- How to Make a Wish published
Ashley Herring Blake's sophomore YA novel, How to Make a Wish, is available in stores now!
- Ross and Gayle to teach at Muse
Authors Emily Ross (Half in Love with Death) and Stephanie Gayle (Idyll Threats) will teach a workshop on crafting compelling prose and increasing suspense using mystery and thriller writing techniques, to take place at Grub Street's Muse and the Marketplace on May 5 in Boston.
- Ablon speaks to schools
Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids and co-author of Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach, will speak at Barnstable Public Schools in Barnstable, MA on May 4.
Capodagli The Disney Way teaches Capodagli
Bill Capodagli, co-author of The Disney Way, will speak at the Schumacher Clinical Event in Orlando, Florida on May 11; at Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Acapulco, Mexico on May 19; and at Emerson Technologies in Sidney, Ohio on May 25.
Shapiro reads across Massachusetts
B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger and The Muralist, will speak at events and libraries across Massachusetts, including the Wayland Public Library on May 3; the Whitman Public Library on May 7; St. Boltoph Club in Boston on May 11; Newtonville Books on May 16; The College Club of Boston Speakers Series on May 18; and the Amesbury Public Library on May 25.
- True Letters from a Fictional Life is a Bank Street Best Book
Kenneth Logan's debut YA novel, True Letters from a Fictional Life, has made the Bank Street Best Books of the Year 2017 list in the 14+ category.
- Publisher's Weekly reviews Putin
In its review of Richard Lourie's forthcoming nonfiction book Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash, Publisher's Weekly says: "In the latest saga of corruption and geopolitics from Lourie (Sakharov: A Biography) he proves a master chronicler of modern Russia...This book serves as an essential primer on Putin and, by extension, Russia—a resilient but ill-fated country plagued by corrupt leaders."
- The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue racks up starred reviews
Mackenzie Lee (This Monstrous Thing) continues to accumulate stellar review for her forthcoming YA historical fantasy, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. In their starred reviews, Booklist calls it "Tongue-in-cheek, wildly entertaining, and anachronistic in only the most delightful ways, this is a gleeful romp through history"; Kirkus says, "Austen, Wilde, and Indiana Jones converge in this deliciously anachronistic bonbon"; and School Library Journal delares the book "Witty, romantic, and exceedingly smart...a stunning powerhouse of a story for every collection."
- Kirkus reviews The Confusion of Languages
In its review of Siobhan Fallon's sophomore work and first novel, The Confusion of Languages, Kirkus says: "Fallon strenuously avoids pat answers to the central question of how a woman should behave in a foreign land. Page-turning and rich in detail, this is a solid, insightful debut."
I'll Stay named a Buzz Book
Karen Day's debut adult novel I'll Stay has been chosen to be featured in Publishers Marketplace’s "Buzz Books 2017-2018: Fall/Winter." The edition will feature the biggest books of the Fall/Winter season.
Publisher's Weekly reviews How to Make a Wish
Ashley Herring Blake's forthcoming sophomore YA novel, How to Make a Wish, received a rave review from Publisher's Weekly: "Blake (Suffer Love) skillfully assembles a complex story about the wonders of first love while exploring challenges all teenagers face, such as growing up and gaining independence. Blake allows her characters to make mistakes and reach their own conclusions without passing judgments on them, in a story written with realism and sensitivity."
True Letters from a Fictional Life nominated
Kenneth Logan's debut YA novel, True Letters from a Fictional Life, has been nominated for a Georgia Peach Book Award; the award "works to promote reading and literacy skills in teens."
- Decoupling sells to Crown
Harvard Business School Associate Professor Thales Teixeira's Decoupling: The Disruptive Power of Consumer-Driven Innovation, has sold to Roger Scholl at Crown.
- Shelf Awareness recommends The Bone Witch
The Bone Witch, the first in a brand new YA series by author Rin Chupeco (The Girl from the Well series) is a Top Library Recommended Title for March, a list of the top 10 staff-picks from across the country: "Although written for young adults, this will equally appeal to adults. The cliff-hanger ending will make readers eager for the promised sequel," says Trisha Perry.
- Peter Ferry writes a Best American Mystery
"Ike, Sharon and Mike," a short story by Peter Ferry (author of Travel Writing) has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best American Mystery Stories.
- Bygone Badass Broads sells to Abrams
Mackenzi Lee's Bygone Badass Broads, based on the popular Twitter series of the same name, has sold at auction to Samantha Weiner at Abrams. The colletion of fifty-two badass women from the days of yore will celebrate the irrepressible female spirit with insightful bios and illustrations.
- True Letters from a Fictional Life makes the Rainbow List
Kenneth Logan's debut YA novel True Letters from a Fictional Life has been named to ALA's 2017 Rainbow Book List, a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, which are aimed at youth.
- The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue sells in Spanish
Mackenzi Lee's sophomore YA novel, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, has sold Spanish rights in Latin America and the US to V&R.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue sells in Brazil
Mackenzi Lee's sophomore YA novel, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, has sold Brazilian rights to Grupo Editorial Record.
Mastering Civility reviewed by NYT
Mastering Civility by Christine Porath, recently named by The Washington Post as one of the 10 books on leadership to read in 2017, received a stellar review in The New York Times, calling it "a slender, but compelling, guide to treating others respectfully and protecting oneself from those who don’t."
Booklist reviews The Bone Witch
The Bone Witch, the first in a second series from Rin Chupeco (author of The Girl from the Well duology) has received a great review from Booklist: "Readers who enjoy immersing themselves in detail will revel in Chupeco’s finely wrought tale. Game of Thrones fans may see shades of Daenerys Targaryen in Tea, as she gathers a daeva army to unleash upon the world. Whether she is in the right remains a question unanswered, but the ending makes it clear her story is only beginning."
Buzzfeed names The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue a YA Book to Read
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (author of This Monstrous Thing) was listed among Buzzfeed's 18 Ya Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017.