Reviews and Publicity

Round ‘Em Up, Cowboy!

Yeehaw!  We’ve wrangled some mighty fine Westerns to kick off your #FridayReads! 

True stories of wild west heroes, a November LibraryReads pick, collected tales of the American West, and a quintessential Western novel–strap on your cowboy boots and dive in!

SHOTGUNS & STAGECOACHES: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West by John Boessenecker 

The true stories of the Wild West heroes who guarded the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains, battling colorful thieves, vicious highwaymen, and robbers armed with explosives.

“A rip-roaring history of moving the mail in the wildest of the Wild West days.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE BEST BAD THINGS by Katrina Carrasco 
November 2018 LibraryReads Pick

A vivid, sexy barn burner of a historical crime novel, THE BEST BAD THINGS introduces readers to the fiery Alma Rosales—detective, smuggler, spy.

“Readers looking for sexy, dangerous action unencumbered by apologetics will love this book. Carrasco is an author to watch.”–Library Journal, starred review readmoreremove

#thrillerthursday (11/8/18)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are perfect for Agatha Christie, Louise Penny, and Deborah Crombie fans!

HARVEST OF SECRETS: A Wine Country Mystery by Ellen Crosby
“Genealogy, history, and murder combine in a tale of passion and hatred.”Kirkus Reviews

“Crosby is a steady hand in unraveling the tangled subplots, and she populates Lucie’s world with sympathetic secondary characters who come fully alive. Fans of contemporary regional mysteries will be well satisfied.”Publishers Weekly

LOST LAKE: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery by Emily Littlejohn
“Littlejohn follows A SEASON TO LIE with another intricately plotted procedural that captures the story as seen through Gemma’s eyes. This well-developed novel will appeal to fans of Deborah Crombie’s ‘Gemma James’ series.”Library Journal, starred review readmoreremove

THE GILDED WOLVES makes the Winter 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List!

The Winter 2019 Kid’s Indie Next List was announced yesterday and includes THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi in the Top Ten!

THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi
Available January 15, 2019 from Wednesday Books
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!!
Paris, 1889: In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts. Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. readmoreremove

Nonfiction Round-Up (11/7/18)

Read on for this week’s nonfiction round-up!

SHAME: Free Yourself, Find Joy, and Build True Self-Esteem by Joseph Burgo 
An intimate look at the full spectrum of shame—often masked by addiction, promiscuity, perfectionism, self-loathing, or narcissism—that offers a new, positive route forward, from St. Martin’s Essentials, the new mind-body-spirit imprint at St. Martin’s Press.

THE ART OF THE GRAPHIC MEMOIR: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life by Tom Hart 
#1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s creative manual for how to write a graphic memoir.

“Both fans of the form and those looking to try their hand at the task will delight in Hart’s perfect blend of technical instruction and emotional inspiration.”Booklist

Happy #PubDay!

Historical fiction set in Paris and a standalone historical epic: I hope you’re excited for our gift to you for today’s #PubDay!  

PARIS ECHO by Sebastian Faulks

“A fun romp through Paris and history, one that nevertheless makes us understand that the sins of the past are not truly past.”Kirkus

“Faulks offers a subtle but affecting portrait of friendship while exploring the immense difficulty of making sense of the larger world”Booklist

“Faulks shines new light on the experience of women during France’s darker past… An atmospheric, engrossing novel by a seasoned storyteller.”Library Journal

HEADS YOU WIN by Jeffrey Archer

“Typical for an Archer novel, the writing and characterizations are superb, and the book features several plot twists that send the story lines off in surprising new directions. There are a couple of moments, late in the novel, that should make readers’ jaws drop—moments so unexpected and surreal that they require a second reading, just to make sure we really just read what we think we did. A splendid novel, featuring one of Archer’s most elegantly told stories.”Booklist, starred review

Liane Moriarty is a #BAWSE

You love her, we love her, and today we’d like to highlight the greatness that is Liane Moriarty.

