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Carl Bernstein’s highly anticipated memoir, CHASING HISTORY, was an instant New York Times bestseller. Bernstein appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN’s Reliable Sources and AC360, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Weekend Edition on NPR, and PBS/Amanpour & Company, among other notable national broadcast hits. CHASING HISTORY was reviewed widely—including The New York Times Book Review, USA Today’s 5 Books to Read Now, Washington Post Bookworld, and the Wall Street Journal. Bernstein was also  interviewed on podcasts like The Bakari Sellers podcast, The Economist Asks, Salon Talks, The Book Review with Pamela Paul, Skullduggery, Armchair Expert, and The Gist.

Called “gripping” in Library Journal’s starred review, and “riveting” in Booklist’s starred review, Keith O’Brien’s reporting in PARADISE FALLS is also called “masterful” by Publishers Weekly.  It has been favorably reviewed in such outlets as Psychology Today, Science News, and Buzzfeed, and O’Brien has been interviewed on NPR’sTech Nation, in addition to dozens of NPR affiliate stations, and podcasts that have included the Washington Post’s Post Reports, Climate Pod, and Generation Anthropocene.

Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman’s timely A SHOT TO SAVE THE WORLD has been featured on NPR’s Here and Now, PBS’s Amanpour and Company, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and across regional NPR affiliates. Print coverage appeared in Nature, STAT, and as a cover story in the Wall Street Journal. And Zuckerman has been interviewed on major podcasts.

Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro’s exploration of how new technologies are changing the course of evolution, LIFE AS WE MADE IT, has received fantastic reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Economist, Nature Magazine, Science Magazine, Publishers Weekly among many others. And her Outlook piece in the Washington Post outlines how embracing ever advancing technologies can be a key to humankind’s future.

Trade coverage for Amy Butcher’s memoir is universally stellar, as Publishers Weekly calls MOTHERTRUCKER “tender and gripping… a trip readers won’t soon forget,” in its review, paired with this interview.  And Kirkus writes: “a sobering reflection on verbal and psychological abuse, Butcher’s book honors the healing power of female friendship and questions the nature of divinity beyond its constricting patriarchal manifestations. A searching and deeply empathetic memoir.” As well, Butcher’s recent essay in the New York Times on her own abusive relationship is making headlines.

Kerry Cohen’s CRAZY FOR YOU: Breaking the Spell of Love and Sex Addiction is one of “11 Books Feminists Should Read in September” in Bitch. Cohen has also been interviewed in Bitch and with Shondaland, and is quoted in a piece about toxic relationships and love addiction in the New York Times .

Former assistant deputy defense secretary Elbridge A. Colby is the subject of a feature in The New Yorker and an opinion column in the New York Times by Ross Douthot. He discusses his book, THE STRATEGY OF DENIAL, on The Ben Domenech Show, Fox News’ The Next Revolution, and in a forthcoming interview with Tucker Carlson. Strong reviews have landed in the Wall Street Journal and the National Review, with more to follow.

Angel Khoury’s debut novel, BETWEEN TIDES, garners features in such regional outlets as The Outer Banks Voice, Suffolk News Herald, and The Coastland Times, and is well-reviewed in The Southern Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, and Author Link, whose reviewer writes “I cannot recall when I have been so touched by a book—not only the narrative, which is fine and well told, but the beauty of the words chosen and laid together.” PW also names it a “Big Indie Book of Fall 2021” and Lit Hub features a gorgeous essay from Khoury on the connection between landscape, nature, and literature.

Plants and animals have responded to climate change by adapting and evolving in amazing ways.  So now, according to award-winning biologist Thor Hanson, we are living in a world filled with HURRICANE LIZARDS AND PLASTIC SQUID. After receiving pre-publication starred reviews in PW and Library Journal  the book was excerpted by the Wall Street Journal and Hanson was called “an affable guide and storyteller, with a knack for analogy, a sense of humor and the natural curiosity of a scientist” by the New York Times Book Review. Numerous favorable reviews have followed and Hanson has been interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio, WHYY-FM / Radio Times, and KATU-TV / AM Northwest, among dozens of other outlets.

