Episode 110: #BookExpo 2019 Book Buzz

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In this episode, we talk about all the books we got excited about at BookExpo way back in May. Many are already available for you to buy from your local independent bookstore or borrow from your library! (See episodes 4864758889, and 96 for previous Book Buzz content.)

Links
Publisher Library Marketing Contacts
Diversify Your RA resource list

Bloomsbury
Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (March 2020)
The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss (October 2019)

Graywolf Press
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (November 2019)

Hachette
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews (Hachette Books, October 2019)
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Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton (Grand Central, Already out)
Akin by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown, September 2019)
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (Already out)
Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon (October 2019)
The Vexations by Caitlin Horrocks (Little, Brown, Already out)
The Witches are Coming by Lindy West (Hachette Books, November 2019)
Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke (Little, Brown, September 2019)
Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri (Orbit, November 2019)
The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thompson (Orbit, October 2019)
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter (Orbit, Already out)

Harlequin
Followers by Megan Angelo (Graydon House, January 2020)
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The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox (Graydon House, September 2019)
American Love Story by Adriana Herrera (Carina, October 2019)
Moving Forward:: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America by Karine Jean-Pierre (Hanover Square, November 2019)
The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor (Park Row, Already out)

HarperCollins
The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton (Harper, September 2019)
Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin (Amistad Press, December 2019)
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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Avon, November 2019)
Full Throttle: Stories by Joe Hill (William Morrow, October 2019)
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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Ecco Press, October 2019)

Ingram
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (Grove Press, Already out)
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Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon (Counterpoint, Already out)
How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer (Greystone Books, October 2019)
The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri (Catapult, September 2019)
Deep River by Karl Marlantes (Grove Atlantic, Already out)

Macmillan
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Flatiron, October 2019)
Find Me by André Aciman (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2019)
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler (October 2019)
Me by Elton John (Henry Holt, October 2019)
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Dominicana by Angie Cruz (Flatiron, September 2019)
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz (Tor, September 2019)
High School by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin (MCD, September 2019)
Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Namdev Shahani (Celadon, October 2019)

National Geographic
Almanac 2020 (September 2019)
Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan (Already out) 

New York Review Books
Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones by Daniel Mendelsohn (October 2019)

W. W. Norton
About Us: Essays from the New York Times’ Disability Series (September 2019)
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death by Caitlin Doughty (September 2019)
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (September 2019)
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The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott (Already out)
The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino (November 2019)

Penguin Random
The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America by Karen Abbott (Crown Publishing Group, Already out)
The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames (Viking, Already out)
Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher (Berkley, November 2019)
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World, September 2019)
Recursion by Blake Crouch (Crown Publishing Group, Already out)
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Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory (Berkley, October 2019)
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (Ballantine, Already out)
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, January 2020)
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (Dutton, Already out)
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, Already out)
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Riverhead, September 2019)
Blowout by Rachel Maddow (Crown, October 2019)
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, October 2019)

Quirk Books
The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman (October 2019)
We Are Here Forever by Michelle Gish (Already out)
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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kröger and  Melanie R. Anderson (September 2019)
Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer (Already out)

Simon & Schuster
Right After the Weather by Carol Anshaw (Atria, October 2019)
Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah (Scribner, September 2019)
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria, Already out)
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal (Atria, Already out)
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The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (August 2019)

Soho
Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr (Soho Press, September 2019)
All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil (Soho Teen, Already out) TEEN

Sourcebooks
Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austin (September 2019)
Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict (January 2020)
Pretty Guilty Women by Gina Lamanna (Sourcebooks Landmark, September 2019)
Yale Needs Women by Ann Gardiner Perkins (September 2019)

Sterling
Artificial Intelligence: An Illustrated History by Clifford Pickover (October 2019)
The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes
by Robin Robinson (October 2019)

Workman
Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz (Algonquin, October 2019)
Everywhere You Don’t Belong by Gabriel Bump (February 2020)
Make Noise: A Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling by Eric Nuzum (December 2019)
Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell (October 2019)

Musical Obsessions
Alene: Bach Cello Suites as performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Anna: The fifth movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony

Obsessions
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Shared: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
Anna: A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian, This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Alene: Frankly In Love by David Yoon

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Episode 96: Fall 2018 Book Buzz

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We visited New York City to hear from a variety of publishers about their upcoming titles, and we’re here to share some of our favorites, as well as likely candidates for library collections, against a backdrop of rustling paper! (See episodes 4864, 75, 88, and 89 for previous Book Buzz content.)

