On the most recent episode, the Read it Forward podcast spoke with Fatima Farheen Mirza, debut author of A Place for Us, an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. Fatima Farheen Mirza examines the secrets and betrayals that have caused the close-knit […]
Lexie Elliott joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her debut novel, The French Girl, an exhilarating psychological suspense thriller about a woman trapped by the bonds of friendship that’s I Know What You Did Last Summer meets the French countryside. They talk about friend group dynamics, self-doubt, and a slinky French ghost. They were six university students […]
Clare MackIntosh, author of the #1 LibraryReads pick for March Let Me Lie, joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about detective-work, post-it notes, and mental health. Click to Read an Excerpt of Let Me Lie. Click to Listen to the Interview.
Debut novelist Rhiannon Navin joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her book, Only Child. Told from the point of view of a six-year-old survivor of a school shooting, the novel grapples with love, grief, and family. Click to Read an Excerpt. Click for a Discussion Guide.
We are so excited to share that Book Club Central Honorary Chair Sarah Jessica Parker’s next pick is Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles! “Jonathan Miles is a great American storyteller, a writer to celebrate with a new novel easily devoured. His tender, life-affirming Anatomy of a Miracle follows paraplegic veteran Cameron Harris and […]
Francesca Hornak joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about her debut novel, Seven Days of Us, which was a #1 LibraryReads pick for October. They discuss creaky family estates, awkward moments, gruesome diseases and much more. Click to Listen to an Interview with Francesca Hornak. Click to Learn More About Seven Days of Us. Click for a […]
Donna Seaman, Booklist Adult Books Editor and co-chair of the SJP Picks selection committee, spoke with Mohsin Hamid recently about his book Exit West and its selection as the second SJP Pick. “I have watched Sarah Jessica Parker and admired her work for many years, as so many of us have. She existed in a fictional world. And now […]
Camille Bordas joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about the loneliness of academia, why she likes to imagine which tv shows her characters would watch, and her personal rules for fiction. Bordas is the author of How to Behave in a Crowd, a witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival […]