While the picture above was taken at an-person event where we interviewed author Bianca Marais, we’ve had the distinct honor of interviewing quite a few authors during the pandemic. We even interviewed Bianca again! We’ve come to really look forward to these author interviews and we know you do too.
That’s why we created this page, to put all the interviews in one place! If you didn’t get to see the interviews we’ve done live, you can catch up on them below. For your convenience, we’ve linked the books discussed by each other.
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Instagram Live/IGTV Author Interviews
Lauren Willig on her book, Band of Sisters
- This is an incredible novel about the women of Smith College who went to help French war victims on the war front. The band of 15 women in this novel is based on the 18 real-life heroes of Smith College. These ladies started from scratch to help those ravaged by war only to have the war come back and destroy the lands around them again. But they never faltered in their quest to help the war-torn villages of women and children impacted by the war. The book gives a well-rounded feeling of what these women needed to do to save the lands and the people
on her book, If You Want to Make God Laugh
- Marais’ emotional depiction of South Africa during the late ‘90s results in a stunning novel with depth. She covers racism, homophobia, the AIDS epidemic, and corruption in the church, with eye-opening frankness and heart. Her characters take root in your mind from the first page. I found myself laughing, cheering, and crying along with their stories. The ending left me absolutely shattered as I read through tears. Yet somehow, through the many difficult topics, Marais manages to weave a story filled with love and hope.
Jamie Brenner on her book, Summer Longing
- We love Jaime Brenner and this book is no exception. We once again find ourselves in Provincetown when Ruth Cooperman moves there to start her life again. She is not expecting to find a baby on the doorstep of her rented house. This story touches on motherhood from every angle- including women who are mothers with no children. With the sudden appearance of the baby, Ruth decides to reach out to her own daughter Olivia. The summer unfolds and relationships change in this delightful beach read.
Amy Meyerson on her book, The Imperfects
- This book had a little bit of everything and I could not put it down. When their Helen grandmother dies, the family is amazed to find out that she has left her granddaughter a massive diamond that can only be the Florentine diamond. As the family hunts for the truth, there is drama from all over the world. Everyone seems to have a claim on the diamond and how did Helen come to process this priceless treasure? This book has suspense, history, treasure, and family drama- the perfect combo for a great summer read.