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Lisa Jewell Perfectly Writes Complicated Relationships in ‘I Found You’

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I discovered Lisa Jewell when I picked up The House We Grew Up In last year, a story about a dysfunctional family with a matriarch who is a hoarder, and I couldn’t put it down. I took the book with me to the bathroom so I wouldn’t have to stop reading. Jewell has the rare ability to create compelling characters and twisty plotlines that hook me from the first sentence. I Found You, her latest novel, is no exception. The third person narration initially switches between Alice, a harried single mother of three who lives in a cottage in Ridinghouse Bay on the coast of northern England, and Lily, a 21-year-old Ukranian newlywed who has just moved to London to…

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Book Excerpt! Dr. Sharad Paul’s ‘The Genetics of Health’

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For a sneak peek of Dr. Sharad Paul’s Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health (Atria Books, April 4, 2017) check out the excerpt below! The Genetics of Health EAT, MOVE, LIVE In some ways, this book is a curated exposition of living well—a retrospective of guts, genes, and geography and their impact on good health—a brief history of human evolution, genetic restlessness, and the power of positive thought. Western medicine has weapons that can torpedo tumors and vaccinate against viruses. Eastern medicine works on the energy of faith, using consciousness to bring wholesomeness to our individual bodily constitutions. Many years ago, I trekked in the Himalayas. My second novel, To Kill a Snow Dragonfly, was set in Tibet.…

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Author R.G. Belsky Explores the Female Serial Killer in ‘Blonde Ice’

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Author R.G. Belsky is no stranger to thrillers and we have to be honest, some of our favorite crime novels are the Gil Malloy books. Lucky for us, Belsky has returned with the fourth book in the series, Blonde Ice: A Gil Malloy Novel (Atria Books, October 18, 2016) and we are hooked! It’s full of desire, revenge and drama and we couldn’t wait to chat with Belsky about the blonde femme fatale he puts at the center of this exciting book. Belsky was happy to answer some of our burning questions about his latest addition to the Gil Malloy series, Blonde Ice. See what he had to say below! BookTrib: What does the title Blonde Ice refer to? R.G. Belsky: That’s…

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Jennifer Weiner’s ‘Hungry Heart’ is Intimate and Engrossing — Plus, Her Top Six Novels

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Jennifer Weiner is known for her well-written, thought-provoking novels about women in their personal and professional lives. Her books feature family drama, falling in and out of love, growing older, having children, chasing dreams and all the other complicated and messy parts of life. She’s also one of those writers with a particularly recognizable style. Like Stephen King with horror, or Nora Roberts with romantic thrillers, Jennifer Weiner has a specific brand. It’s definitely a brand that I love and can never get enough of. Hand me Good in Bed, or In Her Shoes and I’ll be happy for hours. But as an author and an outspoken advocate for women’s writing, Weiner’s style is a lot more nuanced than some…

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October’s Author Crush: Jamie McGuire Writes the Ultimate Bad Boy

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Every once in a while you stumble across one of those book heroes who just make you melt. They might be an alpha guy, a sensitive jock, or the hipster boy who likes to write poetry about sunsets. It doesn’t matter; they’re so sexy that you’re ready to crawl into the pages of the book to make out with this fictional character. For me, that weakness is all about bad boys with a secret heart of gold. And no bad boy is quite as hot, or as melt-worthy, as Travis Maddox. When I first read Jamie McGuire’s genre-defining new adult novel, Beautiful Disaster, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would this book live up to the hype? Was it really…

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It’s Not Over! Extend Your Summer with These Beachy Novels

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Even though it’s still sunny out, tree leaves are still green and the beaches are still open, autumn is clearly rearing its head. It’s just a little bit cooler in early mornings and kids have gone back to school — but never fear! Instead of lamenting summer’s death throes, do what people have always done since the dawn of time: completely deny something is happening until it’s here! We intend to keep reading beachy, summery reads until most of the leaves are off the trees, anyway. So, in honor of endless summers, here’s a book list to help you keep the feeling of these long, warm days!   Love Her Madly: A Novel, M. Elizabeth Lee (Atria Books, August 16, 2016)…

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The Top 10 August Books to Read as Summer Winds Down

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Somehow it’s already August (where has the summer gone??) and the heat is sweltering, the beach days are in full swing, and we’re already bracing for that first cold bite of fall. While we bask in our last true summer month, we’re devouring as many new books as we can. Luckily, August is filled with some awesome new releases, from New Adult to Fantasy to historical mysteries. Here are the 10 we books can’t wait to get our hands on as the summer winds down around us: Sweet Tomorrows, Debbie Macomber (Ballantine Books, August 2, 2016) Macomber is a romance powerhouse with dozens of titles to her name. Sweet Tomorrows is the fifth book in her Rose Harbor series and this time…

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Murder, He Wrote: The Night Of-Inspired Summer Reading

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Based solely on the first episode, the new HBO limited series, The Night Of, seems to be equal parts True Detective and NPR’s Serial in the best ways possible. The story follows a young man, Nasir Khan (who goes by Naz) who gets swept into a horrible crime after a night of misguided frivolity with a mysterious, beautiful woman. Naz, a college student, picks her up in his father’s cab on his way to the popular kids’ college party, and has a dreamlike night of sex, drugs and odd drunken knife games before waking up to a nightmare: the woman’s body has been stabbed to death in bed next to him. Naz, who clearly doesn’t watch a lot of Law & Order, flees…

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The 25 Beach Bag Books You Should be Reading — WIN a Bag FULL of Books!

