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54 Miles

A well-researched, powerfully written novel that takes readers into the heart of the civil rights movement in the South, leaving out none of the anguish, uncertainty, and despair felt by so many involved, but also remembering the courage and hope demonstrated by the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marchers.

The Coin

Capitalism, materialism, love, lust, friendship, purity, the natural world, cleanliness, place, and self-image are all explored in this thunderous, lightning-speed, fast-reading tale. Zaher, a Jerusalem-born Palestinian, writes with passion and holds nothing back in her buzzy, strong debut.

Life After Kafka

An affecting book and always slightly to the side, as indeed were all of Kafka’s writings.

Long Island Compromise

Generational trauma has never been so funny as when Brodesser-Akner writes it. This book is a must-read for those who like witty, observational novels, family sagas, and sharp dialogue and characterization.

Final Cut

A stunningly illustrated exploration of alienation, obsession, and the experience of yearning for connection with another human being, particularly when one feels that they are only capable of expressing themselves through art.

Horror for Weenies: Everything You Need To Know About the Films You’re Too Scared To Watch

With horror’s popularity, this accessible, entertaining, and informative book will be in high demand. Pair with 101 Horror Books To Read Before You’re Murdered by Sadie Hartmann to capture a similar vibe for stories in print.

Sacrificial Animals

Pedersen’s debut skillfully balances character and atmosphere. Recommend to readers who like creepy, methodically paced stories that focus on unease, such as the work of Kevin Brockmeier. Also a good pick for those who enjoy tales that use mythology in a revenge plot, like The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones.

Pink Slime

With her eerie and unnervingly probable plot, strong narrative voice, and focus on the small, beautiful moments of life amid disaster, Trías’s (The Rooftop) tale will continue to haunt readers long after they turn the final page. Pair it with other thoughtful and subtle horror stories such as Sealed by Naomi Booth or Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin.

Ladykiller

Debut author Wood has expertly mixed romance with mystery in a novel that leaves more questions than answers. This fast-paced thriller will work well for book clubs and fans of the unreliable narrator trope.

Hope To Die

Inspired by a real-life crime in Australia, the sixth DI Fawley novel (following The Whole Truth) is an intricate, carefully plotted police procedural comparable to the best of Ann Cleeves’s Vera novels or Louise Penny’s mysteries. The mixed media used in the book adds to its appeal.

Talking to Strangers

This latest from best-selling Barton (Local Gone Missing) is a twisty and highly satisfying nail-biter that will have her fans and new readers burning the midnight oil.

Gathering Mist

The sequel to Standing Dead sends Mattie and Robo to a difficult search environment. The story of the search, and the setting, are beautifully developed in a mystery that builds in intensity and suspense. Readers who enjoy Sara Driscoll’s “FBI K-9” books will appreciate the emphasis on search-and-rescue dogs in Mizushima’s series.

Hardly Harmless Drudgery: A 500-Year Pictorial History of the Lexicographic Geniuses, Sciolists, Plagiarists, and Obsessives Who Defined the English Language

Highly recommended for all word lovers curious about the people who codified English vocabulary throughout time.

Business Casual

This final and fourth book in the “Lovelight” series, after Mixed Signals, is a knockout. Keep the entire series stocked to keep up with demand.

If I Stopped Haunting You

This forced-proximity, enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy has plenty of chills and thrills. Readers will stay up late, with all the lights on, to finish Wilkens’s satisfying debut.

Errands & Espionage

In this delightful spy thriller romance from Tschida (Siri, Who Am I??), disrespectful kids and mob bosses alike fall victim to special agent Gabby Greene, a stay-at-home mom with the lethal combination of a dart gun, just-dyed roots, and a minivan. Bad guys beware.

Fall for Him

With strong friendships, a full cast of delightful characters, and a story told from alternating points of view, this enemies-to-lovers and forced-proximity romance from Burke (Fly with Me) explores serious issues such as neurodivergence, alcohol-use disorder, toxic family expectations, forgiveness, and grief, while still being a steamy, humorous, and hopeful read.

The Truth According to Ember

With relatable storylines about identity, family, and self-worth and endearing characters, this steamy rom-com is a strong debut and a must-have for romance collections.

One on One

Harrow’s breathtaking debut delves deep into the raw emotions of grief and the pure beauty of rediscovering joy in an exquisite tale of second chances, featuring an enemies-to-lovers romance.

Amrikan: 125 Recipes from the Indian American Diaspora

Even with other terrific guides on the subject, such as Priya Krishna’s Indian-ish (which is cited in Shah’s bibliography), cooks will not be able to resist this vivaciously written and vibrantly packaged paean to Indian American culinary mashups.

