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For Your Consideration: October 2018 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the October 2018 LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due August 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines.

THE RAIN WATCHER by Tatiana de Rosnay
Also available in audio
The bestselling author of SARAH’S KEY delivers a powerful family drama set in Paris as the Malegarde family gathers to celebrate the father’s 70th birthday. Their hidden fears and secrets are slowly unraveled as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster. “Triumphant…with raw and powerful reminisces and gorgeous descriptions. This is an emotional tour de force and a thoughtful, deliberate examination of personal tragedy and the possibility of redemption.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter
Also available in audio
A BookExpo “Shout n’ Share” & ALA Annual “Read n’ Rave” librarian pick! Carter tells the incredible true story of his grandmother, Eunice Hunton Carter, a granddaughter of slaves who became one of the most famous African American women by the 1940s for her work as a lawyer that brought down organized crime in New York City. “A vivid portrait of a remarkable woman.” — Kirkus Reviews

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Invisible.”*

A WELL BEHAVED WOMAN by Therese Anne Fowler
Also available in audio
Two starred reviews! From New York Times bestselling author Fowler comes a riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York. “Expect high demand from fans of the author’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and those who enjoy stories of the rich and famous.” — Library Journal

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THE RAVENMASTER: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife
Also available in audio
Skaife shares the behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world’s eeriest monument, the Tower of London. “This is an utterly fascinating book about one of those subjects you never thought you’d be interested in until, well, you were. A splendid and constantly surprising book.” — Booklist, starred review

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THE DREAM DAUGHTER by Diane Chamberlain
Also available in audio
THE LOVELY BONES meets THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE in LibraryReads author Chamberlain‘s new novel about a mother who must take a mind-bending leap of faith in order to save her unborn baby girl who has a heart defect. “The story is well-paced and the ending satisfyingly sweet….” — Kirkus Reviews

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THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS by Paula Brackston
The New York Times bestselling author of THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER begins a new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure. “Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander collection will delight in Brackston’s new series and eagerly await its second installment. A bewitching tale of love across centuries.” — Kirkus Reviews

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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

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Craftsman.”*

LARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING by Donna Andrews
“In the multi-award-winning author’s next Christmas mystery, Meg Langslow finds a baby in the church’s manger, setting of the live nativity, with a note implicating her brother as the father. Proving that he’s not to the good folks of Caerphilly leads her to a bigger, badder mystery.”Library Journal, pre-pub alert

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Lark the Herald Angels Sing.”*

LISTEN TO THE MARRIAGE by John Jay Osborn
Best known for THE PAPER CHASE, which chronicles the conflict between a Harvard Law student and his imperious professor, Osborn returns with another feuding twosome: Gretchen and Steve, long married, recently separated, with two children and high-stress jobs, attending counseling in sessions detailed here.” Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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WE CAN’T BREATHE: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival by Jabari Asim
“The author of THE N WORD upends the standard narrative of African American history and culture in America, told from the perspective of whites, and offers a more accurate understanding of that culture by emphasizing its vibrancy.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “We Can’t Breathe.”*

NINE PINTS: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George
An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds, and the promise of breakthrough science. “The author packs her book with the kinds of provocative, witty, and rigorously reported facts and stories sure to make readers view the integral fluid coursing through our veins in a whole new way. An intensive, humanistic examination of blood in all its dazzling forms and functions.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Nine Pints.”*

ASK ME NO QUESTIONS by Shelley Noble
Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in this brand new mystery series starring Lady Dunbridge from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.

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3 Responses to For Your Consideration: October 2018 LibraryReads Titles

  1. Marsha Gertzog says:

    great info!

  2. Susan Keller says:

    There is no download or request option for THE RAVENMASTER on Edelweiss

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