Category Archives: Karen Abbott

Author Interview: Karen Abbott

What are some of the “teachable” moments in your book that make it work well for a Community Reads program? One of my main goals in writing LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY was to highlight forgotten heroines of the Civil War, on both sides of the conflict. History is usually written by, for, and about men, […]

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What’s in a Name?

Contrary to what many coordinators assume, a famous author doesn’t always ensure instant success for their Common Reads Program. Librarians who rely on circulation numbers are often missing out on up-and-coming titles; university administrators who require a book-to-film component are underestimating their readers; and most importantly, venues that insist on visiting authors with household name […]

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Common Reads with Sizzle… History: Author Karen Abbott and Centre County Reads 2016.

Centre County Reads, a Community Reads Program in Pennsylvania heading into its 14th year of programming, is delighted to welcome author Karen Abbot—dubbed the pioneer of “sizzle history”—in April of 2016. This year’s selection Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, is not only a common reads favorite… it has all the makings for a read that is […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month!

It’s not too late to schedule a fabulous speaker for Women’s History Month celebrations in March 2016, a month devoted to recognizing, honoring, and celebrating achievements of American women. March 2016 is a time to stop and reflect on how women’s roles have changed; to share stories of what was, what is, and what is yet to come; and to invite readers of all ages and sexes to learn about and celebrate how U.S. culture has impacted and been changed by women, evolving over the centuries.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott – and –
Book Review: Where Am I Eating? by Kelsey Timmerman

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