EarlyWord GalleyChat, #ewgc, March, 2022 -- Titles discussed, by pub. date
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PUB DATES are as of March, 8, 2022, according to Edelweiss. Some may change.
DRC = Digital review copies, also called "digital ARCs". Unless otherwise noted in comments, all titles are available from Edelweiss and may also be on NetGalley
Diversity = by or about people from under-represented communities
HEATING UP = growing enthusiasm
HOT = has come up many times. Multiple chatters have read and loved.
Interest = One or more GalleyChatters are interested in reading
LMR = Library Marketing Rep recommendation
LR Deadline = LibraryReads voting deadline,
Multiple "Much Love" on Edelweiss = Titles that are getting a significant number of "Much Love" designations on Edelweiss, even though they are not yet "HOT" or "Heating up" among GalleyChatters
NO DRC = Digital Review Copy not yet listed
New = first time title has been mentioned on GalleyChat
PAST DUE = Library Reads voting deadline has passed
Bisac Category Description
Publisher Name
Format Description
EANList PricePubDatePrint RunNewDiversity
LR Votes Due
Fiction / Family Life
Pari, Susanne
In the Time of Our History
PRH/Random House
A John Scognamiglio Book
Trade Paperback
Jennifer Dayton @jenniferdayton, "A book that will totally make my top 10 of 2022 is IN THE TIME OF OUR HISTORY by Susanne Pari. Persian family in exile not only in body but in spirit. This is wonderful. Run don't walk to download this one. Also that cover art." -- JW Bookworm@jwbookworm. "Completely agree! Those women.." -- Jennifer Dayton @jenniferdayton, "I loved how they found ways to circumvent the Patriarchy to find their happiness. Seriously wonderful characters."
Fiction / Biographical
Mujica, Bárbara
Miss del RíoHarperCollins
Graydon House
No DRC as of 3/8/22 -- Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, "…thrilled to see MISS DEL RIO by Barbara Mujica--biographical fiction about Dolores del Rio, one of Hollywood's first Latina stars."
Fiction / Women
Greenwood, T.
Such a Pretty Girl
PRH/Random House
Trade Paperback
Vicki Nesting @VNesting, "Loved SUCH A PRETTY GIRL by T. Greenwood, a compelling and sensitively written story of a negligent, self-serving mother and a young girl forced to grow up fast, of surviving childhood and moving beyond a painful past." -- LMR, vida @BookOfVida, "I loved this one too! And as much as it makes me feel old, I'm convinced 1970s-set stories will be the next big trend in historical fiction."
Fiction / Literary
Irving, John
The Last Chairlift
Simon & Schuster
No DRC as of 3/8/22 -- Janet Schneider @janet_schneider, "John. Irving. So excited about THE LAST CHAIRLIFT this October. Set partly in an Aspen ski resort, drama ensues when the past resurfaces."
Fiction / Crime
de Castrique, Mark
Secret LivesSourcebooks
Poisoned Pen Press
Trade Paperback
Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "Ethel Crestwater is used to being underestimated by people who should know better. She also enjoys being a pain in the ass. SECRET LIVES by @markdecastrique is a fast paced, twisty story about greed & cryptocurrency, perfect for fans of Richard Osman."
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
Kowal, Mary Robinette
The Spare Man
MacmillanTor Books
Trade Paperback
Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "…my most recent read. THE SPARE MAN by Mary Robinette Kowal - Nick and Nora in space and I was totally there for it all. Can't wait to see what the cover will look like. Hope it's the start of a series!" Hardcover, 9781250829153, 1250829151
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Anderson, LilyBig BadHachette
Hyperion Avenue
Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, " been re-watching Buffy. So I'm very very excited for BIG BAD by Lily Anderson. Alternate reality version of Buffy where the villains (so many favs from the show!) are in charge. Being published for adult market." -- Jules @jmgeduld, "There a nonfiction out later this month- INTO EVERY GENERATION A SLAYER IS BORN: HOW BUFFY STAKED OUR HEARTS by Evan Ross Katz."[9780306826689]
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Reid, IainWe SpreadS&S
Gallery/Scout Press
Robin B @robinsbooks, "Speaking of creepy, no one does a good mind-bending tingler like Iain Reid (author of I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS). His next book, WE SPREAD, is now available as a DRC"
Fiction / Women
Allen, Sarah Addison
Other BirdsMacmillan
St. Martin's Press
Hardcover with dust jacket
Vicki Rock @VickiRock11, "I am reading and enjoying OTHER BIRDS by Sarah Addison Allen. Light magical realism. "
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Chupeco, Rin
Silver Under Nightfall
Gallery / Saga Press
Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "You want me to talk more about vampires you say?! I just downloaded SILVER UNDER NIGHTFALL by Rin Chupeco which seems to be everything I want. 'gothic epic fantasy full of court intrigue, queer romance, and terrifying monsters' Hells yeah."
