When asked about her favorite new Fall books on the Today Show, Ann Patchett—New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth—picked Kevin Wilson's Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine. She exclaimed: “Hands down my favorite book of the year...It should win the Pulitzer!” WOW! What a recommendation! Watch the full video here!
Kevin Wilson's first story collection in nearly a decade, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine, combines his signature quirkiness with his keen eye for emotional complexity to explore the fraught relationship between parents and children.
“Wildfire Johnny” is the story of a man who discovers a magic razor that allows him to travel back in time. And “Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine,” the title story, is about a narcissistic rock star who moves back home during a rough patch. The stories all build on each other in strange and remarkable ways, showcasing Wilson’s crackling wit and big heart.
Filled with imagination, humor, and wit, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine is an exuberant collection of captivating and charmingly bizarre stories that promise to burrow their way into your heart and soul.
Check out some more rave (and starred!) reviews that this book has received:
“Saying it’s as good as Tunneling to the Center of the Earth doesn’t do it justice....Wilson never moralizes, much less sensationalizes, any predicament he sketches; rather he makes us feel and wonder at the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.”