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THE UNDYING by Anne Boyer
April 10, 2019
Whiting Award winner and Judith E. Wilson fellow of poetry at Cambridge Anne Boyer’s THE UNDYING, a lyrical meditation on getting sick in the age of big data, was excerpted in the New Yorker on April 15. Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on September 17, 2019.
WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON’T TALK ABOUT by Michele Filgate
April 10, 2019
Michele Filgate’s anthology, featuring essays by Kiese Laymon, Andre Aciman, Leslie Jamison, Carmen Maria Machado, and more, has received starred advance reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and Library Journal. "These essays, each one exceptional on its own, encompass both love and writing at their most vulnerable, and could power entire cities with their electricity,” Booklist writes; Library Journal praises them as “stories to be savored,” and Kirkus calls the collection “moving Mother’s Day reading for the fearless and brave.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book on April 30, 2019.
UTOPIA FOR REALISTS by Rutger Bregman
April 10, 2019
Rutger Bregman’s UTOPIA FOR REALISTS hit the New York Times best seller list two years after its initial US publication, following Bregman’s viral speech at the World Economic Forum, his contentious interview with Tucker Carlson, and appearances on The Daily Show, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and MSNBC. Little, Brown published the book on March 14, 2017
EVOLUTION by Eileen Myles
April 10, 2019
Eileen Myles was awarded the 2019 Arts and Letters Award in Literature, which honors writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Grove, Atlantic published the book on September 11, 2018.
THE ASH FAMILY by Molly Dektar
April 10, 2019
THE ASH FAMILY by Molly Dektar is a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers Pick for Spring 2019” and a Los Angeles Times selection for “7 highly anticipated debut novels to check out this spring.” Los Angeles Times raves that “North Carolina-born Dektar sets her first novel in her home state, following a young woman named Berie who joins an ‘intentional community’ in the mountains. Things seem to go well at first until people she befriends at the farm start to go missing.” Simon & Schuster published the book on April 9, 2019.
THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
April 9, 2019
Salman Rushdie (New York Times Book Review) called Namwali Serpell’s debut novel THE OLD DRIFT “Extraordinary, ambitious, evocative… establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage,” and Dwight Garner (New York Times Daily) stated that “The reader who picks up THE OLD DRIFT is likely to be more than simply impressed. This is a dazzling book, as ambitious as any first novel published this decade.” Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.
HEAVY by Kiese Laymon
April 9, 2019
HEAVY is a winner of B&N Discover Great New Writers Prize in Nonfiction. It has also been named: Audible’s #1 Audiobook of the Year, the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and the 2018 Christopher Isherwood Prize. HEAVY has also been named a finalist for 2018 Kirkus Prize and a finalist for the Indies Choice Award in Adult Nonfiction. Scribner published the book on October 8, 2018.
STRAY CITY by Chelsey Johnson
April 9, 2019
Chelsey Johnson’s debut novel STRAY CITY is American Library Association's 2019 Reading List winner in Women's Fiction, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Custom House published the book on March 20, 2018.
WAITING FOR EDEN by Elliot Ackerman
April 9, 2019
Elliot Ackerman’s WAITING FOR EDEN was named a finalist for the Indies Choice Award in Adult Fiction. Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018.
THE ASH FAMILY by Molly Dektar
April 9, 2019

THE ASH FAMILY by Molly Dektar is a Glamour Best Book of 2019 So Far. They write: “If Wild Wild Country was your number one Netflix show of 2018, then you'll love the story of Berie—a 19-year-old who finds belonging in an off-the-grid (and dangerous) collective instead of her freshman dorm.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book on April 9, 2019.