Happy New Year from FCO: What we are reading and some year end highlights
2017 was a good year at Fletcher and Co. We are still celebrating Robin Benway's FAR FROM THE TREE winning the National Book Award, and so many of our amazing authors have been highlighted in the best of year lists. As we head into the New Year, we can't help but be grateful for what we get to do and the people we get to work alongside every day. Below are some of the books FCO is reading over the holidays as well as a few year end highlights we want to share to. We are so proud of each and every one of our amazing authors. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!
WHAT WE ARE READING:
Christy - CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS by Sally Rooney and THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Philip Pullman
Melissa - HOMO DEUS by by Yuval Noah Harari
Grainne - CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS by Sally Rooney
Sarah - STAY WITH ME by Ayobami Adebayo
Lisa - SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward
Eric - GRANT by Ron Chernow
Rebecca - PRIESTDADDY by Patricia Lockwood
Veronica - HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
Sylvie - PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee
Erin - FIRST WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL by Sarah Wilson
Meg - MANHATTAN BEACH by Jennifer Egan
YEAR END HIGHLIGHTS:
Leslie Berlin and TROUBLEMAKERS at the top of Wired's Gift Ideas for Book Lovers: 14 Picks from 2017.
Gretchen Rubin's, THE FOUR TENDENCIES and THE POWER OF MOMENTS by Chip and Dan Heath both made Fast Company's Best Business and Leadership Books of 2017 list.
Eric Ries's THE STARTUP WAY and Brian Merchant's THE ONE DEVICE have both been short-listed for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year Award.
Alan Hollinghurst getting an advanced nod from Publishers Weekly in their Spring 2018 announcements for Literary Fiction for his book, THE SPARSHOLT AFFAIR coming out in March.
A shoutout for Lucy Tan from Julie Buntin's A Year in Reading roudup - "There are some good, good books coming next year - by writers like Meaghan O'Connell, Lucy Tan, Zulema Summerfield, Jana Casale, Rachel Lyon, Danielle Lazarin."
A Robin Benway feature on PBS News Hour.
Vox chose Bob Sutton as the person behind one of the "5 Coolest Conversations" they had this year.
THE POWER OF MOMENTS by Chip and Dan Heath and THE STARTUP WAY by Eric Ries were both named 10 Brilliant Business Books of 2017 by Inc.
Lauren Markham's THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS was longlisted for the 2018 PEN American Literary Awards.
Morten Hansen's GREAT AT WORK received a fantastic pre-pub review from Publisher's Weekly. His book will publish on 1/30.
TOUCH by Courtney Maum was named to NPR's Best Books of 2017 list.