Sob Sisters is the journalists' club founded in 2018 by the authors Karen Abbott (The Ghosts of Eden Park), Susannah Cahalan (The Great Pretender), and Ada Calhoun (St. Marks Is Dead) to celebrate women in nonfiction.
Ada Calhoun is the author of St. Marks Is Dead, named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews and The Boston Globe; and Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, one of the top ten memoirs of the year according to W magazine. Her next book, Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis, is due out in January 2020.
Karen Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, American Rose (an Indie Next pick) and, most recently, Liar Temptress Soldier Spy, named one
of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon. She has written for newyorker.com, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Salon and other publications. Her next book, The Ghosts of Eden Park, was named one of Publisher Weekly's top ten history books for fall, and will be published by Crown on August 6.
Susannah Cahalan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire. Her forthcoming book, The Great Pretender, which Jon Ronson called “a great adventure—gripping, investigative,” is out in November.
They will be leading an exciting conversation with these three incredible crime authors:
Leah Carroll is the author of Down City, a powerful memoir of her mother's murder. Megan Abbott said: "Leah Carroll’s Down City drops us into a family story heavy with secrets and crackling with regret. Hers is a portrait of two parents straining desperately to find their better angels, and a daughter whose resilience is tested again and again. The fact that she proves herself both survivor and frank and generous curator of their story is a great gift, both to their memory and to readers alike."
Robert Kolker is the New York Times bestselling author of Lost Girls, named one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books and one of Publisher's Weekly's Top Ten Books of 2013 (and soon to be a Netflix motion picture starring Amy Ryan). As a journalist, his work has appeared in New York magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and a recipient of the Harry Frank Guggenheim 2011 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. His next book, Hidden Valley Road, will be published by Doubleday in early 2020.
Maureen Callahan is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, columnist, and commentator whose terrifying new book American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century was called “the definitive account of a terrifying psychopath” in a starred review by Publishers Weekly. She has covered everything from pop culture to politics. Her writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, New York, Spin, and the New York Post, where she is currently critic at large. She lives in New York.
Like James Ellroy's, My Dark Places, DOWN CITY is a gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island is sure to take a place next Mary Karr's portrayal of her childhood in East Texas and David Simon's gritty Baltimore.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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Soon to be a Netflix film
A literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five “Craigslist” prostitutes, whose bodies were found on the same Long Island beach in 2010. Based on the New York Magazine cover story.
Shannan wanted acceptance. Maureen wanted a solution. Megan wanted love. Melissa wanted adventure. Amber wanted to be saved.