KNEEL Candace Buford’s debut novel (and love letter to Colin Kaepernick) has a new discussion guide, which can be downloaded here. This debut novel is perfect for contemporary YA and sports fans alike and has already scored two STARRED reviews from Kirkus and Booklist. Justice is a team sport. Join the conversation.
Check out these exciting February trade paperbacks that are available in hardcover edition exclusively for libraries. For the historical fiction fan, we recommend The Liz Taylor Ring by Brenda Janowitz (February 1; 9781525899874), a sweeping multi-generational novel loosely inspired by the real-life relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and the Krupp diamond he gifted her, and The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull (February 8; 9780778386360), the sweeping new (read more…)
Kelly Braffet’s The Broken Tower [MIRA, January 2022], is a deeply immersive, penetrating tale of magic, faith and self-determination and the brilliant sequel to The Unwilling. Says Booklist in its STARRED REVIEW: “Braffet impressively juggles her large cast of characters and many plot threads. Fans of the first book will cheer to see Judah grow in her powers. While there is some table setting for the next installment in the (read more…)
D’VAUGHN & KRIS PLAN A WEDDING by Chencia C. Higgins [Carina Press, Jan 25] is a sparkling new addition to Carina’s new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line called Carina Adores. Library Journal raved about this romance about a couple who fake their wedding in order to compete in a reality TV show with a starred review: “In a romance featuring Black joy, plus-sized beauty, and Mexican pride, the conflicts are (read more…)
For our #BookstravaganzaHomecoming series, we asked our authors about a few of their favorite things. Here are a few drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that Lisa Unger recommends inspired by scenes from her latest novel Last Girl Ghosted. When Wren and Bailey first meet, he takes her to a local coffee shop and Wren orders a triple espresso almond milk latte — which is the perfect beverage for someone with a caffeine addiction (read more…)