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Muir, Tamsyn
Nona the Ninth
Hardcover with dust jacket
No DRC as of March 8, Multiple "Much Love" on Edelweiss -- Joe_Jones @Joe_Jones, "Making my monthly plea for galleys of NONA THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir to be available! I can't remember being this anxious waiting for the next book in a series!"
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Rue, Gretchen
Steeped to Death
PRH/Random House
Crooked Lane Books
DRC, NetGalley -- Antiquarian Librarian @kellywellread, "Not out for a while, but I've got my eye on STEEPED TO DEATH, Witches' Brew Mystery #1 by Gretchen Rue @crookedlanebks coming in September - 'small town chicanery, with a hint of the supernatural' 'and a cat named Bob. Yes, please." -- FEB, Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "Do you ever read a book description and think, "was this written for me?" Rachel felt that reading about STEEPED TO DEATH, a new cozy by @sierradean. 'Magical tea...Victorian mansion, her bookshop/tea store...and one very chubby orange cat named Bob.' " -- Strong interest.
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Feeney, AliceDaisy DarkerMacmillanFlatiron Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Robin B @robinsbooks, "on my round-up of forthcoming psych/suspense" -- FEB, Annette Jones @ZenLibrarian, "Love the twisty turns and shocking conclusion in the claustrophobic DAISY DARKER by Alice Feeney! Give me a desolate mansion on a Cornwall island with no escape and I am totally in." -- Multiple "MuchLove" on Edelweiss
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Rowland, Alexandra
A Taste of Gold and Iron
Hardcover with dust jacket
DRC on NetGalley -- Pub Date moved from June to Aug -- FEB, Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "Another lovely fantasy/romance read, A TASTE OF GOLD AND IRON by Alexandra Rowland - read for the cover and mention of the GOBLIN EMPEROR."
Bannen, Megan
The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy
Antiquarian Librarian @kellywellread, "THE UNDERTAKING OF HART AND MERCY by Megan Bannen (August, Orbit/Hachette) is described as a dark fantasy/enemies-to-lovers romance, with magic, old gods, new gods, and zombies, for fans of Ilona Andrews. Needless to say, I'm eager for this one."
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Owens, IvyScandalizedS&SPocket BooksMass Market97819821998529.998/23/2022125,000New7/1/22
Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "Several romance authors I love have had wonderful things to say about SCANDALIZED by Ivy Owens. Sounds very fun and sexy!"
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Parks, Casey
Diary of a Misfit
PRH/Random House
Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "In DIARY OF A MISFIT @caseyparks tells the true story of Roy Hudgins, a woman who lived as a man in small town Louisiana. This book blew me away with its honesty, vulnerability, and grace. " -- LJ Prepub Alert, "Raised in the rural South, Park came out as a lesbian in 2002; her mother promptly shut her out, and her pastor asked God to kill her. But her tough, conservative grandmother confided that she had grown up across the street from a woman who lived as a man and asked Park to find out what happened to the person she knew as Roy. A Washington Post reporter, Park used investigative skills to chase down Roy's story, which she blends here with memoir as she examines her own sexuality and her fraught relationship with mother. Winner of a 2021 J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary
Quigley, Mindy
Six Feet Deep Dish
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Mass Market97812507924338.998/23/202235000New7/1/22
DEBUT, Cari Dubiel @caridubiel, "Mindy Quigley's SIX FEET DEEP DISH is an adorable cozy set in a pizza shop. Delilah O'Leary must contend with a breakup, her restaurant's funding collapsing, and a murder all in the first two chapters. A fun read with a strong voice--looking forward to more."
