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Praise for Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education
Captivating….Eye-opening and heartrending, [CLASS] will provide succor for readers who’ve faced similar hardships and essential education for anyone who hasn’t. It’s another stirring personal history from one of the foremost chroniclers of 21st-century economic anxiety.
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Let Us Descend
Annis’s story, told in Ward’s musical prose, is nothing short of epic, magical, and intensely moving.
Praise for Remember Us
[Woodson’s] ability to evoke time and place is masterful; every word feels perfectly chosen… An exquisitely wrought story of self and community.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for Brooklyn Crime Novel
[T]he momentum in the book, a social mystery hurtling toward its personal, silent solutions, never flags…I’ve read it twice and I’ll read it again.
Greil Marcus, award-winning author and critic
Praise for The Unsettled
Expansive and explosive, this beauty of a novel showcases Ayana Mathis’s grace on the page, as writer, as storyteller. A book to be read and re-read.
Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award-winning author of Let Us Descend
Praise for Fly The Big Book of Basketball Fashion
In Fly, Jackson does more than compile a basketball/fashion lookbook, and it’s more than a timeline and a history. To me, what he explores is the evergreen push to remind people that the talented are more than their talents. That there’s a burning creativity and a relentless desire to express onself, not as a highlight but as a human.
Praise for The Invisible Hour
What delight to experience the melding, across the centuries, of two prodigious American literary imaginations—Hoffman’s and Hawthorne’s—in this redemptive tale of daughters and mothers and one true love for a man and his book.
Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Peabody Sisters
Praise for The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet
This is a propulsive book, one to be raced through; the planet is burning, and we are running out of time.
Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times
Praise for The House of Lincoln
A compelling reminder that events of the past are indelibly connected to attitudes that persist today.
Praise for Lady Tan's Circle of Women
See is one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot.
New York Times Book Review
Praise for Be Mine
A fitting finale to the landmark Bascombe saga, this ranks among Ford’s best.
Booklist (starred review)
Praise for Women We Buried, Women We Burned
Women We Buried, Women We Burned is a gorgeous memoir that parses the patriarchy with an endearing frankness as fierce as it is, astonishingly, forgiving.
Beth Macy, New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick
Praise for The Ferryman
Next to impossible to put down once you’ve read the first few pages.
Praise for The Humble Lover
“Audacious…. As ever, White is a master of social comedy and wry observations.”
Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
Praise for American Mother
An extraordinary story of grace, forgiveness and moral courage.
Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Empire of Pain