News - Book Reviews

News - Book Reviews

FLYOVER LIVES by Diane Johnson
October 25, 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
October 25, 2013

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.

Jayne Anne Phillips, QUIET DELL
October 18, 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.

SPEEDBOAT by Renata Adler
October 11, 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.

JOHNNY CASH The Life by Robert Hilburn
October 8, 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.

October 8, 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.

THE KEPT by James Scott
October 8, 2013

James Scott’s THE KEPT was given a starred review in Kirkus, which calls it, “[A] wrenching first novel" and says that "Scott is both compassionate moralist and master storyteller in this outstanding debut.” HarperCollins will publish the book on January 7, 2014.

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.

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.