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New Scientist selects Bethany Saltman’s forthcoming STRANGE SITUATION as one of the best science books of 2020. Kirkus praises the book as “honest and complex,” Publishers Weekly deems it “a fascinating deep dive into attachment theory,” and in a starred review, Booklist calls it “a fascinating mix of memoir and the history of a major revolution in the scientific theory of the relationships we form in our first year of life.”

In a piece on the resurgence of addiction memoirs, the New York Times spotlights Kim Krans’ soon-to-be released BLOSSOMS AND BONES, an illustrated memoir. Publishers Weekly calls the book “raw” and “intensely relatable.”

Jonathan Horn shares insights from his fresh new biography of the first president, WASHINGTON’S END, in interviews with TIME and Brian Lehrer for WNYC, and further expounds on his book’s findings in a myth-busting piece for Politico and a New York Post article on the history of Presidents’ Day.

Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips’ debut THE FUTURE OF FEELING is featured in a Newsweek round-up of “must-read” spring titles and excerpted in Salon and Medium’s One Zero. In an op-ed for the New York Post and interviews with WNYC’s Science Friday and All of It with Alison Stewart, Kaitlin shares important findings from her work.

A major feature in the Washington Post highlights Douglas Tallamy’s new book NATURE’S BEST HOPE, “a radical rethinking of the American residential landscape,” which debuts at the #14 spot on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Douglas chats about the book on NPR’s A Way to Garden and The Joe Gardener and In Defense of Plants podcasts.

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin’s instant New York Times bestseller SUCCESSFUL AGING is adapted in a much-discussed essay in the New York Times’ Sunday Review section. Levitin recently talked about the book in segments for PBS NewsHour and CBS This Morning, and in its enthusiastic review, Kirkus called SUCCESSFUL AGING “excellent popular science.”

Sports Illustrated recommended Evansville native Steve Beaven’s “tragic and inspiring” debut WE WILL RISE, which chronicles the aftermath of a plane crash that killed the University of Evansville’s basketball team, while the Washington Post selected it as one of the ten books to read in January, Portland Tribune praised it for its “creative profiles” and intimately sketched characters, and Publishers Weekly called it “earnestly written.”

Emma Sloley’s debut novel, the cli-fi cliffhanger DISASTER’S CHILDREN is spotlighted on Book Riot‘s “All the Books!” podcast, recommended by Polygon and Debutiful, and reviewed admiringly by Kirkus and Booklist. Sloley expounds on her themes and inspiration in insightful discussions with Lit HubLeslie, and Qwillery.

Actor and screenwriter Robert Desiderio’s forthcoming political thriller THE OCCURRENCE receives a stellar Publisher’s Weekly review: “Script writer Desiderio makes his fiction debut with an uplifting political thriller. Those with a mystical bent tired of conventional Middle East thrillers will welcome this exercise in wish fulfillment.” Watch the novel’s exciting trailer, selected as a Shelf Awareness Book Trailer of the Day, here.

Just shy of the November 12 publication date of their new book GOOD ECONOMICS FOR HARD TIMES, MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics. Duflo is the second woman and youngest person in history to receive the Nobel in this category. Following the Nobel announcement, The New York Times and the Boston Globe Magazine published separate, compelling adaptations from the book; the authors chatted about their work on NPR’s On Point, MSNBC’s Last Word, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Reuters Breakingviews; and Bloomberg and Business Insider ran insightful interviews with the husband-and-wife team.

A contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, Elaine Sciolino captivates readers again, this time with THE SEINE: The River That Made Paris. Debuting with a gorgeous spread in Departures magazine, the book has also garnered a rave review in the New York Times Book Review, starred trades in Kirkus and Library Journal and a glowing Publisher’s Weekly. Recently, Elaine wrote about the bridges of Paris for NYT’s travel section.

