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” The Eighth Girl ” begins at the end of our protagonist’s story, on a bridge as she contemplates suicide. What follows-or precedes-is the page-turning action-packed thriller of a photojournalist driven by a moral compass she can no longer read.
So, things are really weird and horrible right now, but as Jonny Diamond wrote in his editor’s note, “Books are how we bear witness to life, even as they divert us from its darkest days.” Amazingly, books are still coming into the world every Tuesday.
Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s debut novel is not an easy read. In fact, The Eighth Girl is a novel that explores some of the darkest aspects of society – and it’s one that readers should open with caution, particularly if they find accounts of sexual abuse and assault triggering.
The Feminist Know-It-All : You know her. You can’t stand her. Good thing she’s not here! Instead, this column by gender and women’s studies librarian Karla Strand will amplify stories of the creation, access, use and preservation of knowledge by women and girls around the world; share innovative projects and initiatives that focus on information, literacies, libraries and more; and, of course, talk about all of the books.
Spring is almost here. The weather is slowly starting to warm. And there’s a bevy of great new books coming out this month to read as you wait for winter to thaw. We’ve reached the third month in a banner books year, and this might just be the best…
Pushkin Vertigo will publish London-based psychotherapist Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s debut novel with film rights snapped up by Jason Bateman for Netflix. Harriet Wade, editor at the Pushkin crime imprint, has acquired rights to “electric” psychological thriller The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung; a compulsive tale about a young woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder who is drawn deep into London’s seedy criminal underbelly.
A few years ago, because I was having trouble finding upcoming books by women writers who were Black, Indigenous, and people of color to read and review, I compiled and published a list of such titles. If I was having trouble, I thought, then others surely were, too.
Considering the fact that it was the end of the decade, and that we’re all trying to distract ourselves from the encroaching heat death of the planet, it’s not surprising that the 2019/2020 list season on the literary internet has been particularly robust-and much too long.
Books releasing in the first half of 2020 that we can’t wait to read!
ivAs a new decade dawns, it’s time to bring you our biggest preview ever! From new voices to old favorites, series to standalones, lush gothics to minimalist noirs, contemporary thrillers to historical mysteries, and of course, psychological thrillers galore, we’re rounding up the year’s most anticipated crime books.
I always couple a nonfiction book with a novel or collection of short stories. It’s a habit I picked up in childhood-mostly to appease my librarian’s insistence on reading more than The Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley High, and Matilda over and over again-and has followed me into adulthood.
These exciting reads from Harlan Coben, Michele Campbell, Liz Moore, and others will keep the pages turning next year.
Check out TEN of our most anticipated thriller and suspense novels that we will be reading during the Winter 2020 season! From bestselling and debut authors