Already available in hardcover and fresh or coming soon in soft cover, these recent great reads are perfect for book club readers who want multiple book format options. The authors are, without exception, a lively bunch. Click on book cover to read publisher info and reviews.
Juliet Grames$27.99 $25.19
Juliet Grames did deep research in Italy, land of her ancestors, to craft this moving debut novel. Her author website features a mini-cookbook, discussion guide, and even a Stella family tree. www.julietgrames.com/book-clubs. Avail PB April 28. Book clubs, please use her contact page at www.julietgrames.com/contact.
Erika Swyler$27.00 $24.30
Erika Swyler, who debuted with the Book of Speculation, will send personalized author bookplates to readers who buy her new Light from Other Stars paperback from an indie store. Info at https://erikaswyler.tumblr.com/post/613026157152075776/help-an-indie-out. Avail PB May 5. Book clubs, please email [email protected]
Mary Laura Philpott$26.00 $23.40
Recovering perfectionists, women spinning multiple plates at once, and anyone who has ever dreamed of starting over -- without blowing up their whole life -- will find lots to talk about (and laugh about... and maybe occasionally cry about...) in this relatable memoir-in-essays. Book clubs, please visit the author's website contact page at https://marylauraphilpott.com/bookclubs/.
Michelle Cameron$16.95 $15.59
Michelle finds it ironic that she's releasing this novel about a community being locked inside now, when we're all, in fact, locked inside. Book clubs, please contact the author via her website at https://michelle-cameron.com/contact/.
Brandy Ferner$16.95 $15.59
Humor always helps, and if your book club includes mothers feeling the extra strain of our shut-in era, they might find relief in this "sharp-witted debut about the roller coaster ride that is motherhood." PB pub. date May 5. Book clubs, please contact [email protected]
Barbara Linn Probst$16.95 $15.59
Queen of the Owls is the powerful story of a woman’s quest to claim her neglected sensuality and find her true self hidden behind the roles of wife, mother, sister, and colleague. Framed by the life and art of iconic American painter Georgia O’Keeffe, it dares to ask a question that every woman can relate to: what would you risk to be truly seen and known? Barbara loves talking with book clubs and can be reached directly at [email protected]
Margo Orlando Littell$18.95 $17.43
Margo Orlando Littell's second novel, set in Pennsylvania, where the author grew up, has been called "a quiet, compelling novel" (Foreword Reviews). The author says, "I’m driven to write about characters who are rooted to a place and who, even if they succeed at leaving, feel pulled toward home..." Avail. May 28 in paperback. Book clubs please contact [email protected]
Traci Rhoades has attended nine churches: five different denominations in six different locales. Her experience has given her a unique perspective on church life and fueled a passion for exploring all the ways believers worship Jesus. Her new book avail in paperback May 17. Book clubs please contact [email protected]
To book your virtual book club chat, contact author directly with "Authors in PJs Book Chat Request" in subject line. Specify one or more potential meeting dates and platform (Zoom or other) for communication. Some authors may already be booked. Good luck and enjoy!