February brings flowers, chocolates, candy hearts . . . and five books we are head over heels for. We hope you find one that strikes a chord with you as well! Click to request eGalleys of these titles, and start reading now!
The Marauders: A Novel
When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, desperate circumstances push the inhabitants of the working class bayou town of Jeannette to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes.
“Rollicking, angry, eye-popping, and fall-on-the-floor funny . . . the cast is winning, the post-Katrina bayou setting is richly evoked, the dialogue crackles . . . it’s a little Elmore Leonard, a little Charles Portis, and very much its own uniquely American self.” —Stephen King
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel
From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold’s cross-country journey.
“If you enjoyed Harold’s odyssey, you will adore this book. . . . Joyce fleshes out the joyous woman who inspired his epic journey.” —Daily Express
A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel
Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler’s work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a novel to cherish.
A Touch of Stardust: A Novel
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker, comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind-the-scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress, Carole Lombard.
“Stellar . . . the briskly paced narrative captivates as it lets readers view the creation of silver-screen magic, and it’s also a terrific tribute to the industry pioneers.” —Booklist
Get in Trouble: Stories
Kelly Link returns with an eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade.
“Link’s work is always darkly funny, sexy, frightening, and truly weird—she can dismantle and remake the world in a paragraph. Get in Trouble offers further proof that she belongs on every reader’s bookshelf.” —Karen Russell
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite February books! Voting for the February LibraryReads List ends on 12/20/14.