Read-Alikes for 'The Last House on the Street' by Diane Chamberlain | LibraryReads

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain.

The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain (St. Martin’s), is the top holds title of the week (1/10/22). LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book. 

In the No. 1 New York Times best-selling Chamberlain’s The Last House on the Street, Kayla Carter is mourning the husband who died building their dream house in a North Carolina community as warnings from not one but two older women not to move into the house eventually lead to a story of prejudice and violence that rocked the community a half-century earlier (150,000-copy first printing). —Barbara Hoffert, Friends & Family: Pop Fiction Previews, Jan. 2022, Pt. 1 | Prepub Alert


A Good Neighborhood by Therese Fowler (St. Martin's; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the March 2020 LibraryReads list

“When a local businessman removes several old trees to build a mini-mansion, he isn't seen favorably by his new neighbor Valerie, an ecology professor. When their teenagers begin to secretly date you know it's not going to end well. Told from multiple viewpoints (including the neighborhood chorus), this heart-wrenching novel explores class, race, and what it means to be a good neighbor."—Alissa Williams, Morton Public Library, Morton, IL

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Penguin; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the September 2017 LibraryReads list

Little Fires Everywhere delves into family relationships and what parenthood, either biological or by adoption, means. We follow the members of two families living in the idyllic, perfectly-planned suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio: Mia and Pearl, a mother and daughter living a less traditional lifestyle, moving from town to town every few months, and the Richardsons, the perfect nuclear family in the perfect suburb...until Izzy Richardson burns her family home down. Ng’s superpower is her ability to pull you into her books from the very first sentence!”—Emma DeLooze-Klein, Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood, MO

The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

Appeared on the April 2020 LibraryReads list

“Another fantastic, hard-to-put-down book by Wingate. The story moves back and forth from the post Civil War era where freed slaves are searching for lost family to the modern day South where a struggling new teacher is trying to engage her students. A must read for those who enjoyed Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi or On Agate Hill by Lee Smith.”—Cindy Ritter, Hamilton North Public Library, Cicero, IN

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