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Kaylie Jones Books ⚐ Dedicated Writers Taking A Stand
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Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books, is a cooperative of dedicated, emerging and established writers. The list of brilliant novels unable to find homes within the mainstream is growing every day. It is our hope to publish books that bravely address serious issues—historical or contemporary—relevant to society today. Authors with us: Laurie Loewenstein, Justin Kassab, Barbara J. Taylor, Jason Carney, Nina Solomon, Matt McGevna, J. Patrick Redmond, and others to come.

Yes! Please support IndieBound by preordering #InconvenientDaughter from them.Lauren J. SharkeyInconvenient Daughter
01/26/2020
Inconvenient Daughter | IndieBound.org

Yes! Please support IndieBound by preordering #InconvenientDaughter from them.

Lauren J. Sharkey
Inconvenient Daughter

"Lauren J. Sharkey's masterfully plotted portrait of Rowan, a smart and willful young woman in wild rebellion against the life she's been handed, is so raw and honest, written with such passion and heart, you turn the pages rooting for her to love herself as much as the reader and her indomitable ad...

01/25/2020

Congratulations to both of our giveaway winners: Paige and Lynne! They will both receive a copy of Laurel Brett's The Shrodinger Girl. Thank you for your support and stay tuned for more giveaways!

Enter for a chance to win your own copy of The Shrödinger Girl by Laurel Brett! Like our page and tag a friend in the co...
01/18/2020

Enter for a chance to win your own copy of The Shrödinger Girl by Laurel Brett!

Like our page and tag a friend in the comments below. Contest ends Midnight EST, 1/25.

01/16/2020

The Schrodinger Girl: A novel was chosen by Three To Read this week by Bookstr on Instagram!

Congratulations, Laurel Brett.

A few photos from last night's book launch at NYU Bookstore.The questions from the audience and the discussion that foll...
01/15/2020

A few photos from last night's book launch at NYU Bookstore.

The questions from the audience and the discussion that followed were fascinating, and timely. A wonderful night.

Akashic Books
The Schrodinger Girl: A novel

A fascinating interview with Laurel Brett, author of THE SCHRODINGER GIRL. In these troubled times, Brett’s exploration ...
01/15/2020
Book Talk: ‘The Schrödinger Girl’ by Laurel Brett // BTRlisten

A fascinating interview with Laurel Brett, author of THE SCHRODINGER GIRL.

In these troubled times, Brett’s exploration of the Sixties and women’s roles in American society could not be more timely.

Akashic Books
The Schrodinger Girl: A novel

A psychology professor encounters a teenage girl who exists as multiple incarnations, each living in a separate reality.

Congratulations to Laurel Brett, author of The Schrodinger Girl: A novel, which appeared on CrimeReads’s “The Most Antic...
01/14/2020
The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020: Part I

Congratulations to Laurel Brett, author of The Schrodinger Girl: A novel, which appeared on CrimeReads’s “The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020: Part I!”

Brett is launching her novel tonight at NYU Bookstores, 726 Broadway, New York, NY from 6-8 pm! We hope to see you there!

As a new decade dawns, it’s time to bring you our biggest preview ever! From new voices to old favorites, series to standalones, lush gothics to minimalist noirs, contemporary thrillers to hi…

Join us tomorrow for Laurel Brett’s launch of The Schrodinger Girl: A novel! Be transported into the 1960’s, where Garre...
01/13/2020

Join us tomorrow for Laurel Brett’s launch of
The Schrodinger Girl: A novel! Be transported into the 1960’s, where Garrett is determined to solve the mystery of the ever-elusive Daphne. Brett will read from her novel at NYU Bookstores and sign copies following the reading.

We had the good fortune to see Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books, at the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creat...
01/10/2020

We had the good fortune to see Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic Books, at the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing residency. And he had the latest Akashic catalog. And look what we found!

Lauren J. Sharkey
Inconvenient Daughter

What’s your writing process? Laurel Brett wrote The Schrodinger Girl: A novel in a linear process that set her up to wri...
01/09/2020

What’s your writing process?
Laurel Brett wrote The Schrodinger Girl: A novel in a linear process that set her up to write the next day!

