LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Allende puts a human face on the realities of illegal immigration, broken hearts, courage, and healing; Ellis has written a riveting tale that begs to be read in one sitting; Fans of the Brontës, Charles Dickens, and Victorian gothic fiction will enjoy Politano's well-crafted debut; for fans of offbeat mysteries, Fowler's long-running series continues to offer some of the best reading; Ata's artistry can help readers understand how living with illness changes everything; another stunning achievement from an author who seems to produce only stunning achievements
Below is a list of Christian Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novels, and Mystery titles to be reviewed in the November 1, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. 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. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: For upcoming roundups, LJ is seeking winter 2018 basketball and spring 2018 baseball books. Please include with submissions author, title, publisher, pub date, page count, ISBN, price, and formats available (print, ebook). The deadline is November 27. Questions: email Stephanie Sendaula, ssenduala@mediasourceinc.com


Amish Corner Cameron, Barbara. Seeds of Hope. Gilead. (Harvest of Hope, Bk. 1). Jan. 2018. 275p. ISBN 9781683700555. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683700562. CF Clipston, Amy. Amish Sweethearts: Four Novellas. Zondervan. Jan. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780718091156. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718091163. CF Clipston, Amy. A Place at Our Table. Zondervan. (Amish Homestead, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780310349013. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780310349037. CF Hilton, Laura V. Love by the Numbers. Whitaker House. Feb. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781629119328. pap. $13.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629119335. CF Irvin, Kelly. Beneath the Summer Sun. Zondervan. (Every Amish Season, Bk. 2). Jan. 2018. 386p. ISBN 9780310348085. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780310348108. CF Check These Out Coble, Colleen. The View from Rainshadow Bay. Thomas Nelson. (Lavender Tides, Bk. 1). Jan. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780718085766. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718085773. CF **Gohlke, Cathy. Until We Find Home. Tyndale House. Jan. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781496410962. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496427670. CF Hannon, Irene. Dangerous Illusions. Revell. (Code of Honor, Bk. 1). Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780800727673. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493411016. CF Hunter, Denise. Blue Ridge Sunrise. Thomas Nelson. (Blue Ridge Romance, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780718090500. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718090517. CF Joubert, Irma. The Crooked Path. Thomas Nelson. Nov. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780718098179. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718098186. CF Kingsbury, Karen. In This Moment. Howard. (Baxter Family, Bk. 2). Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781451687620. pap. $23.99; ebk. ISBN 9781451687644. CF **Markert, James. All Things Bright and Strange. Thomas Nelson. Jan. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780718090289. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718090258. CF **Putman, Cara. Imperfect Justice. Thomas Nelson. (Hidden Justice, Bk. 2) Dec. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780718083489. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718083502. CF Thomas, Sarah Loudin. The Sound of Rain. Bethany House. Nov. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780764219610. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493411962. CF Wright, Jaime Jo. The House on Foster Hill. Bethany House. Dec. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780764230288. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493411986. CF
SERIES LINEUP Locke, Thomas. Renegades. Revell. (Recruits, Bk. 2). Nov. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780800727901. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493411771. CF Peterson, Tracie & Kimberley Woodhouse. Out of the Ashes. Bethany House. (Heart of Alaska, Bk. 2). Jan. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780764219245. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493413607. CF Turano, Jen. Out of the Ordinary. Bethany House. (Apart from the Crowd, Bk. 2). Nov. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780764217951. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493411979. CF White, Roseanna M. A Song Unheard. Bethany House. (Shadows over England, Bk. 2). Jan. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780764219276. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493412433. CF


