Staff writer David Marchese of the New York Times Magazine interviewed Cal Newport about digital tools and our work lives in “The Digital Workplace Is Designed to Bring You Down.”
The Wall Street Journal reviews KARMA OF THE SUN by Brandon Ying Kit Boey.
“Boey’s exploration of human values and philosophical conundrums—including the difficulty of finding hope and purpose in the face of the end of everything—is no sophomoric thought experiment, and his stark world is poetically rendered. A thoughtful read perfect for this moody season.”
Literary Hub reveals the cover for Shannon Sanders’ debut story collection, Company, which Graywolf Press calls “a richly detailed, brilliantly woven collection about the lives and lore of one Black family.”
The New York Times recommends reading BEAVERLAND this week.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with environmental journalist Leila Philip about her new book, Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America. Martin says he could "not put it down."
"I loved that the beaver's kind of a little jerk."- NPR, Michel Martin
"...in an unexpected bonus, they harass New Yorkers who escaped the city to move upstate during the pandemic and enrage recreational snowmobilers in New Hampshire."- The New York Post, Susannah Cahalan
Leila Philip, author of Beaverland, writes an opinion piece on how the role of beavers in the ecosystem aids in fighting the coming wildfires and fighting climate change.
"Beavers are one of the greatest conservation comeback stories of the 20th century. They were almost wiped out during the fur trade, but smart wildlife reintroduction programs in the early 1900s returned them to the landscape. Now beavers have a new role to play in creating climate resiliency if communities, municipalities, and individual landowners can take advantage of what they naturally do."- Leila Philip, Boston Globe
The Millions lists Dykette as one of the best and most anticipated books in the first half of 2023.
“Like a tightly rolled spliff passed around the room,” Samantha Hunt writes, “you will inhale Dykette.”
"Following three queer couples on a 10-day country getaway, Dykette takes on desire, debauchery, and destruction through a distinctly queer—and propulsively entertaining—lens." —SMS
The New York Times gives Beaverland a heartwarming and charming review.
"[It] offers an appreciative account of the North American rodent, whose habit of taking down trees and causing floods has given it a reputation as a nuisance."- Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times
Dykette is listed as one of the buzziest debut novels in 2023 on Goodreads.
Dykette is #14 on Buzzfeed's list of Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books in 2023.
"Davis shrewdly explores issues of gender and sexuality while her characters confront the idea of what it means to seek the life you truly want."- David Vogel, Buzzfeed Contributor
Kirkus Reviews has bestowed a star upon Ralph White’s debut memoir GETTING OUT OF SAIGON: "A unique, gripping story from the Vietnam War....White's persona seems like something out of a Terry Southern or Ian Fleming novel—as does his writing. White tells his inspiring story with wit, panache, humility, and a captivating sense of time and place. A fantastic read.”
The Next Big Idea Club ranked Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD’s THE GRIEVING BRAIN: The Surprising Science of How Our Brain’s Learn from Love and Loss (HarperOne) as the 3rd best science book of 2022.
Good Morning America interviews Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore about their new book, LITURGIES FOR HOPE.
"Two friends join forces to share powerful prayers in new book"- Good Morning America
The audiobook of LITURGIES FOR HOPE received a starred review from Booklist.
"Prayers are softly spoken by the writers with sensitivity, purity, and an understanding of the power and word of God. Listeners will perceive their abiding faith and relate to each prayer’s depth of honesty, relevance, wisdom, and truth."- Booklist
Life planner and relationship expert, Chanel Dokun, discusses the best way to work through issues and relationships this holiday season on Good Morning America.
"Two conversion therapy survivors go back to the site of their trauma, hoping the truth will set them free...The compelling leads, engaging blow-by-blows of basketball games, and small-town feuds ground a heartening, issues-driven book. Secondary characters shine, too...This satisfyingly nuanced story tackles sexuality and spiritual abuse, offering connection and redemption."
The Next Big Idea Club ranked Kathryn Judge’sDIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source(HarperBusiness) as the 17th best business book of 2022.
Dykette by Jenny Fran Davis receives a stellar review from Publishers Weekly.
"Davis delights in upending concepts of gender and sexuality."- Publishers Weekly
Beaverland receives a glowing review from The Washington Post.
“This lyrical exploration is a portal for readers to enter into the mysteries of that world themselves.”
The McCartney Legacy: Volume 1 receives a glowing review in The New York Times.
Stars In An Italian Sky receives a glowing review from Publishers Weekly.
"For this moving, intergenerational tale, Santopolo skillfully weaves two love stories in which passionate and idealistic young couples contend with class differences, tension between their personal desires and familial obligations, and the ongoing ramifications of decisions made by earlier generations….The story toes the line between romance and women’s fiction, with equal focus on romantic and familial love. Santopolo’s flawed yet endearing characters are sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings." - Publishers Weekly
Leila Philip is interviewed with WAMC Northeast Public Radio about Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America.
"Beautifully written and exhaustively researched, “Beaverland” reveals the ways in which one odd and industrious creature and the trade surrounding it has shaped history, culture, and our environment." -WAMC Northeast Public Radio
The New York Times lists OCEAN’S ECHO by Everina Maxwell as one of the best romance novels of 2022!
