We launched our Seasonal Edit subscription this summer. With the Seasonal Edit subscription, we will bring you three recently published, handpicked titles each season – likely before they reach the bestseller list! Each collection is wrapped in limited edition Juniper Books jacket designs that are exclusive to subscribers.
Along with the limited-edition book set, each box also comes with two bookish keepsakes – making these subscriptions the perfect gift! As we like to say, a subscription is the gift that gives all year!
We are excited to announce that our Winter Edit box features exclusive original artwork by artist Jane Mount!
Jane’s Bibliophile series has taken the book-world by storm – and we’re huge fans! For this book set, Jane created an original piece of art that features a stack of spines from bestselling sets from Juniper Books. In the box, you will also receive a 2020 Bibliophile Planner and a set of Bibliophile Notes – perfect to write all of your holiday thank you notes!
About the Books in the Winter 2019 Box:
The Shadow King: A Novel by Maaza Mengiste
The searing story of a young Ethiopian maid, who rises up and leads her nation against Mussolini. In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini’s looming invasion. As the battles begin in earnest, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded. But when Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia is about to lose hope, Hirut helps to disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor to keep the fight alive. She becomes his guard, inspiring women to join the war against fascism. Based on Maaza’s grandmother’s history.
The Shadow King’s scope is vast, weaving between Ethiopian soldiers, Mussolini’s troops, Emperor Haile Selassie, and a diverse group of women, and cinematically written. The novel raises many questions:the theatre of war and what it means to obey; the roles of women in war, and the various battlefields they traverse; the line between witness and perpetrator. One of the most exquisitely written and fascinating novels sharing an untold part of our global narrative.
Quichotte: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
In a tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.
Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.
Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.
The Cheffe: A Cook’s Novel by Marie NDiaye
From the Booker Prize-nominated author of Three Strong Women, an elegant, hypnotic new novel about a legendary French female chef—the facts of her life, the nearly ineffable qualities of her cooking, and the obsessive, sometimes destructive desire for purity of taste and experience that shaped her life.
Continuing her tradition of writing provocative fiction about fascinating women, here Marie NDiaye gives us the story of a Great Female Chef—a chef who was celebrated as one of the best in a world where men dominate, and the way that her pursuit of love, pleasure, and gustatory delights helped shape her life and career. Told from the perspective of her former assistant (and unrequited lover), now an aged chef himself, here is the story of a woman’s quest to the front of the kitchen—and the extraordinary journey she takes along the way.