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BLOOD AT THE ROOT de LaDarrion Williams

A teenager on the run from his past finds the family he never knew existed and the community he never knew he needed at an HCBU for the young, Black, and magical. Enroll in this fresh fantasy debut with the emotional power of Legendborn and the redefined ancestral magic of Lovecraft Country.

BLOOD AT THE ROOT (Book 1)
by LaDarrion Williams
Labyrinth Road/PRH, May 2024
(via Park & Fine Literary and Media)

At just seven years old, Malik’s life changed forever the night his mother mysteriously vanished, and he discovered he had uncontrollable powers. For ten years, he kept his abilities hidden, looking out for himself and his younger foster brother, Taye. However, a daring act to safeguard them both reveals an unexpected connection with his long-lost grandmother: a legendary conjurer with ties to a hidden magical university that Malik’s mother attended.

At Caiman University, Malik’s eyes are opened to a future he never could have envisioned for himself— one that includes the reappearance of his first love, Alexis. His search for answers about his heritage, his powers, and what really happened to his mother exposes the cracks in their magical community as it faces a reawakened evil dating back to the Haitian Revolution. Together with Alexis, Malik discovers a lot beneath the surface at Caiman: feuding covens and magical politics, forbidden knowledge and buried mysteries.

In a wholly unique saga of family, history and community, Malik must embrace his legacy to save what’s left of his old family as well as his new one. Exploring the roots and secrets that connect us in an unforgettable contemporary setting, this heart-pounding fantasy series opener is a rich tapestry of atmosphere, intrigue, and emotion.

« [An] exuberant contemporary fantasy series opener… Williams delivers a serpentine, high-intensity celebration of Black culture, history, and power. » Publishers Weekly

« The extensive worldbuilding incorporates West African, Caribbean, and Black American history and cultures to explain a magical reality hidden from view and relevant to the Black diaspora and Malik’s family history… A well-thought-out magical world that provocatively centers Black experiences. » Kirkus Reviews

A genre-shattering amalgamation of culture, heritage, and magic. Williams’s debut is bold, gripping and utterly refreshing. » – J. Elle, NYT bestselling author of Wings of Ebony and House of Marionne

LaDarrion Williams is a Los Angeles based-playwright, filmmaker, author, and screenwriter whose goal is to cultivate a new era of Black fantasy, providing space and agency for Black characters and stories in a new, fresh, and fantastical way. LaDarrion is currently a resident playwright/co-creator of The Black Creators Collective.

HOW TO HEAL THE SUCCESS WOUND de Brooke Taylor

From renowned career coach Brooke Taylor, a guidebook for high-achieving women to break the link between success and self-worth, helping them to achieve success in their careers and improve their relationships with themselves.

HOW TO HEAL THE SUCCESS WOUND
The Overachiever’s Guide from Breakdown to Breakthrough
by Brooke Taylor
Hachette Books, Fall 2025
(via Park & Fine Literary and Media)

Too many women depend on external approval to define their self worth. While that desire might initially drive people to high-performing jobs, it secretly sabotages their chances of the fulfilling life and career they desire. Brooke Taylor has transformed the lives of more than 5,000 high-achieving women in business by healing what she calls “the success wound” – the pain that comes from a person’s mistaking success for her self-worth.

Working with high-level executives at companies like Uber, Microsoft, and Google, Brooke’s advice has helped clients land promotions, advance into leadership roles, negotiate raises, and start businesses with millions of dollars in funding.

But Brooke’s process doesn’t just lead to career success. By helping women find self-worth outside of their career, she also helps to heal crippling burnout, alleviate chronic anxiety, increase confidence and self-assurance, and create healthy new habits that clients actually stick to.

Brooke’s five-step process to help women succeed in their careers and in their relationships with themselves is proven. Now, in her first book, she’ll share that process with women around the globe – showing them how to separate self-worth from success, without having to sacrifice.

Brooke Taylor is a Career Coach, speaker, workshop facilitator, and former Marketing Lead at Google. In the crowded space of career coaching, she has distinguished herself as an expert in helping transform the lives and careers of over 5,000 high-achieving female leaders at companies like Google, Uber, Coinbase, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and Salesforce through healing their success wound. She has been featured across global media like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Women’s Health, and Marie Claire, and she frequently speaks at events for Fortune 500 companies.

THE EXPATRIATES de Janice Y. K. Lee adapté par Amazon

Adaptée du roman THE EXPATRIATES de Janice Y. K. Lee publié en 2016 par Viking aux États-Unis, la nouvelle minisérie Les Expatriées (Expats) sera diffusée sur la plateforme Amazon Prime Video à partir du 26 janvier 2024.

Nicole Kidman, dans le rôle principal, interprète le personnage de Margaret, une des trois femmes au cœur de l’intrigue. Elle est également productrice de la série. Elle y joue aux côtés de Sarayu Blue (I Feel Bad, Veep, The Big Bang Theory) et Ji-young Yoo (The Sky is Everywhere).

