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New York Times bestselling author MEG WOLITZER reads from her new novel The Female Persuasion
“Much has changed in the feminist movement, and for all women… and this book observes those changes with a gimlet eye.” —Time
“Finally, a novel about a complicated relationship that doesn’t get nearly enough attention: that between mentor and mentee. Full of Meg Wolitzer’s signature acumen and insight.” — Esquire “A novel to get excited about.” — The Guardian
Critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling writer J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN reads from her new novel, Saints for All Occasions
Critically-acclaimed writer JOHN FREEMAN GILL reads from his debut novel, The Gargoyle Hunters
“Marvelously evocative … exuberant … eye-opening … [an] urban Indiana Jones-like escapade.” — The New York Times
“The Gargoyle Hunters is wonderful, strong, funny, with yards and yards of beautiful writing. Its pages are full of reading pleasures… Extraordinary.” — Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize – and National Book Award–winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain“.
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Featuring 3 of the Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018
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A spring books pick by Entertainment Weekly, ABCNews/Good Morning America, Southern Living, and more… JAMIE BRENNER reads from her new novel, The Husband Hour. When a young widow’s reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.
“Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Jane Green will adore this poignant and powerful tale of one woman’s journey to find peace against the idyllic backdrop of her family’s seaside home. Forgiveness, homecoming, healing, and a second chance at love make for a heady cocktail that will keep readers captivated long after they have turned the final page. ”
Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of THE ORPHAN’S TALE
1 of New York Times 4 Writers to Watch This Summer (Click here for more info) National Book Award winning writer, JUDY BLUNDELL reads from her new novel, The High Season. The Hamptons hath no fury like a woman scorned. No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg. The catch? To afford it, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year. It’s Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what her daughter calls “the summer bummer”: the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. The widow of a blue-chip artist, Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a gorgeous stepson. But soon Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life—her house, her friends, even her husband (okay, ex-husband, but still). And after Ruthie’s job as the director of a local museum is threatened, she finally decides to fight back. “A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity, The High Season is wicked summer fun.”—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
|Critically-acclaimed writer, CRISTINA ALGER reads from her new novel, The Banker’s Wife . On an early morning in November, a couple boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Lerner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew’s death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies. Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau has finally landed at the top. Now that she’s engaged to Grant Ellis, she will stop writing about powerful families and finally be a part of one. But while looking into Swiss United, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including a few who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel’s heartbreaking search–if Marina chooses to publish it. “Immersive, satisfying, tense–and timely: This is probably happening for real right now.”—Lee Child|
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