Conversations with Authors - Jennifer Steinhauer

Saturday, June 6th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Jennifer Steinhauer

in conversation with Helene Cooper


Dear Friends,

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday night – with my BFF Helene Cooper and all of you.

I have done dozens of virtual events for my book, The Firsts over the last few months and I must tell you authentically from my heart that that was my favorite one, given the moment, and the venue. Book Passage brings together such an engaged and wonderful audience.

Thank you, thank you for spending part of your afternoon with me.

Books I have been reading:

— Jennifer


Below, please find links to purchase all of the books recommended by Jane and Alison, as well as a selection of their own books.

Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984820754
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 19th, 2020

The inspiring true story of the first Girl Scout troop founded for and by girls living in a shelter in Queens, New York, and the amazing, nationwide response that it sparked

“A powerful book full of powerful women.”—Chelsea Clinton

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541736122
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 18th, 2018

In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska, and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus -- one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on twentieth-century history.

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743266253
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 21st, 2009

Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Helene Cooper is “Congo,” a descendant of two Liberian dynasties—traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia.

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The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062963673
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like
ISBN: 9780316490719
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 10th, 2020

With her signature warmth, hilarity, and tendency to overshare, Leslie Gray Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way that "will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page" (James Patterson).

Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks.

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ISBN: 9780358098546
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 7th, 2020

First the white members of Raj Bhatt’s posh tennis club call him racist. Then his life falls apart. Along the way, he wonders: where does he, a brown man, belong in America?

Raj Bhatt is often unsure of where he belongs. Having moved to America from Bombay as a child, he knew few Indian kids.

The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209995
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 10th, 2020

A riveting inside look at the women behind the headlines.

In the November 2018 midterms, the greatest number of women in history were elected to Congress. It was a group diverse in background, age, professional experience, and ideology.

A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes - from Mom's to Mario Batali's Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455563050
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grand Central Life & Style - February 7th, 2017

The definitive guide to an American classic though the lens of New York Times journalists Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer's culinary friendship.

Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today) Cover Image
By Jennifer Steinhauer, James Ransom (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780385345200
Availability: Special Order
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - June 3rd, 2014

Re-create the lunch-box delights that made you the envy of other kids with seventy recipes for all-natural, homemade versions of your favorite childhood treats.
If you grew up on corner-store treats, memory lane is paved with Ho Hos, Yodels, Oreos, and Ring Dings. And while your taste buds may have grown up a bit, chances are you still crave these classic flavors.

Beverly Hills Adjacent Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312551827
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2009

During pilot season, June Dietz’s husband Mitch Gold becomes another man—a man who doesn’t notice her delicious Farmers Market homemade dinners, who mumbles responses around the tooth-whitening trays in his mouth, who is consumed with envy for his fellow television actors, who pants for a return phone call from his agent.  And who wants to be married to an abject, paranoi