New England Book Alert

NEIBA_Book_AlertBuyers and Booksellers Get Your Advanced Reading Here. All you have to do is click on the contact for each publisher and tell them you would like to receive an advance reading copy.

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S

A CALF NAMED BRIAN HIGGINS

An Adventure in Rural Kenya

By Kristen Ball (Darien, CT)

Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she travels to Africa with her mom and uncle to work in a remote village in Kenya. She finds the food gross and the community filthy. Then she learns people are dying of hunger and preventable disease. This is an adventure of discovery. Ages 9 to 13.

One Elm Books, an imprint of Red Chair Press
9781947159006                            Hardcover                          $16.99
Publication Date: August 1, 2018

Contact: Keith Garton, keith@redchairpress.com

 

EENY, MEENY, MINEY MOLE

By Jane Yolen (Hattfield, MA), Illustrator Kathryn Brown (MA)

Eeny, Meeny, and Miney Mole live at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. In that hole, dark is light, day is night, and summer and winter seem the same. Meeny and Miney are perfectly content to stay down in the deep, dark hole all by themselves, safe and warm. But Eeny has heard there’s something wonderful Up Above. So she goes to find it. Ages 3-8.

Interlink Publishing/Crocodile Books
9781623719869                           Hardcover                           $17.95
Publication Date: July 2018

Contact: whitney@interlinkbooks.com

 

MY REAL NAME IS HANNA

By Tara Lynn Masih (Andover, MA)

The recipient of a 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award, My Real Name Is Hanna is inspired by the true story of a family who sought refuge underground in the gypsum caves of Ukraine during World War II. Sparse, resonant, and lyrical, weaving in tales of Jewish and Ukrainian folklore. Ages 9+.

Mandel Vilar Press
9781942134510                    Paper with French flaps                   $16.95
Publication Date: September 11, 2018

Contact: Robert Mandel, Robert@mvpress.org

FICTION

CHRISTMAS BY ACCIDENT

By Camron Wright

From the author of the bestselling The Rent Collector; a meet-cute holiday story. Abby works in a quaint Massachusetts bookstore and meets Carter, her uninspired insurance adjuster who zests up his job by embellishing accident reports which gets him fired and prompts them to team up to write a novel.

Shadow Mountain Publishing
9781629724768                 Hardcover                     $17.99
Publication Date: September 25, 2018

Contact: Ilise Levine,  ilevine@shadowmountain.com

WHITE DANCING ELEPHANTS

By Chaya Bhuvaneswar (Newton MA)

White Dancing Elephants showcases stories of the #MeToo movement from diverse women of color in New England and beyond, weaving in LBGT, speculative and immigrant stories into a gripping, suspenseful, lyrical and taut collection. The republic of Cambridge, academics in Allston, Boston biotech form backdrops for stories of loss, longing, revenge, justice, cunning.

Dzanc Books
9781945814617                    Paperback                      $16.95
Publication Date: October 9, 2018

Contact: Dzanc Books publisher, Michelle@dzancbooks.org