Starred Review Round-Up (8/9/22)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward9781250812650 | 10/11/22 “Ward works in so many motifs—Bible resonances, colonialism, science versus faith, and the pall of war, to name just a few—that the play of imagery is as engrossing as the plot twists, making this a rewarding outing from […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (8/9/22)

We’re looking at new and upcoming literary fiction with a novel about yearning for connection in a fractured world, a coming-of-age portrait of a young woman learning to trust her voice, and a debut that tells a timeless love story. MEET US BY THE ROARING SEA by Akil Kumarasamy “Kumarasamy’s gorgeous prose and quiet meditations […]

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

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: UNTETHERED SKY by Fonda LeeISBN 9781250842466 | on sale 4/11/23 Ester’s family was torn apart when a manticore killed her mother and baby brother, leaving her with nothing but her father’s painful silence and a single, overwhelming need […]

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Happy Half Hour (8/8/22)

This Happy Half Hour brings us a vivid reimaging of the inspiration to THE SCARLET LETTER, Knives Out with a queer historical twist, an eerie legend in a Norweigan coastal village, and a swoony second chance at love with an HGTV twist. HESTER by Laurie Lico Albanese | 9781250278555 | 10/4/22LAVENDER HOUSE by Lev AC […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (8/5/22)

Sparks are flying today with childhood friends falling in love in the midst of saving a failing hometown bookstore, and a heart-warming romance about two people helping each other heal after a chance encounter at a vineyard. BOOKED ON A FEELING BY JAYCI LEE A LibraryReads pick! “Lee seamlessly spins a tale that offers her readers […]

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Sneak Peek: September 2022 Indie Next List

The September 2022 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan EscofferyISBN 9780374605988 | on sale 9/6/22 4 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 […]

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Thriller Thursday (8/4/22)

Get your detective skills ready, we’re going to a family reunion at a crumbling Victorian mansion where relatives are being murdered one by one, and to rural Australia to look for a missing girl as her community falls apart. DAISY DARKER by Alice Feeney A LibraryReads pick! “Take one crumbling Victorian mansion, the only habitation […]

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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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