News - Book Reviews

News - Book Reviews

ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES by Lucy Corin
September 3, 2013

Lucy Corin’s ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES was reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lambda Literary, and Bustle. The San Francisco Chronicle called it “a delightful, endlessly inventive read.” Lamba Literary called it, “Dark, but also very funny.” Bustle praised, “Corin's witty writing" and said that "she leaves us thinking deeply about parts of humanity we don't often examine under a magnifying glass.” McSweeney’s will publish the book on August 13, 2013.

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum
September 3, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in ArtInfo, Tablet, and AV Club. AV Club featured it as a “What are you reading this month?” book-of-note. Tablet said, “Wayne Koestenbaum gives a master class in [Susan Sontag’s] kind of creative straddling.” ArtInfo praised Koestenbaum for his “critical and personal prose of phenomenal energy, wit, and vulnerability” Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on August 13, 2013.

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips
September 3, 2013

Publishers Weekly gave a positive review to QUIET DELL: “Phillips’s plot is engaging, romantic, and fecund; her characters are beautiful, accomplished, and good—except for the bad guy, who is very bad indeed…Phillips is a reader’s writer.” Scribner will publish the book on October 15, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson
September 3, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO has been selected as an Indie Next Pick for September 2013. Indie Next declares “Stunning and riveting, Let Him Go will not be soon forgotten.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.

ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple
August 19, 2013

ECSTATIC NATION received a great review, and was editor’s choice, in The New York Times Book Review: “Wineapple makes good use of her gift…of communicating vast amounts of information in lively, cogent prose....The result is a masterly, deeply moving record of a crucial period in American history.” She was also interviewed on the August 11, 2013 edition of the Inside the New York Times Books Review Podcast.

Koethi Zan, THE NEVER LIST
August 19, 2013

THE NEVER LIST is currently #20 on the UK hardcover bestseller list. The book was also recently reviewed by The Guardian which raved that “The Never List is still a read-in-one-go sort of book, and if you're after a genuinely disturbing thriller to take on holiday this summer, it'll be hard to beat.” Pam Dorman Books/Viking published in the U.S. on July 16, 2013.

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum
August 19, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in Flavorwire, the Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, and Lambda Literary. The Atlantic said, “Koestenbaum elevates pop culture discourse,” while Flavorwire called Koestenbaum “one of our most original essayists” and the book “one of the best accounts of how writers wrote about, lived, and worked in that decade of greed and conservatism.”

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson
August 13, 2013

Kirkus Reviews says, “Patterson writes a family saga of class and money, power and pretense, love and loyalty. Think The Thorn Birds or Rich Man, Poor Man among the Martha’s Vineyard moneyed set.” Quercus will publish LOSS OF INNOCENCE in the U.S. on October 1, 2013.

SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Rebecca & Elizabeth Bailey
August 13, 2013

SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Jaycee Dugard’s personal therapist and leading family psychologist, Rebecca Bailey and her sister Elizabeth Bailey, was reviewed in the July 2013 issue of BOOKLIST, which said: "The information imparted is valid and worthy of note. Final chapters deal with how to discuss the topic of safety with children of various ages. All in all, quite a useful resource.” Simon & Schuster published the book on June 11, 2013.

LOSS OF INNOCENCE by Richard North Patterson
August 13, 2013

Library Journal gives LOSS OF INNOCENCE a starred review, saying, “A title that is dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions makes for wonderful reading whatever the season.” Quercus will publish LOSS OF INNOCENCE in the U.S. on October 1, 2013.