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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.

THE BOLD WORLD by Jodie Patterson
February 1, 2019

Jodie Patterson’s debut memoir has been called “marvelous” by Alice Walker, a “raw tour de force” by Publishers Weekly, and “required reading for every parent” by Janet Mock. Patterson received launch day coverage on the Today Show, EW, and USA Today. Ballantine published the book on January 29, 2019.

THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming, illustrated by Grant Shaffer
February 1, 2019

The Rainbow Booklist Committee has selected THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON for their list. The Rainbow Book List is a curated bibliography highlighting books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, aimed at children and youth from birth to age 18.

NECESSARY PEOPLE by Anna Pitoniak
February 1, 2019

Kirkus gave Anna Pitoniak’s NECESSARY PEOPLE a starred review, calling it “deceptively nuanced and impossible to put down.” Marie Claire featured NECESSARY PEOPLE on its The Best Women's Fiction of 2019 (So Far) list, calling the novel “delicious and thrilling.” Little, Brown will publish the book on May 21, 2019.