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A Signature Flair for Summer Reads

BY MEGAN LABRISE • April 28, 2020

Jennifer Weiner’s 14th novel is sure to be one of summer’s big books.

The bestselling author joins us this week to discuss Big Summer (Atria, May 5). This delightful story features fat-acceptance Instagram influencer Daphne Berg, who journeys to Cape Cod to be a bridesmaid in her long-lost, über-privileged best friend’s beachfront wedding and gets mixed up in a murder mystery.

Kirkus: “If you love Jennifer Weiner, you’ll love this one. And if you’re a newbie, start here.” (starred review)

Weiner and host Megan Labrise discuss the decision to publish the book two weeks early, how she converted her book tour into a virtual book club, attitudes toward fat characters in fiction, and the sensuality of warm banana bread.

Then children’s editor Vicky Smith, YA editor Laura Simeon, nonfiction editor Eric Liebetrau, and fiction editor Laurie Muchnick share their reading recommendations for the week.

 

Editors’ picks:

Amphibian Acrobats by Leslie Bulion, illus. by Robert Meganck (Peachtree)

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell (Godine)

New Waves by Kevin Nguyen (One World)

 

Fully Booked is produced by Cabel Adkins Audio and Megan Labrise.

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