Review: Float Plan

Synopsis: Critically acclaimed author Trish Doller's unforgettable and romantic adult debut about setting sail, starting over, and finding yourself... Since the loss of her fiancé, Anna has been shipwrecked by grief—until a reminder goes off about a trip they were supposed to take together. Impulsively, Anna goes to sea in their sailboat, intending to complete... Continue Reading →

Review: The Sowing Season

Synopsis: After he's forced to sell the family farm he's labored on his whole life, 63-year-old Gerrit Laninga doesn't know what to do with himself. He sacrificed everything for the land--his time, his health, his family--with nothing to show for it but bitterness, regret, and two grown children who want nothing to do with him.Fifteen-year-old... Continue Reading →

Review: The Moonshiner’s Daughter

Synopsis: Publisher's Weekly STARRED REVIEWBooklist STARRED REVIEWSouthern Literary Review January 2020 Book of the MonthGoodreads Most Popular Releases for December 2019MaryJane'sFarm Book Club PickSheReads Most Anticipated Women's Fiction 2020Southern Lady Book Club Pick for FebruarySet in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner's Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to... Continue Reading →

Review: Relativity

          Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Ethan Forsythe, an exceptionally talented boy obsessed with physics and astronomy, has been raised alone by his mother in Sydney, Australia. Claire, a former professional ballerina, has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he’s becoming increasingly curious about his father’s absence in his life. Claire is fiercely... Continue Reading →

Extra Attention: New Releases for Early August

Extra Attention Author of Factory Man and Truevine Beth Macy investigates the opioid crisis in Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Little, Brown and Company, 8/7). The late Hans Rosling, along with co-authors Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund, gives ten reasons why we are wrong about the world around us in Factfulness (Flatiron, 8/3)*. Bill Gates recommends it... Continue Reading →

On Our Radar: Late July Releases

 On Our Radar:   Extra Attention  Former longtime NYT chief book critic Michiko Kakutani publishes her first book of nonfiction, The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump (Tim Duggan Books, 7/17). Ecco associate publisher Miriam Parker debuts her novel, The Shortest Way Home (Dutton, 7/31). And Jules Feiffer’s The Ghost Script: A Graphic Novel (Liveright, 7/31)... Continue Reading →

Review: The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Lenoroa Meriel

          Synopsis: Heartbreak and transformation in the beauty of a Ukrainian village For seven-year old Angela, happiness is exploring the lush countryside around her home in western Ukraine. Her wild imagination takes her into birds and flowers, and into the waters of the river. All that changes when, one morning, she... Continue Reading →

On Our Radar: New Reads to Add to Your TBR Pile

Extra Attention Veteran YA novelist Judy Blundell publishes her first novel for adults, The High Season (Random House, 5/22). Michael Chabon's new essay collection, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces (Harper, 5/15), has a decidedly parental focus. And Jessica Knoll follows up her smash hit thriller Luckiest Girl Alive with The Favorite Sister (Simon & Schuster, 5/15),... Continue Reading →

Review: Loose Thread (Cool Assasins 1)

  Synopsis: Hard Sci-Fi with a human touch. Cooperation versus hierarchy, circa 2070's. # Imagine a vibrant community that dumps 5,000 years of cultural traditions. Imagine a society without politicians, without corporate secrets, without adverts, without disparity in the spendable wealth of its citizens. Such a community has defied the status quo. It has aroused... Continue Reading →

New Agent Seeking Submissions!

About Julie: Before joining The Seymour Agency, Julie Gwinn most recently served as Marketing Manager for the Christian Living line at Abingdon Press and before that served as Trade Book Marketing Manager and then Fiction Publisher for the Pure Enjoyment line at B&H Publishing Group, a Division of LifeWay Christian Resources. Last year she was... Continue Reading →

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