A letter for librarians from Anton DiScalfani, author of The After Party There has been more change in the past year of my life than in all the other years combined. I finished a book and gave birth, handing in the manuscript the night before I went into labor; I moved to the Deep South […]
Cat lady—or free agent? What does #spinster” mean to you? From Vogue to The Today Show, Kate Bolick and her amazing book, SPINSTER, have been everywhere this week! Check your hold lists! [youtube watch?v=ow4skwaxHfo] Click here for a Book Club Kit, complete with paper dolls, cocktails recipes, recommended reading, and a reading group guide!
Erica’s Staff Pick: This debut novel raced to the top of my TBR pile because of its mystical atmosphere and YA crossover appeal. Inspired in part by Scottish myths and fairytales, THE GRACEKEEPERS tells a dystopian story of a world now covered almost entirely by water. For fans of THE AGE OF MIRACLES and THE NIGHT CIRCUS! Click […]
Select Praise for RUBY “A powerful literary force reminiscent of Toni Morrison.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “One day this book will be considered a staple of our literature, a classic.” —Edwidge Danticat Click to Read an Excerpt. Click to Read the Discussion Guide. Click to Read Cynthia Bond’s Essay, “Two Types of Violence We […]
We are very happy to share with you our latest Random House Library Marketing Book Club Brochure Volume 9. Our latest volume features selections perfect for Book Clubs @ Your Library, and includes sample discussion questions, Readers’ Advisory tips, and a newly expanded Adult Books for Teen Book Clubs section. View Our Brochure on Scribd or Request a printed […]
A mid-century doctor’s raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter’s attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own is an unforgettable testament to the reaches of the mind and the redeeming power of a determined heart. Click to Read an Excerpt. Click to Request an […]
In celebration of Banned Books Week, I give you my favorite classic banned book/contemporary book pairing for your book club. Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird may be the most well known banned book, and is certainly in the running for most well known character from a banned book–Atticus Finch. A resilient lawyer with […]
What a wonderful opportunity to hear one of our favorite authors discuss her LONG awaited new novel, LUCKY US. Amy Bloom recently shared the most endearing and funny stories of her childhood spent reading at the library. “I wanted to grow up to be a reader.” We hope you enjoy the clip! [youtube KcZkUP2rSao&index=5&list=UU6aKZJ5BobqgmxQGLVBlVZw=] Click […]