Booklist is a twice monthly magazine that reviews new book releases and is published by the American Library Association. Reviewers consist of contract reviewers, freelance reviewer, journalists, subject specialists and Booklist editors. The following books have earned a star rating. If you’re in a reading rut and are looking for something new, this list is a good place to start.
The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.
The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle