Download, read, and vote for your favorite June titles for the June 2021 LibraryReads list!
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“A blend of psychological mystery and gothic thriller puts a psychotherapist in pursuit of a serial killer on the campus of Cambridge University… With its ambience of ritualistic murders, ancient myths, and the venerable college, the story is a gothic thriller despite its contemporary setting.”–Kirkus Reviews
“McQuiston’s joyful sophomore romp mixes all the elements that made RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE so outstanding—quirky characters, coming-of-age confusion, laugh-out-loud narration, and hilarious pop-cultural references—into something totally its own… With all the fun and camp of a drag show (of which this novel features more than one) but grounded in the tenderness of first love, this time-slip rom-com is an absolute delight. McQuiston brings the goods.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In a town about to be ravaged for a second time by an evil chemical company, teenage triplets fight the power… Clever, charming, and always on message.”–Kirkus Reviews
“Ford creates fully three-dimensional portraits of her mother, grandmother, and other key players, using a child’s-eye view to show us their failings and the calculations, negotiations, and survival tactics she developed in response to them. Sure to be one of the best memoirs of 2021.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Following Mangan’s nationally best-selling TANGERINE, PALACE OF THE DROWNED stars flailing British novelist Frankie Croy, staying in a friend’s vacant Venice palazzo in 1966 as she struggles to regain her early writing promise and not quite trustful of a fan who comes her way.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
From the NYT bestselling author of WHISPER NETWORK comes a novel that asks: to what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband? Smart, sharp, and timely, this novel imagines a world where the burden of the “second shift” is equally shared – and what it might take to get there.
“The follow-up to the acclaimed THE GOBLIN EMPEROR brings back a favorite character and expands the elaborate world Addison has created. Fans of the first book—and new readers—will find this novel delightful and immersive.”–Library Journal, starred review
“Barry-winning, Edgar-nominated Doiron doesn’t make it easy for his longtime protagonist, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, who drives his jeep straight into an ice-cloaked river when he’s ambushed by folks who clearly want him dead. Now he must get out from under the ice and survive a night in the woods with armed-to-the-teeth villains in hot pursuit.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
“A 17th-century German witch hunt—really… There is so much in this novel to consider—the degree to which we make monsters of one another, the way that old age can make of femininity an apparently terrifying, otherworldly thing—but it is also, at every step along the way, an entirely delicious book. Dazzling in its humor, intelligence, and the richness of its created world.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Punke (THE REVENANT) again brings the Old West to life in this engrossing account of the violence and horror of a Wyoming massacre that presaged the Battle of Little Big Horn… Punke makes the battle vivid, and draws deep characterizations of individuals on both sides, exploring Crazy Horse’s fear of impending change, U.S. soldiers’ indifference to fighting, and a captain’s lament of the breakdown of discipline and reason within the battalion’s leadership. This is historical fiction at its best.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In her latest work of speculative fiction, the author of THE POSSESSIONS (2017) creates a world in which women can conceive without men.”–Kirkus Reviews