Book Talk: Madeline Martin, Sarah Penner to discuss historical novels

Martin’s latest WWII-set book is “The Librarian Spy.”
Madeline Martin's latest novel is "The Librarian Spy."
Madeline Martin's latest novel is "The Librarian Spy." [ Courtesy of Madeline Martin ]
Published Aug. 25, 2022

Bestselling author Madeline Martin will discuss her new historical novel, “The Librarian Spy,” with author Sarah Penner (”The Lost Apothecary”) at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Admission $5, or $19.43 for admission and a signed copy of “The Librarian Spy,” at

Local author and Fox 13 news anchor Linda Hurtado Bond will discuss and sign her fourth novel, “All the Broken Girls,” with author and former journalist Tara Lush (”Cold Brew Corpse”) at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free; RSVP at

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