Summer’s Over ~ Show September 19 and 20

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman
“Tiny Little Thing” by Beatriz Williams
“The Book of Speculation” by Erika Swyler
“Saint Maizie” by Jami Attenberg
“Among the Ten Thousand Things” by Julia Pierpont
“In the Country” by Mia Alvar
“Who Do You Love?” by Jennifer Weiner

INTERVIEW
Beatriz Williams, Author

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With autumn just days away, Elaine previews new titles that offer an escape from fall’s frantic pace. These stories offer up a literary romp back to the beach and the lazy days of summer. Beatriz Williams introduces us to her new book, “Tiny Little Thing.”

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Valentine’s Edition ~ show February 14 and 15

FEATURED BOOKS PREVIEWED

“The Rosie Effect” by Graeme Simsion
“First Impressions” by Charlie Lovett
“The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant
“The First Bad Man” by Miranda July
“Budapest Romance” by Rozsa Gaston
“You” by Caroline Kepnes
“Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them” by Betsy Prioleau

INTERVIEW
Charlie Lovett, Author

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The special Valentines edition of The Book Report puts the spotlight on lighthearted love stories, an intriguing non-fiction title and some tales from the darker side. Elaine speaks with Charlie Lovett on why Jane Austen is still the queen of hearts.

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SOPHIE KINSELLA TO PUBLISH FIRST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

SOPHIE KINSELLA TO PUBLISH FIRST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Finding Audrey will be the first young adult novel from the author of the bestselling “Shopaholic” series, Sophie Kinsella. The book will go on sale this coming June.

The novel features a 14-year-old girl recovering from an anxiety disorder, and blends “family comedy, romance, and personal discovery,” according to the publisher.

“Finding Audrey is my first YA novel, and I loved writing it,” said Kinsella. “Audrey has already become a best friend to me, and I hope you will enjoy meeting her and her crazy family.”

Kinsella’s books have sold more than 36 million copies worldwide. Her most recent novel, Shopaholic to the Stars, was released on October 21.

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ROMANCE

St. Martin’s Press is making a huge bet we’re still hot and heavy for romance novels.

The publisher has just agreed to pay an eye-popping eight-figure advance to Sylvia Day, a romance writer, for her next two books.… a series called “Blacklist.” These titles are a follow-up to her “Crossfire” series, which sold more than 13 million copies since its 2012 release.

Erotica and romance titles, particularly EL James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, have lifted publishers out of the doldrums. Case in point…. Random House, who published the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, posted record profits in 2012 and awarded each of its US employees  — right down to warehouse workers — a $5,000 bonus.

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BOOK CLUBBERS

Attention Book club gals, these books, coming out in the next months, are for you. 

Coming soon to a book store near you….and definitely worth your group’s time is the hotly anticipated romance debut from Stephanie Evanovich, Janet Evanovich‘s niece. The book, scheduled for July, looks to be a rollicking chick-lit-ish romp of love. The Astor Orphan by Alexandria Aldrich is an insider’s look at an American Royal family.  And Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me by Patricia Volk is the author’s tale of growing up under the gaze of these stylish, difficult women.

Anytime you’re looking for suggestions, check my website, http://www.bookreportradio.com. And tune into my show, The Book Report.