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  • Kat Sarfas 4:00 am on 2020/07/07 Permalink
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    A Multigenerational Story of Love, Secrets and Family: Florence Adler Swims Forever—Our July B&N Book Club Pick 


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    As a breathtaking portrayal of how the human spirit can endure—and even thrive—in the wake of tragedy, Florence Adler Swims Forever is a story we all need right now. Filled with family politics and narrative tension, often questioning the line between loyalty and betrayal, this multigenerational story speaks right to the heart and we’re thrilled to have it as our July B&N Book Club selection. Fans of epic family stories like The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan, and A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams won’t want to miss Florence Adler Swims Forever.

    Set in Atlantic City in the summer of 1934, Esther and Joseph Adler have rented out their home to vacationers, opting to spend the season in the cramped quarters above their bakery with their two daughters, son-in-law and a mysterious young woman who recently escaped Nazi Germany. When the unthinkable happens, Esther must choose between the truth and the lives of those she holds dear.

    We aren’t the only ones who were wrapped up in this indelible debut:

    “Rachel Beanland is a writer of uncommon wit and wisdom, with a sharp and empathetic eye for character. She’ll win you over in the most old fashioned of ways: She simply tells a hell of a story.” —Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers, Pulitzer Prize finalist.

    “A wonderfully assured and completely engrossing first novel. From the very first page, I was completely invested in the lives of Florence, Gussie, Anna and the rest. Florence Adler Swims Forever has much to say about family, loss and all the ways we have to wonder what might have been, and it does so with great skill and a deeply humane vision. I could not recommend it more highly.”—Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds, National Book Award finalist.

    Our B&N Book Club Edition includes a Q&A with Rachel Beanland, recommended reading list and a reading group guide perfect for book clubs. We hope you love it as much as we do and look forward to our virtual B&N Book Club event with author Rachel Beanland in conversation with Ann Hood on Thursday, August 4th at 7PM live on B&N Facebook.

    The post A Multigenerational Story of Love, Secrets and Family: <i>Florence Adler Swims Forever</i>—Our July B&N Book Club Pick appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
  • BN Editors 4:00 am on 2020/04/30 Permalink
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    Virtual Events for ALL ages with Barnes & Noble – May 2020 


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    We all miss our book groups and the chance to connect with our favorite authors through in-store events and lively Q&A’s – it’s one of the best outlets we book lovers have to share our passion for great stories. But social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t still have engaging connections, so for the time being we’ve moved all our events online (and spread across a variety of platforms) for your viewing entertainment! We’ve got a stellar lineup of virtual events for May; in-depth discussions with authors around exciting new fiction and nonfiction, fun chemistry workshops for budding scientists, and of course our virtual BN Book Club and YA Book Club meetups. Here’s a look at what’s coming to a screen near you this May.

    Friday, May 1st at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (
    Barnes & Noble) – Valentine author, Elizabeth Wetmore in conversation with Christina Baker Kline

    Valentine is a haunting exploration of what makes a community—and what can tear it apart. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader’s heart and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive. We’re thrilled to host Elizabeth and Christina (bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World) to discuss this fierce debut – our April Discover pick and a Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club selection. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Monday, May 4th at 7PM
    Instagram Live Event (@barnesandnoble): B&N Book Club – Conjure Women author, Afia Atakora in converation with Amy Bloom

    Conjure Women follows three women whose lives span the Civil War—and the shared secrets that bring them both danger and the chance for a better life. Be sure to grab our B&N Book Club Edition of the book which includes an original essay by Afia Atakora, and a reading group guide – perfect for a great discussion around an unbelievable debut. Follow along with #BNBookClub.

    Tuesday, May 5th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch discuss their new page-turning true story, The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President – and Why It Failed.

    The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln. Join Brad and Josh to discuss secret societies, conspiracy theories, and a fascinating true story left out of the history books. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Wednesday, May 6th at 3PM
    YouTube Live Event (Barnes & Noble – YouTube) – Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments author and science professor, Kate Biberdorf will conduct a live science experiment from her new book.

    Have you ever wondered how to make a volcano explode? Or why dropping dry ice in soap bubbles forms neon brains? With 25 kid-friendly science experiments, and stunning full-color photographs, Kate the Chemist’s big book of experiments, shows kids just how fun—and easy—it is to be a scientist. And to get you started, Kate will be taking us step-by-step through one of her favorite science experiments you too can do at home. Follow along with #BNEvents

    Thursday, May 14th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Christopher Moore talks about his new book Shakespeare for Squirrels.

    A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night’s noir—a wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore. This new adventure also sees the triumphant return of Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff. Be sure to order your signed copy here and get ready for what’s sure to be a wildly entertaining event, and follow along with #BNEvents.

