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Tuesday New Release Day: Sayles, Mieville, Theroux, Habila, Drabble, Donoghue, Cronin

By posted at 10:23 am on May 17, 2011 2

The huge, McSweeney’s-published, John Sayles novel A Moment in the Sun has been getting great reviews. It’s now out. Also new this week is China Mieville’s Embassytown, reviewed here today; Paul Theroux’s exploration of the genre of travel writing, The Tao of Travel; prizewinning Nigerian author Helon Habila’s new novel Oil on Water; and A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman, the complete stories of Margaret Drabble, recently written up by Joyce Carol Oates in the New Yorker. New in paperback are a pair of Millions Hall of Famers, Emma Donoghue’s Room and Justin Cronin’s The Passage.

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2 Responses to “Tuesday New Release Day: Sayles, Mieville, Theroux, Habila, Drabble, Donoghue, Cronin”

  1. Mike
    at 12:35 pm on May 17, 2011

    Anyone know why books are released on Tuesday and not Monday? I have a general idea but would love a specific professional answer, as some authors require their books to be released on Monday ( i.e. James Patterson) or so I’ve been told.

    thanks!

  2. C. Max Magee
    at 12:43 pm on May 17, 2011

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