Oprah Picks 'That Bird Has My Wings' by Jarvis Jay Masters For Book Club | Book Pulse

The 2022 Anthony Awards, Writers’ Award, and Washington State Book Award winners are announced. The 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize names finalists and the Ngaio Marsh Awards shortlists are revealed. Oprah picks That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters for her book club. The Guardian reviews Kate Atkinson's forthcoming book, Shrines of Gaiety. Jann S. Wenner's memoir, Like a Rolling Stone, continues to buzz. Plus, LitHub shares a Book-to-Screen Fall Preview.



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Awards & Oprah's Book Club

The 2022 Anthony Award winners are announced.  

The 2022 Writers’ Award winners are announced.

The 2022 Washington State Book Award winners are announced.

The 2022 Dayton Literary Peace Prize announces finalists. Kirkus reports.

The 2022 Ngaio Marsh Awards shortlists are announced.

$100K Historical Novel Prize 2022 longlists are announced.

Oprah picks That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters (HarperOne), for her book club. See the announcement and read an excerpt.


The Washington Post reviews Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (Berkley; LJ starred review): “it’s impossible not to root for these dangerous dames and their refusal to let themselves be put on the ash heap — a phrase that, in this thriller, should be taken literally." And, The Unfolding by A.M. Homes (Viking): “Homes captures the flora and fauna of America’s aristocracy with exquisite precision.”

NYT reviews Who’s Raising the Kids?: Big Tech, Big Business, and the Lives of Children by Susan Linn (The New Pr.; LJ starred review): “While the book is rich with insights, it is not a parenting manual, and Linn is viscerally opposed to blaming parents. They, too, are facing an army of psychologists and big-data scientists determined to break down their willpower. “ And, The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama by Gabriel Debenedetti (Henry Holt): The Long Alliance is less an argument about the importance of the Obama-Biden partnership than it is a careful chronicling and insightful examination of it.” Also, The Village Idiot by Steve Stern (Melville House): “For all the felicities of Stern’s prose, though, his Soutine remains frustratingly opaque — too distant, even, to register as a stranger to himself.”

The Guardian reviews Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday): “this book is one to savour, for the energy, for the wit, for the tenderness of characterisation that make Atkinson enduringly popular.”

Tordotcom reviews Bliss Montage by Ling Ma (Farrar): "In Bliss Montage’s best moments, Ma’s characters feel less like they hold coherent interiorities than they are a series of holograms—their projections and fantasies; desires and fears, made into concrete images that are as tangible as their ‘real’ selves, and passing the reader by at a disarmingly soothing pace."

USA Today reviews Life's Work: A Memoir  by David Milch (Random), giving it 4 out of 4 stars: "Life’s Work is a brave piece of writing, a taking of stock that digs uncommonly deep, from a man much closer to the end than the beginning. If all memoirs were this honest, it would serve the genre well." NPR also reviews: "What results is an exigent reflection on a truly remarkable life, one that holds lessons about humanity and the power of art to make those lessons visible."

Briefly Noted

NYPL marks Banned Books Week with booklists, programming and more

NYT covers the PEN America celebration at a time of free speech challengesNYT also writes about the dangers of writing and translating The Backstreets by Perhat Tursun, tr. by Darren Byler and Anonymous (Columbia Univ. Pr.).

Library Reads and LJ offer read-alikes for Oath of Loyalty, by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills (Atria/Emily Bestler Books), the top holds title of the week. 

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams (Gallery/Scout Pr.), is Bustle's book club pick for September

USA Today reveals details from Rolling Stone founder Jann S. Wenner’s new book, Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir (Little, Brown; LJ starred review). LA Times also features Wenner’s book.

USA Today highlights Brian Baumgartner’s (Kevin from The Office) new cookbook, Seriously Good Chili Cookbook: 177 of the Best Recipes in the World (Fox Chapel Publishing).

Entertainment Weekly talks with Kwame Alexander about his new book, The Door of No Return (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), writing process, and shares an audio excerpt.

EW previews Hayao Miyazaki’s forthcoming graphic novel, Shuna’s Journey, tr. by Alex Dudok de Wit (First Second: Macmillan), due to publish November 1.

NYT showcases “15 Works of Nonfiction to Read This Fall."

Buzzfeed has the best books releasing in September.

NYT distills “The Essential Judy Blume.”

Authors On Air

NPR’s Consider This talks about the polarizing effects of social media with Max Fisher, The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World (Little, Brown; LJ starred review).

NPR chats with Dimitris Xygalatas about his new bookRitual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living (Little, Brown Spark), and how “the need for ritual is primeval and may have played a pivotal role in human civilization.”

NPR’s All Things Considered talks with Iuliia Mendel about her book, The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine's Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World (Atria/One Signal), and working with Ukraine’s president.

PBS Canvas interviews Nina Totenberg about her bookDinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships (S. & S.).

James Patterson visits FoxNews to talk about his new bookBlowback, written with Brendan DuBois (Little, Brown).

LitHub shares a Book-to-Screen Fall Preview.

Jann S. Wenner, Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir (Little, Brown; LJ starred review), drops by The Tonight Show tonight.

Edward Enninful, A Visible Man (Penguin Pr.), visits James Cordon.

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience (S. & S.), will be on with Kelly Clarkson.

Stacey Abrams, Rules of Engagement ,written as Selena Montgomery (Berkley), visits The View today.

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