The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham, Leslie Klinger Editor, Liveright Publishing - Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories of horror and the macabre are rooted in the Pulp genre, but he carved out a literary niche all his own with “Weird Fiction.”
Followers, Megan Angelo, Graydon House - Megan Angelo’s novel, “Followers,” outlines an ominous future: Society tightly linked to devices, political decisions made via Twitter, people monitored by drones or robots and obliged by sponsors of reality shows to buy mind-numbing drugs.
Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout, - I remember the moment I fell in love with Olive Kitteridge. It was near the end of the book and Olive was lying down looking out a window.
The Other Mrs., Mary Kubica, Park Row Books - A fresh start. That’s what Dr. Sadie and Professor Will Foust look for when they move their family from Chicago to an island community off the coast of Maine.
Met Her Match, Jude Devereaux, Mira - Summer Hill, Virginia, is like any small town—full of gossip, often vicious. Terri Rayburn knows this all too well, being subject to it her entire life.
The Wives, Tarryn Fisher, Graydon House - Thursday lives up to her given name. On Thursday she provides a loving home and hot sex to Seth Ellington, her perfectly charming partner in a polygamous relationship with two other, anonymous, women.
American Science Fiction: 1960-1966 & 1968-1969, Gary K. Wolfe Editor, Library of America - The 1960s saw a huge upsurge in groundbreaking science fiction in America. Champions of the genre produced a volume of work that redefined the nature of science fiction and how it related to the real world.
Lost Hills, Lee Goldberg, Thomas & Mercer - At the end of one’s complex and perhaps trying day, a Lee Goldberg detective story is just the ticket. The prolific author has produced more than 30 novels, mystery series and scores of TV shows, all with the same theme: a hero who saves the day.
Legacy and the Queen by Kobe Bryant, Annie Mathew - If there are any doubts Olympic gold medalist and NBA champion Kobe Bryant can tell a good story, his young reader book, “Legacy and the Queen,” written by Annie Matthew, dispels them.
How to Hack a Heartbreak, Kristin Rockaway, Graydon House - Mel Strickland works the help desk in Hatch, a NYC tech incubator company. It’s a soul-destroying job in an atmosphere of toxic masculinity.