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GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
Tamsyn Muir’s necromantic science fantasy debut is the most fun you’ll ever have with a skeleton. The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
THE LAST BOOK PARTY by Karen Dukess
“In late 1980s New York, aspiring writer Eve Rosen is trying to keep up her spirits as a lowly assistant when she lucks out with an invitation to an event at the Cape Cod home of New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. She lucks out further when she becomes Grey’s research assistant and is invited to the couple’s oh-so-chic Book Party, but soon she’s starting to think that the publishing world isn’t so glamorous after all.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan
“Law student Rachel North, married to a star of Boston’s defense bar, is thrilled to be interning with the Boston DA’s office. Then the trouble starts, and she’s got to decide how to do what’s right. A stand-alone from the multi-award-winning novelist/journalist.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
“In this clever and fast-paced magical mystery, Gailey (RIVER OF TEETH) introduces Bay Area PI Ivy Gamble, who usually tracks down adulterers and insurance scammers. Then, Marion Torres, headmaster at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages, walks into Ivy’s office and asks her to solve a murder…. A wonderfully quirky mystery filled with inviting characters and gripping surprise twists.”–Publishers Weekly
THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake
“This novel sets out to be more than a juicy family saga—it aims to depict the moral evolution of a part of American society. Its convincing characters and muscular narrative succeed on both counts.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
“At a time when beneficial globalization is being threatened by nationalism, and women’s rights are in danger of being rolled back to nineteenth-century norms, Gates offers urgent reminders of why it’s necessary to help women everywhere achieve their full potential.”–Booklist, starred review
NATURALLY TAN: A Memoir by Tan France
A Library Journal S19 Editors’ Pick!
“France’s charming anecdotes and candid opinions exhibit no shortage of humor, and fans of the TV personality will revel in the peek into his colorful history.”–Publishers Weekly
RADICALIZED by Cory Doctorow
Two starred reviews!
“Doctorow’s combination of cutting edge speculation and deep interest in the social and political possibilities of the future makes this collection a must-read for fans of Kim Stanley Robinson or of any sf in which the future is always part of an engaged and passionate dialogue with the present.”–Booklist, starred review
“The near futures Doctorow (WALKAWAY) portrays in these stories are chilling in their possibility and will draw in any sf reader who imagines what might happen if our current situations remain unchanged. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
Three starred reviews!
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“The much-loved royal romance genre gets a fun and refreshing update in McQuiston’s debut…. A clever, romantic, sexy love story.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“The impossible relationship between Alex and Henry is portrayed with quick wit and clever plotting. The drama, which involves political rivals, possible betrayals, and even a meeting with the queen, is both irresistible and delicious. Readers will be eager to see more from McQuiston after this extremely promising start.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In between sweet and steamy love scenes, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE allows readers to imagine a world where coming out involves no self-loathing; where fan fiction and activist Twitter do actual good; and a diverse, liberal White House wins elections. This Blue Wave fantasy could be the feel-good book of the summer.”–Booklist, starred review
WHAT ROSE FORGOT by Nevada Barr
“In this detour from Barr’s New York Times best-selling Anna Pigeon series, sixtyish Rose Dennis wakes up in an Alzheimer’s unit at a nursing home and hears an administrator opining that she won’t make it through the week. Her mind is fine, so why did her relatives commit her? Craftily plotting her escape and convinced after a break-in at her home that someone wants her dead, Rose relies on her reclusive computer-genius sister Marion, 13-year-old granddaughter Mel, and Mel’s friend Royal to figure out what’s up.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert