News in January 2022
News in January 2022
INVISIBLE, the latest novel by Danielle Steel, will make its debut on The New York Times Bestseller list for the week of January 23, 2022. It will debut at number 1 on the Hardcover Fiction list and number 4 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list. Delacorte Press published the book on January 4, 2022.
OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia was NPR’s Book of the Day on January 18. In her conversation with NPR correspondent Sarah McCammon on NPR’s Book of the Day podcast, Garcia discussed the use of the phrase “We are force” throughout her novel, “thinking about all of the multitudes within women – how they’re more than just immigrants or mothers or any of these other labels that are sort of imposed on them.” Flatiron Books published the novel in hardcover on March 30, 2021 and in paperback on January 4, 2022.
BookRiot featured THE HOW by Yrsa Daley-Ward on their list of “10 Short, Fast-Paced Books to Kickstart Your Yearly Reading Goal.” They write: “This short book by poet and writer Yrsa Daley-Ward has beautiful writing and useful exercises to bring your best self in 2022. Through a combination of lyrical prose and poetry, Daley-Ward encourages readers to peel back the layers we’ve built up based on societal expectations and get to know the real, unique, hidden person beneath. Although this is difficult work, Daley-Ward’s beautiful writing shows how important and inspiring it can be as well.” THE HOW was published in the US by Penguin Books on November 2, 2021 and in the UK by Penguin Press on November 11, 2021.
Sarah Manguso's debut novel VERY COLD PEOPLE was named one of The Million’s most-anticipated books of 2022. Hogarth will publish the novel on February 8, 2022.
Samantha Hunt's nonfiction debut THE UNWRITTEN BOOK was named one of The Million's most-anticipated books of 2022. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on April 5, 2022.
Rebecca Rukeyser's debut novel THE SEAPLANE ON FINAL APPROACH was named one of The Million's most-anticipated books of 2022. Doubleday will publish the novel on June 7, 2022.
Tomi Obaro's debut novel DELE WEDS DESTINY was named one of The Million's most-anticipated books of 2022. Knopf will publish the novel on June 28, 2022.
Cleyvis Natera's debut novel NERUDA ON THE PARK was named one of The Million's most-anticipated books of 2022. Ballantine Books will publish the novel on May 17, 2022.
The New York Times Book Review praises THE NEXT CIVIL WAR by Stephen Marche. Reviewer Ian Bassin writes: “[THE NEXT CIVIL WAR] should be required reading for anyone invested in preserving our 246-year experiment in self-government...The book alternates between fictional dispatches from a coming social breakdown and digressions that support its predictions with evidence from the present. The effect is twofold: The narrative delivers Cormac McCarthy-worthy drama; while the nonfictional asides imbue that drama with the authority of documentary.” Simon & Schuster published the book on January 4, 2022.
THE STARS ARE NOT YET BELLS by Hannah Lillith Assadi continues to receive recognition as one of the most exciting books of January. BookRiot featured the book on their list of “10 Short, Fast-Paced Books to Kickstart Your Yearly Reading Goal” (“This lyrical historical fiction novel throws you right into the thick of its mystery, romance, and heartbreak”) and Southern Review of Books featured the novel as one of the “Best Southern Books of January 2022.”
Kiese Laymon's reissued debut novel, LONG DIVISION, has been nominated for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. The winners will be announced live on BET on February 26. Scribner published the reissue on June 1, 2021.