Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was named one of the AARP’s twelve “Summer Reads for 2013” by the AARP, won an AudioFile Earphones Award, and debuted this week at #15 on the German bestseller list. The AARP said, “Miller's novel becomes a stunning examination of how our lives shape our character, and how our allegiances shape our destiny.”
Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in Library Journal, which said, “Beneath the surface of the author’s sizzling prose lies a deeply serious man whose writings inspire a fresh way of thinking…it should appeal widely to the hip and readers of the New Yorker and Vanity Fair.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on August 13, 2013.
Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN was reviewed in the New York Journal of Books, which said, “Fans of acerbic humor should enjoy Mermaid of Brooklyn.” Touchstone published the book on April 2, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was reviewed in brief by the New York Times, which named it one of “two aggressively imaginative short story collections that resist any labels whatsoever,” calling Ausubel “an absolute eccentric.” Riverhead published the book this May 2, 2013.
Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO received a starred, review in Publishers Weekly, which called the book “slyly suspenseful, highly engaging” with a “nail-biting denouement.” The review also called Watson “a consummate chronicler of the American West” who is “known for crisp images, resonant backdrops, and sharp characterizations drawn without flashy over-accessorizing.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.
Charlie Smith’s MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, which said, “Smith’s latest venture…is a haunting and starkly grim fantasia on love, mourning, and the alienation inflicted by time.” Harper Perennial will publish the book on July 2, 2013.
Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed in brief by the New York Times, which stated, “This charming debut has the brains of a literary novel and the body of a thriller.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released the book on May 21, 2013.
Gavin Corbett’s THIS IS THE WAY won the 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the largest monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors. Colm Tóibín presided over the award ceremonies. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on March 5, 2013.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s IT'S ALL GOOD reached the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous list after 5 consecutive weeks of being in the top 3. Grand Central Life & Style published the book April 2, 2013.