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BookClubGirl
Maplewood, NJ
I write the blog Book Club Girl, dedicated to great books, news and tips for book clubs everywhere.
Interests: Reading, blogging, knitting, photography, my kids and family.
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We are so excited to welcome Nadia Hashimi to the Book Club Girl on Air podcast to discuss her literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell! The book--a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control... Continue reading
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Laura Lippman, the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of After I’m Gone and What the Dead Know, brings back private detective Tess Monaghan, first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues, in an absorbing new mystery that plunges her into... Continue reading
Sometimes I extend the definition of "Book Club Girls" to include professional NFL players. Martellus Bennett of the Chicago Bears (yes, Da Bears) talks about his "remote book club" on The Late Late Show with guest hosts Adam Pally and... Continue reading
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We know you love Neil Gaiman’s books as much as we do. The Ocean at the End of the Lane… American Gods… Coraline… Does it even get any better than that? Rarely, if ever. Today, Neil’s given us something to... Continue reading
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When I was twelve years old, my family moved to a fieldstone farmhouse near the Nith River, in southern Ontario, Canada. My parents, who were not-quite hippies but damn close, wanted to live closer to the land, garden, preserve food,... Continue reading
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On sale Feb 3, 2015 A Feb 2015 Indie Next Pick! “A brilliant novel that redefines the boundaries of where our lives begin and where they end.” –Simon Van Booy, bestselling author of The Illusion of Separateness On a seemingly... Continue reading
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No one has ever guessed Emily’s secret. Will you? Have you guessed the secret already, by following along with our excerpts? If not, you have one more chance (unless you’ve already broken down and pre-ordered the book). Today we reveal... Continue reading
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Today we reveal the third sneak peek excerpt from of one of the most exciting debut novels of the season, One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis. This intense novel of psychological suspense is so masterfully told by Seskis that... Continue reading
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Wally Lamb’s New York Times bestselling Christmas novel Wishin’ and Hopin’ is now a Lifetime movie! Starring Molly Ringwald and featuring Chevy Chase as the narrator, Wishin’ and Hopin’ premieres this Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm on Lifetime and... Continue reading
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Is anyone out there participating in National Novel Writing Month? If you are, take heart, the end is in sight! But to give you a little extra motivation, our friends at HarperAcademic are here to help. Use their chart to... Continue reading
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Follow along as we reveal sneak peek excerpts of one of the most exciting debut novels of the season, One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis. Over the next two months, we’ll be posting four excerpts from this intense novel... Continue reading
Meet Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi authors of GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love. In this video, they discuss how they stumbled upon a huge community of women who had fallen in love with American... Continue reading
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We're excited to share today's Guest Post by Billy Coffey, author of In the Heart of the Dark Wood, a story about a motherless girl hungry for hope . . . and the dream that could be leading her astray.... Continue reading
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Set in 1920s Los Angeles, the compelling final installment in New York Times bestselling author Kate Kerrigan's sweeping immigrant trilogy begun in Ellis Island and City of Hope, Land of Dreams is a story of family, love, danger, and ambition... Continue reading
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Apply to be one of Marisa’s Angels! We couldn’t be more excited to share Marisa de los Santos’ new novel, The Precious One, with the world! As part of the fanfare, we’re offering 15 lucky fans the chance to become... Continue reading
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S.J. Watson’s debut novel and New York Times bestseller Before I Go to Sleep is now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, opening this Friday, October 31! A gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller, Before I Go to... Continue reading
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By Camille Styles, author of Camille Styles Entertaining Host a themed potluck. My own book club has grown to a pretty sizable number, and making dinner for such a crowd can be intimidating even for the most seasoned hosts. Recently... Continue reading
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Mitch Albom’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The First Phone Call from Heaven, is now available in paperback! Albom’s latest novel is his most thrilling and magical novel yet—a page-turning mystery and a meditation on the power of human connection... Continue reading
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It’s always in the back of your mind: I must ask grandma about her life and write down her story one day. But other things always seem to get in the way, and then you find it’s too late. In... Continue reading
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For our final installment of the Agatha Christie Read-Along, we have a surprise guest post by Sophie Hannah, the New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders, the new Hercule Poirot mystery. Sophie discusses the perils of selecting a... Continue reading
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There are two narrators in Crooked River: 15-year-old Sam McAlister and her 10-year-old sister Ollie. However, when I first sat down to write this book, I thought it would be Sam’s story alone. I never planned on writing any chapters... Continue reading
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A thousand years ago, when I was in my early twenties, I ended up in the town of Pietrasanta, which is in the northwest corner of Tuscany. In the way that young people travel, I arrived there almost completely by... Continue reading
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"The tricky thing about being a writer, or about being any kind of artist, is that in addition to making art you also have to make a living." So begins This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, an examination... Continue reading
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From the award-winning team who brought us the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty comes a creative, smart, and relatable guide for taking on the working world by your own terms. DARLING, YOU CAN’T DO BOTH is for all of the... Continue reading
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Told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom is a beautifully crafted debut novel—reminiscent of the works of Elizabeth Strout and Jennifer Haigh—about a group of strangers united by a desire to escape their complicated lives, if only for a few hours each... Continue reading