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Are you a true crime buff? Looking for a twisty thriller? LOCAL WOMAN MISSING [Park Row Books], by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica, is the perfect fall read for you…and it’s available in paperback November 2. Here are some treats to go with your read, whether you’re curling up with the book solo, or you want to share the chills with your book club friends (because scaring is (read more…)

In their recent review for Jacquelyn Mitchard’s THE GOOD SON [MIRA Books, Jan. 18], Booklist says that the story of a community rocked by the release of a 21-yr-old from prison (told from the POV of his fiercely loving but conflicted mother), offers “just the sort of plot twist fans of popular and crime fiction crave…. [T]he timely topic will draw teen interest.” Want to see if the title is right for your teen readers? (read more…)

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Morgan Rogers‘ #ownvoices, coming-of-age debut is a fresh spin on an endearing trope. In Honey Girl [Feb. 23, Park Row] meet Grace Porter, a no-nonsense young woman who celebrates the completion of her Ph.D … with a drunken wedding in Vegas, followed by a summer away in NYC throwing caution to the wind with the beautiful, creative wife she barely knows. The love for the book is through the roof, (read more…)

The life of Cuban-born Hollywood actress and singer Estelita Rodriguez may be but a blip in Wikipedia, but in reality her tragically short life had all the triumphs, adventure, and heartache of an epic film. Her now-grown daughter Nina Lopez felt that Estelita’s life deserved to be memorialized–and commissioned author Serena Burdick to tell the story. The resulting work of historical fiction, FIND ME IN HAVANA [Park Row Books, January (read more…)

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…)