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Pegasus Books An independent publisher in NYC devoted to books that stimulate the intellect and the imagination. Pegasus Books is dedicated to the aim of independent publishing that stimulates both the intellect and the imagination, be it history or philosophy, memoir or biography, literary fiction or noir thrillers.

We expect our books to be no less relevant twenty-five years from now as they are today. Based in downtown Manhattan, Pegasus strives to reach readers nationwide who share our conviction that good literature is essential to the health of our cultural life. We welcome your support in our mission to deliver books that effect a vital dialogue between our authors and their audience. For press and medi

We expect our books to be no less relevant twenty-five years from now as they are today. Based in downtown Manhattan, Pegasus strives to reach readers nationwide who share our conviction that good literature is essential to the health of our cultural life. We welcome your support in our mission to deliver books that effect a vital dialogue between our authors and their audience. For press and medi

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"It all began with my grandmother Channa’s famous bedtime stories. Unable to entertain an 8-year-old insomniac, she was ...
06/18/2022
From Ukraine’s pogroms to the Goldene Medina: A grandmother’s journey

"It all began with my grandmother Channa’s famous bedtime stories. Unable to entertain an 8-year-old insomniac, she was only able hold my attention with stories drawn from her own youth," writes #LisaBrahin, author of TEARS OVER RUSSIA, in The Times of Israel.

From the blog of Lisa Brahin at The Times of Israel

On the Ancient Mysteries of Linen
06/17/2022
On the Ancient Mysteries of Linen

On the Ancient Mysteries of Linen

For a few weeks when I was twelve my class had a magical Latin teacher, Mr. Thomas. In our first ever Latin class he started by telling us three things: He’d been present at one of the discoveries …

"Shelley Sackier, director of distillery education at Virginia’s Reservoir Distillery, details her 'unquenchable thirst'...
06/17/2022
Nonfiction Book Review: Make It a Double: From Wretched to Wondrous: Tales of One Woman’s Lifelong Discovery of Whisky by Shelley Sackier

"Shelley Sackier, director of distillery education at Virginia’s Reservoir Distillery, details her 'unquenchable thirst' for all things whisky in this spirited and witty blend of memoir and booze history," writes Publishers Weekly in its glowing review of MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

"The result yields an exhilarating taste of the world of whisky." 🥃

Sackier (The Antidote), director of distillery education at Virginia’s Reservoir Distillery, details her “unquenchable thirst” f...

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that suspense novels set on trains can’t help be anything other than terrific," ...
06/16/2022
Review | James Joyce is on my summer reread list. Also, Colette.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that suspense novels set on trains can’t help be anything other than terrific," writes the Washington Post. "Needless to say, any fan of #JamesGrady’s CONDOR adventures will be eager to climb onboard THIS TRAIN." 🚂

I’ll revisit "Ulysses" on its 100th anniversary and delve into "Cheri" as well as works by wonderful modern writers like Guy Gavriel Kay.

"In the spring of 1920, 1,500 to 2,000 Jews were burned alive in the synagogue in the nearby city of Tetiev by the follo...
06/14/2022
Excerpt: The Fires of Stavishche, 1919 | History News Network

"In the spring of 1920, 1,500 to 2,000 Jews were burned alive in the synagogue in the nearby city of Tetiev by the followers of Ataman A. Kurovsky." ✡️

You can read this excerpt from TEARS OVER RUSSIA by #LisaBrahin on History News Network.

Lisa Brahin is a genealogical researcher and the author of Tears Over Russia: A Search for Family and the Legacy of Ukraine's Pogroms, from which this excerpt is published by permission of Simon and Schuster.

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so here are a few books we recommend for all the dads out there! 🎣
06/14/2022

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so here are a few books we recommend for all the dads out there! 🎣

🚨 Calling all history buffs! 🚨 You don't want to miss MARY CHURCHILL'S WAR, a new collection of the private diaries of W...
06/14/2022
'Mary Churchill`s War: The Wartime Diaries of Churchill`s Youngest Daughter'

🚨 Calling all history buffs! 🚨 You don't want to miss MARY CHURCHILL'S WAR, a new collection of the private diaries of Winston Churchill's youngest daughter, edited by his granddaughter, Emma Soames.

Check out Emma's interview with WGN TV ➡️

New book based on the private diaries of Winston Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary...most of which have never been published until now.The book was edited ...

