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Anonymous , author of Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir

BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that has sprung up around her. @DuchessGoldblat (81-year-old literary icon, author of AN AXE TO GRIND) brought people together in her name, and, along the way, brought real friends home --- foremost among them, Lyle Lovett.

Week of April 12, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of April 12th include ALL ADULTS HERE by Emma Straub, a warm, funny and keenly perceptive novel about the life cycle of one family --- as the kids become parents, grandchildren become teenagers, and a matriarch confronts the legacy of her mistakes; BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT, which is part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, as the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living; THESE WOMEN by Ivy Pochoda, a serial killer story like you’ve never seen before --- a literary thriller of female empowerment and social change; and WHY WE SWIM, in which New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, to investigate what about water --- despite its dangers --- seduces us and why we come back to it again and again.