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Recent NewsBrian Alexander discusses Glass House on Fresh Air. It is named one of the top 28 books of 2017 by The Week and a Best Book of February by Bustle. Kirkus calls it "a devastating and illuminating book" in a starred review. .
The New York Times' Book Review calls The Original Black Elite by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor "brilliantly researched." It is a Time Magazine Pick. "Reads like a sweeping epic.... Essential," says Library Journal.
Bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel's Pounce is named a Best Gift Book of the Year by Amazon and it is one of Redbook's "20 Books People Will Actually Be Happy To Get This Christmas."
Amy Stewart's Lady Cop Makes Trouble is called "True Grit, New York style" by the New York Post. It is a IndieNext Pick. The Washington Post describes it as a "colorful and inventive adventure tale that also contains a serious message at its core about the importance of meaningful work to women's identities and, in some cases, survival."
Frans de Waal's Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? is a New York Times' best-seller, and a Publishers Weekly bestseller. It is a Best Book on Amazon. People Magazine says "astonishing ... has the makings of a classic - and one fantastic read." The Atlantic calls it "passionate and convincing, The Washington Post states it is "not only full of information and thought-provoking, it's also a lot of fun to read".
Larrie Ferrerio's Brothers at Arms is called "important as scholarship... eminently fluid" by Booklist and receives two starred reviews, in Kirkus and Library Journal.
Rebecca Kauffman's novel Another Place You've Never Been is named a Huffington Post Book You'll Need For Your Shelf in Fall 2016 and it is a Big Indie Book as well. Publishers Weekly gives it a starred, boxed review. It is longlisted by the Center of Fiction for their First Novel Prize.
The Globe and Mail says of Taras Grescoe's Shanghai Grand: "with its surplus of romance, it's not hard to imagine the movie version." The Spectator says "Here's the Mandarin for ooh-la-la!" and describes it as a "marvellous, microscopically descriptive history." Publishers Weekly says the book is "keenly observant" and Booklist calls it "a seductive biography of a time, a place, a poet, and a girl."
Peter Doran's Breaking Rockefeller is called "swashbuckling," "lively," "enthralling." It is a New York Post Must Read. The Wall Street Journal says the book "emulates the best oil literature, in which geology and geopolitics go hand in hand." The Economist says: "The guts, greed and gusto of this cast of characters are what give the book its vigor."
Jeanne Safer's The Golden Condom: And Other Essays of Love Lost and Found is described as "both a warm fuzzy and a sharp kick in the pants." It is named a Best Book by the New York Post and featured in the Observer. Booklist says it has "wide appeal." Kirkus calls it "astute" and "highly relatable," and Publishers Weekly in a starred review describes it as "thought-provoking and highly useful."
Sex in the Sea by Marah Hardt is called "hilarious" by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus describes it as "a watery romp under the waves that will appeal to anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge of our watery planet."
The Financial Times names Thirsty Dragon by Suzanne Mustacich a Best Book of 2015. Jancis Robinson gives it a spectacular review, as does The New Republic and The Street. It also wins the Andre Simon Award!
Resurrection Science by M.R. O'Connor is an Amazon Best Book of 2015, a Library Journal Best Book of 2015, and a Christian Science Monitor Top Book of September 2015. Kirkus, in a starred review, calls it "gripping".
Raves in the The New York Times and The Washington Post for Amy Stewart's Girl Waits with Gun. It is an IndieBound Bestseller, a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2015, a PW Best Book of 2015, a GoodReads Best Book of September 2015, an IndieNext pick and a Library Reads pick. TV series rights are optioned to Warner Bros.
Amanda Eyre Ward's The Same Sky is a Target Club Pick for September 2015.
Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings is called "absorbing" by The Economist and "a fascinating tale of discovery and mystery" by Minneapolis Star Tribune. The New York Post calls it a Must Read.
Applied Minds by Guru Madhavan gets a terrific review from Jon Gertner in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Walter Issacson calls the book "smart, insightful and fascinating".
Genius at Play by Siobhan Roberts gets a starred review in Publishers Weekly and Booklist. NPR's Science Friday puts it in its beach bag reading list. The New York Times' Gary Antonick says "Roberts is ingenious... in bringing this unpredictable, unmanageable, impossibly brilliant mathematician to life in this vivid and intimate portrayal."
Watch the book trailer for Jeremy N. Smith's Epic Measures. Kirkus Reviews calls the book "fascinating." E. O. Wilson calls it "inspiring." Paul Farmer says that it "reads like a novel."
Michael Schuman appears on CNBC's Squawk Box and in The Wall Street Journal to discuss Confucius and the World He Created. Publishers Weekly calls the book "remarkable"; Library Journal says it's a "great read."
Pat Shipman's The Invaders is covered in The Wall St. Journal, National Geographic and The Guardian.
Amanda Eyre Ward's novel The Same Sky is called "deeply affecting" by People Magazine and Good Housekeeping says "it takes a skilled, compassionate writer to craft an authentic, moving page-turner from a complex social issue like immigration, but Ward nails it." The novel gets raves in Kirkus, PW, and Booklist.
Mira Jacob's novel The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing is on four Best of 2014 Lists: The Boston Globe, The Millions, Bustle and Kirkus!
Listen to Guy Winch's TED Talk based on his book Emotional First Aid.
A Garden of Marvels by Ruth Kassinger is named a Best Book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly and an Amazon Best Book of 2014 in the Science category.
Paul Collins' Murder of the Century is optioned to Smokehouse/Sony.
People Magazine calls Paul Austin's Beautiful Eyes "a ferocious, illuminating look at the stunning surprise of human connection."
Underwater Puppies by New York Times' best-selling author Seth Casteel is featured on CBS This Morning, The NBC Nightly News, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Parade, and many other outlets.
More reviews for Mira Jacob's The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing in the Boston Globe, Associated Press and Entertainment Weekly. Mira writes a feature in Vogue and is featured within and on the cover of Kirkus.
Mira Jacob's The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing gets raves in Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and a starred Kirkus says "comparisons of Jacob to Jhumpa Lahiri are inevitable; Lahiri may be more overtly profound, Jacob more willing to go for comedy, but both write with naked honesty about the uneasy generational divide among Indians in America and about family in all its permutations." Barnes & Noble chooses the novel for its Summer 2014 Discover Great New Writers selection. Watch the book trailer here.
Paul Collins' Duel with the Devil wins the NY Society Library's NYC Book Award!
Great review for Hiawatha Bray's You Are Here in the Wall Street Journal.
Congratulations to best-selling author Amy Stewart, who turns to fiction writing. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt preempts Girl Waits With Gun and two more novels in a new historical detective series. ABC News covers the story here.