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#PubDay (6/18/19)

An apocalyptic satire and an exploration of black women’s relationships to their hair are today’s #bookbirthday celebrants!

FKA USA by Reed King

A July 2019 Indie Next Pick!

“Readers who like their apocalyptic fiction with a hearty serving of weird will want to jump on board for this wild ride.”–Booklist, starred review

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2019!

“Flowers’s vibrant and immersive coming-of-age tales are set in a world that may often be cruel, but is never without communion (and some funny moments)—even if she’s got to endure a few chemical burns along the way.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Megan Goldin’s Debut THE ESCAPE ROOM is a July 2019 LibraryReads Pick + Linda Castillo Enters the Hall of Fame!

Librarians know best! You’ve chosen Megan Goldin’s THE ESCAPE ROOM as a July 2019 LibraryReads pick!

“This novel is pure entertainment… cancel all your plans and call in sick; once you start reading, you’ll be caught in your own escape room–the only key to freedom is turning the last page!”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Thriller fans will eagerly turn the pages to see what happens next.”–Publishers Weekly

And Linda Castillo enters the Hall of Fame with her third LibraryReads pick, SHAMED.

Day’s YA – FINALE

Welcome, welcome to the last Day’s YA from New York City’s Flatiron Building!

We are saying goodbye to our beloved and historic digs, so it seemed appropriate that I share Stephanie Garber’s final chapter in her award-winning and bestselling Caraval series.

FINALE by Stephanie Garber
9781250157669
Available now from Flatiron Books YA
Ages 13 to 18

Stephanie Garber introduced readers to the enchanting and magical world of Caraval back in January 2017. In FINALE, Garber bids farewell to sisters Scarlett and Tella—the duo we eagerly followed as they learned about love, loss, trust, and fate. In this epic conclusion, major secrets are revealed—both about the sisters and their mother—that might have earth-shattering consequences.

Stephanie Garber has created an absolutely stunning conclusion to the Caraval Trilogy. Between the spectacular world, the enchanting cast of characters, and the astonishingly high stakes, good luck catching your breath! Because the story is told by both Scarlett and Tella, we are offered insight into their individual motivations—something we hadn’t experienced in earlier books.

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Meet the Author: Aleksandar Hemon

Acclaimed author Aleksandar Hemon returns at his most dazzling and untempered with MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU, two books in one in a flip dos-à-dos format: the story of Aleksandar Hemon’s parents’ immigration from Sarajevo to Canada and a book of short memories of the author’s family, friends, and childhood in Sarajevo.

Read an excerpt here!

Praise for MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU:

“Two very different memoirs within the same cover address memory, identity, history, and mortality from different perspectives… An incisive combination of literature that addresses the function of literature and memories that explore the meaning of memory.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (6/13/19)

A Sherlock Holmes spin-off, misplaced trust, and spiraling obsession meet in this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALISTAIR AINSWORTH: A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Leonard Goldberg

“Fans of the original mysteries will get a chuckle out of the antic language, and there is a mercurial Mary Poppins appeal to this not-to-be-trifled-with heroine that will appeal to fans beyond Baker Street.”–Booklist

THE FIRST MISTAKE by Sandie Jones, LibraryReads + Hello Sunshine pick author of THE OTHER WOMAN

“Jones, who showed her skill at ramping up suspense in her debut, THE OTHER WOMAN, surprises everyone with the revelations in her powerful climactic close… A provocative view of trust, placed and misplaced.”–Booklist

DREAM SEQUENCE by Adam Foulds

2 starred reviews!

“Foulds’s novel is fun, smart, and tense, part psychological drama about media-driven obsession and part razor-sharp social critique.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“From Foulds (IN THE WOLF’S MOUTH), a Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, comes a wonderfully written, warmly recommended new novel.“–Library Journal, starred review

Nonfiction Round-Up (6/12/19)

Discover an American dynasty and dive into the world of cybercrime–all in today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE KENNEDY HEIRS: John, Caroline, and the New Generation – A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy by J. Randy Taraborrelli

“Kennedy followers will be intrigued by this absorbing narrative of the dynasty’s continuing hold on American life.”–Library Journal, starred review

KINGDOM OF LIES: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime by Kate Fazzini

“Even with names changed and identifying details withheld, Fazzini gives human faces to the people behind breaches of privacy and the cybersecurity experts who work to prevent them. These professionals reveal just how much of this effort is performed by individuals rather than robotic programs, while Fazzini effectively conveys the ways cybercrimes are constantly evolving with the capability of becoming even more insidious in the future.”–Booklist

It’s #PubDay! (6/11/19)

A family’s vacation hijinks + a Brazilian short story collection = a very happy #pubday!

HONESTLY, WE MEANT WELL by Grant Ginder

“Ginder’s writing is funny and evocative; it skillfully touches on the passage of time in a family and in a marriage while effortlessly shifting points of view. Fans of clever, wistful stories will find much to love, and also appreciate the bonus classics tidbits.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SUN ON MY HEAD: Stories by Geovani Martins

“In much the way that Edward P. Jones’ writing breathes life into the Washington D.C. that lies beyond Pennsylvania Avenue, Martins’ stories animate and humanize the people of a city whose humanity is often obscured by its own reputation.”–Booklist

3 Stars for THE BITTERROOTS!

Whoa, nelly! C.J. Box’s THE BITTERROOTS just received its THIRD starred review!

“An appealing new heroine, a fast-moving plot, and a memorably nightmarish family make this one of Box’s best.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Not content with merely ruling Wyoming, Box has become the dominant mystery/thriller author of the mountain West—and deservedly so. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With an announced 300,000-copy run and Box’s legions of fans, there’s not a library in the U.S. that can afford to ignore this one.”–Booklist, starred review

“Vividly etched characters and a realistic plot lift this outing, and the well-done Montana setting is a plus. Box remains at the top of his game.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Download the e-galley here, and don’t forget to submit your LibraryReads votes by July 1!

EW’s Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

Entertainment Weekly has spoken! Check out two of the best books of the year…so far!

THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush

An April 2019 Indie Next Pick + 2 starred reviews!

Read an excerpt.

TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi

An April 2019 Indie Next Pick + 3 starred reviews!

Read an excerpt.

June 2019 Debut Spotlight

Check out these fresh faces (aka debuts) hitting shelves this month!

THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER by Jake Wolff

June 2019 Indie Next Pick + 2 starred reviews!

“The epic sweep and sly humor in the midst of enormous anguish will remind readers of Michael Chabon’s work as they relish this heady exploration of grief, alchemy, and love.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[A] wild, hilarious, and moving adventure…”–Booklist, starred review

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

PW Best Book of the Summer + Library Journal Editors’ Pick & Best Debut + 2 starred reviews + June Indie Next Pick!

“Winslow’s heroine isn’t easy to like. But over time, she reaches into your heart and touches it deeply. So does this book.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Winslow has a finely tuned ear for the way the people of this small town talk, and his unpretentiously poetic prose goes down like a cool drink of water on a hot day.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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