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- We are delighted to announce that Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena has entered the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list at #22. Chip McGrath profiled the author in the New York Times in late May.
- Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena has topped the Barnes & Noble Best of May list.
- The Washington Times gave a nice review to Donovan Campbell's The Leader's Code.
- Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena has been published to universal acclaim. In the New York Times, Dwight Garner called the novel "ambitious and intellectually restless... humane and absurd."
- Ron Charles, in the Washington Post, called A Constellation of Vital Phenomena "a flash in the heavens that makes you look up and believe in miracles."
- The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "This beautiful work will matter long after Chechnya has disappeared from our headlines... In his sure hand, the whole of it comes completely to life...The sense of connectedness is as meaningful as the particulars of it. Over and over again, this is an examination of the ways in which many broken pieces come together to make a new whole. In exquisite imagery, Marra tends carefully to the twisted strands of grace and tragedy. Everything in A Constellation of Vital Phenomena....is dignified with a hoping, aching heartbeat."
- Entertainment Weekly wrote, "With remarkable pathos and a surprising amount of humor, Marra keeps the focus on the relationships, struggles, and tiny triumphs of an unforgettable group of characters... Marra creates a specific and riveting world around his characters, expertly revealing the unexpected connections among them. While Marra doesn't shy away from the very real conflict of the region... this novel, full of humanity and hope, ultimately leaves you uplifted. Constellation deserves to be on the short list for every major award. It's an absolute masterpiece."
- In other reviews, the Times (London) acclaimed the novel's "storytelling of magical purity," New York magazine described it as "excellent," and the Toronto Globe and Mail described the book as "an ambitious work of art that visits hell in an audacious quest for redemption."
- Jacki Lyden interviewed Anthony Marra on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.
- Slate reviewed Ilana Edelstein's The Patron Way, calling this fantastic new book on the history and business secrets of Patron tequila a "publishing event: an explanation of marketing sleight-of-hand tricks delivered by the magician's lovely assistant."
- The Observer (London) praised Lavanya Sankaran's The Hope Factory, comparing the novel’s "vibrant portrait of ambition and struggle" to the work of Dickens.
- Eve LaPlante wrote, in honor of mother's day, a piece in the Christian Science Monitor celebrating Louisa May Alcott's mother Marmee.
- The Waterville (Maine) Morning Sentinel raved about George Harrar's Reunion at Red Paint Bay, writing that "this is a gripping thriller, utterly convincing and alarming, as people struggle to justify past deeds, weigh the costs of the truth and decide that maybe a half-lie is just as good."
- We are pleased to announce that Dutton, an imprint of Penguin, has acquired a major book by Scott Helman, Jenna Russell and their colleagues at the Boston Globe that will be the definitive account of the Boston Marathon tragedy, the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, and Boston's successful attempts to overcome the insidious attack.
- Dan Savage reviewed Jeff Chu's Does Jesus Really Love Me? on the front page of the New York Times Book Review, calling the book, "fascinating, thoughtful and important."
- Booklist reviewed Nan Cuba's debut novel Body And Bread, writing that "Cuba's piercing coming-of-age saga vibrates with youthful yearnings."
- O Magazine listed Body and Bread as one of 14 Riveting Reads to Pick Up in May 2013.
- We are keen to announce that Cheryl Strayed's Wild has won the 2012 ABA Indies' Choice Award for nonfiction, based on independent bookseller voting.
- Maria Russo, in the Sunday New York Times, praised Chris Castellani's novel, All This Talk of Love, calling Castellani's books about an Italian-American family "a series of novels that with their mellifluous, gently satirical style and dark, elegiac heart, form something of an opera buffa of the immigrant experience."
- Karin C. Davidson, in the hothouse culture and literature blog, interviewed Andrew Lam about his essay collections and short story collection, Birds Of Paradise Lost.
- Social entrepreneur, Walk In Their Shoes author and BuildOn CEO Jim Ziolkowski announced his partnership with entertainment icon Madonna to build eleven new primary schools in Malawi.
- We are very pleased to announce that Cheryl Strayed's Wild was named best nonfiction book of 2012 in the annual Barnes & Noble Discover Awards.
- Frank Bruni, in his column in the New York Times, raved about Does Jesus Really Love Me?, the new book by Jeff Chu.
- We are delighted that Anthony Marra's novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena has been named the #1 Indie Next Pick for May.
