Rabia Chaudry


NPR  review

NPR  interview

Goodreads review

Poured Over   interview

Today Show interview

New York Post  review

Shelf Awareness  review

New York Times  recommended

LA Times recommended

Library Journal  named one of the

Top 10 Memoirs of 2022

"Best of" Lists:

​​Kirkus Reviews: 

Best Nonfiction of 2022: Rabia Chaudry

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

Olivia Fierro

​​​Named one of the most anticipated books of 2023: 

Time.com (which only mentions 23 books),

AARP, The Seattle Times, Good Housekeeping, NPR, USA Today, Newsweek, Salon, Bustle, GoodReads, Today.comSouthern Living, The Millions and Crime Reads

#3 New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list

New York Times  Review

Time  Interview

The New Yorker

Bookmarks  (review from the Boston Globe)

Wall Street Journal

NPR  Review

The Washington Post

American Libraries  Interview


Crimereads  Top10 Books to read in February

​#1 on the March Indie Next list!

Good Morning America

San Francisco Chronicle


Library Journal

​Publishers Weekly

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.

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!).

A winner of the National Jewish Book Award

USA Today bestseller list

Seattle Times  article​

Washington Post  review

NPR  interview

LA Times  review

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

and one of the Top 10 Fiction of 2022

Washington Post:  Best Books of 2022

Amazon:  Best Books of 2022

Larry Loftis

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Wanda M. Morris

​​Crime Reads - 10 Novels You Should Read
Historical Novel Society  review
Library Journal  review

Book Browse  review

Forbes - Meet the Author

TheBigThrill.org  review

Missdemeanors.com  interview

​Washington Post recommended

"Best of" Lists:​

Collider: one of the Top 10 crime novels that deserve a movie adaptation

Library Journal: one of the Top 10 Crime Novels of 2022

Named one of the Best Crime Novels of 2022 by the New York Times

Named one of the Best Books of 2022 byPublishers Weekly  and NPR


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

Early reviews:


Kirkus Reviews

Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

​Times of Israel

Here is an audio excerpt from the Prologue

TheForward  Review

NamedPalm Beach FestivalMarch Book of the Month

Appearing April 12 at the Reagan Library exhibit: 

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.

Debuted at #4 on the Bestseller list  in Canada

Featured by the Daily Kos

Rebecca Makkai

From Real Simple magazine

Three of their top 5 books of 2022 (out of 49)

are written by our authors!

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

Dani Shapiro

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Larry Loftis

The Watchmaker's Daughter