LJ Fiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

Below is a list of Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Mystery titles to be reviewed in the April 1, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.

FICTION

Alexander, Sara. Under a Sardinian Sky. Kensington. May 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781496706362. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496706379. F DEBUT

Backman, Fredrik. Beartown. Atria. Apr. 2017. 336p. tr. from Swedish by Neil Smith. ISBN 9781501160769. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501160783. F

**Bae Suah. Recitation. Deep Vellum. Jan. 2017. 280p. tr. from Korean by Deborah Smith. ISBN 9781941920466. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781941920473. F

destroyers.jpg31717Baume, Sara. A Line Made by Walking. Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780544716957. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780544716971. F

Boling, Dave. The Lost History of Stars. Algonquin. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781616204174. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616207144. F

Bollen, Christopher. The Destroyers. Harper. Jun. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9780062329981. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062330000. F

de Queirós, Eça. The Illustrious House of Ramires. New Directions. May 2017. 416p. tr. from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. ISBN 9780811226028. pap. $17.95. F

**Eberlen, Kate. Miss You. Harper. Apr. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780062460226. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062460240. F DEBUT

Fenton, Liz & Lisa Steinke. The Good Widow. Lake Union: Amazon. Jun. 2017. 323p. ISBN 9781503943445. pap. $14.95. F

**Hartsuyker, Linnea. The Half-Drowned King. Harper. Aug. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780062563699. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062563712. F DEBUT

Hyde, Catherine Ryan. Allie and Bea. Lake Union: Amazon. May 2017. 388p. ISBN 9781477819715. pap. $14.95. F

**Khair, Tabish. Just Another Jihadi Jane. Interlink. Jan. 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781566560672. pap. $15. F

Kietzman, Susan. Every Other Wednesday. Kensington. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781617735516. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781617735523. F

**Perry, Sarah. The Essex Serpent. Custom House: Morrow. Jun. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780062669490. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062666390. F

Quinn, Spencer. The Right Side. Atria. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781501118401. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501118425. F

anythingispossible.jpg31717Reid, Taylor Jenkins. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Atria. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781501139239. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501139246. F

**Rose, M.J. The Library of Light and Shadow. Atria. Jul. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781476778129. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476778143. F

**Strout, Elizabeth. Anything Is Possible. Random. May 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780812989403. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812989427. F

Tait, Kimberley. Fake Plastic Love. Flatiron: Macmillan. May 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250093899. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250093882. F DEBUT

White, Karen. The Night the Lights Went Out. Berkley. Apr. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780451488381. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451488398. F 

Wingate, Lisa. Before We Were Yours. Ballantine. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780425284681. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780425284698. F

Winslow, Don. The Force. Morrow. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780062664419. $27.99; pap. ISBN 9780062684288. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062664426. F

Young, Melissa Scholes. Flood. Center Street: Hachette. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781478970781. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781478970767. F DEBUT 

SISFUNCTIONAL FICTION

Bostwick, Marie. The Promise Girls. Kensington. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781496709219. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496709226. F

Green, Jane. The Sunshine Sisters. Berkley. Jun. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780399583315. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399583322. F

WORLD WAR II STORIES

Cantor, Jillian. The Lost Letter. Riverhead. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780399185670. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399185694. F

**Kiernan, Stephen P. The Baker’s Secret. Morrow. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062369581. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062369604. F

SPRING FICTION IN TRANSLATION: TOP STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

**Altan, Ahmet. Endgame. Europa. Apr. 2017. 400p. tr. from Turkish by Alexander Dawe. ISBN 9781609453770. pap. $18. F

Antoon, Sinan. The Baghdad Eucharist. Hoopoe: American Univ. in Cairo. Apr. 2017. 136p. tr. from Arabic by Maia Tabet. ISBN 9789774168208. pap. $14.95. F

endgame2.jpg31717Daoud, Hassan. The Road to Paradise. Hoopoe: American Univ. in Cairo. Apr. 2017. 304p. tr. from Arabic by Marilyn Booth. ISBN 9789774168178. pap. $17.95. F 

