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Deal Book

We’re excited for two just-announced deals for forthcoming Reagan Arthur Books titles.  In 2013 the imprint will publish Austin Ratner’s novel Little Boys Lost, about doctors, families, and how a young father’s death reverberates decades later in the lives of his grown sons.  Ratner is the high-jumping author of The Jump Artist, which won this year’s […]

Catalog Girl

Book catalogs fill my heart with glee.  Every year when I go to BEA I collect so many that the canvas tote bags I carry them in dig long red gouges into my shoulders.  I’m fascinated by the books publishers are banking on as their big, blockbuster novels for the season and by the most […]

Things that are making us happy: Thursday edition

*Seeing starred Publishers Weekly reviews for forthcoming books by Megan Abbott and George Pelecanos. *Seeing our cover for The Book of Life here. *This amazing comic that Anna North and Cole Weathers did for America Pacifica. (First image here, but you must click through to read the entire story!)

Meg Mitchell Moore: Influences and Inspiration

For her last day of blogging we asked Meg to write about the artists and creators outside the literary world who have shaped her work as a writer. Music: Colin Meloy of the band The Decemberists has influenced me because of his ability to tell a large story in a small and contained space and […]

Greetings from America Pacifica

Our superbly talented online marketing and web folks (shout out to Brittany Boughter and Alisan Tang) designed these beautiful widgets for America Pacifica, which are the perfect thing to cheer up a rainy Friday.  Click on the images to send them to friends!

Anna North: Books that influenced America Pacifica

Recently Anna North read at an event for Girls Write Now where she was introduced by Maud Newton—you can watch a video of the event here.  My favorite part of Maud’s introduction was when she said she wanted teenage girls to see and hear from Anna because she wanted them to know that a girl […]

A Book About: Life

In September we’ll publish the first book I acquired for Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown, and I could not be more excited.  It’s a debut story collection from a writer named Stuart Nadler, who graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been published in the Atlantic Monthly.  I’m excited about this book because I love […]

Finish What You Start

I used to be the kind of person who could not start a book without finishing it.  This was a compulsion I developed in graduate school, when I was expected to learn the contents of several hundred books and be able to speak cogently about them in a three-hour oral exam, and carried through my […]

Headlines We Love

And essays we love more—Google Alerted us to this fun essay by Michelle Rafferty on the Oxford University Press blog: “Read Bossypants Like a Fancypants.” “We’re going to trick our book clubs into thinking we’re literary geniuses,” she proposes, by applying key elements of modern literary criticism—Irony, Imagery, Allusion, Allegory, and, of course, Sexual Politics—to […]

Life Up North

Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child (February 2012) has just launched a beautiful website and a remarkably entertaining blog about her life in Alaska.  Ever wondered what it’s like to eat bear meat for the first time (while lying in a hammock), or what might happen if you decided to hitch a ride on […]