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Category: Fiction

And the love for Ginny continues … The wonderful folks at LibraryReads have selected Benjamin Ludwig’s Ginny Moon [Park Row Books] as one of four recommended book club picks for their debut round-up on Book Club Central. Says Vicki Nesting of the St. Charles Parish Library: “What an amazing debut novel! Ludwig effectively captures the voice, thought process, and behaviors of a young autistic girl who has escaped a harrowing (read more…)

Emily’s perfect life is shattered when her daughter, Leah, disappears while on the lake behind their home. I’ll Be Watching You [MIRA, March 2019], follows Emily as she pieces together the circumstances of Leah’s last days and discovers evil she is determined to expose. Library Journal praises the book in their starred review: “[A] combination of nightmare and mystery… Readers will be rapt as they race to discover the culprit, (read more…)

Sex in the City meets Baby Mama in Falguni Kothari’s newest novel, The Object of Your Affections [Graydon House, February 2019]. Chic, free-spirited attorney Paris Fraiser Kahn and her BFF, the elegant, reserved atelier curator Naira Dalmia, rewrite the rules of friendship, love, and family in glamorous New York City, and forge their own paths of motherhood and self-discovery through an unorthodox arrangement. “Kothari manages to balance deeply complicated issues of marriage, feminism, and abandonment with enough aspirational escapism to make (read more…)

Bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf’s newest thriller takes online bullying, urban legends, and parental paranoia and wraps it all up in a gripping read. Before She Was Found [Park Row Books, April 2019] tells the story of three 12-year-old girls and one bloody night through text messages, journal entries, therapist’s notes, and police interrogations. Publisher’s Weekly raves in their starred review: “This scintillating psychological thriller … examines the cruelty of children, judgmental adults, and (read more…)

From a modern-day Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle set in the brutal sweatshops of China, to a sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl untangling the perils of the revisionist history with which she was raised, we hope you’ll find something here that will spark conversations in your own book club. And purely for fun … here is a cocktail recipe to consider for your next book club gathering, given the drink’s (read more…)

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