An absorbing, darkly comedic novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival of an extraordinary young talent. “An utterly charming book—moving, witty, funny, and especially wonderful for the mature kind-heartedness of its view of humanity. Camille Bordas is an invaluable new voice.” —George Saunders Log In to Request an eGalley on Edelweiss. […]
A darkly clever take on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and other classics of the genre, Ten Dead Comedians is a marvel of literary ventriloquism, with hilarious comic monologues in the voice of every suspect. It’s also an ingeniously plotted puzzler with a twist you’ll never see coming! Fred Van Lente’s brilliant debut is both an […]
A wildly entertaining debut about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children’s private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her. “[A] wonderful and […]
We continue our Open Book highlight with debut author Sam Graham-Felsen’s discussion of Green. A debut novel of race and privilege in America that you haven’t seen before: a coming-of-age story about a life-changing friendship, propelled by an exuberant, unforgettable voice. Infectiously funny and sharply honest in the face of injustice, Green is a wildly original […]
On May 5th we hosted our third Open Book Event, a tristate program of book buzzes, panels, and author presentations. We hosted six incredible authors including Alisyn Camerota, Camille Bordas, Sam Graham-Felsen, Emily Culliton, Fred Van Lenta, and Tom Hunt. Today, we’re highlighting Alisyn Camerota’s talk about her debut Amanda Wakes Up. The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this […]
From a memoir by a young teacher about her life-changing friendship with a student to an in-depth look at our public school system by a MacArthur award–winning educator, these books about education are essential, eye-opening reads for your community. Click for More Books About Education.
In honor of Independence Day next months, we’re featuring the presidential reads your patriotic patrons will be looking for. Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte The definitive biography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, Herbert Hoover—a revisionist account that will forever change the way Americans understand the […]
Friday, June 23, 2017 is LIBRARY CON! If you are attending ALA Annual in Chicago, join us for our pre-conference Library Con event. A day of authors, creators, sneak peeks, and tons of free swag celebrating the hottest new graphic novels, must-have science fiction and fantasy, and more. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.* Room # W183C, McCormick Place Featuring appearances […]