At once timely and timeless, funny and wickedly smart, ALL AMERICAN BOYS is a beautifully written narrative about … about so many things — but most importantly - what it means to be a young man in America - across lines of race — and what it means to be a GOOD person in America — across lines of Everything.
This life-changing, nation-changing book is written with fire and love and courage. Read it, weep, and then share its power with everyone you know.
A first-rate exploration of one of the most important issues of the day: police brutality. But this is more than just a timely issue novel. Reynolds and Kiely have produced a layered, thoughtful, literary work of art.
Brendan Kiely has written a novel that is both unflinching and redemptive.
The Gospel of Winter marks Brendan Kiely’s auspicious debut as a novelist.
An emotional coming of age story that you won’t soon forget.
The Gospel of Winter comes to us in full flower, a rich, complex, wise, beautifully written novel and a compelling read.
YALSA Top 10 Best Fiction 2015
TRANSLATIONS OF THE GOSPEL OF WINTER:Brazil:SextanteCzech Republic:ArgoGermany:Bastei LuebbeItaly:MondadoriPoland:Sonia DragaPortugal:Bertrand EditoraSpain:Seix BarralRussia:ASTTurkey:Altin Kitaplar
"Best of 2014"-- Kirkus Reviews
Friday, May 9: The "Gentlemen's Tour" with Kiely, Reynolds, and Whaley concludes tonight at The Calhoun School in NYC!
Read Slice Magazine's interview with Brendan. (April)
Friday, March 21: Brendan reads Barnes & Noble for the NYC Teen Author Festival
The Boston Globe: "Brendan Kiely's powerful debut... contains sentences that linger like patches of shadow-covered ice." (February 22)
Read Brendan's advice to his younger self in "Dear Teen Me" (February 20)
The Gospel of Winter is featured in Kirkus Reviews's Smart Reads for Teens (February 18)
Brendan discusses The Gospel of Winter in an interview in Kirkus Reviews (January 23)
The Gospel of Winter is a Publisher's Weekly Book of the Week Pick (January 20)
The Gospel of Winter is a Best of the Month Pick on Amazon (January)
Teen Librarian's Toolbox: "Profound, revealing, and expertly told, The Gospel of Winter is a must read for all." (January 16)
Publisher's Weekly In Brief: The League of Extraordinary 'Gentlemen' (January 9)