Scott Fitzgerald, novice witches, and hidden siblings at author events in LFP

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Stewart O'Nan
West of Sunset

Monday, January 25, 2016

On the far side of fame, trying to support a college-bound daughter and a hospitalized wife, F. Scott Fitzgerald moves to Hollywood to try his luck at screenwriting. Surrounded by old friends from New York, he tries and occasionally fails to turn away from gin. Still pining for Zelda, he reluctantly falls in love with another woman, tormented by guilt but slowly realizing that the woman he once loved will never truly be his wife again.

Charlie Jane Anders
All the Birds in the Sky

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A friendship between two adolescent misfits is the catalyst for an apocalyptic reckoning in Anders’s clever and wonderfully weird novel. Novice witch Patricia and preternaturally intelligent Laurence form an uneasy bond as they attempt to survive bullying at their Massachusetts middle school. Charlie Jane Anders is an American journalist, editor, and fiction writer. Her novel Choir Boy won a Lambda Literary Award in 2005. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is managing editor of the science fiction website “io9.”

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Under Their Skin

Friday, January 29, 2016

From New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix comes the first book in a brand-new thrilling series about twins who are on a quest to discover the secrets being kept by their new family.

Nick and Eryn s mom is getting remarried, and the twelve-year-old twins are skeptical when she tells them their lives won t change much. Well, yes, they will have to move. And they will have a new stepfather, stepbrother, and stepsister. But Mom tells them not to worry. They won t ever have to meet their step-siblings. This news puzzles Nick and Eryn, so the twins set out on a mission to find out who these kids are and why they re being kept hidden.


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