SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Jaycee Dugard’s personal therapist and leading family psychologist, Rebecca Bailey and her sister Elizabeth Bailey, was reviewed in the July 2013 issue of BOOKLIST, which said: "The information imparted is valid and worthy of note. Final chapters deal with how to discuss the topic of safety with children of various ages. All in all, quite a useful resource.” Simon & Schuster published the book on June 11, 2013.
Library Journal gives LOSS OF INNOCENCE a starred review, saying, “A title that is dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions makes for wonderful reading whatever the season.” Quercus will publish LOSS OF INNOCENCE in the U.S. on October 1, 2013.
Josh Weil published the article “In Mongolia, the Skyline by the Steppes” in the New York Times. Grove Atlantic published his first book, THE NEW VALLEY on May 11, 2010. His first novel, THE GREAT GLASS SEA, is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in late 2013.
Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980S & OTHER ESSAYS was featured on the New Yorker’s Book Blog under “Books To Watch Out For: August,” saying, “These essays combine personal reflections and cultural criticism in Koestenbaum’s lavish, fragmented style.”
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was named by Flavorwire as one of its “Best Works of Fiction So Far,” saying, “Not only is Ausubel’s first collection of stories one of the best of the year so far, but its cover is standing nearly unrivaled as one of the most weirdly beautiful and alluring ever. The stories here are both surreal and unnervingly close to home.” Riverhead published the book on May 2, 2013.
Lucy Corin’s ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES was reviewed in Kirkus, which called it “experimental, postmodern and quirky.” McSweeney’s will publish the book on August 13, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel published an essay, “Adventures With Post Offices,” on the New York Times Opinionator blog. Riverhead published the book on May 2, 2013.
THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAMELLIAS by Julie Kavanagh was praised in the New York Times Sunday Book Review: “With her colorful new biography…, Julie Kavanagh exposes the tawdry reality behind her heroine’s legend.” Knopf published the book June 11, 2013.
THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer received accolades in The New York Times Sunday Book Review: “Elegiac in tone, this tale of time travel, loss and compromise is as precisely engineered as a Swiss watch… Greer… manages the complexities of this temporal round robin with precision and panache.” Ecco published the book June 25, 2013.
Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING was named a must-read by the Sunday Times and reviewed by The Guardian, the Independent, and the New Statesman. The Independent said, “Laing is a fine and stylish travel writer, with a sharp eye for passing detail and an acute ear for oddly amusing conversations.” The New Statesman called it “a nuanced portrait – via biography, memoir, analysis – of the urge of the hyperarticulate to get raving drunk.”