Happy #PubDay (5/19/20)

This #PubDay celebrates a powerful story of deprivation and isolation with a baby abandoned at birth and a haunting and timely exploration of history and empathy in a pre-apocalyptic landscape. TROPIC OF VIOLENCE by Nathacha Appanah 3 starred reviews! “Appanah’s heartrending, insightful story makes us understand—and feel—the steps leading toward bloody confrontation in this relentless […]

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Happy #PubDay (4/14/20)

An exploration of loss and a man’s capacity for love and evil + the secrets that shaped two families + a bloody and Gothic debut = this #pubday party! MAN OF MY TIME by Dalia Sofer 4 starred reviews! “A gorgeously written character study that examines, with sensitivity and pathos, the small steps that lead […]

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Happy #PubDay (4/7/20)

Ten lives behind the concrete walls of a New Hampshire jail + an American’s journey to exotic 1930s Vietnam + a collection of innovative and ambitious short stories = this #pubday party! BARKER HOUSE by David Moloney “Moloney’s taut, haunting, and surprisingly hopeful debut takes an unblinking look at America’s criminal justice system…This strong work […]

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Happy #PubDay (3/24/20)

Olen Steinhauer’s New York Times bestselling Milo Weaver series is back with THE LAST TOURIST, full of dark secrets, webs of intrigue, and plenty of suspense. Milo Weaver can’t seem to ever get away from his life of secrets, lies, and spies. Now, in this fourth story, Milo Weaver meets a young CIA analyst, and […]

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Happy #PubDay (3/17/20)

The first murder in Plymouth + a wildlife sanctuary with escaping animals = this #pubday party! BEHELD by TaraShea Nesbit An Indie Next Pick! “Nesbit (THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS) cleverly recasts pilgrim history in this deeply enjoyable novel of murder in Plymouth Colony, Mass…Nesbit’s lush prose adds texture to stories of the colony’s women, […]

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Happy #PubDay (3/10/20)

People using technology to hide from unwanted feelings and two men stranded at sea pushing themselves to stay alive–both in this #pubday celebration! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN: Stories by Mary South “South’s stories are both funny and profound, often on the same page, but perhaps her best skill is plumbing the intricacies of loneliness, […]

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Happy #PubDay (2/25/20)

A young woman falls out of time + the unexpected friendship and tensions that arise between two roommates–both part of this #pubday celebration! OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore 2 starred reviews + a February LibraryReads pick + an Indie Next List pick! “Imbued with musical and cultural influences spanning decades and reminiscent of […]

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Happy #PubDay (2/18/20)

A haunting debut on race, class, obsession, and the bond between two sisters who were never given the chance to know one another + what transpires when unspeakable realities, long hidden from view, can no longer be denied from a Man Booker Prize-winning author = this #pubday party! SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin An Indie […]

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Happy #PubDay and Women 2020 (1/21/20)

It’s #PubDay, and we have some strong women to spotlight: the raw journey of a woman and her son fleeing from Mexico to America + four women across generations living through slavery and racism. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins A January LibraryReads pick, a February Indie Next List pick, and four starred reviews! “This extraordinary […]

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Happy #PubDay + Historical Spotlight (1/14/20)

Princesses seeking safety during WWII + the story of a young feminist a century ahead of her time (with some Jane Austen mixed in) = today’s historical #pubday party! THE SECRET GUESTS by Benjamin Black “Black’s lucid prose is the perfect foil for tangled politics, old hatreds, unsolved crimes, the threat to Irish neutrality, and […]

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