Memoirs of Merit

Gurba, a writer for our times, brings a powerful perspective; this thrilling story of one woman’s search for truth and her place in the world is an early candidate for memoir of the year; O’Farrell’s work emphasizes the body’s desire to fight for survival, even as it takes on challenges from all sides; an engrossing read for all, even those who don’t know their folk music history

Shine a Light | Memoir

This month’s selection of memoirs shed light on people and stories that would otherwise remain hidden.

Editors’ Picks | Day of Dialog Brooklyn 2017

The popular “Editors’ Picks” panel, moderated here by LJ fiction editor Wilda Williams, commenced the half-day event, with six New York editors and publishers presenting a preview of their biggest fall 2017–winter 2018 titles. Debut authors, new imprints, existing lines exploring uncharted genre territories, and current topics were all part of the conversation.