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Katarina Bivald

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Katarina Bivald grew up working part-time in a bookshop. Today she lives outside of Stockholm, Sweden, with her sister and as many bookshelves she can get by her. She'scurrently trying to persuade her sister that having a shelf for winter jackets and shoes is completely unneccessary. There should be enough space for a book shelf or two instead. Limited success so far. Apparantly, her sister is also stubbornly refusing to even discuss using the bath room to store books.

Katarina Bivald sometimes claims that she still hasn't decided whether she prefer books or people but, as we all know, people are a non-starter. Even if you do like them, they're better in books. Only possible problem: reading a great book and having noone to recommend it to.
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Katarina Bivald Patricia Highsmith once wrote about plotting: "A plot should not even be completed. I have to think of my own entertainment, and I like surprises…morePatricia Highsmith once wrote about plotting: "A plot should not even be completed. I have to think of my own entertainment, and I like surprises myself."

I like to think that the same is true of setting. One of the best thing about reading is how it allows you to travel in your mind, and I like to think writing should be the same. Why write about something you know or the place where you already are?

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Autumn in Sweden

I have left the beaches and mountains of Rio de Janeiro for autumn in Sweden, and while I do miss my adventures abroad, it is also nice to be back. We’re having a remarkably fine autumn this year, the kind that I always think of as “Anne-autumns”. It refers of course to Anne of Green Gables (“with an e!”), and her quote: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!”

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“For as long as she could remember, she had thought that autumn air went well with books, that the two both somehow belonged with blankets, comfortable armchairs, and big cups of coffee or tea.”
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“People were strange like that. They could be completely uninterested in you, but the moment you picked up a book, you were the one being rude.”
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The Book of Speculation The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler by Erika Swyler A sweeping and captivating debut novel about a young librarian who is sent a mysterious old book, inscribed with his grandmother's name. What is the book's connection to his family?
 
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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch by Wendy Welch A book about losing your place, finding your purpose, and immersing yourself in what holds community, and humanity, together—books
 
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The Little Paris Bookshop The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George by Nina George Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.
 
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The Giant's House The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken by Elizabeth McCracken An unusual love story about a little librarian on Cape Cod and the tallest boy in the world, "The Giant's House" is the magical first novel from the author of the 1994 ALA Notable collection Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry.
 
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First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen First Impressions A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett by Charlie Lovett A thrilling literary mystery co-starring Jane Austen from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale
 
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The Library of Unrequited Love The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry by Sophie Divry One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight.
 
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