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Meg Waite Clayton's THE RACE FOR PARIS  wins a 2015 Honorable Mention from David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction - See it here...
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
Kimberly McCreight's WHERE THEY FOUND HER receives a Kirkus Starred review (February 15, 2015)and also  early praise from Jody Picoult and Gillian Flynn.
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, 2014)
Ron Rash speaks about his new story collection SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE and his writing life with Kerri Miller of Minnesota Public Radio. See here a great interview...
The movie based on Ron Rash’s novel THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT, called a coming-of-age thriller, starring Jeremy Irvine is planned for distibution by Millennium Entertainment in February 2015. See more here...
Pat Conroy, a former point guard on the Citadel’s basketball team (class of 1967) and an avid fan of the sport will be honored in November 2014 by his alma mater when he is inducted as an honorary member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame… See Post and Courier (SC) report on this here…
Laura Lane McNeal's DOLLBABY is one of Library Journal Best of Summer Debut Novels of 2014
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Laura Lane McNeal's DOLLBABY has received the following recognition in its first week of July 2014 publication: Okra number one pick, Indie Next Pick, Library Reads top ten pick, A "must read book of the week" by New York Post
Laura Lane McNeal's DOLLBABY receives a Library Journal Starred Review (July 1, 2014)
Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA is one of the five finalists for 2014 EDGAR AWARD in the best first novel by an American author category. See this here...
Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has hit the New York Times bestseller list at #11  shortly after its December 2013 paperback publication (January 19, 2014)
Margaret Wrinkle's WASH has been selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of ten best novels of 2013... see the article here...
Margaret Wrinkle's WASH won the  2013 Flaherty-Dunnan Award for best debut novel of the year from The Center for Fiction in New York today December 11, 2013.  Click here for the great web page...
Peter Troy's MAY THE ROAD RAISE UP TO YOU has been selected to receive the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction (2013) awarded annually by Gettysburg College. More information on the prize can be found here: http://www.gettysburg.edu/cwi/events/shaara/ Peter acceptance speech is on his blog here... http://peter-troy.blogspot.com/
Kirkus Reviews selected three novels by our authors for their list of the Best Fiction of 2013. The titles are: THE NIGHT OF THE COMET by George Bishop, THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer and NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Ron Rash
Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ is #3 in a list of TOP 10 titles selected by librarians for November 2013
Pat Conroy's THE DEATH OF SANTINI is number 3 on the Indie list for November 3 week, number 4 on The New York Times bestseller list for the week of November 17, 2013, number 7 for the week of November 24, 2013
Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ has been selected by Publishers Weekly to their 2013 Best-Of Lists, naming it one of the 5 “Best of Religion” books for the year, alongside NYT bestseller Zealot (October30, 2013)
Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ received a Starred Publishers Weekly review (October 2013) and a Starred Kirkus review (November 2013)
Pat Conroy's THE DEATH OF SANTINI receives a Starred Kirkus Review (October 1, 2013)
Margaret Wrinkle's WASH  is short listed by The Center for Fiction (founded in 1820 at the Mercantile Library in New York City) for the December 2013 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize (October 2013)
Cassandra King's MOONRISE has been selected an OKRA pick for fall 2013. Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling.
Ron Rash's NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY story collection has been selected an OKRA pick for spring 2013. Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling.
Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA is on Entertaining Weekly “Summer Must Read” List with a reference to “Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl”! (May 24, 2013)
Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has hit the New York Times bestseller list at #16 in a week after its hard bound publication.
Arthur Phillips' THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR has been short listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award of June 6, 2013.
Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has received a Grade A and a stunning review from Entertaining Weekly. See it here...
Evelyn Toynton's THE ORIENTAL WIFE has been optioned for film by Chloe Peterson and Julie Gilliam for their production company Magnus Films (February 2013)
Margaret Wrinkle's WASH has been selected as Pick of the Week by People Magazine, February 25, 2013
Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has been selected as one of the 13 media events to watch for 2013 by Entertaining Weekly.
Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has been selected as an April 2013 Indie Next Title -- "Great Reads from Booksellers You Trust"
Margaret Wrinkle's WASH receives a Starred Publishers Weekly Review (November 26, 2012)
Ron Rash's THE COVE has been selected one of the Best Books of 2012 in the Fiction category by Publishers Weekly (November 2012) also one of the Best Books of 2012 by Amazon UK in the top 10.
