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Broken People cover

Sam Lansky’s novel Broken People [Hanover Square Press, June 2020] is both a commentary on the current wellness trend and one man’s exquisite journey into the very heart of his own brokenness. In homage to the book, we have a mocktail recipe we think befitting a book club full of soul-searchers such as yourselves. Download the non-alcoholic drink recipe here.   Praise for Broken People: “Sam Lansky’s debut novel sends (read more…)

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…)