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Helen Schulman

Helen Schulman is an American novelist, short story, non-fiction, and screenwriter born in April 1961. Her fifth novel, This Beautiful Life, was an international bestseller, and was chosen in the 100 Notable Books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
   Out of Time (1991)
   The Revisionist (1998)
   P.S (2001)
   A Day At the Beach (2007)
   This Beautiful Life (2011)
   Come with Me (2018)
   Lucky Dogs (2023)
   Not a Free Show (1988)
   Gifts of God (poems) (1989)
   Haiku Reflections (poems) (2019)
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Bessie (2023)
Linda Kass
"With Bessie, her third work of historical fiction, Linda Kass creatively melds deep research with the breath of life from her own rich imagination. Here is a deft and touching portrait of a shy, nerdy, nearly six-foot tall young girl - one Bessie Myerson - who rides the waves of her arresting beauty to become the first Jewish woman to win the Miss America title. Kass offers a careful understanding of what made this female pioneer in broadcasting, advocacy, and government tick, and how she navigated the lifetime of compromises and opportunities her stunning good looks afforded her in an antisemitic and misogynistic world."
Walk the Vanished Earth (2022)
Erin Swan
"Walk the Vanished Earth is one of the most startlingly original and riveting books I've read in a long time. Erin Swan's gaze at the heaven and hell we humans create wherever we go is brutal and unwavering. What a thrilling, inventive, and gorgeously written debut!"
Like Me (2022)
Hayley Phelan
"Hayley Phelan's captivating debut Like Me, with its glittery influencers and Instagram stars, captures the way some now live their lives online. But her unforgettable heroine, Mickey Jones, suffers from the age-old abuses of women whose only weapons are youth and beauty - and a steadfast resolve not to die."

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