Red Room congratulates the following authors on their achievements.
- New Young-Adult Novel: Lauren Baratz-Logsted's new book, Crazy Beautiful, was released this week by Houghton Mifflin. The book is a modern retelling of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.
- New Thriller: Libby Fischer Hellmann's new book, Doubleback (Bleak House Books), will be released on October 1. The book "reunites PI Georgia Davis with video producer Ellie Foreman. The two women track leads from Northern Wisconsin to an Arizona border town, where illegal immigrants, smuggled drugs, and an independent contractor called Delton Security come into play."
- New Thinking: Po Bronson is a coauthor of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (Twelve), which was released last week: "With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, [Bronson and coauthor Ashley Merryman] demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science have been overlooked."
- New Poetry: Alex Grant's new book of poetry, Fear of Moving Water (Wind Publications), will be released on September 11. Click on the preceding link to read selected poems, and here a linkto his own page for the book.
Here are just a few of the people who have recently joined Red Room. Welcome to all our new members and authors!
- Peter Y. Sussman spent 29 years as an editor at the San Francisco Chronicle and has subsequently concentrated on freelance journalism and books, including Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford (Knopf, 2006), which he edited.
- Rebecca Wells is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Little Altars Everywhere and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Her most recently published book is The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder (Harper Collins, 2009): "a tale of family and friendship, tragedy and triumph, loss and love. . . [that] gives us an unforgettable new heroine to treasure."
- Dave Eggers is the author of six books, including his most recent, Zeitoun (McSweeney's, 2009), a nonfiction account of a Syrian-American immigrant and his extraordinary experience during Hurricane Katrina. Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco.
- Cynn Chadwick is the author of Cat Rising (Bywater Books, 2008), which was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Words of Wisdom, The Writer’s Gazette, and The Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly.
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