Manuel Gonzales’ THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES was declared a “striking debut collection” by the Washington Post, saying, “Gonzales shares [George] Saunders’s hopscotching inventiveness, but his view is even darker and more savage. The result is a superior collection of writing and a signpost of emerging talent with a strong and distinctive voice.” Kirkus featured Gonzales in an in-depth interview, calling his stories “funny, confident, weird, inquisitive and inviting; he doesn’t traffic in surrealism just for surrealism’s sake.” Riverhead published the book this January 10, 2013.
Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was praised in reviews by Vogue, the New York Times, ZYZZVA, The Millions, and was also reviewed on-air by Oscar Villalon for his weekly public radio show, “The California Report.” Vogue named the book one of its twelve “Essentials for Airplane Travel,” while in another feature on breakout fiction, they called the book a "dryly funny, classically American collection" and noted that "these stories are perhaps most remarkable for their astute self-awareness, especially in recognizing the inability of irony to change the characters’ circumstances."
Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed positively in Publishers Weekly and the Guardian, which said, “Funny and moving as well as thoroughly gripping, this is crime fiction of the highest order.” Publishers Weekly called the book a “study in character” and praised its “moments of humor.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish in the U.S. on May 21, 2013.
Stuart Nadler’s WISE MEN was praised in The Rumpus: “With beautiful sentences and richly imagined characters, WISE MEN contains echoes of previous great American novels, but makes a focused effort at originality. It evokes THE GREAT GATSBY, of course, but also TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD...the book paints a moving, authentic portrait of what can happen when concealed secrets collide with ignorance.” Reagan Arthur Books published the book February 5, 2013.
Carlene Bauer’s FRANCES AND BERNARD was reviewed positively in the Washington Post, which raves that, “[Bauer] writes with authority and gusto about issues of faith. The prose here is exquisite, winding between narrative momentum and lofty introspection.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book February 5, 2013.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic. Grand Central Life & Style will publish the book April 2, 2013.
#1 New York Times Bestselling author Sidney Sheldon’s THE TIDES OF MEMORY by Tilly Bagshawe once again delivers the constant excitement, the spectacular twists, the intense passion and the shocking secrets we all love in Sheldon’s style, becoming another beloved classic in his long list of bestsellers. William Morrow will publish the book April 9, 2013.
Robert Caro is interviewed on his multi-volume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson in The Christian Science Monitor’s “Chapter & Verse” blog: “Robert Caro likes to say that he isn’t writing about Lyndon Johnson’s life. Instead, the 36th president’s tireless biographer says, he uses LBJ as a focal point to explore the use of power in the American political system.” Knopf published the fourth volume of the series, THE PASSAGE OF POWER May 1, 2012.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was positively mentioned in a New York Times article analyzing the resurgence of the short story form and praising the “unusually rich crop of short-story collections” this year. Riverhead will publish the book May 2, 2013.
Ward Just was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters this year, one of only three new members. His latest novel RODIN's DEBUTANTE was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 1, 2011.