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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  In between wallowing in the correspondence of the members of the Smith College Relief Unit (oh my goodness, those letters!), I’ve been blazing through some new books– mostly thrillers, which I suppose isn’t that surprising, since that seems to be such a large part of what’s on the shelves right now. First,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

As New York swelters in the late summer heat, I’ve gone back to my Barbara Michaels shelf— because no one writes sweltering summers like Barbara Michaels. I started with a re-read of Witch, in which a middle-aged divorcee with grown children buys a cottage in the Virginia woods and discovers evil lurks in the bucolic…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

It’s been a reading hodge-podge this week! I had recommended Georgette Heyer’s Talisman Ring to someone– which meant, of course, that I was suddenly seized with the need to go back and read it myself.  For quality control, of course.  And I am pleased to report that it is just as marvelous and laugh-out-loud funny…

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New York Event– Tonight!

Would you like to travel to Monaco or Barbados– while staying on the Upper East Side? Beat the July heat by coming to join me, Hazel Gaynor, and Heather Webb, as they talk about their latest, Meet Me in Monaco, set around Grace Kelly’s wedding, and I talk about– surprise!– The Summer Country, and we…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve mostly been doing background reading for the next book, which is set around the activities of a gallant group of Smith alums who went over to France to aid French villagers right behind the front lines during World War I. I’ve been wallowing in their letters, which read like Rilla of Ingleside— so tongue-in-cheek…

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Back on the Road!

I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with some of my favorite authors as the summer progresses!  You can find me: — at R.J. Julia in Madison, CT, on Tuesday, July 23rd, with Beatriz Williams; — at Shakespeare & Co (UES) in New York on Thursday, July 25th, with Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb; —…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday!  With the hot, bright July weather in New York this week, I went back to some old summer favorites. Do you have those sorts of seasonal books?  For some reason, whenever the weather gets particularly sultry, I find myself going back to Barbara Michaels’/Elizabeth Peters’ gothics: to her Ammie Come Home trilogy, to…

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Last Chance for Half-Price SUMMER COUNTRY!

It turns out that the sale on The Summer Country extended into today!  Which does make that post-holiday Monday at least a little less hideous. So if you were planning to snag a copy of The Summer Country, or know someone else who was, now’s your chance to get it before the price jumps back…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy 4th, all! On my wonderful trip to Houston this week, I finally got to finish the second of Martin Walker’s Bruno mysteries, The Dark Vineyard.  Think French Longmire, in which the local chief of police must investigate a series of crimes linked to the local wine industry. Then I broke my very sensible “don’t read…

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SUMMER COUNTRY half price!

Happy July 4th! For this week only, Barnes & Noble is selling The Summer Country at half price, both in store and online. As someone pointed out to me, if you’re a B&N member and get your extra 10% off, that means you get Summer Country for less than half price! And, because Amazon does…

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