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The life of Cuban-born Hollywood actress and singer Estelita Rodriguez may be but a blip in Wikipedia, but in reality her tragically short life had all the triumphs, adventure, and heartache of an epic film. Her now-grown daughter Nina Lopez felt that Estelita’s life deserved to be memorialized–and commissioned author Serena Burdick to tell the story. The resulting work of historical fiction, FIND ME IN HAVANA [Park Row Books, January (read more…)

Ever wonder how Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility would look if it were set in modern times–say, in Washington DC’s social scene? Author Lauren Edmonson decided to revisit Austen’s classic about the constraints of the patriarchy and the unbreakable bond of sisterhood in her “original” retelling, Ladies of the House [Feb. 9, Graydon House Books]. Booklist has fallen in love with the Richardson sisters, giving them and their story of (read more…)

Get Out meets The Hate U Give in ONE OF THE GOOD ONES [Inkyard Press, Jan. 5], by sister-author duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite (Dear Haiti, Love Alaine). Here is a multi-POV story and poignant exploration of prejudice–in the unexpected form of a road trip narrative. In its starred review, Kirkus says of the book: ⭐“This novel … is an explosive look behind the hashtags at race and history, (read more…)

We’re excited that Reese Witherspoon has selected our haunting mother-daughter saga, Nancy Jooyoun Kim’s THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE [Park Row Books], as her September 2020 Hello Sunshine Book Club pick! Be sure to join the book club discussion on her social media channels throughout the month. AND, lucky readers, we have a book club discussion kit to enrich your conversations. Download free, here! PS. Reese isn’t the only (read more…)

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine cover

Let Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite be your armchair travel guides this summer to the Haiti that the sister-author duo know and love. And now especially is your chance: their debut, DEAR HAITI, LOVE ALAINE [Inkyard Press] has been selected as Hoopla’s Book Club YA Pick! The ebook and audio formats of the book are available to check out at Hoopla now, and to further enrich your journey, be sure (read more…)