LJ Fiction Reviews: June 15, 2016

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Scotch’s In Twenty Years is a must-read; fiction in translation beyond the best sellers; summertime romances; a fantastical Invisible Library and the Dark Matter of alternate lives

Fiction from DePalo, Norton, and Weaver, with a Debut from Greenidge | Xpress Reviews

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DePalo’s new series features the hunky Serenghetti brothers; Greenidge’s debut exposes a language experiment involving a chimpanzee; Norton takes an honest look at a marriage amid mental illness; Weaver’s weaves a new David Raker thriller

Reading the World: Important Fiction in Translation Beyond the Best Sellers

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An arresting portrayal of totalitarian control; a charming and fabulist coming-of-age tale ends as a serious study of one artist’s struggle; Urroz’s fluid, propulsive language and passionate exploration of ideas unfolds a magnificent and heartfelt novel

Q&A: Emma Cline | Debut Spotlight, June 15, 2016

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Emma Cline’s debut, The Girls, a compelling tale about Evie, a lonely teenager who falls in with a group of older girls belonging to a hippie cult, has already received early praise, including a starred LJ review.

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 1, 2016

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Don’t-miss debuts from Adler, whose Charmers make the perfect beach read; Broun and the Night of the Animals; Gyasi’s Homegoing, an epic vision; Higgs’s Eden Hill nails the feeling of the early 1960s; and Gentill’s politically minded Few Right Thinking Men

Island Life | Wyatt’s World

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As summer sweeps in with its thunderstorms and heat waves, many readers might find themselves vacationing on an island. Here are five new novels, representing a range of genres, that take place on those most intriguing of destinations.

Fiction from Harper, Meltzer & Goldberg, Weir, and Debuter Raymond | Xpress Reviews

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Harper’s latest is a bit disjointed, Meltzer and Goldberg have delivered a fast-paced and twisty thriller not to be missed, debuter Raymond’s story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages, readers will enjoy revisiting the familiar Tudor story with Weir as their guide

Beyond Caitlyn Jenner | Collection Development: Transgender Fiction & Nonfiction, June 1, 2016

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The past ten years have seen dramatically increased visibility of transgender people in the public eye. For those in the community and those wanting to understand more about it, these 30 resources will fill in many of the blanks.

All Kinds of Upsets | Wyatt’s World

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Popular novels of psychological suspense, such as Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train, are just one example of the creepy, discomforting yet pleasurable experience of stories situated on the crossroads of horror, thriller, gothic, and historical genres. Here are five new works from across this range of literary styles.

Fiction from Hogan, Kane, and Lewis, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A divided story is more for the historical fan, a quick thriller, women’s fiction with a dark bent, a debut with lush descriptions and books with multiple narratives, another debut that follows the gothic literary tradition