Forthcoming #FridayReads: TSARINA

Samantha Slavin here, and I am so excited to introduce today’s Forthcoming #FridayReads, Ellen Alpsten’s debut, TSARINA–the first and only (historical) account of how serf Marta became Empress Catherine, the first woman to ever rule Russia. TSARINA is Marta’s story, a child born out of wedlock and into devastating poverty. Her life changes when she […]

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Genre For All/Forthcoming #FridayReads Spotlight: THE SWITCH

In today’s Genre For All/Forthcoming #FridayReads mashup, I am thrilled to share my feel-good pick of the year, Beth O’Leary’s THE SWITCH. Last year, Beth O’Leary burst onto the scene with her debut THE FLATSHARE, which was just. So. Friggin’. Good! It earned multiple starred reviews, was RUSA’s Romance Reading List winner, a LibraryReads pick […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: HIS & HERS

In today’s Forthcoming #FridayReads, we’re diving into Alice Feeney’s dark and twisted tale of lies and conflicting points of view, HIS & HERS. So, there are two sides to every story: we have reporter Anna, drawn back to her hometown to cover a murder, and detective Jack, both of whom had personal connections to the […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE SAFE PLACE

For today’s Forthcoming #FridayReads spotlight, we’re reading the perfect summer psychological thriller, combining wine-soaked summer days in a French villa by the sea with Lisa Jewell’s morally complex family dynamics and Ruth Ware’s modern gothic vibes: THE SAFE PLACE by Anna Downes. We meet a woman whose life is in chaos and a man who […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE SHADOWS

Stranger Things meets Stephen King’s THE OUTSIDER as Alex North returns for another poignant and terrifying supernatural thriller, THE SHADOWS, in this week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads spotlight! Hopefully you all remember THE WHISPER MAN, which came out last year–it was a LibraryReads Pick and a departmental favorite. This is the author’s follow-up, another poignant and terrifying […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU + a Letter to Librarians

This week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick is PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, historical fiction set in alternating timelines featuring Nazis, the 1950s publishing industry, and a mother forced to make some hard decisions for survival. PLUS keep reading for a special love letter to librarians from the author, Ellen Feldman. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: DEAD WEST

Fan favorite private detective Nils Shapiro heads to LA for this week’s #FridayReads: Matt Goldman’s DEAD WEST. Nils Shapiro accepts what appears to be an easy, lucrative job: find out if Beverly Mayer’s grandson is foolishly throwing away his trust fund in Hollywood, especially now, in the wake of his fiancée’s tragic death. However, that […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: HOLLYWOOD PARK

For today’s #FridayReads, we’re diving into Mikel Jollett’s tumultuous, raw, and triumphant memoir, HOLLYWOOD PARK. HOLLYWOOD PARK is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: TAKE ME APART

Dive into this week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick: Sara Sligar’s psychological suspense debut, TAKE ME APART. A famed photographer passed away mysteriously at the height of her career, and decades later her son hires ex-journalist Kate to archive his mother’s work. As Kate pieces together a portrait of an artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE WOMAN IN THE MIRROR

Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE WOMAN IN THE MIRROR

This week’s forthcoming #FridayReads spotlight features a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past–Rebecca James’ THE WOMAN IN THE MIRROR. For more than two centuries, Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall and the sea beyond. In 1947, Londoner Alice […]

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