4 Stars for Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s CROSSROADS has received FOUR starred reviews! “Much like Updike, Franzen is keenly aware that human struggle is defined by understanding and acceptance and that it is generational, ideas he admirably captures here.”–Library Journal, starred review “This masterpiece of social realism vividly captures each character’s internal conflicts as a response to and a reflection […]

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4 Stars for Rooney + Listen to an Audio Sample!

BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU, Sally Rooney’s latest novel of life, love, and friendship, has received FOUR starred reviews! Plus, check out an exclusive audio excerpt. “Rooney’s third novel deals with some of the emotional dynamics and ideas explored in CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS and NORMAL PEOPLE but expands and enriches them by depicting human dramas […]

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3 Stars for THE MADNESS OF CROWDS

Louise Penny’s latest Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery, THE MADNESS OF CROWDS, has received THREE starred reviews! “Seamlessly integrating debates about scientific experimentation and morality into a fair-play puzzle, Penny excels at placing her characters in challenging ethical quandaries. This author just goes from strength to strength.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Gamache’s longtime belief in our […]

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3 Stars for DEAR CHILD

Romy Hausmann’s twisty English-language debut, DEAR CHILD, has received three starred reviews! “The multiple points of view and numerous plot twists sustain the breakneck pacing, but the book’s real power lies in the author’s insightful and sensitive portrayal of the characters involved in the tragedy. This darkly disturbing thriller definitely marks Hausmann as a writer […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (2/20/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS by Kawai Strong Washburn “Striking style, memorable characters, and a believably miraculous premise add up to a beautifully crafted first novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A more than noteworthy first foray into contemporary fiction by Hawaiian native Washburn.”–Library Journal, starred […]

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Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Four Stars for AMERICAN DIRT!

Jeanine Cummins’ immigration saga AMERICAN DIRT–the splashiest book of 2020 so far–now has FOUR starred reviews! “As the quartet travel, they face terror on a constant basis, with danger possible from any encounter, but also compassion and occasionally even wonder. This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred […]

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Starred Reviews For Your #FridayReads

Starred Reviews For Your #FridayReads

These forthcoming titles all received multiple starred reviews! THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING by Deborah Levy “Multiple versions of history collide—literally—in a superbly crafted, enigmatic new story from an author of note… Levy defies gravity in a daring, time-bending new novel.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Booker Prize–finalist Levy (HOT MILK) explores the fragile connections and often […]

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Three Stars for WE, THE SURVIVORS!

Three Stars for WE, THE SURVIVORS!

Man Booker Prize longlister Tash Aw’s WE, THE SURVIVORS — an uncompromising portrait of an outsider navigating a society in transition–just received its third starred review! “Aw’s potent work entraps readers in the slow, fateful descent of its main character, witnessing his life spiral to its inevitable conclusion.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Aw savagely erases any […]

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Three Stars for A BETTER MAN!

Three Stars for A BETTER MAN!

The fifteenth book in LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series, A BETTER MAN, just received its THIRD starred review! “This title brings several character arcs to a close while resetting others to make this psychological mystery serve both as a beginning for new readers and a satisfying continuation for series fans. Gamache is […]

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Four for NINTH HOUSE!

Four for NINTH HOUSE!

Leigh Bardugo’s adult debut, NINTH HOUSE–a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic–now has FOUR starred reviews! “Fantasy readers, particularly those who love ghosts, will hungrily devour this novel.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Demand alone would necessitate purchasing multiple copies in all formats, but this is genuinely terrific. The worldbuilding is rock solid, the plot […]

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