A November LibraryReads pick, John Boyne’s new novel is a seductive, unputdownable psychodrama following one brilliant, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success. Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel […]
The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn’t turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own. Here, Jasmine Guillory shares her experience with libraries and librarians. Watch below! When someone asks you to spend your life […]
Debut author Emma Rous talks about her love of the libraries in Cambridge where she attended university. Emma’s novel The Au Pair is available January 8th, 2019. Learn more about the novel below! A grand estate, terrible secrets, and a young woman who bears witness to it all. If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton […]
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, Good Luck with That, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance. In the video below, Higgins tells us how she can be herself in libraries and how that […]
Lexie Elliott joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her debut novel, The French Girl, an exhilarating psychological suspense thriller about a woman trapped by the bonds of friendship that’s I Know What You Did Last Summer meets the French countryside. They talk about friend group dynamics, self-doubt, and a slinky French ghost. They were six university students […]
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial–this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her. But this is just the beginning. Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, Vox is debut author Christina Dalcher’s harrowing, […]
Debut novelist Rhiannon Navin joins Beaks and Geeks to talk about her book, Only Child. Told from the point of view of a six-year-old survivor of a school shooting, the novel grapples with love, grief, and family. Click to Read an Excerpt. Click for a Discussion Guide.
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 […]