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FUNNY WEATHER by Olivia Laing
January 22, 2020

Lit Hub featured FUNNY WEATHER on its list of most anticipated books of 2020. They write: “FUNNY WEATHER: Art in an Emergency makes the case for art in a time of perpetual crisis.” W.W. Norton & Company will publish the book on May 12, 2020.

MY METEORITE by Harry Dodge
January 22, 2020

MY METEORITE is one of Lit Hub’s most anticipated books of 2020. The site calls it an “essentially uncategorizable memoir-cum-meditation-cum-manifesto-cum-map of the world.” Penguin Books will publish the book on March 17, 2020.

MINOR FEELINGS by Cathy Park Hong
January 22, 2020

Electric Lit featured MINOR FEELINGS on their list of upcoming books by women and nonbinary writers of color. They write: “It had me underlining and annotating nearly every page.” The book was also named a most anticipated book of 2020 by both Lit Hub and Book Riot. Lit Hub describes it as “an incisive book from one of our best poets and writers.” The author, Cathy Park Hong, was also interviewed by Bomb Magazine, who write: “While one typically imagines the reaction to racial prejudice as anger or despair, Cathy’s fragmented essays portray Asian American identity as a kind of sadomasochism: identity as the stuff of shame and internalized self-hatred, neuroses and overwhelming anxiety.” One World will publish the book on February 25, 2020.

THE PRETTIEST STAR by Carter Sickels
January 22, 2020

Kirkus gave THE PRETTIEST STAR by Carter Sickels a starred review, effusively writing: “Sickels' characters are painfully flawed and wholly, believably human in their failings. This unflinching honesty, conveyed in finely crafted prose, makes for a memorable and unsettling novel. Powerfully affecting and disturbing.” Hub City Press will publish the book on April 14, 2020.

RULES FOR VISITING by Jessica Francis Kane
January 22, 2020

Bustle included RULES FOR VISITING on their list of books to give to people on your holiday gift list. Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
January 22, 2020

The Atlantic featured THE OLD DRIFT on their list of The 15 Best Books of 2019. They describe it as “a story that grips the reader from its first pages” and praise Serpell as “a tremendously gifted writer who can retain narrative cohesion even as she weds stories of love and terror to casual observations about the state of the world.” Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
January 22, 2020

The Advocate featured IN WEST MILLS on their list of the 26 best LGBTQ novels they discovered in 2019. On the book, they write: “Peppered with lively and nuance queer Black gay characters . . . IN WEST MILLS is a magical, moving story about family, friendship, and the liberating power of love.” Bloomsbury published the book on June 4, 2019.

MORE THAN ENOUGH by Elaine Welteroth
January 13, 2020

Elaine Welteroth’s bestselling debut memoir was named a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in the category Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography. Viking published the book on June 11, 2019.

SILENT NIGHT by Danielle Steel
January 13, 2020

The mass market edition of SILENT NIGHT by Danielle Steel made its debut at number 1 on the New York Times Monthly Mass Market Best Seller list. Dell published the mass market edition of SILENT NIGHT on December 3, 2019.

THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson
January 13, 2020

Several publications have featured THE ARGONAUTS as one of the best memoirs of the decade, including Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Paste, Lit Hub, and Autostraddle. Lit Hub states, “It is important as social criticism, it is important as memoir and, frankly, it is important as art,” and Paste points to how Nelson “flip[s] conventional thinking, living and writing upside down . . . creating a brilliance that would fade in the hands of a lesser writer.” Graywolf Press published the book on May 5, 2015.