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By Authors in Pajamas

By Authors in Pajamas

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. 

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

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. Avail PB April 28. Book clubs, please use her contact page at

Light from Other Stars

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 Avail PB May 5. Book clubs, please email [email protected]

Miracle Creek

Angie Kim

$17.00 $15.64

Angie Kim, a frequent book club virtual visitor, even collects photos and comments from book clubs. See them here. Avail PB now (April 7). Book clubs, please email [email protected]

The Lost History of Dreams

Kris Waldherr

$27.00 $24.30

Kris Waldherr, the author of this "twisty, gothic tale" may be quarantined in her Victorian-era house in Brooklyn, but that won't stop her from popping into a few book-lovers' living rooms. Book clubs, please email [email protected]

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

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

Beyond the Ghetto Gates

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

Haunting Paris

Mamta Chaudhry

$16.00 $14.72

Chaudhry's debut novel is a "timeless story of love and loss" that will delight readers longing for a virtual trip to Paris. PB pub. date May 19. Book clubs, please contact [email protected]

Adult Conversation

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]

Queen of the Owls

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]

The Distance from Four Points

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]

The Way You Burn

Christine Meade

$16.95 $15.59

Christine Meade's debut novel, "a moving, emotional, and unpredictable drama" (Kirkus) starts with a cabin fire and continues as a deepening mystery and romance. Book clubs please contact [email protected]

Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost: A Story of Church

Traci Rhoades


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]

The Paper Wasp

Lauren Acampora

$16.00 $14.72

Lauren Acampora's "arty psychological stalker novel" (NYTBR) made a splash on its release and is now available in paperback. Book clubs please contact [email protected]

Copy Boy

Shelley Blanton-Stroud

$16.95 $15.59

"Raymond Chandler for feminists," this novel is set in depression-era San Francisco. 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!