Monday, November 30, 2020

Tuesday Tomorrow

Under a Gilded Moon by Joy Jordan-Lake
Published by: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 414 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"From the bestselling author of A Tangled Mercy comes an enthralling novel of secrets, a tumultuous war of ideas, and murder as classes collide in the shadow of Biltmore House.

Biltmore House, a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilts, American "royalty," is in its final stages of construction in North Carolina. The country's grandest example of privilege, it symbolizes the aspirations of its owner and the dreams of a girl, just as driven, who lives in its shadow.

Kerry MacGregor's future is derailed when, after two years in college in New York City, family obligations call her home to the beautiful Appalachians. She is determined to distance herself from the opulence she sees rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains, however close its reach. Her family's land is among the last pieces required to complete the Biltmore Estate. But something more powerful than an ambitious Vanderbilt heir could change Kerry's fate as, one by one, more outsiders descend on the changing landscape - a fugitive from Sicily, a reporter chasing a groundbreaking story, a debutante tainted by scandal, and a conservationist prepared to put anyone at risk to stoke the resentment of the locals.

As Kerry finds herself caught in a war between wealth and poverty, innocence and corruption, she must navigate not only her own pride and desperation to survive but also the temptations of fortune and the men who control it."

Murder! Biltmore! YAS!

Murder on a Midnight Clear by Sara Rosett
Published by: McGuffin Ink
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 282 Pages
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The official patter:
"A snowbound country mansion, a missing butler, and a Christmas case...

Olive and Jasper have never been closer-except in one area. Jasper is still reticent about his frequent disappearances from polite society. With the holidays approaching and no paying client on the books, Olive decides to shadow Jasper when he's unexpectedly called away. Her search brings her to Holly Hill Lodge where an eclectic group has gathered to celebrate an old-fashioned English Christmas.

The guest list includes a celebrated lawn tennis champion, a fussy scientist studying snowflakes, a persuasive luggage salesman, a famous lady explorer, and the family's eccentric aunt who has a fondness for the newfangled drinks called cocktails.

When the butler goes missing, Olive and Jasper must work together to solve the Christmas crime-as well as the secret Jasper hides. Murder on a Midnight Clear is the latest installment in USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett's popular High Society Lady Detective series.

Unwrap this 1920s Christmas mystery with all the trimmings-carols, a Yule log, plum pudding...and murder."

Now THIS is exactly the book for me in December. EXACTLY!

The Wicked Hour by Alice Blanchard
Published by: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 304 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"The day after Burning Lake’s notorious, debauched Halloween celebration, Detective Natalie Lockhart uncovers a heartbreaking scene - a young woman, dead and lying in a dumpster. There’s no clue to who she is, save for a mystifying tattoo on her arm, and a callus underneath her chin. She’s not from around here. No one knows who she is.

As Natalie retraces the young woman’s steps leading up to her death, she uncovers a deeper, darker horror - a string of murders and disappearances, seemingly unconnected, that may have ties to each other - and explain the abrupt disappearance of her best friend years ago.

As she digs deeper within the mind of the hunter, Natalie finds a darkness she could never have imagined. And as she draws closer to the truth, the killer is weaving a trap for her that may prove inescapable."

A book perfect for the waning year with melancholy and murder.

Criminal Deluxe Edition, Volume 3 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Published by: Image Comics
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 400 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Brubaker and Phillips' hard-to-find Criminal hardbacks are finally back in print, and joining them is the long-awaited Criminal Deluxe Edition, Volume 3.

This oversized deluxe hardback collects several short stories and novellas from the most award-winning team in the history of comics in a fantastically-designed book full of extras - illustrations, selected articles, interviews, behind the scenes looks, painted covers... and much much more Collects the Savage Sword of Criminal and Deadly Hands of Criminal magazines, the novellas My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies and Bad Weekend, and issues 1 and 4 of the newest run of the Criminal monthly series, two full length short stories about the Lawless family.

A true collector's edition must-have for any fan of the best in crime comics."

Plus in five months you won't be able to find it anywhere so get it now! 

My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Shana Corey
Published by: Golden Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 24 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"A Little Golden Book biography about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, written for preschoolers.

This Little Golden Book is a compelling introduction to an inspiring woman, written for the youngest readers. From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman - and the first Jewish woman - to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. This is a terrific read for future trailblazers and their parents! Look for these other Little Golden Book biographies: My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo, My Little Golden Book About Jackie Robinson, My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr., My Little Golden Book About George Washington, My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln, My Little Golden Book About Balto, and My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed."

I literally can not think of someone more deserving of a Little Golden Book.

Sometimes You Have to Lie by Leslie Brody
Published by: Seal Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Format: Hardcover, 352 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"In this inspiring biography, discover the true story of Harriet the Spy author Louise Fitzhugh - and learn about the woman behind one of literature's most beloved heroines.

Harriet the Spy, first published in 1964, has mesmerized generations of readers and launched a million diarists. Its beloved antiheroine, Harriet, is erratic, unsentimental, and endearing - very much like the woman who created her, Louise Fitzhugh.

Born in 1928, Fitzhugh was raised in segregated Memphis, but she soon escaped her cloistered world and headed for New York, where her expanded milieu stretched from the lesbian bars of Greenwich Village to the art world of postwar Europe, and her circle of friends included members of the avant-garde like Maurice Sendak and Lorraine Hansberry. Fitzhugh's novels, written in an era of political defiance, are full of resistance: to authority, to conformity, and even - radically, for a children's author -  to make-believe.

As a children's author and a lesbian, Fitzhugh was often pressured to disguise her true nature. Sometimes You Have to Lie tells the story of her hidden life and of the creation of her masterpiece, which remains long after her death as a testament to the complicated relationship between truth, secrecy, and individualism."

The life! The legacy! I can't think of anyone who shouldn't read this book! 


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