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Happy #BookBday (1/9/18 Edition)

New Year, New Books! Happy #BookBday to:

A January 2018 LibraryReads and Indie Next pick! The third contemporary fantasy in the Wayward Children series (after LibraryReads picks EVERY HEART A DOORWAY and DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES), follows Rini, who lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children only to find that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. “McGuire suggests entire universes in a few spare sentences, and the delightfully diverse cast of characters is similarly conjured. We’re told some doors open only once, but readers will beg McGuire to keep the door open to these worlds in perpetuity. Phenomenal.” — Booklist, starred review

KING ZENO by Nathaniel Rich
New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge—and the Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping novel it so deserves. “Rich uses music, race, and historical details in ways that will likely spark comparisons to E.L. Doctorow’s multifaceted Ragtime. It’s a nicely paced detective thriller, clever on corporate corruption and police procedure.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE ENGLISH WIFE by Lauren Willig
From New York Times bestselling author of the Pink Carnation series comes a scandalous historical novel full of family secrets, affairs, and murder. Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life—that is, until the night of their Twelfth Night Ball when Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and Bayard’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to try to uncover the truth. “The pages fly fast and furious in this thoroughly engaging, suspenseful yarn.” — Booklist

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