The Evening Standard praised BUNKER by Bradley Garrett in a glowing review, calling it “prescient and timely” and “a tartly thoughtful work.” Engineering & Technology had kind words for the title as well, writing: “What makes Garrett’s book fascinating is his portrayal of the balance between fringe thinking and the real world . . . that of wanting to dismiss the world of bunkers while acknowledging that there has never been a more compelling case for taking emergency preparation seriously.” Scribner published the book on August 4, 2020.
Tara Isabella Burton appeared on VICE TV to discuss her newest book, STRANGE RITES. Additionally, The National Review gave the title a fantastic review, writing: “STRANGE WRITES offers a series of Instagram-filtered snapshots of what the search for meaning looks like in the age of curated consumption. It also provides an irresistible frame for understanding the quest for community in the age of YouTube influencers and fan-fiction forums. Burton’s blend of an academic’s care and a journalist’s eye for suggestive detail makes [it] an easy book to recommend.” PublicAffairs published the book on June 16, 2020.
KINGS COUNTY by David Goodwillie received an enthusiastic review in the New York Times Book Review. Adelle Waldman writes: “David Goodwillie’s very good new novel, ‘KINGS COUNTY,’ depicts [hipsters] with genuine, unmitigated sympathy and good-fellowship, as if, in spite of their fashionable lifestyles, they are as fully human as anyone else. [….] Goodwillie is also a stylish writer, smart and witty without being a show-off.” An excerpt from the book also appeared in Bustle under the headline “KINGS COUNTRY Will Make You Nostalgic For Pre-Pandemic New York.” Avid Reader Press published the book on July 28, 2020.
The latest novel by bestselling author Fiona Davis was selected as the Good Morning America Book Club pick for August. Davis says that the book is “about the magic of the written word and the power of women’s voices, and it’s dedicated to some of [her] favorite people: librarians.” Dutton published the book on August 4, 2020.
Bradley Garrett discussed his recent release BUNKER on The Joe Rogan Experience as well as in a Q&A with Newsweek. The Guardian also published an enthusiastic review of the title, calling it “a kind of apocalyptic Super Size Me, in which the author force feeds himself a steady diet of paranoia, conspiracy, eschatology and end-times architecture.” Scribner published the book on August 4, 2020.
THE SHADOW KING by Maaza Mengiste was longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. The Booker Prizes reward the finest in fiction, highlighting great books to readers and transforming authors’ careers. W.W. Norton & Company published the book on September 24, 2019.
Dual citizen of the U.S. and Brazil Gabriella Burnham’s glittering debut, IT IS WOOD, IT IS STONE, has been named a best book of the summer by Bustle, Elle, Marie Claire, Book Riot, and many other outlets. Shelf Awareness raves: “This debut novel is striking in its confident, close study of a complex woman in a fragile marriage.” The book was also chosen by Amazon as a Best Book of August in the Fiction & Literature category. Additionally, Nantucket Magazine featured the book in their August issue, along with a profile of the author. One World published the book on July 28, 2020.
Erica Katz’s much-anticipated debut legal thriller, THE BOYS’ CLUB, was chosen as a Best Book of the Month by Amazon and heralded by Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and Good Morning America as a “must read” for the summer. Harper published the book on August 4, 2020.
STRANGE RITES by Tara Isabella Burton received a positive review from the Wall Street Journal. They write: “Strange Rites is a bracing tour through the myriad forms of bespoke spiritualism and makeshift quasireligions springing up across America: the ersatz piety and self-veneration of ‘wellness culture’; the startlingly earnest and deeply strange world of Harry Potter fan fiction; the newer, woker forms of sexual utopia, witchcraft and satanism that are now prevalent among the affluent young.” PublicAffairs published the book on June 16, 2020.
HUMANKIND by Rutger Bregman is a finalist for the Next Big Idea Club’s groundbreaking nonfiction reads of summer 2020. Finalists were selected by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink. Bregman was also interviewed by the WBUR program On Point. Little, Brown and Company published the book on June 2, 2020.