What To Cook When You Don’t Feel like Cooking

Highly approachable and friendly to all skill levels, this book fits the bill for anyone who hesitates to prepare meals; a must-have for time-constrained cooks. Essential for every collection.

Sharks Don’t Sink: Adventures of a Rogue Shark Scientist

Readers certainly do not need to be scientists to enjoy this exceptional, well-written book, but it’s an excellent title for people, especially women and people of color, who are considering a career in marine science. This heartfelt story offers insight into both the stresses and excitement that await them.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

A unique Christie classic is given its due thanks to the engaging talents of veteran radio actor Jones. Broadly recommended and a must-listen for fans of Christie, detective fiction, English manor house mysteries, and Jones’s earlier audio work.

Rangikura: Poems

Tibble’s collection is at once sensual, playful, and contemplative. This can’t-miss audio fairly glows.

The Cemetery of Untold Stories

A haunting novel, layered with stories within stories. Excellent for fans of Ann Dávila Cardinal’s The Storyteller’s Death or those seeking lyrical fiction interwoven with magic and wonder.

The Angel of Indian Lake

If this book and the trilogy are Jones’s love letter to the slasher genre, it could just as easily make other readers fall in love with it too.

Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided

The Little Tramp’s triumphs and shortcomings will captivate listeners who want to know what led to his professional exile from the U.S. during the Red Scare years.

Spectral Evidence: Poems

An intricate and richly varied collection that reveals new insight with every poem that’s read. Pardlo stuns with this relentless examination of race, prejudice, and fear.

Anita de Monte Laughs Last

Readers will be captivated by this piercing work, which questions identity, erasure, and power in elite spaces. A heartbreaking and poignant must-listen.

Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

This compellingly narrated account of unjust and racist educational policies sounds a clarion call for economic restitution and educational reform. A must-listen for those seeking knowledge of educational history and hoping for a more equitable future.

The Human Origins of Beatrice Porter and Other Essential Ghosts

Palmer’s debut features stories within stories, interweaving folklore, family, history, and memory, are set in a world where magic is never far off. A must-listen and an essential purchase everywhere.

Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge

Highly recommended historical suspense featuring an irresistible heroine.

The Warm Hands of Ghosts

The combination of a riveting story and excellent audio narration makes this a must-have for most libraries.

No One Will Come Back For Us: And Other Stories

Genius narration pairs with an excellent collection to create a must-listen audiobook, particularly for fans of John Hornor Jacobs’s A Lush and Seething Hell and Laird Barron’s The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All.

Murder at an Irish Chipper

A deliciously slippery mystery that blends classic genre tropes with modern investigative tools.

Your Utopia: Stories

A genius collection of enticing tales, sure to create more fans for both the author and the narrator.

The Tusks of Extinction

This novel is made for fans of character-driven ecofiction like Lee Mandelo’s Feed Them Silence and Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower.

Orlando

Stevenson’s version of mercurial Orlando deserves a home in any library collection and is sure to draw more listeners to the classics.

Fangirl Down

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a steamy, sporty rom-com about tough choices and second chances. Recommended for fans of Elle Kennedy, Amy Lea, and Chloe Liese.

Cue the Sun!: The Invention of Reality TV

A detailed, engaging focus, interpretation, and historical commentary on the evolution and reception of reality shows. A must-read for social scientists and reality TV aficionados.

The 12-Hour Film Expert: Everything You Need To Know About Movies

This gateway book will deepen readers’ appreciation of milestone movies. A variety of readers, not just film fans, will want to peruse this engaging title.

Another Land of My Body

Leonard has written a work that can and should be savored by a wide range of readers.

Modern Poetry: Poems

A highly recommended volume that can be equally appreciated by dedicated poetry readers and those for whom it might be that rare reading of verse.

Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life on Tour

A must-have for fans and a fitting tribute to an amazing artist.

Prairie Man: My Little House Life & Beyond

Butler adeptly chronicles his trajectory into television, film, and Broadway and as a producer, and he’s candid about his personal and career achievements and missteps. He is as charming a writer as an actor. Fans will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at his life and career.

Wrong Norma

Original, erudite, yet straightforwardly written; highly recommended for poetry enthusiasts.

The Animal Is Chemical

A deeply human book for all readers.

The Heart in Winter

Barry writes like a charm; every sentence sparkles.

Baking in the American South: 200 Recipes and Their Untold Stories (A Definitive Guide to Southern Baking)

Even with other outstanding guides on the subject, like Kelly Fields’s The Good Book of Southern Baking and Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Cooking, Byrn’s wise, winning, and wonderful doorstop dive into the recipes and stories that make up the heart and soul of Southern baking is essential.

The Bean Book: 100 Recipes for Cooking with All Kinds of Beans, from the Rancho Gordo Kitchen

Authoritative, welcoming, and wide-ranging, this is a key title for all collections.

