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Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of […]

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The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything. Below, Waxman composes a sonnet for librarians! At any given moment in other people’s houses, you can find…repressed hopes and dreams…moments of unexpected joy…someone making love on the floor to a […]


From the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter comes a rich and compelling historical novel about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard. When what happened to them is revealed, the uproar that ensues tears apart families, reputations, and even the social fabric of the city, exposing dark secrets about some […]

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No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of when a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East in David Ricciardi’s Warning Light, which Lee Child called “one of the best thrillers you’ll read this year.” It’s perfect for fans of Mark Greaney and Brad Taylor, as well as readers […]

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Francesca Hornak joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about her debut novel, Seven Days of Us, which was a #1 LibraryReads pick for October. They discuss creaky family estates, awkward moments, gruesome diseases and much more. Click to Listen to an Interview with Francesca Hornak. Click to Learn More About Seven Days of Us. Click for a […]

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The Girls in the Picture is a fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends—screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator’s Wife. Below, read Melanie Benjamin’s letter to librarians about writing and researching her new novel. It is 1914, and […]

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Bewitching and playful, with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope, love, and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses. Here, Michael Andreasen, a UC Irvine MFA graduate and recent contributor to The New Yorker, writes a letter to librarians about the summer he lost […]

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Francesca Hornak thanks librarians for making her novel Seven Days of Us, a #1 LibraryReads pick! Hornak’s debut 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. It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be […]