Join MAKE IT A DOUBLE author Shelley Sackier, in conversation with #ChelseaGregoire, for an event this Saturday at 7 pm ...
06/13/2022
MAKE IT A DOUBLE reading and tasting with Shelley Sackier

Join MAKE IT A DOUBLE author Shelley Sackier, in conversation with #ChelseaGregoire, for an event this Saturday at 7 pm at Greedy Reads in Baltimore! Whisky samples will be available for attendees. 🥃

MAKE IT A DOUBLE with Shelley Sackier and Chelsea Gregoire

Congratulations to @johncope74 — THE SAVAGE KIND is the winner of the 2022 @lambdaliterary award for LGBTQ Mystery! 🏳️‍🌈...
06/13/2022

Congratulations to @johncope74 — THE SAVAGE KIND is the winner of the 2022 @lambdaliterary award for LGBTQ Mystery! 🏳️‍🌈🔎

#lambdaliterary #johncopenhaver #thesavagekind #lgbtqmystery #lgbtqbooks #lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #greatbooks #historicalmystery #greatmysteries #mysteryreader #booklovers #reading #readers #readersofinstagram #reading #bookoftheday

"As a child, I was drawn to an old sepia-toned photograph taken in Russia that stood proudly on my great-grandmother’s s...
06/13/2022
Memories of the Pogroms: Understanding History Through Family Stories

"As a child, I was drawn to an old sepia-toned photograph taken in Russia that stood proudly on my great-grandmother’s shelf," writes #LisaBrahin in this excerpt from TEARS OVER RUSSIA published by Literary Hub. ✡️

As a child, I was drawn to an old sepia-toned photograph taken in Russia that stood proudly on my great-grandmother’s shelf. The Cabinet Portrait showed her as a stunning young brunette propping up…

Congratulations, John Copenhaver! 🥳 Lambda Literary
06/13/2022

Congratulations, John Copenhaver! 🥳 Lambda Literary

"Eyam is ‘the plague village’, burdened and burnished by a story of remarkable sacrifice that has endured the centuries....
06/13/2022
Early Modern Medicine, Poison & Apothecary

"Eyam is ‘the plague village’, burdened and burnished by a story of remarkable sacrifice that has endured the centuries." 🌿

Check out #JoanneBurn's CrimeReads piece, where she discusses the history behind the apothecaries in her new novel, THE HEMLOCK CURE.

Hidden in the Derbyshire Dales, in a hollow where the crags of the Dark Peak meet the hills of the White Peak, is the village of Eyam. It is an ancient place, settled in Anglo-Saxon times, with a r…

Join Gioia Diliberto, author of COCO AT THE RITZ, for a book talk with Alliance Française de Chicago on June 15th at 6:3...
06/11/2022
Book Talk: Coco at the Ritz, or Courting Controversy

Join Gioia Diliberto, author of COCO AT THE RITZ, for a book talk with Alliance Française de Chicago on June 15th at 6:30 pm! ✍

Gioia Diliberto in conversation with Chicago author Rita Dragonette Book sale and signing session with author to follow program. By the time the Vichy government descends upon France, Coco is no longer the youthful 20-something she once was.

THE HEMLOCK CURE by #JoanneBurn "is beautifully written and memorable. To escape into this book is to escape into a diff...
06/10/2022
The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn

THE HEMLOCK CURE by #JoanneBurn "is beautifully written and memorable. To escape into this book is to escape into a different time," writes Beth’s Book Blog. 🌿

My friends at Pegasus Books sent me a galley of The Hemlock Cure and it was definitely a unique read. Oddly reminiscent of Hamnet, it tells the story of the village of Eyam during the 1600’s …

"Helen Rappaport skillfully delineates the racial and gendered dynamics of the period, making clear just how extraordina...
06/10/2022
Nonfiction Book Review: In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon by Helen Rappaport

"Helen Rappaport skillfully delineates the racial and gendered dynamics of the period, making clear just how extraordinary Seacole’s achievements were. The result is a fitting tribute to woman long denied her due," writes Publishers Weekly in its review of IN SEARCH OF MARY SEACOLE (September). ✍️

Historian Rappaport (After the Romanovs) delivers a doggedly researched biography of Mary Seacole, née Grant (c. 1805–1881), the...