Love abounds for THE VIXEN, the latest novel from critically acclaimed, bestselling author Francine Prose. After glowing advance reviews, including Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and an especially fascinating interview in Publishers Weekly, the novel launched with a feature profile in The New York Times, a NPR / Morning Edition interview, excerpts in The New York Times Book Review and Literary Hub, and uniformly dazzling reviews in dozens of print outlets, including The New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post Book World, Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The New Yorker, and many more.

Laurie Frankel’s ONE TWO THREE, called “winning and amiable” by the New York Times Book Review, has also been dubbed “one of the summer’s freshest novels” by The Washington Post, a “Summer Must Read” by Reese’s Book Club, and  a “not to miss title” by USA Today. Laurie’s been discussing her novel on IG Lives and podcasts including A Mighty Blaze, Storybound, Reading with Robin, Writing Table, The History of Literature, and Book Dreams.

With COLLISION COURSE, Tokyo-based journalists Hans Greimel and William Sposato have written the first and only comprehensive book on the rise and fall of legendary Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi CEO Carlos Ghosn. News from the book was featured in the New York Times’ DealBook, while Fortune named it one of “Five New Books to Read in June” and The Economist wrote that it “reads like a spy thriller” and “gives the clearest account yet of the deep-rooted causes of Mr. Ghosn’s predicament.” In addition, the book was featured on NPR’s Planet Money and HBR’s Ideacast.  

James Romm uncovers the lost story of THE SACRED BAND: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom, an elite 300-man corps formed in 378 BC and recruited from pairs of male lovers, whose mass grave site was discovered in Greece in 1880 with most of the skeletons arranged in pairs with one lover’s arms entwined with the other’s. Romm discusses his book  on WAMC’s The Roundtable, Ancient Warfare Podcast, and The History of Sex Podcast and in op-eds in the Daily Beast and History News Network.

DANGEROUS IDEAS, a brief and brilliant history of censorship by writer/lawyer/journalist and repeat client Eric Berkowitz, has garnered excellent reviews in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times, FIRE as well as raves in trades Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Turning on news, Berkowitz also placed timely editorials in Newsweek on the dangers of regulating online speech, Salon on criminalizing dissent, and Salon again on not rewriting hate speech rules.

Bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims returned this spring with a new book on #adulting, YOUR TURN: How to Be an Adult, that lit up the airwaves. Julie launched the book with appearances on CBS This Morning, NPR / Here and Now, and WHYY / Fresh Air, along with dozens of podcast interviews including Gretchen Rubin’s HAPPIER podcast, Unorthodox, The Femsplainers, Disrupt Yourself, Talking to Teens, Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, Financial Grownup, The Punk Rock HR podcast, and others.

For his new leadership book THE POWER OF GIVING AWAY POWER: How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go, former US ambassador to the UK and Sweden Matthew Barzun made appearances on MSNBC / Morning Joe, PBS and CNN’s Amanpour & Company, Pod Save the World, and NPR’s Great Podversations; TIME Ideas adapted from the book a fascinating story about a forgotten business guru and her vital lessons for today; David Brooks gave the book a healthy nod in The New York Times for a column about building trust; and it saw reviews in the Wall Street Journal and Success Magazine, and terrific interviews with Gretchen Rubin and Simon Sinek. Even famed Peloton instructor Ally Love is reading this book according to this piece from The Cut!

Roger Garside makes the controversial case for the U.S. and its allies to pursue regime change in China in an original piece for the Globe and Mail. Garside, a former two-time diplomat in the British embassy in Beijing, is the author of CHINA COUP: The Great Leap to Freedom, which outlines a possible scenario how, in a crisis of confrontation engineered by the United States, powerful rivals to Xi could act to save their nation and themselves.

Summer reading season is upon us and Katherine St. John’s THE SIREN is the perfect addition to any beach bag. Here the New York Times Book Review writes “If you put “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” “Gone Girl” and “Big Little Lies” into a blender, you might get “The Siren” — pulpy and scandalous enough to compete with a glossy-paged gossip rag, but with brisk, lucid writing.” Cosmo, Veranda, and Good Housekeeping all include THE SIREN in their summer reading features, and Publishers Weekly offers a starred review.

