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Kim Michele Richardson joins Carol Fitzgerald to discuss her new breakout success, The Book Woman's Daughter. Following from the first book, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, this successor tells the story of Honey, the librarian's daughter. Honey picks up the same packhorse library trail as her mother, but she still has countless struggles as s…
 
Sarah McCoy, author of Mustique Island joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest book, which is set on one of the tiniest islands in the Caribbean. The story is set in the early 1970s, when Mustique was owned by British playboy. As the book opens, a beauty queen sails to Mustique looking for a place to reassess her life and meets the famous f…
 
A conversation with #1 internationally bestselling authors Nelson DeMille and Janet Evanovich. Moderated by Carol Fitzgerald from The Book Report Network. Both DeMille and Evanovich have created some of the most iconic recurring characters in fiction, keeping them interesting, surprising, and fresh, novel after novel. In this fascinating conversati…
 
I'd like to thank Macmillan for providing this incredible opportunity to reconnect with Chris Whitaker about his paperback of We Begin at the End! For our Bookreporter Talks To interviews, you can follow the links below. Book Discussed in This Episode: We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker https://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/we-begin-at-the-end Mo…
 
Miranda Cowley Heller joins Carol Fitzgerald for a “Bookaccino Live” Book Group program to discuss her debut novel, The Paper Palace. Please note that this program is full of spoilers, unlike our interview with Miranda last year, as yes, this is a book group discussion where we assume that everyone has read the book. Miranda talks about the depth o…
 
Amanda Eyre Ward joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest novel, The Lifeguards. This novel follows a close-knit group of mothers who have raised their 15-year-old sons together. One night, their sons return from their jobs as lifeguards and share something that shakes their mothers to the core. The aftereffects of this incident could upend …
 
Jane Green joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about latest novel, Sister Stardust, her first book of biographical fiction. For years, Jane has been interested in Talitha Getty, the second wife of John Paul Getty. Sister Stardust reimagines the life of Talitha in the '60s during her time in Morocco. Talitha is a famous model and actress. She's rich, exu…
 
Gilly Macmillan talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her latest locked-room thriller, The Long Weekend. The book begins with a group of women who travel to an isolated part of England ahead of their husbands for a week away. As soon as they arrive, a note from “E” tells them one of their husbands has already been killed. “E” is Edie, who used to be part…
 
Lisa See was our guest for our March “Bookaccino Live” Book Group event where we discussed her first book On Gold Mountain with readers. Lisa is known for her on-hands approach to researching and writing historical fiction. On Gold Mountain is a work of nonfiction, originally published in 1995. It is an exploration of 100 years of her family histor…
 
John Searles joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about his latest novel, Her Last Affair. The book opens with the sentence, “Every marriage has its secrets," and those secrets are what drive the plot. Skyla is a burnt-out nurse stuck with the regrets of her marriage and her late husband, Linelle is bored in her long-time marriage, and Jeremy is reminisc…
 
Kimberly Belle, the author of My Darling Husband talks to Carol Fitzgerald in our latest Bookreporter Talks To interview. The book takes a small-scale home invasion that Jade Lasky and her two children face, and ramps it into a high octane, life and death situation. Jade’s husband, Cam, must come up with a very specific ransom. Jade questions how w…
 
Brendan Slocumb talks to Carol Fitzgerald about his much acclaimed debut novel, The Violin Conspiracy, which was a Good Morning America Book Club selection and a Bookreporter Bets On pick. The novel follows Ray McMillian, who discovers a love of playing the violin, but is unable to afford an instrument of his own. When he takes his family heirloom …
 
Allison Pataki talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her latest historical fiction, The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. Marjorie created an amazing life for herself. She served as a host to presidents, accompanied her husband as an ambassador to the Soviet Union, and changed how Americans ate. The Magnificen…
 
New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her new novel, The Good Son. Stefan was 17 when he was sent to prison for the murder of his girlfriend. Three years later, he is released and his mother watches the community turn against him, while she grapples with her own son committing such a crime. Jacquelyn t…
 
Lisa Scottoline was our guest at the Bookaccino Live Book Club to talk about her New York Times bestselling historical fiction novel, Eternal. Eternal is a sweeping epic set in Rome as fascism takes hold. Elisabetta's childhood best friends, Sandro and Marco, both try to win her heart. But when World War II begins and Mussolini takes on more contro…
 
Charmaine Wilkerson, an award-winning short fiction writer, talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her debut novel, Black Cake, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection and a Today Show Read With Jenna book. After their mother's death, Byron and Benny are left a voice recording from their mother and a black cake that is not to be eaten until they finish …
 
