News in July 2017
News in July 2017
Perfect for summer reading, this Oxford Girl Mystery has been hailed by Vogue as, "A rollicking murder mystery. . . . a wildly entertaining romp. . . . Laugh? I died." Harper published the hardcover May 9, 2017.
SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA is on the longlist for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Little Brown & Company published the book on March 7, 2017.
Samantha Hunt’s collection of stories THE DARK DARK received a positive review from NPR Books. The reviewer Carmen Maria Machado says “Like the best short story collections, THE DARK DARK chews on some delicious, evergreen themes in extraordinary ways.” She also says that Hunt is “at her best when her stories seem to almost get away from her, crescendoing into feverish, manic beauty. Horror and strangeness are her allies.” FSG Original published the book on July 18, 2017.
New this September, from New York Times bestselling author, Alan Cumming- a charming picture book that answers the age old question of what do your dogs do when you’re away. Publisher’s Weekly remarks, “It’s a fun premise, breezily told, and Shaffer’s fluid, pastel-hued watercolors exude a cheery élan,
The latest novel by Danielle Steel has debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week ending of July 16th. It debuted at number 4 on both the combined Print & E-book fiction bestseller lists. Delacorte Press published the book on June 27, 2017.
Rachel Khong’s GOODBYE, VITAMIN is July’s Book of the Month, as well as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month and a Spotlight Pick. The book has earned glowing reviews from NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Josephine Magazine, and the Gilmore Guide to Books. Vogue interviewed Rachel Khong, whose “wonderful first novel” GOODBYE, VITAMIN “might be the best novel you’ll read this summer.”
Jaroslav Kalfar’s SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA receives a wonderful review from Michael Tate at Los Angeles of Books, who writes, “Jaroslav Kalfar’s outstanding debut novel Spaceman of Bohemia is simultaneously shocking, terrifying, wondrous, funny, and beguiling.”
Jia Tolentino recommended celebrated novelist Samantha Hunt’s upcoming debut THE DARK DARK in the New Yorker’s web feature “What We’re Reading This Summer,” where she writes: “Samantha Hunt’s new collection of short stories… wields such a subtle and alien power that I couldn’t read more than a couple of pieces in a sitting without feeling like some witchy substance was working its way through my blood.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on July 18, 2017.
Rebecca Mead recommended Laura Kipnis’s UNWANTED ADVANCES in the New Yorker’s web feature “What We’re Reading This Summer,” where she writes: “Kipnis adeptly applies the now unfashionable but enduringly illuminating insights of psychoanalysis, with mordantly compelling results, to the actions and motivations of those who have become ensnarled in institutional [Title IX] scrutiny." Harper published the book April 4, 2017.
John Williams interviewed Rebecca for the Arts section of the July 9 edition of the New York Times. A Martinez hosted Rebecca Stott on NPR Weekend Edition on the Exclusive Brethren, adapting to the real world, and what her faith looks like now. Spiegel & Grau published IN THE DAYS OF RAIN on July 4, 2017.
In a starred Kirkus review, Josh Weil’s upcoming debut collection was lauded as “a rich, often dazzling collection of short stories linked by themes while ranging widely in style from Babel-like fables to gritty noir and sci-fi.” Grove, Atlantic will publish the book on September 12, 2017.
Eugene Lim’s DEAR CYBORGS received a rave review from Christian Lorentzen in New York Magazine. DEAR CYBORGS is also one of the best books of the year so far, according to Nylon and the Chicago Review of Books. Jonathan Sturgeon included DEAR CYBORGS in a review of Occupy literature for The Baffler, calling DEAR CYBORGS “a short but important novel.” Eugene joined the Leonard Lopate show on June 23 to discuss his new novel.