Julia Sweig’s magisterial New York Times bestseller, LADY BIRD JOHNSON: Hiding in Plain Sight, launches with captivating profiles on CBS Sunday Morning, Fresh Air, and Good Morning America, features in the Washington Post, People, and the New York Times, excerpts in Vanity Fair online and Texas Monthly, and stellar reviews in the New York Times Book Review and NY Daily News.  As well, the book and Sweig’s podcast “In Plain Sight” have been featured on The View, GMA3, and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, Walter Isaacson’s THE CODE BREAKER was featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Fresh Air, Morning Joe, Amanpour & Company, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and much more. Isaacson contributed newsworthy op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and  Washington Post, was interviewed for podcasts with Tim Ferris, Jay Shetty, Ezra Klein and Dax Shepherd’s Armchair Detective, and received glowing reviews in the Washington Post, New York Times, and O Magazine, among others.

Poet, performer, mental health activist and author of DEAR GIRL was interviewed by Katie Couric for her “Every Day in May” series. She was also interviewed on the nationally syndicated Kathryn Zox Show and on Alyssa Kuzin’s podcast for National Poetry Month as part of their Self Care and Poetic Healing series. LitHub shared her list of unsung poets, and The Cup of Faith podcast interviewed her for a conversation during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Jason Dearen’s fascinating look at the worst contaminated drug crises in U.S. history, KILL SHOT, makes headlines in this excerpt and review from the Associated Press, which writes “Relying on transcripts, interviews, FDA inspection reports and other sources, he reconstructs this slow-moving tragedy in scenes of almost cinematic intensity. . . .Dearen has performed a tremendous public service.”  Dearen discussed the book on The Dr. Oz Show and The Open Mind on PBS, along with Jefferson Public Radio, What Matters Most, and WBAI’s Lopate at Large. CrimeReads runs an equally gripping excerpt, and The Tennessean reports on the ongoing story.

Poet and performer Ellen Hagan was featured in her hometown newspaper The Kentucky Standard on the publication of her two new books, BLOOMING FIASCOES, a collection of poetry, and RECKLESS, GLORIOUS, GIRL, a middle-grade novel in verse, and she discussed both on Fierce Womxm Read podcast. During National Poetry Month, Lit Hub featured one of her poems and Largehearted Boy shared the playlist she put together for Blooming Fiascoes. NBC’s Today shared her essay on raising a Reckless, Glorious Girl.

In interviews ranging from NPR and WAMU’s 1A, the Houston Chronicle, and NBCLX, David W. Brown discusses THE MISSION, a lively tale of modern space exploration. THE MISSION earned starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, plus raves from Booklist, Library Journal, The New Yorker, Scientific American, and Air Mail. In a cover piece for the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Journal and in Slate’s Future Tense, Brown writes about the future of space discovery. Here’s an excerpt in the Daily Beast and another in Engadget.

MOMS DON’T HAVE TIME TO: A Quarantine Anthology, a collection of essays from top contemporary authors curated by award-winning podcast host Zibby Owens launched with an interview on Good Morning America. It is named one of the best books of winter 2021 by Town and Country, a best book of the year for working moms by Working Mother, and one of the Washington Post’s 10 books to read in February.

Law professor Amanda Frost‘s essential history of citizenship-stripping in the United States, YOU ARE NOT AMERICAN, receives starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal, is recommended by NBC, earns strong praise from Publishers Weekly, is featured in Harvard Magazine, and is excerpted in a major piece for American Scholar.

JUST US, the final installment in Claudia Rankine’s groundbreaking trilogy that included the award-winning and bestselling Citizen, is named a best new book or most anticipated fall release by the New York Times, the Washington Post, VultureTIME, the Associated Press, the Boston GlobeEsquirePeopleLit, the Chicago Tribune, and several other outlets. NPR’s All Things Considered / It’s Been a Minute, the Bookable podcast, TIMEO, the Oprah MagazineLit Hub, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Boston Globe, and the Seattle Times feature major interviews with Rankine. Amid surging interest in her past body of work, Rankine also curates a reading list on race in America for O, the Oprah Magazine and writes a new poem for the cover of the New York Times Book Review, while the PBS NewsHour/New York Times’ book club Now Read This selects Citizen as its July pick.

Called “a lonely but powerful voice warning about the perils of the concentration of economic and political power” by Rolling Stone Magazine, in LIBERTY FROM ALL MASTERS activist Barry Lynn shines a spotlight on the growing monopolistic power of Facebook, Google and Amazon. An excerpt from the book was a cover story for  Harper’s  and the book’s revelations were covered in the The Financial Times, Washington Monthly, Wired, Newsweek and The Washington Post Book Club. 

Buzz builds around former rock journalist Robert Duncan’s debut novel LOUDMOUTH with the release of a book trailer—directed by Scott Crawford, known for the feature-length documentaries Salad Days and Creem, and selected as the Shelf Awareness trailer of the day—and a glowing book review in the the SF Chronicle. In a piece for Lit Hub, Robert reflects on returning to writing and his foray into fiction.

With an excerpt in The Fanatic, and excellent advance reviews in Publishers Weekly and E the Environmental Magazine, excitement grows ahead of the release of NATURALIST: A Graphic Adaptation, Jim Ottaviani and C.M. Butzer’s richly illustrated new edition of E.O. Wilson’s classic bestselling science memoir. A preview of the book, narrated by Wilson himself, is available here.

Cory Doctorow’s sci-fi novel ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone book set in the world of his two previous bestsellers, receives winning reviews from the Washington Post, Booklist (starred review), Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal. Doctorow is profiled in major pieces in Wired and the Guardian,  and pens essays on his writing philosophy for Lit Hub and Slate.

Adam Rutherford, whose HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST is the newest addition to everyone’s anti-racist reading lists, was interviewed on the DNA Today podcast. Stay tuned for his upcoming appearances on PBS’ Open Mind, Free Speech TV’s Rising Up With Sonali, and SiriusXM Radio’s Progressive Channel.

Greg Mitchell’s THE BEGINNING OR THE END, an inside Hollywood view of the atomic bomb 75 years later, is featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Monthly, Mother Jones,, Lit Hub, Daily Beast, and more. Tune in as well to hear Mitchell discuss the book on Democracy Now!, Harry Shearer’s Le Show, Majority Report with Sam Seder, and Lopate at Large. Vanity Fair names it one of the best books of 2020 so far, and Peter Bart reviews in Deadline Hollywood.

CAPITAL AND IDEOLOGY, the follow-up to “rock star” economist Thomas Piketty’s surprise blockbuster Capital in the Twenty-First Century, receives a major review in the New Yorker, is praised by Kirkus, and earns a starred review from Publishers WeeklyLit Hub selects the book as one of its most anticipated of 2020, and the New York Times names it one of the top titles to watch for in March. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, New York magazine’s Intelligencer, and Democracy Now! have sought Piketty’s expertise in interviews.

As the paperback of her prescient BOTTLE OF LIES is about to be released, investigative journalist Katherine Eban shares her views on the current global drug crisis with TIME and Vanity Fair.  She discussed her findings on CNN with Anderson Cooper, MSNBC/Morning Joe, and CBSN.

The Washington Post calls Mary Pauline Lowry’s riotous, charming new book THE ROXY LETTERS “just the kind of comic novel we need right now.” Reviews in the Austin Chronicle and Pure Wow are similarly enthusiastic, while Buzzfeed highlights the book in a roundup of laugh-out-loud funny reads. In a recent essay for Lit Hub, Lowry reflects on drawing inspiration from The Confederacy of Dunces. 

A Newsweek spring “must-read” selection, former nightlife impresario Peter Gatien’s memoir THE CLUB KING releases to a flurry of press, including a major review in New York Daily News and in-depth features in Rolling Stone, the New York Times Style section, Billboard, Office magazine, and The Face.