    Friday, May 15th at 7PM
    YouTube Live Event (Barnes & Noble – YouTube) #BNYABookClub – Monica Hesse with co-presenter and popular BookTuber, Emma Giordano discuss They Went Left

    Your heart will break and be mended again as you walk alongside Zofia in They Went Left, a concentration camp survivor searching for her missing brother. Our booksellers were captivated by this deeply moving story set against a backdrop of harrowing history and we can’t wait for all of you to join in on the discussion! Be sure to pick up our Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition which includes an author Q&A and an annotated chapter.

    Monday, May 18th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Jennifer Weiner talks about her fabulous new novel Big Summer.

    A sparkling story about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most. We’ve couldn’t be happier to have the bestselling author of Mrs. Everything, Jennifer Weiner with us to discuss Big Summer – one of the most highly anticipated books of 2020. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Friday, May 29th at 7PM
    Instagram Live Event (@barnesandnoble) – David Levithan and Kate Egan discuss The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – the highly anticipated new Hunger Games novel and our bonus YA Book Club pick for May.

    This is one book and event you do not want to miss! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revisits the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes a reader’s group guide and a Q&A with the author, Suzanne Collins, and her editor David Levithan. Be sure to check out David’s exciting message to fans and submit your questions for discussion through our event posts on Instagram OR live during the event in the Instagram comments, and as always, follow along with #BNYABookClub.

    The post Virtual Events for ALL ages with Barnes & Noble – May 2020 appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
  • BN Editors 4:00 am on 2020/04/30 Permalink
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    Virtual Events for ALL ages with Barnes & Noble – May 2020 


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    We all miss our book groups and the chance to connect with our favorite authors through in-store events and lively Q&A’s – it’s one of the best outlets we book lovers have to share our passion for great stories. But social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t still have engaging connections, so for the time being we’ve moved all our events online (and spread across a variety of platforms) for your viewing entertainment! We’ve got a stellar lineup of virtual events for May; in-depth discussions with authors around exciting new fiction and nonfiction, fun chemistry workshops for budding scientists, and of course our virtual BN Book Club and YA Book Club meetups. Here’s a look at what’s coming to a screen near you this May.

    Friday, May 1st at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (
    Barnes & Noble) – Valentine author, Elizabeth Wetmore in conversation with Christina Baker Kline

    Valentine is a haunting exploration of what makes a community—and what can tear it apart. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader’s heart and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive. We’re thrilled to host Elizabeth and Christina (bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World) to discuss this fierce debut – our April Discover pick and a Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club selection. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Monday, May 4th at 7PM
    Instagram Live Event (@barnesandnoble): B&N Book Club – Conjure Women author, Afia Atakora in converation with Amy Bloom

    Conjure Women follows three women whose lives span the Civil War—and the shared secrets that bring them both danger and the chance for a better life. Be sure to grab our B&N Book Club Edition of the book which includes an original essay by Afia Atakora, and a reading group guide – perfect for a great discussion around an unbelievable debut. Follow along with #BNBookClub.

    Tuesday, May 5th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch discuss their new page-turning true story, The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President – and Why It Failed.

    The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln. Join Brad and Josh to discuss secret societies, conspiracy theories, and a fascinating true story left out of the history books. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Wednesday, May 6th at 3PM
    YouTube Live Event (Barnes & Noble – YouTube) – Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments author and science professor, Kate Biberdorf will conduct a live science experiment from her new book.

    Have you ever wondered how to make a volcano explode? Or why dropping dry ice in soap bubbles forms neon brains? With 25 kid-friendly science experiments, and stunning full-color photographs, Kate the Chemist’s big book of experiments, shows kids just how fun—and easy—it is to be a scientist. And to get you started, Kate will be taking us step-by-step through one of her favorite science experiments you too can do at home. Follow along with #BNEvents

    Thursday, May 14th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Christopher Moore talks about his new book Shakespeare for Squirrels.

    A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night’s noir—a wicked and brilliantly funny good time conjured by the singular imagination of Christopher Moore. This new adventure also sees the triumphant return of Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff. Be sure to order your signed copy here and get ready for what’s sure to be a wildly entertaining event, and follow along with #BNEvents.

    Friday, May 15th at 7PM
    YouTube Live Event (Barnes & Noble – YouTube) #BNYABookClub – Monica Hesse with co-presenter and popular BookTuber, Emma Giordano discuss They Went Left

    Your heart will break and be mended again as you walk alongside Zofia in They Went Left, a concentration camp survivor searching for her missing brother. Our booksellers were captivated by this deeply moving story set against a backdrop of harrowing history and we can’t wait for all of you to join in on the discussion! Be sure to pick up our Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition which includes an author Q&A and an annotated chapter.

