About Friends and Fiction:
We’re five bestselling novelists (Mary Alice Monroe, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristen Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry) and friends whose common love of reading, writing and independent bookstores bound us together. Now we want to share and celebrate stories—of the books we’ve written, the ones we’re reading now, and the art of writing—with each other and the guest authors we invite to join us. If you love books and are curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.
About Elizabeth Berg:
Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Story of Arthur Truluv, Open House (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), Talk Before Sleep, and The Year of Pleasures, as well as the short story collection The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. She adapted The Pull of the Moon into a play that enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. Berg’s work has been published in thirty countries, and three of her novels have been turned into television movies. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving author, audience, and community. She teaches one-day writing workshops and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. Some of her most popular Facebook postings have been collected in Make Someone Happy and Still Happy. She lives outside Chicago.
How Are We Involved?
The Friends & Fiction hosts promote one independent bookstore for every episode (that's us this time!). The books listed below are all available to you for an additional 10% off the cover price from now until October 25th -- just use the code FRIENDS&FIC at checkout!
New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer.
It’s a new season...
The New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next blockbuster: Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm.
Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times<
The author of the “engrossing” (People) international bestseller The Room on Rue Amélie returns with a moving story set amid the champagne vineyards of France during the darkest days of World War II, perfect for fans of Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of stori
THE INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A Spring 2020 Okra Pick
Parade’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020
Goodreads’ It Book of Summer Top Reviewers Pick
SheKnows’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2020
Mary Kay Andrews’ Reading Challenge Women’s Fiction Pick
Southern Living’s Beach Reads Perfect for Summer
Parade’s Big Fiction Reads Every Book Club Will Love
Entertainment Weekly’s Spring Reading Picks
BookBub’s Most Anticipated Book Club Books of Spring
NetGalley’s Must-Read Women’s Fiction
In this vibrant debut novel from New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry, a happy wife and mother’s life is upended by the return of her first love.
From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called "my whole world."
"Luminous and penetrating." --Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author
New expanded edition includes:
Instant New York Times Bestseller
The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Guests returns at long last to her beloved Isle of Palms in this breathtaking novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world.
It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara&r
On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more.
The beloved New York Times bestselling author tells the poignant love story of caring for her parents in their final years in this beautifully written memoir.
“I’ll Be Seeing You moved me and broadened my understanding of the human condition.”—Wally Lamb, author of I Know This Much Is True
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • An uplifting novel about friendship, surprising revelations, and a second chance at love, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv.