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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 PBS NewsHour/the New York Times’ book club Now Read This selects Citizen as its July pick.

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.

Publishers Weekly recommends Tony Keddie’s “witty, insightful” REPUBLICAN JESUS, describing the book as “a thorough, convincing study that’s perfect for anyone flummoxed by misuses of the teachings of Jesus.” In an interview with the University of British Columbia, Keddie expands on his subject and its topicality.

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.

Kimberly Hamlin’s FREE THINKER, a biography of suffragist Helen Hamilton Gardener, is named one of the year’s 10 best biographies by Booklist, excerpted by Humanities magazine and Lit Hub, and selected as a book of the week by NBC-4. She is featured among an all-star lineup of guest experts on the forthcoming podcast Waiting For Liberty, which unpacks the history of the suffrage movement as the 19th Amendment’s 100-year anniversary approaches.

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.

The New York Post offers a 2 page spread on CRAIGSLIST CONFESSIONAL by Helena Dea Bala, also named one of‘s “Best Beach Reads of 2020,” cited in the AV Club’s “Five New Books to Read in July,” and featured in the New York Times‘ “New and Noteworthy” column.

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.”

In a piece on the resurgence of addiction memoirs, the New York Times spotlights Kim Krans’ BLOSSOMS AND BONES, an illustrated memoir. Publishers Weekly calls the book “raw” and “intensely relatable.”

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.

Inspired by the relationships built among families who adopted children from the same  orphanage in rural China, author of the picture book A CRAZY MUCH LOVE Joy Jordan-Lake shares her experiences in Working Mother magazine.

Launching with interviews on NPR/KQED’s Forum, CBS Radio, KALW, KGO-TV AND KPFA, excerpts in The Guardian and CrimeReads, and a feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, Vivian Ho’s THOSE WHO WANDER digs into the epidemic surrounding America’s lost street kids.

Phyllis Fagell’s MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS ‘must read’ (Booklist) is featured in the Chicago Tribune and offers wisdom for parents and educators in her can’t-miss contributions to the Washington Post’s On Parenting column.

WORLD CLASS author Teru Clavel talks about education around the world on NBC’s Today. Tune in to see her discuss international education with Fareed Zakaria on CNN soon too.

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.”

William Dameron’s debut memoir THE LIE is featured in both an excerpt and interview in Salon and reviewed by the New York Times Book Review. Dameron’s essay on his evolving relationship with his daughters after coming out can be found in the New York Times Well Family section, and tune into this hour long interview with WBAI’s Leonard Lopate at Large.

Susan Richards Shreve’s MORE NEWS TOMORROW made the New York Times’ New & Noteworthy column, and is one of the ‘Best Books of Summer according to The Week and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It’s a People magazine ‘Pick of the Week’ and received terrific pre-publication reviews in Kirkus (starred!), Shelf Awareness and Library Journal.


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Delighted to see Walter Isaacson’s THE CODE BREAKER, Chris Whitaker’s WE BEGIN AT THE END, and Laurie Frankel’s ONE TWO THREE on the Amazon Editors’ best books list (and in stellar company)! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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#OnShelvesNow: James Romm’s THE SACRED BAND, an absorbing work of nonfiction that reveals a long-suppressed piece of ancient history. In 1880, a mass grave containing the remains of 254 soldiers was discovered in Greece, near Thebes. What was most striking about this discovery, though, wasn’t the size of the grave, among the largest known from the ancient world. It was the placement of some skeletons: in pairs, with arms linked together. This was the Sacred Band, an elite 300-man corps formed in 378 BC and undefeated in combat for forty years. They were recruited from pairs of male lovers, buried together on the battlefield where they fell after facing a teenaged Alexander the Great in his first major battle.Romm tells the story of the Theban Sacred Band, the greatest military corps of the age. THE SACRED BAND highlights a monumental era in history, one marked by war, ideological divide, the rise of eros in Greek public life, and the end of freedom. Most critically, Romm reintroduces the tale of the Sacred Band—previously suppressed by the Greek historian Xenophon, who deeply mistrusted male eros—to the historical record.“Lively and captivating...this first full-length popular account dedicated to the Sacred Band performs a vital and overdue service: for classical history buffs, for readers interested in gay history and culture, and for anyone who appreciates a fascinating story, grippingly told.” —Daniel Mendelsohn, author of An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy #PubDay, ONE TWO THREE! This novel about love and family from NYT bestselling author Laurie Frankel explores a perennial question: How do you let go of the past when the past won’t let go of you?Told in alternating chapters by the Mitchell triplets, ONE TWO THREE is the saga of their family and the tiny town of Bourne years after a chemical spill poisons the water supply and the company responsible flees, leaving destruction in its wake. When the sisters’ lives are upended and old secrets come to light, they must grapple with the enduring legacy of the past in ways they never anticipated.“Winning and amiable…The full and simple pleasures of Frankel’s luscious prose lull the reader into rooting for the good people of Bourne and these plucky heroines.”—New York Times Book Review ... See MoreSee Less
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We love seeing Katherine St. John’s THE SIREN in the pages of People magazine! This “sudsy, savvy takedown of the Hollywood dream machine” is on shelves now from @grandcentralpub and makes for the perfect start to summer reading. ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's a podcast I did with some great guys who know their stuff. We bounced from Pericles to trigger warnings, with stops in revolutionary America and England, Maoist China, Spinoza's Amsterdam, and the oddball mind of Mark Zuckerberg. Have a listen!

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A starred @PublishersWkly review for Thor Hanson's HURRICANE LIZARDS AND PLASTIC SQUID (@BasicBooks)!

So. I compared myself to GPT-3 for writing my own recent novel. The results? Deeply anxiety producing. Every author should be freaking out. And if you're not, you just don't understand what's happening.

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