New Books : 25 September 2018

Shaun Tan’s Tales from the Inner City, Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman’s Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic, Sheldon Teitelbaum & Emmanuel Lottem’s Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, and titles by Katherine Arden, Grace Draven, Cherie Priest, Iain Reid, Beth Revis, Rena Rossner, V.E. Schwab, and Tom Seigel

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* Arden, Katherine : Small Spaces
(Putnam 978-0525515029, $16.99, 224pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780525515036
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525638773

Middle-grade fantasy novel about an 11-year-old girl who discovers the truth behind the chilling story in a book she’s read.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Ollie is a relatable heroine who finds strength through trusting in friendship, while her ghostly adventures lead her to learn an important truth: sometimes, the best way to honor the memory of a loved one is by moving forward, bravely, and with love.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Draven, Grace : Phoenix Unbound
(Ace 978-0451489753, $15, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780451489760
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525641261
The Fallen Empire #1

Romantic fantasy novel, first in a series, about a young woman whose has the power to survive immolation.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Hoffman, Alice, & Lisa Hoffman : Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic
(Adams Media 978-1507206553, $26.99, 112pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781507206560
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781508276432

Collection of 14 original fairy stories by Alice Hoffman inspired by knitting, accompanied by a pattern for each story by Lisa Hoffman.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Priest, Cherie : The Agony House
(Arthur A. Levine 978-0545934299, $18.99, 272pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018

Young adult fantasy novel, with illustrations by Tara O’Connor, about a girl and her parents who return to New Orleans following Katrina and try to open a bed and breakfast in a mysterious rundown old house.
• Scholastic’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Reid, Iain : Foe
(Gallery/Scout 978-1-5011-2742-7, $25.99, 272pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781501127458
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781508245308

Near-future SF novel about a couple on a remote farm who are informed that the husband has been selected for a space resettlement expedition that he never applied for.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…Reid proves once again that he is a master of atmosphere and suspense. Readers won’t be able to put this one down.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Revis, Beth : Give the Dark My Love
(Razorbill 978-1595147172, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101627853
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525638438

Young adult fantasy novel about a young alchemist who turns to dark magic when a plague threatens her homeland.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Rossner, Rena : The Sisters of the Winter Wood
(Redhook 978-0316483254, $27, 464pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316483292
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781549173349

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about two sisters living in the forests near Ukraine who are visited by a troupe of mysterious men.
• Orbit’s site has this excerpt.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Rossner’s intricately crafted, gorgeously rendered debut alternates perspectives between teenage sisters Liba and Laya Leib, who narrate in prose and verse, respectively…”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Schwab, V. E. : Vengeful
(Tor 978-0765387523, $25.99, 480pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765387547
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427299086
Villains #2

Fantasy novel, sequel to Vicious (2013), about two friends who have gained superpowers and whose partnership has soured.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Seigel, Tom : The Astronaut’s Son
(Woodhall 978-0-9975437-8-0, $25.95, 226pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018

Alternate history SF novel about a Jewish astronaut in 2005 investigating a conspiracy theory that his father, an Israeli astronaut for NASA, was murdered in 1974 before the launch of Apollo 18.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Equally strong on plotting and characterization, Seigel does better than many other thriller writers in making his lead’s pain and uncertainty about the past palpable.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Tan, Shaun : Tales from the Inner City
(Arthur A. Levine 978-1338298406, $24.99, 224pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018

Collection of 25 original stories about relationships between animals and human beings, illustrated by the author.
• It’s a companion to the author’s earlier volume Tales from Outer Suburbia (2008).
• Scholastic’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “In these uneasy, strange visions, moments of beauty, and even a bleak, futurological kind of joy, abides.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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* Teitelbaum, Sheldon, & Emmanuel Lottem : Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature
(Mandel Vilar 978-1-942134-52-7, $24.95, 320pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018

Anthology of 16 stories by Israeli authors, with an introduction by Robert Silverberg, an afterword by Dr. Aharon Hauptman, and illustrations by Avi Katz.
• Book site http://www.zionsfiction.com/ has profiles of the authors and the editors, and excerpts from the stories.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The high quality of work makes this anthology enjoyable and accessible for any fan of speculative fiction.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound

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