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New York Times Bestseller for over 3 years
* translated into 40 languages; sold over 11 million copies
* feature film 


"In a page-turner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved, Stockett spins a story of a social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide." — The Washington Post

  

"This could be one of the most important pieces of fiction since To Kill a Mockingbird…" —NPR.org

"Wise, poignant...You'll catch yourself cheering out loud." — People

 *New York Times bestseller

 

"Kelly memorably portrays three indomitable women who triumph over hardships and successfully brings a complex and turbulent time in history to life." - Publishers Weekly

  

"The writing is rich and vivid with detail about the period. . . . A nuanced tale that speaks to the strength of women." - Kirkus Reviews

  

"[Martha Hall] Kelly's gift is bringing to life and to light the untold stories of women and families far away from the war front yet deeply affected...."—Booklist (starred review)

 *New York Times bestseller

“Harrowing . . . Lilac illuminates.” - People

 

Lilac Girls falls squarely into the groundbreaking category of fiction that re-examines history from a fresh, female point of view. It’s smart, thoughtful and also just an old-fashioned good read.” - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“This is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.” - Publishers Weekly

 "An archly comic love story with notes of farce and fable . . . Roberts' old school, slightly surreal humor has a dash of Barthelme or Perelman."—Kirkus Reviews

 

 "Daniel Roberts' rowdy and tender coming-of-age romp is proof positive that, even in the Ivy League, the best education is always found off-campus."—Denis O'Neill, screenwriter and author of The River Wild

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 "During the Civil War, Harriet Tubman... served as a scout and occasional spy for the Union Army. The narrative finds her amid Union ranks in South Carolina's Port Royal Island, where she spearheads a 'bushwhacking operation' up the Combahee River to destroy Southern crops and liberate 'contraband'—that is, more than 750 enslaved men, women and children…. Ultimately, the novel depicts a heroine as willing to out-argue a room of grizzled white officers as to sail into battle at the bow of a gunship. For reasons unknown, the U.S. Treasury appears to have shelved plans to put Tubman on the $20 bill. For those responsible for the decision, this book ought to be assigned reading." – The Wall Street Journal

 “Feldman is a tremendously endearing writer. . . . His willingness to pose the big questions to the whirlwind makes for unusually thoughtful reading.” — The Washington Post

“Equal parts funny and searingly beautiful....” — New York Daily News

“This compact, well-crafted novel asks the age-old question—how do you get from where you are to where you want to be?—but does so with indelible protagonists and a vision firmly anchored in the reality that surrounds them....Highly recommended.” - Library Journal

New York Times bestselling author Tom Perrotta's first book is "more powerful than any coming-of-age novel" ―The Washington Post

  

Bad haircut is "[Perrotta's] first and still best book...Unassumedly brilliant." - The New York Times

 

"Stories, like those of J.D. Salinger, based on the kind of truth that spans generations." - The Hartford Courant

"After five charming relationship-themed hits, Emily Giffin had a lot to live up to with Where We Belong. Luckily, the author executes with a thoughtful finesse that makes this easily her best work yet." — The Boston Globe


“In another surefire hit, [Giffin] serves up pathos, humor, and one doozy of a twist.” — Entertainment Weekly

“Book clubs will have a field day with this one. Thorny mother-daughter relationships and secrets we keep from loved ones burn up the pages.” — USA Today

"Forty-seven years before Sully's Hudson river ditching, John Murray's Atlantic ocean feat stunned the world. Lindner's narrative crackles, his plot twists and turns, his close-ups into how trauma ripples out and impacts people differently are empathetic, and his research astonishes." - Lee Woodruff, co-author of bestseller In An Instant

 

"Lindner's storytelling prowess and impeccable research into this long-obscured accident result in a gripping read and a heartfelt remembrance." - Booklist

 

"A truly astonishing tale." - Irish Daily Mail

 

"Lindner recounts the action in crisp, colorful prose and skillfully interweaves the perspectives of multiple passengers and crew members, their family members, and people who took part in the rescue operation." – Publishers Weekly

 

 "Nektaria Anastasiadou's debut, A Recipe for Daphne, is perhaps the first contemporary novel in English set among Istanbul's dwindling population of Rum.... It's also a novel to be thoroughly savored, from its enticing culinary elements to its charming love stories. In weaving together a delightful present-day romantic drama with a more profound narrative about reckoning with and making peace with the past, A Recipe for Daphne proves deeply satisfying."  - The Washington Post

 

