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Jewish History is Revisited in Martha Hall Kelly’s ‘Lilac Girls’

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If you missed the release of Lilac Girls, now is the time to buy the paperback. It is historical fiction based on true and harrowing events during World War II. For me, the Holocaust has always been mostly about how the Jews were prosecuted; a devastating time in our history across the world. But of course the Jewish people were not the only ones who were affected. Author Martha Hall Kelly gets up close and personal with Kasia, a young Polish girl with Jewish ancestry who is completing secret missions for the underground anti-war efforts and is captured by the Gestapo with her sister and her mother. One of these unforgettable characters is Herta, an out of work, German doctor…

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‘Getting to the Green’: Talking Money and Finances with Author and Financial Planner Altair Gobo

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Altair Gobo has a unique way of looking at money, financial planning and wealth: He sees similarities between money management and the game of golf. Taking his experience as an avid golfer for 20 years and his 35 years as a CFP, Altair put this analogy and experience together in his new book, Getting to the Green: Golf, Financial Planning, and Life, Not Necessarily in That Order.   BookTrib recently had a sit down with Gobo to talk about his book and to ask one very critical question: ‘Is it ever too late to plan for the future?’ BookTrib: You’ve taken a really unique approach to explaining financial planning; you liken it to the game of golf. How did you come…

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Hollywood Hypocrites: Industry Vet Herb Freed on Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s Casting Couch Era

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I came to Los Angeles from New York to direct movies in 1972. I had entered the film business seven years earlier, after resigning my post as rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Lake Mahopac, N.Y. I began to study film at New York University privately and my first assignments were to produce and direct television commercials. I labored in that vineyard for more than five years. Among my clients were U.S. Steel, Pepsi-Cola and others, but I was button-holed as the director who excelled in beauty commercials. I made TV spots for Cover Girl, Breck, Clairol and Revlon. Why? I have no idea.   In 1970 I moved up to movies. My first feature film, A.W.O.L., was shot in Sweden out…

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Julie C. Dao: ‘Women I Write Should Never, Ever Be Underestimated’

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content.  Bookshelf, bookshelf, on the wall. What is the most anticipated fall release of all? To be fair, there are quite a few. But Julie C. Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns has been at the top of our list for a while. It’s a dark fairy tale retelling that reimagines the Evil Queen from “Snow White” rising to power in a world inspired by Imperial China. To celebrate the book’s release, we chatted with Dao about writing a villain, the power of beauty, and why you should never, ever underestimate any of her female characters. Bookish: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a retelling/origin story for the Evil Queen from “Snow White.” Which…

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Real People, Real Problems in Cathy Lamb’s ‘No Place I’d Rather Be’

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Full disclosure. I love Cathy Lamb’s books and No Place I’d Rather Be is no exception. Her writing is so warm, funny and real. Real people, real problems, solved in real ways. I mean, what’s not to like? Oh, wait, that’s not enough for you? Okay fine, this book has a six-foot-four love interest and recipes that hold the answers to secrets long held by an earlier generation. If that’s not enough for you then maybe you need a little Vegas baby. It’s true, No Place I’d Rather Be is not Vegas. In my mind, it’s better because this book is totally worth the money. It’s set in Montana where cookbooks with backstory are hidden in attics for women with…

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Deception, Turmoil, and Heroism in Kate Moore’s ‘The Radium Girls’

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NPR has stated, “Radium Girls spares us nothing of their suffering; though at times the foreshadowing reads more like a true-crime story, Moore is intent on making the reader viscerally understand the pain in which these young women were living, and through which they had to fight in order to get their problems unrecognized… The story of real women at the mercy of businesses who see them only as a potential risk to the bottom line is haunting precisely because of how little has changed; the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still.” Have you ever read an entire book shaking your head at the subject matter? That’s what happened when I picked up The Radium Girls – and ultimately,…

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Just the Right Book! Podcast: Episode 33 – Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships

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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 Coady’s latest episode, she speaks to renowned Georgetown linguist and bestselling author Deborah Tannen who speaks about her previous book, You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. This book was on the New York Times Bestseller List for four years, and Roxanne says that it “has become the bible for the differences in the way in which girls and women and boys…

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Interview with Stacy Green and Killing Jane (Video)

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WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER HEARD ABOUT JACK THE RIPPER IS WRONG … A young woman is brutally murdered in Washington D.C., and the killer leaves behind a calling card connected to some of the most infamous murders in history. JACK THE RIPPER Rookie homicide investigator Erin Prince instinctively knows the moment she sees the mutilated body that it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies. She and her partner, Todd Beckett, are on the trail of a madman, and a third body sends them in the direction they feared most: a serial killer is walking the streets of D.C. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. Erin must push past her mounting self-doubt in order to unravel a web of…

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Interview with Alexandrea Weis and Blackwell (Video)

