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A Big Library Read chat with Katherine Locke!

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On today's episode, Adam interviews Katherine Locke, author of the latest Big Library Read selection The Girl with the Red Balloon. The book is a mix of historical fiction and magical realism and it RULES. This chat features everything from 80s pop music to D&D nerding out, references to Bruce Springsteen and previous guests Marieke Nijkamp and Linsey Miller!

About the Big Library Read

Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program through your library that connects readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. From October 1-15, readers at the 20,000+ participating libraries and schools can borrow the book without any waitlists or holds! Simply head to your library's OverDrive website or open up Libby and you'll see it front and center.

It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, the program is free through your local library or school library and all you need to get started reading is a library card or student ID.

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Read an Ebook Day recommendations!

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On today's episode, we're sharing what our coworkers are reading for Read an Ebook Day! September 18th (Friday) is Read an Ebook Day and what better way to prepare than with a bunch of book recs!?!?
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Interview with Caroline B. Cooney

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On today's episode, Jill interviews Caroline B. Cooney, author of the iconic Face on the Milk Carton, about her new adult book Before She Was Helen. Caroline talks about the "What if?" question that inspired her to write Before She Was Helen, transitioning creatively from writing young adult to adult, and tells the best librarian story ever (according to Jill).
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Back to school... but with murder!

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Back to school time has arrived and who doesn't love books set around fancy private schools? Also, there is a lot of murdery mysteries in these selections.
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Interview with Yaa Gyasi, author of Transcendent Kingdom

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Jill talks with Yaa Gyasi about her new book Transcendent Kingdom. The pair discuss the opioid crisis, family relationships, and the differences in her research process between this contemporary novel and her historical fiction debut Homegoing (which was Jill's favorite book of the previous decade!)
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