Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the February 2016* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due December 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.
THE HEART by Maylis De Kerangal
Two starred reviews for this audacious novel about the twenty-four hours surrounding a heart transplant told in multiple perspectives. “…the writing is uncommonly beautiful and never lacking humanity. This poetic interrogation of our contemporary medical reality affords a view only literature can provide.”
— Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review
THE YID by Paul Goldberg
Two starred reviews! “In this fantastical (and fantastic) debut novel by reporter and writer Goldberg, who immigrated to the United States from the USSR in 1973, a troupe of unlikely Soviet characters assembles with a single objective…to do in Stalin before his henchmen unleash the pogrom. Highly recommended for readers with a grasp of history who enjoy imaginative deviations from what we think we know as historical truth.” — Library Journal, starred review
EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE by Mo Daviau
In this highly original debut that interweaves science and music, kind-hearted bartender Karl sells time travel trips back to famous rock shows and falls in love with Lena, prickly, overweight astrophysics grad student he hires to bring his friend back from 980 Mannahatta. Fun fact: author Mo Daviau used to be a librarian and archivist and she thinks you’re all superheroes.
I’LL SEE YOU IN PARIS by Michelle Gable
From the author of the national bestseller A PARIS APARTMENT comes the story of three women born generations apart and the mysterious book that brings them together. “Readers of Kate Morton and those who enjoy family-centered mysteries will approve highly of this book.” — Library Journal
THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Khan returns with another haunting mystery following detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty as they investigate the murder of a federal agent who was deep undercover in a terrorist ring. “A heartfelt novel for lovers of crime fiction and anyone interested in the complexities of living as a Muslim in the West today.”
— Library Journal, starred review
THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS by John Wray
From the author of the critically acclaimed LOWBOY comes a much-anticipated new novel about time travel, family secrets, and the madness of the twentieth century. “An arresting mosaic of science fiction, history, and philosophy which proves Wray’s remarkable malleability and talent.” — Booklist, starred review
THE FORGETTING TIME by Sharon Guskin
A debut for fans of M.L. Stedman’s THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS, this novel is about a dying man with questions, a young boy who might have answers, and two mothers caught in the middle.
SECOND HOUSE FROM THE CORNER by Sadeqa Johnson
A stay-at-home mother wonders what it would be like to escape the demands of motherhood until an unexpected phone call forces her to revisit long buried secrets to save the family she loves. “Johnson has written an all-too real story about a woman burdened with motherhood and wife duties while struggling to create a perfect life. Emotionally charged scenes will touch the hearts of female readers as Felicia’s past blunders come home to roost.” — Library Journal, starred review
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