LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

Below is a list of Fiction, Graphic Novels, SF/Fantasy titles to be reviewed in the November 15, 2016, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

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Alexander, V.S. The Magdalen Girls. Kensington. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781496706126. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496706133. F

**Arden, Katherine. The Bear and the Nightingale. Del Rey: Ballantine. Jan. 2017. 322p. ISBN 9781101885932. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101885949. F DEBUT

Birch, Carol. Orphans of the Carnival. Doubleday. Nov. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780385541527. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541534. F

ilikedmylife-jpg11416Cogburn, Emily Beck. Ava’s Place. Kensington. Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781496700117. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496700124. F

**Fabiaschi, Abby. I Liked My Life. St. Martin’s. Jan. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781250084873. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250084880. F DEBUT

Ferencik, Erica. The River at Night. Scout: Gallery. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781501143199. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501143212. F

**Karaim, Reed. The Winter in Anna. Norton. Jan. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780393608502. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393608519. F

**Kauffman, Rebecca. Another Place You’ve Never Been. Soft Skull. Oct. 2016. 204p. ISBN 9781593766566. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781619028517. F DEBUT

Kavanagh, Tasha. Things We Have in Common. Mira: Harlequin. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780778326854. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460396391. F DEBUT

Lee, Wendy. The Art of Confidence. Kensington. Dec. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781617734892. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781617734908. F

**Lee, J.M. The Boy Who Escaped Paradise. Pegasus. Dec. 2016. 288p. tr. from Korean by Chi-Young Kim. ISBN 9781681772523. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681772936. F

**McLaren, Kaya. The Road to Enchantment. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Jan. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250058225. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466862272. F

**Pronzini, Bill. The Violated. Bloomsbury USA. Mar. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781632866608. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781632866622. F

Quimby, Charlie. Inhabited. Torrey House. Oct. 2016. 365p. ISBN 9781937226671. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781937226688. F

Smith, Michael Farris. Desperation Road. Lee Boudreaux: Little, Brown. Feb. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780316353038. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316353014. F

Zhang, Lijia. Lotus. Holt. Nov. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781627795661. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781627795678. F

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George, Margaret. The Confessions of Young Nero. Berkley. Mar. 2017. 528p. ISBN 9780451473387. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698184763. F

**Hauser, Emily. For the Most Beautiful: A Novel of the Women of Troy. Pegasus. Jan. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781681773018. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681773681. F DEBUT


**Nguyen, Viet Thanh. The Refugees. Grove. Feb. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780802126399. $24. ebk. available. short stories


Harper, Jane. The Dry. Flatiron: Macmillan. Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781250105608. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250105615. M DEBUT

Harrison, Mette Ivie. For Time and All Eternities: A Linda Wallheim Mystery. Soho Crime. Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781616956660. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616956677. M


Amend, Allison. Enchanted Islands. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. May 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780385539067. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385539074. F

Atir, Yiftach Reicher. The English Teacher. Penguin. Aug. 2016. 288p. tr. from Hebrew by Philip Simpson. ISBN 9780143129189. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780143129196. F

remarkablekindness-jpg11416Bletter, Dianna. A Remarkable Kindness. Morrow. 2015. 416p. ISBN 9780062382443. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062382443. F

Brandes, Yochi. The Secret Book of Kings. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2016. 416p. tr. from Hebrew by Yardenne Greenspan. ISBN 9781250076984. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466888890. F

Dweck, Nicole. The Debt of Tamar. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. 2015. 304p. ISBN 978125006568. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781466872691. F

Edghill, India. Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther. St. Martin’s. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9780312338930. $26.95; Picador. Sept. 2016. pap. ISBN 978250097057. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781466883666. F

Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward. Norton. Nov. 2016. 464p. ed. by Ezra Glinter. ISBN 9780393062700. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393254853. SHORT STORIES

Lemberger, Michal. After Abel and Other Stories. Prospect Park. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781938849473. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781938849473. F

