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Michael Zapata spoke with NOLA.com about the “gut punch disappointment” he felt following the cancellation of his book tour stop in New Orleans, which is where he lived, taught, and wrote for many years. The “unreal Shakespearean city” provided inspiration for his debut novel, THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU, a time- and genre-defying story about a 1920s Dominican sci-fi writer whose lost manuscript finds its way, decades later, into the hands of a Jewish-Italian hotel clerk in Chicago. Hanover Square Press published the book on February 4, 2020.
Charlotte Alter sat down with New York Magazine’s Intelligencer for a Q&A about THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. She discussed the diverse range of new politicians breaking into all levels of government and the appeal of socialism to younger voters as the political landscape becomes ever more polarized. The article reads: “[I]n her new book, Charlotte Alter provides us an invaluable early glimpse into the events and movements that will influence politics for decades to come.” Viking published the book on February 18, 2020.
Elaine Welteroth has officially announced the release date for the paperback edition of her bestselling memoir, MORE THAN ENOUGH. She appeared on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, as well as on Ashley Graham’s Pretty Big Deal podcast, to discuss her book and share its brand-new cover. Viking published the hardcover edition on June 11, 2019, and Penguin Books will launch the paperback on April 28, 2020.
The mass market edition of Danielle Steel's BLESSING IN DISGUISE debuted at number one on the New York Times monthly Mass Market Bestseller list for March 2020. Dell published the mass-market edition on January 28, 2020.
MINOR FEELINGS is a New York Times Editor’s Choice pick. They write: “The poet Cathy Park Hong’s new book of essays wanders a terrain of memoir, criticism and polemic, oscillating between smooth proclamations of certainty and twitches of self-doubt.” Additionally, Amazon selected MINOR FEELINGS as a Best Book of the Month in Biographies & Memoirs. One World published the book on February 25, 2020.
Since its publication last week, THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR has received even more glowing reviews. The LA Times writes: “When it comes to political prescience today, TIME magazine writer Charlotte Alter is arguably peerless.” Further, the Washington Post praises Alter’s “sharp writing and engaging voice.” The author has also been featured on several podcasts and news programs to discuss the growing impact of socialism on millennials and the political landscape, most recently appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Viking published the book on February 18, 2020.
Sanaë Lemoine’s exciting debut, THE MARGOT AFFAIR, has received two new gorgeous bits of praise. Hermione Hoby, author of NEON DAYLIGHT, calls it “poised, coolly beguiling, and deeply compelling,” and SEVERANCE author Ling Ma finds it to be “[a] deeply immersive novel about the ways in which your family may fail you.” Hogarth will publish the book on June 16, 2020.
Cathy Park Hong’s MINOR FEELINGS received enthusiastic reviews from NPR and the Chicago Review of Books. NPR describes it as “a major reckoning, pulling no punches . . . with cascading consequences,” while the Chicago Review of Books calls it “an urgent consideration of identity, social structures, and artistic practice.” Hong was interviewed by The Atlantic, which describes MINOR FEELINGS as “artful and rigorous, powerful and profound” and by Salon, which praises her “sharp wit and radical transparency.” Lit Hub also featured MINOR FEELINGS on their list of “10 shiny new books you should pick up this week,” lauding it as “an incisive book from one of our best poets and writers.” One World published the book on February 25, 2020.
MINOR FEELINGS received a glowing review from the New York Times. They write: “The poet Cathy Park Hong begins her new book of essays with a bang . . . MINOR FEELINGS is studded with moments [full of] candor and dark humor shot through with glittering self-awareness.” Several publications have called MINOR FEELINGS a best or most anticipated book of February (TIME, Bustle, The Millions, All Arts, Read It Forward), spring (Newsweek), or the year (Esquire, Hypebae, BookPage, Reading Women). One World will publish the book on February 25, 2020.