News - Book Reviews
News - Book Reviews
Lucy Corin’s ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES was reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books, which said, “The dreamy, fairy-tale qualities and allegorical ambitions of these stories are tempered with sophistication and terror, making One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses ageless…may be the most titillating short story collection since Wells Tower’s debut.” McSweeney’s published the book on August 13, 2013.
James Scott’s THE KEPT was reviewed in Booklist, which said, “This taut revenge tale, as gritty as any western, is also an unusual coming-of-age story and compelling saga of twisted secrets…Scott writes with sustained intensity and strong descriptive powers.” Harper will publish the book on January 7, 2014.
Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was given a starred review in Booklist, which said, “Intently observant, curious, and empathetic, Laing, with shimmering detail and arresting insights, presents a beautifully elucidating and moving group portrait of writers enslaved by drink and redeemed.” Laing was also interviewed in Publisher’s Weekly about the relationship between writers and alcoholism. Picador will publish the book on December 24, 2013.
HERETICS AND HEROES by Thomas Cahill was reviewed in Booklist: “Although it is rigorously researched, the book abounds in the serendipities that make for the best fiction…The text is delightfully sprinkled with clever notes and asides as well as dozens of illustrative images and poems.” Nan A. Talese will publish the book October 29, 2013.
FLYOVER LIVES by Diane Johnson received a glowing review in Kirkus: “The unfailing deftness of the prose makes this book a pleasure.” Viking will publish the book January 16, 2014.
QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips received a rave review in the November issue of O Magazine: “Phillips blends fact and fiction in a darkly poetic way: The result is an absorbing novel that leaves us rooting for the heroine Emily becomes.” Scribner published the novel on October 15, 2013.
QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips was positively reviewed in the New York Times Book Review, which called it a “vivid historical novel” and the Wall Street Journal, which raves that there is “a glowing beauty to the book’s brave generous version of history.” Scribner published the book on October 15, 2013.
The reissue of SPEEDBOAT was reviewed in the October 4, 2013 issue of The Times Literary Supplement, which raves that SPEEDBOAT “feels as fresh today as it did almost four decades ago.” SPEEDBOAT was reissued by New York Review of Books classics on March 19, 2013.
Robert Hilburn's JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The review calls Hilburn "A spellbinding storyteller." The book was also reviewed in the Oct/Nov issue of Garden & Gun which says that Hilburn “paint[s] the most thorough portrait yet of [Cash’s] life…Hilburn covers it all through seven hundred pages of intimate and startling detail.” Little Brown will publish the book on October 29, 2013.
Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was given a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which said, “The book’s heart is Laing’s astute analysis … The result is a fine study of a human frailty through the eyes of its most perceptive victims.” Picador will publish the book on December 24, 2013.