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Indie Next List

May edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the May Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

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Top Ten Books from UK – June 2019

The Other Half of Augusta Hope
Joanna Glen
The Borough Press
UK Edition

A brilliantly touching novel of sisterhood, genius and belonging, The Other Half of Augusta Hope is set to be the must-read of 2019.

Augusta Hope has never much fitted in – not that she’s ever bothered about what her small town thinks of her. But then tragedy strikes, and everything changes for Augusta…

Sister of Mine
Laurie Petrou
No Exit Press
UK Edition

A compelling and deftly written thriller with a hugely satisfying twist, Sister of Mine is a mystery of distinction. Everyone knows the Grayson sisters are trouble. But no one knew how much…

This Brutal House
Niven Govinden
Dialogue Books
Uk Edition

Set in the aftermath of the Vogue ball scene in New York, this bewitchingly, ferociously brilliant novel traces the lives of men who became mothers to a generation of lost children. An uncompromising classic.

The Paper & Hearts Society
Lucy Powrie
Hodder Children's Books
UK Edition

From Booktuber Lucy Powrie comes the first in a series set to rival Geek Girl. Tabby Brown loves books, but cares little for parties. Then she meets the Paper & Hearts Society – and begins her best bookish life…

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
Susannah Stapleton
Picador
UK Edition

Maud West’s life reads like some of the best golden age crime fiction. A lady detective who ran her own agency, she had as many secrets as she had cases. This biography tells her story, and what a story it is!

Night Boat to Tangier
Kevin Barry
Canongate
UK Edition

Kevin Barry is one of Ireland’s most bravura voices, and this is his funniest and manic book yet. Pitched somewhere between In Bruges and Waiting for Godot, it’s a wild, intoxicating ride.

Half a World Away
Mike Gayle
Hodder & Stoughton
UK Edition

Kerry is Mariah Carey’s biggest fan. Noah is a successful barrister. They think they know themselves, but they’re about to discover just who they really are… Another perfect romcom from Mike Gayle.

My Past is a Foreign Country
Zeba Talkhani
Sceptre
UK Edition

A harrowing, uplifting and illuminating memoir about a young woman growing up under the strict patriarchal systems of Saudi Arabia, My Past is a Foreign Country  depicts a hard-fought battle for independence.

59 Memory Lane
Celia Anderson
HarperFiction
UK Edition

May Rosevere is 110, her long life attributed to toast, port and Cornish air. But there is something else keeping her alive. A secret only she can remember. A charming, delightful and inspiring tale.

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone
Felicity McLean
Point Blank
UK Edition

This dark take on the coming-of-age novel delights in its spiky characters and pitch-black plotting. In 1992, the Van Apfel girls went missing. Tikka Molloy remembers it well, but must now deal with its legacy…

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Cover Love

We’ve rounded up another batch of book covers that we love, and we hope you will too. We’ve also gathered all of your cover votes from this month, and your most loved cover is. . . The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young.

Click on each cover to read the full book description, request (or wish for) the title, and cast your vote for the cover. If you’ve read these books, don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your friends & followers.

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Library Reads

LibraryReads List

May 2019

LibraryReads has announced their May 2019 list that librarians across the country loved. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.

If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley – learn more here!

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Indie Next List

April edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the April Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

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Here Are 5 Ways to Celebrate!


Encourage students and teachers to participate in the Dear Poet project

Dear Poet, the Academy of American Poets’ multimedia education project, invites students in grades 5-12 to write letters in response to poems shared by award-winning poets serving on the organization’s Board of Chancellors, including Elizabeth Alexander, Terrance Hayes, Marilyn Nelson, and Alberto Ríos. The Chancellors recite their poems in a series of exclusive videos presented on Poets.org. Students can mail their response letters to the Academy of American Poets or email them to dearpoet@poets.org by April 30. Selected letters will receive a reply from the poet and will be featured on Poets.org in May.

Participating Chancellors include Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Marilyn Chin, Forrest Gander, Linda Gregerson, Brenda Hillman, Alicia Ostriker, and Alberto Ríos.

Teachers interested in offering Dear Poet as a classroom activity can visit Poets.org to access the free lesson plan that accompanies the videos.

Celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 18, 2019

On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. The Academy of American Poets provides free resources for celebrating National Poem in Your Pocket Day, including a downloadable PDF of pocket poems on Poets.org.

Poem in Your Pocket Day was launched in 2002 by the New York City Office of the Mayor, in partnership with the New York City Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative national, and in 2016 to Canada in partnership with the League of Canadian Poets. People can share their poem online using the official hashtag #pocketpoem.

Request a free National Poetry Month poster featuring lines by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

For the first time ever, the National Poetry Month poster was designed by a student— Julia Wang from San Jose, California. The poster is available for free through Poets.org while supplies last and also as a downloadable PDF. In partnership with the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English, the Academy of American Poets will distribute over 100,000 National Poetry Month posters to classrooms, libraries, and bookstores throughout the United States.