Laurel Brett's The Schrodinger Girl: A novel hit shelves today! Praised by Kirkus Reviews and Publisher's Weekly, this d...
01/07/2020

Laurel Brett's The Schrodinger Girl: A novel hit shelves today! Praised by Kirkus Reviews and Publisher's Weekly, this debut novel is not one to miss!
Find your copy on the Akashic Books website to start reading today.

Praised by Kirkus Reviews, Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel is available tomorrow!
01/06/2020

Praised by Kirkus Reviews, Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel is available tomorrow!

Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novelcontains elements of magical realism. Brett says, “I think that authors who ...
01/05/2020

Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel
contains elements of magical realism. Brett says, “I think that authors who gravitate toward magical realism see the world that way—the uncanny existing cheek-by-jowl with the quotidian.”

Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel can be paired with music! Since her novel is set in the 60’s, Brett was ins...
01/03/2020

Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel can be paired with music! Since her novel is set in the 60’s, Brett was inspired by music of the time period. Head over to our story to be inspired by some of Brett’s favorite tunes!

A nice ending to the year: the wonderful Jaime Manrique’s novel Like This Afternoon Forever was chosen as one of the bes...
01/01/2020
The Best Thriller & Fantasy Novels We Read in 2019

A nice ending to the year: the wonderful Jaime Manrique’s novel Like This Afternoon Forever was chosen as one of the best Thriller/Fantasy novels of 2019 by The Advocate.

From noir mystery to fantastical worlds, these LGBTQ novels enchanted us.

Who inspires you to write? For Laurel Brett, The Schrodinger Girl: A noveltook inspirations from many of her favorite wr...
12/31/2019

Who inspires you to write?

For Laurel Brett, The Schrodinger Girl: A novel
took inspirations from many of her favorite writers, their processes, and their ability to weave nuance into their work.

Heartiest congratulations to Lauren J. Sharkey on this extraordinarily good news!The Rumpus is including her novel Incon...
12/30/2019
What to Read When 2020 Is Just Around the Corner

Heartiest congratulations to Lauren J. Sharkey on this extraordinarily good news!

The Rumpus is including her novel Inconvenient Daughter in their 2020 What to Read list, and as a book club selection.

Inconvenient Daughter

Books releasing in the first half of 2020 that we can’t wait to read!

New scientific evidence suggests Garrett Adams may have stumbled on hidden laws of the quantum universe in the novel THE...
12/27/2019
Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists

New scientific evidence suggests Garrett Adams may have stumbled on hidden laws of the quantum universe in the novel THE SHRODINGER GIRL, by Laurel Brett. Or is he crazy? Find out for yourself. Available for preorder. At your local bookseller or delivered to your door 1/7/20.

Theory explains bizarre observations made in quantum mechanics.

The Schrodinger Girl: A novel
12/26/2019

The Schrodinger Girl: A novel

The Schrodinger Girl spotted at The Tattered Cover in Denver on the new arrivals cart! Find a copy at your local bookstore through Indiebound and preorder now to get your copy on January 7th!
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781617757297

Setting plays such an important role in Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel and it works because she lived it. ...
12/26/2019

Setting plays such an important role in Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel and it works because she lived it. Brett said, “Some may feel the history is heavy-handed, but it was very important to me to include... I knew about World War II from my dad, who was born in 1921. I didn’t specifically know anyone born in 1930, like Garrett, but I knew who he was. His story led me to small research projects, like the play history of the Yankees for the season he talked about. I also did research from almanacs about weather conditions.”

It’s BEATLEMANIA! The Beatles hit the stage in the 1960’s, capturing the hearts of music lovers around the globe. Thus, ...
12/21/2019

It’s BEATLEMANIA! The Beatles hit the stage in the 1960’s, capturing the hearts of music lovers around the globe. Thus, it’s only fitting that Laurel Brett’s The Schrodinger Girl: A novel involves an ode to “the band that changed the world.”

Praised by Publishers Weekly, Brett’s debut novel is not one to miss!
12/18/2019

Praised by Publishers Weekly, Brett’s debut novel is not one to miss!

In The Schrodinger Girl: A novel, Garrett Adams, an uptight behavioral psychology professor who refuses to embrace the 1...
12/16/2019

In The Schrodinger Girl: A novel, Garrett Adams, an uptight behavioral psychology professor who refuses to embrace the 1960’s, is in a slump. The dispirited rats in his latest experiment aren’t yielding results, and his beloved Yankees are losing. As he sits at a New York City bar watching the Yanks strike out, he knows he needs a change.

