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Author LetterFrom the AuthorSummer Book Scoop

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 […]

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Author LetterFrom the AuthorHolds AlertWhat We're Reading

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 […]

the-windfall
From the AuthorHolds AlertWhat We're Reading

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 […]

my-last-lament
From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

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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From the AuthorHolds AlertWhat We're Reading

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 […]