Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

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Hello, folks. July and August are pretty quiet months in publishing, so in this blog I am telling you about some of the books that will be coming in in the next week or so.


Let’s start with the thrillers. We have:



THE LOST KINGS by Tyrell Johnson. This is about a girl whose alcoholic father came home bloodied one night, and disappeared the next day along with her inseparable twin brother. Her entire world was stripped away from her including Maddox, a boy who she was beginning to think she might love. Twenty years later she is in London still running from her past when Maddox finds her in London claiming he has tracked down her dad.



BLACK DOG by Stuart Woods. This is a Stone Barrington mystery/thriller #62.





The next two novels are both LGBTQ related, but are in two different genres:





HUSBAND MATERIAL by Alexis Hall. This is the sequel to boyfriend material. In Boyfriend Material Luc and Oliver met, and now it seems like all their friends are getting married. Can these two manage to figure out what they are going to do?





A BROKEN BLADE by Melissa Blair. Keera is the King’s favored assassin. She is forced to hunt down the Shadow, a mysterious figure making moves against the crown. But is the Shadow who/what she thought? Things are not what they seem, and she can’t help but wonder who her enemy truly is.





Science Fiction:


THE LAST WHITE MAN by Mohsin Hamid. One morning Anders wakes to find that his reflection is different – he doesn’t recognize himself. His skin has turned dark. Other people are also turning darker, and people see the transformations in different ways. Some, as something to be resisted to the bitter end, and others as a chance to see each other anew, face to face.




Historical Fiction:


MERCURY PICTURES PRESENTS by Anthony Marra . The epic tale of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini’s Italy to 1940s Los Angeles.



THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY by Jamie Ford. This is also a tale of magical realism in which Dorothy Moy’s 5-year-old daughter begins to remember things from the lives of their ancestors, as Dorothy has been doing for years. In order to prevent her daughter from enduring the depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks help. Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family. She finds that trauma isn’t the only thing she has inherited, though. There is also a stranger that has loved her throughout all of her genetic memories she needs to deal with.




Contemporary Fiction:


MIKA IN REAL LIFE: A NOVEL by Emiko Jean. A laugh-out-loud funny, and utterly heartwarming novel about motherhood, daughterhood, and love—how we find it, keep it, and how it always returns. 35-year-old Mika is at a low point in her life when her daughter she gave up for adoption 16 years ago contacts her, and wants to forge a relationship with her. Mika doesn’t want to disappoint her, and makes up a fake life – which is actually all her hopes and dreams. She shares these with her daughter, Penny. Can this actually all become reality? Especially since her heart belongs to Thomas Calvin – Penny’s adoptive widower father.







As always, thank you for making our shelves your destination.


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