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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: 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 Squared: Janet Fitch and Adrienne Sharp

Author Squared

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Janet Fitch
Adrienne Sharp

 

 

 

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

I'm excited to bring the third Author Squared to On the Bookcase.

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Author On the Bookcase: Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

Author On the Bookcase
Kelly O'Connor McNees

Kelly O'Connor McNeesSo thrilled to welcome Kelly O’Connor McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. Kelly's story includes factual accounts with fictional ideas to study Alcott's life and loves. With fine details from 19-century New England, the novel centers on a fictional period of her life -- Louisa attracts the attention and affection of Joseph Singer, a charming merchant.

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Author Squared: Eleanor Brown and Sarah Pekkanen

Author Squared

 

 

AUTHOR SQUARED
Eleanor Brown
Sarah Pekkanen

 

 

 

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

I'm excited to bring to the second Author Squared to On the Bookcase.

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Author On the Bookcase: Aine Greaney, author of Dance Lessons

Author On the Bookcase
Aine Greaney

Aine GreaneyI'm excited to welcome, Aine Greaney, author of Dance Lessons. Aine's novel tell the story of Ellen Boisvert who discovered her late husband, Fintan, was not an orphan at all -- his mother, Jo, is living in a lakeside village, the westside of Ireland. Ellen, a thirty-nine-year-old American prep school teacher, packs her bags and boards a plane to Ireland to reveal the secrets of Fintan's family.

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Around the Bend: Exposure by Therese Fowler

Around the Bend
Exposure by Therese Fowler

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

I'm so excited! Random House sent me an ARC of Therese's new title, Exposure (May 2011). I met Therese at the Virginia Festival of Books (VABOOK) 3 or 4 years ago. (Time flies when you have having fun!) She was on the Reading Group Choices' panel. Therese is a great writer and a fun person. Her previous novels are Souvenir and Reunion - both excellent reading group picks. And, I get to see her next week in DC for the Association of Writers & Writing Progmans.  

Here's the scoop!

Publisher Summary

Amelia Wilkes’s strict father does not allow her to date, but that doesn’t stop the talented, winsome high school senior from carrying on a secret romance with her classmate Anthony Winter.

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An Irresistible BookPerk

An IRRESISTIBLE BookPerk for reading groups in St. Louis.   

Susan Elizabeth PhillipsAttend a Private Cocktail Party with New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips.                    

 

 

Chat with Susan during an intimate evening of hors d'œuvres, wine and desserts at The Four Seasons Hotel St. Call Me IrresistibleLouis in St. Louis, MO on January 17, 2011 from 7pm-9pm.

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