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The Tunnels is a thrilling Cold War narrative exploring two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans by tunneling beneath the Berlin Wall, the U.S. television networks who financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration’s unprecedented attempt to suppress both films. Based on extensive access to the Stasi archives, long-secret U.S. documents, and new interviews with tunnelers and […]

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Called “an inspiration” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Homegoing is a novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing […]

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From the international bestselling author of The Lost Wife comes a story—inspired by true events—of two women pursuing freedom and independence in Paris during WWII. As Paris teeters on the edge of the German Occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return. Inspired by […]

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A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Those of you who were at ALA Annual 2016 may have had the opportunity to see and/or meet Brit Bennett. Here she writes to librarians […]

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Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of The Lace Reader with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder. Below, click to read Barry’s letter to librarians and to watch her speak at our BEA Breakfast! When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John […]

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Since people can’t live in a library, Amy Krouse Rosenthal has created the next best thing at home. Watch the video, below. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal: not exactly a memoir—a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Why the title Textbook Amy […]

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence. Watch the video below to hear about Jennifer Chiaverini’s favorite library memories. Request an eGalley on Edelweiss. Request an eGalley on NetGalley.