Tayari Jones Portrays a Complex American Marriage | LibraryReads Author

However engaging her prose, Tayari Jones is not the sort of author who tosses off fiction meant merely for entertainment. After completing Silver Sparrow, an LJ Best Book and NEA Big Read about the two daughters of a bigamist father, she wanted to dig into another timely and topical issue.

Windo’s Debut of the Month, Baker’s Latest “Aracadia” Entry, Newcomers Blum, McIntyre, Myers, Wilson | SF/Fantasy Reviews

This thought-provoking debut shines a speculative light on the subjects of connection, disconnection, and identity; Gratton’s engrossing and magical debut will attract fans of vivid epic fantasies; Wilson’s first story collection highlights imaginative works in which AIs and humans connect, for better or worse

Women of the World: Well-Known and Untold Moments in History

A highly readable collective biography of four women who transformed American life; a fresh presentation of thoughtful political commentary from a historical and feminist perspective; a spirited and courageous young woman is honored with an enlightening biography of her life and troubled times

Love Worth the Risk | Romance Reviews

A Dash of Danger For most readers, there’s nothing like a jolt of jeopardy to spice up a romance and keep the pages turning. It doesn’t have to be a great deal—although it can be—and it doesn’t require special ops agents swarming the story—although it can have that, too.

In Pursuit of Lost History: How a Forgotten Doctor Inspired a Novel

Jody Shields, author of The Winter Station, found the subject of her new novel after she stumbled across a reference to a Russian doctor’s memoir of the 1910–11 Manchurian plague in a medical journal. Both the doctor and the epidemic, which killed 60,000 people, had been lost to history.

Civil War Tales | Fiction Reviews

A narrative approach to the incomplete history of Varina, a lesser known historical figure and wife to a Confederate President with a powerful personality; a vivid telling of life in the times of the American Civil war, told from alternating perspectives, a must for Civil War buffs

Surviving World War II | Fiction Reviews

An enjoyable story for WWII buffs that follows a flawed hero looking for redemption; an exploration of seemingly ordinary lives and human spirit in a tumultuous time; a debut novel filled with drama tells the complicated story of surviving in times of war

Mommy & Me | Fiction Reviews

A debut novel driven by it’s characters tells the story of an unexpected mother and her independent daughter; a comedic take on the ups and downs of becoming a mother; a compelling tearjerker tells the story of a struggling child and loving but incapable mother

Real Life Affairs | Fiction Reviews

A fictional take on the complicated love life of F. Scott Fitzgerald; a richly detailed historical love story illustrating a commonly overlooked romance involving Eleanor Roosevelt

Go Get Your Smock! 9 New Craft/DIY Books

Make miniature foods like tiny one-inch pancakes that are topped with even tinier blueberries; create new twists on traditional granny squares; and soar into outer space with creative astronaut crafts. Crafts for the whole family can be found here