Publishers Lunch Releases Free Previews of 2014’s Most Anticipated Titles

Publishers Lunch will release excerpts of 40 titles from the upcoming season in the fourth edition of its popular free Buzz Books ebook series.

Publishers Lunch today released the fourth installment in its Buzz Books ebook series, offering advance looks at some of the year’s most anticipated books before they are published. The series has previewed material from Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things, Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, Junot Díaz’s This is How You Lose Her, and Valerie Plame’s Blowback, among many others.

BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Spring/Summer includes excerpts from 40 of the most buzzed-about books scheduled for publication this spring and summer. The 756-page volume is available in both consumer and trade editions in the U.S. on all major ebook platforms, including Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, Sony, Google Play, Kobo, and the universe of retailers served by Ingram, such as Powell’s.

The trade edition can be found at and through NetGalley and features extensive trade information for each title included. In most cases, full digital galleys are available by on request from NetGalley.

Some highlights in BUZZ BOOKS 2014 include One Plus One from Jojo Moyes (Me Before You); Lost for Words from Edward St. Aubyn (Mother’s Milk); Seven Wonders from Ben Mezrich (Burning Down the House, the basis for the movie “The Social Network”); the first installment in an epic trilogy, Natchez Burning, from Greg Iles; and We Were Liars from National Book Award finalist E. Lockhart.

The volume also features eagerly awaited debuts, a range of titles from the young adult and children’s literature fields, compelling nonfiction, and the next highly anticipated works from bestselling and award-winning authors.

The complete list of titles included is below.

Visit Publishers Marketplace for more information and access to the consumer and trade editions.


BUZZ BOOKS 2014: Spring/Summer

Part One: Fiction
Jojo Moyes, One Plus One (Viking)
Isla Morley, Above (Gallery Books)
Robyn Carr, Four Friends (Mira)
Maggie Shipstead, Astonish Me (Knopf)
Evie Wyld, All the Birds, Singing (Pantheon)
Greg Iles, Natchez Burning (William Morrow)
Stacey D’Erasmo, Wonderland (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Joseph Boyden, The Orenda (Knopf)
Edward St. Aubyn, Lost for Words (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Susan Wiggs, The Beekeeper’s Ball (Mira)
Cathie Pelletier, A Year After Henry (Sourcebooks)
Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Jean Kwok, Mambo in Chinatown (Riverhead)
Ben Mezrich, Seven Wonders (Running Press)

Part Two: Debut Fiction
Laline Paull, The Bees (Ecco)
Katherine Faw Morris, Young God (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Courtney Collins, The Untold (Amy Einhorn Books)
Michael Hastings, The Last Magazine (Blue Rider Press)
Rebecca Rotert, Last Night at the Blue Angel (William Morrow)
Marie-Helene Bertino, 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas (Crown)
Malcolm Brooks, Painted Horses (Grove Press) 

Part Three: Nonfiction
Mark Harris, Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War (Penguin Press)
Leah Eskin, Slices of Life (Running Press)
Biz Stone, Things a Little Bird Told Me (Grand Central)
Barbara Ehrenreich, Living with a Wild God (Grand Central)
Nina Stibbe, Love Nina (Little, Brown)
Sam Kean, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons (Little, Brown)

Part Four: Young Adult
Carol Weston, Ava and Pip (Jabberwocky)
Makiia Lucier, A Death-Struck Year (HMN Books for Young Readers)
Sally Green, Half Bad (Penguin Young Readers)
Lemony Snicket, File Under: Suspicious Incidents (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die (Harper Teen)
Ann Brashares, The Here and Now (Delacorte)
John Rocco and Jay Primiano, Swim That Rock (Candlewick)
Ken Baker, How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love (Running Press Kids)
Amanda Maciel, Tease (Balzer & Bray)
J. A. White, The Thickety (Katherine Tegen Books)
Beth Fantaskey, Buzz Kills (HMN Books for Young Readers)
E. Lockhart, We Were Liars (Delacorte)
Chris Weitz, The Young World (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

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