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Guest Post: A song by Veda Hille inspired by Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us

  *Below is a guest post from Aislinn Hunter, author of the forthcoming The World Before Us.  In late spring of this year I was driving to work and listening to Great Lake Swimmers. There’s a song of theirs called ‘There is a Light’ which I love, and which happened to have been used as [...]

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The Remains of the Day Readalong Breakdown

  We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, great books never go out of style. That’s why we’ve decided to host a readalong for a classic book with a fantastic new look, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. The game plan of our readalong will be below, but first let’s remind everyone [...]

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The Wait is Finally Over – Mãn by Kim Thúy is Available Now!

  If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting with baited breath to get your hands on the new Kim Thúy book, simply titled, Mãn. Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General’s Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim Thúy’s latest novel is a triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are [...]

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Books We Can’t Wait For You To Read in September

  September has the smell of sharpened pencils and pumpkin lattes in the air. If those two things don’t make it start to feel like the fall season is upon us, we don’t know what will. September is also the month where we start to share all the books that will accompany you while you [...]

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7 Book and Ice Cream Pairings

  There’s nothing better than sitting on your front or back porch in the summer with a good book. Now picture that scenario with a big bowl of ice cream. Bliss, right? Now before you close down your computer and make this scenario a reality, we’ve got some great book and ice cream pairings that [...]

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Books We Can’t Wait For You To Read in August

  At this point we’re well into the heat of the summer and chances are you’ve already got yourself a tan… or a sunburn. Grab the SPF and one of these great books to bring to the beach in August! Mãn by Kim Thuy- On Sale August 26, 2014 Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and [...]

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Fall 2014 Preview… Now with Covers!

  Back in April we went to our Fall conference, which is where Editors present all the new titles that will be hitting the shelves between August – January. There were so many fantastic book presentations, but some of them had us jumping with joy. Of course, we felt it necessary to share our feeling [...]

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9 Books that Will Make Strangers Approach You

  We’re about to contradict a lesson you were taught as a child. Talk to Strangers! Now don’t get us wrong, as a child you really shouldn’t talk to strangers, but as you grow older and wiser, chatting with strangers can result in some pretty great conversations. Especially when books are involved! We can almost [...]

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Reading Bingo: The Second Book in a Series

  Second books in a series are kind of like a welcome home mat. Yes, we know it’s an odd analogy, but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. A first book in a series is an introduction, you spend time getting to know the characters, they’re slowly making an impression [...]

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If You Love The Princess Bride, You’ll Love The Table of Less Valued Knights

  We love find out more about our what makes our authors tick, so we went right to the source and asked Marie Phillips, author of the bestselling Gods Behaving Badly to give us the scoop on her new novel, The Table of Less Valued Knights, see what she has to say below!   I [...]

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