A quick preview of the wonderful book projects I'm working on this Fall. Questions? Requests? Feel free to email me at email@example.com. A limited number of hardcopy ARCs available now and (as always), I can be more generous with media review e-copies. Catapult's Fall titles available on Edelweiss and FSG's Tale of Shikanoko series on NetGalley.
Happy Summer to you all! -Alyson
JANE ALISON’s forthcoming autobiographical novel Nine Island (out from Catapult, SEPTEMBER 2016) takes place in the lush setting of Miami, FL in a formerly upscale condo building now past its prime. After traveling up and down I-95 following a lover, the narrator contemplates whether or not she should “retire” from love.
AMY KURZWEIL’s debut graphic memoir Flying Couch (out from Catapult Books, OCTOBER 2016) tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile.
In PETER ORNER’s nonfiction release Am I Alone Here? (out from Catapult Books in NOVEMBER 2016) the critically acclaimed writer shares his life’s lessons as found in reading (and writing). Each of these essays, in their depth, shared human experiences, and contagious passion for books, will resonate equally with voracious readers and writers. Orner reads and writes wherever he finds himself—in a hospital cafeteria, a canoe in northern Minnesota, the Las Vegas Cafe in Albania, or on a bus in Haiti. Stories have always been his lifeblood, as they are the only way he has been able to make sense of a chaotic life. His father’s death, his divorce, an unexpected pregnancy—all are seen, one way or another, through the lens of literature. The result is what Orner calls 'a book of unlearned criticism that stumbles into memoir.'
LIAN HEARN's Tale of Shikanoko series (all 4 books out from FSG Originals in 2016) is literary epic storytelling—set in ancient Japan with warriors, demons, and the occasional dragon. Think Shogun meets Lord of the Rings! Fans of Lian Hearn's bestselling Tales of the Otori series should be extra excited for the return of her fierce imagination.
The 1st book Emperor of the Eight Islands was published on April 26th, 2016, book 2 Autumn Princess, Dragon Child just went on sale June 7th, book 3 Lord of the Darkwood will come out August 9th, and book 4 (the final in the series) The Tengu's Game of Go will complete the series on Sept. 27th, 2016.