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…)
Congratulations to Lisa Unger’s runaway thriller, Confessions on the 7:45 [Oct. 6, Park Row]–it was voted an October LibraryReads pick by librarians across the nation! If you haven’t yet experienced the ride that is this double-starred-reviewed thriller, be sure to catch it on Netgalley while you still can, available to request here!
We’re excited that Reese Witherspoon has selected our haunting mother-daughter saga, Nancy Jooyoun Kim’s THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE [Park Row Books], as her September 2020 Hello Sunshine Book Club pick! Be sure to join the book club discussion on her social media channels throughout the month. AND, lucky readers, we have a book club discussion kit to enrich your conversations. Download free, here! PS. Reese isn’t the only (read more…)
We’re thrilled that Alison Stine’s Road Out of Winter [Sept. 1, MIRA] has been awarded its second starred review! Raves Booklist of the book about an endless winter and a girl who will travel through Appalachia in search of family and survival: ⭐“An excellent feminist dystopian novel of survival, desperation and, ultimately, hope… Sublimely written.”—Booklist, starred review And to refresh your memory of the first starred review, from Library Journal (it’s another good (read more…)