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We’re looking forward to the long Memorial Day weekend & we hope you are, too. Bonus reading time! There’s one book we’ve been saving for this perfect time: THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross.
This riveting historical thriller has an interesting twist—a U.S. intelligence officer must sneak into Auschwitz and escape with a physics professor who happens to be the one man who has knowledge that could end the war.
Check out these rave reviews:
“Gross knows how to ratchet up the suspense to an emotional finale. I’m still shaking.” — Otto Penzler, Mysterious Bookshop
“Definitely one of the reads of the year.” — Robin Agnew, Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookstore
“The personal outrage powering the narrative drives Gross deep into each character portrayed to create an immersive experience.” — Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
“One of the most compelling thrillers I’ve read in a long, long while. Gripping, chilling and charged with emotion. A brilliant tour-de-force.” — Peter James
“THE ONE MAN blew me away, the book of Andrew Gross’s career—unbearably suspenseful at times, heartbreaking and inspiring, surprising to the last page. It’s magnificent.” — Joseph Finder
“A haunting and thrilling tale of World War II, a masterful blend of family and duty laced with heroism, and characters that are intriguing and richly drawn. Andrew Gross’s best book, bar none. You must read it!” — Steve Berry
We want you to enjoy THE ONE MAN t00, so we’re giving away ARCs to adult librarians currently employed in the U.S.!*
To request a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your library-issued email account with the subject line “One Man” and make sure to include your library’s mailing address.
June is Pride Month and we’re celebrating with an e-Book sale on select LGBTQ titles!
Running May 30 through July 4, nearly 20 e-Books will be discounted 30% off (with our regular lending terms), including these acclaimed & award-winning titles:
A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Michael Cunningham
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH by Joan Schenkar
THE CRUEL EVER AFTER by Ellen Hart
AND THE BAND PLAYED ON by Randy Shilts
Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.
WARNING: Kirkus says these four books might keep YOU up past your bedtime, too!
TRAIL OF ECHOES by Rachel Howzell Hall
“The third and best of a finely wrought series that gives voice to a rare figure in crime fiction: a highly complex, fully imagined black female detective.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan
A May 2016 Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! “Vaultingly ambitious, thrillingly well-written, charged with moral fervor and rueful compassion. How will this dazzling writer astonish us next time?” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove
Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday!
THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews
A June 2016 Indie Next pick! Riley Griggs’s island home on Belle Isle, NC is being foreclosed, and to make matters worse, her husband has vanished. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. “Andrews’ novels are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception.” — Booklist
THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary
“Leary writes about nutty, pedigreed New Englanders in this noirish comedy in which financial wrangling and emotional secrets are kept under wraps within a well-born Connecticut family until the arrival of an interloper from west of the Rockies. In this deeply satisfying novel about how unknowable people can be, intrigue builds with glass shards of dark humor toward an ending that is far from comic.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove
Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the August 2016* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due June 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
In the 12th book in Penny’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, Inspector Armand Gamache has come out of retirement to head up the Sûreté academy. He’s not there long when one of the most despised professors ends up murdered and everyone comes under suspicion, including Gamache. “This complex novel deals with universal themes of compassion, weakness in the face of temptation, forgiveness, and the danger of falling into despair and cynicism over apparently insurmountable evils.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
To their neighbors and friends newlyweds Jack and Grace Angel seem to have the perfect marriage. They are wealthy, charming and elegant—and never apart. Is it the perfect marriage or the perfect lie? “Wow! This book will be huge! I can see the comparisons to GONE GIRL, but it is leaps and bounds better.” — Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library (CA)
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
In this riveting historical thriller with a twist, a US intelligence officer must sneak into Auschwitz and escape with a physics professor who happens to be the one man with knowledge that could end the war.
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood
A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. “A powerful and rewarding story that dares to imagine what would happen if Sons of Anarchy met Romeo & Juliet.” — Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library (MO)
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Kick off the weekend with these multi-starred nonfiction books!
CONSEQUENCE by Eric Fair
A B&N Winter 2016 Discover Great New Writers pick! “In this harrowing memoir, Fair, an interrogator at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, expands on his 2007 Washington Post editorial, in which he countered the claim that detainee abuse was a rare, isolated phenomenon. Fair is a gifted writer, and his capacity for self-examination makes this work both deeply insightful and moving. ” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A startling debut from a haunted individual who wishes he had left Iraq earlier ‘with my soul intact.’” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE GLAMOUR OF STRANGENESS: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic by Jamie James
A PW Best Summer Books of 2016 pick! “In this exciting book, novelist and critic James examines six artists (and many interesting secondary figures) whose travels allowed them to find inspiration and belonging far from their homelands in locations across the globe. [THE GLAMOUR OF STRANGENESS] is a sharp, thought-provoking contribution to the ongoing conversation about transculturation.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[A] richly detailed, absorbing cultural history… Abundant primary sources inform James’ sharply drawn, sympathetic portraits.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Sorry we missed y’all at #ewgcya earlier this week, but we loved seeing some of you at School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog.
We’re especially happy that some of our favorite YA titles of the year are available this month for you to put in the hot little hands of your patrons!
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
IT’S FINALLY HERE! Two starred reviews for Meredith Russo’s hugely important transgender romance. “Russo has written a story that many trans teens—and adults—have been wanting: a sweet, believable romance that stokes the fires of hope without devolving into saccharine perfection or horrific tragedy. Above all, this is a necessary, universal story about feeling different and enduring prejudices, and it’s full of love, hope, engaging writing, and truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
SUMMER DAYS & SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins
***FOUR STARRED REVIEWS!!!*** ‘Scuse us while we swoon over these twelve romantic summer stories by bestselling young adult authors, including Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, and Veronica Roth! “These big-name authors deliver a collection that scorches as surely as any day in the sun.” — Booklist, starred review
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU by Lily Anderson
Stephanie Perkins meets 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU in this fresh, romantic debut young adult novel loosely based on Much Ado About Nothing. “Readers familiar with Shakespeare will enjoy Anderson’s riffs on the original’s plot points as Trixie and Ben get their nerdily-ever-after ending.” — Publishers Weekly
INVISION by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Chronicles of Nick #7)
It’s not easy being the heir of a demon overlord, but Nick Gautier is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. Instead he has to battle the demons within that are far deadlier and more treacherous than any he’s battled before—oh, and his arch nemesis who’s back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger for Armageddon.