Allende, Isabel. In the Midst of Winter. Atria. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781501178139. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781501178153. F **Banville, John. Mrs. Osmond. Knopf. Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780451493422. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451493439. F Bunn, Davis. Firefly Cove. Kensington. Dec. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781496708328. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496708342. F De los Santos, Marisa. I’ll Be Your Blue Sky. Morrow. Mar. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780062431936. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062431950. F Ellis, Karen. A Map of the Dark. Mulholland: Little, Brown. Jan. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780316505666. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316505673. F **Halasa, Malu. Mother of All Pigs. Unnamed. Nov. 2017. 259p. ISBN 9781944700348. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781944700355. F DEBUT Jia Pingwa. Happy Dreams. AmazonCrossing. Oct. 2017. 492p. tr. from Chinese by Nicky Harman. ISBN 9781611097429. pap. $14.95. F Helgason, Hallgrímur. Woman at 1,000 Degrees. Algonquin. Jan. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781616206239. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616207717. F Kadare, Ismail. A Girl in Exile: Requiem for Linda B. Counterpoint. Jan. 2018. 192p. tr. from Albanian by John Hodgson. ISBN 9781619029163. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781619029187. F Kent, Christobel. The Day She Disappeared. Sarah Crichton: Farrar. Mar. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780374279554. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780374717957. F **Lynch, Christina. The Italian Party. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781250147837. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250147844. F **Mortimer, Ian. The Outcasts of Time. Pegasus. Jan. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781681776163. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681776897. F **Mukherjee, Neel. A State of Freedom. Norton. Jan. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780393292909. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393292916. F Nathan, Amy Sue. Left to Chance. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250091116. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250091123. F **Ólafsdottir, Audur Ava. Hotel Silence. Black Cat. Feb. 2018. 288p. tr. from Icelandic by Brian FitzGibbon. ISBN 9780802127501. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780802165596. F Quinn, Anthony. Freya. Europa. Nov. 2017. 560p. ISBN 9781609454159. pap. $19; ebk. ISBN 9781609454166. F Saadawi, Ahmed. Frankenstein in Baghdad. Penguin. Jan. 2018. 288p. tr. from Arabic by Jonathan Wright. ISBN 9780143128793. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780143128809. F Schaffhausen, Joanna. The Vanishing Season. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Dec. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250126047. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250126054. F Shafak, Elif. Three Daughters of Eve. Bloomsbury USA. Dec. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781632869951. $27. F Silber, Joan. Improvement. Counterpoint. Nov. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781619029606. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781619029712. F **Smith, Gregory Blake. The Maze at Windermere. Viking. Jan. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780735221925. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735221949. F Ulysse, Katia D. Mouths Don’t Speak. Akashic. Jan. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781617755927. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617756047. F Yates, Christopher J. Grist Mill Road. Picador. Jan. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781250150288. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250150318. F PREP SCHOOL FICTION Bausch, Robert. In the Fall They Come Back. Bloomsbury USA. Dec. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781632864000. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781632864024. F Sullivan, Corinne. Indecent. Wednesday. Mar. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781250147073. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250147097. F TROUBLED VETS **Child, Lee. The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel. Delacorte. Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780399593482. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399593499. F Graham, Heather & Chad Michael Murray. American Drifter. Forge. Nov. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780765374875. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466843455. F Petrie, Nick. Light It Up. Putnam. Jan. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780399575631. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399575648. F


The First Wave Appelfeld, Aharon. The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping. Schocken. 2017. 304p. tr. from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green. ISBN 9780805243192. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780805243208. F Oz, Amos. Judas. Houghton Harcourt. 2016. 320p. tr. from Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. ISBN 9780544464049. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780544547452. F Yehoshua, A.B. The Extra. Houghton Harcourt. 2016. 286p. tr. from Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman. ISBN 9780544609709. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780544715936. F Second Generation Grossman, David. A Horse Walks into a Bar. Knopf. 2017. 208p. tr. from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen. ISBN 9780451493972; ebk. ISBN 9780451493989. F. Shalev, Meir. Two She-Bears. Schocken. 2016. 320p. tr. from Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman. ISBN 9780805243291. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780805243307. F New Voices Rabinyan, Dorit. All the Rivers. Random. 2017. 288p. tr. from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen. ISBN 9780375508295. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781588361868. F Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet. Waking Lions. Little, Brown. 2017. 352p. tr. from Hebrew by Sondra Silverston. ISBN 9780316395434. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316395403. F Israel Abroad Namdar, Reuven. The Ruined House. Harper. Nov. 2017. 528p. tr. from Hebrew by Azzan Yadin-Isrel. ISBN 9780062467492. $29.99; ebk ISBN 9780062467508. F


Lipomi, Deena. Sisters Don’t Tell. Deena Lipomi. 2014. 177p. ebk. ISBN 9780989602426. Smith, Jacqueline E. Boy Band. Wind Trail. (Boy Band, Bk. 1). 2015. 206p. ebk. ISBN N/A. Makansi, K. The Harvest. Layla Dog. (Seeds Trilogy, Bk. 3). 2016. 252p. ebk. ISBN 9780989867191. Cross, Katie. Antebellum Awakening. Antebellum. (Network, Bk. 2). 2014. 304p. ebk. ISBN 9780991531943. Gray, Cecilia. Fall for You. Gray Life. (Jane Austen Academy). 2014. 214p. ebk. ISBN 9781938268007. Walls, Shawna. Thunderstone. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2013. 252p. ebk. ISBN N/A. Makansi, K. The Reaping. Layla Dog. (Seeds Trilogy, Bk. 2). 2014. 306p. ebk. ISBN N/A. Taylor, Rebecca. Ascendant. Ophelia House. (Ascendant Trilogy, Bk. 1). 2015. 452p. ebk. ISBN N/A. Quinn, Susan. Open Minds. CreateSpace: Amazon. (Mindjack, Bk. 1). 2011. 342p. ebk. ISBN 9780988267015. Ching, G.P. Grounded. Carpe Luna. (Grounded Trilogy, Bk. 1). 2014. 358p. ebk. ISBN 9780985236755.


