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Author Michaela Carter Discusses Further Out Than You Thought

10/1/2014
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Combining the eloquence and raw sensuality of Jeanette Winterson with the romantic, renegade spirit of Patti Smith, Further Out Than You Thought is a taut and erotically charged literary debut, set against the chaos of the 1992 L.A. riots, about three people searching for identity and meaning from award-winning poet and indie bookshop co-founder Michaela Carter. In the Neverland that is Los Angeles, where make-believe seems real, three dreamers find themselves on the verge of...

Duration:00:27:37

Author Shelley Noble Discusses Breakwater Bay

8/26/2014
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An abandoned baby, a glorious old Newport mansion, and awakening romance swirl the glittering waters of Breakwater Bay . . . Preservationist Meri Hollis loves her latest project, restoring one of Newport's forgotten Gilded Age mansions. And with summer approaching, she'll be able to spend more time with her grandmother on the Rhode Island shore. She has a great job, a loving family, and she's pretty sure her boyfriend is going to propose on her thirtieth birthday. But everything Meri...

Duration:00:23:55

Author Stephen Kiernan Discusses The Curiosity

8/8/2014
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The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan’s debut novel, is a gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity—man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a curiosity.… Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. As...

Duration:00:27:14

Author Holly Peterson Discusses The Idea of Him

7/17/2014
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Manny—a vibrant novel of love, life lessons, and learning to trust yourself Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of—she's number two at a high-profile P.R. firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband is a blend of handsome and heroic. Wade is everything she thought a man was supposed to be—he's running a successful newsmagazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs...

Duration:00:31:56

Author Mhairi McFarlane Discusses Here's Looking at You

6/24/2014
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Despite the oddballs that keep turning up on her dates, Anna couldn’t be happier. As a 30-something with a job she loves, life has turned out better than she dared dream. However, things weren’t always this way, and her years spent as the butt of schoolyard jokes are ones she’d rather forget. So when James Fraser - the architect of Anna’s final humiliation at school - walks back into her life, her world is turned upside down. But James seems a changed man. Polite. Mature. Funny, even....

Duration:00:21:23

Author Dorothea Benton Frank Discusses The Last Original Wife

4/9/2014
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Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for...

Duration:00:28:23

Author Deborah Crombie Discusses The Sound of Broken Glass

4/3/2014
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Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are on the case in Deborah Crombie’s The Sound of Broken Glass, a captivating mystery that blends a murder from the past with a powerful danger in the present. When Detective Inspector James joins forces with Detective Inspector Melody Talbot to solve the murder of an esteemed barrister, their investigation leads them to realize that nothing is what it seems—with the crime they’re investigating and their own lives. With an abundance...

Duration:00:33:56

Janie Chang Discusses Three Souls

3/26/2014
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Join debut author Janie Chang for a discussion about her new novel, Three Souls, which goes on sale 3/25/14. An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife....

Duration:00:32:25

Authors of The Smitten Book Club Discuss Their New Novel

2/18/2014
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At a rummage sale, Heather, a member of the Fireside Book Club, discovers a turn-of-the-century romantic advice book written by a once-famous Smitten, Vermont, resident. When she shares the precious volume with her friends in the club, they find clues about a hidden treasure rumored to be buried in their tiny town. As Heather, Abby, Lia, and Molly take turns reading the book, each projects onto it her own literary tastes. Heather sees it as a mystery. Abby discovers delicious dashes of...

Duration:00:25:15

Pamela Mingle Discusses The Pursuit of Mary Bennet

12/17/2013
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The enthralling story of Pride and Prejudice's middle sister, Mary Bennet—an enchanting modern sequel to the beloved classic For most of her life, Mary, the serious and unpolished third daughter of the Bennet family, has been overshadowed by her sisters—beautiful and confdent Jane and Elizabeth, and firtatious and lighthearted Lydia and Kitty. But with nearly all of her sisters married and gone from the household, awkward, unrefned Mary has blossomed into an attractive young woman with a...

Duration:00:29:30

Kristina Riggle Discusses The Whole Golden World

11/19/2013
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Kristina Riggle, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars, returns to Book Club Girl on air to discuss her newest book, a thought-provoking novel inspired by real-life events. Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her—popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as...

Duration:00:24:27

Kathleen McCleary Discusses Leaving Haven

10/17/2013
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In Leaving Haven, Kathleen McCleary, author of A Simple Thing, explores the intricacies of love, friendship, and parenthood. Georgia longs for a baby, but she's had miscarriage after miscarriage since her daughter was born more than a decade ago. Through a miraculous egg donation, Georgia is thrilled to find herself pregnant—until she makes a startling discovery that changes her mind about how much she really wants the baby… Georgia’s best friend, Alice, has a happy teenage daughter, a...

Duration:00:22:51

Regina Calcaterra Discusses Etched in Sand

9/19/2013
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In this story of perseverance in the face of adversity, Regina Calcaterra recounts her childhood in foster care and on the streets—and how she and her savvy crew of homeless siblings managed to survive years of homelessness, abandonment, and abuse. Regina Calcaterra's emotionally powerful memoir reveals how she endured a series of foster homes and intermittent homelessness in the shadow of the Hamptons, and how she rose above her past while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters...

Duration:00:28:09

Amy Gail Hansen Discusses The Butterfly Sister

8/23/2013
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In The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen—a moving Gothic tale that intertwines mystery, madness, betrayal, love, and literature—a fragile young woman must silence the ghosts of her past. Ten months after dropping out of all-girl Tarble College, Ruby Rousseau is still haunted by the memories of her senior year, a time marred by an affair with her English professor and a deep depression that caused her to question her sanity. When a mysterious suitcase arrives bearing Ruby's name and...

Duration:00:35:56

Nicole Galland Discusses Godiva

7/24/2013
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Join author Nicole Galland as she chats about her new novel, Godiva! From the author of The Fool's Tale comes a brilliantly crafted retelling of the legend of Lady Godiva According to legend, Lady Godiva lifted the unfair taxation of her people by her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, by riding through the streets of Coventry wearing only a smile. It's a story that's kept tongues wagging for nearly a thousand years. But what would drive a lady of the court to take off everything and risk...

Duration:00:26:11

Christina Baker Kline discusses Orphan Train

5/8/2013
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Join Book Club Girl as she welcomes Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train! Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was...

Duration:00:44:26

Jacqueline Winspear Discusses Leaving Everything Most Loved

3/19/2013
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Join Book Club Girl as she welcomes back Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times Bestselling author of the popular Maisie Dobbs mystery series to discuss the newest Maisie mystery, Leaving Everything Most Loved. In Leaving Everything Most Loved by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the murder of Indian immigrants in London. The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who...

Duration:00:50:21

Wiley Cash Discusses A Land More Kind Than Home

3/8/2013
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Join Book Club Girl as she welcomes Wiley Cash to discuss his New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the critically acclaimed novel, A Land More Kind Than Home. In his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. A Land More Kind than Home is a modern masterwork of Southern fiction, reminiscent...

Duration:00:28:18

Jennifer Haigh Discusses News from Heaven

2/5/2013
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Join us as we welcome award-winning bestselling author Jennifer Haigh to discuss her new book, News from Heaven. In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh—bestselling author of Faith and The Condition—returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a collection of short stories set in and around the fictionalized coal-mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania. Exploring themes of restlessness, regret, redemption and acceptance, Jennifer Haigh depicts men and women of different...

Duration:00:48:23