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Happy #PubDay! (2/4/19)

Today’s #pubday brings us historical + literary fiction, fantasy, and comedic coming-of-age novels!

THE PEACOCK FEAST by Lisa Gornick
“Spanning a century, two coasts, and two continents, this well-researched historical novel is moving and profound, laying bare the corrosive nature of secrets and regrets and the sadness of not living one’s life to the fullest.”–Library Journal

THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib
A February 2019 LibraryReads Pick!
A February 2019 Indie Next selection!
“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

YOUR FAVORITE BAND CANNOT SAVE YOU by Scotto Moore
“This debut novella is a lean, quick read with no fat. The clever, exciting story mixes weird fiction with an engaging and mysterious plot.”--Library Journal, starred review

THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
Four starred reviews!
“Although a cast of well-developed characters and an impressively intricate storyline power this novel, it’s Lyons’ audacious worldbuilding that makes for such an unforgettable read. In a sprawling, magic-filled world populated by gods, dragons, krakens, witches, demons, ghosts, shape-shifters, zombies, and so much more, Lyons ties it all together seamlessly to create literary magic. Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-down-able read should look no further.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE MADE-UP MAN by Joseph Scapellato
“This absurdist comedy/noir/coming-of-age novel follows Stanley after he agrees to participate in his Uncle Lech’s performance art project in Prague, an offer he knows he should not accept…. Merging the ludicrous and the melancholic, the odd premise provides many laugh-out-loud moments and some curious insights and enables Stanley to explore and understand why he performs the same role each and every day.”–Booklist

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