Ata, Iasmin Omar. Mis(h)adra. Gallery 13: S. & S. Oct. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781501162107. $25. F DEBUT Chabouté, Christophe. Park Bench. Gallery 13: S. & S. Sept. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781501154027. pap. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501154034. F **Chatterjee, Pratap (text) & Khalil (illus.). Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Mass Surveillance, and Drone Warfare. Holt: Metropolitan. Oct. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781627793551. pap. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781250196347. CURRENT AFFAIRS **Fletcher, Brenden & others. Motor Crush. Vol. 1. Image: Crown. Jun. 2017. 136p. ISBN 9781534301894. pap. $9.99. Rated: Teen Plus. F Gibson, William with Michael St. John Smith (text) & Butch Guice & others (illus.). William Gibson’s Archangel. IDW. Oct. 2017. 144p. ISBN 9781631408755. $24.99. SF Karasik, Paul & Mark Newgarden. How To Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels. Fantagraphics. Oct. 2017. 276p. ISBN 9781606993613. pap. $29.99. comics Kleist, Reinhard. Mercy on Me. SelfMadeHero. Sept. 2017. 328p. tr. from German by Michael Waaler. ISBN 9781910593363. pap. $22.99. BIOG Lovecraft, H.P.  (text) & Gou Tanabe (text & illus.). H.P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories. Dark Horse. Jul. 2017. 184p. ed. by Carl Gustav Horn. tr. from Japanese by Zack Davisson. ISBN 9781506703121. pap. $12.99. HORROR **McKenna, Aline Brosh (text) & Ramón K. Pérez & Irma Kniivila (illus.). Jane. Archaia. Sept. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781608869817. $24.99. F Neely, Tom & Friends. Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever: The Completely Ridiculous Edition. Microcosm. Sept. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781621068402. pap. $25.95. GRAPHIC NOVELS Remnant, Joseph. Cartoon Clouds. Fantagraphics. Sept. 2017. 160p. ISBN 9781606999394. $22.99. F NEW YORK STORIES Chast, Roz. Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York. Bloomsbury. Oct. 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781620403211. $28. MEMOIR Sacco, Kevin. Josephine. Slave Labor Graphics. Aug. 2017. 132p. ISBN 9781593622862. pap. $12.95. F


Pick of the Month

**Johnson, Jeff. Deadbomb Bingo Ray. Turner. Nov. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781683367253. $29.95; ISBN 9781683367246. pap. $16.95 M

Check These Out

Batten, Jack. Booking In: A Crang Mystery. Dundurn. Dec. 2017. 328p. ISBN 9781459736917. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781459736931. M **Fowler, Christopher. Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery. Bantam. Dec. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9781101887066. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101887073. M Jennings, Maureen. Let Darkness Bury the Dead: A Murdoch Mystery. McClelland & Stewart. Nov. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780771050589. pap. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9780771050596. M Kincheloe, Jennifer. The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery. Seventh St: Prometheus. Nov. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781633883635. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633883642. M **MacKenzie, A.J. The Body on the Doorstep. Bonnier Zaffre. (Hardcastle & Chaytor, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781785761201. pap. $12.95; ebk. ISBN 9781785761218. M

Cozy Corner

**Burns, V.M. The Plot Is Murder: A Mystery Bookshop Mystery. Kensington. Nov. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781496711816. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496711823. M DEBUT Duncan, Elizabeth J. Much Ado About Murder: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery. Crooked Lane. Nov. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781683313250. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683313267. M Simon, Misty. Cremains of the Day: A Tallie Graver Mystery. Kensington. Oct. 2017. 250p. ISBN 9781496712219. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496712226. M

Series Lineup

Edwards, Megan. Full Service Blonde: A Copper Black Mystery. Imbrifex. Nov. 2017. 306p. ISBN 9781945501005. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781945501098. M Harlick, R.J. Purple Palette for Murder: A Meg Harris Mystery. Dundurn. Nov. 2017. 392p. ISBN 9781459738652. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781459738676. M Havill, Steven. Easy Errors. Poisoned Pen. (Posadas County, Bk. 22). Nov. 2017. 262p. ISBN 9781464209222. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464209253. M Lehane, Con. Murder in the Manuscript Room: A 42nd Street Library Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250069993. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466879898. M Smith, Carrie. Unholy City: A Claire Codella Mystery. Crooked Lane.  Nov. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781683313298. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683313304. M Tyson, Wendy. Seeds of Revenge: A Greenhouse Mystery. Henery. Nov. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781635112757. pap. $15.95. M

Additional Mystery

Blaedel, Sara. The Undertaker’s Daughter. Grand Central. Feb. 2018. 336p. tr. from Danish by Mark Kline. ISBN 9781455541119. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781455541096. M  

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