True Crime / Murder
Hale, KathleenSlenderman
Ingram Publisher Services
Grove PressHardcover9780802159809278/16/2022N/ANew7/1/22
Robin B @robinsbooks, "Lots of good nonfiction coming along -- chilling true-crime."
Fiction / Asian American
Lim, Roselle
Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club
Trade Paperback
Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "I read SOPHIE GO'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB by Roselle Lim at the very beginning of the year and it set such a high bar. Definitely will end up in my favs list at the end of the year. Out in August."
Fiction / Women
Paul, Gill
The Manhattan Girls
William Morrow Paperbacks
Robin B @robinsbooks, "I am always up for a good biofic and two new ones sound very appealing: Leslie Nack's BLUE BUTTERFLY (Marion Davies), Gill Paul's MANHATTAN GIRLS (Dorothy Parker), & Harding's THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS (Princess Diana)."
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Winstead, Ashley
The Last Housewife
Sourcebooks Landmark
Robin B @robinsbooks, " on my round-up of forthcoming psych/suspense: Ashley Winstead, LAST HOUSEWIFE (her previous IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE was a Tiktok favorite)" -- LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "From the author of the acclaimed IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE comes a pitch-black thriller about a woman determined to destroy a powerful cult & avenge the deaths of the women taken in by it, no matter the cost."
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Wohl, Alice Sedgwick
As It Turns Out
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover with dust jacket
Jennifer Dayton @jenniferdayton, "AS IT TURNS OUT by Alice Sedgwick Wohl was a fascinating look a the life of her sister, Edie Sedgwick and her year of fame as Warhol's muse. Whole bunch of WASP dysfunction thrown in for good measure." -- Robin B @robinsbooks, "I immediately downloaded this when I saw it as I read EDIE years ago and was fascinated with her." -- Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, "Edie was one of the formative texts of my teen years!"
Fiction / Alternative History
Carey, C. J.WidowlandSourcebooks
Sourcebooks Landmark
Trade Paperback
LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "Can you imagine if it was your job to ALTER books to fit the Nazi's agenda? WIDOWLAND follows a woman who's job is to do just that. No one knows the power of words better than she does." -- DEC, KaiteStover @MarianLiberryan, "Starting this month's chat with an eye pop of a book WIDOWLAND @janethynne. Feminist dystopian novel book groups will eat up! Imagine censoring classic literature for subversive ideas. this book contemporary?"
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Chu, Wesley
The Art of Prophecy
PRH/Random House
Del ReyHardcover978059323763228.998/9/2022N/ANewDiversity7/1/22
GalleyChat Interest. -- Publishers Summary, "An epic fantasy ode to martial arts and magic-the story of a spoiled hero, an exacting grandmaster, and an immortal god-king from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE LIVES OF TAO."
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Goldin, MeganStay AwakeMacmillan
St. Martin's Press
Hardcover with dust jacket
Antiquarian Librarian @kellywellread, "A woman wakes up in a taxi with amnesia, a bloody knife in her purse, and the words 'Stay Awake' written on her skin. I see echoes of 'Momento" in this thriller"
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Penelope, Leslye
The Monsters We Defy
GalleyChat interest -- Publishers Summary, "A woman able to communicate with spirits must assemble a ragtag crew to pull off a daring heist to save her community in this timely and dazzling historical fantasy that weaves together African American folk magic, history, and romance."
