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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 Justice by Means of Democracy
Without doubt one of the most important books ever written on democracy.
Margaret Levi, Co-director of the Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub, Stanford University
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 Romantic Comedy
Zingy… electrically compelling, with steady warmth as well as drama.… [Romantic Comedy’s] command of structure, pace and dialogue is faultless.… [An] affable, intelligently crafted tale of work and love.
Praise for Brooklyn Crime Novel
A blistering book. A love story. Social commentary. History. Protest novel. And mystery joins the whole together: is the crime ‘time’? Or the almighty dollar? I got a great laugh from it too. Every city deserves a book like this.
Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Apeirogon and Let the Great World Spin
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 Apeirogon
All I can really tell you is, read McCann’s book. It’s an important book. It’s quite possibly a great book.
Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours