Top Ten Books Librarians Love: The April List

LibraryReads logoApril showers bring May flowers, and also a great crop of new books from LibraryReads! Here is the monthly list of forthcoming books librarians across the country recommend.

Book cover for The Storied Life of A.J. FikryThe Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin
“A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher’s rep and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island off the New England coast in this utterly delightful novel of love and second chances.”
-Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY

Book cover for Frog Music by Emma DonoghueFrog Music
by Emma Donoghue
“Donoghue returns to historical fiction in this latest offering, based on the unsolved murder of Jenny Bonnet, a cross-dressing frog catcher with a mysterious past. Set in 1870s San Francisco, this brilliant book includes impeccable historical details, from a smallpox epidemic to period songs.”
-Diane Scholl, Batavia Public Library, IL

Book cover for And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia GlassAnd the Dark Sacred Night
by Julia Glass
“Four stars to Julia Glass for this, her best work since ‘Three Junes.’ We become reacquainted with old characters Malachy, Fenno and Walter and learn more about their life stories. The individuals are imperfectly human and perfectly drawn. A wonderful, highly recommended novel.”
-Kelly Currie, Delphi Public Library, Delphi, IN

Here is the rest of the list for your browsing and hold-placing pleasure!

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