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Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest John Burnham Schwartz

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes bestselling author John Burnham Schwartz for a fascinating conversation about his new book, The Red Daughter, a historical novel inspired by the life of Joseph Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Schwartz is the bestselling author of five novels, including Northwest CornerThe Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and he has done extensive screen and television writing for the major Hollywood studios, including as screenwriter of HBO Films’ The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing. Literary Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer Aleksandra Crapanzano, and their son Garrick.

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Winston-Salem Journal: Sarah McCoy Salutes Independent Bookstores

In case you weren’t aware, today is a national holiday: It’s the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day! Don’t be fooled by the facades of social media, we are living in an age of community. The big and little main streets of America are being reinvigorated by their citizens’ commitment to supporting one another and thriving despite all obstacles against our diverse democracy. No place is this more apparent than with booksellers. I travel from coast to coast doing book events, and it never fails that at the heart of each city is an independent bookstore.

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Marilla of Green Gables at Unbound Book Festival

A standing ovation for the 4th annual Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri. Celebrity authors from across the country were brought together with Missouri readers on the campus of Stephens College for two days of unreserved book celebration.

To order signed copies of Sarah and other Unbound Book Festival authors’ work, contact Skylark Bookshop via email or phone.

Marilla of Green Gables featured at Literature Lovers’ Night Out™

April 2018 Literature Lovers’ Night Out Fierce Four:
Pam Jenoff, Susan Gloss, Sarah McCoy, Meredith May

The April blizzard in Minneapolis didn’t stop Literature Lovers’ Night Out™ tickets from being oversold with two nights of author-reader fun for the history books. Authors Sarah McCoy, Pam Jenoff, Susan Gloss, and Meredith May became the Fierce Four as they soldiered through the 15 inches of snow that fell on the Twin Cities in under 24 hours. All for the love of literature! If anyone missed their appearance in Minnesota, signed copies of all the authors’ books can be ordered from their fearless hosts Excelsior Bay Books and Valley Booksellers.

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: Author Guest Lisa See

Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy welcomes New York Times #1 bestselling author, Lisa See to WSNC 90.5 FM for a conversation about her new book, The Island of Sea Women. See is the author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird LaneSnow Flower and the Secret FanPeony in LoveShanghai GirlsChina Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China. Her books have been published in 39 languages.  See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.

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Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: New Year, New Book Talk

Start the New Year right with NPR WSNC 90.5 FM’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy. Sarah defies her winter cold to bring readers soon-to-be-released recommendations including Mary Laura Philpott’s I Miss You When I Blink, Whitney Scharer’s The Age of Light, Pam Jenoff’s The Lost Girls of Paris, and Tara Conklin’s The Last Romantics. In addition, Sarah and co-host Jim Steele confess what classic novels they have yet to read but should! Last but not least on the discussion table is Bookmarks’ upcoming mega-party Moveable Feast on February 9-10, featuring 18 authors, including Winston-Salem’s own New York Times bestseller Sarah McCoy. All this and more!

Be sure not to miss next month’s Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy: 4th Thursdays (or capriciously) at 4:30pm ET.  

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