Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN was reviewed in the New York Journal of Books, which said, “Fans of acerbic humor should enjoy Mermaid of Brooklyn.” Touchstone published the book on April 2, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was reviewed in brief by the New York Times, which named it one of “two aggressively imaginative short story collections that resist any labels whatsoever,” calling Ausubel “an absolute eccentric.” Riverhead published the book this May 2, 2013.
Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO received a starred, review in Publishers Weekly, which called the book “slyly suspenseful, highly engaging” with a “nail-biting denouement.” The review also called Watson “a consummate chronicler of the American West” who is “known for crisp images, resonant backdrops, and sharp characterizations drawn without flashy over-accessorizing.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.
Charlie Smith’s MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, which said, “Smith’s latest venture…is a haunting and starkly grim fantasia on love, mourning, and the alienation inflicted by time.” Harper Perennial will publish the book on July 2, 2013.
Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed in brief by the New York Times, which stated, “This charming debut has the brains of a literary novel and the body of a thriller.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released the book on May 21, 2013.
Gavin Corbett’s THIS IS THE WAY won the 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award, the largest monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors. Colm Tóibín presided over the award ceremonies. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on March 5, 2013.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s IT'S ALL GOOD reached the number one spot on the New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous list after 5 consecutive weeks of being in the top 3. Grand Central Life & Style published the book April 2, 2013.
Max Barry’s fifth novel, LEXICON, is featured in the May 24th Hollywood Reporter as one of “11 Buzzy Books for Hollywood’s reading list” which declared that it was aimed at “The Hunger Games readers looking for something new.” TIME magazine also featured the book calling it “an extraordinarily fast, funny, cerebral thriller.” Penguin Press will publish the book June 18, 2013.
Austin Grossman’s YOU was mentioned in an fascinating article by The Guardian, which called it “the first literary product of gamer culture and a significant addition to the canon of geek lit.” Mulholland Books published the book April 16, 2013.
The May 15, 2013 issue of Kirkus contained a book review of SAFE KIDS, SMART PARENTS by Jaycee Dugard’s personal therapist and leading family psychologist, Rebecca Bailey and her sister Elizabeth Bailey, a registered psychiatric nurse. Kirkus called the book “A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored.” The book contains a preface by Jaycee’s mother, Terry Probyn. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on June 11, 2013