Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the April 2016* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due February 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
Two starred reviews for this novel that deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. “Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice, and consequence and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier’s GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING and Donna Tartt’s THE GOLDFINCH.” — Library Journal, starred review
MOST WANTED by Lisa Scottoline
In bestseller Scottoline’s latest novel of suspense and emotional justice, an infertile couple becomes pregnant, only to learn that their sperm donor has been arrested for a series of blood-chilling murders.
To receive an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Most Wanted.”*
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
The first book in an amazing new series that features crime at some of America’s most famous institutions of higher reading! Ray Ambler, the curator of the library’s crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice.
BUCKY F*CKING DENT by David Duchovny
TV star Duchovny became a New York Times bestseller with HOLY COW and now he’s back with another tragicomic tale of modern life. Ted Fullilove is an Ivy League grad shilling peanuts at Yankee Stadium to pay the rent. When he learns that his estranged father is dying of lung cancer (his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose), Ted moves back home to help, orchestrating the illusion of a Sox winning streak.
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
Bestseller McGuire presents a fresh take on the portal fantasy genre that blends Alice in Wonderland, The Magicians, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. “McGuire’s lyrical prose makes this novella a rich experience. Readers will be unable to resist the children’s longing for home, no matter how bizarre or fanciful that destination may be.” — Library Journal, starred review
THE GOLDEN CONDOM: And Other Essays on Love Lost and Found by Jeanne Safer
“Psychotherapist Safer offers valuable advice for dealing with the pitfalls of love in this thought-provoking and deeply useful self-help title. For anyone dealing with the intense pain caused by unrequited love, false friendships, or romantic obsessions, this book offers comfort and solid coping strategies.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry
In bestseller Berry’s 11th Cotton Malone thriller, the former Justice Department agent faces down a former KGB agent who plans to exploit uncertainty surrounding the forthcoming U.S. inauguration wrought by a Constitutional loophole. “Richer characterizations and more thoughtful suspense elevate this above similar 24-like stories.” — Publishers Weekly
EMPEROR OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS by Lian Hearn (The Tale of Shikanoko series #1)
The first book in an epic, action-packed four-volume adventure in mythical, medieval Japan: a world of warriors and assassins, demons and spirits, where children navigate a landscape as serene as it is deadly.
To request a print ARC, please email email@example.com with the subject “Emperor of the Eight Islands” and your mailing address.*
HARD LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
“A winner multiple times over of the World Fantasy, Nebula, and Shirley Jackson awards, Hand turned to mystery with the Cass Neary series, begun with the cult favorite GENERATION LOSS and starring ‘one of literature’s great noir antiheroes’ (Katherine Dunn). In her third outing, Cass goes on the run when long-lost lover Quinn O’Boyle fails to show up for a reunion—after all, he’s wanted by Interpol and the Russian mob.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
DESIGN FOR DYING by Renee Patrick
This debut behind-the-scenes mystery set in Hollywood’s Golden Age stars legendary costume designer Edith Head. “Like Ed Ifkovic’s excellent Edna Ferber mysteries, this novel intermixes real people and made-up characters and sets its fictional story against real-world places and events. …this could become a delightful Hollywood series.” — Booklist
THE DINNER PARTY by Brenda Janowitz
A sparkling drama that explores the inner workings of family when the Golds of Greenwich have the legendary Rothschilds of New York City over for Passover dinner.
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF JERUSALEM by Sarit Yishai-Levi
A bestseller in Israel for two years and counting, with more than 160,000 copies sold, the story of generations of women and the secrets, romances, and betrayals that have shaped their family.
THIRST by Benjamin Warner
A debut literary thriller about the disturbing measures a couple and their neighbors take to survive when a strange force eliminates all water without warning.
To receive an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Thirst.”*
IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES by Marie Brennan
In the thrilling fourth volume of this much-loved fantasy series, the glamorous Lady Trent relates her adventurous explorations in the deserts of Akhia, where foreign saboteurs imperiled both her work and her well-being and the chance action of a dragon set the stage for her greatest achievement yet.
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