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First Impressions: Readers Recommend

  • A Million Things
    Emily Spurr
    Published 8/24/21

    A soaring, heartfelt debut following fifty-five days in the life of ten-year-old Rae, who must look after herself and her dog when her mother disappears.
  • Blind Man's Bluff
    James Tate Hill
    Published 8/3/21

    A writer's humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight―and how he hid it from the world.
  • The Last Chance Library
    Freya Sampson
    Published 8/31/21

    June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-...

Publishing This Week

  • Assembly
    Natasha Brown
    Published 9/14/21

    A woman confronts the most important question of her life in this blistering, fearless, and unforgettable literary debut from "a stunning new writer" (Bernardine Evaristo).
  • I Wished
    Dennis Cooper
    Published 9/14/21

    "I started writing books about and for my friend George Miles because whenever I would speak about him honestly like I am doing now I felt a complicated agony beneath my words...
  • The Spectacular
    Zoe Whittall
    Published 9/14/21

    Three generations of women strive for real freedom in this startling, provocative novel exploring sexuality, gender, and maternal ambivalence, from the acclaimed author of The...

Publishing Soon

  • Last Words on Earth
    Javier Serena
    Published 9/21/21

    In exile from his home country of Peru, Ricardo Funes embodies the ultimate starving artist.
  • Rogues' Gallery
    John Oller
    Published 9/21/21

    From the beginnings of big-city police work to the rise of the Mafia, Rogues' Gallery is a colorful and captivating history of crime and punishment in the bustling streets of ...
  • The Other Merlin
    Robyn Schneider
    Published 9/21/21

    Channeling the modern humor of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, bestselling author Robyn Schneider creates a Camelot that becomes the ultimate teen rom-com hotspot in...

Latest "Beyond the Book" Articles

  • Fairuz: The Voice of Lebanon
    Beyond the book article for After the Last Border
    Fairuz is a Lebanese singer and actress, often hailed as the voice of Lebanon and the voice of hope. Having recorded over 1,500 songs and sold over 100 million records, her body of work is vast and globally admired.

    Born in the Chouf region in the 1930s with the name Nuhad al-Haddad, her family ...
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
    Beyond the book article for The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (aka W.E.B. Du Bois) was a noted author, historian, activist and sociologist as well as a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His philosophies play an important role throughout Honorée Fannone Jeffers' novel The ...
  • POW Camps in the U.S. During World War II
    Beyond the book article for All the Little Hopes
    In Leah Weiss's All the Little Hopes, the Brown family's North Carolina farm receives an influx of laborers in the form of captured German soldiers sent from the nearby prisoner-of-war (POW) camp. Some readers may be surprised to learn that there were many such camps in the United States during ...

New in Hardcover

  • Harlem Shuffle
    Colson Whitehead
    Published 9/14/21

    From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in ...
  • Matrix
    Lauren Groff
    Published 9/7/21

    Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be...
  • Beautiful World, Where Are You
    Sally Rooney
    Published 9/7/21

    Beautiful World, Where Are You is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends.

New in Paperback

  • What Are You Going Through
    Sigrid Nunez
    Published 9/7/21

    The New York Times-bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend brings her singular voice to a story about the meaning of life and death, and the value of ...
  • Piranesi
    Susanna Clarke
    Published 9/7/21

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.
  • The Orchard
    David Hopen
    Published 8/31/21

    A commanding debut and a poignant coming-of-age story about a devout Jewish high school student whose plunge into the secularized world threatens everything he knows of ...

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • Homeland Elegies
    Ayad Akhtar
    Published 5/25/21

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and American Dervish: an immigrant father and his son search for belonging -- in post-Trump America, and with each other.
  • Hamnet
    Maggie O'Farrell
    Published 5/18/21

    England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young, alike. The end of days is near, but life...
  • Ariadne
    Jennifer Saint
    Published 5/4/21

    A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

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