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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Author Spotlight: Rick Atkinson

Author Spotlight: Rick Atkinson

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Liberation Trilogy, and now he turns his intellectual eye to a new era: the American Revolution. THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, Volume 1) recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence, from […]

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Red-Hot Drop-In Alert: CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris

Red-Hot Drop-In Alert: CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris

Heather Morris’ debut novel THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ was an immediate smash hit, skyrocketing to the top of bestseller lists across the country and spending 26 weeks at the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (and still going strong). We are so excited to be publishing Morris’ follow-up, CILKA’S JOURNEY, this October. […]

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