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The Snow Child

The Snow Child

December 20, 2019

An atmospheric story about love, loss, and the wildness of nature. The Snow Child is perfect for cozy winter reading.

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The Clothing of Books

The Clothing of Books

December 13, 2019

If you love books about books, or if you enjoy nonfiction that changes the way you see the world—or, at the very least, the bookstore—the slim volume The Clothing of Books belongs on YOUR bookshelf.

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The War That Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life

December 6, 2019

Flipping the script on your typical wartime story The War That Saved My Life tells a tale of pain and hardship, but that pain comes from unexpected quarters—as does the love and redemption the characters ultimately find.

This action-packed, emotionally resonant story is a hopeful book, and such a satisfying read.

 

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Before We Visit the Goddess

Before We Visit the Goddess

November 29, 2019

Before We Visit the Goddess has the heft and sweep of a family saga in a compact 225 pages.  It's full of unexpected joys, tragic misunderstandings, and deep disappointments, all unfolding in descriptive, dazzling prose.

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Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about this and all the great books we’ve featured. If one great book a week isn’t enough for you become a Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters get a bonus episode featuring a book I’ve read and loved that hasn’t yet been released. So you can learn about these upcoming releases and be the first in line on your library holds list.

This Is Where You Belong

This Is Where You Belong

November 22, 2019

This Is Where You Belong unfolds like a conversation with a friend who’s telling you about the stress of her recent move in a way that’s not only fun to read, but also practical, actionable, and bound to make a difference in your everyday life.

 

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Peace Like a River

Peace Like a River

November 15, 2019

A gorgeous novel that wrestles with the magical and the miraculous, whose beautiful storytelling and memorable characters have compelled many readers to call Peace Like a River THE best book they’ve ever read.

 

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One Great Book is brought to you by Page 1 Books, the book subscription company that brings hand-selected books straight to your mailbox. We all know book mail is the best mail, and as we turn our attention to gift giving now is the perfect time to delight everyone on your list by giving THEM the gift of book mail. You can give your reader the gift of choice—and delight them for months to come—with a Page 1 Books gift subscription. 

To get started, visit page1books.com and select “give the gift of page 1.” 

 

Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about this and all the great books we’ve featured. If one great book a week isn’t enough for you become a Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters get a bonus episode featuring a book I’ve read and loved that hasn’t yet been released. So you can learn about these upcoming releases and be the first in line on your library holds list.

The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

October 18, 2019

The Age of Miracles is a little bit science fiction, a little bit coming-of-age, and it effectively probes ordinary life not in spite of its un-real backdrop but because of it.

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You all keep telling me that the best part of the One Great Book bonus episodes we share on Patreon is that since they are all books that haven’t been released you’re able to request them from the library or preorder before everyone else.

Preordering is a huge help to authors because that early interest shows publishers they should back the launch with advertising dollars, it signals to bookstores they should stock plenty of copies come release week, and it helps initial sales drive some buzz following the release. 

Since all of those are true for me I want to say thank you by sharing a few goodies just for those of you who preorder my next book Don't Overthink It

Order online or ask your local bookstore to order you a copy, then enter your email address and order number so we can email you the bonuses when they’re ready. Readers, thank you for your support. It means the world.

 

This was the final episode in Volume III. Learn more about all of the great books in this volume and sign up for our newsletter so you can stay in touch in the meantime at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook

Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You

October 11, 2019

I once watched a woman miss her bus stop because she was utterly absorbed in this literary thriller. It's that good.

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One of my favorite library hacks is requesting new titles BEFORE their release date. And that’s why One Great Book patrons get bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet–so you can get a jump on the holds list. 

But that’s just one of the fun perks of being a supporter on Patreon. We also share exclusive peeks behind the scenes, bonus content from my one-hour podcast, What Should I Read Next, special online events like the Fall Book Preview, where I shared the most anticipated books coming out this fall, and bonus audio, like the interview I did with Celeste Ng for a community event here in town.

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Wednesday Is Indigo Blue

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue

October 4, 2019

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue is a fascinating look into a little-explored aspect of the human mind, that may change the way you understand yourself and the people around you, that makes you marvel at the way our brains work, and may even make you question your understanding of reality as you know it. 

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If you are looking for a longer show to listen to on your commute or while you finish your to do list, OR if you just want a growing to be read list, you should be listening to What Should I Read Next. That's my long-form podcast that answers the question that plagues every reader, "what should I read next?" Each week we talk all things books and reading and do a little literary matchmaking with one guest. Find What Should I Read Next wherever you are listening to this podcast or click here to learn more.

Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

September 27, 2019

In his final novel Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf reflects on love, happiness, and the small moments that make up a life; its bittersweet story lingers long after the final page.   

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Readers, great books stay with us long after we turn the last page. My book, I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, celebrates the staying power of such books, reading under the covers with a flashlight, organizing your bookshelves, and finding your book people. This perfectly giftable essay collection makes a great teacher gift, stocking stuffer, or hostess thank-you. I’d Rather Be Reading is available wherever you get your books.

 

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