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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 […]

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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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“A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity’s future.” —Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Martian  You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, […]

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Solimar Castro Valdez is eighteen and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin’s doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American […]

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Author LetterFrom the Author

The Tunnels is a thrilling Cold War narrative exploring two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans by tunneling beneath the Berlin Wall, the U.S. television networks who financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration’s unprecedented attempt to suppress both films. Based on extensive access to the Stasi archives, long-secret U.S. documents, and new interviews with tunnelers and […]