The Blinds: A Novel by Adam Sternbergh – Book of the Month August 2017 Selection

32600769The Blinds: A Novel by Adam Sternbergh has a publication date of August 1st 2017 by Ecco Publishing. SYNOPSIS: A blistering thriller from the Edgar-nominated author of Shovel Ready—a speculative modern Western with elements of Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson, and the Coen brothers that is wickedly funny, razor-sharp, and totally engrossing. Imagine a place populated by criminals-people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don’t know if they’ve perpetrated a crime, or just witnessed one. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead.  Continue reading

Little and Lion: A Novel by Brandy Colbert – Book of the Month August 2017 Selection

25062038.jpgLittle and Lion: A Novel by Brandy Colbert has a publication date of August 8th 2017 by Little, Brown. SYNOPSIS: A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert. When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support. Continue reading

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne – Book of the Month August 2017

33253215The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne has an expected publication date of August 22nd 2017 by Hogarth Press and is one of the selections for the August Book of the MonthSynopsis: From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery — or at least, that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is Continue reading