This book will be published 

March 7, 2023

Rebecca Makkai

The 33rd Annual Book & Author Event

Dani Shapiro

A portion of the proceeds from books sold at the Book & Author event will benefit BNC's new library campaign, The Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry.

Dani Shapiro 
Signal Fires


Wanda Morris - #1

Suspenseful Page-Turner

Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris is the rare heart-pounding thriller that’s also deeply moving. In the summer of 1964, 20-something sisters Violet and Marigold leave their hometown in Jim Crow Mississippi to escape very different troubles:

One is suspected of murder; the other is unmarried and pregnant. Neither realizes there’s a man who’s after them both, and their wrenching journey toward a new life will leave you breathless.

HISTORICAL THRILLER: Wanda M. Morris, Anywhere You Run

LITERARY MYSTERY: Rebecca Makkai, I Have Some Questions for You

MEMOIR: Rabia Chaudry, Fatty Fatty Boom Boom:

​A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family

NONFICTION SPY THRILLER: Larry Loftis, The Watchmaker’s Daughter:

​The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie ten Boom

LITERARY FICTION: Dani Shapiro, Signal Fires

Olivia Fierro, co-host of Good Morning Arizona on KTVK 3TV

and host of Olivia’s Book Club

This page will be updated regularly - visit us often!

Wanda M. Morris

Wanda Morris

Anywhere You Run

Rabia Chaudry

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom

Dani Shapiro - #5

​Family Drama

Dani Shapiro’s gorgeous new novel, 

Signal Fires, begins in 1985 in a quiet suburb, where three teenagers get into a drunk-driving accident. The two Wilf siblings survive, but the event forever haunts their family. Years later, the Shenkmans move in across the street and have a child, who forms a bond with the Wilf father. The families’ lives intertwine in poignant ways, showing how relationships—between siblings, parents and children, spouses, even neighbors—change over time. Have your tissues ready.

This book will be published

February  21, 2023

Rebecca Makkai

I Have Some Questions for You


Rabia Chaudry - #4

Inspiring Autobiography

Rabia Chaudry, author of the bestselling

Adnan’s Story and cohost of the podcast, Undisclosed, explore[s] her Pakistani roots and American upbringing collided and contributed to her body image and sense of self in Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family. This triumphant tale celebrates loving yourself and eat-ing good food (it even includes recipes!).

​​Made the USA Today bestseller list

Seattle Timesarticle​

Washington Post review


LA Timesreview

Good Morning America interview

Entertainment Weekly interview

Book Trib review

Jewish Book Council Review

American Booksellers Assoc. Indie Next

"Best of" Lists:

Time: 100 Must-Read Books of 2022

Washington Post: Best Books of 2022

Olivia Fierro

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Rabia Chaudry


NPR review



Poured Over  interview

Today Show interview

Kirkus Reviews

New York Post review

Shelf Awarenessreview

New York Times recommended

LA Times recommended

Larry Loftis

From Real Simple magazine

Three of their top 5 books of 2022 (49 so far)

are written by our authors!

(Our other two authors' books have not been published yet.)

Larry Loftis

The Watchmaker's Daughter