UNMENTIONABLES chosen as top novel of 2014 by Reading the Past

UNMENTIONABLES by Laurie Loewenstein, KJB’s flagship publication, was included on a list of the top 12 historical novels of 2014 by Reading the Past, a blog dedicated to historical fiction. The novel was also reviewed in March 2014 by blog founder Sara Johnson who said: “What I appreciated most about UNMENTIONABLES is its determination to look deeply into […]

‘Colgate Scene’ recognized author Laurie Loewenstein as notable alumni

Colgate University recently included an excerpt from Laurie Loewenstein’s UNMENTIONABLES in the Colgate Scene, a publication which recognized alumni who have gone on to write books featuring a strong sense of place. It shared selections from several alumni books along with an author discussion of how they were inspired by real places in their lives. “To Midwesterners like myself, it is […]

Laurie Loewenstein in Book Q&A column

Laurie Loewenstein, author of KJB’s flagship publication UNMENTIONABLES, was featured in a Book Q&A column with blogger Deborah Kalb. UNMENTIONABLES is set in Midwestern America during the women’s suffrage movement, the Chautauqua Circuit, and World War I. During the Q&A, Loewenstein explains how she was deeply influenced by Midwestern writers, including William Maxwell, Marilynne Robinson, Ray Bradbury, Sherwood […]

Laurie Loewenstein to appear at Cincinnati’s ‘Books by the Banks’ Festival

Books by the Banks: The Cincinnati USA Book Festival has invited KJB’s Laurie Loewenstein, author of the UNMENTIONABLES, to appear and sign copies of her novel on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free public festival is an annual celebration of books and readings in downtown Cincinnati, featuring authors and illustrators […]

Unmentionables Receives STARRED Review from Library Journal!

Laurie Loewenstein’s debut novel Unmentionables, the inaugural novel in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint, has received a starred review in the January 15th, 2014 issue of Library Journal! Read the full review below:  ★ Loewenstein’s remarkable debut was selected as a Midwest Connections Pick for January and is the first book in a imprint from Akashic curated by […]