LJ Fiction | Review Alert, February 15, 2018

Hirshberg's amazing mosaic of fact and fiction will hold readers in its grip; another tautly plotted page-turner from Roberts; Kleypas adds to her superb series a witty and delightfully passionate Victorian romance; the final volume in Baker's trilogy wraps up a layered story line with a satisfying imperfect ending
Below is a list of Fiction, Romance, and Sf/Fantasy titles to be reviewed in the February 15, 2018, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Also included are titles recently reviewed as online-only Xpress Reviews. Starred reviews are indicated with **. Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.


**Al-Ramli, Muhsin. The President’s Gardens. MacLehose: Quercus. Mar. 2018. 352p. tr. from Arabic by Luke Leafgren. ISBN 9781635060362. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781635060386. F Bohman, Therese. Eventide. Other. Apr. 2018. 240p. tr. from Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. ISBN 9781590518939. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518946. F Castillo, Elaine. America Is Not the Heart. Viking. Apr. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780735222410. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735222434. F DEBUT Chamoiseau, Patrick. Slave Old Man. New Pr. May 2018. 176p. ISBN 9781620972953. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781620972960. F Church, Elizabeth J. All the Beautiful Girls. Ballantine. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780399181061. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399181078. F Delury, Jane. The Balcony. Little, Brown. Mar. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9780316554671. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316554664. F DEBUT Flanagan, Richard. First Person. Knopf. Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780525520023. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525520030. F **Goenawan, Clarissa. Rainbirds. Soho. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781616958558. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781616958565. F DEBUT Greenfeld, Karl Taro. True. Little A: Amazon. Jun. 2018. 210p. ISBN 9781542046831. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781542046848. F **Hirshberg, David. My Mother’s Son. Fig Tree. May 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781941493229. $23.95. F DEBUT  Johnson, Jane. Court of Lions. Pegasus. Mar. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9781681776552. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777139. F Kawakami, Mieko. Ms Ice Sandwich. Pushkin. Jan. 2018. 96p. tr. from Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai. ISBN 9781782273301. pap. $13.95; ebk. ISBN 9781782273318. F Koelb, Tadzio. Trenton Makes. Doubleday. Mar. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9780385543385. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780385543392. F DEBUT McLaughlin, James A. Bearskin. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780062742797. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062742810. F DEBUT **Miller, Madeline. Circe. Little, Brown. Apr. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780316556347. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316556330. F **Offutt, Chris. Country Dark. Grove. Apr. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9780802127792. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780802146168. F Pagán, Camille. Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties. Lake Union: Amazon. Feb. 2018. 254p. ISBN 9781503949287. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781503936997. $14.95. F Perri, Camille. When Katie Met Cassidy. Putnam. Jun. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9780735212817. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780735212831. F Roberts, Nora. Shelter in Place. St. Martin’s. May 2018. 448p. ISBN 9781250161598. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250161611. F Rosenberg, Charles. The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington. Hanover Square: Harlequin. Jun. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781335200327. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488080579. F **Schami, Rafik. Sophia: Or the Beginning of All Tales. Interlink. Mar. 2018. 462p. tr. fr. German by Monique Arav & John Hannon. ISBN 9781566560313. $20. F Shipman, Viola. The Recipe Box. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781250146779. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250165329. F **Smith, Michael Farris. The Fighter. Little, Brown. Mar. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9780316432344. $26;ebk. ISBN 9780316432337. F Thomson, Rupert. Never Anyone but You. Other. Jun. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781590519134. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590519141. F Tillman, Lynne. Men and Apparitions. Soft Skull. Mar. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9781593766795. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781593766849. F


**Frazier, Charles. Varina. Ecco: HarperCollins. Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780062405982. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062406002. F Gear, William. This Scorched Earth. Forge. Apr. 2018. 704p. ISBN 9780765382368. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466886933. F


Koslow, Sally. Another Side of Paradise. Harper. May 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780062696762. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062696786. F **McNees, Kelly O’Connor. Undiscovered Country. Pegasus. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781681776798. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777276. F Greathead, Kate. Laura & Emma. S. & S. Mar. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781501156601. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501156632. F DEBUT


Rorick, Kate. The Baby Plan. Morrow. May 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780062684417. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062684424. F Wolfson, Brianna. Rosie Colored Glasses. Mira: Harlequin. Feb. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780778330691. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488022890. F DEBUT


Hartov, Steven. The Soul of a Thief. Hanover Square: Harlequin. Apr. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781335144577. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488079443. F McCall Smith, Alexander. The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse. Pantheon. Apr. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781524747534. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524747541. F McConnell, Thomas. The Wooden King. Hub City. May 2018. 328p. ISBN 9781938235375. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781938235368. F DEBUT

Last-Minute Mystery & Suspense

**Colize, Paul. Back Up. Point Blank. Mar. 2018. 400p. tr. from French by Louise Rogers Lalaurie. ISBN 9781786071101. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781786071118. M **Grecian, Alex. The Saint of Wolves and Butchers. Putnam. Apr. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780399176111. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698407275. THRILLER Harrington, Kent. Last Ferry Home. Polis. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781947993099. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781943818860. M


