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HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
May 6, 2019
Vulture featured Kiese Laymon’s memoir HEAVY in their “6 New Paperbacks You Should Read Right Now” roundup, writing: “The most exciting kinds of memoirs are the ones that throw you into the story of a life even while encouraging you to step back and consider the art of its framing. Heavy is one of the best of the bunch. Kiese Laymon’s writing about size and race, addiction and ambition in America is nothing less than thrilling — every sentence sings.” Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.
PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL by Andrea Lawlor
May 6, 2019
Vulture featured Andrea Lawlor’s PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL in their “6 New Paperbacks You Should Read Right Now” roundup, writing: “Shape-shifting meets ’90s nostalgia in this delightful experimental novel featuring a hero who can change at will into different sexual personae… Set in a college town where academic theory and pop-culture digressions are as important as racy sex scenes, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a testament to the search for connection and the fluidity of identity.” Vintage reissued the book April 23, 2019; Rescue Press published the book originally on November 1, 2017.
HONEY & LEON TAKE THE HIGH ROAD by Alan Cumming, Illustrated by Grant Shaffer
May 6, 2019
Alan Cumming was interviewed on BUILD, a live interview series, about HONEY & LEON TAKE THE HIGH ROAD. In this second installment to The HONEY & LEON Series, the world-traveling dogs are back, and off to Scotland. Random House Books for Young Readers published the book on April 30, 2019.
BEARSKIN by James A. McLaughlin
May 6, 2019
BEARSKIN received the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Best First Novel by An American Author. Ecco published the book on June 12, 2018.
THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
May 6, 2019
For The Atlantic, Lily Meyer writes that Namwali Serpell’s debut novel THE OLD DRIFT is a “sprawling epic that unfolds with the wild detail of a Bosch painting,” and notes its sharing of a “provocative core idea: that colonialism was a massive invasion of privacy, and that technology is on track to rival it." Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.
EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
May 6, 2019
Ted Chiang’s forthcoming EXHALATION has already received 5 starred reviews ahead of publication. Now The Verge has picked his new collection as one of the “10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in May.” The Verge writes that “Ted Chiang is one of the best science fiction writers working right now.” Knopf will publish the book on May 7, 2019.
NECESSARY PEOPLE by Anna Pitoniak
April 26, 2019
Anna Pitoniak’s forthcoming NECESSARY PEOPLE is one of Woman’s Day’s Best Fiction of 2019. Little, Brown will publish the book on May 21, 2019.
WILD CARD by Stuart Woods
April 18, 2019
The latest Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods made its debut on the New York Times Beststeller list. The book debuted at number 4 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list and number 8 on the Hardcover Fiction list. G.P. Putnam Sons published the book on March 26, 2019.
RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN by Ryan Chapman
April 18, 2019
Ryan Chapman’s debut novel RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called the book “dazzling… Supremely mischievous and sublimely written, this is a stellar work,” as well as a positive review from Kirkus, which called it “fitfully funny and murderously wry.” Both the LA Times and Esquire call RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN one of the most anticipated debut novels coming this spring. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on May 21, 2019.
RECKONINGS by Mary Fulbrook
April 18, 2019
Mary Fulbrook’s RECKONINGS has been shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize. "Quoting many moving accounts from victims of the extreme cruelty perpetrated by the Nazis," say the judges, "Fulbrook moves through generations to trace the legacy of Nazi persecution in postwar Germany. A masterly work which explores the shifting boundaries and structures of memory." The winner will be announced on May 7. Oxford University Press published the book on October 2, 2018.