Deadline announced on Tuesday, September 1 that Emma Roberts has signed a first-look deal with Hulu, and the actress and Belletrist co-founder has set a TV adaptation of Carola Lovering’s TELL ME LIES as her first project, with Lovering serving as a consulting producer. Atria Books published the novel on June 12, 2018, and Lovering’s next novel, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, will be published by St. Martin’s Press on March 2, 2021.
The Globe and Mail has kind words for Andrew Pyper’s latest novel THE RESIDENCE. They write: "Pyper’s ability to make one question truths, what they witness, and even their own existence, is horror in the tradition of Henry James’s TURN OF THE SCREW and Shirley Jackson’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE." Skybound published the book on September 1, 2020.
Kirkus Reviews praised THE NEW GREAT DEPRESSION by James Rickards as “[a]n ambitious, eccentric look at the wreckage of the American economy in a time of pandemic . . . good takeaways amid the swirl and mayhem. A blend of alarmism, intrigue, and solid financial advice.” Portfolio will publish the book on October 27, 2020.
WHY WE BELIEVE by Agustín Fuentes has been awarded the inaugural International Society for Science & Religion (ISSR) Book Prize in the Field of Science and Religion, in the ‘popular’ category. The ISSR writes: “This is an accessible and beautifully clear account of how our capacity for belief has evolved and its vital importance in human societies. In this rich, interdisciplinary book, Fuentes identifies belief as that which shapes economics and a range of other human activities beyond religion.” Yale University Press published the book on September 24, 2019.
Vulture featured Shirley Hazzard’s COLLECTED STORIES as one of their “19 Books We’re Excited to Read this Fall.” They write: “It sent me straight back to the bookshelf for another read of [Hazzard’s] THE GREAT FIRE and TRANSIT OF VENUS, and reignited my quest to become a connoisseur of too-little-loved mid-century female writers.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on November 3, 2020.
Vulture featured Namwali Serpell’s STRANGER FACES as one of their “19 Books We’re Excited to Read this Fall.” In their write-up, they call the book a “delightful deep dive.” Transit Books will publish the book on October 20, 2020.
The latest novel in Stuart Woods’ long-running Stone Barrington series made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of August 30th. The book debuted at number 2 on the Combined Print and E-book Fiction list and at number 6 on the Hardcover Fiction list. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on August 11, 2020.
Former New Yorker staff writer and investigative journalist Becky Cooper’s thrilling true crime debut, WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE, received its first trade review this week, and a starred one at that! Publishers Weekly raves: “In this mesmerizing debut . . . [Cooper] delves into the phenomenon and morality of true crime fandom. This twist-filled whodunit is a nonfiction page-turner.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on November 10, 2020.
HMH Books announced on August 24th that activist and speaker Kleaver Cruz’s Black Joy Project, an online initiative that centers Black joy as an act of resistance, is becoming a book! AP broke the news on Monday, and outlets such as ABC News, The Washington Post, and USA Today picked up the story, among many others. The book does not yet have a release date.
Craig Davidson’s second short story collection CASCADE received a rave review from the Toronto Star. The news site praises the author’s language and depth of feeling, writing: "Davidson’s stories retain their immediacy and gut-level emotion while also allowing for a lyricism in the writing that elevates the subject matter.” Knopf Canada published the book on August 18, 2020.