Starred Review Roundup (5/20/2024)

Stars all around! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: HIP-HOP IS HISTORY by Questlove 9780374614072| 6/11/24 “A memorable, masterful history of the first 50 years of an indelible American art form . . . While the author’s knowledge of hip-hop is as deep as any musicologist, it’s his passion for certain artists and songs […]

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Starred Review Roundup (5/7/2024)

Stars all around! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: A SORCERESS COMES TO CALL by T Kingfisher 9781250244079 | 8/6/24 “Kingfisher’s remarkable skill for crafting scene-stealing secondary characters is also on full display in ruthless cardsharp Imogen Strauss, über-competent butler Willard, merry widow Penelope Green, and the mysteriously magical horse Falada. Expertly blending humor […]

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Starred Review Roundup (4/24/2024)

Stars all around! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: MASQUERADE by O.O Sangoyomi 9781250904294 | 7/2/24 “Sangoyomi’s debut novel, a loose retelling of the myth of Persephone, takes place in fifteenth-century West Africa. It paints a vibrant picture of the people, the colors, and the sights of the era for the reader. And nothing […]

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Starred Review Roundup (4/10/2024)

Stars all around! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: THE STARDUST GRAIL by Yume Kitasei 9781250875372 | 6/11/24 “Broad in scope, covering everything from the rise and fall of alien civilizations to what it means to be a person, this is a luminous work, vacillating between the highs and lows of human experience and […]

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Read MAAME with Jenna! (1/31/23)

We are beyond excited to share that Jessica George’s lively and charming debut, MAAME, is the Today show’s February 2023 #ReadWithJenna Book Club pick! This timely novel told with timeless storytelling tackles grief, mental health, familial duty, racism, female pleasure, love, friendship, and more as Maddie’s London life takes a turn when she gets the […]

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Debut Spotlight (10/4/22)

This debut spotlight is all about sci-fi with two first-time authors telling stories of humankind discovering intelligent life in an octopus species and a thrilling pan-continental race against time. THE MOUNTAIN IN THE SEA by Ray Nayler 2 starred reviews! “Nayler’s masterful debut combines fascinating science and well-wrought characters to deliver a deep dive into […]

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Nonfiction This Month (9/26/22)

This month was packed full of new nonfiction titles, including these three releases—from the hunt for a serial killer nicknamed the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run in 1930s Cleveland, to one woman’s story of growing up in and escaping from a religious cult, and an exploration of the murder trial of Leopold and Loeb in […]

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Author Spotlight: S. A. Cosby (9/20/22)

S. A. Cosby has quickly established himself as a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author for his standout crime fiction. Now, in his novel MY DARKEST PRAYER, we follow the corruption of a small town from the eyes of a man who has taken it upon himself to handle the problems that others bring […]

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Author Spotlight: Therese Anne Fowler (8/25/22)

Bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler has captivated audiences with her powerful writing and complex character dynamics. Her newest novel, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS, follows three strong-minded sisters as they come together in the midst of their mother’s passing to mourn, reflect on their lives, and prepare their family’s summer cottage in Maine to […]

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Author Spotlight: Paul Doiron (8/10/22)

Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch series has become a staple for readers of wilderness thrillers, featuring a game warden who discovers that natural predators aren’t the only killers lurking in the woodlands of Maine. In the series’ newest installment, readers are swept away to Hatchet Island on the coast of Maine, where a research trip ends […]

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