PGW Books in the News

Rising by Elizabeth Rush (Milkweed)

"[A] lyrical and fact-packed investigative effort... With tasteful and dynamic didactic language, she informs the layperson about the imminent threat of climate change while grounding the massive scope of the problem on heartfelt human and interspecies connection." - Los Angeles Review of Books Read More

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Grove/Atlantic)

“[Keiko] is an anti-Bartleby, abandoning any shred of identity outside of her work. . . . the book itself is tranquil—dreamy, even—rooting for its employee-store romance from the bottom of its synthetic heart." - Katy Waldman, The New Yorker review Read More

My Mother's Son by David Hirshberg (Fig Tree)

"Hirshberg’s debut novel packs both emotional punch and a vivid portrait of Jewish American life in post-WWII Boston." - Booklist review Read More

Old in Art School by Nell Painter (Counterpoint)

"Hurray for Nell Irwin Painter! This Princeton historian finishes up a fine academic career – and then gets an MFA in art at Mason Gross at Rutgers, and then gets another one at the Rhode Island School of Design. You go. One of the must-reads of the year." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Also selected as Editor's Choice in the New York Times Book Review Read More

The Outlaw by Nancy Vo (Groundwood)

"The bewitching The Outlaw, a debut picture book written and illustrated by Nancy Vo, uses spare drawings resembling silent-era film reels to narrate a frontier town’s terror at the hands of an outlaw known by 'his trail of misdeeds.'" - The New York Times Read More

To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine (Faber & Faber)

"With To Throw Away Unopened, her incandescent midlife memoir, a menopausal battle cry equal parts Nora Ephron and SCUM Manifesto, the British punk icon Viv Albertine is entrenched enough in mainstream society to advocate blowing it up from the inside." - The New York Times Read More