Genre For All Presents: Kawai Strong Washburn and SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS

A young family is vacationing when their seven-year-old son falls overboard (which is seriously worst nightmare material)–that is, until a shark appears, cradling the child in its jaws and delivering him safely back to his family. Now the family thinks that everything is turning around for them–they’re clearly favored by the ancient Hawaiian gods–and everyone […]

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Maximum Shelf: SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS (3/4/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Kawai Strong Washburn’s groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawaiian gods into an engrossing family saga, SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS. In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver […]

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THE UNPASSING is a Booklist Top 10 Debut!

THE UNPASSING is a Booklist Top 10 Debut!

Booklist released their picks for the Top 10 First Novels of 2019, and Chia-Chia Lin’s searing debut THE UNPASSING made the list! THE UNPASSING A Library Journal Best Debut! With flowing prose that evokes the terrifying beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, Lin explores the fallout after the loss of a child and the way in […]

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Friday Reads: Superstars!

Friday Reads: Superstars!

TGIF! Our #FridayReads are forthcoming books with several starred reviews! THE MERRY SPINSTER by Mallory Ortberg “Unlike most modern versions of fairy tales, Ortberg’s sly, scathing renditions avoid clichés and self-referential edginess, and instead strike directly at the heart. The book brings the shock of the new and the shock of recognition into play at […]

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LJ’s Jewish Book Month Picks

LJ’s Jewish Book Month Picks

Library Journal recently featured a roundup of titles perfect for Jewish Book Month (November 24–December 24), including these five Macmillan titles: GAME OF QUEENS: A Novel of Vashti and Esther by India Edghill Reference librarian Edghill reimagines the life of Vashti, one of the most beautiful women in the Persian empire, who lost her crown […]

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All Star Roundup

All Star Roundup

These Summer books with several starred reviews are coming to your shelves soon! THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET by Natasha Pulley On sale July 14, 2015 Pulley’s literary historical fantasy about a genius watchmaker who can “remember” the future and uses it to help a 17th century London telegraphist is a Summer/Fall 2015 Indies Introduce […]

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Happy #BookBday (5/12/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (5/12/15 Edition)

Oh, what a lovely day for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate: THE ANCHORESS by Robyn Cadwallader A startling and strange debut novel set in 11th century England about a young girl’s desperate choice to isolate herself from the world. “Cadwallader’s vivid period descriptions set a stunning backdrop for this beautiful first novel as Sarah rejects […]

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