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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Kirkus’ Must-Read Fiction for Fall 2021

Kirkus Reviews has picked their 19 Must-Read Fiction Books for Fall 2021, and we have four titles on the list! BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally RooneyCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenFIGHT NIGHT by Miriam ToewsTODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET: Stories by Hilma Wolitzer […]

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A Conversation with Jonathan Franzen (8/18/21)

Jonathan Franzen chatted with his longtime editor, Jonathan Galassi, about his forthcoming novel CROSSROADS and what is to come from this timely and absorbing trilogy. Check it out! […]

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Kirkus’ 150 Most Anticipated Fall Books

The smart folks at Kirkus Reviews have picked the 150 books you’ll want on your shelves this Fall! HOW TO WRESTLE A GIRL by Venita BlackburnCROSSROADS by Jonathan FranzenAPPLES NEVER FALL by Liane MoriartyBEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally RooneyFIGHT NIGHT by Miriam ToewsTODAY A WOMAN WENT MAD IN THE SUPERMARKET: Stories by Hilma […]

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4 Stars for Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s CROSSROADS has received FOUR starred reviews! “Much like Updike, Franzen is keenly aware that human struggle is defined by understanding and acceptance and that it is generational, ideas he admirably captures here.”–Library Journal, starred review “This masterpiece of social realism vividly captures each character’s internal conflicts as a response to and a reflection […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due September 1! THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN PARIS by Diana BillerISBN 9781250297877 | on sale 10/12/21Download on Edelweiss or NetGalley “A prima ballerina in 1870s Paris is haunted by the ghosts of wronged women in this atmospheric sequel to […]

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PW Fall 2021 Announcements

Publishers Weekly released their Fall 2021 Announcements! Here are the Macmillan titles that should be on your radar: Art, Architecture & Photography CREATION: Art from the Beginning by John-Paul StonardTHE LOFT GENERATION: From the de Koonings to Twombly: Portraits and Sketches, 1942–2011 by Edith Schloss Audio BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney, read […]

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Sacramento Library Book Buzz Recap (6/30/21)

Take a peek at all the exciting titles we presented in today’s Sacramento Library Book Buzz. APPLES NEVER FALL by Liane Moriarty | 9781250220257 | 9/14/21 THE MADNESS OF CROWDS by Louise Penny | 9781250145260 | 8/24/21 BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney | 9780374602604 | 9/7/21 THREE SISTERS by Heather Morris | […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (6/29/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by Catriona WardISBN 9781250812629 | on sale 9/28/21 “There’s a creeping sense of something off with every member of the cast, even as Ward immerses the reader in each of their hyperfocused points-of-view. Subtle clues scattered throughout make terrifying […]

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New E-galleys (6/28/21)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: THE BOOK OF HOPE: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas AbramsISBN 9781250784094 | on sale 10/19/21 Looking at the headlines–a global pandemic, the worsening climate crisis, political upheaval–it can be […]

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