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First Impressions: Readers Recommend

  • More News Tomorrow
    Susan Richards Shreve
    Published 6/4/19

    A thrilling and richly drawn family drama about a daughter's quest to understand her mother's mysterious death.
  • Patsy
    Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Published 6/4/19

    From nationally celebrated novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn, a brave, stirring portrait of a Jamaican woman who leaves her daughter behind for a new life in America.
  • Travelers
    Helon Habila
    Published 6/18/19

    A startlingly imaginative exploration of the African diaspora in Europe, by one of our most acclaimed international writers.

Publishing This Week

  • A Death in the Rainforest
    Don Kulick
    Published 6/18/19

    An engaging, deeply perceptive, and brilliant interrogation of what it means to study a culture, A Death in the Rainforest takes readers into a world that endures in the face of massive changes, one that is on the verge of disappearing forever.
  • A Philosophy of Ruin
    Nicholas Mancusi
    Published 6/18/19

    A young philosophy professor finds himself in the middle of a drug-running operation after his personal life derails in this taut, white-knuckle debut for fans of Breaking Bad.
  • A Primer for Forgetting
    Lewis Hyde
    Published 6/18/19

    "One of our true superstars of nonfiction" (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift and Trickster Makes This World, offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.

Publishing Soon

  • Gone Too Long
    Lori Roy
    Published 6/25/19

    Two-time Edgar Award–winning author Lori Roy entangles readers in a heart-pounding tale of two women battling for survival against a century's worth of hate.
  • How Could She
    Lauren Mechling
    Published 6/25/19

    After a devastating break-up with her fiancé, Geraldine is struggling to get her life back on track in Toronto. Her two old friends, Sunny and Rachel, left ages ago for New York, where they've landed good jobs, handsome husbands, and unfairly ...
  • The Last Collection
    Jeanne Mackin
    Published 6/25/19

    An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in this vivid novel from the acclaimed author of The Beautiful American.

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New in Hardcover

  • Fake Like Me
    Barbara Bourland
    Published 6/18/19

    At once a twisted psychological portrait of a woman crumbling under unimaginable pressure and a razor-sharp satire of the contemporary art scene, Fake Like Me is a dark, glamorous, and addictive story of good intentions gone awry, from the critically...
  • Fleishman Is in Trouble
    Taffy Brodesser-Akner
    Published 6/18/19

    A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today.
  • The Capital
    Robert Manasse
    Published 6/18/19

    Winner of the German Book Prize, The Capital is an "omniscient, almost Balzac-ian" (Steven Erlanger, New York Times) panorama of splintered Europe.

New in Paperback

  • Your Duck Is My Duck
    Deborah Eisenberg
    Published 6/18/19

    A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form.
  • Small Fry
    Lisa Brennan-Jobs
    Published 6/18/19

    A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
  • Tiffany Blues
    M.J. Rose
    Published 6/18/19

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Library of Light and Shadow crafts a dazzling Jazz Age jewel—a novel of ambition, betrayal, and passion about a young painter whose traumatic past threatens to derail her career at a prestigious ...

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • Women Talking
    Miriam Toews
    Published 4/2/19

    Based on real events and told through the "minutes" of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.
  • West
    Carys Davies
    Published 4/2/19

    An exquisite, slender first novel set on the American frontier about a restless widower who heads west on a foolhardy and perilous expedition in search of unknown animals, leaving his intrepid young daughter behind to fend for herself at home.
  • You Bring the Distant Near
    Mitali Perkins
    Published 4/2/19

    This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart.

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