I tweeted about this earlier, but it's too good not to post. Craig Ferguson, in his charming brogue, calls Laura Lippman a "naughty librarian" and reads an excerpt from I'd Know You Anywhere, which we've been steadily buzzing about.
"She's one of the best novelists around, period.” --The Washington Post
"Lippman deftly keeps the balls aloft with a strong structure--a straight-ahead chronology interrupted by surgical flashbacks--and evocative writing." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Lippman’s taut, mesmerizing, and exceptionally smart drama of predator and prey is at once unusually sensitive and utterly compelling."--Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)
"From its unsettling opening to its breathtaking conclusion, "Anywhere" exemplifies Lippman's strengths: compassion, intense prose and deep empathy for the snares of ambiguous emotions."--Adam Woog, Seattle Times
"Lippman never forgets as she moves from past to present and from perspective to perspective that nothing is more important—or more elusive—than the truth."--Kirkus
Check out this video of Laura discussing the book, and be sure to stock your shelves. Laura will be appearing on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson (August 31) and on The Tavis Smiley Show (September 1)! I'd Know You Anywhere will also be coming to People Magazine's August 30th issue.
Want more Laura? Tell her why you love your library in 1,000 words or less, and win a visit! Deadline: September 30, 2010. Go to Laura’s site for the rules of the contest.
We at HarperLibrary are so excited about attending the American Library Association's Annual Conference in June. It gives us the opportunity to spend time with the people we love the most...LIBRARIANS! Although it is a month and a half away, our author lineup and conference events are in full swing. Please stop by our booth (# 2513) for all the action and some great giveaways! Check out some of the authors and events you will NOT want to miss:
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Auditorium Speakers Series Nancy Pearl with Mary McDonagh Murphy, author of Scout Atticus and Boo
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM HarperCollins Seasonal Title Presentation To RSVP, send an email to: bobby dot brinson at harpercollins dot com (Note: The HarperChildren's Books Seasonal Title Presentation will immediately follow starting at 11:30 AM)