Download, read, and vote for your favorite August 2019 titles for the August 2019 LibraryReads list!
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THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center
“Center gives readers a sharp and witty exploration of love and forgiveness that is at once insightful, entertaining, and thoroughly addictive.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
CITY OF WINDOWS by Robert Pobi
“The FBI brings in astrophysicist, amputee, and former agent Dr. Lucas Page when a sniper takes aim in the middle of a New York blizzard… Relentless pacing, tight plotting, and a brainy, idiosyncratic new hero make this one a winner.”–Kirkus Reviews
THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North
“North has written a powerful and scary story that will haunt readers long after the final page is turned. The terrifying villain and characters who seem authentic only add to the horror. Lyrical writing also helps make the story truly haunting. VERDICT Fans of Thomas Harris or Kevin O’Brien will enjoy this dive with a new voice in suspense.”–Library Journal
CARNEGIE HILL by Jonathan Vatner
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“Vatner’s charming, comically observant debut follows the intersecting lives of a number of the residents and employees of a pricey co-op on the Upper East Side of New York… [I]t’s his consistently wry wit and obvious affection for his deluded, struggling characters that are this novel’s propelling forces, and which will win readers over with delight.”–Booklist, starred review
KEEPING LUCY by T. Greenwood
Author of August 2018 LibraryReads pick RUST & STARDUST
“Greenwood’s earlier novels of family dysfunction (RUST & STARDUST, 2018, etc.) have hooked onto issues ranging from anorexia to child abduction; here Down syndrome disrupts a young woman’s life and marriage.”–Kirkus Reviews
GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman
“In this follow-up to GIRLCHILD, an ALA Alex winner, the denizens of Rosary, CA, founded by Catholics but now dominated by evangelicals, live practically off the grid—much to the dismay of teenagers like Helen, who can’t wait to get out. Helen’s Aunt Bev runs the Psychic Encounter Shoppe, much distrusted by townsfolk and now the target of threats made real. For Helen and her friends, that means really growing up.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
CAMPUSLAND by Scott Johnston
“Been to college lately? Here it is in all its glory, from the trigger warnings and the bias response teams to the hookups and the hashtags, served with plenty of kombucha and seasonally correct vegan stew.”–Kirkus Reviews