Alice Hoffman | Spotlight LibraryReads Author, November 15, 2016

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“This novel comes from lots of different places,” explained Hoffman in a phone interview with LJ, “but one thing I was thinking about was mothers and daughters, and I was missing my own mother.”

November 2016 LibraryReads

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The November LibraryReads list features a heart-wrenching story from Alice Hoffman about a girl from Long Island who loses her best friend in a car accident and struggles to regain her sense of self. Also included is another installment of the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child; a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird; a rich drama about friendship and music from Zadie Smith, and a powerful new novel from Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon.

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, & Loser Porn | What We’re Reading

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This week the “What We’re Reading” team members from LJ/School Library Journal & Junior Library Guild range far and wide in fiction realms, from a utopian society with a dark side to Long Island and NYC to Loserland to WWII France to Los Angeles.

Love, Loss, & What We Read | What We’re Reading

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Some books to ease the pain of loss this week.

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2015

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Playing a part in fiction, weather is an element that can infuse a novel with an icy punch, a damp slap, or a languid shimmer—as the following six novels ably prove.

Q&A: Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman talks to LJ about her new historical novel set in 1911 New York City; from the April 1 issue.

In a Room of Their Own: Reading Women’s History Month | Wyatt’s World

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Women writers have their views; five suggested titles

Getting Cancer Off Your Chest | Breast Cancer Roundup, September 1, 2013

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15 titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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