Publishers Weekly has praised two upcoming Sarabande titles. Louisa Ermelino says of Rosellen Brown "I can’t remember yesterday, but when it comes to books that broke the ice around my heart (to paraphrase Kafka), I remember. Knopf editor Carole Baron and I were having lunch, talking books, when Rosellen Brown’s 1992 novel, Before and After, came into the conversation. We had both loved it, and we both wondered if it would hold up. Next thing I know, there’s a hardcover edition in my mailbox. . . . And yes, it does hold up, which is why I was excited by the news that, in October, Sarabande Books is publishing The Lake on Fire, Brown’s first novel in 18 years." Ermelino talks with Brown, Brown's agent, and Sarabande's own Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Gorham. The Lake on Fire comes out October 16, 2018.
Included in Publishers Weekly's Fall 2018 Announcements is Pamela Hart's Mothers Over Nangarhar (January 8, 2019). They write: " This honest and compassionate debut from the mother of a soldier adopts a rarely seen focus in the annals of wartime literature, turning attention toward the home front rather than the combat front."