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Diversity Titles for LibraryReads Consideration -- EarlyWord.com
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Oct, 2020 releases -- LibraryReads nominations due Sept. 1, 2020
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Bisac Category
AuthorTitle:SubtitleVendorPublisherFormatISBN
List Price
Pub Date - as of 8/12/20
Print Run
DRC -- as of 8/12/20
Sources, notes
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Fiction / LiteraryAlam, Rumaan
Leave the World Behind
HarperCollinsEccoHardcover978006266763227.9910/6/2020100,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
HOT on GalleyChat, -- July GC, Janet Lockhart, "The importance of community when the world becomes unpredictable is the timely theme of LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND by @Rumaan. This is the kind of book people read in one sitting." -- Robin B., "Mind blown but very unsettling. Fab writing & characterization …It definitely doesn't get any darker but so well done. And yes, you can't take your eyes away from that [grocery] list. It is a beautiful illustration of the couple's lifestyle." -- Mara, "Rumaan Alam's literary thriller LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND was a really interesting read, if stressful! The apocalyptic scenario happening in the background felt all too plausible." -- Robin B, "Yes! What the hell was that NOISE???" -- Janet Lockhart, "It's left to our imaginations and that's why it's so terrifying." -- LMR, Librarylovefest @librarylovefest, "[it's a] book we all love on the LLF team. It hits our perfect intersection in the reading Venn diagram-we all love it so!" -- June GalleyChat, Robin B, "Read LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND by Ruman Alaam, selection on @earlyword diveristy list. Very compelling but left me feeling very unsettled. The feeling of dread reminded me a bit of Karen Thompson Walker's AGE OF MIRACLES. Weirdly written but affective."-- Several Likes -- Publishers Summary. "A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong…Suspenseful and provocative, Rumaan Alam's third novel is keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped-and unexpected new ones are forged-in moments of crisis."
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Business & Economics / Leadership
Archambeau, Shellye
Unapologetically Ambitious
Hachette
Grand Central Publishing
Hardcover978153870289528.0010/6/202075,000NetGalley
Publishers Summary, "Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs"
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Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Bailey, Issac J.Why Didn't We Riot?
PRH/Random House
Other PressHardcover978163542028921.9910/6/2020N/AEdelweiss
LJ Prepub Alert, "Award-winning South Carolina–based journalist Bailey ponders what it means to be Black in Trump’s America, delving into police brutality, Confederate symbols, his time at a mostly white Evangelical church, and the hand-wringing over the white working class. See his New York Times opinion piece, 'I’m Finally an Angry Black Man.'”
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Poetry / American / African American
Birdsong, Destiny O.
NegotiationsNortonTin House BooksPaperback978195114213116.9510/13/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "Winner of multiple honors, including an Academy of American Poets Prize, Birdsong considers issues of identity as she veers between the academy and the hood, healing herself as she speaks of the need for Black women to take control of their lives."
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Fiction / Gay
Boudel Tan, Eddy
After Elias
Ingram Publisher Services
Dundurn
Trade Paperback
978145974642817.9910/6/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley (listed as "Archived")
GC Aug, Interest -- Publishers Summary, "A modern queer tragedy about a pilot's last words, an interrupted celebration, and the fear of losing everything."<br>
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Fiction / Coming Of Age
Bush, Keisha
No Heaven for Good Boys
PRH/Random House
Random HouseHardcover978039959196927.0010/13/2020N/AEdelweiss
DEBUT -- LJ Prepub Alert, "When six-year-old Ibrahimah leaves the countryside for Dakar to study the Qur'an with esteemed teacher Marabout Ahmed, he and cousin Etienne are instead forced to beg. Survival is tough; inspired by stories debut novelist Bush heard from beggar children when she lived in Dakar."
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Fiction / African American / Mystery & Detective
Chambers, Christopher
Scavenger
Ingram Publisher Services
Three Rooms Press
Trade Paperback
978194111094216.0010/13/2020N/AEdelweiss
Publisher, "Author Christopher Chambers is well-known in mystery community for his African-American pulp fiction."
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Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Clark, P. DjèlíRing ShoutMacmillanTor.com
Hardcover with dust jacket
978125076702819.9910/13/202075,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, June, Jules @jmgeduld, "Three black women battle Lovecraftian monsters among the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Georgia in P. Djèlí Clark's novella RING SHOUT. Excellent & glad I read it in daylight!" -- TheBibliophile Librarian, "Dark fantasy novelia that puts a magical supernatural twist on the Klu Klux Klan" -- Joe_Jones, "Count me in on loving RING SHOUT! P. Djeli Clark does such a great job taking the familiar and twisting it in new disturbing ways!" -- Mara, "Three kickass Black women battle literal monsters created by white supremacy in this entertaining but very, very creepy at times novella." --<br>~EarlyWord, "Thanks for bringing up RING SHOUT. Reference to Lovecraft reminds me that Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country is coming to HBO soon. Interesting to see Black authors/directors riffing on that major racist."
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Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir
Crewes, Eleanor
Times I Knew I Was Gay
S&SScribner
Hardcover Paper over boards
978198214710525.0010/6/202060,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, July, LMR, S@SSEdLib, "THE TIMES I KNEW I WAS GAY by @ellistrate is a charming, highly relatable graphic memoir that follows one young woman's adventures in coming out and coming of age." -- LJ Prepub Alert, "Originally self-published as a zine in 201then as a small book issued by Good Comics and featured at various comic cons, this new and expanded graphic memoir offers a young woman's coming-of-age. Here she is, dressing in black as a youngster and mooning over Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then moving through denial and finding herself and her first girlfriend. With a 60,000-copy first printing."
