News - Book Reviews
News - Book Reviews
Carola Lovering’s novel TELL ME LIES received a great review from Kirkus, which calls the debut a “very sexy story.” Atria will publish TELL ME LIES on June 12, 2018.
Joanna Cantor’s debut novel received a positive review in Publisher’s Weekly. The review calls it a “stellar debut” and says “Cantor’s novel is not only full of unexpected turns but hits all the right emotional notes.” Bloomsbury Publishing will publish the book on May 8, 2018.
VOYA has given THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING a starred review, making the third star for the book. VOYA said of the novel, “Hargrave gives dignity to the colony’s legacy, showcasing the beauty of the island and the strength and love of the residents. Recommend this novel to fans of beautifully imagined historical fiction,” and Publishers Weekly said, “This touching middle grade novel will attract a wide range of readers.” Knopf will publish the book April 10, 2018.
USA Today has reviewed SELFIE, saying of the book, “Selfie is an ambitious survey of the influences that make us who we are. In addition to his own experiences and insights, Storr draws on scholarly literature and interviews experts on the human personality.” Overlook Press published the book March 27, 2018.
Booklist has given the tenth installment of the Ruth Galloway Mysteries, THE DARK ANGEL, a starred review. They said of the novel, “The humor is well placed, as are the insightful forays into Italy’s history and people, but the gripping ending leaves no doubt that this is, above all, a mystery… A sure bet for fans of strong-minded women and wry humor in the tradition of Rhys Bowen and M. C.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish the novel March 15, 2018.
Hermione Hoby has received a second rave review from the New York Times, this time in the Book Review. The NYTBR calls Hoby’s debut novel “smart, stylish.” Catapult published NEON IN DAYLIGHT on January 9, 2018.
Mark Whitaker’s latest book was positively reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. The reviewer Herb Boyd calls it “engrossing” and says “Smoketown brilliantly offers us a chance to see this other black renaissance and spend time with the many luminaries who sparked it as well as the often unheralded journalists who covered it, including P. L. Prattis, John C. Clarke, Frank Bolden, Billy Rowe and the photographer Teenie Harris.
Kirkus has given RESTLESS SOULS a starred review, calling the debut novel, “a moving journey through grief, loss, war, and new beginnings for three childhood friends on the cusp of finally growing up,” and “a paean to friendship and the resilience of the human spirit.” IG Publishing will publish the book on April 10, 2018.
Mark Whitaker's history of the Black Renaissance in Pittsburgh received a positive review in The Guardian. The reviewer Charles Kaiser calls the book “an enticing history of the black culture of mid-20th century Pittsburgh, filled with engaging musicians, athletes, and journalists” and says “This book is a timely reminder of the hideous obstacles black Americans still faced eight decades after Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” Simon & Schuster published the book on January 30, 2018.