July 2014

What’s New · New Hot Authors

Hot Authors, a service that gives our customers the opportunity to automatically receive the latest novels from over 100 popular fiction writers, has expanded! You can now have your name automatically added to a holds list for future novels by Mitch Albom, Fannie Flagg, Joanne Fluke, Robert Galbraith, Louise Penny and Curtis Sittenfeld.

Cover of The First Phone Call from Heaven

Signing up for Hot Authors is easy—enter your library card number and PIN, tell us where you would like to pick up your books, then select your favorite novelists. We take care of the rest!

Mitch Albom

Albom burst onto the scene with his 1997 memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie. His fiction, which often deals with issues surrounding faith and family, includes his latest bestseller, The First Phone Call from Heaven.

Fannie Flagg

Flagg first became a household name with the publication of her 1987 novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Café. She combines history, humor, mystery and romance in her popular novels, which include I Still Dream About You and The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.

Cover of Blackberry Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Set in Lake Eden, Minnesota, Fluke’s mystery series centers around the exploits of full-time bakery owner and part-time sleuth Hannah Swensen. The latest in the series is Blackberry Pie Murder.

Robert Galbraith

Under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling pens a mystery series featuring a London PI named Cormoran Strike. The second in the series, The Silkworm, was released on June 19th.

Louise Penny

Cover of Silver Girl

Hard-working, intelligent, and loyal, Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec homicide division is one of the most fascinating characters in mystery fiction today. How the Light Gets In is the latest entry in this superb series sure to please fans of village mysteries.

Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfeld’s debut novel, Prep, a coming-of-age tale set in a prestigious Massachusetts boarding school, was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times. Her most recent novel, Sisterland, is about twin sisters who have psychic abilities. Sittenfeld was born in Cincinnati.