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We love this collaboration with the Little Free Library! They are giving away 30 copies of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY by Nancy...
09/10/2020

We love this collaboration with the Little Free Library! They are giving away 30 copies of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager. Enter to win before September 30th: https://www.tfaforms.com/4847763

HarperOneBooks

NEW GIVEAWAY! Thanks to our friends at HarperOneBooks you could win one of 30 copies of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager. In this insightful collection, some of today's greatest authors share the books that shaped their lives. Enter here: http://ed.gr/cstfq

📚  We can’t wait for our next Instagram takeover! All day this Friday, September 11 we will welcome David Heska Wanbli W...
09/09/2020

📚 We can’t wait for our next Instagram takeover! All day this Friday, September 11 we will welcome David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of WINTER COUNTS, to the feed (harperlibrary).

More about WINTER COUNTS (available now):
A groundbreaking thriller about a vigilante on a Native American reservation who embarks on a dangerous mission to track down the source of a heroin influx.

Named a Recommended Read from: USA TODAY, TIME, Washington Post, BuzzFeed Books, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Shondaland, Publishers Weekly, Crimereads, Salon, and PopSugar.

“WINTER COUNTS is a marvel. It’s a thriller with a beating heart and jagged teeth. This book is a brilliant meditation on power and violence, and a testament to just how much a crime novel can achieve. Weiden is a powerful new voice. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Tommy Orange, author of THERE THERE

Ecco Books
#detective #fiction #mystery #SouthDakota #reservation #thriller #crimefiction #DavidHeskaWanbliWeiden #WINTERCOUNTS #library #librarylife #authorsofinstagram #bookclub HarperCollins

MY LIFE AS A VILLAINESS by Laura Lippman is now available in Library Hardcover Edition! Click below for full details, in...
09/09/2020
MY LIFE AS A VILLAINESS by Laura Lippman is Now Available in Library Hardcover Edition!

MY LIFE AS A VILLAINESS by Laura Lippman is now available in Library Hardcover Edition! Click below for full details, including an audiobook sample read by Laura, our Facebook Live interview with her, and ALL the RAVES!

ISBN: 9780063007154
$27.99

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman's My Life as a Villainess is a collection of her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that...

09/08/2020
Door to Door with Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager, authors of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY

"America's Librarian" and bestselling author Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager were live on Door to Door to celebrate the book birthday of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY!

Tune in to hear Nancy, Jeff, AND surprise guests Russell Banks, Andrew Sean Greer, and Susan Choi!

Purchase your copy of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-writers-library-nancy-pearljeff-schwager?variant=32206061207586

Susan Choi Nancy Pearl Andrew Sean Greer HarperOneBooks

Today is the day! Join us on the Library Love Fest page at 2:00pm ET to celebrate the book birthday of THE WRIT...
09/08/2020

Today is the day! Join us on the Library Love Fest page at 2:00pm ET to celebrate the book birthday of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY with authors Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager! We'll also have some surprise guests on the program!

What will your patrons be reading this November? Check out our staff suggestions for the November LibraryReads List!
09/08/2020
LLF Staff Suggestions for the November LibraryReads List

What will your patrons be reading this November? Check out our staff suggestions for the November LibraryReads List!

Hello, librarians! We hope you all are enjoying these last days of summer. Like you, we are deep into our fall reading, with no shortage of fantastic books on the TBR pile. Below, you will find our staff suggestions for...

09/02/2020
Library Love Fest

Do I even have to say how much I love working with Chris and Lainey of the Library Love Fest Team? Just watch all three of us as we trip down memory lane, talking about the books we loved as children. (And thanks for that question, Wendy Wilson Bartlett!) LOVE!!!

Librarians! The Library Love Fest team is LIVE. Join us as we catch up, chat books, upcoming events, and more!

🎧  New Podcast Episode!Kevin Wilson's NOTHING TO SEE HERE is out in paperback this week—what better time to share this a...
09/02/2020
LIVE From PLA 2020: A Conversation Between Authors Ann Patchett and Kevin Wilson

🎧 New Podcast Episode!

Kevin Wilson's NOTHING TO SEE HERE is out in paperback this week—what better time to share this amazing conversation with Kevin and Ann Patchett, recorded at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2020 conference?

