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Indigo selects “Becoming Mrs. Lewis” top summer read

Patti Callahan with Heather Reisman the influential CEO of Indigo, Canadian’s largest book chain, who selected BECOMING MRS LEWIS as a top summer read, calling it ” a remarkable piece of fiction.” Heather invited Patti to Toronto where she was interviewed before a live audience July 17th.. The book has appeared on bestseller lists in both US and Canada.

John Clinch’s “Marley” receives a Kirkus starred review

Kirkus Review has given John Clinch’s MARLEY a Starred review in its August 2019 issue. This is the second title represented by our agency to receive a Starred Kirkus this month.

Tom Roston’s The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World receives a Kirkus starred review

Kirkus Review has given Tom Roston’s  THE MOST SPECTACULAR RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD, a ‘spectacular’ Starred review in its August 2019 issue.

Haunting Paris from Mamta Chaudhry presented at Literature Lovers Night Out

Haunting Paris, Mamta Chaudhry’s just published lyrical first novel (Nan A. Talese Books/Knopf) was among the 4 novelists presenting recent works at a “Literature Lovers’ Night Out” program, hosted by Excelsior Bay Books’ lovely impresario Pamela Klinger-Horn. Agent Marly Rusoff and writer Patricia Hampl (The Art of a Wasted Day) were there to celebrate Mamta’s Midwestern debut. The event went national when it made the “Photo of the Day” on Shelf Awareness’s daily newsletter.

Kwei Quartey Begins New Series

Kwei Quartey, bestselling author of the Inspector Darko Dawson series, has begun a new series set in West Africa this one featuring a female detective. The first title is THE MISSING AMERICAN in a series aimed to please readers of “The Ladies Detective Agency” but with a darker edge. Quartey introduces ex-cop Emma Djan who joins a private investigation agency. Her first case seems to be an ordinary missing person challenge but it soon develops into a dangerous and tangled web of crime, the source of which leads her to the highest levels of the government.

The Wartime Sisters Book Launch in NYC

Lynda Cohen Loigman’s book launch for her widely praised and emotionally riveting new novel THE WARTIME SISTERS took place January 22, 2019 in New York City, at Book Culture.

Lynda charmingly answered questions posed by the best-selling author of historical fiction Fiona Davis who is holding her latest novel THE MASTERPIECE.

The Good Detective Receives Booklist Starred Review

THE GOOD DETECTIVE receives a Starred Review from Booklist in their January 2019 issue.

The Art of the Wasted Day Receives AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine has given Patricia Hampl’s narration of THE ART OF THE WASTED DAY, an Earphones Award in their October/November 2018 issue.

Accolades for Patti Callahan’s Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Garden & Gun Magazine selects BECOMING MRS. LEWIS (see it here…) on its October 2018 Reading List saying: “Celebrated the world over for The Chronicles of Narnia, the British author C.S. Lewis has long fascinated scholars and book lovers. Now, author Patti Callahan shares a lesser-known part of his life in an historic novel based on his real-life relationship with Joy Davidman, a New York poet whom Lewis called “my whole world.”

Becoming Mrs. Lewis is the number 5 on The Globe and Mail (Canada) historical fiction bestsellers list as of October 26, 2018.

Library Journal – September 9, 2018 – Starred Review for BECOMING MRS. LEWIS by Patti Callahan…

Publishers Weekly – August 13, 2018 – Starred Review for Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Come November Receives School Library Journal Starred Review

School Library Journal – September 2018 – Starred Review for COME NOVEMBER by Katrin Van Dam

“…With an engaging plot premise, a strong, flawed heroine and a touch of romance, this book will fly off the shelf…”

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