On the Fall Kick-off epsiode of PBS’s the Great American Read, George R. R. Martin discussed the impact that The Great Gatsby, a finalist on the list of 100 books that Americans are voting on, made on his life. Watch below! Click to Learn More about the Great American Read.
There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Green’s new book Ask a Manager is a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations. Here, she […]
A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves, Pieces of Happiness will reaffirm your faith in friendship, second chances, and the importance of indulging one’s sweet tooth. In a letter […]
In Secrets in Summer, the “queen of beach books” (The Star-Ledger) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface. Here, Nancy Thayer shares her library memories, and discusses how she wrote the main character in her new book who just […]
Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other about a U.S. Army Ranger who robbed a bank the day before his deployment to Iraq. Here, author Ben Blum writes a letter to librarians about how libraries and book influenced him and his cousin, Alex Blum, the Army Ranger who committed armed […]
Not since Good Grief has a book about a young widow been so poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss. Enter for your chance to win an ARC and watch a video from the author below! Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died […]
Below, beloved fantasy writer Christine Feehan talks about the importance of libraries and how she got her own start in her local library. In Dark Carousel, the new Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a woman falls prey to the seductive allure of the past—and a vampire warrior’s intoxicating embrace. The […]
Here, the bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale shares his love for libraries and how they feature in his new novel The Lost Book of the Grail. Set in an English cathedral city, The Lost Book of the Grail tells the story of obsessive bibliophile and Holy Grail fanatic Arthur Prescott as he works to uncover a […]