Greetings, librarians. So here they are—our recommendations for the May LibraryReads list! There are some serious literary delights to be had, including the latest from Dennis Lehane, a newly discovered novel from Michael Crichton, and a stunning debut from Bryn Chancellor. Remember, the deadline to vote for the May LibraryReads list is March 20th. Happy reading!
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
For fans of: Mystic River and Shutter Island
Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a woman on the brink, who worries that her marriage is not what it seems.
"What seems at the start to be an edgy psychological mystery seamlessly transforms into a crafty, ingenious tale of murder and deception—and a deeply resonant account of one woman's effort to heal deep wounds that don't easily show."
Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor
For fans of: Everything I Never Told You and Olive Kitteridge
An award-winning writer hailed as "amazing, sensitive, and thoughtful” by Kevin Wilson makes her debut with this mesmerizing page-turner: a coming of age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature—desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope—witnessed through the lives of one small Arizona town.
"Bryn Chancellor explores the complexities of a small-town girlhood with insight and compassion. A page-turner and a heart-breaker, Sycamore marks the arrival of a shining new voice."
—Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
Click here to download the egalley from Edelweiss
LibraryReads deadline: March 20th
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
For fans of: Classic Michael Crichton novels, including Micro and Pirate Latitudes
The legendary author of Jurassic Park returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.
"A very good novel; in fact, taken among all Crichton’s novels, it’s one of his best, a beautifully detailed, scientifically engrossing, absolutely riveting story about the early days of paleontology."