Susan G. Baird

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Gone by Midnight

Readers willing to overlook a few flaws will enjoy this graphic mystery.


On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

Tourists headed to Mexico and those interested in the current migrant situation will learn a great deal

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Foodies and those who enjoy mother-daughter sagas will most appreciate.

An Arabian Journey: One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East

Ideal for those interested in Middle Eastern history, current events, or world history, as well as lovers of superlative writing.

A Spark of Light

Turpin's narration enhances the complex story. Picoult herself presents the author's note in which she relates the history of abortion in America, including many statistics, and concludes with her hopes for the future. ["Excellent for book clubs, this should also be considered for discussions in critical thinking and political debate": LJ 10/1/18 starred review of the Ballantine hc.]

Happy Dreams

Recommended for listeners of thoughtful fiction or stories set in China. ["Lacking a strong plot, this meandering tale is not for all readers; however, those seeking light entertainment may find it enjoyable": LJ 11/1/17 review of the AmazonCrossing pb.]

Women in Sunlight

Recommended to listeners who loved Mayes's memoir or novels set in Italy. ["The author…transports us to the scenic and beautiful life in Tuscany where she herself lives. Anyone who has read her other books will want to check this out and enjoy la bella vita": LJ Xpress Reviews 3/23/18 review of the Crown hc.]

The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with America's Finest Writers

This literary travelog is ideal for fans of Bass and the authors he celebrates. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/18.]

White Chrysanthemum

Recommended for fans of historical fiction. ["Bracht humanizes tragedy while highlighting important social issues": LJ 11/15/17 starred review of the Putnam hc.]

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