Author Spotlight: Romy Hausmann (10/19/21)

Romy Hausmann made her English debut with the twisty, suspenseful, and psychologically clever story of a woman who disappeared without a trace in DEAR CHILD. Now, SLEEPLESS brings all the mind-bending and page-turning thrills that had readers hooked with the story of a woman who gets dragged into a bizarre game in which she is […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/14/21)

Joe Gunter investigates the death of a local millionaire + Agatha Raisin is on the case with the poisoned body of an old man + the ultimate sacrifices of parenting and the realities of who our neighbors are + a group of missing friends and a twisted killer + a new holiday adventure for Chet […]

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Author Spotlight: Jonathan Franzen (10/13/21)

Jonathan Franzen is no stranger to bringing a unique and dazzlingly vividness to his characters. His newest novel, and the start to a trilogy, CROSSROADS does just that with the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of crisis. CROSSROADS 4 starred reviews! “Franzen’s intensely absorbing novel is amusing, excruciating, and at times […]

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Historical Spotlight (10/12/21)

This historical spotlight takes us back in time to WWII with a powerful story of family, courage, and resilience and to 1870s Paris with a thrilling romance set in the city of love. THREE SISTERS by Heather Morris “Morris skillfully chronicles the lives of the sisters from childhood to old age, balancing fictional invention with […]

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Author Spotlight: Louise Glück (10/6/21)

Louise Glück, 2020 Nobel Prize winner, has a magnificent and haunting touch in her poetry. This newest collection of poems returns to themes of morality, nature, and ageing. WINTER RECIPES FROM THE COLLECTIVE: Poems “In her first new collection since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020, Glück returns to themes of mortality […]

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LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS pin sweepstakes!

Calling all Sci Fi readers and donut lovers! Ryka Aoki’s Indie Next pick LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS is out today, with a Booklist starred review calling it “an exciting, wild web of an adventure, a unputdownable book about music, found family, and identity” and a Kirkus Reviews starred review saying, “this novel is an unexpected […]

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Happy Half Hour (9/27/21)

In this Happy Half Hour, we’re discussing a futuristic retelling of Romeo and Juliet, the start to a new historical rom-com series, a beautiful portrayal of a woman coming to terms with her past, and a gripping tale based on a true scandal. WAKING ROMEO by Kathryn Barker | 9781250174109 | 1/4/22 NEVER FALL FOR […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi Fantasy (9/24/21)

A city built on a god’s remains + a vampire war against humanity + a sweltering and haunting queer Southern Gothic + a magical debut about the sisterhood of magic = this sci fi/fantasy spotlight! MORDEW by Alex Pheby “Highly recommended for those interested in sprawling, bizarre fantasy worlds that run counter to the post-Tolkien […]

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Title Spotlight: L.A. WEATHER (9/23/21)

Today’s forecast is partly funny, partly heartbreaking, with a high chance of complexity in the story of the Alvarado family in María Amparo Escandón’s L.A. WEATHER. Oscar Alvarado does nothing but fret about L.A.’s current drought even as he dwells on a longstanding secret, and Keila, his wife of 40 years, has finally had it; […]

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World War II Spotlight (9/22/21)

Today we have two stories of love and survival in World War II with a little-known chapter of a family’s inspiring history + a novel of one woman’s return to Occupied Berlin to face the past and find an unexpected future. INTO THE FOREST: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love by Rebecca Frankel […]

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