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Douglas, Claire
The Couple at Number 9
Harper Paperbacks
Interest -- A Paperback Original-Also Available as a Hardcover Library Edition, 9780063246324
Fiction / Historical
Ford, Jamie
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
S&SAtria BooksHardcover9781982158217288/2/2022125,000Diversity7/1/22
Carol Ann Tack @Carolanntack, "It's not out 'til August but I'm reading THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY by Jamie Ford right now and it's knocking my socks off - it's a love story wrapped around motherhood and to say anything more would be a spoiler." -- LJ Prepub Alert, "From Ford, the author of the mega-best-selling HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MAY tells the story of Dorothy Moy, who turns her often painful dissociative mental-health crises into art; when her daughter begins revealing similar tendencies, Dorothy seeks to waylay the consequences of inherited trauma by engaging in a radical therapy that connects her with brave women ancestors (125,000-copy first printing)."
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Medoff, Jillian
When We Were Bright and Beautiful
LMR, librarylovefest @librarylovefest, "Devouring WHEN WE WERE BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL! A woman returns to her ritzy home in NYC when her younger brother is accused of rape. There is a lot to convince her of his innocence but she starts to question family loyalty, influence, etc. Well paced-you'll fly through it."
Fiction / Historical / World War II
Seckel, EmmaThe Wild HuntNorton
Tin House Books
DEBUT, LMR, Norton Library Mktg @WWNortonLibrary, "I just added THE WILD HUNT from Tin House to Edelweiss & Netgalley - historical fiction with some mysterious and/or supernatural happenings."
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Hallett, Hilary A.
Inventing the It Girl
No DRC as of March 8 -- Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, "My most-anticipated book of the summer: INVENTING THE IT GIRL by Hilary A. Hallett--a biography of Elinor Glyn, fabulous romance writer of the early 20th century. Hoping for e-galleys soon! Look at this cover, she's wearing her cat as a stole!" -- FEB, Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, "Looking forward to INVENTING THE IT GIRL by Hilary A. Hallett--a biography of novelist Elinor Glyn, who wrote racy romances in the 1910s and 1920s."
Fiction / Coming Of Age
Hokeah, Oscar
Calling for a Blanket Dance
Algonquin Books
LMR, WorkmanLibrary @workmanupdate, "I am so looking forward to seeing people at #PLA2022! We are in booth 1956 so please come say hi. Will have some select galleys including CALLING FOR A BLANKET DANCE which I am really excited about!"
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Ridley, Erica
Nobody's Princess
HachetteForeverMass Market97815387195898.997/26/2022100000NewDiversity6/1/22
GalleyChat Interest. -- Publishers Summary, "A fun and feminist Regency romp from a master of the genre hailed as 'a delight' by BRIDGERTON author Julia Quinn."
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success
Warnick, Melody
If You Could Live Anywhere
Trade Paperback
Robin B @robinsbooks, "Lots of good nonfiction coming along ."
Fiction / Women
Chase, EveThe BirdcagePRH/Penguin
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Robin B @robinsbooks, "In the a gothic kind of mood? These atmospheric suspense titles will keep you creeped out: Sarah Pearse (author of SANATORIUM), RETREAT; Downes, SHADOW HOUSE; Eve Chase, BIRDCAGE."
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Hillier, Jennifer
Things We Do in the Dark
Minotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "My other thriller read - also about a woman living an assumed life - THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK by Jennifer Hillier. Protagonist is accused of her husband's murder, but the death she's worried about happened in the past."
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Liaguno, Vince A.
Other TerrorsHarperCollins
William Morrow Paperbacks
Joe_Jones @Joe_Jones, "Slowly working my way through OTHER TERRORS: AN INCLUSIVE ANTHOLOGY so I can savor each story! And what a lineup of horror authors it has!" -- From the publisher, "An anthology of original new horror stories edited by Bram Stoker Award winners Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason that showcases authors from underrepresented backgrounds telling terrifying tales of what it means to be, or merely to seem, 'other'"
Fiction / Historical
Marra, Anthony
Mercury Pictures Presents
PRH/Random House
Angela S @thatswhatiread, "Anthony Marra writes the most stunning sentences, and MERCURY PICTURES PRESENTS contains just as fresh, beautiful, and witty prose as his first two books. Pretty amazing characters and story, too! "-- JAN, Kelly Currie @kellydcurrie, "Just saw that Anthony Marra has a new one coming out from @HogarthBooks @penguinranJdom in July. Can't wait to read MERCURY PICTURES PRESENTS as soon as galleys are available! A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA is one of my all-time favorites."
