Articles tagged "#pubday"

#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

#Pubday (6/4/19)

The origins of film and a portrait of a life– Happy book birthday to these 2 starred novels!

THE ELECTRIC HOTEL by Dominic Smith

2 starred reviews!

“A compelling plot, robust characters, and finely crafted prose richly evoke a bygone age and art.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Smith’s tale is as luminous as celluloid projected on a silver screen hung from a dirigible floating over the Hudson (yes, this happens). Highly recommended for historical fiction fans and readers who love old Hollywood novels.”–Booklist, starred review

AUG 9 – FOG by by Kathryn Scanlan

“Scanlan’s outstanding debut inventively adapts a real woman’s diary… The book is a fascinating chronicle of Scanlan’s obsession, but, more than that, it transforms a seemingly ordinary life into a profound and moving depiction of how humans can love and live. Scanlan’s portrait of an everywoman feels entirely new.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Happy #PubDay! (5/28/19)

A LibraryReads rom-com and a naval adventure celebrate their #bookbirthday!

THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary

A May 2019 LibraryReads Pick + 2 starred reviews!

“With likable main characters, spot-on dialogue, a fun premise, and plenty of drama, there’s a lot to like in this sweet story. A warm, enchanting love story perfect for fans of classic rom-coms.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This charming debut features lovely characters being nice to one another. It’s easy to root for them to get together and solve the problems in each of their lives. Be prepared to hand-sell this one. It’s a sweet romance that will win over readers once they discover it on the shelves.”–Library Journal, starred review

MUCH ADO ABOUT LEWRIE: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure by Dewey Lambdin

The twenty-fifth novel in Dewey Lambdin’s beloved series of historical naval adventure finds Lewrie losing his ship and his command… “The best naval adventure series since C. S. Forester.”–Library Journal, on the Alan Lewrie series

It’s #PubDay! (5/21/19)

Fantasy, coming-of-age, and a PW Best Book of the Summer–pick your poison!

AN ILLUSION OF THIEVES by Cate Glass

“A combination of political intrigue, deceit, and forbidden talents imbues this adventurous series-starter that ends with hints of another caper to come with a Mission Impossible vibe.”–Booklist, starred review

THE SCENT KEEPER by Erica Bauermeister

Watch Nancy Pearl interview the author!

“A young girl with a unique talent for identifying scents embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she’s ripped from her intensely isolated childhood home… An artfully crafted coming-of-age story that will take the reader on an exquisite olfactory adventure.”–Kirkus Reviews

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Happy #PubDay! (5/14/19)

A LibraryReads-winning rom-com + a speculative debut + an Indie Next Pick + a cinematic Reconstruction-era drama + a thriller/SF mash-up = a very merry #PubDay celebration!

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

PW Best Book of the Summer + May LibraryReads Pick + Three starred reviews + June Indie Next Pick!

“The much-loved royal romance genre gets a fun and refreshing update in McQuiston’s debut…. A clever, romantic, sexy love story.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Readers will be eager to see more from McQuiston after this extremely promising start.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In between sweet and steamy love scenes, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE allows readers to imagine a world where coming out involves no self-loathing; where fan fiction and activist Twitter do actual good; and a diverse, liberal White House wins elections. This Blue Wave fantasy could be the feel-good book of the summer.”–Booklist, starred review

TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG by Fernando A. Flores

“Packed with other striking images and clever details, like the three canyon-sized concrete barriers that separate the U.S. from Mexico (and still fail to curb migration), this wildly imaginative, highly addicting, and ultimately endearing speculative first novel offers borderlands storytelling with an sf twist.”–Booklist

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Happy #PubDay! (5/7/19)

Happy #bookbirthday to an Indie Next Pick, a LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer, and a Library Journal Best Debut!

THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake

#1 May Indie Next Pick + Two starred reviews!

“This novel sets out to be more than a juicy family saga—it aims to depict the moral evolution of a part of American society. Its convincing characters and muscular narrative succeed on both counts.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Blake deftly interrogates the many shades of prejudice and ‘the ordinary, everyday wickedness of turning away.’ Blake’s brilliant and ravishing novel promises to hit big.”–Booklist, starred review

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Happy #PubDay! (4/30/19)

Graphic novel + May Indie Next Pick + musical nonfiction + Highland romance = one awesome #pubday!

CLYDE FANS by Seth

“This isn’t just a story, or even, as it terms itself, a ‘picture novel’–it is a brilliant journey into the heart of midcentury darkness.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek

Library Journal Winter/Spring 2019 Best Debut
May Indie Next Pick
Two starred reviews

“This young couple’s September honeymoon in Cape May got so boring they almost went home early. If only… The 1950s setting, the pellucid prose, and the propulsive plot make this very steamy debut novel about morality and desire feel like a classic.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Yes, betrayals are at the core of what happens at CAPE MAY, but beyond that, this remarkable debut novel offers a sobering reminder of how the possibilities of life, when first encountered, often carry their own riptide.”–Booklist, starred review

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Happy #Pubday to Sally Hepworth’s THE MOTHER-IN-LAW!

Join us in wishing Sally Hepworth’s LibraryReads pick, THE MOTHER-IN-LAW, a very happy book birthday!

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.

That was five years ago.

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