LJ Fiction | Review Alert: April 1, 2018

Below is a list of titles to be reviewed in the April 1, 2018, 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.

CALL FOR REVIEWERS: LJ is seeking reviewers in the following subject areas: e-Original Romance (contact Bette-Lee Fox bfox@mediasourceinc.com); Technothrillers, Historical Fiction, popular African American fiction (Terry McMillan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Mary Monroe; contact Wilda Williams, wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com); Graphic Novels (contact Annalisa Pešek apesek@mediaourceinc.com); Crafts/DIY (art instruction, crafts, fiber crafts, interior design; contact Amanda Mastrull amstrull@mediasourceinc.com); Performing Arts and Health/Medicine (contact Liz French, efrench@mediasourceinc.com); and Reference and Professional Media (contact Mahnaz Dar mdar@mediasourceinc.com). To fill out an application, visit ow.ly/tDNC30iLfCV.

FICTION

**Blum, Jenna. The Lost Family. HarperCollins. Jun. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780062742162. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062742186. F

**Frumkin, Rebekah. The Comedown. Holt. Apr. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781250127525. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781250127532. F DEBUT

**Guelfenbein, Carla. In the Distance with You. Other. Jun. 2018. 352p. tr. from Spanish by John Cullen. ISBN 9781590518700. pap. $17.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518717. F

Harris, Sarah J. The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder. Touchstone. Jun. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781501187896. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501187919. F

Herbert, Julián. Tomb Song. Graywolf. Mar. 2018. tr. from Spanish by Christina Macsweeney. 224p. ISBN 9781555977993. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979898. F

House, Silas. Southernmost. Algonquin. Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781616206253. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616208295. F

Imperioli, Michael. The Perfume Burned His Eyes. Akashic. Apr. 2018. 270p. ISBN 9781617756207. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617756429. F DEBUT

Israel, Steve. Big Guns. S. & S. Apr. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781501118029. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501118043. F

Joukhadar, Jennifer Zeynab. The Map of Salt and Stars. Touchstone. Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781501169038. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501169106. F DEBUT

Kistulentz, Steve. Panorama. Little, Brown. Mar. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780316551762. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316551779. F DEBUT

Klein, Randall. Little Disasters. Viking. May 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780735221680. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735221703. F DEBUT

Kushner, Rachel. The Mars Room. Scribner. May 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781476756554. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781476756608. F

Li, Lillian. Number One Chinese Restaurant. Holt. Jun. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781250141293. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781250141309. F DEBUT

**Matlwa, Kopano. Evening Primrose. Quercus. Apr. 2018. 160p. ISBN 9781635060324. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781635060348. F

**Orange, Tommy. There There. Knopf. Jun. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780525520375. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525520382. F DEBUT

**Pearson, Allison. How Hard Can It Be? St. Martin’s. Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781250086082. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250086105. F

**Pekkanen, Sarah. The Ever After. Washington Square: S. & S. Jun. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781501106989. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501107009.  F

Robertson, Eliza. Demi-Gods. Bloomsbury USA. Apr. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781635570700. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781635570724. F Debut

Sheehan, Dan. Restless Souls. Ig. Apr. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781632460660. pap. $16.95. F DEBUT

Thornton, Margaret Bradham. A Theory of Love. Ecco: HarperCollins. May 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780062742704. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062742728. F

Valmorbida, Elise. The Madonna of the Mountains. Spiegel & Grau. Jun. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780399592430. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780399592454. F

Whelan, Julia. My Oxford Year. Morrow. Apr. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780062740649. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062740656. F DEBUT

TRAVEL FICTION

Simsion, Graeme & Anne Buist. Two Steps Forward. Morrow. May 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780062846150. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062843111. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062843135. F

Titchmarsh, Alan. Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour. Hodder & Stoughton. Apr. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780340953075. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781444708073. F

SHORE BETS

**Blundell, Judy. The High Season. Random. May 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780525508717. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780525508724. F

Brenner, Jamie. The Husband Hour. Little, Brown. Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780316394901. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316394925. F

SPRING ABROAD: SEEING THE WORLD ANEW, WITH BOOKS BEYOND THE BASICS

Ammaniti, Niccolò. Anna. Canongate. Mar. 2018. 272p. tr. from Italian by Jonathan Hunt. ISBN 9781782118343. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781782118343. F

