News - Book Launches
News - Book Launches
Gabriela Garcia’s highly anticipated debut novel, OF WOMEN AND SALT, published this week to an avalanche of incredible press. On pub day, Good Morning America announced that it had chosen Garcia’s debut as its April Book Club Pick, and Garcia herself made an appearance on the show. The novel also garnered reviews in the inaugural issue of Oprah Daily, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the A.V. Club. The New York Times featured an excerpt of the novel, and THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS author Danielle Evans raved about it in the New York Times Book Review, calling it “a beautifully evocative first novel” full of “sharp prose.” Garcia was also profiled in Vogue, the Houston Chronicle, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Entertainment Weekly, the Miami New Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and the novel hit best-of lists from Parade, USA Today, Writer’s Bone, and Literary Hub. Flatiron Books published OF WOMEN AND SALT on March 30, 2021.
On the day of its highly anticipated release, Dawnie Walton’s debut novel THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV has gained another starred review, this time from Library Journal. They write: "The characters seem so real that readers will find themselves searching the internet, hoping to find that Opal and Nev are actual people." Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly raves that the book “bursts with fourth wall breaks and clear-eyed takes on race, sex, and creativity that Walton unfurls in urgent, endlessly readable style.”
37 Ink published the novel on March 30, 2021.
The Strategist skincare expert Rio Viera-Newton’s LET’S FACE IT launched this week, to the delight of skincare enthusiasts everywhere. Newton held a virtual launch event via Urban Fitters on March 25 with her sister Harley to bust skincare myths and recommend their favorite products. Voracious published the book on March 23, 2021.
2034 by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis published this week to a flurry of positive press. The LA Times interviewed the co-authors about the novel, and The Washington Post praises it as "crisply written and well-paced." 2034 was also selected as an Amazon Book Review Editor’s pick in the Mystery and Thriller category. They write: “2034 is speculative fiction that trails an icy finger down the spine, not least because it extrapolates our worst fears – war with China – from policy that is already in place, and from decisions made so long ago they are practically irreversible. But 2034 is also terrifying because it feels so prescient: it’s written by two military veterans, armed both with imagination and with actual knowledge of how close to the precipice we could be, and how little it would take to tip us over the edge.” Lastly, Ackerman and Stavridis penned an article for Time titled "How We Could Sleepwalk into a War in China.” Penguin Press published the book on March 9, 2021.
TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME author Kayleen Schaefer’s next book, BUT YOU’RE STILL SO YOUNG, published this week to much fanfare. BuzzFeed published an excerpt of the book to celebrate its publication, and the New York Times Book Review featured it on their Shortlist, calling the book a “thoughtful and well-paced evaluation of ‘adulthood.’” Dutton published the book on March 2, 2021.
TELL ME LIES author Carola Lovering’s next suspenseful thriller, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, published this week to a flurry of wonderful press. Book of the Month featured the novel as one of its March selections, noting: “Unsettling and twisted, this creepy thriller will make you wonder which of its narrators is telling the truth.” Lovering also held a virtual launch in conversation with PRETTY LITTLE LIARS author Sara Shepard via Barrett Bookstore. St. Martin’s published the book on March 2, 2021.
MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE by Miguel Sancho received a glowing blurb from Chris Cuomo. He writes: “This book embodies love in action. With brutal honesty, Miguel explores the personal and familial challenges of fighting a child’s mysterious illness. But the inspirational power of this book lies in the passion of the parents and doctors who find ways to save children. In doing so, there is a message for all of us in how to deal with what life throws in our path.” Avery will publish the book on March 2, 2021.
Playwright, TV writer, and author Jen Silverman’s WE PLAY OURSELVES launched to a flurry of praise this week. To build buzz, Literary Hub published an excerpt of the book prior to its release, and Silverman sat down with the New York Times to discuss the book’s origins, the compelling nature of nemeses, drama on and offstage in the theater world, and more. Random House published the novel on February 9, 2021.
CONCRETE ROSE, the prequel to Angie Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE, has received four starred reviews. Publishers Weekly raves: “Thomas brings her trademark wit, nostalgic love of the 1990s and all things R&B and hip-hop, and her penchant for heartfelt characterization to this first-person exploration of Maverick Carter’s coming-of- age.” Booklist deems the book “a poignant prequel…that offers hope, encouragement, and optimism.” School Library Journal praises the “depth of humor and clarity that really allows readers to bond with the characters.” Kirkus calls it “a resounding success.” A favorite on various “Most Anticipated Books of 2021” lists, CONCRETE ROSE has been highlighted by Book Riot, Bustle, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Forbes, PopSugar, Refinery29, TIME, USA Today, and The Washington Post. Angie was interviewed on CBS This Morning with Gayle King, and is the cover story of Kirkus Reviews’ January issue, as well as being included in various features for Entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, NPR’s Morning Edition, Shelf Awareness, Shondaland, The Week, Washington Post Live, and We Need Diverse Books. Balzer + Bray published the book on January 12, 2021.