Around the World in Books (11/12/20)

Today we’re traveling around the world in books, with the true story of a library in Syria, a mystery in India, and the story of a Colombian immigrant.

THE BOOK COLLECTORS: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War by Delphine Minoui

3 starred reviews!

“An extraordinary story about the passion for books in war-torn Syria…It’s an agonizing tale, but readers will be appreciative that Minoui has brought it to light. Shelve this one next to READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Readers will be moved by the plight of the people of Daraya, and inspired by their faith in the power of books to give information, release, and hope. Highly recommended for all libraries and book lovers.”–Booklist, starred review

“This compassionate portrayal of an engaging group of rebels serves as a testament to both the resilience of the human spirit and to the power of story.”–Library Journal, starred review

MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March

A LibraryReads pick!

“In colonial India, a fledgling sleuth probes the inexplicable deaths of two young women…Based on true events, March’s crisply written debut combines fascinating historic details with a clever puzzle.”–Kirkus Reviews

APHASIA by Mauro Javier Cárdenas

“In Ecuadorian Cárdenas’ second novel—after THE REVOLUTIONARIES TRY AGAIN (2016)—a once-reluctant father tries to balance family with an awareness of lost possibilities while his sister’s life unravels…Original, richly felt, deftly written. Highly recommended.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE BOOK COLLECTORS: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War by Delphine Minoui; 9780374115166; available now.
MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March; 9781250269546; available now.
APHASIA by Mauro Javier Cárdenas; 9780374257866; available now.

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