For Your Consideration: July 2018 LibraryReads Titles

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*Nominations are due May 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines.

BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage
Also available in audio
THREE starred reviews and Zoje is on the cover of Library Journal’s mystery issue!WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN meets GONE GIRL meets THE OMEN. Interested? That might be the best way to describe Zoje Stage’s highly anticipated debut novel, BABY TEETH…a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.” — Entertainment Weekly

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STAY HIDDEN by Paul Doiron
Also available in audio
A supposed hunting accident becomes a dangerously complicated murder investigation in this intricately-plotted new thriller featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch. “The plot is complex, and the action intense, made all the more so by forbidding terrain. The extraordinary sense of place makes this Doiron’s strongest novel yet.” — Booklist, starred review

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Also available in audio
“In this next in the popular Amish mystery series featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder, a stately old barn burns to ash with 18-year-old Daniel Gingerich inside. It’s no accident, and Kate soon learns that Daniel wasn’t the sweet, self-effacing guy he appeared to be, with plenty of people having reason to want him dead. Major promotion.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSÉ COLORED GLASSES: True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Also available in audio
“Novelist Scottoline and daughter Serritella team up for the eighth in a series of entertaining mother-daughter humor books, combining entries in their ‘Chick Wit’ column for the Philadelphia Inquirer and new material. This summer beach read—which is indeed ‘like a glass of rosé, between two covers’—is sure to cheer readers spanning the generations but will be of particular appeal to mothers and daughters.” — Publishers Weekly

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CITY OF DEVILS: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai by Paul French
Two starred reviews! “Drugs, gambling, vice, and banditry power China’s seaport mecca in this rollicking true crime saga. French’s two-fisted prose—‘When Boobee hops on a bar stool, lights an opium-tipped cigarette, and crosses her long legs, the sound of a dozen tensed-up male necks swinging round is like… a gunshot’—makes this deep noir history unforgettable.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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THE MERE WIFE by Maria Dahvana Headley
“In this contemporary retelling of Beowulf, Willa lives at Herot Hall, a gated, self-sustaining suburban community, while battle-scarred vet Dana lives in the nearby mountains with son Gren. Unaware of society’s rules, Gren wanders into Herot Hall and in the ensuing confrontation carries off Willa’s son. From a New York Times best-selling author with Nebula and Shirley Jackson nominations.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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THE FAMILY TABOR by Cherise Wolas
“In this follow-up to THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY, Wolas’s absorbing, multi-starred debut, Harry Tabor’s family gathers in Palm Springs to celebrate his being proclaimed Man of the Decade. But son Simon seems troubled, attorney daughter Phoebe is tight-lipped about her boyfriend, and another daughter, Camille, remains uncertain about her path in life. Then there’s Harry, hiding a dark secret. Read ASHBY if you haven’t, then grab this.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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A bravura debut story collection in the vein of Aziz Ansari and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about love, family, success, and the experience of being brown in America today. “A melancholic pleasure with a sense of humor.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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“Featured in extract in the Huffington Post’s ‘15 Stellar Short Stories You Can Read Online,’ this debut from a Pushcart and Prairie Schooner honoree is set in a near-future where the genetically blessed can live for 300 years—or maybe forever. That’s lucky ‘Lifer’ Lea Kirino’s plan, which calls for furious juicing and the right kind of exercise. But then her renegade father draws her into the Suicide Club, whose members resist the quest for immortality.”Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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CAGED by Ellison Cooper
Also available in audio
FBI neuroscientist Sayer Altair is thrust into the spotlight when the serial killer she’s hunting gruesomely murders the daughter of a high profile senator. “Forensic mystery fans who enjoy deciphering clues while peeking inside the mind of a killer will be entertained by this pathologically twisted tale by a first-time author. A good choice for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.” — Library Journal

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