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A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Charles Yu for making the 2020 #NBAWARDS Longlist for Fiction!
09/18/2020

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Charles Yu for making the 2020 #NBAWARDS Longlist for Fiction!

“In Smith’s hands, stories slipstream in the wake of other stories; dreams are tucked up under the armpits of serious sh...
09/17/2020

“In Smith’s hands, stories slipstream in the wake of other stories; dreams are tucked up under the armpits of serious shifts in time and space. There are no directional arrows Scotch-taped to the floor..."
—@nytbooks on SUMMER

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The cover of Kirkus Reviews for September 15th is Laila Lalami.Legendary 🧡
09/17/2020
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The cover of Kirkus Reviews for September 15th is Laila Lalami.

Legendary 🧡

September 15, 2020 View digital issue Cover Story Featuring 319 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: Laila Lalami confronts American inequities in Conditional Citizens; Sigrid Nunez, Daniel Nayeri, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess; and more Featured In This...

"A sweeping tale that explores class, politics and the shifting culture within Iran as Hozar masterfully tells a story o...
09/16/2020
Novel Approach: An orphan’s story is bound with Iranian history in ‘Aria’

"A sweeping tale that explores class, politics and the shifting culture within Iran as Hozar masterfully tells a story of political upheaval through Aria’s eyes"
—The Ridgefield Press on Nazanine Hozar's ARIA

Nazanine Hozar's latest novel "Aria" shares the story of an orphan girl living in Iran during a period of political upheaval.

From Karin Tidbeck, award-winning author of AMATKA and JAGANNATH—a fantastical tour de force about friendship, interdime...
09/16/2020

From Karin Tidbeck, award-winning author of AMATKA and JAGANNATH—a fantastical tour de force about friendship, interdimensional theater, and a magical place where no one ages, except the young... 🎭

We are so excited today to share with you the cover of
THE MEMORY THEATER! ✨🌙

Coming February, 2021 from Pantheon Books!

📖 Visit here for more: http://bit.ly/TMTreveal

"Our interest in the punishment that actually fits the crime — the limits and implications of our retributive impulse — ...
09/15/2020
What if We Pursued Vigilante Justice on Reality TV?

"Our interest in the punishment that actually fits the crime — the limits and implications of our retributive impulse — underlies “Payback,” Mary Gordon’s morally complex new novel."
—The New York Times on PAYBACK

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In “Payback,” the veteran novelist Mary Gordon gives score-settling a modern twist.

“I’m not Superwoman, I’m overwhelmed. There are so many issues out there relating to the chemicals in the water that con...
09/15/2020
Erin Brockovich Still Fights for Clean Water but Says, 'I'm Not Superwoman'

“I’m not Superwoman, I’m overwhelmed. There are so many issues out there relating to the chemicals in the water that concern me, and everyone thinks I can come fix it. That’s why I wrote the book”
—Erin Brockovich in The Daily Beast

Hollywood made her a household name, and now every town in trouble with its water supply calls on her for help. Feeling overwhelmed, she wrote a book.

via Yahoo News:6 book recommendations from Laila Lalami❤️
09/15/2020
6 book recommendations from Laila Lalami

via Yahoo News:

6 book recommendations from Laila Lalami

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Novelist Laila Lalami is the author of The Moor's Account and The Other Americans, a 2019 National Book Award finalist. In her new book, Conditional Citizens, she uses her experiences as a Moroccan immigrant to explore the boundaries of Americanness.The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (2010)....

⭐️ ICYMI:Leonard Mlodinow in conversation with Deepak Chopra for his new memoir, STEPHEN HAWKING!💻: https://youtu.be/lG1...
09/14/2020

⭐️ ICYMI:

Leonard Mlodinow in conversation with Deepak Chopra for his new memoir, STEPHEN HAWKING!

💻: https://youtu.be/lG1VihOklRA

"The message it leaves you with — down to its expertly chilling final line — is certainly dark. But in delivering it, Wy...
09/13/2020
Women on the Scottish Coast, at the Whims of Male Violence

"The message it leaves you with — down to its expertly chilling final line — is certainly dark. But in delivering it, Wyld consistently entertains, juggling the pleasures of several different genres."
—New York Times on THE BASS ROCK by Evie Wyld

In “The Bass Rock,” Evie Wyld’s skillful and entertaining third novel, generations of girls and women contend with the looming threat of bodily harm.

"Exploring the vast, big-hearted world of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency—and a truly prolific career."📚 A lovely loo...
09/12/2020
Alexander McCall Smith: A Crime Reader’s Guide to the Classics

"Exploring the vast, big-hearted world of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency—and a truly prolific career."