**Awumey, Edem. Descent into Night. Mawenzi House. Mar. 2018. 160p. tr. from French by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott. ISBN 9781988449166. pap. $20.95. F

Kadare, Ismail. The Traitor’s Niche. Counterpoint. Jun. 2018. 208p. tr. from Albanian by John Hodgson. ISBN 9781640090446. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781640090453. F

Kempowski, Walter. All for Nothing. New York Review. (Classics). Feb. 2018. 368p. tr. from German by Anthea Bell. ISBN 9781681372051. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681372068. F

**Mandanipour, Shahriar. Moon Brow. Restless. Apr. 2018. 480p. tr. from Persian by Sara Khalili. ISBN 9781632061287. pap. $21.99. F

Øyehaug, Gunnhild. Wait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life. Farrar. Jun. 2018. 256p. tr. from Norwegian by Kari Dickson. ISBN 9780374285890. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780374715007. F

Sakal, Moshe. The Diamond Setter. Other Pr. Mar. 2018. 304p. tr. from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen. ISBN 9781590518915. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518922. F

**Starnone, Domenico. Trick. Europa. Mar. 2018. 176p. tr. from Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri. ISBN 9781609454449. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781609454456. F

Suter, Martin. Allmen and the Dragonflies. New Vessel. May 2018. 187p. tr. from German by Steph Morris. ISBN 9781939931573. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781939931597. F

**Ugresic, Dubravka. Fox. Open Letter. Apr. 2018. 308p. tr. from Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursac´ & David Williams. ISBN 9781940953762. pap. $16.95. F

Vodolazkin, Eugene. The Aviator. Oneworld. May 2018. 368p. tr. from Russian by Lisa C. Hayden. ISBN 9781786072719. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781786072726. F

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Brown, Box. Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman. First Second. Feb. 2018. 272p. bibliog. ISBN 9781626723160. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250304322. BIOG

Comics for Choice: Illustrated Abortion Stories, History, and Politics. Alternative. Feb. 2018. 300p. ed. by Hazel Newlevant & others. ISBN 9781681485980. pap. $25. COMICS

Cooper, Dave. Mudbite. Fantagraphics. Mar. 2018. 72p. ISBN 9781683960874. $19.99. COMICS

Forsman, Charles. Slasher. Floating World. Jan. 2018. 128p. ISBN 9781942801849. pap. $14.95. SF

Gaffney, David (text) & Dan Berry (illus.). The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head. Top Shelf: IDW. Jan. 2018. 120p. ISBN 9781603094153. pap. $19.99. F DEBUT

**Haven, Eric. Compulsive Comics: Existential Terror! Global Warming! A Vengeful God! Fantagraphics. Feb. 2018. 140p. ISBN 9781683960850. pap. $19.99. GRAPHIC NOVELS

Heshka, Ryan. Mean Girls Club: Pink Dawn. Nobrow. May 2018. 104p. ISBN 9781910620229. $20.95. f

**Ito, Junji. Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories. Viz. Jan. 2018. 392p. ISBN 9781421596938. pap. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781974701261. Rated: T+. HORROR/MANGA

Kutscher, Volker (text) & Arne Jysch (text & illus.). Babylon Berlin. Hard Case Crime/Titan Comics. Feb. 2018. 216p. tr. from German by Ivanka Hahnenberger. ISBN 9781785866357. $24.99. MYS

Porcellino, John. From Lone Mountain. Drawn & Quarterly. Mar. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781770462953. pap. $22.95. literary

Smith, Niki. Crossplay. Iron Circus. May 2018. 144p. ISBN 9781945820144. pap. $15. EROTIC ROMANCE

**Wul, Stefan (text) & Olivier Vatine (text & illus.) & Clem Robins (illus.). Niourk. Dark Horse. Feb. 2018. 176p. tr. from French by Brandon Kander & Diana Schutz. ISBN 9781506703695. $29.99. SF

ART/LIFE ADVICE

**Than, Gavin Aung. Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity. Andrews McMeel. Jan. 2018. 148p. ISBN 9781449487225. pap. $12.99. COMICS

