News - Book Reviews

News - Book Reviews

LATE AIR by Jaclyn Gilbert
October 26, 2018

Booklist called Jaclyn Gilbert’s debut novel LATE AIR, “Emotional but never melodramatic… Difficult to put down.” Little A will publish the book on November 13, 2018.

October 18, 2018

Ian Frazier of the New York Review of Books says, “Branch, a New York Times reporter, paints the big Utah canvas as skillfully as he drypoints the cowboy minutiae.” W.W. Norton published the book on May 15, 2018.

WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman
October 12, 2018

Elliot Ackerman has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction for his new novel, WAITING FOR EDEN.
WAITING FOR EDEN was also reviewed in the New York Times Book Review by Anthony Swofford, who called it “a shimmering portrait of humans at rest and fury…To identify this book as a novel seems inadequate: Waiting For Eden is a sculpture chiseled from the rarest slab of life experience.” Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
October 12, 2018

Kiese Laymon has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction for his memoir HEAVY.
Also, Oprah Magazine features HEAVY as “One of 10 Books to Be Thankful for this November,” saying “With echoes of Roxane Gay and John Edgar Wideman, Laymon defiantly exposes the ‘aches and changes’ of growing up Black in this raw, cathartic memoir reckoning with his turbulent Mississippi childhood, adolescent obesity, and the white gaze.” Scribner will publish the book on October 16, 2018.

CRUDO by Olivia Laing
October 12, 2018

Olivia Laing’s debut novel CRUDO is a finalist for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize. The judge Adam Mars-Jones calls it a “novelistic fusion cuisine, with life writing and literary ventriloquism served on the same tasty plate.”

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
October 5, 2018

As Kirkus Reviews tells us, “Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the 90s.” Spiegel & Grau will publish the book on October 30, 2018.

October 5, 2018

“Peter Sagal is the funniest person on the radio (quick reminder, I am on television),” proclaims Stephen Colbert. Brenda Barrera of Booklist says, “Sagal is a compelling writer, and his story may well rouse some to get off the couch, lace up their sneakers, and get running.” Simon and Schuster will publish the book on October 30, 2018.

October 5, 2018

Casey Gerald’s memoir received a rave review from NPR Books. The reviewer Michael Schaub calls it “a stunningly original literary memoir from a young man who's just as good a writer as he is an entrepreneur.” Riverhead published the book on October 2, 2018.

YOUR DUCK IS MY DUCK by Deborah Eisenberg
September 28, 2018

The new collection of stories by Deborah Eisenberg received a rave review in the New York Times. The reviewer Parul Seghal calls the stories “tart and spiky” and says “The new book is cannily constructed, and so instantly absorbing that it feels like an abduction.” The author will also be profiled in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. HarperCollins published the book on September 25, 2018.

CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? by Ashleigh Young
September 28, 2018

Ashleigh Young’s CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? receives a rave from the New York Times Book Review. Reviewer Alice Bolin writes that CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? is “a lovely, strange and profound debut.” Riverhead Books published the book on July 3, 2018.