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An Evening of Dreaming with Reyna Grande on July 12

Madison, Wisconsin’s organization Centro Hispano of Dane County will be hosting Reyna Grande on July 12th starting at 5:30pm. She will be sharing about her memoir THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. The relevant topic of immigration will be the center of the conversation for the evening. This is our first time working with Centro Hispano and […]

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Regina Calcaterra to Speak at New York Event June 22

June is Children’s Awareness Month and this month, on Wednesday, June 22, the Family and Children’s Association will host their scholarship fund reception. NYT Bestselling author, Regina Calcaterra will be the keynote speaker for the event. Her memoir, ETCHED IN SAND, tells the story of Regina and her four siblings who survived an abusive childhood, only […]

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Meet Andrew Maraniss at Cleveland Bradley Library This Sunday!


This Sunday, June 12, at Cleveland Bradley Library for a Meet the Author event in Cleveland, Tennessee, Andrew Maraniss will be speaking about his book, STRONG INSIDE. The event will start at 2:30 p.m. and give the audience a chance to hear more about Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player for the SEC. […]

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Cedar Rapids Library to Host Gruen, de la Peña and Lawson

Sara Gruen, Matt de la Pena, Jenny Lawson

We are thrilled to announce the Cedar Rapids public library is hosting their summer event Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series for 2016. Every summer, they host this series and bring in bestselling authors. This year will be hosted at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids on Fridays, starting at 7 […]

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Christina Baker Kline to speak at Avalon Free Public Library July 20

Christina Baker Kline will be speaking at the Avalon Free Public Library on July 20th at 7 p.m. Stop by and here her share about ORPHAN TRAIN. Christina’s the best-selling author of ORPHAN TRAIN and will be speaking at Avalon Free Public Library as part of their annual author lecture series. This series brings in […]

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Featured Books In Common Author Wins Colorado Award

Congratulations to Heather Hansen on winning a 2016 Colorado Authors’ League Writing Award for PROPHETS AND MOGULS, RANGERS AND ROGUES, BISON AND BEARS: 100 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Heather is a reporter based in Boulder, Colorado and has had her work published in many national publications.  For her book, PROPHETS AND MOGULS, RANGERS […]

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Come Hear Ellen Urbani at the Downtown Eugene Library June 4th!

Come see Ellen Urbani and hear about her novel, LANDFALL, at the Eugene Public Library on Saturday, June 4. Ellen Urbani is the author of the memoir, WHEN I WAS ELENA, and released her newest book, LANDFALL, a work of modern historical fiction, in 2015.  LANDFALL, set in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, captures the […]

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New Release from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, one of Books in Common’s first authors, has released a new novel, BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS. BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS is a powerful novel about three generations of women.  Her novel carries the reader from the countryside of Bengal, India to Houston, Texas.  Chitra masterfully captures the complex relationships between […]

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New Books In Common Featured Author Wins Award

Nnedi Okorafor’s novella, BINTI, was just announced as the 2015 Nebula Award Winner for Best Novella. Nnedi writes African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults.  Born in the United States to Nigerian parents, Nnedi shines at weaving African culture into unforgettable characters and settings.  Her adult novel, THE BOOK OF […]

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An Interview with: Michael Hingson

What are some of the “teachable” moments in your book that make it work well for a Community Reads program? In one sense, the whole book is a teachable moment. I wrote  Thunderdog: The True Story of a Blind Man, his Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero, to teach people about blindness […]

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