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Pearse, SarahThe RetreatPRH/Penguin
Pamela Dorman Books
Robin B @robinsbooks, "In the a gothic kind of mood? These atmospheric suspense titles will keep you creeped out: Sarah Pearse (author of SANATORIUM), RETREAT; Downes, SHADOW HOUSE; Eve Chase, BIRDCAGE."
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Alterman, Liz
The Perfect Neighborhood
PRH/Random House
Crooked Lane Books
LMR, Crooked Lane Books @crookedlanebks, "THE PERFECT NEIGHBORHOOD by @LizAlterman dives deep into the dark side of suburbia and the secrets of close-knit communities."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Calvin, Kris
Under a Broken Sky
PRH/Random House
Crooked Lane Books
DRC on NetGalley -- LMR, Crooked Lane Books @crookedlanebks, "Perfect for fans of Meg Gardiner! In UNDER A BROKEN SKY by @kcalvinaap, Emma Lawson uncovers greed and deception in Sacramento for a living. But this time, her search may be deadly."
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Chambers, Becky
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy
Hardcover with dust jacket
DRC, NetGalley, Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "I'd say that I zipped through A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY, but the leisurely, peaceful pace makes that seem like the wrong word - especially as Becky Chambers uses words so carefully in the novella. Lovely regardless." -- FEB, Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "Read it NOW! It'll fill your heart.."
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
Crouch, BlakeUpgrade
PRH/Random House
Ballantine Books
Joe_Jones @Joe_Jones, "UPGRADE by Blake Crouch. Picture perfect techno-thriller that explores what it is to be human and where we can go from here thanks to science. I can't rave enough about how good this is!" -- FEB, Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "I geeked out when I got the e-ARC of UPGRADE by Blake Crouch. DARK MATTER and RECURSION are two of my favorites and I have no doubt I'll love this one, too."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Cats & Dogs
Crowe, Kitt
A Poisonous Page
PRH/Random House
Crooked Lane Books
DRC on NetGalley, LMR, Crooked Lane Books @crookedlanebks, "#KittCrowe is back with the second installment of the Sweet Fiction Bookshop Mystery: A POISONOUS PAGE!! Crowe whips up an array of intriguing suspects and motives into a diabolically deft read."
True Crime / Con Artists, Hoaxes & Deceptions
Cutler, MaxCultsS&SGallery BooksHardcover978198213354229.997/12/202275,000New6/1/22
Robin B @robinsbooks, "Lots of good nonfiction coming along -- can't get enough of this topic ."
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Hetherton, J. G.
What Lies Beneath
PRH/Random House
Crooked Lane Books
DRC on NetGalley -- LMR, Crooked Lane Books @crookedlanebks, "Laura Chambers is back in @JGHetherton's WHAT LIES BENEATH! As the line between fact and fiction blur, Laura finds herself caught in a deadly web of small town secrets."
Fiction / Horror
Kingfisher, T.
What Moves the Dead
MacmillanTor Nightfire
Hardcover with dust jacket
Jill Minor @JillRhudy, "This novella made me immediately download another book by author @UrsulaV (a.k.a T. Kingfisher) and I'm not a horror person. A soggy, decrepit, zombie-esque spin on THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. Cover is perfection! Watch out for the hares!"
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Mead, Tom
Death and the Conjuror
Mysterious Press
DEBUT novel -- LesaHolstine @LesaHolstine, "My favorite cover - Tom Mead's debut, DEATH AND THE CONJUROR. Retired stage magician helps Scotland Yard detective in 1930s London with a locked-room murder." -- LMR, Norton Library Mktg @WWNortonLibrary, "July #LibraryReads suggestions - locked room mystery."
