Spotlight on Rachel Joyce | LibraryReads Author, March 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Joyce, author of The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.

Welcome to the Neighborhood | French on Fridays

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Looking for apartments and stories about houses as I move into the pre-moving phase of real estate hell.

Q&A: Judith Claire Mitchell

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In A Reunion of Ghosts, Judith Claire Mitchell has written a darkly humorous and poignant study of a very odd family haunted by what they believe to be their cursed past.

Q&A: Robin Rinaldi

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LJ talks to the author of The Wild Oats Project to find out how the experiment worked out—and if she’d do it all over again.

F1000’s Vitek Tracz: Redefining Scientific Communication

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Tracz, a scientific publishing pioneer and founder of F1000 and previously of BioMed Central and Current Opinions journals discusses the upcoming launch of a comprehensive workspace for scientists.

Bring Out the Irish | What We’re Reading

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Everybody’s welcome in the WWR St. Patrick’s Day parade of books!

Grab a Book, Skip the Parade: Irish Arts Center Book Day 2015

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by reading a book. Starting tomorrow at 7am, volunteers participating in the Irish Arts Center’s fifth annual Book Day will be handing out works by Ireland’s most celebrated writers to lucky commuters and schoolchildren across the five boroughs of New York City

We Will Always Rise: Talking with Cynthia Bond About Her Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Pick, Ruby

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Bond steadies herself for a phone interview with LJ

Q&A: Gwendolyn Womack | Debut Spotlight

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From the start, Womack’s The Memory Painter grabs the reader with images of half-remembered lives, confused and frightened characters struggling to stay sane, and portents of danger.

It’s Not Easy Being Green | French on Fridays

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Don your emerald-green pantsuit and tell me about your favorite Irish or Irish American books.