News - Book Launches
News - Book Launches
TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME author Kayleen Schaefer’s next book, BUT YOU’RE STILL SO YOUNG, published this week to much fanfare. BuzzFeed published an excerpt of the book to celebrate its publication, and the New York Times Book Review featured it on their Shortlist, calling the book a “thoughtful and well-paced evaluation of ‘adulthood.’” Dutton published the book on March 2, 2021.
TELL ME LIES author Carola Lovering’s next suspenseful thriller, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, published this week to a flurry of wonderful press. Book of the Month featured the novel as one of its March selections, noting: “Unsettling and twisted, this creepy thriller will make you wonder which of its narrators is telling the truth.” Lovering also held a virtual launch in conversation with PRETTY LITTLE LIARS author Sara Shepard via Barrett Bookstore. St. Martin’s published the book on March 2, 2021.
MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE by Miguel Sancho received a glowing blurb from Chris Cuomo. He writes: “This book embodies love in action. With brutal honesty, Miguel explores the personal and familial challenges of fighting a child’s mysterious illness. But the inspirational power of this book lies in the passion of the parents and doctors who find ways to save children. In doing so, there is a message for all of us in how to deal with what life throws in our path.” Avery will publish the book on March 2, 2021.
Playwright, TV writer, and author Jen Silverman’s WE PLAY OURSELVES launched to a flurry of praise this week. To build buzz, Literary Hub published an excerpt of the book prior to its release, and Silverman sat down with the New York Times to discuss the book’s origins, the compelling nature of nemeses, drama on and offstage in the theater world, and more. Random House published the novel on February 9, 2021.
CONCRETE ROSE, the prequel to Angie Thomas’s THE HATE U GIVE, has received four starred reviews. Publishers Weekly raves: “Thomas brings her trademark wit, nostalgic love of the 1990s and all things R&B and hip-hop, and her penchant for heartfelt characterization to this first-person exploration of Maverick Carter’s coming-of- age.” Booklist deems the book “a poignant prequel…that offers hope, encouragement, and optimism.” School Library Journal praises the “depth of humor and clarity that really allows readers to bond with the characters.” Kirkus calls it “a resounding success.” A favorite on various “Most Anticipated Books of 2021” lists, CONCRETE ROSE has been highlighted by Book Riot, Bustle, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Forbes, PopSugar, Refinery29, TIME, USA Today, and The Washington Post. Angie was interviewed on CBS This Morning with Gayle King, and is the cover story of Kirkus Reviews’ January issue, as well as being included in various features for Entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, NPR’s Morning Edition, Shelf Awareness, Shondaland, The Week, Washington Post Live, and We Need Diverse Books. Balzer + Bray published the book on January 12, 2021.
Debut novelist Daniel Loedel’s stunning first book, HADES, ARGENTINA, published amid a wealth praise this week. The book was named on best-of lists from O Magazine, The Millions, and many other outlets. Loedel also spoke to NPR Weekend Edition’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the role of his family’s history in inspiring the book, and Literary Hub published Loedel’s original essay about exploring his Argentine heritage on publication day. Riverhead Books published the novel on January 12, 2021.
Sharon Stone’s memoir was named by O, the Oprah Magazine as one of the “55 Most Anticipated Books of 2021.” They write: “Brutally honest, restless and questing, Stone bravely grapples with her own imperfections with courage and candor.” Knopf will publish the book on March 30, 2021.
Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and Essence Magazine named CONCRETE ROSE, Angie Thomas’s prequel to her bestselling THE HATE U GIVE, as one of the most anticipated books of 2021. Balzer + Bray will publish the book on January 12, 2021.
The New York Times, Time Magazine, Lit Hub, and O, the Oprah Magazine named LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN, Joan Didion’s latest collection of essays, as one of the most anticipated books publishing in 2021. Knopf will publish the book on January 26, 2021.
Electric Lit named Jakob Guanzon’s ABUNDANCE as one of “27 Debuts to Look Forward to in the First Half of 2021.” They write: “Abundance takes a critical and unsentimental look at the harsh effects of poverty in a country that’s seemingly teeming with abundance.” Graywolf Press will publish the book on March 2, 2021.