Parnassus Books Jenna Bush Hager Today Show Ecco Books Harper Books HarperCollins

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/librarylovefest/live-from-pla-2020-a-conversation-between-authors-ann-patchett-and-kevin-wilson

On this episode, we release a conversation between Ann Patchett, author of THE DUTCH HOUSE, and Kevin Wilson, author of NOTHING TO SEE HERE, that was recorded LIVE at PLA 2020 for the PLA Virtual Conf

We are a week away from the publication of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager! We are having a big 'o...
09/02/2020

We are a week away from the publication of THE WRITER'S LIBRARY by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager! We are having a big 'ol book birthday party (with a few special guests) on our next Door to Door episode on Tuesday, September 8th. RSVP here: facebook.com/events/664148160866159

Check out this STARRED review from Booklist and a few of the quotes/images from the book below.
HarperOneBooks

Librarians, readers, writers, check this out from Laurie Halse Anderson, author of powerful books and mother of a wonder...
09/02/2020
'Librarians Are My Superheroes'

Librarians, readers, writers, check this out from Laurie Halse Anderson, author of powerful books and mother of a wonderful daughter, librarian Stephanie Anderson.

 "Librarians are my superheroes.... I would be dead if it weren't for libraries. My father had PTSD and was an alcoholic because of

09/02/2020
Library Love Fest

Well, THAT was fun!

Librarians! The Library Love Fest team is LIVE. Join us as we catch up, chat books, upcoming events, and more!

Today (9/1) is the last day to get your @libraryreads votes in for PLAIN BAD HEROINES!
09/01/2020

Today (9/1) is the last day to get your @libraryreads votes in for PLAIN BAD HEROINES!

09/01/2020

Happy Book Birthday to WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by
Alyssa Cole (the #1 LibraryReads pick for September)!

WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING is the new gripping, debut thriller from Alyssa Cole, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning. Rear Window meets Get Out.

William Morrow

Check out this amazing book trailer below and watch an interview with the author from our Door to Door episode here: https://www.facebook.com/50225580752/videos/763542701065540

09/01/2020
William Morrow

WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Alyssa Cole (the #1 LibraryReads pick for September) is on sale TODAY! Don't miss it.

Rear Window meets Get Out in When No One Is Watching, the gripping, debut thriller from Alyssa Cole in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning. Start reading When No One Is Watching today!

Did I happen to mention we'll be wearing the same outfits today that we were wearing in these pictures? Chris is squeezi...
09/01/2020

Did I happen to mention we'll be wearing the same outfits today that we were wearing in these pictures? Chris is squeezing himself into his laundry basket right now! And Lainey is shaking up a martini just like she was doing when she was a mere tot!
Library Love Fest's page. Tuesday, Sept 1 at 2pm EDT
Frivolity and Shenanigans guaranteed!
Join us if you can!

Oh, BABY! Are you free on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 2pm EDT? Good! Swing by the Library Love Fest Facebook Live page. Chris, Lainey, and I are going to be babbling like brooks about books, the summer vacations we didn't take, drink recipes, Fall books, Winter books, books by other publishers (did I say that?!?), highlights from our Door to Door program (so far), etcetera.
PLUS we ALWAYS want to hear from YOU, dear librarian pals. Tell us what you're up to. Let's kick off September with some fun!
See you Tuesday afternoon.

Oh, BABY! Are you free on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 2pm EDT? Good! Swing by the Library Love Fest Facebook Live page. Chris, L...
08/31/2020

Oh, BABY! Are you free on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 2pm EDT? Good! Swing by the Library Love Fest Facebook Live page. Chris, Lainey, and I are going to be babbling like brooks about books, the summer vacations we didn't take, drink recipes, Fall books, Winter books, books by other publishers (did I say that?!?), highlights from our Door to Door program (so far), etcetera.
PLUS we ALWAYS want to hear from YOU, dear librarian pals. Tell us what you're up to. Let's kick off September with some fun!
See you Tuesday afternoon.

08/31/2020

The Library Love Fest team will be yakking about books on their Door to Door program! Tuesday, 9/1/20 at 2pm EDT. Come join us!

Check out this amazing interview with Christina Baker Kline, author of THE EXILES, conducted by our friend Carol Fitzger...
08/28/2020
Bookreporter Talks to... Christina Baker Kline | The Book Report Network

Check out this amazing interview with Christina Baker Kline, author of THE EXILES, conducted by our friend Carol Fitzgerald from Bookreporter.com.

You can listen to the podcast here: https://tbrnetwork.com/podcasts/bookreporter-talks-to/bookreporter-talks-to-christina-baker-kline/

Bookreporter Talks to… Christina Baker Kline Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN and A PIECE OF THE WORLD, joins Carol to discuss her latest novel, THE EXILES, which is set in Australia in the early 19th century when the country was known for being a penal c...

You HAVE to go check out emily danforth’s Instagram takeover—happening RIGHT. NOW. Such cool historical photos and resea...
08/28/2020

You HAVE to go check out emily danforth’s Instagram takeover—happening RIGHT. NOW.

