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For Your Consideration: February 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite February 2019 titles for the February 2019 LibraryReads list!
*Votes due January 1!

THE NIGHT TIGER
by Yangsze Choo

2 starred reviews!

“Choo has written a sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.”—Kirkus, starred review

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

THE CASSANDRA
by Sharma Shields

“[An] alluring, phantasmagoric story of a clairvoyant secretary working at a secret research facility during WWII…With a plucky, charismatic narrator and vivid scenes incorporating the history of a real WWII facility, Shield’s novel digs into the destructive arrogance of war”—Publishers Weekly

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

THE TERRITORY OF LIGHT
by Yuko Tsushima

2 starred reviews!

“A young woman confronts life as a single mother in this graceful, eye-opening novel from Tsushima (1937–2016), one of the most influential feminists in Japanese literature…Equal parts brutal and tender, Tsushima’s portrait of the strains and joys of motherhood is captivating.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I
by Alan Brennert

“A historically solid, ultimately hopeful novel about injustice, survival, and unbreakable family bonds. Expect high demand.”—Booklist

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THE LOST MAN
by Jane Harper

“A twisty slow burner by an author at the top of her game.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET 
by Yara Zgheib

“[P]owerful and poetic…heart-wrenching… [T]he novel’s resolution is tentative, hopeful, and realistic… [W]ill resonate with fans of Wally Lamb’s and and Anne Tyler’s novels and Augusten Burroughs’ memoirs.”—Booklist

“[A]n impressive, deeply moving debut.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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THE SILENT PATIENT
by Alex Michaelides

“Unputdownable, emotionally chilling, and intense, with a twist that will make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat.”—Booklist

“Superb… This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred & Boxed Review

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BROWN, WHITE, BLACK: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
by Nishta J. Mehra

“Middle-school English teacher Mehra, who writes the popular food blog Blue Jean Gourmet, is the daughter of Indian immigrants, wife of a white Christian woman, and mother of an adopted black son named Shiv. Hence, she can tell us about crossing the jagged boundaries of race, gender, sexuality, and religion in this country and how she still keeps herself and her family whole. She’s especially concerned about preparing her son for being a black man in America. Actually, there are lessons for us all.”—Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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

THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
by Charlie Jane Anders

“Violence, politics, betrayal, love, friendship, encounters with alien predators, and experiences in a dying city entwine to create a conflicted world in an even stronger novel than Anders’ Nebula Award–winning ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY; a tale that can stand beside such enduring works as Ursula K. Le Guin’s THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, Frank Herbert’s DUNE, and Dan Simmons’ HYPERION.”—Booklist, starred review

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THE RUIN OF KINGS
by Jenn Lyons

2 starred reviews!

“An epic, breakneck-paced adventure…Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-down-able read should look no further.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Its lore and memorable characters will leave epic fantasy fans eager for the second volume.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

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FORGET YOU KNOW ME
by Jessica Strawser

Strawser takes readers deep into an intimate friendship between two women. When one witnesses a shocking incident that should never have been caught on camera, the secrets and lies it exposes threaten to change their lives forever.

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

DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love
by Mary Calvi

“[S]killfully depicts the ill-fated love story of a promising 24-year-old colonel named George Washington and Mary Eliza Philipse, a melancholy New York heiress.”—Publishers Weekly

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

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