#PubDay (4/2/19)

#PubDay (4/2/19)

Two LibraryReads picks and a New Yorker cartoonist celebrate their #bookbirthday today! THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves An April LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick! “Careful to balance the emotional and intellectual power between Annika and Jonathan, Graves creates a believable love affair in which Annika is not infantilized but rather […]

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FIRE AND FURY Frenzy!

FIRE AND FURY Frenzy!

Media is at a fever pitch for Michael Wolff’s FIRE AND FURY: Inside the Trump White House! 1st Serial Excerpt New York Magazine (on stands 1/8, online now) TV 1/5 The Today Show 1/7 Meet the Press 1/8 CBS This Morning 1/8 Morning Joe 1/8 MSNBC, Katy Tur 1/8 NBC Nightly News 1/8 MSNBC, Lawrence […]

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THE DISCREET HERO Is Everywhere!

THE DISCREET HERO Is Everywhere!

OK, we know it’s not very discreet, but it’s true: THE DISCREET HERO by Mario Vargas Llosa is everywhere! The Nobel Prize–winning author’s latest novel turned up in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and was our #WeekendRead: “The book is often funny; you turn the pages with relish; it offers plenty […]

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A Gem On Our Radar: GUTSHOT

A Gem On Our Radar: GUTSHOT

What is a gem? A gem is a title that we hadn’t necessarily been tracking but the superlative praise rolling in is telling us to take a second look! Amelia Gray’s collected stories in GUTSHOT, which is receiving wonderful praise, is just that gem: “Strange, fable-like, and physical, Gray’s stories are driven by uncanny forces and […]

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Thriller Thursday Bonus: THE WHITES

Thriller Thursday Bonus: THE WHITES

The secret about THE WHITES‘ Harry Brandt is out—he’s Richard Price, aka the most incredible writer of realistic NYC-based cop novels. And it’s no secret that THE WHITES is freakin’ AMAZING! It’s a USA Today “New & Noteworthy” pick, a Publishers Weekly Book of the Week (2/16/15), and one of Kirkus Reviews‘ New Books You Shouldn’t […]

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#BookBday Bonus: THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

#BookBday Bonus: THE SIXTH EXTINCTION

We've got another special Book Birthday this week: THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert, which started as a two-part series in the New Yorker.

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. The cause? Humans! (GULP.)

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION has FOUR outstanding starred pre-publication reviews and major media coverage is starting off with a Big Bang:
     * A front page rave New York Times Book Review from former Vice President Al Gore 
     * A New York Times daily review by Michiko Kakutani
     * Appearances on CBS "This Morning" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
     * Interviews on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Fresh Air"
     * Reviews to come in Scientific American Magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many more

Praise for THE SIXTH EXTINCTION:

“'People change the world,' Kolbert writes, and she vividly presents the science and history of the current crisis. Her extensive travels in researching this book, and her insightful treatment of both the history and the science all combine to make THE SIXTH EXTINCTION an invaluable contribution to our understanding of present circumstances, just as the paradigm shift she calls for is sorely needed.”
New York Times Book Review by Al Gore

“New Yorker staff writer Kolbert accomplishes an amazing feat in her latest book, which superbly blends the depressing facts...with stellar writing to produce a text that is accessible, witty, scientifically accurate, and impossible to put down.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Rendered with rare, resolute, and resounding clarity, Kolbert’s compelling and enlightening report forthrightly addresses the most significant topic of our lives.”
Booklist, starred review

“A highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This solid, engaging, multidisciplinary science title should appeal to a broad range of science enthusiasts, particularly those interested in environmental conservation.”
Library Journal, starred review
(also featured in Neal Wyatt's RA Crossroads review)

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