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Ron Rash has been inducted into The Fellowship of Southern Writers, whose members have included Eudora Welty and Walker Percy among others (April 2011).
Ron Rash's BURNING BRIGHT received the 2010 Frank O’Connor award. Part of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Festival, the award is the foremost prize for a short story collection in the world and celebrates great writers of the form. Previous recipients include Yiyun Li, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Haruki Murakami. See a Guardian, UK article here...
Ron Rash's BURNING BRIGHT has been short-listed (finalist) for 2010 Ireland's 2010 Frank O'Connor Award. See more here...
Robin Oliveira's MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER won a 2010 Honorable Mention from The Langum Charitable Trust for historical fiction.
Lisa Tucker's THE PROMISED WORLD will be a featured title in September 2010 by Independent booksellers and is a TARGET pick for fall 2010
Masha Hamilton is 2010 recipient of Women's National Book Association Award. See more here...
The Women’s National Book Association presents the WNBA Award every other year to honor a living American woman who derives part or all of her income from books and the allied arts and who has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the responsibilities of her profession. Former recipients include Eleanor Roosevelt, Patricia Schroeder, Nancy Pearl and Dr. Perri Klass.
Robin Oliveira's MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER and Kelly O'Connor McNees' THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT are both Historical Novel Review Editors' Choice for May 2010
Adam Langer's THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN receives a Publishers Weekly Starred review (April 19, 21010)  is an August 2010 Indie Next List Notable Book and Winner of the July 2010 Elle Readers’ Prize
Kelly O'Connor McNees' THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT was chosen as an Indie Next Notable Book for April 2010
Robin Oliveira's MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER, a May 2010 release from Viking, made the May 2010 Indie Next List Great Reads from Booksellers You Trust!
Simon Tolkien's THE INHERITANCE receives a Booklist Starred review (January 15, 2010)
Thrity Umrigar's THE WEIGHT OF HEAVEN has been selected as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2009 by the Christian Science Monitor (December 3, 2009)
John Pipkin's WOODSBURNER  has been selected as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2009 by the Christian Science Monitor (December 3, 2009)
Arthur Phillips' THE SONG IS YOU is one of the 100 Notable Books of 2009 selection by The New York Times Book Review (December 6, 2009)
In a ceremony on November 9, 2009 in New York City, John Pipkin’s WOODSBURNER won the Center for Fiction’s 2009 First Novel Prize beating out a strong list of contenders that included Tinkers by Paul Harding, American Rust by Phillip Meyer, The Cradle by Patrick Somerville, and The Vagrants by Yiun Li. Last year’s winner, Hannah Tinti (The Good Thief), presented the award, whose previous recipients also include Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) and bestselling author Marisha Pessl (Special Topics in Calamity Physics) - November 10, 2009
Pat Conroy's SOUTH OF BROAD is #1 on New York Times bestseller fiction list. Also #1 on various lists from LA Times to Publishers Weekly and Independent Bookstores  (August 30, 2009)
Ron Rash’s SERENA has won the fiction category of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Awards. The SIBA Book Awards were created by independent booksellers of the South to recognize great books of Southern origin (July 6, 2009)
Pat Conroy's SOUTH OF BROAD receives a Kirkus Starred review (June 15, 2009)
Meg Waite Clayton's THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS is a Target chain-wide Summer Book Group selection, a year long promotion beginning June 14, 2009
John Pipkin's WOODSBURNER is a recommended reading of San Francisco Chronicle (May 31, 2009)
John Pipkin's WOODSBURNER, a debut novel, was selected as one of the best books of May 2009 by Amazon's editors (May 1, 2009)
Kwei Quartey's WIFE OF THE GODS receives a Booklist Starred review (May 1, 2009)
Michael Stanley's THE SECOND DEATH OF GOODLUCK TINUBU receives a Booklist Starred review (May 1, 2009)
John Pipkin's WOODSBURNER receives a Starred Kirkus review (April 1, 2009)  and a Starred Library Journal review (May 15, 2009)
Arthur Phillips' THE SONG IS YOU was selected as one of the best books of April 2009 by Amazon's editors (April 1, 2009)
Jacqueline Novogratz's THE BLUE SWEATER receives a Starred Kirkus review (January 15, 2009)
Michael Stanley's A CARRION DEATH makes Los Angeles Times 2008 Crime Fiction Favorites  and is also one of five finalists for The Strand Magazine 2008 Critics Awards for Best First Mystery Novel. (April 1, 2009)
Thrity Umrigar's THE WEIGHT OF HEAVEN receives  a Publishers Weekly Starred Review (December 1, 2008) and a Library Journal Starred review (February 1, 2009)
Arthur Phillips' THE SONG IS YOU receives a Publishers Weekly Starred Review (December 1, 2008) and it is an Editor's Choice of The New York Times Book Review (April 19, 2009)
New York Times - November 28, 2008 - SERENA by Ron Rash makes New York Times' Janet Maslin 10 Favorite Books of 2008 list. It also has been selected one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly in the fiction category (November 3, 2008) and it is #7 on Amazon's 100 Best Books of 2008. Christian Science Monitor selects Ron Rash's SERENE on its Best Books of 2008 (December 3, 2008)  SERENA makes Washington Post Book World  Best of 2008 Fiction list (December 7, 2008), San Francisco Chronicle 50 Best Fiction and Poetry Books of 2008 list (December 21, 08)
Ron Rash's SERENA has been selected one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly in the fiction category (November 3, 2008) It is also #7 on Amazon's 100 Best Books of 2008. It also makes the Best Book of 2008 for The New York Times.
Anthony Romano's  IF YOU EAT YOU NEVER DIE story collection receives a Starred Publishers Weekly and Pick of the Week review (October 20, 2008) It is also on Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2008 (December 27, 2008)
Robert Clark's DARK WATER receives a Library Journal Starred Review (September 1, 2008) and is also chosen as Fall Selection for Sons of Italy National Book Club.
Suzanne Brown's SUMMER has received iParenting Media Award for 2008. (September 12, 2008) iParenting Media, a Disney Internet Group media property, is a premier media site focused on parents. Their award-winning network includes more than 40 websites devoted to the entire family lifecycle...  This year, iParenting has recognized SUMMER among a few other Workman titles for excellence in this genre...
Ellen Baker's KEEPING THE HOUSE receives Great Lakes Booksellers Association Award for adult fiction, 2008 (August 21, 2008)
Thrity Umrigar's FIRST DARLING OF THE MORNING receives a Booklist Starred Review (September 15, 2008)
SERENA by Ron Rash has received a Kirkus Starred review (August 15, 2008)
Roland Merullo's  BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA has been selected as a "city-wide read" by Wayland, MA and Bloomfield CO for 2008.
ALL THE NUMBERS by Judy Merrill Larsen is a bestseller in Taiwan as of June 17, 2008. It climbed to #8  (out of 30 positions) on Kingstone national bestseller list.
IN HIS SIGHTS by Kate Brennan receives a Starred Booklist review. (June 1, 08)
A CARRION DEATH by Michael Stanley has been picked for the fall 2008 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers list
 
