Happy Half Hour (12/13/21)

For this final Happy Half Hour of 2021, we are talking about a gothic suspense set on an isolated island with a dark history, a remarkable memoir of heroism, a high concept love story, and a YA debut filled with fake dating and prank wars. RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins | 9781250274250 | 1/4/22 IN […]

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Happy Half Hour (12/6/21)

In this Happy Half Hour, we are diving into Finlay Donovan’s return as she struggles to finish her next novel and keep her ex-husband alive, a reimagination of the unexplained 11-day disappearance of Agatha Christie, a dark YA thriller about inseparable friendship, and a sci-fi thriller about a disposable employee on a space expedition. FINLAY […]

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Happy Half Hour (11/22/21)

In this pre-Thanksgiving Happy Half Hour, we are chatting about a propulsive YA novel about a family on the run, a debut filled with impossible choices and the battle of authenticity, a masterful thriller about missing teenagers and an arrested father, and a riveting sci fi epic. THIS GOLDEN STATE by Marit Weisenberg | 9781250786272 […]

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Happy Half Hour (11/8/21)

We’re welcoming a special guest to today’s Happy Half Hour as we chat about an epic fantasy debut, a dazzling debut set against the backdrop of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a gothic romance about a female surgeon and a resurrection man who sells bodies for a living, and a wildly inventive story about twins and […]

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Happy Half Hour (11/1/21)

In this Happy Half Hour we have a gripping novel of murder and artistic obsession, a celebration of self-love and all the paths life can take, a YA fantasy story collection, and a coming-of-age thriller. DEVIL HOUSE by John Darnielle | 9780374212230 | 1/25/22 BAD LUCK BRIDESMAID by Alison Rose Greenberg | 9781250791597 | 1/11/22 […]

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Happy Half Hour (10/25/21)

This Happy Half Hour we are talking up a debut about a girl’s fantastical sea voyage, a hopeful thriller set in a midwestern strip club, a blazing debut about a Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican wedding planner, and a propulsive YA thriller featuring a game with deadly stakes. THE HOUSE OF RUST by Khadija Abdalla Bajaber | […]

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Happy Half Hour (10/18/21)

In today’s Happy Half Hour we are discussing an epic love story of a girl forced to return to the home she left behind, an antique appraiser who is given a package of Jane Austen’s letters, a novel of obsession set in remote mountain peaks, and a sci-fi/horror that is Titanic meets The Shining. EDGEWOOD […]

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Author Spotlight: Mary Kay Andrews (9/29/21)

New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews celebrates the magic of Christmas and second chances in a new novella. The reigning queen of the beach read takes to the holiday season with an old Santa suit, a mysterious note, a second chance at love, and a family reunited. THE SANTA SUIT “Slogging through a […]

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Happy Half Hour (9/27/21)

In this Happy Half Hour, we’re discussing a futuristic retelling of Romeo and Juliet, the start to a new historical rom-com series, a beautiful portrayal of a woman coming to terms with her past, and a gripping tale based on a true scandal. WAKING ROMEO by Kathryn Barker | 9781250174109 | 1/4/22 NEVER FALL FOR […]

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Happy Half Hour (9/20/21)

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer! We are welcoming Happy Half Hour back with a captivating debut about a female police transcriber, an Ethiopian-inspired retelling of JANE EYRE, a heartwarming story of music and creating the life you want, and a horror-thriller debut staring an evil smart speaker. HELLO, TRANSCRIBER by Hannah Morrissey | […]

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