The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull [MIRA, February 8], the sweeping new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Woman Before Wallis set during the end of Imperial Russia, received a starred review from Booklist which raved: “The Last Grand Duchess depicts a real family, with all their eccentricities and dynamics… in a way that feels both inspired and truthful.” THE LAST GRAND DUCHESS is available for request on Netgalley and Edelweiss.
The audio edition of ROLE MODEL by Rachel Reid [Carina Press] just received a STAR from Library Journal which raved: “Reid’s fifth “Game Changers” romance takes on heavy themes of sexual assault, queer identity, and role models, without ever losing the heat and heart between her two leads. With a full team of hockey players to depict, narrator Cooper North is a star, making each character’s voice distinct and memorable, including (read more…)
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.
We’re pretty excited about March’s crop of releases, which truly have something for everyone. Check out March’s book recommendations for LibraryReads and remember to vote for all your favorites by February 1! Are you a first-time voter? Welcome to the wonderful world of LibraryReads! Check out this handy-dandy tutorial video on voting with Edelweiss and NetGalley here.
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…)