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LJ’s ALA Midwinter 2016 Galley Guide

Worried you’ll miss a hot new galley at ALA Midwinter? Fear not! Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert did some sleuthing in advance for you. Here are her top picks from the Macmillan booth (#1806):

THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S WIFE by Suzanne Joinson
“Lyrical historical fiction set partly in 1920s Jerusalem.”

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
“Imaginatively wrought [novel] about three individuals connected over centuries by a single painting.”

SHELTER by Jung Yun
“[A] smashing debut about a disaffected Korean American family.”

ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
“Black ops thrills.”

KEEP CALM by Mike Binder
“British-based thrills.”

REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
“Back-to-back Edgar Award winner Hart’s best blend of Southern gothic and literary thriller, is my personal pick.”

MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
“Launching a series set in libraries nationwide.”

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
“A July debut already grabbed for film by Reese Witherspoon.”

CRAZY BLOOD by T. Jefferson Parker
“The thrillmeister in meditative mode.”

THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman
“Three generations of women [are] united by a tinkly heirloom.”

THE EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS by Lian Hearn
“The launch of the epic/fantastical ‘Tale of Shikanoko’ series, with all four books publishing in 2016.”

CITY OF THORNS: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence
“Set in northern Kenya’s harsh desert and collecting prepublication stars.”

100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today by Stephen Le
“A biological anthropologist takes the long view on our eating habits.”

Click here to view Barbara Hoffert’s full ALA Midwinter galley preview. Can’t make it to Midwinter? Get whitelisted and download e-galleys for these titles!

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