Such cool historical photos and research from PLAIN BAD HEROINES and an amazing tour of her writing space (dog included).

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEXWrkAAOXx/?igshid=xqoawgzngj8m

👀 Join us for the much-anticipated Instagram takeover from emily m. danforth, author of PLAIN BAD HEROINES! Tune in to our Instagram feed (harperlibrary) all day Friday, August 28th to see posts about PLAIN BAD HEROINES, photo inspirations for the book, illustrations that didn't make it in the book, and much more!

More about PLAIN BAD HEROINES (available October 20):
The award-winning author of THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.

Rave Reviews:
“PLAIN BAD HEROINES wears its brilliance lightly and like the Black Oxford apples described in these pages, it's dark, sweet, and addictive. Emily danforth displays all the gothic wit of Edward Gorey and all the soaring metafictional ambitions of David Mitchell, alongside a generosity and humanity that is uniquely her own. Simply one of the best books I've read in the last decade.”
—Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of THE FIREMAN

“Brimming from start to finish with sly humor and gothic mischief. Brilliant.”
—Sarah Waters

@emdanforth
#emilymdanforth #TheMiseducationOfCameronPost #fiction #library #librarylife #librariansofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #Gothic #horror #meta #metafiction #satire #LGBTQ #filmmaking #spooky #curse #MaryMacLane

🎧  New Podcast Episode!On this week's episode, we welcome Jean Marie Kelly, Affiliate Publisher for HarperCollins 360, t...
08/27/2020
Editors Unedited: Jean Marie Kelly in Conversation with Mandy Robotham, Author of THE BERLIN GIRL

🎧 New Podcast Episode!

On this week's episode, we welcome Jean Marie Kelly, Affiliate Publisher for HarperCollins 360, to the podcast for a segment of Editors Unedited. Jean Marie calls author Mandy Robotham to chat about her new book: THE BERLIN GIRL.

https://soundcloud.com/librarylovefest/editors-unedited-jean-marie-kelly-in-conversation-with-mandy-robotham-author-of-the-berlin-girl/s-jMhTN2CKbKv

On this episode, Jean Marie Kelly, the Affiliate Publisher for HarperCollins 360, interviews Mandy Robotham, author of THE BERLIN GIRL, available on December 8, 2020. Find the show notes here: https:

👀 Join us for the much-anticipated Instagram takeover from emily m. danforth, author of PLAIN BAD HEROINES! Tune in to o...
08/26/2020

👀 Join us for the much-anticipated Instagram takeover from emily m. danforth, author of PLAIN BAD HEROINES! Tune in to our Instagram feed (harperlibrary) all day Friday, August 28th to see posts about PLAIN BAD HEROINES, photo inspirations for the book, illustrations that didn't make it in the book, and much more!

More about PLAIN BAD HEROINES (available October 20):
The award-winning author of THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.

Rave Reviews:
“PLAIN BAD HEROINES wears its brilliance lightly and like the Black Oxford apples described in these pages, it's dark, sweet, and addictive. Emily danforth displays all the gothic wit of Edward Gorey and all the soaring metafictional ambitions of David Mitchell, alongside a generosity and humanity that is uniquely her own. Simply one of the best books I've read in the last decade.”
—Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of THE FIREMAN

“Brimming from start to finish with sly humor and gothic mischief. Brilliant.”
—Sarah Waters

@emdanforth
#emilymdanforth #TheMiseducationOfCameronPost #fiction #library #librarylife #librariansofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #Gothic #horror #meta #metafiction #satire #LGBTQ #filmmaking #spooky #curse #MaryMacLane

Diane Cook, author of THE NEW WILDERNESS, was featured on our Door to Door episode on August 4th. We didn't get to ask a...
08/25/2020
Door to Door: Questions for Diane Cook, Author of THE NEW WILDERNESS

Diane Cook, author of THE NEW WILDERNESS, was featured on our Door to Door episode on August 4th.
We didn't get to ask all of the amazing questions that were submitted. Diane took some time to answer them here!

https://www.librarylovefest.com/2020/08/diane-cook-questions.html

On August 4th, the library team hosted Diane Cook, author of The New Wilderness, on our Door to Door program. The New Wilderness is a debut novel that explores a moving mother-daughter relationship in a world ravaged by climate change...

08/25/2020
Door to Door with emily m. danforth, author of PLAIN BAD HEROINES

LLF welcomes emily m. danforth, author of PLAIN BAD HEROINES!

About PLAIN BAD HEROINES: THE FAVOURITE meets THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE in this highly imaginative and original highbrow horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls, a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit—and the highly-anticipated adult debut from the award-winning author of THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST.