- Booklist gave an outstanding review to Lavanya Sankaran's The Hope Factory, calling the novel "masterful" and "impossible to put down."
- Wall Street Journal reporter and author Julia Angwin has been awarded the Scripps-Howard Distinguished Service to the First Amendment reporting prize.
- Psychologist Howard Nusbaum was interviewed by CBC Radio One (Canada) about his research into wisdom.
- We congratulate Adam Lashinksy and Jodi Glickman for their nominations for the 2013 Audie awards in the business category.
- S.S. Taylor's The Expeditioners has been named to the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award master list.
- Tutu's Two Cents book blog praised George Harrar's literary mystery Reunion At Red Paint Bay, writing that: "all along, the reader knows something more is going to happen, that something is missing, and must keep reading until the sudden, unexpected ending."
- Thomas Friedman praised Tony Wagner and profiled the book Creating Innovators in his Sunday column in the New York Times.
- The Southern New Hampshire University MFA program noted the sale of Pratima Cranse's young adult novel, Last Streetlamp, to Viking Children's Books.
- People magazine has raved about Karin Tanabe's debut novel, The List, calling it "a biting, hilarious sendup of DC's elite."
- We are delighted to announce that Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy's Whitey Bulger has reached #1 on the Boston Globe hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. The book has also reached #21 on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list. The authors were recently interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air.
- Reporter and author Adam Lashinsky has been nominated for a 2013 Audie Award for his recording of his bestselling book Inside Apple.
- Mira Bartok, author of The Memory Palace, has won Library's Journal's Best Acknowledgments of 2012 Award for Elegant Thanks.
- Birds of Paradise Lost author Andrew Lam was interviewed on KQED, Northern California's public radio affiliate, to discuss his acclaimed short story collection.
- The Expeditioners author S. S. Taylor was interviewed by Vermont's VPR about her thrilling children's novel. In addition, Ms. Taylor discussed the work of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the New York Times.
- The Boston Globe gave a rave review to Chris Castellani's new novel, All This Talk of Love.
- Author Steve Almond interviewed Chris Castellani in The Rumpus.
- The New York Times gave Keith O'Brien's Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness a fantastic review.
- We are very pleased that Barnes and Noble has named Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena as a Discover Great New Writers Pick for Summer 2013. This fantastic novel has also been named to Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of 2013."
- Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, authors of Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life, published an article on stealth innovation in the Harvard Business Review.
- The New Republic and Poynter featured Karin Tanabe and her supremely entertaining novel, The List.
- The Boston Globe published a wonderful review of Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought him Justice by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.
- Library Journal reviewed S. S. Taylor's The Expeditioners, describing it as a "wonderful example of steampunk done well" and stating that, "this thoroughly satisfying adventure contains enough danger and suspense to keep even reluctant readers turning the pages."
- Lavanya Sankaran's novel The Hope Factory received a starred, rave review from Kirkus Reviews, who wrote that Sankaran's debut novel, like her well-received short story collection (The Red Carpet, 2005), is "a vivid exposé of modern India's growing pains."
- We are very sad to announce the untimely passing of Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. One of the leading psychologists of her generation, Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema wrote a series of influential books, including Women Who Think Too Much. Here is a link to her obituary in the New York Times.
- Christian Perring in Metapsychology reviewed George Harrar's novel Reunion at Red Paint Bay, calling it "memorable" and "well-written."
- Power, Inc. author David Rothkopf wrote about the coming year in review in Foreign Policy.
- We are pleased to announce that Power, Inc. was named one of the Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal (Best Business Books of 2012) and Choice Reviews (Best Academic Titles of 2012).
- We are extremely pleased to announce that Cheryl Strayed's Wild has won both the 2013 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award and the Goodreads Choice Award for Memoir/Autobiography.
- We are also delighted that the Publisher's Lunch big roundup of bestseller lists for 2012 placed Wild tied at #3 overall, and #2 in nonfiction.
- Wild launched in the UK this month. The memoir was a BBC's 'Book of the Week' on Radio 4. Wild also received rave reviews in the Independent (UK) and in the Daily Telegraph (UK).
- Risk Management Monitor named both Ron Adner's The Wide Lens and Rafe Sagarin's Learning from the Octopus as among the five best books of 2012.
- Author Rafe Sagarin and Learning from the Octopus were discussed in the New York Times "green" blog.