We are excited to announce that Lorraine by Ketch Secor, illustrated by Higgins Bond, has received a STARRED review from Kirkus Reviews!
Read the full review in the August 15 edition of Kirkus Reviews and online on August 1.
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A future classic, Lorraine celebrates the bond a young girl shares with her grandfather through their mutual love of music
Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family.
“Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing
when you’ve got a voice and a song that can sing!”
Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw’s harmonica and Lorraine’s pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?
We are excited to share that After the Fire by Will Hill received a STARRED review from Kirkus Reviews!
The full review will appear online on July 30, and be published in the August 2018 edition of Kirkus Reviews.
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A teenager’s world is shattered in a devastating confrontation between the cult she grew up in and the forces of the U.S. government
The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.
But there are lies behind Father John’s words. Outside, there are different truths.
Then came the fire.
“Genuinely different…thrilling and spellbinding!”—Patrick Ness, #1 New York Times bestelling author
“The gripping story of survival and escape…It will keep you up late until you get to the very end.”—Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of Truly Devious
We are excited to share that Library Journal has given Slow by Brooke McAlary a STARRED review!
This review will be published in the July edition of Library Journal. Click the book cover below and scroll down to learn more about Slow!
Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow:
Are you constantly striving to keep up with life’s busy expectations? It’s easy to feel consumed with the desire to “succeed” and “acquire”, and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude . . .
Once upon a time, it became clear to Brooke McAlary that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence. She put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection and meaningful experiences. Alongside Brooke’s affirming personal stories of breaking down and rising up, Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life, such as:
Decluttering to de-owning
Messiness to mindfulness
Asking why, to asking where to now?
Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly - of course.
We are excited to share that Library Journal has given Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley a STARRED review!
This review will be published in the July edition of Library Journal. Click the book cover below and scroll down to learn more about Bellewether!
Get lost in the world of Bellewether:
“The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren’t such easy things to keep.”
It’s late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.
Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley's latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you've closed the last page.
Read below for reviews from this week across all our imprints!
We are excited to share that Kerry Cohen, author of Lush (published July 17, 2018) appeared on Megyn Kelly TODAY on Friday, July 20th!
Click here for the full interview.
From the TODAY segment:
After turning to alcohol, this woman explains how she reclaimed her life
For decades, Kerry Cohen struggled with the trauma of her parents’ divorce. She carried that emotional baggage through her first marriage, eventually developing an alcohol addiction. Now author of her memoir, “Lush,” Cohen joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to discuss how she overcame lingering feelings of loneliness, and embarked on a journey toward self-healing.
Read about the book and Kerry below.
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We are excited to share that I Am Justice by Diana Muñoz Stewart was just chosen as one of Bookpage's Best Romance Novels of 2018!
To read the full list and the full blurb about I Am Justice, click here. For more info about the book, click the book cover below.
We are so excited to share four more titles that have been selected by the Junior Library Guild for their 2018 list!
JLG is the leading book review and collection development service in the U.S., and helps librarians in both public and school libraries pick the best new books for their collections. They pride themselves on having expert editors selecting books, even while still in manuscript form, and meet with publishers like us all year long to decide what books will be contenders. Just recently they have started selecting adult titles.
Read below for our four new selections!
These join the seven titles below that have been previously selected as 2018 JLG selections! Click the images for more information.
We are thrilled to share that Doing It! by Hannah Witton has received a STARRED review from Shelf Awareness!
Click the book cover or scroll down for more information on Doing It!, and click here for the full review.
Sexting. Virginity. Consent. The Big O… Sex-positive vlogger Hannah Witton covers it all in her hilarious, empowering, and approachable resource for teens.
SEXTING. VIRGINITY. CONSENT. THE BIG O… Sex-positive vlogger Hannah Witton covers it all.
Nobody really has sex all figured out. So Hannah Witton wrote a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions, and revelations. Hannah talks about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you’re ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want (if you want).
Doing It works as an introduction to sex as well as a guidebook for those who are already sexually active, with insight on topics such as healthy relationships, porn, contraception, sex shaming, and more. Approachable and empowering, this is a go-to resource for all things s-e-x.
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