Isabel Allende | LibraryReads Author, November 15, 2015


The Japanese Lover, Allende’s lushly detailed new work embraces the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, homosexuality in less liberal times, and immigration today

LibraryReads November 2015

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That Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are on any most-read list is no surprise. Also on this month’s list of what librarians are reading is a new novel by B.A. Shaprio, author of the well-received 2012 The Art Forger, and a sure-to-be-gorgeous new title by the prolific Isabel Allende. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, […]

Garth Risk Hallberg | LibraryReads Author, October 15, 2015


An utterly absorbing speed-read notwithstanding its gorgeous 900-page heft, Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire lets readers live and breathe 1970s New York.

LibraryReads September 2015

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Some familiar names—Lee Child, Jonathan Evison, Jenny Lawson—have made this month’s LibraryReads, the list of what librarians are reading and loving lately. Happily, though, top of the list this time is a debut, Melissa DeCarlo’s The Art of Crash Landing. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No […]

Eli Gottlieb | LibraryReads Author, August 2015

Best Boy

“I hope this novel can help contribute to a discussion of otherness in general and of humanizing that which we often regard as alien: the disabled, autistics, schizophrenics…its main purpose is finally to engage and to hold the reader inside a world.”

Laura Dave | LibraryReads Author, June 15, 2015


Interview with No. 1 vote getter Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes

Naomi Novik | LibraryReads Author, May 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted

Spotlight on Sara Gruen | LibraryReads Author, April 15, 2015


Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge

Spotlight on Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, February 15, 2015

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Pulitzer Prize winner Tyler talks about her new novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, and her “continuing interest in…those cobbled-­together households that you see sometimes, getting along just as happily as many biological families.”

Spotlight on Alan Bradley | LibraryReads Author, January 2015


Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Bradley, author of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.