Cheryl Youse

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99 Ways To Die

Recommended for mystery/thriller fans, especially those already following the series.

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things To Create Extraordinary Happiness

This thought-provoking work is recommended to fans of Marie Kondo (Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up), those who enjoy self-help books, and anyone who is seeking to renew the spaces in which they live.

Plum Rains

Recommended for those who enjoy dystopian works. ["This quietly thoughtful read sits at the crossroads of literary and speculative fiction and will attract readers of both genres, especially those interested in exploring the consequences of present-day policies and the boundaries of artificial intelligence and human/robotic relationships": LJ 5/15/18 review of the Soho hc.]

The Liar's Girl

This deliciously creepy read is recommended for those who enjoy mysteries. It is appropriate for young adults as well. ["Readers of Paula Hawkins, Tana French, and Ruth Ware will love this exceptionally well-crafted thriller": LJ 1/18 starred review of the Blackstone hc.]

Waco: A Survivor's Story

For those interested, this would be a choice read prior to 25th-anniversary remembrances of the events. ["With the renewed interest in this siege, this book is recommended for public libraries": LJ 10/15/99 review of the PublicAffairs hc.]

Black Tudors: The Untold Story

This book touches on a wide array of subjects and will appeal to listeners interested in race relations or the Tudor period. ["Providing a compelling take on a rarely written about element of Tudor history, this volume is highly recommended for readers interested in a scholarly work on race and African history": LJ 11/1/17 review of the Oneworld hc.]

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

This thoughtful book is an excellent read for anyone concerned about the increasing polarization of America. ["Khan's depiction of his family's loss serves as a poignant reminder of what military families sacrifice in service to their country, which the Khans have done with exemplary stoicism and grace": LJ 10/15/17 review of the Random hc.]

The Fifth Petal

Recommended for fans of Barry and historical fiction and those fascinated with the witchcraft trials of the 1600s. ["Enthusiasts of the author's earlier work and readers interested in the history of witchcraft and the occult will enjoy this return visit to Salem": LJ 10/1/16 review of the Crown hc.]

As Good as Dead: The Daring Escape of American POWS from a Japanese Death Camp

Recommended for those interested in this period of history.

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