Listen now: YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK author Michele Wucker joins Alex Honnold (of Free Solo fame) on the Climbing Gold podc...
06/10/2022
‎Climbing Gold on Apple Podcasts

Listen now: YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK author Michele Wucker joins Alex Honnold (of Free Solo fame) on the Climbing Gold podcast this week. They talk about evaluating risk, creating safety nets, and more. 🦏

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"I cannot find words to describe my feelings about it. I only know I am moved to a greater & wider realisation of the suf...
06/10/2022
From Mary Churchill’s Diary: An Intimate Glimpse of World War II

"I cannot find words to describe my feelings about it. I only know I am moved to a greater & wider realisation of the suffering war brings." ✍️

In today's Literary Hub, check out this excerpt from MARY CHURCHILL'S WAR, a new collection of her diaries edited by Emma Soames!

When you think of Winston Churchill, you tend to think of 1940. This year will change everything for him and his family; their darkest but also finest hour. Yet for Mary it begins relatively inauspi…

It’s publication week for MARY CHURCHILL’S WAR, a new collection of Mary Churchill’s previously unpublished wartime diar...
06/09/2022

It’s publication week for MARY CHURCHILL’S WAR, a new collection of Mary Churchill’s previously unpublished wartime diaries, edited by her daughter (and Winston Churchill’s granddaughter) Emma Soames. ✍️

Yesterday, Emma joined bestselling author Erik Larson (who also wrote the foreword) for an amazing event at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum! 🇬🇧

“There is a place I have traveled to that has left a deep impression upon my soul…” 🥃 Check out this fun excerpt from Sh...
06/09/2022
The Place Where I Learned How to Make a Scotsman Blush

“There is a place I have traveled to that has left a deep impression upon my soul…” 🥃

Check out this fun excerpt from Shelley Sackier's new memoir, MAKE IT A DOUBLE, in The Daily Beast!

Royalty has dined there, presidents have golfed there, and anyone footing the bill has experienced cardiac arrest there.

"For Julia completists, this well-researched work, which involves a careful sifting of primary sources, will be a must-r...
06/07/2022
Julia Child’s supporting cast of characters become the main dish in well-researched account

"For Julia completists, this well-researched work, which involves a careful sifting of primary sources, will be a must-read," writes Winnipeg Free Press in its review of WARMING UP JULIA CHILD by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz. 🥘

Julia Child is having a moment right now. Celebrating her ebullient personality and her influential body of work, which helped change attitudes to cooking and eating in postwar North America, we have a recent documentary (2021’s Julia), as well as a new dramatized series (also called Julia and sho...

"I found WONDERDOG (November) by #JulesHoward to be an excellent, careful, and critical summary of research bearing on a...
06/07/2022
The Science of Thinking and Feeling Like a Dog

"I found WONDERDOG (November) by #JulesHoward to be an excellent, careful, and critical summary of research bearing on a wide variety of questions including, "What do dogs really think of us? What do dogs know and understand?" writes Psychology Today. 🐶

Science writer Jules Howard's new book shows what we really know about dogs.

"Finlay's writing is at once technical, historical and deeply personal. Like a skilled weaver, she takes many disparate ...
06/07/2022
What Are You Wearing? History, Complexity and a Lot of Art.

"Finlay's writing is at once technical, historical and deeply personal. Like a skilled weaver, she takes many disparate threads and constructs a compelling narrative as informative as it is emotionally engaging," writes The New York Times Books in its rave review of FABRIC. 🧵

Victoria Finlay’s “Fabric” examines the tangled stories of the textiles we wear and what they say about their times.

Happy #PubDay to MAKE IT A DOUBLE by @shelleysackier! 🥃Join Shelley on her lifelong journey in the male-dominated world ...
06/07/2022

Happy #PubDay to MAKE IT A DOUBLE by @shelleysackier! 🥃

Join Shelley on her lifelong journey in the male-dominated world of whisky by picking up a copy or by attending a tour event in Richmond, Baltimore, DC, and more!

“Although I had written THE HEMLOCK CURE before the pandemic, I’ve been fascinated at the parallels between our experien...
06/07/2022
Londoners Battle the Bubonic Plague in The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn - Historical Novel Society

“Although I had written THE HEMLOCK CURE before the pandemic, I’ve been fascinated at the parallels between our experiences of coronavirus and the 17th-century response to a plague outbreak." 🌿

Check out #JoanneBurn's interview with the Historical Novel Society!

BY DENISE MORAN People today face a better chance of not succumbing to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) disease by becoming vaccinated. People who struggled during pandemics of the past, such as the Great Plague of London in 1665, were not as fortunate. A new novel, The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn....

