It’s Tuesday. It’s #PubDay. (10/9/18)

A star lawyer, a talent agent for animals, Nazi Hunters, and a coming-of-age novel… Check out our eclectic #PubDay selections:

INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave pick!

2 starred reviews!

“In the same vein as best sellers such as Liza Mundy’s CODE GIRLS and Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES, this new work from Carter presents the untold story of his grandmother Eunice Hunton Carter, the black female lawyer who prosecuted notorious mobster Lucky Luciano. With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice’s story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.” Library Journal, starred review

“Bestseller Carter (BACK CHANNEL) narrates the life story of his exceptional grandmother, Eunice Carter, an African-American attorney who masterminded the sting operation that resulted in the imprisonment of mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano…Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
by Peter Ackroyd

DOMINION, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.

KILLING THE SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History
by Bill O’Reilly

KILLING THE SS is the epic saga of the espionage and daring waged by self-styled “Nazi hunters.” This determined and disparate group included a French husband and wife team, an American lawyer who served in the army on D-Day, a German prosecutor who had signed an oath to the Nazi Party, Israeli Mossad agents, and a death camp survivor. Over decades, these men and women scoured the world, tracking down the SS fugitives and bringing them to justice, which often meant death.

by John Wray

“Named a Granta Best of Young American Novelists in 2007 and winner of honors ranging from the Whiting Award to the Berlin Prize, Wray (LOWBOY, THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS) is a smart writer’s writer ever on the verge. This coming-of-age tale should push him forward, not that 18-year-old Aden Sawyer’s desire to escape home is so unusual. But her ambition is: she disguises herself as a young man named Suleyman so that she can go to Pakistan and study Islam at a madrassa.”Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

“[GODSEND is] serious, sober, and frequently mesmerizing… Wray manages to nearly always hold a skeptical reader rapt…This is a significant literary performance.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

BIRD, BATH, AND BEYOND: An Agent to the Paws Mystery
by E.J. Copperman

“A second sharp outing for Copperman’s pitch-perfect heroine.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Charming… animal lovers and cozy readers should savor this romp through the world of animal acting and television production.” — Publishers Weekly

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