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The Sacramento Bee
Karen Fowler novel leads California Book Awards winners

The San Francisco-based Commonwealth Club of California, the oldest public-affairs forum in the United States, has announced the winners of its 83rd annual California Book Awards:

Gold medals

Fiction: Karen Fowler for “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves”

First fiction: Anthony...

The Sacramento Bee
‘Outlander’ author Diana Gabaldon due in Sacramento

‘Outlander’ author Diana Gabaldon due in Sacramento


The eighth book in the “Outlander” series went on sale today.

Diana Gabaldon lives in two worlds. In the real one, she’s the internationally best-selling author of the eight-title multigenre “Outlander” series, and resides mostly in Scottsdale, Ariz. “Outlander” is a publishing phenomenon translated into 34 languages across 38...

My 5 Monkeys
Better when He’s Bad

Better when He’s Bad

Better when He's BadWilliam Morrow1st in a seriesadultJune 17Shane Bax has just gotten out of prison. He was in there for the past 5 years. He comes looking for his best friend Race, but he appears to have run off. He finds Dovie who is Race's sister. ...

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My 5 Monkeys
Better when He’s Bad

Better when He’s Bad

Better when He's BadWilliam Morrow1st in a seriesadultJune 17Shane Bax has just gotten out of prison. He was in there for the past 5 years. He comes looking for his best friend Race, but he appears to have run off. He finds Dovie who is Race's sister. ...

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My 5 Monkeys
Just One Night

Just One Night

Just One Nightpenguin teenboughtThis is what happens after the door shuts. Allyson & Willem both catch up and we see what happens during the day. We also see their friends. Both of their quotes from both books do come up in this book.I was glad to ...

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My 5 Monkeys
Just One Night

Just One Night

Just One Nightpenguin teenboughtThis is what happens after the door shuts. Allyson & Willem both catch up and we see what happens during the day. We also see their friends. Both of their quotes from both books do come up in this book.I was glad to ...

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My 5 Monkeys
The Unexpected Waltz

The Unexpected Waltz

The Unexpected WaltzedelweissgalleryadultJune 3Kelly wilder has lost her husband , and for the first year she hasn't done much . Kelly is also in her 50's.  Once the year is up , she decides to take a dance class. She still keeps in contact with h...

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My 5 Monkeys
The Unexpected Waltz

The Unexpected Waltz

The Unexpected WaltzedelweissgalleryadultJune 3Kelly wilder has lost her husband , and for the first year she hasn't done much . Kelly is also in her 50's.  Once the year is up , she decides to take a dance class. She still keeps in contact with h...

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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Black Book Fair welcomes writers, readers

Sacramento Black Book Fair welcomes writers, readers


Denise Nicholas, well-known for her “Room 222” role, wrote the novel “Freshwater Road.”

In our contemporary era of digital everything, the idea of having a book fair with actual books could be considered naively antiquated or refreshingly daring.

Either way the first Sacramento Black Book...

The Sacramento Bee
Between the lines: An abundance of manly books make great Father’s Day gift ideas

Between the lines: An abundance of manly books make great Father’s Day gift ideas


The Smoke at Dawn: A Novel of the Civil War A Novel of The Civil War Jeff Shaara.

Let’s see if this logic works: Father’s Day is June 15. Dad is a manly guy who has been known to crack the cover of a book or two. This column...

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