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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/13/19)

The biography of a cultural icon, a first-hand perspective on national and international matters, a memoir of legendary DEA agents, the journey into a reusable future, climate change from the U.S. military, a personal portrait of one of Hollywood’s best, & turning your passion into profit — all in today’s nonfiction round-up.

CARRIE FISHER: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller

“This is a worthy tribute to a strong, intelligent woman, and readers will appreciate Weller’s honest portrayal and thoughtful analysis.”–Booklist, starred review

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT: Defending America with Grit and Grace by Nikki R. Haley

A deeply personal look at the most significant current events by the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

MANHUNTERS: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña

“[Readers] wanting the real story and the brave men behind the TV show Narcos will be thrilled.”–Booklist

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LJ Romance Preview 2019

Rom-coms, regency, alphas, and more–dive into Library Journal‘s Romance Preview 2019!

THE TWO-DATE RULE by Tawna Fenske

Willa never dates anyone more than twice–until she meets smokejumper Grady, who’ll do anything to prove to Willa that there’s more than one way to light a fire.

WHISPERS OF SHADOW & FLAME by L. Penelope

The second book in the Earthsinger series: Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin; Darvyn may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily; now they’ll grapple with betrayal, old promises, and older prophecies—all while trying to stop a war.

SCOT UNDER THE COVERS by Suzanne Enoch

A young woman whose brother’s gambling debts lead to her being blackmailed into marriage turns to a family friend in London for help–someone who’ll teach her the ways of London society, gambling dens, and the bedroom–but she may not be ready to give up her independence once she wins it back.

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Happy #PubDay (10/29/19)

20 years after the beloved story of Elio and Oliver, fantastical demons set free, listening to your heart, and a secret marriage–all in today’s #PubDay celebration.

FIND ME by André Aciman

2 starred reviews + one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019!

“Aciman gifts readers with a beautiful 21st-century romance that reflects on the remembrance of things past and the courage to embrace the future.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Its treatment of the characters’ psychology is astute and insightful, but what will ultimately drive reader interest is the question of whether star-crossed lovers Elio and Oliver will reunite. One can only hope.”–Booklist, starred review

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Library Journal Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Best Debuts

Discover new authors with Library Journal‘s Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Best Debuts round-up!

SF/Fantasy

ORMESHADOW by Priya Sharma
Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin.

Literary Gems

WHAT IS MISSING by Michael Frank
Suspenseful and gripping, award-winning author Michael Frank’s debut novel is a psychological family drama about a father, a son, and the woman they both love.

Books to Anticipate

SALTWATER by Jessica Andrews
This “luminous” (The Observer) feminist coming-of-age novel captures in sensuous, blistering prose the richness and imperfection of the bond between a daughter and her mother.

THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner
In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.

SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin
A haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/23/19)

Essays that’ll make you laugh out loud, a beautiful friendship between Carly Simon and Jackie O, the best questions received by librarians, and the buildings that have transformed New York…check it all out in today’s nonfiction round-up.

DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL?: Things That Still Annoy Me by Gary Janetti

“A TV veteran’s memories of coming-of-age—and coming out of the closet—as an aspiring writer and actor in New York.”–Kirkus Reviews

TOUCHED BY THE SUN: My Friendship with Jackie by Carly Simon

“A behind-the-scenes glimpse at parties where the famous mingle with the famous.”–Kirkus Reviews

PECULIAR QUESTIONS AND PRACTICAL ANSWERS: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library by the New York Public Library

The oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions that the NYPL staff has received paired with hilariously illustrated depictions to set the scene.

A HISTORY OF NEW YORK IN 27 BUILDINGS: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis by Sam Roberts

“Roberts’s wide-ranging historical research and storytelling skills should captivate New Yorkers and others. Larger photographs might have enhanced readers’ connection to these structures and their roles in the life of the city.”–Library Journal

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/16)

The truth about Artificial Intelligence and the story of one of the world’s favorite musicians make up today’s nonfiction round-up.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell

“Mitchell gives us a history of artificial intelligence and a summation of its current state while asking pressing questions like how smart the best AI programs really are, how they work, how they fail, and how humanlike we can expect them to be.”–Library Journal, Prepub Alert

ME: Elton John Official Autobiography by Elton John

“The legendary pop star looks back cheerfully on a melodramatic life in this rollicking autobiography… John’s fans will love this funny, down-to-earth, and openhearted self-portrait.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Happy #PubDay (10/15)

Horror, crime, and spooky woods + an abduction by Boko Haram + the next part of Bailey the dog’s journey + a young historian with a changed life path = this week’s #pubday party.

SUICIDE WOODS: Stories by Benjamin Percy

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2019 + in Publishers Weekly‘s Fall 2019 Announcements!

“This gripping, often unnerving collection showcases Percy’s talent as a skilled, versatile storyteller.”–Publishers Weekly

GIRL by Edna O’Brien

3 starred reviews!

“O’Brien’s bravely investigated novel of a young woman overcoming epic torture is profoundly empathic, unnervingly human, and darkly exquisite.”–Booklist, starred review

“Tough but rewarding reading.”–Library Journal, starred review

“A heartbreaking tale and a singular achievement.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/09)

A memoir of growing up in and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, inspiration from Habitat for Humanity’s CEO, a rescue dog that saves other beloved pets, the story of marriage equality from a civil rights activist, the history of rock structures around the world, and the unification of European countries and cities–all in today’s nonfiction round-up.

UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2019

“For anyone interested in the power of rhetoric, belief, and family, Phelps-Roper’s powerful, empathetic memoir will be a must-read.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Library Journal “Day of Dialog”–Cambridge, Book Buzz (10/3/19)

For anyone who missed our title presentation during Library Journal‘s “Day of Dialog”–Cambridge, here’s the list:

A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler | February 4, 2020 | 9781250237279
THE BOATMAN’S DAUGHTER by Andy Davidson | February 11, 2020 | 9780374538552
THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel | March 10, 2020 | 9780805096606
MISS AUSTEN by Gill Hornby | April 7, 2020 | 9781250252203
HID FROM OUR EYES: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming | April 7, 2020 | 9780312606855
YOU ARE NOT ALONE by Greer Hendricks + Sarah Pekkanen | March 3, 2020 | 9781250202031
THE GOD GAME by Danny Tobey | January 7, 2020 | 9781250306142
TAKE ME APART by Sara Sligar | April 28, 2020 | 9780374272616
THE OTHER BENNET SISTER by Janice Hadlow | February 18, 2020 | 9781250129413
SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin | February 18, 2020 | 9781250219596
SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn | March 31, 2020 | 9780374272081
FATHER OF LIONS: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo by Louise Callaghan | January 14, 2020 | 9781250248947
GOOD BOY: My Life in Seven Dogs: A Memoir by Jennifer Finney Boylan | April 21, 2020 | 9781250261878
AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins | January 21, 2020 | 9781250209764
THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner | March 3, 2020 | 9781250179760

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/02/19)

Forming habits…answered, the memoir of an immigrant family’s American Dream, learning the science of reading people’s faces, and a spooky addition to Augusten Burrough’s collection of memoirs. Check it all out in today’s #nonfiction round-up

GOOD HABITS, BAD HABITS: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick by Wendy Wood

“Wood’s research and perspective on the malleability of habits will bring hope to any reader looking to create long-term behavioral change.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Namdev Shahani

“This thought-provoking and thoroughly engrossing memoir offers the story of Shahani’s experience, as well as those of other families who, though they did not find the American Dream, nevertheless found home.”–Library Journal, starred review

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