News - Book Reviews

News - Book Reviews

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson
October 8, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO received a starred review in Booklist, which said, “Superb storytelling from a writer who continues to find a special kind of melancholy poetry in the unforgiving landscape of the mountain states.” Milkweed Editions published the book on September 3, 2013.

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller
October 8, 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed in Haaretz, calling it, “admirable … its intellectual concerns arise so effortlessly from its character drama and plot twists … as intellectual as it is emotional.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book on May 21, 2013.

WILSON by A. Scott Berg
September 26, 2013

WILSON by A. Scott Berg was reviewed in the September 22, 2013 issue of The New York Times Book Review. The reviewer Kevin Baker raves: “A. Scott Berg tells the story of Wilson, the man, very well indeed. The author of four previous prizewinning, best-selling biographies, he has a novelist’s eye for the striking detail, and a vivid prose style.” The author was also recently interviewed on the Inside the New York Times Book Review podcast and on the NPR program Fresh Air. Putnam published the book September 10, 2013.

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain
September 26, 2013

Ryan McIlvain’s ELDERS was reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books, which called it “clear-eyed” and said, “Inlaid with darkness and violence … Elders is sharply focused on the broader issues at play in the missionaries’ relationship … the book’s denouement [has] the hallucinatory power of a fever dream.” Hogarth published the book on March 5, 2013.

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing
September 26, 2013

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was featured in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Post, USA Today, Flavorwire, The Dish, and Library Journal. Patrick McGrath in The New York Post said, “It’s fascinating, at times profound, and breaks new ground in its portraits of these writers.” New York Times Magazine called it “juicy and sensitive,” while Library Journal called it, “Perennially astonishing authors framed by a perennially popular theme.”

WILSON by A. Scott Berg
September 19, 2013

A. Scott Berg’s biography of Woodrow Wilson was recently reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. USA Today gave the book 4 stars and raves that “we emerge, stunned at the end of a seemingly endless historical tunnel, having met and marveled at the American presidency’s last great idealist.” Wall Street Journal praised the author as a “terrific researcher” and says the book “exhumes hundreds of fresh quotes and details.” Putnam published the book September 10, 2013.

JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn
September 19, 2013

JOHNNY CASH: The Life received a starred review in the September 15th issue of Kirkus, which raves that “the always compelling, accessible writing make this an instant-classic music biography with something to offer all generations of listeners.” Little Brown will publish the book on October 29, 2013.

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek B. Miller
September 19, 2013

Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed in Heeb Magazine under “Books We Loved,” saying, “Imagine Philip Roth coming out of retirement, inventing a protagonist that’s less his alter ego and writing a fast-paced thriller.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book May 21, 2013.

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha
September 19, 2013

Choire Sicha’s VERY RECENT HISTORY: AN ENTIRELY FACTUAL ACCOUNT OF A YEAR (c. AD 2009) IN A LARGE CITY was reviewed by The New Yorker, which said, “A certain anesthetized quality to Sicha’s prose serves to underscore the sense of trauma that is daily urban life in a late-capitalist moment, and there is a flinty wit that highlights the memorable moments of resistance.” HarperCollins published the book August 6, 2013.

SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG (etc.) by Delia Ephron
September 19, 2013

SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG (etc.) by Delia Ephron was included in the list of “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” in the October 2013 issue of O Magazine, which called it a “sparkling collection.” The book was reviewed in the September 15th issue of the New York Times Book Review. The review said “the book builds in gravity and heft to finish gorgeously” and calls the book “a valentine…about love loss and all that is irreplaceable.”