Fiction

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Kaitlyn Greenidge, We Love You, Charlie Freeman

Frustrated by the limitations of cross-race communication in her predominantly white town, Laurel, a young African American girl, teaches herself to sign -- a skill she later imparts to her two daughters. This ability eventually leads Laurel to uproot her husband and daughters from their overeducated and underpaid life in the South End of Boston for the bucolic Massachusetts countryside, where the Freemans are to take part in an experiment.

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Kaitlyn Greenidge received her MFA from Hunter College, where she studied with Nathan Englander and Peter Carey, and was Colson Whitehead's writing assistant as part of the Hertog Research Fellowship. Greenidge was the recipient of the Bernard Cohen Short Story Prize. She was a Bread Loaf scholar, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace artist-in-residence, and a Johnson State College visiting emerging writer. Her work has appeared in the Believer, the Feminist Wire, At Length, Fortnight Journal, Green Mountains Review, Afrobeat Journal, the Tottenville Review, and American Short Fiction. Originally from Boston, she now lives in Brooklyn.

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Published: Algonquin Books - March 8th, 2016

Steve Berry, The 14th Colony, with Joseph Finder

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos. 

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Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Patriot ThreatThe Lincoln MythThe King's DeceptionThe Columbus AffairThe Jefferson KeyThe Emperor's TombThe Paris VendettaThe Charlemagne PursuitThe Venetian BetrayalThe Alexandria LinkThe Templar LegacyThe Third SecretThe Romanov Prophecy, and The Amber Room.

Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, including The FixerSuspicionVanished, and Buried Secrets. Finder’s international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writer’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures. He lives in Boston. 

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Published: Minotaur Books - April 5th, 2016

Douglas Kennedy, The Blue Hour

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Moment and Five Days comes the best book about Morocco since The Sheltering Sky.

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Douglas Kennedy is the author of eleven previous novels, including the international bestsellers The Moment and Five Days. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages, and in 2007 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He divides his time between London, New York, and Montreal, and has two children. 

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Published: Atria Books - February 16th, 2016

Nelly Alard, Couple Mechanics, with Courtney Maum

At once sexy and feminist, this is a story of a woman who decides to fight for her marriage after her husband confesses to an affair with a notable politician. 

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Nelly Alard is an actress and screenwriter who lives in Paris. Her first novel, Le crieur de nuit, received the 2010 Roger Nimier Prize as well as the 2011 Prix National Lions de Littérature and the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation Prize for the Support of Literature. In 2013 she was awarded the Prix Interallié for Couple Mechanics, the first woman to win the award in more than twenty years.

Courtney Maum, author of the debut novel I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, graduated from Brown University with a degree in comparative literature. She then lived in France for five years where she worked as a party promoter for Corona Extra, which had everything to do with getting a visa, and nothing to do with her degree. Today, Maum splits her time between the Berkshires, New York City, and Paris, working as a creative brand strategist, corporate namer, and humor columnist.

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Published: Other Press - January 19th, 2016

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Published: Touchstone - April 7th, 2015

POSTPONED: Romance Roundtable

Tonight's event has been postponed due to the snow. The romance roundtable has been rescheduled for Friday, February 26, at 7:00. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published: Avon - January 26th, 2016

The Rogue Not Taken: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book I Cover Image
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Published: Avon - December 29th, 2015

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Published: Avon Impulse - June 9th, 2015

Helen Klein Ross, What Was Mine

Join Helen Klein Ross in conversation with local novelist Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs.

Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore and gets away with it for twenty-one years. 

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. 

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Helen Klein Ross is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and in the Iowa Review, where it won the 2014 Iowa Review award in poetry. She graduated from Cornell University and received an MFA from the New School. Helen lives with her husband in New York City and Salisbury, CT.

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Published: Gallery Books - January 5th, 2016

Nadine Darling, She Came from Beyond

Join Nadine Darling in conversation with local author Timothy Gager.

Easy Hardwick has it made. At just about thirty, she's got a tumbledown cottage in small-town Oregon and an uncomplicated acting gig as the space-babe eye candy on a sci-fi parody show. She spends her downtime online, bickering with fans and fellow culture vultures about film trivia and relishing her minor-but-satisfying celebrity.

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Nadine Darling's short fiction has appeared in Night Train, Edifice Wrecked, Eyeshot, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Per Contra. She lives in Boston with her family.

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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 13th, 2015

Tanwi Nandini Islam, Bright Lines

"A Brooklyn-by-way-of-Bangladesh Royal Tenenbaums." -- The Denver Post

A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past.

For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents murder, and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk, she's always felt more at ease in nature than with people. She traveled from Bangladesh to Brooklyn to live with the Saleems: her uncle Anwar, aunt Hashi, and their beautiful daughter, Charu, her complete opposite. One summer, when Ella returns home from college, she discovers Charu's friend Maya, an Islamic cleric's runaway daughter, asleep in her bedroom. 

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Tanwi Nandini Islam is a writer, multimedia artist, and founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a handcrafted natural perfume and skincare line. A graduate of Vassar College and Brooklyn College's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn.

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Published: Penguin Books - August 11th, 2015

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