During the Gilded Age (the period after Reconstruction – which I actually remember from my 8th grade social studies class), America became more prosperous and saw unprecedented growth in industry and technology. Which is great and all, but did you also know it was the golden age of cocktails? They didn’t teach that in history class! We were thrilled to pour ourselves a drink and help NYU Press share more about Cecelia Tichi’s Gilded Age Cocktails: History, Lore, and Recipes from America’s Golden Age!
Are you looking for your next book club read? Look no further! Picked up by Roxane Gay’s Audacious Book Club, the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club, and more, Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge is a must-read historical novel that’s inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States. It was a privilege to help Algonquin Books spread the word about this exceptional book.
If you look glance through the reviews for Girlhood by Melissa Febos, you’ll see praise after praise – and for good reason. Febos’s deep dive into the female experience is a true gift for all readers, and might even be considered required reading by some! We loved helping Bloomsbury spread the word about this powerful essay collection.
There’s a ton of praise happening for Zak Salih’s Let’s Get Back to the Party, and for good reason! In fact, I’m blown away that this is his first novel. The characters will draw you in and keep you reading for hours on end (our favorite kind of party!) We were thrilled to share this powerhouse of a debut with the world!
Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” In 42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, we get an in depth look at the important life of Robinson himself, both on and off the field. We were thrilled to help NYU Press spread the word about this essay compilation exploring the legendary baseball icon!
Sure, children’s books are for children – but let’s be honest, us adults love them too! And it’s been a while since I could relate to a kids’ book as much as I could to Wolfboy by Andy Harkness. Why? Because it’s about something all of us deal with from time to time (or, for me –most days) –– being HANGRY. We loved helping Bloomsbury spread the word about this little wolf on the search for a snack!
The Slut Squad is fighting back!
In the age of digital privacy and the #metoo movement, Revenge of the Sluts is the book that the world needs right now. With more than 406,000 reads on Wattpad, it’s no surprise that Natalie Walton’s debut is an addictive story that will have readers rooting for the “Slut Squad”. We were thrilled to help Wattpad spread the word about this feminist YA novel!
It’s enough to have our favorite fiction authors bless us with their novels, but to be able to glance into their own lives is a unique gift all its own. What were they like as children? Why did they become a writer? What is their story? For fans of bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, the answers are bundled up in her beautiful new memoir, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing. We were thrilled to help Soho Press spread the word about this rich, deep dive into Winspear’s past.
Lauren Shippen has one heck of a resume. Not only is she a master storyteller and well known for her work in fiction podcasts, she was named one of Forbes 2018 “30 Under 30” in Media. She’s also the creator and sole writer of the popular audio drama The Bright Sessions, which ran for four seasons! Following the success of the podcast, Shippen decided to take her imagined universe to page and created The Bright Sessions book series. We were thrilled to help Tor Teen spread the word about A Neon Darkness, the second novel in the series!
One of my favorite cities is New York City. Typically I’m there visiting with you lovely folks all throughout the year, but it’s been way too long since I’ve been back. I miss it so much! Luckily, we have books to transport us to our favorite places during this pandemic. Kevin Dann’s Enchanted New York: A Journey along Broadway through Manhattan’s Magical Past is the perfect escape. We were thrilled to help NYU Press with this mystical read!