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First Impressions: Readers Recommend

  • At the Chinese Table
    Carolyn Phillips
    Published 6/15/21

    Part memoir of life in Taiwan, part love story―a beautifully told account of China's brilliant cuisines…with recipes.
  • Lady Sunshine
    Amy Mason Doan
    Published 6/29/21

    One iconic family. One summer of secrets. The dazzling spirit of 1970s California.
  • The Personal Librarian
    Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
    Published 6/29/21

    The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian--who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous ...

Publishing This Week

  • Nightbitch
    Rachel Yoder
    Published 7/20/21

    In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog.
  • When We Were Young
    Richard Roper
    Published 7/20/21

    From the author of Something to Live For, a nostalgic, heart-warming story of two long-lost friends who embark on a 184-mile walk of the Thames Path in order to find their way...
  • A Woman of Intelligence
    Karin Tanabe
    Published 7/20/21

    From "a master of historical fiction" (NPR), Karin Tanabe's A Woman of Intelligence is an exhilarating tale of post-war New York City, and one remarkable woman's journey from ...

Publishing Soon

  • Fierce Little Thing
    Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
    Published 7/27/21

    New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore's Fierce Little Thing is a mesmerizing story of friendship and its reckonings.
  • All the Little Hopes
    Leah Weiss
    Published 7/27/21

    A Southern story of friendship forged by books and bees, when the timeless troubles of growing up meet the murky shadows of World War II.
  • Unthinkable
    Brad Parks
    Published 7/27/21

    From international bestselling author Brad Parks comes a new thriller about an ordinary man who may be able to save the world as we know it - but to do so, he must make an ...

Latest "Beyond the Book" Articles

  • The Musée Rodin
    Beyond the book article for All the Devils Are Here
    Several important scenes in Louise Penny's mystery, All the Devils Are Here, take place in the gardens of the Musée Rodin. Located in Paris, just south of the River Seine and about a mile east of the Eiffel Tower, the museum and its grounds boast thousands of Auguste Rodin's sculptures, ...
  • Mathinna and the British Treatment of Aboriginal Australians
    Beyond the book article for The Exiles
    In The Exiles, Christina Baker Kline tells the stories of three women caught up in the British colonization of Australia and the nearby islands (which today form the Commonwealth of Australia). One of these stories is that of a young Aboriginal girl named Mathinna. Although Kline has embellished on ...
  • Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
    Beyond the book article for Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch
    The narrator of Rivka Galchen's novel Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch is Katharina Kepler, mother of noted astronomer Johannes Kepler. Kepler was born in 1571 in Weil der Stadt, Württemberg, a German territory within the Holy Roman Empire. His father, whom Kepler pronounced 'an immoral, ...

New in Hardcover

  • Bolla
    Pajtim Statovci
    Published 7/6/21

    From the author of Crossing - a National Book Award finalist - comes a dazzling tale full of fury, tenderness, longing, and lust.
  • The Forest of Vanishing Stars
    Kristin Harmel
    Published 7/6/21

    The New York Times bestselling author of the "heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism" (People) The Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II...
  • The Vixen
    Francine Prose
    Published 6/29/21

    Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Francine Prose returns with a dazzling new novel set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, the story of a young man ...

New in Paperback

  • Waiting for an Echo
    Christine Montross
    Published 7/20/21

    Galvanized by her work in our nation's jails, psychiatrist Christine Montross illuminates the human cost of mass incarceration and mental illness
  • Crooked Hallelujah
    Kelli Jo Ford
    Published 7/20/21

    It's 1974 in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and fifteen-year-old Justine grows up in a family of tough, complicated, and loyal women presided over by her mother, Lula, and ...
  • Pew
    Catherine Lacey
    Published 7/20/21

    A figure with no discernible identity appears in a small, religious town, throwing its inhabitants into a frenzy.

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • Libertie
    Kaitlyn Greenidge
    Published 3/30/21

    The #1 Indie Next Pick for April 2021 and the selection of three national book clubs, Kaitlyn Greenidge's Libertie shares an unforgettable story about what "freedom" looked ...
  • The Women of Chateau Lafayette
    Stephanie Dray
    Published 3/30/21

    An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by ...
  • The Women with Silver Wings
    Katherine Sharp Landdeck
    Published 3/30/21

    The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II--only to be forgotten by the country they served.

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