Articles tagged "Labor Day"

#BookBday (9/4/18 Edition)

Labor Day is over, so say Happy #BookBday to the big books of Fall, starting with…

DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN by Sarah Bird
Also available in audio
A September 2018 LibraryReads pick! This historical novel tells the compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the only woman to ever serve with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers, disguised as a man. “Bird’s fast-paced, action-packed story is a bittersweet one—grand love and legacy ultimately eluded Williams—but this fearless, often heartbreaking account sheds a welcome light on an extraordinary American warrior.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE GOLDEN STATE by Lydia Kiesling
One of Library Journal’s Best Early Fall 2018 Debuts, and Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Debuts of Fall 2018 with two starred reviews! “Kiesling’s intimate, culturally perceptive debut portrays a frazzled mother and a fractious America, both verging on meltdown. But perhaps best of all is her thought-provoking portrait of a pioneer community in decline as anger and obsession fray bonds between neighbors, family, and fellow citizens.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE PIRANHAS by Roberto Saviano
Also available in audio
Award-winning author of GOMORRAH returns with a saga of a city under the rule of a criminal network, and the Neapolitan boys who create their own gang. “A well-wrought crime story that could as easily have been a documentary: truthful and sobering.” — Kirkus Reviews

This last one is technically YA, but it has such good adult crossover appeal, and we’re HUGE fans of the author…

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Labor Day Weekend Reading

Hip hip hooray, it’s Labor Day! For us (and hopefully you) that means a nice, long, relaxing weekend with plenty of reading time (we’re out tomorrow and Monday).
Here are the books topping our TBR pile:

ON THE EDGE by Edward St. Aubyn
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, St. Aubyn’s take on one man’s search for enlightenment as a cure to modern malaise is “razor sharp and maniacally clever.”
Publishers Weekly

TEXTS FROM JANE EYRE: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
On Sale: November 4, 2014
From the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast comes a whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters. Check out samples from Jane Eyre, Gilgamesh, and Medea.

THE LAUGHING MONSTERS by Denis Johnson
On Sale: November 4, 2014
A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award–winning author of Tree of Smoke. One of Barbara Hoffert’s Library Journal pre-pub picks!
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