Download, read, and vote for your favorite April 2019 titles for the April 2019 LibraryReads list!
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THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves
April Indie Next Pick!
“Smart, lovely, yet socially awkward Annika avoids the tumult of the crowd, preferring the kind of quiet discipline she finds in chess. That’s how she meets outgoing Jonathan, beating him at his first game when he joins the chess club. Soon they are planning their lives together, but they are separated by tragedy and meet again years later. She’s a librarian (of course), he’s a divorced Wall Street genius, and maybe their love has withstood what they’ve endured. Big promo, much love; from the New York Times best-selling author of ONE THE ISLAND.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
“[T]he writing (exquisite) and the observations (cuttingly accurate) make Choi’s latest both wrenching and one-of-a-kind. Never sentimental; always thrillingly alive.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Fiercely intelligent, impeccably written, and observed with searing insight, this novel is destined to be a classic.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
2 starred reviews!
“First novelist Kim effectively uses her background as a trial lawyer, skillfully crafting her narrative by interweaving the stories of her characters, each of whom speak for themselves as the story progresses toward a surprise ending. VERDICT With touches of mystery, legal thriller, and character-driven storytelling, where nothing is ever quite as it seems, Kim’s promising debut will certainly have readers looking forward to her next offering. ”–Library Journal, starred review
“Intricate plotting and courtroom theatrics, combined with moving insight into parenting special needs children and the psychology of immigrants, make this book both a learning experience and a page-turner. Should be huge.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
CAPE MAY by Chip Cheek
“Yes, betrayals are at the core of what happens at CAPE MAY, but beyond that, this remarkable debut novel offers a sobering reminder of how the possibilities of life, when first encountered, often carry their own riptide.”– Booklist, starred review
“One of the first releases from Celadon, Macmillan’s adventuresome new imprint, Georgia newlyweds Henry and Effie decide to honeymoon in Cape May, NJ, in late September 1957 and find the celebrated beach town mostly deserted. But they do meet socialist Clara; her rich playboy lover, Max; and Max’s remote half-sister, to whom Henry is attracted, and things shift from naughty innocence (strolling naked under the stars) to betrayal. Big promotion.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Sally Hepworth
“A masterful depiction of how much is said in the silences, accompanied by increasing unease over what happened to Diana, make this a winner for fans of Liane Moriarty and Megan Abbott.”–Booklist, starred review
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews
“[A] sharp blade of a novel…. Toews’ eviscerating fictionalization of this incendiary reality focuses not on the violence but, rather, on the keen, subversive intelligence of the Mennonite women, their philosophical casts of mind, clashing personalities, and deep concerns about family and faith.”—Booklist, starred review
“[A]n inspiring and unforgettable novel.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An exquisite critique of patriarchal culture…. Stunningly original and altogether arresting.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush
“In this vibrant memoir, artist Rush recounts his strange and colorful childhood and adolescence, from his upbringing in an affluent but turbulent New Jersey home to trying to find his place in the 1970s drug and art scene…Rush’s storytelling shines as he travels across the country and back again, searching for truth, love, UFOs in New Mexico, peace, something that feels like God, and a place to call home. This is a mesmerizing record of his journey through adolescence.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
I KNOW WHO YOU ARE by Alice Feeney
“Having crashed onto the scene with her best-selling debut, SOMETIMES I LIE, Feeney returns with the story of Aimee Sinclair, a familiar if not immediately identifiable actress stalked by someone who saw what she did and clearly knows who she is. Aimee’s troubles start with the disappearance of her husband.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert