Another great couple of week's for Beacon Press in the media. The publishing trade magazines have their eyes on Beacon, and enthusiasm is building for some of our highly anticipated forthcoming titles. Booklist recently gave Joyce Wallace Scott's memoir, Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott (on sale 6/28), a *starred* review, writing that "Scott’s haunting story shows the human race at both its worst and best." Kirkus Reviews gave a *star* to Jerald Walker's The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult (on sale 9/6), noting that "The key to the memoir's cumulative power is Walker's narrative command; the rite of passage is rockier than most, making the redemption well-earned." Additionally, looking back to a book that came out this past January, Library Journal has named My Confection: Odyssey of a Sugar Addict as one of the "Best Memoirs of 2016."
A number of Beacon authors have been featured in the New York Times recently as well. Roni Caryn Rabin hosted an excellent Q&A with On Being Raped author Raymond Douglas in their "Well" section. Alondra Nelson, author of The Social Life of DNA , was quoted in Carl Zimmer's recent article, "Tales of African-American History found in DNA." Additionally, in the "Science Times" section of the paper, The Age of Genomes by Dr. Steven Lipkin and co-writer Jon Luoma was reviewed by Abigail Zuger who wrote that the book delivers, "vitally important messages about the interactions between the average human and the average genome."