Review: 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love, Daphne Merkin, Macmillian - "In this story there is no final scene, no decisive change of heart or firm resolve so much as a furious inner struggle—a struggle that has left no discernible traces yet has marked me as surely as bruises after a fall."
A Small Thing to Want, Cawood, Press 53 - A Small Thing to Want is a series of stories about the tricky nature of love and relationships. It chronicles how the choices we make are often influenced by the ghosts of failed relationships and lost love. Shuly Xóchitl Cawood discusses the creation of the collection, working across genres and how to stay motivated.
Sharks in the Time of Saviors, Kawai Washburn, Macmillan Books - Seven-year-old Nainoa falls from the boat while his family is on an excursion off the coast of Hawaii. When sharks appear, the situation seems even more tragic. But to everyone’s amazement, the sharks rescue Nainoa.
Lake Life, David James Poissant, Simon and Schuster - Lake Life, David James Poissant’s debut novel, begins with a tragic accident that brings up long buried family secrets and forces members of the Starling family to examine their relationships.
Peter Miller, known as the literary lion of books and movies, joins Authorlink Editor Doris Booth in a video interview about the changes he sees in the industries and the impact on authors.
The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History, Nathalia Holt, Ph.D., Little, Brown and Company - “From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these ground-breaking features was an incredibly influential group of women who fought for respect in an often, ruthless male-dominated industry and who have slipped under the radar for decades.
Godshot, Chelsea Bieker, Catapult - Fourteen-year-old Lacey May, her mother and her grandmother Cherry are faithful members of Pastor Vern’s church in the small town of Peaches in California’s Central Valley.
Interview: Screenwriter Michael Elias Discusses Debut Novel - You Can Go Home Now
The Book of Lost Friends, Lisa Wingate, Ballantine Books - Lisa Wingate, the #1 New York Times bestselling author writes another showstopping historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends which is the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.
I Have the Answer, Kelly Fordon, Wayne State Univerity Press - Kelly Fordon’s latest collection of short stories deals with the unexpected losses that life hands out;