List of publisher contacts (subscribe to their newsletters!)

Workman

Sugar Run, Mesha Maren, January 2019
A People’s History of Heaven, Mathangi Subramanian, March 2019
The Book of Humans, Adam Rutherford, March 2019
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Courting Mr. Lincoln, Louis Bayard, April 2019
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone, Felicity McLean, June 2019

Sourcebooks

She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters, Robyn Ryle, March 2019
Slay Like a Mother, Katherine Wintsch, March 2019
Georgette Heyer signature collection, favorite titles, pretty covers
Nightchaser, Amanda Bouchet, January 2019

Sterling

Lettering Alphabets & Artwork, Jay Roeder, April 2019
Love Magick, Cassandra Eason (Protection Magick) April 2019
Black Panther Psychology, Travis Langley and Alex Simmons, June 2019
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How to Houseplant: A Beginner’s Guide to Making and Keeping Plant Friends, Heather Rodino, April 2019

Harlequin/Park Row/Hanover Square/Mira

Beautiful Bad, Annie Ward [Park Row], March 2019
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees, Meredith May [Park Row], April 2019
Here and Now and Then, Mike Chen [Mira], Jan 2019
The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff [Park Row], Feb 2019
The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, Mallory O’Meara [Hanover Square], March 2019

Soho

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The Satapur Moonstone
(Perveen Mistry #2), Sujata Massey, Feb 2019
Lives Laid Away (August Snow #2), Stephen Mack Jones, Jan 2019

Macmillan/Tor

They All Fall Down, Rachel Howzell Hall, April 2019
At The Wolf’s Table, Rosella Postorino, January 2019 [Flatiron]
The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders, Feb 2019
The Lost Man, Jane Harper, Feb 2019
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Miracle Creek, Angie Kim, April 2019

NYRB

Friend of My Youth, Amit Chaudhuri, Feb 2019
Negrophobia: an Urban Parable, Darius James, February 2019

W W Norton

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House of Stone
, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, January 2019
That Time I Loved You: Stories, Carrianne Leung [Liveright], Feb 2019
Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era, March 2019
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, Mary Norris, April 2019
Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, Feb 2019
Ancient Magic: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome, Philip Matyszak, March 2019

HarperCollins

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames, May 2019
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The Kingdom of Copper
, S.A. Chakraborty, January 2019
The Huntress, Kate Quinn, February 2019
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper, February 2019
99 Percent Mine
, Sally Thorne, January 2019

Bloomsbury

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland, DaMaris B. Hill, Jan 2019
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon, Feb 2019
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, T. Kira Madden, March 2019
Holy Lands, Amanda Sthers, January 2019

National Geographic

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt, Kara Cooney, November 2018
All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey, Betsy Mason and Greg Miller, out now

Quirk

Find Momo Across Europe, Andrew Knapp, Feb 2019
Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations That Followed, Kelly Mahon, March 2019
We Are Here Forever, Michelle Gish, July 2019

Ingram

#fashionvictim, Amina Akhtar, Sep 2018 [Crooked Lane Books]
The Atlas of Reds and Blues, Devi S. Laskar, Feb 2019 [Counterpoint]
The Psychology of Time Travel, Kate Mascarenhas, Feb 2019 [Crooked Lane Books]
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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
, Holly Ringland, March 2019

Melville House

The Philosophy of Beards, Thomas S. Gowing, Oct 2018
University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education, Joshua Hunt, October 2018
expanding “Last Interviews” to include women!

Beacon

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History, Pamela D. Toler, Feb 2019
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo, June 2018
Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power, An Ziao Mina, January 2019

Other

The Hundred Wells of Salaga, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Feb 2019
Life of David Hockney, Catherine Cusset, May 2019

Penguin Random House

Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James, Feb 2019
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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
, Anissa Gray, Feb 2019
Lost Roses, Martha Hall Kelly, April 2019
Southern Lady Code, Helen Ellis, April 2019

Hachette

How Long ‘til Black Future Month?: Stories, N.K. Jemisin [Orbit]
Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game, Gemma Clarke, April 2019 [Nation Books]
The Age of Light, Whitney Sharer, February 2019 [Little, Brown]
Dark Sacred Night, Michael Connelly, October 2018 [Grand Central]
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, Pete Souza, out now