Loigman, Lynda Cohen. The Two-Family House. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781250076922. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466888883. F

The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction. Wayne State Univ. 2015. 592p. ed. by Victoria Aarons & others. ISBN 9780814340554. pap. $35.39; ebk. ISBN 9780814340561. SHORT STORIES

O’Nan, Stewart. City of Secrets. Viking. Apr. 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780670785964. $22; ebk. ISBN  9781101608401. F

Tsabari, Ayelet. The Best Place on Earth: Stories. Random. Mar. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9780812988932. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780812988932. SHORT STORIES

Yishai-Levi, Sarit. The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2016. 384p. tr. from Hebrew by Anthony Berris. ISBN 9781250078162. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890503. F

FALL INDIE FICTION: BEST novels and short stories MAINSTREAM

Alexis, André. The Hidden Keys. Coach House. Oct. 2106. 232p. ISBN 9781552453254. $17.95. F

Alison, Jane. Nine Island. Catapult. Sept. 2016. 244p. ISBN 9781936787128. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781936787272. F

lovedones-jpg11416Chung, Sonya. The Loved Ones. Relegation. Oct. 2016. 280p. ISBN 9780984764860. pap. $9.99; ebk. ISBN 978098476484. F

Coyne, Stephen. It Turns Out Like This: A Novel in Stories. New Rivers: Minnesota State Univ. Oct. 2016. 190p. ISBN 9780898233445. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9780898233452. F

Daisley, Stephen. Coming Rain. Text. Aug. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781922182029. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781925095029. F

Finn, Melanie. The Gloaming. Two Dollar Radio. Sept. 2016. 318p. ISBN 9781937512477. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781937512545. F

Francis, David. Wedding Bush Road. Counterpoint. Nov. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781619027879. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781619028746. F

Gébler, Carlo. The Wing Orderly’s Tales. New Island: Dufour. Oct. 2017. 166p. ISBN. 9781848404946 pap. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781848404960. F

Helm, Michael. After James. Tin House. Sept. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9781941040416. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781941040423. F

Maksik, Alexander. Shelter in Place. Europa. Sept. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9781609453640. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781609453688. F

Metcalf, John. The Museum at the End of the World: Stories. Biblioasis. Nov. 2016. 372p. ISBN 9781771961073. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781771961080. SHORT STORIES

Rose-Innes, Henrietta. Nineveh. Unnamed. Nov. 2016. 226p. ISBN 9781939419972. pap. $16. F

Sheck, Laurie. Island of the Mad. Counterpoint. Dec. 2016. 396p. ISBN 9781619028357. $26. F

Sherrill, Steven. The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time. Blair. Sept. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780895876737. $26. F

Tea, Michelle. Black Wave. Feminist. Sept. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781558619395. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781558619463. F


Camus, Albert (text) & Jacques Ferrandez (text & illus.). The Stranger. Pegasus. Jun. 2016. 144p. tr. from French by Sandra Smith. ISBN 9781681771359. $25.95. LIT

stranger-jpg11416Higashimura, Akiko. Princess Jellyfish. Vol. 2. Kodansha. Jun. 2016. 376p. notes. ISBN 9781632362292. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781682332795. F

Jacobson, Abbi. Carry This Book. Viking. Oct. 2016. 144p. ISBN 9780735221598. pap. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780735223240. GRAPHIC NOVELS

Jones, Sabrina. Our Lady of Birth Control: A Cartoonist’s Encounter with Margaret Sanger. Soft Skull. Jul. 2016. 160p. bibliog. ISBN 9781593766405. pap. $19.95. BIOG

Mann, George (text) & Emma Vieceli & others (illus.). Doctor Who. The Eighth Doctor. Vol. 1: A Matter of Life and Death. Titan. Jun. 2016. 128p. ISBN 9781782767534. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781785856112. SF

Millar, Mark (text) & Rafael Albuquerque & Dave McCaig (illus.). Huck. Vol. 1: All-American. Image. Jul. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781632157294. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781534300804. GRAPHIC NOVELS

