Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Review For The Grievers

Marc Schuster's The Grievers has been praised again, this time on Luxury Reading.com.

"The Grievers is a bittersweet little gem of a novel that opens up the reader’s mind to emotions not usually given face time, at least not to this degree. Life, loss and the dark place where people go when neither can be attended to in a healthy manner, create a story about human nature and how one moment in time can alter past and present, individually, as well as cumulatively. Funny and sad, sweet and tender, crass and rude, The Grievers delivers a quick, succinct, raw and honest approach to life and death and the unique reactions of human beings to situations out of their control or understanding. Seamless and clean, it’s a quirky insight in to the interconnectedness of all of us, despite our differences, in the face of tragedy." -- Claudia Robinson, luxuryreading.com

Read the full review and more at Luxury Reading.com!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Ringer wins 2012 High Plains Book Award

The RingerThe Ringer (first published in March 2011 by The Permanent Press) has just won the 2012 High Plains Book Award for fiction!

Author Jenny Shank (pictured below with fellow winner Thomas McGuane) visited the town of Billings, MT to receive her award. 

Read about the award and the other winners at: http://ci.billings.mt.us/index.aspx?nid=1180 

For more information on The Ringer visit: http://thepermanentpress.com/p-297-the-ringer.aspx 

Congratulations Jenny! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Looking for Przybylski favorably praised by early reviewers on Librarything!

K.C. Frederick's Looking for Przybylski has received it's first batch of early reviews from readers who were sent preliminary copies via Librarything.com

One such user "pixiedark" gave it 5 out of 5 stars and said the following:

"I was literally glued to this book. I could not put it down! Every-time I turned the page, something new and interesting happened to Ziggy and the people he met on his travels. Ziggy relives memories from his past and I learned a lot about him and his family. It is hard to believe that "Looking for Przybylski" is only 232 pages long! This book is filled with action and suspense. It also has excellent scene setting and characterization. K.C. Frederick did an excellent job of weaving Ziggy's back story in with the present events of the book. When I was done with this book I was sad. I enjoyed the journey of Ziggy across the country from Detroit to California I believe this book shows that what is important is the journey and not the end."  )

Thanks pixiedark for the great review!

To see more Permanent Press posts on librarything, and for a chance to become an early reviewer yourself visit http://www.librarything.com/catalog/permanent

Look for Looking for Przybylski coming later this month from The Permanent Press!

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Inbetween People: "An Impressive Debut" says Kirkus

The Inbetween People is not only the debut novel for author Emma McEvoy, it is also marks the beginning of The Permanent Press' 2013 catalog!

The Inbetween PeopleWhen Avi Goldberg, the son of a Jewish pioneer, sits at a desk in a dark cell in a military prison in the Negev desert, he fills the long nights writing about his friend Saleem, an Israeli Arab he befriended on a beach one scorching July day, and the story of Saleem’s family, whose loss of their Ancestral home in 1948 cast a long shadow over their lives.

Avi and Saleem understand about the past: they believe it can be buried, reduced to nothing. But then September 2000 comes and war breaks out—endless, unforgiving and filled with loss. And in the midst of the Intifada, which rips their peoples apart, they both learn that war devours everything, that even seemingly insignificant, utterly mundane, things get lost in war and that, sometimes, if you do not speak of these things, they are lost to you forever.

Set amongst the white chalk Galilee Mountains and the hostile desert terrain of the Negev Desert, The Inbetween People is a story of longing that deals with hatred, forgiveness, and the search for redemption.

The haunting poetic tone is not unlike that of Ben Okri’s The Famished Road, whilst the themes examined are similar to those dealt with by Pat Barker in The Ghost Road. The simplicity of the tone is unflinching throughout, and depicts the eternal search for a home and a sense of place.

"A first novel that examines personal grief and political grievances in contemporary Israel...An impressive debut..." --Kirkus

Look for The Inbetween People coming this January from The Permanent Press!

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Friday, October 5, 2012