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Debut Author Julia Sonneborn Talks Jane Austen, First Drafts and Adaptations

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Over the years, there have been some pretty interesting retellings and adaptions of our favorite books. Sometimes they work and other times they don’t, but it’s always fun to read another author’s take on the original work. Now Julia Sonneborn, English professor and debut author, has written our favorite adaptation yet. By The Book is not just a fun, fantastically written read, but it’s also an updated, modern version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.     Anne Corey, an English professor in California working to make tenure, gets the surprise of her life when her ex-boyfriend, Adam, becomes the college’s new president. She knows she should have other, better things on her mind – her aging father, that book deal she’s been trying to get,…

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*New This Week*: Celebrate Diversity with New Books For Everyone in Every Genre

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This week’s theme is diversity! We are celebrating writers of different backgrounds and the books they’ve written that are to be released this week. Included on our list are novels by Tayari Jones and Lisa Gardner; cookbooks from Jenné Claiborne and Jerrelle Guy; and memoirs from Rachel Hollis and Sadie Robertson. We’ve also added a few surprises— perfect reads for cold winter nights. Novels An American Marriage, Tayari Jones No One is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts Look For Me, Lisa Gardner The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah The Masterpiece, Francine Rivers By The Book, Julia Sonneborn The House of Impossible Beauties, Joseph Cassara She Regrets Nothing, Andrea Dunlop Good Neighbors, Joanne Serling   Memoir Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose, Sadie Robertson Girl, Wash…

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