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RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE by Elliot Ackerman
June 5, 2020

The New York Times Book Review and Seattle Times rave about Elliot Ackerman’s RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE. The NYTBR writes: “Ackerman’s rich knowledge of Turkey . . . is evident on every page. The book’s stunning scenes of the protests in Gezi Park . . . are superbly written.” Additionally, Elle picked the novel for their “Best Books of 2020 (So Far)” list, calling it “at once suspenseful and delicate.” Knopf published the book on May 26, 2020.

THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR by Charlotte Alter
May 30, 2020

TIME National Correspondent Charlotte Alter’s article on the pandemic’s impact on the college class of 2020 graced the magazine’s cover this week. She also published a piece in Vox about the role that age plays in the Presidential race. Charlotte’s first book, THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR, was published by Viking on February 18, 2020.

THE WEDDING DRESS by Danielle Steel
May 30, 2020

The latest novel by Danielle Steel made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller lists for the week of May 17, 2020. The book debuted at number 6 on both the Combined Print and E-book Fiction and Hardcover Fiction Bestseller lists. Dell published the book on April 28, 2020.

FIGURE IT OUT by Wayne Koestenbaum
May 30, 2020

Wayne Koestenbaum was interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books for their LARB AV series about his new essay collection FIGURE IT OUT. They introduce Kostenbaum as “someone whose enthusiasm for life and literature is more infectious than any coronavirus.” Soft Skull Press published the book on May 5, 2020.

FUNNY WEATHER by Olivia Laing
May 30, 2020

Olivia Laing's new collection of essays, FUNNY WEATHER, received a favorable review from The Washington Post. They write: “Laing’s arts writing is sharp-minded, and her manner is generous toward both subject and reader.” W. W. Norton & Company published the book on May 12, 2020.

DRIFTS by Kate Zambreno
May 30, 2020

Catherine Lacey of the New York Times published a fantastic review of DRIFTS, writing: “Like many of the writers she resembles or reveres — Jean Rhys and Robert Walser, to name an odd pair — Zambreno draws on autobiography but never leans on it . . . her sentences are always airy and streamlined, full of wit and candor.” Andrew Schenker of the LA Times Book Review also praised DRIFTS, writing: “Nominally a work of fiction, but very clearly autobiographical, DRIFTS not so much renders the question of genre irrelevant but charts the search for a new genre.” Riverhead Books published the book on May 19, 2020.

PERFECT TUNES by Emily Gould
May 30, 2020

PERFECT TUNES is on Esquire’s “Best Spring Books of 2020” list. Adrienne Westenfield writes: “Brimming with gemlike insight and humor, PERFECT TUNES is a moving investigation of love, loss, and parenthood.” Simon & Schuster published the book on April 14, 2020.

HUMANKIND by Rutger Bregman
May 30, 2020

Rutger Bregman appeared on the BBC’s History Extra podcast to discuss his new book, HUMANKIND. The author also participated in a livestream Q&A about HUMANKIND with journalist Owen Jones, hosted by The Guardian. Little, Brown and Company will publish the book on June 2, 2020.

LAST TANG STANDING by Lauren Ho
May 30, 2020

Lauren Ho’s fun and flirty debut, LAST TANG STANDING, has received a starred review from Library Journal. They write: “The combination of an appealing lead, a glamorous setting, and relatable, funny portrayals of relationships and workplace politics make this debut one of the must-read escapist pleasures of the summer.” The novel was also featured on PopSugar’s list of the “30 Best New Books to Dive Into This Summer.” G.P. Putnam's Sons will publish the book on June 9, 2020.

CAN’T EVEN by Anne Helen Petersen
May 30, 2020

Senior Culture Writer at Buzzfeed Anne Helen Petersen published an article on the changing nature of consumerism during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her next book, CAN’T EVEN, was also selected as a Best Book of 2020 by Harper’s Bazaar. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish the book on September 22, 2020.