Simon & Schuster

Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams, March 2019
I Miss You When I Blink, Mary Laura Philpott, April 2019

Grove Atlantic

The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson, March 2019 [Grove Press]
Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II, James Holland, November 2018
Broken Ground, Val McDermid, December 2018

Restless

The Body Papers: A Memoir, Grace Talusan, April 2019
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The Casket of Time
, Andri Snær Magnason, April 2019

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “The Room Where it  Happens” from Hamilton
Anna: “The Schuyler Sisters” from Hamilton

Obsessions
Anna: Ladies in Suits
Alene: LibraryReads Unconference (Editor’s note: she survived.)

 

 

Episode 88: Spring 2018 Book Buzz Part I

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We’re bringing you our top picks for the fall and early 2019 for you and your library patrons, based on our trips to recent conferences. This is part one of a two-part episode, featuring titles from WW Norton, Simon & Schuster, New York Review Books, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Workman, Macmillan, and Bloomsbury!

Links

Library Journal: Exploring a Rapidly Expanding Podcast Universe

Norton
Ordinary People by Diana Evans (Liveright, September 2018)
How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization by Mary Beard (Liveright, September 2018)
Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food by Ann Hood (December 2018)
Joy Enough: A Memoir by Sarah McColl (Liveright, January 2019)
After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet by Julie Dobrow (October 2018)

Simon & Schuster
The Library Book by Susan Orlean (October 2018)
A Dream Called Home: A Memoir by Reyna Grande (Atria, October 2018)
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Trail of Lightning 
(Book #1 of The Sixth World) by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga Press, June 2018)
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Atria, October 2018)
An Easy Death (Book #1 of Gunnie Rose) by Charlaine Harris (Saga Press, October 2018)
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures by America Ferrera (Gallery Books, September 2018)
Gender: Your Guide by Lee Airton (Adams Media, October 2018)
Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander  Hamilton by Tilar J. Mazzeo (Gallery Books, September 2018)
Josephine Baker’s Last Dance by Sherry Jones (Gallery Books, December 2018)

New York Review Books
Ivory Pearl by Jean-Patrick Manchette (NYRB Classics, May 2018)

HarperCollins
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper, October 2018)
Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards Book I) by Sarah MacLean (Avon, June 2018)
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If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim (William Morrow, August 2018)
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken (Ecco Press, February 2019)
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough (William Morrow, September 2018)
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy (William Morrow, October 2018)
Family Trust by Kathy Wang (William Morrow, October 2018)
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, September 2018)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (September 2018)
The Adventures of Barry & Joe by Adam Reid (February 2019)

Harlequin
Under My Skin by Lisa Unger (Park Row, October 2018)
The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen (Graydon House, October 2018)
I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller (Hanover Square Press, October 2018)
The Secret Language of Cats by Susanne Schotz (Hanover Square Press, November 2018)

Workman
Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr (Algonquin, September 2018)
Handmade Houseplants: Remarkably Realistic Plants You Can Make with Paper by Corrie Beth Hogg, photos by Christine Han (Timber Press, September 2018)
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (Algonquin, November 2018)
The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro (October 2018)
1,000 Books To Read Before You Die by James Mustich (October 2018)

Macmillan
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Trust Me 
by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge, August 2018)
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel & Friends, October 2018)
The Stars Now Unclaimed (The Universe After Volume 1) by Drew Williams (Tor Books, August 2018)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books, February 2019)
The Dead Ringer (Agatha Raisin Mysteries Volume 29) by M. C. Beaton (Minotaur Books, October 2018)
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics by Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore with Veronica Chambers (St. Martin’s Press, October 2018)
The Atlanta Voice: In the City of South Fulton’s justice system, black women hold all the reins
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter (Henry Holt, October 2018)
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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London 
by Christopher Skaife (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 2018)
Twitter: @ravenmaster1
The Other Woman by Sandie Jones (Minotaur Books, August 2018)

Bloomsbury
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson (September 2018)
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The Priory of the Orange Tree
 by Samantha Shannon (February 2019)
The Girl King by Mimi Yu (Bloombsury YA, January 2019)
A Shot in the Dark (A Constable Twitten Mystery) by Lynne Truss (November 2018)

Musical Obsessions
Float On” by Modest Mouse
Forbes Library Staff Spotify Playlists

Obsession
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Killing Eve