📚 A lovely look at Alexander McCall Smith from CrimeReads

“It would be so easy to stay…Could one fall in love with a whole country—just like that?” If the country is Alexander McCall Smith’s Botswana, then yes. The speaker is Clovis Andersen, a private de…

"this is not simply a gothic novel or a catalogue of horrors, there are moments of deep tenderness between parents and c...
09/11/2020
The Bass Rock

"this is not simply a gothic novel or a catalogue of horrors, there are moments of deep tenderness between parents and children, between women, and even a few good laughs"
—The Brooklyn Rail on THE BASS ROCK by Evie Wyld

💻: https://brooklynrail.org/2020/09/books/The-Bass-Rock

Like any good gothic novel, there is a dark old house full of noises and things that go bump in the night, there are ghosts and there are witches. But these are not malevolent ghosts and the witches are there to resist, to protect, and to balance male violence.

"a vivid and compelling account of Hawking’s character, its many strengths and its occasional deep flaws"—The Wall Stree...
09/11/2020
‘Stephen Hawking’ Review: Farsighted and Stubborn

"a vivid and compelling account of Hawking’s character, its many strengths and its occasional deep flaws"
—The Wall Street Journal on STEPHEN HAWKING by Leonard Mlodinow

A colleague’s memoir unveils the humanity of a scientific genius.

"LIVEWIRED reads wonderfully, like what a book would be if it were written by Oliver Sacks and William Gibson, sitting o...
09/10/2020
‘Livewired’ Book Review: Network Effect

"LIVEWIRED reads wonderfully, like what a book would be if it were written by Oliver Sacks and William Gibson, sitting on Carl Sagan's front lawn.”
—The Wall Street Journal on David Eagleman's latest 🧠⚡️

What we can learn from the neural ecology of the world inside our heads.

"20 years ago Erin Brockovich became a household name. A lot has changed since then, but the activist's belief in the po...
09/09/2020
Activist Erin Brockovich Believes “Moms Across America” Are Making the Most Change

"20 years ago Erin Brockovich became a household name. A lot has changed since then, but the activist's belief in the power of the 'every day person' remains."
—Womans Day for SUPERMAN'S NOT COMING

A lot has changed since Erin Brockovich became a household name, but the activist's belief in the power of the "every day person" remains.

“Ali Smith concludes her seasonal quartet with the triumphant Summer, the long-awaited final installment in a groundbrea...
09/09/2020

“Ali Smith concludes her seasonal quartet with the triumphant Summer, the long-awaited final installment in a groundbreaking postmodern series..."
—@Esquire on SUMMER

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"Our country is cluttered with forgotten towns that are suffering with tainted water, aging infrastructure and contamina...
09/08/2020
Erin Brockovich: Regulations can save the planet

"Our country is cluttered with forgotten towns that are suffering with tainted water, aging infrastructure and contaminated sites, and these communities need a voice—now more than ever."
—Erin Brockovich, author of SUPERMAN'S NOT COMING for CNN

Erin Brockovich writes that the Trump administration's decision to roll back environmental regulations puts neighborhoods and residents across the US in danger. But it wasn't always like this: Protecting the environment has long been a bi-partisan issue.

Wishing a very happy #BookBirthday to Leonard Mlodinow! ✨📚STEPHEN HAWKING: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics is an inti...
09/08/2020

Wishing a very happy #BookBirthday to Leonard Mlodinow! ✨📚

STEPHEN HAWKING: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics is an intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking—the man, the friend, and the physicist.

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“Leonard Mlodinow has done the impossible. He has skillfully woven together a thoughtful, insightful, intimate, and engaging portrait of Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our times, while being scrupulously faithful to the physics."
—Dr. Michio Kaku

(📖: https://bit.ly/2EDVe9h)

"A volatile teenager, a failed actress, a 104-year-old man stranded between life and not-life: Smith weaves their tales ...
09/04/2020
The Best Books of Fall 2020—So Far

"A volatile teenager, a failed actress, a 104-year-old man stranded between life and not-life: Smith weaves their tales in her singularly incantatory way."
—O, The Oprah Magazine on SUMMER by Ali Smith

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Including new books from Elena Ferrante and Marilynne Robinson.

