The latest novel from Danielle Steel made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller List for the week of June 28, 2020. It debuted at number 2 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list. Dell published the book on June 9, 2020.
Library Journal has praised Alexis Henderson’s forthcoming novel THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING as “an exciting debut with the potential to appeal to a wide range of readers,” adding that “[t]his dystopian tale is filled with witchcraft, family secrets, and folk horror elements that address themes of racial and sexual inequality head on.” The book has already received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Additionally, it has been named a “Most Anticipated” book by Goodreads, The Everygirl, and Tor.com, and has been featured in “Summer Must-Read” lists by Buzzfeed and We Are Bookish. Ace Books will publish the book on July 21, 2020.
Becky Cooper’s true-crime account of a murder on Harvard’s campus in 1969 has received another glowing blurb, this time from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Stacy Schiff. Schiff calls Cooper “a subtle, stubborn sleuth” and labels her narrative “brilliantly constructive” and “wholly captivating.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on November 10, 2020.
LOVE AT FIRST LIKE author Hannah Orenstein’s latest novel, HEAD OVER HEELS, published to a flurry of great press this past Tuesday. Orenstein sat down for an interview with Bustle, and had original pieces published in Lit Hub and Frolic on publication day. She also held a virtual book launch via The Strand in conversation with Bad on Paper cohost Becca Freeman. Atria published the book on June 23, 2020.
In her series of portraits of cultural figures from New York’s LGBTQ+ community, photographer Kate Simon praises Peter McGough’s memoir I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND I’M NOT GOING alongside a photograph she took of the author in his home. She writes: “I’ve read and listened to about 10 times. It’s a masterpiece. It’s about AIDS, the 80s and the art world. He’s always been profoundly eloquent, articulate and witty.” Pantheon published the book on September 19, 2019.
STRANGE RITES by Tara Isabella Burton has received great praise following its June publication. The Washington Free Beacon calls it an “excellent new book . . . well worth the read,” while Ricochet writes: “If you truly want to understand what drives Woke SJWs, why Cross-Fitters often act like cultists, and why Harry Potter, Star Trek, or Riverdale fans sometimes seem like religious acolytes, and battle as fiercely as evangelists, then I cannot recommend Strange Rites highly enough.” Burton has also appeared on a handful on podcasts to discuss her book, including Crackers and Grape Juice, The Tikvah Podcast, Braver Angels, The David Pakman Show, and The American Interest. PublicAffairs published the book on June 16, 2020.
Rutger Bregman’s HUMANKIND has recently been featured in Inc. Magazine’s “Books That Just Might Change Your Life and Work,” Ted.com’s “Great Books by Ted Speakers,” and The Christian Science Monitor’s “10 Best Books of June.” Little, Brown and Company published the book on June 2, 2020.
AGE LATER by Dr. Nir Barzilai received a positive review from Booklist. Candace Smith writes: “In this technical but promising book, Barzilai scrutinizes the lives of centenarians to find the key factors behind their healthy longevity. Readers who enjoy learning the science behind medical theories will be fascinated.” St. Martin’s Press published the book on June 16, 2020.
The Los Angeles Review calls PERFECT TUNES “a subtle and complex meditation on motherhood and how it can throw all of our choices, and their costs, into sharp relief.” Avid Reader Press published the book on April 14, 2020.
Maxim Loskutoff’s debut novel RUTHIE FEAR has received great praise in advance of its release date. In a starred review, Kirkus hails it as “anything but predictable . . . With resonant characters and a great sense of place, this novel rarely goes where you’d expect, and is stronger for it.” Also, Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred and boxed review, calling it a “superb debut novel,” and adding that “With its humor and heart, Loskutoff’s harrowing tale offers a heroine to root for. This one hits hard.” W.W. Norton & Company will publish the book on September 1, 2020.