Happy Belated #BookBday (2/18/15 Edition)

D’oh! We were so excited about our YA titles yesterday we forgot to wish happy #BookBday to these shiny, new books:

THE REBELLION OF MISS LUCY ANN LOBDELL by William Klaber
Journalist Klaber’s fictionalized memoir of the nineteenth-century woman known as both Lucy Ann and Joseph Israel Lobdell has two fabulous starred reviews:
“Covering the same period as Laird Hunt’s Neverhome and Kathy and Becky Hepinstall’s Sisters of Shiloh, this novel is similar to both titles in terms of exploring a woman’s journey of self-discovery in a time when women had little freedom or rights. This is an important book that will take its rightful place in the annals of quality historical fiction.” — Library Journal, starred review

“An early contender for the year’s ‘best’ lists.” — Booklist, starred review

BLUE STARS by Emily Gray Tedrowe
A penetrating novel about the Iraq War’s inevitable collateral damage: the lives of the mothers and wives left behind. “Tedrowe’s sensitive parsing of questions of loyalty, honor, and sacrifice illuminates the wrenching conflicts inherent in women’s lives and a nation at war with a clear, searching light and pinpoint humor, resulting in an enormously affecting novel guaranteed to generate much thought and discussion.” — Booklist, starred review

THE INFERNAL by Mark Doten
An utterly original and blackly comic debut in response to the chaos of the war on terror. “Doten frames his post-historic ‘memory index’ in virtuosic, antic prose, but his goal is neither purely satire nor surrealism for its own sake. Rather, his novel constructs a new language to confront atrocity and becomes in the bargain a story that truly thinks outside the cage.” — Publishers Weekly

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