It's Tuesday and you know what that means (all together now):
♫♪♫♫♪ Haaaappy Book Birthday to Youuuu, Happy Book Birthday to Youuuu! Happy BOOK Birthday dear:
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
It's the #1 pick for the inaugural LibraryReads list this month, an Indie Next selection and has glowing reviews, including four starred pre-publication trades and love from Entertainment Weekly ("Consider me a fangirl of this charming coming-of-age tale”). That's more buzz than a gallon of coffee!
NINE INCHES by Tom Perrotta
The New York Times Book Review is just one of many raving about Perrotta's new short story collection: “His portrait of the suburbs as an essential, if at times heartbreaking, facet of our modern lives marks him as the descendant of such chroniclers of small-town America as Thornton Wilder, John O’Hara and Willa Cather.” Wow.
OTHERS OF MY KIND by James Sallis
Sallis’s latest is a powerful, unsettling novella about a brilliant video editor who was abducted as a child and spent two years living in a box under her captor’s bed before escaping and building a life for herself. It's a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week and in a starred and boxed review they said, “Sallis (The Killer Is Dying) has always been the master of doing more with less.... The theme of working with ‘what you have left,’ a constant in Sallis’s world, permeates every sentence of this slim, insightful work." Don't miss the fascinating Q&A with the author.
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
Another PW Pick of the Week, Indie Next selection and recipient of four starred pre-publication reviews, SOMEONE is a “stunning hymn to the ordinary” (More Magazine). People gave it 3 ½ stars in the main review of the current issue (Sept. 16) and many others are singing McDermott's praises, including The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, O Magazine, and NPR's Fresh Air.