**Moen, Erika & Matthew Nolan. Oh Joy Sex Toy. Vol. 3. Limerence: Oni. Nov. 2016. 312p. ISBN 9781620103616. pap. $29.99. Rated: M. HEALTH

O’Sullivan, Ryan (text) & Plaid Klaus (illus.). Turncoat. TPub. Sept. 2016. 164p. ISBN 9780992752385. pap. $14.99. SUPERHERO

Schulz, Charles M. The Complete Peanuts: Comics and Stories 1950 to 2000. Fantagraphics. Oct. 2016. 330p. ISBN 9781606999578. $29.99. COMICS

Truong, Marcelino. Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961–63. Arsenal Pulp. Nov. 2016. 280p. tr. from French by David Homel. ISBN 9781551526478. pap. $26.95. MEMOIR


olympicdream032516Bermejo, Lee (text) & Jorge Corona & others (illus.). We Are Robin. Vol. 1: The Vigilante Business. DC. Apr. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781401259822. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781401269326. SUPERHERO

The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art. Rutgers Univ. 2015. 356p. ed. by Frances Gateward & John Jennings. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780813572338. pap. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780813572352. COMICS STUDIES

**Blaufarb, Rafe (text) & Liz Clarke (illus.). Inhuman Traffick: The International Struggle Against the Transatlantic Slave Trade; A Graphic History. Oxford Univ. Sept. 2014. 240p. bibliog. ISBN 9780199334070. pap. $19.95. HIST

**Coates, Ta-Nehisi (text) & Brian Stelfreeze (illus.). Black Panther. Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet. Marvel. Sept. 2016. 144p. ISBN 9781302900533. pap. $16.99. SUPERHERO

Dalrymple, Farel. Pop Gun War: Gift. Image. May 2016. 144p. ISBN 9781632157737. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781632159731. FANTASY

**Dupont, J.M. (text) & Mezzo (illus.). Love in Vain: Robert Johnson, 1911–1938. Faber & Faber. Nov. 2016. 72p. tr. from French by Ivanka Hahnenberger. bibliog. ISBN 9780571328833. $29.95. BIOG/MUSIC

Gill, Joel Christian. Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bessie Stringfield. Bk. 2. Fulcrum. Oct. 2016. 158p. ISBN 9781938486944. pap. $25.95. BIOG

Guggenheim, Marc (text) & Justin Greenwood with Ryan Hill (illus.). Stringers. Oni. Apr. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781620102916. pap. $19.99. URBAN FICTION

Isabella, Tony & Dennis O’Neil (text) & Trevor Von Eeden & Michael Netzer (illus.). Black Lightning. Vol. 1. DC. Apr. 2016. 232p. ISBN 9781401260712. pap. $19.99. SUPERHERO

**Kleist, Reinhard. An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar. SelfMadeHero. Apr. 2016. 152p. tr. from German by Ivanka Hahnenberger. ISBN 9781910593097. pap. $22.95. BIOG

Knight, Keith. They Shoot Black People, Don’t They? 20 Years of Police Brutality Cartoons. Kchronicles.com. Jan. 2016. 38p. ISBN 9780978805319. pap. $16.99. HUMOR

**Lewis, John & Andrew Aydin (text) & Nate Powell (illus.). March. Bk. 3. Top Shelf. Aug. 2015. 192p. ISBN 9781603094023. pap. $19.99. MEMOIR

Okupe, Roye (text) & Sunkanmi Akinboye (illus.). E.X.O.: The Legend of Wale Williams. Pt. 2. YouNeek Studios. Aug. 2016. 148p. ISBN 9780996607032. pap. $14.99. SUPERHERO

Puryear, Tony (text & illus.) & Erika Alexander (text). Concrete Park. Vol. 2: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Dark Horse. 2015. 160p. ISBN 9781616556334. pap. $19.99. SF

