Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure:
OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia
ISBN 9781250776686, on sale 4/6/21
A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, OF WOMEN AND SALT is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.
EVERY LAST FEAR by Alex Finlay
ISBN 9781250268822, on sale 3/2/21
After a late night out, NYU student Matt Pine returns to his dorm room to devastating news: nearly his entire family—his mom, his dad, his little brother and sister—have been found dead from an apparent gas leak while vacationing in Tulum, Mexico. The local police say it was an accident, but the FBI and State Department seem less certain—and they won’t tell Matt why.
The tragedy makes headlines everywhere, not only because of the senseless nature of it, but also because this isn’t the first time the Pine family has been pierced by the media spotlight. Matt’s older brother, Danny—currently in prison for the murder of his teenage girlfriend Charlotte—had been the subject of a viral true crime documentary suggesting that Danny is innocent of the crime. Though the country has rallied behind Danny, Matt has a secret he’s never told anyone: the night Charlotte was killed Matt saw something that makes him believe his brother is indeed guilty of the crime.
Soon, Matt is in Mexico where the crime scene photos suggest that his family’s death was no accident. And when he returns to his small hometown to bury his parents and siblings—and look deeper into the mystery of their final days—Matt is faced with a hostile community that was villainized by the documentary, a frenzied media, and forces that want to keep the truth buried.