THE KEEPER OF NIGHT [Inkyard Press, Oct. 12] by Kylie Lee Baker has just received another GLOWING review! This one from School Library Journal, which had this to say about this YA historical fantasy set in 1890s Japan: “A triumphant debut, this thrilling fantasy tackles death, clad with a heroine unafraid to wrench a soul from the depths of a being and venture to the darkest of underworlds. A must (read more…)
Are you a true crime buff? Looking for a twisty thriller? LOCAL WOMAN MISSING [Park Row Books], by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica, is the perfect fall read for you…and it’s available in paperback November 2. Here are some treats to go with your read, whether you’re curling up with the book solo, or you want to share the chills with your book club friends (because scaring is (read more…)
In their recent review for Jacquelyn Mitchard’s THE GOOD SON [MIRA Books, Jan. 18], Booklist says that the story of a community rocked by the release of a 21-yr-old from prison (told from the POV of his fiercely loving but conflicted mother), offers “just the sort of plot twist fans of popular and crime fiction crave…. [T]he timely topic will draw teen interest.” Want to see if the title is right for your teen readers? (read more…)
Booker Prize winner John Banville‘s Quirke returns for a dramatic new mystery on the Spanish coast in this dark and evocative follow up to national bestseller SNOW. APRIL IN SPAIN (Hanover Square, Oct. 5) has received its first STARRED REVIEW from Booklist which said it “crackles”: APRIL IN SPAIN is available to request on Netgalley or Edelweiss.
Don’t miss the deeply important book that Jesmyn Ward calls “a perfect song.” In its starred review, Library Journal says of Daniel Black’s DON’T CRY FOR ME [Hanover Square, 2/1]: “In his introduction to this epistolary novel, Black (They Tell Me of a Home) says, “More than anything, I want readers to reconsider the capacity of our fathers’ hearts,” and it is precisely such heartfelt reconsideration that he delivers…. What (read more…)