The Debut Review: MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR (9/28/22)

Deeply powerful and incisive, MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR is a timely coming-of-age story about a young woman in her final year of college. After a nonconsensual sexual encounter with one of her friends, she finds herself falling into an ill-advised affair with a married professor. As she grapples with expectations from her father, the ups […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Xochitl Gonzalez

In OLGA DIES DREAMING, Xochitl Gonzalez follows the life of Olga and her family, against the backdrop of New York City in the months following the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history. Today, Xochitl joins us with a letter to librarians to share how it feels to have her book in the hands of others. […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Catherine Gildiner

In GOOD MORNING, MONSTER: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery, Catherine Gildiner takes us behind the closed doors of a therapist’s office as she shares five of her most memorable patients who worked through their emotional wounds. Today she joins us with a letter to librarians to share how the library system […]

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A Letter to Librarians from AJ Harper (9/12/22)

In WRITE A MUST-READ, author AJ Harper, an editor and publishing strategist, helps new authors write books that matter, grow their readership, and establish their personal brand. Today, the author joins us with a letter to librarians to share how libraries can support those individuals who use the space as a place of creative freedom. […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Lee Geum-yi (9/1/22)

In THE PICTURE BRIDE, Lee Geum-yi shares the story of Willow, a picture bride who—under the guise of false promises of success and joy—travels from Korea to Hawaii to marry a man she does not know. Today, the author joins us with a letter to librarians to share what inspired her to write the story […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Rob Volpe (7/28/22)

In TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time, author Rob Volpe explains his five steps to empathy and shows readers how they too can strengthen their own empathy muscles. Today, he joins us with a letter to librarians to talk more about his hopes for his book and […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Stuart Holmes Coleman

In EDDIE WOULD GO, award-winning author Stuart Holmes Coleman explores the life of fearless Hawaiian surfer Eddie Aikau, known for riding big waves while saving lives on the North Shore’s Waimea Bay, where he was the beach’s first lifeguard. Today, Stuart Holmes Coleman joins us with a letter to librarians to celebrate the 20th anniversary […]

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The Debut Review: THE BARTENDER’S CURE (4/20/22)

Wesley Straton’s irresistible debut is an emotional coming-of-age story set in the service industry. THE BARTENDER’S CURE is an ode to all the neighborhood bars that have fostered a sense of community, but it is also a story about finding happiness and family in the most unexpected places. And, of course, it is filled with […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Sandra Dallas (2/25/22)

Sandra Dallas’ LITTLE SOULS is a gripping tale of sisterhood, loyalty, and secrets set in Denver amid America’s last deadly flu pandemic. She joins us today to share more about her research at the Denver Public Library! When I started researching LITTLE SOULS, my novel about the 1918 flu epidemic, I immediately turned to the […]

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A Letter to Librarians from Stephen Mitchell (12/15/21)

In THE FIRST CHRISTMAS, award-winning author Stephen Mitchell reimagines the Christmas tale and gives it a new life that conveys the beautiful and complex culture of the time. Today we are joined by Stephen Mitchell with a letter to librarians about his vision for the novel and the background of the story. THE FIRST CHRISTMAS: […]

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