Bonnie Kistler talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her newest psychological thriller, The Cage, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. In the novel, two colleagues from a fashion conglomerate enter an elevator together, but only one survives the trip to the lobby. What happened behind those closed doors -- and why -- forms the backbone for the rest…
 
Wendy Corsi Staub talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her new standalone suspense novel, The Other Family, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. Wendy has written more than ninety book, including five suspense trilogies. In The Other Family, a family moves into a rental home in Brooklyn that's been vacant for 25 years and was the site of an unreso…
 
Heather Gudenkauf joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest, The Overnight Guest, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. Heather is the New York Times bestselling of nine novels; Carol discovered her with her debut novel, The Weight of Silence. The Overnight Guest has a chilling setting figuratively and literally. Wylie, a true crime writ…
 
Christopher Golden talks to Austin Ruh about his latest horror novel, Road of Bones. Christopher is the New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author of Ararat, Snowblind, Dead Ringers, and Of Saints and Shadows, along with many other books and media. Road of Bones follows two National Geographic filmmakers, Teig and Prentiss, as …
 
Katherine Faulkner talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her debut novel, Greenwich Park, the plot of which came to Katherine when she was in a prenatal class. She looked at the other women and realized they were all pregnant, and there was a feeling they all should be friends. Greenwich Park begins with Helen and her strange encounter in her prenatal cl…
 
Nita Prose talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her debut novel, The Maid, which is Good Morning America’s Book Club Pick for January, as well as a Bookreporter Bets On selection. The Maid is the story of Molly, a socially challenged hotel maid who prides herself on delivering top service to the guests at the Regency Grand Hotel. One day she comes upon …
 
Xochitl Gonzalez talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her debut novel, Olga Dies Dreaming, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. In the novel, Olga is a wedding planner for New York socialite types and deftly handles all of their quirks and high-end dreams. Her brother is a politician in Brooklyn, who strives to represent the Puerto Rican community…
 
New York Times bestselling novelist James Rollins talks to Austin Ruh about his latest fantasy novel, The Starless Crown, the start of his new Moon Fall series. Best known for his Sigma Force thriller series, James has written across genres, including thrillers, sci fi, and now fantasy. The Starless Crown follows three characters in a world that ha…
 
Welcome to our End-of-Year video where Carol Fitzgerald talks about all 44 of the books that she selected as Bookreporter "Bets On" selections in 2021! You can read more about the books and enter to WIN ALL 44 of these books by Friday, January 7th in the End-of-Year contest: https://www.bookreporter.com/features/end-of-the-year-celebration/end-of-t…
 
Bookreporter is celebrating its 25th anniversary! We invited ten of our longtime reviewers to share their favorite books of 2021. Our reviewers hail from across the country. They are the heart and soul of Bookreporter, and we were excited to bring this event back for them. Below is a list of the titles they spoke at length about, and you'll notice …
 
Karen White joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about The Attic on Queen Street, a New York Times bestseller and the final book in her Tradd Street series. She talks about how she needed to give her characters a good wrap up, and how she wove little clues into this book that will tie to the next series, which will be set in New Orleans. That first book,…
 
Jim DeFede, author of The Day the World Came to Town, the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical, Come From Away, was our November "Bookaccino Live" Book Group guest. The Day the World Came to Town tells a true story of untold events from September 11th. When United States airspace closed, 38 jetliners were forced to land in Gander, a small town …
 
Alison Gaylin joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest thriller, The Collective, which looks at a collision of grief, obsession, and rage amongst a group of women who have lost their children at the hands of murderers. Camille, who tragically lost her daughter, is approached by a woman who says, “I know who you are. I know how you feel.” Fro…
 
Nicole Baart joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest thriller, Everything We Didn't Say, which is the #1 Book of the Month Club selection for October and a Bookreporter Bets On pick. Everything We Didn't Say is set in small town in Iowa and is told in dual time periods. The earlier time period follows siblings Juniper and Jonathan, who grow…
 
Wade Rouse joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about The Secret of Snow, his latest novel written under his pen name, Viola Shipman. Set in Northern Michigan, it’s the story of a Palm Springs meteorologist who heads back to her frigid hometown after she is replaced by a virtual meteorologist that will never age, gain weight, or renegotiate its contract.…
 
Sarah Ruhl is a playwright, essayist, and poet, as well as a two time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee. Sarah joins Carol Fitzgerald and Austin Ruh to discuss her memoir, Smile: The Story of a Face. Smile is the story of Sarah Ruhl's decade long journey with Bell's palsy, as well as her experiences as a mother and artist. After surviv…
 
Stephanie Land is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, which is now a successful Netflix series. Carol Fitzgerald had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie in two pre-publication interviews in 2019, when Maid was selected as a Bookreporter Bets On Selection. Netflix recently release…
 
