Congratulations to Patti Callahan Henry! Her latest novel THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END is one of the three fiction finalists for SIBA’S 2018 Southern Book Prize in the highly competitive category of novels about Women and Family..
Common Good Bookstore hosted the launch publication reading of THE ART OF THE WASTED DAY by Patricia Hampl in St. Paul. Nearly 250 readers braved a historic April 16/18 blizzard to attend the event which took place at Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel of Macalester College. Her agent Marly Rusoff, who nearly thirty years ago served as a bridesmaid at Hampl’s wedding to her late husband Terrence William, to who the book is dedicated, flew in from NY to introduce Hampl to those gathered.
Patricia Hampl’s THE ART OF THE WASTED DAY receives three Starred reviews before its April 17, 2018 publication
Robin Oliveira’s WINTER SISTERS is listed in the February 25, 2018 issue of USA Today as one of five “don’t miss” titles…
Melodie Winawer’s debut novel THE SCRIBE OF SIENNA, to be published in May, 2017 by Touchstone, has received two starred early reviews,Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, which called her novel “a prodigious, vibrant tale of past and present that transports readers and fills in the historical gaps. This is a marvelous work of research and invention.”
Simon Tolkien, author of NO MANS LAND, was featured in a Wall Street Journal interview, “A Tale of Two Tolkiens,” on December 27, 20016.
Michel Stone’s BORDER CHILD, to be published by Nan A Talese in April, 2017, has been optioned for film by Steve Jimenez who is writing the screenplay.
THE SCATTERING, Book Two in the Outliers YA Trilogy by New York Times bestselling novelist Kimberly McCreight will be published by Harper Collins on May 2, 2017; in a rave Kirkus review, it was called “an unputdownable thriller… a riveting adventure that rewards returning readers.” Optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon and Lionsgate.
Congratulations to Alice Kaplan, whose book LOOKING FOR THE STRANGER: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic has been selected as a finalist for the Book Critics Circle Award in criticism for 2016.
Ashley Warlick’s THE ARRANGEMENT received a Starred Publishers Weekly Review (December 21, 2015)
Ashley Warlick’s THE ARRANGEMENT has been selected as an Indie Next pick for February 2016
Wall Street Journal has an interview with Ron Rash on September 4, 2015. See it here…
Roland Merullo’s DINNER WITH BUDDHA is Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week for April 20, 2015
THE LOFT, the country’s largest nonprofit literary arts center, is set to celebrates its 40th birthday in August. It was started by Marly Rusoff when, as a young bookseller in Minneapolis, she gathered a number of poets and writers in a room above her campus bookstore… see more…
FOUR YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KURDISTAN Aram Haigaz first-hand account of his exile following the Armenian Genocide of 1915, makes Kirkus Reviews’ list of essential reads on this long neglected historical tragedy
Bob Harris’ THE INTERNATIONAL BANK OF BOB was selected as one of the ten Best Books of 2014 by China Times, announced at a ceremony in Taipei on January 10, 2015. Bob spoke to the audience through a video he made.
Carol Wall, author of MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING and cherished mother, wife and teacher has passed away at age 63. See more here…
Ron Rash’s story collection SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE receives a Booklist Starred Review (November 15, 2015)