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Rick Atkinson’s new book in the Revolution Trilogy, THE BRITISH ARE COMING, became an instant bestseller upon publication. The New York Times Book Review featured a Joe Ellis review on its cover and interviewed him on their podcast, the Washington Post reviewed and ran an opinion piece by George Will, and Scott Simon conducted a long onsite interview in Lexington, Massachusetts with Atkinson for NPR’s Weekend Edition.
People Magazine reveals the cover of Candace Bushnell’s IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? In their Open Book Column Publishers Weekly highlights Bushnell’s return to her original publisher, Grove, and to sex and friendship in the city, now for women in their 50s. Deadline breaks the story of the TV series in the works at Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, with Bushnell as executive producer and writing the pilot. Popsugar, Elle.com, Entertainment Weekly, Porter, and Newsday include IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? in their best books of summer features. And Bushnell is part of recent features in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Style Section too.
NBC’s Today introduced THE PLAZA by Julie Satow with a decadent tour of the iconic hotel. Stellar reviews and features rolled out in the New York Times Book Review, NPR.org, Vulture, Town and Country, New York Daily News, Newsday, and the New York Post. And excerpts in Travel & Leisure, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, and VF.com rounded out the media trifecta to launch this “must read for summer (Time magazine).
Susan Richards Shreve’s MORE NEWS TOMORROW made the New York Times’ New & Noteworthy column, and is one of the ‘Best Books of Summer according to The Week and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It’s a People magazine ‘Pick of the Week’ and received terrific pre-publication reviews in Kirkus (starred!), Shelf Awareness and Library Journal.
Marcia Butler’s PICKLE’S PROGRESS is featured in Refinery29’s Best Books of April and Vulture’s notable releases, and NPR.org calls it a “surprising and audacious debut novel.” Kirkus says it “starts with a crash then slows as the characters’ personalities develop,” and Booklist says, “With detached wit and restrained horror at her characters’ behavior, Butler explores the volatile nature of identity in this provocative novel.”
The extraordinary story of a midwestern zoo gone amiss at the heart of ZOO NEBRASKA by Carson Vaughan is told in these features in New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Review of Books, and in excerpts in Pacific Standard and Lit Hub. Publishers Weekly calls it “a resonant, at times heart-wrenching tale of small-town Americana… Vaughan’s nuanced, poignant storytelling provides a sobering take on what happens when the best intentions go awry.” And Kirkus calls it “a thoughtful meditation that will appeal to animal lovers and readers interested in tales of small communities coming together.”
This Wall Street Journal review raves that in ALL THE LIVES WE EVER LIVED “Katharine Smyth pulls off a tricky double homage in her beautifully written first book, a deft blend of memoir, biography and literary criticism that’s a gift to readers,” and The Washington Post calls it “a transcendent book, not a simple meditation on one woman’s loss, but a reflection on all of our losses, on loss itself, on how to remember and commemorate our dead.” Smyth’s memoir was named one of the best books of January by Town and Country, Bustle, Nylon, Time, Tory Burch, HuffPost, and BookRiot. It was excerpted in The Paris Review and LitHub, and reviewed by Time, Vulture, Bookpage, and The Boston Globe who called it “a powerful book, driven by the engine of Smyth’s controlled, rich description.”
BuzzFeed features Bette Howland’s first book in 30 years, CALM SEA AND PROSPEROUS VOYAGE, in its Spring preview. The early reviews are all stars and raves: Kirkus calls it “a remarkable literary voice rediscovered,” Publishers Weekly writes “This is a collection to savor, and Howland is an author to celebrate,” and Booklist raves “Much like Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for Cleaning Women, this story collection reinstates a long overlooked artist of live-wire incisiveness, shredding wit, and improbable beauty.” Inside Hook, Vanity Fair.com, Booklist, Bustle and Vogue.com put CALM SEA on their best books lists. Paris Review Daily runs Honor Moore’s afterword, and the Wall Street Journal and Full Stop run rave reviews.
Vanessa McGrady’s ROCK NEEDS RIVER has been featured on Read It Forward and CBC Radio, and in the New York Post. The Washington Post listed it in their “10 Books to Read this February,” saying that “McGrady chronicles her non-fairytale path to parenthood with uncommon candor,” and Kirkus calls it “an expressive and love-filled tale of a unique adoption scenario… the conversational tone makes the reader feel like a trusted friend.”
Newsweek features a cover excerpt from James Donovan’s SHOOT FOR THE MOON, and an excerpt appears in Salon. It was also featured in the Dallas Morning News, Garden & Gun, and on Space.com, Midnight in the Desert radio, Blue Dot Podcast, Coast to Coast AM, the Jim Bohanon Show, and on C-SPAN’s Book TV. In their starred reviews, Publishers Weekly writes “this is a perfect volume to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing and all that led up to it,” and Booklist says “Donovan’s history is a powerfully written and irresistible celebration of the Apollo mission. Kirkus celebrates it as a “welcome addition to the literature of space exploration.”
