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The Best Book Club Recommendations 2015 - November 2020

Based on the analysis of 85,026 reviews.

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Cassie Dandridge Selleck

I had been born and raised in Central Florida and, though I understand an awful lot of individuals who insist that they do not consider Florida "the South", it was as Southern an upbringing as another. My roots on either side of my family trace back to Southern countries as far back as I could go before locating my European ancestors. The South is what I know and love - and sometimes despise. I stopped long ago attempting to define Southern pride, since that's not what I really feel about my legacy. What I feel is thankful. Grateful that I had been raised to say "Yes, ma'am" and "No, ma'am," and thankful that I observed firsthand the racism that's pervasive and damaging in my life. Everything about the South made me that I am now, as a writer and an activist, and as an advocate for change. I write what I understand. I write about the South and its vibrant characters. I write about human character as honestly as I know how. I draw characters to life by providing them voices of people I have lived with and listened to all of my life. They're as real to me as another living, breathing man, so that I handle them with the respect they deserve. I put them on paper and watch what happens.

I still make my House In the South, however no longer at Central Florida. I am a bit north of that, around the historic Suwannee River. Both of my books, The Pecan Man and What Things in Mayhew are set in real cities with names that are untrue. Leesburg natives understand landmarks in my old hometown, along with Mayo folk understand well the stores and dwellings I describe. 2016 was a significant year for me. The Pecan Man was optioned for film rights, and selected for the State of Arkansas' ordinary reader program "If All Arkansas Read the Same Book." It was also the year that I graduated from college with a BFA in Creative Writing, made possible by my late-in-life printing success. I travel a great deal now, performing creative writing workshops and book-signings, and

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Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of over 30 published and forthcoming novels, including SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER, ASK HIM WHY, WORTHY, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHERE WE BELONG, WHEN I FOUND YOU, WALK ME HOME, SECOND HAND HEART, DON'T LET ME GO, and WHEN YOU WERE OLDER.

An enthusiastic hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer, she's published her first book of photographs, 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: PHOTOS FROM A BEAUTIFUL WORLD.

She is co-author, with fellow author and publishing industry author Anne R. Allen, of HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE: A SELF-HELP GUIDE.

Her novel PAY IT FORWARD was adapted into a major motion picture, preferred by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 nations. The paperback was released in October 2000 by Pocket Books and immediately became a nationwide bestseller. Simon & Schuster published PAY IT FORWARD: ' YOUNG READERS' EDITION at August of '14. It's acceptable for children as young as eight. A special Fifteenth Anniversary Edition of the original PAY IT FORWARD premiered in December of '14

LOVE IN THE PRESENT TENSE appreciated bestseller status in the united kingdom, in which it broke the top ten, spent five months on the bestseller lists, has been analyzed on a major TV book club, and shortlisted for a Best Read of the Year award in the British Book Awards. The two BECOMING CHLOE and also JUMPSTART THE WORLD were contained on the ALA's Rainbow List, and JUMPSTART THE WORLD was a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards. WHERE WE BELONG won 2 Rainbow awards in 2013 and THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS acquired a Rainbow Award in 2015.

New Kindle variations of her backlist names FUNERALS FOR HORSES, EARTHQUAKE WEATHER AND OTHER STORIES, ELECTRIC GOD, and WALTER'S PURPLE HEART are now available. Also available is THE LONG, STEEP PATH: EVER

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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng grew up in Shaker Heights, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ohio.
She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of
Michigan. Her debut book, Everything I Never Heard You, won the Hopwood Award, and the
Massachusetts Book Award, and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the
ALA’s Alex Award and is a 2016 NEA fellow. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To learn more about her and her work, see her site in http://celesteng.com or follow her on Twitter: @pronounced_ing.

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