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James William Brown’s My Last Lament is a poignant and evocative novel of one Greek woman’s story of her own—and her nation’s—epic struggle in the aftermath of World War II. In a letter to librarians, he expresses his deep gratitude and explains how important libraries have been throughout the process of writing this novel, and his […]

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A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times bestselling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. Watch J. Courtney Sullivan’s presentation at our Open Book Event below. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in […]

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From the New York Times bestselling author of She’s Not There, a new novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past. Watch Jennifer Finney Boylan’s presentation from our Open Book Event below. Long Black Veil is the story of Judith Carrigan, whose past is dredged up when […]

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The antihero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series continues his comeback in the second volume of this new series by bestselling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)! Watch Black’s presentation from our Open Book Event below. God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer […]

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An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who scatter at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive, and to reunite. Watch Georgia Hunter’s presentation from our Open Book Event below. It is the spring of 1939, and three generations of the Kurc family are […]

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On December 1st we hosted our second Open Book Event, a tristate program of book buzzes, panels, and author presentations. We had six incredible authors including Will Schwalbe, Hannah Tinti, Holly Black, J. Courtney Sullivan, Georgia Hunter, and Jennifer Finney Boylan. Today, we’re highlighting Will Schwalbe’s presentation about his next book, Books for Living. From the author […]