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Celebrating Our Member Writers, December 2019

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Library was delighted to acknowledge member writers who've published new books in the last six months of the year with a party on December 16. (Writers honored January-June are listed here.) The July-December authors:

  • Cristina Alger, Girls Like Us (G.P. Putnam's Sons, July)
  • Rebecca Behrens, The Disaster Days (Sourcebooks Young Readers, September) - speaking in the Members' Room on February 13!
  • Nicholas Birns, The Hyperlocal and Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literary Space (Lexington Books, August)
  • Andrew Blauner, The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life: A Library of America Special Publication (The Library of America, October)


  • Teru Clavel, World Class: One Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe to Raise the Smartest Kids Possible (Atria Books, August)
  • Dan Cryer, Forgetting My Mother: A Blues from the Heartland (Parafine Press, November)
  • Vincent DiGirolamo, Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys (Oxford University Press, September)
  • Erika Dreifus, Birthright: Poems (Kelsay Books, November)


  • Kate Eichhorn, The End of Forgetting: Growing Up with Social Media (Harvard University Press, July)
  • Jay Eisenhofer and Mark Eisenhofer, Black Shadow (November)
  • Eleanor Foa-Dienstag, Mixed Messages: Reflections on an Italian Jewish Family and Exile (CPL Editions, October)
  • Elyssa Friedland, The Floating Feldmans (Berkley, July)


  • Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue (HMH Books for Young Readers, September)
  • Linda Golding, Spiritual Care for Non-Communicative Patients (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, July)
  • Tullan Holmqvist-Spinelli, The Woman in the Park (Beaufort Books, August)
  • Alexandra Horowitz, Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond (Scribner, September)
  • Gary Lippman, Set the Controls for the Heart of Sharon Tate (Rare Bird Books, August)


  • Maryann Macdonald, It's Good to Have a Grandma and It's Good to Have a Grandpa (Albert Whitman & Company, August)
  • Marta McDowell, Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants & Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet (Timber Press, October)
  • Erin McGill, Matchy Matchy (Cameron, October) and I Do Not Like That Name (Greenwillow Books, November)
  • Kate McMullan, As Warm as the Sun (with Jim McMullan) (Neal Porter Books, August)


  • Maaza Mengiste, The Shadow King (W.W. Norton, September)
  • Shirley M. Mueller, MD, Inside the Head of a Collector: Neuropsychological Forces at Play (Lucia Marquand, August)
  • Pamela Newkirk, Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business (Bold Type Books, October)
  • Richard Panek, The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July)


  • Roger Pasquier, Birds in Winter: Surviving the Most Challenging Season (Princeton University Press, August)
  • Chris Raschka (illustrator), Puddle (written by Richard Jackson) (Greenwillow Books, March)
  • Ron Singer, The Promised End (Unsolicited Press, December)
  • Rickie Solinger, Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America (revised edition) (NYU Press, July) and The Abortionist: A Woman Against the Law (revised edition) (University of California Press, October)


  • Elizabeth Strout, Olive, Again (Random House, October)
  • Marie Tanner, Sublime Truth and the Senses: Titian's Poesie for King Philip II of Spain (Brepols Publishers, June)
  • Eric D. Weitz, A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States (Princeton University Press, September)
  • Karen Wunsch, Do You Know What I'm Not Telling You? (Serving House Press, November)
  • Alexander Zevin, Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist (Verso, November)

We're always glad to hear of new publications by Library members. If you have something coming out, we'd welcome a note to

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