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Ever wonder how Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility would look if it were set in modern times–say, in Washington DC’s social scene? Author Lauren Edmonson decided to revisit Austen’s classic about the constraints of the patriarchy and the unbreakable bond of sisterhood in her “original” retelling, Ladies of the House [Feb. 9, Graydon House Books]. Booklist has fallen in love with the Richardson sisters, giving them and their story of (read more…)

Get Out meets The Hate U Give in ONE OF THE GOOD ONES [Inkyard Press, Jan. 5], by sister-author duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite (Dear Haiti, Love Alaine). Here is a multi-POV story and poignant exploration of prejudice–in the unexpected form of a road trip narrative. In its starred review, Kirkus says of the book: ⭐“This novel … is an explosive look behind the hashtags at race and history, (read more…)

Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beloved Before for the Coffee Gets Cold [Nov. 17, Hanover Sq. Press] has been a runaway bestseller in Japan and the UK … and its success is poised to cross the pond, if all the librarian love is any indication. (Let’s be real, isn’t it always?) This charming, wonderfully strange, little November LibraryReads pick (just four chapters long!) asks the intriguing question: If you could travel back in (read more…)

Fans of Neil Gaiman (especially Coraline)* or The Phantom Tollbooth–we have the book for you. Set between England and the wintery land of Liminus, Michel Faber’s D (A Tale of Two Worlds) [Dec. 8, Hanover Square Press] is a celebration of moral courage and freethinking, under the guise of the fantastical story of a 13-year-old girl named Dhikilo who outwits strange, enchanting creatures to rescue the letter D from dragonfly thieves in (read more…)

Not bad, not bad, … and not bad. Adi Alsaid has scored a third starred review for his beautiful anthology COME ON IN: 15 STORIES ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND FINDING HOME [Inkyard Press, October 13]. Publishers Weekly states that the author-slash-editor “successfully unites 15 short stories depicting a variety of immigrant experiences” starring “a diverse group of protagonists.”  Let us recap (recrown?): 👑”Each contribution provides a snapshot of the many meanings the word (read more…)