Items of interest concerning Hawthorne Books and its authors

IN CONVERSATION State Your Name for the Record: NATALIE SINGER with Christine Sang

06 Mar 2018|

“Because I could not speak, because I could not say, when interrogated in that courtroom, We are a family—because women have bodies that can lead to the unraveling of everything—we lost my little brother.”

In Natalie Singer’s memoir, California Calling: A Self-Interrogation, (Hawthorne Books, 2018), the author lays out all manner of forces to evacuate a silenced voice, a self she lost at sixteen years old. California Calling is the remembering of a mosaic of experiences, growing up...Forward

Largehearted Boy Book Notes - Natalie Singer “California Calling”

05 Mar 2018|

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

Natalie Singer’s memoir California Calling is an innovative and enthralling exploration of identity.

Foreword Reviews wrote of the book:

“In her captivating literary memoir…...Forward

Natalie Singer’s California Calling: A Self-Interrogation included in FEBRUARY AND MARCH IN BOOKS: SMALL PRESS RELEASES written by Jacob Singer for Entropy

02 Mar 2018|

Hawthorne Books: California Calling: A Self-Interrogation by Natalie Singer

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“Searching for California” by Natalie Singer for NW Book Lovers

02 Mar 2018|

The problem: I’m writing a book about California. Not just a story set in a place, but a story of the place itself. A rooted story, one that will sweat California out of its paper pores. One that, with its California pheromones, will ensnare you from the shelf, radiating heat and salt air.

The problem is I no longer live there, haven’t for 14 years. I’m trying to conjure a geography that haunts my dreams, one I inhabited when I was still a girl, then a young woman, a college student, a...Forward

An interview with Natalie Singer by Katharine Coldiron, Proximity Magazine

01 Mar 2018|

When I first skimmed a galley of Natalie Singer’s California Calling, I felt–there’s no other word for it—spooked. I glimpsed words and phrases about California as a mythic place, about aching for it before you really know what it is, about how being there and being gone from there and longing for there are all one state of mind. These are thoughts I’ve had, too, as I negotiate and deepen my own love affair with California. It was like dreaming of a word and then having that word...Forward