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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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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 […]

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From the international bestselling author of The Lost Wife comes a story—inspired by true events—of two women pursuing freedom and independence in Paris during WWII. As Paris teeters on the edge of the German Occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return. Inspired by […]

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A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Those of you who were at ALA Annual 2016 may have had the opportunity to see and/or meet Brit Bennett. Here she writes to librarians […]

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Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of The Lace Reader with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder. Below, click to read Barry’s letter to librarians and to watch her speak at our BEA Breakfast! When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John […]