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THE SUNDAY WIFE by Cassandra King
PRAGUE by Arthur Phillips
SONS OF HEAVEN by Terrence Cheng
STALKING THE DIVINE by Kristin Ohlson
THE KITCHEN BOY by Robert Alexander
THE SONG READER by Lisa Tucker
THE TURTLE WARRIOR by Mary Relindes Ellis
MAKING WAVES by Cassandra King
THE CANTERBURY PAPERS by Judith Healey
BEAUTIFUL INEZ by Bart Schneider
THE EGYPTOLOGIST by Arthur Phillips
ONE FOOT IN EDEN by Ron Rash
SAINTS AT THE RIVER by Ron Rash
THE WASP EATER by William Lychack
EARLY LEAVING by Judy Goldman
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Masha Hamilton
THE INTERPRETER by Alice Kaplan
THE SAME SWEET GIRLS by Cassandra King
MAKING IT UP AS I GO ALONG by Maria T. Lennon
FREUD'S REQUIEM by Matthew von Unwerth
AND SHE WAS by Cindy Dyson
RASPUTIN'S DAUGHTER by Robert Alexander
THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean
THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar
ONCE UPON A DAY by Lisa Tucker
WHY DO THEY ACT THAT WAY by David Walsh
THE JEWEL TRADER OF PEGU by Jeffrey Hantover
THE CURE FOR MODERN LIFE by Lisa Tucker
KEEPING THE HOUSE by Ellen Baker
THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS by Meg Waite Clayton
BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo
CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler
THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Kelly O'Connor McNees
WOODSBURNER by John Pipkin
MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER by Robin Oliveira
JERUSALEM MAIDEN by Talia Carner
PROOF OF HEAVEN by Mary Curran Hackett
THE HEALING by Jonathan Odell

 

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