Jill Shalvis has written 102 books. That's not a slip of the typing finger; the New York Times bestselling author is one of the most prolific writers in any genre, and romance happens to be her sweet spot. Cooking is not, but in her most recent novel, Lost and Found Sisters, she strides into some previously untrod territory, crafting a heroine named Quinn who works as a sous chef at a fancy Los Angeles restaurant.
Edwidge Danticat is one of our great writers, equal fluent in the rigors of novels and short stories and essays and memoir. One of her most enduring themes, which surfaces in nearly everything she’s published, is death: see Brother I’m Dying, The Farming of Bones, Dew Breaker, Claire of the Sea Light. It’s especially appropriate, and especially satisfying, then that Danticat’s entry into Graywolf Press’s “Art of” series is also about this subject.
Who Is Rich? arrives 17 years on the heels of Matthew Klam’s much (and deservedly) lauded short story collection, Sam the Cat—to date the best (and maybe only) fictional treatment of white dudes in khakis I’ve ever enjoyed. New York magazine has the scoop on what Klam has been up to the past two decades; meanwhile I am just glad this long-awaited book has finally arrived.