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Category: Fiction

A Beginning at the End cover

Congrats to Mike Chen, whose sophomore novel A Beginning at the End [MIRA Books, 1/14/20] just earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Don’t miss this poignant, richly imagined tale about four people in a post-apocalyptic world whose lives collide when the father of a presumed-dead pop star announces a global search for his daughter. Says PW: ⭐“By foregrounding family, Chen manages to imbue his apocalypse with heart, hope, and (read more…)

Followers cover

If you’re looking for a new way to scare yourself this Halloween, look no further than Megan Angelo’s Followers [Jan. 14, 2020, Graydon House]. Instead of ghosts and ghouls, Angelo serves up a cocktail of eerily on point speculative fiction, pulse-pounding technological thrills and just a touch of post-apocolyptic mayhem.  Told by our heroines, blindly ambitious Orla in 2015 and existentially discontented Marlow in 2051,  Followers traces their paths through time toward each other, (read more…)

One Night Gone cover

Looking for your next fall book club read? How about a mystery that’s creepily set against an off-season beach-town backdrop? (This may look like Yet Another Thriller, but we promise, there’s so much more to unpack.) Indeed, in Tara Laskowski’s One Night Gone [Oct. 1, Graydon House] a crime has been committed. Namely, a teenage girl, full of hope for the world of possibilities stretched before her, suddenly disappears from (read more…)

Call Your Daughter Home cover

O Magazine included Deb Spera’s Call Your Daughter Home (Park Row Books) in its 2019 summer reading list and says of the book: “Like Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company.”  If your book club found much to dissect in Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing or Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, like O Mag they (read more…)

Faux Soir picture

If a literary novel that marries All the Light We Cannot See with Oceans Eleven sounds right up your book club’s alley, then we have the book for you. In E.R. Ramzipoor’s The Ventriloquists [8/27, Park Row Books], a ragtag gang of resistance fighters–including a misfit journalist, a forger, and a young street urchin–go to extraordinary lengths and risk their lives to publish a satiric newspaper mocking the Reich. Download (read more…)

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