Thriller Thursday (2/20/20)

In today’s #ThrillerThursday spotlight, Victorian gentleman and amateur sleuth Charles Lenox is back in the third and final book in a prequel trilogy, ready to face his toughest case yet: a murder with not one single clue. THE LAST PASSENGER: A Charles Lenox Mystery by Charles Finch London, 1855. A young and eager Charles Lenox […]

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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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Three Stars for THE ADDRESS BOOK

Deirdre Mask’s THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power has received 3 starred reviews! “Engaging, illuminating, and with highly relevant current subject matter, this book is recommended for all readers, especially fans of popular history and politics.”–Library Journal, starred review “This evocative history casts its subject in a whole […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/6/20)

A puzzling case off the coast of France + Eve Dallas turns 50 + a murder and a mysterious baby = this thriller Thursday! THE KILLING TIDE: A Brittany Mystery by Jean-Luc Bannalec 2 starred reviews! “The fifth mystery starring Commissaire Georges Dupin of the Brittany police is as captivating and harrowing as its predecessors…By […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/5/20)

The making of a modern American cinematic masterpiece, the electrifying works of literature that shaped a beloved writer’s life, research into the root causes of illness, and a funny and honest guide with a celebrity OB-GYN–all in today’s nonfiction round-up. THE BIG GOODBYE: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson 2 starred […]

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Happy #PubDay (2/4/20)

Happy #pubday to the highly anticipated, baseball-loving debut, THE CACTUS LEAGUE by Emily Nemens. A home run of a debut that hits all of the bases, capturing life and the games played on and off the field. 2 starred reviews! “A triumphant debut; enthusiastically recommended for fans of literary fiction and great sports writing.”–Library Journal, […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/30/20)

An island full of secrets, the return of Orphan X, and a case of mistaken identities–all in this Thriller Thursday! THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW by Christian White 2 starred reviews! “White exceeds readers’ expectations after his supersuccessful debut, with strong, complex protagonists in Abby and Kate and notable secondary characters who are well developed. […]

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Women 2020: Finding Your Voice (1/28/20)

Today’s spotlight is on three women who found their voices…in fiction: a feminist tale about finding the freedom to live as one desires + a coming-of-age novel featuring a mother-daughter bond + a Victorian woman making decisions on marriage. INDELICACY by Amina Cain “Cain’s bewitching first novel is so deeply internalized that the reader knows neither what […]

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Author Spotlight: Garth Greenwell (1/23/20)

Garth Greenwell, the award-winning author of WHAT BELONGS TO YOU, delves deeper into foreignness, obligation, desire, and love with his follow-up, CLEANNESS, available now.   A January Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews! “Brave and beautiful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Greenwell’s writing on language, desire, and sex in all their complex choreography vibrates with intensity, reading […]

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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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