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*Nominations are due June 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! In the 12th book in Penny’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, Inspector Armand Gamache has come out of retirement to head up the Sûreté academy. He’s not there long when one of the most despised professors ends up murdered and everyone comes under suspicion, including Gamache. “This complex novel deals with universal themes of compassion, weakness in the face of temptation, forgiveness, and the danger of falling into despair and cynicism over apparently insurmountable evils.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
To their neighbors and friends newlyweds Jack and Grace Angel seem to have the perfect marriage. They are wealthy, charming, elegant—and never apart. Is it the perfect marriage or the perfect lie? “Wow! This book will be huge! I can see the comparisons to GONE GIRL, but it is leaps and bounds better.” — Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library (CA)
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! In this riveting historical thriller with a twist, a US intelligence officer must sneak into Auschwitz and escape with a physics professor who happens to be the one man with knowledge that could end the war. “This is Gross’ best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. “A powerful and rewarding story that dares to imagine what would happen if Sons of Anarchy met Romeo & Juliet.” — Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library (MO)
I WILL SEND RAIN by Rae Meadows
A luminous, tenderly rendered novel of a woman fighting for her family’s survival in the early years of the Dust Bowl. “A vibrant, absorbing novel that stays with the reader.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
A hilarious and powerful first novel about a disabled boy who finds love and hope in a Russian hospital. “An auspicious, gut-wrenching, wonderful debut.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
PARADIME by Alan Glynn
The new standalone doppelganger thriller from the award-winning author of Limitless brings to mind Orphan Black with Hitchcockian undertones. “Deliciously creepy… The plot keeps moving with plenty of effective surprises, and the final chapters successfully navigate to an even darker tone.” — Kirkus Reviews
REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron
Ruddy McCann, former college football star now repo man, is finally getting his life back on track. That is, until Ruddy learns that the tragedy that defines his life may, in fact, be a lie.
LORD OF THE DARKWOOD by Lian Hearn (Book 3 in the Tale of Shikanoko)
The third 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.
DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews
The nineteenth book in Andrews’ New York Times best-selling brilliantly funny avian-themed series, finds heroine Meg Langslow tangling with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head of her twin sons’ youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. When Biff’s lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field on opening day, Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim.
MR. ETERNITY by Aaron Thier
A novel of exuberance and ambition, spanning one thousand years of high-seas adventure, environmental and cultural catastrophe, and enduring love.
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