Suffolk County Book Buzz Recap (11/12/19)

Yesterday we headed out of the bustling city to talk books and see the first snowfall of the year at the Suffolk County Book Buzz on Long Island. If you weren’t able to attend, or want a second look, here are the books we presented: WHERE THE WORLD ENDS | Geraldine McCaughreanDecember 3, 20199781250225498YA Fiction / […]

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Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Hey all you book club hosters, the Winter 2019–2020 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview includes 8 Macmillan titles! Top 10 #1: SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore Family & Coming of Age THE FAMILY TABOR by Cherise Wolas Backlisted But Not Forgotten 300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso PYONGYANG: A Journey in North […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/10)

Thriller Thursday (10/10)

Witchcraft and murder at a boarding school + a WWII military thriller = this week’s Thriller Thursday. THE FURIES by Katie Lowe “Murder and witchcraft mix with a heady cocktail of drugs, booze, and revenge in this elegant, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story.”–Kirkus Reviews THE NUGGET by P. T. Deutermann “Deutermann, long a master of military thrillers, […]

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DOMINICANA Is the Inaugural GMA Book Club Pick

DOMINICANA Is the Inaugural GMA Book Club Pick

Angie Cruz’s DOMINICANA is the Good Morning America Cover to Cover Book Club’s inaugural pick! The pick was announced this morning on GMA with a special appearance by the author and an audience giveaway. Next, tune in on October 29th, when Angie Cruz will be a guest on the show to discuss the novel with […]

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Three Stars for DOMINICANA

Three Stars for DOMINICANA

Angie Cruz’s immigration x coming-of-age breakout DOMINICANA has THREE starred reviews! “This stirring immigration story is Cruz’s breakout book; it should be heralded alongside Julia Alvarez’s HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS.”–Library Journal, starred review “Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/19/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (6/19/19)

Memory, menopause, money, and manhood–all explored in today’s nonfiction round-up! A PRIMER FOR FORGETTING: Getting Past the Past by Lewis Hyde 2 starred reviews! “An eclectic and insightful miscellany of playful, spirited, provocative reflections.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Rather, in the way of Zen Buddhism, it’s an invitation to forget our very selves so that we […]

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#PubDay (6/18/19)

#PubDay (6/18/19)

An apocalyptic satire and an exploration of black women’s relationships to their hair are today’s #bookbirthday celebrants! FKA USA by Reed King A July 2019 Indie Next Pick! “Readers who like their apocalyptic fiction with a hearty serving of weird will want to jump on board for this wild ride.”–Booklist, starred review HOT COMB by […]

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It’s #PubDay! (5/21/19)

It’s #PubDay! (5/21/19)

Fantasy, coming-of-age, and a PW Best Book of the Summer–pick your poison! AN ILLUSION OF THIEVES by Cate Glass “A combination of political intrigue, deceit, and forbidden talents imbues this adventurous series-starter that ends with hints of another caper to come with a Mission Impossible vibe.”–Booklist, starred review THE SCENT KEEPER by Erica Bauermeister Watch […]

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Nancy Pearl Interviews Erica Bauermeister

Nancy Pearl Interviews Erica Bauermeister

The library world’s very own super hero, Nancy Pearl, sat down with THE SCENT KEEPER author Erica Bauermeister to discuss the inspiration behind her new novel! Watch the full interview here! THE SCENT KEEPER A June 2019 Indie Next Pick! Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her […]

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Happy #PubDay! (2/4/19)

Happy #PubDay! (2/4/19)

Today’s #pubday brings us historical + literary fiction, fantasy, and comedic coming-of-age novels! THE PEACOCK FEAST by Lisa Gornick “Spanning a century, two coasts, and two continents, this well-researched historical novel is moving and profound, laying bare the corrosive nature of secrets and regrets and the sadness of not living one’s life to the fullest.”–Library […]

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