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Christopher W. Gortner in The Millions Tuesday Round Up!
05/28/2020
The Millions

Christopher W. Gortner in The Millions Tuesday Round Up!

End your month on a high note, with new releases from C.W. Gortner, Ilana Masad, JM Coetzee and more.

“Compelling… Christopher W. Gortner's fluid first-person prose paints a vivid portrait in an immersive, hard-to-put-down...
05/28/2020
The First Actress: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt - Historical Novel Society

“Compelling… Christopher W. Gortner's fluid first-person prose paints a vivid portrait in an immersive, hard-to-put-down drama about the ‘divine Sarah’ who continued to mesmerize the world almost until her death in 1923. Highly recommended.” – Historical Novel Society

“I saw myself at Hugo’s side, the daughter of a courtesan, whom no one save my dear Dumas had believed would amount to anything, the defamed girl of the Slap, of the frivolities of the Gymnase, the frightened mother who nearly lost everything to bear her illicit child. Every humiliation had brou...

Borneo Bulletin feature of Carl Safina
05/26/2020
Ecologist turns human view of animal cultures on its head » Borneo Bulletin Online

Borneo Bulletin feature of Carl Safina

Lifestyle Ecologist turns human view of animal cultures on its head May 26, 2020 Katharine Norbury THE WASHINGTON POST – At the New Networks for Nature conference in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, the renowned Scottish wildlife cinematographer Doug Allan described a pod of beluga whales in the L...

Fiction Writers Co-op
05/26/2020

Fiction Writers Co-op

Out now! The fantastic THE FIRST ACTRESS from Christopher W. Gortner!

Read more: Read more: https://amzn.to/2ywz7PD

The tumultuous rise to fame of legendary French actress, Sarah Bernhardt—the world's first international celebrity—dazzles in bestseller C.W. Gortner’s new novel.

When Sarah returns to Paris after her convent schooling, her courtesan mother demands that she take up the family trade. To escape this fate, Sarah impulsively pursues a career onstage, until her unorthodox acting style leads to her scandalous dismissal. Only nineteen years old and unemployed, Sarah has no other choice than to submit, but her seductive ease as a courtesan comes to an abrupt end when she discovers she is pregnant. Unwilling to give up her child, she is cast adrift, penniless and alone.

With her striking beauty and eccentric flair, she finds work in a bohemian playhouse, where her innovative performances catapult her to unexpected success. Suddenly, audiences clamor to see this daring young actress. But her world is torn asunder by the 1870 Siege of Paris; refusing to abandon her city, Sarah opens a ward for wounded soldiers and risks her life. Upon the war’s end, she vows to rebuild her career, her tempestuous affair with her leading man and defiance of convention plunging her into a fierce quest for independence. Undeterred, she must risk everything to become France’s most acclaimed actress.

Told in her own voice, this is Sarah Bernhardt's incandescent story—a fascinating, intimate account of a woman whose indomitable spirit enshrined her in history as the Divine Sarah.

On sale today!
05/26/2020
’Til Morning Light by Ann Moore is only $1.99 - BookBub

On sale today!

After moving to post–Gold Rush San Francisco, Gracelin O’Malley must contend with the city’s seedy underbelly when her fiancé fails to materialize. A new job as a cook for a prominent doctor seems promising — but can it give Grace the life she desires? A “warm, gentle, and comforting” s...

Happy Pub Day to Jeannie Mobley’s THE JEWEL THIEF!!....“Mobley crafts her own Hope Diamond legend, one filled with roman...
05/26/2020

Happy Pub Day to Jeannie Mobley’s THE JEWEL THIEF!!
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“Mobley crafts her own Hope Diamond legend, one filled with romance and intrigue” — Publishers Marketplace
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#bookbirthday #pubday #jeanniemobley #thejewelthief #vikingbooksforyoungreaders #yabookstagram #yabookstagrammer #booknerd

