#PubDay (4/2/19)

Two LibraryReads picks and a New Yorker cartoonist celebrate their #bookbirthday today!

THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves

An April LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!

“Careful to balance the emotional and intellectual power between Annika and Jonathan, Graves creates a believable love affair in which Annika is not infantilized but rather fully realized as simply different. And her differences become her strengths when catastrophe strikes, compelling Annika to take the lead for the first time in her life. A heartwarming, neurodiverse love story.”–Kirkus Reviews

WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews

Three starred reviews!
An April LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!
New York Times profile + NPR interview

“[A] sharp blade of a novel…. Toews’ eviscerating fictionalization of this incendiary reality focuses not on the violence but, rather, on the keen, subversive intelligence of the Mennonite women, their philosophical casts of mind, clashing personalities, and deep concerns about family and faith.”–Booklist, starred review

“[A]n inspiring and unforgettable novel.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An exquisite critique of patriarchal culture…. Stunningly original and altogether arresting.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT?: A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast

“Here, New Yorker writer Marx collects her mother’s sparkling witticisms, as exemplified by the title (other personal favorites: ‘If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out,’ and, at a funeral, a voice from the coffin admonishing ‘Lose the hat’) New Yorker staff cartoonist Chast, National Book Critics Circle Award winner for her immortally funny and insightful CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?, contributes her genius as illustrator. Already buzzing.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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