LITERARY FICTION QUARTERLY
LITERARY FICTION QUARTERLY

Spring's mailing is curated by Rumaan Alam!

You get: A carefully curated selection of books and goods, handpicked by a critically acclaimed author, complete with annotations.

You give: A donation towards children’s literacy.

What’s special: Exclusive author content, magical bookish goods and a community full of passionate book lovers, to boot.

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Upcoming Book Selection

Book Synopsis

From the celebrated author of RICH AND PRETTY, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep.

Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny.

Priscilla’s presence quickly does as much to shake up Rebecca’s perception of the world as it does to stabilize her life. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. She feels profoundly connected to the woman who essentially taught her what it means to be a mother. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently.

Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us.

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How The Quarterly Box Works

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We partner with a different critically acclaimed author every quarter to curate a box of books and goods around his/her new release.

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Inside the pages of the featured new release are author-written annotations, along with an exclusive letter to PageHabit members.

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The author selects two of his/her favorite books or inspirations to accompany his/her new book, and tops it off with a few bookish items.

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We deliver the book box to your door every 3 months, and make a donation to support children's literacy!

With every box purchased, a donation is made to support children's literacy.

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