James Han Mattson’s REPRIEVE has been highlighted by the LA Times as one of this fall’s best thrillers. “‘Reprieve’ straddles genres in the best possible way,” says the paper. “Sure to spark conversation and debate at book clubs across the land.” William Morrow will publish the novel on October 5, 2021.
Author of DEAR CYBORGS Eugene Lim has published a flash fiction piece in the New Yorker, “What We Have Learned, What We Will Forget, What We Will Not Be Able to Forget.” Lim’s latest novel, SEARCH HISTORY, will be published by Coffee House Press on October 5, 2021.
The 58th book in the Stone Barrington series will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of August 22nd. The book will debut at number 6 on the Combined Print & E-book fiction list. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on August 3, 2021.
R. A. Salvatore’s STARLIGHT ENCLAVE, the latest instalment in “Dungeon & Dragons’ Forgotten Realm” series, is a USA Today Bestseller for the week of August 12, 2021. Publishers Weekly praised the new epic fantasy novel: “Salvatore manages to wrangle the extensive backstory to make this an accessible entry point for first-timers, and the superior characterizations that marked Salvatore’s prior books are again in evidence. His many devoted fans have reason to anticipate the sequel.” Harper Voyager published the book on August 3, 2021.
James Han Mattson’s REPRIEVE has received a starred review from Booklist! The reviewer calls Mattson’s novel “a brilliant hybrid, a thought-provoking look at marginalization and systemic oppression expertly nestled inside a high-anxiety tale about the horror industry itself…This is a rare treat of a novel that will be devoured by fans of pulp horror titles like The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz (2019) and by those who like the juxtaposition of supernatural and real-world horrors found in the works of Victor LaValle.” William Morrow will publish REPRIEVE on October 5, 2021.
Booklist praised ON GIRLHOOD, edited by Glory Edim: “A collection of 15 striking tales about girlhood, a theme of deep and universal resonance given profoundly illuminating specificity by the Black women writers Edim showcases. A remarkably vital, revealing, and sustaining literary gathering. Young adults will be gripped by these incisive, provocative stories of girlhood and its lasting impact.” ON GIRLHOOD publishes October 26, 2021 from Liveright.
The Wall Street Journal praises Matt Bell’s APPLESEED. “You can take Mr. Bell’s book as warning or vision of hope, as myth or blueprint for the future,” writes the reviewer. “Either way, it’s everything sci-fi should be." This follows months of early buzz and outstanding reviews for the novel. APPLESEED was an IndieNext Pick and an Amazon BOTM. Esquire ran the first serial excerpt on 7/6/21. Finally, a glowing review was published in The New York Times Book Review: “Bell has achieved something special here. ‘Appleseed,’ a highly welcome addition to the growing canon of first-rate contemporary climate fiction, feels timely, prescient and true. Custom House published the book on July 13, 2021.
Publishers Weekly has awarded a starred review to Craig Davidson’s second short story collection CASCADE: “Throughout, the author displays deep empathy and conveys emotional resonance. The result is a blissful, wholly satisfying assemblage of cinematic stories, sure to please Davidson’s fans and attract newcomers.” W.W. Norton will publish the book on October 26, 2021.
Author of DEAR CYBORGS Eugene Lim’s next book, SEARCH HISTORY, has received its second starred review, this time from Publishers Weekly! “[P]rofound and casually bonkers,” the reviewer says of Lim’s latest. “This brilliant sui generis takes storytelling to new heights.” Coffee House Press will publish SEARCH HISTORY on October 5, 2021.
DARK WATERS by Katherine Arden is an Amazon “Best Book” of August 2021. Arden’s third middle grade tale spins a spellbinding web for its readers. Critically acclaimed and adored by teachers and students alike, the latest entry in the Small Spaces series was praised by Kirkus: “Arden skillfully blends a creature feature with a survival tale, taking the series into new territory without deviating from its successful formula. The deliberate pacing maintains a palpable sense of dread, equally anxiety-inducing and terrifying. . . Another deliciously hair-raising entry in a series that continues to make a huge splash.” G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers published the book on August 3, 2021.