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Mitch Albom Takes Us Back to Heaven in His New Sequel

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“I always carried the idea that when you die, there are these people sitting there waiting for you.” If ever there was an author who could paint a tangible picture of heaven and imagine it as a kind of post-life waiting room, it is Mitch Albom, first with his iconic bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven and now with his just-released sequel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven (Harper). The author, well known for Tuesdays With Morrie and his more current The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, said in a recent BookTrib interview, “Of all the books that I’ve written, The Five People You Meet in Heaven is the one I’ve heard the most questions over the years about what happens…

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Celebrating Lovely Imperfections in “Branching Out”

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Emotional and satisfying, Kerstin March’s novel Branching Out is a skillfully written love story that will truly touch the heart of readers. This isn’t a story about a perfect marriage, and that’s what makes it so very lovely in its deeply moving journey of love between two people. This is a story about loss, love, and forgiveness that readers will not want to put down until the very end. Written as a sequel to March’s novel Family Trees, we join Shelby Meyers and Ryan Chambers at their wedding, which is right where readers want them to be, but this stage of their journey may not be the happily-ever-after they have been dreaming about. Shelby and Ryan couldn’t come from more…

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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Live From Belmont Books With Best-Selling Author Eric Rickstad

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Best-selling author Eric Rickstad read from his latest Canaan Crime novel, The Names of Dead Girls, and answered questions from the Writer’s Bone crew during a live podcast recording from Belmont Books on Dec. 7. Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, and international bestselling author of the The Silent Girls, Lie in Wait, and Reap, novels heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. He lives in his home state of Vermont. His latest novel, The Names of Dead Girls—the terrifying sequel to the smash sensation The Silent Girls, published in September. To learn more about Eric Rickstad, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @ericrickstad.…

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Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ to Premiere on Showtime

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Last year we wrote about rock icon Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids, which detailed one of the more infamous times in American rock history and charted the legendary relationship between Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The book was a critical and commercial success for Smith, who has been rumored to have been working on a cinematic interpretation of the memoir for some time now. And now, thanks to a message from Smith and Showtime President David Nevins, we know exactly what the next chapter will hold for Kids. Smith will be working with Penny Dreadful’s John Logan to release the memoir as a miniseries on Showtime. This news comes on the heels of the announcement of Kids’ follow-up novel, M…

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