Charlie Smith’s MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS received a starred Booklist review, saying, “With his murderously charismatic protagonist calming himself by quoting Virgil’s Georgics, Smith turns a rogue gangster’s tale into a glimmering, sharply faceted, hauntingly philosophical tragedy of cosmic flaws, stunning betrayals, and bloody revenge.” Harper Perennial will publish the book on July 2, 2013.
Jeffrey Eugenides’ THE MARRIAGE PLOT has won the prestigious “Prix de Fitzgerald” in France, an annual prize awarded by the Society Club of the Hôtel Belle Rives to writing pieces that reflect, “the elegance, the wit, taste and style” of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published the book October 11, 2011.
This novel is selected as a New York Times beach read, Amazon UK choice for the month of June, one of Salon’s This Summer’s Best Reads, listed in the Kirkus 10 Best Novels, a Hollywood Reporter Buzzy Book, a Best Book in Sci-Fi Fantasy for June on Amazon.com, and an iBookstore editor’s choice. Come meet Max himself Wednesday, June 19th at Barnes & Noble 86TH Street in New York. Penguin Press will publish the hardcover June 18, 2013.
ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple is praised in Library Journal: “[Wineapple’s] powerful prose takes the pulse of a nation unmaking and remaking… readers looking for a reliable, readable, and riveting story of the people and process of Wineapple’s chosen era will find this title well worth the ride.” HarperCollins will publish the book on August 6, 2013
Terry Brooks will be going on tour for the publication of WITCH WRAITH, which Del Rey will be publishing on July 16, 2013, and stopping at the following places:
Roxana Robinson will be reading a selection from her new novel SPARTA at BookCourt (163 Court Street, Brooklyn) on Sunday, June 16 at 7pm. Sarah Crichton Books/FSG published the book June 4, 2013.
Roxana Robinson’s SPARTA received a 4-star review in People magazine: “this page-turner…is an exceptional account of life after war.” The book also received a positive review in the Wall Street Journal, which called it “a powerful reminder both of the illness's concrete existence and of the risk it poses to veterans of America's 21st-century wars.” Sarah Crichton Books/FSG published the novel on June 4, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was reviewed in the Barnes & Noble Review, which calls it: “both aggressively nontraditional and universally appealing” and says that “above all, Ausubel captures that eyeless beauty in the world.” Riverhead published the book on May 2, 2013
The film adaptation of Thomas Harris’ wildly popular 1988 novel, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, is featured in the June 2 New York Times film section. The article calls the infamous Hannibal Lecter ‘one of horror’s most hellish healers,’ and notes the character’s cultural longevity.