News & Press

April 17, 2014Lots of new buzz for Labor DayCheck out what people are saying about Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers, including a Boston Globe review, an interview on Kirkus, excerpts from the book, and more.
August 12, 2013RISCA Fellowship AwardAnna wins the 2013 Fellowship in Fiction from the Rhode Island Council for the Arts.
May 05, 2013Printer's Row pickLinda Bubon, owner of Chicago's iconic Women and Children First bookstore, recommends THE LITTLE BRIDE in The Chicago Tribune's Printer's Row.
March 03, 2013NPR.org featureAuthor Julie Wu reviews The Little Bride as one of THREE BOOKS whose “morally flawed heroes... ring uncomfortably true.”
January 03, 2013Hadassah Magazine Review“[An] imaginative feat that introduces Anna Solomon as a daring and talented novelist...” Full review here.
December 31, 201210 Books to Read in 2013Anna contributes a recommendation to this fantastic GLO list.
December 24, 2012Flavorwire shout-outAnna's One City One Story pick, “The Lobster Mafia Story,” makes Flavorwire's list of 2012's Coolest Literary Magazine Innovations.
September 29, 2012Interview in Boston MagazineHubbub gets Anna talking about lobster mafias, growing up in Gloucester, and One City One Story.
September 25, 2012Essay in MORE Magazine Anna writes about beauty, aging, and makeup in the October issue of MORE. Read here.
July 11, 2012Kveller names The Little Bride its first Book Club pick!Learn more here.
June 07, 2012Anna's story Learn more and listen to an interview on WBUR's Radio Boston. 
December 03, 2011The Little Bride one of 2011's Best Adult Books for TeensSelected by School Library Journal.
December 02, 2011The Little Bride makes The Millions' A Year in ReadingSelected by the amazing Eleanor Henderson - author of TEN THOUSAND SAINTS - along with Charles McLeod's AMERICAN WEATHER. Full entry here.
November 21, 2011Fantastic review in PANK Magazine“...Not only an incredibly crafted page turner but a clutch in the gut.” Read on.
November 09, 2011Wordstock interview up at Portland Book ReviewRead here.
October 28, 2011The Little Bride is a PARIS REVIEW staff pick!Check out the listing.
October 21, 2011Caroline Leavitt interviews AnnaRead here.
October 16, 2011The Little Bride hits The Boston Globe bestseller list at #4!Check out the list.
October 11, 2011Lovely review in School Library Journal “Rich in language and detail... Solomon turns her extensive research into fascinating, page-turning historical fiction.” Full review here.
October 01, 2011Anna and Clare Burson featured in the Brown Alumni Magazine“Oy, Pioneers!” Click here.
September 30, 2011Josh Rolnick profiles Anna and The Little Bride for The MillionsIs my book Jewish? What does that question even mean? Provocative piece: read here. 
September 29, 2011A thoughtful, thorough review in The ForwardClick to read.
September 29, 2011YidLit podcast with Anna up now at The ForwardAnna talks with Allison Yarrow about the book, the history-behind-the-book, “women's fiction,” and more. Listen now.
September 28, 2011Woman's Day lists The Little Bride as a Must-Read Fall Book“A tale of hope, freedom and following one’s own path.” Click for more.
September 22, 2011USA Today says...“Emotionally honest...A fascinating...page-turner.” Read full review.
September 22, 2011MORE Magazine's Oct. book club pick: The Little BridePair The Little Bride with Noodle Pudding for an Eat/Drink/Read fest. MORE says: “...this mythic rendition of the American immigrant narrative...finds the wondrous in the ordinary and vividely depicts the complex collisions between the Old World and the New.” On news stands now, or read online.
September 19, 2011High Country News includes The Little Bride...on its list of “Fall Books for the Sweetly Socked In.”
September 18, 2011Miami Herald says...“Like...Jonathan Safran Foer and Dara Horn...[A] wondrously strange story of Jewish immigration.” Full review here.
September 15, 2011The New York Times weighs in on The Little Bride“Minna is a terrifically complex heroine: a little snobby, a little selfish and wholly sympathetic.”
Read full review here.
September 14, 2011Anna and Clare Burson on WBUR's Radio BostonListen here.
September 13, 2011“Historical fiction at its best.” - Monika Woods (Books I Just Read)Read full review here.
September 13, 2011Tablet: The Little Bride as 'Unsung History'Read Sara Ivry's piece here.
September 07, 2011Review in The New York Journal of Books“A plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose.... an auspicious debut.” Full review here.
September 06, 2011Interview with Erika Dreifus on her excellent blogRead here.
September 01, 2011Gawker lists The Little Bride on its Guide to Fall Bookshttp://gawker.com/guides
September 01, 2011The Jewish Journal covers Gloucester launch of The Little BrideArticle by Miriam Weinstein
August 20, 2011The Little Bride picked as a top Fall read on Amazon!Amazon Fall Reading Preview
August 12, 2011Terrific review in BookPage“A fascinating debut... Riveting... Solomon's prose is bold and often gritty, and she creates complicated, surprising characters that completely defy expectations.” Full review here. 
August 10, 2011Library Journal gives The Little Bride a thumbs-up.A page-turner... Highly recommended for those who appreciate exceptional historical fiction. Full review here. 
August 06, 2011The Little Bride picked as the 1 Book, 1 Community read by the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island!Article in the Jewish Voice and Herald by Nancy Kirsch
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July 05, 2011The Little Bride hits The Millions list of the most hotly anticipated books for the rest of 2011!The Great Second-Half 2011 Book Preview
May 15, 2011Musical-Literary collaboration with Clare Burson announced!

Weaving together story and song in a seamless performance, Anna and musician Clare Burson present a song cycle inspired by The Little Bride. A unique collaboration exploring memory, loss, love, immigration, and the creative process itself.

Performances being scheduled in New York City, Providence, Boston, and Gloucester, Massachusetts. For more info on the event and booking, go here.

May 03, 2011Anna wins second Pushcart PrizeThe Lobster Mafia Story,” first published in The Georgia Review, will appear in the 2011 Pushcart Prize Anthology.
January 24, 2011Anna wins The Missouri Review's 20th Annual Jeffrey Smith Editor's PrizeHer story, “The Long Net,” appears in the Spring 2011 issue of The Missouri Review.

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Upcoming Events

April 30, 2014 | TBANYC: Labor DayAn 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
May 01, 2014 | TBABrooklyn: Labor DayJoin 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
May 02, 2014 | 2:00 PMThe Muse & The MarketplaceBoston, MAChanging Diapers, Changing Roles: a panel with Brian Gresko, Eleanor Henderson, and Alexi Zetner about how parenthood has reshaped our work and enriched our livelihoods.
May 06, 2014 | Doors at 6:00 PMCambridge, MA: Labor DayOberonJoin Labor Day and the Boston Book Festival at the Oberon for a rousing evening of comedy, birth stories, books, and more. Comedienne extraordinaire Robin Maxfield leads off the evening, followed by Labor Day contributors Amy Brill, Heidi Pitlor, Joanna Rakoff, Jane Roper, and Anna Solomon. Full bar available.
May 10, 2014 | 6-9 PMProvidence: Labor DayBooks on the SquareJoin 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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