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Author On the Bookcase: Gabrielle Burton, author of Impatient With Desire

Author On the Bookcase
Gabrielle Burton

Gabrielle BurtonI'm so excited to welcome Gabrielle Burton, author of Impatient With Desire, to On the Bookcase. Gabrielle's novel tells the story of Tamsen Donner, a real-life pioneer woman. In 1846, after months of research and preparation, she and her husband George, along with their five daughters and eighty other pioneers, headed west on the California-Oregon Trail in eager anticipation of new lives in California. But everything that could go wrong did... and an American legend was born.

The Donner Party.

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Author On the Bookcase: Kate Kerrigan, author of Ellis Island

Author On the Bookcase
Kate Kerrigan

Kate KerriganThrilled to welcome Kate Kerrigan, author of Ellis Island, to On the Bookcase. In Ellis Island, Ellie Hogan and her husband John were childhood sweethearts, destined to live together on his farm in Ireland. But when John, a soldier for the Irish Republican Army, becomes too injured to work, Ellie must take drastic measures in order for them to survive. Like many other young Irish women in the 1920s, she immigrates to New York City, to work as a maid for a wealthy socialite.

In New York, Ellie is introduced to a sophisticated lifestyle, tempted by this glittering new world of fine clothes and parties, money and mansions.

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Author On the Bookcase: Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

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Paula McLain

Paula McLainI'm thrilled to welcome Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, to On the Bookcase. Hemingway is one of my favorite writers and have read some biographies of him. Now we can experience him through the eyes of his first wife, Hadley, in Paula's new novel.

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Author On the Bookcase: Jillian Cantor, author of The Transformation of Things

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Jillian Cantor

Jill CantorI'm excited to welcome Jill Cantor, author of The Transformation of Things, to On the Bookcase. Jillian has crafted a truly fantastic novel about a complicated life made even more complicated. Jennifer Levenworth's husband, a judge, is indicted on bribery charges and her "friends" aren't that supportive. Then the dreams begin. When Jennifer sleeps, she swears she can see—and hear—her friends' and family's most private moments though her dreams.

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Author On the Bookcase: Kate Ledger, author of Remedies

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Kate Ledger

Kate LedgerI'm thrilled to have Kate Ledger, author of Remedies, writing for On the Bookcase. In Remedies, Simon and Emily seem to have it all -- good jobs, nice house, a healthy thirteen year old daughter. But things are not always as they seem. There are some old scars and wounds that haven't been treated and addressed. Will the "elephant in the room" been the end of this seemingly perfect family. Kate's debut novel reveals marriage, parenthood, loss, grief, and hope.

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? My Hollywood by Mona Simpson

Just finished The False Friend by Myla Goldberg (October 2010)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?It's Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Sheila (expert blogger!), where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I started My Hollywood by Mona Simpson. (August 2010)

Publishers Summary: A wonderfully provocative and appealing novel, from the much-loved author of Anywhere But Here and A Regular Guy, her first in ten years.

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Elise Blackwell, Author of An Unfinished Score, chats about Book Clubs, Marriage, and Inspiration

An Unfinished ScoreI'm excited to welcome Elise Blackwell, author of An Unfinished Score. In Elise's fourth novel, she tells a story of marriage, music, infidelity, friendship, betrayal, and loss.

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