The New York Times highlighted Conor Doughterty’s GOLDEN GATES in their compilation of texts that have done the most to deepen our understanding of racism in America. They write: “With engaging profiles of housing advocates and the opposition they face, Conor Dougherty’s GOLDEN GATES (2020) focuses on California, but has lessons for all metropolitan areas.” Penguin Press published the book on February 18, 2020.
In their review of LIE MACHINES, The Washington Post deems Howard “unquestionably well-placed” when it comes to discussing social media and its role in spreading political lies. They also refer to Howard’s work in clarifying the 2016 Russian strategy as “pivotal.” Yale University Press published the book on May 19, 2020.
Scott Spencer appeared on KCRW’s literary podcast, Bookworm, to discuss his new novel, AN OCEAN WITHOUT A SHORE. Host Michael Silverblatt says, “It’s THE book for the time we’re living in. Inadvertently, [Spencer’s] written the book for the person who is suffering the solitude of a pandemic.” Ecco published the book on June 16, 2020.
The Gotham Center for New York History lauded Peter McGough’s memoir, I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND I’M NOT GOING. Jeffrey Patrick Colgan and Jeffrey Escoffier write: “[McGough’s memoir] is deeply personal, with much effort taken to demonstrate to the reader the anguish, jealousy, and sense of betrayal that McGough experienced as his romantic and artistic life unraveled before him . . . it is also historically significant: shining a light not only the dissolution of an artistic-romantic partnership but also charting the end of the Downtown Scene.” Pantheon published the book on September 17, 2019.
Kate Zambreno discussed diary-keeping, motherhood, and her most recent publication, DRIFTS, with fellow author Moyra Davey for Frieze Magazine. Zambreno says, “In [DRIFTS], one of the characters, Anna, says to the narrator that the notes are the work. I tend to gravitate towards writing that is about process.” Riverhead Books published the book on May 19, 2020.
Bradley Garrett’s BUNKER received great praise from The Literary Review. They write: “The dark charisma of the bunker will attract readers to this book, but the energetic and gregarious Garrett keeps the story focused on people rather than buildings.” Scribner will publish the book on August 4, 2020.
The latest novel from Danielle Steel made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller List for the week of June 28, 2020. It debuted at number 2 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list. Dell published the book on June 9, 2020.
Library Journal has praised Alexis Henderson’s forthcoming novel THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING as “an exciting debut with the potential to appeal to a wide range of readers,” adding that “[t]his dystopian tale is filled with witchcraft, family secrets, and folk horror elements that address themes of racial and sexual inequality head on.” The book has already received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Additionally, it has been named a “Most Anticipated” book by Goodreads, The Everygirl, and Tor.com, and has been featured in “Summer Must-Read” lists by Buzzfeed and We Are Bookish. Ace Books will publish the book on July 21, 2020.
Becky Cooper’s true-crime account of a murder on Harvard’s campus in 1969 has received another glowing blurb, this time from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Stacy Schiff. Schiff calls Cooper “a subtle, stubborn sleuth” and labels her narrative “brilliantly constructive” and “wholly captivating.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on November 10, 2020.
LOVE AT FIRST LIKE author Hannah Orenstein’s latest novel, HEAD OVER HEELS, published to a flurry of great press this past Tuesday. Orenstein sat down for an interview with Bustle, and had original pieces published in Lit Hub and Frolic on publication day. She also held a virtual book launch via The Strand in conversation with Bad on Paper cohost Becca Freeman. Atria published the book on June 23, 2020.