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Your House Will Pay, by author Steph Cha
Steph Cha, author of Your House Will Pay

Your House Will Pay

by Steph Cha

In a story that could be ripped from today’s headlines, Your House Will Pay tells of two LA families – one African-American, the other Korean-American – each dealing with their own long-simmering tensions. Told from the perspectives of a son and daughter, a new crime makes these families collide in a way that could be disastrous for all. Steph Cha’s book is potent and important storytelling.

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Dear Edward, by author Ann Napolitano
Ann Napolitano, author of Dear Edward

Dear Edward

by Ann Napolitano

Edward, twelve years old, is the only survivor of a horrific airplane crash that kills his immediate family. He goes to live with his aunt and uncle, dealing with survivor’s guilt while becoming the focus of the nation’s compassion. In a lovely coming of age story, Ann Napolitano’s Dear Edward tells how one boy finds his way to a new life.

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The Inland Sea, by author Téa Obreht
Téa Obreht, author of The Inland Sea

The Inland Sea

by Téa Obreht

In a rich story of the 1850’s West, Tea Obreht’s Inland tells of unforgettable characters who never quite meet. Family, and drought, including conversations with camels and the dead, are all interwoven in this heartbreaking story of Nora, a valiant frontierswoman and Luri, an orphan and outcast. There are sons and daughters, townspeople and Arkansas rangers, all playing their parts in this luminous tale.

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Valentine, by author Elizabeth Wetmore
Elizabeth Wetmore, author of Valentine


by Elizabeth Wetmore

Violence, race, class and region form the basis of Valentine, Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut novel set in West Texas in 1976. In Literary Women’s first collaboration with bookseller Creating Conversations, Wetmore, interviewed by radio personality Pam Atherton, discusses her writing process, her inspirations, and her journey to her first novel.

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How Much of These Hills is Gold, by author C Pam Zhang
C Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills is Gold

How Much of These Hills is Gold

by C Pam Zhang

Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a western mining town. Together, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future. How Much of These Hills are Gold is a stunning debut that blends the American West with Chinese mysticism.

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Creating Conversations and Literary Women invite you to a fascinating conversation with Helen Macdonald and radio personality Pam Atherton as they discuss Macdonald’s just published book, Vesper Flights.  Considered one of this century’s most important and insightful nature writers, Macdonald brings together her best loved essays to explore the human relationship with the natural world.  This captivating work examines time, memory, solitude, love and loss.

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In memory of our co-founder, Harriet Williams, an Emerging Writer Program was established in 2016 and named in her honor. This program is a fitting legacy for Harriet who, over 35 years ago formed The Literary Women Committee to ensure that the works of established women authors would be introduced to a greater reading public. It was to continue her vision that the Harriet Williams Emerging Writer Program was created.

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