Our friends at Picador have put together a FREE book club sampler of their Fall 2014 titles just for you! Enjoy excerpts from Alice McDermott (SOMEONE) Anita Diamant (THE RED TENT) Toby Barlow (BABAYAGA) Amy Grace Loyd (THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS) Nicola Griffith (HILD) Lisa Gornick (TINDERBOX) Mary Kay Zurevleff (MAN ALIVE!) Ronald Frame (HAVISHAM) […]
A new set of transportive speculative fiction recommendations is up on Uncharted Pages, our readers' advisory page hosted on EarlyWord.com. Read "To Omaha, Paris, and an Alternate Eastern Europe" now!
The Fourth Seasonal Uncharted Pages Sweepstakes:
We pulled a mighty fine stack of finished books and galleys including an iPhone cover for the 4/4S for one lucky librarian.
UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to winner Fran Juergensmeyer, Collection Manager at the Waukegan Public Library, who wants to see Gilgamesh Wulfenbach and Tarvek Sturmvoraus from the Girl Genius series fall in looove!
Head over to Uncharted Pages, click the pale blue envelope icon under my picture, and send me an e-mail with your mailing address, your title, and two characters from any series who are nemeses, but you'd rather see fall in love by Friday, July 12th.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.
Talia and I realized we're reading around the same theme this week: incognito women wreaking havoc on cities and men.
THE IMPOSTER BRIDE by Nancy Richler in which Lily, a mysterious mail-order bride, arrives in post-WWII Montreal only to disappear again leaving behind a new husband, a baby daughter, a diary, and a diamond.
BABAYAGA by Toby Barlow in which two ever-youthful witches, Zoya and Elga, arrive in 1950s Paris and encounter Will, a good-hearted Detroit ad man who might be working with the C.I.A., and Inspector Vidot who has the misfortune of being turned into a flea.