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PLEASE NOTE: I don’t end up keeping most of these. If you see one in the list that looks interesting to you, let me know and if I’ve still got it around, you may get lucky.

  • Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road, by Kate Harris (August 2018)
  • All Happy Families, by Jeann McCullogh (August 2018)
  • The Man Who Couldn’t Miss: A Stewart Hoag Mystery, by David Handler (August 2018)
  • Another Woman’s Husband, by Gill Paul (August 2018)
  • Second Time Sweeter, by Beverly Jenkins (August 2018)
  • The Secret of the Irish Castle, by Santa Montefiore (August 2018)
  • Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine: Stories, by Kevin Wilson (August 2018)
  • French Exit, by Patrick deWitt (August 2018)
  • Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago, by Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz (August 2018)
  • Horse, by Talley English (August 7, 2018)
  • Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge, by Susan Hand Shetterly (August 7, 2018) Beautiful, simple writing about the role of seaweeds and kelps in the Atlantic coast biomes and local economies, with a particular eye on sustainability.
  • Temper, by Nicky Drayden (August 2018) The story got kind of convoluted, but the world the author creates in this one… wow. So cool.
  • The Story of H, by Marina Perezagua (August 2018) Just couldn’t get into this one.
  • Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island, by Earl Swift (August 2018) Another environmentalist monograph/microhistory, this time focused on the relatively isolated Tangier Island (elevation: 1-4 feet above sea level, currently) in the Chesapeake Bay, responsible for the bulk of softshell crabs in restaurants and markets, and eroding rapidly (like, VISIBLY) due to rising sea levels.
  • We That Are Young, by Preti Taneja (August 30, 2018) King Lear as set in modern-day India. Got about 20 pages in, but just wasn’t feeling it.
  • Putney, by Sofka Zinovieff (August 2018)
  • Ahab’s Return, or the Last Voice, by Jeffrey Ford (August 2018)
  • Other People’s Love Affairs: Stories, by D. Wystan Owen (August 21, 2018)
  • An Unwanted Guest, by Shari LaPena (August 7, 2018) This is the second thriller by this author I’ve read, and I really like her style. Very good with the last-minute WHAAAAAT moment.
  • A River of Stars, by Vanessa Hua (August 2018) A Chinese factory clerk has an affair with her married boss and becomes pregnant, and he sends her to a facility in California that caters to Chinese women who want their children born on American soil and eligible for American citizenship. She flees the facility and makes her way to San Francisco’s Chinatown, and forges a life for herself. An excellent read.
  • The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World, by Sarah Weinman (September 2018)
  • Ordinary People, by Diana Evans (September 2018)
  • A Key to Treehouse Living, by Elliot Reed (September 2018)
  • Rainsongs, by Sue Hubbard (September 2018)
  • Lake Success, by Gary Shteyngart (September 4, 2018)
  • Not Our Kind, by Kitty Zelds (September 2018)
  • The Order of the Day, by Eric Vuillard (September 25, 2018) Very short, looking at the Anschluss in 1938. Not quite sure what to do with this one – I suspect it lost something in the process of translation from French.
  • Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, by Tim Mohr (September 11, 2018)
  • Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan (September 2018)
  • How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler, by Ryan North (September 18, 2018)
  • Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, by Alec Nevala-Lee (October 2018)
  • Family Trust, by Kathy Wang (October 2018)
  • When the Men Were Gone, by Marjorie Herrera Lewis (October 2018)
  • News of Our Loved Ones, by Abigail DeWitt (October 2018)
  • Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver (October 2018)
  • The Lost Letters of William Woolf, by Helen Cullen (October 2, 2018)
  • Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, by Gretchen Anthony (October 16, 2018)
  • Dracul, by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker (October 2, 2018)
  • The Collector’s Apprentice, by B.A. Shapiro (October 16, 2018)
  • Gone So Long, by Andre Dubus III (October 2018)
  • Trinity, by Louisa Hall (October 2018)
  • The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland, by Nicolai Houm, transl. Anna Patterson (October 2018)
  • Melmoth, by Sarah Perry (October 2018)
  • Vita Nostra, by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko, transl. Julia Meitov Hersey (November 2018)
  • Prague Spring, by Simon Mawer (November 2018)
  • The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose (November 27, 2018)
  • Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence, by Michael Marshall Smith (November 6, 2018)
  • The Dakota Winters, by Tom Barbash (December 2018)
  • Annelies, by David R. Gillham (January 15, 2019)
  • The Au Pair, by Emma Rous (January 8, 2019)
  • House of Stone, by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (January 2019)
  • The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict (January 8, 2019)
  • Bowlaway, by Elizabeth McCracken (February 2019)
  • A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals, #1), by Alyssa Cole (Undated)
  • Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage, by Brian Castner (December 2017)
  • Red Sky at Noon, by Simon Sebag Montefiore (January 2, 2018)
  • The Lucky Ones, by Tiffany Reisz (February 13, 2018)
  • Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers, by Sara Ackerman (February 13, 2018)
  • Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime, by Cutter Wood (April 17, 2018)
  • My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (April 2018)
  • The Overstory, by Richard Powers (April 2018)
  • Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History, by Yunte Huang (April 2018)
  • Ace of Shades, by Amanda Foody (April 10, 2018)
  • Unbury Carol, by Josh Malerman (April 10, 2018)
  • A Necessary Evil (Wyndham, Book 2), by Abir Mukherjee (April 3, 2018)
  • Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine, By Edward Lee (April 2018)

DAYS UNTIL I PICK UP THE NEXT BATCH OF ARCS: 147 (ALA Midwinter 2019, January 25-29, 2019)