From a profile in the New York Times, to amazing review and interview attention, to an extensive book tour, Liane Moriarty has it all, and we are so excited for her next blockbuster hit, NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, to finally hit shelves tomorrow!

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
LibraryReads Hall of Fame Author! 
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018! 

“Moriarty delivers yet another surefire winner. “Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Each reveal is a delicious surprise… NINE PERFECT STRANGERS is so well written and slyly constructed that it won’t feel like enough.”Booklist

Also available from Liane Moriarty:

TRULY MADLY GUILTY 
July 2016 LibraryReads Pick!

“This novel sheds light on the truths that we all fear as parents, spouses, and friends. It’s perfect for those long summer days, but readers will have to pace themselves to not devour it in one sitting.”Library Journal, starred review

Author Spotlight: Lucia Berlin (1936-2004)

Short-story master and literary sensation!

WELCOME HOME: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters 

Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called WELCOME HOME. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. From Alaska to Acapulco, Montana to Mexico, New York City to Chile, Berlin’s world was wide. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humor that readers fell in love with in her stories.

“Berlin is so stealthily funny… [She] probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize… She managed to write, beautifully, about the hard and the awkward things…”New York Times

EVENING IN PARADISE: More Stories

EVENING IN PARADISE is a careful selection from Berlin’s remaining stories—twenty-two gems that showcase the gritty glamour that made readers fall in love with her. From Texas to Chile, Mexico to New York City, Berlin finds beauty in the darkest places and darkness in the seemingly pristine.

“No dead author is more alive on the page than Berlin: funny, dark, and so in love with the world.”Kirkus, starred review

“Berlin’s writing achieves a dreamy, delightful effect as it provides a look back through time. This collection should further bolster Berlin’s reputation as one of the strongest short story writers of the 20th century.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

Also available from Lucia Berlin:

A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN: Selected Stories

Romance Round-up!

We may officially be heading into the cold weather season, but for your #weekendreads, let’s heat things up with a romance round-up!

THE DUKE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Kerrigan Byrne 
Library Journal Best Book of the Year

“A hero so lost he fears he’ll never be found and a heroine who won’t give up on him reclaim their love in a bold, lyrical tale that brings the darker side of the Victorian Age into sharp relief; another winner in a stellar series.”Library Journal, starred review

“From the novel’s incisively etched characters, including an über-alpha hero with secrets to spare, to the bone-melting sensuality that characterizes the hero and heroine’s romantic relationship, everything about this deliciously dark and dangerous historical romance is done to perfection.”Booklist, starred review

DRAGONFIRE by Donna Grant 
What goes better together than dragons and heat? Passion burns hot in the latest Dark Kings novel about a dragon king and a gypsy with a mysterious power bound by desire. readmoreremove

THE OTHER WOMAN is the November 2018 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!

THE OTHER WOMAN  by Sandie Jones is the official selection of Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club  for November 2018!

Follow Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine on Instagram or Facebook to see favorite quotes, moments, and thoughts on THE OTHER WOMAN.

an August 2018 LibraryReads Pick!

“Readers’ pulses will race as they anticipate how she might strike next and be completely knocked off balance by the shocking ending.”–Library Journal, starred review

Kick Off the Month of Eating

Welcome to November, aka the best month for food!

There’s nothing better than a good Thanksgiving meal, but maybe this year you want to spruce up your skills or try something new in preparation for the big day. In that case, have we got the cookbooks for you!

THE BEST COMFORT FOOD ON THE PLANET by Kerry Altiero
Take some risks in the kitchen with Chef Kerry’s wildest takes on delicious comfort food!

COOKING FROM FROZEN IN YOUR INSTANT POT: 100 Foolproof Recipes with No Thawing by Kristy Bernardo
For readers who forget to defrost their meat for dinner, this cookbook is the ultimate lifesaver with incredible recipes that instantly turn frozen meats into delicious, family-friendly meals. readmoreremove

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