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  • 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

    "This stunning, engaging work highlights the strength and courage of women who fought for their future against centuries of patriarchy. Perfect for readers interested in seeing how far women have come--and how far they still have yet to go." - ...
  • Motherhood So White
    Nefertiti Austin
    Published 9/24/19

    What's it like to be a Black mother in a world where the face of motherhood is overwhelmingly white?

    That's the question Nefertiti, a single African American woman, faced when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care ...

Publishing This Week

  • A Death in Harlem
    Karla Holloway
    Published 9/15/19

    In A Death in Harlem, famed scholar Karla Holloway weaves a mystery in the bon vivant world of the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Breathe
    Imani Perry
    Published 9/17/19

    Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world.
  • Gamechanger
    L. X. Beckett
    Published 9/17/19

    Neuromancer meets Star Trek in Gamechanger, a fantastic new book from award-winning author L. X. Beckett.

Publishing Soon

  • Make It Scream, Make It Burn
    Leslie Jamison
    Published 9/24/19

    From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this ...
  • Six Goodbyes We Never Said
    Candace Ganger
    Published 9/24/19

    Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go.
  • Renia's Diary
    Renia Spiegel
    Published 9/24/19

    The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman's life during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English.

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New in Hardcover

  • Heaven, My Home
    Attica Locke
    Published 9/17/19

    The thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird: Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is on the hunt for a boy who's gone missing - but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target.
  • Where the Light Enters
    Sara Donati
    Published 9/10/19

    From the international bestselling author of The Gilded Hour comes Sara Donati's enthralling epic about two trailblazing female doctors in nineteenth-century New York.
  • The Testaments
    Margaret Atwood
    Published 9/10/19

    In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.

New in Paperback

  • Beautiful Country Burn Again
    Ben Fountain
    Published 9/17/19

    In a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts a surreal year of politics and an exploration of the third American existential crisis.
  • The Dinosaur Artist
    Paige Williams
    Published 9/10/19

    New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams explores the riveting and perilous world of fossil collectors in this true tale of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia.
  • The Winter Soldier
    Daniel Mason
    Published 9/10/19

    By the international bestselling author of The Piano Tuner, a sweeping and unforgettable love story of a young doctor and nurse at a remote field hospital in the First World War.

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • Tiffany Blues
    M.J. Rose
    Published 6/18/19

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Library of Light and Shadow crafts a dazzling Jazz Age jewel—a novel of ambition, betrayal, and passion about a young painter whose traumatic past threatens to derail her career at a prestigious ...
  • His Favorites
    Kate Walbert
    Published 6/11/19

    From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women, a searing and timely novel about a teenaged girl, a charismatic teacher, and a dark, open secret.
  • With the Fire on High
    Elizabeth Acevedo
    Published 5/7/19

    From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

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