Julie Garwood, #1 New York Times bestselling author, shares how libraries and librarians are dear to her heart. In Garwood’s new novel Wired, a beautiful computer hacker and a bad-boy FBI agent must collaborate—in more ways than one. Allison Trent doesn’t look like a hacker. In fact, when she’s not in college working on her degree, she […]
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 […]
Jennifer Finney Boylan joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about Long Black Veil, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past. She talks murder, historical figures, and intrigue! Click to Listen to the Interview with Jennifer Finney Boylan. Click for More Information About Long Black Veil.
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 […]
Diksha Basu, debut author of The Windfall, thanks librarians for their support and shares a lovely story about how libraries play an important role in her grandmother’s life. Watch the video below. For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha’s lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga […]
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her newest book, Right Behind You. Listen in as they talk research, twists, favorite reads, and creating suspense. Is he a hero? Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in […]
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 […]
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 […]