Lonesome for Wilderness: Tracking and Trailing in Forest, Desert, or Your Own Back Yard

A lovely book for nature lovers and for readers interested in wilderness exploration and tracking, filled with both reflection and timeless information.

The Mercy of Gods

Nail-biting suspense makes for an engaging and compulsively readable intro to yet another ambitious series from this writing team.

The Lost Story

Readers will find this an absolutely immersive pleasure to read. Shaffer delivers an unforgettable and nostalgic experience, especially for fans of “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis or fairy-tale retellings.

Full Speed to a Crash Landing

Readers looking for a wild romp of a sci-fi caper story, complete with long games, big plans, wild heists, and epically flirtatious banter, are going to fall in love with Ada Lamarr every bit as much as Agent Rian White does in this first of a projected trilogy from Revis (Museum of Magic). Perfect for fans of Valerie Valdes and Constance Fay.

Time’s Agent

Fans of Carmen Maria Machado will find in this debut novelist a new author to follow every bit as voraciously.

The Price of Redemption

There’s plenty to savor in this first book in the “Tides of Magic” trilogy for fans of Patrick O’Brian’s “Aubrey/Maturin” novels, readers seeking a new fantasy to fill the void left by the end of Naomi Novik’s “Temeraire” series, lovers of Our Flag Means Death, those looking for a less-cozy take on Rebecca Thorne’s Can’t Spell Treason Without Tea, and anyone who’d like to rehash the Napoleonic Wars with a compelling narrative, great characters, swashbuckling derring-do, and epic, heartbreaking betrayals.

Toward Eternity

Hur’s thought-provoking novel will appeal to readers who love gripping metaphysical science fiction, such as Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Memory or Robert J. Sawyer’s Calculating God.

The Moonlight Market

This sometimes unsettling yet consistently delightful fairy tale feels like a marriage of the clever schemes of Trip Galey’s A Market of Dreams and Destiny and the metaphors of Kelly Barnhill’s The Crane Husband.

The Black Bird Oracle

Marked by Harkness’s deft evocations and appreciation of learning, this is a book to treasure. The portentous ending, rife with new story threads and threats, will leave readers hoping that she doesn’t wait another six years to continue the series.

Oh No He Didn’t!: Brilliant Women and the Men Who Took Credit for Their Work

This exceptional book’s stories of plagiarism showcase persistence and the insidious and enduring ways in which sexism informs and shapes the contemporary world. Murphy will motivate readers to challenge stereotypes.

Invisible Labor: The Untold Story of the Cesarean Section

This inciting, empowering book shows the clear need not just to improve women’s access to health care but also to shift the paradigm about the restrictions placed on reproductive rights.

The Language Puzzle: Piecing Together the Six-Million-Year Story of How Words Evolved

A brilliant, generous, expansive, and joyful book about the evolution of language.

Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

This comprehensive, gripping account of WWII’s brutal and deadly air war is highly recommended for military and WWII history buffs as well as those who enjoyed the Apple TV series. Harrowing, fascinating, and insightful.

Bride

A unique take on the star-crossed lovers trope. Listeners who enjoy fun and funny paranormal romances, such as those by Molly Harper, will be delighted with this production.

Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel

A unique and absorbing literary endeavor, skillfully realized in audio.

The Black Box: Writing the Race

Listeners who seek to engage in today’s debates about school curricula, inclusive perspectives on U.S. history, and forming a shared national culture will find this powerfully argued and narrated work an invaluable resource.

The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties

Recommended for all libraries. Sutanto’s third and final installment in the “Aunties” series will surely fill listeners with joy whether they’re fans of the series or just getting started.

Dark Woods, Deep Water

A must-listen for fans of folklore and fantasy with an Eastern European bent. Tense and captivating.

Glitterland

A perfect narrator and a deeply felt romance make this a definitive version of a Hall favorite.

The Survivors of the Clotilda: The Lost Stories of the Last Captives of the American Slave Trade

An intriguing, meticulously researched look at the legacy of the Clotilda with a focus on the descendants’ experiences in postbellum America.

Convergence Problems

A collection of entertaining, thought-provoking speculative fiction that will send listeners searching for Talabi’s other works.

Being Reflected Upon

A rich and bracing visit with one of our best poets; highly recommended.

That Voice: In Search of Ann Drummond-Grant, the Singer Who Shaped My Life

This witty, resonant, beautifully written book will appeal to many, especially readers with musical or artistic aspirations, grappling with understanding who they are and what they are meant to do professionally.

This Great Hemisphere

A stunning and compelling work of social justice speculative fiction from Askaripour (Black Buck).

