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Behind Every Great Man Is An Even Better…

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Hamilton: The Musical sparked a world-wide obsession with the story of Alexander Hamilton, his life, family, relationships, and death. Not only did Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the musical, create some of the catchiest and memorable songs we’ve ever heard, but he brought the Founding Father to life in a way no one expected. Now, books on Hamilton are flying off the shelves, and it seems like new biographies are coming out every day. But historical fiction authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie are here to tell us why it’s Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Schuyler, that we should really be looking at. Wife, mother, sister, socialite, loyal revolutionary, vice-president and co-founder of an orphanage are just a few of the…

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Ron Chernow Shares Insight on his Newest Novel, ‘Grant’

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Just the Right Book! Podcast, hosted by Roxanne Coady of Connecticut’s acclaimed, award-winning, independent bookseller R.J. Julia, is now available on BookTrib.com, the premier website where readers meet writers. The podcast and BookTrib are both dedicated to helping readers find their next favorite read and this pairing will open up a world of great possibilities. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book! podcast, Roxanne Coady joins author Ron Chernow to talk about his latest expository biography on Ulysses S. Grant. Just who is Ron Chernow? He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, historian, and journalist who wrote the biography that became the inspiration behind the record-breaking, hip-hop Broadway musical Hamilton.  In Chernow’s newest novel Grant, he paints the former president as a flawed…

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The Top 10 April Books for Those Rainy Spring Days

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Now that it’s April, we’re finally starting to see signs of spring – the crocuses fighting their way through the frozen ground, the rain showers that promise to bring May flowers. It’s a great time of year to hunker down with a good pile of new April books and watch the rain fall outside your windows (So. Much. Rain). Luckily, this month is packed full of awesome new April books. Here are the top 10 we can’t wait to dive into: April Books Preview One Perfect Lie, Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press, April 11, 2017) The tranquility of the suburbs hides deep secrets in Scottoline’s new thriller about family, community, and dark truths that simmer just below the surface. Susan Sematov,…

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Crazy for “Hamilton”? Here’s 4 Books You Should be Reading!

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I think we can all agree that “Hamilton” is the best thing to happen to Broadway since, well, ever. It seemed to become a national phenomenon overnight, and now it’s all any of us can talk about. There’s also no real reason it should have worked: after all, does anything sound as absurd as a rap musical about first Treasurer Secretary Alexander Hamilton? But it does work, brilliantly so, and it makes history come alive with an insanely talented diverse cast and music that you won’t ever be able to stop humming. Seriously, just listen to this and tell me you’re not hooked:   If you’re still wondering what all the fuss is about, then go download the cast album and…

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