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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Rave review for Jen Doll's SAVE THE DATE from Time

Time writes: “Jen Doll’s new book, Save the Date, is no Katherine Heigl movie — it’s a smart examination of just how weird weddings can be when put under the microscope….The ultimate wedding party favor is a good story. Doll has several.” Read the review here.

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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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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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