Kansas City, MO (July 11, 2017)
– Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) announces the release of the sun and her flowers
by Rupi Kaur on October 3, 2017. The book is the second collection of poetry and illustrations by Kaur, whose first collection, milk and honey
, was a #1 New York Times
and international best-seller and has sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide. It is the #1 top-selling adult nonfiction book and the #2 best-selling book overall in the U.S. in 2017.
“I feel beyond excited and blessed to take readers on this new journey with me,” said Rupi. “This new book has had so much heart poured into it. I have been working on this vision for three years, and now it’s come to life.”
Divided into five chapters, this highly anticipated collection guides readers on a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming in a celebration of love in all its forms. It is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring one’s roots, expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Designed by Rupi in her signature style with a keen eye for elegance and simplicity, the sun and her flowers continues Rupi’s exploration of themes of love, loss, trauma, healing, and femininity.
“Rupi connects with her readers in an extraordinarily personal way; her work empowers, inspires and restores hope,” said Kirsty Melville, president and publisher of AMP. “She has forged an international community of passionately engaged readers who enthusiastically await her new collection.”
A breakout literary phenomenon, milk and honey continues to captivate readers nearly two years after its release. It has remained on The New York Times best-seller list for more than 64 consecutive weeks, and has catapulted to international best-seller lists as well. Her transformative poems and drawings deliver a message of hope, healing, and empowerment to readers around the globe, as milk and honey has been translated into more than 24 languages. In addition to writing and illustrating, Rupi performs her poetry to capacity audiences, and has received international acclaim.