Friday, June 7, 2013

May News and Review Round Up

Here at David R. Godine, Publisher, we strive to produce high quality books above all else. So, when our books and authors are praised, we hope you'll forgive us for acting like proud parents. Please join us in celebrating the recent success of a few of our talented authors.

First, we are pleased to announce Stuart M. Frank's Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum as the winner of the Pictorial category for the Bookbuilders of Boston New England Book Show for 2013!

Kristin Brodeur and Jennifer Delaney (Godine's Production team)
with the book at the New England Book Show.

Congratulations to Stuart M. Frank and designer Sara Eisenman! You can purchase a copy of Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum on our website.

Joe McKendry was also honored this month as one of the winners of the 2013 New York City Book Awards for One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World. David, Joe, and designer Carl Scarbrough went into the city for the awards ceremony.

David Godine, Joe McKendry, and Carl Scarbrough at the New York City Book Awards Ceremony.
Congratulations, Joe! For more information about One Times Square, visit our website.

This past month, several Godine titles also received positive reviews. Publishers Weekly applauded both the stunning, lurid photographs and the insightful prose of The Arctic Regions by William Bradford:
Whether readers choose to focus on Bradford’s text or the book’s remarkable images, they’re sure to quickly become immersed in the trio’s journey north. . . . Though best known for his portraits of ships and the Arctic scenes that inspired him on this trip, Bradford’s crisp Victorian prose is endearing, and he makes for a curious, often enthusiastic guide, frequently taking time to marvel at his surroundings. When combined with the sharp images, the result is a remarkable book that deserves a much wider audience than it originally received.
You can find the full text of the review here. Be among the first to purchase a copy of The Arctic Regions (it just arrived in our warehouse this week!) on our website.

Publishers Weekly also praised the playful and intelligent discourse with familiar classical texts in Black Sparrow title Taking What I Like: Stories by Linda Bamber:
. . . Bamber’s imaginative tales draw the reader in by virtue of their seeming shagginess, combined with a somewhat confessional tone that feels a bit like memoir or creative nonfiction. In “Time To Teach Jane Eyre Again,” she uses a professor’s academic dilemma as a jumping-off point for a consideration of the love life of the heroine, her friends, and some of the students in the upcoming class, through the lens of the Brontë novel. . . . fans of theatre or lit-crit should be exhilarated by her circuitous flights of intellectual fancy.
You can find the full review here. You can find out more information about Taking What I Like - and download the first story in the collection - on our website.

As always, be sure to check our homepage for more information about upcoming and current Godine titles!

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