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September 9, 2022

Praise is rolling in for Meg Howrey’s THEY’RE GOING TO LOVE YOU ahead of its publication. The book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly: “Howrey delivers a poignant family alienation, regret, and desire…[F]raught scenes provoke staggering bursts of emotion…Howrey expertly builds tension, leading the reader to feel alongside Carlisle both the draw of ballet and her anxiety about her reunion with her father. It’s a breathtaking performance.” The book was featured on The Seattle Times’ must-read books for this fall, alongside generous praise: “[A] stirring coming-of-age tale…Howrey’s writing is precise and eloquent, like finely tuned ballet, but above all, this soul-stirring novel is about love, loyalty, and one’s lifelong relationship to art.” Lastly, the novel was reviewed by Sophie Bress for Fjord, who writes: “Rooted in authenticity, nuance, and honesty…By addressing issues like lack of recognition and pay for choreographers, the lack of female choreographers in ballet, and ballet’s body biases, Howrey not only weaves a poignant story, she makes a statement about the way things are and the ways things need to change.” Doubleday will publish THEY’RE GOING TO LOVE YOU on November 15, 2022.

September 9, 2022

COSMOGONY author Lucy Ives’ forthcoming novel LIFE IS EVERYWHERE is making waves ahead of its fall publication. The book has been featured on most-anticipated lists from Publishers Weekly and The Los Angeles Times, the latter of which praises Ives' "enthralling emotional and psychological acuity, a seemingly bottomless store of knowledge and a thrilling wit." An excerpt of the novel was published on Granta. Ives also wrote a commissioned work of flash fiction entitled "The Sound," which appeared in The Atlantic's first edition of its "Shorter Stories" online series. Graywolf Press will publish the novel on October 4, 2022.

September 9, 2022

In conjunction with new book tour dates for FIGHT LIKE HELL, Kim Kelly’s piece “You Should Join a Union. Yes, You” was published in Anand Giridharadas’s newsletter The.Ink. One Signal Publishers published FIGH LIKE HELL on April 26, 2022.

September 9, 2022

RETAIL GANGSTER by Gary Weiss has received a wealth of critical praise following its publication. Alexandra Jacobs reviewed the book for The New York Times, calling it “a compact and appealing account of Crazy Eddie’s artificially inflated rise and slow-mo collapse” and “a tender requiem for a time, pre-streaming, when people tended to be tuned into the same things,” further praising Weiss’ “sure-footed[ness].” A review from Kirkus praises the way “Weiss paints an intricate portrait of greed, aspiration, and complicated family ties,” adding: “A compellingly readable story about a con artist who ‘epitomized the duality of the American Dream.” Simon Constable wrote a rave review of the book for Forbes, calling it a “must-read” and highlighting the way “Weiss deftly tells the story of three mind-bogglingly complicated things at the same time…without scrambling your brain...This book is worth your time, and Weiss should be saluted for his work.” Lastly, the book was featured on The New York Times’ “11 New Books We Recommend This Week,” as well as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s “The best new books to read in September” lists. Hachette Books published RETAIL GANGSTER on August 23, 2022.

September 9, 2022

VIRTUE by Hermione Hoby has been shortlisted for the 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which “honors an exemplary work of fiction from the previous calendar year that speaks with an ‘American Voice’ about American experiences, much like Twain’s masterwork, ADVENURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN." The nominees will be read by a final panel of judges before the winner is announced in October, and the award will be presented to the winner at the American Voice Award Banquet on November 4 at The Mark Twain House & Museum. Riverhead Books published VIRTUE on July 20, 2021.

September 9, 2022

THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV by Dawnie Walton has been shortlisted for the 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, which “honors an exemplary work of fiction from the previous calendar year that speaks with an ‘American Voice’ about American experiences, much like Twain’s masterwork, ADVENURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN." The nominees will be read by a final panel of judges before the winner is announced in October, and the award will be presented to the winner at the American Voice Award Banquet on November 4 at The Mark Twain House & Museum. 37 Ink published THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV on March 31, 2021.

September 9, 2022

THE FURROWS by Namwali Serpell continues to receive waves of critical acclaim in the lead-up to its publication. The book was featured on Vulture’s "57 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall," praised as a “gorgeous, surreal meditation on identity and mourning, one that squeezes the heartstrings and rarely relaxes its grip.” The Telegraph awarded the book 5 stars, with reviewer Cal Revely-Calder raving: “[THE FURROWS is] masterful: a blend of the self-knowing, sincere and spry…Serpell’s sentences are unhurried, yet detailed, smart and brisk – two cigarette-tips ‘kiss and smoulder’; life underwater is ‘the colour of shadow’ – while her narrative is coolly controlled.” Lastly, THE FURROWS was featured on most-anticipated lists from The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, The Millions, and Ms. Magazine. Hogarth will publish the novel on September 27, 2022.

September 9, 2022

Elliot Ackerman’s THE FIFTH ACT continues to garner critical praise. The Diplomatic Courier raves: “Ackerman is one of the finest writers of his generation, having brilliantly penned literary reflections on war and meaning—a quality that carries through to his latest book. It is not often that I finish a book in one sitting, and even rarer that I put a book down and know it will stay with me long after I finish it. Ackerman’s THE FIFTH ACT does both. It is powerful, poignant, personal, and painful. His personal narrative of combat and how it stays with him today—especially during the effort to evacuate Afghans in the run-up to the collapse—is haunting and should be widely read.” Elsewhere, The Washington Review of Books deems the book a “painful, essential read from perhaps the only author who could’ve written it...He has a unique ability to center his and his comrades’ lived experience within the larger historical continuum.” Penguin Press published the book on August 9, 2022.

August 26, 2022

Danielle Steel’s latest novel, THE CHALLENGE, made its debut on The New York Times Bestsellers list for the week of September 4, 2022, appearing at #2 on Print Hardcover Fiction and #8 on Combined Print & E-Book Fiction. Delacorte Press published the book on August 16th, 2022.

August 26, 2022

THE FURROWS was featured on the AV Club’s roundup of September must-reads. Cat Auer writes: “Novelist Namwali Serpell follows her spectacular sci-fi/historical fiction THE OLD DRIFT with an undulating, enthralling tale of death and rebirth…An unexpected perspective and plot twist near the halfway point reinvigorate the story with fresh tension and direction, with Serpell utterly unafraid to fuse and forge genres, turning up the levels of suspense, mystery, and even romance.” Hogarth will publish the novel on September 27, 2022.