Atticus Books is delighted to reveal the cover of Lori Jakiela’s memoir THEY WRITE YOUR NAME ON A GRAIN OF RICE, set for release in 2023.

Blue cover with white text for THEY WRITE YOUR NAME ON A GRAIN OF RICE by Lori Jakiela


Cover design: Alban Fischer

About the book: THEY WRITE YOUR NAME ON A GRAIN OF RICE is a personal celebration and reflection of the tiny moments that spotlight the miracle of being alive, of being human, and is an essential read for those who enjoyed the sensibility, kindness, and humor of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE.

About the author: Lori Jakiela is the author of six books, including: How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen? Poems at Mid-Life; Portrait of the Artist as a Bingo Worker; Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe (which received the Saroyan Prize for International Writing from Stanford University); The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious; Spot the Terrorist!; and Miss New York Has Everything. She is also the author of four limited-edition poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and elsewhere. Her essay, “The Plain Unmarked Box Arrived,” was featured on The New York TimesModern Love podcast with actress Kristen Bell.