ABOUT BUZZ BOOKS 2013: SPRING/SUMMER @NetGalley


ABOUT BUZZ BOOKS 2013: SPRING/SUMMER: Winter Institute and Beyond, in an eBook.

The new edition of BUZZ BOOKS—available on all major ebook platforms—presents substantial excerpts from 28 highly anticipated books set for release between March and July. For trade readers, it builds on the ABA’s Winter Institute 8, convening later this month in Kansas City, helping to amplify what has become the unofficial spring/summer launch event. For everyone who can’t make it to WI8, we feature excerpts from 11 authors appearing there.

BUZZ BOOKS 2013 combines excerpts from major new works of nonfiction—Michael Pollan’s COOKED; bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s DECISIVE; and Lily Koppel’s THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB (already in film development)—alongside potential breakouts from established novelists. There’s Kate Atkinson’s LIFE AFTER LIFE, Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, Meg Wolitzer’s THE INTERESTINGS, Ruth Ozeki’s A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING, Philipp Meyer’s THE SON, Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD, Alexander Maksik’s A MARKER TO MEASURE DRIFT, and Benjamin Percy’s RED MOON.

We also feature samples from such highly anticipated debuts as Pushcart winner Anthony Marra’s A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA, Caine Prize winner NoViolet Bulawayo’s WE NEED NEW NAMES, and Anton DiSclafani’s THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMPF OR GIRLS. For YA fans, there’s an excerpt from Sarah Dessen’s THE MOON AND MORE, and still others.

Plus, to cover the coming season of new releases even further, our news editor Sarah Weinman has a lengthy preview of notable books on the horizon that covers over 100 more titles.

The special “trade edition” includes important promotional, rights and contact information for each title, along with links to click-through and request the full digital galley from NetGalley.

Excerpts By Category

Fiction
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life (Little, Brown)
Therese Fowler, Z (St. Martin’s)
Joe Hill, NOS4A2 (William Morrow)
Alexander Maksik, A Marker to Measure Drift (Knopf)
Philipp Meyer, The Son (Ecco)
Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking)
Cathie Pelletier, The One-Way Bridge (Sourcebooks)
Benjamin Percy, Red Moon (Grand Central)
Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings (Riverhead)

Debut Fiction
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Little, Brown)
Anton DiSclafani, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls (Riverhead)
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth)
Derek Miller, Norwegian By Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Laura Lee Smith, Heart of Palm (Grove Press)
Adelle Waldman, Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (Henry Holt)
Kent Wascom, The Blood of Heaven (Grove Press)
Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni (HarperCollins)
Callie Wright, Love All (Henry Holt)

Nonfiction
Laura Bates, Shakespeare Saved My Life (Sourcebooks)
Rory Freedman, Beg (Running Press)
Chip Heath and Dan Heath, Decisive (Crown Archetype)
Lily Koppel, The Astronaut Wives Club (Grand Central)
Wendy Moore, How to Create the Perfect Wife (Basic Books)
Michael Pollan, Cooked (Penguin)
Daniel Post Senning, Emily Post’s Manners in a Digital Age (Open Road)

Young Adult
Joelle Charbonneau, The Testing (Houghton Mifflin Children’s)
Sarah Dessen, The Moon and More (Viking Juvenile)
Tom McNeal, Far Far Away (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

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