Kristy Woodson Harvey
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Kristy Woodson Harvey

The Secret to Southern Charm
Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

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Karen Fortuanti
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Karen Fortuanti

The Weight of Zero

“You might think that a story about having bipolar disorder would be depressing. But this story will lift you up, open your eyes, and make even your darkest ‘Zero’ moments seem manageable. Everyone should read this book. It will help you face those bad times, and it will help you appreciate the good times…” — Clarissa Murphy, Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA)

 

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Camron Wright
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Camron Wright

The Other Side of the Bridge
 

Two strangers, opposite coasts, and a bridge that silently beckons.
 
Katie Connelly has lived in San Francisco all her life. Her late father made his career as an ironworker on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the many stories of him trying to save jumpers still haunt her. When she's asked to write a history about the bridge, her research uncovers a secret journal hidden in her father's desk, pages of familiar advice penned by the hand of a stranger. The scribbled words tell of a promise ring and a distant love, clues that Katie hopes may answer her own unresolved sorrow.
 
Across the country, Dave Riley, a marketing executive in New York, encounters sorrows of his own. As he grasps at straws after tragedy strikes his family, a once whimsical daydream quickly turns into an obsession: he must ride his motorcycle across the Golden Gate Bridge on the Fourth of July.
 
Does the bridge hold answers for both Katie and Dave? Or will it only add to their heartache? The puzzling words left behind in a long-forgotten journal hold the key to the truth they will discover on the Other Side of the Bridge.

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Michelle Gable
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Michelle Gable

The Summer I Met Jack

Based on a real story - in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.

Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.

The Summer I Met Jack is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together.

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Jamie Brenner
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Jamie Brenner

The Husband Hour
When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.

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Jenny Milchman
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

Jenny Milchman

Wicked River

Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.

Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good.

As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. He wants something from them more terrifying than death. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.

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Billie Kowalewski
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Billie Kowalewski

Divided

All Kaleb had to do was wait. Wait until I was done with my new job and I would have gone with him to Earth. That was the plan we had agreed too. Well, somewhere along the way he changed his mind and left for Earth not telling me. Now, he is on Earth, living his life as Curtis Parker, suffering a very dark depression and can't remember why. Thanks to the barrier hidden deep inside his mind he can't remember who he really is, or being in love with me. If he did, maybe he wouldn't have tried to end his life

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Kelly Simmons
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Kelly Simmons

The Fifth of July

Any of the Warners could have been behind the accident. Every one of them had a problem that threatened to tarnish more than their old-money silver.

Having spent the past three decades' worth of summers on Nantucket, the Warners are as much a part of the island as the crust of salt on the ferry. But this year is different: Tripp is no longer the father he was, and it becomes clear that nothing - not the beams that hold the house together, and not the values the family clings to - can survive the ravages of time. When tradition turns to tragedy, the creaky old house swirls with suspicion. There are just so many reasons to want someone gone.

With no easy answers as to how, why, or who, the Warners must face another frightening question: do they really want to know the truth?

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Katie Haegele
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Katie Haegele

Cats I've Known

From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele's life, or rather the story of her life in relation to the many cats she meets in Philadelphia's streets, alleys, houses, apartments, and bookstores. Through Haegele's sharp, wise, and at times hilarious gaze, we see cats for what they truly are: minor deities that mostly ignore the human foibles being played out around them. They accept our offerings with equanimity and occasionally bestow some nice thing on us. Haegele, author of White Elephants and Slip of the Tongue, has a unique and compelling sensibility, and it's a treat to see the world through her eyes as she shows us all the meanness, weirdness, and vulnerability of humans, against an ever-shifting backdrop of the cats we often take for granted, and who ignore us all democratically in return.

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Christopher Swann
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Christopher Swann

Shadow of the Lions

How long must we pay for the crimes of our youth? That is just one question that Christopher Swann explores in this compulsively readable debut, a literary thriller set in the elite—and sometimes dark—environs of Blackburne, a prep school in Virginia. When Matthias Glass’s best friend Fritz vanishes without a trace in the middle of an argument during their senior year, Matthias tries to move on with his life, only to realize that until he discovers what happened to his missing friend, he will be stuck in the past—guilty, responsible, alone.

Almost ten years after Fritz’s disappearance, Matthias gets his chance. Offered a job teaching English at Blackburne, he gets swiftly drawn into the mystery. In the shadowy woods of his alma mater, he stumbles into a web of surveillance, dangerous lies, and buried secrets—and discovers the troubled underbelly of a school where the future had once always seemed bright.

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Libby Sternberg
Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

Libby Sternberg

Fall From Grace
Eli Baine has sinned. Spectacularly. When he's caught using a prostitution ring, the news blasts across print and broadcast media: the son of a reality TV evangelical clan, whose Christian lifestyle is showcased regularly in Baine Family Values television episodes, is exposed as a hypocrite. Carted off to rehab, Eli chafes at being lumped in with molesters and serial adulterers. But when he escapes to visit his wife, Ruth, he finds no solace there.

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Deborah Copaken
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Deborah Copaken

The ABCs of Parenthood
A wise, warm, and witty gift for new (and gently used) parents seeking to raise positive, thoughtful children, this alphabet book brims with the advice only those who've been there can give. 

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Arla Jayne
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Arla Jayne

Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog
Come along with Hayden the Perfect Hedgehog and his momma on his first journey outside of Tiny Yard. Meet a young toad named Johnny and experience Hayden’s first interaction with someone not like him.

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Dorothea Benton Frank
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Dorothea Benton Frank

Same Beach, Next Year
New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.

