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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.