"One of the rare books that deliver at every level on every page."- The New York Times
The Mary Sue suggests Bessie the Motorcycle Queen as one of twelve book gift ideas for children.
Bessie the Motorcycle Queen is selected for Imagination Soup's Best Children's Nonfiction Books of 2022 list.
"Lyrical, poetic writing and lush, inviting illustrations tell about an independent Black woman named Bessie, a stunt-riding, long-distance motorcycle rider in the 1920s."- Imagination Soup
DYKETTE is one of 18 novels selected to be on SPY.com's Most Anticipated Novels of 2023 List.
"For fans of Luster, HBO’s Search Party, and Detransition, Baby, readers looking for darkly hilarious and unusual stories should add Jenny Fran Davis’ anticipated debut novel to their 2023 reading list.”- SPY
Selected from more than a thousand entries, Kathryn Judge’s DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source (HarperBusiness) is one of the Non-Obvious Book Awards' best business and nonfiction books published over the past year.
Porchlight Books has named Kathryn Judge’s DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source (HarperBusiness) to their Business Book Awards longlist in the Current Events & Public Affairs category.
Debbie Tung’s EVERYTHING IS OK (Andrews McMeel) is a finalist for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Best Graphic Novels & Comics category.
Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS (Putnam) is a finalist for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Best History & Biography category.
Sheryl Kaskowitz is the recipient of the Southern Association for Women Historians' 2022 Anne Firor Scott Mid-Career Fellowship. The fellowship provides assistance to scholars who are past the first stage of their careers and working on a second book or equivalent project in southern and/or gender history. The fellowship is awarded to Dr. Kaskowitz for The Music Unit: FDR’s Hidden New Deal Program That Tried to Save America from the Great Depression—One Song at a Time, which is forthcoming from Pegasus Books.
Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS, published by Putnam, is among the opening round nominees in the Best History and Biography category in this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards.
Debbie Tung’s EVERYTHING IS OK, published by Andrews McMeel, is among the opening round nominees in the Best Graphic Novels & Comics category in this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards.
Luke Dani Blue’s debut short story collection, PRETEND IT’S MY BODY has been named one of Kirkus’ Best Fiction Books of 2022.
The Wall Street Journal has selected Steve Magness’s DO HARD THINGS as one of its "12 Best Self-Help Books on Topics That Matter Most” for 2022. "You don’t have to be an endurance athlete to find this book beneficial. The lessons here apply to anyone looking to increase their resilience, overcome adversity, or bounce back from failure,” says the WSJ.
Lucy Jane Bledsoe's NO STOPPING US NOW has been named a 2022 Golden Poppy Award Finalist in the Young Adult category by the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA).
South Australian firms Highview Productions, known for BBC, Stan and HBO series The Tourist, and Closer Productions have acquired the screen rights to the New York Times bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.
WAXING ON by Ralph Macchio hits #7 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Time Out says "I Love(ish) New York deserves a spot on your coffee table" in an interview with Ali Solomon, author of the recently published book.
The New York Post says Ali Solomon's I LOVE(ISH) NEW YORK is "a hilarious mix of love letter to the city, guide to newcomers, and laugh-out-loud tales of the metropolis that will be relatable to anyone who has ever lived here".
Publishers Weekly selected THE LIGHT WE GIVE as one of their best books of 2022 in the religion category.
Amazon featured West Side Love Story on a six-story Amazon Books billboard on 7th Ave and 33rd St, outside of Penn Station. These billboard features are a part of their efforts to honor Hispanic and Latinx storytellers and stories during Hispanic heritage month.
Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore's LITURGIES FOR HOPE: SIXTY PRAYERS FOR THE HIGHS, LOWS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN is set to appear on Good Morning America's Faith Friday in November.
Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS is a Town & Country magazine “must-read” for fall 2022. “[Holt] paints a portrait of what it meant to be a woman working in intelligence in the early days of the CIA, and the Cold War.”
I'M NOT BROKEN, a memoir by Jesse Leon, was recently published by Vintage. The book launch event was held at the prestigious Ford Foundation.
The Los Angeles Times selected Nathalia Holt’s WISE GALS as one of “10 Books to Add to Your Reading List in September.”
Kathryn Judge’s DIRECT is one of 15 titles to be selected for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award for 2022. The longlist books were selected from nearly 600 entries and are all focused on “the challenges facing the global economy.” Read more about the award and the longlist here.
Behavioral Scientist has published its list of “the most compelling behavioral science books” published so far in 2022, and Mary-Frances O’Connor’s THE GRIEVING BRAIN is among the notables.
Read The New York Times feature on Stephanie Johnson and her new memoir Tanqueray.
RAZZMATAZZ reaches #14 on the New York Times best seller list!
THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS is #3 on the New York Times Best Seller List!
New York Times recommends THE LAST RESORT as a summer read!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK FOR MAY ’22! • “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review
BookRiot has named Mignon Fogarty’s Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and Jessica Lahey and KJ Dell’Antonia’s #AmWriting to its 10 Best Writing Podcasts for Storytellers and Aspiring Writers. Read more about the podcasts here.