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BookTrib Editors Dissect Goodreads Award Finalists

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and one of the most highly anticipated times for authors and readers in the Goodreads community. The time has come to anxiously await the Goodreads voting results for the best books of the year, with the winners to be named on Dec. 4. BookTrib editors Rebecca Proulx and Jim Alkon examined the 16 finalists in 16 of the 20 categories, squared off, and cast their own votes on who they felt deserving of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards. Here we go: Fiction Rebecca: Nine Perfect Strangers (Flatiron Books) proves Liane Moriarty is still a reigning queen of drama. Nine individuals come to a remote health resort to seek healing in body and soul. The…

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Cassandra Clare Signs Seven-Figure Book Deal for New Series

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Cassandra Clare, New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Young Adult urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and  The Dark Artifices, has just signed a seven-figure book deal with Del Rey Books to launch a new series in the same genre, but with an adult audience as the focus. Sword Catcher, the first book in this new series is currently in progress, and a publication date will be announced shortly. Readers should expect the books to be high fantasy novels, dealing with “criminals, princes, magicians, and warriors,” a step away from the New York City set of The City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. Cassandra Clare tweeted the big news yesterday:   While not much has been reported…

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3 Shelfies from Chappaqua Library about First love and Sentimentality

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Summer is a time for romance and adventure. You’re undoubtedly having your own memorable experiences during these fleeting warm-weather months (carpe diem, no?) and to enhance that experience, why not back it up with several amazing books? Why not turn the pages of a riveting novel where themes like young love, magic, mystery and historical suspense transport you to another world? For this week’s Shelfie Picks, we turn to Chappaqua Public Library, a library in the suburbs an hour north of New York City. Chappaqua counts certain former White House residents among their neighbors. From independent book stores to great libraries, we support champions of great books and Chappaqua was nice enough to participate. Reference Librarian Vicki Fuqua recommended three…

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