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Barnes & Noble Presents Little Monsters by Adrienne Brodeur as Their July 2023 National Book Club Selection

The bookseller invites readers to join the free virtual event on Tuesday, August 8th at 4:00 PM ET

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 Barnes & Noble announces Little Monsters as their July National Book Club pick and welcomes readers to join author Adrienne Brodeur at a free live virtual event. The author will be in conversation with Shannon DeVito, Senior Director of Books at Barnes & Noble, and Miwa Messer, Executive Producer of Poured Over, the B&N Podcast to discuss the title as well as answer questions from audience members. Attendees must register via Eventbrite to access the livestream on Zoom.

Little Monsters is a tale of the earliest treachery: sibling rivalry" said Shannon DeVito, Senior Director of Books, Barnes & Noble. “Envy and power dynamics threaten to destroy everything that siblings Abby and Ken have built. The expansive cracks that form under their veneer of familial harmony are what make this novel so propulsive — and the insight from Adam, the bipolar father of the two lead siblings, is charismatically crafted. I know this novel will spark a lot of visceral emotions and reactions from our readers, which is exactly what you want from a book club discussion.”

Cape Cod, with a natural grandeur that oscillates between tempest and tranquility, provides the vivid setting for this nuanced, lyrical and emotionally satisfying novel. It’s the summer of 2016 — the political landscape is incendiary, and as the world around them seems just a spark away from ignition, siblings Ken and Abby return to the family home. Their aging father, a once brilliant scientist who feels his genius fading, is furtively endangering himself in pursuit of one last breakthrough. Ken and Abby each bear heavy secrets of their own, and for each other. Adrienne Brodeur brings the Cape, and a complicated family, to life in this story of secrets, lies, trauma and forgiveness.

The Barnes & Noble Book Club selects a newly published work of fiction each month, chosen by their booksellers to provoke, engage and enthrall book lovers. The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition of Little Monsters features a reading group guide and an author Q&A. Leading up to the event, readers can share their thoughts and engage in conversation on social media using the hashtag #BNBookClub. During the livestream, readers are encouraged to participate in the discussion and submit questions to be answered throughout.

“I am elated and honored that Barnes & Noble has selected Little Monsters for its July Book Club pick,” said author Adrienne Brodeur. “Everyone knows how wonderfully B&N serves readers, but it’s less well known how much they champion writers. I’m grateful for the support that B&N has offered me throughout my writing and publishing career. It is so gratifying to know that the B&N Book Club connected with Little Monsters, because at its heart, this is a novel about connection — connection to the wonders of the natural world, and how true connection with other people — especially those closest to you — can be difficult, especially when you’re disconnected from parts of yourself. The characters in Little Monsters move through a maze of secrets from themselves and others to get to where they need to be, but in contrast, my steady and ongoing connection with B&N has been a true gift"

The enthusiasm and word-of-mouth recommendations of Barnes & Noble booksellers across the country have sparked ardent praise from readers nationwide, turning great novels into bestsellers. Previous Barnes & Noble Book Club selections have included: The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller, The Night Ship by Jess Kidd, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle, Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin and The Cloisters by Katy Hays.  


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