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The following titles have all been featured in Skylark's online author series, Must Read TV. All interviews have been archived on our YouTube channel and you can watch them whenever you like. For more information on forthercoming events, go here.

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The Exiles: A Novel By Christina Baker Kline Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062356345
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Published: Custom House - August 25th, 2020



With or Without You: A Novel By Caroline Leavitt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616207793
Published: Algonquin Books - August 4th, 2020

“Leavitt has crafted an irresistible portrait of midlife ennui and the magic of breaking free.”

With or Without You is a moving novel about twists of fate, the shifting terrain of love, and coming into your own.

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A Star Is Bored: A Novel By Byron Lane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250266491
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 28th, 2020

"A Star is Bored is an absolute knockout. Riotously funny and wickedly tender."
— Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six

"Wildly funny and irreverent... Lane’s writing lifts the novel far above its gossamer Hollywood setting, suffusing [the novel] with a complex sensitivity."

Being Lolita: A Memoir By Alisson Wood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250217219
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

A dark relationship evolves between a high schooler and her English teacher in this breathtakingly powerful memoir about a young woman who must learn to rewrite her own story.

“Have you ever read Lolita?”

Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto By Michelle Bowdler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250255631
Published: Flatiron Books - July 28th, 2020

Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction
TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020
Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2020
New York Times
New & Noteworthy Audiobooks
Lit Hubs Most Anticipated Books of 2020
Starred Review Publishers Weekly
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Haunting Paris: A Novel By Mamta Chaudhry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525565383
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Published: Anchor - May 19th, 2020

Paris, 1989:  Alone in her luminous apartment on Île Saint-Louis, Sylvie discovers a mysterious letter among her late lover Julien’s possessions, launching her into a decades-old search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of the Second World War.

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The Jane Austen Society: A Novel By Natalie Jenner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250248732
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020


"This novel delivers sweet, smart escapism."

The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story By Darin Strauss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812992762
Published: Random House - August 18th, 2020

Lucille Ball, Hollywood’s first true media mogul, stars in this “bold” (The Boston Globe), “boisterous novel” (The New Yorker) with a thrilling love story at its heart—from the award-winning, bestselling author of Chang & Eng and Half a Life

Like Love (Machete) By Michele Morano Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814255988
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Published: Mad Creek Books - September 25th, 2020

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
Crushes. Infatuations. Attractions. Unexpected, inexplicable allure. Entanglements steeped in taboo and disruption.

This Way Back (In Place) By Joanna Eleftheriou Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949199666
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Published: West Virginia University Press - October 1st, 2020

“Winning and contemplative.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

Going back to her ancestral homeland, a Greek American girl discovers she is a lesbian in love with God, so her questions about home and belonging will not be easily answered.

This Way Back dramatizes a childhood split between Queens, New York, and Cyprus, an island na

Luster: A Novel By Raven Leilani Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374194321
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

WINNER of the NBCC John Leonard Prize, the Kirkus Prize, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020

Northernmost: A novel (Eide Family Series) By Peter Geye Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525655756
Published: Knopf - August 18th, 2020


From the acclaimed author of Wintering: a thrilling ode to the spirit of adventure and the vagaries of loss and love.

"A beautiful, big-hearted, triumphant novel.”—Nathan Hill, author of The Nix

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He Started It By Samantha Downing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451491756
Published: Berkley - July 21st, 2020


“Wholly original. Scarily clever. Completely mesmerizing. You will never look at family road trips the same way again.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State By Paul M. Renfro Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190913984
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 1st, 2020

Beginning with Etan Patz's disappearance in Manhattan in 1979, a spate of high-profile cases of missing and murdered children stoked anxieties about the threats of child kidnapping and exploitation. Publicized through an emerging twenty-four-hour news cycle, these cases supplied evidence of
what some commentators dubbed a national epidemic of child abductions committed by strangers.

The Monsters We Make: A Novel By Kali White Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643853888
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - August 11th, 2020

For fans of Rene Denfeld and Shari Lapena comes a rich, atmospheric family drama set in the 1980's following the disappearances of two paperboys from a small midwestern town.

It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing.