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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 […]

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Camille Bordas joins Beaks & Geeks to talk about the loneliness of academia, why she likes to imagine which tv shows her characters would watch, and her personal rules for fiction. Bordas is the author of How to Behave in a Crowd, a witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival […]

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From the AuthorWhat We're Reading

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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The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and bestselling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges–a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over […]

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Watch below for a video from Kelly Corrigan, the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place. Her new book is Tell Me More, a warm, insightful look at the twelve phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships. It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly […]