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As a child of the eighties, Wendy Heard knows that we all need a good dose of the neon decade every now and then. Her debut thriller, Hunting Annabelle [MIRA], is not only a twisted (yet weirdly relateable?) tale of violence and deception, but an ode to everything vinyl. Her murderous anti-hero, Sean, has his go-to playlist, and we think you should too.   Hunting Annabelle is on sale on December 18 (read more…)

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Milicent Patrick was a talented animator and make-up artist who was written off by men and forgotten by history… until now. Mallory O’Meara’s The Lady from the Black Lagoon [March 2019, Hanover Square] is part Milicent Patrick bio, part journey of the author’s self-discovery, and part scathing analysis of sexism in the film industry, during both Milicent’s time and our own. “In this captivating and exhaustively researched biography, screenwriter and producer O’Meara (read more…)

Wil Medearis’s incredible New York noir novel, Restoration Heights [January, Hanover Square Press], takes you on a journey with a young, white artist through gentrified Brooklyn as he tries to navigate the tendrils of wealth and power and find a missing woman in the middle of it all. Booklist raves: “This stunning debut opens boldly with the word You, as did Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City (1984), and readers are likely to (read more…)

November is a time for Thanksgiving… a time to gather around a table stacked with pies and mashed potatoes, and to thank the universe for endless books!   BELOW ARE SOME OF THE TITLES LIBRARIANS ARE ALREADY THANKFUL FOR ON GALLEYCHAT.* (And if you love the read, please don’t forget to vote LibraryReads on Netgalley or Edelweiss!)   Here and Now and Then: by Mike Chen** (MIRA; January 29) LibraryReads voting deadline: (read more…)

Back to school means our favorite thing – more books! HERE IT IS! THE TITLE LIBRARIANS HAVE ALREADY FALLEN FOR ON GALLEYCHAT*: Even If I Fall: “Abigail Johnson deftly weaves together emotional and romantic turmoil into an unforgettable read about loss, dreams, and redemption.” —Jeff Zentner, William C. Morris award-winning author of The Serpent King (Inkyard Press; Jan. 8) *GalleyChat is an opportunity to talk with fellow librarians about recent galleys (every first Tuesday (read more…)