Longfellow Books Newsletter



Greetings Dear Readers,

Perhaps no book in recent years has been as requested, recommended and widely read as Richard Powers' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Overstory. For his many fans, new and old, the wait is over for his latest work, already shortlisted for the Booker Prize: Bewilderment. This week we also have new books by Ruth Ozeki and Sayaka Murata, as well as a breathtaking new illustrated work from Brian Selznick. For more about those books, along with the rest of this week's big releases, read on!

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09.23.2021: COUNTING BOOKS - Books Featured: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes; 1 Grumpy Bruce; A Little Book About 1-2-3s; Counting on Community; One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish; 10 Spooky Pumpkins; Two Many Birds; In The Half Room; I Can Only Draw Worms; One Is A Lot (Except When It's Not); The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity

09.21.2021: AT THIS VERY MOMENT - Books Featured: Bewilderment; The Book of Form and Emptiness; Lean Fall Stand; The Lying Life of Adults; The Price of the TIcket; Earthlings; Kaleidoscope; Change Sings; At This Very Moment; Beautiful World, Where Are You

09.16.2021: THE SHORTLIST - Books Featured: No One Is Talking About This; The Promise; Great Circle; A Passage North; Bewilderment; The Fortune Men

09.14.2021: TEMPTING - Books Featured: Harlem Shuffle; Fuzz; Conquering the Pacific; The Best Short Stories 2021; Eartheater; From the Neck Up and Other Stories; There's A Ghost in This House; Nina; Maybe...; Ring Shout; The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

09.09.2021: ON A WHIM

09.07.2021: AT LONG LAST - Books Featured: Beautiful World, Where Are You; Matrix; On Freedom; Just Us; Piranesi; The Breaks; Norman Didn't Do It (Yes He Did); Pax, Journey Home; Willodeen; Monster Friends

09.02.2021: A LEGACY OF LOVE - Books Featured: The Isolation Artist

08.31.2021: READNG AND BEING READ - Books Featured: Take One Fish; My Heart Is A Chainsaw; The Afghanistan Papers; Having and Being Had; Some Assembly Required; God's Shadow; Last Witnesses; Friends Forever; Doing Business; And Now I Spill the Family Secrets

08.26.2021: THE LAST DAYS OF ROBERT INDIANA - Books Featured: The Isolation Artist

08.24.2021: THE MADNESS OF CROWDS - Books Featured: The Madness of Crowds; The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois; The Failed Promise; Sisters; The Distant Dead; Best Debut Short Stories 2021; Down to Earth; The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess; The Missing Pairs; French Exit

08.19.2021: DOWN IN THE DEPTHS - Books Featured: The Brilliant Abyss; Fathoms; Below the Edge of Darkness; Shark Drunk; Deep; The Boundless Sea; Waves and Beaches; Swimming to the Top of the Tide; The Tide; Ocean Anatomy; The World Beneath; The Sound of the Sea

08.17.2021: NIGHTTIME READING - Books Featured: Velvet Was the Night; All In; At Night All Blood Is Black; The Lost Pianos of Siberia; Storm; The Last Cuentista; Free Lunch; Lobizona; Blue Summer

08.12.2021: WHAT REMAINS

08.10.2021: WHAT TO READ WHEN - Books Featured: The King of Infinite Space; Mrs. March; Ramadan Ramsey; Fallout; What To Miss When; Superdoom; The First Blade of Sweetgrass; Call Me American; In The Wild Light; Schlump

08.05.2021: STUDENTS OF SUMMER - Books Featured: Amazon River; A Life Electric; Inside Animals; Rhinos In Nebraska; The Secret Science of Sports; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements; The Unwanted; Looking Up; Unbound; The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution; Unconventional Vehicles; Island

08.03.2021: SHARDS OF SUMMER - Books Featured: Every Minute Is a Day; Billy Summers; Run; Shards of Earth; The Guest List; Warmth; Tecumseh and the Prophet; Raybearer; Amazon River; The Black Witch

07.29.2021: EVERY MINUTE IS A DAY - Books Featured: Every Minute Is a Day

07.27.2021: MINUTE BY MINUTE - Books Featured: Every Minute Is a Day; Fierce Little Thing; Godspeed; We Want What We Want; The City We Became; Begin Again; I Hold a Wolf by the Ears; Grown; When Grandfather Flew; Weird Kid; And I Do Not Forgive You

07.22.2021: TIMELY FICTION - Books Featured: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street; The Future of Another Timeline; The Heavens; The Archive of Alternate Endings; This Is How You Lose the Time War; The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August; The Light Brigade; All You Need Is Kill; Slaughterhouse-Five; Outlander; An Ocean of Minutes; The Time Traveler's Wife; Oona Out of Order; Timeline; The Bone Clocks; 11/22/63; Kindred; How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe; Orlando

07.20.2021: VANISHING - Books Featured: The Temple House Vanishing; Intimacies; Nightbitch; Until Proven Safe; All We Can Save; Fathoms; Pew; Where the World Ends; Rhinos in Nebraska; Long Walk to Freedom