New Scientist selects Bethany Saltman’s forthcoming STRANGE SITUATION as one of the best science books of 2020. Kirkus praises the book as “honest and complex,” the Washington Post names it one of the 10 books to read in April, Publishers Weekly deems it “a fascinating deep dive into attachment theory,” and in a starred review, Booklist calls it “a fascinating mix of memoir and the history of a major revolution in the scientific theory of the relationships we form in our first year of life.”

Jonathan Horn shares insights from his fresh new biography of the first president, WASHINGTON’S END, in interviews with TIME and Brian Lehrer for WNYC, and further expounds on his book’s findings in a myth-busting piece for Politico and a New York Post article on the history of Presidents’ Day.

Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips’ debut THE FUTURE OF FEELING is featured in a Newsweek round-up of “must-read” spring titles and excerpted in Salon and Medium’s One Zero. In an op-ed for the New York Post and interviews with WNYC’s Science Friday and All of It with Alison Stewart, Kaitlin shares important findings from her work.

A major feature in the Washington Post highlights Douglas Tallamy’s new book NATURE’S BEST HOPE, “a radical rethinking of the American residential landscape,” which debuts at the #14 spot on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Douglas chats about the book on NPR’s A Way to Garden and The Joe Gardener and In Defense of Plants podcasts.

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin’s instant New York Times bestseller SUCCESSFUL AGING is adapted in a much-discussed essay in the New York Times’ Sunday Review section. Levitin recently talked about the book in segments for PBS NewsHour and CBS This Morning, and in its enthusiastic review, Kirkus called SUCCESSFUL AGING “excellent popular science.”

Sports Illustrated recommends Evansville native Steve Beaven’s “tragic and inspiring” debut WE WILL RISE, which chronicles the aftermath of a plane crash that killed the University of Evansville’s basketball team, while the Washington Post selects it as one of the ten books to read in January, Portland Tribune praises it for its “creative profiles” and intimately sketched characters, and Publishers Weekly calls it “earnestly written.”

Emma Sloley’s debut novel, the cli-fi cliffhanger DISASTER’S CHILDREN, is spotlighted on Book Riot‘s “All the Books!” podcast, recommended by Polygon and Debutiful, and reviewed admiringly by Kirkus and Booklist. Sloley expounds on her themes and inspiration in insightful discussions with Lit HubLeslie, and Qwillery.

Actor and screenwriter Robert Desiderio’s political thriller THE OCCURRENCE receives a stellar Publisher’s Weekly review: “Script writer Desiderio makes his fiction debut with an uplifting political thriller. Those with a mystical bent tired of conventional Middle East thrillers will welcome this exercise in wish fulfillment.” Watch the novel’s exciting trailer, selected as a Shelf Awareness Book Trailer of the Day, here.

Just shy of the November 12 publication date of their new book GOOD ECONOMICS FOR HARD TIMES, MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics. Duflo is the second woman and youngest person in history to receive the Nobel in this category. Following the Nobel announcement, The New York Times and the Boston Globe Magazine published separate, compelling adaptations from the book; the authors chatted about their work on NPR’s On Point, MSNBC’s Last Word, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Reuters Breakingviews; and Bloomberg and Business Insider ran insightful interviews with the husband-and-wife team.

A contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, Elaine Sciolino captivates readers again, this time with THE SEINE: The River That Made Paris. Debuting with a gorgeous spread in Departures magazine, the book has also garnered a rave review in the New York Times Book Review, starred trades in Kirkus and Library Journal and a glowing Publisher’s Weekly. Recently, Elaine wrote about the bridges of Paris for NYT’s travel section.

