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Written in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States, Radical Hope is an inspiring collection of thirty-one original letters composed by a wide range of leading contemporary voices, including award-winning novelists, poets, and political thinkers, and compiled by activist and novelist Carolina De Robertis. Radical Hope: Letters of […]

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What better way to talk about girl power than by sharing our photo from ALA Midwinter with Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. We think she would approve of the strong female characters in these upcoming novels. From a young woman with magical powers to a mother fighting to get her children back to a girl who survives a […]

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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 the video below of J. Courtney Sullivan speaking to librarians at our Open Book Event in December. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen […]

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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the April 2017 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your April Readers’ Advisory. Anything Is Possible: A Novel (#1) Elizabeth Strout “Strout does not disappoint with her newest work. Her brilliant collection takes up where her novel, My Name […]

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A dazzling, stylish biography of a fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer. A recent French biography begins, Who doesn’t know Nadar? In France, that’s a rhetorical question. Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris—a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas—Nadar was perhaps the most innovative, the […]

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Book ExtrasWhat We're Reading

Discover them first! Take our quiz to find out which debut novel you should read next. And check out our Spring 2017 Digital Debut Sampler to get a sneak peek at an excerpt of your result and more of our hottest upcoming debuts! Take the Quiz! Click to Read Our Spring 2017 Digital Debut Sampler […]

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Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a staff favorite about an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life […]

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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 […]