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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)
  • 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)
  • 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) I really wanted to like this, but after 80 pages I kept finding myself finding excuses to do stuff other than read it. Did not finish.
  • When the Men Were Gone, by Marjorie Herrera Lewis (October 2018) Heartwarming true story of a woman who took over coaching a high school football team in 1944 when there were no men left in town able to do it. Basically, “Friday Night Lights” for World War II.
  • News of Our Loved Ones, by Abigail DeWitt (October 2018) Oof, this was a tough read at times. Using the invasion of Normandy in 1944 as the metaphorical stone dropped into water, the story follows ripples from that moment backwards and forwards in time. It’s a short book but a good read.
  • The Lost Letters of William Woolf, by Helen Cullen (October 2, 2018) A poignant tale of how we drift off the path and away from our loved ones over time, and how hard it can be to find one’s way back. Please note the publication date has been pushed back to June.
  • Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, by Gretchen Anthony (October 16, 2018) Imagine Emily Gilmore. Now imagine a Gilmorean wannabe who’s a Minnesotan Lutheran church lady/overbearing mother whose lesbian daughter gets pregnant without consulting her mother AND THEN refuses to divulge the name of the sperm donor. Made me laugh and wince.
  • Dracul, by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker (October 2, 2018) Now, I’ve never read the original DRACULA, and I’m notoriously wimpy about horror, but this one gripped. Though I definitely read it mostly in daylight and at home when other people were around.
  • The Collector’s Apprentice, by B.A. Shapiro (October 16, 2018) Kind of lead-footed. I admit to merely skimming the final third.
  • Gone So Long, by Andre Dubus III (October 2018) Barely started. Couldn’t get into it.
  • Trinity, by Louisa Hall (October 2018) A novel about the Manhattan Project physicist Oppenheimer, as told by seven testimonials of fictional people who crossed his path from 1943 to the 1960s.
  • The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland, by Nicolai Houm, transl. Anna Patterson (October 2018) A surprisingly challenging read for such a short novel. I found the nonlinear storytelling confusing.
  • Melmoth, by Sarah Perry (October 2018) A deeply strange and uneasy story – kind a modern Gothic novel with a possibly-fictional manifestation of guilt and penance known as Melmoth following those who for one reason or another feel guilty, whether they are or not. And if you have done awful things but don’t feel the guilt of them, you think she’s a fairy tale to scare children.
  • 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) Boooooriiiiiiing. Got about a chapter in and literally fell asleep.
  • 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: 86 (ALA Midwinter 2019, January 25-29, 2019)