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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

LJ's book picks for the week

Picked for success

Every week or so, Barbara Hoffert, editor at Library Journal, goes out on a limb, and predicts the most-likely-to-succeed in her pre-publication alert.

This week, she is laying bets on:

Rashad Harrison. Our Man in the Dark
A debut novel about a Civil Rights worker who becomes an FBI informant during the months before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Delphine de Vigan. Underground Time 
Mathilde is isolated and intimidated by a bullying boss.  Paramedic Thibault fights traffic to attend to disasters.  What happens when these two battered souls encounter each other in the crowded city?

"Memoir" of a damaged but magnetic feral mare named True Colors, who has changed the lives of all the people she has met.

Sophie Tucker, a three-year-old Aussie blue-heeler, falls overboard in the shark-infested waters of the Great Barrier Reef.  She swims to a nature reserve, and lives off the land until rescued.  Pearse, an Australian journo living in New York City, recreates her story from various perspectives.

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