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Deep Water
by Jamie Sumner

A competitive swimmer tackles deep waters both physical and emotional in this novel in poems.


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photo of Nick Medina10 Questions for Nick Medina
By John Charles

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Nick Medina appreciates blues-based music, local folklore, and snowy winters. A member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, he drew on personal and family experiences, along with research into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) epidemic, to inspire his debut novel, Sisters of the Lost Nation.

New and Forthcoming Health and Wellness Books in Spanish
by Heather Booth

This selection of recent and forthcoming books in Spanish, comprising topics ranging from healthy habits to healing from trauma, is a step toward extending that critical library service to the Spanish speakers in your community.

shelf care logoEpisode #34: Summer Scares 2024
By Susan Maguire

This episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast is all about Summer Scares! The reading program, a collaboration between Booklist, the Horror Writers Association, United for Libraries, Book Riot, and NoveList, announced their title picks in February. Host Susan Maguire sat down with the folks behind Summer Scares to talk about the books they want you to read this summer, different levels of scariness, and the importance of snacks for patron engagement.

photo of Suzanne Park10 Questions for Suzanne Park
By John Charles

Suzanne Park is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. She is the author of the adult novels The Do-Over, So We Meet Again, and Loathe at First Sight.

photo of Yulin Kuange10 Questions for Yulin Kuang
​By John Charles

Yulin Kuang is a screenwriter and director, whose credits include The CW’s I Ship It and Hulu’s Dollface. She was once fired from a Hallmark movie for being “too hip for Hallmark” and is the adapting screenwriter of Emily Henry’s People We Meet On Vacation, as well as the writer/director of the forthcoming Beach Read film for 20th Century Studios. She lives in Pasadena with her husband Zack and their orange cat, Eloise.

Essentials: Grief in Relationship Fiction
by Susan Maguire

​These fictional accounts of loss and recovery are varied—ranging from heart-wrenching to thriller-adjacent to tearjerking to hilarious, but never maudlin—and each one has something unique to say about grief as it offers a balm to readers.

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