Starred Reviews for Marina Yuszczuk, Shubnum Khan, Amor Towles, Julia Phillips, and more!

By Kate McManus | March 13 2024 | Starred Reviews

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


A Novel

Thirst is an intense, haunting, and captivating novel that draws readers in from beginning to end.” —Booklist, starred review

A Novel

“In the beautiful and haunting latest from Phillips (Disappearing Earth), two 20-something sisters contend with economic precarity and their mother’s terminal illness on present-day San Juan Island, Wash. This is brilliant.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Table for Two

“Not all novelists are good short story writers, but Towles excels with this collection. Readers unfamiliar with his novels will love these examples of his shorter fiction and they will be pure catnip to his legions of fans. Highly recommended” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years
A Novel

“Throughout, Nankani’s steady American tones, wielded with
the pacing of a practiced storyteller, provide the narrative frame for her to perform her artistry. An
entrancing listen with narration that’s an ideal match for this sweeping tale.” —Booklist Starred Review

My Block Looks Like

lyrically lifts the words from the page, adjusting her tempo with each step through the streets as
moods shift… A must-buy that will enhance library collections,
opening a window for participants to a special auditory experience.” —Booklist Starred Review

Age 4-8 years