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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Maximum Shelf: THE BOOK OF V.

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Anna Solomon’s bold, kaleidoscopic novel intertwining the lives of three women across three centuries, THE BOOK OF V. Lily is a mother and a daughter. And a second wife. And a writer, maybe? Or she was going to be, before she had children. Now, in her rented Brooklyn apartment she’s […]

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An Interview with Jennifer Berry Hawes

An Interview with Jennifer Berry Hawes

After the tragic shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME church, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes knew this was a story that needed telling. In GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness, she offers a moving portrait of the events and emotions that emerged in the […]

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Booklist Interviews Debut Author Casey McQuiston

Booklist Interviews Debut Author Casey McQuiston

Romance + Comedy + LGBTQ + Debut = Casey McQuiston’s delightful RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE! This big-hearted rom-com follows the First Son as he falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends. Already a darling of the Macmillan Library department […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS

Maximum Shelf: THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS

This week’s featured Maximum Shelf Awareness pick is the bewitching and eagerly-awaited THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS by Katherine Howe! New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe returns to the world of THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE with a bewitching story of a New England history professor who must race against time to free […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE GUEST BOOK

Maximum Shelf: THE GUEST BOOK

Yesterday’s featured Maximum Shelf Awareness pick was the long-awaited and hotly-anticipated THE GUEST BOOK. THE GUEST BOOK follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that “used to run the world.” And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything—perfect children, good looks, a […]

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Celadon Interviews JOCO Library’s Gregg Winsor

Celadon Interviews JOCO Library’s Gregg Winsor

First things first: if you haven’t checked out Celadon Books‘s gorgeous new website, do so NOW. They’ve got all sorts of interesting things there, particularly in the TBR (To Be Read) section, where we saw this great interview with Johnson County Library’s Gregg Winsor! “Good librarians are like ninjas – we come in every day […]

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PW Spotlight on Araminta Hall

PW Spotlight on Araminta Hall

We know you love Araminta Hall—her new book, OUR KIND OF CRUELTY, is a May 2018 LibraryReads pick (available now from MCD/FSG and Macmillan Audio), and so does Publishers Weekly. In a fascinating interview, Hall discussed her decision not to tell both sides of the story between her two young lovers… “Switching perspectives almost would […]

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Library Journal Debut Spotlight – L. Penelope

Library Journal Debut Spotlight – L. Penelope

L. Penelope, author of SONG OF BLOOD & STONE (available now from St. Martin’s Press), was interviewed in last month’s issue of Library Journal. In the interview, Penelope discussed her writing process… “I’m a plotter, but my road map is very loose and allows for plenty of detours along the way.” …her favorite books from […]

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Stars for WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS

Stars for WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS

Last year Anna-Marie McLemore broke out on the literary YA scene with her debut novel, THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, which was a finalist for the 2016 YALSA William C. Morris Award. Now McLemore is back with WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, a second stunning novel tinged with magic, about a girl with roses that grow from […]

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