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Harlequin for Libraries

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Trashlands cover

TRASHLANDS (MIRA, Oct 26) by Alison Stine is a literary speculative novel that is garnering a ton of buzz and racking up stars! Check out what Publishers Weekly and Booklist had to say: “Stine draws on her personal experience of today’s Appalachia to craft a harrowing vision of the future, and at its center is the tug-of-war between what is right and what is necessary to survive. This painful, thought-provoking (read more…)

So…is it historical fiction? Or YA fantasy and Jewish folklore? Maybe a thriller-slash-murder mystery? Incredibly…the answer is all of the above. Check out the starred reviews for Aden Polydoros’s THE CITY BEAUTIFUL [Inkyard Press, Oct. 5] as bestowed by Publishers Weekly and Bookpage: “Polydoros seamlessly blends a murder mystery with Jewish folklore in this haunting historical fantasy…. Readers looking for finely wrought historical fiction with fully realized characters and a (read more…)

In its STARRED review for Mallory O’Meara’s GIRLY DRINKS: A World History of Women and Alcohol (Hanover Square Press, Oct 19), Publishers Weekly raves: “[A] thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, history…. Provoking both thought and laughter, [Girly Drinks] serves as bracing refreshment from a master textual mixologist!” Check out the entire review here and request the DRC on Netgalley or Edelweiss. (And if you love the read, please consider voting it for LibraryReads by Sept. 1.)

Last Girl Ghosted cover

In its STARRED review for Lisa Unger’s LAST GIRL GHOSTED (Park Row, Oct. 5), Publishers Weekly raves: “Readers will root for the appealing, intelligent characters, even when they’re not acting in their own best interest. Believable plot twists related to questions of identity and the value of friends who become family further elevate the story. Unger is on a roll. “ Check out the entire review here, and request the DRC (read more…)


KNEEL (Inkyard Press, Sept. 14), Candace Buford’s debut novel (and love letter to Colin Kaepernick) has already scored two STARRED reviews. Check out the love that Kirkus and Booklist have for the debut novel perfect for contemporary YA and sports fans alike: “Readers must navigate the complex ethics that inform a principled activist stance. Debut author Buford delivers a novel that bridges the mighty dreams of Last Chance U with (read more…)