Ninth-Century England, Belle Epoque Paris, Ireland in Rebellion, & More | Historical Fiction, Nov. 2016, Pt. 1

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Benedict, Marie. The Other Einstein. Sourcebooks Landmark. Oct. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781492637257. $25.99. HISTORICAL A brilliant student and the only woman in her class at Zurich Polytechnic in the late 1800s, Mileva Marić fell in love with fellow classmate Albert Einstein and eventually bore him three children, one out of wedlock. She is now suspected […]

Anne Tyler, Terry McMillan, & Walter Mosley | Audio in Advance June 2016 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks releasing in June 2016

The Dig by John Preston | LJ Review

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This is a lively and informative fictionalized account of the 1939 excavation that unearthed the Anglo-Saxon royal treasure hoard, known as Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk, England.

Richard Russo, Rufi Thorpe, & Jo Baker | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks releasing in May 2016

The Empress of Bright Moon by Weina Dai Randel | LJ Review

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A must-read for fans of historical fiction set in ancient China, this novel offers a compelling look at a woman’s unprecedented rise to power and a fresh take on the often vilified Empress Wu.

On Location: Landscapes in Literature | The Reader’s Shelf, March 1, 2016

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Readers who select books for their settings do so not just for geographic coordinates or temporal sites; they seek books of varied locations evoked from milieu and detail as well. Here are six debuts, ranging in time and space, which demonstrate the many ways of making places known.

Richard Kadrey, Robyn Carr, & Eric Jerome Dickey | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks releasing in April 2016

Jay McInerney, Eowyn Ivey, Jesmyn Ward, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Aug. 2016, Pt. 1

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Donohoe, Kathleen. Ashes of Fiery Weather. Houghton Harcourt. Aug. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780544464056. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544526693. LITERARY FICTION Ranging across six generations, from famine-stalked Ireland to post–9/11 New York, Donohoe’s ambitious debut offers portraits of women in the Keegan/O’Reilly clan, bound together by fire and ash. For a family of firefighters, life is fraught […]

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee | LJ Review

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A completely engrossing work that should appeal to the widest range of readers, especially those with a taste for historical fiction.

Top Pop from Carriger, Harbison, Iggulden, Steel, & More | Fiction Previews, Jul. 2016, Pt. 3

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Banner, Catherine. The House at the Edge of Night. Random. Jul. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780812998795. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812998801. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. HISTORICAL Having published the first in a YA trilogy when she was only 15, Banner goes adult at the veteran age of 25, offering a saga starring three generations of women striving to […]