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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Historical Novel Society Features Marilla of Green Gables

An Unsung Heroine’s Voice: Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

This year marks the one hundred and tenth anniversary since Anne of Green Gables was first published.

While previous films and adaptations have focused on continuing Anne’s life or on the village of Avonlea, Marilla of Green Gables instead explores the background of Green Gables and the story of the first girl who grew up there: Marilla Cuthbert…”

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“Luscious Enough to Melt in the Mouth” Raves Historical Novel Society

Marilla of Green Gables receives rave review from lauded Historical Novel Society:

“… luscious enough to melt in the mouth. Moreover, McCoy’s Marilla is more in tune with modern sentiments about race, class, and social equality than the Anne books now are. This loving homage and poignant reinvention should be welcomed into the canon by long-time fans and powerful enough to draw new readers into the timeless and cherished stories of Anne and Avonlea.”

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