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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 […]

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Centuries of war with aliens threaten the future of human civilization on earth in this gripping, epic science fiction debut for fans of epic science fiction and readers of George RR Martin and Orson Scott Card. Author J. Patrick Black credits librarians with helping him learn how to build worlds like the one in Ninth City […]

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A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a […]