At a Columbus Circle bookstore he meets a young woman, Daphne, who draws him into the turbulent and exciting world of Vietnam War protest politics and the music of Bob Dylan and the Beatles. He starts to emerge from the numbness and grief over his father’s death in WWII.

When Daphne evolves into four separate versions of herself, Garrett’s life becomes complicated as he devotes himself to answering questions about character and destiny raised by her iterations. His obsession threatens to upend his relationship with Caroline, a beautiful art historian, destroy his teaching job, and dissolve his friendship with his old pal Jerry.

The Daphnes seem to exist in separate realities that challenge the laws of physics and call into question everything Garrett thought he knew. He must decide what is vision what is science, and what is delusion.

We sat down with Laurel Brett to learn about her inspiration for The Schrodinger Girl: A novel.Schrödinger’s cat in his ...
12/14/2019

We sat down with Laurel Brett to learn about her inspiration for The Schrodinger Girl: A novel.

Schrödinger’s cat in his box is both alive and dead until the box is opened, and his state of being is revealed. Brett says, “A Schrödinger person is someone connected to a higher level of consciousness that ushers in a new way of thinking.”

12/10/2019

Congratulations to Margaret Yelton, the winner of our #GivingTuesday book bundle!

Our very own Patty Smith has a flash essay in the wonderdul Hippocampus Magazine and Books Congratulations, Patty!
12/09/2019
In My Mother’s Kitchen by Patricia Smith

Our very own Patty Smith has a flash essay in the wonderdul Hippocampus Magazine and Books

Congratulations, Patty!

My mother looks at me funny, as if I’ve just spoken French, as if I’m asking her to prepare chocolate ganache or créme brulée...

There’s just one month until Laurel Brett’s The Schrödinger Girl hits shelves!The Schrodinger Girl: A novel explores the...
12/07/2019

There’s just one month until Laurel Brett’s The Schrödinger Girl hits shelves!

The Schrodinger Girl: A novel explores the distortions that arise when the world is seen through one eye—the male perspective.

In honor of #GivingTuesday (12/3) we are giving away this KJB book bundle to two winners!To enter: Comment below with th...
12/02/2019

In honor of #GivingTuesday (12/3) we are giving away this KJB book bundle to two winners!

To enter: Comment below with the Cause or Non-Profit you’re donating to.

Staff Picks:
• Allison - WildAid & Greenpeace International
• Kaylie & Danie - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & Planned Parenthood
• Michael - Doctors Without Borders/

Contest ends 12/10, Midnight EST. 1 Winner from FB & 1 Winner from IG will be chosen. Closed to international.

Bundle includes:
💚 THE SCHRÖDINGER GIRL (1/7/20) by Laurel Brett

🇨🇴 LIKE THIS AFTERNOON FOREVER (6/4/19) by Jaime Manrique

🚪CORNELIUS SKY (8/6/19) by Timothy Brandoff

Good luck & thanks for giving back!📚

Akashic Books
11/29/2019

Akashic Books

✨The annual Akashic Books BLACK FRIDAY SALE is on!✨
From now through Cyber Monday, take 50% OFF our catalog* when you order directly through our website!

Use code: BF2019 at checkout to save! 📚📚📚

*certain bundles/limited edition packages are excluded; see our website: http://www.akashicbooks.com/black-friday-2019/ for full details.

Coming your way soon! And don’t forget to support indie all the way, lest our indispensable outside-the-box thinkers be ...
11/08/2019

Coming your way soon! And don’t forget to support indie all the way, lest our indispensable outside-the-box thinkers be drowned out by the mainstream zeitgeist.

Return to the Sixties by preordering your copy of The Schrodinger Girl now to have the 60s delivered to your door on January 7th!

Support your local bookstore by preordering using IndieBound https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781617757297

Lauren Stahl’s mystery, The Devil’s Song, now available in Italian! Congratulations Lauren.
10/31/2019

Lauren Stahl’s mystery, The Devil’s Song, now available in Italian!

Congratulations Lauren.

