Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
“Fresh, funny and surprising. The sibling dynamics--alternately testy and touching--are believable, as are the wonderfully odd characters....A quirky charmer.” --Kirkus, starred review
“Metafictional flourishes keep us amused and on our toes as Potter tackles some serious topics from a position both gothic-cheeky and compassionate.” --Horn Book Magazine
And, in a poignant haiku from one blogger:
Yes, it really is
that good. Voice, character, and plot --
it's got them all.
Feiwel and Friends, September 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
"In her wonderfully cohesive debut novel, short-story writer Tedrowe graduates to elegant novelist with a winding, convincing familial drama about the ties that bind and the bonds that bend to the breaking point....From her first steps into the story, Winnie is the most winning member of a multifaceted cast....the author’s deft handling of a large and distinctive cast should win raves from those who revel in this sort of ensemble crazy quilt. A lovely and literate family drama that wins bonus points for its sincerity and open-hearted delivery." --Kirkus
"[An] impressive debut novel." --Chicago Sun-Times
"Tedrowe is an exceptionally adept first-time novelist, creating a thoroughly engrossing plot, redolent settings, and intriguing characters coping valiantly with fear, terrible decisions, and the bewitchment of money. Tedrowe’s tale of family conflict, shelter, love, and loss is suspenseful, funny, and tender." --Booklist
"Tedrowe...shows great promise in her compassionate, nuanced depiction of love--among the old and young alike--and her confident handling of alternating, multigenerational narrators." --Publisher's Weekly
"The reader feels sympathy for Tedrowe's characters, even when they behave badly, and through the various threads, Tedrowe reminds us that love transcends social and monetary boundaries....This New England family drama will be a good book club selection." --Library Journal
Plus, COMMUTERS was a "Best New Paperback" featured in Entertainment Weekly, an IndieNext Notable Pick for August, and a Target "Breakout Book" selection for August! Congrats to Emily!
Harper Perennial June 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI (Ballantine Books) will be released on May 25, 2010!
THE LAST QUEEN (Ballantine Books) is available in bookstores now!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Carl Safina, a MacArthur fellow and a 2010 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, interviewed with WHYY Radio for Earth Day about the future of the ocean. Safina has written a variety of books about ocean life, including SONG FOR THE BLUE OCEAN, EYE OF THE ALBATROSS, and VOYAGE OF THE TURTLE. Click here for his insights into our ocean's fate!
Friday, April 2, 2010
"6. Because every time Ellen Potter sent me one of her sections, I was practically screaming with delight. (If you don’t believe me, just read SLOB, PISH POSH, or OLIVIA KIDNEY and see for yourself.)"
Feiwel and Friends March 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Click here for the full review!!
Doubleday March 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Click here for The Varsity's excellent interview with Natalie Zemon Davis, in which she discusses her life and work.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Jean Naggar, president of JVNLA, Inc., wrote a wonderful blog post for the Huffington Post that's currently up on their website. Check it out!!
"We literary agents are now essentially functioning as editors, stepping into the vacuum and metaphorically taking up the stubby red pencil we had stored as a memento of a bygone age. It is now our responsibility to our writers to polish the gem before it is even seen by editorial eyes. And since most publishers today will not consider unagented manuscripts, over our transoms they come tumbling for us to filter and refine."
I realize with gratitude that for every editor who espouses the fast and furious view there are still some willing to fall in love and to commit. I know who they are. Their names are lovingly breathed within the walls of our agency, Their opinions are shared and treasured. We know the editor who knows how to edit without dictating or ruffling the feathers of a sensitive novelist, who grasps the unspoken intent of the author and enables it, who believes in a work before that belief has been endorsed by everyone else, and who is willing to fight for it in a job climate where a lay-off may be a breath away."
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
And the Nominations Keep Coming: Nancy Springer's CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE, Sarah Waters' THE LITTLE STRANGER
Philomel May 2009
In other award news, Strand magazine (which has the distinction of having first published over fifty of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories--a minor theme here, perhaps?) announced its Critic Awards nominees, including the much-ballyhooed, Man Booker shortlisted LITTLE STRANGER, by Sarah Waters. Great news for great writers--congrats to Springer and Waters both!!
Riverhead May 2009
Monday, February 1, 2010
Ellen Potter's KNEEBONE BOY is scheduled for Fall 2010 publication, yet news about the title is already spreading through the blogosphere.
Ellen Potter is featured as a guest blogger on MacKids, offering up her enthusiasm for the absolutely stunning cover art that has just been finalized for KNEEBONE BOY!
Fuse 8, a School Libary Journal blog, picked up the story and ran with it in a post of their own--as did Bookshelves of Doom, which offered the following prediction:
"This book cover is so very gorgeous that it will tempt so very many readers currently unaware of Ellen Potter's fantabulous storytelling, characters and general writing skillz . . . with this new book, she will become the NYT Bestselling Author with Legions Upon Legions of Fans that she SHOULD be . . ."
Fingers crossed for oh-so-fantastic Ellen Potter!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Elizabeth Evans worked for six years with Kimberley Cameron & Associates (formerly the Reece Halsey Agency). Elizabeth specializes in nonfiction, including memoir, current affairs, pop culture, relationships, journalism, history and popular science. She also represents select titles in up-market women’s fiction, mysteries and young adult novels.
Welcome aboard, Elizabeth!!!
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