"...passes as a light, escapist novel with a love story. But at its core, it's a meditation on identity and the scars of history. Through her rich characters, the Rum people's painful history over the last century also comes to light." – Public Radio International's The World

"Singer-songwriter Roche probes the secrets of a small American town in this immersive character-driven tale. In 1961, the usually serene Hanzloo, Pa., and its Catholic residents are unsettled after Lil O'Brien, a frustrated poet and the mother of seven-year-old Alice, develops what her husband, Jim, describes as a 'disease of the soul.'… Roche's deep understanding of [the characters] will keep readers engaged all the way to the end." – Publishers Weekly

 

"The Town Crazy casts a strong spell, and I don't think I've shaken it off yet, nor do I want to. Suzzy Roche understands so much about other people's lives; her fiction, just like her singing and songwriting, is thrilling, beautiful, and shattering."Meg Wolitzer, Author of, most recently, The Female Persuasion

 “[An] enthralling portrait of a woman daring to defy convention in the face of rigid social confines. ...a story capturing issues of discrimination, the marginalization of women and class disparities… its themes linger long after the final page is read.” - USA Today

Not Our Kind transports the reader back to 1947, to the heart of New York’s WASP-y Upper East Side. Zeldis has written a powerful and page-turning account of what happens when Eleanor--smart, beautiful, and Jewish--is employed as a tutor by the troubled Bellamy family, and finds herself out of place in their world.” - Publishers Weekly

 

 

 

 

 

“Not for nothing has Abbott, the bestselling author of ‘Sin in the Second City,’ been called a ‘pioneer of sizzle history.’ Here she creates a gripping page-turner that moves at a breathtaking clip through the dramatic events of the Civil War.” – The LA Times

 

"In the gripping book, Abbott tells the moving and fascinating story of four women who played unconventional roles during the Civil War... a remarkable story of passion, strength, and resilience." - Publishers Weekly


“During the Civil War, women may have officially been relegated to the home front (and denied the vote), but this didn’t stop them from fighting the war on their own terms…. You’ll find adventure and intrigue galore here.” - The Boston Globe

* Named by Ms. Magazine as one of the books to read in 2020; recommended by Parade Magazine; named by USA Today "LGBTQ Books to Read During Pride Month"

 

*Wall Street Journal e-book best-seller

 

"This candid family memoir shares the touching story of a transgender man and his family on their journey of self-discovery, acceptance and unconditional love. Told from multiple perspectives, this is a powerful, tender and important book." – Ms. Magazine 

 

 

*Wall Street Journal bestseller

The Outskirts of Hope is a yesteryear tale (1967) that could not be more pertinent and helpful to the racially complex and perturbed time we are living in now.” — Norman Lear

“A powerful personal perspective of a tumultuous time in America, seen through the eyes of a mother and her daughter navigating family and societal currents in the midst of the civil rights movement. White and Jewish from Boston, the family is transplanted into the segregated Deep South of the 1960s.  ....Their dedication to being allies rather than bystanders results in their participation in history.” — Barry Curtiss-Lusher, National Chairman of the Anti-Defamation League

*Sunday Times bestseller

 

Missing, Presumed is the best [crime novel] I’ve read in a very long time. It has everything one could ask, and more: it’s stylish, witty and compelling; has an infuriating yet likable lead detective; and is also terribly good at skewering contemporary class anxieties and manners” – The Guardian

“Where Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. Manon is ...something of a misanthrope. But she’s also funny and clever, and interesting. I defy you not to fall for her” - Thriller of the Month, The Observer

“[Steiner] gets inside the minds and lives of her book’s socially disparate personalities with the grace of a novelist of manners, even as she pulls tight the strands of one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year” - Wall Street Journal

 

 

“Journalist Susie Steiner's debut novel is a powerful, visceral portrait of the ties that bind, and those that break…. a truly exceptional study of human flaws and frailties.”
The Observer

“’Who will inherit the farm?' is the big question at the heart of this warm and engaging first novel, set in Yorkshire. The farming details are beautifully deployed, to show a family renewing itself as much as the land it lives on.” – The Times of London

“By the time we come full circle at the end of the farming year, you feel you're part of the Hartle family, warts and all.” – The Daily Express

* CBS News “48 HOURS” features Finding Fernanda
* Winner 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award, “IPPY,” Gold Medal for Current Affairs

 

"Heavy-duty investigative reporting and compelling personal testimony…. Some of the details of the dark side of the [adoption] industry in Guatemala are Dickensian in their cruelty. But the tone of the book is, perhaps surprisingly, not despairing…. Finding Fernanda can also be read as a call to action." — The Miami Herald

