- History Lessons: Backlist Backbones 2020
McFadden’s Sugar (Plume), about characters in a Black community in Arkansas, which received a new cover to mark its 20th anniversary in June, and the August paperback release of Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s 2019 novel, The Revisioners (Counterpoint), which PW’s starred review called an “excellen
- Middle Ground Book Fest: A Panel on the Post-2020 Middle Grade Landscape
The panel concluded with brief discussions on middle grade cover art, the middle grade-YA crossover market, and advice for aspiring middle grade authors.
- The King of Jazz and Pop: Ricky Riccardi on Louis Armstrong
I think his story is so gripping.
- Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies
The exceptional title story finds two siblings investigating family secrets hidden away in their grandfather’s basement and stumbling on a horrific realization.
- The Times I Knew I Was Gay
Crewes draws in graphite pencils, lending her story a charming sketchbook quality.
- Chicago Brewery Crafts Beer for Hat & Beard Fall Release
Once we settled in on the Day of the Dead-inspired cover, a nod to Malcolm Lowry's famous novel Under the Volcano, Grzeca had the vision for the beer.
- Q & A with Kim Johnson
I wanted to honor Black women because that really is their story.
- The World of Malcolm X: PW Talks with Tamara Payne
Also the story of Malcolm building the Hartford chapter of the Nation of Islam.
- Book Deals: Week of July 27, 2020
The memoir will, S&S said, delve into the author’s “front row seat covering tech.”
- Remember How It Rained: River Saga Book Two
The result makes for a gripping story of love, truth, and good vs. evil.
- The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life
She covers 12 common “mental prisons,” including avoidance, rigidity, and the “chronic anger and irritation” of resentment, fear, and hopelessness.
- The Cat and the City
British author Nick Bradley’s marvelous debut novel in stories opens in Tokyo, as a young woman with glowing green eyes asks Kentaro, a Japanese tattoo master, to cover her body with a portrait of the city.
- Indie Success: Word by Word
In the introduction, Kloumann writes that she envisioned a coven when imagining the cover of the book.
- OK Boomer, Let's Read: PW Talks with Jill Filipovic
I write about politics and I am a millennial, and I still found a lot that was new to me.This book covers a wide-ranging topic requiring comprehensive coverage of a number of subjects, many of which—like the state of health and technology—seem to change by the day.
Rip-roaring action sequences and the mystery of Madrenga’s curious powers propel the story through a series of consistently surprising twists and turns.