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  • American Princess
    Stephanie Marie Thornton
    Published 3/12/19

    "Presidential darling, America's sweetheart, national rebel: Teddy Roosevelt's swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in this raucous anthem to a remarkable woman."' - Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
  • The Last Year of the War
    Susan Meissner
    Published 3/19/19

    From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II.
  • A People's History of Heaven
    Mathangi Subramanian
    Published 3/19/19

    A politically driven graffiti artist. A transgender Christian convert. A blind girl who loves to dance. A queer daughter of a hijabi union leader. These young women live in a Bangalore slum known as Heaven, and together they wage war on the ...

Publishing This Week

  • A People's History of Heaven
    Mathangi Subramanian
    Published 3/19/19

    A politically driven graffiti artist. A transgender Christian convert. A blind girl who loves to dance. A queer daughter of a hijabi union leader. These young women live in a Bangalore slum known as Heaven, and together they wage war on the ...
  • Doing Justice
    Preet Bharara
    Published 3/19/19

    By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society.
  • Genesis
    Edward O. Wilson
    Published 3/19/19

    Forming a twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of "religious and political dogma," Edward O. Wilson offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis.

Publishing Soon

  • Biased
    Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD
    Published 3/26/19

    From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice.
  • Coders
    Clive Thompson
    Published 3/26/19

    To understand the world today, we need to understand code and its consequences. With Coders, Thompson gives a definitive look into the heart of the machine.
  • Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
    Rajeev Balasubramanyam
    Published 3/26/19

    Follow the completely infuriating, utterly charming Professor Chandra as he tries to answer the biggest question of all: What makes us happy?

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New in Hardcover

  • The Last Year of the War
    Susan Meissner
    Published 3/19/19

    From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II.
  • Mama's Last Hug
    Frans de Waal
    Published 3/12/19

    New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.
  • Shout
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    Published 3/12/19

    A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!

New in Paperback

  • Lawn Boy
    Jonathan Evison
    Published 3/19/19

    Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself.
  • The Balcony
    Jane Delury
    Published 3/19/19

    A century-spanning portrait of the inhabitants of a French village, revealing the deception, despair, love, and longing beneath the calm surface of ordinary lives.
  • The Map of Salt and Stars
    Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
    Published 3/12/19

    This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart - a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary ...

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Immortalists
    Chloe Benjamin
    Published 2/5/19

    A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a "great new talent."
  • Inheritance
    Dani Shapiro
    Published 1/15/19

    A new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery Shapiro recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.
  • Grist Mill Road
    Christopher J. Yates
    Published 12/31/18

    The highly anticipated new novel from the author whose debut was called "The smart summer thriller you've been waiting for...The novel you should be reading tonight" (NPR's All Things Considered) and was named a Book of the Year by NPR and an ...

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