The New York Times Book Review reviewed two Open Letter titles on February 22! One review praised the political and literary influence of Street of Thieves, saying it is "artfully told, and represents the kind of fiction one hopes will emerge, from Énard or others, after the tumult once known as the Arab Spring has receded a little further into the past." In the February 22 review of Lies, First Person, a New York Times Editor's Choice selection on March 1, 2015, the reviewer cried out for less likeable characters in American fiction—"With so much enmity in our world, why is there so little in modern American fiction?" Admiring the Israeli protagonist "who becomes the woman who hates, [but] can’t say that she hates it," the review then praises "the novel’s refusal to renounce all violence as a false, or at least costly, remedy. (No novel of hate has ended so cheerfully.)" Lies, First Person was also reviewed in the Guardian on February 20.
On the March 1 New York Times bestseller list, Robert Moses: Master Builder of New York City received its sixth placement in the Graphic Hardcover list, coming in at #7. Congratulations to Nobrow Press!
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