Q&A With a Debut Author!

Q&A With a Debut Author!

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai: Li Jing grew up in Virginia, but departed for his parents' China when he was young. A
terrible accident eliminates his ability to speak Chinese, and he is restricted to his extremely limited English. Meanwhile, his wife Meiling, with
whom he can no longer communicate at all, attempts to keep his business
afloat. When the family travels to America for medical care, Li Jing
forms a relationship with his neurologist Roslyn that Meiling needs no
translator to understand.

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The Teen It List!

The Teen It List!

Coming from our School Library Journal ad? Below you'll find the titles that were featured!

Infinite Days: Life's hard at 16. Especially when you've been a vampire for 600 years.

Night Star: What's more deadly? Bitter rivals, or jealous friends?

End of Days: It's hard doin good when you're always thirsty for blood!

The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Let Josh help you take over the world! *Muah hah hah!*

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Grab a Dreadnought!

Grab a Dreadnought!

EDIT: All of my free copies of Dreadnought are gone, but thank you for your interest! If it makes any difference, I can't wait to get off work and read the last 50 pages -- it's that good!

You know all about Cherie Priest, right? The Seattle Times called her "the high priestess of steampunk," and for good reason! Her last title, Boneshaker, won the Locus award for Best Sci-Fi Novel, and was among Publishers Weekly best 100 books of the year.

Dreadnought comes out next week, but this is your chance to get a finished copy early and free!

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Karin Slaughter loves libraries!

Karin Slaughter loves libraries!

No, she's not a Macmillan author, yet... 🙂 So why do we love her? Because she loves libraries. Please read her amazing essay about the importance of libraries here. Go on girl!

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Franzen does it again!

Franzen does it again!

Oprah just announced that Jonathan Franzen's critically acclaimed and #1 New York Times Best Seller Freedom is her latest and last book club pick. Yay!!

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The Tenth Parallel

The Tenth Parallel

It seems like anti-Islam sentiment is at an all-time high since the attacks on the World Trade Center. We can disagree on whether a mosque should be built five feet or five miles from the site of the attacks, but it's plain that inter-relgion relations are a hot topic.

One recent book that provides insight and clarity on the issue is Eliza Griswold's The Tenth Parallel, the title of which refers to a line of latitude that is a front line between Christians and Muslims--a place where those populations come into contact with eachother daily.

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Freedom hits #1!

Freedom hits #1!

Congrats to Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, which will hit #1 on the September 19th New York Times  Best Sellers list! And just last week Nora over at EarlyWord pointed out that Mockingjay had more holds than Freedom. So come on librarians, put your book-talking powers to good use and let your patrons know what an amazing book this is!

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Ron Charles gives Freedom to Oprah. Or something.

Ron Charles gives Freedom to Oprah. Or something.

Everyone says that book publishing rides on the backs of quickly melting glaciers. And that soon it will be lying motionless on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean along with the polar bears and unicorns.

Well that is NOT TRUE, because Ron Charles is here with his hip, inpsiring, and Beanie Baby-filled video reviews! Take the review for Freedom. It's AMAZING. My favorite is the sepia-tinted flashback to when the NYT first reviewed the book in the 19th century. Take a moment to watch it.

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Puppies and kittens and a book I (gasp) didn’t love.

Puppies and kittens and a book I (gasp) didn’t love.

I think you all really need to see this picture. These are the lovelys that belong to Melissa Frain, an editor at Tor Books. See, editors are wonderful animal obsessed people just like everyone else! Not that we didn't all expect it.

And second, I finished a book that I didn't totally love. Gasp! Which is unusual for me, because I'm usually so effusive. Earlier today I finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Everyone had been telling me that the author is amazing, and I couldn't call myself a SF/F reader without having read Gaiman.

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