With starred reviews from publications including Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal—your patrons will want to read these much-anticipated books that reviewers are raving about.


FICTION


First Comes Summer by Maria Hesselager; Translated by Martin Aitken

“The constant thread of delight in the natural world’s magic and awe in the face of its total domination of mortal lives weaves through every sentence of the sublimely described setting…A magical book about love and death and the slender, enduring line that connects the two.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On sale April 11, 2023 | Available in hardcover, eBook, and audio download editions


I Went to See My Father by Kyung-Sook Shin; translated by Anton Hur

“Once more, Shin masterfully glides between quotidian details and astounding feats of survival revealed through multiple voices (older brothers, their mother, a wartime friend) and formats (letters, recordings, long chat messages) to create another universally empathic masterpiece.”
Booklist, starred review

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On sale April 11, 2023 | Available in hardcover and eBook editions


AUDIOBOOKS

 


City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita; Read by Aspen Vincent, Shannon Tyo, Anne Caputo

“There’s something special about this audio murder mystery, which takes place on a remote Alaskan island.. The recording quality of this production is pristine, as crystalline as the glaciers of Port Mettier. —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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Liliana’s Invincible Summer A Sister’s Search for Justice by Cristina Rivera Garza, Read by Victoria Villarreal

“Villarreal balances the personal aspects of this project and the wider context of the many issues the author provides. Filled with grief management mixed with true-crime elements, this audiobook is not for the faint of heart. But all who listen are also bearing witness to the challenges of those seeking justice.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez; Translated by Megan McDowell; Read by Frankie Corzo

“Narrator Frankie Corzo’s clear, nuanced voice allows Enriquez’s writing to shine. Juan Peterson — tall, blond, and handsome — is a medium for a secret order called the Cult of the Shadow. In Argentina during the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, wealthy cult members carry out horrific deeds behind the veil of the Dirty War…Corzo smoothly switches between Spanish and English. Her delicate delivery allows listeners to immerse themselves in this dark world. Horror fans will enjoy this immensely.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond; Read by Dion Graham

“Dion Graham is a master of nonfiction narration. He knows exactly when to pause, sets off quotations flawlessly, and brings exquisite emotion to the text. Here, Graham varies his pacing to complement the flow of Matthew Desmond’s writing, whether he’s describing the depth of American poverty, the history of why poverty exists in such a wealthy country, or the heartrending examples of poverty’s effects on real people.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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Remember by Joy Harjo; Read by Joy Harjo

“Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke Nation, embraces listeners with her warm earthy voice. Repetition of the titular word, “remember,” drives this celebration of connections: to family, to the earth, to the elements, to the universe… Harjo’s narration is unhurried and assured. Still, listeners enjoying it alongside the stunning paintings of Michaela Goade, who is Tlingit and Haida, may want to return to them in silence to absorb their details. An author’s note discussing her relationship to poetry follows.” —Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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