Helen Ellis
Featured, In The Studio, Video LISTEN IN: “How To Check Out a Library Book Like a Grown-Ass Lady” from the author of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE

Booklist’s starred review for AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE says, “[Helen] Ellis’s 12 short stories about women under pressure are archly, acerbically, even surreally hilarious. By extracting elements from the southern gothic tradition, Shirley Jackson, and Margaret Atwood, Ellis has forged her own molten, mind-twisting storytelling mode.” It’s also now a LibraryReads Pick (“it is pretty hilarious, in the darkest, most twisted of ways.”) and received a starred review from Library Journal (“Anyone who has ever contemplated having a drawer specifically for glitter or has felt awkwardly settled into the domestic life will appreciate this not-to-be-missed collection.”)! Read more

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Little Victories
Featured, New Releases, Video A Big Audiobook Triumph for LITTLE VICTORIES written and read by Jason Gay

“I made it to work on time!” “My shoes match my outfit.” “I spelled ‘quinoa’ correctly on the first try!” Upon walking into the Penguin Random House offices on Tuesday, November 3rd—the on sale day for LITTLE VICTORIES by Jason Gay—employees were greeted by an anything-but-little book jacket, where we could anonymously share our own teeny triumphs via colorful post-it notes. Read more

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Allyson Ryan Studio 2
Featured, Guest Post, New Releases It’s no mystery why Allyson Ryan became a narrator…Her library! Check out the Library Lover’s Mysteries on audio

You can imagine our excitement when we heard Jenn McKinlay’s Library Lover’s Mystery series was coming to audio this fall. A series that combines a cozy mystery with the life of a library director?! Count us in! Read more

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