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There’s nothing quite like being at the beach. Picture it, you’re lying in the warm sun, listening to the waves crash in front of you as the beautiful breeze keeps you cool; it’s pretty much every person’s dream day. The only thing that can make it even better is having the perfect beach read to really help you kick back and relax. Well, get ready because we’ve got the perfect list for all of those gorgeous summer beach days coming up. Here are 25 of the perfect books (in no particular order) that you definitely NEED to have in your beach bag. WIN 12 of the 25 amazing books below and a BookTrib Tote Bag!  Click the bag to ENTER: The Girls In The Garden…

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The Top 10 June Books We’re Packing in Our Suitcases

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The sun is shining, the lilac trees are in full bloom, and the smell of freshly cut grass lingers in the air. It’s June, which means barbecues and lazy pool days are finally upon us. It’s also time to start hoarding those beach reads and searching through new releases to find the perfect books for vacation. Luckily, we’ve got you covered here at BookTrib. Here are 10 new June books that we will definitely be stowing away in our suitcases this summer: Here’s to Us, Elin Hilderbrand (Little Brown, June 14) Hilderbrand is the queen of the beach read, with most of her covers featuring floppy hats, feet near water, or brightly colored towels laid out on the sand. Here’s to…

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Untapped Wellness and Wisdom Through the Stars — A Scorpio’s Perspective

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Have you ever read a description of your astrology sign and you suddenly understand what you had actually known about yourself all along? For me I’ve found that, I need to die in order to be reborn — not in the literal sense –- but metaphorically speaking. Let me explain. I often find that I’m an all or nothing person in life. I’m either in it for the long haul or I’m out. When I decide that I’m out, I’m really ready to take the plunge and I’ll risk losing a lot to start over again. In the never-before-seen guide Your Body and the Stars (Atria Books, May 10, 2016) by Stephanie Marango, MD RYT and astrologer Rebecca Gordon it is indeed Scorpio who…

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4 YA Book-to-Movie Adaptations You Didn’t See (But Definitely Should)!

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As a huge YA reader, I’m the first one in line when one of my favorite books gets turned into a movie. It’s even more fun if the crowd is just as excited, waiting for days to get tickets, or even staying up all night for a midnight showing. But for every The Hunger Games, there are still those small or indie adaptations that don’t necessarily get the love they deserve. Which is a shame, as some of the more obscure films blow the big-budget blockbusters out of the water. So in the spirit of fairness, here are four YA book-to-movie adaptations that you’ve probably never heard of, but should go watch immediately: How I Live Now (2013) I first read How…

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International Women’s Day: Highlighting Six of Our Favorite Female Authors

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, which means we’re celebrating all those women from around the globe who inspire and entertain us. It’s easy to keep yourself in an Americanized bubble, only reading stories from the familiar authors we know and love. But the international book community is vast and vibrant, filled with writers from all different cultures and nationalities. In honor of all the talented women across the world, here are six international female authors (and their most recent books!) that you should be reading immediately: Lone Star, Paullina Simons (William Morrow, November 2015) I fell hard for Simons’ Bronze Horseman series, about an epic romance that starts in communist Russia during World War II and spans decades and continents. Since…

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6 TV and Book Bad Boys That Make Us Feel So Good

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Ever since I first watched My So Called Life when I was only a preteen, I knew I was in trouble. Jordan Catalano kept leaning against things. In flannel. With those bangs flopping over his forehead and that brooding look in his eyes. It was official: I was hooked on bad boys. Years later, I still haven’t beaten my addiction. There’s just something about that boy from the wrong side of the tracks who didn’t have the best upbringing but still manages to have a soft side. A soft side that only comes out around his true love, naturally. Luckily for me (and all of you), there are tons of awesome television bad boys to drool over. Here are my…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books All About the Heart of the Matter

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In the fast-paced society we live in today, sometimes we forget to slow down and enjoy what life has to offer us. But there are times that we’re reminded of the important things in life like family, friends and love. Whether you’re single, dating or completely off the market, these five hot new books may be just what your heart needs right now. Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game, Jon Birger (Workman Publishing, August 2015) “The author…provides fascinating evidence to show how and why dating and mating culture in America has changed in the 21st century.” —Kirkus Reviews Heat Index: There’s a perfectly good reason as to why you haven’t met the man of your dreams yet and Date-onomics has…

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Beneath the Canvas: 3 Books That Reveal What the Artist Meant

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There’s a kind of magic in a piece of art in that it contains more than what meets the eye. For this week’s selection, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA, founded in 1894 and the oldest and largest indie bookstore west of the Mississippi, has chosen to peer behind the canvas and reveal the deeper meanings in works of art. Our curator this week is book buyer Sherri Gallentine who has three gems you might want to add to your holiday wish list. The Master of the Prado by Javier Sierra (Atria Books; November 17, 2015) “Sierra’s unusual fictionalized memoir begins in 1990 when Sierra encounters a man in Madrid’s Prado Museum, whom he refers to as ‘The Master of the…

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