Stars on stars on stars on stars on stars on stars (5/17/19)

Stars on stars on stars on stars on stars on stars (5/17/19)

Stars on stars on stars on stars for your #FridayReads! THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER by Jake Wolff “The epic sweep and sly humor in the midst of enormous anguish will remind readers of Michael Chabon’s work as they relish this heady exploration of grief, alchemy, and love.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Wolff’s wild, hilarious, and […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (5/1/19)

Starred Review Round-Up (5/1/19)

I’m seeing stars! Starred reviews, that is. Keep an eye out for these titles that all received multiple starred reviews! MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey “There’s something for almost all readers here: family drama, romance, high-school gossip, fantasy-world building. Above all, Gailey shows us that humans are humans, even when they are magic, and […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (4/26/19)

Starred Review Round-Up (4/26/19)

Calling all collection development librarians! These books all received multiple starred reviews! THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN by Allison Montclair “The Right Sort Marriage Bureau’s debut is exactly the right sort to have readers hoping for a second date.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Both leads are complex, well-developed characters, whose penchant for humorous byplay never comes […]

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Starred Review Round-Up

Starred Review Round-Up

A historical mystery, a magical re-imagining, and an exploration of domestic violence all received 2 starred reviews! DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN by Mariah Fredericks (author of Library Journal Best Book of the Year and Edgar Award nominee, A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE) “With an astute amateur sleuth whose evaluation of the roles and positions […]

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We’re Seeing Stars!

We’re Seeing Stars!

Holy starred reviews, Batman! Check out these forthcoming titles that earned two starred reviews! THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake “This novel sets out to be more than a juicy family saga—it aims to depict the moral evolution of a part of American society. Its convincing characters and muscular narrative succeed on both counts.”–Kirkus Reviews, […]

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Two Starred Reviews for LANNY and CAPE MAY

Two Starred Reviews for LANNY and CAPE MAY

A Henry James read-alike and a spicy debut both received two starred reviews! LANNY by Max Porter Movie adaptation starring Rachel Weisz coming soon! “In his bold second novel, Porter (GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS) combines pastoral, satire, and fable in the entrancing tale of a boy who vanishes from an idyllic British village […]

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Stars and More Stars for Forthcoming Titles

Stars and More Stars for Forthcoming Titles

Save room on your shelves for these forthcoming titles with multiple starred reviews! GRIEVOUS by H. S. Cross “Cross is a good writer who draws on a Kipling-esque nostalgia in her entertainingly peculiar picture of the public school as crucible for young male Brits.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “[T]he novel is beautifully written, a tour de […]

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SUPER MEGA Stars On Stars On Stars On Stars (1/11/19)

SUPER MEGA Stars On Stars On Stars On Stars (1/11/19)

Forecast calls for a meteor shower! Make room on your shelves for our many STARS. Fiction: THE NOWHERE CHILD by Christian White “White’s tightly woven debut thriller has already won the Victorian Premier Literary Award in Australia; its arrival Stateside comes highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review “The impatient may be tempted to skip ahead, but […]

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FSG All Stars

FSG All Stars

These forthcoming reads from Farrar, Straus & Giroux are shining bright with multiple starred reviews! UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel  On sale 1/22/19 “Gergel is both an astute researcher and an engaging writer, bringing this significant […]

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