MAKE IT A DOUBLE "walks readers through the science and history of whiskey making –– alongside Shelley Sackier's own sho...
06/07/2022
In 'Make it A Double' Virginia author does deep dive on whiskey

MAKE IT A DOUBLE "walks readers through the science and history of whiskey making –– alongside Shelley Sackier's own shot-sized, laugh-out-loud, personal stories." 🥃

Take a listen to Shelley's interview with NPR's WVTF Music and RADIO IQ!

Reservoir Distillery in Richmond makes award-winning whiskeys. And part of the small team behind the bar is Shelley Sackier, whose newest book details her decades-long love affair with the brown spirit.

Happy #PubDay to #JoanneBurn and THE HEMLOCK CURE! ✨ Check out her interview with Flex and Herds of 2ser 107.3 Radio's D...
06/07/2022
Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne Part Two - 2SER

Happy #PubDay to #JoanneBurn and THE HEMLOCK CURE! ✨ Check out her interview with Flex and Herds of 2ser 107.3 Radio's Death of the Reader!

We discuss chapters 8-12 of Absolution by Murder, the first novel in the dark-ages mystery extravaganza that is the Sister Fidelma series by Peter Tremayne. Now neck deep in the interrogation section, the bodies are mounting, and Sister Fidelma finds herself increasingly pitted against the norms of....

Congratulations to SJ Rozan –– FAMILY BUSINESS has been nominated for a Shamus Award for Best Hardcover by the Private E...
06/06/2022
The Private Eye Writers of America

Congratulations to SJ Rozan –– FAMILY BUSINESS has been nominated for a Shamus Award for Best Hardcover by the Private Eye Writers of America! 🔎

MISSION STATEMENT NEWS Current Executive Past Officers The Shamus Awards Past SHAMUS Winners THE PWA BEST First P.I.Novel CoNTEST Past CONTEST Winners The Eye (Lifetime Achievement) the Hammer Contact Us

"An outstanding addition to the groaning bookshelves on one of the world’s most recognizable leaders. Broers continues h...
06/06/2022
NAPOLEON | Kirkus Reviews

"An outstanding addition to the groaning bookshelves on one of the world’s most recognizable leaders. Broers continues his run of satisfying books on Napoleon," writes Kirkus Reviews in its starred review of NAPOLEON by Michael Broers (August 30th). 🇫🇷

Broers continues his run of satisfying books on Napoleon.

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🔥🔥🔥BLOG TOUR+GIVEAWAY!🔥🔥🔥 Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Anni Domingo's BREAKING THE MAAFA CHAIN. Today, on our tour stop, we have a review AND a tour-wide giveaway to share. So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now! Follow the tour. Pegasus Books Jean Book Nerd
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Want to know what it's like to release a book - not just during a pandemic - but about b***s? Whether you are a writer or a lover of b***s, the journey of this past year has been crazy. Read about the laughter, the tears, and yes, the embarrassment here... https://tinyurl.com/2p9f4dej #ab***slife #Birthday #blog #b***s #read #writers #booktour #podcasts Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books with Zibby Owens Pegasus Books Women's Fiction Writers Association Writer Mother Monsters & Friends The Leshne Agency Frank Buckley Samantha Hart People #reviews Rutgers University Brenda Janowitz, Author Caroline Leavitt A Mighty Blaze Memoir #womenshistorymonth2022 #pubday #authorsofinstagram
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Author Michael Branch will discuss his new book, "On the Trail of the Jackalope," at the Museum on March 10. The never-before-told story of the horned rabbit, published by Pegasus Books, was recently reviewed by The Wall Street Journal Read now: nevadaart.org/wsjjackalope
Dear North American friends! I am proud to announce that my AGATHA CHRISTIE book will be published for you by my friends at Pegasus Books with this very classy cover. We have added some North American links to our pre-order page, should it tempt you... https://hodderstoughton.aweb.page/p/a03b184c-789c-4d29-8d0a-c7a9f5f81af4
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The Mirror and the Palette. Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience: Five Hundred Years of Women’s Self Portraits by Jennifer Higgie is 'a dazzling history of women’s self-portraits'. Read the book's review by ✍ Candy Bedworth Publisher Pegasus Books https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/500-years-of-womens-self-portraits/
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Read an excerpt from author Alan Judd's new Christopher Marlowe murder mystery, "A Fine Madness," now available from Pegasus Books.
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