Articles tagged "#BookBirthday"

Happy #PubDay! (8/20/19)

Happy #BookBirthday to a Library Journal Best Debut + a multi-starred, haunting story of guilt and blame.

CARNEGIE HILL by Jonathan Vatner

A Library Journal Best Debut of the Summer!

“Vatner’s charming, comically observant debut follows the intersecting lives of a number of the residents and employees of a pricey co-op on the Upper East Side of New York…. [I]t’s his consistently wry wit and obvious affection for his deluded, struggling characters that are this novel’s propelling forces, and which will win readers over with delight.”–Booklist, starred review

MACHINE by Susan Steinberg

2 starred reviews!

“Heartbreaking, eerie, and acutely observant.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“What makes this tale so thrilling is Steinberg’s artistry with form; she fractures narrative into its fundamental parts. Steinberg writes prose with a poet’s sense of meter and line, and a velocity recalling the novels of Joan Didion. The result is a dizzying work that perfectly evokes the feeling of spinning out of control.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Happy #PubDay! (8/13/19)

Teenage misfits + a LibraryReads winner + a debut college parody + Cameroon in WWII + the awesomeness of Tokyo = an epic #pubday!

GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman

2 starred reviews!

“Irreverent, wise, heartbreaking, and heart-mending, this is about nothing less than the everyday challenges of love, belief, and existence.”–Booklist, starred review

“Weird and uncomfortable and glorious—just like adolescence.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center

An August 2019 LibraryReads & Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews!

“Center gives readers a sharp and witty exploration of love and forgiveness that is at once insightful, entertaining, and thoroughly addictive.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A]n appealing (if guarded, in this case) heroine, a compelling love story, a tearjerking twist, and a thoroughly absorbing story. Another winner from Center.”–Booklist, starred review

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Happy #PubDay (8/6/19)

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning author explores small-town lives, a LibraryReads winner returns, and Robinhood rides again in today’s #PubDay celebration!

HUNTER’S MOON: A Novel in Stories by Philip Caputo

2 starred reviews!

“Superb storyteller Caputo offers a tapestry weaving the friendships, losses, and past mistakes of ordinary people. Readers of literary fiction will not be disappointed in this first-rate collection.“–Library Journal, starred review

“Expertly blending plot and character, each of these taut, propulsive tales possesses novelistic depth.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

KEEPING LUCY by T. Greenwood

Author of August 2018 LibraryReads pick RUST & STARDUST

“This is a moving depiction of the primal power of a mother’s love.”–Publishers Weekly

NOTTINGHAM by Nathan Makaryk

“Robin is but one small cog in the substantial machine of Makaryk’s Nottingham as the author presents a large cast of characters and perspectives that allow his novel to provide a fresh take on an oft-told, always-compelling story.”–Booklist

Happy #PubDay Ben Coes and Megan Goldin!

New York Times bestselling author Ben Coes introduces a new hero and Megan Goldin makes her debut for today’s #pubday celebration!

THE RUSSIAN by Ben Coes

Ben Coes has been thrilling readers with his Dewey Andreas series since POWER DOWN, but today we start a brand new adventure with Rob Tacoma–former Navy SEAL and former CIA agent–in THE RUSSIAN.

“Authentic tradecraft and top-notch action scenes propel the plot. Coes continues to more than hold his own in a crowded thriller field.”–Publishers Weekly

Read an excerpt here.

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#PubDay (7/23/19)

Your favorite economic behaviorist and the funniest (and funnest!) class mom are featured in today’s #pubday celebration!

YOU’VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED: A Class Mom Novel by Laurie Gelman

“Her antics are laugh-out-loud funny, and she shows no signs of slowing down. The tone and pacing are excellent, and new characters, who come with their own issues and snark, are delightful. VERDICT: Buy it–no questions asked.”–Library Journal, starred review

AMAZING DECISIONS: The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals by Dan Ariely, illustrated by Matt R. Trower

“Recommend this conversational primer to fans of the FREAKONOMICS books and podcast; it may even serve as a gateway into the world of graphic novels.”–Booklist

Happy #PubDay! (7/16/19)

Happy, happy #pubday to the continuation of Cixin Liu’s Three-Body Problem series and a lyrical, underwater debut!

THE REDEMPTION OF TIME: A Three-Body Problem Novel by Baoshu, translated by Ken Liu

A PW Best Book of Summer 2019!

“While some of the more fan-fiction aspects about existing characters from Liu’s trilogy may mystify unfamiliar readers, Baoshu’s narrative contains enough cosmic scope and adventure to keep readers engaged. Recommended for fans of Cixin Liu or readers interested in Chinese sf as a whole.”–Booklist

THE BORDER KEEPER by Kerstin Hall

“An intriguing debut from a writer with the skills to create weird and wonderful worlds, this one is almost great.”–Kirkus Reviews

Happy #PubDay! (7/9/19)

Family secrets + a Russian family saga + the return of a math-genius mercenary = one happy #pubday!

BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly

“Prying into the power and family dynamics of the dynastic American industrialist family, Kelly’s evocative, startling story will appeal to readers who enjoy family sagas.”–Publishers Weekly

JACOB’S LADDER by Ludmila Ulitskaya

“A sweeping, ambitious story reminiscent at times of Pasternak in its grasp of both history and tragedy.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

NULL SET: A Cas Russell Novel by S. L. Huang

“Huang’s sophomore novel brings us the same tight action, compelling characters, and mathematics magic as ZERO SUM GAME. Fans of the TV series Jessica Jones will enjoy meeting Cas.”–Library Journal

#PubDay (6/25/19)

The return of Katherine Howe + cosmetics rivalry + a dysfunctional family = a happy #pubday!

THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS by Katherine Howe

Publishers Weekly Author Spotlight

“Fans of [THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE] will find this sequel equally engaging, with answers to outstanding questions and some familiar characters. However, it’s not necessary to have read the previous book or even be interested in witchcraft to appreciate the history of early America that scholar Howe brings to life.”–Library Journal

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#PubDay (6/18/19)

An apocalyptic satire and an exploration of black women’s relationships to their hair are today’s #bookbirthday celebrants!

FKA USA by Reed King

A July 2019 Indie Next Pick!

“Readers who like their apocalyptic fiction with a hearty serving of weird will want to jump on board for this wild ride.”–Booklist, starred review

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2019!

“Flowers’s vibrant and immersive coming-of-age tales are set in a world that may often be cruel, but is never without communion (and some funny moments)—even if she’s got to endure a few chemical burns along the way.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

It’s #PubDay! (6/11/19)

A family’s vacation hijinks + a Brazilian short story collection = a very happy #pubday!

HONESTLY, WE MEANT WELL by Grant Ginder

“Ginder’s writing is funny and evocative; it skillfully touches on the passage of time in a family and in a marriage while effortlessly shifting points of view. Fans of clever, wistful stories will find much to love, and also appreciate the bonus classics tidbits.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SUN ON MY HEAD: Stories by Geovani Martins

“In much the way that Edward P. Jones’ writing breathes life into the Washington D.C. that lies beyond Pennsylvania Avenue, Martins’ stories animate and humanize the people of a city whose humanity is often obscured by its own reputation.”–Booklist

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