We are overjoyed to announce that a mighty total of three agency books are now New York Times bestsellers! Ashley Audrain’s The Push went straight into the hardback fiction list at No. 14, Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project hit the paperback fiction list at No. 11, and Katherine May’s Wintering is on the hardback non-fiction list for the second week in a row at No. 13.
Ashley Audrain’s haunting thriller about modern motherhood was published in the US in hardback on 5th January 2021 (Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books) to rave reviews. It was described by The New York Times as a ‘taut, chilling debut‘, while The Guardian called it a ‘a clever concept novel that manipulates and exploits the fears and insecurities almost every mother has‘. It was also recently selected as Good Morning America’s January Book Club Pick, which you can follow along on Instagram at @gmabookclub. The Push is an astonishing novel that deep dives into the fears around motherhood, and we are so proud that it has kickstarted meaningful conversations all over the world.
Clare Pooley’s gorgeously uplifting debut, The Authenticity Project, has gone from strength to strength since it was published in the US in paperback on 29th December 2020 (Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books). The Washington Post called it a ‘feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits‘, and it was chosen as one of Good Morning America’s ‘20 books we’re excited for in 2020‘. The Authenticity Project was also chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, where Clare discussed her heartwarming book with Jo Whiley. The Authenticity Project is a soul-stirring balm for these times, and we are thrilled by all the success it has had.
Katherine May’s non-fiction memoir, Wintering, stays in the New York Times bestseller hardback non-fiction list for the second week in a row. Published in the US in hardback on 10th November 2020 (Penguin Random House / Riverhead), The Wall Street Journal declared that Wintering ‘does us the great service of reminding us that we are not alone in feeling undone‘, and The Guardian stated that ‘Katherine May brings a poet’s eye to this enthralling celebration of our fallow season.‘ This book encourages us all to engage with the fallow seasons in our lives, and provides a reassuring sense of comfort during these extraordinary times.
We are unbelievably proud of our authors. And if, for some reason, you have not picked up copies of these books yourself, you can order them here (The Push), here (The Authenticity Project) and here (Wintering). A huge congratulations Ashley, Clare and Katherine on all your phenomenal successes.