Happy Half Hour (4/12/21)

In this Happy Half Hour we discuss a transporting thriller that takes a British novelist to Venice, a witty and historical story about a suspected witch, a heartwarming novel about humans and their dogs, and a sister story about second chances and finding yourself. PALACE OF THE DROWNED by Christine Mangan | 9781250788429 | 6/1/21 […]

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Happy Half Hour (4/5/21)

This Happy Half Hour we are discussing a spellbinding psychological suspense that weaves together Greek mythology and murder, a time-traveling romantic comedy set in the NYC subway, a supernatural thriller about female power, and a queer YA Thelma & Louise. THE MAIDENS by Alex Michaelides | 9781250304452 | 6/15/21ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston | […]

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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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Happy Half Hour (3/8/21)

In this week’s Happy Half Hour, we discuss a breakdown of social injustices facing marginalized citizens, an inspector investigating a brutal murder in Northern China, a standalone thriller about a teacher in an isolated village, and the first book in the fresh and funny Jessica Darling series. HOW WE CAN WIN: Race, History and Changing […]

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Happy Half Hour (2/22/21)

For this Happy Half Hour, we are toasting to teenage triplets in a tiny town, the truth and lies behind a girl’s multiple personality disorder, a delightful trip to Paris, and a sweeping debut about a girl coming to terms with her family. ONE TWO THREE by Laurie Frankel | 9781250236777 | 6/8/21THE PERFECT DAUGHTER […]

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Happy Half Hour (1/4/21)

Cheers to the New Year! In our first Happy Half Hour of 2021, we have scandal at an all-girls boarding school, a spooky village with missing occupants, an outlaw righting wrongs, and a struggling novelist/single mother mistaken for a hitwoman. ALL GIRLS by Emily Layden | 9781250270894 | 2/16/21 THE LOST VILLAGE by Camilla Sten […]

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Happy Half Hour (12/14/20)

For the last Happy Half Hour of 2020, we have a heartfelt debut about a woman discovering her true self, a modern thriller with a poetic serial killer, two strangers linked by a DNA test, and a deeply romantic YA debut fantasy. THE LITTLE FRENCH BRIDAL SHOP by Jennifer Dupee | 9781250271525 | 3/9/21THE POET […]

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Winter 2021 Events with MacLib!

Register now for our winter wonderland of virtual events! Join us for a book buzz like you’ve never seen before. Adult titles. YA titles. Pictionary? Family Feud? Corgi butts? Charades? Complete mayhem?! Tune in to find out. Featuring television, stage, and screen actor + singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and director + New York Times bestselling author of […]

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Happy Half Hour (11/30/20)

Today’s Happy Half Hour features an American town overrun by a mysterious hallucinogen, short stories about broken women, the true story of the Last Call Killer, and the transporting sequel to ALL THAT GLITTERS. AMERICAN DELIRIUM by Betina González | 9781250621283 | 2/16/21LOVE LIKE THAT by Emma Duffy-Comparone | 9781250624550 | 3/9/21LAST CALL: A True […]

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