It’s been an outstanding press launch for Diana Kapp and her new book GIRLS WHO RUN THE WORLD: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business! The rampup to publication started after Forbes made the woeful decision to include only 1 woman among 99 men in its list of “America’s 100 Most Innovative Leaders.” Kapp penned an Open Letter to Forbes, signed by nearly 200 female CEOs to date, and National Public Radio’s Mary Louise Kelly gave the story (and the letter) a platform on All Things Considered. Since, we’ve seen Q&As, features and excerpts in Tech Crunch, Katie Couric’s Wake Up CallRefinery29 and Thrive Global, and more. Diana can be heard discussing the book on PRI / Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.  #innovationforall

Garrett M. Graff’s THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY, the first comprehensive oral history of 9/11, became an immediate New York Times bestseller after powerful excerpts ran in PoliticoThe Atlantic, Time Magazine and Wired. Graff was interviewed on CBS / Face the NationPBS / NewshourNPR / 1A and PRI / The World and the book has received overwhelmingly glowing reviews from outlets such as the Washington Post, which called it “a deeply moving history,” and the Wall Street Journal, which deemed it “a priceless civic gift.”

In her stunning memoir PROGNOSIS, Sarah Vallance pulls back the curtain on life with traumatic brain injury. In its pre-publication review, Kirkus wrote this: “With a mission of giving voice to the voiceless, Vallance shares the little-understood experience of surviving a traumatic brain injury.”  The Washington Post included it among its 10 books to read in August, BBC Radio aired a beautiful interview with Vallance called “How I Fixed My Own Brain” and the Times of London ran a large feature interview on Vallance’s story and path toward recovery.

CBS This Morning takes a riveting look at the investigative work begun by Stieg Larsson, and continued by author Jan Stocklossa, whose new book THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE collects the pieces of Larsson’s true-crime puzzle to examine the mysterious 1986 murder of the Swedish PM.

Bina Venkataraman’s THE OPTIMIST’S TELESCOPE is reviewed by the New York Times, named a ‘book of the month’ by the Financial Times, excerpted in TIME magazine, and is one of Adam Grant’s recommended reads on LinkedIn. Her stellar TED Talk  and appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe are well worth the watch.

Rick Atkinson’s new book in the Revolution Trilogy, THE BRITISH ARE COMING, became an instant bestseller upon publication. The New York Times Book Review featured a Joe Ellis review on its cover and interviewed him on their podcast, the Washington Post reviewed and ran an opinion piece by George Will, and Scott Simon conducted a long onsite interview in Lexington, Massachusetts with Atkinson for NPR’s Weekend Edition. Look for Rick on his 20+ city tour this spring and fall!

Candace Bushnell asks IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? on Good Morning America and in the New York Times and People Magazine. Popsugar,, Entertainment Weekly, Porter, and Newsday include  IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? in their best books of summer features, and Bushnell is part of recent features in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Style Section.

Victims’ rights attorney Carrie Goldberg and her vital new book, NOBODY’S VICTIM are featured in Elle, The Guardian, New York Times, The Cut, and on WNYC’s All of it with Allison Stewart. Both The Lily and Medium have run excellent excerpts, Book Riot and Esquire include it in their best books of summer roundups, and pre-pub reviews have been universally exceptional in Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.

After appearing on NBC’s Today with her husband, Willie Geist, Christina Geist’s second children’s book SORRY GROWNUPS, YOU CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL! hits the bestseller list! The mom, entrepreneur and author sat down with Mika Brzenzinski for a [Know Your Value] conversation on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. And here Willie and Christina talk about their long-lasting relationship in Glamour.

NBC’s Today introduced THE PLAZA by Julie Satow with a decadent tour of the iconic hotel. Stellar reviews and features rolled out in the New York Times Book Review,, Vulture, Town and CountryNew York Daily News, Newsday, and the New York Post. And excerpts in Travel & Leisure, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, and rounded out the media trifecta to launch on of Time magazine’s “must reads of the summer.”



