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“The word ‘masterpiece’ has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.” —Stephen King Click below to watch Gabriel Tallent speak to librarians about his brilliant and immersive, all-consuming debut about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the […]

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Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak is a warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays. Click below to watch her speech to librarians! It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be […]

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Back in June, we hosted five authors at our BookExpo Librarian Author Breakfast. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing videos from their fabulous talks. First up is debut author Diksha Basu who discusses The Windfall, a heartfelt comedy of manners that tells the story of a family discovering what it means to “make it” in modern India. […]

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In this nail-biting debut novel of domestic suspense, one man makes a choice that forces him to confront the darkest reaches of his soul and betray those closest to him. As he’s swept up in a nightmare of escalating violence, he must question his own morality—and determine just how far he’s willing to go to […]

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An absorbing, darkly comedic novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival of an extraordinary young talent. “An utterly charming book—moving, witty, funny, and especially wonderful for the mature kind-heartedness of its view of humanity. Camille Bordas is an invaluable new voice.” —George Saunders Log In to Request an eGalley on Edelweiss. […]

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A darkly clever take on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and other classics of the genre, Ten Dead Comedians is a marvel of literary ventriloquism, with hilarious comic monologues in the voice of every suspect. It’s also an ingeniously plotted puzzler with a twist you’ll never see coming! Fred Van Lente’s brilliant debut is both an […]

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A wildly entertaining debut about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children’s private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her. “[A] wonderful and […]

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We continue our Open Book highlight with debut author Sam Graham-Felsen’s discussion of Green. A debut novel of race and privilege in America that you haven’t seen before: a coming-of-age story about a life-changing friendship, propelled by an exuberant, unforgettable voice. Infectiously funny and sharply honest in the face of injustice, Green is a wildly original […]