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Author On the Bookcase: Emily Arsenault

In Search of the Rose NotesEmily Arsenault is the author of In Search of the Rose Notes, a suspenseful tale that weaves back and forth in time as the narrator tries to find the truth about her childhood babysitter’s disappearance. Publishers Weekly calls it an “emotionally complex and deeply satisfying read.” Please welcome Emily as she talks about her first book club:

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Q & A with Katherine Webb, author of The Legacy

The LegacyOne of Reading Group Choices' Featured Books for the month of September is The Legacy by Katherine Webb. Here we get a peek at Katherine’s story of her first novel, favorite authors, and loves and qualms about being a writer! 

For book club members, using an interview of an author during a meeting can bring interesting points to your discussion that you may not have thought of with just the novel as a reference. For example discuss the setting of The Legacy after reading why Katherine chose it!

 

1. When and why did you begin writing?

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Author On the Bookcase: Mara Purl, author of The Milford-Haven Novels

Author On the Bookcase
Mara Purl
 

Mara PurlI'm excited to welcome Mara Purl, author of The Milford-Haven Novels, to On the Bookcase. Milford-Haven is a fictitious town on California's Central Coast. Pre-9/11, housing is on the rise, the stock market is booming, and Milford-Haven is full of the upwardly mobile pouring out of Los Angeles in search of a fresh start or a weekend getaway. The novels are based on Purl's BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A. 

The first in the Milford-Haven series, What the Heart Knows, features Miranda Jones. Artist Miranda begins to trust her heart enough to escape from her life of privilege and start over in Milford-Haven. Now that she's moved, deeper questions surface: What is her life purpose? What's missing?

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Author On the Bookcase: Jael McHenry, author of The Kitchen Daughter

Author On the Bookcase
Jael McHenry

Jael McHenryI'm thrilled to welcome Jael McHenry, author of The Kitchen Daughter, to On the Bookcase. Reading and recipes -- perfect for reading groups! After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. (Midnight Cry Brownies -- yummy!) She learns her cooking will lure family ghosts and these ghosts leave clues to some family secrets. As Ginny deals with her loss, she faces another challenge  -- her sister wants to sell the house Ginny has ever known.

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Author Squared: Caroline Leavitt and Heidi Durrow

Author Squared

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Caroline Leavitt
Heidi Durrow

 

 

 

Two Authors chat about writing, books, and everything in between

I'm so thrilled to announce this new feature for On the Bookcase! The first AUTHOR SQUARED combines two New York Times bestselling authors, Caroline Leavitt (Pictures of You) and Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who Fell from the Sky). Both excellent book club picks!

Go girls!

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Quail Ridge Book Club Bash

 

I was at Quail Ridge Book & Music (Raleigh, NC) last week for their semi-annual Book Club Bash. Nancy Olson and her so smart staff have welcomed me for five years. It is always such a great time listening to staff picks and, then, the book club audience chimes in about their recent book club picks. I always learn some much.

Wine, book chat, and book clubs!

Thanks, QR!

 

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Around the Bend: Prophecy by S. J. Parris

Around the Bend
Prophecy by S. J. Parris

Around the Bend is an On the Bookcase Feature bringing attention to upcoming reading group-appropriate titles.

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