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Fiction / Gothic
danforth, emily m.
Plain Bad HeroinesHarperCollinsWilliam MorrowHardcover978006294285227.9910/20/202050,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
HOT on GalleyChat -- July GalleyChat, KaiteStover, "I dove right into PLAIN BAD HEROINES @emdanforth Snarky, gothic, decadent, horror-comedy full of sexy lady love &amp; smart winky humor You won't be trick or treating in October anyway, so read this." -- Angela S, "In the middle of and enjoying PLAIN BAD HEROINES by Emily Danforth. Creepy fun and can't wait to see where it ends up." -- LMR, librarylovefest, "Must-listen podcast episode. Editors Unedited: Jessica Williams in Conversation with emily danforth, Author of PLAIN BAD HEROINES," https://bit.ly/2CkakQo-- June GalleyChat, Jenna Friebel, "It'll be hard for any title to top PLAIN BAD HEROINES by Danforth as my favorite of the year. Gothic &amp; Sapphic &amp; Meta &amp; Smart &amp; Funny &amp; Spooky. Everything I wanted." -- LMR, librarylovefest, @librarylovefest, "The LLF team is overcome with excitement for PLAIN BAD HEROINES by emily m. danforth! This is a meta-gothic tale that will have you wishing that it would never end. Fun scares, laugh-out-loud footnotes, and period illustrations!! What more could you ask for? Egalley is up!" -- Author and editor were part of BookExpo Online's Adult Editors' Buzz 2020 event -- https://bit.ly/36VZTh1
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Poetry / American / African American
Daye, TyreeCardinal
Ingram Publisher Services
Copper Canyon Press
Trade Paperback
978155659573816.0010/6/2020N/AEdelweiss
LJ Prepub Alert, "Whiting Award winner Daye grounds his latest collection in partly smudged family history, exploring the risky travels of Black motorists in racist mid-20th-century America as a means of asking where Black people can be safe."
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Poetry / American / African American
Giovanni, NikkiMake Me RainHarperCollinsWilliam MorrowHardcover978006299528519.9910/20/202050,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, June, Sharon Layburn, "MAKE ME RAIN by activist and poet @NikkiGiovanni6 is a wonderful collection of short, simple, thought provoking poems and essays abt pride, racism, tenderness, history, and more. Anger &; love in equal parts, sometimes @ same time." -- LJ Prepub Alert, "Distinguished African American poet/activist Giovanni, winner of the Black Caucus of the ALA Honor Award for Nonfiction among dozens of other awards, celebrates her heritage and head-butts Donald Trump's policies"
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Fiction / African American / Contemporary Women
Harris, SharinaJudge's Girls
PRH/Random House
Kensington
Trade Paperback
978149672565315.9510/27/2020N/ANot listed
Publisher, "Reminiscent of QUEEN SUGAR, this novel features three estranged women who learn to share a home-and a family-after a tragic loss. While writing under the name Rina Gray, Sharina's previous series was named Book Riot's 100 Must-Read Romantic Comedies."
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Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Khan, Ausma Zehanat
BladeboneHarperCollinsHarper VoyagerPaperback978006245925117.9910/6/202035,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publisher -- "Ausma Zehanat Khan is a former adjunct law professor and was Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine published for young Muslim women." -- LJ Prepub Alert, "In this continuation of the series begun with The Bloodprint by human rights lawyer-turned-mystery and fantasy author Khan, female warriors Sinnia, Arian, and the Citadel of Companions search frantically for a magical weapon called the Bladebone. It's the only way to defeat the evil One-Eyed Preacher, now in possession of the Bloodprint and its scary power. With a 35,000-copy first printing."
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Liu, CixinTo Hold Up the SkyMacmillanTor Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
978125030608127.9910/20/202075,000Edelweiss
LJ Prepub Alert, "New York Times best-selling, Hugo Award-winning Liu, one of China's preeminent sf writers, reenvisions the past even as he reconfigures the future in this collection of short fiction. With a 75,000-copy first printing."
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Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Moore, Marcus J.Butterfly EffectS&SAtria BooksHardcover978198210758127.0010/13/202050,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Summary, "This first cultural biography of rap superstar and 'master of storytelling' (The New Yorker) Kendrick Lamar explores his meteoric rise to fame and his profound impact on a racially fraught America-perfect for fans of Zack O'Malley Greenburg's EMPIRE STATE OF MIND."<br>
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Fiction / Coming Of Age
Murata, SaykaEarthlings
Ingram Publisher Services
Grove PressHardcover978080215700325.0010/6/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, Aug, Stephan Sposao -- "if anyone has tried EARTHLINGS by Sayaka Murata, I'd love to hear! Have heard great things about CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN. And love the cover." -- Publisher Summary, "With this second book, Sayaka Murata has established herself as a master chronicler of the outsider experience. Like CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, EARTHLINGS highlights how we all take for granted the many insanities and hypocrisies of our modern world, including our attitudes to work, procreation, love, taboos, and death."
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Political Science / Essays
Mishra, PankajBland FanaticsMacmillan
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover with dust jacket
978037429331427.0010/6/202020,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
PUB DATE MOVED FROM AUGUST -- LJ Prepub Alert, "Author of the best-booked FROM THE RUINS OF EMPIRE and the multi-starred AGE OF ANGER, Bloomsberg View columnist Mishra famously takes on the overwrought, divisive political conversation that reigns worldwide. These collected essays, which carry a fresh introduction by Mishra, range from the clinging roots of colonialism to the fear of Islam to the shift away from Anglo-American hegemony. As always, Mishra aims to douse the hysteria heard from liberals as well as conservatives."
