UNMENTIONABLES by Laurie Loewenstein, KJB’s flagship publication, was included on a list of the top 12 historical novels of 2014 by Reading the Past, a blog dedicated to historical fiction. The novel was also reviewed in March 2014 by blog founder Sara Johnson who said: “What I appreciated most about UNMENTIONABLES is its determination to look deeply into […]
Colgate University recently included an excerpt from Laurie Loewenstein’s UNMENTIONABLES in the Colgate Scene, a publication which recognized alumni who have gone on to write books featuring a strong sense of place. It shared selections from several alumni books along with an author discussion of how they were inspired by real places in their lives. “To Midwesterners like myself, it is […]
Not even a month after receiving a review for the UNMENTIONABLES in Great War 100 Reads, a blog commemorating the best World War I literature, KJB author Laurie Loewenstein was interviewed by the very same publication. In the interview she discussed her use of authentic historical details, questions she wished readers asked her about the book, […]
Laurie Loewenstein, author of KJB’s flagship publication UNMENTIONABLES, was featured in a Book Q&A column with blogger Deborah Kalb. UNMENTIONABLES is set in Midwestern America during the women’s suffrage movement, the Chautauqua Circuit, and World War I. During the Q&A, Loewenstein explains how she was deeply influenced by Midwestern writers, including William Maxwell, Marilynne Robinson, Ray Bradbury, Sherwood […]
Books by the Banks: The Cincinnati USA Book Festival has invited KJB’s Laurie Loewenstein, author of the UNMENTIONABLES, to appear and sign copies of her novel on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free public festival is an annual celebration of books and readings in downtown Cincinnati, featuring authors and illustrators […]
The flagship publication of Kaylie Jones Books, UNMENTIONABLES by Laurie Loewenstein, was mentioned on a list of the Top 100 novels about World War I. The blog “Great War 100 Reads,” established to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I, added UNMENTIONABLES alongside Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY and Edith Wharton’s A SON […]
Aviation journalist and author Colleen Mondor wrote a review of UNMENTIONABLES on her blog, “Chasing Ray.” Mondor enjoyed the novel and called it a “surprise,” explaining that: I found a certain amount of “earthiness” to this novel–a perspective on life that reads very much about people most readers know and will recognize. I think I especially […]
Laurie Loewenstein, author of “Unmentionables,” interviewed on Pennsylvania’s WVIA Flagship author Laurie Loewenstein discussed her novel “Unmentionables” on Pennsylvania’s WVIA Public Media earlier this month. A guest of Erika Funke’s ArtScene on June 10, Loewenstein read an excerpt from her novel and described the extensive historical research required to recreate the climate of the Chautauqua circuit in the early 20th century. On June […]
Watch Laurie Loewenstein and Kaylie Jones talk about Unmentionables at Books&Books.
Unmentionables is now available wherever books are sold! How did Laurie Loewenstein’s debut novel come to be? What gave her the most trouble? What will the author work on next? Find out in this interview with the author, found on Akashic Books’ website and featured on Akashic Insider.