'Homegoing' follow-up from Yaa Gyasi set for August 2020

Viking will release Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi’s “dazzling” new novel Transcendent Kingdom in August 2020, following a family living through the “most urgent of times” in contemporary America. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 13:33:13 UTC ]
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George R R Martin sets August 2020 'deadline' for Winds of Winter

George R R Martin has set himself a deadline for the penultimate Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter, saying if he has not finished the novel by August 2020 then fans should “imprison” him in a small cabin until it is done. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-23 19:11:36 UTC ]
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The Back Story Behind ‘Transcendent Kingdom’: Yaa Gyasi Is a Solid Friend

Loyalty spurred the best-selling author to visit a neuroscientist’s lab. What she saw there inspired her next narrator. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-09-17 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Simon Stephenson’s hilarious ‘Set My Heart to Five’ follows a robot with Hollywood aspirations

Programmed to be a dentist, Stephenson’s protagonist heads west, unleashing wry observations along the way. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Book Deals: Week of August 31, 2020

John Green sells an essay collection for adults to Dutton, Putnam pays seven figures for a debut YA fantasy trilogy, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: August 31, 2020

Glennon Doyle’s memoir ‘Untamed,’ which had its best print sales since its pub week in March, is the #3 book in the country. Plus ‘Live in Love’ by Lauren Akins, wife of country singer Thomas Rhett, is #8 in the country, and seminal L.A. punk band Bad Religion gives fans permission to ‘Do What... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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After her epic debut novel on slavery's descendants, Yaa Gyasi wrote even closer to home

In 'Transcendent Kingdom,' Yaa Gyasi's second novel, she focuses on America — its promise and peril — and on one Ghanaian American family in Alabama. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-08-27 16:49:47 UTC ]
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Religion News Briefs: August 26, 2020

WaterBrook and Multnomah are bringing in Sarah Rubio as executive editor and Bunmi Ishola has been named editor for children’s publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ is a book of blazing brilliance

Gyasi’s novel is nothing like ‘Homegoing,’ her hit debut, but it’s just as rewarding. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-25 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel and Historical Fiction Are On a Break: Critical Linking, August 23, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-23 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: August 21, 2020

How to write a millennial character: Emma Jane Unsworth wades in where lesser mortals dare not go. | Lit Hub A love letter to The Catcher in the Rye: Mary O’Connell on her favorite book and its conflicted legacy. | Lit Hub Thirteen ways of looking at flash fiction: Grant Faulkner on the infinite... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-21 10:30:03 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: August 24, 2020

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris returns to our list with the trade paper edition of ‘The Truths We Hold.’ Plus a Harry and Megan bio is the #4 book in the country, heralding a slew of royal reads, and a handbook on distance learning sees a steady rise in sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Picks: Books of the Week, August 24, 2020

This week, we highlight new books from Sherrill Grace, Hiroshi Osada, and Richard Kadrey. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Deals: Week of August 24, 2020

Ballantine buys a new novel by Paris Wife author Paula McLain, Kwame Alexander sells an adult poetry title on Black resistance in the U.S. to HMH, and Viking takes a Covid title from John Barry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Yaa Gyasi Found Religion (in Literature)

“There isn’t much literary fiction that deals with evangelicalism. ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain,’ by James Baldwin, was the first book I read that spoke to that part of my life and it moved me so deeply to see faith rendered on the page with such care and brilliance.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Book Deals: Week of August 17, 2020

Among the week’s big deals are the acquisition of a #MeToo memoir by a French publishing exec, Sharon Stone’s memoir, and Andy Weir’s new novel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: August 17, 2020

Stephenie Meyer has the #1 book in the country with ‘Midnight Sun,’ a retelling of ‘Twilight’ from Edward’s perspective. Plus Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste,’ #4 in the country, is Oprah’s latest book club pick, and Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney has an ‘Awesome Friendly Adventure.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Picks: Books of the Week, August 17, 2020

This week, we highlight new books from Niko Vorobyov, Stanley Plumly, and Suzanne Park. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lit Hub Daily: August 13, 2020

The most iconic short stories in the English language, as determined by that “weird and wiggly” hive-mind, the American cultural consciousness. | Lit Hub Jill Filipovic on how Boomers—“the generation with the least stable marriages in American history”—changed family life forever. | Lit Hub... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Religion Book Deals: August 12, 2020

Profiles of young Black leaders; creatures as spirit guides; adventures in dating while Christian and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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