Due efferati omicidi, le cui vittime sono entrambe donne, conducono l’avvocatessa Kate Magda a rivivere un incubo. Quando aveva cinque anni, infatti, aveva scoperto che Ron Wells , il patrigno di sua cugina Tess, abusava della bambina. Colto in flagrante e preda di una cieca follia, l’uomo aveva cercato di seppellirle vive entrambe. Il caso presenta numerose coincidenze con quell’episodio che Kate aveva vissuto da bambina. Entrambe le vittime hanno i capelli rossi, esattamente come lei e sua cugina, e vengono ritrovate in tombe improvvisate. Le indagini indirizzano Kate verso piste confuse e incerte che la obbligheranno ad affrontare il suo tremendo passato per scoprire il colpevole.

Look what arrived today! 10 pristine copies of The Schrödinger Girl by Laurel Brett! 💚💕 We’ll be rotating these into our...
10/28/2019

Look what arrived today! 10 pristine copies of The Schrödinger Girl by Laurel Brett! 💚💕 We’ll be rotating these into our book giveaways!

Don’t forget you can pre-order your copy on IndieBound. Available 1/7/20.

Absolutely delighted for @Susan Mailer, Northampton House Press, and the reviewer, Nicole DePolo, who is a brilliant thi...
10/26/2019
Review: In Another Place: With and Without my Father Norman Mailer by Susan Mailer

Absolutely delighted for @Susan Mailer, Northampton House Press, and the reviewer, Nicole DePolo, who is a brilliant thinker and was a student many years ago at the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing.

We highly recommend Hippocampus Magazine and Books as a top-notch venue for Creative Non-Fiction.

Heartiest congratulations to all.

In her first memoir, Susan Mailer shines brightly as she presents vignettes of her own formative moments alongside valuable glimpses into the life and times of her father Norman.

10/25/2019

Congratulations to our International Day of the Girl Giveaway winner, Mark McKeever! ✨

“Girls with dreams become women with vision.” Today (10/11) is International Day of the Girl and we are giving away this...
10/11/2019

“Girls with dreams become women with vision.” Today (10/11) is International Day of the Girl and we are giving away this book bundle to celebrate:

In THE YEAR OF NEEDY GIRLS, two young women battle prejudicial hostility while struggling to make their way in an intolerant world

Besides Earth, females are also overtaking the sky in FLYING JENNY, with the protagonists staring down the sexist mechanisms of the time

THE DEVIL’S SONG tells the story of a damaged woman coming to terms with her PTSD and making a success of her life

In ALL WAITING IS LONG, two sisters must choose between duty and desire and risk losing their marriages and each other

THE ANGER MERIDIAN is an adult daughter's attempt to reconcile the appearance of her prosperous and successful family with the harsh reality of a life built on a series of lies

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Timothy Brandoff's #CorneliusSky is featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, as one of their 5 Over 50 selections.Poets & W...
10/09/2019
5 Over 50: 2019

Timothy Brandoff's #CorneliusSky is featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, as one of their 5 Over 50 selections.

Poets & Writers Magazine is a fantastic resource for writers, and we highly recommend it to our readers.

In our fourth annual installment of this series, five debut authors over the age of fifty—Julie Langsdorf, Valencia Robin, Timothy Brandoff, Margaret Renkl, and Peter Kaldheim—share excerpts from their first books.

Support your local independent bookstore and our wonderful Laurel Brett by pre-ordering THE SCHRÖDINGER GIRL through Ind...
10/08/2019
The Schrödinger Girl | IndieBound.org

Support your local independent bookstore and our wonderful Laurel Brett by pre-ordering THE SCHRÖDINGER GIRL through IndieBound ✨ Forthcoming 1/7/20!

"This absorbing novel vividly mines the physics and psychology of reality, and the reader's reward is a moving story of love and loss."--Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man

10/04/2019

✨ Congratulations to our latest Kaylie Jones Books giveaway winner! ✨

THE SCHRÖDINGER GIRL (forthcoming 1/7/20) by Laurel Brett has been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews! Congrats Laurel! ✨
10/02/2019

THE SCHRÖDINGER GIRL (forthcoming 1/7/20) by Laurel Brett has been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews! Congrats Laurel! ✨

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