Historical Spotlight (3/8/22)

This historical spotlight features a grim tale of royalty and ruthless determination, a WWII love story, a glossy portrait of Russian artists and nobles in exile, a 20th-century mystery, and a feminist take on the witch hunts. THE TSARINA’S DAUGHTER by Ellen Alpsten “Alpsten impresses with the second volume of her trilogy (following TSARINA)…While readers […]

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New Edelweiss E-galleys (3/7/22)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: JUST LIKE HOME by Sarah GaileyISBN 9781250174727 | on sale 7/19/22 “Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s come home, back […]

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Author Spotlight: Sheila Heti (2/23/22)

Sheila Heti wows readers once again with her unapologetic, unusual, and unfailingly original approach to timeless subjects. In her latest novel, PURE COLOUR, Mira grapples with the death of her father in light of the dissolution of another love and looks for a way forward. PURE COLOUR An Indie Next pick! “Mixing the spiritual, philosophical, […]

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GFA Spotlight: SUCH A PRETTY SMILE

If you’re looking for 1) a new voice 2) feminist horror 3) lots of pointy teeth, you’ll definitely want to check out today’s Genre For All spotlight title, Kristi DeMeester’s SUCH A PRETTY SMILE. “Demeester’s darkly visceral imagery draws a fine line between mental illness and supernatural events that will leave readers doubting reality as […]

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2021 Rise List

The 2021 Rise list has so many fantastic titles, including these two: IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina KenwoodWHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (YA Edition) by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele The Rise list is an an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18. They […]

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2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Check out these stellar titles included in YALSA’s 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults list! FABLE by Adrienne YoungGIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa BashardoustLOBIZONA by Romina GarberTWEET CUTE by Emma LordTHE HENNA WARS by Adiba JaigirdarTHE LIFE AND MEDIEVAL TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY by Jamie Pacton The purpose of this annual list is to provide […]

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Poems, Short Stories, and Essays Round-Up (9/3/20)

Today’s spotlight is on bite-sized literary goodness: intimate essays on race, short stories that blend mythic and modern, and poems exploring the female experience. JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine 4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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YA Spotlight (7/6/20)

This week we celebrate the #bookbday of a feminist fairytale about a princess with a poisonous touch, and a return to the magical world of the Trylle. GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust “In her sophomore novel, Bashardoust (GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS, 2017) draws from the myths and religions of her own Persian […]

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Day’s YA: MAYHEM

Happy Friday!! The Lost Boys + The Craft = the feminist mash-up you’ve been waiting for. MAYHEM by Estelle Laure9781250297938Available July 14, 2020 from Wednesday BooksAges 13 – 18Available to download as an e-galley on Edelweiss The year is 1987. Mayhem Brayburn and her mother, Roxy, are leaving Mayhem’s abusive stepfather and heading to Santa […]

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Women 2020: Finding Your Voice (1/28/20)

Today’s spotlight is on three women who found their voices…in fiction: a feminist tale about finding the freedom to live as one desires + a coming-of-age novel featuring a mother-daughter bond + a Victorian woman making decisions on marriage. INDELICACY by Amina Cain “Cain’s bewitching first novel is so deeply internalized that the reader knows neither what […]

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