"Reads like a mystery novel, but the facts it reveals are hauntingly true… Siegal does a fantastic job of breaking down a complicated story… a gripping read.” — Christian Science Monitor

"Bostrom's prose is propulsive and detailed . . . a true page-turner all the way to the end. An engrossing tale of survival and redemption in the Pacific Northwest." - Kirkus Reviews

"Sugar Birds is a powerful coming-of-age story . . .woven into a testament to the wondrous natural world. Highly recommended!" - Chanticleer Reviews

 

 

 

Amazon Publishing, 2013

“Wall Street banker Laura Hemphill took her seven years laboring in the world of finance and spun them into a work of fiction that pulls back the door on life of the privileged elite.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Finally, a juicy Wall Street novel about a woman who's breaking up the boys' club." – Glamour Magazine

"I read Buying In in one sitting. It sucks you into an adrenaline vortex, obliterating everything but the deal. Work swallows family, friends, and scruples. A gripping and thought-provoking read." – Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

 

"Readers expecting a fun, scandalous, frothy beach read won't find it within these pages.  Instead, this is a serious novel about a family that is tested by the past and the present.  For readers who appreciate modern and sensitive stories about family, especially sisters." - Library Journal

 

"Exploring a place where brand names, money, and gossip rule, Marren shows the importance of status for a woman in Palm Beach, Fla., and how easily a few dangerous secrets can take it all away… the mystery and intrigue will keep readers holding on until the shocking ending they won't see coming." – Publishers Weekly

"[An] absorbing love story full of nostalgia, heartbreak, and secrets long buried―whether to protect others or simply for survival. Highlighting the lesser-known history of POWs in America during World War II, Ellsworth's tale serves as a timely reminder of the humanity that connects us, regardless of borders or circumstance, to even those labeled 'the enemy.'" ― Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author

"A timeless story of love and loss in the wartime American heartland." - Linda Lael Miller, New York Times bestselling author

*Robin Lloyd is an Emmy-award-winning former correspondent for NBC News and documentary filmmaker 

 

 

"There is intrigue and romance combined with history and mystery set in a real time and place--colonial Cuba during the U.S. Civil War. The end result is a page-turning excursion through dangers and delights that will both entertain and enlighten.”—Jim Lehrer, journalist and novelist

Sheridan House, 2013

 

"Pirate skirmishes, gale-force storms, human trafficking, and other high seas drama pepper Lloyd's poignant and action-packed debut about his real-life ancestor, Captain Ely Morgan.... Lloyd crafts an engaging and thoughtful thrill ride; his mariner Ely Morgan is neither salty nor rum-soaked… he's the thinking man's swashbuckler." - Publishers Weekly

“Robin Lloyd is a great reporter, and he has shaped meticulous research into a rollicking story of the sea and the tall ships that sailed the North Atlantic in the 1800s.” -Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News

 

*Seymour Topping, former Managing Editor of the New York Times, covered the Chinese Civil War as AP correspondent

 

"In this well-crafted historical novel, one of the great veterans of reportage on Asia takes us back to the drama and excitement of China in the 1940s. It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the genesis of the Chinese Communist Revolution." - Orville Schell

 

"As China prepares to celebrate five decades of communism, Seymour Topping's The Peking Letter serves as an entertaining read and timely reminder of how the grand, flawed experiment began." - The Baltimore Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 "A wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction" - Australian Women's Weekly



"This sweeping epic set in rural NSW is about love, family and testing our mettle – and it’s compulsively readable. Just the thing for those lazy summer days" - Marie Claire

 

 

"Joy Rhoades' Kate Dowd is Elizabeth-Bennet-meets-The-Drover's-Wife . . . an accomplished debut" - Sydney Morning Herald

 

"A fast-paced, sophisticated thriller" - The New York Post

"[A] twisty, juicy domestic thriller...[an] edgy page-turner [with] class and depth." - Elle

“The novel is ominous from Page 1, and with its slow-burn peril--both psychological and physical--building nicely, the suspense is sustained until the very end.” – Kirkus

 

2016 AD. When footage of a team of archaeologists bursting into flames at the ancient site of Mohenjodaro goes viral, the world is horrified and shaken. While authorities suspect it to be an incendiary terrorist attack, Nadia Osbourne determines to find her archaeologist sister, Layla, convinced that she has survived. Her frantic search takes her to the ruins and forces her to confront her own demons - her inexplicable dreams about a woman named Jaya. 3800 BC. …. Inspired by the legends surrounding the lost Indus Valley city, the Curse of Mohenjodaro is a gripping thriller about a powerful relic, a sinister cult and family secrets that haunt generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Winner, National Jewish Book Award

