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Happy #BookBday (5/1/18 Edition)

Look at these outstanding new releases, perfect for every patron:

MOTHERHOOD by Sheila Heti
A May 2018 Indie Next pick and one of PW’s Spring 2018 Literary Fiction picks with two starred reviews! “The subject of the new novel from Heti is neither birth nor child-rearing, but the question of whether to want a child, which the unnamed narrator calls ‘the greatest secret I keep from myself’…. This lively, exhilaratingly smart, and deliberately, appropriately frustrating affair asks difficult questions about women’s responsibilities and desires, and society’s expectations.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

SONG OF BLOOD & STONE: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One by L. Penelope
A Library Journal Spring 2018 Editors’ Pick with two starred reviews! The incredible first book in the Earthsinger series—a treacherous, thrilling, epic historical fantasy drawing on Native American and African mythologies about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers. “This debut…shines a bright light into epic fantasy. Battle-scarred lands and peoples, ancient powers at war, star-crossed loves and hints of racial and refugee themes give this a solid place on library shelves.” — Library Journal, starred review

A LUCKY MAN by Jamel Brinkley
A May 2018 Indie Next pick and one of PW’s Spring 2018 Literary Fiction picks! “It’s difficult to single out any story as most outstanding since they are each distinguished by Brinkley’s lyrical invention, precise descriptions of both emotional and physical terrain, and a prevailing compassion toward people as bemused by travail as they are taken aback by whatever epiphanies blossom before them. A major talent.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

MISS SUBWAYS by David Duchovny
Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain, Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel chronicles one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love to find her true voice, power, and destiny. “Fresh off a new season of the evergreen X-Files and a late-blooming music career, the multitalented Duchovny offers a spooky domestic drama that is equal parts Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman. An entertaining, postmodern fairy tale that tests the boundaries of love and fate.” — Kirkus Reviews

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