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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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Librarians recommending books for National Library Week!

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Frequent guests Emma and Maria join the Nerds to chat about some books they've been loving lately and a couple they didn't as well! We're celebrating National Library Week and hope you are too!
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Discussing Life After Death with Sister Souljah

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by author, musician, and activist Sister Souljah to discuss her new book Life After Death, which is a sequel to her iconic novel The Coldest Winter Ever.
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2020 debut books you might have missed for the #PBNread2021!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill tackling another of the Professional Book Nerds Reading Challenge tasks -- Read a 2020 debut that you didn't read in 2020.
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On mothers and daughters with Gabriela Garcia

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Adam sits down with Gabriela Garcia to talk about her buzzy debut novel Of Women and Salt.
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