THE IRISH DIASPORA by Turtle Bunbury was featured in New York Daily News. Jacqueline Cutler writes: “Ireland’s greatest export was always its people. Some fled famine, violence, or poverty. Others sought love, adventure, or fortune. And Turtle Bunbury’s THE IRISH DIASPORA: TALES OF EMIGRATION, EXILE AND IMPERIALISM pays them tribute.” Thames & Hudson published the book on April 6, 2021.
Hermione Hoby’s sophomore novel, VIRTUE, received a stellar endorsement from STAKES IS HIGH author Mychal Denzel Smith: “With VIRTUE, Hermione Hoby marries her hallmark lyrical genius with propulsive storytelling, resulting in an engaging and beautiful novel. VIRTUE resists easy moralizing, yet delivers an elbow-sharp, incisive dissection of the seductive nature of the privileges afforded to those on the favored side of inequality. Where it is heady it is also heartfelt, where it is critical it is also compassionate, and it is all of these things presented in some the most resplendent language committed to the page. The clarity and beauty of VIRTUE'S writing is matched by its author's multi-layered thinking and ability to capture the tension of the not-too distant past.” Riverhead Books will publish the novel on July 20, 2021.
Ms. Magazine has included Audrey Clare Farley’s biography of Ann Cooper Hewitt, THE UNFIT HEIRESS, on its list of “April 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us,” calling Farley’s text a “well-researched and endlessly readable book… Part biography and part history of eugenics, this one is intriguing and terrifying.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on April 20, 2021.
Sunjeev Sahota’s CHINA ROOM received a glowing endorsement from MEMORIAL author Bryan Washington. He praises Sahota’s writing as “the stuff of miracles,” adding: “Boisterous, emotional, and heartrending, CHINA ROOM juggles questions of love, debt, and what it means to build a home alongside the history that carries us. Sahota navigates the worlds between where we believe we belong, where we end up, and the choices we make to close the distance along the way, with humanity, precision, and grace - CHINA ROOM is a propulsive dream, intricately wrought, and Sahota is a maestro." Viking will publish the novel on July 13, 2021.
THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones Jr. was named a Barnes & Noble "Most Buzzed About Debut of 2021." They praise the debut novel as “stunning” and “lyrical," noting that it is “masterful, at times painful to read, and ultimately, moving.” G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book January 5, 2021.
Poet, novelist, and essayist Renee Gladman has endorsed Lucy Corin's forthcoming THE SWANK HOTEL. She writes: “Corin brilliantly fashions a world where grief, familial love, ambulation, and detection are entwined as four dimensions of the same problem: time. Being in time. Accounting for one’s time. Accounting for time spent with others. Here we are offered a place where people who have passed through can go on existing and people who are present can be shattered so thoroughly that they end up everywhere—where the dead go, where the living wander, where the future holds. This is a devastating, enthralling, and mysteriously hopeful adventure.” Graywolf Press will publish the book on October 5, 2021.
EVERYTHING NOW by Rosecrans Baldwin received a glowing review from Publishers Weekly. They write: “Novelist and essayist Baldwin delivers a witty and imaginative survey of contemporary L.A…This multifaceted, openhearted account reveals L.A. as a ‘shifting mosaic of human potential’ unlike any other place in the world.” MCD will publish the book on June 15, 2021.
Gabriela Garcia’s highly anticipated debut novel, OF WOMEN AND SALT, published this week to an avalanche of incredible press. On pub day, Good Morning America announced that it had chosen Garcia’s debut as its April Book Club Pick, and Garcia herself made an appearance on the show. The novel also garnered reviews in the inaugural issue of Oprah Daily, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the A.V. Club. The New York Times featured an excerpt of the novel, and THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS author Danielle Evans raved about it in the New York Times Book Review, calling it “a beautifully evocative first novel” full of “sharp prose.” Garcia was also profiled in Vogue, the Houston Chronicle, The Rumpus, Literary Hub, Entertainment Weekly, the Miami New Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and the novel hit best-of lists from Parade, USA Today, Writer’s Bone, and Literary Hub. Flatiron Books published OF WOMEN AND SALT on March 30, 2021.
On the day of its highly anticipated release, Dawnie Walton’s debut novel THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV has gained another starred review, this time from Library Journal. They write: "The characters seem so real that readers will find themselves searching the internet, hoping to find that Opal and Nev are actual people." Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly raves that the book “bursts with fourth wall breaks and clear-eyed takes on race, sex, and creativity that Walton unfurls in urgent, endlessly readable style.”
37 Ink published the novel on March 30, 2021.
A glowing Booklist review for Vince Granata’s EVERYTHING IS FINE hails it as “a monument to the work of remembering…In candid, smoothly unspooling prose, Granata reconstructs life and memory from grief, writing a moving testament to the therapy of art, the power of record, and his immutable love for his family.” Atria Books will publish the memoir on April 27, 2021.