For Your Consideration: August 2015 LibraryReads Titles

 

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THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
Nine-year-old Laurent Lepage loves to tell tall tales so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. When he disappears, the villagers of Three Pines are faced with the possibility that one of his stories might have been true. The frantic search for the boy and the truth sets off a sequence of events that lead to murder, an old crime, and right to the door of the town’s old poet, Ruth Zardo.

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EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford
A Maximum Shelf Awareness pick & BEA giveaway title! Lying your way to the top of the social strata has devastating consequences for Evelyn Beegan, a 26-year-old desperate for a “better life” even if it’s a lie in this debut novel of class, ambition and ultimately spectacular ruin. “A compulsive, up-close-and-personal read about the first cracks in the greed-and-bleed U.S. economy that went flying off the rails so spectacularly a short time later.” — Library Journal, starred review

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ALL THAT FOLLOWED by Gabriel Urza
A Publishers Weekly Best of Summer 2015 selection and Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce pick, this psychologically twisting debut novel about a politically-charged act of violence that echoes through a quiet Spanish town is “as subtle and enveloping as the txirimiri, a Basque word for ‘rain so fine that an umbrella is useless against it.’” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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FISHBOWL by Bradley Somer
“Bored with going around in circles and longing for adventure, Ian the goldfish leaps from his bowl on a 27th-floor balcony of the Seville on Roxy. As he sails through the air, he witnesses the lives of the residents. A love triangle, a cheeky shut-in, a homeschooled boy, the lonely super—all these and more reveal themselves to our intrepid hero. Watch this one.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips
A BEA giveaway title! Newly employed Josephine spends her days punching numbers into a mysterious database, but soon feels unnerved by her creepy surroundings, sensing that her new employer poses a threat both to herself and to society at large. “Suspenseful, creepy, and distinct, this work is sparse in style but elaborate in wordplay. For readers who like their literary fiction with a side of sf.” — Library Journal, starred review

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MAKE YOUR HOME AMONG STRANGERS by Jennine Capó Crucet
A young, Cuban-American woman is accepted into an elite college right as her home life unravels. “Here is worldbuilding at its finest—Crucet crafts a rich setting and supporting characters to go along with her astute cultural analysis. This debut novel from Crucet heralds the birth of a talented novelist to watch.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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STILL LIFE LAS VEGAS by James Sie, illustrated by Sungyoon Choi
An astonishing literary debut about a young man who, in the search for clues into the disappearance of his mother twelve years earlier, discovers himself in the process. “The stories are haunting, a quality that is beautifully captured by artist Choi’s interpolated graphic-novel chapters that expand and complement the text. Sie’s first novel is richly imagined and beautifully written with a well-realized setting and memorable characters. Together they make for an altogether auspicious debut.” — Booklist

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