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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the April 2018 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your April Readers’ Advisory. Other People’s Houses (#2) By Abbi Waxman “The story follows a stay-at-home mom. There is a satisfying rhythm to the book. Crazy things happen, and the next day […]

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In this episode of Book Club Appetizer, Read It Forward‘s Book Club-focused podcast, Curtis Sittenfeld, the author of Prep discusses her modern-day send-up of Pride and Prejudice. Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. In this New York […]

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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the April 2016 LibraryReads Top Ten list! Click to prepare for your April Readers’ Advisory. Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice (Top Pick!) By Curtis Sittenfeld “Love, sex, and relationships in contemporary Cincinnati provide an incisive social commentary set in the […]

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we’re feeling the love. From two people failing to resist their mutual attraction to a woman falling for a cute bartender, love comes in all shapes at the library. Jane Steele By Lindsay Faye A reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer who falls in love […]

Click to request eGalleys of our favorite April titles, and if you love the reads, please consider nominating one (or more) for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the April 2016 List ends on February 20th! Dodgers by Bill Beverly A dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger. Written in […]

In January 2005, Curtis Sittenfeld burst onto the scene with her debut novel, Prep—an insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition. Her novel, about fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora, became the Winner of the 2006 New York Public Library Books […]

Evidence of Barak Obama’s fast approaching inaguaration day is everywhere: from the cable news channels, to the newstands and now in the newest piece of fiction by New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld. Slate magazine has asked her to pen an original inaguration novella which appears on their website in five parts. Sittenfeld’s first foray into […]

  Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel, American Wife, is the story of Alice Blackwell, a sweet-faced Midwestern girl who is charmed by a rising politician, marries into one of the richest and most renowned political families in the country, and becomes a beloved First Lady. Sound familiar? Well, Sittenfeld doesn’t hide it – there are many similarities […]