Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, November 2017

Grafton pens the penultimate Y Is for Yesterday; What Happened nudges out Elegy

Historical Mysteries | Fiction Reviews

A well-rounded debut novel that’s reminiscent of Agatha Christie; a debut historical fiction novel filled with glamorous detail to be enjoyed by fans of historical fiction and mysteries.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, December 2017

Lovesay’s exceptional police procedural is packed with imperfect and engaging characters; trippy, nail-biting speculative fiction from Sweterlitsch; fans of Anderson’s first installment of this series will devour this book; D’Salete’s brutal and tragic tales lend context to the ongoing fight for individual liberties worldwide; another riveting read from the unparalleled Chase

Fiction from Ashe and Final Thoughts from Shepard | Xpress Reviews

While immediate truth-telling would have led our protagonists more directly to their happy ever after, this multilayered story would have been the poorer for it; what it was like to have lived in a great mind in its last moments—highly recommended

Fiction from Cassidy, Scotch, and Wright | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for sf fans who enjoy stories in which the protagonists fight against seemingly impossible odds; given Scotch’s popularity among chick lit readers, this title will be popular despite its shortcomings; recommended where gentle romances have pride of place

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

A stellar compilation that upholds the high standards of its predecessors; Maaren’s enchanting debut is for anyone who enjoys stretching their imagination; a gorgeous, unsettling look into the human psyche, richly conceived yet accessible to all; irreverent, zany, and hilarious, this debut romantic comedy for the digital age is a pure delight

Fiction from Beagle, Powers, Quinn, Wynn, and Debuter Mikulencak | Xpress Reviews

For fantasy fans, Beagle should be a staple; Mikulencak’s debut is a haunting study of race relations, compassion, and mystery; this collection should serve as a solid introduction to Powers’s style; Irish crime novelist Quinn is a writer to watch; this volume will be most welcomed by fans of the series

Q&A: Cecilia Gray | SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

In her “Jane Austen Academy” series, Cecilia Gray reimagines the author’s beloved characters and gathered them all into the same boarding school. Lizzie Egmont, counterpart to Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, stars in the series’ first novel, Fall for You, crusading against the school’s new coed policy and butting heads with the supposedly snobbish Dante Braxton.

Israel in Fiction: Celebrate Jewish Book Month with These Titles by Israeli Authors

With the first wave of Israeli writers emerging after the creation of the modern state of Israel in May 1948, these three authors especially helped to shape Israeli literary identity: Aharon Appelfeld, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua.

LJ Talks to Bill McKibben | Debut Spotlight

Bill McKibben’s life’s work has centered on environmentalism and writing. His first nonfiction book, The End of Nature, published in 1989, is widely considered a classic in the field. Now, he’s taking a turn to fiction almost 30 years later with his debut novel, Radio Free Vermont