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Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult

Bestselling Author • Novelist

Jodi Picoult is the bestselling author of twenty-three novels. It is estimated that she has 40 million books in print. Her last eight novels have debuted at number one on The New York Times bestseller list. Her books, five of which have been made into movies, are translated into thirty four languages. In addition to her novels, she also wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics.

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Jeremy McCarter

Jeremy McCarter

Cultural Historian • Bestselling Author

Jeremy McCarter, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda, is the storyteller of record for the genre-defying cultural phenomenon that is Hamilton. His newest book, Young Radicals, is about idealists fighting for freedom and equality in the early twentieth century. A common thread in McCarter’s work is the power of […]

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Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami

Novelist • Author • Essayist

Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco, a place whose past and present permeate her writing. A novelist, short story writer, and essayist, Lalami is a unique and confident voice in the conversations about race and immigration that increasingly occupy our national attention. Lalami is a regular contributor to publications including The Nation, The Los Angeles […]

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New & Noteworthy

The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

Praise for The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading

In this mélange of essay and memoir, author White reflects on the books and people that helped shape his remarkable literary life . . . In a conversational tone that blends affirmation and elegy, White escorts readers through an impressive range of interests and experiences . . . this collection is like a heartfelt conversation with friends over a bottle of wine.

Publishers Weekly

Survival Math

Praise for Survival Math

Mitchell S. Jackson writes brilliant sentences, so full of the energy and beauty and tragedy of life.

Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray

Days of Awe

Praise for Days of Awe

I started reading A.M. Homes twenty years ago. Wild and funny, questioning and true, she is a writer to go travelling with on the journey called life.

Jeanette Winterson

No Good Alternative

Praise for No Good Alternative

For all the sorrow Vollmann catalogs, his persistent and compassionate pursuit of the truth reminds us of all that we share as human beings and all that we can do for each other.


The Flight Attendant

Praise for The Flight Attendant

Bohjalian is an unfaltering storyteller who crosses genres with fluidity, from historical fiction to literary thrillers…a read-in-one-sitting escapade that is as intellectually satisfying as it is emotionally entertaining.


The Story of Arthur Truluv

Praise for The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg’s characters jump right off the page and into your heart. I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human.

Fannie Flagg, author of The Whole Town’s Talking