Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

Category: Fiction

Call Your Daughter Home cover

Janet Schneider of the Peninsula Public Library has called Deb Spera’s cinematic debut and LibraryReads pick Call Your Daughter Home [Park Row Books] “a truly transformative reading experience and book club gold. “ So librarians rejoiced when we finally released the paperback version of the book, and we would be remiss not to let you know there’s also a shiny, updated book club kit to go with it, free to (read more…)

How are creatives staying inspired this season while doing their part staying at home? L&L thought they’d check in on their fantastic authors to find out!  Next up in Chicago: Catherine Adel West, author of  SAVING RUBY KING (June 16, Park Row Books), whose novel has been called a “honey-dipped” “stunning force of a novel” by Zakiya Harris, author of THE OTHER BLACK GIRL.   What I Listen to: When (read more…)

The Last Story of Mina Lee cover

In the debut dual-narrative The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim [Park Row, September 2020], a young woman returns to her childhoom home in L.A. for a brief visit, only to find herself having to investigate the fate of her immigrant mother, Mina. The novel is both a love letter from the author to her own mother and a poignant survival story of immigrant women—in this case, (read more…)

Someone's Listening cover

Escape into a thriller with a fresh premise, by an author with an enviably authory name: Someone’s Listening [Graydon House, July 28] by Seraphina Nova Glass. The novel’s hero, Dr. Faith Finley, is what they call “the whole package”: she’s a young, beautiful renowned psychologist, host of the wildly popular “Someone’s Listening with Dr. Faith Finley,” and a soon-to-be bestselling author. And of course she’s married to the perfect man, (read more…)

Our ideal TLA dinner pairing? A meal at Houston’s Beard Award-winning Oaxacan restaurant Xochi, and a chance to meet YA author Adi Alsaid, who has penned the starred-reviewed novel WE DIDN’T ASK FOR THIS [Inkyard Press, April 2020]. But since we couldn’t make it out to Houston, we decided to bring Xochi and Adi to you. See below for a round-up of recipes from Xochi for the more gifted culinarians (read more…)