Spot-Lit for August 2013

Lots of good fiction is headed your way this month. Click the titles below and then the Full Display button to read summaries or reviews or to place titles on hold.

General Fiction / Literary Fiction

The Infatuations by Javier Marias

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Amor and Psycho by Carolyn Cooke

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Tumbledown by Robert Boswell

First Novels

The Returned by Jason Mott

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Crime Fiction / Suspense

Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain

Sandrine’s Case by Thomas Cook

Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin by Chris Ewan

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Bad Blood by Arne Dahl

A Place of Confinement by Anna Dean

SF / Fantasy

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Barker

Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey

Children of Fire by Drew Karpyshyn


The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig

A Serving of Scandal by Prue Leith

Storm Warrior by Dani Harper

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