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Raman, RVWill to Kill
Ingram Publisher Services
Agora BooksHardcover978195170907526.0010/20/2020N/ANot listed
GalleyChat, AUG, LesaHolstine, "an Agatha Christie-type set in India because the author hadn't found anything similar set in his home country, so he wrote one."
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Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Roanhorse, Rebecca
Black SunS&SGallery / Saga PressHardcover978153443767827.9910/13/202075,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
HOT on GalleyChat -- LJ DoD 2020 panelist -- https://bit.ly/35Ii2hO -- Heating up -- LMR, @SSEdLib, "BLACK SUN by @RoanhorseBex is the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic." -- Janet Schneider, "Agree about BLACK SUN. Rebecca Roanhorse is a writer to watch. TRAIL OF LIGHTNING was so good. Stayed with me." -- MULTIPLE LIKES -- LJ Prepub Alert, "The winter solstice is usually cause for celebration in the holy city of Tova, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, which is frightening news for 'A god will return/ When the earth and sky converge/ Under the black sun.' Now a ship is heading toward Tola with a single, seemingly harmless passenger-and who knows what will happen. From a Nebula, Hugo, Sturgeon, and Campbell finalist; with a 75,000-copy first printing."
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Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Smith, SarahSimmer DownPRH/PenguinBerkley
Trade Paperback
978198480544716.0010/13/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, AUG, Abby Johnson, "SIMMER DOWN by Sarah Smith, an own voices enemies to lovers RomCom about rival food truck chefs."
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Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Staebler, Christian
Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band
PRH/Random House
IDW Publishing
Trade Paperback
978168405714619.9910/27/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, AUG, Vicki Nesting, "an excellent graphic novel … about the pioneering Native American band of the 60s and early 70s"
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Fiction / Coming Of Age
Washington, Bryan
MemorialPRH/PenguinRiverhead BooksHardcover978059308727527.0010/6/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
HOT on GalleyChat --J anet Lockhart @HartGami, "Mike and Ben find that spending time apart clarifies what they have together. I loved this big hearted book. MEMORIAL" -- Janet Schneider, "Loved MEMORIAL too @HartGami and before that LOT. Very Houston-centric. Tone and atmosphere in @brywashing reminds me so much of living there." -- LibraryReads Virtual BEA Author Interviews, https://youtu.be/Bm2H5TqLDDE?t=2282 -- LJ DoD 2020 panelist -- https://bit.ly/35Ii2hO
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Fiction / Romance / African American
Weatherspoon, Rebekah
If the Boot Fits
PRH/Random House
DafinaMass Market97814967254178.9910/27/2020N/ANot listed
GalleyChat, Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "Mike and Ben find that spending time apart clarifies what they have together. I loved this big hearted book. MEMORIAL" -- Janet Schneider, "Loved MEMORIAL too @HartGami and before that LOT. Very Houston-centric. Tone and atmosphere in @brywashing reminds me so much of living there." -- LibraryReads Virtual BEA Author Interviews, https://youtu.be/Bm2H5TqLDDE?t=2282 -- LJ DoD 2020 panelist -- https://bit.ly/35Ii2hO
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Nov, 2020 releases -- LibraryReads nominations due Oct. 1, 2020
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Bisac Category
AuthorTitle:SubtitleVendorPublisherFormatISBN
List Price
Pub Date - as of 8/12/20
Print Run
DRC -- as of 8/12/20
Sources, notes
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Cooking / Essays & Narratives
Basil, PriyaBe My Guest
PRH/Random House
KnopfHardcover978052565785919.9511/3/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
PUB DATE MOVED FROM SEPT -- Author bio, "PRIYA BASIL was born in London to a family with Indian roots and grew up in Kenya. In 2002 she moved to Berlin, where she still lives. She has published two novels and a novella, as well as numerous essays for various publications, including The Guardian. Her fiction has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Basil is also the cofounder of Authors for Peace, a political platform for writers and artists, established in 2010."<br>
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Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Bellefleur, Alexandria
Written in the StarsHarperCollinsAvonPaperback978006300080315.9911/10/202040000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat Abby Johnson, "… the *first* book I plucked from my towering pile of #PLA2020 ARCs is WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Alexandria Bellefleur. This is an #ownvoices queer rom com about an astrologer and an actuary who find themselves in a fake relationship for various reasons. *so charming!*"-- LMR, Virginia Stanley "The author's own elevator pitch: It's a gay BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY!…SO glad people are excited about it." -- Nanette Donohue, "Will there be e-galleys soon? I can't wait to read this one!, -- LMR, Virginia Stanley " Hoping so. Will keep you posted. We had a limited number of plain paper galleys made just for PLA. SO cool to watch an author's face when they hold their book - at any stage - for the first time!"
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Chow, Jennifer J.
Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines
PRH/PenguinBerkley
Trade Paperback
978198480501016.0011/10/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Author bio, "Jennifer J. Chow …also writes the Winston Wong mysteries, which feature a regular meowing cat. Her other Asian American novels include DRAGONFLY DREAMS (a Teen Vogue pick) and THE 228 LEGACY."
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History / African American
Dailey, JaneWhite FrightHachetteBasic BooksHardcover978154164655130.0011/17/202020,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publishers Summary, "A major new history of the fight for racial equality in America, arguing that fear of black sexuality has undergirded white supremacy from the start."
