Happy #BookBday (7/15/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (7/15/14 Edition)

Today we wish a Happy #BookBday to two very different but well-reviewed books: THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison Anne loved this “strikingly original” (Booklist) debut coming-of-age story about a young man torn between his loyalty to Nick, his auto mechanic boss and the woman he loves—Nick’s wife. “Harrison’s debut novel crackles with […]

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Happy #BookBday (5/13/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (5/13/14 Edition)

We've got great new books for all kinds of readers today:

THE WITCH OF BELLADONNA BAY by Suzanne Palmieri
In Palmieri's follow-up to THE WITCH OF LITTLE ITALY, Bronwyn is forced to return home to Magnolia Creek, Alabama to unravel the mysteries surrounding the murder her brother has been convicted for. “Palmieri’s second magical family mystery is steeped in a vibrant mix of Southern charm and gothicism. A fascinating look at magic, mystery, family and love with a Southern gothic flair.” — Kirkus Reviews

SNOW IN MAY by Kseniya Melnik
A remote Siberian town with a darkly fascinating history teems with life in this luminous linked debut collection. “The Russian port town of Magadan, a former threshold into the Stalin-era gulags, links the characters in Melnik’s gorgeous debut collection of short stories. Achingly beautiful, this collection signals a writer to watch.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ENDURING COURAGE: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross
With impeccable research, Ross tells the gripping true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, a man who overcame his father’s violent death, a debilitating handicap, and accusations of being a German spy to become the most celebrated flying ace of WWI. “Obviously this is exciting material to work with—after all, Rickenbacker was a man who drove in the first Indy 500 and dueled with the Red Baron’s flying circus—but Ross is never fawning in this thoroughly enjoyable and downright rollicking read.” — Booklist, starred & boxed review  

THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett
Set amongst the deadly coal mine fires of 1960s Pennsylvania, this extraordinary debut tells the coming-of-age story of Brigid Howley, a young girl struggling to keep her family together despite the "curse" laid upon them generations earlier. “Brigid is no ordinary hard-luck heroine; her voice rings true, offering a matter-of-fact telling that never falls into self-pity or melodrama. Set against the 1960s Pennsylvania coal mine fires, this debut novel is a dark and rewarding read.”
Library Journal

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For Your Consideration: July LibraryReads titles

For Your Consideration: July LibraryReads titles

Why not start your beach reading early with these great July 2014 titles? And while you’re at it, don't forget to nominate your favorites for the July 2014 LibraryReads List by June 1!

LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
From the bestselling author of ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL, comes a moving and hilarious tale of a marriage on the brink, and one woman's chance to either save it or make sure it never happens. “While the topic might have changed, this is still Rowell—reading her work feels like listening to your hilariously insightful best friend tell her best stories.” — Library Journal, starred review

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Enter to win an advance copy of LANDLINE! (today thru May 15)

THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin
A beautiful empress, a handsome horseman, and a bluestocking heiress form a passionate love triangle in this historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author of THE AMERICAN HEIRESS. “An enchanting, beautifully written page-turner.” — Publishers Weekly

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THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
In Castillo’s latest electrifying Kate Burkholder mystery, the Amish town of Painter’s Mill is plagued by a series of murders made to look like suicides. “Castillo effectively combines an airtight plot with a revealingly complex look at what can happen when a fissure develops along the fault line separating an insular community from the secular world. Castillo shows again why the phrase 'gritty Amish mystery' is no oxymoron.” — Booklist

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