2021 CWA Dagger Awards

Congrats to our titles on the CWA Dagger Awards longlists! BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S. A. CosbyWE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris WhitakerTHE SYSTEM by Ryan GattisDANCING WITH THE OCTOPUS: A Memoir of a Crime by Debora Harding […]

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Thriller Thursday (4/15/21)

Get ready for thrills and chills this Thursday as we bring you an exploration of the truth and lies behind one family and their past + a part-time bookstore owner/part-time private investigator on the hunt for justice. THE PERFECT DAUGHTER by D.J. Palmer “A tenacious, loving mother fights to prove her daughter is innocent of […]

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Strong Female Characters (4/14/21)

Today we’re spotlighting strong female characters with the coming-of-age of a young painter, a family and its matriarch negotiating sharing a home, an epic story of a queen who was all but forgotten, and the conclusion to a trilogy about fierce women in the 19th century American West. PAINTING TIME by Maylis de Kerangal 2 […]

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Author Spotlight: Jenny Lawson (4/13/21)

With two LibraryReads picks and a #1 New York Times bestseller, Jenny Lawson has a knack for bringing her signature humor into discussions surrounding mental health. Her latest collection of stories dives even deeper into her journey of physical and mental health. BROKEN (in the best possible way) A LibraryReads pick and an Indie Next […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi (4/9/21)

This Genre Friday spotlights a legendary serial killer in a fantastical city, a riveting adventure exploring self-discovery and abusive cults, and the conclusion to a near-future trilogy. THE HELM OF MIDNIGHT by Marina Lostetter “Lostetter (NOUMENON) makes her fantasy debut with this title…This tale has creative worldbuilding and an intense focus on the psychology of […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs (4/8/21)

A front-row view of boarding the bus of change during the Civil Rights Movement + an insightful memoir about a migrant’s six-year journey to the Netherlands = this nonfiction round-up. BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person and Richard Rooker 2 starred reviews! “A stirring memoir that offers a view […]

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Animal and Nature Spotlight (4/7/21)

Today we look at animals, nature, and the world with a dark and speculative thriller about endangered species and eco-conspiracies + a deeply researched exploration of a world remade after human intervention. HUMMINGBIRD SALAMANDER by Jeff VanderMeer 3 starred reviews! “The prolific VanderMeer moves from fantasy into noir territory with this version of an eco-thriller…A […]

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Sneak Peek: May 2021 Indie Next List

The May 2021 Indie Next list features 5 Macmillan titles! THE PLOT by Jean Hanff KorelitzISBN 9781250790767, on sale 5/11/21 “Deep character development, an impressively thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and a candid glimpse into the publishing business make this a page-turner of the highest order. Korelitz deserves acclaim for her own perfect plot.”–Publishers […]

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Spotlight on Food (4/6/21)

This food-focused spotlight features a mouth-watering and inspiring memoir of a restaurateur and chef, twenty-six essays inspired by twenty-six fruits, and a unique motivational diet plan. FINDING FREEDOM: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch by Erin French 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “An acclaimed chef and restaurateur offers engaging stories […]

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YA Spotlight (4/5/21)

This YA spotlight features the startling conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and the trade paperback edition of a story about second chances and discovering yourself. BLESSED MONSTERS by Emily A. Duncan The much-awaited conclusion to Emily A. Duncan’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about a girl, a monster, a prince, and a queen who broke […]

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