4 Star Romantic Times Review for Ane Mulligan’s latest …

HOME TO CHAPEL SPRINGS coverAne Mulligan has received a 4 Star review from Romantic Times for her delightful HOME TO CHAPEL SPRINGS, the third of four fun titles, releasing in May 2016 from indie press Lighthouse of the Carolinas.

From the review: Chapel Springs: where anything can happen, and usually does. Claire and her best friend Patsy are as lovable as ever; even with all the new problems they face, they keep their sense of humor. The storyline is believable, and readers will identify with issues that are mentioned in the book. Mulligan writes with humor and wit. This book does not disappoint. – See more at: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/home-chapel-springs

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid

RII'mThinkingofEndingThingsUSBannerCovIain Reid has received yet another starred review for his incredible and haunting thriller I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (Forthcoming June 2016 from Scout Press/Simon & Schuster Canada/Text Australia & UK/and soon thereafter from Presse de la Cite France and Rocco Brazil), this time from Publishers Weekly! The review says of the novel “Capped with an ending that will shock and chill, this twisty tale invites multiple readings.” This is the third starred review Iain’s debut novel has received, having previously received rave reviews from Kirkus and Booklist! http://publishersweekly.com/978-1-5011-2692-5

Kirkus Praises I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid

RII'mThinkingofEndingThingsUSBannerCovWe are very pleased to share the wonderful starred (!) Kirkus review of I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid(Forthcoming June 2016 from Scout Press/Simon & Schuster Canada/Text Australia & UK/and soon thereafter from Presse de la Cite France and Rocco Brazil)
The review says that “Reid’s tightly crafted tale toys with the nature of identity and comes by its terror honestly, building a wall of intricately layered psychological torment so impenetrable it’s impossible to escape.” To read on, please visit https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/iain-reid/im-thinking-of-ending-things/

Praise for Meadowlark by Wendi Stewart

SWMeadowlarkcovWe are thrilled to congratulate Wendi Stewart on her phenomenal praise on her haunting debut novel, MEADOWLARK. Wendi was also recently included on Publisher’s Weekly’s Hot Fall Adult Titles list of Canadian publications, in the good company of Margaret Atwood and Patrick deWitt!

For the Quill and Quire review- http://www.quillandquire.com/review/meadowlark/

MYSTICS OF MILE END Starred Review

Sigal Samuel’s THE MYSTICS OF MILE END (Freehand Books, Spring 2015/HarperCollins Fall 2015) has received an amazing starred review from the Library Journal, excerpted here:

SSMysticsCADcovEvery character in this outstanding first novel is searching for a reason to exist—not just the Meyer family, but also their neighbors and close friends. The need for human relationships and mysticism’s relationship to life impel them forward into very questionable actions that might have disastrous consequences. This heart-stopping narrative will keep readers glued until the very end.

—Andrea Kempf, formerly with Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, KS

Praise for Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz

SPLizardRadioCov1Transatlantic is proud to share a remarkable review of Pat Schmatz’s forthcoming novel, LIZARD RADIO, which praises the novel as being “sophisticated, character-driven science fiction, as notable for its genderqueer protagonist as for its intricate, suspenseful plot.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

To read the full review, please visit: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/pat-schmatz/lizard-radio/

 

Circle of Stones by Suzanne Alyssa Andrew

Circle of Stones cover imageTransatlantic is thrilled to celebrate the launch of Suzanne Alyssa Andrew’s debut novel, CIRCLE OF STONES – (Film/TV rights available. World rights: Dundurn)— by sharing some of the impressive media attention the book has received so far.

“Circle of Stones is a stunning reading experience, a novel that spans the country, evoking the goth clubs of Ottawa as strongly as it does the beachfront communities of Vancouver Island (where the author grew up), bringing to life a panoply of characters, any one of whom could anchor a novel in their own right. Despite the complexities of the structure, the novel is easily accessible, owing largely to the crystalline quality of Andrew’s prose, her deft skill with detail and setting, and the accessibility, the humanity, of her characters.”–Vancouver Sun

“A stunning mosaic, where isolated individuals are intriguingly interwined.” –National Post

“Characters are startlingly realized in vivid, stark lines. The reader is amazed all these people… have been born from just one writer’s pen.” –Pickle Me This

“In Circle of Stones, Andrew has taken an innovative approach to a timeless subject.” –Quill and Quire