Passion & Peril

**Cole, Alyssa. A Princess in Theory. Avon. (Reluctant Royals, Bk. 1). Mar. 2018. 360p. ISBN 9780062685544. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062685551. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Graham, Heather. A Dangerous Game. Mira: Harlequin. (New York Confidential, Bk. 3). Mar. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780778331209. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488028021. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Heath, Lorraine. Beyond Scandal and Desire. Avon. (Sins for all Seasons, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 369p. ISBN 9780062676009. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062676016. HISTORICAL ROMANCE **Howard, Linda. The Woman Left Behind. Morrow. Mar. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780062419019. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062419033. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE **Kleypas, Lisa. Hello Stranger. Avon. (Ravenels, Bk. 4). Mar. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780062371911. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062371898. HISTORICAL ROMANCE **Rose, Karen. Edge of Darkness. Jove. (Cincinnati, Bk. 4). Feb. 2018. 640p. ISBN 9780399583087. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399583094. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Ryan, Jennifer. Montana Heat: True to You. Avon. (Montana Heat, Bk. 2). Mar. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780062645289. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062645272. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Sala, Sharon. The Color of Love. Sourcebooks Casablanca. (Blessings, Georgia, Bk. 5). Feb. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781492646051. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492646068. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Shalvis, Jill. About That Kiss. Avon. (Heartbreaker Bay, Bk. 5). Feb. 2018. 350p. ISBN 9780062741776. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062741813. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Vale, Maria. The Last Wolf. Sourcebooks Casablanca. (Legend of All Wolves, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 284p. ISBN 9781492661870. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492661887. PARANORMAL ROMANCE DEBUT

Romance as usual

**Burrowes, Grace. A Rogue of Her Own. Forever: Grand Central. (Windham Brides, Bk. 4). Mar. 2018. 379p. ISBN 9781538728918. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781538728925. HISTORICAL ROMANCE **Guhrke, Laura Lee. The Trouble with True Love. Avon. (Dear Lady Truelove, Bk. 2). Feb. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780062469878. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062469885. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Malpas, Jodi Ellen. With This Man. Forever: Grand Central. (This Man, Bk. 4). Mar. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781538745199. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781538745182. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE March, Emily. The First Kiss of Spring. St. Martin’s. (Eternity Springs, Bk. 5). Mar. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781250131706. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250131713. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Sonneborn, Julia. By the Book. Gallery: S. & S. Feb. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781501175183. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501175190. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE DEBUT


DEBUT OF THE MONTH **Windo, Nick Clark. The Feed. Morrow. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780062651853. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062651884. SF DEBUT CHECK THESE OUT Baker, Mishell. Impostor Syndrome. Saga: S. & S. (Arcadia Project, Bk. 3). Mar. 2018. 480p. ISBN 9781481480185. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481451956. FANTASY Barnes, Eric. The City Where We Once Lived. Arcade: Skyhorse. Mar. 2018. 244p. ISBN 9781628728835. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781628728842. SF Blum, Yoav. The Coincidence Makers. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2018. 304p. tr. from Hebrew by Ira Moskowitz. ISBN 9781250146113. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250146137. FANTASY DEBUT Brust, Steven. Good Guys. Tor. Mar. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780765396372. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765396389. FANTASY Casper, Susan. The Red Carnival. Fantastic. Feb. 2018. 246p. ISBN 9781515410331. pap. $14.99. HORROR Dath, Dietmar. The Abolition of Species. DoppleHouse. May 2018. 384p. tr. from German by Samuel P. Willcocks. ISBN 9780998777092. pap. $17.95. FANTASY Gratton, Tessa. The Queens of Innis Lear. Tor. Mar. 2018. 544p. ISBN 9780765392466. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765392480. FANTASY Kress, Nancy. If Tomorrow Comes. Tor. (Yesterday’s Kin, Bk. 2). Mar. 2018. 266p. ISBN 9780765390325. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765390349. SF McIntyre, Angus. The Warrior Within. Tor.com. Mar. 2018. 180p. ISBN 9780765397102. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765397096. SF DEBUT Moon, Elizabeth. Into the Fire. Del Rey: Ballantine. (Vatta’s Peace, Bk. 2). Feb. 2018. 480p. ISBN 9781101887349. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101887356. SF Mott, Jason. The Crossing. Park Row: Harlequin. May 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780778330738. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488023521. SF Myers, Tina LeCount. The Song of All. Night Shade. (Legacy of the Heavens, Bk. 1). Feb. 2018. 452p. ISBN 9781597809429. $25.99; pap. ISBN 9781597809238. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781597806237. FANTASY DEBUT Seiler, Mark Daniel. River’s Child. Homebound. Apr. 2018. 312p. ISBN 9781947003392. pap. $18.95. SF

Collections & Anthologies

**Barnhill, Kelly. Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories. Algonquin. Feb. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781616207977. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616208301. FANTASY Wilson, Daniel H. Guardian Angels & Other Monsters: Stories. Vintage. Mar. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781101972014. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781101972021. SF    

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