Forthcoming #FridayReads: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU + a Letter to Librarians

This week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick is PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, historical fiction set in alternating timelines featuring Nazis, the 1950s publishing industry, and a mother forced to make some hard decisions for survival. PLUS keep reading for a special love letter to librarians from the author, Ellen Feldman. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through […]

Read More…

Maximum Shelf: HOLLYWOOD PARK (2/13/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Mikel Jollett’s remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life, HOLLYWOOD PARK. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country’s most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader’s mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, […]

Read More…

Thriller Thursday (2/13/20)

A crime shared on social media + family lies and a 40-year-old cold case–welcome to #ThrillerThursday! THE ABSOLUTION by Yrsa Sigurdardottir “In Sigurdardóttir’s stellar third Children’s House thriller (after 2019’s THE RECKONING), Freyja, a frustrated child psychologist, joins forces with Huldar, a problem-ridden Reykjavík police detective, to try to catch a serial killer…This heart-wrenching story […]

Read More…

New V. E. Schwab Coming October 2020!

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUEV. E. SchwabOn sale 10/6/20 from Tor Books9780765387561 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab delivers a brilliant standalone novel, blending iconic periods in history with magic and romantic intrigue, spanning countries and centuries. […]

Read More…

Nonfiction Round-Up (2/12/20)

A nonfiction round-up filled with the glamour and luxury of Coco Chanel and a behind-the-scenes look at the adventures and history of 007. CHANEL’S RIVIERA: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944 by Anne de Courcy “Journalist de Courcy (THE HUSBAND HUNTERS) portrays fashion designer Coco Chanel’s French Riviera milieu from 1930 through […]

Read More…

Three Stars for THE ADDRESS BOOK

Deirdre Mask’s THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power has received 3 starred reviews! “Engaging, illuminating, and with highly relevant current subject matter, this book is recommended for all readers, especially fans of popular history and politics.”–Library Journal, starred review “This evocative history casts its subject in a whole […]

Read More…

Sneak Peek: March 2020 Indie Next List

The March 2020 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler 2 starred reviews! “Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to—and may reverberate beyond—our troubled times.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Fowler skillfully renders her characters and their experiences into an unforgettable, heartbreaking story.”–Library Journal, […]

Read More…

Happy #PubDay (2/11/20)

Happy #PubDay to a moving novel about the aftershocks of domestic terrorism + a hilarious story filled with Hollywood glitz, glamour, and scandal. EDEN MINE by S.M. Hulse “Hulse follows up her strong debut (BLACK RIVER, 2015) with an even stronger novel about the fallout from an act of domestic terrorism…Reflective, evocative, and quietly moving.”–Kirkus […]

Read More…

Women 2020: Philanthropy and Politics (2/10/20)

Today’s Women 2020 spotlight is a blast from the past with the biography of a defiant tobacco heiress turned modern philanthropist and an autobiography from the female lawyer at the center of the Watergate scandal. THE SILVER SWAN: In Search of Doris Duke by Sallie Bingham “Fiercely private and skilled in conducting her extraordinary philanthropic […]

Read More…

Forthcoming #FridayReads: DEAD WEST

Fan favorite private detective Nils Shapiro heads to LA for this week’s #FridayReads: Matt Goldman’s DEAD WEST. Nils Shapiro accepts what appears to be an easy, lucrative job: find out if Beverly Mayer’s grandson is foolishly throwing away his trust fund in Hollywood, especially now, in the wake of his fiancée’s tragic death. However, that […]

Read More…

css.php