New releases from Iambik, August 3, 2011

The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19 cover
This week we continue to appeal to your tastes where-ever they lie, with a mouthful of a literary title from our friends at Coach House Books, another young adult classic from the incomparable Mary Anderson, and a hardboiled sci-fi title that will steam up your nights.

And it’s still summer, so enter the code “rulebreaker” at checkout for an additional 25% off your purchase.  Summer’s not here for much longer, so download an audiobook and get outside.  Here are this week’s titles:

The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19 by Jocelyn Brown. Narrated by Denice Stradling.  Published in print by Coach House Books.
“Jocelyn Brown’s The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1-19 sports a title you’ll not soon forget, and a protagonist who challenges your patience while easily winning your affection …” Coleen Mondor, Bookslut

You Can’t Get There From Here by Mary Anderson.   Narrated by Elizabeth Klett.
The pace of this narrative accelerates with the pace of Reggie’s tailspin as she becomes more immersed in the character Adam has created for her and she begins to have difficulty distinguiishing herself from her alter ego. Reggie’s experience is similar to those caught up in a cult. This will hold and involve readers. – Booklist

Defining Diana by Hayden Trenholm (published in print by Bundoran Press).  Narrated by Art Carlson.
Defining Diana manages to feel true to both its hardboiled and its futuristic roots. The writing presents an interesting mash-up of pulp dialogue and well-researched scientific theory. The novel’s characterizations of the SDU’s troubled and conflicted officers is also top notch. Trenholm’s solid police procedural, set in a cyberpunk Calgary, will appeal to mystery and science fiction fans alike – Chadwick Ginter, McNally Robinson

Audiobook reviewers, book bloggers, and Iambik ambassadors, email Miette for review and advance listening copies of any title.