**Depestre, René. Hadriana in All My Dreams. Akashic. May 2017. 160p. tr. from French by Kaiama L. Glover. ISBN 9781617755330. pap. $15.95. F

de Vigan, Delphine. Based on a True Story. Bloomsbury USA. May 2017. 384p. tr. from French by George Miller. ISBN 9781632868152. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781408878835. F

**Énard, Mathias. Compass. New Directions. Mar. 2017. 464p. tr. from French by Charlotte Mandell. ISBN 9780811226622. $26.95. F 

Fishere, Ezzedine C. Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge. Hoopoe: American Univ. in Cairo.Apr. 2017. 168p. tr. from Arabic by John Peate. ISBN 9789774168192. pap. $14.95. F

Han Yujoo. The Impossible Fairy Tale. Graywolf. Mar. 2017. 192p. tr. from Korean by Janet Hong. ISBN 9781555977665. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979607. F

**Khalifa, Mustafa. The Shell. Interlink. Jun. 2017. 252p. tr. from Arabic by Paul Starkey. ISBN 9781566560221. pap. $15. F DEBUT

Laurens, Camille. Who You Think I Am. Other. Mar. 2017. 192p. tr. from French by Adriana Hunter. ISBN 9781590518328. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518335. F

Louis, Édouard. The End of Eddy. Farrar. May 2017. 208p. tr. from French by Michael Lucey. ISBN 9780374266653. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780374716394. F DEBUT

Majdalani, Charif. Moving the Palace. New Vessel. Apr. 2017. 200p. tr. from French by Edward Gauvin. ISBN 9781939931467. pap. $17.95. F

Pleijel, Agneta. A Fortune Foretold. Other. Jun. 2017. 256p. tr. from Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. ISBN 9781590518304. pap. $14.95: ebk. ISBN 9781590518311. F 

Sansal, Boualem. 2084. Europa. Jan. 2017. 240p. tr. from French by Alison Anderson. ISBN 9781609453664. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9781609453695. F

**Scego, Igiaba. Adua. New Vessel. Jun. 2017. 185p. tr. from Italian by Jamie Richards. ISBN 9781939931450. pap. $17.95. F

GRAPHIC NOVELS

**Bagge, Peter. Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Drawn & Quarterly. Feb. 2017. 104p. notes. ISBN 9781770462694. $21.95. BIOG

FIRE.jpg31717**Brubaker, Ed (text) & Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser (illus.). Kill or Be Killed. Vol. 1. Image. Jan. 2017. 128p. ISBN 9781534300286. pap. $9.99. CRIME FIC

Butler, Octavia E. & Damian Duffy (text) & John Jennings (illus.). Kindred. ComicArts: Abrams. Jan. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781419709470. $24.95. F

Davis, Rob. The Can Opener’s Daughter. SelfMadeHero. Feb. 2017. 136p. ISBN 9781910593172. pap. $19.95. FANTASY

DeForge, Michael. Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero. Drawn & Quarterly. Mar. 2017. 96p. ISBN 9781770462700. $21.95. LITERARY

Fior, Manuele. The Interview. Fantagraphics. May 2017. 176p. tr. from Italian by Jamie Richards. ISBN 9781606999868. $24.99. sf

**García, Santiago (text) & David Rubín (illus.). Beowulf. Image. Jan. 2017. 200p. tr. from Spanish by Sam Stone & Joe Keatinge. ISBN 9781534301207. $29.99. LIT

Grennan, Simon. Dispossession: A Novel of Few Words. Jonathan Cape. Nov. 2016. 112p. ISBN 9780224102209. $32.95. LITERARY

Grolleau, Fabien (text) & Jérémie Royer (illus.). Audubon: On the Wings of the World. Nobrow. Apr. 2017. 184p. tr. from French by Etienne Gilfillan. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781910620151. $22.95. BIOG

