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All Star Roundup

These Summer books with several starred reviews are coming to your shelves soon!

THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET by Natasha Pulley
On sale July 14, 2015
Pulley’s literary historical fantasy about a genius watchmaker who can “remember” the future and uses it to help a 17th century London telegraphist is a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce pick, a Publishers Weekly Best of Summer 2015 selection, and has THREE starred reviews:
“Pulley’s electrifying debut is a triumph of speculative fiction.” Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

Clever and engaging, this impressive first novel will reward both casual readers looking for a fun period adventure and those fascinated by the tension between free will and fate.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Addictively immersive, Pulley’s narrative is as clever and spry as the watchmaker’s creations.” Library Journal, starred review

THE FLICKER MEN by Ted Kosmatka
On sale July 21, 2015
In this SF thriller, a struggling physicist looking to salvage his career redoes a classic physics experiment and discovers the result has devastating philosophical implications for humanity. It’s also a Publishers Weekly Best of Summer 2015 selection and has TWO starred reviews:

“Kosmatka effectively harnesses his impressive imagination in the service of a mind-blowing plot in this outstanding SF thriller. Ingenious plot twists, well-realized characters, and superior prose elevate this above similar books.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

This well-written and fast-paced scientific thriller builds into beautiful and suspenseful crescendo until the climax in the final chapters. It will leave readers wondering about the possibilities of this world and others.” Library Journal, starred review

LOUISA MEETS BEAR by Lisa Gornick
On sale June 9, 2015
A gripping collection of linked stories about a couple whose passionate but explosive affair alters the course of their lives, changing how they define themselves in the years and relationships that follow.

Brilliantly constructed… Gornick captures all the heartbreak and joy of what it is to be human.”Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

“[A] delicately nuanced and emotionally perceptive novel of interconnected stories… Gornick’s exploration of loneliness and loss, private connections and personal upheavals resonates with comforting familiarity and profound brilliance. Utterly human and keenly humane, her heroes and heroines are our friends and enemies, our very selves for better and worse.” Booklist, starred review

THE WAY THINGS WERE by Aatish Taseer
On sale July 7, 2015
Moving back and forth across three sections, between today’s Delhi and the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s in turn, the novel tells the absorbing saga of an Indian family held at the mercy of the times.

“Taseer’s sprawling epic about two generations of a privileged Indian family will leave readers intoxicated. This is a difficult book to put down, and readers will enjoy every minute of it, as well as learning about contemporary Indian culture.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A timeless, masterful epic.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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