Purchase your copy of PLAIN BAD HEROINES (on sale 10/20): https://www.harpercollins.com/products/plain-bad-heroines-emily-m-danforth

Today, Saturday, August 22nd marks the 100th birthday of Ray Bradbury! In celebration, The Ray Bradbury Centennial Read-...
08/22/2020

Today, Saturday, August 22nd marks the 100th birthday of Ray Bradbury! In celebration, The Ray Bradbury Centennial Read-A-Thon is creating a must-see event for book lovers everywhere. From August 22-September 5 you can enjoy a star-studded reading of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel FAHRENHEIT 451 from actors, librarians, and writers across the country. Find out more here: https://raybradburyreadathon.com

Frank Huyler’s WHITE HOT LIGHT just received a beautiful review in this month’s Harper's Magazine. It says: “A comparabl...
08/21/2020
New Books | Harper's Magazine

Frank Huyler’s WHITE HOT LIGHT just received a beautiful review in this month’s Harper's Magazine. It says: “A comparable high-stakes lyricism infuses WHITE HOT LIGHT, a collection of vignettes from the physician Frank Huyler’s twenty-five years spent working in an emergency room in New Mexico…. Huyler’s work is implicitly political—he lays bare the cruelties and humiliations of poverty, and of for-profit health care in particular—but maintains an elemental tone.”

A breathtaking quote from the book's text is included in the article:

“Suturing a wound can be a meditation,” Huyler writes of a young Native American woman whose boyfriend has slashed her face open with a broken bottle. "You roll your wrist again to follow the curve as you pull the needle free, trailing its blue filament. You tie the knot. You cut the thread. You pick up the needle again. Blood rises in little points. There is a reverence to the description. He has taken over for his intern, in recognition that the stitches will be a kind of legacy: “The scar is waiting for her. She will have it for the rest of her life.... The scar will be there long after I am gone and forgotten.”

HarperPerennial

Read more: https://harpers.org/archive/2020/09/new-books-silence-so-deep-white-hot-light-angels-and-saints-runaway/

"Don't say that he's hypocritical/Say rather that he's apolitical," Tom Lehrer sang, in 1965, of the former Nazi engineer then serving as director of NASA's space flight

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Today (7/7) is the day!! Check out this amazing book trailer for Gail Tsukiyama's THE COLOR OF AIR and join us on Facebook Live at 2 PM EDT to hear a conversation between Gail and her editor at HarperVia Books!
The Library Love Fest Team was so looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with all of you. We are sorting things out and will be in touch very soon. In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for baking, this quick and easy recipe for the most DELICIOUS Irish Soda Bread might just be the thing you need tonight. (Or tomorrow, or the next day.) Take good care, friends. We’ll be in touch. Slainte Mhaith (‘Good health’ in Gaelic) Xox Virginia, Chris, and Lainey
For those who might have an interest, authors Camille DeMaio, Patricia V. Davis, Deborah Rodriguez. Rebecca Rosenberg, Colleen Oakley Tull, Barbara Claypole White, and several others are having a discussion about what libraries mean to us, over at Breathless Bubbles and Books page. There's also a book giveaway going on. You are welcome to join us, if you'd like. https://www.facebook.com/groups/booksbubbles/
Here’s the room at #ilaac19 watching your live stream! Thanks from Illinois.
Always a great way to revisit wonderful authors OR be introduced to new ones!
In new novel, "Mollie's Follies," young, beautiful Mary Lynn Sharp, aka Mollie, is on the run, after a bitter childhood and having been cast into life without guidance. Forced to quit school, she has little money, and no support system; but, Mollie is traveling the USA Mainland alone. East Coast to West Coast and back again, this tall, thin teen is searching for compassion, love, and a place to call home. https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/bookshelf https://www.amazon.com/author/bonnie.mill-lemke
I love it when something I’ve researched turns up in unexpected places. Well that just happened on one of my favorite TV shows: Poldark. On Sunday’s night’s episode Ross Poldark is in the House of Commons and mentions that William Wilberforce was speaking against slavery. My ears perked up because in my new book BURIED LIVES: THE ENSLAVED PEOPLE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MOUNT VERNON, I have a drawing of the slave ship Brookes. How does this connect to Poldark? In reality, when Wilberforce was arguing in Parliament for the abolition of slavery, he used a wooden model of the Brookes to show the cruelty of slavery. Ultimately slavery was abolished in Britain-and the slave ship Brookes played a part in it. Here is the link to see the actual model William Wilberforce used:
Binding sounds interesting and up my alley.
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When you see a book reviewed by Library Love Fest at your local library!😍😍
Thanks for this guest post! #WhatShouldbeWild