07.15.2021: THIS SATURDAY: A DRAW-OFF! - Books Featured: Hattie & Hudson; We Will Rock Our Classmates; The Temple House Vanishing

07.13.2021: DRAWING TOGETHER - Books Featured: Seek You; A Psalm for the Wild-Built; The Letters of Shirley Jackson; Vesper Flights; Morte; The Unwanted; Super Fake Love Song; Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead


07.06.2021: WITH THE TIDES - Books Featured: This is Your Mind on Plants; Falling; The Exiles; Big Friendship; Transcendent Kingdom; The Kids of Cattywampus Street; Terrific!; The Temple House Vanishing

07.01.2021: JULY EVENTS - Books Featured: The Exiles; Hattie & Hudson; We Will Rock Our Classmates; The Temple House Vanishing

06.29.2021: ON THE RISE - Books Featured: Dead By Dawn; The Personal Librarian; All The Devils Are Here; A Burning; Burn; Harry Versus the First Hundred Days of School; Penny

06.24.2021: A SPECIAL SATURDAY - Books Featured: Dead By Dawn

06.22.2021: THEN AND NOW - Books Featured: Dead By Dawn; The Maine House; Who They Was; Death In Her Hands; Twilight of Democracy; The Lightness; My Own World; Monster Friends; Unbound

06.17.2021: REASONS TO GATHER - Books Featured: Union; Dead By Dawn

06.15.2021: WAITING FOR RAIN - Books Featured: The KIlling Hills; Morningside Heights; Union; Mexican Gothic; A Girl is a Body of Water; Again Again; The Box in the Woods; Four Hundred Souls

06.10.2021: DEAREST DAD - Books Featured: You're Dad; Facing the Mountain; Helgoland; The Confidence Men; Project Hail Mary; The Committed; 2034; What It's Like to Be A Bird; Entangled Life; The Ice at the End of the World; Chasing the Thrill; The Splendid and the Vile; In Search of a Kingdom; A Little Devil in America; A Wealth of Pigeons; Rodney Scott's World of BBQ

06.08.2021: WHILE THEY'RE HOT - Books Featured: Night Came With Many Stars; Everyone Knows Your Mother Is A Witch; The Plague Year; One Last Lie; Luster; All Our Hidden Gifts; Faraway Things; Turtle In A Tree; Nia And The New Free Library; Haven Point

06.03.2021: FUN ON THE HORIZON - Books Featured: Night Came With Many Stars; Haven Point; In The Heights; Union; Dead by Dawn

06.01.2021: A SWEET SLATE - Books Featured: The Ride of Her Life; The Confidence Men; Islands of Abandonment; On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous; If It Bleeds; Instructions for Dancing; The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution; A Little Devil in America

05.27.2021: THE VERY IMPORTANT ILLUSTRATORS - Books Featured: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Color Zoo; Leaf Man; Planting a Rainbow; The Very Busy Spider; The Grouchy Ladybug; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

05.25.2021: LIFE DOWNEAST - Books Featured: Downeast; Day Zero; Helgoland; Homeland Elegies; One Mighty and Irresistible Tide; Aetherbound; MIx It Up!; Minor Feelings

05.20.2021: MORE THAN JUST RECIPES - Books Featured: Finding Freedom; The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book; The Man Who Ate Too Much; Notes From a Young Black Chef; Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger; An Onion in My Pocket; The Apprentice; Heat; Dirt; The Cooking Gene; Eat A Peach; Always Home; My Life in France; Stalking the Wild Asparagus; A Cook's Tour

05.18.2021: CHASING THE THRILL - Books Featured: Light Perpetual; Chasing the Thrill; Hamnet; The Inner Life of Animals; We Are Not From Here; Jelly; Dessert Person

05.13.2021: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

05.11.2021: FACING THE SUN - Books Featured: Facing the Mountain; The Plot; Journey to the Edge of Reason; The Dirty South; Summer; Hattie and Hudson; Line and Scribble; Wintering


05.04.2021: A SECOND CHANCE - Books Featured: Second Chances; Project Hail Mary; Great Circle; Second Place; The Mirror & The Light; Utopia Avenue; The Bruce Swap; The Crayons' Book of Feelings; Monsters

04.29.2021: THE INTERNET AGE - Books Featured: Fake Accounts; The Silence; No One is Talking About This; The Circle; Trick Mirror; Snow Crash; Sympathy; Neuromancer; Self Care; The universal Subject of Our Time; How to Break Up with Your Phone; Reclaiming Conversation

04.27.2021: FOR MOMS OF ALL KINDS - Books Featured: The Bomber Mafia; Buses Are a Comin'; The Law of Innocence; How to Pronounce Knife; Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All; Echo Mountain; Can You Find My Robot's Arm?; Finding Freedom

04.22.2021: FINDING FREEDOM, RESCHEDULED! - Books Featured: Finding Freedom; Flavor; Dessert Person; No-Recipe Recipes; The Hill We Climb; Becoming; Kamala's Way; Writers & Lovers; Landslide; The Souvenir Museum; Recollections of My Nonexistence; Good Boy; Solutions and Other Problems; The Three Mothers; The Equivalents; Confident Women; The City of Good Death

