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 Read an excerpt from Denali’s Howl
This week, Dutton author Linda Fairstein kicked off the publicity campaign for her new book, Terminal City, with an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”  Fairstein is the first fiction author to be on Meyers’ new talk show. Meyers, whose wife is also a prosecutor, discussed Fairstein’s previous career as a district attorney and her current one as a bestselling author.  Terminal City hits bookstores next Tuesday and Fairstein has more stellar media lined up including The Today ShowMorning JoeImus in the MorningGood Day New York, a review in The Associated Press and an interview in the Huffington Post. Read an excerpt from Terminal City
Dutton author Harlan Coben added another highlight to his already impressive list of achievements: Major League Baseball Pitcher. On Tuesday (5/13), in front of an excited hometown crowd, Coben threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the second game of the Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Prior to the game, Coben greeted fans and signed copies of his recent #1 New York Times bestseller, Missing You Pictured with Harlan are Dutton Vice President & Editor-in-Chief Ben Sevier and Dutton President & Publisher Brian Tart. Read an excerpt from Missing You
Jan Elizabeth Watson’s debut novel What Has Become of You was launched with a stellar publicity lineup. The New York Times Book Review called the book a “shivery thriller.” It got a starred Publishers Weekly review, as well as reviews in the Associated Press and the Huffington Post, to name a few. Watson celebrated the publication  with an appearance last Thursday (5/1) in Portland, Maine at Longfellow Books, during which the store sold out of books. She will continue to do events in New England in the coming months. What Has Become of You was selected as one of iBooks’ “20 Best Books of May.”  And the eye-catching jacket for the book was the focus of a recent social media campaign by Dutton. Check out #sheswatching for a bit of the guerilla marketing that went on both in and out of the office. What Has Become of You is a twisty literary thriller with not one but two unreliable narrators and is set in a small New England town that is recovering from the shock of the murder of a young teenage girl. Told partly from the perspective of Vera Lundy, a self-deprecating substitute teacher and aspiring true crime writer and partly through the assigned journal entries of Vera’s most promising student, Jensen Willard. It is a chilling tale of misplaced ties between teacher and student and the frightening influence that the past can cast on the present. Read an excerpt from What Has Become of You
Dutton’s I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language by science writer and mother Lydia Denworth launched last week with a terrific feature in the NYT “Science Times” section. This was followed by a fascinating and moving segment on CBS This Morning, in which Contributor Lee Woodruff (whose own daughter was born with hearing loss) interviewed both Denworth and her son Alex. In a review on Sunday, The Washington Post raved, “Writing with clarity and style, Denworth serves as a capable guide to a world that few with full hearing are fully aware of.” The book is included in this month’s Vanity Fair, and People, Parents, Scientific American Mind, and Princeton Alumni Weekly have all confirmed reviews as week. Lydia will continue her launch with a 16-city radio satellite tour, interviews on WNYC’S Leonard Lopate Show, WHYY’s Radio Times and SiriusXM, as well as events in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Philadelphia and South Hadley, MA, the latter three in conjunction with the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech.
The 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships, given on the basis of “impressive achievements in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment,” have been announced and 8 of the grants were awarded to Penguin Group (USA) authors: View the complete list of 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships here. Established in 1925 by former United States Senator John Simon Guggenheim and his wife, the Guggenheim Foundation has sought from its inception to “add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also provide for the cause of better international understanding.” Often characterized as “mid-career awards,” Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
When the Pulitzer Prizes were announced earlier this week that The Boston Globe had been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking-news category for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, two staff writers who were at the forefront of the tragedy and part of the prize-winning news team, recently co-authored Dutton’s book Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice that was released on April 1st. With the first anniversary of the bombings this week, Helman and Russell have been highly sought after by the media to comment on the attack and share their stories. They appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell Reports, and Ronan Farrow Daily and Al-Jazeera’s America’s Morning Show. They were also featured on several national and local radio shows, including NPR’s Here and Now and Sirius-XM’s POTUS Press Pool.  Both authors have been participating in commemorative anniversary events, including a special panel at the JFK Library with WBUR Radio. The media for Long Mile Home will continue into next week, culminating with appearances on FOX’s Americas News Headquarters and CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, which will air on the same day as this year’s Boston Marathon.


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