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Fiction / Historical / World War I
Diop, David
At Night All Blood Is Black
Macmillan
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover with dust jacket
978037426697425.0011/10/202025,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "Fighting for France during World War I, Senegalese Alfa Ndiaye is so shattered by friend Mademba Diop's death-and his own refusal to spare Mademba further pain by delivering the coup de grâce-that he sneaks behind enemy lines each night and brings back a German's severed hand. His comrades begin to think he's a sorcerer. The second novel by Paris-born, Senegalese-raised Diop."
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Fiction / African American / Contemporary Women
Ekwuyasi, Francesca
Butter Honey Pig Bread
Ingram Publisher Services
Arsenal Pulp Press
Trade Paperback
978155152823619.9511/3/20N/ANot listed
BookRiot, "45 UPCOMING BOOKS BY BLACK AUTHORS YOU CAN PREORDER RIGHT NOW" -- "In this epic family saga spanning three continents, Ekwuyasi tells the story of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi, who believes herself to be a non-human spirit destined to bring her family grief, and her twin daughters. After years of living apart, the twins return to Lagos, where all three three women must confront their complicated relationships in order to move forward."
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Fiction / African American / Contemporary Women
Evans, Danielle
The Office of Historical Corrections
PRH/PenguinRiverhead BooksHardcover97815944873302711/10/20N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Electric Lit, 56 Books By Women And Nonbinary Writers Of Color To Read In 2020 -- Fall title to watch for.
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Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Han, Simon
Nights When Nothing Happened
PRH/PenguinRiverhead BooksHardcover97805930860562611/17/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
DEBUT --LJ Prepub Alert, "In an anticipated debut from Chinese-born, Texas-raised Han-he's won numerous fellowships and been published in venues from Guernica to Electric Literature-the Dallas-based Chengs are finally established enough to send for their son, still in China with his grandparents. But then little daughter Annabel starts sleepwalking, and the habit escalates dangerously to reveal family secrets and raise the question of trust."
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Fiction / African American / Historical
Hill, DonnaConfessions in B FlatMacmillanSideways Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
978164063829724.9911/24/202025,000Edelweiss
Publishers Summary, "A multi-media retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the 1964 Civil Rights movement from an Essence bestselling author who lived through it."
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Fiction / Magical Realism
Kawaguchi, Toshikazu
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
HarperCollinsHanover Square PressHardcover978133543099119.9911/17/202075,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "in Kawaguchi's BEFORE THE COFFEE GETS COLD, a Japanese phenomenon that's become a UK bestseller, an underground café in Tokyo allows customers to travel back in time-they just have to sit in a particular seat on a particular day, and the journey will last only as long as it takes to down a cup of coffee "
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Fiction / LiteraryKhadra, YasminaKhalil
PRH/Random House
Nan A. TaleseHardcover978038554591426.9511/10/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "Author of THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL and THE ATTACK, both short-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Khadra here introduces us to Belgian Moroccan Khalil, whose suicide vest fails to detonate as he stands outside the Stade de France in November 2015. He shimmies into the crowd and remains mum and glum about his failure, then learns that his ISIS affiliate had other plans for him all along. A French best seller."
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Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Kuang, R. F.Burning GodHarperCollinsHarper VoyagerHardcover978006266262026.9911/17/202020,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
July GalleyChat, Jane Jorgenson, "Just discovered new R. F. Kuang, THE BURNING GOD, is up on @edelweiss_squad" -- also on NetGalley -- Tor.com interview, https://bit.ly/2YjEWub -- "Loosely based on real-world Chinese history, THE POPPY WAR earned Kuang nominations for both the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She followed up that book last year with THE DRAGON REPUBLIC, and in November, she'll close out the trilogy with THE BURNING GOD."
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Johnson, TaylorInheritance
Ingram Publisher Services
Alice James Books
Trade Paperback
978194857913118.9511/10/2020N/ANot listed
BookRiot, "45 UPCOMING BOOKS BY BLACK AUTHORS YOU CAN PREORDER RIGHT NOW" -- "Inspired by everyday events, ordinary moments, and day-to-day living in Washington, D.C., these poems tackle identity, desire, and the ongoing struggle of self-discovery and definition."
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Fiction / Coming Of Age
Joukhadar, Zeyn
The Thirty Names of Night
S&SAtria BooksHardcover97819821214952711/3/202040,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "In Joukhadar's THE THIRTY NAMES OF NIGHT (after the acclaimed THE MAP OF SALT AND STARS), a closeted Syrian American trans boy, troubled by the ghost of his ornithologist mother, stumbles upon the journal of Syrian American artist Laila Z and finds both a link between Laila and his mother (they saw the same rare bird before death) and the courage to be himself (40,000-copy first printing)."
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Fiction / Literary
Lucashenko, Melissa
Too Much LipHarperCollinsHarperViaHardcover978006303253826.9911/3/202040,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "Guilty of 'too much lip,' headstrong Kerry Salter is veering close to prison but still distancing herself from her Bundjalung homeland in Australia-until her father falls ill. She heads home on a stolen Harley, meaning to stay a day, but soon she enters the fight against building a prison on her family's spiritual homeland. Plus, a handsome white man steps into the picture. A Miles Franklin Award winner from Aboriginal writer Lukashenko, of Goorie and European heritage; with a 40,000-copy first printing."
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Fiction / LiteraryMcKenzie, AleciaMillion Aunties
Ingram Publisher Services
Akashic Books
Trade Paperback
978161775892814.9511/17/2020N/AEdelweiss
Alecia McKenzie is a Jamaican writer based in France. -- Publishers Summary, "American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his own concept of 'family' during a visit to his mother's Caribbean homeland."
