Author Spotlight: Casey McQuiston (6/15/21)

Casey McQuiston brought love, inclusivity, and the beach read of the year with her debut novel, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE. In her new queer romantic comedy, Casey has all that plus a dash of time travel to win over readers’ hearts once again. ONE LAST STOP 2 starred reviews, the #1 LibraryReads pick, and […]

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Community Stories (6/15/21)

Today we’re taking a peek into communities with a society and family undone by suspicion and a small town story about a grandmother whose dreams see a coming death. EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR MOTHER IS A WITCH by Rivka Galchen 2 starred reviews! “Galchen’s captivating latest (after the children’s adventure RAT RULE 79) follows an illiterate […]

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Read an excerpt from SAVED BY A SONG

SAVED BY A SONG: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting by Mary Gauthier | 9781250202116 | 7/6/21 Grammy-nominated folk singer and songwriter Mary Gauthier explores the creativity and redemptive power of song in this part memoir, part break-down of songwriting, part philosophy of art. SAVED BY A SONG takes readers from 12 year old Mary–who was gifted […]

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Author Spotlight: Laurie Frankel (6/10/21)

Laurie Frankel is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning author who always fills her novels with memorable characters and captivating relationships. Her latest is a timely story about love and family that will make readers laugh and cry with Laurie Frankel’s signature wit, wonder, and affection. ONE TWO THREE An Indie Next pick! “In a […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/9/21)

A critical look at the Second Amendment + an envisioned path toward overcoming injustices + a bold perspective on foreign policy + a guide for middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism + an in-depth look at the U.S. Coronavirus response = this nonfiction round-up. THE SECOND: Race and Guns in […]

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YA Spotlight (6/7/21)

Today we’re setting the stage and spotlighting magic with the trade paperback edition of the jaw-dropping start to the Kingdom of Cards duology. WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles “In a world where men dominate the stage, Kallia is determined to win a magicians’ contest…A lush, captivating blend of The Phantom of the Opera and […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/3/21)

This thriller Thursday features a life-or-death chase, a gripping case bridging Long Island and Ireland, and Evan Ryder’s return to Washington D.C. with a secretive past and an unimaginable enemy. DEAD BY DAWN by Paul Doiron 2 starred reviews! “Doiron builds tension by alternating between his lead’s battle to survive and the inquiry into Chamberlain’s […]

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YA Spotlight (6/1/21)

This YA Spotlight features a powerful queer reimagining of Thelma & Louise, a Parent Trap X Freaky Friday sister story, and the fifth-anniversary edition of a deeply honest LGBTQ+ romance. TROUBLE GIRLS by Julia Lynn Rubin “A Thelma and Louise retelling with contemporary resonance…A fiery thriller wrought with dramatic tension and social commentary.” —Kirkus Reviews […]

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Day’s YA: BETTER TOGETHER

Meet Siri: New Jersey-born ballerina who loves cooking and hard rock. Meet Jamie: L.A.-raised aspiring comedian with bright red hair who can talk to anyone. […]

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Thriller Author Spotlight: David Housewright (5/27/21)

Edgar award winner David Housewright has captivated readers with his McKenzie series for 17 mysteries. Now the 18th adventure has McKenzie shot and in a coma, ready and waiting for the police and friends to find out who tried to kill him. WHAT DOESN’T KILL US: A McKenzie Novel “Rushmore McKenzie gets shot. He’s not […]

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