Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the March 2016* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due January 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.
LUST & WONDER by Augusten Burroughs
“Augusten Burroughs is back! Longtime fans of the memoirist are going to be over the moon with this new work and with how the fearlessly candid author, most famously of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, manages to reveal still more of himself. In an era of tedious oversharing, the memoirist who wrote two of the genre’s defining titles reminds us yet again why he is an unstoppable force.” — Booklist, starred review
A BED OF SCORPIONS by Judith Flanders
In the sequel to the February 2015 LibraryReads pick A MURDER OF MAGPIES, book editor/amateur sleuth Samantha Clair must help her old friend find out who murdered his business partner in his art gallery.
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SHELTER by Jung Yun
A Barnes & Noble Winter 2016 Discover Great New Writers selection! Yun’s intense debut novel weaves a bloody mystery with domestic drama into a layered portrait of race, class, money, marriage and more. “In her intense debut, Jung explores the powerful legacy of familial violence and the difficulty of finding the strength and grace to forgive.” — Publishers Weekly
PEACEKEEPING by Mischa Berlinski
In the eagerly anticipated second novel from National Book Award-nominated author Berlinski, a former deputy sheriff and failed politician takes a job in Haiti where he befriends an American-educated judge and falls in love with the judge’s wife. “[Berlinski] is a kind of heir to Graham Greene and Robert Stone, both for his excellent storytelling and for the way it can reveal a bigger picture.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao
The twelve paired stories in Rao’s searing debut trace their origins to the formation of India and Pakistan in 1947, but they transcend that historical moment. Told with astonishing scope and lyricism, AN UNRESTORED WOMAN unleashes a fearless new voice on the literary scene.
STORK MOUNTAIN by Miroslav Penkov
“Bulgarian-born Penkov comes to his debut novel with impressive credentials. In his first full-length work, a disillusioned young Bulgarian immigrant returns home, then attempts to find his vanished grandfather, ending up in the Strandja Mountains close to the borders with Turkey and Greece. There he recovers his grandfather, witnesses both pagan and Christian rituals, and falls dangerously in love with a Muslim girl. A lush, large-scale work.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
MURDER OVER A GIRL by Ken Corbett
A psychologist’s gripping, troubling, and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate. “Profound and disturbing, this heartbreaking testimony of our culture’s worst fissures suggests that understanding is the only way to heal.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman
Through an heirloom charm bracelet three women will rediscover the importance of family, love, faith, friends, fun and a passion for living as the magic of each charm changes their lives. “Like a rare jewel that will be passed down one generation to the next, and from one book club member to the next until everyone has read this heartfelt story.” — Adriana Trigiani
Read the author’s Publishers Weekly soapbox piece on choosing a pseudonym for his debut novel.
THE CRACKED SPINE by Paige Shelton
In this cozy, American Delaney Nichols moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at a rare book and manuscript shop called The Cracked Spine. But before she can settle in, she has to recover a precious artifact and figure out how it’s connected to the tragic death of the book shop owner’s sister.
IMMACULATE HEART by Camille De Angelis
A lonely American reporter with a dark past goes to Ireland for a funeral, discovering a story about a visitation from the Virgin Mary years earlier that could revitalize his faltering career.
THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE by Lynda Cohen Loigman
A moving and evocative debut set in a two-family brownstone in 1950s Brooklyn, unraveling a multi-generational story woven around the deeply buried family secret.
PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA by Nicolas Barreau
The owner of a little post-card shop in St. Germain specializing in “wishing cards” is hard pressed to know whether love or trouble is blowing through her door.
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