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Lauren LeBlanc Book Recommendations & Book Mentions

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Lauren LeBlanc is a book editor and critic. Independent book editor & writer (she/her) | @bookcritics board member Formerly: @BKBF, @GuernicaMag, Atlas & Co., @aaknopf, @NOLAnews

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Book Cover for: Inside the Wolf, Amy Rowland

Inside the Wolf

Amy Rowland
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

For @nytimesbooks, I wrote about Amy Rowland's wrenching novel INSIDE THE WOLF. Set in rural North Carolina, Rowland concentrates on the aftermath of gun violence, the American romance with guns, and the mythologies & gossip that heal and hurt us. https://t.co/QZABfWSjn2

Hardcover, 2023

$27.00$13.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Book of Goose, Yiyun Li

The Book of Goose

Yiyun Li
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

@TheBookMaven @riverheadbooks Elizabeth Bowen's THE HOUSE IN PARIS for my @Center4Fiction reading group with @Fernham and also I must finish TWO LIVES: Janet Malcolm for my #womenbios22 book group. If I manage to do it all, I can return to Yiyun Li's THE BOOK OF GOOSE.

Paperback, 2023

$19.00$9.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout

The Burgess Boys

Elizabeth Strout
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

Finished ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE last night and will begin listening to THE BURGESS BOYS on audiobook. I'm trying to remember the last time an author seized me with the absolute need to read all her books. In summer 2003, I read all the novels that Ann Patchett had published. 1/2

Paperback, 2014

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Human Blues, Elisa Albert

Human Blues

Elisa Albert
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

Loved writing about HUMAN BLUES and speaking with Elisa Albert for @OprahDaily. LOST AND FOUND: @kathrynschulz was another book that latched onto my heart and wouldn't let go. Read my @BGlobeBooks review of it. https://t.co/fH4qSludoV

Paperback, 2023

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem, Julie Phillips

The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem

Julie Phillips
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

Wrote about the invisible intersection of motherhood and creative work in response to Julie Phillips' terrific book THE BABY ON THE FIRE ESCAPE for @latimesbooks https://t.co/OyOK4nPXZ6

Paperback, 2023

$18.95$9.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: After the Funeral and Other Stories, Tessa Hadley

After the Funeral and Other Stories

Tessa Hadley
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

She writes with an unrushed assurance and confidence that breeds comfort …Hadley’s stories flicker vividly as powerful vignettes that compress personal histories, offering the reader entry into a brief period of time in which the characters upend perceptions.

Hardcover, 2023

$28.00$14.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: What the Living Do: Poems, Marie Howe

What the Living Do: Poems

Marie Howe
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

Reading TRACE EVIDENCE: Charif Shanahan today & his lines: "Try to love yourself, darling,/ He says, You're going to be here a long time," from his poem "Control," gave me chills and brought me to tears. I'm feeling the emotional impact of Marie Howe's WHAT THE LIVING DO.

Paperback, 1999

$15.95$7.97 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Natural History: Stories, Andrea Barrett

Natural History: Stories

Andrea Barrett
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

I opened the ARC of Andrea Barrett's NATURAL HISTORY late this afternoon and found that her epigraph comes from Willa Cather's THE PROFESSOR'S HOUSE---which I read this very morning. The very same line.

Paperback, 2023

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan, Darryl Pinckney

Come Back in September: A Literary Education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan

Darryl Pinckney
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

Ultimately, this is not only a book about the drama of these deep, lifelong relationships. What Pinckney seems to want to elevate is their best elements: enthusiasm, forgiveness, support, continuity.

Paperback, 2023

$20.00$10.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Inside the Wolf, Amy Rowland

Inside the Wolf

Amy Rowland
Lauren LeBlancLauren LeBlanc

For @nytimesbooks, I wrote about Amy Rowland's wrenching novel INSIDE THE WOLF. Set in rural North Carolina, Rowland concentrates on the aftermath of gun violence, the American romance with guns, and the mythologies & gossip that heal and hurt us. https://t.co/QZABfWSjn2

Hardcover, 2023

$27.00$13.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book