Women 2020: Thrilling Women (6/30/20)

For this Women 2020 spotlight, we are featuring a haunting and disturbing journey of motherhood and obsession, a psychological suspense following three women and their deepest secrets, and a true crime podcast host who finds herself involved in a devastating trial. THE SEDUCTION by Joanna Briscoe “London artist Beth Penn, the protagonist of this elegant […]

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Debut Spotlight: NOTHING CAN HURT YOU (6/25/20)

Inspired by a true story, today we spotlight a haunting debut set in 1997, as the pieces of a college student’s death come together. When Sara Morgan was killed in the woods surrounding her college, her boyfriend’s confession raised more questions than it answered. This story of voyeurism and obsession examines gender violence and the […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Politics (6/24/20)

A mind-changing and cautionary note for our time, a masterful visual take on the Constitution, and a blueprint for how America can protect the future of its democracy–all in this nonfiction round-up. THE PEOPLE, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank “Frank’s writing is notable for its clarity and its ability to make […]

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Author Spotlight: B.A. Paris (6/22/20)

Today we spotlight a master of psychological thrillers and relationship dramas: LibraryReads Hall of Famer and award-winning author B.A. Paris! When Livia is thrown the birthday party of a lifetime, she never expects that it’ll be filled with secrets that could ruin everything. This heart-stopping, twisting and turning story asks: if you could give the […]

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Author Spotlight: Ragnar Jónasson (6/17/20)

The year is 1987. Enter, an isolated farmhouse, a snowstorm, a liar, a killer, and an unexpected guest. Welcome to the final installment in the nail-biting, critically-acclaimed Hidden Iceland crime fiction series from today’s featured author, Ragnar Jónasson! THE MIST 3 starred reviews! “Jónasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/10/20)

For today’s nonfiction round-up we have an eclectic examination of migration in the face of climate change, an untold economic story of Russia’s current power system, and a groundbreaking take on medicine and wellness to increase healthspan and lifespan. THE NEXT GREAT MIGRATION: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah […]

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Women 2020: Defy Expectations (6/9/20)

In today’s Women 2020 spotlight, we’re defying norms and critiquing expectations with a Bride and an unlikely duo at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. PARAKEET by Marie-Helene Bertino 2 starred reviews! “Bertino playfully, precisely builds a big world in these pages, somehow making the case that there’s too much love, pain, and magic to […]

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Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (5/20/20)

Explore a little-known true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln in today’s nonfiction spotlight! THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–and Why It Failed by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy […]

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PW Summer Books 2020

Publishers Weekly picked the Summer 2020 books that should be on your radar: Staff PicksARTIFACT by Arlene HeymanFLYAWAY by Kathleen JenningsTHE LAST GREAT ROAD BUM by Héctor TobarTHE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE CARTOONIST by Adrian TomineONE STEP AHEAD: Mastering the Art and Science of Negotiation by David SallyTHE PARIS HOURS by Alex GeorgeTHE VAPORS: A […]

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