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
March, NevMurder in Old BombayMacmillanMinotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
978125026954626.9911/10/202030,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
DEBUT, GalleyChat, AUG, Joe_Jones, "MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March is set in 1892 India and features a half-English, half-Indian ex-soldier who loves Sherlock Holmes stories and tries to emulate him to solve a murder mystery. I was surprised at how emotionally invested I got in the characters." -- JW Bookworm, "shout out to MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev March, Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award and a member of our library's writing group." -- Publisher Summary -- "Based on real events, and set against the vibrant backdrop of colonial India, Nev March's lyrical debut brings this tumultuous historical age to life.…A Parsee Zoroastrian herself, Nev lives with her husband and two sons in New Jersey."
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Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Marsh, NicolaBoy ToyPRH/PenguinBerkley
Trade Paperback
978059319862916.0011/17/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publishers Summary, "For almost a decade, successful 37-year-old Samira Broderick has used her bustling LA practice as an excuse to avoid a trip home to Australia. She still resents her meddling Indian mother for arranging her marriage to a man who didn't stick around when the going got tough, but now with a new job Down Under, she's finally ready to reconnect with her. And while she's there, a hot international fling might be just what she needs to get out of her recent funk."
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Fiction / LiteraryMasood, Syed M.Bad Muslim Discount
PRH/Random House
DoubledayHardcover978038554525927.9511/17/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
DEBUT -- GalleyChat, Jennifer Dayton, "BAD MUSLIM DISCOUNT was a fascinating look into the lives of two very different middle-eastern families and how their lives collide in modern day LA." -- Several LIKES -- LJ Prepub Alert, "Rebellious young Anvar's mother and brother remain rigorously devout after the family flees Pakistan's surging fundamentalism for California, but Anvar himself is tired of being a good Muslim. Soon, his story intersects with that of Safwa, who's escaped from war-shattered Baghdad with her conservative father. Karachi-born, Sacramento-based Masood has claimed citizenship in three countries and residency in nine cities; his YA novel, MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE, publishes in August."
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Fiction / Literary
Mgqolozana, Thando
A Man Who Is Not A Man
Ingram Publisher Services
Cassava Republic Press
Trade Paperback
978191317502315.9511/20/2020N/AEdelweiss
Author bio, "Thando Mgqolozana is a South African novelist. His novels include A MAN WHO IS NOT A MAN (2009), HEAR ME ALONE (2011), and UNIMPORTANCE (2014). He was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans (2016) and a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (2006). His is the co-author of INXEBA: THE WOUND (2018), an Oscar-shortlisted, record breaking film. He is the founder of Abantu Book Festival, a hallmark annual literary event staged in Soweto."
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Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Minoui, DelphineBook CollectorsMacmillan
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover with dust jacket
978037411516625.0011/3/202050,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publishers Summary, "A band of young men in a besieged town outside Damascus find hope in building a secret library from the rubble of war."
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Nature / Essays
Momaday, N. Scott
Earth KeeperHarperCollinsHarperHardcover978006300933219.9911/3/202025000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "Pulitzer Prize winner Momaday turns to his Native American culture as he calls on each of us to be an Earth Keeper, protecting the natural world before it is too late (25,000-copy first printing)."
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Okorafor, NnediRemote ControlMacmillanTor.com
Hardcover with dust jacket
978125077280019.991/19/2021150000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat interest -- Author bio (publisher) -- " Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her Tor.com novella, BINTI, won the 2015 Hugo and Nebula Awards; her children's book, LONG JUJU MAN, won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa; and her adult novel, WHO FEARS DEATH, was a Tiptree Honor Book."
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Rapinoe, MeganOne LifePRH/PenguinPenguin PressHardcover978198488116828.0011/10/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "In ONE LIFE, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion Rapinoe considers not only her athletic career but her highly publicized stance on social justice issues, showing how her beliefs are rooted in childhood experience. "
58
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
Redniss, LaurenOak Flat
PRH/Random House
Random HouseHardcover978039958972030.0011/17/2020N/ANot listed
PUB DATE MOVED FROM APRIL to Nov. -- LJ Prepub Alert, "MacArthur fellow Redniss, a National Book Award finalist for Radioactive and PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award winner for THUNDER & LIGHTNING, here offers a graphic-format account of how three generations of an Apache family are struggling to save Oak Flat, a high-elevation mesa that is both an ancient burial ground and a religious site for the coming-of-age rituals of Apache girls. When a huge copper reserve was discovered near the mesa in 1995, a law was passed allowing transfer of the area to a multinational mining concern, which threatens the site. The story focuses not only on the Apache family but on a mining family affected by events. "
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Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
Singh, NaliniArchangel's SunPRH/PenguinBerkleyMass Market97805931981247.9911/24/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, AUG, Jessica T., "I was haunting Netgalley for ARCHANGEL'S SUN by Nalini Singh and pounced as soon as it appeared. There's a case where Winston Duke came to mind while reading! Definitely enjoyed it."
60
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Winter, EvanFires of VengeanceHachetteOrbitHardcover97803164898052811/10/202040,000Edelweiss
LJ Prepub alert, "Born in England to South American parents and raised in Africa near the historical territory of his Xhosa ancestors, Winter draws on his background to light up this second book in 'The Burning' series, wherein a queen who has lost her throne joins with a young warrior in a battle to regain it. With a 75,000-copy first printing; originally scheduled for July 2020."