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#OnShelvesNow: I’LL BUILD A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE, the story of Bunny Mellon, the great landscape and interior designer—and a revelatory exploration of extreme wealth in the American century.Bunny Mellon, whose life was marked by astonishing good fortune as well as tragedy and scandal, remains a singular figure in the annals of American design. Her most celebrated work—the White House Rose Garden, designed during the presidency of John F. Kennedy—demonstrated how formal restraint and the sparing use of color could be deployed to maximal effect. Later, her understated landscape design for the Kennedy gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery changed the face of American public memorials. Author Mac Griswold, who knew Mellon personally, delves into her subject’s closely guarded personal archives to construct an unrivaled portrait of a woman as complex and multifaceted as the gardens and homes on which she left her mark. Mellon tested the anodyne 1950s model of womanhood by getting a divorce, admitting candidly to her first husband that she wanted a richer one. She imperiously traded old friends for new, and ultimately used her reputation, her connections, and above all her money to help fund John Edwards’ short-lived presidential campaign. She led an American version of a royal court that, over the years, included Jackie Kennedy, Hubert de Givenchy, and I.M. Pei. How Mellon’s character, style, and taste developed together to produce her greatest accomplishments—private and public—is the real subject of this biography.“Griswold's rich narrative highlights Mellon's extravagance, but avoids mythologizing…A fast-paced charmer for design enthusiasts and art mavens.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
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We were honored to co-sponsor the PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s Literary State of the Union last Friday evening. Seeing the DC literary community come together in person after so long apart was incredibly special, and we were thrilled to celebrate with our colleagues Deb Shapiro and Grace Barnes. The event honored two DC writers who have made an indelible mark on its literary scene: the incomparable Edward P. Jones and Susan Richards Shreve, whose generous support and influence on countless writers (and a few publicists 😉) is unparalleled. ... See MoreSee Less
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What a pub week for UNCHECKED, a blockbuster new book from veteran journalists Rachael Bade and Karoun Demirjian that’s been in the news non-stop! This definitive behind-the-scenes story of how Congress twice failed to remove and bar Trump from office reveals major unreported details about how—and why—congressional oversight failed when it was needed most.UNCHECKED is a riveting investigative account that flips the script on what readers think they know about the two impeachments of the former president. Sourced from hundreds of interviews with all the key players, the book pulls back the curtain on how both parties pursued political expediency over fact-finding. The end result not only emboldened Trump, giving him room for a political comeback, but also undermined Congress by rendering toothless its most powerful check on a president: the power of impeachment. A dramatic and at times crushing feat of reporting, UNCHECKED is both a gripping page-turner of political intrigue and a detailed case study for historians and political scientists searching for answers about the unraveling of checks and balances that have governed American democracy for centuries. “A scorching exposé of the inner workings of the two impeachments of Donald Trump….[and] must-read for students of the Trump years and their dreary denouement.”—Kirkus, starred review ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
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DC readers, writers, and friends! There's still a few hours left to get your tickets to join us tonight for the Literary State of the Union, a celebration of Edward P. Jones and Susan Shreve, featuring remarks by Danielle Evans, Alice McDermott, and Alexandra Petri. There's an all-star group of additional authors attending tonight, plus an open bar and buffet. Full details and tickets here:, writers, and friends! Join us on October 21 for PEN/Faulkner’s Literary State of the Union, a celebration of local literary icons Edward P. Jones and Susan Shreve, featuring remarks by Danielle Evans, Alice McDermott, and Alexandra Petri. Mix and mingle with a wonderful group of additional guest authors (and with us!) over drinks and dinner. Find tickets and details at the link below. Hope to party with you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Lviv BookForum, Ukraine's largest literary festival, continues today with more stellar programming, all available to stream for free online. In today's Washington Post Book Club newsletter, Ron Charles highlighted the festival and several of its upcoming events—see his picks below. We're thrilled to be working with Hay Festival on such a significant project and hope you'll tune in for a few of these important conversations.… ... See MoreSee Less
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"The best children’s books deliver deep messages about our existence with few words and lots of pictures." Ross Ellenhorn considers Crockett Johnson’s classic.

Thank you @AskMateo for your incredible recommendation of @danielleprescod's Token Black Girl on @TodayShow: "a book that doesn’t only reflect our past, but also our present, while giving us the tools to build a better future.” Wow.

Foreword Reviews: "The Kudzu Queen is a fascinating historical novel in which an ambitious charlatan faces comeuppance thanks to a girl who loves her home and neighbors." Releasing January 10, 2023.

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