BLACK DOG, the 62nd book in the Stone Barrington series, will make its debut on The New York Times Bestseller list for the week of August 21, 2022. It will debut at #15 on the Hardcover Fiction list, and #10 on the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction list. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on August 2, 2022.
Elliot Ackerman’s THE FIFTH ACT received a wealth of critical acclaim leading up to its publication this week. A glowing review from Booklist reads: “[A] powerful testimony…Ackerman’s tales are compelling and heartfelt; this title will stand the test of time as a warning against further military misadventures.” Ackerman sat down in conversation with Kori Schake of The Washington Post to discuss the book, which Schake describes as a “searing condemnation of both the conduct and abandonment of the war effort.” The Atlantic published an op-ed by Ackerman titled “The Rivalry That Defines America: How the U.S. dealt with Russia in Afghanistan is informing how Russia is dealing with the U.S. in Ukraine.” Lastly, Amazon Books selected THE FIFTH ACT as one of its Editors' Picks in the Best History category. Penguin Press published the book on August 9, 2022.
Tanaïs sat down with BOMB magazine for an in-depth discussion about their memoir, IN SENSORIUM. Interviewer Evan Nicole Brown raves: “On its face, IN SENSORIUM is a lyrical memoir about fragrances, their histories, and the resilience of the American Bangladeshi Muslim novelist and perfumer’s motherland. The book is ultimately a sundial—a totem of light and shadow that changes gradually the longer you look at it. IN SENSORIUM is a way of organizing time—the history of a people, a place, a family, a life—guided by scent and the essence of memory.” Harper published the book on February 22, 2022.
Tomi Obaro’s dazzling debut novel DELE WEDS DESTINY was highlighted by Amazon Books Editorial Director Sarah Gelman on CBS Mornings with Gayle King for a piece on Summer beach read recommendations. Gelman calls DELE WEDS DESTINY “beautiful” and “evocative.” Knopf published the book on June 28, 2022.
Carlene Bauer’s stellar novel GIRLS THEY WRITE SONGS ABOUT was reviewed in The New Yorker’s Briefly Noted. They write: “This prickly-coy novel centers on two women who move to New York in the nineteen-nineties to become writers—or, as one of them, the narrator, puts it, ‘to be seen as an overpoweringly singular instance of late-twentieth-century womanhood.’ Bauer is a crackerjack chronicler of the slide into humility which follows ravenous early adulthood, when ‘we felt that we owed the books we’d read proof that we were as open and free as they had commanded us to be.’” Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the novel on June 21, 2022.
NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now recommend Kim Kelly’s FIGHT LIKE HELL as a “Memorable Summer Read,” praising the book’s success in “portraying the people she profiles as being otherwise ordinary, average workers who had enough courage in their convictions and spoke up when it mattered.” Meanwhile, 48 Hills declares it an “approachably written…tome well worth reading” whose “biggest triumph is in its wide-sweeping, sharply-accurate definition of what makes a worker,” spotlighting the voices of queer, disabled, BIPOC, female, and other marginalized voices in American labor history. One Signal Publishers published FIGHT LIKE HELL on April 26, 2022.
HOW TO BE FAMOUS by Nicole Pasulka was highlighted by The New York Times as one of its “13 New Books We Recommend This Week (July 21),” as curated by their staff critics and Book Review editors. Simon & Schuster published the book on June 7, 2022.
Ahead of its fall publication, DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS received a positive review from Publishers Weekly. They call the book “spellbinding sequel to CHILD OF LIGHT,” adding: “Brooks weaves a fast-paced tale full of twists and turns while keeping the backstory clear and the worldbuilding concise enough that those new to Auris’s story will have just as much fun as returning readers. This is sure to delight Brooks’s fans.” Del Rey will publish the book on October 11, 2022.
Elliot Ackerman’s forthcoming THE FIFTH ACT was selected by Air Mail for their Staff Picks roundup. They praise: “If you want to understand how the war in Afghanistan became such a debacle, this book is indispensable. Elliot Ackerman brilliantly explores last year’s fall of Kabul through his own experiences on the battlefield, expertly interwoven with his dramatic attempts from afar to evacuate, and thus keep from falling into the hands of the Taliban, Afghan nationals who had worked with the U.S. How much he succeeds in this endeavor gives the book its narrative tension, and along the way Ackerman reflects persuasively on who is to blame for the Taliban takeover.” Penguin Press will publish the book on August 9, 2022.
VERY COLD PEOPLE by Sarah Manguso was highlighted as one of the “Best Novels of 2022” by The Week magazine. Hogarth published the novel on February 8, 2022.