Intensely imagined...an elegantly written pocket of forgotten history.”

Audrey Niffenegger, New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife
A lush, gorgeous first novel. Immerse yourself in its world.”

Irina Reyn, author of What Happened to Anna K.
A masterful debut...Evocative of Alice Munro, Amy Bloom, and Willa Cather.”

Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us
A stirring love story and an unsettling, original portrait of the New World.”

Sana Krasikov, author of One More Year

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Welcome to the world, Labor Day!
Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers is on sale today! Learn more at www.labordaybook.com.
NPR.org feature
Author Julie Wu reviews The Little Bride as one of THREE BOOKS whose “morally flawed heroes... ring uncomfortably true.”
Hadassah Magazine Review
“[An] imaginative feat that introduces Anna Solomon as a daring and talented novelist...” Full review here.
Interview in Boston Magazine
Hubbub gets Anna talking about lobster mafias, growing up in Gloucester, and One City One Story.
Essay in MORE Magazine
Anna writes about beauty, aging, and makeup in the October issue of MORE. Read here.
NYC: Labor Day
April 30, 2014 | TBA
An evening of birth stories, conversation with contributors, wine and more. Featuring Susan Burton, Phoebe Damrosch, Jennifer Gilmore, Sarah Jefferis, Heidi Julavits, Mary Beth Keane, Marie Lee, Joanna Rakoff, Dani Shapiro, and Gina Zucker. Co-editors Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon will MC.

At McNally Jackson
Brooklyn: Labor Day
May 01, 2014 | TBA
Join us for an evening of birth stories, conversation with contributors, wine and more. Featuring Amy Brill, Susan Burton, Phoebe Damrosch, Jennifer Gilmore, Amy Herzog, Sarah Jefferis, Joanna Rakoff, and Gina Zucker. Co-editors Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon will MC.
At Community Bookstore, Park Slope
Providence: Labor Day
May 10, 2014 | 6-9 PM
Books on the Square
Join us for an evening of birth stories, photographs, conversation, wine, cookies, and more to celebrate the release of Labor Day. Featuring Anna and Labor Day contributors Heidi Pitlor, Joanna Rakoff, and Jane Roper along with poets Amy Pickworth and Darcie Dennigan. In partnership with the Rhode Island Birth Network. 

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Labor Day:

True Birth Stories
by Today’s Best
Women Writers

Edited by Anna Solomon and Eleanor Henderson

Thirty artful, unvarnished, hilarious,
harrowing, totally true tales of childbirth
in the 21st century, from Cheryl Strayed,
Dani Shapiro, Julia Glass, Ann Hood,
Lauren Groff, and more.
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Labor Day belongs on the nightstand next
to What to Expect When You're Expecting.
It's a must-have book for mothers,
mothers-to-be, and anyone who cares
about what birth looks like today."

Molly Ringwald, Actress, Singer,
Author, When It Happens to You