Friday, July 11, 2014

July Newsletter

Authors Deborah Harkness, Chris Bohjalian, Jacqueline Winspear, Nick Harkaway, and tons of new books! Find your next great read! Authors Deborah Harkness, Chris Bohjalian, Jacqueline Winspear, Nick Harkaway, and tons of new books! Find your next great read!

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Jacqueline Winspear

The bestselling mystery writer takes a break from her Maisie Dobbs series to pen a stand-alone historical novel, The Care and Management of Lies, set during World War I.


Nick Harkaway

On a radioactive island a middle-aged British sergeant becomes a crime-fighting superhero in Tigerman, a genre-bending adventure from the author of Angelmaker.



Deborah Harkness's Favorite Books with Brainy Heroines

Shout-out to all the bookish women! Try these picks from the fantasy author of The Book of Life, last in the All Souls Trilogy.

Deborah suggests:


Gene Luen Yang's Favorite Superheroes

Just in time for his revival of the Green Turtle in The Shadow Hero, the comic book creator names his top five iconic characters.

Gene suggests:


Chris Bohjalian's Favorite Narrators Who Will Break Your Heart

His new novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, follows the chaos of a nuclear meltdown, and these stirring recs will make you melt down!

Chris suggests:



Celeste Ng

In the literary mystery Everything I Never Told You, a shocked family in 1970s small-town Ohio pieces together clues after Lydia, the favored child, is found dead.



The Hundred-Year House

by Rebecca Makkai (Goodreads Author)

Set on a posh, possibly haunted Illinois estate, this family saga reveals secrets as it moves backward from 1999 to 1900, chronicling the old-money Devohr clan in modern times and during the house's years as an artists' colony.


The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

The famously reclusive To Kill a Mockingbird author has refused interviews for decades, yet in 2001, reporter Marja Mills managed the impossible. She recounts her time spent as Lee's next-door neighbor in this Southern memoir.



by Edan Lepucki (Goodreads Author)

In this postapocalyptic tale, a young couple leaves behind the anarchy of a ravaged Los Angeles and sets off into the relative safety of the wilderness—until an unplanned pregnancy pushes them back toward civilization.


Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Both hailed for his military strategy and infamous for his relentless March to the Sea during the American Civil War, Union general Sherman is profiled in this engrossing biography of his wartime and private lives.


The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

by Mira Jacob (Goodreads Author)

When her neurosurgeon father starts talking to dead relatives, Amina reluctantly returns home to New Mexico to help her mother, stirring up painful memories in this literary exploration of an Indian American family.


Midnight Thief

by Livia Blackburne (Goodreads Author)

Recruited by the Assassins Guild, nimble thief and orphan Kyra trades life on the streets for a high-stakes new job. She crosses paths with a young knight seeking to avenge his best friend's death in this fantasy for teens.




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Want your words to reach millions of people? Goodreads and the ¡POETRY! group have partnered to host an ongoing poetry contest. Join the ¡POETRY! group and vote each month to pick a winner from among the finalists. You can also submit a poem for consideration. Here is our July winner!

Notes From Her Suicidal Bed

Some days, putting metal in the microwave
seems like the best idea. In the morning,

it's easy to forget your dreams.
In the night, too. Not smaller

not faster, never younger nor better.
Burn of Merlot, burn of Chardonnay,

burn of limes. Alkaline. Acidic.
Desperate chalk. The vertical blinds

separated after dusting to reveal
a peek at the Hudson. Through

red brick buildings. Mood music
in the background. The sound of

breaking glass. The color of salt.
These things have nothing to do with grief.

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In which novel is the protagonist murdered in the first chapter?

  1. The Time Traveler's Wife
  2. Atonement
  3. The Lovely Bones


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