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Shanna Mahin’s debut novel, Oh! You Pretty Things, was published by Dutton earlier this week to buzz worthy of a Hollywood premiere.The witty and original novel about celebrity and its pitfalls, has been praised by literary luminaries like Garth Stein and Andrew Solomon and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, All You, Variety, Bustle, San Diego Union-Tribune, Business Insider, and Bookpage, called it “intelligent and approachable story will grip you from beginning to end.” Mahin will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend and will speak on a panel about “Famous by Association.”  She will also attend the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest in June.  
Last week, Dutton published Claire Kells’ much buzzed-about debut novel, Girl Underwater. Kell’s celebrated the launch of her book with a party, hosted by actress Casey Wilson, star of NBC’s Marry Me and the blockbuster movie, Gone Girl. Also in attendance was Wilson’s Happy Endings co-star Adam Pally, and Kulap Vilaysack from Who Charted Podcast.  

Casey Wilson and Adam PallyGirl Underwater is a gripping romance/adventure story, all told through the eyes of a memorable heroine after surviving a major airline disaster. The novel has received great reviews across the board, including a starred Library Journal review and praise from author Jodi Picoult, who calls it “a compelling coming-of-age love story” and encourages readers to “dive in!”

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Harlan Coben’s The Stranger debuts at #1 on the USA Today Bestseller list and #1 on the New York Times eBook Bestseller list this week following a spectacular publicity launch. Coben appeared on NBC-TV’s The Today Show, Good Day New York, and Books & Burgers with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. The Stranger is being hailed as his most shocking novel yet, and the book received coverage in The Associated Press, USA Today, New York Daily NewsBoston Globe, and The Houston Chronicle. To top it off, Coben discovered he has some new celebrity fans when the popular band Imagine Dragons tweeted they were reading a Harlan Coben novel on their flight to New York for The Howard Stern Show.   
On Tuesday, Dutton published The Valley by John Renehan, the highly-praised debut that has caught the support of booksellers around the country and National Book Award winner Phil Klay, who called it “both a gripping, tightly-wound mystery as well as a sharply observed look at the complex internal politics of the U.S. Army.” The Valley launched to a great publicity line-up, including interviews with the Huffington Post (read it here) and Newsmax’s The Steve Malzberg Show, an excerpt on the Storyville app, a 20-city radio tour, and reviews in Military Times, Foreign Policy, The Providence Journal, andLos Angeles Review of Books. Renehan also participated in the “Indies Introduce” panel at Wi10, and upcoming events include a reading at KGB Bar’s “Behind the Book” series and a panel with Phil Klay at the Oxford Conference for the Book.  
The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu  sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Full of irresistible characters and intriguing locales, Meet Me in Atlantis, which goes on sale from Dutton on March 10, is also a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.  Adams launches his book tour at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn next Tuesday at 7:00 pm before visiting Portland, Seattle, the Bay Area, the Tucson Book Festival, and Chicago. In addition to a 27-city radio satellite tour, Adams will also appear on NPR’s The Takeaway, NPR’s On Point, and the late-night radio show Coast to Coast. Adams has written a travel feature for the New York Times that will run on March 22. Other coverage includes Slate, Boing Boing, Outside, Men’s Journal, the New York Post and an interview with National Geographic’s online book page.
This week Dutton published Lost & Found by Brooke Davis, a book that swept Australia just last summer, immediately landing on bestseller lists and in the hearts of indie bookstores Down Under. After selling into over 25 countries, Lost & Found had a simultaneous release in the US, Canada and the UK, with much early buzz in all three. This irresistible debut novel is about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Lost & Found was featured in All You, Woman’s Day, Kirkus Reviews, and Writer’s Digest, with reviews still to come from The Associated Press and the Miami Herald.   Additionally, Dutton has partnered with two local Australian coffee shops, Bluestone Lane and Café Grumpy, in conjunction with Lost & Found. Starting on Australian Day, January 26, anyone who visits one of Bluestone Lane’s three locations will receive a free “flat white” coffee for showing their copy of the book!  Anyone visiting Café Grumpy will receive $2 off any coffee purchase for having the book, as well. If that doesn’t call for a g’day, mate, then nothing can. Start Reading an excerpt from Lost & Found!
  There Was A Little Girl by actress and bestselling author Brooke Shields hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists the first week of publication. The memoir launched with a cover feature in People Magazine, which included a 7-page excerpt and interview. The incredible media lineup continued with national TV appearances on Good Morning America, The View, The Tonight Show, Morning Joe, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, Meredith Vieira, and many others, as well as a live, hour-long interview on The Diane Rehm Show. Detailing her loving, complicated, and very publicly misunderstood relationship with her mother, There Was a Little Girl attracted huge print and internet attention as well, ranging from glowing reviews and a widely-syndicated Associated Press review, to interviews in publications like USA Today, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, The Newark Star-Ledger, and The Chicago Sun-Times. Shields’s book tour took her to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Princeton, NJ, where she discussed and signed her memoir for hundreds of fans and readers.
This past Sunday, the image of a beautiful military working dog named Lucca graced the cover of Parade. Lucca and her handler Chris Willingham are the subject of Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca by Maria Goodavage, which will be published by Dutton on October 23. Along with some stunning photos and interviews, Parade also ran the first serial of this incredible true war story. TOP DOG details Lucca’s three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she was trained to sniff out IEDs. After she suffered an injury and lost her front left leg, Lucca was rewarded with a Purple Heart and is now happily living with her former handler Chris Willingham’s family, visiting wounded warriors, schools and veterans.  In a starred review, Library Journal called TOP DOG a “riveting title filled with excitement and heartbreak,” and Goodavage is already confirmed for a national interview on WAMU’s “Animal House,” in addition to the radio satellite tour scheduled for October 28.
Dutton authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts set the baseball world on fire last week when an excerpt of their embargoed book Blood SportAlex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era was featured in Sports Illustrated. Just about every major news outlet covered the story, including ESPN, USA TodayEntertainment Weekly, Yahoo Sports,The New York Times, Newsday, and CBS Sports. Blood Spot hit bookstores on Tuesday and with a week until MLB’s All-Star Game, Elfrink and Garcia-Roberts have been highly sought after as guests, with interviews on CBS This Morning, MSNBC’sMorning Joe, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann, CNN’s Legal View, NBC’s Extra, Dan Patrick’s nationally syndicated sports show, CBS Sports Radio, and PRI’s The World. They also did a 20-city Sports Radio Satellite Tour on July 10.  
Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak by Andy Hall was published last week amid great media attention. The Wall Street Journal ran a rave review, and Alaska media has swarmed to the book, including front-page coverage byAnchorage Press and Alaska Dispatch.  BookPage calls the book “a labor of love…an indelible portrait of [Denali] and the culture of 1960s mountaineering” and the San Francisco Bay Guardian called it  “a page-turner that’s as much about memory as it is about mountaineering.”  Hall, former editor of Alaska Magazine, has upcoming book events in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Denali National Park. To learn more about Denali’s Howl and to see some of the great photography in the book visit www.denalishowl.tumblr.com. Read an excerpt from Denali’s Howl