New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Jane Gilman

COMING JUNE 4, 2019:  From the beloved, New York Times-bestselling author of “Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress” comes a hilarious, timely, and big-hearted new novel that defies all expectations.  Pre-order now through any of the booksellers below:

Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she’s sacrificed since her wild youth: Great friendship, passionate love, and her art. But as she careens across the U.S. from Detroit to New York to Memphis to Nashville, nothing turns out as she imagines. Ultimately, she finds herself resurrected on the other side of the globe, on a remote island embroiled in a crisis far bigger than her own. Irresistibly funny, whip-smart, and surprisingly moving, DONNA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING spins an unforgettable tale about what it means to be brave — and to truly love — in a big, broken, beautiful world.

“Thank you, O Lord, for sending us Susan Gilman’s tales.” –Frank McCourt

“A godsend for readers” — Alexandra Fuller

“Publishers’ frantic search for ‘the female David Sedaris’ may have finally come to an end.” — Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Susan Jane Gilman is the New York Times bestselling author whose first novel, “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street,” was named “An outstanding fiction debut” by Publishers Weekly; one of the best summer books of 2014 by USA Today, the LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, among others; a National Jewish Book Award finalist; and a Target Club Pick for July 2015.

She is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, “Hypocrite in a Pouffy Dress,” as well as, “Kiss My Tiara,” a “bible” for young women in the modern world, and the travel memoir, “Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven,” which was named one of the “Best Nonfiction Books of 2009” and an Oprah Book Club recommendation.  Susan has also been a contributor on National Public Radio.  She is a dynamic public speaker and writing instructor. Watch her TEDx talk, “There is No Lightning Bolt” about the creative writing process on her Media page.

NY Times Best Selling Author Susan Jane Gilman

NY Times Best Selling Author Susan Jane Gilman