Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
Oct12

Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon

Leaving Lucy Pear Several years ago I fell in love with Anna Solomon’s first novel, The Little Bride, so it took hardly any press on the news of her second, Leaving Lucy Pear, to convince me to run out and grab it. In both books, Solomon weaves vivid imagery with a deep study of characters, so that the events of one person’s story are molded by the decisions of another. Leaving Lucy Pear opens on a moonlit summer night in 1917. A...

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The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Jul13

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Vacationers by Emma Straub I can’t pinpoint when I first became fascinated with the idyllic Spanish island of Mallorca, but for years it has been on my bucket list. So I was thrilled to travel there vicariously, courtesy of Emma Straub’s novel The Vacationers. “It was a proper Mediterranean morning, bright and warm, with a hint of olive oil in the air.”  The Posts and their friends arrive at their summer rental for a two-week...

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Fishbowl by Bradley Somer
Sep09

Fishbowl by Bradley Somer

Hi! It’s Jennifer here and this week I’d like to introduce a Mary Laura, a new friend and bookseller from one of my local independent bookstores, Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. Stacey introduced us to Mary Laura, one of her long-time bookish friends. We’ll be teaming up with indie bookstores periodically in coming months. The whole GNB team is delighted to have Mary Laura here, so please join us in welcoming her...

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Jul29

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Hi! It’s Jennifer here, and this week I’d like to introduce a new friend and bookseller from my local independent bookstore, Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati, Ohio. Alia and I sat beside each other at Celeste Ng’s excellent talk on her novel Everything I Never Told You (which both had read and loved). As often happens when two book lovers talk, we discovered our common love for great books. We’ll be teaming up with...

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Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook
Nov19

Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook

  Today at Great New Books, we are delighted to have guest contributor and bestselling author Caroline Leavitt join us to recommend one of her recent favorite books.   Why I revere Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook by Caroline Leavitt I have a certain shelf in my writing office filled with the books I especially love. I often pull them down and reread parts just for the pure pleasure of it, or sometimes I just feel a rush...

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Juliet’s Nurse by Lois Leveen, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Sep24

Juliet’s Nurse by Lois Leveen, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Lois Leveen, author of the novel JULIET’S NURSE. Thanks to Lois and her publisher, Atria / Simon & Shuster, we have 5 copies of JULIET’S NURSE to give away to lucky readers at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Lois, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Lois...

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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Aug27

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Mary Kubica, author of the novel THE GOOD GIRL. Thanks to Mary and her publisher, Harlequin, we have a copy of THE GOOD GIRL to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Mary, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Mary Kubica, on one of her recent...

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Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Jul30

Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Rebecca Rasmussen, author of the novel EVERGREEN. Thanks to Ann and her publisher, Knopf / Random House, we have a copy of EVERGREEN to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Rebecca, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Rebecca Rasmussen, on one...

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Expecting by Ann Lewis Hamilton, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Jul09

Expecting by Ann Lewis Hamilton, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Ann Lewis Hamilton, author of the novel EXPECTING. Thanks to Ann and her publisher, Sourcebooks, we have a copy of EXPECTING to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Ann, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!     Author Ann Lewis Hamilton, on one of...

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Jun25

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Celeste Ng, author of the novel EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU. Thanks to Celeste, we have a personalized autographed copy of EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Celeste, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!     Author...

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Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Jun04

Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Natalia Sylvester, author of the novel CHASING THE SUN. Thanks to Natalia, we have a personalized autographed copy of CHASING THE SUN to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Natalia, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!     Author Natalia Sylvester,...

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The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
May28

The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Sally Koslow, author of the novel THE WIDOW WALTZ. Thanks to Sally and her publisher, Viking, we have a copy of THE WIDOW WALTZ to give away to one lucky reader at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Sally, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!     Author Sally Koslow, on one of...

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Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
May07

Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Beth Kendrick, author of the novel CURE FOR THE COMMON BREAKUP. Thanks to Robin and her publisher, NAL / Penguin, we have a copy of CURE FOR THE COMMON BREAKUP to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Beth, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Beth...

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I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Apr30

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Robin Oliveira, author of the novel I ALWAYS LOVED YOU. Thanks to Robin and her publisher, Viking, we have a copy of I ALWAYS LOVED YOU to give away to one lucky commenter at the end of this post (details below). Thank you, Robin, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Robin Oliveira, on one of her...

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The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway
Apr02

The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh, a Favorite Read, and a Giveaway

  Today at Great New Books, we have the pleasure of hosting guest contributor Therese Walsh, author of the novel THE MOON SISTERS. Thanks to Therese and her publisher, Crown / Random House, we have one copy of THE MOON SISTERS to give away! (Details below.) Thank you, Therese, for joining us at Great New Books and sharing one of your favorite reads with us today!   Author Therese Walsh, on one of her recent favorite books:...

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