Last week, Publisher’s Lunch introduced some bloggers, reviewers and editors to their BUZZ BOOKS Fall/Winter 2020 catalog. We got some of the inside scoop on the books making the most buzz this fall and some facts about the authors.
SET MY HEART TO FIVE by Simon Stephenson has been called one of those “just trust me books.” If you’re not into bots and sci-fi you have to give this novel a little wiggle room to get to the heart of the story and it’ll be worth it. It’s 2054: A human like bot named Jared’s emotional awakening leads him on an emotional quest for connection, belonging and possibly true love. But what makes him stand apart from humans is that he’s unable to have feelings. “So I tell the human being that they can think of me as a microwave with feet.” Jared has experiences that “bamboozle” him. SET MY HEART TO FIVE is a heartfelt story about what it is like to be human.
Author, Simon Stephenson is quick to share he was chosen as one of the 44 most eligible bachelors in Scotland. Given that it is a very small country and there were only a total of 45 bachelors, this was not a compliment but in fact a well-crafted insult.
Four people on the verge of adulthood. One fateful night at an old manor. The search for a necklace stolen 50 years ago. Deception – betrayal. One of the four goes missing. Is the game bigger than the secrets?
Author, Victoria Gossling says in her early 20s, she was arrested in Tibet for Hitch-hiking in a forbidden area while doing her best Ernest Heminway impression.
THE PUSH, Ashley Audrain, Pamela Dorman Books, Pub. date: Jan 5, 2021
A tense psychological page turning drama making and breaking a family. A woman whose motherhood is nothing she expected and everything she feared.
“I don’t want this to happen to anyone,” she whispers to nobody. I was exhausted . You were standing two feet away drinking the water the nurse had bought for me, I couldn’t keep it down.”
“You don’t want what to happen?
“You mean the birth?”
“No, I mean the baby.”
She tried very hard to be the woman she was expected to be. A good wife. A good mother. Everything seemed like it would be just fine.
Only it wasn’t.
You have plenty of time to pre-order your copies of these books. Early sales help authors in their standings. So look up your favorite local independent book store and place an order. Happy reading!
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