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#womencrush + #thrillerthursday (10/18/18)

Lead the way, ladies! THREE, count ’em, three female leads in today’s #womencrush + #thrillerthursday!

THE CRAFTSMAN
by Sharon Bolton

Decades ago, Florence Lovelady put away horrific child murderer Larry Grassbrook, who buried his victims alive in coffins. Grassbrook has died, and now history is repeating itself. Is a copycat killer at work, or did Lovelady, now assistant commissioner, make a mistake when she put Grassbrook behind bars?

“Award-winning master of suspense Bolton manages to transform a campfire ghost story into a riveting novel.” Booklist, starred review

ASK ME NO QUESTIONS: A Lady Dunbridge Mystery
by Shelley Noble

“This delightful series debut is a frisky combination of mystery and romance whose R-rated heroine clearly has a bright and adventurous future.” Kirkus Reviews

“Classy, clever, and fun, this is a propitious start for dashing Lady Phil.” Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining historical mystery with an enterprising protagonist.” Booklist

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Maximum Shelf: THE SILENT PATIENT

Today’s Maximum Shelf Awareness pick is the “‘IT’ thriller of 2019,” “Masterful,” and “Set[s] the bar for psychological thrillers” according your librarian pals.

Alex Michaelides’s THE SILENT PATIENT lures readers in with a tantalizing premise: a woman has murdered her husband in cold blood, and then refuses to say why. The intricately plotted story, inspired by Greek mythology, is akin to a siren song, enticing, but with an ominous undertone and hints of deception. 

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Around the World + Back in Time: Nonfiction Round-Up (10/17/18)

GRAND IMPROVISATION: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957
by Derek Leebaert

A new understanding of the post World War II era, showing what occurred when the British Empire wouldn’t step aside for the rising American superpower—with global insights for today.

Read an excerpt.

HITLER’S AMERICAN FRIENDS: The Third Reich’s Supporters in the United States
by Bradley W. Hart

“This illuminating history will interest anyone who wants to know how nationalist movements succeed or fail.”–Publishers Weekly

Read an excerpt.

A WORLD ON EDGE: The End of the Great War and the Dawn of a New Age
by Daniel Schönpflug

The story of the aftermath of World War I, a transformative time when a new world seemed possible—told from the vantage of people, famous and ordinary, who lived through the turmoil.

Read an excerpt.

MILKMAN is the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize!!

Congratulations to Anna Burns and our friends at Graywolf Press, who are publishing MILKMAN in the U.S. in December! 


MILKMAN 

9781644450000
Fiction | $16
Paperback Original | 360 pages

 

CARAVAL is a Teens’ Top Ten Title!!

It’s time to celebrate! Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL was just named a 2018 Teens’ Top Ten title!

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

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STEM, SCI FI, Senator Sasse + A Saucy Lady! (10/16/18)

A little STEM, a little SCI FI, a Senator Sasse, and a little saucy lady on this #pubday!

CREATING THINGS THAT MATTER: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last
by David Edwards

“This contribution to the literature of idea development is significant in that it provides practical guidelines along with timely observations. Combined with the already fervent emphasis on STEM (or STEAM, as the case may be) in today’s curriculum, this title will prove to be sustaining and relevant.” Booklist

“Fascinating… His work imparts an invigorating sense of discovery and of hope for a more innovative, compassionate, and collaborative future.” Publishers Weekly

A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
by Therese Anne Fowler

People Magazine —“The Best Books of Fall”

2 starred reviews!

“As accomplished as its subject, redoubtable socialite and women’s suffrage crusader Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Fowler’s engrossing successor to 2013’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, again showcases her genius for seeing beyond the myths of iconic women. Though the novel’s lavish sweep and gorgeous details evoke a vanished world, Fowler’s exploration of the way powerful women are simultaneously devalued and rewarded resonates powerfully.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Watching Fowler’s heroine vanquish the gatekeepers and minions who stand in her way is nothing short of mesmerizing.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Author Spotlight: Paula Brackston (10/16/18)

Magic x small-town intrigue x time-travel x romance = DELICIOUS

THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS
by Paula Brackston

New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston brings her trademark blend of magic and romance to her Found Things series, written in the tradition of OUTLANDER. Xanthe Westlake has always been able to sense the stories that some antiques hold, but it isn’t until she’s finding stock for her and her mother’s new shop in the small English town of Marlborough that she finds one that allows her to travel back through the centuries to its time. Beginning with THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS, Xanthe learns more about herself and her abilities as she discovers more antiques she connects with and rights the wrongs in their pasts.

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Library Journal’s Fearsome Firsts + Booklist’s Top 10 Horror (10/15/18)

Just in time for you spook-tastic thrill-a-chill displays, here are creepy favorites from Library Journal + Booklist:

Library Journal‘s Fearsome Firsts: Horror Fiction from Debut Authors:

BABY TEETH

Booklist‘s Top 10 Horror:

AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD

HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES

And don’t forget to join us for Booklist‘s “Falling for Mystery” Webinar on 10/30.

Fall 2018 Tri-State Book Buzz Presents: Titles for Adults (10/12/18)

Earlier today, we presented our favorite forthcoming Adult titles during the Tri-State Book Buzz in the hallowed halls of PenguinRandomHouse. If you weren’t able to attend, here are the goods:

ANONYMOUS GIRL, AN by Greer Hendricks + Sarah Pekkanen |
AT THE WOLF’S TABLE by Rosella Postorino |
CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek |
CASSANDRA, THE by Sharma Shields |
DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert |
FIRST CONSPIRACY, THE: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer |
GIRL HE USED TO KNOW, THE by Tracy Garvis Graves |
GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET, THE by Yara Zgheib |
I’M WRITING YOU FROM TEHRAN: A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Past and Their Country’s Future by Delphine Minoui |
LOST MAN, THE by Jane Harper |
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim |
MOMENT OF LIFT, THE: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates |
NIGHT TIGER, THE by Yangsze Choo |
OUT OF THE DARK by Gregg Hurwitz |
SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore |
SILENT PATIENT, THE by Alex Michelades |
SOLDIER, SAILOR, FROGMAN, SPY, AIRMAN, GANGSTER, KILL OR DIE: How the Allies Won on D-Day by Giles Milton |
STAY SEXY & DON’T GET MURDERED: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff + Georgia Hardstark |
STONE MOTHERS by Erin Kelly |
TERRITORY OF LIGHT, THE by Yuko Tsushima |
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi |
VANISHING MAN, THE by Charles Finch |
WIDOWS, THE by Jess Montgomery |

You can download this presentation and many others for use at your library’s next book buzz event!

Day’s YA – WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS

Hey, YA librarians!

When the fall frenzies are too much, read this quietly lyrical book for quick relief.

WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara Lövestam
9781250095237
Ages 12 to 18
Also available in trade paperback

Fifteen-year-old Steffi Herrera is bullied by her classmates, her sister doesn’t get her, and all she wants in life is to become a jazz musician. While walking home from school one day, Steffi hears her favorite song emanating from the nearby retirement home. When she investigates the source, she meets Alvar Svensson, an aged jazz musician who dreamed of fame once upon a time.

The two grow close as Alvar recounts his life as a musician in WWII-era Stockholm and encourages Steffi to follow her heart. Steffi’s youthfulness and determination inspire Alvar to rediscover his spark for life.

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