Refinery29 and PopSugar both name FUTURE PERFECT by Victoria Loustalot one the “Best Books” of winter. Salon’s interview digs into the unexpected lessons learned as Loustalot researched the book, interviewing shaman, mystics, psychics and more. Kirkus Review’s starred review calls it “Witty and occasionally irreverent…. Where she ends up on the divide between proof and faith is fascinating.” And Thrive Global runs a excerpt entitled “Advice is Overrated” just in time for the new year.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells her harrowing story in UNDAUNTED: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back. To launch her book Speier shared her journey with interviewers on CBS Sunday Morning, Today, PBS Newshour, Andrea Mitchell Reports, and NPR, and in the pages of Politico, Roll Call and the New York Post. And here she tells her courageous story of resilience with Dr. Oz.
Real Simple names Jaclyn Gilbert’s debut novel, LATE AIR, one of their 5 Best Books About Running. Her essays appear in LitHub and Tin House, who call her piece one of the “most daring things [she’s] ever put into words.” And Gilbert is also interviewed on PEN and Longreads.
“One of the boldest voices in American fiction,” Ben Fountain’s BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BURN AGAIN received rave reviews in The New York Review of Books, Commonweal, and the Washington Post. The Associated Press and Publishers Weekly highlighted it in their fall previews, and in their starred reviews Booklist calls it “pithy and profound,” and Publishers Weekly says it is “the best portrait yet of an astounding election. BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BURN AGAIN was named one of the Best Books of 2018 in The Guardian, Lit Hub, and Shelf Awareness.
In its rave review the New York Times calls Bill Cunningham’s FASHION CLIMBING, “an unexpected gift… a Strunk and White of chic,” an “obscenely enjoyable romp,” writes Simon Doonan in the New York Times Book Review. T Magazine and Town & Country run thoughtful appreciation essays and Vogue excerpts, EW.com chronicles the incredible story behind the secret memoir, InStyle highlights the 7 surprising things they learned, and Vanity Fair declares “Cunningham’s book seems to sit entirely apart from the vast canon of fashion memoirs.”
Parker Posey’s memoir, YOU’RE ON AN AIRPLANE, is covered in Entertainment Weekly‘s Summer Book Preview, a New York Times Magazine interview, Washington Post Style section feature, Vogue review, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, and a 5-page spread in People Magazine. Her interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is a must-watch, and here’s a completely charming interview on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Dr. Dan Siegel discusses the science behind meditation and his latest bestseller, AWARE, with Dr. Phil. Yoga Journal runs an excerpt on how meditation can change your life, and tune into the nature of consciousness on Spirituality and Health’s podcast
The Washington Post calls Katharine Weber’s STILL LIFE WITH MONKEY “a beautifully wrought paean of praise for the ordinary pleasures taken for granted by the able-bodied.” Amazon Book Review cites Weber as “an expert stylist who takes an admirably detached view of the high stakes in this plot.” And Kirkus’s starred review raves it is “possibly the best work yet from an always stimulating writer.”
Stanford professor James Fishkin’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Yes, Ordinary Citizens Can Decide Complex Issues,” is adapted from his book DEMOCRACY WHEN THE PEOPLE ARE THINKING.
In OBAMA: An Oral History 2009-2017, Brian Abrams offers an unprecedented insider view of the Obama White House and administration. Here, Abrams shares his secrets in Entertainment Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and The Daily Beast’s juicy excerpt details “How the GOP screwed Obama on immigration reform.”
The stories in Valerie Trueblood’s TERRARIUM: New and Selected Stories are “small on the outside, but once you’ve stepped through the door they expand in all directions until, by the end, surely it’s a novel you just finished reading,” writes the New York Times Book Review. Read an excerpt on Lit Hub, as well as these stunning reviews in Publisher’s Weekly–comparing Trueblood to Alice Munro and Lydia Davis, Bustle, and the Seattle Times.
General Michael Hayden explores THE ASSAULT ON INTELLIGENCE in his must-read excerpt in The New York Times, as well as on NPR, CNN, and CBS This Morning. Here he discusses our national intelligence crisis on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and on NPR’s 1A.
NPR.org calls Kevin Powers “a hell of a writer,” and says A SHOUT IN THE RUINS “is nothing short of brilliant.” The San Francisco Chronicle writes that it “sizzles with authentic tragedy, realism and unreconciled memory. PBS Newshour airs Power’s In My Humble Opinion essay, “When Memorial Day Becomes Every Day.” A Kirkus starred review makes comparisons to Faulkner, and Library Journal’s starred review calls it “a masterly meditation on our unbreakable connection to a world predicated on cyclical violence.”
Time Magazine runs a timely excerpt from high powered divorce lawyer James Sexton’s IF YOU’RE IN MY OFFICE, IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE, entitled “Facebook is a Cheating Machine.” And here Sexton helps “Steve” viewers answer their toughest relationship questions. Here’s Sexton on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and Good Morning America, as well as a juicy feature in the New York Post and his essay, “Is Marriage Ruining Your Sex Life?” in Psychology Today.
PBS Newshour divulges “How Rupi Kaur Became a Hero to Millions of Young Women.” THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. See features on NPR’s Morning Edition and in the New York Times Style section, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Bustle, Women’s Wear Daily and Teen Vogue.