Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

Category: Fiction

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] crackles with the kinetic energy of an approaching thunderstorm as Banville brilliantly contrasts the blue skies of Spain with the wine-dark seas roiling inside his characters’ (read more…)

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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…)

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It’s an embarrassment of riches as Lisa Unger’s LAST GIRL GHOSTED (Park Row, Oct. 5) has received its THIRD STARRED REVIEW, this time from Library Journal, which raves:  “Unger keeps readers guessing, with revelations that will make them stop and question what they thought they knew. She might also make them think twice about online dating. Recommended for those who like psychological thrillers with women protagonists, such as Andrea Bartz’s We (read more…)

It may be fall, but we’re already thinking about the holidays! Check out our exciting September and October trade/mass-market max paperbacks that are available in hardcover edition exclusively for libraries. September brings new releases like The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer (September 28; 9780778312130) and The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery (September 28; 9781335529046), and in October, look for LHC editions of titles like The Secret of Snow by (read more…)