Literature

Literature

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin reminisces about young love with Sarah Tomp’s My Best Everything.

Title: My Best Everything

Author: Sarah Tomp

Pages: 241

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-0316324786

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

British mystery and crime writer Ruth Rendell — one of the most prolific authors in the genre, with more than 60 novels — has died at age 85 following a stroke in January, her publisher said in a statement.

"It is with great sadness that the family of author Ruth Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, announce that she passed away in London at 8am on Saturday 2 May, aged 85. The family have requested privacy at this time," Hutchison said in the statement.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

A famous fictional conflict in children's literature has a happier ending. Tomorrow is the day "Harry Potter" fans know as the date of the Battle of Hogwarts. And there is evidence the boy wizard's power might extend beyond the book.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks the King’s killer with Darla Cavannah in author Gary Gusick’s Officer Elvis.

Title: Officer Elvis

Author: Gary Gusick

Pages: 183

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00L0EYO0W

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin searches for answers with the teens in author Susan Juby’s The Truth Commission

Title: The Truth Commission

Author: Susan Juby

Pages: 309

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-0451468772

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks a killer with a troubled teen in Henry Turner’s Ask the Dark.

Title: Ask the Dark

Author: Henry Turner

Pages: 151

Publisher: Clarion Books

ISBN: 978-0544308275

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin loops back through time with author Neal Pollack’s Repeat.

Title: Repeat

Author: Neal Pollack

Pages: 267

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1477821336

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin prepares for the end of everything with a conflicted teenager in Keija Parssinen’s The Unraveling of Mercy Louis.

Title: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis

Author: Keija Parssinen

Pages: 317

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062319098

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin inhabits a dream world with Cynthia Swanson’s The Bookseller.

Title: The Bookseller

Author: Cynthia Swanson

Pages: 336

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062333001

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels the world with a trio of modern-day freaks in Paddy O’Reilly’s The Wonders.

Title: The Wonders

Author: Paddy O’Reilly

Pages: 247

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 978-1476766362

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin meets the residents of a big, bustling African home in E. C. Osondu’s This House Is Not for Sale.

Title: This House Is Not for Sale

Author: E. C. Osondu

Pages: 182

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0061990885

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin dives into the globe-trotting action and suspense of Joakim Zander’s The Swimmer.

Title: The Swimmer

Author: Joakim Zander

Pages: 417

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062337245

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin digs for deep, dark family secrets with a seemingly mild-mannered mom in Maggie Barbieri’s Lies That Bind.

Title: Lies That Bind

Author: Maggie Barbieri

Pages: 323

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250011701

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels back to historic Hollywood with Michael Murphy’s All That Glitters.

Title: All That Glitters

Author: Michael Murphy

Pages: 224

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00LRIXP4C

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the seedy side of high society in Charles Finch’s The Laws of Murder.

Title: The Laws of Murder

Author: Charles Finch

CDs: 8 (9 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427243652

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, explores an extraordinary—and extraordinarily dangerous—new attraction in Matthew Reilly’s The Great Zoo of China.

Title: The Great Zoo of China

Author: Matthew Reilly

Pages: 331

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1476749556

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin stirs up some romance with Betsy St. Amant’s All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes.

Title: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes

Author: Betsy St. Amant

Pages: 305

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 978-0310338451

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin meets a gifted teen who just wants to be normal in Victoria Laurie’s When.

Title: When

Author: Victoria Laurie

Pages: 323

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 978-1484700082

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a dangerous journey with the audio version of Denis Johnson’s The Laughing Monsters.

Title: The Laughing Monsters

Author: Denis Johnson

CDs: 5 (6 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427252272

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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