Fiction / Women
Priscus, SarahGroupiesHarperCollins
William Morrow
DEBUT, Interest , continuing from Feb. -- Publisher promo, "for fans of DAISY JONES"
Fiction / African American & Black / Women
Riley, Vanessa
Sister Mother Warrior
William Morrow
GalleyChat interest -- LJ Prepub Alert, "In SISTER MOTHER WARRIOR, celebrated ISLAND QUEEN author Riley conveys the Haitian Revolution through the stories of two women: Marie-Claire Bonheur, the first empress of Haiti, and West African-born warrior Gran Toya (100,000-copy first printing)."
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
Sherman, Casey
LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "HELLTOWN will be your next True Crime OBSESSION! Serial killer Tony Costa was a bizarre former taxidermist who captivated literary icons and rivals Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer. -- Request your ARC:"
Fiction / Coming Of Age
Sullivan, Mecca Jamilah
Big GirlNortonLiverightHardcover9781324091417277/12/2022N/ADiversity6/1/22
DEBUT, LMR, Norton Library Mktg @WWNortonLibrary, "July #LibraryReads suggestions - BIG GIRL is very moving" -- LJ Prepub Alert, "A Lambda Literary Award winner for her collection BLUE TALK AND LOVE, Sullivan offers full-length fiction featuring eight-year-old Harlemite Malaya, who's resistant to her prim mother's efforts to send her to Weight Watchers; she'd rather be painting in her room or indulging in street food with her dad. She must also cope with fierce pressures at her mostly white Upper East Side prep school. Eventually, family tragedy makes her rethink the source of her hunger and face down stigmas about women's bodies. "
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Ware, RuthThe It GirlS&S
Gallery/Scout Press
Multiple "Much Love" on Edelweiss -- Robin B @robinsbooks, "on my round-up of forthcoming psych/suspense" -- FEB, Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "I'm amazing that I haven't started THE IT GIRL by Ruth Ware yet. She's another all-time-favorite author for me." -- Stephanie Klose @sklose, "It's SO GOOD, Jenna. I'm almost done." -- ED. Note, Coincidentally, also coming in July is the NF title, INVENTING THE IT GIRL : How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood, by Hilary A. Hallett, but the books have nothing in common beyond the titles.
Fiction / Biographical
Arlen, Tessa
A Dress of Violet Taffeta
Trade Paperback
Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, "Just noticed that the DRC for A DRESS OF VIOLET TAFFETA by Tessa Arlen is available on Edelweiss--more biographical fiction (my favorite!), this time about Lady Duff Gordon, fashion designer and Titanic survivor. Also I want this dress, I think I'd look fabulous in it!"
Fiction / Coming Of Age
Babalola, Bolu
Honey and Spice
William Morrow
GalleyChat interest -- LJ Prepub Alert, "In HONEY AND SPICE, following Babalola's buzzy debut story collection, LOVE IN COLOR, young Black British woman Kiki Banjo-host of a popular student radio show and known for preaching bad-relationship avoidance-gets tangled in a fake liaison with the very guy she's been citing as big trouble."
Fiction / Historical / Medieval
Chen, Katherine J.
Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc
PRH/Random House
Random House
Jennifer Dayton @jenniferdayton, "JOAN by Katherine Chen is a wonderful reimagining of the life of Joan of Arc. Great writing, terrific story. Truly a feminist hero for now … I devoured it in 2 days…Such a perfect cover! "
Fiction / Friendship
Dark, Alice Elliott
Fellowship Point
Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books
Jennifer Dayton @jenniferdayton, "Started last night and am trying to find ways to sneak in more FELLOWSHIP POINT by Alice Elliott Dark is addictive. Lifelong friendship, secrets and high end real estate in a WASP enclave? Sign me up!"
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Graham, Barbara
What Jonah Knew
Harper Paperbacks
LMR, Virginia Stanley @VStan523, " Quote from Sylvia Boorstein. 'As a Buddhist teacher and a reincarnation skeptic I was delighted to find that having read the first page, I read it straight through cheering the book's wit and complexity, and wondering, after all, who knows?' "
Fiction / Psychological
Habib, Conner
Hawk Mountain
W. W. Norton & Company
LMR, Norton Library Mktg @WWNortonLibrary, "July #LibraryReads suggestions - HAWK MOUNTAIN is very dark."
