Jessica Francis Kane debut novel RULES FOR VISITING was named by O Magazine as one of “The Best Books by Women of Summer 2019.” Kane also wrote a piece in Slate where she tried to live by the “Rules for Visiting” that are featured in her novel. Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.
Elaine Welteroth’s acclaimed memoir MORE THAN ENOUGH will debut on the New York Times’ bestseller list for the week of June 30th. It will debut at number 11 on the Hardcover Non-Fiction list and number 15 on the Combined Print & E-book Nonfiction list. Viking published the book on June 11, 2019.
Good Morning America featured Jessica Francis Kane’s debut novel in their list of “10 books to read, no matter what your plans are.” GMA editor Ali Ehrlich writes: “This beautiful novel tackles loneliness in the digital age and the lost art of visiting.” Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.
Joan Didion’s memoir THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING was praised as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by the New York Times. Knopf published the book on October 10, 2005.
Photographer Sally Mann’s memoir HOLD STILL was praised as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by the New York Times. Dwight Garner writes: “Sally Mann’s memoir is weird, intense and uncommonly beautiful.” Little, Brown & Company published the book on May 12, 2015.
Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore were interviewed by NPR and i09 about BTTM FDRS, their graphic novel which confronts the ramifications of gentrification in “comic horror form.” Daniels says to NPR, “A lot of the book is a love letter to my time in my early 20s in Chicago. . . I was moving to neighborhoods that were cheap because that's all I could afford.” Fantagraphics published the book on June 25, 2019.
Esquire interviewed Elliot Ackerman in a feature titled “Author and Veteran Elliot Ackerman Reflects on the War That Defined His Generation,” in which they praise PLACES AND NAMES as “a multi-faceted memoir of the battles he fought, the ties that bind us across cultural divides, and the ongoing work of confronting the ghosts that never leave us.” Penguin Press published the book on June 11, 2019.
In a glowing review of IN WEST MILLS, The New York Times Book Review writes: “From the first page, Winslow establishes an uncanny authority and profound tone that belie the book’s debut status… He paints a community so tightknit and thorough it becomes easy to forget the people in it don’t exist, that no one will be playing music later tonight at Miss Goldie’s barnhouse juke joint, or traveling upbridge to Manning’s General Store for candy. Knot is as complex and endearing a protagonist as Zora Neale Hurston’s Janie.” Bloomsbury published the book on June 4, 2019.
RULES FOR VISITING was named a Best Book of the Year (So Far) by Real Simple, who write: “Full of witticisms and broader life lessons, RULES FOR VISITING will stay with readers.” An exclusive excerpt of the novel was also published in O, the Oprah Magazine. Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.
The third book in the Fall of Shannara series will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of June 16th. The book will debut at number 11 on the Hardcover Fiction and number 13 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list. Del Rey published the book on May 28, 2019.