Happy Pub Day to Christopher W. Gortner’s THE FIRST ACTRESS: A NOVEL OF SARAH BERNHARDT, pictured here with traditional ...
05/26/2020

Happy Pub Day to Christopher W. Gortner’s THE FIRST ACTRESS: A NOVEL OF SARAH BERNHARDT, pictured here with traditional Sarah Bernhardt cookies
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“This novel about Sarah Bernhardt, the iconic French actress, is both a riveting portrait of the artist as a passionate young woman and a luscious historical novel full of period detail.” — Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of MISTRESS OF THE RITZ and THE AVIATOR’S WIFE
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Perfect weekend activity!! Misha Maynerick Blaise
05/21/2020
Printables and Activities for Bird Lovers | Brightly

Perfect weekend activity!! Misha Maynerick Blaise

We've rediscovered the joy in birdwatching over the last few weeks and find it's a great activity to do with kids! Keep the fun going with these printables and activities, from coloring sheets to step-by-step instructions for making a bird feeder.

"O’Siadhail’s book is an erudite, epic poem that covers four centuries of modern thought and sensibility. It ranges thro...
05/21/2020
Book Reviews - The US Review of Books: Professional Book Reviews

"O’Siadhail’s book is an erudite, epic poem that covers four centuries of modern thought and sensibility. It ranges through the best that has been thought in the modern world and in well-crafted, inventive, poetic forms, while introducing major artists, poets, writers, musicians, scientists, philosophers and politicians. It is an engaging, delightful, and amazing tour de force. It is a book to be studied and taught and read. For poets, it is an inspiration." -- US Review of Books

The US Review of Books covers the annual Eric Hoffer Book Award

Excerpt Alert!
05/19/2020

Excerpt Alert!

Excerpt alert! Start reading THE JEWEL THIEF by Jeannie Mobley for your fix of slow-burn romance and the mysterious history around the Hope Diamond💎 http://bit.ly/33gEj50

Eva Holland for The Wall Street Journal
05/18/2020
Learning to Live With Fear

Eva Holland for The Wall Street Journal

At a time when we are managing unusual distress, there are important lessons from research on how panic affects our bodies and minds.

"All of which has led me to wonder about the aftermath of the pandemic. What comes next for us—after sickness, after loc...
05/18/2020
When it Comes to Coronavirus, What Does ‘After’ Mean?

"All of which has led me to wonder about the aftermath of the pandemic. What comes next for us—after sickness, after lockdown, after the pandemic recedes? This period will leave its marks on us—but what will those marks look like? I think a lot of us are beginning to ask those questions, even as the “after” remains distant." -- Eva Holland

Our dystopian novels tend to finish one way or another: with the horror in retreat or with the grim realization that it is here to stay. The boys in Lord of the Flies are finally discovered on the …

So excited for THOSE WHO ARE SAVED by Alexis Landau!
05/18/2020

So excited for THOSE WHO ARE SAVED by Alexis Landau!

"BECOMING WILD is a warm and beckoning paean to our natural world. Mr. Safina’s deep understanding and love resonate, ev...
05/15/2020
A Good Life on Earth | The East Hampton Star

"BECOMING WILD is a warm and beckoning paean to our natural world. Mr. Safina’s deep understanding and love resonate, even if we are left bereft, with the angst and fear that our own love will not be enough." -- The East Hampton Star on Carl Safina

Carl Safina is among those few standing in the way of the mass extinctions we’re causing. He beseeches us poetically and tirelessly to hear what nature is saying, and the way he shares his deep love of life on Earth can at times make reading his most recent book, “Becoming Wild,” rather diffic...

Great Deal Alert! Sarah Waters' THE LITTLE STRANGER is on sale at BookBub
05/14/2020
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters is only $1.99 - BookBub

Great Deal Alert! Sarah Waters' THE LITTLE STRANGER is on sale at BookBub

A New York Times bestseller hailed as “a classic gothic page-turner” (USA Today): In postwar England, Dr. Faraday visits the remnants of the Ayres family — but their crumbling mansion hides a sinister secret. “Several sleepless nights are guaranteed” (Stephen King).

