Literature

Literature

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins in the emotional journey of Kristin Harmel’s The Life Intended.

Title: The Life Intended

Author: Kristin Harmel

Pagess: 274

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1476754154

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to Florida for author Mickey J. Corrigan’s short romantic whodunit Tequila Dirty.

Title: Tequila Dirty

Author: Mickey J. Corrigan

Pagess: 71

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

AISN: B00NES910U

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Before Google there was — that paragon of accuracy and calm — the librarian. The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — a time capsule from an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions and conundrums.

Here's one salacious example: "I went to a New Year's Eve Party and unexpectedly stayed over. I don't really know the hosts. Ought I to send a thank-you note?" asked a "somewhat uncertain female voice" during a midafternoon telephone call on New Year's Day 1967.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins a pair of science-loving tweens on another treacherous adventure in Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith.

Title: Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage (Nick and Tesla, Book 2)

Author: “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Pagess: 213

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 978-1594746499

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin reflects on the aimlessness of youth with Charles Finch’s The Last Enchantments.

Title: The Last Enchantments

Author: Charles Finch

CDs: 9 (11 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427241382

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

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