Amazon écrit : « Ayant pour toile de fond la mosaïque complexe des résidents de Hong Kong, EXPATS dépeint un groupe de femmes aux multiples facettes après qu’une rencontre ait déclenché une chaîne d’événements bouleversants qui obligent chacune à naviguer dans un équilibre complexe entre accusations et responsabilités. »

La série a été mise en scène par la cinéaste Lulu Wang (L’Adieu) comme « un long film » avec son « écosystème plastique qui repose […] sur la terrible verticalité de la ville, de ses tours luxueuses, de ses alignements de gigantesques immeubles d’habitation populaires, de ses collines abruptes, au sommet desquelles habitent les élus. » (Le Monde)

THE EXPATRIATES étudie les identités, les émotions et les relations de ces trois Américaines au caractère très différent, vivant dans la même petite communauté d’expatriés. L’histoire « explore les notions de deuil, de culpabilité, de couple, mais aussi les questions de classe sociale, de race, de privilège et d’appartenance » (The Guardian).

Les droits de langue française du roman sont toujours disponibles.

NOT ABOUT A BOY de Myah Hollis

A girl struggling with a traumatic past and a new relationship has her life turned on its head when a twin she has no memory contacts her out of the blue. For fans of Skins and Girl in Pieces.

NOT ABOUT A BOY
by Myah Hollis
HarperCollins/Clarion, July 2024
(via Park & Fine Literary and Media)

Amélie Coeur has never known what it truly means to be happy.

She thought she’d found happiness once, in a love that ended in tragedy and nearly sent her over the edge. Now, at seventeen, Mel is beginning to piece her life back together. Under the supervision of Laurelle Child Services, the exclusive foster care agency that raised her, Mel is sober and living with a new family among Manhattan’s elite. It’s her last chance at adoption before she ages out of the system, and she promised, this time, she’ll try.

But a casual relationship with a boy is turning into something she never intended for it to be, causing small cracks in her carefully constructed walls. Then the sister she has no memory of contacts Mel, unearthing complicated feelings about the past and what could have been.

As the anniversary of the worst day of her life approaches, Mel must weather the rising tides of grief and depression before she loses herself, and those close to her, all over again.

« Beautiful, raw, poignant. NOT ABOUT A BOY is a searing debut full of humor, heart, and the expansive range of emotions that rage within us all. Read this book to remember why feelings come first. Myah Hollis is a breath of fresh air. » — Danielle Parker, author of You Bet Your Heart

« NOT ABOUT A BOY feels like a good cry with your best friend. Heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful, Myah Hollis’s writing is a breath of fresh air in the YA space. » — Elise Bryant, author of  Happily Ever Afters

« Myah Hollis is a superb new talent who captures Amélie’s story with honesty, wit, and heartrending prose. Not About A Boy explores overcoming our inner and outer demons with precise finesse, Hollis’s pen as sharp as an exacto knife. This book will live in your bones as an unforgettable masterclass on the teen mind, mental health, and found family. Hollis is a talent for the ages. » — Lane Clarke, author of Love Times Infinity

Myah Hollis is a Pennsylvanian writer living in Los Angeles. She specializes in “Sad Girl Lit”, mainly due to her chronic fascination with psychology. NOT ABOUT A BOY is her debut novel.

GIRLS WITH LONG SHADOWS de Tennessee Hill

There never was a gator killing around here, contrary to everlasting rumor, and there was only one real murder, but it seems each bad thing that happens is like an incantation invoking the Binderup family, its women and their dying.

GIRLS WITH LONG SHADOWS
by Tennessee Hill
Harper, TBD
(via Park & Fine Literary and Media)

Photo by Emily Townsend

Identical triplets Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C Binderup came into the world as their mother left it, leaving them nameless and in the care of their Gram Isadora, whose maternal instincts died alongside her daughter. 19 years later, the triplets work at their Gram’s crumbling golf course, where the watchful eyes of the town observe them perched on lawnmowers, serving up glasses of lemonade to golfers and swimming in the murky waters of the river nearby, hoping to attract the kind of attention they are only beginning to understand.

Through the eyes of cautious Baby B, we watch as lustful Baby A and introverted Baby C find matches among the town boys. When even Baby B notices that the town’s golden boy seems to be intrigued by her, only her, it begins to appear that the young women’s wish to be seen as individuals has been granted – until a seemingly trivial kiss is gifted to the wrong sister. What comes next forces the sisters to confront the devastating implications of their collective anonymity. As insecurities become weapons and the tight bonds between sisters are severed, the threat of female teenage angst turns real and deadly, and the young women face a future where triplets must learn to be twins.

Tennessee Hill is a poet by trade; she was the 2022 Gregory Djanikian scholar and holds an MFA from North Carolina State University. Her work has been featured in POETRY, Best New Poets, Southern Humanities Review, Fugue, Arkansas International, and elsewhere. She is a South Texas native, where she still lives and teaches with her husband and their dog, Bark Ruffalo.