News - Book Reviews
News - Book Reviews
Adam Rutherford’s CREATION was recently published in the UK and has been praised by the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Observer, which raved: “This is a brave and unusual book…the writing here is finely wrought, with virtuoso passages bringing to life the mundanity of a papercut…It is essential reading for anyone interested in the coming revolution.”
Andre Aciman’s HARVARD SQUARE was reviewed this week in several outlets. A positive review in The New York Times declared that, “André Aciman is a connoisseur of nostalgia, like a contemporary Proust.” The book was also glowingly reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, which raved that “it is so candid, so penetrating and so beautifully written that it can make you feel cut open, emotionally exposed.”
David Shields’ HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE was positively reviewed in the Financial Times, The New Statesman, Washington Independent Review, Monterey County Weekly, Southern Bookman, and BookPage, which called the book “an original, intimate, energetic and fascinating exploration of self-discovery and the future of literature.”
Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow will be appearing at Williams-Sonoma in Los Angeles on April 5th and at Williams-Sonoma in New York on April 9th. In a recent review of IT's ALL GOOD, Vogue called Gwyneth Paltrow, “the clean foodie godmother.”
Bookreporter.com positively reviewed Sidney Sheldon’s, THE TIDES OF MEMORY by Tilly Bagshawe raving that “Bagshawe upholds Sheldon’s legacy with a blistering story of revenge, passion, and betrayal in a book that is quintessential Sheldon.” William Morrow will publish the hardcover April 9, 2013
Publisher’s Weekly says, “For an octogenarian first-time novelist, Poitier has delivered a surprisingly intricate, if idiosyncratic, tale sure to please his many fans.” Spiegel & Grau will publish the book May 7, 2013.
MIDDLE C by William Gass received a 4-star review in Time Out New York: “Gass orchestrates his fiction with thematic elements as a composer might a symphony, reworking the events of Joey’s life to more thoroughly explore the idea that all individuals share in a universal guilt… Typical of Gass’s subversive fiction, Middle C forgoes easy moralizing in favor of a more ambivalent relativism. In the case of Joey Skizzen, it’s mendacity, not truth, that will set you free.” Knopf published the book March 12, 2013.
MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi was reviewed in Publishers Weekly: “The throes of an obsessive relationship allow a young graduate student to avoid growing up for a little while in Choi’s dark and stormy fourth novel.” Viking will publish the book July 3, 2013.
The March 20, 2013 issue of The Wall Street Journal contained a review of Kishore Mahbubani’s THE GREAT CONVERGENCE. “Anyone feeling the weight of the world’s woes will be grateful for Kishore Mahbubani’s ‘The Great Convergence,’ a sweeping survey that proves to be, in large measure, a counterweight to global gloom and doom.” Public Affairs published the book on February 5, 2013.
Jim Gavin’s debut collection MIDDLE MEN was called “gorgeous, unexpected” in full-page, review in the recent “Fresh Voices” issue of New York Times Book Review. Reviewer Marisa Silver raved: “A generous humanity and a fond wit animate Jim Gavin’s wonderful first collection, Middle Men…Gavin’s stories have loose-limbed, unforced structures that at first seem casually episodic but that turn out to reveal moving juxtapositions.” Simon & Schuster published the book February 19, 2013.