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Monday, May 9, 2011

5 to watch! by Scott

With summer fast approaching that means one thing: Summer Reading!  It seems that those warmer months bring out some of the best that the publishing world has to offer.  Here are 5 books coming out in the next few months that I am most excited about.

I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Steve Earle

I had the privilege of reading this debut novel by the folk-rocker and I can say, without reservation, that this is the best book I have read so far this year.  Doc Ebersole is a down on his luck morphine addict haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams and performing illegal surgical procedures in the back alleys of San Antonio.  Until Graciela comes along and changes everything.  Lyrical and heart-breaking, this is a novel to savor.
(Releases May 12th)

Deadline by Mira Grant

Sure, books featuring Zombie uprisings are a dime a dozen.  Unless they are written by Mira Grant.  Feed, the first book in the Newsfeed Trilogy, was a breath of fresh air in a crowded literary genre.  Book 2 releases on May 31st and is sure to delight those with a fascination for the undead.  You can pick up the first book in the series now at the SPL.
(Releases May 31st)

Bright’s Passage by Josh Ritter

Ritter is one of the finest young songwriters in music today.  In his literary debut he paints a moving picture of a young soldier returning home in the days after World War I.  Still coping with the death of his young bride he must come to grips with how to care for the infant son that she left behind.
(Releases June 28th)

Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Stevens burst on the scene last year with her tension-filled debut Still Missing.  In an equally captivating and gripping follow-up she ratchets up the intrigue in a memorable way.  When Sara Gallagher decides to find out the identity of her birth parents she is not prepared for the truth behind her conception.  Her mom is the only survivor of a still at-large serial killer.  Her father is…you guessed it.  Frightening.
(Releases July 5th)

Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper by Geoffrey Gray

I don’t know much about the details of this particular book but I have always been fascinated by the story of D.B. Cooper.  Gray wrote a story for the New Yorker back in 2007 that led to the long-unsolved case of Cooper being reopened.  This is that story.
(Releases August 9th)

Happy Reading!

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