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Language City: The Fight To Preserve Endangered Mother Tongues in New York

An in-depth, fascinating analysis of endangered languages and efforts to preserve them in New York City. Give to readers who enjoyed John McWhorter’s Words on the Move.

I Cheerfully Refuse

This very readable and highly recommended novel’s familiar setting in an unfamiliar future will resonate with all readers.

The Blues Brothers: An Epic Friendship, the Rise of Improv, and the Making of an American Film Classic

Will be popular with fans of pop culture and aficionados of film and TV history, as it not only covers the creation of The Blues Brothers abut also serves as a dual biography of Aykroyd and Belushi.

Night Side of the River: Ghost Stories

These stories bring enough of a chill factor to raise the hairs on the back of the neck as the ghosts use contemporary methods to scare readers. The tales also open a creaking door to empathy for the dead, the living, and the lonely.


Coming from five different countries, the space travelers represent a microcosm of humanity. This is a beautifully written, deeply thoughtful meditation on planet Earth and our place in it.

The Savage Storm: The Battle for Italy 1943

Readers interested in World War II history, especially the Mediterranean campaign, will enjoy this title.

Invisible Woman

Lief’s (“Karin Schaeffer” series) timely novel can occasionally feel like it predictably echoes the news cycle, but the psychological twists make it worth reading and hard to put down. For fans of Chandler Baker’s Whisper Network or Louise O’Neill’s Asking for It.

Past Lying

With an intricate plot, authentic dialogue, rich details, and masterly McDermid twists and turns, this book will delight Pirie fans, existing and new.


A hard-hitting, topical story that fans of Mosley will enjoy.

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