Starred Review

Spinning Silver

by Naomi Novik

This standalone fantasy from Naomi Novik (Uprooted, the Temeraire series) spins the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, along with sundry Russian and German folkloric fibers, into a solid gold yarn.
Miryem learns kind men make terrible moneylenders when her father's inability to convince their neighbors to make good on their debts leaves her family destitute and hungry and her mother ill. Iron-willed, the girl sets out to collect on accounts herself, saving her family and becoming a formidable businesswoman

Read More »

The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery & Renewal One Book at a Time

by Leslie Schwartz

In 2014, novelist and writing teacher Leslie Schwartz (Angels Crest) was arrested for drunk driving and sentenced to 90 days in the overcrowded Los Angeles County jail. She'd been sober for at least a decade when she relapsed into drug and alcohol addiction for more than a year. By the time she accepted a plea bargain to serve six weeks, she was six months sober. "The experience of being caged was soul crushing," she writes. "Living through this experience exposed me to new levels of human cruelty." During

Read More »


Shelf Awareness is a free e-newsletter about books and the book industry. We have two separate versions:

For Readers: Discover the 25 best books coming out this week as selected by our industry insiders. (Tuesdays and Fridays.) Sign up now.

For Book Trade Professionals: Receive daily enlightenment with our FREE weekday trade newsletter. Sign up now.

Learn more about Shelf Awareness.

Shelf Discovery

The Possible World

by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz

The lives of a traumatized young boy, the ER doctor who first cares for him and an almost 100-year old woman gradually come together in this gripping story of love and loss.

Read Full Review »


by Lucy Ruth Cummins

A New York City pumpkin is repeatedly passed over as jack-o-lantern material because he lacks a sturdy stem.

Read Full Review »

The Letting Go

by Deborah Markus

Emily thought she was safe after changing her identity, but when a corpse appears at the front door of her new school, she fears the murders may be starting again.

Read Full Review »

Abrams: Stories that defy borders - Enter to expand your library!

Media Heat

Thursday, July 19, 2018

KCRW's Bookworm: Joseph McBride, author of How Did Lubitsch Do It? (Columbia University Press, $40, 9780231186445).

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fresh Air: Dan Kaufman, author of The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics (Norton, $26.95, 9780393635201).

Monday, July 16, 2018

Fresh Air: Viv Albertine, author of To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir (Faber & Faber, $24.95, 9780571326211).

Today Show: Daniel Silva, author of The Other Woman: A Novel (Harper, $28.99, 9780062834829).

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fresh Air: Gabriel Sherman, author of The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country (Random House Trade Paperbacks, $18, 9780812982732).

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fresh Air: Rob Schenk, author of Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister's Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love (Harper, $26.99, 9780062687937).

The View: D.L. Hughley, co-author of How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People (Morrow, $25.99, 9780062698544).
Powered by: Xtenit