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Author On the Bookcase: Ann Joslin Williams, author of Down From Cascom Mountain

Author On the Bookcase
Ann Joslin Williams

 

Ann Joslin WilliamsI'm excited to welcome Ann Joslin Williams, author of Down from Cascom Mountain, to On the Bookcase. Set in rugged New Hampshire in the aftermath of a fatal accident, Down From Cascom Mountain explores grief, desire and identity. Mary Hall overcomes her grief from the death of her husband.

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Author On the Bookcase: Lisa Scottoline, author of Save Me

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Lisa Scottoline

Lisa ScottolineSo thrilled to welcome Lisa Scottoline, author of Save Me, Think Twice, Look Again, and 13 other novels! Save Me is the story of a woman who tries to save her child, tries to save another, and finally, ends up saving herself. Lisa's new book will have readers wondering just how far they would go to save the ones they love.

Lisa chats with us about her books, life, love, and the mother-child bond.

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Author On the Bookcase: Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit

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Sarah Winman

Sarah WinmanI'm excited to welcome Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit, to On the Bookcase. Sarah's novel reveals the love of a brother and a sister, unwinding over many years -- backlit by historical events and cultural references.

From Essex and Cornwall to the streets of New York, from 1968 to the events of 9/11, When God Was a Rabbit follows the evolving bond of love and secrets between Elly and her brother Joe, and her increasing concern for an unusual best friend, Jenny Penny, who has secrets of her own. When God Was a Rabbit is a love letter to true friendship and fraternal love.

Here, Sarah talks about her book and the way she tried "to stop the film.

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Author On the Bookcase: Julia Stuart, author of The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise

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Julia Stuart

Both my parents are from England, all my relatives live there, and I visited the Tower twice. So, I really enjoyed The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise and am so excited to welcome Julia Stuart, author of The Tower, The Zoo and The Julia StuartTortoise! Julia's novel is about the Tower of London and its inhabitants --human and animal. All the Beefeaters actually live in the Tower and this story is about one Beefeater named Balthazar Jones, his wife, Hebe, and their the 180-year old tortoise.

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Author On the Bookcase: Heather Barbieri, author of The Lace Makers of Glenmara

Author On the Bookcase

Heather Barbieri

Heather BarbieriI'm thrilled to welcome Heather Barbieri, author of The Lace Makers of Glenmara. to On the Bookcase. Heather tells the story of her grandmother, Esther, and her mother, Michelle, and the joy of reading they shared with her. As a result, Heather's childhood was filled with books as Heather read from "quiet corners—behind the Christmas tree (the lights were particularly magical to read by) or the sofa (not on the sofa, behind it, right by the heat register)"

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, Heather!

"Who instilled a love of reading in you? A teacher? A parent?

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Laura Brodie, The Widow's Season @VABOOK March 19

The Widow's SeasonLaura Brodie's debut novel, The Widow's Season, was inspired by her UVA dissertation on widows in English literature.

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Sheila Curran, Everyone She Loved, VABOOK! March 19

Sheila Curran chats about her new novel, Everyone She Loved, this week on the Virginia Festival of the Book!

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Masha Hamilton Virginia Festival of the Book, March 19

Masha Hamilton will be chatting about her book, 31 Hours, on March 19 at the Virginia Festival of the Book. (Details below) 

31 HOURS31 Hours tells the story of a young man pondering his new faith and his special mission.

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Teaser Tuesday 1/5/10

Here's my teaser of Tuesday. different type of type of read -- enjoying it very much!

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A handwritten notation

A short handwritten notation in ballpoint pen on a green cocktail napkin. Reads: "lenore-doolan@nytimes.com " Some wear and creasing. 5 x 5 in.

Important Artifacts and Personal Property From The Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including Book, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, Saturday, 14 February 2009, New York.

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T. Greenwood's New Novel, The Hungry Season

Fans of T. Greenwood (Two Rivers) rejoice – she has a new one coming out in late January!

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