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“What would happen if the president of the U.S.A. went stark-raving mad?” Back by popular demand, The New York Times calls the 1965 bestselling political thriller by the author of Seven Days in May, “A little too plausible for comfort.”  How can one man convince the highest powers in Washington that the President of the United States is dangerously […]

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November is National Novel Writing Month (affectionately known as NaNoWriMo) so we’re sharing essential books for your patrons’ writing endeavors. Click for More Books to Celebrate NaNoWriMo. And check out this episode of the This Is the Author podcast where some of your favorite authors reveal their recipes for a great story. Hear Torrey Maldonado, Heather Won Tesoriero, […]

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The bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving–now in a limited 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces…and teaches moral lessons.”–The New York Times  The opening sentence of John Irving’s […]

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“A gripping, sinister fable!”–Margaret Atwood, via Twitter LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE l The Handmaid’s Talemeets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters, Grace, Lia, and Sky. He has lain […]

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While the reads above use fiction to discuss the past, these books give us factual portraits of history taking readers through the Revolutionary War, the massacre at Wounded Knee, the Civil War, Women’s Suffrage, World War II, the Stonewall uprising, and more. Click for More History Books. Want more content like this? Click below to […]

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Click to request eGalleys of our favorite February titles, and if you love the books, please consider nominating them for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the February list ends on January 1st. Click to Request eGalleys of These FebruaryTitles. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity […]

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An ordinary town is transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep in this mesmerizing novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Miracles. “This book is stunning.”—Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her […]