Thriller Thursday (10/14/21)

Joe Gunter investigates the death of a local millionaire + Agatha Raisin is on the case with the poisoned body of an old man + the ultimate sacrifices of parenting and the realities of who our neighbors are + a group of missing friends and a twisted killer + a new holiday adventure for Chet […]

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Author Spotlight: Jonathan Franzen (10/13/21)

Jonathan Franzen is no stranger to bringing a unique and dazzlingly vividness to his characters. His newest novel, and the start to a trilogy, CROSSROADS does just that with the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of crisis. CROSSROADS 4 starred reviews! “Franzen’s intensely absorbing novel is amusing, excruciating, and at times […]

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Historical Spotlight (10/12/21)

This historical spotlight takes us back in time to WWII with a powerful story of family, courage, and resilience and to 1870s Paris with a thrilling romance set in the city of love. THREE SISTERS by Heather Morris “Morris skillfully chronicles the lives of the sisters from childhood to old age, balancing fictional invention with […]

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Thriller Thursday Cozy Spotlight (10/7/21)

We’re feeling cozy this Thursday with an amateur sleuth and brewer dealing with a murder related to her past and the start of a brand new series set in a dilapidated mountain lodge. THE CURE FOR WHAT ALES YOU: A Sloan Krause Mystery by Ellie Alexander “A touch of humor and plenty of brew lore […]

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Author Spotlight: Louise Glück (10/6/21)

Louise Glück, 2020 Nobel Prize winner, has a magnificent and haunting touch in her poetry. This newest collection of poems returns to themes of morality, nature, and ageing. WINTER RECIPES FROM THE COLLECTIVE: Poems “In her first new collection since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020, Glück returns to themes of mortality […]

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Sneak Peek: November 2021 Indie Next List

The November 2021 Indie Next list features 4 Macmillan titles! A MARVELLOUS LIGHT by Freya MarskeISBN 9781250788870 | on sale 11/2/21 “Sensual erotic scenes, an intriguing magic system, and a puzzling mystery combine to make this novel a wonder.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Marske’s debut is a delightful blend of Edwardian fantasy and romance, with enough […]

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YA Spotlight (10/4/21)

This YA spotlight features the dramatic last act of the Kingdom of Cards duology, a snarky and hilarious vampire romance, and a heart-stopping competition for a crown. WHEN NIGHT BREAKS by Janella Angeles “Following the magical competition of WHERE DREAMS DESCEND (2020), Kallia experiences a mirror world where it’s difficult to separate illusions from reality […]

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Extra! Extra!: September 2021 Book News

HERE ARE THE HEADLINES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS MONTH. Jonathan Franzen is taking a more compassionate stance toward his characters—and himself, he tells the Wall Street Journal. NPR talks MISFITS by Michaela Coel, INTO THE FOREST by Rebecca Frankel, ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson, CIVILIZATIONS by Laurent Binet, BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by […]

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Author Spotlight: Mary Kay Andrews (9/29/21)

New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews celebrates the magic of Christmas and second chances in a new novella. The reigning queen of the beach read takes to the holiday season with an old Santa suit, a mysterious note, a second chance at love, and a family reunited. THE SANTA SUIT “Slogging through a […]

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YA Spotlight (9/27/21)

This YA Spotlight is on the start of a new series about love, curses, deathly kisses, and the lengths people will go for happily ever after. ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART is a story about love, but not a love story, that follows Evangeline Fox as she learns that the love of her life is […]

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