Happy #PubDay (12/03/19)

Happy #PubDay (12/03/19)

Astronauts exploring an otherworldly environment, the loves of our lives and the joys of reminiscing, and the US struggling to survive a world war with China–all in today’s #PubDay party. DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer 2 starred reviews and a December Indie Next List pick! “Highly recommended for those interested in sf invested in ecological […]

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May 2018 All-Stars

May 2018 All-Stars

Sooooo many stars! Have you ordered these forthcoming books for your library yet? (If not, what are you waiting for?!) BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris Also available in audio “[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller… Paris plays fair with the reader as she builds to a satisfying resolution. Fans of intelligent psychological suspense will be richly […]

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Booklist Mystery Month 2017!

Booklist Mystery Month 2017!

May is Mystery Month at Booklist! Check out our recent mystery award winners (plus Talia’s “Spring the Trap: Mysteries That Won’t Let Go” webinar titles) and see which Macmillan titles made Booklist‘s “Best of” reading lists for 2017. The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2017 (full list) — Top 10 Crime Novels & Best Crime Fiction […]

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Happy #BookBday (11/29/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (11/29/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to three great new reads: NORMAL by Warren Ellis A November 2016 LibraryReads pick & December 2016 Indie Next pick! In this provocative near-future techno-thriller, a foresight strategist (a.k.a.: people who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom) arrives at Normal Head in the wilds of Oregon […]

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Elsa Hart’s Chinese Library Adventure

Elsa Hart’s Chinese Library Adventure

Two weeks ago, Elsa Hart‘s fabulous debut, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN, about an 18th-century exiled librarian who must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest’s death, arrived on shelves and is raking in rave reviews! “In addition to being a satisfying mystery, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN also powerfully evokes the aesthetics of the time and place it […]

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Stars for SHANGHAI REDEMPTION

Stars for SHANGHAI REDEMPTION

“The system has no place for a cop who puts justice above the interests of the Party. It’s a miracle that I survived as long as I did.” Great news for fans of Qiu Xiaolong’s Chief Inspector Chen Cao series: the new book, SHANGHAI REDEMPTION, has THREE starred pre-publication reviews! “Chinese exile Qiu once again […]

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2014 CALA Best Book Award Winners

2014 CALA Best Book Award Winners

The 2014/2015 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Best Book Awards were recently announced and we have two winners in the Fiction category: DECODED by Mai Jia Both a riveting mystery and a metaphysical examination of the mind of an inspired genius, DECODED is the first novel to be published in English by one of China’s […]

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JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN Signed Galley & Poster Giveaway

JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN Signed Galley & Poster Giveaway

FRIDAY FREE DAY!! Earlier this month author Elsa Hart dropped by the Flatiron Building to say hello and sign galleys and limited edition posters of her stunning debut novel, JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN! In JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN, an exiled librarian(!) traveling through the 18th-century Chinese/Tibetan borderlands must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest’s death before […]

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Happy #BookBday (3/10/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (3/10/14 Edition)

Hey hey, it’s time for another #BookBday! Today we celebrate: BONES & ALL by Camille DeAngelis A haunting coming-of-age story about a young outcast as she sets out on a journey to find her long-lost father, who can tell her why she does the bad thing she does—literally consuming anyone who gets too close to […]

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Happy #BookBday  (2/3/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (2/3/14 Edition)

It’s a big day for #BookBdays! THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah You’ve heard us buzzing about the February Indie Next pick for a while now, and at last it’s here! “Hannah’s latest is a page-turner that will no doubt have readers reaching for tissues. This moving, emotional tribute to the brave women who fought behind […]

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