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Deborah Harkness, Erika Johansen, Courtney Maum, Tim Weed

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Check out this powerhouse lineup of author talk and giveaways planned for the Monday, July 14, Literary New England Radio Show! Plan to tune in at 8 p.m. for:

  • Deborah Harkness on The Book of Life
  • Erika Johansen on The Queen of Tearling
  • Courtney Maum on I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
  • Tim Weed on Will Poole’s Island

 Listeners will have the chance to win each of these novels!

Joanna Rakoff’s ‘My Salinger Year’

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Had the most delightful interview today with Cambridge, MA, resident Joanna Rakoff on her equally delightful memoir “My Salinger Year.” Mark your calendar for July 21. She’ll appear on that evening’s episode of the Literary New England Radio Show and we’ll give away copies of the book! I’m going to finish my copy now….

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Do you know that The Hunger Games trilogy author Suzanne Collins was born in Hartford CT and now lives in Sandy Hook? Yeah, Connecticut! Maybe the odds be ever in our favor!! This is the latest trailer for Mockingjay part 1, due in theaters in November.

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Deborah Harkness & The Book of Life coming to New England!

Look at all these people standing in line May 29 at Book Expo America for signed, early copies of Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life, which will finally be released next week!! A former Massachusetts resident, Deb will be in New England for three of her first four book events: July 16 at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Mass., July 17 at the Canaan Meetinghouse in Canaan, NH, and July 18 at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA. Visit for a complete list of upcoming readings and signings. But even if you can’t make any of them, you can still hear her speak! Deborah will bring her magic to the July 14 Literary New England Radio Show! Tune in at 8 >>

The Witches of Eastwick, Rhode Island

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For many, “The Witches of Eastwick” brings up images of the 1987 film starring Jack Nicholson and Cher. It was also eventually adapted for theater and TV. Originally, however, it was a 1984 novel written by multi-Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike, who spent many years living in Massachusetts. Both the novel and film were set in a fictional Rhode Island town, focused on three divorcees who discover they have magical powers. The story’s New England connection got deeper during the making of the film, which was shot in Ipswitch, Marblehead, Cohasset and Scituate, Mass.

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