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The True Story Behind “Black Diamond Fall”

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To write a successful novel, I have to dip my pen into autobiography; and if I don’t, I lose my way. This makes it difficult when I am writing fiction about a crime. It means weaving a tight narrative comprised of an act of violence and the mystery surrounding that act of violence with something substantial that I’ve lived through. I was lucky in my previous novel, Cloudland (Polis Books), which was based on the unsolved serial murders of seven women in a place called “the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire.” A very close friend of mine, who was like a mother figure to me, found the last of the victims: a woman in a pink parka whose body…

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18 New Releases You May Have Missed

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We are always looking for new and exciting reads, art books and under the radar authors to help you diversify your bookshelf. Here, we have 18 new releases you may have missed this month, including new books by some of your favorite bestselling authors like Danielle Steel and Lisa Genova. Drama, literary fiction, mystery, cooking and crime are just a few of the genres covered here. Rather than take our word for it, see for yourself; below you will find a preview for each book and one-click easy ordering via Amazon. These newbies (especially the cookbooks) are great for the upcoming holiday weekend! Every Note Played: A Novel (Gallery/Scout Press), Lisa Genova Duel to the Death: An Ali Reynolds Mystery…

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New Month, New Season, New Reads: 16 New Books for Spring

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March arrived this week and none too soon! Last month we weathered tragedy, scandal and tepid weather conditions.  While many problems of the last month will follow us into the new month, there is hope— there is always hope. This week, hope comes not in the form of Hope Hicks, who departed her position as White House Communications Director yesterday, but in the hope and promise of what’s new in books this coming Spring! We have compiled a list of this week’s 16 Must-Have Books for Spring you will want to add to your collection. The new book by The Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb will challenge reality and have you rethinking your conventional ways of living; Michelle McNamara and Gillian…

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All You Need Is Love: 20 New Book Releases Just In Time for Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and we’re making it easy to celebrate love, with your love of books! Our list of new releases for this week are all love stories – and because love comes in all shapes, sizes and forms, we have a pretty diverse group of books for you. Some focus on romantic and erotic love, others on the love of family and friends. We’re celebrating LGBTQ love, forbidden love, love of self, and lost-love-found-again; Wallis In Love, one of the favorite new releases looks at how the love-life of the Duchess of Windsor actually changed the entire monarchy. Because some love stories don’t end happily, we have some books of those, too. Take a look below at our list of…

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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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Rose McGowan, Jackie Kennedy, Jojo Moyes and More: 31 New Books By or About Women

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Since day one, women have been leading the way in 2018. Calling for more women to be considered for Grammys this past Sunday, to the second Women’s March a week ago and representing the #MeToo movement at the Golden Globes, women have made it clear that this is the year of the woman, that we will be heard and we are not backing down. In preparing the list of new books out this week, we found that an abundance of books we are looking forward to reading are penned by women or are about women (as is the case with J. Randy Taraboreilli’s book on Jacqueline Kennedy, the only book on our list written by a man). Here are this…

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A Year of Memories: 15 New Memoirs We Can’t Wait to Read This Year

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What makes for a good memoir? That depends on who you ask. We think it is a mix of those life lessons that we can’t get anywhere else and the original stories and unforgettable stories that make memoirs special and relatable. BookTrib’s memoir writing contest ends this week and we thought it would be a good idea to share with our readers some of the memoirs we look forward to reading this year! Here’s a list of the 15 most anticipated memoir we will be adding to our bookshelves this year. The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantu Francisco Cantú recounts his life on the Mexican border. From his childhood in the Southwest to his adult career as a Border…

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Your Online, Curated Bookshelf: This Week’s Best New Releases

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Last week, we encouraged you to read more this year, a New Year’s resolution. This week, we have some more fantastic additions for your bookshelf— or for someone else’s bookshelf— if you’re feeling generous, or in need of a gift! With the latest thrillers, political analyses and exposés, and edgy literary fiction, you’ll have fun browsing through this curated online bookstore we’ve made for you. Here are todays new releases of January 16th: Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century, Simon Baatz The Plot to Kill the King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. William F. Pepper, Esq. The Black Painting: A Novel, Neil Olson Say My…

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Read More in 2018: 40 New Books to Help You Build the Perfect Library

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Books have been making a comeback! Each year, more people in the public eye are putting down their phones and picking up a book— and they are encouraging the rest of us to do the same. In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution was to read a book every other week; by the end of the year, he had read 26. In 2017, Reese Witherspoon launched a book club that now has over 27,000 followers on Facebook alone. Oprah Winfrey, the Queen of Talk and of Books has been encouraging people to pick up books and read for over two decades through Oprah’s Book Club. Reading more is something we should all pledge to do not just for ourselves, but…

