Happy #BookBday (7/7/15 Edition)

It’s a big day for brand new books!

BELL WEATHER by Dennis Mahoney
A July 2015 Indie Next pick! An otherworldly and kinetic story set in a fantastical 18th century starring a young woman who must uncover the secrets of her past while confronting the present dangers of a magical wilderness. “The real strength of this novel is its stunning worldbuilding, which merges the aesthetic of the Colonial Americas with Márquez-style magical realism…” — Kirkus Reviews

THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock
A Barnes & Noble 2015 Discover Great New Writers selection & a July 2015 Indie Next pick! Using the early days of the U.S. space exploration program as a backdrop, Johncock’s “impressive”* debut laces fact with fiction to tell the tale of Jim Harrison, an Air Force test pilot turned astronaut, his wife, Grace, and their gravely ill two-year-old daughter, Florence. “A marvelous, emotionally powerful novel.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

THE WAY THINGS WERE by Aatish Taseer
Two starred reviews, including this one from Publishers Weekly: “Taseer’s sprawling epic about two generations of a privileged Indian family will leave readers intoxicated. This is a difficult book to put down, and readers will enjoy every minute of it, as well as learning about contemporary Indian culture.”

THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth
The amazing untold love story behind the famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. “…this is a beautiful and often heartbreaking love story that is sure to move and captivate readers.” — Booklist, starred review

A PARIS AFFAIR by Tatiana de Rosnay
From the internationally best-selling author of SARAH’S KEY comes an irreverent yet heartfelt collection that examines our most intimate and forbidden desires. “Spare and wry, often unfolding in the form of conversations, letters, or journal entries, de Rosnay’s stories don’t say much for marriage, but they do say a lot about the need to love and be loved.” — Booklist

DOES THIS BEACH MAKE ME LOOK FAT? by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Scottoline Serritella
“This sixth in the series [from Edgar Award–winning and blockbuster-best-selling novelist Scottoline and daughter Serritella] continues to ponder the imponderables of contemporary life and all the anxieties, detours, and, yes, sometimes sunny moments women everywhere will recognize. Guys, you might get something from this, too.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

LAWYER FOR THE DOG by Lee Robinson
When Southern lawyer Sally Baynard is appointed to represent a dog in a divorce case, she finds that juggling the expectations of the court (as well as her personal problems) is more than she could have imagined. “With a satisfyingly happy ending, Robinson gets it right for readers who want something light and lively but with substance.” — Booklist

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