Happy Half Hour (8/29/22)

Today’s Happy Half Hour has a story about family rifts and motherhood, a young woman navigating identity and her future, an examination of conspiracy theories, and a tale of alien science. BILLIE STARR’S BOOK OF SORRIES by Deborah E. Kennedy | 9781250138439 | 10/4/22 JASMINE ZUMIDEH NEEDS A WIN by Susan Azim Boyer | 9781250833686 […]

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Happy Half Hour (8/22/22)

It’s the 50th Happy Half Hour and we are celebrating with an epic horror about what hides in dark corners, a collection of 13 spine-tingling stories, a captivating journey of a young Korean picture bride, and a second chance at love set in a small coastal town. THE HOLLOW KIND by Andy Davidson | 9780374538569 […]

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Happy Half Hour (8/15/22)

Join along this Happy Half Hour as we chat about some boys who changed the world, literary siblings, a deadly game between kingdoms, and a beloved actor’s diary. TEEN TRAILBLAZERS: 30 Daring Boys Whose Dreams Changed the World by Jennifer Calvert and Vesna Asanovic | 9781250281616 | 9/27/22SISTER NOVELISTS: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved […]

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Happy Half Hour (8/8/22)

This Happy Half Hour brings us a vivid reimaging of the inspiration to THE SCARLET LETTER, Knives Out with a queer historical twist, an eerie legend in a Norweigan coastal village, and a swoony second chance at love with an HGTV twist. HESTER by Laurie Lico Albanese | 9781250278555 | 10/4/22LAVENDER HOUSE by Lev AC […]

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Happy Half Hour (8/1/22)

This Happy Half Hour brings us an unsettling folk horror novel about love and community, an NYC costume designer hiding from her failures and controlling her own narrative, the discovery of an octopus species with its own language and culture, and a critique of American journalism from a media insider. LUTE by Jennifer Thorne | […]

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Happy Half Hour (7/25/22)

In this Happy Half Hour, we have the highly anticipated sequel to a #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy, a timely debut about a woman living in the woods, a twisty story of a girl navigating a deadly power structure, and a historical true crime set in Jazz Age Chicago. THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER […]

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Happy Half Hour (7/18/22)

In today’s Happy Half Hour we have a swoony rom-com, a generational storyteller following a Jamaican family in Miami, a cosmic look at what divides us and brings us together, and the next adventure for the younger and feistier Holmes sibling. LIZZIE BLAKE’S BEST MISTAKE by Mazey Eddings | 9781250806000 | 9/6/22IF I SURVIVE YOU […]

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Happy Half Hour (6/13/22)

In today’s Happy Half Hour, we are chatting about an enchanting tale filled with magical realism, a queer coming-of-age story about a comedy competition, a gripping suspense starring an overly involved psychologist specializing in domestic abuse, and what happens when one man has the option to alter history. OTHER BIRDS by Sarah Addison Allen | […]

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Happy Half Hour (6/6/22)

In this Happy Half Hour, we have the epic conclusion to a magical duology, an urgent investigation into climate change, an emotional story about the transformative power of love, and the hauntingly beautiful companion novel to ECHO NORTH. ALL OF OUR DEMISE by Christine Lynn Herman and Amanda Foody | 9781250789341 | 8/30/22NOMAD CENTURY: How […]

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Happy Half Hour (5/23/22)

This Happy Half Hour brings us the start of a new WWII mystery series, a compelling exploration of the death industry, a YA AAPI love story with music and second chances, and an epic fantasy about an immortal hiding as a storyteller. DIE AROUND SUNDOWN by Mark Pryor | 9781250824820 | 8/16/22ALL THE LIVING AND […]

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