PREPUB Alert: Discover Great New Writers Spring Title

PREPUB Alert: Discover Great New Writers Spring Title

I love a good family story. Throw in some dysfunction and I’m there! Reading the synopsis for Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut, The Nest (March 2016), I knew this was a book for me. The novel opens at a wedding where, in a drug-induced stupor, Leo Plumb leaves behind his wife Victoria and takes a waitress named Matilda with him into his car. There was a crash. Then the story fast forwards to more than a year later to the fallout… Read more »

Talented New Voice in Literary Fiction

Talented New Voice in Literary Fiction

At first glance We Love You, Charlie Freeman (March 2016) is a coming-of-age story about a family hired to live with a chimpanzee as part of a language experiment, but behind it is the disturbing story of race relations in America. Parts of this novel were difficult to read. The scientific interpretation of race relations brought back memories of reading Stephen Jay Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man in college. Race, history, ethics, and sexuality are some of the topics explored… Read more »

Media Fire Ignites Riveting Memoir

Media Fire Ignites Riveting Memoir

  Deanna Fei’s memoir, Girl in Glass (July 2015), is as riveting and heart stopping as any thriller on the bestseller list. The difference is that Fei’s story is true, her account of giving birth to a one-pound, nine-ounce daughter, who, at 25 gestational weeks, would struggle for life in a NICU isolette for months before coming home. It’s no spoiler to reveal that the baby, eventually named Mila (a variation of ‘miracle’ in Spanish), defies all medical prognostications, by… Read more »

Book Spotlight: Achim Nowak’s THE MOMENT

Book Spotlight: Achim Nowak’s THE MOMENT

What if there was a way of knowing our moments more richly and more deeply as they unfold? What if we experienced more memorable moments in any given day? How might this alter the experience of our lives? That is the tantalizing premise of Achim Nowak’s book, The Moment (New Page Books; December 21, 2015; $14.99). It introduces us to four simple keys. The keys are entirely common sense and therein lies their beauty. Return to experiencing the world with… Read more »

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Heather Webb

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Heather Webb

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are excited to feature a unique collection of historical fiction by some of today’s best genre writers. Just released on Tuesday, it’s called Fall of Poppies and here with us to discuss it is author and editor Heather Webb. We spoke with Heather back in 2013 when she was celebrating the publication of her debut novel, Becoming Josephine. It’s great to have Heather back with us today.   Collections of stories by well-known… Read more »