LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

Boyd/Kirk take readers behind today's headlines; Kline expertly captures the essence of Wyeth's iconic masterpiece; Santiago's debut ticks all the boxes for a first-rate thriller; Ollmann is an early contender for the best in 2017; Welsh's debut is an inspiring feminist tale perfect for the modern age
Below is a list of Fiction titles to be reviewed in the February 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.


DEBUT OF THE MONTH daysonnydies.jpg11317 **Boyd, M. Simone & Onnie I. Kirk, Jr. The Day Sonny Died. eGenCo. 2016. 216p. ISBN 9781680198287. pap. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9781680198294. CF AMISH CORNER Brunstetter, Wanda E. The Seekers. Shiloh Run. (Amish Cooking Class, BK. 1). Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781624167447. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683221630. CF Fuller, Kathleen. Written in Love. Thomas ­Nelson. (Amish Letters, Bk. 1). Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780718082529. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718082536. CF Gould, Leslie. Amish Weddings. Bethany House. (Neighbors of Lancaster County, Bk. 3). Jan. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780764216947. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441269331. CF Hilton, Laura V. The Amish Wanderer. Whitaker House. Feb. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781629117980. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629117997. CF Liggett, Cathy. The Sisters of Sugarcreek. Tyndale House. Feb. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781496404893. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496418999. CF Woods, Suzanne Fisher. The Newcomer. Revell. (Amish Beginnings, Bk. 2). Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780800727499. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493406043. CF CHECK THESE OUT Addison, Corban. A Harvest of Thorns. Thomas Nelson. Jan. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780718042387. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718042400. CF Alexander, Tamera. A Note Yet Unsung. Bethany House. (Belmont Mansion, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780764206245. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441230942. CF Calvert, Candace. Maybe It’s You. Tyndale House. (Crisis Team, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 425p. ISBN 9781414390369. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496418791. CF Gray, Shelley Shepard. An Uncommon Protector. Zondervan. (Lone Star Hero’s Love Story, Bk. 1). Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780310345428. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718078218. CF Green, Jocelyn. The Mark of the King. Bethany House. Jan. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780764219061. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441231079. CF purgatoryroad.jpg11317MacLaren, Sharlene. Summer on Sunset Ridge. Whitaker House. (Forever Freedom, Bk. 1). Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781629117966. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629117973 . CF **Marasco, Ron. The Dog Who Was There. Thomas Nelson. Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780718083922. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718083946. CF Markert, James. The Angels’ Share. Thomas Nelson. Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780718090227. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718090234. CF **Miller, Carolyn. The Elusive Miss Ellison. Kregel. (Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace, Bk. 1). Feb. 2017. 228p. ISBN 9780825444500. pap. $14.99. CF **Parker, Samuel. Purgatory Road. Baker. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780800727338. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493406029. CF DEBUT Peterson, Tracie & Kimberley Woodhouse. In the Shadow of Denali. Bethany House. (Heart of Alaska, Bk. 1). Jan. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780764219238. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441231048. CF SERIES LINEUP Deering, Julianna. Murder on the Moor. Bethany House. (Drew Farthering, Bk. 5). Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780764218286. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441230966. CF Williamson, Jill. King’s Blood. Bethany House. (Kinsman Chronicles, Bk. 2). Jan. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9780764218316. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441230737. CF