    Monday, May 18th at 7PM
    Facebook Live Event (Barnes & Noble) – Jennifer Weiner talks about her fabulous new novel Big Summer.

    A sparkling story about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most. We’ve couldn’t be happier to have the bestselling author of Mrs. Everything, Jennifer Weiner with us to discuss Big Summer – one of the most highly anticipated books of 2020. Follow along with #BNEvents.

    Friday, May 29th at 7PM
    Instagram Live Event (@barnesandnoble) – David Levithan and Kate Egan discuss The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – the highly anticipated new Hunger Games novel and our bonus YA Book Club pick for May.

    This is one book and event you do not want to miss! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revisits the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes a reader’s group guide and a Q&A with the author, Suzanne Collins, and her editor David Levithan. Be sure to check out David’s exciting message to fans and submit your questions for discussion through our event posts on Instagram OR live during the event in the Instagram comments, and as always, follow along with #BNYABookClub.

    The post Virtual Events for ALL ages with Barnes & Noble – May 2020 appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
  • BN Editors 4:00 pm on 2020/01/06 Permalink
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    A Life Reconstructed in Dear Edward, B&N’s January Book Club Section 


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    Is there anything better than connecting with a book you can’t wait to talk about with another reader? True, we all read for different reasons, for entertainment or escape, education or enlightenment. But every now and again, a book comes along—a book that’s so special, and smart, and bursting with love—that we can read for all of those reasons (and more) at the same time.

    Ann Napolitano’s new novel, Dear Edward is that book, special and smart and bursting with love, and it’s our January 2020 Barnes & Noble Book Club selection. There’s much to discuss in this story of hope and resilience, which makes it a terrific book club selection.

    Surviving trauma is a popular story trope but not often done with this level of grace. Napolitano turns a real-life tragedy into an inspiring story of recovery, showing us the lows and mind-numbing voids before the ups can be reached. Edward must make a new life that doesn’t include his parents or brother, a life that now includes an aunt and uncle he barely knows. They have to learn how to fit their individual griefs under one roof, and in Edward’s case, not that particular roof. Edward finds a surrogate sibling in Shay, the brash and bookish girl next door. Though Edward initially uses her presence to fill the void his brother has left behind, Shay becomes a steadying rock as his grief swirls around him.

    If you’d like to know more now, Ann Napolitano discusses her inspiration and why she felt compelled to tell this particular story on the B&N Podcast. Our Exclusive Edition of Dear Edward includes an essay that takes readers behind the scenes of this unforgettable novel, and a reading group guide.

    The B&N Book Club Night forDear Edward will be held around the country on February 4th, 2020 at 7pm; Check your local B&N for details.

    The post A Life Reconstructed in <i>Dear Edward</i>, B&N’s January Book Club Section appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
  • BN Editors 4:00 pm on 2020/01/06 Permalink
    Tags: , b&n book club, , dear edward   

    A Life Reconstructed in Dear Edward, B&N’s January Book Club Section 


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    Is there anything better than connecting with a book you can’t wait to talk about with another reader? True, we all read for different reasons, for entertainment or escape, education or enlightenment. But every now and again, a book comes along—a book that’s so special, and smart, and bursting with love—that we can read for all of those reasons (and more) at the same time.

    Ann Napolitano’s new novel, Dear Edward is that book, special and smart and bursting with love, and it’s our January 2020 Barnes & Noble Book Club selection. There’s much to discuss in this story of hope and resilience, which makes it a terrific book club selection.

    Surviving trauma is a popular story trope but not often done with this level of grace. Napolitano turns a real-life tragedy into an inspiring story of recovery, showing us the lows and mind-numbing voids before the ups can be reached. Edward must make a new life that doesn’t include his parents or brother, a life that now includes an aunt and uncle he barely knows. They have to learn how to fit their individual griefs under one roof, and in Edward’s case, not that particular roof. Edward finds a surrogate sibling in Shay, the brash and bookish girl next door. Though Edward initially uses her presence to fill the void his brother has left behind, Shay becomes a steadying rock as his grief swirls around him.

    If you’d like to know more now, Ann Napolitano discusses her inspiration and why she felt compelled to tell this particular story on the B&N Podcast. Our Exclusive Edition of Dear Edward includes an essay that takes readers behind the scenes of this unforgettable novel, and a reading group guide.

    The B&N Book Club Night forDear Edward will be held around the country on February 4th, 2020 at 7pm; Check your local B&N for details.

    The post A Life Reconstructed in <i>Dear Edward</i>, B&N’s January Book Club Section appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
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