The Fox Wife

Highly recommended for readers of fantasy mysteries, fans of Elsa Hart’s Jade Dragon Mountain, and anyone who enjoys stories of unreliable narrators where magic is hidden in plain sight. Choo’s (The Night Tiger) latest is magical, lyrical, and utterly compelling.

To & Fro

Like Carol Shields’s Happenstance” and Ali Smith’s How To Be Both, each story mirrors and illuminates the other. Whether readers go “to” or “fro,” the journey is worthwhile, and the novel will enchant.

Parade

Less a story than a meditation on seeing and what is seen, Cusk’s new novel is a work of quiet intensity with an oddly Zen quality to it; it is a book that makes demands, foremost that readers stop looking and finally see.

Sandwich

Women’s fiction readers will gobble this delicious (though at times heartbreaking) sandwich right up.

A Daughter of Fair Verona

Graced with an unforgettable cast of characters that includes the delightfully indefatigable Rosie and written with a cheeky sense of wit and charm Shakespeare would be proud to claim, Dodd’s well-executed launch of her new series is absolutely brilliant.

Cold Case Investigation

Helm (Cold Case Identity) delivers another excellently written novel full of likable characters, with just enough romance and plenty of suspense that will keep readers turning the pages.

The Believer: A Year in the Fly Fishing Life

Sure to become a fishing classic, this delightful book might inspire listeners to head out on their own fishing adventures. Share with those who enjoyed Dylan Tomine’s Headwaters or Malachy Tallack’s Illuminated by Water.

The Divine Christology of the Apostle Paul: Retrospect and Prospect

Informative, challenging and ultimately quite engrossing, this highly recommended title carefully unpacks selected New Testament passages. It reveals new facets and offers insights into profound and depthless truths about Paul and his understanding of who and what Jesus was.

Women Money Power: The Rise and Fall of Economic Equality

This book excels at noting the ways societies undercut women. It’s a must-have that enhances gender studies, business, and sociology collections.

The Cleopatras: The Forgotten Queens of Egypt

Llewellen-Jones’s extensive research on all seven of these intriguing Cleopatras is expertly presented. Highly recommended.

Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss Drugs

This is not a simple book about weight loss. Instead, Hari explores obesity-related medical concerns and the risks of drugs such as Ozempic, all the while peppering the book with anecdotes designed to remind readers that the choices they make about weight loss often have far less to do with the number on the scale than they do with the stories they have been told about their bodies.

House Love: A Joyful Guide to Cleaning, Organizing, and Loving the Home You’re In

Richardson’s playfulness and good humor shine in this book; he makes cleaning fun and provides excellent tips to refresh the whole house.

The Phoenix Bride

Brilliantly narrated by Hardingham and Haynes, this lush historical novel smoothly incorporates complicated topics into a quiet, hopeful tale.

The Briar Club

This powerful, unforgettable historical mystery is for fans of Mary Anna Evans’s Justine Byrne series and stories with strong women characters.

Bury Your Gays

Captivating and creative, Tingle continues breathing new life into old tropes with a gory examination of art and the lives that fuel it.

Copyright: Best Practices for Academic Libraries

An invaluable resource giving librarians the tools to assess copyright issues, risks, and approaches both domestically and internationally.

Cross the Line

Soltani’s debut is perfect for fans of Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive To Survive docuseries and brings a unique subcategory and delightful addition to the sports romance genre.

Triple Sec

Told in three parts and featuring a wide spectrum of LGBTQIA+ characters, including a strong nonbinary love interest, Alexander’s (Second Chances in New Port Stephen) fresh take on the genre is a must-buy for any romance collection.

The Pairing: Special 1st Edition

Lush scenery, well-drawn secondary characters, and believable, grounded conflicts lead to a sweet and satisfying ending for Kit and Theo in McQuiston’s (I Kissed Shara Wheeler) funniest, sexiest novel to date, here in a special edition with painted edges.

Viscount in Love

James’s latest book is a must-read for fans of historical romance.

Frequent Fliers

This sparkling novel is highly recommended for all collections.

Under Your Spell

This excellent, unputdownable adult debut from YA author Wood (Agency for Scandal) is a must-purchase title.

Asunder

This compelling mix of horror, found family, and intricate mythology will appeal to those who loved Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys and The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin.

Daughter of the Merciful Deep

Fans of Penelope’s The Monsters We Defy will be thrilled, while readers of The Deep by Rivers Solomon, In the Shadow of the Fall by Tobi Ogundiran, and The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings will find another novel that sings of hope and magic.

The Runes of Engagement

The collaboration by Buckell (A Stranger in the Citadel) and debuter Klecha is tons of fun and full of geeky references and in-jokes. Will be catnip to readers who love this combination of military SF, alternate history, and fantasy.

A Sorceress Comes To Call

Highly recommended for readers who enjoy reimagined legends.
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