For Your Consideration: April 2021 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite April titles for the April 2021 LibraryReads list!

Votes due March 1!

MAGGIE FINDS HER MUSE by Dee Ernst
ISBN 9781250768339, on sale 4/20/21

A delightful work of women’s fiction about a bestselling author who goes to Paris to overcome writer’s block, and in the process rediscovers family, independence, and love.

THE GOOD SISTER by Sally Hepworth
ISBN 9781250120953, on sale 4/13/21

“Good sister Rose responsibly watches over offbeat, introverted sibling Fern, a good-hearted soul who doesn’t recognize that their mother has a decidedly sociopathic bent. But long ago Fern herself did something terrible, which Rose keeps hidden even as she panics at the news that Fern wants a baby. From the author of THE MOTHER-IN-LAW.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

BROKEN (IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY) by Jenny Lawson
ISBN 9781250077035, on sale 4/6/21

“Her insights are eye-opening as she gives readers a first-hand view of the struggles caused by mental illness. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Stock up for Lawson’s millions of readers, who cherish her candor and have been eagerly awaiting her new book.”–Booklist, starred review

ONE GOT AWAY by S. A. Lelchuk
ISBN 9781250170279, on sale 4/13/21

“Nikki, with her brass knuckle vigilante attitude, is nicely complemented by a cast of over-the-top characters, including Buster, a giant mechanic with an anger management problem, and Mason, a kid sidekick with a penchant for note-taking. This breakneck-paced thriller—while straining the bounds of believability at times—is unapologetically bloody fun.”–Publishers Weekly

FINDING FREEDOM: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French
ISBN 9781250312341, on sale 4/6/21

“An acclaimed chef and restaurateur offers engaging stories from the kitchen and beyond. In this immersive memoir, French delves into her life so far, covering the twists, turns, successes, and failures that led to her successful career as the owner and head chef of the much-lauded Lost Kitchen in the tiny town of Freedom, Maine… A canny life story from a determined woman with the gift of vision and the wherewithal to implement it.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER by Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN 9780374173548, on sale 4/6/21

“The prolific VanderMeer moves from fantasy into noir territory with this version of an eco-thriller… A daring change of genres, and an entertaining whirlwind at that.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Exquisite prose pulls the reader deep into the labyrinthine plot. VanderMeer reinforces his place as one of today’s most innovative writers.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person with Richard Rooker
ISBN 9781250274199, on sale 4/27/21

“A stirring memoir that offers a view of the legacy of the 1961 Freedom Rides on both micro and macro scales… A vital story, this memoir is also an instructive gift to future generations fighting for change.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

REFUGEE: A Memoir by Emmanuel Mbolela
ISBN 9780374240929, on sale 4/20/21

“Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mbolela fled his country in 2002 after being imprisoned for his political activities and sojourned through West Africa, the Sahara, and Morocco before obtaining asylum in the Netherlands in 2008. Here he recounts his odyssey and his activism.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE PERFECT DAUGHTER by D.J. Palmer
ISBN 9781250267924, on sale 4/20/21

“A tenacious, loving mother fights to prove her daughter is innocent of murder in this well-crafted psychological thriller from Palmer… Palmer’s take on a complex psychological disorder will keep readers in its grip.”–Publishers Weekly

MARGREETE’S HARBOR by Eleanor Morse
ISBN 9781250271549, on sale 4/20/21

“Morse breaks out after WHITE DOG FELL FROM THE SKY and AN UNEXPECTED FOREST, the winner of regional awards, with the story of thrice-widowed Margreete Bright, living alone near the Maine coast in the 1960s. When she forgets about a hot pan and nearly burns the house down, daughter Liddie and her family move from Michigan to be with her, forcing sometimes unsettling change on everyone involved.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT by Marina Lostetter
ISBN 9781250757050, on sale 4/13/21

A legendary serial killer stalks the streets of a fantastical city in the stunning first novel in a new trilogy from the acclaimed author of NOUMENON.

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