The leaves are crisping, the air is cooling, and we turn our attention from the books we carried in our beach bags and on airplanes to distant vacations, to the reads that will keep us warm in the coming months, stacked up as insulation along drafty windowsills, their colorful jackets bright against the graying sky. Here are five fall debuts from Bloomers.
“I haven’t felt any pressure to produce writing achievements by a certain arbitrary age. I’ve always been confident that, if anything, aging adds perspective and nuance to my work.”
by Nancy Koerbel
“that was Patty’s kind of thing, the ordinarily beautiful, and she cooed over all that—she had a way of expressing delight that was genuine and infectious.”
by Evelyn Somers
“I also wanted to write about the women who never show up in historical writing more generally. Sometimes in our histories the women disappear altogether. This mysterious—actually ridiculous—absence of women at key historical moments became crucial to me.”
by Annie Kim
“Every voice in The Out-of-Body Shop is I, even if the story, the body, isn’t.”
by Caitlin Hamilton Summie
I gave the process three years and decided that if I hadn’t found a publisher by then, I would consider that particular project done.
by Mollie Weisenfeld
This collection of Bloomers was inspired by my reading of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. I wanted to explore more in the world of Latin American writers.
by Maddie King
“I wanted to focus on … the fascinating yet paradoxical idea that work is at the same time a place where one is dominated and exploited, and a way to find personal fulfillment.”