Booknotes June 17, 2019

For Historical Fiction Fans, the tenth recipient of the Walter Scott Historical Novel Prize goes to a poet, Robin Robertson for his novel The Long Take.

Via The Real Book Spy, John Grisham’s new novel The Guardian comes out October 15, 2019. This time a lawyer who takes on cases where an innocent has had no advocate delves into an old murder that no one but the wrongly incarcerated man wants solved.

John Grisham’s Next Book Announced (with Details)


Via, a prequel to the Hunger Games series will be published by Scholastic next May. Set 64 years before the Hunger Games:

A statement from Collins reads:
“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

Hit that pre-order button as soon as you see it 🙂

More great things are coming this fall. Nevada Barr will have a new novel in September starring a 68 year old who is caught in that most nefarious thing: a web of deceit. She’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s since her husband’s death, but it seems instead she’s involved in a thriller of a situation, with few she can trust.

I love Alice. Imagine her in a sad world such as this with too many prompts.

Apparently dogs would write great page turners! I thought after seeing this, maybe dogs are the ones writing film scripts these days. All is explained.

Via For Reading Addicts, I love the line “Every Bookseller In Town Had Been In Her Library”. Plus, the title is great. Librarians love these tomes, how could we not?

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