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The latest novel from Danielle Steel will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of September 15th. The book will debut at number 4 on both the Combined Print and E-book Fiction list and the Hardcover Fiction bestseller lists. Dell published the book on August 27, 2019.
FIND ME is continuing to dominate multiple fall book lists including Vulture’s Best and Biggest Books to Read This Fall, The Times (UK) Autumn Culture Guide, TIME.com’s 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019, and HuffPost’s 14 Books To Add To Your Fall 2019 Reading List. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on October 29, 2019.
Publishers Weekly interviewed Maaza Mengiste about her second novel, THE SHADOW KING. The gripping narrative casts a new light on Ethiopian women soldiers during WWII. “I want to reshift the masculine perspective on war,” she said, “so that we can begin to reframe women at the center of world history.” Publishers Marketplace also featured THE SHADOW KING in their Buzz Books Fall/Winter Sampler. W.W. Norton will publish the book on September 24th, 2019.
Publishers Weekly interviewed David Heatley about his graphic memoir, QUALIFICATION, which they gave a starred review. On QUALIFICATION, they write, “Heatley recounts in squirmy, funny detail a chaotic childhood that leads to an ironic ‘addiction’ to recovery programs in this ultra-candid memoir . . . [His] hefty inventory proves both sobering and spirit-lifting.” Pantheon will publish the book on October 1, 2019.
Hannah Orenstein discussed her writing process and inspiration for her second novel LOVE AT FIRST LIKE with the Boston Globe and AM New York this month. While speaking with AM New York she says, “I was really interested in writing about social media and wedding culture and increasing pressure that I think a lot of us feel to perform our relationships online." Atria published the book on August 6, 2019.
Anne Boyer’s memoir of cancer and the medical-industrial complex, THE UNDYING, is excerpted in the September issue of Harper’s Magazine. It has also been named a most-anticipated book of Fall 2019 by both Lit Hub and Autostraddle. FSG will publish the book on September 17, 2019.
Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky’s ASTRO POETS is on The Week’s list of books to read in the second half of the year. The site promises that “Astro Poets’ forthcoming guide to the zodiac will certainly not be your hippie mom’s Sun Signs.” Flatiron Books will publish the book on October 29, 2019.
The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Chris Dennis about his debut short story collection, HERE IS WHAT YOU DO, calling it “dark, campy, and brilliant, with characters who feel like they’re desperately clawing themselves out of a metaphorical (and at one point, literal) hole in the ground.” Soho Press published the book on June 25, 2019.
Barack Obama has shared his summer reading list. One of the books he recommends is EXHALATION by Ted Chiang. Obama says Chiang’s second collection of speculative short stories “will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.” Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.
Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky’s ASTRO POETS, based on their hit Twitter account, is one of PW’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019. Flatiron Books will publish ASTRO POETS on October 29, 2019.