On the most recent episode, the Read it Forward podcast spoke with Fatima Farheen Mirza, debut author of A Place for Us, an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. Fatima Farheen Mirza examines the secrets and betrayals that have caused the close-knit […]
Lexie Elliott joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her debut novel, The French Girl, an exhilarating psychological suspense thriller about a woman trapped by the bonds of friendship that’s I Know What You Did Last Summer meets the French countryside. They talk about friend group dynamics, self-doubt, and a slinky French ghost. They were six university students […]
Clare MackIntosh, author of the #1 LibraryReads pick for March Let Me Lie, joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about detective-work, post-it notes, and mental health. Click to Read an Excerpt of Let Me Lie. Click to Listen to the Interview.
Debut novelist Rhiannon Navin joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her book, Only Child. Told from the point of view of a six-year-old survivor of a school shooting, the novel grapples with love, grief, and family. Click to Read an Excerpt. Click for a Discussion Guide.
Jonathan Miles, author of Anatomy of a Miracle, Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest pick for Book Club Central, talks to Donna Seaman, Adult Books Editor at Booklist, about humor, journalism, and more! Click for More Information About SJP’s Pick.
Kimmery Martin’s debut novel The Queen of Hearts is set against a background of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions that pulses with humor and empathy and explores the heart’s capacity for forgiveness. Fans of Grey’s Anatomy will love reading about best friends Zadie and Emma, and the one man whose surprising new presence in their life could ruin their […]
Author Siobhan Fallon has written a rich and authentic debut novel, THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES, telling a heartbreaking story of the unpredictable path of friendship and the secrets kept in marriage, all set within the U.S. military community in Jordan during the rise of the Arab Spring in May 2011. Preceded by her award-winning short story collection, YOU KNOW WHEN […]
Katherine Heiny joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about hyper-specific subcultures, infidelity as a recurring plot point, and having no conversational filter. Heiny is the author of the short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow. Her debut is Standard Deviation, a divinely funny novel about the challenges of a good marriage, the delight and heartache of raising children, […]