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Fiction / LiteraryYang, SusieWhite IvyS&SSimon & SchusterHardcover978198210059926.0011/3/2020100,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
HOT on GalleyChat -- Pub date moved from Sept to Nov -- GalleyChat, AUG, Mara, "I picked up Susie Yang's WHITE IVY after it was longlisted for the Center of Fiction's First Novel Prize and loved it. An addictive read about a cunning woman determined to marry into a wealthy family whose plans are threatened by the ghosts of her past. " -- MAY, Jennifer Dayton, "WHITE IVY had the most twisty, demented heroine since Mathilde in FATES AND FURIES. For those who like their girls with a healthy dose of battery acid" -- Several LIKES -- LJ Prepub Alert, "Taught by her immigrant grandmother to steal from yard sales and secondhand shops, Ivy has all the cool stuff a suburban teen would want and has nearly corralled dazzling, wealthy Gideon Speyer when her mother finds out about her thievery and sends her back to China. In Boston as an adult, she's close to reclaiming Gideon when her past rears its ugly head. A debut with a 100,000-copy first printing." -- Publishers Summary "A dazzling debut novel about a young woman's dark obsession with her privileged classmate and the lengths she'll go to win his love-from prizewinning Chinese American author Susie Yang."
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Dec, 2020 releases -- LibraryReads nominations due Nov, 1, 2020
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Bisac Category
AuthorTitle:SubtitleVendorPublisherFormatISBN
List Price
Pub Date - as of 8/12/20
Print Run
DRC -- as of 8/12/20
Sources, notes
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Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
Abdullah, KiaTake It BackMacmillanSt. Martin's Press
Hardcover with dust jacket
978125027301727.9912/8/202075,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "When Jodie, a 16-year-old girl taunted for her facial deformities, accuses four boys from Muslim immigrant families of rape, London lawyer-turned-rape counsellor Zara Kaleel (also Muslin) helps prepare her for the forthcoming trial. Explosive social implications, surprise ending; a multi-best-booked British publication with a 75,000-copy first printing."
66
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Aimaq, JasmineOpium Prince
PRH/Random House
Soho CrimeHardcover978164129158327.9512/1/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "Of Afghan and American parentage, Daniel Sajadi returns to Kabul in the 1970s as head of a U.S. foreign aid agency intent on plowing under Afghanistan's poppy fields. When he accidentally hits and kills a young Kochi girl on a road trip, a stranger named Taj Maleki gets him off the hook-and suddenly he's beholden to a reigning opium khan. From half-Swedish, half-Afghan, part American-educated Aimaq."
67
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Brody, Leslie
Sometimes You Have to Lie
HachetteSeal PressHardcover97815800576913012/1/202025,000Edelweiss
LJ Prepub Alert, "biographer/playwright Brody, who adapted HARRIET THE SPY for the stage, portrays the determinedly lesbian/radical life led by Harriet’s creator, Louise Fitzhugh (25,000-copy first printing)." --Publishers Summary, "Born in 1928, Fitzhugh was raised in segregated Memphis, but she soon escaped her cloistered world and headed for New York, where her expanded milieu stretched from the lesbian bars of Greenwich Village to the art world of postwar Europe, and her circle of friends included members of the avant-garde like Maurice Sendak and Lorraine Hansberry. Fitzhugh's novels, written in an era of political defiance, are full of resistance: to authority, to conformity, and even -- radically, for a children's author -- to make-believe."
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Humor / Topic / Celebrity & Popular Culture
Buteau, MichelleSurvival of the ThickestS&SGallery BooksHardcover97819821225842612/8/2020125,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, LMR, @SSEdLib, "From the stand-up comedian, actress, & host @MichelleButeau comes a book of comedic essays for fans of Is EVERYONE IS HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME by Mindy Kaling and WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE by Gabrielle Union." -- LJ Prepub Alert, "billed as humor/essays but reflecting on her life, Buteau-an actress (First Wives Club), comedian (Netflix and Comedy Central specials), and podcaster (Late Night Whenever) reflects on reaching stardom after growing up Caribbean and 'thick' in New Jersey."
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Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Callender, KacenKing of the RisingHachetteOrbitPaperback978031645494016.9912/1/202030,000Edelweiss
BookRiot, "45 UPCOMING BOOKS BY BLACK AUTHORS YOU CAN PREORDER RIGHT NOW" -- "This is Callender's second novel set in a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world plagued by the evils of colonial oppression, the follow-up to Queen of the Conquered. This book follows Loren, former slave turned revolutionary leader, who's charged with leading a band of survivors in their quest to bring freedom to their island once and for all."
70
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Cole, AlyssaHow to Catch a QueenHarperCollinsAvonMass Market97800629339667.9912/1/202075,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, IAUG, Jenna Friebel, "currently reading (and loving) HOW TO CATCH A QUEEN by Alyssa Cole. First in a new royalty, contemp romance series w/ cameos from her characters in the reluctant royals series. And although the cover is gorg, I'm picturing the hero as Winston Duke." -- Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_-- "OMG! @AlyssaColeLit, of the swoony Reluctant Royals series, has new romance series starter coming out, HOW TO CATCH A QUEEN! and a new thriller, WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING, described as 'Rear Window meets Get Out!' " -- Moved to Dec, from 5/26/2020 -- O: The Oprah Magazine suggests "22 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020." -- "Somehow Shanti Mohapi and King Sanyu find deep love and passion in their arranged marriage. But despite knowing how to help her new kingdom, Shanti is an outsider, and Sanyu struggles to respect both his wife's ideas and his citizen's traditions."
