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Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of The Lace Reader with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder. Below, click to read Barry’s letter to librarians and to watch her speak at our BEA Breakfast! When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John […]

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You’ve read The Girls now what? Emma Cline’s coming-of-age novel, about a teen girl who gets involved with one of the most infamous cults in American history, has become one of the favorite books of the summer. If you loved reading or listening to it and are looking for more, try these similarly cult-themed titles in both fiction and nonfiction. Click for More […]

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Since people can’t live in a library, Amy Krouse Rosenthal has created the next best thing at home. Watch the video, below. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal: not exactly a memoir—a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Why the title Textbook Amy […]

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence. Watch the video below to hear about Jennifer Chiaverini’s favorite library memories. Request an eGalley on Edelweiss. Request an eGalley on NetGalley.  

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Inspired by the We Need Diverse Books organization, we are highlighting some of the best books by diverse authors and those that deal with diverse subjects and subjects which affect diverse populations. The first book in this series is The Mothers, a mesmerizing first novel that’s set within a contemporary black community in Southern California. This emotionally perceptive story […]

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Take our quiz to find out what title your book club should read next! From science fiction to psychological thrillers to literary fiction, these titles are sure to be a hit with your book groups. Take Our Book Club Quiz. We want to know what your book book club should read next! Share your results on Facebook […]

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Enter here to win a signed ARC of Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed, a retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest for Hogarth’s Shakespeare series! Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it […]