- About the Book
Our eighth Buzz Books edition evokes all the excitement of Winter Institute with substantial pre-publication excerpts from 40 adult titles. Young adult excerpts from spring/summer titles can be found in a separate volume. Enjoy access to the newest voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover breakout books from established authors, sparkling debuts from soon-to-become literary stars, and fascinating memoirs and inspirational nonfiction. Familiar names include Louise Erdrich, Chris Cleave, Tracy Chevalier, Joe Hill, and Emma Straub, along with L.S. Hilton s Maestra, already stirring buzz from Hollywood to London and back again as one of the year s big new thriller discoveries. Major debuts by Michener Center Fellow Flynn Berry, Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney, Danny Johnson, Paul Krueger, Joe Okonkwo, Phaedra Patrick, and H.P. Wood are among our dozen new authors. Rounding out this generous sampler are books from well-known nonfiction writers, including Nathaniel Philbrick s Valiant Ambition, and Chuck Klosterman s But What If We re Wrong? as well as books that will have people talking, such as Lindy West s Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman and Vishen Lakhiani s The Code of the Extraordinary Mind. From publishing itself, we offer literary manager Kemper Donovan s LA-based debut novel and new memoirs from Tin House editor Rob Spillman (All Tomorrow s Parties), literary agent Betsy Lerner (The Bridge Ladies). As always, there s also a great preview from Publishers Lunch of more than 100 additional, noteworthy spring/summer books to have on your radar. Start reading books right now that are sure to show up on bestseller lists, win awards, and be chosen by booksellers as top picks. Then invite your reading friends and book groups to download their own free copy of the ebook from any major ebookstore or at buzz.publishersmarketplace.com. And for the best in children s literature, be sure to look for Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Spring/Summer, also available now."