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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vanity Fair raves about YOUR FACE IN MINE

“Jess Row sees the future in Your Face in Mine," says Elissa Schappel in Vanity Fair's August "Hot Type" column. She calls it "a provocative and exhilaratingly bold examination of race in America."

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Monday, May 05, 2014

The Washington Post loves Noah Strycker's "vibrant" THE THING WITH FEATHERS

"Strycker has a keen eye for what is most interesting about each species, and he presents each bird story with tight language, humor and even an occasional splash of self-consciousness.... [A] lively and vibrant book. Bird journalism of the highest order. Bird journalism that crackles." Read more here.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rave People Magazine Review of THERE GOES GRAVITY

Lisa Robinson's There Goes Gravity garnered a full-page, 4 star review in People magazine. Reviewer Judith Newman raved: "A little history, a little criticism, and a ton of gossip: That's the recipe for Robinson's compulsively readable chronicle of her years as one of America's preeminent rock journalists." 

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Leah Hager Cohen's No Book But the World Debuts to a Rave 4-Star People Review

Only just on sale, and already No Book But the World is garnering rave reviews. People says in a 4-star review: "Cohen demonstrates a masterful talent, creating richly drawn characters and settings and supplying a satisfyingly shocking yet believable denouement."

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Friday, February 28, 2014

The Miami Herald says The Swan Gondola is "one of the best novels you'll read all year"

In a rave review, The Miami Herald declares that The Swan Gondola is "one of the best novels you'll read all year," saying "At times gently funny, at times melodramatic, The Swan Gondola sweeps readers up into its considerable charms and does not relinquish them until the final paragraph."

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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The New York Times Book Review is wild about On Such a Full Sea

In a rave, front-page review of On Such a Full Sea, The New York Times Book Review declares: “Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, and On Such a Full Sea provides all that and more. . . . Lee has always been preoccupied by the themes of hope and betrayal, by the tensions that arise in small lives in the midst of great social change. His marvelous new book, which imagines a future after the breakdown of our own society takes on those concerns with his customary mastery of quiet detail—and a touch of the fantastic. . . . With On Such a Full Sea, he has found a new way to explore his old preoccupation: ther oft-told tale of the desperate, betraying, lonely human heart.”

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Raves pour in for Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea

The critics are piling on the praise for Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea calling it "haunting" (O, the Oprah Magazine) and "riveting" (More), prompting one critic to ask, "Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?" (The Los Angeles Times)

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Boston Globe full of praise for VANISHED

Wil Hylton's Vanished received an excellent review in The Boston Globe, which declared: "Vanished...marries an almost cinematically well-paced narrative with a deep sensitivity to the people whose lives it tells." Read the full review here.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

The New York Times Book Review raves about Daniel Alarcon's "layered, gorgeously nuanced" new novel, At Night We Walk In Circles

"Wise and engaging….a provocative study of the way war culture ensnares both participant and observer, the warping fascination of violence, and the disfiguring consequences of the roles we play in public…[a] layered, gorgeously nuanced work….the ending is a quiet bomb, as satisfying as it is ambiguous." To read the full review, click here.

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Boston Globe reviews Patty Chang Anker's SOME NERVE

Patty Chang Anker's SOME NERVE just received a delightful review in the Boston Globe, which writes: "As she confronts her own difficulty...Anker grounds her observations in her own generous, warm world view." Read the full review here.

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