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Talty, Morgan
Night of the Living Rez
Tin House Books
DEBUT story collection -- LMR, Norton Library Mktg @WWNortonLibrary, "July #LibraryReads suggestions." - JAN, Shari Suarez @ShariSuarez, "Looking forward to NIGHT OF THE LIVING REZ by Morgan Talty. Short stories about what it means to be a Penobscot."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary
Alexander, Ellie
Donut DisturbMacmillan
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Mass Market97812507894648.996/28/2022400005/1/22
DRC added since Feb chat -- Robin B @robinsbooks, "So excited to see @ellielovesbooks next Bakeshop Mystery on Edelweiss, DONUT DISTURB. These cozies with fab food descriptions and recipes are always high on my TBR pile."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Doiron, Paul
Hatchet Island
Minotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Fiction / Magical Realism
Erlick, NikkiThe MeasureHarperCollins
William Morrow
DEBUT, LMR, Virginia Stanley @VStan523, "If you could find out how much time you have left to live, would you? THE MEASURE is a debut that goes there. Comes with us on this trip! It's the next selection in our Galley Club." -- FEB., Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "Would you want to know exactly how long you have to live? That's the question faced by the world in THE MEASURE by @nikkierlick. Still not sure what my answer would be. "
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Freeman, Dianne
A Bride's Guide to Marriage and Murder
PRH/Random House
DRC on NetGalley, LesaHolstine @LesaHolstine, "On the Countess of Harleigh's wedding day, feuding American robber barons & murder force a honeymoon cancellation. A BRIDE'S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND MURDER."
Biography & Autobiography / Jewish
Lenga, Harry
The Watchmakers
PRH/Random House
LMR, Matt Johnson @MattJMcLoughlin, "For your #nonfiction & #history shelf, THE WATCHMAKERS (6/28/22), the extraordinary true story of the unique skill that kept three brothers together-and alive-during the darkest times of World War II. eARCs here: or tweet us for print ARCs" -- JAN, LMR Kensington Books @KensingtonBooks, "THE WATCHMAKERS by Henry & Scott Lenga (6/28/22, ISBN 9780806541914) Told by his son, Harry Lenga's extraordinary memoir of endurance, faith, and a unique skill that kept three brothers together-and alive-during the darkest times of World War II."
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Long, Julie Anne
You Were Made to Be Mine
HarperCollinsAvonMass Market97800630451018.996/28/2022100000New5/1/22
Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "Latest Julie Anne Long's, YOU WERE MADE TO BE MINE made me so happy to return to the Palace of Rogues."
Fiction / Historical
Skenandore, Amanda
The Nurse's Secret
PRH/Random House
Trade Paperback
LMR, vida @BookOfVida, "In Gilded Age NYC, a female grifter cons her way into America's first nursing school at Bellevue Hospital in THE NURSE'S SECRET by real-life nurse Amanda Skenandore I'm a sucker for grisly 19th century medicine! "-- JenniferSchultz @Jennsreads, "Oh, wow! I loved THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST."
Fiction / Literary
Straton, Wesley
The Bartender's Cure
MacmillanFlatiron Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
DEBUT, Robin B @robinsbooks, "For readers who love to make (and drink) cocktails and who also loved Stephanie Danler's SWEETBITTER, Wesley Straton's BARTENDER'S CURE will right up their alley. "
Fiction / Literary
Walter, Jess
The Angel of Rome
LMR, brarylovefest @librarylovefest, "Have a long to-do list? There's nothing better than sneaking away for 10-15 minutes to read a short story-especially a short story written by @1JessWalter Everyone especially needs to read the first story in THE ANGEL OF ROME! "
Fiction / Mystery & Detective
White, Kate
The Second Husband
Harper Paperbacks
Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "one more thriller, THE SECOND HUSBAND by Kate White. Woman's first husband killed, a couple years later she's remarried and the police have come calling about the first guy's death. Dun, dun, dun..."
