Literary Fiction Spotlight (8/9/22)

We’re looking at new and upcoming literary fiction with a novel about yearning for connection in a fractured world, a coming-of-age portrait of a young woman learning to trust her voice, and a debut that tells a timeless love story. MEET US BY THE ROARING SEA by Akil Kumarasamy “Kumarasamy’s gorgeous prose and quiet meditations […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (8/5/22)

Sparks are flying today with childhood friends falling in love in the midst of saving a failing hometown bookstore, and a heart-warming romance about two people helping each other heal after a chance encounter at a vineyard. BOOKED ON A FEELING BY JAYCI LEE A LibraryReads pick! “Lee seamlessly spins a tale that offers her readers […]

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Memoir Spotlight (8/3/22)

Today’s memoir spotlight includes a look at one man’s journey through life and his efforts to move past feelings of anger and isolation, and the stories of author Heather Morris as she finds strength in listening to others. DIRTBAG, MASSACHUSETTS: A CONFESSIONAL BY ISAAC FITZGERALD An Indie Next pick! “Journalist Fitzgerald weaves a raucous mosaic of […]

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Genre Friday: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (7/29/22)

This Genre Friday sci-fi/fantasy spotlight is packed full of new releases, from a tea monk and a robot exploring villages and discussing philosophy, to a queer romantic fantasy about a political marriage, and a journey to fight for freedom in the dystopian disunited states. A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY: A Monk and Robot Book BY BECKY […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (7/22/22)

Today’s genre Friday has the ultimate roundup of new and upcoming romances, from fake dating and bingo sex pacts to Westerns and Regencies, and more! THE BODYGUARD BY KATHERINE CENTER A LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer and an Indie Next pick! “Center’s latest might be her most winning yet, a classic romantic set-up with two appealing, sympathetic leads. It’s […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/14/22)

A woman’s return to her childhood home where she was raised by her father, a notorius serial killer + a wife accused of murdering her celebrity husband + a near-future military thriller on the front lines of a rebellion in Salt Lake City + two drownings that happen years apart during a high school graduation […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (7/13/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us an exploration of a marriage changed after one partner returns from a traumatic deep-sea mission, and a woman’s story as she unravels her family’s history spent in Guadaloupe and its diaspora. OUR WIVES UNDER THE SEA BY JULIA ARMFIELD 2 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Armfield follows her […]

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Author Spotlight: Allison Montclair (6/16/22)

Allison Montclair‘s Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery Series introduced readers to two powerful women in their endeavor to create The Right Sort Marriage Bureau, a matchmaking service for Londoners, in the wake of World War II. In the series’ newest installment, we follow Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge once again as Iris suddenly finds herself in […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (6/14/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us the story of a man coping with the loss of his relationship by taking a journey through Europe, and an exploration of friendship and how the people we meet growing up shape who we become as adults. GRAND HOTEL EUROPA BY ILJA LEONARD PFEIJFFER “Prolific Dutch poet, playwright, essayist, and […]

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Genre Friday: Horror (6/10/22)

Today’s genre Friday is all about horror stories, from a nanny who notices that the young boy she watches has begun drawing sinister images, to a woman who begins facing disturbing thoughts and unspeakable visions after moving home. HIDDEN PICTURES BY JASON REKULAK “Rekulak (THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS, 2017) expertly injects the story with a supernatural twist, […]

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