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Kaui Hart Hemmings

Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Descendants, which has been published in twenty-two countries and is an Oscar-winning film directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. Her novel, The Possibilities, has been optioned by Jason Reitman and FOX Searchlight and is an Oprah and People Magazine “must read.” She has also authored the novel, How to Party with an Infant, the young adult novel, Juniors, and a story collection, House of Thieves. She lives in Hawaii.

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Every Book Hitting Shelves this May!

You may want to take at these a–may-zing May reads!   5/7: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox – Biz knows how to float. But after what happens on the beach–first in the ocean, and then in the sand–the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, … Continued
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15 Undeniably Beautiful #CoverBuy Books

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of the #coverbuy. You know, the book you bought without any regard to genre, summary, or $$ in the bank. It’s ok – we’ve all felt the irresistible lure of a particularly gorgeous book cover, and in fact, we think it’s something to be celebrated. Read on for some … Continued
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Fast Forward to Your Fall Book Haul

The first day of fall is September 23, and the official countdown has begun. Take a peek at some of our autumn highlights so you can start stocking your seasonal shelf!   Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings A gorgeous contemporary about a girl who feels like she’s not living in between for the first time in … Continued
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9 Places You Can Escape to Without Leaving the Comfort of Your Armchair

Summer is almost over, and if you haven’t gotten a chance to go on vacation, don’t fret. We’ve got a slew of armchair escapes that can help! Below is our guide to your next literary vacation.   To escape to the stormy Irish countryside, read… Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Atmospheric and … Continued
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7 Young Adult Romance Books That Make Perfect Gifts

We all have a friend in our lives who swoons over tales of true love. But what do you give them for the holidays? Here’s our favorite young adult romance books that make perfect gifts. Get more recommendations and make your OWN wish lists with our holiday gift guide here!   Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen What does … Continued
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2019 Penguin Teen YA Book Preview!

It feels SO far away but 2019 for YA books is shaping up to be GOOOOOOOOOOOOD! And because we know, you need to know ALL the details as soon as possible to get your TBR’s ready, we created this preview of our breaking news 2019 titles to keep you in the loop of all the best new fantasy, … Continued
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Vacation Destinations for People Who Make Life Decisions Based on Books

So, we can’t put Juniors down for two reasons. 1: it’s a beautiful story of friendship, identity, and transformation that tingles our hearts. 2: it’s making us wish SO hard that we could curl up and read it in Hawaii. Which got us thinking…what OTHER book-inspired vacations should we be planning for this year? Read on … Continued
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7 Books to Treat Your Wanderlust When You’re Stuck Inside This Winter

There’s nothing like being cooped up indoors for 5 months to make you wish you could put life on hold and buy a plane ticket to anywhere. Luckily, one of the best (and easiest) ways to fill the void is with books that take you miles and miles away. Inspired by international escapade The Conspiracy … Continued
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