Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arms Reach. She received an MFA from New York University; she teaches fiction writing for New York Universitys School of Continuing and Professional Studies and for Gotham Writers Workshop. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
Ann Napolitano recommends
If I Had Your Face (2020)
"It’s difficult to believe that this is Frances Cha’s first novelshe’s a masterful storyteller. I was riveted reading about a world I knew nothing about, and from the first page, it was clear Cha was the best possible guide."
The Book of V. (2020)
"The Book of V. is brainy and sexy and roots us so completely in these three women’s bodies and lives, that I couldn’t put it down. The writing is so brilliant some passages took my breath away, and when I thought I knew where the novel was headed, I was wrong. This novel is a gift, and I highly recommend you read it."
Friends and Strangers (2020)
J Courtney Sullivan
"J. Courtney Sullivan is one of our great literary treasures, and Friends and Strangers is permeated with her brilliance and heart. The novel is a captivating, wise, laugh-out-loud-funny story about the life-changing friendship between Elisabeth, a new mom, and Sam, her college-age babysitter. I loved this novel from the first word to the last."
Miss Benson's Beetle (2020)
"I fell in love with the unlikely friendship between two wildly different womentheir devotion to each other as they trek up and down mountains in someplace called New Caledonia is a hysterical delight. This novel made me realize how hungry I am for stories about women loving each other into being their best selves."
In the Quick (2021)
Kate Hope Day
"I read In the Quick with wonder at the deeply imaginative world Kate Hope Day created. Feminist and thrilling, this novel centers around a precocious, brilliant character named June. I happily followed June into deep space, but I would have followed her anywhere. What a wonderful story. I highly recommend this novel."
Gold Diggers (2021)
"Gold Diggers is so many thingstruly funny, insightful, smart, and filled with wonderful characters. I loved reading this novel, and loved watching Neil Narayan grow up and grapple with the America his immigrant parents believed in. Neil's journey to figuring out what he believes, which includes a multi-layered exploration into the properties of gold, and his strange and wonderful friendship with his next door neighbor, Anita, make this story unmissable."
What Comes After (2021)
"JoAnne Tompkins writes about the people in this small town with wisdom and grace."
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