News - Book Launches
News - Book Launches
Anderson Cooper’s VANDERBILT published this week with a flurry of media attention. Cooper appeared on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, CBS News’ Sunday Morning, and CBS Mornings to discuss the book. Cooper told CBS News: “I thought, 'I wanna write a book for my son that kind of explains part of his past or his family's past.' And it's an honest view, I think, at this remarkable family – remarkable in good ways, and also bad." Harper published the book on September 21, 2021.
L. Alison Heller’s THE NEIGHBOR’S SECRET has been chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection for September 2021! The thriller also received a starred review from BookPage: “Heller excels at the complex characterization required to engage readers, resulting in a book that’s truly impossible to put down. The myriad anxieties her characters feel—fear for their children, their reputation, their community—are entirely relatable. A sense of dread and foreboding permeates the narrative. We know a murder is coming; Laurel, Abe and Lena all seem on the verge of imploding. With such a wonderful buildup and a truly surprising finish, The Neighbor’s Secret is a delight to read.” Flatiron will publish the book on October 5, 2021.
The Pariah by Anthony Ryan published in the US and UK the week of August 23, 2021. From the bestselling author of Blood Song, The Pariah is the first entry in a new epic fantasy series filled with action, intrigue and magic. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly writes “The author makes buy-in easy thanks to three-dimensional characters and intelligent prose that grips from the opening sentence…This makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans." Orbit published the book on August 24, 2021.
Gordy Sauer’s debut novel CHILD IN THE VALLEY published August 24, 2021 from Hub City Press. For his publication rollout Sauer was profiled by the Columbia Daily Tribune. Meanwhile, the Dallas Morning News wrote, “Sauer is an assured new literary voice from Texas. His careful control of narrative, and convincing sculpting of the central character in particular, make this reader look forward to his future efforts.” And in a pre-pub review Publishers Weekly praised the novel as a “riveting cautionary tale of greed set during the California gold rush…an accomplished literary western.” Hub City Press published the novel on August 24, 2021.
R. A. Salvatore’s STARLIGHT ENCLAVE, the latest instalment in “Dungeon & Dragons’ Forgotten Realm” series, is a USA Today Bestseller for the week of August 12, 2021. Publishers Weekly praised the new epic fantasy novel: “Salvatore manages to wrangle the extensive backstory to make this an accessible entry point for first-timers, and the superior characterizations that marked Salvatore’s prior books are again in evidence. His many devoted fans have reason to anticipate the sequel.” Harper Voyager published the book on August 3, 2021.
Booklist praised ON GIRLHOOD, edited by Glory Edim: “A collection of 15 striking tales about girlhood, a theme of deep and universal resonance given profoundly illuminating specificity by the Black women writers Edim showcases. A remarkably vital, revealing, and sustaining literary gathering. Young adults will be gripped by these incisive, provocative stories of girlhood and its lasting impact.” ON GIRLHOOD publishes October 26, 2021 from Liveright.
DARK WATERS by Katherine Arden is an Amazon “Best Book” of August 2021. Arden’s third middle grade tale spins a spellbinding web for its readers. Critically acclaimed and adored by teachers and students alike, the latest entry in the Small Spaces series was praised by Kirkus: “Arden skillfully blends a creature feature with a survival tale, taking the series into new territory without deviating from its successful formula. The deliberate pacing maintains a palpable sense of dread, equally anxiety-inducing and terrifying. . . Another deliciously hair-raising entry in a series that continues to make a huge splash.” G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers published the book on August 3, 2021.
Jennifer Marie Brissett’s upcoming novel received a starred review from Kirkus who write The author’s updated take on a classic myth is both clever and entertaining. Tor Books will publish on October 12, 2021.
The latest novel by L. Alison Heller received a starred review in Booklist, who write “With its imaginative plot, charismatic characters, and wealth of dramatic revelations, this addictive tale is one of those novels that demands to be gobbled up in a single sitting.” Flatiron Books will publish on October 5, 2021.
In a Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews calls ON GIRLHOOD, edited by Glory Edim, “a profound, prismatic collection.” “Collecting the stories of literary giants—Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston—and contemporary authors including Camille Acker and Amina Gautier, the book presents an expansive, decades-spanning view of Black girlhood. Organized around the themes of innocence, belonging, love, and self-discovery, the collection is genuinely riveting; the stories narrate the lives of indelible characters with humor, irony, and immense skill.” ON GIRLHOOD publishes October 26, 2021 from Liveright.