Literary Fiction Spotlight (9/14/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us female friendship and queer love in a Muslim-American community, and the story of a Hindu performer and a Muslim calligrapher falling in love during Partition. ROSES, IN THE MOUTH OF A LION BY BUSHRA REHMAN Available for download on Edelweiss here. “Bushra Rehman’s novel, ROSES, IN THE MOUTH OF A LION, is a […]

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For Your Consideration: September 2022 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite September titles for the September 2022 LibraryReads list! Votes due August 1! THE BEST FRIEND by Jessica Fellowes9781250831804 | 9/13/22Download on Edelweiss and NetGalley “Set in England and spanning 76 years, this searing domestic noir from bestseller Fellowes (the Mitford Murders series) chronicles shy protagonist Bella’s toxic relationship […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (6/22/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight includes the story of a friendship—and the subsequent loss of it—between two women, a murdered therapist and the writing group that gets back together to investigate the case, and a bartender at a neighborhood bar who is slowly drawn into the depths of the service industry. GIRLS THEY WRITE SONGS ABOUT BY […]

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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2021

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of 2021’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles: NEVER SAY YOU CAN’T SURVIVE: How to Get Through Hard Times by Making Up Stories by Charlie Jane AndersNÖTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME: The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour and Richard BienstockCHASING ME […]

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Advance Access Event: Sheila Heti

Join Sheila Heti in conversation with Mitzi Angel, SVP and Publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. October 14, 2021 @ 1:00 PM ET Register now More about PURE COLOR: The world is failing to remain a world. It is coming apart. The ice cubes are melting. Species are dying. People, too—of different things. But what […]

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New E-galleys (5/17/21)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: SUNBELT BLUES: The Failure of American Housing by Andrew RossISBN 9781250804228 | on sale 10/12/21 Today, a minimum-wage earner can afford a one-bedroom apartment in only 28 out of 3,140 counties in America. The single […]

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Books about Books (5/11/21)

Today we’re talking books about books with an MFA professor and a plot that’s too good to give up and a British novelist finding out whether some stories are too dangerous to tell. THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz An Indie Next pick! “Deep character development, an impressively thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and […]

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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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Booklist Editors’ Choice 2020

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles: JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia RankineFRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia StahrSIGH, GONE: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In […]

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For Your Consideration: February 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite February titles for the February 2021 LibraryReads list! Votes due January 1! THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah “The storytelling is propulsive, and the contemporary relevance of the novel’s themes—among them, how outsiders are unfairly blamed for economic inequalities—provides additional depth in this rich, rewarding read about family […]

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