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New This Week

  • The All-American
    Joe Milan Jr.
    Published 4/4/23

    "Only a novelist as gifted as Milan Jr could have transformed this nightmare tale of a world lost into profoundly moving meditation on nationhood, belonging and the ...
  • Panther Gap
    James A. McLaughlin
    Published 4/4/23

    The thrilling follow-up to the Edgar Award–winning Bearskin, about two siblings on the verge of inheriting millions but who discover dark secrets in their family's past.
  • An Appetite for Miracles
    Laekan Zea Kemp
    Published 4/4/23

    Award-winning author Laekan Zea Kemp's heart-wrenching novel-in-verse follows two teens who must come together to heal the pain from their pasts, perfect for fans of Elizabeth...

Publishing Soon

  • Breakup
    Anjan Sundaram
    Published 4/11/23

    Award-winning journalist Anjan Sundaram, hailed as "the Indian successor to Kapuscinski" (Basharat Peer) and praised for "remarkable" (Jon Stewart), "excellent" (Fareed ...
  • Last House Before the Mountain
    Monika Helfer
    Published 4/11/23

    For readers of Ian McEwan, Elena Ferrante, and Julie Orringer, the spellbinding, internationally bestselling, multigenerational family saga set in a fractured rural village in...
  • Pomegranate
    Helen Elaine Lee
    Published 4/11/23

    The acclaimed author of The Serpent's Gift returns with this gripping and powerful novel of healing, redemption, and love, following a queer Black woman who works to stay ...

First Impressions: Readers Recommend

  • Once We Were Home
    Jennifer Rosner
    Published 3/14/23

    From Jennifer Rosner, National Jewish Book Award Finalist and author of The Yellow Bird Sings, comes a novel based on the true stories of children stolen in the wake of World ...
  • The Last Russian Doll
    Kristen Loesch
    Published 3/14/23

    A haunting, epic novel about betrayal, revenge, and redemption that follows three generations of Russian women, from the 1917 revolution to the last days of the Soviet Union, ...
  • The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise
    Colleen Oakley
    Published 3/28/23

    A "wildly surprising, entertaining" (Jodi Picoult) novel featuring a college dropout and an eighty-four-year-old woman on the run from the law, full of tremendous heart, wit, ...

Latest "Beyond the Book" Articles

  • The Malaga Island Eviction of 1912
    Beyond the book article for This Other Eden
    Paul Harding's novel This Other Eden takes place on Apple Island, where a Christian missionary arrives and becomes a catalyst for the destruction of a flourishing community of vulnerable people who did not, and could not, fit into societal norms. Harding's novel is inspired by true events that took ...
  • Underrepresentation of Women in News and Media
    Beyond the book article for The House Is on Fire
    In The House Is on Fire by Rachel Beanland, the character Sally grows increasingly disgusted by the way men's actions on the night of the 1811 Richmond theater fire are glorified in the local media, while women's experiences go completely unnoticed.

    As far back as Biblical times, women in much of...
  • The Origins of Female Protagonists in Children's Literature
    Beyond the book article for The Magician's Daughter
    Bridget (known as Biddy), the protagonist of H. G. Parry's The Magician's Daughter, grows up on the magical, hidden island of Hy-Brasil, with only her father, the mage Rowan O'Connell, and his familiar, a rabbit named Hutchincroft. She is greatly influenced by the stories of heroines she...

New in Hardcover

  • Biography of X
    Catherine Lacey
    Published 3/21/23

    From one of our fiercest stylists, a roaring epic chronicling the life, times, and secrets of a notorious artist.
  • Once We Were Home
    Jennifer Rosner
    Published 3/14/23

    From Jennifer Rosner, National Jewish Book Award Finalist and author of The Yellow Bird Sings, comes a novel based on the true stories of children stolen in the wake of World ...
  • Weyward
    Michelle Hart
    Published 3/7/23

    Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Emilia Hart's Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative ...

New in Paperback

  • Sea of Tranquility
    Emily St. John Mandel
    Published 3/28/23

    The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in...
  • Young Mungo
    Douglas Stuart
    Published 3/21/23

    A story of queer love and working-class families, Young Mungo is the brilliant second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain.
  • The Lincoln Highway
    Amor Towles
    Published 3/21/23

    Winner of the 2021 BookBrowse Fiction Award

    The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns ...

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