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Making the 2015 “Best” Lists

After Abel CoverWe’re more than proud of the eleven books we published in 2015—each has won acclaim, and each has been a success, which is not the norm in any annual slate of titles (this is a tough business). A few of these titles are getting a little extra love now, as they’re getting new attention on “Best” lists for 2015.

Michal Lemberger’s evocative, beautifully written, and important collection, After Abel & Other Stories, was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious National Jewish Book Awards. It has also just been chosen as one of only four Honorable Mentions for the 2015 Sophie Brody Medal, awarded at the annual American Library Association convention. After Abel was also named one of the “15 Books That Shaped Jewish Literature in 2015” by the influential Jewish Book Council.

MarryKissKill_coverAnother debut work of fiction, quite (quite!) different in tone from After Abel, is Anne Flett-Giordano’s witty mystery Marry, Kiss, Kill. It made the “Best of 2015” lists at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and it’s a “Best of 2015” Staff Pick at the prestigious King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. Marry, Kiss, Kill was also one of three finalists for the 2015 T. Jefferson Parker best-mystery award given by the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association. (It lost to Don Winslow’s The Cartel, which is one of the most talked-about books in the country right now, so it was an honor to even been in that company.)

Crush-compFinally, Phoef Sutton’s fast-moving crime novel Crush is a Kirkus Best Mystery/Thriller for 2015, an honor that capped off months of great reviews. We’re happy to report that Phoef is hard at work at the follow-up to Crush, Heart Attack & Vine, which we’ll be publishing in October 2016.