A nice plug from Library Journal again, this time with a starred list. Look online to get your “2009 books to read” list
A Lush Spring
By Barbara Hoffert — Library Journal, 3/15/2009
Thousands of novels are published each year, some of them debuts that promise to be fresh, fun, and maybe even the work of our next John Grisham or Marcel Proust. That’s why LJ lists a wide-ranging selection of forthcoming first novels each season. This season, we are doing something different. While for programming purposes we will continue listing an author’s state or country, we are grouping the books as a whole by type. Where available, we are quoting from the LJ review and indicating books starred in the magazine.
Shaila Abdullah. Saffron Dreams. Modern History. Feb. (Texas) “A remarkable, inevitably hopeful glimpse into the daily life of Muslim [women] living in America.” (LJ 2/1/09)
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