Book Spotlight: Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics by Heather Lende

Release Date: June 30, 2020  About The Book: The writer whom the Los Angeles Times calls “part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott” now brings us her quirky and compassionate account of holding local office.  Heather Lende was one of the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics during the past few years. Though her entire campaign for assembly member in … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics by Heather Lende

Book Spotlight: In The Role Of Brie Hutchens by Nicole Melleby

Release Date: June 30, 2020 About The Book:  Introducing Brie Hutchens: soap opera super fan, aspiring actor, and so-so student at her small Catholic school. Brie has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to be the star of the school play and convince her parents to let her go to the performing arts high school. But when Brie’s mom walks in on her accidentally … Continue reading Book Spotlight: In The Role Of Brie Hutchens by Nicole Melleby

Book Spotlight: The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

Release Date: June 9, 2020 About The Book:  One of Oprah Magazine’s Most Anticipated Romances of 2020! After her life falls apart, recruitment consultant Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco. But in the eyes of her father, who runs a Michelin starred restaurant, she can do no wrong. He would do anything to see her smile again. With the best intentions … Continue reading Book Spotlight: The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

Book Spotlight: Prairie Fever by Michael Parker

Paperback Release Date: June 23, 2020 About The Book:  Winner of the 2020 Thomas Wolfe Prize Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction The Stewart sisters, pragmatic Lorena and chimerical Elise, are bound together not only by their isolation on the prairie of early 1900s Oklahoma, but also by their deep emotional reliance on each other. They’re all they’ve got . . . … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Prairie Fever by Michael Parker

Book Spotlight: Paperback Release -The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason

Paperback Release: June 23, 2020 About The Book: A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick * A Wall Street Journal Best Mystery Book of the Year * A Reader’s Digest Best Summer Book * A Forbes.com Best Historical Novel of the Summer Get ready for one of the most inventive and entertaining novels of 2019—an edge-of-your-seat Victorian-era thriller, where the controversial publication On the Origin of Species … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Paperback Release -The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason

How The Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Release Date: June 16, 2020 Veronica McCreedy is in her mid-eighties and lives alone in Scotland. She has been divorced for many years and has not maintained any ties to her family. Her days are spent conversing with her small staff who tend to her personal needs while tending her home. She is lonely and isolated and often unpleasant.  Recently, she decided that it’s time … Continue reading How The Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Release Date: May 5, 2020 In the age of social media, Daphne Berg’s career is beginning to take off as a plus-size, body-positive, fashion and lifestyle influencer. Six years ago, Daphne was launched into the online world by a viral video of a fight with her high school best friend which brought Daphne both a new voice and ended their friendship. Ever since then Daphne … Continue reading Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Book Spotlight: I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman

Release Date: June 16, 2020 About The Book:  Jessica and Emily Burnstein have very different ideas of how this college tour should go. For Emily, it’s a preview of freedom, exploring the possibility of her new and more exciting future. Not that she’s sure she even wants to go to college, but let’s ignore that for now. And maybe the other kids on the tour … Continue reading Book Spotlight: I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman