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Milicent Patrick

Readers can’t get enough of Mallory O’Meara’s The Lady from the Black Lagoon [Hanover Square Press]. The titular “Lady” is film trailblazer Milicent Patrick, whose classic Hollywood monster work was credited to a man. And now #HooplaBookClub invites you to be a part of the discussion!  Simply borrow the title on Hoopla in ebook or audiobook format, and gear up to start the conversation here! (PS. An extra treat for all (read more…)

Followers cover

If you’re looking for a new way to scare yourself this Halloween, look no further than Megan Angelo’s Followers [Jan. 14, 2020, Graydon House]. Instead of ghosts and ghouls, Angelo serves up a cocktail of eerily on point speculative fiction, pulse-pounding technological thrills and just a touch of post-apocolyptic mayhem.  Told by our heroines, blindly ambitious Orla in 2015 and existentially discontented Marlow in 2051,  Followers traces their paths through time toward each other, (read more…)

One Night Gone cover

Looking for your next fall book club read? How about a mystery that’s creepily set against an off-season beach-town backdrop? (This may look like Yet Another Thriller, but we promise, there’s so much more to unpack.) Indeed, in Tara Laskowski’s One Night Gone [Oct. 1, Graydon House] a crime has been committed. Namely, a teenage girl, full of hope for the world of possibilities stretched before her, suddenly disappears from (read more…)

Call Your Daughter Home cover

O Magazine included Deb Spera’s Call Your Daughter Home (Park Row Books) in its 2019 summer reading list and says of the book: “Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company.”  If your book club found much to dissect in Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing or Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, like O Mag they (read more…)

Faux Soir picture

If a literary novel that marries All the Light We Cannot See with Oceans Eleven sounds right up your book club’s alley, then we have the book for you. In E.R. Ramzipoor’s The Ventriloquists [8/27, Park Row Books], a ragtag gang of resistance fighters–including a misfit journalist, a forger, and a young street urchin–go to extraordinary lengths and risk their lives to publish a satiric newspaper mocking the Reich. Download (read more…)

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