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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES…
 

The Neon Bible:
A Novel

John Kennedy Toole

 

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“Heartfelt emotion, communicated in clean direct prose . . . a remarkable achievement.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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As we tiptoe into 2019, here are the 30 new books that we are most eager to read…

 
Due to the nature of publishers’ catalogs, this list mostly cover just the first half of the year.  We will do a similar list in June for the second half of the year.
 

[ Top Ten -Pt A ] [ Top Ten- Pt B ] [ Faith-in-Practice ]
[ Theology ] [ Fiction ] [ Gen. Nonfiction ]
[ Poetry / Young Readers ]  [ Honorable Mentions ]

 

TOP TEN (Part A):

 
 
These titles are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name…
 
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

Postcards from Babylon: The Church In American Exile  

Brian Zahnd

*** LISTEN to a podcast interview about this book

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Superb novel on sale for a great price in Ebook / Audiobook formats!
 

Purple Hibiscus:
A Novel
 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

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“Prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes. . . . Adichie’s understanding of a young girl’s heart is so acute that her story ultimately rises above its setting and makes her little part of Nigeria seem as close and vivid as Eudora Welty’s Mississippi.”
– The Boston Globe

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A Complete Descent into Narcissism
 
A Review of
 

The Splendor Before the Dark:
A Novel of the Emperor Nero
Margaret George

Hardback: Berkley, 2018
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Reviewed by J. Brent Bill
 

Nero. A name that invokes disgust and a certain residual fear in many Christians hearts and minds. After all, this is man who, after fiddling as he burned Rome, then blamed the fiery holocaust on the Christians and had them persecuted and put to death in horrible ways.

Or at least that’s the story many of us learned in Sunday school classes. What we learned had some basis in ancient writing.

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One of our most anticipated novels of January is:
 

An Orchestra of Minorities:
A Novel

Chigozie Obioma

Hardback: Little, Brown, 2019
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Listen to a great NPR interview that
Chigozie Obioma did with Weekend Edition’s Scott Simon:
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

An Orchestra of Minorities: A Novel 

Chigozie Obioma

*** READ an interview from the Seattle Times

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

Oren Jay Sofer

 

*** READ an interview with the author

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

   

On Thomas Merton 

Mary Gordon

 

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This excellent book for younger readers released earlier this fall…
 

Louisiana’s Way Home:
A Novel 

Kate DiCamillo

 
Hardback: Candlewick, 2018.
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This book is a great gift idea for elementary readers!
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Listen to a great NPR feature on this book,
from All Things Considered:

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