Download, read, and vote for your favorite November titles for the November 2021 LibraryReads list!
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“Peruvian Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa’s latest novel dramatizes political turmoil in 1950s Guatemala while also revealing current anxieties about the untidy boundary between fiction and reality… Thematically, it’s classic Vargas Llosa in its obsession with power struggles, military hierarchies, and brothels. But it’s also an unsettling reminder of the complicated relationship between storytelling and politics.”–Booklist, starred review
“Graves (THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW) takes an in-depth look at the pain of divorce and the work it takes to build a new life… Graves has a sure hand with depicting the complexity of dating after divorce. This will please readers looking for a realistic spin on taking a second chance at love.”–Publishers Weekly
“Former police transcriber Morrissey brings her expertise to this suspenseful debut. The story of an introverted, troubled woman, isolated in a bleak small town, will appeal to fans of Jess Lourey’s atmospheric books.”–Library Journal, starred review
“Marske debuts with a breathtaking queer romantic fantasy set in Edwardian England… Sensual erotic scenes, an intriguing magic system, and a puzzling mystery combine to make this novel a wonder. Fans of C.L. Polk’s WITCHMARK, period queer novels, and creative fantasy will all clamor for more.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Marske’s debut is a delightful blend of Edwardian fantasy and romance, with enough twists and questions to have readers clamoring for the next in the planned series.”–Library Journal, starred review
“The brilliant adult fiction debut from historian and YA author Jago fictionalizes a 17th-century London murder… Anne’s shrewd narration grounds the novel’s explosive drama even as she slides toward mortal danger one apparently logical choice at a time. It adds up to a remarkable exploration of the power, limits, and price of women’s friendship. This is a sparkling achievement.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
The first in a new historical rom-com series: a handsome earl hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything.
“A journalist returns home to North Dakota for a story and begins to come to terms with her childhood… Author Yun has written an absorbing and poignant novel with wonderfully complex characters and no easy answers. Intricate and enthralling.”–Kirkus Reviews