**Berry, Steve. The Lost Order. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 512p. ISBN 9781250056252. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466862623. F **Bitto, Emily. The Strays. Twelve: Grand Central. Jan. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781455537723. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781455537709. F DEBUT Boylan, Jennifer Finney. Long Black Veil. Crown. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780451496324. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780451496348. F **Canty, Kevin. The Underworld. Norton. Mar. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780393293050. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393293067. F Caputo, Philip. Some Rise by Sin. Holt. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781627794749. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781627794756. F Cardoso, Lúcio. Chronicle of the Murdered House. Open Letter. Dec. 2016. 500p. tr. from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa & Robin Patterson. ISBN 9781940953502. pap. $17.95; ebk. ISBN 9781940953519. F **Chaon, Dan. Ill Will. Ballantine. Mar. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9780345476043. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101885345. F missburma.jpg11317Craig, Charmaine. Miss Burma. Grove. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780802126450. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780802189523. F Dunn, Sarah. The Arrangement. Little, Brown. Mar. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780316013598. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316300971. F Firmani, B.G. Time’s a Thief. Doubleday. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780385541862. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541879. F DEBUT **Greenwood, T. The Golden Hour. Kensington. Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780758290571. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780758290588. F **Grodstein, Lauren. Our Short History. Algonquin. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781616206222. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616207182. F **Hamid, Mohsin. Exit West. Riverhead. Mar. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780735212176. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735212183. F Harding, Georgina. The Gun Room. Bloomsbury USA. Nov. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9781632864369. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781632864383. F Hatvany, Amy. It Happens all the Time. Atria. Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781476704456. $26; pap. ISBN 9781501153907. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476704463. F **Heller, Peter. Celine. Knopf. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780451493897. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451493903. F Himes, Julie Lekstrom. Mikhail and Margarita. Europa. Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781609453756. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781609453749. F Hoffman, Cara. Running. S. & S. Feb. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781476757575. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476757599. F **Jordan, Neil. Carnivalesque. Bloomsbury USA. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781632868145. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781408881361. F **Kalfar, Jaroslav. Spaceman of Bohemia. Little, Brown. Mar. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780316273435. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316273404. F DEBUT Kerr, Philip. Prussian Blue. Putnam. Apr. 2017. 544p. ISBN 9780399177057. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698413139. F Kimani, Peter. Dance of the Jakaranda. Akashic. Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781617754968. pap. $15.95. F La Farge, Paul. The Night Ocean. Penguin Pr. Mar. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781101981085. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101981108. F **Love, Melissa Scrivner. Lola. Crown. Mar. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780451496102. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451496126. F DEBUT **Lovett, Charlie. The Lost Book of the Grail. Viking. Mar. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780399562518. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399562525. F Mackintosh, Clare. I See You. Berkley. Feb. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781101988299. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101988312. F Mallery, Susan. A Million Little Things. Mira: Harlequin. Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780778330912. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780778326939. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460396438. F Mina, Denise. The Long Drop. Little, Brown. May 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780316380577. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316380584. F standardgrand.jpg11317Nicorvo, Jay Baron. The Standard Grand. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250108944. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250108951. F DEBUT Rader-Day, Lori. The Day I Died. Morrow. Apr. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780062560292. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062560285. F Ratner, Vaddey. Music of the Ghosts. Touchstone. Apr. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781476795782. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476795805. F Ruskovich, Emily. Idaho. Random. Jan. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780812994049. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812994056. F **Santiago, Mikel. The Last Night at Tremore Beach. Atria. Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781501102240. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501102271. F DEBUT Satyal, Rakesh. No One Can Pronounce My Name. Picador. May 2017. 432p. ISBN 9781250112118. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250112132. F Schlink, Bernhard. The Woman on the Stairs. Knopf. Mar. 2017. 240p. tr. from German by Joyce Hackett & Bradley Schmidt. ISBN 9781101870716. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101870723. F **Statovci, Pajtim. My Cat Yugoslavia. Pantheon. Apr. 2017. 272p. tr. from Finnish by David Hackston. ISBN 9781101871829. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101871836. F Sudjic, Olivia. Sympathy. Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780544836594. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780544836624. F DEBUT **Trasi, Amita. The Color of Our Sky. Morrow. Apr. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780062474070. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062474087. F DEBUT **Ward, Catriona. The Girl from Rawblood. Sourcebooks Landmark. Mar. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781492637424. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492637431. F DEBUT Watts, Stephanie Powell. No One Is Coming To Save Us. Ecco: HarperCollins. Apr. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062472984. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062473004. F **Wilson, Rohan. To Name Those Lost. Europa. Feb. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781609453497. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9781609453619. F Young, Hester. The Shimmering Road. Putnam. Feb. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780399174018. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698190788. F
stolenbeauties.jpg11317PAINTINGS IN FICTION **Albanese, Laurie Lico. Stolen Beauty. Atria. Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781501131981. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501132001. F **Kline, Christina Baker. A Piece of the World. Morrow. Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062356260. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062356284. F
SHORT STORIES Vladislavic, Ivan. The Exploded View. Archipelago. Mar. 2017. 200p. ISBN 9780914671688. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780914671695. SHORT STORIES


