PGW Books in the News

Eat Joy

"[One of] The Best Cookbooks of 2019, According to Our Food Editors...If you've ever felt a deep, emotional connection a recipe or been comforted by food during a dark time, you'll fall in love with these stories..." - Martha Stewart Living Read More


“Isaacson is at her best when recounting personal stories of herself and her teammates, and also when she lays down historical markers to put the championship into context. While her team was playing, an Ohio court ruled that girls could participate on Little League baseball teams, and a federal court ruled that female writers couldn’t be barred from clubhouses. Those parts of the book will keep readers rapt." - The New York Times Read More

The Yellow House

"If Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House was simply an indictment of state sanctioned terror on the Gulf Coast, it would be a stunning literary achievement. Broom however shows us that such an account without breathtaking rendering of family and environment is, at best, brittle. The Yellow House uses reportage, oral history, and astute political analysis to seep into the generational crevices, while reveling and revealing the choppy inheritances rooted in one family in the neighborhood of New Orleans East." - National Book Foundation Read More

The Crying Book

The result is a book that fully imparts the power of tears... It tackles both the political power of tears... and the biology behind them. It is also a memoir about Christle's own experiences with grief, depression, and motherhood. Reading The Crying Book can be, like the act of crying, an emotional experience, a political experience, a scientific experience, or all at once. - Bustle Read More

Burn the Place

“Burn the Place” is a remarkable exploration of the form....Regan’s book unfolds in episodic snapshots, their chronology ricocheting like a pinball; the effect is less a life story than an exacting, often disquieting exercise in excavating the self." - The New Yorker Read More

The Revisioners

Sexton’s writing is clear and uncluttered, the dialogue authentic, with all the cadences of real speech....The Revisioners also reminds us that though you may share blood, there are also connections deeper and more powerful than blood, connections that turn a collection of individuals into a community, and will forever be more significant than any bond that’s merely skin deep." - The New York Times Read More