It’s been an outstanding press launch for Diana Kapp and her new book GIRLS WHO RUN THE WORLD: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business! The rampup to publication started after Forbes made the woeful decision to include only 1 woman among 99 men in its list of “America’s 100 Most Innovative Leaders.” Kapp penned an Open Letter to Forbes, signed by nearly 200 female CEOs to date, and National Public Radio’s Mary Louise Kelly gave the story (and the letter) a platform on All Things Considered. Since, we’ve seen Q&As, features and excerpts in Tech Crunch, Katie Couric’s Wake Up CallRefinery29 and Thrive Global, and more. Diana can be heard discussing the book on PRI / Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.  #innovationforall

Garrett M. Graff’s THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY, the first comprehensive oral history of 9/11, became an immediate New York Times bestseller after powerful excerpts ran in PoliticoThe Atlantic, Time Magazine and Wired. Graff was interviewed on CBS / Face the NationPBS / NewshourNPR / 1A and PRI / The World and the book has received overwhelmingly glowing reviews from outlets such as the Washington Post, which called it “a deeply moving history,” and the Wall Street Journal, which deemed it “a priceless civic gift.”

In her stunning memoir PROGNOSIS, Sarah Vallance pulls back the curtain on life with traumatic brain injury. In its pre-publication review, Kirkus wrote this: “With a mission of giving voice to the voiceless, Vallance shares the little-understood experience of surviving a traumatic brain injury.”  The Washington Post included it among its 10 books to read in August, BBC Radio aired a beautiful interview with Vallance called “How I Fixed My Own Brain” and the Times of London ran a large feature interview on Vallance’s story and path toward recovery.

CBS This Morning takes a riveting look at the investigative work begun by Stieg Larsson, and continued by author Jan Stocklossa, whose new book THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE collects the pieces of Larsson’s true-crime puzzle to examine the mysterious 1986 murder of the Swedish PM.

Bina Venkataraman’s THE OPTIMIST’S TELESCOPE is reviewed by the New York Times, named a ‘book of the month’ by the Financial Times, excerpted in TIME magazine, and is one of Adam Grant’s recommended reads on LinkedIn. Her stellar TED Talk  and appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe are well worth the watch.

Inspired by the relationships built among families who adopted children from the same  orphanage in rural China, author of the picture book A CRAZY MUCH LOVE Joy Jordan-Lake shares her experiences in Working Mother magazine.

Launching with interviews on NPR/KQED’s Forum, CBS Radio, KALW, KGO-TV AND KPFA, excerpts in The Guardian and CrimeReads, and a feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, Vivian Ho’s THOSE WHO WANDER digs into the epidemic surrounding America’s lost street kids.

Phyllis Fagell’s MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS ‘must read’ (Booklist) is featured in the Chicago Tribune and offers wisdom for parents and educators in her can’t-miss contributions to the Washington Post’s On Parenting column.

WORLD CLASS author Teru Clavel talks about education around the world on NBC’s Today. Tune in to see her discuss international education with Fareed Zakaria on CNN soon too.

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. Look for Rick on his 20+ city tour this spring and fall!

Candace Bushnell asks IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? on Good Morning America and in the New York Times and People Magazine. Popsugar,, 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.

Victims’ rights attorney Carrie Goldberg and her vital new book, NOBODY’S VICTIM are featured in Elle, The Guardian, New York Times, The Cut, and on WNYC’s All of it with Allison Stewart. Both The Lily and Medium have run excellent excerpts, Book Riot and Esquire include it in their best books of summer roundups, and pre-pub reviews have been universally exceptional in Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.

After appearing on NBC’s Today with her husband, Willie Geist, Christina Geist’s second children’s book SORRY GROWNUPS, YOU CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL! hits the bestseller list! The mom, entrepreneur and author sat down with Mika Brzenzinski for a [Know Your Value] conversation on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. And here Willie and Christina talk about their long-lasting relationship in Glamour.

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,, Vulture, Town and CountryNew York Daily News, Newsday, and the New York Post. And excerpts in Travel & Leisure, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, and rounded out the media trifecta to launch on of Time magazine’s “must reads of the summer.”

William Dameron’s debut memoir THE LIE is featured in both an excerpt and interview in Salon and reviewed by the New York Times Book Review. Dameron’s essay on his evolving relationship with his daughters after coming out can be found in the New York Times Well Family section, and tune into this hour long interview with WBAI’s Leonard Lopate at Large.

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.

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, TimeTory BurchHuffPost, 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, Booklist, Bustle and 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.

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, 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.”

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.

“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, 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.

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. calls Kevin Powers “a hell of a writer,” and says A SHOUT IN THE RUINS “is nothing short of brilliant.” And PBS Newshour airs Power’s In My Humble Opinion essay, “When Memorial Day Becomes Every Day.”

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.

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