Sex and the City meets The West Wing in Aimee Agresti’s wickedly sharp Campaign Widows [May 2018, Graydon House]. Says Booklist in their starred review: “Agresti’s smart beach read will ease readers into the 2018 election season.” Don’t miss the party: Campaign Widows is available for request on Netgalley!
Author Iris Martin Cohen co-managed a successful literary salon and event space in the National Arts Club when she was in her twenties. The salon was attended by literary elite that included authors like Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Malcolm Gladwell, and is the inspiration behind her dazzling debut, The Little Clan [April 2018, Park Row Books]—a colorful, boisterous romp through a literary world bathed in ambition and hubris. ★ “This (read more…)
… You’ll love Gretchen Anthony’s sharp dramedy, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners [October 2018, Park Row Books]. Meet Violet Baumgartner: She is a formidable Midwestern matriarch who will go to wild lengths to wrest back control of her once greeting card picture-perfect family, her antics framed by the Christmas letters she sends annually to the eccentric small-town cast of friends and family. Don’t miss this in-house favorite, shortlisted for HarperCollins’s Lead Reads (read more…)
“Gabrielle got told she looked like Kerry Washington all the time (a comparison Gabrielle felt was more racist than flattering because she didn’t think they looked much alike), and Emily once got told she looked like Camilla Parker Bowles (a comparison she hoped was just racism, but couldn’t be).” -from Family and Other Catastrophes (April 10, MIRA Books) by Alexandra Borowitz Family and Other Catastrophes is available for request on (read more…)
Damien Dibben’s fantastical historical novel Tomorrow [Hanover Square, March 2018] received a starred review from Library Journal : ★ “A satisfied reader will certainly suspend belief and rethink the concept of what a ‘lifetime’ could be, as Dibben’s immortal protagonist weaves his way across time and place. Steeped with historical flavor, this compelling read vividly captures the heart of animal loyalty, compassion, and emotions. Indeed, at times the dog seems (read more…)