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Kirkus’s 30 Most Anticipated YA Books for Fall

Check out Kirkus‘s most anticipated YA for Fall, featuring three titles from Wednesday Books and Flatiron Books YA!

HIS HIDEOUS HEART: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined by Dahlia Adler

A haunting collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, retold by some of your favorite contemporary YA authors.

Poe’s ghost happily haunts this fresh, delightfully dark collection.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A refreshing assortment of diverse voices and contemporary themes ensures there’s something for everyone in this delightful compilation.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett

Girls are banished for their sixteenth year to release their magic into the wild and return home purified and ready for marriage, but not all of them will make it home alive.

“[Liggett’s] immersive storytelling effortlessly weaves horror elements with a harrowing and surprising survival story.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (9/5/19)

1930s New York, an FBI agent versus a deadly virus, two new series openers, and the 49th Eve Dallas! Read on for this week’s Thriller Thursday spotlight.

A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT: An Amory Ames Mystery by Ashley Weaver

“Weaver pairs a lively plot with colorful glimpses of Manhattan just before Prohibition’s repeal. Both longtime fans and new readers will be pleased.”–Publishers Weekly

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves

A September Indie Next & LibraryReads pick + an audiobook excerpt!

“The plotting is complex and intriguing, the location comes alive, and the resolution satisfies.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE EXTINCTION AGENDA by Michael Laurence

“FBI Special Agent James Mason’s search for answers to the deaths of his wife and his partner throws him deep into a decades-old conspiracy… first-novelist Laurence shows great promise.”–Booklist

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Kirkus’s 30 Most Anticipated Fiction Books for Fall

Watch out for Kirkus’s most anticipated Fall fiction!

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz

A September Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews! A novel about a Dominican teenager’s arranged marriage and immigration to New York City, set in the 1960s and inspired by the author’s mother.

THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz

FOUR starred reviews! A story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we’ll go to protect the ones we love.

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

A PW Most Anticipated + FOUR starred reviews! The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo: a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite.

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner

A tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, transgression, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right.

SUICIDE WOODS by Benjamin Percy

A spine-tingling new collection of stories from the acclaimed author of THRILL ME and THE DARK NET.

Maximum Shelf: UNCANNY VALLEY (9/4/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Anna Wiener’s page-turning account of her time in Silicon Valley, UNCANNY VALLEY: A Memoir.

In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial—left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress.

Anna arrived during a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building.

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/4/19)

Shadow wars + the power of emotions + OBAMA + becoming the best you + the life of a magazine mogul–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE RUSSIA TRAP: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe by George S. Beebe

The former head of CIA’s Russia analysis shows how Washington and Moscow may be headed toward nuclear annihilation.

PERMISSION TO FEEL: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett

“While Brackett focuses on educational and child-based applications for his methods, his wise principles can easily be applied to adult situations as well. Readers looking for strategies for responding to stress, particularly in children, will find much guidance in this cogent, welcoming work.”–Publishers Weekly

LAUGHING WITH OBAMA: A Photographic Look Back at the Enduring Wit and Spirit of President Barack Obama, Edited by M. Sweeney

Laugh along with a spirited American presidency with this sequel to the best-selling HUGS FROM OBAMA.

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Elif Shafak Makes the 2019 Man Booker Shortlist!

The 2019 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced, and Elif Shafak’s 10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD made the cut!

The winner will be announced on October 14, and while we wait, you can download an e-galley now!

Happy #PubDay! (9/3/19)

An immigrant’s experience + twins fighting over words + a thrilling fantasy series finale–all in today’s #pubday party!

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz

A September Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews!

“Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Cruz’s ability to create mood and atmosphere with her distinctive writing style make her a strong voice in Dominican American literature.”–Booklist, starred review

THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine

Check out the author’s letter to librarians + listen to an audio excerpt!

“This impossibly endearing and clever novel sets off a depth charge of emotion and meaning.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

DARKDAWN: Book Three of the Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff

“Kristoff effortlessly draws together multiple threads from the first two volumes and packs in plenty of wickedly sharp, beautifully choreographed, and gloriously bloody fight scenes while offering humor, heartbreak, and a few jaw-dropping surprises. This is a poignant and exhilarating finale to a superb fantasy series.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Day’s YA – THE GRACE YEAR

Happy Friday, YA pals!

You won’t be able to put down this chilling feminist dystopian.

THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett
9781250145444
Available October 8, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 18
E-galley available to download on Edelweiss

Tierney James grew up in Garner County where young women are rumored to possess mysterious magic enabling them to manipulate and seduce men. To combat this, Garner County banishes them to the forest for their sixteenth year. During their Grace Year, the young women are tasked with ridding themselves of these powers so they can return cleansed and ready to be claimed for marriage.

But some won’t make it back and those who do are scarred for life and sworn to secrecy.

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August 2019 Bestsellers and Recent Releases

Check out our updated Edelweiss collection of this month’s bestsellers and recently released titles, perfect for collection development!

Here are this month’s top picks:

THE BITTERROOTS by C.J. Box
THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake
THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North

Thriller Thursday (8/29/19)

A potential nuclear disaster meets a refugee PI in today’s Thriller Thursday!

KILL ZONE: A High-Tech Thriller by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason

“Readers who love the mixture of adventure and science found in the work of James Rollins and Michael Crichton will find the latest from this talented pair of authors to be right up their alley.”–Booklist

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIE by Sara Lövestam

2 starred reviews!

“This mystery has a moral center, with a growing bond between two beautifully realized characters, and a gut-clenching depiction of what it’s like to live in constant fear.”–Booklist, starred review

“In Lövestam’s remarkable hands, this enigmatic pair lures readers in, slowly, one detail at a time.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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