New Releases for February

A new month means it’s time for new book releases. Here are the books I’ve received in advance. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the review copies.

American Delirium by Betina Gonzalez. In a small Midwestern city, the deer population starts attacking people. So Beryl, a feisty senior and ex-hippie with a troubled past, decides to take matters into her own hands, training a squad of fellow retirees to hunt the animals down and to prove to society they’re capable of more than playing bingo. Sounds so strange I’m intrigued.

The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin. It’s September 2018. In Washington, D.C.,—and in cities and towns across America—women have taken to the streets to protest a Supreme Court nominee. And in Starkfield, Massachusetts—a sleepy rural town where nothing much ever happens—Ethan Frome’s otherwise quiet life has turned upside down. Inspired by Edith Wharton’s novella.

Friends and Dark Shapes by Kavita Bedford. Sydney’s inner city is very much its own place, yet also a stand in for gentrifying inner-city suburbs the world over. Here, four young housemates struggle to untangle their complicated relationships while a poignant story of loss, grieving, and recovery unfolds.

The Love Proof by Madeleine Henry. Spanning decades, The Love Proof is an unusual love story about lasting connection, time, and intuition. It explores the course that perfect love can take between imperfect people, and urges us to listen to our hearts rather than our heads.

Zorrie by Laird Hunt. As a girl, Zorrie Underwood’s modest and hardscrabble home county was the only constant in her young life. After losing both her parents, Zorrie moved in with her aunt, whose own death orphaned Zorrie all over again, casting her off into the perilous realities and sublime landscapes of rural, Depression-era Indiana.

We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida. Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. One day, walking to school with friends, they witness a horrible act—or do they?

I get to start a new Kindle read tonight so I think I’m going to choose from one of these. Which one would you pick?

Have a great weekend everyone!

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