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Celebrating Our Member Writers, Spring 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Library was delighted to acknowledge member writers who've published new books in the first six months of the year with a party on June 10. Holly Peterson gave us the idea and generously underwrote the event, mentioning that she has written six books in the Library - including her latest, It's Hot in the Hamptons. The full list:

  • Diana Altman, We Never Told (She Writes Press, June)
  • Janet Black (writing as Janis Ahlenberg), Leave the Lights On When You Go (Sky Street Press, January)
  • Jamie Brenner, Drawing Home (Little, Brown and Company, May)
  • Susan Shapiro Barash (writing as Susannah Marren), A Palm Beach Wife (St. Martin's Griffin, April)
  • John Buchanan, The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution (University of Virginia Press, March)


  • Christin Brecher, Murder's No Votive Confidence: A Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery (Kensington, June)
  • Marcia Butler, Pickle's Progress (Central Avenue Publishing, April)
  • Robert A. Caro, Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing (Knopf, April)
  • Caroline Cooney (writing as Caroline Flarity), The Ghost Hunter's Daughter (East Side Press, April)


  • John Colapinto, Becoming a Neurosurgeon (Simon & Schuster, April)
  • William J. Dean, Before Us on the Road: Passages from My Reading (independently published, May)
  • James Como, C.S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, March)
  • Stefan Draughon, The Block (egibooks, May)
  • Helen Ellis, Southern Lady Code: Essays (Doubleday, April)


  • Adam Kirsch, Who Wants to Be a Jewish Writer? and Other Essays (Yale University Press, March)
  • Alexander Lee, Development in Multiple Dimensions: Social Power and Regional Policy in India (University of Michigan Press, February)
  • Maryann McDonald, Playdate (with Rahele Jomepour Bell) (Albert Whitman & Co., April)
  • Mary Newell, Tilt/Hover/Veer (Codhill Press, January)


  • Emma Otheguy, Silver Meadows Summer (Knopf Books for Young Readers, April)
  • Holly Peterson, It's Hot in the Hamptons (William Morrow, May)
  • Louis Phillips, How Wide the Meadow: Poems (independently published, January)
  • Anna Pitoniak. Necessary People (Little, Brown and Company, May)


  • Chris Raschka, Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads (Phaidon Press, March)
  • Phyllis Rose, Alfred Stieglitz: Taking Pictures, Making Painters (Yale University Press, April)
  • Gretchen Rubin, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness (Harmony, March)
  • Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic, Lost without the River: A Memoir (She Writes Press, April)


  • Janny Scott, The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father (Riverhead Books, April)
  • Michael Shnayerson, Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art (PublicAffairs, May)
  • Sidney Stark, Certain Liberties (Blurb, May)
  • Brenda Wineapple, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation (Random House, May)


  • Janet Black, Grief Garden (independently published)
  • Meg Wolitzer, To Night Owl from Dogfish (with Holly Goldberg Sloan) (Dial Books, February)

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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