“Suzanne Alyssa Andrew’s novel reveals the secret lives of the almost-invisible strangers we encounter every day—the timid elderly woman next door, the sullen street kid, the stone-faced government worker—and traces the hidden connections among them. In this enthralling, character-driven book, nobody is quite as they seem, and routine interactions have surprising layers of meaning. Andrew brings a sweet vulnerability to her unwittingly entwined protagonists, and sets a compelling mystery at the heart of it all.” -Jessica Westhead, author of And Also Sharks and Pulpy & Midge

“Suzanne Alyssa Andrew’s writing is sinuous, polished and deceptively simple, drawing you closer to her characters, their fears and longings, and all the mysteries they are trying to penetrate. This novel is a dragonfly’s view on a complex story of love, loss, and art, in twelve chapters. I enjoyed the shifting point of view because it makes the reading experience both exciting and challenging—as a reader, I was also a fully engaged participant in the novel, finding connections, and empathy, with and for the characters.” -Rebecca Rosenblum, author of Once and The Big Dream

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b

UnlikelyHeroAs a STARRED SLJ review for THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13b by Teresa Toten says, “Hazel and Augustus need to move over because Batman and Robyn are about to take their place in the annals of YA literary romantic couples.” Here’s the full, awe-struck review:

THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B

Toten, Teresa. Delacorte. 2015.. ISBN 9780553507867.

Gr 8 Up-Hazel and Augustus need to move over because Batman and Robyn are about to take their place in the annals of YA literary romantic couples. The two teens meet in a group setting for those afflicted by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Adam Ross, aka Batman, has severe OCD that is debilitating at times. He is intimidated when he joins a weekly group because most of the members are a bit older than him; there also is a girl who he finds irresistible. Each group member takes on a superhero persona for sessions at the urging of their psychologist. Adam chooses Batman, and is floored when his crush Robyn chooses Robin in order to be his sidekick. Adam has a knack for helping others who struggle with their own issues, including his half-brother, Sweetie, who has regular meltdowns; his mother, who is a hoarder; and his best friend, Ben, who has a weight problem. Unfortunately, he is so consumed with his own counting, tapping, and difficulties entering thresholds that he does not realize his gifts. Through Adam, Toten examines the trials and tribulations of OCD head on, but Adam also deals with the usual teenage problems of love, friendships, school, and divorced parents. Readers will relate to Adam’s anxieties and root for him as his relationship with Robyn develops. VERDICT This is a definite next-read for teens who loved John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton, 2012) and Cammie McGovern’s Say What You Will (HarperCollins, 2014). —School Library Journal

Praise for Eliott Behar’s TELL IT TO THE WORLD

Behar2015bwWe are proud to share some of the remarkable praise for former prosecutor Eliott Behar’s TELL IT TO THE WORLD– a book that examines the causes and consequences of mass violence, identifying a powerful and disturbing connection between the justice we seek and the injustices we commit.

The book received this insightful review in Quill & Quire: “Tell It to the World is a difficult read, but a necessary one, given that, to paraphrase Life magazine’s rationale for publishing Robert Capa’s graphic 1930s Spanish Civil War photographs, the dead need to be spoken about so that they did not die in vain.” http://www.quillandquire.com/review/tell-it-to-the-world-international-justice-and-the-secret-campaign-to-hide-mass-murder-in-kosovo/?utm_medium=email

See Eliott on the CBC show The Current – you can download the podcast, or go to: CBC’s The Current

The book was covered by the Canadian International Council. To see an excerpt of the book, for which Eliott wrote an introduction: http://opencanada.org/features/telling-your-truth-stories-behind-a-war-crimes-trial/

The book received this phenomenal review by Blacklock’s Reporter in Ottawa: “Tell It To The World is a haunting and poignant and remarkable book. To read it is to gain some greater understanding of humanity.”  http://www.blacklocks.ca/review-one-cold-morning-in-kosovo/

Eliott Behar developed an early interest in international human rights, criminal justice, and human psychology. Following his graduation from law school he became a Crown Attorney in Toronto, where he prosecuted cases ranging from fraud to murder, argued complex criminal appeals, and provided legal advice to the Attorney General on issues from hate crimes to child abductions. In 2008, Eliott became a war crimes prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, an experience that provided the impetus for his recent book. His varied career has also seen him prosecute police officers as part of a specialized trial unit, appear twice at the Supreme Court of Canada, and investigate cyber crime for Apple in California.

For any questions or inquiries, please email David Bennett at david@transatlanticagency.com or Stephanie Sinclair at stephanie@transatlanticagency.com