Sign up to receive a Poem-a-Day

Join over 185,000 poetry readers receiving a never before published poem to their inbox every weekday, and classic poems on the weekends. To sign up for this free series, which will be curated by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith this April, visit Poets.org.

Use the official #NationalPoetryMonth hashtag and logo

Follow the thousands of National Poetry Month celebrations taking place using #NationalPoetryMonth. Schools, libraries, publishers, booksellers, reading coordinators, and poets are also invited to tweet their events to the Academy of American Poets @POETSorg so the organization might re-share as it’s able. To promote events, the Academy of American Poets invites and encourages use of the official National Poetry Month logo, which can be downloaded from Poets.org.

About the Academy of American Poets

Founded in 1934, the Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. The organization produces Poets.org, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; founded National Poetry Month; publishes the popular Poem-a-Day series; offers Teach This Poem and other resources for K-12 educators; and presents an annual series of poetry readings and special events. The organization also coordinates the work of a national poetry coalition working to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Cover Love

We’ve rounded up another batch of book covers that we love, and we hope you will too. We’ve also gathered all of your cover votes from this month, and your most loved cover is. . . Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

Click on each cover to read the full book description, request (or wish for) the title, and cast your vote for the cover. If you’ve read these books, don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your friends & followers.

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Librarian's Choice

Librarians' Choice: top 10

April 2019

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for April 2019 that librarians across Australia love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the Librarians’ Choice site.

If you are a librarian in Australia, you can nominate titles for the Librarians’ Choice list via NetGalley!

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Top Ten Books from UK – May 2019

It’s a month in which the big hitters in literary fiction are out in force, with new novels from Linda Grant, Mark Haddon and Jeanette Winterson. There’s also a welcome return for crime supremo, Denise Mina. Request now, and don’t forget to leave feedback! Please also make sure to leave your reviews on Amazon.co.uk and other retail sites!

Conviction
Denise Mina
Harvill Secker
UK Edition

Denise Mina’s last novel, The Long Drop, was a huge NetGalley favourite in 2017, and this contemporary-set novel is even more compelling.

Anna McDonald’s life has been torn apart. Her husband has run off with her best friend and taken their two children with him. Alone, she seeks solace in a crime podcast. But as she listens, she realises she knows one of the victims – and that she might be able to solve the case…

A Stranger City
Linda Grant
Virago
UK Edition

A case could be made for Linda Grant as one of the UK’s most versatile, and underappreciated, writers. A Stranger City is her finest book yet, a mystery, social commentary and an inquest into the nature of home.

Frankissstein
Jeanette Winterson
Jonathan Cape
UK Edition

For over thirty years, Jeanette Winterson has been pushing at the boundaries of fiction, and never has her work seemed more timely. This modern reimagining of Frankenstein shows exactly why.

The Porpoise
Mark Haddon
Chatto & Windus
UK Edition

The author of The Curious Incident… returns with another innovative and brilliantly idiosyncratic novel. The Porpoise mixes the ancient and the modern to create something wholly, and excitingly new.

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
Juliet Grames
Hodder & Stoughton
UK Edition

An immersive, ninety-year epic of one woman’s life, from the mountainsides of Italy to the American Dream, this astonishing book will have you utterly gripped. Stella Fortuna is a character you won’t forget.

All We Could Have Been
T.E. Carter
Simon & Schuster Children's
UK Edition

From the author of I Stop Somewhere comes an intense, tender and suspenseful novel of reinvention. Lexi hides her identity so no one will link her to her brother. At last she is happy, but for how long?

The Dangerous Kind
Deborah O'Connor
Zaffre
UK Edition

A different kind of mystery, The Dangerous Mind is a thriller that holds from the first page. Jessamine Gooch hosts a radio show about crime in London. But now she’s about to experience it first hand…

The Ice House
Tim Clare
Canongate
UK Edition

By turns unsettling, gripping, frightening and thrilling, The Ice House is another mind-bending read from Tim Clare. Delphine is an old woman, but she remembers the past. A past that is out to destroy her present…

The Butterfly Room
Lucinda Riley
Macmillan
UK Edition

Posy Montague has lived at Admiral House for seventy years and the time has come to sell. But Admiral House has secrets Posy is only now about to discover. A sumptuous and captivating page-turner.

The Anarchists' Club
Alex Reeve
Raven Books
UK Edition

A startlingly original slice of historical crime, this is the second outing for Leo Stanhope. All Leo wants is to keep his head down and protect the secret of his birth gender. But then the police arrive at his lodgings…

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Library Reads

LibraryReads List

April 2019

LibraryReads has announced their April 2019 list that librarians across the country loved. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.

If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley – learn more here!

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