Nonfiction Finale | Prepub Alert, October 2024 Titles

Two memoirs not to miss: one from cooking maven Ina Garten and another from the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Garten, Ina. Be Ready When the Luck Happens: A Memoir. Crown. Oct. 2024. ISBN 9780593799895. 320p. $32.50. MEMOIR

Garten, also known as the Barefoot Contessa, the author of multiple bestselling cookbooks, writes about her life in food, her marriage, her business, and the lessons she has learned and wants to impart (with a handful of recipes). The 25th anniversary edition of The Barefoot Contessa cookbook will be published simultaneously with Garten’s memoir.

Navalny, Alexei. Patriot. Knopf. Oct. 2024. ISBN . 320p. $35. MEMOIR

The late Russian opposition leader Navalny began working on this memoir in 2020. It addresses the attempts on his life, includes correspondence from prison, and details his fight for Russian democracy. Knopf plans a global simultaneous release.

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