Today I’m taking a look at the books featured in September Buzz Books Monthly put out by Publisher’s Lunch. If you aren’t familiar with the website, Publishers Lunch is a great place to read about all the most recent publishing acquisitions, industry and book news and info on all the movers and shakers in the industry.
It’s also a great place to hunt for publishing jobs if you are looking to get into the industry.
Anyhow, they put out this monthly books buzz to share information about upcoming books. They include excerpts from 7 books.
Here are two I’m pretty excited about!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This is one of those titles that when I came across it I said, “Yaaassss!” I loved loved loved Everything I Never Told You and if the Goodreads’ reviews are any indication (almost 5 stars with 427 ratings), this book is going to be ah-mazing!
Sorry, I’m just a little excited.
Here is the publisher description:
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Hanna Who Fell From the Sky by Christopher Meads
Did you watch Big Love? Because I loved that show. And there is just something so interesting about polygamy. It’s kind of like a train wreck, you don’t want to be interested in it, but you can’t help but be. This one currently has almost 4 stars on Goodreads.
Description from the publisher:
Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age.
But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets Daniel, an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. Then her mother tells her a secret–one that could grant Hanna the freedom she’s known only in her dreams. As her world unravels around her, Hanna must decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known? Or is there another option–one too fantastical to believe?
What September releases are you most excited for?