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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New E-galleys (8/30/21)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: MICKEY7 by Edward AshtonISBN 9781250275035 | on sale 2/15/22 Dying isn’t any fun…but at least it’s a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world […]

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World War II Spotlight (12/15/20)

Today we’re spotlighting World War II in fiction and nonfiction with a hearting-pounding story of a Jewish detective searching for a serial killer in war-torn Berlin and a look at monuments around the world commemorating World War II and what they say about us today. GERMANIA: A Novel of Nazi Berlin by Harald Gilbers “What […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (10/29/20)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! This #MacLibFromHome pick is a long-lost novel about flight and persecution in 1930s Germany: Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz’s THE PASSENGER. Watch Talia’s full video here. A forty-something bestselling author goes to Paris to overcome writers block and rediscovers family, independence, and […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (8/25/20)

The four major factors that undermine American democracy + a wide look at the years leading up to World War II = this nonfiction round-up. FOUR THREATS: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy by Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman “Mettler and Lieberman marshal a wealth of evidence to make their case, and incisively sketch […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU + a Letter to Librarians

This week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick is PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, historical fiction set in alternating timelines featuring Nazis, the 1950s publishing industry, and a mother forced to make some hard decisions for survival. PLUS keep reading for a special love letter to librarians from the author, Ellen Feldman. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through […]

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Happy #PubDay + Historical Spotlight (1/14/20)

Princesses seeking safety during WWII + the story of a young feminist a century ahead of her time (with some Jane Austen mixed in) = today’s historical #pubday party! THE SECRET GUESTS by Benjamin Black “Black’s lucid prose is the perfect foil for tangled politics, old hatreds, unsolved crimes, the threat to Irish neutrality, and […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS

Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS

A mother and her 5-year-old daughter must hide from the Nazis in German-occupied Poland during World War II in Jennifer Rosner’s heart-rending fiction debut, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. Shira, the daughter, is a musical prodigy, and in order to keep her quiet and hidden in the barn of a Non-Jewish family, her mother Róza invents […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Jennifer Rosner’s breathtaking WWII mother/daughter story, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses […]

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Happy #PubDay (10/01/19)

Happy #PubDay (10/01/19)

An American Midwest family drama + a new novel from the author of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ + the return of L. Penelope’s Earthsinger, all in this week’s #PubDay celebration. THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner “Autofiction at its smartest and most effective: self-interested, self-interrogating, but never self-involved.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather […]

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