**Willberg, Kriota. Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists & Other Visual Artists. Uncivilized. Apr. 2018. 144p. ISBN 9781941250235. pap. $16.95. COMICS/self-help

Additional Graphic Novels

Irvine, Alex (text) & Tomm Coker & C.P. Smith (illus.). The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America’s National Pastime. Ten Speed: Crown. May 2018. 176p. index. ISBN 9780399578946. pap. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399578953. SPORTS

Major, Caitlin (text) & Kelly Bastow (illus.). Manfried the Man. Quirk. May 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781683690153. pap. $14.99. GRAPHIC NOVELS

MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

DEBUT OF THE MONTH

**Devlin, A.J. Cobra Clutch. NeWest Pr. (“Hammerhead” Jed, Bk. 1). Apr. 2018. 262p. ISBN 9781988732244. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781988732268. M 

CHECK THESE OUT

**Bauer, Belinda. Snap. Atlantic. Jul. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780802127747. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780802165589. THRILLER

Beaufort, Simon. Mind of a Killer. Severn House. (Alec Lonsdale Victorian, Bk. 1). Apr. 2018. 192p. ISBN 9780727887627. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781780109404. M

Burrows, Steve. A Shimmer of Hummingbirds. Point Blank. (Birder Murder, Bk. 4). May 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781786072337. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781786072344. M

Cameron, Stella. Whisper the Dead. Severn House. (Alex Duggins, Bk. 5). Apr. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781780290997. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781780109411. M

Cooper, Ellison. Caged. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781250173836. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250173850. THRILLER DEBUT

French, Nicci. The Day of the Dead. Morrow. (Frieda Klein, Bk. 8). Jul. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780062676702. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062676719. THRILLER

Hezroni, Nir. Last Instructions. St. Martin’s. May 2018. 336p. tr. from Hebrew by Steven Cohen. ISBN 9781250097613. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250097620. THRILLER

Horowitz, Anthony. The Word Is Murder. Harper. Jun. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780062676788. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062676818. M

**John, D.B. Star of the North. Crown. May 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780525573296. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780525573302. THRILLER

King, Stephen. The Outsider. Scribner. May 2018. 576p. ISBN 9781501180989. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781501181016. THRILLER

Mario, Helaine. Dark Rhapsody. Oceanview. Jul. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781608092925. $26.95. THRILLER

The Night of the Flood: A Novel in Stories. Down & Out. Mar. 2018. 318p. ed. by E.A. Aymar & Sarah M. Chen. ISBN 9781946502513. pap. $17.95. M

Pattison, Eliot. Savage Liberty: A Mystery of Revolutionary America. Counterpoint. May 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781619027213. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781619027374. M

**Perry, Anne. Twenty-One Days: A Daniel Pitt Novel. Ballantine. Apr. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780399179884. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780399179891. M

Shepphird, John. Bottom Feeders. Blackstone. Apr. 2018. 238p. ISBN 9781538469200. pap. $16.99. M

**Stage, Zoje. Baby Teeth. St. Martin’s. Jul. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781250170750. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781250170774. THRILLER DEBUT

**Steinhauer, Olen. The Middleman. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781250036179. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250036162. THRILLER

Verdon, John. White River Burning: A Dave Gurney Novel. Counterpoint. Jul. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781640090637. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781640090644. M

Walker, Martin. A Taste for Vengeance. Knopf. Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780525519966. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525519973. M

Whittle, Tina. Necessary Ends. Poisoned Pen. (Tai Randolph, Bk. 6). Apr. 2018. 318p. ISBN 9781464209833. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464209864. M

Cozy Corner

**Cleland, Jane K. Antique Blues. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Josie Prescott Antiques, Bk. 12). Apr. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781250148742. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250148759. M

Sennefelder, Debra. The Uninvited Corpse. Kensington. (Food Blogger, Bk. 1). Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781496715920. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496715951. M

Shelton, Paige. Lost Books and Old Bones. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Scottish Bookshop, Bk. 3). Apr. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781250127792. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250127808. M

Collections & Anthologies

**Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at CrimeFest. Poisoned Pen. Apr. 2018. 366p. ed. by Martin Edwards & Adrian Muller. ISBN 9781464210549. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464210556. M

 

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