Memoir Spotlight (8/3/22)

Today’s memoir spotlight includes a look at one man’s journey through life and his efforts to move past feelings of anger and isolation, and the stories of author Heather Morris as she finds strength in listening to others. DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS: A CONFESSIONAL BY ISAAC FITZGERALD An Indie Next pick! “Journalist Fitzgerald weaves a raucous mosaic of […]

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Author Spotlight: Laurie Gelman (8/2/22)

Laurie Gelman has kept readers laughing with the mayhem and challenges that beloved Class Mom Jen Dixon faces in her everyday life. Her newest laugh-out-loud novel SMELLS LIKE TWEEN SPIRIT brings a school science fair fundraiser, more spin classes, and Jen’s classic charm and memorable one-liners. SMELLS LIKE TWEEN SPIRIT “Gelman’s new Class Mom novel […]

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YA Spotlight (8/2/22)

We’re wishing a happy #bookbday to an explosive space opera filled with glamour and romance, and the conclusion to a pulse-pounding YA fantasy trilogy! THE STARS BETWEEN US by Cristin Terrill “A teenage girl desperately tries to take control of her life even when choices seem to be ripped from her grasp.”–Kirkus Reviews THE KING […]

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New Edelweiss E-galleys (8/1/22)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: ENCORE IN DEATH: An Eve Dallas Novel by J. D. RobbISBN 9781250284082 | on sale 2/7/23 The homicide cop with a passion for justice returns in the captivating crime thriller series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. It […]

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4 Stars for IF I SURVIVE YOU

Jonathan Escoffery’s urgent, hilarious, and revelatory debut, IF I SURVIVE YOU, has received FOUR starred reviews! “A revelatory work, full of a young man’s questioning and told in a distinctive voice, this contemplation of identity, culture, and race in the United States today is highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review “A collection of linked stories focused […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (7/29/22)

This Genre Friday sci-fi/fantasy spotlight is packed full of new releases, from a tea monk and a robot exploring villages and discussing philosophy, to a queer romantic fantasy about a political marriage, and a journey to fight for freedom in the dystopian disunited states. A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book BY BECKY […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/28/22)

We’re giving extra thrills this Thursday with a fast-paced literary thriller about a dysfunctional Savannah family and the secrets they keep, the next adventure of Chet the dog, a missing bishop in Amish Country, and a Gothic coming-of-age tale set against the French Riviera. THE KINGDOMS OF SAVANNAH by George Dawes Green 3 starred reviews […]

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Maximum Shelf: WHITE HORSE (7/28/22)

Yesterday’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick was Erika T. Wurth’s WHITE HORSE, a gritty, vibrant debut about an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit. Heavy metal, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and the occasional beer at the White Horse have defined urban Indian Kari James’s life […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/27/22)

This literary fiction spotlight brings us two coming-of-age novels, from a woman trying to succeed in a male-dominated Hollywood to a boy’s life-changing summer spent at his family’s estate in rural Pakistan. NSFW BY ISABEL KAPLAN “Kaplan peels back the curtain to examine the culture of a television network in this sharply observed, completely absorbing debut […]

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Magical Books (7/26/22)

Today we are showing the magic in books with a charming story filled with family secrets and magical mystery, and the dazzling disappearance of a magician. IN THE MIDDLE OF HICKORY LANE by Heather Webber “The latest from Webber (THE LIGHTS OF SUGARBERRY COVE, 2021) features her trademark blend of family secrets, light mystery, and […]

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