 

"Displays a sharp and original wit.... The Prince of West End Avenue emerges as a paradoxical tale of how to make peace with an unbearable past and the sin of pride." - The New York Times

"Rich and complex... supremely original." - The Los Angeles Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Aaron Poochigian's Mr. Either/Or is the most significant verse novel since at least Vikram Seth's best-selling The Golden Gate.... [It] combines multiple genres, high culture with pop culture, and grimness with exuberance. It is a memorable, challenging and entertaining read." –A.M. Juster, The Billy Collins Experience 

 

 "A book about a culture – and a way of being – that seems almost fantastical, although it was just a few decades ago. It's a book about manners, about putting on a brave front, about brilliant women trapped in a moment that expected everything and nothing from them. Set in Los Angeles over a period ranging from the 1970's to the present day, Haldeman locates a great story within a girl's life, and her eye for the exquisite detail – of clothes, of decor, of catered food served in silver chafing dishes – has a precision reminiscent of Didion writing at the height of her powers. Funny, sly, open-hearted and beautifully written, it's a winner from the first page to the last." — Caitlin Flanagan, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

 

 

Rowman & Littlefield, 2013

“In this endearing and personal book, attorney and entrepreneur Lindner details his experiences volunteering in hospice with colorful storytelling, practical advice, and encouragement for those coming to terms with the end of life …. and he does so eloquently, providing insight and inspiration to those who read along.” - Publishers Weekly

“I started Hospice Voices and read it straight through. I was deeply moved by the extraordinary people I met in the book.” - Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Your Life Book Club

 

*Gantos is a Newbery Award winner

 

"Prison friendship, betrayal tale, by ex-inmate. Wonderful bounce, goofiness...So much talent." ―The Washington Post

 

"... this first adult novel from a much-published YA and children's-book writer is both compelling and very funny… the entire novel is governed by an irresistible quirkiness." - Publishers Weekly

 

 

 

 

Sandile Malindi refuses to join student strikes that convulse apartheid South Africa. A proud son of Soweto merchants, he is determined to continue his education. Peter Seibert, a white American new to Johannesburg, inadvertently offends Sandile when they meet at their private high school but earns his trust on the sports field. Kagiso Mafolo, a Soweto student organizer, visits her aunt, a maid at the Seiberts' home. She charms Peter but clashes with Sandile over his absence from the freedom struggle. Working through conflicts over race, wealth and ideology, the three build friendships... and help each other survive in tumultuous times.

 

 

 

 

 

 Matt Bloom's Salt of the Nation is the story of an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey; a disillusioned gravel plant worker who impulsively slugs a presidential nominee during a campaign photo-op and instantly becomes America's most famous fugitive and newest hero.

 

 

Salt of the Nation is more than a road story; it's a novel about a land riven by broken promises, thwarted dreams, and populism gone awry. It's the story of a contemporary America equally divided and galvanized by an ordinary man's rash act and desperate journey.

 

*Washington Post fiction list selection

 

"Segal's exceptional debut suggests that fame wanted or not takes its toll no matter how it is acquired…. With razor-sharp insight and adroit imagery, Segal masterfully builds layers of tension by methodically exposing her tragically flawed characters' true motives." – Publisher’s Weekly

"The characters in Segal's haunting, beautifully written first novel are fully realized, vibrant, and believable." – Library Journal

"Fun and funny, spiked with tragedy and sad times." - USA Today

 

"A funny, poignant first novel about the bonds between women." - Houston Chronicle

 

"Amazingly vivid . . . This novel breezes merrily along, but don't read it without a hankie. This is a winner for fans of Garrison Keillor and Danielle Steel." - Library Journal

"Nelson's brilliant novel reveals itself to be a contemplation on society and existentialism...[The] writing is simple and stark, not unlike that of Kafka or that other great existentialist-novelist, Albert Camus." ― The Boston Globe

"Throughout, first-time novelist Nelson speaks with his own assured and wonderfully askew voice in what becomes a dizzying, disorienting and shockingly entertaining meditation on the nature of reality and the concept of free will."― The San Diego Tribune


"[Nelson] plays a cagey, Kafkaesque cat-and-mouse game with reality and illusion… an edgy, compelling world that will remind readers of Paul Auster and cartoonist Ben Katchor." ― Publishers Weekly

