Maximum Shelf: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU (4/8/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Ellen Feldman’s historical novel of survival, morality, and reckoning with the past, PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through WWII in Paris, working in a bookstore under the watchful eye of the Nazis. Now she and her daughter, Vivi, are safely settled on the […]

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Maximum Shelf: DEAR CHILD (3/25/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Romy Hausmann’s English language debut, a page-turning, internationally bestselling thriller that is GONE GIRL meets ROOM: DEAR CHILD. In a windowless shack in the woods, Lena and her two children live a life that follows the rules set by their captor, the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT (3/18/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is the epic conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT. With THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES. She traces the final […]

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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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Maximum Shelf: SAINT X (11/6/19)

Maximum Shelf: SAINT X (11/6/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Alexis Schaitkin’s debut, SAINT X–a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters. Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison’s […]

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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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Happy #BookBday (8/9/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/9/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to five new novels and true crime story bound to be a bestseller: ADNAN’S STORY: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry Two starred reviews! “Chaudry uses her unique perspective to craft a gripping and meticulously detailed account of the case including letters, court transcripts, and documentary evidence that […]

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Friday Reads: Starred Historical Fiction

Friday Reads: Starred Historical Fiction

TGIF! Today’s #FridayReads picks are two historical novels with multiple starred reviews! THE CHOSEN ONES by Steve Sem-Sandberg THREE starred reviews! One of Europe’s most revered novelists recounts a terrible, forgotten incident in Nazi-era Vienna. “Gorgeous prose and stark imagery, along with Sem-Sandberg’s penchant for the absurd and surreal, provide an unsettling and vivid glimpse […]

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Happy #BookBday (7/12/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (7/12/16 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker The must-read summer thriller of 2016 with movie rights snapped up by Reese Witherspoon is also a July 2016 Library Reads & Indie Next pick, and a Maximum Shelf Awareness selection! In a small affluent town, a teenage girl is […]

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Sneak Peek: August 2016 Indie Next List

Sneak Peek: August 2016 Indie Next List

The August 2016 Indie Next list includes six Macmillan titles! THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach A BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” pick! A hilarious and powerful first novel about a disabled boy who finds love and hope in a Russian hospital. “An auspicious, gut-wrenching, wonderful debut.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review […]

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