Charles Cumming’s latest Thomas Kell novel is "complex, dangerous and well-told" says Patrick Anderson in THE WASHINGTON POST. St. Martin’s Press published the book August 5, 2014.
David L. Robbins’ was reviewed by The Times-Dispatch’s Jay Strafford who warned, “don’t start this gripping novel with the intention of reading a few chapters at a time. Robbins’ narrative sweep will engulf you in what may well prove to be a single-sitting excursion into the troubling realities of the Middle East.” Thomas & Mercer’s published the book August 1, 2014.
PARIS MATCH, the 31st Stone Barrington novel received a positive review in Publisher’s Weekly. The review calls the book “intriguing,” and says “as always, Wood’s knack for natural nimble dialogue move the plot along.” Putnam will publish the book October 7, 2014.
Malcolm Brooks’s PAINTED HORSES is an Amazon Best Book of the Month pick for August 2014. Jon Foro says of the novel, “Brooks's prose is stylistically bold, announcing his artistic aspirations from the opening sentence… Ultimately, Brooks accomplishes no small feat in this remarkable debut: a tale of literary ambition that lives comfortably inside its genre roots, but not by its conventions.” Grove Atlantic will publish the book on August 5th, 2014.
Josh Weil’s THE GREAT GLASS SEA was reviewed in the Boston Globe, which said, “The Great Glass Sea is the most unexpected second book by a writer of note to appear in years….A grand fable…an absorbing and touching tale...Few young writers appreciate landscape, the way it shapes and diminishes people who live off it, quite like Weil.…an engrossing story of brotherly division.” Grove Atlantic published the book on Jul 2, 2014.
Lin Enger’s THE HIGH DIVIDE was given starred reviews in Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Library Journal said, “Enger's novel is told in beautifully exact, liquid language that wastes no time... Highly recommended.” Publishers Weekly said: “[A] masterfully told Western reinvention of Homer’s Odyssey … this is the moving story of a man coming to terms with his past. In its narrative simplicity and emotional directness, it is reminiscent of John Ford’s classic The Searchers.” Algonquin publishes the novel on September 23, 2014.
Josh Weil’s THE GREAT GLASS SEA was reviewed in the Christian Science Monitor, which said, “As a writer, Weil conjures up image after image of great beauty and melancholy. . . . The Great Glass Sea is a work of great ambition and imagination, capped off by an ending that manages to evade any pat answers without eradicating hope.” Grove Atlantic published the book on Jul 2, 2014.
Kiese Laymon is the Fiction Winner of the 2014 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, for his 2013 novel LONG DIVISION. The award is given jointly by The Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation. Laymon’s novel and memoir are forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
Rene Steinke’s FRIENDSWOOD was reviewed on NY1 by Patrik Henry Bass of Essence Magazine, who said, “[A] spectacular new novel by Rene Steinke … unforgettable … Like a painter, Steinke draws stunning scenes of small town Texas life … Friendswood is ultimately a story about hope and American character from a novelist who has delivered one of the best books of the summer.” Riverhead publishes the book on August 14, 2014.
After 178 weeks on the New York Times’s bestseller list, Lauren Hillenbrand’s UNBROKEN is back at number one for the second week in a row. An account of Louis Zamperini’s experience of World War II, UNBROKEN will soon be in theatres this winter in a film directed by Angelina Jolie and with a screenplay written by the Coen brothers. Random House originally published UNBROKEN in November, 2010. For more information, please check the book’s website: