Debuts Beyond Genre | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2016

It is becoming increasingly clear that trying to fit a book into a narrowly defined box can be a fool’s errand. Blends, crossovers, and mixes quickly muddy the waters, while authors more often resist the constraints of a label. Here are six debuts in that vein.

Audiobooks from Childress, Harrison, Henion, Mystery Writers, Moyes, Palmer, Stewart | Xpress Reviews

Social consciousness, government conspiracy, for fans of Elizabeth Gilbert, new short stories set in various New York City locations, Moyes’s update on Louisa, the truth about Santa Claus, the first female deputy sheriff, Willig’s historical stand-alone

Fall Expectations: New Ventures | Wyatt’s World

Coming this fall (either around the corner or in a few weeks) are some riveting works that introduce new perspectives from well-known names.

First Novelists Arlidge, Curry, McPherson, Stewart, Stradal, & Others | Debut Fiction, June 15, 2015

A fast-paced, terrifying, and impossible to put down novel from Arlidge; Curry’s fascinating glimpse into China; historical fiction fans will delight in Stewart’s eccentric women characters; Liontas’s multigenerational tale is a provocative achievement