Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the June 2016* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due April 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.
THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
“Williams, an ardent, often rhapsodic, always scrupulous witness to the living world and advocate for the protection of public lands, celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service in this enrapturing and encompassing chronicle of her deeply inquisitive, meditative, and dramatic sojourns in a dozen national parks. Illustrated with exquisite photographs by such masters as Lois Conner, Lee Friedlander, Sally Mann, and Sebastião Salgado, this is a uniquely evocative, illuminating, profound, poignant, beautiful, courageous, and clarion book about the true significance of our national parks.” — Booklist, starred review
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
In this riveting new novel from Edgar finalist & LibraryReads author Paul Doiron, Game Warden Mike Bowditch is on the trail of a ruthless vigilante amid the snow-covered mountains of Maine. “Barry Award winner and Edgar finalist Doiron’s new work is the top of the heap for the publisher this June.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
To request a print ARC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Widowmaker” and your mailing address.*
THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO, BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine
Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children would prefer, and when her husband dies, they offer solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair. But there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. “Schine is a master at limning family dynamics in all their messiness.” — Library Journal
IF I FORGET YOU by Thomas Christopher Greene
Two former lovers reconnect in this beautiful and haunting tale of great lost love from the critically acclaimed author of THE HEADMASTER’S WIFE. “WOW. What a book! I thought it was a great love story, emotionally taut in all the right places. I loved the characters.” — Tina Panik, Avon Free Public Library, Avon CT
INFOMOCRACY by Malka Older
Little Brother meets The West Wing in this “sparkling debut”* high-tech political thriller about a global information monopoly attempting to prevent election sabotage and world war. “This intriguing thought experiment is perfectly timed to leave readers pondering the meaning of voting and representative government in the run-up to the 2016 elections.” — *Publishers Weekly
To request a print ARC, please email email@example.com with the subject “Infomocracy” and your mailing address.*
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
A brilliant debut mystery about Magnus “Steps” Craig, an FBI agent and tracker with the special ability to see people’s “shine”— particularly the one from a vicious serial killer. “Kope’s fascinating debut will place Steps Craig alongside Walt Longmire, Jack Reacher, and Charlie Parker as an enduring literary hero.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Collecting the Dead.”*
THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME by Dan Cluchey
“Deserted by the goofy, gorgeous soap opera star who was the love of his life for three years, ever-anxious young lawyer Leo Brice throws himself into his work as a junior advocate for those on death row, trying to save born-again Georgia inmate Michael Tiegs. Both men are obsessing over the afterlife, with Leo contemplating his own morality and Michael perhaps not wanting to be spared. Then there’s a dog named Rafael Uribe Uribe, which shows that this debut novel stays quirky even as it considers the big questions. In-house love.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email email@example.com with the subject “Life of the World to Come.”*
AUTUMN PRINCESS, DRAGON CHILD by Lian Hearn (The Tale of Shikanoko series #2)
The second book in an epic, action-packed four-volume adventure in mythical, medieval Japan, where the drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields.
To request a print ARC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Autumn Princess” and your mailing address.*
THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Victoria Fedden
A real-life Arrested Development that could only unfold in Southern Florida, this hilariously funny and unexpectedly moving memoir tells the story of how a nine-months-pregnant Victoria lost her parents to prison and nearly lost her mind.
UNDER THE STARS: How America Fell in Love with Camping by Dan White
An irreverent and hilarious history of American camping from the Girl Scouts to “glamping” that celebrates the many modes and primal appeal of recreation out of doors.
738 DAYS by Stacey Kade
A young, washed up Hollywood star and a former kidnapping victim form an alliance to revamp his image, but their simple arrangement becomes more complicated when the past resurfaces.
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