Books I can't wait to read in 2019: Spring releases
Only Ever Her

Only Ever Her

I've been eagerly tracking the progress of this novel for years, and can't wait to read the finished version. In a small Southern town, everyone is counting down to the wedding of the season. But just four days before the event, the bride disappears. The publisher says, "While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves." Publication date May 7. More info →
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Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities

Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities

This new time management fable features a woman who should be primed for success, but she's over-worked, over-tired, and constantly frustrating others with her lack of focus. You can read this short, pithy book about the difference between busyness and true success in an afternoon, and put the core lesson to work in your own life for all the days to come: "Expectations are infinite. Time is finite. You are always choosing. Choose well." Publication date March 12. More info →
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The Editor

The Editor

I loved Rowley's quirky debut Lily and the Octopus; this new novel turns that same charm to the world of publishing. In 1990s New York, a struggling writer gets his big break, selling his manuscript to a major publishing house—and the editor he'll be working with is none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The publisher calls this "a poignant, insightful novel of young men and their mothers, authors and their editors, and the minefields of speaking the truth about those we love." Publication date April 2. More info →
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The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War

In the spirit of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a novel about the friendship that blooms between two young American girls interned at a Texas camp during World War II, and the force that reconnects them decades later. Fourteen-year-old Elise lived her whole life in Iowa; her parents had been in the States twenty years before the war. Mariko grew up in L.A., but was sent to the camp with her Japanese family. I've already read my early copy, and learned so much about this shameful period of American history. Publication date March 19. More info →
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The Library of Lost and Found

The Library of Lost and Found

From the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, a new book about a librarian whose life is changed by a book of fairy tales that lands on her doorstep. Soon she's on the trail of buried family secrets, and the process of seeking them changes her life. Is it just me, or are books about bookstores and libraries everywhere these days? You know I'm not complaining. Publication date March 26. More info →
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The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

I love Emily's podcast The Next Right Thing, and am excited to get the content in book format—and such a pretty book at that. Emily writes for the chronically hesitant, the second-guessers, and anyone who struggles with decision fatigue. If you love her podcast because of her voice, I think you'll find you enjoy her voice on the page as well. Publication date April 2. More info →
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