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Friday, January 10, 2014

The New York Times raves about Masha Gessen's new book WORDS WILL BREAK CEMENT: THE PASSION OF PUSSY RIOT

Alexander Nazaryan in the New York Times calls Masha Gessen's WORDS WILL BREAK CEMENT “Urgent  … damning … Much here will be new to the American reader. All of it is infuriating.” We couldn't agree more. You can read the full review here.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oprah.com features Patty Chang Anker's SOME NERVE

Oprah.com featured Patty Chang Anker's SOME NERVE on their list of fall "Books That Will Make You More Confident, Happy and Spontaneous." Read the review here.

 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NPR hails Juan Gabriel Vasquez's The Sound of Things Falling and Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed as Best of the Summer!

NPR highlighted six of the best books of Summer 2013 and two Riverhead titles were listed: And the Mountains Echoed and The Sound of Things Falling. Check out what they had to say here!
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Monday, June 10, 2013

James McBride featured in NPR's "5 Books to Look Forward to This Summer"

"You may know the story of John Brown's unsuccessful raid on Harper's Ferry, but author James McBride's retelling of the events leading up to it is so imaginative, you'll race to the finish." Read the rest of the review here.
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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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