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Killing It! February 2019 LibraryReads List Edition

FANTASTIC NEWS! Macmillan has FIVE February 2019 LibraryReads picks, including the highly coveted #1 spot, and a Hall of Famer!

In the #1 spot:
THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
A February 2019 Indie Next List Pick!
After shooting her husband in the face, Alicia Berenson takes a vow of silence. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him…. “This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib
A February 2019 Indie Next List Pick!
Inspired by her own experience, Yara Zgheib’s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman’s struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life. “In her powerful debut, Zgheib masterfully chronicles the pain of an anorexic’s distorted thinking and intense fear of food in a riveting diarylike structure… This is an impressive, deeply moving debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert
This long-awaited sequel to MOLOKA’I follows young Ruth from her arrival at the Kapi’olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry and grape farm in California, her marriage and unjust internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II—and then, after the war, to the life-altering day when she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth’s birth mother, Rachel. “In Brennert’s skilled hands, Ruth’s story is powerful and urgent.”–Publishers Weekly

THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon
From the bestselling author of THE BONE SEASON, an epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons—and the secret society tasked with stopping it. “This extraordinary saga includes heroism, romance, friendship, pirates, plague, diplomacy, and, of course, dragons. A well-drawn feminist fantasy with broad appeal for fans of the epic and readers of Zen Cho, Naomi Novik, and V. E. Schwab. Highly recommended.”–Booklist, starred review

KID GLOVES: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
New York Times–bestselling author Lucy Knisley writes about fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood in this emotionally compelling and thought-provoking graphic memoir. “[This] book is worth reading for Knisley’s fierce wit, strong point of view, and well-paced storytelling.”–Publishers Weekly

A round of applause also goes out to Jane Harper for being inducted into the LibraryReads Hall of Fame!

THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper
New York Times bestseller Jane Harper returns with a standalone novel about two brothers who meet in the remote outback when the third brother is found dead. “Harper’s masterful narrative places readers right in the middle of a desolate landscape that’s almost as alien as the moon’s surface, where the effects of long-term isolation are always a concern. The mystery of Cam’s death is at the dark heart of an unfolding family drama that will leave readers reeling, and the final reveal is a heartbreaker. A twisty slow burner by an author at the top of her game.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Check out our March LibraryReads recommendations for more great reads, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites by February 1.

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