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Hell has a new master In the late 1800s, handsome, wealthy New Englander, Magnus Blackwell, is the envy of all. When Magnus meets Jacob O Conner—a Harvard student from the working class—an unlikely friendship is forged. But their close bond is soon challenged by a captivating woman; a woman Magnus wants, but Jacob gets. Devastated, Magnus seeks solace in a trip to New Orleans. After a chance meeting with Oscar Wilde, he becomes immersed in a world of depravity and brutality, inevitably becoming the inspiration for Dorian Gray. Armed with the forbidden magic of voodoo, he sets his sights on winning back the woman Jacob stole from him. Amid the trappings of Victorian society, two men, bent on revenge, will…

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Video: Interview with Teri Wilson and His Ballerina Bride (Drake Diamonds)

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The Ultimate Pas de Deux A Page Six Exclusive Report  Debonair Artem Drake has had tongues wagging all over New York since he became surprise CEO of Drake Diamonds. This playboy hopes to bring new life to the storied old business before those rumored bad investments sink the family ship. He’s even plucked an ambitious salesgirl out of the shadows to become the store’s new star designer. But Ophelia Rose isn’t the ingenue she seems. The swanlike beauty’s hiding a past that glimmers as bright as a Drake diamond—she once graced the stage as a professional ballerina…until she was forced to take her final curtsy and hide from the limelight. Now can Artem bring her back to center stage? Or…

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Video: Interview with Carrie Ann Ryan and Adoring Ink (Montgomery Ink)

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The Montgomery Ink series continues with the most unlikely of romances between the one that got away and the man who can show her the world.  Holly Rose fell in love with a Montgomery, but left him when he couldn’t love her back. She might have been the one to break the ties and ensure her ex’s happy ending, but now Holly’s afraid she’s missed out on more than a chance at forever. Though she’s always been the dependable good girl, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Brody Deacon loves ink, women, fast cars, and living life like there’s no tomorrow. The thing is, he doesn’t know if he has…

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Video: Interview with Kristen Ashley and Rock Chick Reawakening: A Novella

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Watch our author video interview, “15 minutes with… Kristen Ashley,” now! Here, we discuss her latest release for 1001 Dark Nights, Rock Chick Reawakening, her new upcoming projects and how she keeps all of her many series and characters organized. You don’t want to miss this interview brought to you by Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib. From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move…

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Video: Interview with Christine Brae and In This Life

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Secrets ruin lives, and lies protect those secrets… Wanting to escape her life in New York City before starting medical school in the fall, Anna Dillon convinces her best friend Dante to travel with her to Thailand on a medical mission. While volunteering in a coastal village recently ravaged by a tsunami, Anna meets Jude Grayson. They share an instant attraction that leads to a brief, passionate affair. When she has to rush home for a family emergency, he promises to stay in touch. But Jude never calls, and Anna tries desperately to forget him. Five years pass, and Anna finally moves on with Dante after giving up hope that Jude will ever return—until they come face to face again…

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Video: Interview with Christine Rimmer and A Bravo for Christmas (Bravo Family Ties)

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WHEN DARIUS BRAVO WANTS SOMETHING… …he usually gets it. And the powerhouse CEO has wanted Ava Malloy since he was a Justice Creek High senior. Darius is already adored by one Malloy: Ava’s spirited daughter. Helping Sylvie and her local Blueberry troop build dollhouses for needy kids is a worthy cause that’s bringing him closer to the widowed single mom. Imagine his surprise when the usually unapproachable Ava starts flirting and making her romantic intentions crystal clear! With one condition. A holiday fling with the man Ava has always found irresistibly attractive is a thrilling way to ring in the New Year. She can’t promise Darius the future—one devastating heartbreak in a lifetime is enough. But Ava underestimates his staying…

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Video: Interview with Cat Schield and The Black Sheep’s Secret Child (Billionaires and Babies)

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A second chance with her son’s secret father!  Widow Savannah Caldwell faces the challenge of her life: begging Trent Caldwell—her former fling and late husband’s brother—to save the family’s ailing music business. That she’s still attracted to Trent makes things hard; that Trent is her son’s secret father makes things impossible! Trent is fiercely proud of making his own fortune, despite his controlling father. And he’s always believed his brother got the girl who should have been Trent’s. Now he’ll have the family business, and his brother’s widow in the bargain. But will their romantic reunion be waylaid by Savannah’s shocking baby secret? Meet the Author CAT SCHIELD lives in Minnesota with her daughter, their opiniated Burmese cats and a…

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Video: Missed it? After Dark Live Interview with Kristen Proby and Easy for Keeps

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Adam Spencer loves women. All women. Every shape and size, regardless of hair or eye color, religion or race, he simply enjoys them all. Meeting more than his fair share as the manager and head bartender of The Odyssey, a hot spot in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Adam’s comfortable with his lifestyle, and sees no reason to change it. A wife and kids, plus the white picket fence are not in the cards for this confirmed bachelor. Until a beautiful woman, and her sweet princess, literally knock him on his ass. Sarah Cox has just moved to New Orleans, having accepted a position as a social worker specializing in at-risk women and children. It’s a demanding, sometimes…

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