Since its publication last week, THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR has received even more glowing reviews. The LA Times writes: “When it comes to political prescience today, TIME magazine writer Charlotte Alter is arguably peerless.” Further, the Washington Post praises Alter’s “sharp writing and engaging voice.” The author has also been featured on several podcasts and news programs to discuss the growing impact of socialism on millennials and the political landscape, most recently appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Viking published the book on February 18, 2020.
Helen Monks Takhar’s debut novel PRECIOUS YOU is a fierce thriller steeped in jealousy and revenge. Booklist deems it “perfect for those still looking for psychologically twisty thrillers featuring boozy Englishwomen who go wildly off-course, à la The Girl on the Train.” Random House will publish the book on March 10, 2020.
Booklist calls Jessica Rotondi’s WHAT WE INHERIT, an account of her family’s search for her missing uncle, a fighter pilot shot down during the Vietnam War, “powerful, heartbreaking, and gut-wrenching.” The Unnamed Press will publish the book on April 21, 2020.
Sherri L. Smith’s THE BLOSSOM AND THE FIREFLY has received two starred reviews following its publication earlier this month. The Horn Magazine writes: “Through meticulous research, Smith immerses her readers in a war narrative not often told to American readers, as well as a conflict-filled love story.” The School Library Journal praises the book for its “passion and hope,” adding that “[t]he ending feels inevitable, like the last notes of a perfect melody.” G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers published the book on February 18, 2020.
THE MERCIES by Kiran Millwood Hargrave won immediate and overwhelming praise upon its publication. USA Today praised the author’s adult debut as “an absorbing account of women finding power and grace and love even under the most harrowing circumstances.” Emily Barton of the New York Times Book Review writes: “THE MERCIES is among the best novels I’ve read in years. In addition to its beautiful writing, its subject matter is both enduring and timely.” Little, Brown and Company published the book on February 11, 2020.
Kate Zambreno’s next novel DRIFTS has received two starred reviews in advance of its May publication. Kirkus called the book “a lyrical, fragmentary, and heartfelt story about the beauty and difficulty of artistic isolation,” and Publishers Weekly praised it as “a captivating deconstruction of the writer’s process that will reward readers in search for meaning.” Riverhead Books will publish the book on May 19, 2020.
Sanaë Lemoine’s exciting debut, THE MARGOT AFFAIR, has received two new gorgeous bits of praise. Hermione Hoby, author of NEON DAYLIGHT, calls it “poised, coolly beguiling, and deeply compelling,” and SEVERANCE author Ling Ma finds it to be “[a] deeply immersive novel about the ways in which your family may fail you.” Hogarth will publish the book on June 16, 2020.
Mary Pauline Lowry’s THE ROXY LETTERS has received two new stellar reviews. Booklist dubs its protagonist “far more than a cooler Bridget Jones—she’s a big-hearted, awkward, uproariously funny woman whose endearing antics and odd-yet-relatable struggles will resonate with millennial and Gen X readers,” and Kirkus notes that the book “[b]ursts with quirky spirit and gleeful comic energy.” Simon & Schuster will publish Lowry’s sophomore novel on April 7, 2020.
Ted Chiang’s "Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom" from his collection EXHALATION is a finalist for the 2019 Nebula Awards. The winners will be announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America on May 31, 2020. Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.