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Vanessa Manko’s The Invention of Exile is on the short list for this year’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The 2014 winner will be announced on December 9 at The Center for Fiction’s Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York City.
Hillary Rodham Clinton reviews Henry Kissinger’s World Order for The Washington Post. She says, “[World Order] is vintage Kissinger, with his singular combination of breadth and acuity along with his knack for connecting headlines to trend lines….A real national dialogue is the only way we’re going to rebuild a political consensus to take on the perils and the promise of the 21st century. Henry Kissinger’s book makes a compelling case for why we have to do it and how we can succeed.”
Mark Edmundson, author of Why Football Matters, discusses the good (and bad) of football on PBS NewsHour.
The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham is called “a grand, readable adventure story” by Rachel Shteir in The New York Times Book Review. Read her full assessment here.

Alexander Chee gives Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng a wonderful review in The New York Times Book Review. He says, “If we know this story, we haven’t seen it yet in American fiction, not until now…Ng has set two tasks in this novel’s doubled heart—to be exciting, and to tell a story bigger than whatever is behind the crime. She does both by turning the nest of familial resentments into at least four smaller, prickly mysteries full of secrets the family members won’t share…What emerges is a deep, heartfelt portrait of a family struggling with its place in history, and a young woman hoping to be the fulfillment of that struggle. This is, in the end, a novel about the burden of being the first of your kind—a burden you do not always survive.”

Vanessa Manko, author of The Invention of Exile, writes about her grandfather’s exile in “Forgotten Postcards from Mexico City,” an essay in The New York Times Magazine. Read her story here.
Jordan Ellenberg, author of the smash best seller How Not To Be Wrong, wrote a fun piece for The New York Times on how to get kids (including his own son!) to enjoy math. Read the essay here!
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You, wonders: What did my mother the chemist see in Betty Crocker? Read her fabulous LIVES essay from The New York Times Magazine here.
The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills debuted at #4 on The New York Times best sellers list. Mills’ account of a decade long friendship with the elusive author Nelle Harper Lee and her sister Alice Lee was released on July 15, and not without much fanfare. Wonderful reviews have run on Fresh Air, the Washington Post, People, and USA Today.
Robert Timberg discusses his new memoir Blue-Eyed Boy on NPR’s Fresh Air with contributor Dave Davies. “One morning…I was shaving and I just started focusing on my face, which of course you know, had been severely disfigured by a landmine in Vietnam. And I started doing this strange stuff, like, talking to myself and saying things like, OK, enough already. The joke’s over. Let’s go back to where we were. Meaning, it was as if I was demanding of my face in the mirror that it turn me back to what I was at age 26, when – you know, before I hit the landmine.” Check out the full interview and read an exclusive excerpt!