Annalisa Pešek

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The Secrets of Love Story Bridge

Tender but twisty, this fourth novel from British author Patrick (The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper) bears the writer’s signature for layered tales of finding family and belonging, as she skillfully reveals the hidden connections that bind the lives of these endearing characters together. [See Prepub Alert, 10/14/19.]

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The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism

A truly innovative approach to understanding the author-reader connection made all the more compelling for having one of the 20th century’s ­greatest literary works at its core.­
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Incidental Inventions

In prose that provokes and transforms, evoking wonder and tension in the most gratifying sense, these fragments of Ferrante ultimately cohere into a full, absorbing portrait of an enduring author.
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Elena Ferrante’s Key Words

An exceptional companion to the source material, particularly for the lit-crit crowd looking to affirm Ferrante’s reinvention of the future of the novel. [Note: Beginning in Feb. 2020, HBO continues its popular miniseries adapting the “Neapolitan Novels,” now in its second season.

Every Ravening Thing

Not wildly experimental visually but pushing the envelope stylistically and with an inventive narrative voice, these unsparing portraits of loss and suffering are indeed "arrows to the heart" but also a great testament to the courage "To lay it down/ lay my story down." For all collections.
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Once, in Lourdes

Fourteen years after her well-received first novel, Bloody Mary, multi-award winner Solwitz (Blood and Milk: Stories) returns with a tour de force examining the bonds of friendship and the adolescent state of mind. Expect to be taken to the brink more than once. Highly recommended.
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Selected Poems: 1962–1985

Revolutionary in their time and still cutting edge today, these poems may signal a Coolidge revival, especially among the younger crowd discovering the poet for the first time.
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Hard-Hearted Highlander

London's enchanting third book (after Sinful Scottish Laird) featuring the Mackenzie men and the women who love them, faults and all, combines a moody, majestic Highlands setting and an appealing couple whose path to healing and renewed purpose is as rocky as the hillside, yet worth every step.
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Renegade's Pride

Daniels (Wild Horses) launches her new "Cahill Ranch" series with a suspenseful story of a cool-headed cowboy whose pride is tamed but not diminished and a fearless, brilliant heroine who refuses to accept defeat. Contemporary Western romance fans will look forward to the next installment.

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