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Editors' Picks

Jill Schwartzman’s
Current Favorite Books

Jill is VP, Executive Editor, Dutton, Editorial Director, Plume.
You may have read some of the bestsellers she’s worked on, like Nick Offerman’s Paddle Your Own Canoe, Drew Barrymore’s Wildflower,
and Jeff Tweedy’s Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)

I’m both a life-long reader and a life-long pop culture fan, who never dreamed my love of ’70s music, ’80s movies, and great TV from the ’90s and beyond would become a career.I live in Jackson Heights, Queens, with my husband, son, but am currently spending the summer in Essex, CT, where I’ve had some extra time to read some new and old PRH favorites.

Hidden Valley Road

By Robert Kolker
I loved everything about this book. It’s an incredible, stirring, and sad family drama about the Galvin family and their six sons (out of twelve children total) who were diagnosed with schizophrenia. The science is fascinating, but the family’s personal story is what really stayed with me. Also, I found the format very inspiring as a non-fiction editor! The way each chapter was graphically introduced was both helpful in terms of orienting the reader, but ultimately became an emotional, heartbreaking element on its own.
Paperback   $17.00
March 02, 2021  |  ISBN 9780525562641

Hidden Valley Road

By Robert Kolker
Paperback   $17.00
March 02, 2021  |  ISBN 9780525562641

You Never Forget Your First

By Alexis Coe
I’ve read many books about and featuring George Washington, but this was a revelation, both in terms of its style (often including humorous charts about Washington’s pets, illnesses, and even his major battles lost and won) and perspective, really digging into Washington’s domestic, personal, and political life, often with less-than-flattering results. A really refreshing, inspirational way to look at biography and our nation’s first President.
Paperback   $17.00
February 02, 2021  |  ISBN 9780735224117

You Never Forget Your First

By Alexis Coe
Paperback   $17.00
February 02, 2021  |  ISBN 9780735224117

Well-Schooled in Murder

By Elizabeth George
I am a long-time Elizabeth George fan, and actually listened to this as an audiobook while running. I originally read the book back in the 1990s; revisiting it in a new format was a lot of fun!
Paperback   $18.00
May 01, 2007  |  ISBN 9780553384819

Well-Schooled in Murder

By Elizabeth George
Paperback   $18.00
May 01, 2007  |  ISBN 9780553384819