Lisa Unger joins Carol to talk about her new novel, Last Girl Ghosted, which is her 19th book. Last Girl Ghosted begins with a story many young people in the dating scene may be familiar with. A young woman meets the “perfect guy” on a dating app. They go on a date, then another, and she falls head over heels for him. But then he disappears, and sh…
 
Lisa Jewell, the New York Times bestselling author, talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her newest thriller, The Night She Disappeared, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. As The Night She Disappeared opens, a young, suburban couple has been missing for a year. A mystery writer moves in near the estate where the disappearance took place and, on …
 
Dianna Rostad talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her debut novel, You Belong Here Now, which received this praise from William Kent Krueger: “I love this book, and I guarantee you won’t find a better debut novel anywhere.” You Belong Here Now is about three orphans who journey west from New York City on one of the infamous orphan trains. On the train,…
 
Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her debut novel, In Every Mirror She's Black. Lolá was born in Nigeria and lived in the States for a long time before moving to Sweden. She is an award winning author, speaker, and photographer who has traveled the globe for her work. In Every Mirror She's Black is told through the perspe…
 
Naomi Hirahara, the Edgar Award-winning author of the Mas Arai series, talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her latest historical mystery novel, Clark and Division, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. Clark and Division tells the story of the Ito family who was detained first at Manzanar in California and then to Chicago in 1944 as Japanese Ameri…
 
Ash Davidson talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her very accomplished debut novel, Damnation Spring, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. It’s a book where the characters and their story will stay with you. Damnation Spring is set in a northern California town in the late ‘70s. Damnation Spring tells the very human story of a family torn apart b…
 
William Kent Krueger joins Carol Fitzgerald to discuss his newest novel, Lightning Strike, which is a prequel to his Cork O'Connor series. He is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace, This Tender Land, 18 Cork O'Connor novels, and more. Lightning Strike tells the story of 12-year-old Cork O'Connor in his home town o…
 
Miranda Cowley Heller talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her debut novel, The Paper Palace, which was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Set on the Outer Cape of Cape Cod over the course of 24 hours, Elle must make a decision about whether to stay with her husband, Peter, or to leave her marriage for her childhood friend, Jonas. The book looks b…
 
Jonathan Santlofer joins Carol Fitzgerald for a lively discussion of his new novel, The Last Mona Lisa, his first novel with a historical setting. The Last Mona Lisa explores the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, giving readers a backstage look at what happened with the painting and the thief behind it all. With forgeries propping up in …
 
Taylor Jenkins Reid joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about Malibu Rising, her latest New York Times bestseller. Malibu Rising follows four famous siblings over one day in August 1983, the day of their annual party, which is legendary. All the “right” people are there. By the end of the night their lives will be changed, secrets will be revealed -- an…
 
Chandler Baker, the New York Times bestselling author of the Whisper Network, talks to Carol Fitzgerald about her newest novel, The Husbands. The Husbands follows Nora Spangler, an attorney with more than her career on her plate. She’s up for partnership at her law firm, but at home she’s juggling everything for the house and kids. Her husband work…
 
Megan Abbott joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest thriller, The Turnout, which is the 10th book in her award-winning career. Set against the world of ballet, The Turnout follows Dara and Marie Durant, two sisters who trained in ballet since they were children. Their parents ran the prestigious Durant School of Dance. After their sudden d…
 
Megan Miranda joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest thriller, Such a Quiet Place, which is a locked-in thriller. The setting is the idyllic neighborhood of Hollow's Edge, where the residents are also employed by the local college. It’s a convivial place where everyone looks out for one another. The community is reeling from the murder of …
 
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray talked to Carol Fitzgerald about their first collaboration, The Personal Librarian, which is a New York Times bestseller, a Good Morning America Book Club Selection, and a Bookreporter Bets On pick. Marie, who has been interviewed for “Bookreporter Talks To” previously, is the New York Times bestsellin…
 
Scott Shepherd joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about his thriller, The Last Commandment, which is the first in a series. They cover a lot of turf here; Scott has had the idea for this book for a while now and talks about how he played around with the it decades before writing it. They spoke in depth about the characters, why he chose London and New …
 
T.J. Newman joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her debut thriller, Falling, which is a #1 Indie Pick for July and a Bookreporter Bets On selection. TJ, a former flight attendant, got the idea for this book when she was on a flight and asked the flight’s captain, “Hey, what would you do if your family was taken, and you were told that if you didn’…
 
Kate White joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest novel, The Fiancée, a stand-alone thriller in a locked-in scenario. The Fiancée is set on a sixty-acre estate, where Summer, her husband Gabe, her nine-year-old stepson Henry, and other members of the family have gathered for an annual summer reunion. Enter Hannah, Summer's brother-in-law's…
 
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