For Your Consideration: October 2016 LibraryReads Titles

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ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
#1 New York Times bestseller Charlaine Harris returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book (the first in over a decade!) featuring the small-town Southern librarian. “Aurora, now married to true-crime writer Robin Crusoe and pregnant, learns that four children, including her 15-year-old brother, Phillip, have wisped away into thin air after soccer practice. What’s worse, a dead body lies exactly where the children were thought to be heading.” Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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THE MOTION OF PUPPETS by Keith Donohue
This new horror novel from the bestselling author of the LibraryReads pick THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS (which has been optioned for film) is a modern take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. “Intricately plotted, absorbing, and suspenseful, this is a moving, modern story set in what feels like a fairy-tale world but is actually terrifyingly realistic.” — Booklist, starred review

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A MOST NOVEL REVENGE by Ashley Weaver
In librarian Weaver’s third entry in the LibraryReads/Edgar-nominated charming mystery series set in 1930s England, Amory and Milo Ames are drawn into the investigation of a years-old murder by a salacious novelist in the English countryside. “Fascinating and stylish characters fill out a finely tuned traditional mystery.”
Publishers Weekly

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THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi
A Library Journal “Summer Promise Debut Novels” pick & BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” selection! This haunting debut novel is narrated by the ghost of Joanna DeAngelis, a woman who plots revenge on her much-younger ex-boyfriend. “THE NEXT is fast-paced and engrossing reading for anyone who has entertained revenge fantasies (so much easier when you’re a ghost) and for readers of dysfunctional family fiction with some humor, like Jonathan Tropper’s THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.” — Booklist

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BY GASLIGHT by Steven Price
In this literary thriller set in 1800’s London, the son of Allen Pinkerton, the great inventor of detection, is obsessed with the elusive criminal his father never managed to catch. “With its intricate cat-and-mouse game, array of idiosyncratic characters, and brooding atmosphere, BY GASLIGHT has much to please fans of both classic suspense and Victorian fiction.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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THE BLIND ASTRONOMER’S DAUGHTER by John Pipkin
A “lovely, meditative historical novel” (Booklist) about the daughter of an eighteenth-century stargazer whose father died and left her an unfinished telescope, which also contains a cryptic atlas to a new world at the edge of the sky. “A pleasurable read for lovers of historical fiction and for those longing for reassurance that following one’s passion does indeed lead to healing and belonging.” — Library Journal, starred review

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THE GUINEVERES by Sarah Domet
A dazzling debut novel about four girls inexplicably named Guinevere, all left by their parents to be raised by nuns, and the year in which their tightly knit Guinevere family implodes when four comatose soldiers arrive. “With polished prose, Domet offers an unsettling, melancholy first novel whose tone echoes that of Jeffrey Eugenides’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES. This phenomenal, character-driven story is mesmerizing, with just a glimmer of hope that good can emerge from the most troublesome situations.” — Library Journal, starred review

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THE BOOK OF ISAIAS: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America by Daniel Connolly
“A product of over five years of investigative journalism, Connolly’s narrative immerses readers in the world of Isaias Ramos, a high-achieving Memphis teen who’s an undocumented immigrant, as he navigates the college admissions process. Delicate, comprehensive, and empathetic… Connolly unearths the human element behind one of today’s most debated issues, asking expert and everyday readers alike to consider how the immigrant experience is affecting one of the fastest-growing youth populations in the nation.” — Publishers Weekly

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CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
From critically-acclaimed novelist Moreno-Garcia comes a pulse-pounding and action-packed contemporary fantasy tinged with Latin American mythology about Domingo, a street kid in Mexico City who falls for Atl, a descendant of Aztec vampires.

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STRANDED by Bracken MacLeod
In the spirit of John Carpenter’s The Thing and Jacob’s Ladder comes a terrifying, icebound thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. “Fans of that special kind of horror fiction in which a vast and menacing landscape becomes its own kind of locked room should embrace this one with open arms.” — Booklist 

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HOMEWARD BOUND: The Life of Paul Simon by Peter Ames Carlin
A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer behind BRUCE.

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