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  • Grace Charles 2:00 pm on 2020/03/11 Permalink
    Tags: a good girl's guide to murder, , Book Club, holly jackson, ,   

    A Small Town with a Big Secret… Our March YA Book Club Pick is A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder 

    Secrets, lies and good intentions form a lethal concoction that runs deep through A Good Girl’s Guide to Murderour March YA Book Club pick!  We’re thrilled to have this addictive debut by author Holly Jackson, and we aren’t the only ones questioning whodunnit from start to finish:

    “A fun, gripping, and skillfully constructed novel of suspense.” – Emily Arsenault, author of All the Pretty Things

    “Dark, dangerous and intricately plotted—my heart literally pounded.” – Laura Steven, author of The Exact Opposite of Okay

    A family’s shame, a town’s blame, and a night no one can seem to forget. Hidden deep in the whispers of this neighborly town, the story of what happened to Andie Bell depends on who you ask… A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a twisty crime thriller with wit that cuts through the caution tape. With a constant zigzag of he did it/she did it, Jackson has us chasing a trail of breadcrumbs until the very end.

    Close this case once and for all at our next YA Book Club Friday, March 13th at 7PM. Check your local store for details.

    The post A Small Town with a Big Secret… Our March YA Book Club Pick is <i>A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder</i> appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
  • Grace Charles 3:00 pm on 2020/02/05 Permalink
    Tags: abigail hing wen, Book Club, loveboat taipei, ,   

    Our February YA Book Club Pick is Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen 

    At YA book club we discuss, question and imagine the worlds our favorite stories and characters take us to. And our February YA book club pick allows us to do just that. Abigail Hing Wen’s debut novel Loveboat, Taipei is a fresh and flirty take on first times and new beginnings. Featuring a summer of no parents and delicious food in a city far from home—Loveboat has a heartbeat you can feel from the start.

    The eldest daughter of immigrant parents, Ever Wong is an Asian-American teenager destined for med school. Shipped off to a supposedly educational pre-college program, Chien Tan proves no match for love triangles and teenage mischief. Battling between expectations and identity, Ever’s passion for dance takes center stage as an unforgettable summer unfolds.

    In an effort to balance parents, culture, and tradition, Ever constantly questions her dreams in relation to their repercussions. Hing Wen deftly explores the relationship—and conflicts—between Ever’s Eastern heritage and her Western upbringing. Loveboat celebrates the diversity of Asian voices and experiences. The narrative allows space for the characters to learn about their identities and to forge their own paths. 

    As her story progresses from cautionary to adventurous, Ever begins to catch a glimpse of herself in the light from which she once hid. Hing Wen reminds us that sometimes to see what’s right in front of us we have to cross oceans. Sure to give you butterflies, Loveboat encompasses a romantic journey that interweaves themes of relationships and finding your true self.

    Our Exclusive Edition of Loveboat, Taipei contains a letter from the author and three bonus deleted scenes. Our next YA Book Club night is Friday, February 7th at 7PM. Check your local B&N for details. We hope to see you there!

    The post Our February YA Book Club Pick is <i>Loveboat, Taipei</i> by Abigail Hing Wen appeared first on Barnes & Noble Reads.

     
  • BN Editors 4:00 pm on 2020/01/06 Permalink
    Tags: , , Book Club, dear edward   

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

    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: , , Book Club, dear edward   

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

    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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