What We’re Reading This Week

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We Were Liars by Erin Lockhart

“E. Lockhart’s mesmerizingly spare novel will suck you in with promises of dappled sun, first kisses, and golden days that go on for ever. But as the dark secrets hidden beneath the novel’s bright, tidy surface begin their gradual escape, you will fly feverishly forward through the pages until every last lie has been punctured. We Were Liars is a novel of brilliant beauty, taught suspense, and epic emotional impact.”


The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman 
On Sale August 5 – Available to Pre-Order

“Grossman’s new book concludes his Magicians cycle – a tale that connects threads from the first two books and sweeps you away with some unexpected insights into the magical land of Fillory and the lives of Quentin and other magicians from the storyline. What starts as a heist novel when Quentin is tapped to steal a mysterious briefcase for a talking bird connects to the Apocalypse that will end Fillory forever. With the help of old friends and new, Quentin will try to save all he cares about, but will the effort take from him more than he expects?”


A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

“I honestly wanted to read this book because of the cover and that it was about dance. I like things about dance. What I discovered is a beautiful novel about Veda, an incredibly gifted dancer who excels at the classical Indian dance form called Bharatanatyam. Veda’s dance dreams fall away when she loses her foot in an auto accident. But since she is a dancer to her core, she pushes herself to relearn how to dance. Written in verse, the rhythm of the words beats along with Veda’s heart, which is like how Veda feels the music in everything all around her. Spiritual, inspiring, honest, and vivid, this is a great read. Inspired by true story.”


The Three by Sarah Lotz
On Sale May 20 – Available to Pre-Order

“There’s been a lot of buzz on this story of three children who survive four planes that crash within hours. Sarah Lotz takes a unique approach to the suspense thriller to look at religion, media, and fear in the modern world. This could be one of the most talked about books of the summer.”


The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann

“Listen to these sentences:

‘She was just a girl in a red dress standing by the white-clothed trestle table with her mouth full of chicken.’ 

‘What he wanted was to be able to destroy everything and still endure.’

This story of a missing young woman, a failed writer and a family coming apart at the seams is riveting, absorbing, and full of sentences that will stop you in your tracks. Every time I pick up this book I read fifty pages without cease. Ullmann won me over within the first page. Read this book.”

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