Memoir Spotlight (7/15/20)

Today’s memoir spotlight features a deep-dive into one author’s relationship to reading through the works of Jane Austen + a provocative telling of one woman’s rape and recovery. AUSTEN YEARS: A Memoir in Five Novels by Rachel Cohen “The deep knowledge of and respect for Austen’s novels will equally impress Austenites and readers less versed […]

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Debut Spotlight + Jane Austen Spotlight (5/26/20)

Today we set the spotlight on two of our favorite things: debuts and Jane Austen (!) with a big-hearted novel of a community in Austen’s final home town and the transformation of the bookish ugly duckling of the Bennet sisters to a woman with choices of her own. THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner […]

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Happy #PubDay (3/31/20)

A twist on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE’s ugly duckling, Mary + an uninhibited glimpse into the life of a traveling, free-spirited, truth-seeking artist = this #pubday party! THE OTHER BENNET SISTER by Janice Hadlow 3 starred reviews! “Readers with fond but not necessarily exhaustive memories of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE will love this story, as will historical […]

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Four Stars for THE OTHER BENNET SISTER

Janice Hadlow’s debut novel THE OTHER BENNET SISTER has received 4 starred reviews! “Hadlow traces that progression with sensitivity, emotional clarity, and a quiet edge of social criticism Austen would have relished.Entertaining and thoroughly engrossing.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “The writing is dense, but captures the esprit de Austen, immersing the reader in Mary’s internal world […]

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ALA MW 2020 Book Buzz Theater Recap (1/26/20)

Don’t let #ALALeftBehind get you down! If you weren’t able to come to our title presentation during ALA Midwinter 2020 last week, here are all the exciting forthcoming Adult + YA titles we talked about! Adult LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HCTHE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon| 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 […]

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Free Library of Philadelphia Book Buzz Recap (1/23/20)

This past week took us to the City of Brotherly Love for ALA Midwinter 2020! While we were there, we had the pleasure of buzzing about these upcoming Adult + YA titles: ADULT LUSTER by Raven Leilani | 8/4/20 | 9780374194321 | HC THE BOOK OF V. by Anna Solomon | 5/5/20 | 9781250257017 | […]

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Happy #PubDay + Historical Spotlight (1/14/20)

Princesses seeking safety during WWII + the story of a young feminist a century ahead of her time (with some Jane Austen mixed in) = today’s historical #pubday party! THE SECRET GUESTS by Benjamin Black “Black’s lucid prose is the perfect foil for tangled politics, old hatreds, unsolved crimes, the threat to Irish neutrality, and […]

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Women 2020 Spotlight: Jane Austen

This year is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, and to celebrate, we will be featuring some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction females from upcoming and core backlist titles. And what better way to start than with a spotlight on one of literature’s most beloved women, Jane Austen! MISS AUSTEN […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY (12/16/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Natalie Jenner’s THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY, in which an unusual but like-minded group of individuals band together to attempt something remarkable. One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England’s finest novelists. Now it’s home to a few distant relatives and their […]

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New E-galleys for September 2019

Gird your TBR piles–check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure: IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander Lady Emily and her husband travel to Pompeii, where they uncover a recent crime in the ancient city. THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY […]

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