News in September 2014
News in September 2014
Alan Cumming’s moving memoir was named one of the most anticipated books of the fall by NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. Dey St. publishes the hardcover Oct. 7, 2014.
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s A PATH APPEARS: TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING OPPORTUNITY has received outstanding reviews across the board. Rick Bass of The Boston Globe says A PATH APPEARS is “good strong journalism, researched powerfully,” and adds, “upon finishing the book readers are likely to experience an uneasy state of stimulation and find themselves willing to do something in the world, unconcerned by questions of scale, but instead, to simply become more engaged, and in that, alive.” Knopf published A PATH APPEARS on September 23, 2014.
The much-anticipated debut from the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter, Boy on Ice was praised by Kirkus reviews as “A sad tragic story that underscores the high human cost of human cost of violent entertainment”. The author was also recently interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered. Norton will publish the book on October 1st, 2014.
In her acknowledgements, Tilly says, “My thanks once again to the Sheldon family, and particularly to Alexandra and Mary, for entrusting me not only with these books but with Tracy Whitney.” That trust was not misplaced as this sequel full of passion, suspense and breathtaking twists proves. Tomorrow has come at last. But it isn’t the future Tracy bargained for… William Morrow publishes the Hardcover on Oct. 7, 2014
THE EMPTY QUARTER is the second in Mr. Robbins’ Pararescue Thriller series that started with THE DEVIL’S WATERS. The new book received a rave review from E. A. Aymar of the Washington Independent Review of Books who called the book, “a great introduction for new fans, and a mesmerizing tale of duty and desperate love for everyone.” Thomas & Mercer published this title August 1, 2014.
Mark Frauenfelder on BoingBoing notes, “signs of struggle and desperation serve to create a fascinatingly creepy environment. And that’s why I like DEAD INSIDE: DO NOT ENTER so much. The book consists entirely of letters, hand-written warnings, and pages torn from journal entries that were written during the zombie pandemic.” In his review of this collection of notes from the Zombie Apocalypse. CHRONICLE BOOKS published the paperback September of 2011.
Tor is holding an Educator Sweepstakes for The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp, which they will publish on October 14th, 2014. Prizes for the contest include copies of the book, posters and tote bags. The contest closes on 10/20/14
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Robert Caro’s biography of Robert Moses, THE POWER BROKER, the Daily Beast published an article “The Power Broker turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece” detailing the history of the book and discussing the ways in which it “rewrote the rules of biography.” Knopf originally published the book in 1974 and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975.
As Brian Renvall of Library Journal says in a starred review, BOY ON ICE by John Branch is, “A heartbreaking examination of a young man's life destroyed by the sport he loved. Highly recommended.” Norton will publish the book Oct. 1, 2014.
Recently in the news expressing his opinions about Scotland’s independence in a New York Times Op-Ed piece, Alan Cumming is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer and director. His moving memoir NOT MY FATHER’S SON will be published by Dey Street Books on October 7, 2014.
The Telegraph has named ALL OUR NAMES one of the Best Books of 2014, calling it “an impressive portrait of compromised friendship and global politics.” Knopf published the book on March 4, 2014.
The return of THE HOT ZONE to the New York Times Bestseller list was written about in the “Inside the List” column in the New York Times Book Review. The book is currently at number 17 on the Paperback Non-Fiction list for the week of September 14th. Random House originally published the book in 1994.