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The Lending Library

(2020)
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For fans of Jane Green and Loretta Nyhan, a heartwarming debut novel about a daydreamer who gives her town, and herself, an amazing gift: a lending library in her sunroom while confronting an even higher stakes, life-changing, decision.

When the Chatsworth library closes indefinitely, Dodie Fairisle loses her sanctuary. How is a small-town art teacher supposed to cope without the never-ending life advice and enjoyment that books give her? Well, when she’s as resourceful and generous as Dodie, she turns her sunroom into her very own little lending library.

At first just a hobby, this lit lovers’ haven opens up her world in incredible ways. She knows books are powerful, and soon enough they help her forge friendships between her zany neighbors—and attract an exciting new romance.

But when the chance to adopt an orphaned child brings Dodie’s secret dream of motherhood within reach, everything else suddenly seems less important. Finding herself at a crossroads, Dodie must figure out what it means to live a full, happy life. If only there were a book that could tell her what to do…

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Bibliophiles of all sorts are sure to fall in love with Dodie and everyone she befriends along her bookish journey. The Lending Library is a charming read full of heart, hope, and books." - Jennifer Gold

"In The Lending Library, Aliza Fogelson has created a world in which we’d all want to spend a quiet hour or two: a sunny spot chock full of hand-picked books, good neighbors and family with the very best of intentions—and the most unpredictable of results. This tale full of heart, yearning, and romance is perfect for the dreamy bookworm in all of us." - Kelly Harms

"The Lending Library is a remarkable story of personal transformation through the power of books—and love—but don’t those two often go together? Dodie’s journey is so relatable, and at the same time so unique—Fogelson tells this emotional roller coaster of a story with zest and charm. Don’t miss this one!" - Loretta Nyhan

"A charming novel about family, fate, and (of course!) books, The Lending Library is sure to appeal to anyone who’s made a hard choice in life only to think, ‘Did I get that right?’ Aliza Fogelson is a fresh new voice in fiction." - Camille Pagán


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July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lending Library: A Novel
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
ISBN: 1-5039-0401-6 / 978-1-5039-0401-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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July 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Lending Library
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
ISBN: 1-79974-627-5 / 978-1-79974-627-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Title: The Lending Library: A Novel
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
ISBN: 1-79974-628-3 / 978-1-79974-628-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lending Library: A Novel
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lending Library: A Novel
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lending Library: A Novel
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lending Library: A Novel
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lending Library: A Novel
Author(s): Aliza Fogelson
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU