Author Spotlight: Mary Kay Andrews (4/28/20)

Mary Kay Andrews, the queen of the summer read, returns with more sandy beaches and small-town scandals with HELLO, SUMMER. HELLO, SUMMER A newspaper reporter returns to her hometown after a new job goes up in smoke, and soon finds out their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer. “Andrews (SUNSET […]

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You Know Her, You Love Her: Mary Kay Andrews

You Know Her, You Love Her: Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews has been providing the perfect beach read for more than 20 books now, and that doesn’t stop with her latest–and May LibraryReads pick—SUNSET BEACH. Drue Campbell’s life and career have recently been derailed. The only thing she has left is the house her mother left her: a ramshackle beach bungalow with a […]

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Valentine’s Day e-Books Sale For Libraries

Valentine’s Day e-Books Sale For Libraries

Feel the love with our Valentine’s Day e-Books sale! Running February 1 – 22, more than 20 adult romance and contemporary women’s titles will be discounted 25% off (with our regular lending terms). Here’s a sneak preview of some sale titles: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen SAVE THE DATE by Mary […]

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Happy #BookBday (6/3/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (6/3/14 Edition)

It's a sunny summer day, perfect for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate:

SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
Cara Kryzik is on the verge of becoming the go-to wedding florist in Savannah, even though she doesn't believe in love. But when her latest bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. “A deft mixture of romance and humor in a story featuring a likable protagonist and cute critters: It’s a date Andrews fans won’t want to miss.” — Kirkus Reviews

THAT SUMMER by Lauren Willig
New York Times bestseller Willig takes readers on a journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman's search for the truth about her past—and herself. “A well-rounded group of characters, clearly connected ties between alternating time periods, and a jaw-dropping conclusion make for one engaging story. Fans will appreciate the author's nod to her 'Pink Carnation' series, but this title can be read alone. A winning suggestion for any age, this satisfying novel could also be a strong book discussion selection.” Library Journal, starred review

SYLVIA, QUEEN OF THE HEADHUNTERS by Philip Eade
British journalist Eade debuts with a well-written biography of Sylvia Brett Brooke (1885-1971), a tale that doubles as a history of the last days of the Raj. Sylvia’s husband, Vyner Brooke, became the third White Rajah of Sarawak in 1917, and she dubbed herself 'queen of the headhunters' in her fanciful memoirs. Vivid portraits of some fairly crazy Brits and a way of life that deserved to be doomed.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT by Heather O'Neill
An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of LULLABIES FOR LITTLE CRIMINALS. “O’Neill has written a marvelously intriguing novel of a family in dissolution, each member of which is richly and memorably characterized. The book is beautifully written, particularly rich in simile and metaphor ('The pink clouds in the sky were delicates soaking in the sink'; 'The notes from the piano were like raindrops falling on the lake'). Compulsively readable, THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT is a delight for any night.” — Booklist, starred review  

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Friday Reads: Wedding Edition

Friday Reads: Wedding Edition

Wedding season has arrived and to celebrate, we’ve made a list of our favorite nuptial-friendly Friday Reads — for you and your betrothed:

Talia made sure to...

SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
In bestseller Andrews' latest, Cara Kryzik is on the verge of becoming the go-to wedding florist in Savannah, even though she doesn't believe in love. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. “A deft mixture of romance and humor in a story featuring a likable protagonist and cute critters: It’s a date Andrews fans won’t want to miss.” — Kirkus Reviews

Anne is fondly remembering her many trips down the aisle as a bridesmaid with…

THE BRIDESMAIDS: True Tales of Love, Envy, Loyalty...and Terrible Dresses by Eimear Lynch & Hanya Yanagihara
In this uproarious oral history, editor, journalist, and five-time ’maid Eimear shares stories that are by turns heartfelt, funny, scandalous, and sometimes downright strange. An ode to the good, the bad, and the strapless chiffon, THE BRIDESMAIDS is “an intimate oral history of the silly, funny and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid.” — Kirkus Reviews

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For Your Consideration: June LibraryReads titles

For Your Consideration: June LibraryReads titles

June LibraryReads collage

Since the weather is getting warmer, why not take your reading al fresco? We recommend these June 2014 titles to get you in a summer state of mind. Just don't forget to nominate your favorite books by May 1!

THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
A woman who was wrongly convicted of her sister's murder and served time in prison must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name. “Stevens has crafted yet another suspenseful thriller with this tale of heartbreak, the cruelties of fate, and redemption... A compelling, exceptional read.” — Library Journal, starred review

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A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
In the latest Lacey Flint mystery, the detective—now part of the marine police—finds a shrouded body in the river. And that's just the first one... “Bolton, who previously published using her initials rather than her first name, turns out dependably well-plotted, well-written crime novels that have actually made me miss my subway stop. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.” — Library Journal, Spring 2014 Editors' Picks

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SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
Cara Kryzik is on the verge of becoming the go-to wedding florist in Savannah, even though she doesn't believe in love. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. “Bestseller Andrews is at the top of her game, delivering a smart, funny perfect-for-summer read with a hopeful heart.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review on LADIES NIGHT

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THAT SUMMER
by Lauren Willig
From modern-day England to the early days of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, New York Times bestseller Willig takes readers on a journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman's search for the truth about her past—and herself.

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THE GLASS KITCHEN
by Linda Francis Lee
Three sisters move from Texas to New York City to open a restaurant in this novel about food, family, and finding true love from the author of EMILY AND EINSTEIN.

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BRUTAL YOUTH
by Anthony Breznican
Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in this coming-of-age story that's Fight Club meets The Breakfast Club

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THE ROMANOV SISTERS: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
by Helen Rappaport  
Historian Helen Rappaport brings the four Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov, to life in their own words, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, to illuminate the opulence of their doomed world and their courage as they faced a terrible end.

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For more June LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!
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TxLA 2014 Book Buzz

TxLA 2014 Book Buzz

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to the TxLA Book Buzz this morning to listen to Anne "the sweet teeth" Spieth talk about her favorite Summer books! If you couldn't make it, don't worry, we've got you covered. 

 

Here are all the titles, plus a handy-dandy catified handout

Highly Anticipated Titles
THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews 
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin

Fractured Fairy Tales
DARK AEMILIA by Sally O'Reilly
ALIAS HOOK by Lisa Jensen
BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth

New Mysteries From Bestselling Authors
A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo

Debut Mysteries
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
NEVER LOOK BACK by Claire Donoghue

Debuts with YA Appeal
THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett
BRUTAL YOUTH by Anthony Breznican
THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison

Books for Teens
A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
REBORN by C.C. Hunter
RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz

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