Michael Stanley's DEATH OF THE MANTIS receives BARRY Award for best 2012 paperback original .
PAT CONROY DAY (09/21/12) was celebrated in Tulsa, OK where he charmed thousands speaking about his writing life... see more here...
Ron Rash's NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY story collection receives a Starred Kirkus Review (October 11, 2012)
Ron Rash's THE COVE has been shortlisted for The Landum Charitable Trust historical fiction award for the first half of 2012. See more here...
Janis Owens's AMERICAN GHOST has been selected an OKRA pick for fall 2012. Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling.
Mayor Bartlett declares September 21st, 2012 PAT CONROY DAY in the City of Tulsa, OK. Come and join the event... see more here...
Theresa Weir’s THE ORCHARD has been selected as a Target Book Club Pick for September 2012.
Ron Rash's THE COVE is one of Best Summer Books of 2012 for Publishers Weekly (June 2012)
Kamala Nair's THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN hits two bestseller lists in Italy: La Repubblica and La Lettura (Corriere della Sera) under the name UNA CASA DI PETALI ROSSI for the week of May 15 and May 21, 2012, in foreign fiction category, publisher Nord of Mauri Spagnol Group.
Caroline Stoessinger the author of A CENTURY OF WISDOM receives The Norman Mailer Commendation for "Preserving the history of our time" on Monday, April 30, 2012 at The National Arts Club.
Ron Rash's THE COVE is #19 on the New York Times bestseller printed list on April 29th, #17 on the Indie list for the same week and #15 on PW bestseller list week of April 23, 2012
Ron Rash's THE COVE tops Amazon's April 2012 Best Books of the Month selections.
Ron Rash's THE COVE is a Top Pick and receives a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly (January 9, 2012). In a rare occurrence in pre-publication stage THE COVE receives Starred reviews from Booklist,  Library Journal and Kirkus as well.
William Lychack's story collection THE ARCHITECT OF FLOWERS is on the Boston Globe bestseller list for the week of February 19, 2012.
Alice Kaplan's DREAMING IN FRENCH receives a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly (2/6/12)
Michael Stanley's DEATH OF THE MANTIS is a nominee for 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2011, in the BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL category. The awards will be presented on April 26, 2012 (01/19/2012)
Ron Rash's THE COVE is a Top Pick and receives a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly (January 9, 2012)
Jonathan Odell's THE HEALING is one of the thirteen Spring 2012 SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Association) Okra Picks.
Arthur Phillips' THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR is on the Best Books of 2011 list by San Francisco Chronicle.
The New Yorker selected Arthur Phillips' THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011
Arthur Phillips' THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR is on the Best Fiction list of 2011 of Salon.Com
Simon Tolkien's THE KINGS OF DIAMONDS is one of the 2011 Best Books in the fiction category by Kirkus Reviws.
Jonathan Odell's THE HEALING and Ron Rash's THE COVE are two of 25 Top Fiction Titles from January through April 2012 selected by Library Journal (November 28,2011)
Robin Oliveira’s MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER has been selected to receive the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction (2011) awarded annually by Gettysburg College. More information on the prize can be found here: http://www.gettysburg.edu/cwi/events/shaara/
Theresa Weir's memoir THE ORCHARD is one of Indie's Picks for October 2011.
Lisa Tucker's THE WINTERS IN BLOOM is one of Editor's Picks of More Magazines “Hottest Fall Novels” (September 1, 2011)
Lisa Tucker's THE WINTERS IN BLOOM is a September 2011 Indie Next List Great Reads
Ellen Baker's I GAVE MY HEART TO KNOW THIS is featured on Barnes and Noble home page as a "Cool Book" (August 1, 2011)
Ron Rash's BURNING BRIGHT story collection is awarded the 2011 Southern Independent Bookseller Alliance (SIBA) Fiction Prize.
Hester Rumberg, author of TEN DEGRESS OF RECKONING, dies in Toronto of respiratory failure. Reed more...
Arthur Phillips's THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR has been selected one of the ten best books of the year "so far" by Amazon on June 27, 2011
Kwei Quartey's CHILDREN OF THE STREET received a Publishers Weekly Starred Review (May 16, 2011)
William Lychack's story collection THE ARCHITECT OF FLOWERS is a Barnes & Noble Summer 2011 Reading Pick
Robin Oliveira's novel MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER has appeared on the New York Times extended best seller list four weeks since its April 2011 trade paperback publication (May 5, 2011)
  
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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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