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Want to chat with one of our beloved book club authors?

Below, you'll find a list of authors who would be happy to connect with your book clubs online. Shoot us an email with the person you'd like to invite to your next meeting, and we'll do our best to get something on the calendar!

 

To be considered for this offering, we’ll need a few details from you. Please thoroughly read the below instructions. 

 

To schedule a meeting with a participating author, email bookclubfavorites@simonandschuster.com with the following information:

  1. The name of the author from the below list of participants.
    Due to availability, we ask you that you request to speak only with the authors whose titles your club has already read.
  2. The name of the book to be discussed.
  3. The number of anticipated meeting attendees. 
    We'd like to know how many people with whom our author can expect to be speaking. 
  4. Your desired timeframe. 
    Month, preferred week, etcPlease allow for some flexibility so that we can best accommodate everyone's schedules. 
  5. Your preferred platform.
    Skype, Zoom, Phone, or another system your club will be using.

 

Please note: We will do our best to connect you with the team who can schedule a meeting, but at this time, we cannot guarantee an author’s availability.

Featured Authors with Books You Won't Want to Miss

List of Participating Authors, in Alphabetical Order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nick Martell, author of Kingdom Of Liars
 
Christina McDonald, author of Do No Harm
 
Jennifer McMahon, author of The Drowning Kind
 
Mindy Mejia, author of Leave No Trace, Strike Me Down
 
Kate Milliken, author of Kept Animals
 
Megan Miranda, author of The Last House Guest, The Girl from Widow Hills
 
Mary Alice Monroe, author of The Summer Guests, Beach House for Rent
 
Kim Neville, author of The Memory Collectors
 
Nadia Owusu, author of Aftershocks
 
Signe Pike, author of The Forgotten Kingdom, The Lost Queen
 
Kathy Reichs, author of A Conspiracy Of Bones
 
Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Trail of Lightning and Black Sun
 
Liza Rodman, author of The Babysitter

Geneen Roth, author of This Messy Magnificent Life
 
Sara Schaefer, author of Grand
 
Liese Schwarz, author of What Could Be Saved
 
Lisa See, author of The Island Of Sea Women, The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane
 
Rebecca Serle, author of In Five Years
 
Hayley Shapley, author of Strong Like Her
 
Laura Sims, author of Looker
 
Maggie Smith, author of Keep Moving
 
Natalie Standiford, author of Astrid Sees All
 
Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women
 
Christie Tate, author of Group
 
Cara Wall, author of The Dearly Beloved
 
Matt Wallace, author of Savage Legion
 
Dawnie Walton, author of The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
 
JR Ward, author of The Savior, Blood Truth
 
Martha Waters, author of To Have and to Hoax, and To Love and To Loathe
 
Susan Rebecca White, author of We Are All Good People Here

What Book Club Favorites Is Reading This Month

The Book of Lost Names

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 bestselling author) The Winemaker’s Wife.

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a magazine lying open nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

The accompanying article discusses the looting of libraries by the Nazis across Europe during World War II—an experience Eva remembers well—and the search to reunite people with the texts taken from them so long ago. The book in the photograph, an eighteenth-century religious text thought to have been taken from France in the waning days of the war, is one of the most fascinating cases. Now housed in Berlin’s Zentral- und Landesbibliothek library, it appears to contain some sort of code, but researchers don’t know where it came from—or what the code means. Only Eva holds the answer—but will she have the strength to revisit old memories and help reunite those lost during the war?

As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and along with a mysterious, handsome forger named Rémy, Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Rémy disappears.

An engaging and evocative novel reminiscent of The Lost Girls of Paris and The Alice Network, The Book of Lost Names is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of bravery and love in the face of evil.

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