Read-Alikes for ‘Loyalty’ by Lisa Scottoline | LibraryReads

Loyalty by Lisa Scottoline is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Loyalty by Lisa Scottoline (Putnam) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Best-selling thriller writer Scottoline (What Happened to the Bennetts) returns to historical fiction in her latest as she explores the origins of the Sicilian Mafia. Set in 19th-century Palermo, the lives of a lemon grower, a kidnapped boy, an idealistic young lawyer, and a beautiful woman seeking refuge all intertwine in this crime saga that explores love, loyalty, and the consequences of betrayal as corruption grows on the beautiful island of Sicily.—LJ Reviews

The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani (Dutton; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the April 2022 LibraryReads list

“Following the lives of various generations of the Cabrelli family, Trigiani takes readers through the 1920s, World War II, and modern day Italy and Scotland. With descriptive language and well-drawn characters, each generation's story is woven seamlessly into the next."—Janet Makoujy, New City Library, New City, NY

Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim (Ecco: HarperCollins)

Appeared on the December 2021 LibraryReads list

“Hauntingly tragic and beautifully tender, the story of Jade Ahn is interwoven with the fate of Korea in the early 20th century. Jade is apprenticed to a courtesan at a young age, and her friendships there form an unbreakable bond that leads them through multiple tragedies and loves. Recommended for fans of Min Jin Lee and Amy Tan.”—Joy Matteson, Downers Grove Public Library, Downers Grove, IL

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames (Ecco: HarperCollins)

Appeared on the May 2019 LibraryReads list

“The life story of Italian-American Stella Fortuna is told through an interesting conceit: the times she nearly died. We follow her through an impoverished childhood in rural Italy, coming to America as a teenager, and finally wife, mother, and widow in suburban Connecticut."—Celia Morse, Berkley Public Library, Berkley, MA

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