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New Year, New Books: Start Your 2018 Reading Journey with These 27 New Reads

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These books have two things in common: they are new and they will change your life! It’s 2018, and we’re all looking for something to read that’s going to start the year off with a bang. If you want to get your 365 days of books off to a great start, here’s the ultimate list of the first new releases of the new year: Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan For Achieving Your Most Important Goals, Michael Hyatt Murder, Interrupted: True-Crime Thrillers, James Patterson No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories, Lee Child Judgement Detox: Release the Beliefs that Hold You Back from Living a Better Life, Gabrielle Bernstein The Woman in the Window: A Novel, A.J. Finn The 21-Day Sugar…

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10 New Books of Literary Fiction with a Razor’s Edge

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Literary fiction occupies a special place in the world of books. There are masterpieces that combine elements of heart, fantasy, science fiction, war-narratives, biographies, soul and humor to create something that is unique as well as familiar. Here are ten brand new literary works of fiction by the late Sam Shepard, Fiona Mozley, Elif Shafak, Nora Roberts, Jenny Diski and others that we think are pretty edgy. Spy of the First Person, Sam Shepard This is the final work of the late Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, actor, musician and private person Sam Shepard who died in July at the age of 73. With an unnamed narrator to guide the way, we are taken through the perspective, life and memories of his work,…

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20 New Book Releases of The Week: Cookbooks, Suspense, Poetry and More

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December begins on Friday and if you haven’t begun shopping already for the holidays, then you have been thinking about it. For the next few weeks, we will be super-sizing the list of new releases to help you in your shopping quest for the perfect holiday gifts for book lovers. This week, we have books by cherished authors Danielle Steele, Tom Clancy, and Michel Crichton; the new addition to the Fifty Shades trilogy; internet phenomenon Rudy Francisco’s book of poetry; the journal of Vladimir Nabokov, published for the very first time; books on art; a memoir on Bob Dylan’s gospel years; and a few good cookbooks (because what’s better than curling up with your favorite holiday eats and a new book?).…

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New Books About Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and President Obama in Time for Black Friday Shopping

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This is a big week for shopping and for books and so is our round-up of new releases! While you are making your shopping list (and checking it twice), here are some nice, naughty and feel good books to check out this weekend. Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers), Pete Souza Pete Souza, who served as the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, was able to capture much more of Obama as a public figure. Now, in his new portrait book, Souza has compiled photographs specifically for young readers, showing Obama as a man who served as an inspiration to generations of people. Behind-the-scenes stories and photographs of the family are included as…

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Memoirs Take Center Stage in This Week’s List of New Releases

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Memoirs take center stage in this weeks list of new releases. Garth Brooks documents the first five years of his career in the; Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman shares her journey from the gym to Olympic gold; and Rachel Jeffs’ riveting escape from her abusive father and the fundamentalist Mormon church she was raised in.   The Anthology Part 1 – Limited Edition, Garth Brooks This limited edition book covers the beginning years of Garth Brooks’ work. The project is definitely a project of love, and includes never-before-seen photos, documents the evolution of his music, and the firsts: that first time being recorded, the first time hearing himself on the radio, and the first time topping at #1 in the charts.…

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A ‘Promise’ Fulfilled: How Joe Biden Found Purpose After Tragedy

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I have been looking forward to a number of new releases this month, including Jenifer Lewis’ The Mother of Black Hollywood (released Nov. 14) and Duane Tudahl’s Prince and the Purple Rain Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 (released Nov. 15).  As I set up my list of reads for the Thanksgiving holiday, the first of these on my list is the new book by Joe Biden (whom I affectionately call “Uncle Joe”), Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose. Nearly a year after completing two terms in service to the country as Vice President for Barack Obama, Joe Biden is speaking about the last few years of his term in office marked by the pain of losing…

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Cool Days, Hot Nights: Our Top 10 Historical Romances for November

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Now that it’s officially November, the days are getting colder and the trees are bare and waiting for snow. For us at Booktrib, cold days are made for cozy afternoons spent curled up on the couch, sipping hot chocolate and reading a great book. Even better if that book happens to be a steamy romance novel (hey, we need something to help warm us up). This month we have historical romances on the brain, from dukes and lords to cowboys on the range. It doesn’t matter the era – whether they feature kilts or top hats, we can’t get enough of love stories set in the distant past. Here are 10 historical romances coming out in November that are guaranteed…

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