Thriller Thursday (10/15/20)

Get ready for some chills! This thriller Thursday we’re spotlighting Romy Hausmann’s English-language debut, DEAR CHILD. This dark and twisty thriller forms a web of tiny clues leading to an unpredictably disturbing ending to keep you guessing all night long. DEAR CHILD by Romy Hausmann 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Hausmann’s English-language […]

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Photo Books (10/13/20)

Today we are spotlighting beautiful images and stories of humans from all over the world + a shattering of conventional beauty standards for Black children. HUMANS by Brandon Stanton 2 starred reviews! “The creator of the hit internet series Humans of New York takes it global, chasing down a panoply of interesting stories…A lovely, sometimes […]

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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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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/23/20)

This nonfiction round-up takes a look at race in America with a gripping account of a deadly night in Dallas and an exploration of violence afflicting Black communities. STANDOFF: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation by Jamie Thompson 3 starred reviews! “An absorbing account of a 2016 ambush that left five […]

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Author Spotlight: Marilynne Robinson (9/14/20)

Today’s spotlight is on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson as she returns to the beautiful world of Gilead with JACK. This final installment of the Gilead saga brings together all the beloved characters and focuses on the complexities of American history with an elegant story of beauty, humor, mystery, and joy. JACK 4 starred reviews! […]

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Author Spotlight: Susanna Clarke (9/11/20)

Susanna Clarke enchanted the world with her Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times bestseller JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL. In today’s spotlight, we’re celebrating this magical author and her latest hypnotic tale of startling images and infinite possibilities, PIRANESI. In PIRANESI, an intoxicating story set in a dreamlike alternate reality, Susanna Clarke creates an astonishing […]

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Poems, Short Stories, and Essays Round-Up (9/3/20)

Today’s spotlight is on bite-sized literary goodness: intimate essays on race, short stories that blend mythic and modern, and poems exploring the female experience. JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine 4 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Rankine once again opens a literary window into the Black experience, for those willing to […]

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Spotlight on U.S. (9/2/20)

Today’s spotlight on America is as varied as the country itself, with a memoir of growing up in a paper mill town, a Russian-American political history, graphic journalism following a refugee family, a humorous take on the 50 states, a call for national unity, and a history of American authoritarianism. MILL TOWN: Reckoning with What […]

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Author Spotlight: Louise Penny (9/1/20)

LibraryReads Hall of Famer and New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny is back with the next adventure of everyone’s favorite Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. This time, Gamache finds himself in a Paris filled with family secrets and gruesome discoveries. ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE 4 starred reviews! “The strengths of this latest procedural from […]

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Nature and Animals (8/27/20)

A scientist tracks an elusive owl in eastern Russia + a world where animals deal with an all-too-familiar human landscape = today’s nature and animals round-up. OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght 2 starred reviews! “An American scientist chronicles his travels through […]

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