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February 2021 Book Releases


 

Releases in February 2021

 


 


 


 2nd Feb

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

“Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb—pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger.”

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2nd Feb
Blood Grove
(Easy Rawlins #15)
by Walter Mosley

Blood Grove is a crackling, moody, and thrilling race through a California of hippies and tycoons, radicals and sociopaths, cops and grifters, both men and women. Easy will need the help of his friends—from the genius Jackson Blue to the dangerous Mouse Alexander, Fearless Jones, and Christmas Black—to make sense of a case that reveals the darkest impulses humans harbor. “

 

 

 


 


 

4Th Feb U.K Release
Repentance by Eloísa Díaz

 

“Alternating between two key moments in the life of a man and his country, Repentance is a noir with a difference, featuring an unforgettable character on a quest to solve a case that offers both a painful reminder of all he has lost and a last chance at redemption.”

 

 

 

 


 


9th Feb

Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo

 


“This horrifying retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale set in present-day Chicago is an edge of your seat, chills up the spine, thrill ride.”

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9th Feb

Zorrie by Laird Hunt

 “Spanning an entire lifetime, a life convulsed and transformed by the events of the 20th century, Laird Hunt’s extraordinary novel offers a profound and intimate portrait of the dreams that propel one tenacious woman onward and the losses that she cannot outrun. Set against a harsh, gorgeous, quintessentially American landscape, this is a deeply empathetic and poetic novel that belongs on a shelf with the classics of Willa Cather, Marilynne Robinson, and Elizabeth Strout.”

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9th Feb
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

“An unconventional vicar must exorcise the dark past of a remote village haunted by death and disappearances in this explosive and unsettling thriller from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man.
Uncovering the truth can be deadly in a village with a bloody past, where everyone has something to hide and no one trusts an outsider.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

 



9th Feb
The (Other) You: Stories
by Joyce Carol Oates

 

The (Other) You is an arresting and incisive vision into these alternative realities, a collection that ponders the constraints we all face given the circumstances of our birth and our temperaments, and that examines the competing pressures and expectations on women in particular. “

 

 

 


 


9th Feb
The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing
by Sonia Faleiro

 

 

“By the award-winning writer of Beautiful Thing, a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation.”

 

 

 






9th Feb
The Rope:
A True Story of Murder, Heroism,
and the Dawn of the NAACP
by Alex Tresniowski

“Gripping and powerful, The Rope is an important piece of history that gives a voice to the voiceless and resurrects a long-forgotten true crime story that speaks to the very divisions tearing at the nation’s fabric today.”

 

 

 


 


 

 

15th Feb

In That Endlessness, Our End by Gemma Files

“Gemma Files compiles fifteen more of her most startling recent nightmares-a creepily seductive downward spiral of dark poetry and existential dread, entirely suitable to the slow apocalypse going on all around us. So take your mind off your troubles and send it somewhere the rules still operate, if only to punish those who violate them.

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 16th Feb 

The Searching Dead by Ramsey Campbell 

“1952. On a school trip to France teenager Dominic Sheldrake begins to suspect his teacher Christian Noble has reasons to be there as secret as they’re strange. ..A monstrous discovery beneath a church only hints at terrors that are poised to engulf the world as the trilogy brings us to the present day…”

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

16th Feb
Blindfold:
A Memoir of Capture, Torture, and Enlightenment
by Theo Padnos

 

“An award-winning journalist’s searing, extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years—a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance.”

 

 

 


 


18th Feb U.K Release
Nightshift by Kiare Ladner

“A novel of obsession and desire, Kiare Ladner’s Nightshift is a beautiful and moving debut which asks profound questions about who we are and if we can ever really truly escape ourselves.”

 

 

 

 

 

 






23rd Feb
Smoke by Joe Ide

“Isaiah Quintabe is no longer IQ, the genius of East Long Beach; instead, he’s a man on the road and on the run, hiding in a small Northern California town when his room is broken into by a desperate young man on the trail of the state’s most prolific serial killer.”

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23rd Feb
Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons 
by Keith Rosson

“With Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons, award-winning author Keith Rosson delves into notions of family, grief, identity, indebtedness, loss, and hope, with the surefooted merging of literary fiction and magical realism he’s explored in previous novels.”

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26th Feb
Shelter for the Damned by Mike Thorn

 

“Shelter for the Damned is not only a scary, fast-paced horror novel, but also an unflinching study of suburban violence, masculine conditioning, and adolescent rage.”

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Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 31 January 2021