05/13/2020
Jones Library

Interview of authors Artemis Roehrig and Corinne Demas!

Laura Sebastian's LADY SMOKE is one of Book Riot's Favorite Books About Pirates!
05/13/2020
Riot Recommendation: 42 of Your Favorite Books About Pirates

Laura Sebastian's LADY SMOKE is one of Book Riot's Favorite Books About Pirates!

Ahoy, me hearties! We were jonesing for stories about life back on the high seas, and you answered the call. Here are 42 of yer favorite books about pirates!

Pat Murphy's THE FALLING WOMAN featured on The Portalist's 10 Nebula Award-Winning Books by Female Authors You Should Re...
05/13/2020
10 Nebula Award-Winning Books by Female Authors You Should Read

Pat Murphy's THE FALLING WOMAN featured on The Portalist's 10 Nebula Award-Winning Books by Female Authors You Should Read

Dive into some of the best sci-fi and fantasy stories by female authors of the past, present, and future with these ten Nebula Award-winning books by women.

Very Happy Pub Day to ITZHAK: A BOY WHO LOVED THE VIOLIN, by Tracy Newman, illustrated by Abigail Halpin....“An eye catc...
05/12/2020

Very Happy Pub Day to ITZHAK: A BOY WHO LOVED THE VIOLIN, by Tracy Newman, illustrated by Abigail Halpin.
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“An eye catching tale of music and perserverance” (@kirkus_reviews ), Itzhak Perlman was diagnosed with Polio but went on to become one of the greatest violinists of all time.
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Quirk Books
05/08/2020

Quirk Books

“A thrilling adventure.”—KIRKUS REVIEWS

TOY STORY meets STRANGER THINGS in this epic tale of warrior teddy bears and the children they protect.

SPARK AND THE LEAGUE OF URSUS is now available! ⚔️ https://bit.ly/2TwWxL5

Becoming Wild by Carl Safina is a Top 10 Science Book in the UK BBC Science Focus Magazine
05/08/2020
10 of the best science books coming out this month - April 2020

Becoming Wild by Carl Safina is a Top 10 Science Book in the UK BBC Science Focus Magazine

Whether it's smart non-fiction, paperback or hardback, or even some sci-fi backed by hard science, here are our picks of the best popular science books coming out this month.

Galaxies by David J. Eicher is the #1 NEw Release for Scientific Reference on Amazon! Out on May 26, but you can preorde...
05/07/2020
Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities

Galaxies by David J. Eicher is the #1 NEw Release for Scientific Reference on Amazon! Out on May 26, but you can preorder today (and you can also preorder from your local bookstore!!!)

Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities

WINGS OF FLAME by Nancy Springer  is on sale at Open Road! Dive in today.
05/07/2020

WINGS OF FLAME by Nancy Springer is on sale at Open Road! Dive in today.

For one day only, today, May 7, you can snag an e-read for $1.99: my fantasy novel Wings of Flame.

The perfect time to delve into this series! Matt Goldman's BROKEN ICE ebook edition is on sale for 2.99 for the entire m...
05/07/2020

The perfect time to delve into this series! Matt Goldman's BROKEN ICE ebook edition is on sale for 2.99 for the entire month of May!

Hey, May! The e-book of Broken Ice is on sale the entire month of May. Only $2.99!

Ishta Mercurio
05/06/2020
Ishta Mercurio

Ishta Mercurio

I updated the resources page on my website! All my Small World-inspired craft and activity videos can be found there, and I’ll add them to the page as I make them. Enjoy! And stay tuned for another resource announcement!

https://www.ishtamercurio.com/videos

Eva Holland
05/06/2020
Eva Holland

Eva Holland

I had a conversation with Medium's Forge magazine about fear, anxiety, and trauma in our current moment. It's been an ...interesting... time to have a book about fear out in the world, to say the least!

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