04.20.2021: UNDERGROUND - Books Featured: The Man Who Lived Underground; Margreete's Harbor; World Travel; The Price of Peace; Such a Fun Age; A Shot in the Arm; How Do You Dance?; No One is Talking About This; Who's Your Daddy; The City of Good Death; Finding Freedom

04.15.2021: MAINLY MAINERS

04.13.2021: BEGINNINGS - Books Featured: Second Chances; The Souvenir Museum; Genesis; The Bookseller of Florence; Entangled Life; The Mysterious Correspondent; The Rock from the Sky; A Gentleman in Moscow

04.08.2021: A ROCK FROM THE SKY - Books Featured: The Rock From the Sky; I Want My Hat Back; This Is Not My Hat; We Found a Hat

04.06.2021: FINDING FREEDOM - Books Featured: Finding Freedom; Hummingbird Salamander; Peaces; You Made Me Love You; Why Fish Don't Exist; And I Do Not Forgive You; Merci Suarez Can't Dance; The Cost of Knowing; Charles Harper's Birds & Words

04.01.2021: DIGGING IN THE DIRT - Books Featured: Growing the Northeast Garden; The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast; How to Attract Birds to Your Garden; The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture; The New Gardener's Handbook; The Kitchen Garden; The Well-Tended Perennial Garden; The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food; Gardenista

03.30.2021: A SPECIAL PLACE - Books Featured: The Hill We Climb; A Little Devil in America; The Five Wounds; Where the Crawdads Sing; Three Hours in Paris; Felon; Tigers, Not Daughters; We Became Jaguars; The Ghost Variations

03.25.2021: AMANDA GORMAN: THE HILL WE CLIMB - Books Featured: The Hill We Climb

03.23.2021: LEAVING A LEGACY - Books Featured: The Consequences of Fear; Places of Mind; The Night Watchman; Half Life; Wicked Enchantment; Someone Builds the Dream; Blue Floats Away; Several Short Sentences About Writing

03.18.2021: BOOKS WE LOVE

03.16.2021: ENDURING CLASSICS - Books Featured: In Search of a Kingdom; Lolita in the Afterlife; Shooting Midnight Cowboy; No-Recipe Recipes; The Twilight Zone; Beverly, Right Here; Klara and the Sun; The Lowering Days

03.11.2021: MYCELIUM READING - Books Featured: Entangled Life; The Mushroom at the End of the World; Mexican Gothic; Annihilation; Mycelium Running; The Hidden Life of Trees; The Beauty; Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms; Field Guide to Mushrooms

03.09.2021: SHEDDING LIGHT - Books Featured: 2034; Life's Edge; The Code Breaker; Recollections of My Nonexistence; Tyll; When We Were Infinite; When You Were Everything; Lift

03.04.2021: FOR THE KIDS

03.02.2021: COMMITTED - Books Featured: Klara and the Sun; The Committed; Infinite Country; Becoming; Hidden Valley Road; The Downstairs Girl; Mornings with Monet; Redwall

02.25.2021: KEY NOTES - Books Featured: Utopia Avenue; Daisy Jones & the Six; Nocturnes; The Commitments; Swing Time; The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

02.23.2021: DEEPLY-ROOTED - Books Featured: The Blizzard Party; Blood Gun Money; Tom Stoppard; Unworthy Republic; Conjure Women; How to Change Everything; The Searinged World; The Valley and the Flood; Maybe Tomorrow 

02.18.2021: HARD AT WORK

02.16.2021: BREAKING THROUGH - Books Featured: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster; No One is Talking About This; Writers & Lovers; The Glass Hotel; We Ride Upon Sticks; Shy Willow; Legendborn; Landslide; The Book of V. 

02.09.2021: UNDER A WHITE SKY - Books featured: Under a White Sky; Probable Impossibilities; Amnesty; Greenwood; Cast Away; Anonymouse; Shit, Actually


02.02.2021: THE SNOWY DAY - Books Featured: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain; Four Hundred Souls; The Four Winds; Landslide; Deacon King Kong; My Dark Vanessa; Wolfboy; Luster

01.27.2021: THE YEAR'S BEST - Books Featured: A Promised Land; The Overstory; Union; How to Be an Antiracist; Sigh, Gone

01.19.2021: A BRIGHTER FUTURE - Books Featured: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain; Detransition, Baby; The Dutch House; Weather; Concrete Rose; Spring Stinks; The Museum of Whales You Will Never See


12.11.2020: FULL SWING - Books Featured: A Promised Land; Utopia Avenue; Dearly; The Cold Millions; Inland; Hurricane Season

12.04.2020: WHO DUN IT? - Books Featured: The Searcher; The Dirty South; One By One; If It Bleeds; The Ninth House; All The Devils Are Here; The Sentinel; The Best American Mystery Stories, 2020

12.01.2020: FOLLOWING FOOTSTEPS - Books Featured: A Promised Land; Sigh, Gone; Good Boy; Big Friendship; The Yellow House; His Truth is Marching On; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Figuring