Anna Pitoniak’s NECESSARY PEOPLE was chosen as a best Memorial Day Weekend reading pick for Bustle, Thought Catalog, and TheSkimm, and was named a Binge-Worthy Book by Kirkus. The New York Post also featured NECESSARY PEOPLE in their list of Best Books of the Week. Finally, Pitoniak was featured in an interview with Kirkus, where she discussed her characters, inspiration, and writing process. Little, Brown published the book on May 21, 2019.
Brenda Wineapple’s THE IMPEACHERS received a rave review in the May 26, 2019 issue of the New York Times Book Review. The review from Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s All In, calls the book an “ambitious and assured volume.” The book was also reviewed by Jennifer Szalai in the May 16 edition of the New York Times where she called it “an illuminating book.” In addition, the author was interviewed on the New York Times Book Review podcast. Random House published the book on May 21, 2019.
Ryan Chapman’s debut novel RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN receives a rave review from NPR, which calls it “Dark, daring, and laugh-out-loud hilarious,” and adds that, “RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN is one of the smartest — and best — novels of the year.” Simon & Schuster published the book on May 21, 2019.
Heidi Diehl’s debut novel LIFELINES is one of Nylon’s 35 Great Books to Read this Summer. The magazine calls it “a fascinating interrogation of complicated histories—both cultural and personal—as well as an exploration of the roles that art, family, and creativity play in our lives.” Diehl was also interviewed by Saratoga Living, her hometown newspaper. HMH will publish the book on June 18, 2019.
David McCullough’s THE PIONEERS debuts at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller Hardcover Nonfiction List on Sunday, May 26, 2019. In addition, McCullough was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal which says, “[McCullough] has chosen to shine a lantern into the underappreciated corners of American history....'The Pioneers' is the account not just of one Ohio settlement but of myriad such places across America, where innumerable immigrants (as the settlers were known) came to make a fresh start in a strange land. It is a story as resonant today as ever." The book also received rave reviews in Publisher’s Weekly, which says “Popular historian McCullough uses his well-crafted writing style and thorough research to highlight the evolution of the ‘Ohio territory’... The swiftly moving narrative also shines light on the territory’s consistent antislavery position beginning with the 1787 Northwest Territory Ordinance and leading to the first black vote in 1802…a fascinating and well-written look at the Cutler families and the Americanizing of Ohio” and the Missourian which says "'The Pioneers' is an engaging, educational read about a key, but often overlooked, time in America’s history." Simon & Schuster published the book on May 7, 2019.
An essay on the legacy of the works of Thomas Harris and his creation Hannibal Lector was published in the Washington Post by Bill Sheehan. The piece says "The best of Harris's work, and this includes his latest, long-awaited novel, CARI MORA, has just that feeling of absolute, unquestionable reality. Through a combination of elements--a perfectly realized authorial voice, the steady accumulation of terrible details, an empathetic vision of lost and damaged souls--Harris has created a sense of dreadful intimacy that we cannot escape, that forces us to gaze at unthinkable things, and never look away. No one has illuminated this kind of darkness more thoroughly or effectively than Harris. It seems unlikely that anyone ever will." The book was also reviewed in the Wall Street Journal which writes "A less accomplished or ambitious writer might have crafted a worthy thriller with only one or two of the story strands that Mr. Harris weaves; but the several plot elements in CARI MORA are always in fine balance, as befits the work of a unique master still at the top of his strange and chilling form." Grand Central Publishing published the book on May 21, 2019.
Anticipation is building for Demi Moore’s surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. This week PEOPLE revealed the cover featuring a striking portrait of Moore by photographer Matthew Rolston. HarperCollins will publish the hardcover on September 24, 2019.
IN WEST MILLS, De’Shawn Charles Winslow debut novel, was featured in the New York Times’ Summer Book Preview: 4 Writers to Watch. Writes The New York Times: "In the book, which spans the 1940s to the 1980s, a woman in North Carolina named Azalea 'Knot' Centre battles alcoholism, various estrangements and her fraught romantic relationships with men. One platonic friend, a married man named Otis Lee Loving, stands by her throughout her hard times. " Entertainment Weekly highlighted debut author De'Shawn Charles Winslow in their Meet the Future of Books feature, where they invited "The summer's hottest debut authors to discuss all things literary." Winslow is the author of In West Mills, a novel about a woman named Knot who refuses to live her life based on societal norms. Bloomsbury will publish the book June 4, 2019.
Common’s new inspirational memoir LET LOVE HAVE THE LAST WORD will debut at #15 on the Print Hardcover Nonfiction section in the New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of May 26, 2019. Atria Books published the book on May 7, 2019.
Ted Chiang’s second collection of speculative short stories EXHALATION will debut at #15 on the Print Hardcover Fiction section in the New York Times Best Sellers list for the week of May 26, 2019. Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.