Atwood, Margaret (text) & Johnnie Christmas & Tamra Bonvillain (illus.). Angel Catbird: Vol. 2: To Castle Catula. Dark Horse. Feb. 2017. 80p. ISBN 9781506701271. $14.99. FANTASY **Churchland, Marian & Claire Gibson (text) & Sloane Leong & others (illus.). From Under Mountains. Vol. 1. Image. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9781632159441. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781534301238. FANTASY **Dupont, J.M. (text) & Mezzo (illus.). Love in Vain: Robert Johnson, 1911–1938. Faber & Faber. Nov. 2016. 72p. tr. from French by Ivanka Hahnenberger. discog. bibliog. ISBN 9780571328833. $29.95. BIOG worldofedena.jpg11317Khadra, Yasmina & Loïc Dauvillier (text) & Glen Chapron (illus.). The Attack. Firefly. 2016. 152p. tr. from French by Ivanka Hahnenberger. ISBN 9781770857612. $24.95. f Luna, Jonathan & Sarah Vaughn. Alex + Ada: The Complete Collection. Image. Nov. 2016. 376p. ISBN 9781632158697. $49.99; ebk. ISBN 9781534301658. Rated: T+. SF Martin, Alan & Brett Parson. Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank. Titan Comics. Dec. 2016. 128p. ISBN 9781785853562. pap. $14.99. F **Moebius. The World of Edena. Dark Horse. Nov. 2016. 344p. ISBN 9781506702162. $49.99; ebk. ISBN 9781630088064. SF **Ollmann, Joe. The Abominable Mr. Seabrook. Drawn & Quarterly. Jan. 2017. 316p. ISBN 9781770462670. pap. $22.95. LIT Revel, Sandrine. Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo. NBM. (Biographies). Dec. 2016. 136p. ISBN 9781681120652. $25.99. BIOG **Roy, Simon. Habitat. Image. Nov. 2016. 96p. ISBN 9781632158857. pap. $9.99; ebk. ISBN 9781534301450. Rated: M. SF Scott, Mairghread (text) & Kelly Matthews & Nichole Matthews (illus.). Toil and Trouble. Archaia. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9781608868780. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781613985496. LIT Various. Gwan Anthology. Forward Comix. 2016. 216p. ISBN 9780990474760. pap. $25. ANTHOLOGIES We Told You So: Comics as Art. Fantagraphics. Dec. 2016. 652p. ed. by Tom Spurgeon with Michael Dean. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9781606999332. $49.99. COMICS STUDIES


DEBUT OF THE MONTH wagesofsin.jpg11317**Welsh, Kaite. The Wages of Sin. Pegasus Crime. Mar. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781681773322. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681773865. M CHECK THESE OUT Armstrong, Kelley. A Darkness Absolute. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Casey Duncan, Bk. 2). Feb. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781250092175. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250092205. M Brody, Frances. A Death in the Dales: A Kate Shackleton Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781250098825. $23; ebk. ISBN 9781250098849. M Cain, Sarah. One by One: A Danny Ryan Thriller. Crooked Lane. Mar. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781683310877. $25.99. M Cleeves, Ann. The Crow Trap: A Vera Stanhope Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2017. 544p. ISBN 9781250122735. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250122759. M Crombie, Deborah. Garden of Lamentations. Morrow. (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, Bk. 17). Feb. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780062271631. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062271655. M Hinger, Charlotte. Fractured Families: A Lottie Albright Mystery. Poisoned Pen. Mar. 2017. 294p. ISBN 9781464205613. $26.95; pap. ISBN 9781464205637. $15.95. M Hunsicker, Harry. The Devil’s Country. Thomas & Mercer: Amazon. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781503941908. pap. $15.95. M **Khan, Ausma Zehanat. Among the Ruins. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250096739. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250096753. M **Mackay, Malcolm. Every Night I Dream of Hell. Mulholland: Little, Brown. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780316271776. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316271790. M **Obregón, Nicolás. Blue Light Yokohama. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781250110480. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250110497. M Ould, Chris. The Killing Bay: A Faroes Novel. Titan. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781783297061. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781783297078. M COZY CORNER Morton, Mandy. The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency: A Hettie Bagshot Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781250097835. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250097842. M Wallace, Auralee. Snowed in with Murder: An Otter Lake Mystery. St. Martin’s. Feb. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781250077790. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466889958. M
SERIES LINEUP deathbyanyothername.jpg11317Arlen, Tessa. A Death by Any Other Name. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781250101426. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250101433. M Chisholm, P.F. A Clash of Spheres: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery. Poisoned Pen. Apr. 2017. 300p. ISBN 9781464208287. $26.95; pap. ISBN 9781464208300. $15.95. M Dobyns, Stephen. Saratoga Payback: A Charlie Bradshaw Mystery. Blue Rider. Mar. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780399576577. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399576584. M Pattison, Eliot. Skeleton God: An Inspector Shan Tao Yun Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250067623. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466876095. M Tesh, Jane. Baby, Take a Bow. Poisoned Pen. (Grace St., Bk. 5). Apr. 2017. 294p. ISBN 9781464207969. $26.95; pap. ISBN 9781464207983. $15.95. M
ADDITIONAL MYSTERY Haseldine, Jane. Duplicity: A Julia Gooden Mystery. Kensington. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781496704078. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781496704085. M Hillerman, Anne. Song of the Lion: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel. Harper. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780062391902. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062391896. M

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