 

 

*New York Times notable book

-"... a remarkable achievement. Kristina McGrath has set out to write a novel that tells us things we need to know about marriage and childhood, love and regret, memory and pain, and she has succeeded." - New York Times

-"This is a book that takes chances.... the writing is full of a kind of quiet dazzle." - LA Times

*Finalist, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award

 

"...humorous and engaging dialogue punctuates this nostalgic story of rural America, in which the complexity of smalltown human relationships brings depth to the murder-mystery plot that ensues." – Publishers Weekly

“… a beautiful view of the Great Depression and America at home during World War II; a finely honed character study of a town and its inhabitants, good and bad; and a classic tale of orchestrated retribution.” – Library Journal

"In this follow-up to Worthy's Town, the men of the Giberson family grapple with old demons and the complicated ties of blood in post-World War II Old Kane, Ill. ….Old Kane comes alive through a colorful cast of secondary characters (a waitress with a secret, wayward preachers, the lumbago-afflicted sheriff), and Rolens's re-creation of rural postwar America is honest and warm." – Publishers Weekly


"As warm and enjoyable as its predecessor, Rolens' second novel is a pitch-perfect depiction of small-town life." -- Booklist

Bridge Works Publishing

“This provocative morality play is a scathing indictment of the military justice system and the cover-your-rear attitude of the U.S. Navy. Lane’s absorbing narrative is a call to action.” –Publishers Weekly

 

"An engaging, candid story about manhood. The ambiguities of rank, and individual conscience....An informed depiction of the 'new" military, all told in Lane's fluent voice." - Kirkus Reviews

"A working-out of the clash between duty and individual conscience. Rather like 'The Caine Mutiny.'" -Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

  

*Winner 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award, “IPPY,” Gold Medal for Regional Fiction

 

The lives of congenial American fly-fisherman Billy and his younger sister Alice meander alongside the Susquehanna River in this offbeat coming-of-age novel of death, madness, and fishing by debut author Karen Fielding.

 

 

 

 

 

"If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and want to read a book about the raw and nerve wracking experiences of a start up from scratch, this is a must read."
--Po Chung, Co-Founder, DHL International; co-author, The First 10 Yards -The 5 Dynamics of Entrepreneurship

 

"Greer tells first-hand of the trials and tribulations of creating and building a scrap-metal business in the rough-and-tumble world of Asia. Stephen has earned his mark as a true entrepreneur as well as a witty and talented writer. " - Robert Miller, Founder, Duty Free Shoppers

 

Never have there been only two genders—male and female. A third gender, denied by society and hidden by the medical community, has always existed, and that is what Sophie Schmidt discovers when, at the age of fourteen, she learns the truth of how she was born. Sophie then embarks on a journey to learn more about her true self and to find others born like her.

 

"First-time novelist House turns a school play into a coming-of-age vehicle in his heartfelt ... novel, set in suburban Long Island in 1973." - Publishers Weekly

 

"Effectively depicts Danny's constant personal angst and spiritual longings....Makes the curious reader hold on until the final pages." - Library Journal

W.W. Norton, 1999

"This lively compendium is the catalog for the second half of the Whitney Museum of American Art's nine-month, two-part exhibition on American culture of the last 100 years. The author, Lisa Phillips, is now director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, but she spent 20 years at the Whitney overseeing many of its famous (or infamous) biennials and producing a number of exhibitions about American culture in fields beyond the museum." - Peggy Moorman

"Renegade Champion is honest, compelling, and sometimes bittersweet." -- In and Around Horse Country

 

"This true story reads like a Hollywood script but better. Unlike many biographies, this one is decorated with anecdotes that only a child would pick up through a lifetime spent with his mother. He does a masterful job of relating facts and blending them with these wonderful tidbits, so that the reader seems to feel what's going through Pohl's mind rather than simply reading her words." -- The Chronicle Of The Horse

Delancey Press

“A fast and compelling read” -Dame Beryl Bainbridge

“A novel affair. Brilliant. I could not put it down.” -Max Clifford, Surrey Life

“I devoured it in just 2 nights: literally unputdownable.” -Sally Farmiloe, Hotgossip

Delancey Press

 

"Glitter and gutter... lovelorn, war-torn. A compelling read." – Simon Cowell

Delancey Press

 

“A novel of remarkable panache. Huxley's skillful handling of the narrative turns this story of obsession and betrayal into something infinitely more complex and threatening.” -Dame Beryl Bainbridge