The Woman’s Day Magazine of Women’s Debuts, 2019

For 2019 we will be reading twelve months of women’s debut fiction from  venerated authors such as Margaret Atwood and Louise Erdrich as well as new girls on the block, Tiffany McDaniel and Ruth Emme Lang. Tiffany McDaniel was kind enough to answer some of my questions and that interview spans four unnumbered pages (just noticed that) in the middle of the magazine. (Who needs page numbers?) If you’ve been buying into my nonsense (and it’s terribly important to me that you do) you’re wondering “Where is the Fictional  reference in this one?” Well, this special publication was made possible by Fictional Vineyards — “Wine so well described, you can almost taste it.” They have the back cover.

The year’s list of books:

January:  White Teeth by Zadie Smith

February:  Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

March:  The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

April:  I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

May:  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

June:  The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

July: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emme Lane

August:  The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

September: Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

October:  Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

November:  Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

December:  Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie