LJ Day of Dialog Spring 2022 Welcome Book Buzz

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Thank you for stopping by our Library Journal Spring 2022 Day of Dialog virtual booth! Here’s more information about all the titles we talked about in our booth’s welcome video:

THE GENESIS OF MISERY by Neon Yang | 9781250788979 | on sale 9/27/22

Neon Yang’s THE GENESIS OF MISERY gives a space opera twist to Joan of Arc’s story, full of high-tech space battles and political machinations, starring a queer and diverse array of pilots, princesses, and prophetic heirs.

HESTER by Laurie Lico Albanese | 9781250278555 | on sale 10/4/22

A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired THE SCARLET LETTER, and a journey into the enduring legacy of New England’s witchcraft trials.

BILLIE STARR’S BOOK OF SORRIES by Deborah E. Kennedy | 9781250138439 | on sale 10/4/22

Shimmering with rage and sparkling with subtle humor, BILLIE STARR’S BOOK OF SORRIES showcases Edgar Award-nominee Deborah E. Kennedy’s singular voice as Jenny, a heroine in the vein of Olive Kitteridge and Miles Roby, and shines a light on the town of Benson, Indiana, where lakes, grudges, and family rifts run deep—but so does a mother’s love.

MISTAKES WERE MADE by Meryl Wilsner | 9781250841001 | on sale 10/11/22

From the critically acclaimed author of SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom.

THE PICTURE BRIDE by Lee Geum-yi | 9781250808660 | on sale 10/11/22

PACHINKO meets THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN in this captivating journey of a young Korean “picture bride” and her immigrant experience in 1918 Hawai’i; the next must-read for bookclubs and fans of Min Jin Lee, Yangsze Choo, and Lisa See.

THE HOLLOW KIND by Andy Davidson | 9780374538569 | on sale 10/11/22

Andy Davidson’s epic horror novel about the spectacular decline of the Redfern family, haunted by an ancient evil.

BLACKWATER FALLS by Ausma Zehanat Khan | 9781250822383 | on sale 11/1/22

From critically acclaimed author Ausma Zehanat Khan, BLACKWATER FALLS is the first in a timely and powerful new crime series, introducing Detective Inaya Rahman.

WHITE HORSE by Erika T. Wurth | 9781250847652 | on sale 11/1/22

A gritty, vibrant debut about an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit.

A RESTLESS TRUTH by Freya Marske | 9781250788917 | on sale 11/1/22

Magic! Murder! Shipboard romance! The second entry in Freya Marske’s beloved The Last Binding trilogy, the queer historical fantasy series that began with A MARVELLOUS LIGHT.

WINTERLAND by Rae Meadows | 9781250834522 | on sale 11/29/22

DISAPPEARING EARTH meets LITTLE GIRLS IN PRETTY BOXES in this captivating novel about a young girl who is tapped to be a part of the Soviet Union’s gymnastics system.

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