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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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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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Mary Sharratt and Daughters of the Witching Hill Video

Mary Sharratt will be one of the panelists on Reading Group Choices' panel at the Virginia Festival of The Book on March 19 in Charlottesville. I'm really excited!

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World War II, Paris, and The Art World

I love historical fiction. Sara Houghteling’s sweeping debut novel, Pictures at an Exhibition, draws on the real-life stories of France’s pre-eminent art-dealing familes and the forgotten biography of the only French woman to work as a double agent inside the Nazis’ looted art stronghold.

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Sensitive and Graceful -- The Spare Room

With all the praise and awards, I can't wait to read The Spare Room.

"A powerful, witty, and taut novel about a complex friendship between two women—one dying, the other called to care for her—from an internationally acclaimed and award-winning author.

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First Author Post! Barbara Delinsky

I'm so thrilled to have Barbara Delinsky, a reading group favorite author, as the first author to write a guest post for On the Bookcase!

Barbara has been in a book group for 23 years and Barbara's novels have great themes and interesting conflicts that are perfect for creating a lively conversation for reading groups.

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2009 The Guardian Year in Review Quiz

Happy New Year! I'm really looking forward to the new year -- lot of great books coming out! I will highlight some every week to get you in the know! 

Have you been observant in reading the books of 2009?

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Guest Guess, Part 3

Next week, a bestselling and fave reading group author will write a little piece for On the Bookcase. Yeah!

How about a guessing game? Hints will be put up each day about the author until the day of the author post. Please share your guess(es) in a comment and you might win a copy of the author's new book. The winner will be announced the day of the guest post. Good Luck! It is getting easier!

Hint #3.

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Chris Bohjalian's Secrets of Eden

Publishers Weekly's starred review of Chris Bohjalian's Secrets of Eden (February 2010):

"Bohjalian (Law of Similars) has built a reputation on his rich characters and immersing readers in diverse s

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