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About Elenita Chmilowski
Elenita Chmilowski is on a mission to enhance communications between publishers and librarians. Her years of sales and marketing in publishing has earned the respect and friendship of wholesalers, retailers, librarians and publishers around the world.

In addition to developing the “top book list every library should have,” editing a monthly newsletter, providing client support. Elenita enjoys blogging about what’s new in the library world for thedailypretzel.com.

A member of the AAP Library Trade Committee and the American Library Association.

Recent posts:

“Part eulogy, part homage, part love-letter, part madcap scrapbook ….
“Part eulogy, part homage, part love-letter, part madcap scrapbook ….

Eileen Myles’ AFTERGLOW (a dog memoir) is off press and headed to bookstores now.  Helen Macdonald author H Is for Hawk has already weigh in calling the book “A truly astonishing creation” and Library Journal (starred review) raved “A rare … Continue reading

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A Fresh and Unflinching Portrait of African American life
A Fresh and Unflinching Portrait of African American life

A moving tale of love and the consequences of American racial disparity spanning three generations of a New Orleans family “… Sexton delivers a fresh and unflinching portrait of African American life and establishes herself as a new and much-needed … Continue reading

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Hopeful and Uplifting
Hopeful and Uplifting

PAJAMA PRESS –  A poignant and prominent article with My Beautiful Birds by Pajama Press being featured -New York Times, Sunday Art Section … Children’s Authors Take On The Refugee Crisis By ALEXANDRA ALTER AUG. 6, 2017 …….. Suzanne Del … Continue reading

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A Compelling Look at the “Secret World” of the Forest
A Compelling Look at the “Secret World” of the Forest

One of my favorite books this year, it is a little treasure.  Readers across the country agree it has been on the New York Times Bestseller list and is a favorite of the American Booksellers Association across all regions.   “The … Continue reading

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Not Friends
Not Friends

“Many children’s books deal with the occasional conflict between friends, but this is a fresh, lively addition to the pack. From the spotted end pages on, we are up close and personal in Giraffe’s and Bird’s world, which is full … Continue reading

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Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong….
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong….

Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. “Not only full of insights but also surprisingly funny. Read it to understand why the … Continue reading

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The Authoritative Depiction of a Country Struggling to Make Sense of Itself…
The Authoritative Depiction of a Country Struggling to Make Sense of Itself…

This is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton’s book is … Continue reading

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We kiss them with rain……
We kiss them with rain……

The terrible thing that steals 14-year-old Mvelo’s song leads to startling revelations and a hopeful outcome. This is a great book club read. We Kiss Them With Rain explores both humor and tragedy in this modern-day fairytale set in a … Continue reading

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Mabanckou’s wacky, vibrant Black Moses….
Mabanckou’s wacky, vibrant Black Moses….

    The reviews and praise keeps coming   “One of the most compelling books you’ll read in any language this year.” —Rolling Stone   “[Black Moses] rings with a beautiful poetry”—Wall Street Journal   “Vivid and funny”—New York Magazine … Continue reading

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People LOVE Eve Babitz!
People LOVE Eve Babitz!

A must read, we will be hearing a lot about this book in the next few months.                Belletrist July Book Pick             Entertainment Weekly “Must List” The popular rediscovery of Eve Babitz continues with this very special reissue of … Continue reading

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