Looking for something new to read this month? Amazon puts together several lists each month of new books recommended by their editors. Here are 9 of the books on their lists:
1. Spotlight Pick: Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Moonglow is a novel that reads like a memoir. It is a story of madness, war, adventure, sex, marriage, desire, and keeping secrets and telling lies. Moonglow is the deathbed confession of the narrator’s grandfather and is incredibly moving and inventive.
2. Featured Debut: The Education Of Dixie Dupree by Donna Everhart
Told by 11 year old Dixie, The Education Of Dixie Dupree is a tale about mothers and daughters and guilt, pain, and truth. Dixie is an expert liar, sometimes to protect her mother, and sometimes to spite her. As her family starts to crumble, Dixie learns how much damage her lies have caused and secrets must finally come out into the open.
3. Memoir: You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris
On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris’s wife was killed by terrorists during the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote a letter to his wife’s killers and posted it on Facebook, which went viral and was reported by news stations all over the world. You Will Not Have My Hate is the full story of Leiris’s grief, struggle, and endurance.
4. History: The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story Of The Indian Wars For The American West by Peter Cozzens
Peter Cozzens tells both sides of the story as Tribal life is sacrificed for our modern United States. Containing well known figures such as Custer, Sherman, Grant, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and many others, Cozzens gives the fullest account of how the West was won, and lost.
5. Mystery and Thriller: Night School by Lee Child
This is a Jack Reacher novel that takes place in 1996 while Jack is still in the army. A Jahidist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany has gotten an unexpected visitor. An undercover CIA asset has overheard the visitor whisper the message, “The American wants a hundred million dollars.” Jack must team up with a CIA analyst and FBI agent to find the “American” at any cost.
6. Biography: Bear: The Life And Times Of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert Greenfield
Best known for his nickname, Bear, Augustus Owsley Stanley III was the creator of the dancing bear logo and the designer of the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Dead. He was one of the most iconic features of the cultural revolution that rocked the world in the 1960’s. Greenfield paints us a picture of who Bear was as a person for the first time.
7. Young Adult: The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic president’s daughter, Sidonia. They have grown up side by side, but Nemesis was created to give her life for Sidonia if needed, and would happily do so. When Sidonia is taken hostage, the only way for Nemesis to protect her is to pretend to be her.
8. Romance: Somebody Like You by Lynnette Austin
When cowboy Cash realizes that he could lose the family ranch if he’s not married by his thirtieth birthday, he can’t help but hope that sexy Annelise is the answer to all his problems. She’s an heiress who has hidden her identity and escaped her body guards and the paparazzi to help her ailing grandfather. Will their secrets destroy any hope of a happy ending?
9. Science Fiction and Fantasy: At The Sign Of Triumph by David Weber
In this conclusion to the Safehold series, the Church of God Awaiting stands at the brink of defeat to small Charis. Despite their immense resources, they could not overcome the cybernetic avatar of Merlin, a woman dead over a thousand years who was determined to break the Church’s grip upon humankind. Faced with defeat, the Church decides they, too, must embrace this forbidden technology.
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