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USA NETWORK announces series pickup for Megan Abbott’s DARE ME!

Abbott will serve as writer and executive producer, along with Gina Fattoree. The series will be Co-Produced by UCP and Netflix in association with Film 44 and will star Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly. It will be executive produced by ‘Friday Night Lights’’ Peter Berg and Michael Lombardo of Film 44.

Airdate to come!

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Check out the incredible review's for Rachel Barenbaum’s debut novel!

[A] rousing debut…Fans of Kristin Hannah will enjoy Barenbaum’s exhilarating tale.
— Publishers Weekly
Grand Central Publishing | OSD: 5/14/2019 | ISBN: 9781538746264

Grand Central Publishing | OSD: 5/14/2019 | ISBN: 9781538746264

A sweeping epic that transports the reader into another era, even as the struggles of its characters feel powerfully modern and timely.
— Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe
A Bend in the Stars is a vivid and wrenching debut, full not only with the darkness of history but also with hope — a literary saga for fans of The Invisible Bridge and All the Light We Cannot See. Love and war and Relativity weave together seamlessly, and we’re left understanding that there’s more than one way for the universe to bend.
— Rebecca Makkai, National Book Award Finalist for The Great Believers

Emma Watson has incredible things to say about Stephen Chbosky’s IMAGINARY FRIEND!

GCP / 10/01/19 / ISBN: 978-1-5387-3133-8)

GCP / 10/01/19 / ISBN: 978-1-5387-3133-8)

Like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, IMAGINARY FRIEND says that no matter how dark the places you have been or the things you have seen, no one and nothing and nowhere is beyond redemption. What is astonishing and laugh-out-loud genius is that Chbosky has disguised all this wisdom in an Spielbergesque horror thriller... In true Stephen Chbosky style, he gives you the bran and the donut. I don’t know how he did it. But he did it. It’s a masterpiece. A novel with profundity of Milton that’s actually pageturning.
— Emma Watson, Actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

Kimberla Lawson Roby’s BETTER LATE THAN NEVER has been nominated for a 2018 NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction) Category!

GCP | 7/31/18 | 9781455569762

GCP | 7/31/18 | 9781455569762

This is the 50th Anniversary of the Image Awards, and winners will be announced on March 30th. Literature is one of many award categories, including Motion Picture, Television, Recording, and Directing.

View the entire list of nominees here.


Earlier this week, Little, Brown announced the acquisition of UNEXPECTED, the long-awaited memoir from Katie Couric, one of the most celebrated and beloved journalists of our time. Publication is slated for spring 2021 Read the press release here.


Octavia E. Butler's Parable books will be reissued by Grand Central Publishing, beginning with Parable of the Sower. It's sequel, Parable of the Talents, will be reissued later in the year.

Read N.K. Jemisin’s Foreword to Parable of the Sower here.

April 30, 2019, 9781538732182

April 30, 2019, 9781538732182

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