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Chapter 3 - Waiting Is Not Easy


There are so many books to look forward to between now and the end of May, I just hope I can get my hands on some of them. Many publishers held off releasing new books because of COVID as book sales were unknown. Many independent booksellers were closed due to widespread state shutdowns and authors, who previously attended readings to promote their books, were unable to do so.


Thankfully many authors kept in touch with their audiences via Facebook and Zoom. Other more well known authors continued to crank out books and sell with no publication delays. I can only hope that "at home" time for authors has contributed to the amount of new books coming out this year and next.


Here are some I am looking forward too as well as their expected publication dates.


Shiver by Allie Reynold - This book has been described as a "winter beach read". Milla has accepted an invitation to a French ski resort to catch up with four old friends. Bad things start happening and it is doubtful that any of them will live to tell the tale. Shiver is a January 29, 2021 release.


The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah - Hannah's latest book takes place during the 1930's Depression Dust Bowl as a young woman in Texas needs to make a decision to head to California or fight to keep her family farm. Hannah is a genius with historical fiction. This releases February 2, 2021.


The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles - This historical fiction book should have been release in June but was delayed due to the virus. It is based on the true story of brave librarians at the American Library in Paris during World War II. This releases February 9, 2021 and was written by the daughter of one of our customers.


The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren - The only nonfiction book on this list, The Barbizon tells the tale of a hotel designed especially for the modern woman. Built in 1927 as a "safe haven" for the new aged woman, it became the location where many ambitious women got their start in the Big Apple. The Barbizon releases on March 2.


Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan - Another historical fiction novel by Patti Callahan, author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Surviving Savannah is about the luxury steamship, the Pulaski, which sank in 1838 with many of Savannah's elite on board. As a Savannah history professor is asked to curate an exhibit, she digs into the history of eleven family members onboard at the time. This releases March 9.


Are there any books you are looking forward to? Please let me know.


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