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THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan MacLean Weir
July 15, 2019

The Salt Lake County Library System has selected THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan MacLean Weir as a nominee for their semi-annual Reader’s Choice Award. Knopf published the book on June 12, 2018.

NECESSARY PEOPLE by Anna Pitoniak
July 15, 2019

Stephen King tweeted the following about Anna Pitoniak’s debut thriller NECESSARY PEOPLE: “That book-blurb saying ‘I couldn't put it down’ is usually bullshit, right? For me it was true of Anna Pitoniak's NECESSARY PEOPLE. I literally couldn't stop reading. Murder, ambition, toxic friendship. What's not to like?” Little, Brown and Company published the book on May 21, 2019.

THE UNDYING by Anne Boyer
July 15, 2019

Anne Boyer’s memoir was featured by Lit Hub in their list of “Most Anticipated Books of 2019, Part 2.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on September 17, 2019.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO JAPAN by Pico Iyer
July 15, 2019

Pico Iyer’s second release of 2019 was featured by Lit Hub in their list of “Most Anticipated Books of 2019, Part 2.” Knopf will publish the book on September 3, 2019.

RULES FOR VISITING by Jessica Francis Kane
July 15, 2019

Jessica Francis Kane debut novel RULES FOR VISITING was named by O Magazine as one of “The Best Books by Women of Summer 2019.” Kane also wrote a piece in Slate where she tried to live by the “Rules for Visiting” that are featured in her novel. Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.

MORE THAN ENOUGH by Elaine Welteroth
June 28, 2019

Elaine Welteroth’s acclaimed memoir MORE THAN ENOUGH will debut on the New York Times’ bestseller list for the week of June 30th. It will debut at number 11 on the Hardcover Non-Fiction list and number 15 on the Combined Print & E-book Nonfiction list. Viking published the book on June 11, 2019.

RULES FOR VISITING by Jessica Francis Kane
June 28, 2019

Good Morning America featured Jessica Francis Kane’s debut novel in their list of “10 books to read, no matter what your plans are.” GMA editor Ali Ehrlich writes: “This beautiful novel tackles loneliness in the digital age and the lost art of visiting.” Penguin Press published the book on May 14, 2019.

THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion
June 28, 2019

Joan Didion’s memoir THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING was praised as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by the New York Times. Knopf published the book on October 10, 2005.

HOLD STILL by Sally Mann
June 28, 2019

Photographer Sally Mann’s memoir HOLD STILL was praised as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by the New York Times. Dwight Garner writes: “Sally Mann’s memoir is weird, intense and uncommonly beautiful.” Little, Brown & Company published the book on May 12, 2015.

BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore
June 28, 2019

Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore were interviewed by NPR and i09 about BTTM FDRS, their graphic novel which confronts the ramifications of gentrification in “comic horror form.” Daniels says to NPR, “A lot of the book is a love letter to my time in my early 20s in Chicago. . . I was moving to neighborhoods that were cheap because that's all I could afford.” Fantagraphics published the book on June 25, 2019.