Happy Half Hour (3/22/21)

This Happy Half Hour, we are talking about a story that is too good not to steal, a photographer editing herself into a perfect family, a YA love story of self-discovery, and an ode to the dazzling life of the world’s first feminist. THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz | 9781250790767 |5/11/21 THE PHOTOGRAPHER by […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/15/21)

This Happy Half Hour we’re discussing a professional bridesmaid who may be in over her head, a woman undergoing metamorphosis, how dogs bring out the best in us, and a new YA trilogy featuring twin witches. THE SECRET BRIDESMAID by Katy Birchall | 9781250795793 | 5/4/21SORROWLAND by Rivers Solomon | 9780374266776 | 5/4/21DOG DAYS by […]

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The Debut Review (3/10/21)

This Debut Review features three titles from unique and transporting new voices, including a modern and feminist retelling of a Greek mythology favorite, a look behind the lens of an obsessive photographer, and a stunning YA story about finding yourself in unexpected ways. ARIADNE by Jennifer Saint We can’t get enough of smart, feminist retellings […]

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YA Spotlight (3/2/21)

Today we wish a happy Book Birthday to a gothic and romantic debut about two enemies in a mansion with no escape, the third book in a series filled with vampires and betrayal, and the trade paperback edition of the beloved sequel to WICKED SAINTS. DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Allison Saft An Indie Next […]

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Debut Spotlight (3/2/21)

This debut spotlight features a little something for everyone, including literary fiction, short stories, and contemporary romance! OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia “Garcia’s dexterous debut chronicles the travails of a Cuban immigrant family. Carmen, a Cuban immigrant living in Miami, is worried about her daughter Jeanette’s addiction to drugs and alcohol…This riveting account […]

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YA Spotlight (2/16/21)

Today we are spotlighting a heartwarming and heartbreaking debut about the power of books, friendship, and first love. AMELIA UNABRIDGED by Ashley Schumacher “Schumacher’s lovely debut will have romantics swooning over blonde-haired, blue-eyed Amelia and black-haired Nolan’s love story. These two teens have endured loss and family trauma, but both have found acceptance and family […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (2/4/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! An assassin must team up with her old boss to defeat a new threat in Francesca Flores’ DIAMOND CITY sequel, SHADOW CITY. Watch Emily’s full video here. Envy and obsession reign when a photographer wants to edit herself into a […]

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Historical Spotlight (2/4/21)

This historical spotlight takes us back to a fateful Manhattan snowstorm and to heartbreak and heroism in 1940s Europe. THE BLIZZARD PARTY by Jack Livings 2 starred reviews! “From acclaimed story writer Livings, a first novel that might be called a detour de force: sprawling, discursive, loose-limbed (and impressive)…An exuberant, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink pleasure.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review […]

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Society and Life in Fiction Spotlight (2/3/21)

This spotlight on society and life in fiction features an English-language debut about strange events in an American town, a woman’s search for her place in the world, a delivery boy peddling for five-star customer ratings, a hilariously irreverent vision of the imperfect lives of queer men, and an epic story through generations of one […]

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Debut Spotlight (2/2/21)

This debut spotlight dives into a gripping novel about an unlikely friendship and the environment, a story of the #MeToo movement at a New England all girls boarding school, and an exploration of womanhood and motherhood by a renowned journalist. THE RAIN HERON by Robbie Arnott “Following a coup in an unnamed country and a […]

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