Melville, Herman (text) & Christophe Chabouté (text & illus.). Moby Dick. Dark Horse. Feb. 2017. 256p. tr. from French by Laure Dupont. ISBN 9781506701493. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781630087432. LIT

Moss, Marissa. Last Things: A Graphic Memoir About ALS. Conari. May 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781573246989. pap. $18.95. MEMOIR

Tomasi, Peter J. (text) & Ian Betram & Dave Stewart (illus.). House of Penance. Dark Horse. Jan. 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781506700335. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781630084479. HORROR

Sherlock Redux

Djian, J.B. & Olivier Legrand (text) & David Etien (illus.). The Baker Street Four. Vol. 1. Insight. May 2017. 112p. tr. from French by Mark Bence. ISBN 9781608878789. pap. $16.99. MYS

Moffat, Steven & Mark Gatiss (text) & Jay. (illus.). Sherlock: A Study in Pink. Titan Comics. Feb. 2017. 208p. ISBN 9781785856150. pap. $12.99. MYS

MYSTERY

DEBUT OF THE MONTH

risingman.jpg31717**Mukherjee, Abir. A Rising Man. Pegasus Crime. May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781681774169. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774770. M

CHECK THESE OUT

Bouman, Tom. Fateful Mornings: A Henry Farrell Novel. Norton. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780393249644. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393249651. M

Friis, Agnete. What My Body Remembers. Soho Crime. May 2017. 304p. tr. from Danish by Lindy Falk van Rooyen. ISBN 9781616956028. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616956035. M

Griffiths, Elly. The Chalk Pit: A Ruth Galloway Mystery. Houghton Harcourt. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780544750319. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780544750524. M

**Hogsett, Annie. Too Lucky To Live: A Somebody’s Bound To Wind Up Dead Mystery. Poisoned Pen. May 2017. 316p. ISBN 9781464207884. pap. $15.95. M DEBUT

Kutscher, Volker. Babylon Berlin: A Gereon Rath Mystery. Sandstone. May 2017. 518p. tr. from German by Niall Sellar. ISBN 9781910124970. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781910124987. M

Logan, Michael. Hell’s Detective. Crooked Lane. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781683311713. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683311737. M

COZY CORNER

**Peden, Peggy O’Neal. Your Killin’ Heart. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. May 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781250122681. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250122698. M DEBUT

Shea, Susan C. Love & Death in Burgundy. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (French Village, Bk. 1). May 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250113009. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250113016. M

COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES

Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes. Poisoned Pen. (British Library Crime Classics, Bk. 7). Jun. 2017. 358p. ed. by Martin Edwards. ISBN 9781464207440. pap. $12.95. M

ADDITIONAL MYSTERIES

**Horowitz, Anthony. Magpie Murders. Harper. Jun. 2017. 464p. ISBN 9780062645227. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062645241. M

SERIES LINEUP

Brett, Simon. Mrs Pargeter’s Public Relations: A Mrs Pargeter Mystery. Crème de la Crime: Severn House. Apr. 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781780290928. $28.99; ebk. ISBN  9781780108476. M

ROCKBEATspaper.jpg31717Copperman, E.J. Edited Out: A Mysterious Detective Mystery. Crooked Lane. May 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781683311300. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683311317. M

Knowles, Mike. Rock Beats Paper: A Wilson Mystery. ECW. May 2017. 296p. ISBN 9781770411012. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781773050294. M

Mathews, Francine. Death on Nantucket: A Merry Folger Mystery. Soho Crime. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781616957377. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616957384. M

Trinidad Noir: The Classics. Akashic. (Noir). May 2017. 248p. ed. by Earl Lovelace & Robert Antoni. ISBN 9781617754357. pap. $14.95. M

Wechsler, Pamela. The Graves. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Abby Endicott, Bk. 2). May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250077882.$25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890220. M

Ziskin, James W. Cast the First Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery. Seventh St: Prometheus. Jun. 2017. 290p. ISBN 9781633882812. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633882829. M

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