Genre For All Spotlight: TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT

Sleepless in Seattle X The Bachelorette X THE KISS QUOTIENT?! Yes, please! If there was ever a time to jump on the rom-com bandwagon, it’s now with Sophie Sullivan’s slow-burn romance TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT. Everly Dean has had enough birthday embarrassment to last a lifetime. So this year on her big day, walking […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (8/6/20)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Mothers & daughters + betrayals that will shape lives + from Cuba to Mexico to Miami—Talia’s #MacLibFromHome pick is Gabriela Garcia’s moving debut OF WOMEN AND SALT. Watch her full video here. Sleepless in Seattle meets The Bachelorette in this […]

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Memoir Spotlight (8/5/20)

An exploration of one family’s legacy of white supremacy + a young poet in 1960s NYC + a gripping story of tragedy and family + a coming-of-age memoir on consent, vulnerability, and power = this week’s memoir spotlight. LIFE OF A KLANSMAN: A Family History in White Supremacy by Edward Ball 3 starred reviews! “A […]

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New E-galleys (6/15/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: CONFESSIONS IN B FLAT by Donna HillISBN 9781640638990, on sale 11/24/20 A multi-media retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the 1964 Civil Rights movement from an Essence bestselling author who lived through it. LONE […]

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Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family […]

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Happy #PubDay (4/14/20)

An exploration of loss and a man’s capacity for love and evil + the secrets that shaped two families + a bloody and Gothic debut = this #pubday party! MAN OF MY TIME by Dalia Sofer 4 starred reviews! “A gorgeously written character study that examines, with sensitivity and pathos, the small steps that lead […]

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Maximum Shelf: DEAR CHILD (3/25/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Romy Hausmann’s English language debut, a page-turning, internationally bestselling thriller that is GONE GIRL meets ROOM: DEAR CHILD. In a windowless shack in the woods, Lena and her two children live a life that follows the rules set by their captor, the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time […]

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A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD is a March LibraryReads Pick!

You voted, they counted, and A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler is officially a LibraryReads pick for March 2020! A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne FowlerISBN: 9781250237279; On sale March 10, 2020 A March Indie Next Pick + 2 starred reviews! “Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to—and […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU + a Letter to Librarians

This week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick is PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, historical fiction set in alternating timelines featuring Nazis, the 1950s publishing industry, and a mother forced to make some hard decisions for survival. PLUS keep reading for a special love letter to librarians from the author, Ellen Feldman. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through […]

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Maximum Shelf: HOLLYWOOD PARK (2/13/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Mikel Jollett’s remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life, HOLLYWOOD PARK. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country’s most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader’s mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, […]

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