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Danquah, Nana-Ama
Accra Noir
Ingram Publisher Services
Akashic Books
Trade Paperback
978161775889815.9512/1/2020N/AEdelweiss
Publishers Summary, "Accra joins Lagos, Nairobi, Marrakech, and Addis Ababa in representing the African continent in the Noir Series arena. Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with BROOKLYN NOIR. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city."
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Social Science / Black Studies
Drew, KimberlyBlack Futures
PRH/Random House
One WorldHardcover978039918113940.0012/1/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
PUB DATE MOVED FROM NOV-- Electric Lit, 56 Books By Women And Nonbinary Writers Of Color To Read In 2020 -- Fall title to watch for. -- LJ Prepub Alert, "Writer/curator Drew and Wortham, a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, bring together essays and images, recipes and memes, tweets and poetry to show how today's black creators are striking us straight in the hearts and minds with the materials they put out there. In the end, this collection aims to answer the question, What does it mean to be black and alive right now?"
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Hunt, KenyaGirl Gurl GrrrlHarperCollinsAmistadHardcover978006298764826.9912/8/202050,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publishers Summary, "In the vein of Roxane Gay's BAD FEMINIST and Issa Rae's THE MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL, but wholly its own, a provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world."
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Fiction / HorrorMiller, Sam J.Blade BetweenHarperCollinsEccoHardcover978006296982826.9912/1/202050,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "n the Nebula Award-winning Miller's The Blade Between, gay photographer Ronan returns to his fading upstate New York town, connecting with first love Dom and Dom's wife, Attalah, to challenge troublesome newcomers-and inadvertently stirring up the town's underlying spirits (50,000-copy first printing)."
75
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Oluo, IjeomaMediocreHachetteSeal PressHardcover978158005951028.0012/1/202075,000NetGalley
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Science / EssaysPang, Camilla
Outsider's Guide to Humans
PRH/PenguinVikingHardcover97819848816322712/1/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "postdoctoral scientist Pang offers the guidebook to life she wished she had when she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age eight, drawing on her discipline to explain things like making rational decisions and getting along with diverse groups."
77
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Qaderi, HomeiraDancing in the MosqueHarperCollinsHarperHardcover978006297031226.9912/1/202050000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
LJ Prepub Alert, "Qaderi recalls teaching children and fighting for women's rights in theocracy-bound Afghanistan, then being forced to leave her son behind when her husband divorced her in 2015 just as she was preparing to attend the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa (50,000-copy first printing)."
78
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Saxena, JayaCrystal Clear
PRH/Random House
Quirk BooksHardcover978168369203416.9912/1/2020N/ANot listed
Electric Lit, 56 Books By Women And Nonbinary Writers Of Color To Read In 2020 -- Fall title to watch for.
79
Philosophy / Buddhist
Turner, Tina
Happiness Becomes You
S&SAtria BooksHardcover97819821521542512/1/202075,000Edelweiss
LJ Prepub Alert, "​Famous for overcoming obstacles as well as for selling more concert tickets than any other solo music performer in history, Turner reveals how she has been helped by the spiritual guidance she derives from Buddhism—and explains how it can help you, too."
80
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Vo, Nghi
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
MacmillanTor.com
Trade Paperback
978125078613514.9912/8/202015000NetGalley
GalleyChat Aug, Jessica T., "I'll be grabbing WHEN THE TIGER CAME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN by Nghi Vo from Netgalley--the further adventures of Chih from The Empress of Salt and Fortune. I am amazed at what authors can pack into novellas!"
81
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Williams, DeniseHow to Fail at FlirtingPRH/PenguinBerkley
Trade Paperback
97805931019021612/1/2020N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
DEBUT -- GalleyChat, July, Shari Suarez, "I adored HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING by Denise Williams. It reminded me a bit of Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez. Serious topics as well as a hot romance." DEBUT -- Publisher note,"OWN VOICES ROMANCE: Like her heroine, [author] Denise [Williams] is biracial."
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Jan, 2021 releases -- LibraryReads nominations due Dec. 1, 2020
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Bisac CategoryAuthorTitle:SubtitleVendorPublisherFormatISBN
List Price
Pub Date - as of 8/12/20
Print Run
DRC -- as of 8/12/20
Sources, notes
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Fiction / Asian American
Apostol, Gina
The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata
PRH/Random House
Soho PressHardcover978164129183527.001/12/2021N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publisher's Summary, "The first ever US publication of Gina Apostol's Philippine National Book Award-winning novel."
86
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
Fielder, TimInfinitumHarperCollinsAmistadHardcover978006296408327.991/19/202125,000Not listed
PUB DATE MOVED FROM OCT, 2020 -- Publishers Summary, "Sure to become a treasured collectible, a gorgeous, groundbreaking, full-color Afrofuturist graphic novel that captures the spirit of the record-breaking film Black Panther and its mantra 'Wakanda Forever'."
87
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Geller, DanielleDog Flowers
PRH/Random House
One WorldHardcover978198482039627.001/12/2021N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publishers Summary, "A daughter returns home to the Navajo reservation to confront her family's history and retrace her mother's life-using both narrative and archive in this arrestingly original memoir."
88
Fiction / Historical
Johnson, SadeqaYellow WifeS&SSimon & SchusterHardcover978198214910926.001/12/202160,000Not listed
LJ Prepub Alert, "The daughter of a Virginia plantation's medicine woman, Pheby Delores Brown is protected by her mother's status (and valued by the Master's sister) yet remains enslaved, seemingly trapped between two worlds. Her 18th birthday was to have brought her freedom and marriage to her true love, but instead she ends up in 'Devil's Half-Acre,' a notorious jail in Richmond meant to break the bodies and souls of the enslaved, where she must use her wits to survive. With a 60,000-copy first printing."