Simmons, Alex (text) & Tim Fielder (illus.). Blackjack: There Came a Dark Hunter; The Further Adventures of Arron Day. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2015. 64p. ISBN 9781519206985. pap. $13.99. MYS

Soule, Charles (text) & Alex Maleev & Paul Mounts (illus.). Star Wars: Lando. Marvel. Jan. 2016. 112p. ISBN 9780785193197. pap. $16.99. SF

Walker, David (text) & Ivan Reis & others (illus.). Cyborg: Vol. 1: Unplugged. DC. Mar. 2016. 152p. ISBN 9781401261191. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781401266950. SUPERHERO

Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth. Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime. Univ. of Washington. 2015. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9780295994963. pap. $30. COMICS STUDIES



heartstone-jpg11416**White, Elle Katharine. Heartstone. Harper Voyager. Jan. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062451941. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062451958. FANTASY


Bickle, Laura. Nine of Stars. Harper Voyager. (Wildlands, Bk. 1). Dec. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780062437662. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062437655. FANTASY

**Gilman, Laura Anne. The Cold Eye. Saga. (Devil’s West, Bk. 2). Jan. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781481429719. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481429733. FANTASY

Heinz, Rick. The Seventh Age: Dawn. Inkshares. Nov. 2016. 445p. ISBN 9781941758892. pap. $15.99. FANTASY DEBUT

Hunter, Faith. Curse on the Land. Roc: NAL. (Soulwood, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780451473325. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698184497. FANTASY

Neumeier, Rachel. The Mountain of Kept Memory. Saga: S. & S. Nov. 2016. 448p. ISBN 9781481448949. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481448963. FANTASY

Newman, Emma. After Atlas. Roc: NAL. (Planetfall, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780425282403. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780698404335. SF

Repino, Robert. Culdesac. Soho. (War with No Name, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 128p. ISBN 9781616958190. pap. $9.99; ebk. ISBN 9781616958206. FANTASY

Shinn, Sharon. Unquiet Land. Ace: Berkley. (Elemental Blessings, Bk. 4). Nov. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780425277034. $26: ebk. ISBN 9780698176416 .FANTASY

Sterling, Bruce. Pirate Utopia. Tachyon. Nov. 2016. 192p. ISBN 9781616962364. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616962371. FANTASY

Tregillis, Ian. The Liberation. Orbit: Hachette. (Alchemy Wars, Bk. 3). Dec. 2016. 464p. ISBN 9780316248051. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316379427. FANTASY

**Wagers, K.B. After the Crown. Orbit: Hachette. (Indranan War, Bk. 2). Dec. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780316308632. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316308618. FANTASY


importofintrigue-jpg11416Livingston, Michael. The Gates of Hell. Tor. (Shards of Heaven, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780765380333. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466873322. FANTASY

Maresca, Marshall Ryan. An Import of Intrigue: A Novel of the Maradaine Constabulary. DAW. (Maradaine, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780756411732. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780756411749. FANTASY

Parker, Lara. Dark Shadows: Heiress of Collinwood. Tor. (Dark Eden, Bk. 4). Nov. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780765377760. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466857803 HORROR

Wright, John C. The Vindication of Man. Tor. (Eschaton Sequence, Bk. 5). Nov. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780765381590. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466882805. SF


Beukes, Lauren. Slipping: Stories, Essays, & Other Writing. Tachyon. Dec. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781616962401. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616962418. SF

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation. Tor. Nov. 2016. 384p. ed. by Ken Liu. tr. from Chinese by Ken Liu. ISBN 9780765384195. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765384188. SF

Shadowed Souls. Roc: NAL. Nov. 2016. 352p. ed. by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes. ISBN 9780451474995. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9780698192607. FANTASY


Cutter, Nick. Little Heaven. Gallery: S. & S. Jan. 2017. 496p. ISBN 9781501104213. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501104220. HORROR

Shannon, Samantha. The Song Rising. Bloomsbury USA. (Bone Season, Bk. 3).Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781632866240. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781632866264. FANTASY


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