In these alarming times, thank goodness for all the other worlds we find in books. When I haven’t been fighting in the Somme with the women of the Smith College Relief Unit (much more about that soon, I promise!) I’ve been escaping to the England of country house mysteries and spinster sleuths with Patricia Wentworth’s…

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In a world gone mad, thank goodness for books. In between fighting my way through the last third of the Smith book and compulsively reading every single article about the current world health situation, I’ve been hiding in the classic mystery novels of Mary Roberts Rinehart, most recently The Great Mistake, in which pithy first…

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Because once we get started, we can’t stop talking….  When Team W was in Memphis, we had the great privilege of chatting with WYPL host Stephen Usery– and chatting and chatting and chatting.  It is, as Stephen says, a special epic length edition of Book Talk! You can find the full program here….  

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I’ve been a huge Simone St. James fan since her first book, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, came out in– well, rather a while ago.  So you can guess what I’m reading right now!  Her latest, The Sun Down Motel, in which a present day woman tries to figure out what happened to her aunt…

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Because the author is always the last to know… so many thanks to everyone who pinged me to let me know that The English Wife is currently on sale for $1.99 in e-book form! Here’s the official description: From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of…

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I started the week with a gift from my wonderful friend, Lynda Loigman: Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House, set in an alternate Yale in which the secret societies dabble in black magic.  So often, when you read a much hyped book, it falls flat, but I loved Ninth House, and stayed up far too late to…

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Way back in the fall– before I got a haircut! or, apparently, a hairbrush– our publisher had the brilliant idea of testing our friendship by having Team W play a version of the Newlywed Game…. What do you think?  Do we know each other well enough to stay together?

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Right before I left on book tour, my wonderful friend, Lynda Loigman, brought me a going away present: Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House, about an alternate Yale with dark magic. It was too large to cram in my suitcase (we won’t even discuss the dark magic required to make two weeks’ worth of dresses fit in…

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It’s Week Three of the ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE tour! We couldn’t persuade Karen to brave the cold with us (because Karen), but two-thirds of Team W will be speaking at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien at lunchtime on Tuesday and at the Upper East Side B&N on Wednesday night. Tuesday,…

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Team W winds up our second week of tour with… Carmel, Indiana! We’re so excited to see you tomorrow afternoon (if it’s 12:30, it technically counts as afternoon, right?) at Carmel Clay Public Library.  The event is free and open to the public, but it would be a huge help to the library if you’d…

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