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First Impressions: Member Recommendations

  • The Dark Lady's Mask
    Mary Sharratt
    Published 4/19/16

    Shakespeare in Love meets Shakespeare's Sister in this novel of England's first professional ...
  • The Alaskan Laundry
    Brendan Jones
    Published 4/26/16

    Tara Marconi has made her way to "The Rock," a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons and ...
  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
    Phaedra Patrick
    Published 5/3/16

    Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., ...

Publishing Soon

  • The Hour of Land
    Terry Tempest Williams
    Published 5/31/16

    America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily ...
  • Modern Lovers
    Emma Straub
    Published 5/31/16

    Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, ...
  • Trail of Echoes
    Rachel Howzell Hall
    Published 5/31/16

    On a rainy spring day in Los Angeles, homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton is called away from a ...

Featured This Week

  • The Atomic Weight of Love
    Elizabeth Church
    Published 5/3/16

    In the spirit of The Aviator's Wife and Loving Frank, this resonant debut spans the years from World...
  • City of Secrets
    Stewart O'Nan
    Published 4/26/16

    From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance ...
  • Murder at the 42nd Street Library
    Con Lehane
    Published 4/26/16

    Murder at the 42nd Street Library opens with a murder in a second floor office of the iconic, beaux-...

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New in Hardcover

  • Smoke
    Dan Vyleta
    Published 5/24/16

    "Smoke is an addictive combination of thriller, fantasy, and historical novel, with a dash of horror...
  • The Seed Collectors
    Scarlett Thomas
    Published 5/10/16

    The Seed Collectors is a tale of inheritance, enlightenment, life, death, desire and family trees by...
  • Flannery
    Lisa Moore
    Published 5/10/16

    Written in Lisa Moore's exuberant and inimitable style, Flannery is by turns heartbreaking and ...

New in Paperback

  • Best Boy
    Eli Gottlieb
    Published 5/24/16

    For fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes this landmark novel about autism...
  • Letters to the Lost
    Iona Grey
    Published 5/24/16

    An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love ...
  • Did You Ever Have A Family
    Bill Clegg
    Published 5/17/16

    The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about ...

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Blondes
    Emily Schultz
    Published 4/12/16

    A hilarious and whipsmart novel where an epidemic of a rabies-like disease is carried only by blonde...
  • The Fair Fight
    Anna Freeman
    Published 4/12/16

    The Crimson Petal and the White meets Fight Club: A page-turning novel set in the world of female ...
  • Hausfrau
    Jill Alexander Essbaum
    Published 8/5/15

    A striking debut novel of marriage, fidelity, sex, and morality, featuring a fascinating heroine who...

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