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The Year in Books by Member Writers

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Library celebrated members who published books in calendar year 2021 with a festive reception on December 16. No surprise, our Library writers' work covers everything from literary and genre fiction to picture books, from history to economics to business to comedy to memoir!

Buy your copies from our friends at the Corner Bookstore,

or via individual links where they appear below.

Learn more about the Library's services for writers here.

The Celebration of Member Writers was sponsored by The Writing Life. Writing Life events in 2021 were generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

  • Laurence Bergreen, In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire (HarperCollins, March)
  • Laurence Bergreen & Sara Fray, Seven Voyages: How China’s Treasure Fleet Conquered the Sea (Roaring Brook Press, January)
  • Andrew Blauner, editor, Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau (Princeton University Press, October)
  • Richard Warren Brewster, Witchcraft Legacy: Stories from the Big Attic (Protean Press, September)
  • Sophie Brickman, Baby, Unplugged: One Mother's Search for Balance, Reason, and Sanity in the Digital Age (HarperOne, September)
  • Daniel Brown, Subjects in Poetry (LSU Press, November)

  • Leslie Camhi, translator; Violaine Huisman, The Book of Mother (Scribner, October)
  • John Colapinto, This is the Voice (Simon & Schuster, January)
  • Flora Collins, Nanny Dearest: A Novel (MIRA, November)
  • Jessie Daniels, Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It (Seal Press, October)
  • Helen Ellis, Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays (Knopf, July)

  • Ellen Feldman, The Living and the Lost (St. Martins, September)
  • Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Gifts from the Fire: American Ceramics, 1880-1950: From the Collection of Martin Eidelberg (Metropolitan Museum of Art, November) and Stained-Glass Windows of St. Andrew’s Dune Church: Southampton, New York (Vendome Press, November)
  • Caroline Gertler, Many Points of Me (Greenwillow Books, January)
  • Heywood Gould, Drafted, A Memoir of the 60s (Tolmitch Press, June)
  • Anthony B. Gronowicz, Last Western Empire: A History of US Foreign Policy (Koba Books, April)

  • Bruce Handy (with Hyewon Yum), The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth (Enchanted Lion Books, March)
  • Jane Hart, Stop Screaming: How Some of Us Made It Through COVID-19 (Jane Marks Hart, August)
  • Michael Imperioli (with Steve Schirripa), Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of the Sopranos (William Morrow, November)
  • Paul M. Kaplan, New York in the Progressive Era: Social Reform and Cultural Upheaval 1890-1920 (History Press, March)

  • Samantha Kirby, Lunatiques (Blue Jade Press, July)
  • Paulette Kranjac, New Way to Grieve: From Grieving to Living: Getting Unstuck and Finding the Life That Fits You Now (January)
  • Susan Laubach, Rumpelstiltskin's Rules for Making Your Farthings Grow (audiobook released in April)
  • Laurie Lisle, Word for Word: A Writer's Life (Artemis Editions, May)
  • Maryann MacDonald (with Rahele Jomepour Bell), Playdate (Albert Whitman & Company, April)

  • Kate McMullan (with Sujean Rim), Happy Springtime! (Neal Porter Books, March)
  • Jerry McTigue, Business Blather: Stop Using Words that Sound Good but Say Nothing! (Pick Me Up Books, February)
  • Joyce Slayton Mitchell, Landmark Memories: A Vermont Village 1930s-1950s (Green Writers Press, December)
  • Janice P. Nimura, The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (W.W. Norton, January)

  • Linda Olle, Pudding in the Proof: The Upper East Side Cookbook, vol. 4 (The Parsley Press, December)
  • A. E. Osworth, We Are Watching Eliza Bright: A Novel (Grand Central Publishing, April)
  • Emma Otheguy (with Ana Ramírez González), A Sled for Gabo (Athenaeum, January)
  • Elizabeth Passarella, Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York (Thomas Nelson, January)

  • Louis Phillips, The Book of Epigraphs (World Audience Publishers, March)
  • Chris Raschka, Saint Spotting: or How to Read a Church (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, April)
  • Elizabeth Reis, Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intesex (2nd ed., Johns Hopkins University Press, July)
  • Laurie Rosenwald, How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order (Hachette Go, November)
  • Cynthia Saltzman, Plunder: Napoleon's Theft of Veronese's Feast (Farrar, Straux & Giroux, May)

  • Ron Singer, The Real Presence (Adelaide Books, May)
  • Alexander Sorokin, Accessible Museum: Three Guided Tours (Moscow: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts [in Russian])
  • Ellen Stern, Hirschfeld: The Biography (Skyhorse, July)
  • Sig Van Raan (with Lilly Lam), Where Do You Go, Diego? Where Do You Go?
  • Hilma Wolitzer, Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories (Bloomsbury, August)

  • Anna Lomax Wood, Songs of Earth: Aesthetic and Social Codes in Music (University Press of Mississippi/The Association for Cultural Equity, November)
  • Geraldine Woods, Sentence: A Period-to-Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers (W.W. Norton, March)
  • Jack Zevin, Suspicious History: Questioning the Basis of Historical Evidence (Rowman & Littlefield, April)

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