THE BASS ROCK by Evie Wyld "transcends the category of either horror or crime...expertly layered, quietly suspenseful"—T...
09/03/2020
‘The Bass Rock’ Review: Sinister Tide

THE BASS ROCK by Evie Wyld "transcends the category of either horror or crime...expertly layered, quietly suspenseful"
—The Wall Street Journal

A legacy of violence haunts a vacation home on the Scottish coast in Evie Wyld’s chiller.

"Ali Smith has completed what must be considered both one of modern fiction’s most elusive and most important undertakin...
09/02/2020

"Ali Smith has completed what must be considered both one of modern fiction’s most elusive and most important undertakings..."
—@globe on SUMMER

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Tuesdays are our favorite days because Tuesdays mean NEW BOOKS! 📚😭❤️Today, Pantheon is proud to publish...🐟 THE BASS ROC...
09/01/2020

Tuesdays are our favorite days because Tuesdays mean NEW BOOKS! 📚😭❤️

Today, Pantheon is proud to publish...

🐟 THE BASS ROCK by Evie Wyld!
A new novel (with literally one of the most gorgeous covers ever 👀)

“The most gripping thing I’ve read in ages . . . A haunted house of a novel, as intricately built as relentlessly ominous . . . It’s that rare literary novel that will give you shudders . . . Wyld is so controlled and subtle a storyteller that her themes remain elegantly beneath the surface. What carries you along is the vivid description and an atmosphere of rising dread.”
—Taylor Antrim, Vogue

💜 PAYBACK by Mary Gordon!
Where reality-TV meets a lifelong reckoning between two women.

“Gordon creates finely nuanced moral quandaries and explores the deep toxicity of sexism with scintillating energy and piercing inquisitiveness . . . Every facet of this psychologically and sensuously lush novel about damage and nurture, altruism and selfishness, disorder and art, privacy and meaningful work, sexual violence and blame, hate and forgiveness poses profound questions about womanhood, how one lives one’s life, what truly matters, and what we owe others.”
—Donna Seaman, Booklist (⭐️)

What are you picking up today? 👀

08/31/2020

“Bookstores are a community. In bookstores, we welcome stories that become a part of us—stories that become integrated into our lives and, in doing so, heal us.”

We 💖 this ode to bookstores from ARIA author Nazanine Hozar.

SUMMER by Ali Smith is the conclusion to a prescient and powerful quartet.🍁❄️🌸☀️Via Literary Hub, read an excerpt here:
08/30/2020
Summer

SUMMER by Ali Smith is the conclusion to a prescient and powerful quartet.

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Via Literary Hub, read an excerpt here:

What Robert Greenlaw finds most curious about playing ABUSEHEAP (subheading die a thousand deaths ) is that it doesn’t matter what era/s you’re in, torture really hasn’t changed much. When electric…

Spotted 👀 in VogueEvie Wyld’s THE BASS ROCK "is a haunted house of a novel, as intricately built as relentlessly ominous...
08/30/2020
14 New Novels Vogue Editors Recommend for Fall

Spotted 👀 in Vogue

Evie Wyld’s THE BASS ROCK "is a haunted house of a novel, as intricately built as relentlessly ominous."

From a new Elena Ferrante novel to a much-anticipated Yaa Gyasi follow-up and a new (adult!) novel from the “Gossip Girl” creator, there is plenty to keep you busy this fall—even if you’re not going out.

🏳️‍🌈 Lest we forget 🏳️‍🌈#PantheonGraphicLibraryFrom MY BROTHER'S HUSBAND by Gengoroh Tagame(📖: http://bit.ly/2UHYQ04)
08/30/2020

🏳️‍🌈 Lest we forget 🏳️‍🌈

#PantheonGraphicLibrary
From MY BROTHER'S HUSBAND by Gengoroh Tagame
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"Written under time pressure and fueled by dismay, outrage, hope, heart, wit, and serious talent, the books span four ye...
08/29/2020
Ali Smith Brings Her Seasonal Quartet To A Close With 'Summer'

"Written under time pressure and fueled by dismay, outrage, hope, heart, wit, and serious talent, the books span four years, from shortly after Britain's bitterly divisive Brexit vote in 2016 through the day before yesterday. (Actually, Summer concludes with a letter dated July 1, 2020, which was a few weeks after Smith submitted her final draft.) What will keep them fresh long after the news cycle has moved on is their passionate engagement with universal issues such as grief, injustice, human warmth and cruelty, and the life-enhancing powers of love, art, and decency."
—NPR on SUMMER by Ali Smith

In Ali Smith's new novel, she reveals the overarching connections between the characters and themes of her previous three. Critic Heller McAlpin says connection is the great theme of these works.

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