The Magician's Land
by Lev Grossman debuted at #1 on the New York Times
bestsellers list this week! This is Grossman’s first #1 ever, and it was preluded by a media storm: in the New York Times
, Sarah Lyall called The Magicians
a “wonderful trilogy…If the Narnia books were like catnip for a certain kind of kid, these books are like crack for a certain kind of adult.” There were more wonderful reviews in Washington Post
, Chicago Tribune
, Los Angeles Times,
and an interview with Lev Grossman on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday
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!
I Said Yes to Everything
author and Academy Award-winning actress and director Lee Grant was featured on CBS "Sunday Morning" on August 3. Lee gives a tour of her apartment and Upper West Side neighborhood, reflects on the fours years she spent writing her memoir (by hand!), and her remarkable life and career. Watch the interview here.
Jojo Moyes’ new novel One Plus One
is off to a fantastic start. Debuting at #11 on The New York Times
hardcover fiction bestseller list, One Plus One
joins the paperback editions of her books The Girl You Left Behind
and Me Before You
on The New York Times
bestseller list, with these two titles both on the trade paperback fiction list. The One Plus One
reviews are outstanding: USA Today
calls it “a delightful summer read”; “One Plus One
shimmers with both unyielding warmth and canny incisiveness” (The Boston Globe
); “A madcap road trip
that’s packed to the boot with familial drama, class clashes, and romance…you’ll be rooting for this ragtag group of strivers until the very last page (Entertainment Weekly)
; “Safety advisory…slather on plenty of SPF 50. Once you start the book, you probably won’t look up again until you’re the last one left on the beach (Washington Post
); “wryly romantic and surprisingly suspenseful (People
); “readers, do yourself a favor and savor the book” (Dallas Morning News
). Moyes kicked off her US tour in New York on July 7 and has drawn large crowds of hundreds of enthusiastic fans everywhere from New Jersey to California. She ends her 12-event tour in Nashville on July 18.
Read an excerpt
from One Plus One
A new PBS web series, “It’s Okay to Be Smart,” highlights some of the many myths and fallacies author David McRaney investigates in his book, You Are Now Less Dumb (Gotham, 8/5/14). The five-minute video, which already has 238,000 views in just one week, ends with a special shout-out to McRaney and his books (4:53).
and A.V. Club
featured posts on this video as well.
Dutton authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts set the baseball world on fire last week when an excerpt of their embargoed book Blood Sport: Alex 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 Today, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo Sports,The New York Times, Newsday, and CBS Sports.
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.