Reviews of the best new books, and previews of dozens of books publishing soon

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  • The Summer Wives
    Beatriz Williams
    Published 7/10/18

    New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season - an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set among the inhabitants of an island off the New England coast ...
  • The Family Tabor
    Cherise Wolas
    Published 7/17/18

    New from Cherise Wolas, acclaimed author of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, this provocative, gorgeously rendered novel reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances.
  • Clock Dance
    Anne Tyler
    Published 7/10/18

    A delightful novel of one woman's transformative journey, from the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.

Publishing Soon

  • America for Beginners
    Leah Franqui
    Published 7/24/18

    Recalling contemporary classics such as Americanah, Behold the Dreamers, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a funny, poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream ...
  • How to Love a Jamaican
    Alexia Arthurs
    Published 7/24/18

    Alexia Arthurs emerges in this vibrant, lyrical, intimate collection as one of fiction's most dynamic and essential authors.
  • Silent Hearts
    Gwen Florio
    Published 7/24/18

    A stirring novel set in Afghanistan about two women - an American aid worker and her local interpreter - who form an unexpected friendship despite their utterly different life experiences and the ever-increasing violence that surrounds them in Kabul.

Featured This Week

  • See What I Have Done
    Sarah Schmidt
    Published 6/12/18

    In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.
  • Hunger
    Roxane Gay
    Published 6/12/18

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.
  • Treeborne
    Caleb Johnson
    Published 6/5/18

    Treeborne is a celebration and a reminder: of how the past gets mixed up in thoughts of the future; of how home is a story as much as a place.

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New in Hardcover

  • I Will Be Complete
    Suzanne Gold
    Published 6/26/18

    From the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother.
  • Confessions of the Fox
    Jordy Rosenberg
    Published 6/26/18

    A love story set in the eighteenth-century London of notorious thieves and queer subcultures, this genre-bending debut tells a profound story of gender, desire, and liberation.
  • Squeezed
    Alissa Quart
    Published 6/26/18

    Families today are squeezed on every side - from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours. Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents...

New in Paperback

  • George and Lizzie
    Nancy Pearl
    Published 7/17/18

    From "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.
  • The Story of Arthur Truluv
    Elizabeth Berg
    Published 7/10/18

    An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them—from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg.
  • The Last Mrs. Parrish
    Liv Constantine
    Published 7/3/18

    The mesmerizing debut about a coolly manipulative woman and a wealthy "golden couple," from a stunning new voice in psychological suspense.

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
    Cherise Wolas
    Published 5/1/18

    Epic, propulsive, incredibly ambitious, and dazzlingly written, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a story about sacrifice and motherhood, the burdens of expectation and genius. Cherise Wolas's gorgeous debut introduces an indelible heroine candid ...
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
    Arundhati Roy
    Published 5/1/18

    A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things.
  • Hillbilly Elegy
    J.D. Vance
    Published 5/1/18

    #1 New York Times Bestseller, named by the Times as one of the "6 books to help understand Trump's win"

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