Forthcoming #FridayReads: TSARINA

Samantha Slavin here, and I am so excited to introduce today’s Forthcoming #FridayReads, Ellen Alpsten’s debut, TSARINA–the first and only (historical) account of how serf Marta became Empress Catherine, the first woman to ever rule Russia. TSARINA is Marta’s story, a child born out of wedlock and into devastating poverty. Her life changes when she […]

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Friday Reads: Graywolf Press

Friday Reads: Graywolf Press

Ahwoooooo! That’s the howl of Graywolf Press crushing the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist and rocking our #FridayReads with these super-star gems: SCRIBE by Alyson Hagy Two starred reviews for this gothic, apocalyptic, dystopian novel filled with myth and folklore from the hills of Appalachia! “Set after a civil war and deadly fevers decimate the […]

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Friday Reads: Business

Friday Reads: Business

We’re getting down to business (books) with our #FridayReads! DEAR FOUNDER: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business by Maynard Webb & Carlye Adler, with contributions by Howard Schultz Also available in audio A collection of more than eighty thoughtful, wise, and wide-ranging letters from Webb to entrepreneurs […]

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Friday Reads: Mighty Moms!

Friday Reads: Mighty Moms!

These incredible true stories of mighty moms fighting to save their daughters’ lives are our #FridayReads picks! IF YOU LOVE ME: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction by Maureen Cavanagh Cavanagh’s gripping memoir is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter […]

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Friday Reads: Back to School!

Friday Reads: Back to School!

New backpacks and the sweet smell of pencil shavings…yep, it’s back to school time! Here are two new books to help navigate the season, plus an eBook sale for Libraries! SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP: How Discipline Can Set Students Free by Cinque Henderson “A film and TV writer (e.g., HBO’s The Newsroom) and a […]

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Friday Reads: Father’s Day

Friday Reads: Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend! Here are two books for the dads (and dudes) in your life: YOUR DAD STOLE MY RAKE: And Other Family Dilemmas by Tom Papa It’s hard being a person, especially in a family, and no one knows that better than stand-up comedian, family man, and A Prairie Home […]

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Friday Reads: Superstars

Friday Reads: Superstars

Weekend, here we come with these multi-starred #FridayReads in tow: THE MERE WIFE by Maria Dahvana Headley “Headley’s fourth novel is a stunner: a darkly electric reinterpretation of Beowulf that upends its Old English framework to comment on the nature of heroes and how we ‘other’ those different from ourselves. A strange tale told with […]

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Friday Reads: Memorial Day All Stars

Friday Reads: Memorial Day All Stars

Memorial Day weekend is here! Kick off your summer reading with our super-starred #FridayReads picks: STAY HIDDEN by Paul Doiron Also available in audio “The plot is complex, and the action intense, made all the more so by forbidding terrain. The extraordinary sense of place makes this Doiron’s strongest novel yet.” — Booklist, starred review […]

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Friday Reads: Fantasy

Friday Reads: Fantasy

Our #FridayReads are three fantastic fantasies that will take you to exciting new worlds: SONG OF BLOOD & STONE: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One by L. Penelope A Library Journal Spring 2018 Editors’ Pick with two starred reviews! The incredible first book in the Earthsinger series—a treacherous, thrilling, epic historical fantasy drawing on Native American and […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Our #FridayReads are the perfect way to kick off this Mother’s Day weekend: MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti A May 2018 Indie Next pick and one of PW’s Spring 2018 Literary Fiction picks with two starred reviews! “The subject of the new novel from Heti is neither birth nor child-rearing, but the question of whether to […]

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