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Diane Schulman
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Diane Schulman

The Conscience
This fast-paced mystery action thriller gives us a glimpse into what happens when a billionaire's drastic decision causes 5,200-mile shock waves that set the paths of the cleverest evil genius and the unsuspecting lives of innocents on a collision course.

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Caroline Woods
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Caroline Woods

Fräulein M.
FRÄULEIN M. abounds with hidden identities and family secrets. With its multilayered exploration of family ties, hard choices, and the weight of history in our lives, the novel shines light on a brilliant new voice.

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Sue Levine
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Sue Levine

Susie's Shoesies... Some Dreams Really Do Come True!
Eight-year-old Susie Gardner’s Granny Ella comes to visit and help her granddaughter celebrate her birthday. Granny Ella brings Susie a very special birthday present … glittery, sequined red shoes that have magical powers.

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Herta Feely
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Herta Feely

Saving Phoebe Murrow
A story about the timeless struggle between mothers and their teen daughters with a razor-sharp 21st century twist. This heart-wrenching, harrowing debut novel for fans of Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty) and Reconstructing Amelia (Kimberly McCreight) will make you question what's needed to keep your children from harm.

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Sharon Huss Roat
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Sharon Huss Roat

How to Disappear
In this beautiful and illuminating narrative, Sharon Huss Roat shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are.

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Frank Hopkins
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Frank Hopkins

First Time
First Time is a collection of ten short stories by Frank E Hopkins. While each story has separate characters they are linked by the theme that each story exposes the main character to the first time they experience an event participated in by all.

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Don Roth
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Don Roth

The Girl From Guantanamo
The Girl from Guantanamo is a captivating work of the historical fiction genre that electrifies readers with the harrowing tale of Pilar Ruiz, who as an eighteen- year- old in 1958 Cuba, improbably secured the course of the Castro Revolution.

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Sharon Neff
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Sharon Neff

Until It Wasn't
In Until it Wasn't, Sharon Neff chronicles the experience of her husband's cancer journey with raw acuity, detailing each moment from the time of diagnosis through the onslaught of emotions after his death. It is a love story cut short.

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Susan Weiss
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Susan Weiss

A Cole Porter Companion
Balancing sophisticated melodies and irresistible rhythms with lyrics by turns cynical and passionate, Cole Porter sent American song soaring on gossamer wings. In A Cole Porter Companion, a parade of performers and scholars offers essays on little-known aspects of the master tunesmith's life and art.

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Steve Alten
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Steve Alten

Undisclosed
A veteran of the Iraq war is appointed Under Secretary of Defense in order to penetrate a secret government purposely black-shelving zero-point-energy, a clean, abundant energy source reverse-engineered from downed UFOs.

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Adam Sachs
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Adam Sachs

Three Yards and a Plate of Mullet
Three Yards and a Plate of Mullet is a fictional story about a rookie sportswriter covering an intense season of high school football in a 1980s backwater Florida town and uncovering a conspiracy that could bring down the dynasty high school and its ruthless coach.

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David Bulitt
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

David Bulitt

Because I Had To
Because I Had To takes the reader inside the worlds of adoption, teen therapy, family law, and the search for a biological family. With a cast of finely drawn, complicated characters, it asks us to consider: can the present ever heal the past?

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Pam Jenoff
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Pam Jenoff

The Orphan's Tale
A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival.

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Cindi Michaels
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Cindi Michaels

The Sportscaster's Daughter
Millions of people watched sportscaster George Michael each week on the Sports Machine, including his daughter Cindi. Cindi Michael appears to live a charmed life: she s happily married, has a successful career, and is a loving mom to two wonderful children. Yet she longs for a father who hasn't spoken to her in twenty years, and even secretly watches him on TV when the longing becomes unbearable.

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Andrea Freeman
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Andrea Freeman

Messages From My Grandparents in Heaven
As a Certified Angel Card Reader and Angelic Life Coach with intuitive abilities, Andrea R. Freeman has encountered her grandparents’ never-ending messages all around her. She knows that they are well, safe, and guiding her always. You can experience this bond as well. The question is, Are you noticing the signs?

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Stephanie Guzman
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Stephanie Guzman

Oliver the Clownfish: Sticky Fins
This is the third book in the Adventures of Oliver the Clownfish series. Oliver witnesses Ozzie the Octopus putting something in his book bag that doesn't belong to him. When Oliver confronts Ozzie about what he sees, Ozzie tries to convince Oliver to take things too. Will Oliver join Ozzie or will he stand up for what he knows is right? Read to find out what happens!

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S.T. Phillips
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

S.T. Phillips

The Dark Side of Honor
Retired cop, Jack Dublin's mother was killed 20 years ago and he knows his billionaire father had something to do with it. Today, Jack's son is kidnapped, his father is shot and his mother has reportedly been found alive being held captive in the jungles of Belize. What the hell is going on?

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Betty Norttrodt
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Betty Norttrodt

Truth: The Golden Heresy
The author quotes freely from her college ethics text, a solid-gold reference for the suitability of human acts to human nature. Truth: The Golden Heresy was written in response to the alarming decline in moral standards, and with the thought that not everyone has learned these things from their families, schools, and religious institutions as they did in times past.

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Kate Moretti
Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

Kate Moretti

The Vanishing Year
The Vanishing Year combines the classic sophistication of Ruth Rendell and A.S.A. Harrison with the thoroughly modern flair of Jessica Knoll. Told from the point-of-view of a heroine who is as relatable as she is enigmatic, The Vanishing Year is an unforgettable new novel by a rising star of the genre.

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Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool
The bestselling and “perennially hilarious” mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they regret drunk-shopping online, try smell-dating, and explore the freedom of a hiatus from men - a Guyatus.

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