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Happy Book Birthday to These Songs I Know By Heart by Erin Brubacher

Today, we’re celebrating the release of These Songs I Know By Heart by Erin Brubacher.

Happy Book Birthday to Erin Brubacher’s These Songs I Know By Heart! Brubacher is also the co-author of 7th Cousins: An Automythography, a personal and insightful work of documentary theatre written in collaboration with Christine Brubaker, which we published in 2019. From glowing endorsements from several award-winning writers to recognition from 49th Shelf, who hail the book as a Most Anticipated Spring 2024 fiction title, These Songs I Know By Heart has generated much pre-publication buzz. Brubacher’s first novel is a beautiful and uplifting celebration of friendship, love, family, and community support networks. This inspiring work of literary autofiction is perfect for fans of Jenny Offill, Rachel Cusk, Sheila Heti, and Sarah Polley.

Brubacher has shared this video to introduce readers to These Songs I Know By Heart in anticipation of the book’s release:

Praise for These Songs I Know By Heart

“Erin Brubacher’s gorgeous new book is a collection of stylish, original and artfully observed sketches of 21st century romance and modern friendship, and her optimism about the tiny beautiful connections we make in life is happy-making. These Songs I Know By Heart is an odd, winsome, and winning piece of writing.”
—Hannah Moscovitch, Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author of Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

“One of the quietly radical things about These Songs I Know By Heart is the essential goodness of its characters. No forced conflict, no traditional antagonist, no plumbing the fundamental ugliness of its protagonist. What emerges is something more rare and profound: a deeply humane and compassionate compendium of encounter and observation meditating on friendship, motherhood, art making, and home.”
—Jordan Tannahill, Scotiabank Giller Prize–shortlisted author of The Listeners

“A thoughtful, searching novel about connection and love in all its many forms, from fleeting encounters with strangers to bonds with chosen kin. There is a deep generosity in these reflections on art and friendship, uncertainty and loss, and a beautiful openness to the world. This book left me feeling less alone.”
—Aimee Wall, author of
We, Jane

“These Songs I Know By Heart is like time spent with a good friend—candid, comforting, and inspiring. Erin Brubacher’s spare prose elides the distance between feelings and words, and her sensitive songs are tuned to an artist’s pitch.”
—Martha Schabas, author of My Face in the Light


That’s all for now, dear reader. Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to These Songs I Know By Heart by Erin Brubacher. Available now from our online shop or from your local independent bookstore. Happy reading!

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