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Williams, Shanora
The Wife Before
PRH/Random House
Trade Paperback
LMR, Michelle Lauren Addo @MichelleAddo, "THE WIFE BEFORE by Shanora Williams - In an ominously sexy, twist-filled new psychological thriller (a modern, multi-racial spin on Daphne du Maurier's REBECCA), a new bride's fairytale marriage soon becomes a prison of secrets." -- From Publisher, "#OWNVOICES THRILLER: Written by a woman of color and featuring a diverse, multi-racial cast, THE WIFE BEFORE brings much-needed diversity to the thriller/suspense genre."
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Clark, JulieThe Lies I TellSourcebooks
Sourcebooks Landmark
Antiquarian Librarian @kellywellread, "I just started THE LIES I TELL by Julie Clark, author of LAST FLIGHT. It's an intriguing story about a con artist and a reporter who share a troubled past, and the long game plan to right wrongs, seek justice, and rewrite the future." -- Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "Really enjoyed Julie Clark's THE LIES I TELL about a con woman who may just be on the right side of things." -- LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "Two women. Multiple Aliases. One last con. Request an ARC of THE LIES I TELL here:" -- FEB, Robin B @robinsbooks, "For thrillers,…I can't wait to read: Julie Clark, LIES I TELL (author of LAST FLIGHT)"
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Coleman, Ashley M.
Good Morning, Love
Simon & Schuster
Trade Paperback
LMR, S&S EducationLibrary @SSEdLib, "For fans of MY (NOT SO) PERFECT LIFE and Jasmine Guillory's WHILE WE WERE DATING, comes GOOD MORNING, LOVE by @ashleymcoleman, a disarmingly fun debut novel follows Carlisa Henton as her life comes undone after a chance meeting with a rising pop star." -- LJ Prepub Alert, "In Coleman's GOOD MORNING, LOVE, aspiring songwriter/musician Carlisa 'Carli' Henton's efforts to keep her business and personal lives separate crumble when she meets rising hip-hop star Tau Anderson (50,000-copy first printing)."
Fiction / Literary
Fairbrother, Alison
The Catch
PRH/Random House
Random House
DEBUT -- Jennifer Dayton @jenniferdayton, "THE CATCH by Alison Fairbrother was an excellent debut. Young woman examines the life of her quasi famous, much married poet father. Things aren't always what they seem. People!"
Fiction / African American & Black / Women
Obuobi, Shirlene
On RotationHarperCollinsAvonHardcover978006320914527.996/21/2022100000Diversity5/1/22
DEBUT -- Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "A friend of mine just raved about ON ROTATION by Shirlene Obuobi so that's at the top of my TBR!" -- JAN, LMR, librarylovefest @librarylovefest, "… a dazzling debut novel about a Ghanaian-American medical student balancing her need for self and romantic love with her professional aspirations. Perfect for fans of coming-of-age novels like SWEETBITTER & GREY'S ANATOMY. "
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Taylor, Sarah Stewart
The Drowning Sea
Minotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
LesaHolstine @LesaHolstine, "Love the Ireland setting in @SSTaylorBooks' mysteries? Maggie D'arcy is in West Cork in THE DROWNING SEA. Quit her job as homicide cop & her future is undecided. Murder & old secrets."
Fiction / Historical
Bayard, LouisJackie & MeWorkman
Algonquin Books
LMR, WorkmanLibrary @workmanupdate. "Great beach read coming in June about Jacqueline Bouvier before she married JFK." -- Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "read and immediately began recommending it to fellow galleychatters. Loved the writing and loved how much it made me laugh."
Fiction / Historical / Civil War Era
Brooks, Geraldine
Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "In HORSE, Geraldine Brooks uses the true story of Lexington, a thoroughbred as famous in his time as Secretariat is today, to examine how racism affects art, science, and how history is remembered." -- FEB. Antiquarian Librarian @kellywellread, "I am looking forward to diving into HORSE, the next book by Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks (June, Viking/PRH), about the famous historical racehorse Lexington and the black enslaved groom who formed an amazing bond. Set in multiple timelines: 1850, 1954, and 2019." -- several others also anticipating