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News - Literary News

SHANNARA Series by Terry Brooks
December 19, 2013

MTV will air a drama series based on Terry Brooks’ much beloved SHANNARA books. Jon Favreau is to direct the series, and Al Gough and Miles Millar, whose credits include Smallville, will write the script. Dan Farah and Terry Brooks will help produce. WITCH WRAITH, the most recent book in the long running Shannara series, was published by Random House on July 16, 2013.

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer
December 12, 2013

Andrew Sean Greer’s, THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS is one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. Ecco published the book June 25, 2013.

WILSON by A. Scott Berg
December 12, 2013

NPR named WILSON by A. Scott Berg one of the best books of 2013. In his recommendation, book critic Michael Schaub calls it a “thoughtful, absorbing biography” and “one of the most fast-paced, readable political biographies of recent times — and it's essential reading for anyone interested in 20th century American history.” Putnam published the book September 10, 2013.

YOU by Austin Grossman
December 12, 2013

NPR named YOU by Austin Grossman one of the best books of 2013. In her recommendation, Annalee Newitz calls it “a stylistic exploration of videogame writing, offering us pages of object and character descriptons just as they would be written before being converted into the code of a game. But it's also a coming-of-age story about how we never leave our fantasies behind. They become more real, and more powerful, as we age.” Mulholland Books published the book April 16, 2013.

MIDDLE C by William Gass
December 12, 2013

Publishers Weekly named MIDDLE C by William Gass one of the top ten novels of 2013 saying “Gass’s fine sentences belong in their own museum.” Knopf published the book March 12, 2013.

A DUKE NEVER YIELDS by Juliana Grey
December 12, 2013

NPR named A DUKE NEVER YIELDS one of the year’s best books. In her recommendation Bobbi Dumas calls it a “mesmerizing tale of romance and self-realization around their journey to love.” The book was also named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Romances of 2013. Berkley published the book February 5, 2013.

MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi
December 12, 2013

NPR, The Washington Post and The New Yorker all named MY EDUCATION by Susan Choi one of the best books of 2013. In her NPR recommendation, Meg Wolitzer called it “thrilling and edgy." THE WASHINGTON POST, says “What makes this witty story so delicious is Choi’s style, the unflagging force of her scrutiny.” Rebecca Mead in her recommendation in the New Yorker says “The book surprised and thrilled me.” Viking published the book on July 3, 2013.

SNAPPER by Brian Kimberling
December 12, 2013

NPR named SNAPPER by Brian Kimberling one of the best books of 2013. In her recommendation, Nancy Pearl says “humor, tragedy and beautiful writing mark this series of stories.” Pantheon published the book on April 23, 2013.

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips
December 12, 2013

Kirkus Reviews named QUIET DELL as the Best Historical Fiction of 2013. Simon & Schuster published the book on October 15, 2013.

ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple
December 12, 2013

Brenda Wineapple’s, ECSTATIC NATION is one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. HarperCollins published the book August 6, 2013.