By ERIN KOLB
by Melissa Broder
What its about: A modern-day fantastical romance between a heartbroken Sappho academic and Venice-beach merman. Yep, you read that right.
Is it for you?: The books cover is a big hint, so go ahead and judge it. Read this if you enjoy realism and fantasy, are not easily offended by adult language and content, and can wrap your head around falling in love with a merman.
Publication date: May 1
The Cabin at the End of the World
by Paul Tremblay
What its about: A stranger appears at the remote cabin where a couple and their young child are vacationing. The child, playing in the front yard, is approached and befriended before being told abruptly by the stranger, None of whats going to happen is your fault.
Prepare yourself, author Paul Tremblay adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen Kings Misery, Ruth Wares In a Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchums cult hit The Girl Next Door.
Master of Horror says: A tremendous book thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain Stephen King
Publication date: June 26
by Tommy Orange
What its about: A relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.
Praise: Kaleidoscopic In this vivid and moving book, Orange articulates the challenges and complexities not only of Native Americans, but also of America itself. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About the author: Orange is receiving noteworthy praise for his debut novel. A recent graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, he is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
Publication Date: June 5
When Life Gives You Lululemons
by Lauren Weisberger
Starring: Emily Charlton, first assistant to fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly from Weisbergers The Devil Wears Prada. In the 2006 film based on the novel, Emily Blunt played Charlton and was a fan favorite.
What its about: After leaving New York City and the fashion world, Emilys been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but shes hopeless with social media and is losing clients. She needs a big opportunity to stage her comeback and finds that opportunity in the suburbs of Connecticut. The unfamiliar social scene proves challenging.
Praise: Female solidarity is at the heart of this delicious page-turner. Entertaining, sexy and laugh out loud funny sure to be the beach-read of 2018. Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, authors of The Wife Between Us
Publication date: June 5
Other new in-demand books coming in June |
All We Ever Wanted, by Emily Giffin
Between You and Me, by Susan Wiggs
Florida, by Lauren Groff
The Favorite Sister, by Jessica Knoll
The Moscow Offensive, by Dale Brown
The Perfect Couple, by Elin Hilderbrand
The President is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Us Against You, by Fredrik Backman
Kolb is the adult services librarian at Asotin County Library. Her love for reading began at a young age with the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series. She enjoys narrative nonfiction and obsessively uses the site Goodreads for book recommendations. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org