Happy happy pub day to @seapeoplebook’s magnificent new book Sea People, an exploration of how the earliest Polynesians discovered—and flourished on—the most remote islands in the Pacific Ocean. As Dava Sobel describes it, “I found Sea People the most intelligent, empathic, engaging, wide-ranging, informative and authoritative treatment of Polynesian mysteries I’ve ever read.” Pulitzer Prize winner Megan Marshall writes: “I have rarely read so exciting and companionable narrative as Christina Thompson’s Sea People.” For the mariner in your life, this is a must read.
Early readers and reviewers have called it “Illuminating.” “Propulsive.” “Addictive.” “Effortlessly meshing the dreamlike and the realistic.” “Absolutely enthralling.” This gorgeous debut about four neighbors who find their lives upended when they begin to see visions of themselves in parallel realities is out today. If you loved Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this one is for you. @katehopeday #ifthen #sliding doors #multiverse
What a thrill to see an author we love hit the New York Times list for the first time ever on her third novel! It’s *possible* we cried when we heard the news. Congratulations, @ariel.lawhon!! We are so happy for you. #IWasAnastasia
👏 #Circe has been nominated for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction in the UK (previously known as the Orange Prize). Congratulations to @madeline.e.miller and to all the nominees!
Woman 99 by @theladygreer hits shelves today! Set during the Gilded Age, this riveting historical novel about two devoted sisters “sensitively and adroitly portrays mental illness in an era when it was just beginning to be understood, while weaving a riveting tale of loyalty, love, and sacrifice.” (Publishers Weekly)
Happy happy pub day to the rock star goddess of mushing (who happens to be a gorgeous writer to boot) Kristin Knight Pace, whose memoir This Much Country is out today. Blair Braverman calls it the “the next best thing to stepping on the runners of your own dogsled.” More praise below! We are so proud of you Kristin! ⭐️ 🐶 🌟 🐶 ⭐️ 🐕 “This Much Country is an honest, heartfelt, and exciting memoir and a must-read for all nature lovers seeking a glimpse into a truly Alaskan adventure."― Booklist (starred review) “A vibrant memoir of sled dog racing in the wilds of Alaska. Much of the memoir recounts Pace's training for and racing in the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod, both exhausting, exhilarating, and, as Pace depicts them, glorious feats. A buoyant evocation of a thrilling, hardscrabble life."― Kirkus “Pace is candid about life in the frozen north, and her self-awareness makes this a worthy addition to the outdoor adventure genre."― Publisher's Weekly makes this a worthy addition to the outdoor adventure genre."― Publisher's Weekly
Check out a new short story about the legendary scientist Marie Curie by bestselling author @paula_mclain on @audible now!
If you’re looking to escape the winter doldrums, we have the perfect antidote: @maryalicemonroe’s bestselling Beach House series. And if you’ve already read them all, do not fear: the next one hits shelves in June! ☀️ 🏖 🌴
Love this from @tombeerbooks about THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS by @urrealism: 31 books! As many of you know, this is crunch reading time for NBCC board members, as we get ready for our award deliberations on March 14, and the ceremony that evening. In the interim, we write about each of the finalists on our blog. Today, my appreciation of this glorious fiction finalist went live; link is in my profile. (This is the beautiful paperback edition, which just came out.) #31books #nbccawards #bookstagram #bookawards #fiction