Happy #BookBday (1/5/16 Edition)

Hooray, it’s the first #BookBday of the year! Cheers to these books on shelves now:

CITY OF THORNS by Ben Rawlence
A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick! What Katherine Boo’s BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS did for the slums of Mumbai, India, CITY OF THORNS does for a massive refugee camp in Kenya, near the border with Somalia. This important new work has already received three starred, rave reviews: “By combining his own experiences with interviews with residents of Dabaab, he makes the human rights crisis—rarely covered in the media—vivid and immediate for readers.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

A January 2016 Indie Next pick and A Maximum Shelf Awareness selection! Jeannette Walls’ THE GLASS CASTLE meets ESCAPE by Carolyn Jessup, THE SOUND OF GRAVEL is the remarkable true story of one girl’s coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon Doomsday cult. “Wariner is a survivor, but more important, she’s a fantastic writer, letting the unbelievable events of her childhood speak for themselves while she wrestles with issues of blame and—miraculously—forgiveness.” — Entertainment Weekly, grade “A” review


In a small village in New York Charley Davidson is living as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. “A clever, fun reboot of this series… Jones continues to make her Grim Reaper into a layered, fascinating heroine. Paranormal-crime fans will be pleased.” — Booklist

SILENCE by Shusako Endo
A classic novel of faith by one of Japan’s finest novelists, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson. The paperback includes a foreword by Scorsese.

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