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LET LOVE HAVE THE LAST WORD by Common
May 20, 2019

Common’s new inspirational memoir LET LOVE HAVE THE LAST WORD will debut at #15 on the Print Hardcover Nonfiction section in the New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of May 26, 2019. Atria Books published the book on May 7, 2019.

EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
May 20, 2019

Ted Chiang’s second collection of speculative short stories EXHALATION will debut at #15 on the Print Hardcover Fiction section in the New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of May 26, 2019. Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.

WE CAST A SHADOW by Maurice Ruffin
May 20, 2019

The LA Review of Books interviewed Maurice Ruffin in a feature titled “De-Melanization Procedure.” In it, they write: “This riotous novel details the farcical lengths this father will go to in order to afford the surgery and save his son from the fate of Blackness while simultaneously hiding his mission from his wife. The novel straddles many modes of storytelling — adventure story, family drama, political satire — but it shines because of the jocular voice of the narrator.” One World published WE CAST A SHADOW on January 29, 2019.

RULES FOR VISITING by Jessica Francis Kane
May 20, 2019

RULES FOR VISITING was featured on The Today Show in the segment Beach Book Bingo: Inside the Summer's Hottest Reads. Isaac Fitzgerald, who selected it, said: “When 40-year-old gardener May receives a surprise windfall of one month of vacation from the university where she works, she decides to visit four old friends, each one from different periods of her life. Through this initially simple and irresistible starting point, Jessica Francis Kane investigates the most universal mysteries of all." Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
May 20, 2019

THE OLD DRIFT was featured on The Today Show in the segment Beach Book Bingo: Inside the Summer's Hottest Reads. Isaac Fitzgerald, who selected it, said: “Namwali Serpell's debut novel centers around three families in Zambia over three generations . . . A saga of both a whole nation and of three particular families within it, 'The Old Drift' is thrilling and rewarding, enormous in scope and boundless with riches." Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.

NECESSARY PEOPLE by Anna Pitoniak
May 20, 2019

Anna Pitoniak’s “smart and stylish” NECESSARY PEOPLE is one of Town & Country’s Best New Books in May. It also made Thrillist and Cosmo’s best summer books lists. Little, Brown will publish the book on May 21, 2019.

MORE THAN ENOUGH by Elaine Welteroth
May 13, 2019

Elaine Welteroth’s forthcoming memoir MORE THAN ENOUGH is one of PopSugar’s Best Summer Books. Popsugar calls it “a must read for women of all ages and would make the perfect graduation gift.” Viking will publish MORE THAN ENOUGH on June 11, 2019.

NECESSARY PEOPLE by Anna Pitoniak
May 13, 2019

Anna Pitoniak’s forthcoming novel NECESSARY PEOPLE makes Crime Reads’ list of Best Psychological Thrillers. Crime Reads writes that the book “both delivers interesting ideas and chronicles a shocking murder.” Little, Brown will publish the book on May 21, 2019.

WORKING by Robert Caro
May 6, 2019

The acclaimed book from the Pulitzer Prize winning biographer of Lyndon Johnson debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of April 28th. The book debuted at number 6 on the Hardcover Nonfiction list and number 10 on the Combined Print & E-book Nonfiction list. Knopf published the book on April 9, 2019.

RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN by Ryan Chapman
May 6, 2019
Ryan Chapman’s debut novel RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN is a most anticipated book of the month of May for Literary Hub, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and The Millions. Amazon has named RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN its May Debut Spotlight. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on May 21, 2019.