Yaa Gyasi’s stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama. Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was […]
These are the novels you need to know. From debuts to new novels by bestselling authors, these six stories were on everyone’s 2016 TBR list. Don’t miss out on the conversation! Click to Read Excerpts from 2016’s Most Celebrated Stories on Scribd. Click to Read Excerpts from 2016’s Most Celebrated Stories on Issuu.
Check out the authors under 35 who everyone will be talking about! The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden A magical debut novel for readers of Uprooted and The Night Circus, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent. Sign up today to join debut author Katherine […]
A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a […]
Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the June 2016 LibraryReads Top Ten list! Click to prepare for your June Readers’ Advisory. Vinegar Girl: A Novel (#1) By Anne Tyler “The newest entry in the Hogarth Shakespeare series brings The Taming of the Shrew into the modern world. Kate is […]
Click to request eGalleys of our favorite June titles, and if you love the reads, please consider nominating one (or more) for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the June 2016 List ends on April 20th! Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi A riveting, kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: a novel about race, history, ancestry, love, […]
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, we’re featuring titles that focus on the African American community. Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison By Shaka Senghor In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at universities, a […]