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First Impressions: Readers Recommend

  • Ellie and the Harpmaker
    Hazel Prior
    Published 8/6/19

    A rich, heartwarming and charming debut novel that reminds us that sometimes you find love in the most unexpected places.
  • The Secrets We Kept
    Lara Prescott
    Published 9/3/19

    A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth ...
  • Yale Needs Women
    Anne Gardiner Perkins
    Published 9/10/19

    "Perkins makes the story of these early and unwitting feminist pioneers come alive against the backdrop of the contemporaneous civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1970s, and offers observations that remain eerily relevant on U.S. campuses ...

Publishing This Week

  • A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves
    Jason DeParle
    Published 8/20/19

    The definitive chronicle of our new age of global migration, told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.
  • As Many Nows as I Can Get
    Shana Youngdahl
    Published 8/20/19

    In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions.
  • Carnegie Hill
    Jonathan Vatner
    Published 8/20/19

    Deception is just another day in the lives of the Upper East Side's elite.

Publishing Soon

  • Alexander the Great
    Anthony Everitt
    Published 8/27/19

    What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world's greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial revisionist portrait.
  • The Lost Daughter
    Gill Paul
    Published 8/27/19

    If you loved I Am Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon you won't want to miss this novel about her sister, Grand Duchess Maria. What really happened to this lost Romanov daughter? A new novel perfect for anyone curious about Anastasia, Maria, and the other lost...
  • The Other's Gold
    Elizabeth Ames
    Published 8/27/19

    An insightful and sparkling novel that opens on a college campus and follows the friendship of four women across life-defining turning points.

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New in Hardcover

  • The Trojan War Museum
    Ayse Papatya Bucak
    Published 8/20/19

    A debut story collection of spectacular imaginative range and lyricism from a Pushcart Prize–winning author.
  • When the Plums Are Ripe
    Patrice Nganang
    Published 8/13/19

    The second volume in a magisterial trilogy, the story of Cameroon caught between empires during World War II.
  • The Plateau
    Monica Rix Paxson
    Published 8/13/19

    During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers - mostly children - as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. Why?

New in Paperback

  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay
    Adib Khorram
    Published 8/20/19

    Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.
  • The Good Mothers
    Alex Perry
    Published 8/20/19

    The electrifying, untold story of the women born into the most deadly and obscenely wealthy of the Italian mafias – and how they risked everything to bring it down.
  • A Girl's Guide to Missiles
    Karen Piper
    Published 8/13/19

    A poignant, surreal, and fearlessly honest look at growing up on one of the most secretive weapons installations on earth, by a young woman who came of age with missiles.

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Guest Book
    Sarah Blake
    Published 5/7/19

    Sarah Blake's triumphant novel tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.
  • Beauty in the Broken Places
    Allison Pataki
    Published 5/7/19

    A deeply moving memoir about a young couple whose lives were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future.
  • There There
    Tommy Orange
    Published 5/7/19

    Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking - Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career.

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