It, wherein the two discussed the research that Gould conducted in order to set her characters in a true-to-life 2001 New York City. Simon & Schuster published the book on April 14, 2020.
In a conversation published to Granta’s website, Kate Zambreno discusses life in quarantine with fellow author Kathryn Scanlan. Zambreno says, “Some people have contacted me and told me that their life now . . . reminds them of the life of the narrator of [DRIFTS]” adding that “so much of DRIFTS is enthralled to dailiness and solitude, to even alienation.” Riverhead Books will publish the book on May 19, 2020.
Fans of gymnastics and charming love stories need look no further than Hannah Orenstein’s latest rom-com, HEAD OVER HEELS, which has been chosen by Cosmopolitan as one of their “12 Books You’ll Be Desperate to Read This Summer.” Atria Books will publish the book on June 23, 2020.
Erica Katz’s THE BOYS’ CLUB has been named one of Cosmopolitan’s “12 Books You’ll Be Desperate to Read This Summer.” Pitched as SWEETBITTER meets THE FIRM, this legal thriller is sure to be a summer favorite. Harper will publish the book on August 4, 2020.
Gabriella Burnham’s exquisite debut, IT IS WOOD, IT IS STONE, is one of Elle’s most anticipated books of the summer. They call the novel “a lush depiction of privilege and power, sex and stability.” One World will publish the book on June 30, 2020.
Amina Cain’s INDELICACY received a positive review from The New Yorker’s Briefly Noted. They write: “This sparse, elliptical novel finds new complexities in the familiar conflict between creative independence and the lures of traditional domesticity.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on February 11, 2020.