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.]

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

Recommended for those interested in this period of history.

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.]

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