89
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Jones, Cherie
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
Hachette
Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover978031653698127.001/5/202130,000Edelweiss
Publishers Summary<br>~"A debut novel in the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, from a brilliant Caribbean writer, set in Barbados, about four people each desperate to escape their legacy of violence in a so-called 'paradise.' "
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Fiction / LiteraryJones Jr., RobertThe ProphetsPRH/PenguinG.P. Putnam's SonsHardcover978059308568427.001/5/2021N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Author and editor were part of BookExpo Online's Adult Editors' Buzz 2020 event -- https://bit.ly/36VZTh1-- Publishers Summary, "A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence."
91
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Korn, Gabrielle
Everybody (Else) Is Perfect
S&SAtria Books
Trade Paperback
978198212776317.001/12/202150,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Cari Dubiel, "Gabrielle Korn, former editor-in-chief of Nylon magazine, recounts her life so far as a young publishing star in EVERYBODY (ELSE) IS PERFECT. Authentic, honest, confronting brutal truths about women's roles in society, exploring anorexia, fashion, and more." -- O Magazine's 31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020 -- "In her work as the former editor-in-chief of Nylon, Korn placed the worlds of beauty and fashion within the cultural context of internet feminism and queerness. She continues that significant work here, in her first-ever essay collection, which tells her own story of navigating New York media-think THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA meets Jia Tolentino's TRICK MIRROR."
92
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Loedel, DanielHades, ArgentinaPRH/PenguinRiverhead BooksHardcover978059318864427.001/12/2021N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Publishers Summary, "A decade after fleeing for his life, a man is pulled back to Argentina by an undying love."
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History / African American
Montgomery, Ben
Shot in the MoonlightHachetteLittle, Brown SparkHardcover978031653554028.001/26/202115,000Not listed
Publishers Summary, "The little-known true story of George Dinning, a freed slave, and Colonel Bennett H. Young, a Confederate war hero, who in 1899 joined forces to take on a Kentucky mob in court after Dinning was beaten almost to death for defending his farm against white attackers."
94
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Morris, JanThinking AgainNortonLiverightHardcover978163149692924.001/5/2021N/AEdelweiss
Author Bio, "Born in 1926, Jan Morris lived and wrote as James Morris until 1972. She resides with her partner, Elizabeth Morris, in northwest Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her many books include In My Mind's Eye, Coronation Everest, and the Pax Britannica trilogy."
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Fiction / African American / Contemporary Women
Murray, Victoria Christopher
WrathS&SGallery Books
Trade Paperback
978198214292616.001/5/202135,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Author Bio, "Murray is a four-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Fiction."
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Okorafor, NnediRemote ControlMacmillanTor.com
Hardcover with dust jacket
978125077280019.991/19/2021150,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat interest -- Author bio (publisher) -- " Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her Tor.com novella, BINTI, won the 2015 Hugo and Nebula Awards; her children's book, LONG JUJU MAN, won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa; and her adult novel, WHO FEARS DEATH, was a Tiptree Honor Book."
97
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Owusu, NadiaAftershocksS&SSimon & SchusterHardcover978198211122926.001/12/202175,000
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat, Janet Lockhart, "A moving exploration of how events, geography, and relationships create identity. AFTERSHOCKS" -- LMR, @SSEdLib, "This poetic, genre-bending work-blending memoir with cultural history-from Whiting Award winner @NadiaOwusu1 grapples with the fault lines of identity, the meaning of home, black womanhood, &amp; the ripple effects, both personal and generational, of emotional trauma."-- Author and editor were part of BookExpo Online's Adult Editors' Buzz 2020 event -- https://bit.ly/36VZTh1-- LJ Prepub Alert, "Abandoned by her mother at age two and raised by her stepmother after her father died when she was 13, Owusu moved from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala during her childhood and entered college in America with an understandably fractured sense of self. Caught in the crashing waves of different identities, she began to come apart, only to reach firm ground by writing. Now a Brooklyn-based urban planner, she's a Whiting Award winner honored by the TAR chapbook series for her lyric essay So Devilish a Fire. Here she unfolds a tale of a crisscrossed coming-of-age and subsequent firm sense of self. With a 75,000-copy first printing."
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Fiction / LiteraryPeters, TorreyDetransition, Baby
PRH/Random House
One WorldHardcover978059313337827.001/12/2021N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
GalleyChat interest -- Publishers Summary, "A whipsmart debut about three women-transgender and cisgender-whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender motherhood and sex."
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Quartey, KweiSleep Well, My Lady
PRH/Random House
Soho CrimeHardcover978164129207827.951/12/2021N/ANot listed
Publishers Summary, "In the follow-up to the acclaimed series debut THE MISSING AMERICAN, PI Emma Djan investigates the death of a Ghanaian fashion icon and social media celebrity, Lady Araba."
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Fiction / Coming Of Age
Quotah, EmanBride of the SeaNortonTin House BooksPaperback978195114245216.951/26/2021N/A
Edelweiss, NetGalley
Author Bio, "Eman Quotah is Arab-American, and writes for a Washington, DC, think tank. Her father is from Saudi Arabia and her mother is from the United States; she grew up in both countries and is fluent in Arabic. Eman was named John McClelland Historical Writing Resident by the Espy Foundation."
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