NEWS

St. Francis College Literary Prize and Fall Events

Jami has been selected to be on the short list for the St. Francis College Literary Prize, an award for mid-career authors. Also, the complete list of fall events has been updated, including a number of Chicago events in support of the Spertus Institute’s One Book One Community program for The Middlesteins.

Paperback Launch and Oprah.com Essay

The Middlesteins paperback is out! Buy it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or at your local independent bookstore. Also, Jami wrote about some life lessons for Oprah.com, which you can read right here.

New Foreign Sales & Essay in NYT Magazine

The Midds has now been sold in Germany, Turkey, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, France, and The Netherlands, and was published earlier this year in the UK! And check out Jami’s contribution to the NYT Magazine’s Lives column this week: The Unlikely Chef.

L.A. Times Book Prize for Fiction

The Midds is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction! Other nominees include Michael Chabon, Ben Fountain, Lauren Groff and Lydia Millet. Here’s the full list of nominees in all categories. Congrats to everyone!

New Reading Group Guide Questions

Looking for discussion questions about The Middlesteins for your book club? Download this reading group guide.

NYTBR review of The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins is on the cover of The New York Times Book Review! Julie Orringer gives it a lovely review. Read it!

All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Washington Post, NY Times Bestseller List and more

The Midds, which debuted as #25 on The New York Times bestseller list, has received some truly lovely and amazing reviews in the past month, including Meg Wolitzer on All Things Considered, Maureen Corrigan on Fresh Air, and Ron Charles in The Washington Post, not to mention Adam Kirsch in Tablet/The New Republic and so much more. Someday the press section will be updated completely, but today is not that day. Today we just give thanks for friends and family, readers and thinkers, and also, finally, pickles.

Amazing O Magazine Review and Book Sale

O Magazine gave a gorgeous review to The Midds, and said it had an, “expansive heart and sly wit.” In more wonderful news, Jami has sold her next book, SAINT MAZIE, on proposal to Grand Central again. Read more about that here.

Indie Next + Great Lakes Great Books

The November Indie Next List is out, and The Midds is on it, along with many other wonderful books. Also the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association has selected The Midds as their Great Lakes Great Reads fall fiction pick!

CBS This Morning, People’s Fall Hot List, and Marie Claire, oh my!

“Sleeper hit of the fall,” said Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson on “CBS This Morning.” People also put it on its “Fall Hot List” and Marie Claire had nice things to say about THE MIDDLESTEINS, too. Exciting! Find out more in the press section.