Hi all! I know that the super-organized among us may have already taken care of the holiday shopping, but I am such a book-buying addict that I find I will still buy books for people even when I've already bought somebody (for instance my mom) a gift certificate to Talbot's. (I just bought her Anne Patchett's new book of essays.) So I thought it might be fun to start a thread here recommending favorite books to buy for those special people in your life...or heck, for yourself.
Here's the trick. I want these books to be published in 2013. No cheating! I am always thrilled to promote women writers, and focusing on books by women, published this year, is a great way to do that. Also, please do not list your own book here. This shouldn't be a self-promotion thread, but a generosity thread. That's always a good way to get people to appreciate and discover you and your taste, too. :)
So a recap:
She Writes 2013 Holiday Book Buying Guide Requirements:
1) The book should be published in 2013 (okay if the paperback came out this year).
2) The book should be by a woman writer.
3) The book should not be YOUR book.
4) Please include a link to buy the book, and a brief description, like 2-3 sentences. We want the thread to be readable.
5) If you include a cover EDIT THE IMAGE to make it 100 pixels. Again, we don't want to clutter up the thread!
6) PLEASE, Tweet, FB and email this widely!!! We want books pubbed in 2013 by women to top everybody's holiday-buying lists.
Breathless, by our own Countdown to Publication columnist Nancy K. Miller. Named by Publisher's Weekly as one of the Top Ten Travel Books for the Fall.
“Breathless, a deliriously satisfying account of erotic awakening and disillusionment, unfolds as a chain of tightly crafted, riveting vignettes, each episode as mesmerizing as the city enshrined at the book’s center. Simone de Beauvoir would have loved this story. Jean-Paul Sartre, too. But Nancy K. Miller is more entertaining than both of them put together. Her book offers a beautifully distilled parable about the difficulties of finding a direct path to happiness.”
—Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Andy Warhol