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Julianna Baggott (aka Bridget Asher) and
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

Julianna Baggott (aka Bridget Asher) and
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted

“This novel is dedicated to the reader. For this singular moment, it’s just the two of us.” It is with the above Dedication that Julianna Baggott welcomes the readinbg audience into her latest Bridget Asher novel The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted. And that singular moment will become hours as the author tells a multi-generational tale of: “Grief is a love story told backwards.” In fact that’s the first line in the book. According to the author, that sentence captured…

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Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry and The Kitchen Daughter

Jael McHenry’s passion for cooking and writing combine together in the most unique blend of sweet and bittersweet for her debut novel, The Kitchen Daughter in bookstores tomorrow, April 12, 2011. And, let it be noted, the clever, quirky cover art is the perfect appetizer for the feast spread within the pages. The idea for the book began with the author creating a character who loves food, loves cooking, but is closed off from the rest of the world. Even…

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Kate Ledger and Remedies

Kate Ledger and Remedies

From the front cover “Remedies is an immediately gripping, expertly woven tale of pain and healing. Ledger is a brilliant writer; the book is dazzling, but more importantly, it is moving.” – Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Barefoot What Kate Ledger has elegantly and eloquently written in her debut novel, Remedies, is a “witty,” “complex,” “humane,” and “intense” story of a marriage/family in crisis. And those are a few reasons why Remedies garnered: *A Starred Review from…

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Julie Buxbaum and After You

Julie Buxbaum and After You

There is a priceless, poetic irony in the fact that Julie Buxbaum (The Opposite of Love, After You) long feared writing her thoughts down on paper (see The Terror of the Blank Page) since, in both her novels, she delves deeply into the most personal of human emotions to reveal life’s heartbreaking pains and comforting truths. While her debut novel tackled the struggles of figuring out, “Who am I going to be when I grow up?”, After You is based…

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Presenting Debutante Alicia Bessette
and Simply from Scratch

Presenting Debutante Alicia Bessette
and Simply from Scratch

Throughout the year she’s watched, applauded, supported her fellow 2010 Class Members dance across the ballroom floor to launch their books and celebrate with tours/signings. However this Thursday, August 5, 2010 it’s Debutante Alicia Bessette’s turn to take a bow when her first novel, Simply from Scratch, appears in local bookstores and ships from online retailers. Of course, truth be told, this book is not Alicia’s first published “composition.” As a self-trained musician, she’s been playing the piano since childhood…

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Allie Larkin and Stay

Allie Larkin and Stay

On Thursday June 10, 2010, Allie Larkin becomes a debut author when her women’s fiction novel, STAY, appears in bookstores and ships from online retailers. However this book and its author hold many surprises, the first of which is: Allie didn’t always want to be a writer. It’s true that she has always been a reader, even while struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder that went undiagnosed until she was eighteen. Being a writer felt too big of a “focus” challenge…

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